Heya West Coast wanderer, wait 'til you see the treats we have in store for you. We'll be immersed in cool California vibes after a stint in Nevada's wild Vegas. We'll hike around Yosemite Valley, watch the sun set behind the city of San Fran & swim in the paradise of Bass Lake. 7-days abroad never looked so good.
|R13,559 p.p. Land only - Based on Twin Share|
Price is per person based on a lead in rate and subject to availability depending on the departure date. For all new bookings made from 15 September 2016 to 24 November 2016 from the USA & CANADA 2017/2018 brochure. Price is per person based on a lead in rate and subject to availability depending on the departure date. (High and low season rates apply) All travel for 2017/2018 only. Single supplement rates available on request. Early payment discount of 7.5% is applicable. *Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. All these discounts apply to the land portion of the trip price only. The trip price does not include the costs of international flights (to/from the start or end the trip). May be combined with normal brochure discounts (past passenger, mates rates, 2 tours or more) if applicable. A R1000 deposit is required within 7 days of reservation and full payment by 24 November 2016. All terms and conditions apply as per the Contiki USA & Canada 2017/2018 brochure. Contiki is exclusively for 18-35 year olds.
Billed for centuries as the 'land of opportunity', for more than 500 years people have travelled to the United States of America seeking a better life. The territory was fought over by colonial powers for 300 hundred years, and finally won its independence from Britain in 1783.
Despite the near-annihilation of the Native American population, a bloody civil war, and centuries of ingrained racism (Native Americans were not granted citizenship until 1924 and racial segregation was the norm until as late as the 1950s), the American people have succeeded in forging one of the worlds most united, democratic and tolerant nations, a fascinating melting-pot of cultures, and the undisputed military and economic heavyweight of the world.
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