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Sin, Surf & Sierras – Las Vegas to LA
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For the traveller who wants it all, this desert-to-coast journey delivers in spades. Throw caution to the wind in Las Vegas, then cleanse those chakras with pristine national park hiking. Youll drive the legendary Pacific Coast Highway for views that are postcard-perfect and finish in Los Angeles for a final burst of movie star glamour. A private touring van and participation camping offer affordability and flexibility while letting you get to know your fellow travellers, and making this a road trip to remember.

North America

Duration: 9 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Physical rating: Light
Accommodation standard:   Not Rated% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 127031
Starts: Las Vegas, USA Finishes: Los Angeles, USA
You will Visit
  • Las Vegas
  • Los Angeles

Itinerary

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Day 1: Las Vegas

Please note, Day 1 is an arrival day and there are no planned activities.

This tour leaves Las Vegas in the morning on Day 2; if you would like to spend any additional time here, we recommend booking pre-tour accommodation.

Additional Notes:
The CEO will circulate the hotel to collect all checked-in travellers for the orientation meeting. Please wait in your room for your CEO to escort you to the gathering.

Please note that this tour combines with other G Adventures tours. As such, the staff and some travel companions on your tour may have previously been traveling together with G Adventures, prior to Day 1 of your tour.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

02

Day 2: Las Vegas/Sierra Nevadas (1L, 1D)

Visit one of the country's most rugged landscapes, legendary Death Valley, the hottest and driest spot on earth and home to the lowest point in North America.

End the day surrounded by peaks in the town of Bishop.

Additional Notes:
Summer itinerary: Travel to Bishop via Tioga Pass viewing Mono Lake and the Tufa Towers on the way.

Winter itinerary: Continue on to Lake Isabella, where we stay the night.

Note that on Day 3, we intend to use the Tioga Pass, a scenic a route through the Sierra Nevada mountain range that connects Bishop with Yosemite NP. October through May, there's a chance the pass will be closed due to poor weather conditions or even snow. In this case, we use an alternate route, and spend the night in Lake Isabella (instead of Bishop). The status of the road is monitored daily, and our travel plans for the area will be confirmed during the trip.

Included Activities:
Death Valley National Park Visit

Transport:
Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 490km)

03

Day 3: Sierra Nevadas/Yosemite National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)

Morning trip to Mono Lake; walk among the tufa towers. Discover Yosemite's peaks, granite domes and giant sequoias. Marvel at majestic waterfalls, lakes and meadows.

Included Activities:
Mono Lake Visit
Tioga Pass Drive

Transport:
Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 230km)

04

Day 4: Yosemite National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)

Full day to explore Yosemite NP. Hike the many trails Yosemite has to offer and be inspired by this stunning landscape. Opt to rent a bike and cycle in Yosemite Valley.

Included Activities:
Yosemite National Park Visit

05

Day 5: Yosemite National Park/San Francisco (1B, 1L)

Arrive in one of the most iconic cities in the world: San Francisco. Your CEO will point out some popular sites during the drive into town.

Additional Notes:
For our nights in San Francisco, we stay close to the action in a hotel in the city centre.

Included Activities:
Orientation Walk

Transport:
Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 225km)

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Day 6: San Francisco

Enjoy a free day to explore San Francisco.

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Day 7: San Francisco/Morro Bay (1L, 1D)

Crashing waves, rolling fog, and sheer rocky cliffs will make this journey down California's coast Highway 1 an unforgettable experience.

Additional Notes:
Due to recent landslides, large portions of the Pacific Coastal Highway have been closed from damage. Until the road reopens we'll be travelling an inland route to Morro Bay.

Included Activities:
Monterey Visit
Elephant Seal Rookery

Transport:
Private Vehicle (6.50 hour(s), 390km)

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Day 8: Morro Bay/Los Angeles (1B)

Pass by Santa Barbara as we make our way to Los Angeles. Your CEO will point out a few famous neighborhoods and landmarks on the drive into the City of Angels.

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

Additional Notes:
Tonight, we give up camping in favour of a hostel night.

Transport:
Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 350km)

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Day 9: Los Angeles

There's a lot to see and do in LA, and we recommend spending extra time here if you'd like to explore Hollywood, Rodeo Drive and other hot spots around the city; speak to your sales agent to book extra accommodation.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Entrance fees to all national and state parks with hiking and walking excursions
    • Orientation to Las Vegas
    • Death Valley visit
    • Mono Lake visit
    • Self-inflating mattresses and dome tents while camping
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels/hostels (4 nts, some multi-share), participation camping (4 nts)
    • 4 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 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:
  • Hike in Yosemite National Park
  • Revel in the glitz of Las Vegas
  • Break a sweat in Death Valley
  • Stargaze in Los Angeles
  • Drive California's scenic Highway 1.