SOUTHERN STATES USA TOUR
February 25- March 11, 2017
Director: Dr. Clark D. Anderson & Professor Glen Thaxton
Day 1-2 (Sat/Sun Feb 25-26th): FLY to LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Today we all fly to Los Angeles, California. We will check into our hotel and enjoy some orientation activities and introductions. Our adventure begins with a fantastic dinner and evening view of LA.
Day 3-4 (Mon/Tue Feb 27—28th): DISNEYLAND / CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE
Our Southern States LIT Tour begins with many opportunities to practice the English language as you spend two full days exploring Disneyland Adventure Parks in Anaheim, California! Disneyland Park is a beloved Southern California destination where generations of families have made their Disney dreams come true. Opened in 1955, Walt Disney’s original theme park is divided into 8 extravagantly themed lands—Main Street, U.S.A., Tomorrowland, Fantasyland, Mickey’s Toontown, Frontierland, Critter Country, New Orleans Square, and Adventureland. There are two major parks to choose from; Disneyland and Disneyland Adventure. In Disneyland you enter a magical kingdom where you can sail with pirates, explore exotic jungles, meet fairy-tale princesses, dive under the ocean and rocket through the stars—all in the same day. At Disney California Adventure Park you can explore 8 exciting lands that bring to life Disney and Pixar stories and characters through amazing attractions, entertainment and dining! The 2 most recent additions—Buena Vista Street and the awe-inspiring Cars Land—join the themed lands of Condor Flats, Grizzly Peak, Paradise Pier, Pacific Wharf, “A Bug’s Land” and Hollywood Land. With so much to do day and night our time at Disneyland will pass by quickly. We overnight near Disneyland.
Day 5 (Wed March 1st): UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD
This morning we practice our English further as we explore the exciting adventures at Universal Studios. This will be a full day of action-packed entertainment all in one place: thrilling theme park rides and shows, a real working movie studio, and Los Angeles’ best shops, restaurants and cinemas at CityWalk. Universal Studios Hollywood is a unique experience where the art of making movies is brought to life. We overnight near Universal City.
Day 6 (Thurs March 2nd): SAN DIEGO / BEACH
This morning we engage in some extensive language immersion activities. After lunch we will enjoy a scenic drive along the Pacific Coast and down to San Diego, California. This afternoon we will have some time at the beach enjoying the Pacific Ocean. You can enjoy a refreshing dip in the water, rent jet skis, body surf, play sand volleyball, or just enjoy the sunshine and the crashing waves on the shore. We will check into our hotel/resort in San Diego and overnight.
Day 7 (Fri March 3rd): SEA WORLD, SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
Today offers another opportunity to practice the English language in a natural setting as you explore the animals, sea creatures, and various shows and activities at Sea World! This will be a fun filled day of exploration as well as language immersion as you interact with the workers, staff, and other Sea World visitors. We again overnight in San Diego.
Day 8 (Sat. March 4th): LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Today we engage in language immersion activities as we drive to the infamous Las Vegas, Nevada. You will be free to venture and explore the famous Las Vegas Strip which has many options for eating and entertainment. Every Hotel/Resort has a variety of activities, themes, and eating options. This evening as a group we will enjoy family friendly Las Vegas show. We overnight in Vegas.
DAY 9 (Sun March 5th): THE GRAND CANYON / PHOENIX, ARIZONA
Today we practice our English on the bus in some fun interactive activities as we make our way to one of the 7 Wonders of the World; The Grand Canyon! We will explore the sites on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon as we participate in the scenic Hermit Road Bus Route which is a 7 mile (11 km) scenic route along the west end of Grand Canyon Village out to Hermits Rest. This evening we drive to Phoenix, Arizona and overnight.
Day 10 (Mon March 6th): Fly to NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
This morning we take a short flight to The Big Easy; New Orleans, Louisiana. When we arrive we will go to our hotel and get settled. This afternoon/evening we will have a very unique experience as we travel the Louisiana swamps by airboat. This will expose you to a different world filled with wildlife, moss, cypress trees, and of course alligators! We overnight in New Orleans.
Day 11 (Tue March 7th): NEW ORLEANS
Today we practice our English skills as we explore the city of New Orleans. We begin with a visit to the Aquarium of the Americas and Entergy IMAX Theatre. At the aquarium we explore the underwater world and check out the Mississippi River Gallery, home of the white alligator, the sea otters, and the penguin exhibit where you can see the Rockhopper penguins (the penguins have a feeding twice a day at 10:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.). You can also surround yourself with the Caribbean Reef as you walk through the Aquarium’s 30-foot-long aquatic tunnel and experience the rain forest from the top of a tropical tree house. If interested you can swing by Adventure Island, where you get to pet stingrays and even see a stingray feeding (this happens at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.). The afternoon is free for you to explore the many options available in New Orleans. One fantastic option is the Audubon Insectarium where you explore everything about bugs! In the downtown area are options for a carriage ride where you can listen to the history of New Orleans (in English) and take in the beauty of the quarter. We overnight in New Orleans.
Day 12 (Wed March 8th): NEW ORLEANS TO ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Today we travel the coast line of the Gulf of Mexico as we make our way over to Orlando, Florida. This will give us ample opportunity to engage in meaningful language learning and immersion activities. We will work on proficiency and skills as we also enjoy the views of the lovely state of Florida. We overnight in Orlando.
Day 13 (Thurs March 9th): DISNEYWORLD
Today gives us the opportunity to implement the language skills learned yesterday on the bus as we explore the Orlando Disney Magic Kingdom Park. You will delight in classic attractions, enchanting fireworks, musical parades and beloved Disney Characters across 6 whimsical lands. See fantasy become a reality as you explore Adventureland, Frontierland, Liberty Square, Fantasyland—which remains open while undergoing the largest expansion in Magic Kingdom history. Tomorrowland and Main Street, U.S.A areas should not be missed. Zoom through space, become a swashbuckling pirate and watch fireworks light up the sky over Cinderella Castle. We overnight again in Orlando.
Day 14 (Fri March 10th): ATLANTIC OCEAN COASTLINE / MIAMI, FLORIDA
Today we enjoy a beautiful drive along the Atlantic Ocean Coastline as we practice our language immersion lessons. We pass through notorious cities like Palm Bay and Fort Lauderdale. We enjoy lunch and other attractions in Miami before making our way to the airport and beginning our journey home!
Day 15 (Sat March 11tth): FLY HOME!
We continue our journey and arrive at our individual homes!
TOUR COST AND DETAILS
COST PER PERSON:
Quadruple Occupancy: $3,535
Triple Occupancy: $3,685
Double Occupancy: $3,985
Single Occupancy: $4,885
DEPOSIT REQUIRED: $500 per person.
ROOMMATES: Single people may sign up for accommodations on a share basis and will be assigned roommates as circumstances permit. If a roommate is unavailable, the participant will be notified of the adjusted price prior to departure.
CANCELLATION FEES: A $25 fee will be charged by LIT Tours, LLC for all cancellations until 60 days prior to departure, at which time the fee will be $100. In addition, all cancellation charges imposed by airlines, hotels, vendors, operators, etc., will be passed on to the participant.
TOUR INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:
- First-class, top quality tour with experienced tour directors
- Private, deluxe air-conditioned motor coach
- Hotel Accommodations
- Two meals daily (breakfast and lunch or dinner) as indicated in the detailed itinerary.
- All admission fees to sites specified in the itinerary (group tours only)
Because our tour participants are coming on to the tour from different countries, we do not include the price of the airfare. We are more than happy to help you arrange for your flights but the price is not reflected in the price of the Tour. If you are arranging your flights we need everyone at the LAX Los Angeles Airport on January 19th by 5pm. At the end of the tour we will arrive and finish our tour in Miami around 6pm. Please do not book flights that depart before 8pm, February 1st.
REGISTRATION, DEPOSIT, PAYMENT, AND CANCELLATION:
Early reservations are strongly recommended, and a deposit of $500 per person is required at the time of booking, with the remaining balance due 60 days prior to departure. Applications received after this date should include full payment. Any payments made after this date should also include also include full payment. Any payments made 30 days prior to departure must be in the form of a money order. Checks should be made payable to Revive Service Tours. All cancellation penalties are the responsibility of the participant.
Please send check payment and names of participants to:
Revive Service Tours LLC
42 S. 930W.
Orem, UT 84058
ITEMS NOT INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE:
Airfare travel to LAX International Airport, and departure home from tour from Miami International Airport. Items of a personal nature, such as souvenirs; excess baggage or portage charges; personal, trip, or baggage insurance; room service; laundry; phone charges; food or beverages not part of the group menu; tips; gratuities for special services; expenses incurred on personal activities not included where group participation is not specified in the itinerary.