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Deep South

The homeland of the formidable historical figures Martin Luther King Jr and Rosa Parks, as well as musical prodigies Louis Armstrong and Elvis, the Deep South is a cultural melting pot deserving of plentiful exploration.

Lasting plantations and antebellum homes from the abominable and infamous period of the slave trade still exist as symbols of pre-Civil War America, while towns like Gainesville in Alabama perform annual Civil War re-enactments in mid-March. A territory known for its mouth-watering soul food, like the Mississippi mud pie, bourbon-spiked pecan pie and the beloved lane cake, it is foodie’s reverie.

Whilst the Deep South of the USA is rightly synonymous with wildlife-dense swamplands, deep-fried delicacies and exhilarating cities like New Orleans, Nashville and Memphis, it is also a region that features a staggering landscape of fields and valleys, and whose widely spiritual population uphold good manners and heartfelt respect for nature as part of their rooted slow living philosophy.

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Nashville, USA

Deep South Road Trip by Mustang

Embark on a world-class road trip in a vintage Ford Mustang, navigating between some of the most significant musical and cultural sites in all of the USA and stopping over in the big cities of Nashville, New Orleans and Memphis and the quaint townships of Saint Francisville and Muscle Shoals.

13 days

from $6,858 pp

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From my first conversation with Roxy, it was clear that her knowledge was very good indeed. She listened to our ideas and created a fantastic bespoke holiday for us, and the pre-trip information was first class.

Destination: USA
Travel Expert: Roxy

All the way through the process - from us explaining what we wanted through to the programme that Roxy created - everything was excellent. Roxy understood our requirements perfectly and created a trip that exactly fitted the bill.

Destination: USA
Travel Expert: Roxy

Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Roxy Dukes

Roxy has had many adventures throughout the USA, and has a passion for exploring the spectacular National Parks. Roxy’s tip is to invest in a private guides that take you off the grid, transforming your experience of these epic landscapes.
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Sue Grimwood

I was inspired to travel south from an early age. My form teacher when I was nine made us listen to tapes from Shackleton’s expeditions, I didn’t know it at the time, but it obviously left a deep impression on my psyche.
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Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise sets us apart. So too our curiosity. A curiosity of the world and of you, and your passions. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you, all the while ensuring we travel and operate sustainably.

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