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Western BLT from Los Angeles
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This budget lodging tour gives you a perfect taste of the American West's highlights. Discover nature's handiwork displayed at the mighty Grand Canyon, hike in Yosemite National Park, and experience Vegas in style on a party bus tour of The Strip. If that's not enough, you also get to see two of the West Coast's most awesome cities, Los Angeles and San Francisco. This really is one jam-packed seven day tour, just waiting for you to jump on board!

  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of: Walking Tour, Sightseeing, Trekking, Parks & Nature Reserves
  • Physical rating: Average
  • Supplier Tour ID: WBL/208508
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Starts: Los Angeles, United States
  • Finishes: San Francisco, United States
  • Age requirement: 18 +
You will Visit
  • Los Angeles
  • Joshua Tree
  • Colorado River
  • Las Vegas
  • Yosemite National Park
  • San Francisco

Itinerary

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Day 1: Los Angeles - Joshua Tree - Colorado River

Head out of The City of Angels to Joshua Tree, a desert oasis where cacti and boulders 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.  Cross into Arizona where tonight you’ll stay in Laughlin by the Colorado River.

Meals Included: All meals to be paid locally

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Day 2: Route 66 - Grand Canyon National Park

Get your hands on some pure Americana in Seligman, a roadside town on the famous Route 66. Feeling thirsty? Head to the Snow Cap Diner for a shake before heading in search of one of the 'Seven Natural Wonders of the World', the Grand Canyon. You won't be able to miss it. As soon as you lay your eyes upon the vast canyon, you'll be speechless. From sunset to sunrise this place will leave you inspired and wanting to see more of this desert wonderland. Take to the sky and witness the Grand Canyon's monumental red-and-gold formations from up high on an optional helicopter flight. Hike deep into the canyon on the Bright Angel Trail or check out the aptly named 'Ooh Aah Point' on the South Kaibab Trail.

Meals Included: All meals to be paid locally

Optional Activities:

  • Helicopter flight US$254-$284
  • IMAX Theater US$15

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Day 3-4: Las Vegas

After a well-spent morning at the Grand Canyon you head to the neon city of Las Vegas! Time to put those lucky numbers to the test - not to mention your energy levels, in this 24/7 party town. A-list stars swarm here, although breaking the bank may be easier than blagging your way into their swanky celebrity hangouts. If that fails, you can still cruise The Strip in an included party bus tour or ease the pain with one of the famous all-you-can-eat buffets. Hit the roller coasters, check out a show or take an evening flight down The Strip. You could even get yourself hitched by Elvis Presley (don't worry, it's not legally binding - unless you want it to be!).

Meals Included: All meals to be paid locally

Optional Activities:

  • Clubs & casino shows from US$10
  • Roller coasters US$25-$40
  • Helicopter flight US$124
  • Go karting US$45
  • Gun range US$20-$100
  • Get married in Las Vegas (not legally binding) US$220
  • VIP club tour (includes 4 clubs & limo) US$100

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Day 5-6: Yosemite National Park

From the desert to the mighty Giant Sequoias, your next stop is the incredible Yosemite National Park. Soak in the Insta-worthy views, from huge granite cliffs to the chiselled landmarks of El Capitan and Half Dome, as well as the highest waterfalls in North America. Let’s not forget Yosemite Valley is teeming with wildlife, including bears and coyotes. With some of the best hiking trails the country has to offer and a picture-perfect sunset, you'll soon see why this National Park is a favourite with tourists and locals alike. 

Meals Included: All meals to be paid locally

Optional Activities:

  • Bike rental US$12-$34

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Day 7: Yosemite National Park - San Francisco

Welcome to San Fran! Take to the hilly streets on a city tour and walk across the famous Golden Gate Bridge to admire awesome views of Alcatraz and the city from afar. Make sure you visit the Haight-Ashbury neighbourhood which inspired some awesome music and make sure you embrace those hippy vibes. The waterfront is the place to be if you want to sample some delicious clam chowder and meet the resident sea lions at Pier 39. There is so much to see and do here it's always worth staying a few days after the tour finishes to make the most of the 'City by the Bay'.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: All meals to be paid locally

Inclusions:
  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
  • Private transportation with free Wi-Fi
  • All accommodation
  • Accommodation: Budget Lodging, Budget Lodging: 2, Hotel: 4
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Tour Highlights:
  • See Las Vegas on a party bus tour of The Strip
  • Dodge Cacti in Joshua Tree National Park
  • Travel iconic Route 66, stopping in Seligman, AZ
  • Watch sunset or sunrise over the Grand Canyon
  • Experience the neon lights and clubs of Vegas
  • Yosemite's towering peaks & Giant Sequoias
  • Walk San Francisco's famous Golden Gate Bridge
  • National park admission to Joshua Tree, Grand Canyon & Yosemite