Explore southern America on a road trip and discover what is surely one of the USA's kookiest corners. Beginning among the fun and colour of Las Vegas, take in the legendary Grand Canyon and sacred desert landscapes of Monument Valley. From there it's on to New Mexico, home to the legendary Carlsbad Caverns, UFO sightings and 'the city different' – also known as Santa Fe. Head east into Texas, stopping by the multicultural mega-city of Houston and historic riverfront of San Antonio along the way and then finish up this adventure in New Orleans. In a country that's all about the big, the bold and the bizarre, the America's southwest is not to be missed.

Highlights

The Grand Canyon needs no introduction. Camp for two nights in the national park, allowing a full day to explore, a chance to see an incredible canyon sunrise, and maybe fly overhead

Explore parts of Monument Valley only accessible with a Navajo guide, and share in the unique opportunity to learn the culture and customs of one of the largest North American Indian tribes

In Mesa Verde National Park, step back into North American history with the ancient cliff dwellings of the Ancestral Pueblo people. These 600 rock cut houses are one of the best and largest archaeological sites in the country

Santa Fe is a haven for colourful characters, a place where New Mexico's artists and culture-buffs flourish under the hot sun and year-round blue skies. Explore its ancient history, contemporary heart, desert soul, and tongue-tingling food

Uncover a little piece of Mexico in the US in San Antonio. Relive Davy Crockett’s last days at the Alamo and sample the tacos and cocktails along the buzzing River Walk