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23 Day Cowboys, Indians & All That Jazz Self-Drive from Grapevine, TX to New Orleans, inc. Dallas, Oklahoma City, Native American Experiences + more.

23 Day Cowboys, Indians & All That Jazz Self-Drive from Grapevine, TX to New Orleans, inc. Dallas, Oklahoma City, Native American Experiences + more.

23 Days

Did someone say Road Trip? Explore the southern states of the USA on this immersive road trip through the old west and the new. Discover Americana the way it was meant to be discovered, from the seat of your own car, driving under neverending skies, through scenery that will live long in the memory, while you explore the history, food & culture of Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana.

  • 23-Day Unforgettable Self-Drive Tour of Southern America
  • 22 Nights In Modern Accommodations
  • 23-Day Car Hire
  • Breakfast Is Included Every Day

About This Trip

The deep south of America. Often ignored in favour of the coasts, but arguably the most happening part of the whole country. Packed with a completely unique and tumultuous history, this part of the USA has some of the most vibrant cities, the most explosive gastronomic scene and people whose friendliness, and warm welcomes are a massive part of a trip like this. 


When America was settled and expanded, the wild-west ruled. And while this is the south, this was the frontier land, the region where cowboys ruled and Indians suffered. A lot has happened in the intervening centuries and now a beautiful balance hangs over this part of America, where Native American reservations, resplendent in their balance with the natural world, stand side by side with old frontier towns like Oklahoma City, where old flows perfectly into the new. 


You will start your road trip in Grapevine, just outside Dallas, Texas. After spending some time learning about the culture here, you’ll drive up into Oklahoma for a real deep dive into the most incredible state. Here you will visit Reservations and discover how Native Americans lived, and live now. You will visit incredible cities, off the beaten track towns and much of your trip will be spent comparing BBQ styles, enjoying every second of it!


After exploring Oklahoma you will slice back through Texas to head into Louisiana, with your eventual destination, the glorious New Orleans. Outside of this magnificent, ultra-vibrant city, not many people visit Louisiana, so you are in for a real treat as you open the lid on the real America, visiting a couple of delightful Louisiana cities. 


You’ll finish off with an ice-cold Sazerac in hand, listening to some of the finest jazz in the world as parties happen in the street outside, a fine way to finish off your epic trip in New Orleans.


What's Included
23-Day Unforgettable Self-Drive Tour of Southern America

Experience the freedom of this thrilling part of America as you explore hidden corners, marvel at stunning vistas and soak in every little bit of Americana.

22 Nights In Modern Accommodations

We have sourced the very best accommodation along Route 66 to ensure you have a comfortable bed at the end of your day's adventure.

23-Day Car Hire

From Grapevine, TX to New Orleans you will be driving yourself along this incredible route, where you can explore your way, at your own daily pace.

Breakfast Is Included Every Day

Start off your day with the famous all-American breakfasts served in your hotel. Usually enough to see you through to dinner time!

24/7 Passenger Service

No matter where you are or what you are stuck with, you can call our local, on-the-ground agent and they will help you with whatever you need.

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Trip Itinerary


Where You'll Stay

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3* Accommodation - Double/Twin Share Basis

All hotels are subject to availability, a confirmed hotel list will be provided to you 2-4 weeks prior to your departure. In the event that any of the hotels are unavailable, we will accommodate you in a hotel of a similar or higher standard, in a similar location to ensure your itinerary is able to run smoothly. Hotel examples:


3* Grapevine Holiday Inn Express -  Grapevine

3*  Arlington Hampton Inn & Suites - Dallas Arlington

3* Grapevine Best Western Northwest Inn - Grapevine

3* Sulphur Super 8 by Wyndham - Sulphur

3* Duncan Holiday Inn Express - Duncan

3* Oklahoma City Hilton Garden Inn - Oklahoma City

3*  Ponca City La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham - Ponca City

3* Tulsa Hilton Garden Inn - Tulsa South

3* Tahlequah Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham - Tahlequah

3* Durant Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Durant

3*  Shreveport Quality Inn - Shreveport

3* Alexandria Best Western - Alexandria 

3*  New Orleans Holiday Inn -  New Orleans Downtown Superdome


A general list of amenities across all of our hotels is as follows:


  • Private double/twin share room with ensuite
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • 24-hour reception
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
Single supplementNo
Max occupancy2 Adults
ShareableNot available
Bedding arrangementDouble/Twin Room
Other Info

The USA is big and everyone thinks they know it if they have been to LA or New York. But the best of America, the ‘real’ America is hidden down south. If you want a more wholesome ‘off-the-beaten-track’ experience, then this is the one for you. 


For us, this trip is all about discovery. You will be visiting some incredible cities like Dallas, OKC and New Orleans, all amazing, but it is the dots between these cities where the real memories will be made. Tulsa, with its phenomenal arts scene and wild history, the Bayou country of Shreveport and the raw natural power of spending some time with the Choctaw people. 


And the food….oh my goodness the food. All of the south is a competition, who can make the tastiest, most mouth-watering food. Texas-style v Oklahoma-style v Louisiana-style. BBQ may be at the heart of this great competition, but each state and each chef in it are being pushed constantly to produce works of gastronomic beauty, you get 23 chances to experience it!



This big trip around the south starts off in Grapevine, Texas, just minutes from Dallas Fort Worth Airport. After spending some time here, you will head up to Oklahoma where you will pretty much circle the whole state, stopping in Duncan, Sulphur, OKC, Ponca, Tusla, Tahlequah and Durant. Then you make a straight line into Louisiana, stopping at Shreveport and Alexandria before finishing off your trip in New Orleans.



The hotels included in our Route 66 Adventure feature the following facilities:


  • 24-Hour Reception Desk
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Wellness Centre
  • & Many More!

important info

Important Info.


  • Return international flights
  • Visas
  • International Driver's License
  • Any applicable rental car one-way drop fee
  • Optional activities/tours, personal expenses/transfers not mentioned
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips & gratuities

Age restrictions

  • The minimum age for this tour is 20 years old


  • The minimum number for this tour to commence is two people
  • Double/twin share basis

Passport & visa requirements

  • All visitors require a passport with a minimum validity of 3 months beyond your return travel date is required for all passengers (including children and infants)
  • It is the visitor's responsibility to ensure they are holding the correct and current visa for the countries they are visiting
  • If the visitor is a non-Australian passport holder, a valid re-entry visa may be required
  • Important: Please start arranging your visa at least 6-8 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours and processing times

Travel Insurance

  • We recommend you purchase travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this package

Health & vaccination

  • As border restrictions for countries begin to ease, being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will maximise the number of locations you can visit. So whilst you are not legally required to be vaccinated, and it’s also not a requirement to travel with us, it will limit some of the countries that you can visit and may make it harder to travel for the next 12-18 months.
  • We highly recommend our travellers to look at the current travel restrictions of their destination, speak with a medical professional at least 30 days before departure or get in touch with our team for travel advice.
  • Health care such as a doctor’s surgery, dentist and optometrists may not always be accessible on this tour
  • It is advised that you ensure you have adequate health insurance cover as part of your travel insurance


  • Porterage is not included on this trip.


  • Tipping and gratuities are not included in the package and are at your own discretion

Fitness requirements

  • Travellers should have a good level of physical fitness and mobility. They must be able to partake unaided in their chosen activities/package tours/cruise etc. as outlined in the itinerary

Dietary requirements

  • Any dietary requirements must be received by DealsAway at least 30 days prior to your scheduled departure date. Failure to provide these details by this date may result in an inability to cater for your requirements
  • In most cases DealsAway can cater for special dietary requirements but please note that on occasion, this may not be possible due to location, lack of availability of ingredients, and other extenuating circumstances. It is always advised to carry supplies with you


  • As this is a self-drive tour, no transfers are necessary.


  • Any applicable pre-trip or tour documentation will be emailed to you prior to travelling. Should you have any queries regarding this please feel free to contact us directly via email at

DealsAway savings

  • The value and comparative savings have been determined based on published rack rates and the value of inclusions. Please be advised that rack rates may not be reflective of actual rates being charged, dependent on the timing and manner of your booking and therefore are only indicative of the level of saving

Itinerary amendments & changes

  • Occasionally our itineraries are updated prior to departure to incorporate improvements stemming from past travellers’ feedback as well as updates from our ground operators. Please note that while we operate successful tours in this region throughout the year, some changes may be necessary due to inclement weather, public holidays, common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes, and unforeseen circumstances. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route. The order and timing of included activities may also vary from time to time


  • All DealsAway trips are available on a request-only basis and are subject to availability. Once booked you should receive a payment confirmation and receipt via email, followed by a booking confirmation normally within 72hrs of making a booking, sometimes this can take a little longer subject to supplier delay
  • If you have not received your confirmation within 5 business days of payment confirmation please contact us immediately by email at
  • In the event that your trip is unavailable on the dates you have chosen, we will contact you by telephone to advise the next available dates


  • Any prices quoted exclude specific costs/measures which may be introduced at a later stage as a result of Government changes due to COVID-19 health and safety restrictions. DealsAway will inform its guests of these changes as soon as possible, these additional charges will be passed on by DealsAway to the guest



Name change or corrections

  • Name corrections may incur a fee
  • Name changes are not permitted
  • After bookings are fully paid, any amendment has to be requested in writing and incurs a $69 fee per person from our supplier, plus any additional costs and administrative expenses incurred in arranging the amendment

Date changes

  • Date changes are not permitted


  • Please refer to our booking conditions for all information on refunds

DealsAway reserves the right to modify prices for marketing and commercial reasons. Please note that full terms and conditions apply. Refer to the website's terms and conditions.


Car Hire


Each daily hire is based on a period of 24hrs rental, for example, a 2-day hire is the equivalent of 48hrs hire starting at the time the vehicle is picked up. If you require a longer rental time due to flight times or for any other reason then we advise you to purchase another day of rental hire. This can be added on request for an additional fee 

If you are late returning the vehicle this may result in a fee being charged to you from the car hire supplier directly

DealsAway takes no responsibility for any additional fees incurred to the customer by the car hire supplier


Minimum Driver Age

  • 20 years old
  • YOUNG DRIVER FEE - Where a renter is aged between 20-24 a young driver fee may apply  


One Way Drop Off

  • One-way fees/charges are not included
  • Applicable one-way fees/charges will be charged directly to the customer's nominated credit card by the car rental company
  • A one-way rental is the collection and return of a rental vehicle from one retail location to another.
  • One-way rentals are subject to availability and a service fee applies. This fee will vary depending on the class of vehicle and the pick-up and drop-off locations required


Additional Drivers

  • Additional Drivers are subject to availability and may incur an additional driver fee. 
  • Any additional driver fee will be charged directly to the customer's nominated credit card by the car rental company
  • Additional authorised drivers must be registered upon pick up of rental vehicle by the rental car team.


Car hire rates do not include:


  • One-way drop off fees
  • Additional driver fees
  • Out of hours pick up
  • Delivery & collection fees
  • Fuel purchase options
  • Additional equipment: child seats
  • Road tolls
  • Personal accident and effects cover
  • Premium roadside assist
  • Private parking charges

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