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Southern Dixieland

  • Code #SDT
  • 15 Days
Duration
15 Days
/14 Nights
Availability
Oct,2017-Dec,2017
Group Size
Max 13
Departure City: 
Miami
Ends in: 
Miami
Accommodation
Camping
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Trip Overview

Travel through the very heart of Southern USA. From Miami, head into the Everglades for a riverboat safari in search of exotic willife and a traditional chickee cabin stay, then discover the theme parks, pristine beaches, keys and nightlife of the 'Sunshine State' of Florida. Along the way, explore the origins of jazz, blues, rock 'n' roll and country, and dance the night away in style in a trio of awesome Southern cities: New Orleans, Memphis and Nashville. 

Included Highlights 
  • Spot exotic wildlife on an airboat ride in the Everglades
  • Stay in a traditional chickee cabin on stilts in the Everglades
  • Tour the Graceland mansion of Elvis Presley in Memphis
  • Beach time & buzzing nightlife in Panama City Beach
  • Hear live music in New Orleans, Memphis & Nashville
  • Soak up Southern hospitality & nightlife
  • See the Confederate carvings at Stone Mountain Park
  • Sightseeing in St Augustine, Fort Lauderdale & Key West
Treknical Details

Interests

Beaches
Cities
Small Group
Wildlife

Accommodation & Transportation

Group Size
Max 13
Camping
8 Nights
Budget Lodging
2 Nights
Hotel
4 Nights

Food & Meals

  • We operate a Food Kitty on this trip - you will need to contribute US$100 which covers all your meals whilst camping

Other Inclusions

  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
  • Private transportation with free Wi-Fi
  • All accommodation, camping fees & equipment (except sleeping bag)

Essential Information

  • Prices quoted are land only. Call us on 0333 999 7951 for a flight quote (UK only).

Resources

Southern Dixieland
Download Trek Tips
Miami
Download City Guide

Our routes have been carefully chosen to include the best overnight stops, highlights and included experiences, with plenty of optional activities to choose from. No two Trek trips are the same, with stops at some of your tour leader's favourite places and occasional changes to the itinerary, so get ready for one awesome adventure!

As this tour departs at 07:30 hrs we recommend that you book pre tour accommodation. Please request further details at time of booking.

Leave the beaches and glamour of Miami behind, it's time to get amongst the action with an included swamp safari in the Everglades area. Explore the 'River of Grass' on an airboat ride, where lazy alligators resting in the sun and turtles sunbathing on lily pads are a common sight. Spot wildlife in its natural habitat and then for the ultimate experience in this unique environment, spend the night in a traditional 'chickee' (simple cabin on stilts), with the sunset as your backdrop. 

Accommodation

Chickee included

Meals

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Embrace your inner child with free time to explore Orlando's theme parks. You'll be spoilt for choice with Disney's Magic Kingdom, Universal's Harry Potter World, EPCOT or the Kennedy Space Center all vying for your attention. Orlando is one big playground and after a full day satisfying your thirst for fun, you'll sleep like a baby.

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

Disney World US$114
Universal Studios US$105
Kennedy Space Center US$50
EPCOT Center US$94

After all the excitement in Orlando it's time to chill out and what better place to do that than on 27 miles of pristine white sand beach along the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy lazy beach days lying in a hammock, try your hand at some watersports or opt for a sunset cruise. Make sure you pack your dancing shoes as well as your flip-flops as this is your chance to hit the hottest haunts on the Gulf Coast. So kick back and relax in this stunning, chilled out city.

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

Sunset cruise US$25
Snorkel & Dolphin Shell Island cruise US$40

This jazz-tastic town moves at its own pace and you'll find yourself embracing the laid-back vibes in no time. Music fills the air in New Orleans and you can't leave without spending an evening on Bourbon Street, legendary for its nightlife, or Frenchmen Street, famous for cool live music. For a really authentic Southern experience check out a `Voodoo and Graveyard' tour or brush up on your cooking skills at the New Orleans Cooking School so you can learn to make yourself a big ole' bowl of gumbo!

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

Jazz clubs US$10-20
Preservation Hall US$15-$20
Voodoo & Graveyard tour US$20
School of Cooking US$28-$150
Southern mansion tour US$20-$25
Mississippi steamboat ride US$30-$80
Mardi Gras World US$20

As the birthplace of blues and rock 'n' roll, there's no shortage of great music in Memphis to excite your ears. No trip to Memphis is complete without a stroll down Beale Street to see the bright lights and hear the eclectic mix of music flowing out of every doorway. It's also essential to make a pilgrimage to America's second-most visited private home after the White House, Elvis Presley's Graceland mansion, for an included tour of his home and loads of other interesting exhibits. Sun Studio is another must for music fans or find your American soul with a trip to the Stax Museum of American Soul Music. Memphis isn't all about music though; brush up on an essential chapter in your American history with an optional visit to the Civil Rights Museum to learn all about the struggle to overcome slavery and oppression.

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

Sun Studio US$12
Stax Museum of American Soul Music US$12
Rock 'n' Soul Museum US$12
Civil Rights Museum US$15
Visit the Peabody Hotel FREE
Elvis Experience US$58
Gibson guitar factory US$10
Graceland entrance only US$39

With some awesome musical cities behind you, your toes will already be tapping as you arrive in 'Music City' itself. Now's the time to don your denim, grab a cowboy hat and learn how to line dance at the Wild Horse Saloon, or get your history fix at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, home to the largest collection of country music in the world. Nashville is famous for its fine music and even finer food, so try the local specialities including Hot Chicken and BBQ ribs. 

Accommodation

Hostel included

Meals

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

Country western saloons US$varies
Country line dancing US$10
Country Music Hall of Fame US$25-$40
Grand Ole Opry US$37-$90

Surrounded by a huge and extremely picturesque setting, Stone Mountain Park is Georgia's most-visited attraction for a reason. Stone Mountain is the world's largest piece of exposed granite and its famous quartz monzonite dome is where you'll find the incredible carvings that depict the three figures of the Confederate States of America.

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

St Augustine is commonly known as the 'Nation's Oldest City' and has a strong European influence. Wander down the narrow lanes, visit the many museums and explore some of the city's iconic landmarks such as the Plaza de la Constitucion and the 'Fountain of Youth'. Beautiful beaches are aplenty here in St Augustine, so make sure you grab your swimsuit and enjoy a relaxing swim whilst working on that all-American tan of yours! 

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Famous for its beaches, shopping, arts and culture, Fort Lauderdale has something for everyone. Get a glimpse of how the other half live with a stroll down Millionaires Row to see the yachts and mansions that line the waterway. Visit the Flamingo Gardens, enjoy a ride on the gondola or simply relax in the glorious sunshine.

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Explore the crystal clear waters of Key West with some awesome opportunities for snorkelling and diving. The amount of fun water-based activities to get involved in here is endless. If you simply want to kick back and relax then you're definitely in the right place. Treat yourself to some delicious Key Lime Pie or head down to South Beach, a popular beach with locals and tourists. End your day at the famous Mallory Square and let the celebrations begin as you watch the sun go down.

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

Snorkelling US$45
Water sports package (full day) US$150

Head back to Miami and stroll the art deco seafront, or if you're staying on in this sun-soaked city after the end of the tour, pose with the beautiful people in ultra-cool nightspots and salsa the night away as you celebrate a fantastic trip!

This tour ends at approximately 17:00 hrs. 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 hrs.

Accommodation

None included. Tour ends at 17:00 hrs

Meals

Camping food kitty applies to this tour
We offer a whole range of travel extras with everything from additional hotel nights, travel insurance, city sightseeing and more so you can organise everything you'll need for your trip in one easy place.

Our tours usually depart at 07:30am and finish around 5:00pm at designated hotels in our gateway cities, so it's a great idea to book a room for the night before and after your tour. It's also worth staying extra nights to explore the city more. You must book these hotels in advance either online with your tour or by contacting our friendly sales team.

 

MIAMI - COURTYARD MIAMI SOUTH BEACH

1530 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Centrally located in the South Beach Art Deco district of Miami Beach, this hotel offers rooftop outdoor pool, gym and free Wi-Fi.

 

Twin share (With a trekker of the same sex)
From £90-142 | US$118-185 | Eur108-171 | AU$153-242 | NZ$161-254
Price per person per night

Full room (Your own single or double room)
From £157-248 | US$205-323 | Eur189-298 | AU$267-422 | NZ$281-443
Price per room per night

 

AIRPORT TRANSFER INFORMATION

If you are flying into Miami, take a Super Shuttle service for approximately US$22 per person which operates 24 hours a day. You can pre-book your transfer on the Super Shuttle website by searching for the "Courtyard Miami Beach South Beach" as your drop off point. If you wish to take a taxi, you can find one outside the terminal and should cost approximately US$35 and take 35 minutes depending on traffic. 

Our specialist flights department can offer UK customers a great airline fare to all of our Trek destinations. We have preferred contracts with many international carriers and have secured some of the most competitive prices in the industry. 

Why Book Your Flights with Trek?

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  • Date changes free of charge (subject to terms)
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Call us now on 0208 682 8920 for today's special offers or

Request a flight quote

At TrekAmerica we believe that your safety and enjoyment are the most important parts of your holiday. That's why we recommend you take out insurance as soon as your booking is confirmed. TrekAmerica can offer you comprehensive travel insurance which is completely tailored for your trip and is specially designed to include all the activities listed we do.

If you do not take our policy, you must ensure that the policy you do take offers an equivalent level of protection and covers you for the activities involved - be aware that some policies do not include, or restrict, coverage for this type of travel. ​

See our insurance page or download our insurance tips pdf for more information.

There are loads of exciting optional activities available for you to choose from during your trip giving you the flexibility to do the things you want to and leave out the things you don't. A list of optional activities and approximate costs are shown at the end of each day by day itinerary descriptions above.

Your tour leader will arrange your chosen activities during the tour so no need to pre-book. You'll also pay for these locally so ensure you budget for the bucket list items!

As local weather conditions and seasonality can change not all optional activities may be available on your trip and prices can be subject to change.

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