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How to beat the post-holiday blues

16th September 2010 Print
Christmas holidays in America

If you cannot wait until next summer for your next long break, why not make the most of the holiday season and plan an exciting getaway abroad?

Whether you want to celebrate Christmas doing something completely different or welcome the New Year with a bang, TrekAmerica has a selection of active itineraries all over the Americas for the perfect festive escape...

Wake up for Christmas at the Grand Canyon and celebrate New Year in Las Vegas...
The winter season really is one of the best times to visit the majestic Grand Canyon National Park - without the sweltering summer temperatures! Monument Valley, homeland of the Navajo, combines breathtaking scenery with a unique cultural experience, with a ranch house stay and western horseback riding, for a real taste cowboy life. And for a New Year's Eve celebration you won't forget, Las Vegas throws a party like no other city in America.

Canyon Xmas Vegas New Year (10 days)
Departs: on 24 December; from Las Vegas
Prices: £1,099 per person

Welcome 2011 in Mexico's steamy jungle!
Tequila, tacos and ancient temples: Mexico is a land of dynamic contrasts rich in culture and natural beauty. Explore the living history of the Mayans and celebrate New Year's Eve in mystical Palenque, home to some of the most spectacular ruins in Mexico set in the heart of the steamy jungle. Head to San Cristobal de Las Casas, the heart of the state of Chiapas, with fascinating Indian markets and cobblestone streets to wander. But the crown jewel of the trip would have to be the four beach nights on the Mayan Riviera!

Mexico Adventure (14 days)
Departs: 28 December; from Cancun
Prices: £899 per person

Immerge in 'la pura vida' of Costa Rica!
A Central American tour that will put you right in the middle of the action! With thick rainforests, active volcanoes and pristine beaches to explore, Costa Rica is an adventurer's paradise. Zip line in the cloud forest of Monteverde, trek amongst the rainforest canopy, discover hidden waterfalls, soak in natural hot springs near Arenal Volcano or learn to surf. You will even cross the border into Panama, taking a scenic boat tour into the Bocas del Toro archipelago!

Costa Rica Panama Trail (21 days)
Departs: 19 December; from San Jose
Prices: £1,519 per person

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All trips include services of a TrekAmerica tour leader, transportation by private adventure vehicle, night camping and equipment (except sleeping bag). Flights are not included but can be arranged upon request.

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Christmas holidays in America