Land in the golden state and a private SUV will be waiting to whisk you to your hotel on the famed Wiltshire Boulevard. Check in and spend the rest of the afternoon rejuvenating in the spa or take a stroll around Rodeo Drive, only a five-minute walk from your hotel.
Today you can get to know Los Angeles at your own pace, perhaps cycling along the gold-sand beaches or visiting some of the city’s top-notch museums. In the late afternoon, a private guide will pick you up for a 6.4-kilometre sunset hike in the hills, an important LA pastime. The iconic views overlooking the city are worth the climb and no trip here would be complete without a selfie in front of the Hollywood sign.
The best way to take in the beauty of Southern California’s iconic beaches are with a bike ride. This morning, your guide will set up bicycles outside of your hotel then get you fitted to set out on a scenic two-hour ride. You will follow winding paths featuring sweeping ocean views on a half day guided tour in Santa Monica and Venice Beach. Pause to take in the eclectic street entertainers in Venice Beach and admire the breath-taking views of Santa Monica and its world-famous pier.
Today you are in for a true culinary treat. During this four-hour foodie journey, you will taste more than 10 signature dishes from select eateries. This could include Turkish kebabs in St Vincent Court, Austrian sausages, and pastries from a celebrity chef in a 1920s shopping arcade, poke bowls with assorted fresh seafood in Little Tokyo, and a charcuterie board of fine cheeses and cured meats in a gourmet market. As you sample, enjoy the captivating backdrop of the Arts District.
After breakfast, check out of your hotel and a driver will take you to LAX for your flight to Las Vegas. Upon landing, a private chauffeur will be waiting to take you to your hotel.
It’s time to explore America’s rock star site. The Grand Canyon is every bit awe-inspiring with two-billion years of the earth’s history embedded in layered rock, gorges and sculpted peaks. Enjoy a pinch-yourself experience, soaring in a helicopter with an unparalleled pilot’s view as you take in the canyon’s sheer size and ravishing beauty. You’ll have the rare chance to land in a remote spot for a glass of champagne and brag-worthy photo opportunities. Other sights include the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and sweeping views of downtown Vegas.
This morning, head off the strip to meet your private guide for an extreme off-road adventure in the Mojave Desert.
After a safety briefing, your guide will show you the basics then you will strap in and ride. This area is filled with rolling dunes, surrounded by mountains, and offers views of the strip. The ride is fun, bumpy, and fast. An hour into your ride, you will pause to take photographs and enjoy a scenic picnic lunch. At the end of your ride, your driver will take you back to your hotel where you can enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
This morning, your driver will take you to the airport for your flight to New York. On arrival, a chauffeur will be waiting to take you to your hotel. Spend some time exploring your new surroundings, then delight in an elegant welcome dinner at the hotel accompanied by live jazz music.
Discover Brooklyn with a savvy guide who knows all the geographical sweet spots as well as the trendiest restaurants. Cross the famed Brooklyn Bridge for a bike ride around the coolest neighbourhoods including Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick. You’ll stop to admire street art and pause at the waterfront for picture-perfect views of Manhattan. Dip into a coffee house to sip on artisanal brew. It would almost be a cardinal sin not to stop for a ‘slice’ of Neapolitan-style pizza. Then end the day at a rooftop winery with enviable panoramas.
Meet your guide in Central Park for a bike tour, followed by a picnic lunch. Navigate down winding paths and soak in the beauty along the way – even getting a peek into the Central Park Zoo. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the lawns where you can recline on pillows and take in the city skyline. Soak up the sun as you dine on a gourmet meal from deli to fine dining. Enjoy the rest of your day in New York at leisure.
Say goodbye to the concrete jungle and head for the beach. A driver will take you to the airport where you’ll fly to Miami. On arrival, your driver will transfer you to your hotel right on Miami Beach.
Your local guide today is an anthropologist who can offer insider perspective of Miami’s Cuban culture. Veer off-piste to Calle Ocho, the beating heart of Little Havana and visit places rarely visited by other guides. As you walk around chatting to friendly locals, you’ll learn about the history, politics and architecture of this dynamic neighbourhood as well as snack on stuffed empanadas and various other Cuban treats.
This morning, head straight to Miami’s street art mecca, Wynwood Walls. Meet an expert graffiti artist who will take you around the warehouse district that has become internationally recognised. Boasting the world’s largest collection of street art, wander around the galleries and exhibitions alive with colourful murals. This includes a studio visit and graffiti art workshop where you will learn the basic spraying techniques from a seasoned pro and create your very own piece of art.
Join your guide for an adventure through the Florida Everglades. The Park protects an unparalleled landscape that provides important habitat for endangered species. Your guide will highlight the geology of this World Heritage site. Go off the beaten path to learn about the Miccosukee Indians, search for wildlife from alligators to exotic birds. Next, you will board a private airboat to travel deeper into the Everglades. During this one-hour excursion, you will have a chance to come face-to-face with baby alligators.
It’s time to bid adieu to the beach. A driver will take you to the airport from where you will depart.