After hiring a car in Las Vegas, drive out to the iconic Grand Canyon, passing the Hoover Damn and the man-made Lake Mead on route. The famous route through the Mojave Desert will amaze you with its eerie desolate beauty. The Canyon itself was formed over millions of years as the Colorado River flowed toward the west. Descending for more than a mile in places, this is a wonder of the natural world – there are many plants and animals that call the canyon home.
Rio de Janeiro
It’s undeniable that Brazil’s second largest city has a raw edge. Every pocket of picture-perfect splendour has a gritty, less polished counterpart. But don’t let Rio De Janeiro’s reputation precede it - there are an abundance of good things on the horizon.
You won’t be disappointed by the empowering sights of Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain or sweeping sands of Copacabana and Ipanema. And beyond this sparkling façade, you’ll discover frozen-in-time churches, urban rainforests and a fascinating creative heritage. Carnival may only happen once a year, but its spirit never fades. Let the sounds of the dance halls, bars and open-air cafes awaken you and the delightful cuisine tantalise your taste buds. Discover heavenly beaches, adorned with equally heavenly bodies or absorb the city’s bohemian vibe around the shops, eateries and drinking spots of Santa Teresa.