Tailor-Made Holiday

USA Family Holiday - San Diego and Rockies Ranch

Coast and Cowboys

10 days

from £3,295pp

The USA is a wonderful place for a family holiday, with direct flights from the UK, stunning beaches, scenery and great accommodation. This two centre family holiday visiting San Diego on the Californian coast and a ranch in the Rockie mountains, means less time travelling and packing and more time to explore and have fun.

  • Visit the relaxed, laid back town of San Diego with amazing sandy beaches.
  • Get active - go hiking, climbing or biking, on the coast or in the mountains.
  • Jump in the saddle and play cowboy at a ranch in the Rocky mountains.
  • Relax in a beautifully restored 19th century bathhouse and soak in the natural hot springs.

San Diego

San Diego is consistently voted as the top city in the USA for families and with year round warm, sunny weather, it’s a great place to start. Despite being a large city it still retains a small town friendly feel. It has miles of sandy beaches just waiting to be played on, get out the bucket and spade or head into the waves and learn to surf or sail. Once, or if, you tire of the coast, there are many activities to keep you amused, trekking, biking or climbing as well as a number of gardens, museums or theme parks.

Ranch in the Rockies

Head into the stunning Rocky mountains and experience life on a ranch, it’s not obligatory to get in the saddle though. Whether you participate in the many outdoor adventures on offer like rafting, rock climbing, hiking and of course horse riding or simply soak up the surroundings, spirit and culture of the north west, a ranch holiday is perfect for families.

Dunton Hot Springs

Ranches in the north west are of a very high standard and definitely come with a warm welcome. Dunton Hot Springs is one of our favourites. A lovingly restored ghost town (sounds like a place you would find Scooby Doo) with its own hot springs. It has a wonderful atmosphere and retains the charm of its former years, a relaxed place with plenty of space to run free and go wild.

For a more detailed itinerary with great ideas on what to do and where to stay, please get in touch with our experts.

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what is included

  • All accommodation
  • Internal flights
  • International flights as detailed
  • Sightseeing with private guide as per the itinerary
  • Transfers as detailed

what is excluded

  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas

PLEASE NOTE THE ABOVE FLIGHT COST IS A SUGGESTED FROM PRICE. FLIGHT COSTS WILL BE CONFIRMED AT TIME OF BOOKING. ALL FLIGHTS ARE ATOL PROTECTED.

Itinerary at a glance

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Day 1

Fly London to San Diego


San Diego on the coast of southern California is a relaxing place with year round warm, sunny weather. Despite being a large city it still retains a small town friendly feel and has miles of sandy beaches offering options for surfing, sailing or relaxing. If you tire of the coast, there are many activities to keep you amused - trekking, biking or climbing as well as a number of gardens, museums or theme parks.


Car Hire
Pick up place: San Diego airport
Drop off place: San Diego airport
Duration of hire: 5 days
Type of vehicle: Car

Drive from San Diego Airport up the coast to Del Mar


A journey of approximately 30 minutes


Del Mar is an affluent beach city a short 30 minute drive north of San Diego, California. It is an area famous for beautiful beaches, award-winning cuisine and home to the Del Mar horse racing track.


You will be staying at L’Auberge Del Mar, Room only

Day 2

Day at Leisure
Have the day at leisure to explore San Diego independently. Spend time on one of the beautiful sandy beaches, learn to surf or sail or just relax. For those feeling active go hiking, climbing or biking, options are endless. There are many gardens, museums and theme parks too.


You will be staying at L’Auberge Del Mar, Room only

Day 3

You will be staying at L’Auberge Del Mar, Room only

Day 4

You will be staying at L’Auberge Del Mar, Room only

Day 5


Car Hire
Drop off place: San Diego airport
Type of vehicle: Car

Drive from Del Mar to San Deigo Airport


A Journey of about 30 minutes.

Fly San Diego to Durango


Car Hire
Pick up place: Durango airport
Drop off place: Durango airport
Duration of hire: 5 days
Type of vehicle: Car

Drive from Durango Airport to Dunton Hot Springs


A journey of about two and a half hours.


You will be staying at Dunton Hot Springs and Cresto Ranch, Bed & Breakfast

Day 6

You will be staying at Dunton Hot Springs and Cresto Ranch, Bed & Breakfast

Day 7

You will be staying at Dunton Hot Springs and Cresto Ranch, Bed & Breakfast

Day 8

You will be staying at Dunton Hot Springs and Cresto Ranch, Bed & Breakfast

Day 9


Car Hire
Drop off place: Durango airport
Type of vehicle: Car

Drive from Dunton Hot Springs to Durango Airport

Fly Durango to London overnight

Accommodation

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we recommend you stay on your journey.

Dunton Hot Springs and Cresto Ranch

Dunton Hot Springs and Cresto Ranch

Dunton Hot Springs is a restored 19th Century silver miners town, with 12 original handmade log cabins, a saloon and dance hall, library and chapel....

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For a more detailed itinerary with great ideas on what to do and where to stay, please get in touch with our experts.

Destination Experts

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Roxy Dukes, Travel Expert

"Roxy filled us with enthusiasm and came up with some great ideas for a trip. We liked the idea of a slightly 'off the beaten track experience' and some private bespoke activities and that's exactly what we've had. Thank you!"

"Roxy created a wonderfully interesting route which was the basis for a super trip. She also chose lovely places for us to stay and interesting activities for us to participate in, introducing us to the idea of private guided experiences which we thoroughly enjoyed."

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"It was tremendously helpful to be able to speak to someone who had been to Antarctica before - Sue had been on the ship we had booked, so was able to give us some very useful information. We felt that at every stage of the booking process that we were in safe hands. "

""I was uncharacteristically worried about this trip - neurotic some might say - and I was given 110% support and help with everything. I had been disappointed by not being able to get a space on the 2014 trip and so Sue was stuck with me for 2 years - a testament to her patience and professionalism. I was confident in Sue - she knows Antarctica and speaks from experience, that is worth a huge amount. Emails, which I would send were responded to almost immediately.""

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