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San Francisco to Los Angeles Plus

Get wild in the west with a tour that sandwiches two vastly different national parks between incredible cities! Walk the trails of picture-perfect Yosemite and get those VIP feels in Las Vegas, with your very own private party bus. There’s something about the sunshine out here, and you’ll find the perfect place to soak it up in San Diego. Heat things heats up a bit in Joshua Tree NP where the Mojave and Colorado deserts meet, but the mega-cool Los Angeles complements it perfectly!

North America
  • Duration: 9 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of: Walking Tour, Sightseeing, Trekking, Parks & Nature Reserves
  • Physical rating: Average
  • Accommodation standard:   Moderate%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: XBS/208522
  • Starts: San Francisco, United States
  • Finishes: Los Angeles, United States
  • Age requirement: 18 +
You will Visit
  • San Francisco
  • Yosemite National Park
  • Las Vegas
  • Joshua Tree
  • San Diego
  • Los Angeles

Itinerary

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Day 1: San Francisco

Welcome to the `City by the Bay'! You'll soon find out why San Francisco is much, much more than just the Golden Gate Bridge - although that's a great place to start. You’ll join the rest of your group and your tour leader at 18:00 for a welcome meeting, but until then, why not explore what this compact and diverse city has to offer? You could visit the largest Chinatown in the US, or discover where all the sea lions hang out when they're in town. Pier 39, in case you were wondering...

Meals Included: Meals paid locally

02

Day 2-3: 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 4-5: Las Vegas

No words that you read here can truly do Las Vegas justice; you simply have to experience it for yourself. It's a world-famous hotspot for wild partying, a forest of flashing neon and pumping music, home of epic roller coasters, and a treasure trove of quality restaurants and massive shops. So where do you even start? How about with stroll down The Strip - you won't make it all the way along though, as it's a whopping four miles long, but it's a great way to experience the buzz of this crazy city. The food here is as big as the partying and with an all-you-can-eat buffet included, you won't leave Vegas hungry. Included is a party bus so you and your fellow Trekkers can feel like celebrities as you cruise and party your way along The Strip! No matter what you get up to in 'Sin City', 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
  • VIP club tour (includes 4 clubs & limo) US$100

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Day 6: Joshua Tree

Then it’s on to Joshua Tree, a desert oasis where boulders, cacti and giant branching Yuccas of the parks namesake will form the backdrop to your prickly selfies! Even the drive there encapsulates the very essence of an all-American road trip out west. This afternoon, you’ll have the opportunity to weave between clumped rock formations and marvel at ancient Indian petroglyphs on a hike to Barker Dam, or scramble through the Hidden Valley before the show stopping sights at Keys View. From here you can admire sweeping views of the Coachella Valley (yep, the home of the world’s most epic festival!), dazzling mesas and dusty desert mountains. Sounds Joshua Tree-mendous!

Meals Included: Breakfast included

05

Day 7-8: San Diego

Leave the desert in your rear-view mirror - you're off to San Diego with its bronzed bodies, big shades and baggy shorts. There really is no better way to wind down after an epic road trip than by chilling out on some of California's awesome beaches. If you're not ready to relax just yet, make sure you visit the famous Belmont Park on Mission Beach or head to the Gaslamp Quarter where you'll find the heart and soul of San Diego's party scene.

Meals Included: Breakfast (x2) included

Optional Activities:

  • Rollerblading US$5-15
  • Bike rental US$5-15
  • Baseball game from US$20

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Day 9: Los Angeles

The final leg of your journey takes you up the coast to the 'City of Angels', but it's not over just yet! With the California sunshine on your face, visit Hollywood Boulevard for a stroll along the Walk of Fame and grab yourself a photo of that massive Hollywood sign that you've only ever seen on the big screen. And that's a wrap! If you’re staying in town a bit longer, check out the Griffith Observatory for incredible views, Santa Monica for beach life and Beverly Hills to rub shoulders with the rich - and possibly famous!This tour ends at approximately 17:00. 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.

Meals Included: Breakfast included

Inclusions:
  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader and driver
  • Private transportation with free Wi-Fi on board
  • All hotel accommodation included
  • Accommodation: Hotel, Hotel: 8
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Tour Highlights:
  • Cruise the Las Vegas Strip on a private party bus
  • Be wowed by the towering sequoia trees and massive granite cliffs of Yosemite
  • Dodge cacti and scramble through unique rock formations at Joshua Tree National Park
  • Chill time on the beach in San Diego
  • Cast your eyes on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco
  • Admission to national parks & monuments – Yosemite and Joshua Tree