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Canyon Country & Coasts – Las Vegas to San Francisco
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Until Dec 17 From Jan 18

Speckled with national parks, bustling cities, natural treasures, and must-see monuments, the Southwest Americas great wide open is a living postcard. On this trip, youll venture from Monument Valley and the Grand Canyon to the Pacific Coast of California, camp outdoors, and reconnect with the most picturesque side of this great country. Paired up with an attentive and knowledgeable CEO, this trip is perfect for nature-minded travellers eager to see the best of the Southwest in a short period of time.

North America
  • Duration: 16 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of: Hiking, Local Culture & Cuisine, Sightseeing, Walking Tour
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Not Rated%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID/Link Tour Code: NUFV.A/201697
  • Starts: Las Vegas, United States
  • Finishes: San Francisco, United States
You will Visit
  • Las Vegas
  • Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Moab
  • Monument Valley
  • Lake Powell
  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Lake Havasu City
  • San Diego
  • Los Angeles
  • Lake Cachuma
  • Big Sur
  • San Francisco

Itinerary

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Day 1: Las Vegas

Arrive at any time.
Explore Las Vegas and stroll along the famous Vegas Strip or opt to take a VIP party limo experience. We highly recommend booking pre-accommodation to fully experience this entertaining city.

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Day 2: Las Vegas/Bryce Canyon National Park

Travel past towering cliffs and massive canyon walls in Zion National Park, and hike diverse and exciting trails (weather permitting).
Boasting endless hiking possibilities, the region that the Virgin River has sculpted into a profound landscape masterpiece is a great setting to spend the afternoon. High plateaus, striking towers, temples, mesas, and the earth's tallest-known sheer sandstone walls surround visitors with their awe-inspiring beauty.

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Day 3: Bryce Canyon National Park/Moab

Explore Bryce Canyon and see its famous hoodoos before driving along isolated Scenic Byway 12 to Moab.

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Day 4: Moab

Hike through the surreal rock formations of Arches National Park. Opt to go rafting, mountain biking or on a Hummer tour. Catch a gorgeous sunset at Dead Horse Point State Park.
Explore Arches National Park, carved and shaped by eons of weathering and erosion. It contains the world's largest concentration of natural stone arches. Explore the park's viewpoints and hike to sandstone fins, massive balanced rocks, and soaring pinnacles.

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Day 5: Moab/Monument Valley

Magnificent views await in Canyonlands National Park. Opt to discover one of the most majestic places on earth, Monument Valley.
Travel amid spectacular views along the paved scenic drive. Take a break and escape to one of the many trails, providing an unforgettable Canyon Country experience that will last a lifetime. Later, explore Monument Valley on an optional 4x4 tour led by a Navajo guide. Stay overnight in the Tribal Park to see the sun rise from a perspective very few ever experience!

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Day 6: Monument Valley/Lake Powell

Travel to Lake Powell and enjoy its deep blue water surrounded by orange-red cliff walls. Take a short hike to Horseshoe Bend, which is shaped by the Colorado River. Opt for a tour of Antelope Canyon.
Opt to take a tour to Antelope Canyon and wander through this breathtaking cave to see beams of light, flowing rock walls, and and spiral arches created by flash flooding, wind, and rain.

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Day 7: Lake Powell/Grand Canyon National Park

Continue to the Grand Canyon and explore this natural wonder. Enjoy sunset at the canyon rim.

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Day 8: Grand Canyon National Park

Enjoy free time in Grand Canyon National Park.
Enjoy a free day to discover the Grand Canyon. Opt to wander throughout the park and take a hike. Hire a bike, check out a museum or see the canyon from the sky by helicopter.

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Day 9: Grand Canyon National Park/Lake Havasu City

Say farewell to the Grand Canyon and continue to Lake Havasu. Check out the famous London Bridge or cool off in the crystal-clear waters of the Colorado River.

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Day 10: Lake Havasu City/San Diego

Visit Joshua Tree NP, then head to San Diego. Sun, sand, food, and fun all await in this beautiful beach city.
When the sun sets, experience the Gaslamp Quarter District with numerous pubs and nightclubs.

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Day 11: San Diego

Enjoy free time in San Diego. Try the fish tacos the city is famous for, and check out the Old Town.

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Day 12: San Diego/Los Angeles

Cruise along the incredible Pacific coastline then through Orange County to Los Angeles. Be on the lookout for celebrities while passing a few popular sites on the way into California's most glamorous city.
The CEO will point out a few famous neighbourhoods and landmarks on the drive into town.

Enjoy free time in Santa Monica, where the hostel is located, and check out the famous pier or hit the beach.

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Day 13: Los Angeles/Lake Cachuma

Enjoy a free morning in LA. Later, travel up the coast to camp out at Cachuma Lake.

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Day 14: Lake Cachuma/Big Sur

Travel along Highway 1, which offers breathtaking views of the classic Californian coast. Explore Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and the impressive coastline of Big Sur.
Crashing waves, rolling fog, and sheer rocky cliffs make this journey down California's Coast Highway 1 an unforgettable experience. Marvel at the beautiful coastline and mountain ranges of Big Sur. Later, witness a waterfall cascading from granite cliffs into the ocean at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.

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Day 15: Big Sur/San Francisco

Follow the winding roads of the coast out of Big Sur to a stop in Monterey. Later, catch a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge on the way into one of America's most popular cities. Opt to ride a cable car over the steep hills, explore by bicycle or set sail into the setting sun.
Arrive at one of the most iconic cities in the world: San Francisco. The CEO will point out some popular sites on the drive into town.

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Day 16: San Francisco

Depart at any time.
There's a lot to see and do in San Francisco, and we recommend spending extra time here if you'd like to explore the city. Speak to your sales agent to book extra accommodation. Haight-Ashbury, Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf and the city's famous cable cars await you.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Entrance fees to all national parks, state parks and national monuments with hiking and walking excursions
    • Orientation to Las Vegas
    • Sunset at the rim of the Grand Canyon
    • Self-inflating mattresses and dome tents while camping
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels/hostels (3 nts, some multi-share), participation camping (12 nts)
    • 12 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 10 dinners
    Transport
    • Air-conditioned private vehicle, walking
    Group Leader
    • 1 or 2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) throughout, depending on group size
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Tour Highlights:
  • Stroll the streets of San Francisco
  • Stargaze in Los Angeles
  • Peer over the Grand Canyon rim
  • Hike the best of the West's national parks
  • Drive California's scenic Highway 1.