New Orleans to Los Angeles Plus

From the deep South to the wild West – mix laid-back vibes with big city business as you make your way from buzzing New Orleans to glitzy Los Angeles. On route, you’ll get weird in Austin, find TexMex perfection in Santa Fe, meet the Navajo at Monument Valley and witness the incredible Grand Canyon. Need some chill time? Relax in sunny San Diego before finishing your trip in star-studded LA.

North America
  • Duration: 14 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of: Walking Tour, Sightseeing, Trekking
  • Physical rating: Average
  • Accommodation standard:   Moderate%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: XNL/208520
  • Starts: New Orleans, United States
  • Finishes: Los Angeles, United States
  • Age requirement: 18 +
You will Visit
  • New Orleans
  • Austin
  • Amarillo
  • Santa Fe
  • Monument Valley
  • Las Vegas
  • Joshua Tree
  • San Diego
  • Los Angeles



Day 1: New Orleans

Today is an arrival day and at 18:00 hrs you'll meet your tour leader and the Trekkers who'll be your travel companions. But before that, make sure you make the most of New Orleans’ laid-back vibes and Southern hospitality. Spice up your trip with some lip-smacking Cajun and Creole grub, ride a steamboat on the Mississippi River or relax to the sounds of Dixieland jazz in the French Quarter. There aren't many places in the world like New Orleans, so enjoy every minute!

Meals Included: Meals paid locally


Day 2-3: Austin

Time to get weird! Making your way from one quirky city to another, the signs all say ‘Keep Austin Weird’. And once you’ve experienced it, you’ll want it to stay that way too. Delve into this unique city’s culture, heritage... and food! Make sure you check out one of the many gig venues and bars to experience why the city’s referred to as the Live Music Capital of the World!

Meals Included: Breakfast (x2) included

Optional Activities:

  • Barton Springs US$4


Day 4: Amarillo

Step into the real Texas with its grasslands, rolling hills and sprawling valleys. Unleash your creative side at Cadillac Ranch – an art exhibition where visitors can add their mark to the spray paint covering the upturned, half buried Cadillacs. This is what your Instagram was made for!

Meals Included: Breakfast included


Day 5: Santa Fe

Welcome to the capital of New Mexico! Here, Mexican and American cultures meet in the worlds of architecture, culture, food and much more. Take in galleries, Navajo crafts, historic adobe buildings and a vibrant restaurant scene.

Meals Included: Breakfast included


Day 6: Monument Valley

Did we just step onto a movie set? You’ll recognise vistas of Monument Valley from afar, as its red rocks have served as a backdrop to plenty of classic western movies – and, of course, Forrest Gump. Embrace local culture as you take an included backroads tour of Monument Valley, guided by a local Navajo guide.

Meals Included: Breakfast included


Day 7-8: Grand Canyon National Park

You've read about it, you've seen a million pictures of it, but nothing will prepare you for that epic feeling of standing on the edge of one of the world's most incredible natural marvels. Time to witness Mother Nature in all her ass-kicking glory at the Grand Canyon! You have time to explore the trails and see the canyon from different perspectives. For a once-in-a-lifetime view, why not take an optional helicopter flight? Prepare to be amazed.

Meals Included: Breakfast (x2) included

Optional Activities:

  • Helicopter flight US$254-$284
  • IMAX Theater US$15


Day 9-10: Las Vegas

From Mother Nature to a man-made world of hedonism – it can only be Vegas, baby! Get ready to be dazzled as you explore Sin City by both night and day – trust us, this truly is one big party. With time to spend here, why not take in a show, stuff yourself at an all-you-can-eat buffet or embrace your inner daredevil with a thrill ride on top of the Stratosphere? And you’ll feel like a real VIP when you hop aboard your included limo/party bus that will take you down the strip! Just remember, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas!

Meals Included: Breakfast (x2) included

Optional Activities:

  • Clubs & casino shows from US$10
  • Get married in Las Vegas (not legally binding) US$220
  • Go karting US$45
  • Gun range US$20-$100
  • Helicopter flight US$124
  • Roller coasters US$25-$40


Day 11: Joshua Tree

Then it’s on to Joshua Tree, a desert oasis where boulders, cacti and giant branching Yuccas of the parks namesake will form the backdrop to your prickly selfies! Even the drive there encapsulates the very essence of an all-American road trip out west. This afternoon, you’ll have the opportunity to weave between clumped rock formations and marvel at ancient Indian petroglyphs on a hike to Barker Dam, or scramble through the Hidden Valley before the show stopping sights at Keys View. From here you can admire sweeping views of the Coachella Valley (yep, the home of the world’s most epic festival!), dazzling mesas and dusty desert mountains. Sounds Joshua Tree-mendous!

Meals Included: Breakfast included


Day 12-13: San Diego

In need of some R&R after your epic road trip so far? Sunny San Diego has you sorted. Laze on one of California’s best beaches, or if you’ve still got some energy left, grab yourself a paddleboard and get out onto the water. The famous Mission Beach is home to some great rollercoasters, and in the evening head to the Gaslamp Quarter where you'll find the heart and soul of San Diego's party scene.

Meals Included: Breakfast (x2) included

Optional Activities:

  • Rollerblading US$5-15
  • Bike rental US$5-15


Day 14: Los Angeles

Welcome to Los Angeles! And unfortunately that's a wrap... or is it? Stay a few extra days after your trip if you want to delve a little deeper into this cooler than cool city. Walk the infamous Hollywood Boulevard, keep an eye out for the rich and famous as you window shop along Rodeo Drive or if you want to escape the urban jungle, take a hike to the Griffith Observatory where you can enjoy amazing views of the LA skyline.This tour ends at approximately 17:00. We can book you post-tour accommodation at our gateway hotel if required. If you are planning to fly tonight, please do not book a flight that departs before 21:00.

Meals Included: Breakfast included

  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader and driver
  • Private transportation with free Wi-Fi on board
  • All hotel accommodation included
  • Accommodation: Hotel, Hotel: 13
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Tour Highlights:
  • Cruise the Las Vegas Strip on a private party bus
  • Take in the famous scenery of Monument Valley on a Navajo guided tour
  • The sweet sounds of New Orleans & Austin
  • Awe-inspiring sunset / sunrise over the Grand Canyon
  • Spray your mark onto cars at the Cadillac Ranch
  • Admission to national parks & monuments - Monument Valley, Grand Canyon & Joshua Tree