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Western Wonder from San Francisco

What a week in Southwest USA! A double dose of national park adventure sandwiched between three unforgettable cities. This Arizona & California, with a pinch of Nevada tour promises cacti, canyons, epic waterfalls, bright lights and fun times on the iconic Route 66.

  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of: Walking Tour, Sightseeing, Trekking, Parks & Nature Reserves
  • Physical rating: Average
  • Supplier Tour ID: W1S/208576
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Starts: San Francisco, United States
  • Finishes: Los Angeles, United States
  • Age requirement: 18 +
You will Visit
  • San Francisco
  • Yosemite National Park
  • Las Vegas
  • Colorado River
  • Los Angeles

Itinerary

01

Day 1-2: San Francisco - Yosemite National Park

Bid San Francisco a reluctant farewell, once you've walked the entire length of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge that is, and head east through California; this sure is one good looking state and the scenery outside your window gets better and better the closer you get to Yosemite National Park. Once inside you'll have the opportunity to hike or bike through the extraordinary landscape of glacier-carved granite monoliths and spectacular waterfalls. You're often not the only ones exploring the park with bears seen frequently in the area, and when the sun goes down listen out for coyotes howling amidst the pines and sequoias. This is a paradise for any lover of the outdoors; whatever activities you get up to in Yosemite, you're sure to have a blast.

Meals Included: Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities:

  • Bike rental US$12-$34
  • Float trip on the Merced River US$29

02

Day 3-4: Las Vegas

It's time to get down and dirty in 'Sin City'. Feel like a total boss as you cruise the Las Vegas Strip in your very own party bus. Dance the night away in some of the best nightclubs around, or take in the thrills of the world's craziest roller coasters perched at the top of the Stratosphere Tower. The shows, the over the top hotels, the all-you-can-eat buffets; the Neon City's hottest spots are sure to impress. Just remember, 'what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas'! If you're still left wanting more, take a helicopter flight down The Strip to see the neon lights from above then for something a little different you can even have you own Vegas wedding (don't worry though, it's not for real!).

Meals Included: Camping food kitty applies to this tour

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

03

Day 5: Grand Canyon National Park

As natural wonders go, the Grand Canyon is up there with the very best of them! From sunrise to sunset the Grand Canyon will leave you inspired and wanting to see more of this desert wonderland. Keep your feet firmly on the ground or swoop above and see the Grand Canyon in all its glory on an optional helicopter flight. A hike along the South Kaibab Trail will lead you to the very aptly named 'Ooh Aah Point'. Here, you can enjoy incredible views from the belly of the canyon.

Meals Included: Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities:

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

04

Day 6: Route 66 - Colorado River

Just down the road from the Grand Canyon is an opportunity to pick up some awesome road trip souvenirs in Seligman, on Route 66. This town captures the very heart of life on the road. Once you've had your fill of pure Americana, it's time to cruise through the vast, cactus studded desert of Arizona. End the day with a refreshing dip in the Colorado River. You will spend the night close by, near Parker. It's your final night with your new-found friends, so get that campfire roaring and the s'mores toasting.

Meals Included: Camping food kitty applies to this tour

05

Day 7: Los Angeles

Fresh from nature's most dramatic sets, you've stepped right into Movieland itself. If you are staying on to explore the city, make sure you stroll along the boardwalk on Venice Beach, famous for its street performers and skate park - a hot spot for LA’s young and reckless.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: Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Inclusions:
  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
  • Private transportation with free Wi-Fi
  • All accommodation, camping fees & equipment (except sleeping bag)
  • Accommodation: Camping 4, Hotel: 2
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Tour Highlights:
  • See Las Vegas on a party bus tour of The Strip
  • Walk across San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge
  • Yosemite's striking peaks & Giant Sequoias
  • See the bright lights of legendary Las Vegas
  • Experience the Grand Canyon at sunset or sunrise
  • Journey along the famous Route 66
  • Dip in the cool waters of the Colorado River
  • Enjoy the sand of Venice Beach
  • National park admission to Yosemite & Grand Canyon