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SELF DRIVE

Many of our clients have expressed a desire to explore more of these spectacular countries by car, either before or after their ranch/estancia or riding safari stay. With this in mind we have many itineraries as well as much local knowledge of the area so that we can tailor your itinerary to your specific requirements.

We can reserve all your needs from car hire to hotels as well as provide a personal itinerary with mileage, guides, maps etc.

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Day 1-2

Pick up car and drive to the great cowboy town of Calgary, home to the Calgary Stampede. Once you’re downtown, take some time to explore some of the great shops, restaurants and galleries that the city has to offer.  Learn about the western and settler history at the Glenbow Museum or Heritage Park and get a bird’s eye view of the city from the top of the Calgary Tower – if you have the nerve you can also walk across the glass floor!  Calgary is also a great jumping off point to head east to find out more about the Alberta’s history.  Blackfoot Crossing tells the native story and further back in time discover the dinosaurs that once roamed the region out at the Royal Tyrell Museum of Palaeontology.

Day 3, 4 & 5

Drive a little over hour to the famous Banff National Park spend a few of nights in Banff or the nearby town of Canmore and use them as a base for exploring in the mountains and the great town of Banff.  You can take it easy with a visit to the landmark Banff Springs Hotel, the top of the Sulphur Mountain Gondola or the hot springs.  Alternatively, get out into the great outdoors, try canoeing, kayaking or white water rafting, maybe an early morning trail ride or learn a new skill such as beginner rock climbing. Be sure to visit the nearby Lake Louise, here you will find two of the most photographed views in the world, Lake Louise and Moraine Lake with the Valley of the Ten Peaks.

Day 6-7

Head north along the Icefields Parkway towards Jasper.  This must be one of the most spectacular highways in the world as it winds its way past a chain of massive glaciers and waterfalls that tumble down the Continental Divide.  Stop in at Peyto, Hector or Bow Lakes … that incredible blue water is for real, created by deposits of glacial silt.   En-route you can take a trip on the Ice Explorer and drive right onto a glacier. There’s plenty to see in Jasper, Mount Edith Cavell, Athabasca Falls, Pyramid Lake and Maligne Canyon to name but a few.  You can take a float trip on the Athabasca River or marvel at seven mountain ranges at the top of the Jasper Tramway.  Why not take a boat cruise out to Spirit Island on Lake Minnewanka. Explore Jasper National Park, Canada’s largest mountain park, known for its canoeing, kayaking, fishing, hiking, cycling and wildlife watching.

Day 8-9

Head east from Jasper on Highway 16 to Edmonton, stop off at the Miette Hot Springs and relax in the pools where the water is naturally heated and enjoy spectacular scenery. Spend some time exploring Alberta’s capital city and possibly enjoying one of the many festivals that take place year-round.  Don’t miss the Old Strathcona district, with theatres, galleries, boutiques, great restaurants and the farmer’s market.

Day 10

Drive south to Calgary to catch your flight home.

Patagonia Self Drive

Day 1-3 - Arrive Buenos Aires

Spend time exploring this fascinating, lively city.  Enjoy coffee at one of the many pavement cafes whilst you experience the South American way of life.  Be sure to visit one of the many Tango clubs and experience another part of Argentina culture. Overnights Buenos Aires.

Day 4

Transfer to the airport and fly South to Puerto Madryn on the Atlantic side of Patagonia.

Pick up rental car and explore the area, be sure to visit the very interesting dinosaur museum in town.  Between Late September and early April you can visit the penguin colonies of Puerto Madryn.  Overnight Purerto Madryn.

Day 5-6

Drive north to the Valdes Peninsula. The peninsula is a natural reserve, a UNESCO world heritage site since 1999.  The landscape is one of sand dunes, cliffs, bays and lagoons around the coastline.  Whereas inland the landscape is dry, windy Patagonian steppe.  The coastline is famous for it population of over 3000 endangered Southern Right Whales.  The best time to see these whales is during the breeding season of June through December.  The peninsula is also home to groups of elephant seals, sea lions and orcas (killer whales).  Overnights at Punta Delgada.

Day 7

Drive to Puerto Madryn. Take a leisurely drive back to Puerto Madryn over the course of the day.   Spend a little time exploring the area and maybe take a boat trip into the bay area.  Overnight Puerto Madryn.

Day 8

Fly back to Buenos Aries. Have a little more time exploring this great city or do some last minute shopping.  Overnight Buenos Aires.

Day 9

Fly Buenos back to the UK

Buenos Aires and Iguazu Falls

Day 9

Arrival Buenos Aires. Transfer from the airport to your central hotel and drop off your bags before you start you’re exploring of this great city.  We would strongly advise the city highlight tour that will take in all the major tourist attractions in this city.  In the evening be sure to attend a ‘Portena’ in one of the many tango houses.  This great city has so much to offer.  Overnights Buenos Aires

Day 4-5

Arrival to Puerto Iguazu. In the morning transfer back to Buenos Aires airport for your flight to Puerto Iguana, on arrival transfer to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day in Puerto Iguazu at your leisure.

Next day explore the Argentine side of Iguazu Falls, including an ecological train ride to the Devil’s Throat.  In the Argentine Iguazu National Park you will have intimate views of the Iguazu River.  Trails through the 210 square mile park provide different and spectacular views of the falls, especially the largest one at devils Throat.   Lower and upper walkways permit up close and personal experience with this magnificent miracle of nature.  Return to your hotel and relax or do some more sight seeing of the area.  Overnights Puerto Iguazu

Day 6

Fly back to Buenos Aries. Have a little more time exploring this great city or do some last minute shopping.  Overnight Buenos Aires.

Day 7

Fly Buenos Aries back to the UK

Day 1

Collect hire car from Tucson and drive to Tombstone, visiting the  Kartchner Caverns on the way. Tombstone is the home of the famous gunfight at the OK Corral, spend the afternoon and evening exploring this great western boardwalk town. Maybe even take a short drive down to the charming mining town of Bisbee.

Day 2

Head North through Indian Reservation Lands to Holbrook and stay overnight using this as a base to visit Painted Desert and the Petrified National Forest.

Day 3

Continue North to Canyon de Chelly National Monument, which reflects one of the longest continuously inhabited landscapes of North America. Stay overnight to allow time to see some of the fascinating cliff dwellings.

Day 4

Cross the state border into Utah and stay at Monument Valley (sacred Navajo reservation). Marvel at the stunning Mesa’s and Buttes that have been the back drop to many a Hollywood film.

Day 5-6

Driving back down into Arizona, visit the big attraction that is the Grand Canyon! Stay for 2 nights, allowing time to see this awesome sight and be sure to take in a sunrise and sunset over the canyon.

Day 7

Heading back towards Phoenix, stop en-route at Sedona to briefly see the Red Rock Country and also the great little artisan shops that abound. Continue onto Scottsdale, that’s as much cowboy as it is couture and stay for a final night.

Day 1

Collect hire car and depart Tucson for Sedona and overnight, visit the Red Rock County and maybe take a hike in the nearby Oak Creek Canyon or spend time to peruse numerous art galleries and shops.

Day 2-3

Depart Sedona and travel up to the Grand Canyon South Rim, experience the wonder of the Grand Canyon - take in a sunset and a sunrise over the canyon.

Day 4

Take a circle drive to Monument Valley and see the stunning red stone Mesas and explore this amazing Navajo Reservation.

Day 5-7

Travel on to Las Vegas and experience the amazing spectacle of the strip. En-route visit the Hoover Dam and take a guided tour to the bottom.

Alternative to Days 5-7: Travel back to Tucson or Phoenix and take in Canyon De Chelly and maybe Tombstone to visit the 'OK Corral'.

Day 1-2

Stay in the vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Vancouver to explore it’s many highlights and great cuisine. Be sure to visit Stanley Park, China and Gas Town, the magnificent harbour and also Robson Street’s many shops and fantastic dining options.

Day 3

Continue to beautiful Harrison Hot Springs and stay overnight. Perhaps stop off at one of many wineries on the way or possibly a tour at Mission Springs Brewery. Once at Harrison Hot Springs, enjoy the scenic surroundings by taking a walk around the Harrison Lake and be sure to try out the hot springs and spa facilities before leaving the area.

Day 4

Head to Penticton, located in the heart of Okanagan wine country. Stay overnight to enjoy an array of activities such as walking the soft and sandy beaches at either Skaha or Okanagan beach and maybe combine this with the thrill of some water pursuits on one of the two warm water lakes!

Day 5-6

To truly appreciate and understand the region and its award winning wineries, take a visit to the BC Orchard Industry Museum and Wine Museum at Kelowna. While here, stay for two nights to enjoy the area including the waterfront or possibly take in some golfing. For those wanting to explore the local art scenes, museums, farms, markets and crafters – hit the Studio and Farm Tour Trail.

Day 7

Tour downtown Kamloops with an array of art galleries, shops and museums, stopping for lunch at one of the many cafes, restaurants or bistros. Spend the afternoon with some spa relaxation, checking out the Ginseng Spa too - being the only ginseng spa in North America. This vibrant city is also great in the evening with live theatre, casino and live music. For those wanting more adventure, skip the spa and try some fishing, hiking or biking!

Day 8-9

Taking in some of the most breathtaking views of the province from Lillooet to Pemberton, continue your journey to Whistler, renowned winter sports centre that has developed into a first class summer destination. Explore the village, take in the sights and possibly try some White Water Rafting.

Day 10

Drive the famous Sea to Sky Highway back to Vancouver for your return flight. Fantastic ocean and mountain vistas for last minute photo opportunities.

Day 1-2

Explore Vancouver, a great vibrant cosmopolitan city and host of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, set amidst spectacular scenery and offering a variety of attractions, experiences and great cuisine.  Be sure to visit; Stanley Park, China & gas Town, the magnificent harbour, Robson Street with it many shops and fantastic dinning experiences.

Day 3

Pick up your car this morning and take the Ferry to Vancouver Island, en route to Victoria.   This quaint harbour town has much to offer, a visit to Butchart Gardens is a most see, along with afternoon tea at the Empress Hotel.  In the summer months Victoria offers the most consistent whale watching opportunities in Western Canada.

Day 4-5

Drive north via Duncan, with its Coastal Indian Heritage Centre and great Forestry Museum.  This area has some fantastic beaches, pristine, rainforests and great wildlife viewing opportunities.  Your chance to see black bears harvesting crabs on the beach, also the majestic grey whales in Barkley Sound.

Day 6-7

Drive east to Comox and catch an afternoon ferry over to Powell River on the mainland.  From here head north to the small town of Lund, the base for discovering Desolation Sound Marine Park.  This is off the beaten track and one of the highlights of the Sunshine Coast.

Day 8

Travel back south down the Sunshine Coast  to Vancouver to catch evening flight back to the UK.

Optional extension:  Add two extra nights to experience Whistler, From Powell River drive south down the Sunshine Coast before joining the  magnificent Sky Highway with it stunning views. In the summer Whistler abounds with many activities including zip trekking, bear watching, quad biking, mountain biking, or for the less adventurous, some great hiking opportunities.

Day  1-2

Pick up car and drive to Denver, experience this great city with much to offer.  Be sure to see the Ocean Journey Aquarium, The US Mint, Colorado History Museum, 16th Street Mall, Larimer Square, Coors Brewery Tour and the State Capitol Building.

Day  3-4

Drive out to Estes Park, gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park – nature’s spectacular landscape that straddles the Continental Divide.  Use this as base to explore the park - along Trail Ridge Road, the highest continuous paved highway in the United States.  Estes Park is a delightful mountain town, with an array of restaurants and shops.

Day  5

Drive on to Glenwood Springs and experience the natural Hot Springs and their rejuvenating powers!  Maybe even take a Gondola ride through the Glenwood Caverns.

Day  6-7

Head back towards Denver and stay at Vail, a Tyrolean-inspired village nestle between the peaks of the Gore Mountain Range.  Use this as base to explore the surrounding area, maybe even take a whitewater rafting trip, but be sure to visit both Keystone and Breckenridge during your stay.

Day  8

Travel back to Denver International airport for your flight home.

Day  1

Pick up car and drive to Denver, experience this great city with much to offer.  Be sure to see the Ocean Journey Aquarium, The US Mint, Colorado History Museum, 16th Street Mall, Larimer Square, Coors Brewery Tour and the State Capitol Building.

Day  2-3

Leave Denver and drive to Vail, a Tyrolean-inspired village nestle between the peaks of the Gore Mountain Range.  Use this as base to explore the surrounding are, maybe even take a whitewater rafting trip, but be sure to visit both Keystone and Breckenridge during your stay.

Day  4

Continue west to Glenwood Springs and experience the natural Hot Springs and there rejuvenating powers!  Maybe even take a Gondola ride through the Glenwood Caverns.

Day  5, 6 & 7

Drive South to Durango and use this as a base to visit the famous Mesa Verde National Park, the ancestral home of the Puebloan People.  This is a fantastic example of cave dwelling Indians, with over 4000 recorded sites within the park.  Also, if you are up for an early start then be sure to do the Durango to Silverton rail trip which is about 3.5 hours on an old steam train and then catch the coach back which is only 1.5 hours.

Day  8

Travel East to Alamosa and visit the astonishing Great Sand Dune National Monument, this is located between two mountain ranges and comprises of huge Sand dunes soaring into the sky.  Continue east on to Colorado Springs and stay overnight.

Day  9

Maybe do some last minute shopping before heading north back to Denver International Airport to catch your flight home.

Day 1-2

Arrive into Idaho Falls, collect hire car and stay for two nights, using this as a base to visit the vibrant town of Pocatello, Mesa Falls, Yellowstone Bear World (a chance to see bears in their natural habitat) and the Museum of Idaho. Whilst in this area, be sure to drive the Teton Scenic Byway, which runs along the Wyoming border. A stay here would not be complete without visiting the Craters of the Moon National Monument, which is an ancient Lava field. This is an excellent area for hiking, photography, bird watching and caving.

Day 3-4

Head to central Idaho to Sun Valley / Ketchum and stay here for two nights, located right on the Sawtooth Scenic Byway. This stunning area is a great place for outdoor activities, with great shopping, accommodations and dining. This area is also perfect for star gazing n the evening. Take a trip out to Shoshone Falls on the Snake River in southern Idaho to see this spectacular sight, which is in fact higher than Niagara. Also stop to see the Sawtooth National Recreational Area, known as the ‘American Alps’ and take time to see the jagged mountains and clear alpine lakes offering stunning vistas at every turn.

Day 5-7

Travel to Boise, the state capital and hub of the thriving South-western region, for a final three nights. Take time to see the city itself including Old Penitentiary State Historic Site, Idaho Botanical Gardens and various outdoor pursuits in the nearby area, such as a float trip on the Boise River or travel out to the Bogus Basin Mountain Recreational Area. If time permits travel 2 hours north to McCall, a charming town perfect for golf, lake sports and hiking as well as the local hot springs. Also worth a visit is Bruneau Dunes State Park, where you can see the tallest sand dunes in North America.

Day 8

Return hire car and fly home from Boise.

Day 1-2

Arrive into Spokane and collect hire car. Drive to Lewiston and stay for  2 nights. This will allow you time to visit Hells Gate State Park, both the gateway to Lewis and Clark Country and also Hell’s Canyon. Visit the Lewis and Clark Discovery Centre and then maybe take a jet boat tour into Hell’s Canyon which is the deepest river gorge in North America, so deeper than the Grand Canyon. Five of Idaho’s six wild and scenic rivers run through this area as a whole, so fishing and also scenery around here is fantastic.

Day 3-4

Head north to Coeur d’Alene, the main attraction being the stunning Coeur d’Alene Lake with it’s many associated attractions and the superb surrounding area. For those with children or the slightly more adventurous, don’t forget the vast Silverwood Theme Park nearby. Or for a quieter afternoon, visit Coeur d’Alene Cellars winery, play some golf or perhaps drive out to Silver Mountain and hike or bike and then ride the world’s longest gondola back down.

Day 5-6

Travel up into the Panhandle region to Sandpoint and stay for a final two nights to take in some unique shopping and fantastic views, especially of Lake Oreille.  Relax on Sandpoint City Beach or watch for wildlife at Round Lake State Park.

Day 7

Return to Spokane for your departure.

Day 1 & 2 - Kansas City/Overland Park - Leavenworth - Atchison - Kansas City/Overland Park

The Kansas City "area" is dynamic and offers hundreds of interesting things to do – A few recommendations are – Arabia Steamboat Museum, American Royal Museum, Hallmark Visitors Center, National Agriculture Center, Village West & Legends Outlet shopping, Country Club Plaza, Louisburg Cider Mill, Mahaffie Stage Coach Stop, and Legler Barn Museum.  Drive north on the Glacial Hills Scenic Byway toward Fort Leavenworth and Atchison. Fort Leavenworth played an important role in keeping the peace among the various Indian tribes and the increasing number of settlers heading west. By the 1840s, thousands of wagons passed through Fort Leavenworth on the way to the Santa Fe and Oregon Trails. Visit the Buffalo Soldier Monument and Frontier Military Museum at Fort Leavenworth before continuing north to the quaint town Atchison. The Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum is operated by The Ninety-Nines, Inc, an international organization of women pilots that Earhart helped found in 1929. Adjacent to the Santa Fe Depot, the Atchison Rail features an outdoor collection of rail cars and is available for exterior viewing throughout the year. Benedictine monks established St. Benedict’s Abbey in the late 1850s. About 40 monks reside at the abbey and gather three times a day for common prayer and unique frescoes. Stay 2 nights in Kansas City.

Day 3 - Kansas City/Overland Park - Topeka - Abilene, Salina

Guide tours interpret the beautiful State Capitol in Topeka. The Kansas State Historical Museum offers an excellent overview of the significant  role Kansas plays in American history. Abilene is the end of the famous Chisholm Trail and the childhood home of President Dwight E Eisenhower. Here you will find the Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum, the Seelye Mansion, and the Bow Studio & Gallery. In Salina have some local wine at the Smoky Hill Vineyard & Winery Overnight Salina.

Day 4 - Salina - McPherson - Wichita

Win a Western belt buckle by visiting the 10-sites of this self-guided tour. Sites include: Old Cowtown Museum and the Diamond W Wranglers Chuckwagon Supper, Mid-America All-Indian Center Museum, Keeper of the Plains River Walk, Charles M. Russell Gallery, Botanica, The Wichita Gardens, North American Prairie Exhibit at the Sedgwick County Zoo, Chisholm Trail Exhibit at the Wichita Sedgwick County Historical Museum, Buffalo Bill Monument & Gravesite, and Sheplers The World’s Largest Western Store. Old Town is a restored brick industrial area that is now filled with restaurants, night clubs, and shops. Overnight Wichita.

Day 5 - Wichita - Council Grove - Cottonwood Falls

Get an early start and head north to Council Grove on the Flint Hills National Scenic Byway. where the entire city has been designated a National Historic Landmark and is rich in Santa Fe Trail, Native American Indian and pioneer history. The self-guided tour takes you to 24 historic sites. The Hays House 1857 Restaurant & Tavern is a great choice for lunch before departing for the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, the only unit of the National Park System dedicated to the Tallgrass Prairie ecosystem. Continue south to Cottonwood Falls. Overnight Cottonwood Falls.

Day 6 & 7 - Cottonwood Falls - Lawrence

Depart for Lawrence, now a thriving and unique community, rating among the top fifteen in The 100 Best Small Arts Towns in America.  Spend your day visiting one of the four great museums on the grounds of the University of Kansas – all offering free admission, or shop the seven-blocks of boutique shops on Massachusetts Street in an eclectic vibrant university downtown with restaurants, pubs and live music on every corner. Overnight Lawrence.

Day 8

Return to Kansas City for your flight home.

Day 1-2 - Wichita

Wichita, Kansas’ largest city, is right in the heart of the United States and right at the point where the Big and Little Arkansas Rivers join together. The Wichita Indians, who lived in this area, gave our city its historic name. The Wichita Western Heritage Tour allows travelers to win a Western belt buckle by visiting the 10-sites of this self-guided tour. Sites include: Old Cowtown Museum and the Diamond W Wranglers Chuckwagon Supper, Mid-America All-Indian Center Museum, Keeper of the Plains River Walk, Charles M. Russell Gallery, Botanica, The Wichita Gardens, North American Prairie Exhibit at the Sedgwick County Zoo, Chisholm Trail Exhibit at the Wichita Sedgwick County Historical Museum, Buffalo Bill Monument & Gravesite, and Sheplers The World’s Largest Western Store. Old Town is a restored brick industrial area that is now filled with restaurants, night clubs, and shops.Overnight Wichita

Day 3 - Wichita - Yoder - Hutchinson

The quaint Amish village of Yoder is home to the unique Carriage Crossing Restaurant a great place for a late breakfast or early lunch. See Country Traditions for handmade Amish quilts.  Your afternoon can be spent visiting the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, a world-class space museum affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution featuring the largest collection of U.S. space artifacts outside of the National Air and Space Museum and the largest collection of Russian space artifacts in the Western world. The Kansas Underground Salt Museum exhibits are in an environment like no other--650 feet beneath the Kansas prairie in a working salt mine. Here, in safe and climate-controlled surroundings, the intriguing and timeless story of salt is told from a global perspective. Overnight Hutchinson.

Day 4 - Hutchinson - Great Bend

The 77-mile Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway connects two of the world's most significant natural wetlands-Cheyenne Bottoms and Quivira National Wildlife Refuge. Abundant wildlife makes the 60,000 acres of wetlands host millions of migrating birds each year and a favorite for wildlife viewers & photographers. Bring your binoculars and watch for the more than 300 bird species. Though impressive any time of year, bird numbers explode in spring and fall, when millions of migrating birds rest and refuel at Byway wetlands. Watch, too, for the region's many mammals, reptiles, and amphibians, from burrowing owls and bobcats to painted turtles and milk snakes. Overnight Great Bend.

Day 5-6 - Great Bend - Fort Larned - Dodge City

Head southwest to Pawnee Rock State Historic Site, one of the top known natural features along the Santa Fe Trail. One of the best-preserved frontier military posts in the American West, as well as on the entire Santa Fe Trail is the 44-acre Fort Larned National Historic Site, known as the Guardian of the Santa Fe Trail. An important military post established to protect travelers, American Indians, and commerce on the Santa Fe Trail between 1859-1878. There are many self-guided or guided/narrated walking tours given by the National Park Service. Continue to Dodge City. Overnight Dodge City. Dodge City is a pure definition of the West, starting out as a campsite along the Santa Fe Trail. From 1821 to 1886 cowboys driving cattle up the Chisholm Trail named Dodge City the "Queen of Cowtowns". Lawlessness reigned, creating the need for a burial place…Boot Hill Cemetery. Dodge City was known as the “wickedest little city in the west” during the 1870s and 1880s. Notable lawmen such as Bat Masterson and Wyatt Earp became legends in their own time as they fought to establish law and order on the streets of Dodge City. Today, travelers can experience the boardwalk of Front Street at Boot Hill Museum. Daily activities include chuck-wagon dinner, gunfight re-enactments, and the Long Branch Variety Show. This western history village museum is located on the original site of Boot Hill Cemetery in downtown Dodge City.  The Dodge City Trolley will introduce you to all the interesting sites, including the Santa Fe Trail Ruts located west of town on Hwy 50, and the huge cattle feedlots. You are in beef country -- we suggest trying one of their great steakhouses for dinner. Overnight Dodge City

Day 7

Return to Wichita for your flight home.

Day 1

Collect hire car from Billings Airport and drive out to the Little Bighorn National Monument. Spend the afternoon exploring the grounds where this famous battle took place in 1876. Return to Billings to stay overnight.

Day 2-3

Drive the Beartooth Highway, which is one of the most scenic drives in North America, to Gardiner - the North entrance to Yellowstone National Park. Use this as a base to see the park including the upper and lower falls, Old Faithful and also Mammoth Hot Springs.

Day 4-5

Drive to the State Capitol, Helena and stay for two nights to take in the highlights. Maybe take in a Last Chance Train Tour to learn of the colourful history of the area, or take a trip up to Gates of the Mountains for a scenic boat tour.

Day 6

Offering many opportunities to relive the adventures of the gold rush days, Virginia City is perfect for an overnight stay. Just a mile away, there is also the small town of Nevada City – both towns having been largely restored and preserved have become real examples of the real Old West!

Day 7

Return hire car to Bozeman Airport and catch your flight back to the UK.

Day 1-2

Collect hire car from Billings Airport and drive the scenic Beartooth Highway to Gardiner for a two-night stay. Spend a full day exploring Yellowstone National Park, truly an awesome spectacle.

Day 3

Spend your third night nestled in the heart of the northern Rockies, in Missoula. Take in the beautiful historical downtown area, featuring an array of shops, galleries and dining options and maybe also take time to do some white water rafting on Alberton Gorge.  En-route possibly stop off in the quaint town of Philipsburg and try your hand at panning for sapphires.

Day 4-5

Continue North to Whitefish through the Flathead Valley, maybe take in the National Bison Range en-route to Whitefish. Spend two nights in this breathtaking area, be sure to spend time exploring Glacier National Park – and driving the ‘Going-to-the-Sun Road’ is a must, where you will also cross the Continental Divide!

Day 6

Head back to Helena and break the journey here for one night. Located by rivers, lakes and reservoirs, there are an abundance of recreational activities available in the area including fishing, swimming, water skiing and boating.

Day 7

Spend the night at Billings, allowing you the day to explore parts of south-eastern Montana, in particular we recommend tracing the footsteps of Custer at the Little Bighorn Battlefield.

Day 8

Return hire car to Billings Airport for you your departing flight.

Day 1-3

Begin your itinerary with the bright lights of Las Vegas – a place  that everyone must see at least once!  Spend time taking in some of the amazing resort hotels and browse the endless shops. From a trip up the Eiffel Tower to a gondola ride down the Grand Canal – there are endless opportunities in Vegas!

Maybe also do a show or a helicopter trip and after all of the fun  of the casinos and the city itself, spend a couple of days visiting some other must sees, close by. Take time to see Hoover Dam and Boulder City, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Valley of Fire State Park. For any golf fanatics, Mesquite will not disappoint.

Day 4-5

Take the drive up to the Northeast corner of Nevada to Elko and explore this thriving city including the mining history, ranching heritage and culture at the North-eastern Nevada Museum and then perhaps a visit to one of the most famous saddler makers in the world – Capriola’s. After an overnight stay - just minutes from downtown you can seek adventure and take time out to do some rock climbing, hunting, fishing or even ride the ATV trails.

Day 6-8

Travel East to Reno and stay for 3 nights to see the exciting area, including Reno itself – “America’s Adventure Place”, Lake Tahoe and the state capital, Carson City. Spend time in the heart of the downtown area of Reno, the Riverwalk District. Within an hour drive of Reno, thousands of mountain biking and hiking trails and several lakes to fish, in addition to Lake Tahoe!  From the quiet and relaxed north shore, to the gaming and excitement of the south shore, Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in the United States with endless water-sports opportunities.

Day 9

Return car and catch flight home.

Day 1-2 - Oklahoma City

The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum portrays the rugged individualism and romantic spirit of the frontier.  It features a superlative collection of classic and contemporary Western Art plus thousands of artifacts and objects.  Explore a life-size western town, interactive exhibits, The American Cowboy Gallery, The American Rodeo Gallery, The Native American Gallery and the Western Entertainers Gallery. Oklahoma City National Memorial and Memorial Museum offers a self guided evening tour of the Memorial Grounds located where the Murrah Federal Building once stood and honors the victims, survivors, and rescuers of the April 19, 1995 tragedy.  A daytime visit at the Memorial Museum includes powerful video programs, moving oral histories, bomb-damaged artifacts and touching stories creating a powerful and unforgettable experience. Spend an evening (or two) in Bricktown, Oklahoma City’s renovated warehouse district one block east of downtown.  It is home to the Bricktown Canal, a mile-long pedestrian waterway, canal-side restaurants, clubs, and water taxis. The Oklahoma City Stockyards is the largest stocker/feeder cattle market in the world.  Attend live auctions on Monday and Tuesday mornings.  After visiting the huge cattle pens that lead to the auction, stop back on main street for authentic western shopping. Here you will find the best western wear, jewelry, boots, hats, saddles, and all the necessities for western riding. Overnight Oklahoma City.

Day 3 - Oklahoma City - Medicine Park

Southwest of Oklahoma City is the Wichita Mountains Scenic Byway which takes you through the Wichita Mountains. Spend today exploring the 60,000 acre scenic National Wildlife Refuge which is home to free range buffalo, Texas longhorn cattle, prairie dog town, elk, and deer.  Drive to the summit of Mt. Scott for breathtaking views of the Wichita range.  This legendary site boasts tales of ancient spirits, Spanish gold, and buried outlaw loot.  At the base of the ancient Wichita Mountains is Medicine Park --known as America's cobblestone community, this tiny picturesque town has a fascinating history. The Plains Indians were well acquainted with this quiet oasis long before its time as a colorful resort town attracting celebrities, gangsters, politicians and journalists. Overnight Medicine Park

Day 4 - Medicine Park - Fort Sill - Duncan - Sulphur

Drive out to Fort Sill Army Post, 26 buildings housing exhibits on the Cavalry, including the frontier Buffalo Soldiers, as well as their American Indian counterparts. You can pay your respect at the grave of Geronimo and Indian Chief's at Knoll Cemetery where several Cheyenne, Comanche, Kiowa, and Apache chiefs are buried.  Chisholm Trail Heritage Center in Duncan is a good place to toss a rope around a Longhorn steer facade, ride a mechanical bucking bronco, create your own brand, or sit near the campfire and listen to Jesse Chisholm as he offers advice to a young cowboy on his first cattle drive. Smell the wildflowers of a springtime Oklahoma prairie, listen to the thundering hooves of a cattle stampede, and feel the wind and rain on your face as a storm rages in the multi-sensory theater. Take time to visit the Arbuckle-Simpson aquifer in the Chickasaw National Recreational Area, a combination of the unique freshwater and mineral springs that provide abundance and relaxation to life. The park holds within its boundaries a vast diversity of natural resources.  Overnight Sulphur.

Day 5 - Sulphur -  Ponca City

Before leaving Sulphur visit the Chickasaw Cultural Center, recently opened and is the newest, unique, world class complex centered around the history and culture of the Chickasaw Indian Nation. Carry on to Ponca City and visit the magnificent Marland Mansion -- 55-room, 10-bedroom, 12-bathroom, 7-fireplace and 3-kitchen “Palace on the Prairie”. The Standing Bear Park is a monumental tribute to all Native Americans. The 22-foot bronze statue is of Ponca Chief Standing Bear, created by Cowboy Artist of America, Oreland C. Joe. The parks self/guided auto tours honors the six tribes surrounding Ponca City. Overnight Ponca City.

Day 6 - Ponca City - Guthrie - Yukon - Oklahoma City

Head south to Oklahoma's first state capitol city, Guthrie, a 1400-acre historic district said to be the largest collection of restored Victorian commercial buildings in the U.S. The Scottish Rite Temple covers four blocks and boasts of 396 stained-glass windows. Continue south to Yukon where, off Garth Brooks Boulevard (Yukon is his hometown), sits the Express Clydesdales Ranch.  This muscular horse breed remains best known for pulling Budweiser beer wagons, but Express horses have earned accolades in their own right at competitions across North America. You can see these majestic animals – and their ornate harnesses and wagons – at their immaculately appointed barn. Overnight Oklahoma City

Day 7

Return car and catch flight home.

Day 1 - Tulsa

Tulsa is a distinctive mix of influences – offering Southern charm, Eastern elegance, and Western Flair. You will experience Native American ancestors, cowboy culture, and the wealth from oil in the1900s -- turning Tulsa from a cow town to a cosmopolitan city. As you explore Tulsa look for the Golden Driller. The 76-foot-tall symbol of an oilfield worker is one of the world’s largest freestanding statues and represents a major part of Tulsa’s history. The Gilcrease Museum is home of the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of fine art, artifacts and archives that tells the story of the Americas. The Philbrook Museum of Art and Gardens is a historic villa restored to preserve the grandeur of the 1920s. Brookside shopping area is filled with quaint boutiques, art galleries, antique shops and trendy restaurants – turning into a neon avenue at night, with clubs and bars.  Overnight Tulsa

Day 2 - Tulsa -  Tahlequah - Claremore

Tahlequah is the capital of the Cherokee Nation. Visit the ancient Cherokee Village of Tsa-La-Gi, Adams Corner Rural Village, and the Trail of Tears exhibit located at the Cherokee Heritage Center. The only remaining antebellum mansion in Oklahoma is the George Murrell Home. Just down the road, you will find the Ross Cemetery, which is the burial place of Cherokee Nation Principal Chief John Ross and several survivors from the Cherokee Trail of Tears relocation. Take the Cherokee Hills Scenic Byway, an 88 mile route that takes travellers through twists and turns along the Illinois River and Lake Ten Killer. The J.T. Nickel Family Nature and Wildlife Preserve is the largest privately protected conservation area in the Ozarks. Self-guided trail information is available at the preserve headquarters. Continue to Claremore.  And overnight here.

Day 3 - Claremore - Bartlesville - Ponca City

Claremore is located just 20 miles northeast of Tulsa on Historic Route 66 and is an "any day of the week" fun place to be. Quickly becoming the Antique Shopping Mecca of northeast Oklahoma, the Historic downtown offers more than 300 Antique, Unique & Collectible Dealers, A Gallery of the Arts, and locally favorite Cafés. Learn more about the "Cherokee Kid" at Will Rogers Memorial Museum and Birthplace Ranch.  Bartlesville is a town that oil built. The Price Tower is the only skyscraper built by Frank Lloyd Wright, and today is a boutique hotel. Visit the Residence of Frank Phillips, founder of Phillips Petroleum Company before departing to his country estate -- Woolaroc Ranch, Museum and Wildlife Preserve. From Bartlesville drive the Osage National Heritage Scenic Trail to Ponca City. Overnight Ponca City.

Day 4 - Ponca City - Guthrie - Yukon - El Reno - Oklahoma City

Head south to Oklahoma's first state capitol city, Guthrie, a 1400-acre historic district said to be the largest collection of restored Victorian commercial buildings in the U.S. The Scottish Rite Temple covers four blocks and boasts of 396 stained-glass windows. Continue south to Yukon where, off Garth Brooks Boulevard (Yukon is his hometown), sits the Express Clydesdales Ranch.  This muscular horse breed remains best known for pulling Budweiser beer wagons, but Express horses have earned accolades in their own right at competitions across North America. You can see these majestic animals – and their ornate harnesses and wagons – at their immaculately appointed barn. Overnight Oklahoma City

Day 5  & 6 - Oklahoma City

The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum portrays the rugged individualism and romantic spirit of the frontier.  It features a superlative collection of classic and contemporary Western Art plus thousands of artifacts and objects.  Explore a life-size western town, interactive exhibits, The American Cowboy Gallery, The American Rodeo Gallery, The Native American Gallery and the Western Entertainers Gallery. Oklahoma City National Memorial and Memorial Museum offers a self guided evening tour of the Memorial Grounds located where the Murrah Federal Building once stood and honors the victims, survivors, and rescuers of the April 19, 1995 tragedy.  A daytime visit at the Memorial Museum includes powerful video programs, moving oral histories, bomb-damaged artifacts and touching stories creating a powerful and unforgettable experience. Spend an evening (or two) in Bricktown, Oklahoma City’s renovated warehouse district one block east of downtown.  It is home to the Bricktown Canal, a mile-long pedestrian waterway, canal-side restaurants, clubs, and water taxis. The Oklahoma City Stockyards is the largest stocker/feeder cattle market in the world.  Attend live auctions on Monday and Tuesday mornings.  After visiting the huge cattle pens that lead to the auction,  return to main street for authentic western shopping. Here you will find the best western wear, jewelry, boots, hats, saddles, and all the necessities for western riding. Overnight Oklahoma City.

Day 7 & 8 - Oklahoma City - Route 66 - Tulsa

Known as the Mother Road follow historic Route 66 east from Oklahoma City toward Tulsa. Along the way discover the mom-and-pop roadside diners, old-fashioned service stations, wineries, and motor courts.  Through the past seven decades Route 66 has remained a reflection of America's ever-changing culture, and symbolized the American ideals of high adventure and freewheeling mobility. Today you'll experience about 100 miles of the total 400+ Route 66 miles in Oklahoma. Take a drive out to Fort Gibson the first army post in the Indian Territory that was in operation from 1824 to 1890. The Fort Gibson Historic Site and Interpretative Center encompasses 80 acres of grounds with 29 historic buildings and numerous archeological ruins. The fort swirls with dramatic stories and offers living history events throughout the year.  Overnight Tulsa

Day 9

Return car and catch flight home.

Day 1

Begin your adventure in Portland, the City of Roses. Surrounded by natural beauty, known for its distinctive neighbourhoods, beautiful gardens, craft beer, indie music scene and great shopping.

Day 2

Travel through the fertile Willamette Valley with over 100 wineries on your way to the magnificent Oregon Coast, dotted with historic lighthouses, sleepy fishing villages and amazing vistas.  Stay overnight at the quaint coastal town of Newport.

Day 3

Continue south on one of the world’s most scenic coastal highways, stopping to cast an eye offshore for migrating whales. Maybe take a dune buggy ride in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area on the way. Stay overnight at Gold Beech.

Day 4-5

Maybe take a jet boat ride on the majestic Rogue River before heading east to encounter giant Redwood trees, caves, raging rivers and the quaint historic city of Jacksonville.  Stay in Klamath Falls and use this as a base to explore the area, be sure to take the Volcanic Legacy All American Highway which will take you to the unspoilt wonder of Crater Lake National Park. Take the 33-mile drive around the rim for spectacular views of the deepest lake in the US.

Day 6

Continue north and join the Cascades Lake Scenic Byway as you head to the charming town of Bend. Located in the high desert and great for fishing, climbing, hiking, biking and rafting.

Day 7

Enjoy some breathtaking scenery, spectacular forests and jagged volcanic peaks as you head north skirting the Cascades. Time for some last minute tax-free shopping as you return to Portland.

Day 8

Return hire car and catch flight home.

Day 1

Begin your adventure in Portland, the City of Roses. Surrounded by natural beauty, known for its distinctive neighbourhoods, beautiful gardens, craft beer, indie music scene and great shopping.

Day 2-3

Travel through the heart of Oregon Wine Country en-route to the Pacific Ocean. As you head south along this spectacular Scenic Byway you will pass quaint seaside towns before you reach the lovely town of Florence, use this as a base to explore the area. Maybe take a short hike up to Heceta Head Lighthouse and perhaps visit Sea Lion Caves before a visit to the incomparable Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area stretching for over 40 miles.

Day 4-5

Head east through the fertile Willamette Valley on to Bend. Situated east of the volcanic Cascade peaks, this friendly town has a cosmopolitan appeal Bend is world famous for both its outdoor pursuits and pristine beauty. Majestic snow-capped peaks permeate the high desert skyline making for some of the best weather in Oregon. Don’t miss the High Desert Museum.

Day 6

Be sure to stop at the John Day National Monument and other historic sites as you drive on the Journey Through Time Scenic Byway. You’ll encounter Pioneer tales, ghost towns and fossil beds along the way.

Day 7

The stunning Hells Canyon Scenic Byway awaits you today. You will enjoy expansive views of rugged basalt cliffs; sage covered plains as well as the spectacular Snake River Gorge. Overnight at La Grande.

Day 8

Pass through Pendleton and enjoy a glimpse at the life of Native Americans in this region as you head back west and along the spectacular Columbia Gorge to the charming town of Hood River.

Day 9

Today drive the exhilarating Mt. Hood Scenic Byway where the landscape is a dramatic tapestry of rich farmland, wild river valleys, rugged wilderness, waterfalls and Mt. Hood as an unforgettable backdrop.  Overnight Portland

Day 10

Time today for some last minute shopping before catching your flight home.

Day 1-2

Pick car up and drive southeast to Regina, the capital city of Saskatchewan. Regina is the home of one of North America’s largest urban parks and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s sole Training Academy.  The city is also rich in artistic traditions, with Canada’s longest continuously operating symphony orchestra, the Regina Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Globe Theatre, a company that stages innovative productions in the round. Visit the Mackenzie Art Gallery and sculpture garden, Dunlop Art Gallery, Saskatchewan Legislature and Cumberland Gallery, Traditions Handcraft Gallery, or one of the numerous independent galleries around the city.  Take time to journey north of the city to the town of Lumsden, nestled in the picturesque Qu’Appelle Valley.

Day 3-4

Travel west on the Trans Canada Highway to the small city of Moose Jaw, which has earned a reputation as a great getaway destination, for its range of attractions and amenities.  Stay at the luxurious Temple Gardens Mineral Spa Resort in the heart of Moose Jaw's historic downtown, and languish in the warm geothermally heated mineral pools.  Journey underground and visit the popular Tunnels of Moose Jaw, tour the 40-plus murals in the downtown, hop on an historic trolley tour, take in a show at the stunning Mae Wilson Theatre, and explore Saskatchewan’s history at the Western Development Museum.

Day 5-6

Travel north to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan’s largest city.  Saskatoon has a vibrant artistic community and outstanding cultural attractions including the Mendel Art Gallery & Civic Conservatory, Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery, University of Saskatchewan galleries, Persephone Theatre, Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan festival , Saskatoon Farmer’s Market, Ukrainian Museum of Canada, Barn Playhouse and numerous independent galleries.

Take time to Journey west to the city of North Battleford.  The Allen Sapp Gallery is dedicated to showcasing the work of renowned artist, Allen Sapp, whose powerful images offer visitors a glimpse into the lives of the Northern Plains Cree.  If time permits, visit the Western Development Museum and Fort Battleford National Historic Site.  You’ll get a taste of 1920s prairie life at the Western Development Museum’s Heritage Farm & Village, featuring a farmstead, prairie street, grain elevator and indoor galleries.  Fort Battleford National Historic Site commemorates the role of North West Mounted Police (NWMP) in the west. Discover the part it played during the “siege” of Battleford in the North West Resistance of 1885. Costumed guides and interpretive displays bring this tragic period to life.

Day 7

Time for some last minute shopping before your flight home.

Day 1

Pick up car and drive to Regina, the capital city of Saskatchewan. Regina is the home of one of North America’s largest urban parks and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s sole Training Academy.

Day 2

Head south to the town of Coronach, be sure to take an organized tour of the Big Muddy Badlands.  It is known as Station #1 on the famous Outlaw trail established by Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and observe such sites as Castle Butte - an ice-age relic, outlaw caves, and First Nations effigies and tipi rings.

Day 3

From Coronach, travel west to Wood Mountain and the East Block of Grasslands National Park. Visit a reconstructed North West Mounted Police (NWMP) Post at the Wood Mountain Post Provincial Historic Site, and learn about the relationship between Major James Walsh and Chief Sitting Bull.  The Wood Mountain Rodeo Ranch Museum acts as an information centre for Grasslands National Park.

Drive west to Val Marie and Grasslands National Park West Block. Grasslands National Park and the area immediately around the park are the only places in Canada where colonies of black-tailed prairie dogs exist.  Fantastic hiking and opportunities for observing wildlife exists.  A free-ranging herd of bison also roams in the park.

Day 4-5

Travel north from Val Marie to Eastend in the breathtaking Frenchman River Valley. The T.rex Discovery Centre is an absolute must – the dinosaur and pre-historic mammal gallery is fascinating. Learn about the discovery of “Scotty”, one of the most complete and largest Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons ever found, as well as other fossils found in the area.  Drive north west towards the Cypress Hills area, you started the day in the prairie lands and you finish the day in the beautiful highlands.

Cypress Hills is the highest point of land between Labrador and the Rocky Mountains. Breathtaking vistas, hills covered in lodgepole pine, and abundant lakes can be found.  Natural attractions include the Height of Land and Conglomerate Cliffs.   Spend time relaxing and exploring the Cypress Hills, and visiting the Cypress Hills Vineyard & Winery if time permits.  The “old cowtown” of Maple Creek will charm you with great museums, shopping and dining options

Day 6-7

Return to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan’s largest city.  Saskatoon has a vibrant artistic community and outstanding cultural attractions including the Mendel Art Gallery & Civic Conservatory, Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery, University of Saskatchewan galleries, Persephone Theatre, Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan festival , Saskatoon Farmer’s Market, Ukrainian Museum of Canada, Barn Playhouse and numerous independent galleries

Day 8

Time for some last minute shopping before your flight home

Cape Town and the Wineries

Day 1

Arrive Cape Town, either pick-up your hire car or have it delivered to your hotel.  Spend 3 nights in Cape Town and be sure to visit Table Mountain and take the cable car to the top and enjoy the amazing views of Cape Town and coastal scenery.  Maybe explore the great shops and restaurants of the Victoria and Alberta Waterfront.   Overnight Cape Town

Day 2

Take a drive down the Cape, following the stunning Chapman Peak Highway to Cape Point and climb the viewing platform for superb panoramic views of the Cape of Good Hope, famously described by Sir Francis Drake as the “Fairest Cape”. Maybe visit the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, home to zebra, baboon, and many antelope species.  Now drive the Cape’s eastern coast, stopping at Boulder’s Bay to see the penguin colony before returning to Cape Town.  Overnight Cape Town

Day 3

For your last day in Cape Town perhaps visit Robben Island, do some final shopping, or take a drive north from Cape Town exploring the Atlantic shore of the West Coast, its white sands, scenic beauty and open air restaurants. Overnight Cape Town

Day 4-5

Make the short drive today to the Cape Winelands world famous for the production of South Africa’s finest wines, ports and brandies.  Towns such as Paarl, Stellenbosh and Franschhoek are the main towns of the area and many of the wineries in the area offer cellar tours and tasting. Despite being South Africa’s second oldest town, Stellenbosch has a young atmosphere thanks to 15,000 students at the famous university.   Visit Dorp Straat and perhaps the Dorp Museum which recreates the years of 1710-1850.

Day 6

Return to Cape Town.

The Garden Route

Day 1

Arrive Cape Town, either pick-up your hire car or have it delivered to your hotel.  Spend 3 nights in Cape Town and be sure to visit Table Mountain and take the cable car to the top and enjoy the amazing views of Cape Town and coastal scenery.  Maybe explore the great shops and restaurants of the Victoria and Alberta Waterfront.   Overnight Cape Town

Day 2

Take a drive down the Cape, following the stunning Chapman Peak Highway to Cape Point and climb the viewing platform for superb panoramic views of the Cape of Good Hope, famously described by Sir Francis Drake as the “Fairest Cape”. Maybe visit the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, home to zebra, baboon, and many antelope species.  Now drive the Cape’s eastern coast, stopping at Boulder’s Bay to see the penguin colony before returning to Cape Town.  Overnight Cape Town

Day 3

For your last day in Cape Town perhaps visit Robben Island, do some final shopping, or take a drive north from Cape Town exploring the Atlantic shore of the West Coast, its white sands, scenic beauty and open air restaurants. Overnight Cape Town.

Day 4-5

Drive to Hermanus, between June and November the coastline as far north as Port Elizabeth provides a home for half of the world’s species of whales and dolphins.  Whatever the season Hermanus has a lot to offer including some great local golf courses and some wonderful beeches.  Overnights Hermanous

Day 6-7

Drive on to Kynsa via Mossel Bay. Spend time exploring the Kynsa area and maybe take the opportunity to take a trip around the lagoon and across to the Featherbed Nature Reserve.  Enjoy boating on the river or a day on the beach.  Steam enthusiasts will not want to miss the Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe train as it leaves Knysna twice daily (except Sunday) much photographed as it crosses the Knysna lagoon.

Day 8

Drive the final leg of your journey finishing in Port Elizabeth where you can choose to have an extra night or two and either relax in this quaint seaside town or maybe have a few nights at one of the nearby local Private Game Reserves.

Kruger Park and KwaZula Natal

Day 1

You will be met on arrival at Johannesburg International Airport and transfer to your hotel. Optional tour of Soweto. Chance to visit several points of interest including Nelson Mandela's former home. Overnight Johannesburg

Day 2

Pick-up car or have it delivered to your hotel. Depart Johannesburg along the N4 Highway towards Mpumalanga Province. Spend the day exploring this spectacularly beautiful region. Enjoy the magnificent view from God's Window across the Blyde River and Lowveld, the natural splendour of Bourke's Luck Potholes and the quaint old mining town of Pilgrims Rest. Overnight Hazyview

Day 3-4

Safari is almost always on people’s must do’s list and Kruger and the surrounding area is home to the highest concentrations of animals in the world.  You will enjoy game viewing in open vehicles in search of the "Big Five" namely lions, elephants, buffaloes, rhinos and leopards. Overnight in Kruger at a Game Reserve.

Day 5-6

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before embarking on your journey south to KwaZulu Natal. This home to one of the most famous battlefield sites of the Zulu Wars.  Rorke’s Drift is an emotive visit and also the site of the highest number of VC’s awarded in one battle.  Close by are the Drakenburg Mountains, the largest mountain range in South Africa and is a collection of high peaks, small lakes, breathtaking views and interspersed with some of the most fertile land in South Africa.

Day 7

A short drive to the KwaZulu Natal Coast.  With its deserted beeches where turtles come ashore to lay their eggs.  Overnight in the Richards Bay area, we would recommend an extra night or two here if time permits.

Day 8

Take the short drive to Durban for your return flight home.

Day 1-2

Pick car up and drive to the Badlands National Park and stay 2 nights.  Daily sites can include Badlands National Park, Wall Drug, Wounded Knee Museum, Wounded Knee Massacre Site, Native American Buffalo Ranch, Rosebud Indian Reservation and Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

Day 3-4

Drive to Keystone and spend 2 days seeing Mount Rushmore National Monument, Crazy Horse Memorial, Wind Cave, Custer State Park, Big Thunder Gold Mine, 1880 Train.

Day 5-6

Spend your last 2 days in Rapid City where you can visit the Journey Museum, Reptile Gardens, Chapel in the Hills, Bear Country, Ft Hayes Chuck wagon Supper and Show.  Take 1 of these days and go into Historic Deadwood and see the famous Saloon #10, Adams Museum, Tatanka, Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, and Mount Moriah Cemetery.

Day 7

Return car to the airport and catch flight back to the UK

Day 1-2

Drive to Custer State Park area and stay there for 2 nights.  Make sure to check out the wildlife loop, Needles Highway, Iron Mountain Road and Sylvan Lake.   You can also take a day trip south to Hot Springs and see the Wild horse Sanctuary, Wind Cave and Evans Plunge.

Day 3-4

Drive to Hill City and stay for two nights.  Area attractions are Mount Rushmore National Monument, Crazy Horse Memorial, Prairie Berry Winery, Stone Faces Winery, and 1880 Train.

Day 5-6

Drive north to Deadwood and spend 2 days experiencing the old west.  Suggested stops are Saloon #10, Adams Museum, Tatanka, Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, Mount Moriah Cemetery, Historic Main Street, Midnight Star Casino owned by Kevin Costner and the Homestake Gold Mine visitor centre.

Day 7

Return car to the airport and catch flight back to the UK

Day 1-2

Arrive in Dallas.  Explore this amazing city that is both sophisticated and elegant , relax in charming neighbour hood café’s or do a little shopping in the fashionable boutiques before having dinner in one of the many excellent restaurants.  Be sure to visit the ‘The Sixth Floor Museum’ at Dealey Plaza that chronicles the assassination and legacy of President John F. Kennedy.   Maybe take a visit out to South Fork Ranch made famous by the TV series Dallas or a visit to the stadium of the famous Dallas Cowboys.

Day 3-4

Take the drive south to Austin the state capital and the gateway to the Texas Hill Country.  Explore this great city and be sure to visit the capital building and the state history museum.  Austin is widely acclaimed as the ‘Live Music Capital of the World’ with over 200 music venues, hotels, restaurants and attractions all within walking distance. 

Day 5-6

Travel south to San Antonio a city like no other city, scene of the epic battle of the Alamo, flowing rivers and a flourishing culture.  From the history of the Alamo, the meandering paths of the River walk to Sea world San Antonio, San Antonio takes you on a journey through a land as grand as it reputation. 

Day 7-8

Travel back north to Fort Worth, the ‘City of Cowboys and Culture’ America’s Western heritage is showcased everywhere you go – downtown’s Sundance Square, the famed Cultural District and especially the 15-block Stockyards National Historic District.  Here you will see real cowboys in the world’s only daily Longhorn cattle drive, shop for western gear, dine on cowboy cuisine and watch bull riding at the weekly championship Rodeo.  Be sure to visit the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, the National Cowgirl Museum and Billy Bob’s Texas, the world’s largest honky-tonk bar.

Day 9

Return car and catch flight home.

Note:  This itinerary can be extended to 14 days which will allow time in Houston and also one of the beech resorts at Corpus Christi

Day 1-2

Arrive San Antonio a city like no other city, scene of the epic battle of the Alamo, flowing rivers and a flourishing culture.  From the history of the Alamo, the meandering paths of the River walk to Sea world San Antonio, San Antonio takes you on a journey through a land as grand as it reputation.

Day 3-4

Drive south to Corpus Christi and have time to relax in a fabulous beech location. The city of Corpus Christi is a 15 minute drive from the beaches of North Padre and Mustang Island, Texas. You can go shopping, eat great seafood, gamble on a casino cruise and enjoy days on the beach or beaches.

Day 5-6

Houston is a vibrant international city that heartily enjoys its tradition of being a place of firsts. General Sam Houston, the city’s heroic namesake, was the first president of the Republic of Texas, Houston, the city, was the first word spoken from the surface of the moon and the first to build an air-conditioned sports stadium.  The Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, home of the NASA astronaut corps, is located in Southeast Houston. The center spans 1,620 acres and consists of 100 facilities. Tourists can experience a simulation of a zero-gravity environment in the Living in Space exhibit or encounter a virtual rocket launch complete with exhaust at the Blast Off Theatre.

Day 7-8

Take the drive west to Austin the state capital and the gateway to the Texas Hill Country.  Explore this great city and be sure to visit the capital building and the state history museum.  Austin is widely acclaimed as the ‘Live Music Capital of the World’ with over 200 music venues, hotels, restaurants and attractions all within walking distance.

Day 9

Drive to San Antonio and return car and catch flight home.

Note:  This itinerary can be extended to 12 days which will allow time in Dallas and Fort Worth

Days 1- 2 Seattle, Washington

Seattle's charm comes from its stunning location, its friendly and laidback people and the way the city has grown up on the shores of Puget Sound and Lake Washington. The downtown area is full of odd shaped towers and preserved historical districts alongside modern skyscrapers. To get a bird's-eye view of the area, ride to the top of the Space Needle, the city's most famous landmark which rises from the grounds of the Seattle Centre. 
On a clear day, the view is great. Back at ground level, take time to see two other attractions in the vicinity: the Experience Music Project and the Pacific Science Centre. The Seattle Art Museum, in the downtown area, has a spectacular collection of African, Native American and European works. Located two blocks north of the museum is Pike Place Market, which was built in 1907. Its vendors sell tons of fresh local food, flowers, handicrafts and more. Be sure not to miss the seafood stand at the main entrance: Fishmongers toss huge sea creatures from the display tables to the sales counter, over the customers' heads.

Day 3 - 4

Collect your car and take the Washington State Ferry across to Bremerton, then drive into the Olympic National Park to Hurricane Ridge or explore Port Angeles. There are many places to explore form here including Hurricane Ridge where you can take the 18-mile road to over 5000 ft and pick up hiking trails for stunning views. 
From here you can also easily access the stunning Olympic National Park. Here the roads do not penetrate very far into the park so the majority of the park is for hikers and climbers, although there are river trips and fishing to be enjoyed here too.

Day 5

Head south into the Olympic National Forest and to beautiful Lake Quinault - a deep, clear lake located on the southwestern side of the Olympic National Park. The lake is over eight miles long and plunges more than 1000 feet at its deepest point. The valleys that cradle Lake Quinault, the Quinault Rain Forest and the Hoh Rain Forest are truly the "Valleys of the Rain Forest Giants" where the trees are some of the country's largest. Overnight here at the Lake Quinalt Lodge - a historic property located in the midst of the rain forest.

Day 6

Travel southwest to Mount Saint Helens Visitor Centre where you can easily just spend an hour looking at the impressive exhibits. Once into the park the Johnston Ridge and the Coldwater Ridge Observatory both overlook the blast area from the northwest side of the mountain. Another great viewpoint is the Windy Ridge - where you can look at the lava dome in the mouth of the crater.

Day 7

Travel north to Mount Rainer National Park , home to Washington's tallest and best-known peak and the National Park surrounding it is a recreational paradise. Enjoy stunning drives, like the one from Longmire to Paradise - a 13-mile drive that climbs through evergreen forests. At Paradise you can enjoy 360-degree views of the park from the Visitor Centre. The Sunrise area is a high plateau reached by a series of switchbacks along 11 miles of road. The visitor center here has telescopes to allow you to view the park sights close up.

Day 8

Travel back to Seattle to catch your flight back to the UK

Day 1

Collect hire car at Jackson and drive to Moran to stay overnight, allowing time to see the nearby picturesque Jenny Lake. Spend the morning of the following day seeing more of Grand Teton National Park area.

Day 2-3

Travel on up to Yellowstone National Park and spend a whole day exploring this majestic area by staying for two nights. Be sure to visit Old Faithful, Upper and Lower Falls and Mammoth Hot Springs, plus much more.

Day 4-5

Travel to Cody and stay for two nights, make time to visit Buffalo  Bill Historical Centre and the Cody Night Rodeo. If time permits take a round trip to Red Lodge in Montana along the Bear Tooth Highway (one of the most scenic drives in North America).

Day 6-7

Travel back to Jackson and spend two nights in this vibrant cowboy town. Maybe do some white water rafting or wander the town and see the art galleries and shops.

Day 1

Collect hire car from Denver Airport and drive up into Wyoming and stay overnight in Cheyenne. A chance to see the highlights of the state capital and maybe also take a trip to Laramie where you can visit the Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historical Site, where Butch Cassidy was held for 18 months.

Day 2

Continue onto Thermopolis – where Butch Cassidy and The  Sundance Kid made regular stops. Stay overnight and partake of the waters of world’s largest mineral hot springs.

Day 3-4

Drive to Cody for the famous Cody Night Rodeo, perhaps some White Water Rafting and of the course the Buffalo Bill Historical Centre to learn about the fascinating history of the area.

Day 5-6

Drive into Yellowstone National Park and stay for 2 nights to explore the World’s first National Park! Erupting Geysers and an array of wildlife roaming freely, make this an amazing sight.

Day 7

Drive through the Grand Teton National Park area and finish in Jackson for a final night, a lovely town with great shops, bars and restaurants.

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