As the tour started at 7:30am, we had to pack our luggage and be out before 6am to load the coach. The routes are carefully chosen by the Contiki Tours which strictly caters for 18-35 years old only. These includes the best overnight accommodations, highlights and experiences with plenty of optional activities to choose from. The route we have taken, that took us right across the continent from Los Angeles to New York city. Along the way, we ventured from California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, Memphis Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Washington DC, Philadelphia and finally New York.
Sights, Atmosphere and Activities
Taking this journey not only provided me with variety of optional activities to enjoy but given me great sights to see some of the America’s most iconic Buildings, Famous Movie Moments, Statues, Monuments, museums, Landmarks, Cities, Famous People and History. I couldn’t stop snapping myself in front of some of this iconic places. The atmosphere of travelling to all this various places was more than just exciting.
Our first leg of the journey begun with a drive through Southern California and the vast Mojave desert and the cactus-scattered deserts of Los Angeles before we headed onwards into Las Vegas, Nevada in style. I certainly indulged myself into “Vegas-lifestyle” and what Vegas does best for its visitors: to see the casinos, live shows, Downtown, Fremont Street and the night life. As they say, what happens in Las Vegas, Stays in Las Vegas. I had the chance to visit the downtown, Fremont street where it displayed its super impressive lights and laser show, see the Elvis impersonators for a wedding ceremony and many other attractions before hitting the town, sin city style. This was certainly a great way to kick off our grand US tour in style.