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From the deep South to the wild West – mix laid-back vibes with big city business as you make your way from buzzing New Orleans to glitzy Los Angeles. On route, you’ll get weird in Austin, find TexMex perfection in Santa Fe, meet the Navajo at Monument Valley and witness the incredible Grand Canyon. Need some chill time? Get into nature at stunning Yosemite National Park before finishing your trip in cool San Francisco.

North America
  • Duration: 13 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of: Walking Tour, Sightseeing, Trekking
  • Physical rating: Average
  • Accommodation standard:   Moderate%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: XNL/208520
  • Starts: New Orleans, United States
  • Finishes: San Francisco, United States
  • Age requirement: 18 +
You will Visit
  • New Orleans
  • Austin
  • Amarillo
  • Santa Fe
  • Monument Valley
  • Las Vegas
  • Yosemite National Park
  • San Francisco

Itinerary

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Day 1: New Orleans

Today is an arrival day and at 18:00 hrs you'll meet your tour leader and the Trekkers who'll be your travel companions. But before that, make sure you make the most of New Orleans’ laid-back vibes and Southern hospitality. Spice up your trip with some lip-smacking Cajun and Creole grub, ride a steamboat on the Mississippi River or relax to the sounds of Dixieland jazz in the French Quarter. There aren't many places in the world like New Orleans, so enjoy every minute!

Meals Included: Meals paid locally

02

Day 2-3: Austin

Time to get weird! Making your way from one quirky city to another, the signs all say ‘Keep Austin Weird’. And once you’ve experienced it, you’ll want it to stay that way too. Delve into this unique city’s culture, heritage... and food! Make sure you check out one of the many gig venues and bars to experience why the city’s referred to as the Live Music Capital of the World!

Meals Included: Breakfast (x2) included

Optional Activities:

  • Barton Springs US$4

03

Day 4: Amarillo

Step into the real Texas with its grasslands, rolling hills and sprawling valleys. Unleash your creative side at Cadillac Ranch – an art exhibition where visitors can add their mark to the spray paint covering the upturned, half buried Cadillacs. This is what your Instagram was made for!

Meals Included: Breakfast included

04

Day 5: Santa Fe

Welcome to the capital of New Mexico! Here, Mexican and American cultures meet in the worlds of architecture, culture, food and much more. Take in galleries, Navajo crafts, historic adobe buildings and a vibrant restaurant scene.

Meals Included: Breakfast included

05

Day 6: Monument Valley

Did we just step onto a movie set? You’ll recognise vistas of Monument Valley from afar, as its red rocks have served as a backdrop to plenty of classic western movies – and, of course, Forrest Gump. Embrace local culture as you take an included backroads tour of Monument Valley, guided by a local Navajo guide.

Meals Included: Breakfast included

06

Day 7-8: Grand Canyon National Park

You've read about it, you've seen a million pictures of it, but nothing will prepare you for that epic feeling of standing on the edge of one of the world's most incredible natural marvels. Time to witness Mother Nature in all her ass-kicking glory at the Grand Canyon! You have time to explore the trails and see the canyon from different perspectives. For a once-in-a-lifetime view, why not take an optional helicopter flight? Prepare to be amazed.

Meals Included: Breakfast (x2) included

Optional Activities:

  • Helicopter flight US$254-$284

07

Day 9-10: Las Vegas

From Mother Nature to a man-made world of hedonism – it can only be Vegas, baby! Get ready to be dazzled as you explore Sin City by both night and day – trust us, this truly is one big party. With time to spend here, why not take in a show, stuff yourself at an all-you-can-eat buffet or embrace your inner daredevil with a thrill ride on top of the Stratosphere? And you’ll feel like a real VIP when you hop aboard your included limo/party bus that will take you down the strip! Just remember, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas!

Meals Included: Breakfast (x2) included

Optional Activities:

  • Clubs & casino shows from US$10
  • Get married in Las Vegas (not legally binding) US$220
  • Go karting US$45
  • Gun range US$20-$100
  • Helicopter flight US$124
  • Roller coasters US$25-$40

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Day 11-12: Yosemite National Park

Today you'll be heading out into nature to experience America's most epic national park, Yosemite. It's awesome vistas galore as you drive past towering cliffs, out of this world waterfalls, and pretty meadows filled with wild flowers. As you hit the trails on your second day in Yosemite National Park, make sure you keep an eye out for wildlife also roaming the trails such as deer, elk and - if you're lucky - bears. With over 800 miles of trails within the park, a great place to start your adventure is on The Mist Trail hike, where you'll pass two of Yosemite's most beautiful waterfalls, Vernal and Nevada Falls. No matter which trail you head along, you'll have a blast. If that isn't enough, you can even float down the Merced River on a rubber ring for a totally different perspective of this truly incredible place.

Meals Included: Breakfast (x2) included

Optional Activities:

  • Bike rental US$12-$34
  • Float trip on the Merced River US$31

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Day 13: Yosemite National Park - San Francisco

Your next and final stop is the awesome city of San Francisco. Famous for its waterfront full of tasty seafood, and what is probably one of the world's most iconic landmarks, the Golden Gate Bridge, which you'll have the opportunity to walk across. If you have extra time here, explore the quirky bars and cafes where the beatnik generation hung out, or grab a bite to eat in Chinatown. You'll never be bored in San Francisco!This tour ends at approximately 17:00 hrs. We can book you post tour accommodation at our gateway hotel if required. If you are planning to fly tonight, please do not book a flight that departs before 21:00 hrs.

Meals Included: Breakfast included

Inclusions:
  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
  • Private transportation with free Wi-Fi on board
  • All hotel accommodation included
  • Accommodation: Hotel, Hotel: 12
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Tour Highlights:
  • Cruise the Las Vegas Strip on a private party bus
  • Take in the famous scenery of Monument Valley on a Navajo guided tour
  • The sweet sounds of New Orleans & Austin
  • Awe-inspiring sunset / sunrise over the Grand Canyon
  • Spray your mark onto cars at the Cadillac Ranch
  • Admission to national parks & monuments - Monument Valley, Grand Canyon & Yosemite