Alabama Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

Adventure in the South Tour

Adventure in the South tour is a 12-day tour featuring mountain waterfalls, white water, river cities, the beach and New Orleans in Louisiana, Alabama & Georgia

The rivers, waterfalls and coast have always been a big part of southern history. It is also an ideal way to experience an exciting holiday in the Deep South USA.

Day 1 & 2

Arrive in Atlanta and overnight. While in the south's gateway city, visit the home of the world's largest aquarium, the Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coca-Cola.

Day 3 & 4

Travel to the mountains in Alabama (2.5hours, 118 miles) for DeSoto State Park and Little River Canyon National Preserve in Fort Payne with its unique mountain top river, waterfalls and eleven-mile scenic drive. Rock climbing, kayaking and nature walks are popular activities. Nearby are the small mountain top village of Mentone and the wild cave tours at Sequoyah Caverns.

Dozens of waterfalls dot the landscape and adventure spots include rock climbing and wild Sequoyah cave tours. Travel the short distance to Gadsden to watch water cascade 90 feet over a Lookout Mountain ledge at Noccalula Falls Park. While in town, try the award-winning local beer, Truck Stop Honey, at Back Forty Beer Company.

Day 5

Travel to Phenix City for more excitement (4 hours, 190 miles). Here you will find the warm water, southern climate and consistent release of water from upstream dams that allow year-round while water adventure, most months without special clothing. Billed as the longest urban whitewater course in the world, the whitewater rafting course officially opened May 2013. Adventure seekers can ride class II and III rapids and then exit the water and walk the downtowns of both the two cities that border the river, Phenix City, Alabama and Columbus, Georgia.

Day 6-7

Travel to another river city, Montgomery, to visit a Southern River City, complete with riverboat cruises and downtown entertainment (1.5 hours, 80 miles). This is the city that Dr. Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks and Hank Williams all called home.

Day 8-10

Travel to the resort towns along the Gulf (3 hours, 190 miles). While on your way, stop in Monroeville, home of To Kill a Mockingbird author, Harper Lee, and tour the courthouse and town that was the inspiration for her book. Continue that day to Gulf Shores / Orange Beach for several days of enjoyment. Along the Alabama shore, the water is warm, the sand on the beach soft, the drinks cold, the seafood fresh and exciting live music. Nearby cities include Mobile, Fairhope and Dauphin Island, each with a historic, scenic or romantic flair that will make your time on the Alabama coast enjoyable. Deep-sea fishing, dolphin cruises, swamp tours and parasailing are just some of the fun adventures along the coast. The Florabama beach bar, Hang Out entertain center, historic Civil War forts, bird watching sanctuaries and live music venues are all in southern Alabama. Visit Mobile during Mardi Gras season and be part of the crowd where it all started in America.

Day 11 & 12

Travel to New Orleans (3 hours, 188 miles). Visit the French Quarter and party hard before flying back home.

For more information on any of these places view the online Deep South USA Guide or complete an enquiry form to request further information.
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