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Dirty South Trip

Welcome to our Dirty South Trip, our annual year-end blowout created to show you the prime parties + events of the Deep South, where we road trip through fall landscape, sample down-home cuisine and meet Southern locals for their events, on their home turf. Prepare for Southern hospitality at its finest.


Our Tour Highlights:

  • ALL event tickets included (a $650+ value!)
  • ALL camping equipment included
  • Centrally located hotels, hostels and campsites

  • The benefit of supporting a small tour company
  • No tipping
  • Not missing out on the coolest tour of The South, ever.


INTERESTS

Football and Hiking

Partying and Music


ACCOMMODATION & TRANSPORTATION

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FOOD & MEALS



We grill steaks over the campfire, dice our own salads and cook what feels good. While we’re on the road, we hunt down the most legendary food spots of The South. Dishes you might try include:

 

  • Carolina BBQ
  • Biscuits + gravy
  • Southern fried chicken

  • Shrimp + grits
  • STEAMED oysters
  • Jambalaya, gumbo + more!


Our Events + Inclusions

Our Dirty South events + inclusions are chosen based on what a local would enjoy, rather than what “sells” in a worldwide travel brochure. Our Southern-approved events for 2018 include:

  • Jack Daniels tour + tasting (included)
  • River Tubes for floating (included)
  • Talladega NASCAR race ticket (included)
  • Charleston backyard oyster roast (included)

  • Florida vs. LSU college football game (included)
  • Tailgating spot @ ‘The Swamp’ (included)
  • Charleston Harbor boat cruise (included)
  • Grand Ole Opry ticket + more!


DETAILED ITINERARY

You’ll never see The South like you can with Orange Sky. Come ready to appreciate Southern hospitality, see jaw-dropping events — with more than 90,000 fans in attendance — and experience the Deep South how it should be done: on a down-to-earth road trip with friends!

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Day 1: Ginnie Springs, FL

Today we head to Ginnie Springs — a central Florida private campground located on the Santa Fe River, better known to locals as the ultimate lazy river.


Day 2: Ginnie Springs + SEC Football

Grab your red solo cup and prepare for football tailgating, Southern style.


Day 3: Charleston, SC

Say goodbye to Florida and hello to the Deep South, where we’ll ramble through Savannah to indulge in any Southern cuisine in our path and, after our best Forrest Gump bench-sitting impression, make our way to Charleston to partake in a traditional, backyard oyster roast.


Day 4: Charleston + Boat Cruise

Rise and shine on your free day in Chucktown.


Day 5: Asheville, NC

Hop on board and enjoy our drive through the Carolinas toward the “Brew City” of Asheville, a laid-back hippie town nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina.


Day 6: Nashville, TN + Smokey Mountains

Discover your inner hiker as we drive amongst the red and yellow leaves of the Appalachians, the oldest mountain chain in the world.


Day 7: Nashville + Grand Ole Opry

Today is your free day in Music City. You can visit the Country Music Hall of Fame, check out the Johnny Cash Museum or shop for boots on Lower Broadway.


Day 8: Talladega, AL + Jack Daniels Tour

Now that you’re an expert on country music, we can jam—loud and proud—on our way to Talladega for NASCAR.


Day 9: Talladega Free Day

Gentleman (and ladies), start your engines. ‘Dega is your chance to immerse yourself in the NASCAR culture.


Day 10: Talladega + NASCAR Race

Don your American flag for Race Day, when you pose in front of the Talladega sign, roam around the track grounds, or stop over by the merchandise shop to support your favorite driver.


Day 11: New Orleans, LA + University of Alabama

Bid ‘Dega farewell as we make our way south along the countryside of Alabama and arrive in New Orleans by sundown.


Day 12: New Orleans Free Day

Today is your food coma day. You can sample New Orleans pralines, gobble down a po’boy or fill your belly with a bowl of gumbo from the French Market.


**Attention: Many factors such as traffic, wildlife, bad weather, road construction, crazy people or hurricanes may reroute our itinerary due to safety. We may even miss an event or two. Please be ready to roll with the punches if that happens. It’s not an adventure ‘til something goes wrong, right?


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Kristen, Australia

“I highly recommend Orange Sky’s Dirty South tour! We got to experience the south as the locals know it with a great mix of music, food, parties and chilling with mates. Can’t recommend enough.”

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Yumi, Australia

Yumi, Australia

“The trips are built around providing truly authentic experiences – having the freedom to enjoy what really feels like a road trip with friends. In such strong support of the company and what it can offer for the curious traveller.”

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Stavros, Greece

“Talladega, the undoubtedly the highlight, a southern cultural zenith. The same feel-good vibes as a music festival but instead of being excited about music people are excited about NASCAR.”

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Josh, Australia

Josh, Australia

“The Dirty South this is hands down the best tour you’ll ever do – nothing has compared to the local experience you get from a guide that’s grew up in these parts.”

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Sjoerd, Netherlands

Sjoerd, Netherlands

“Just as you would see in those roadtrip movies. Relaxed and cruisy with strangers who quickly will become your friends, while seeing America the right way. And what is the right way? Not just visiting the tourist traps, but also visiting some lesser visited (NASCAR infield camping, Highschool football) places.”

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Andrew, Australia

Andrew, Australia

“It blew all my expectations out of the water. Every single part of the trip was awesome. It was such a great way to experience the REAL South.”

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Hunter, Australia

Hunter, Australia

“I can highly recommend Orange Sky to anyone looking for an intimate and authentic US travel experience that the big-name tour companies just can't offer. I was lucky enough to jump on their "Dirty South" tour in 2015, and it was by far the best tour experience of my life.”

Jake Dirty South Tour Review
Jake, Australia

Jake, Australia

"If your looking to experience the real America, as well party like never before with real rednecks, the Dirty South tour is where you should be signing up. I can honestly say it was the best 10 days of my life."

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Cara, England

Cara, England

"Wow what an experience! Talladega was incredible. The sound of those engines whizzing past at 200mph is something I’ll never forget!"

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Dan, New Zealand

Dan, New Zealand

"One of the most eye-opening, authentic and amazing experiences I've ever had. I got to learn the southern history and lifestyle, eat the delicious southern food, appreciate the changing southern landscape and meet beautiful southern girls! Highly recommended!"

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Chris, U.K.

Chris, U.K.

"The Dirty South Tour is the real deal, it’s that authentic Southern Culture experience that blows your mind from start to finish. Everything they do down there is bigger and better."

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Missy, Australia

Missy, Australia

"I cannot speak highly enough about the Dirty South Tour. Our 12-day adventure exploring the very best of The South exploded all of my expectations. What an unforgettable road trip with new lifelong friends."

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