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Wild West
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Here's a proper winter warmer that whisks you off to three great cities, the infamous wilds of Death Valley and the mighty Grand Canyon. A true taste of the west, you’ll hit sun-drenched deserts and rugged national parks, cowboy camps and Californian beaches, plus an included party bus tour of the Las Vegas Strip. We promise one wild time - with less crowds than during the summer months - as you discover the true gems of Western USA.

North America
  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of: Walking Tour, Sightseeing, Trekking, Parks & Nature Reserves
  • Physical rating: Average
  • Accommodation standard:   Not Rated%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 100%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: WWW/208498
  • Starts: Los Angeles, United States
  • Finishes: Los Angeles, United States
  • Age requirement: 18 +
You will Visit
  • Los Angeles
  • Las Vegas
  • Sonoran Desert
  • San Diego

Itinerary

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Day 1: Los Angeles - Death Valley National Park

Kick-start your West Coast adventure with a stroll along the Walk of Fame and enjoy a tour of Hollywood, home to the most famous real estate sign in the world, before crossing the Mojave Desert. Make a beeline for the hottest, driest and lowest place in America - Death Valley National Park. Without the blistering heat of the extreme summer temperatures, this is a real winter treat. Your camera will lap up sights like Zabriskie Point, Artist's Palette (a giant egg-box of turquoise, orange and red mineral deposits), and the immense perspectives of Dante's View, which is a perfect view indeed!

Meals Included: Camping food kitty applies to this tour

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Day 2-3: Las Vegas

Get ready for the city of excess: Las Vegas. Night life, high life, Vegas has it all! Feel like a star on an included party bus ride along the Las Vegas Strip, under the glare of the city's neon lights. Shows and top nightclubs make this a true 'city that never sleeps'. Check out the displays from the glitzy resort hotels which all try to outdo each other, jump on a roller coaster, or treat yourself to an all-you-can-eat buffet. For an interesting view of Vegas, why not fly high above the glitzy buildings on an evening flight along The Strip? You’ll even have a great time just people watching; Vegas is certainly full of interesting characters!

Meals Included: Paid locally

Optional Activities:

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

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Day 4-5: Route 66 - Grand Canyon National Park

Departing the bright lights of Vegas, travel a section of the original Route 66 and stop in the town of Seligman to experience Americana at its very best! This town feels like a living museum where time has stood still and a visit to the Snow Cap Diner is always a fab treat. Try the super-thick milkshakes! Now admire an incredible masterpiece crafted by nature: the Grand Canyon. Tread the Bright Angel Trail to Indian Gardens, or venture to Plateau Point. Better yet, take a helicopter flight (highly recommended) for a bird's-eye view and marvel at the brilliant colours. The canyon depths are nothing short of mind-blowing and the first time you cast your eyes into the belly of the canyon, the image will stay with you forever! Make sure you get up early to see the sunrise as it changes the colours of the rocks, and you'll have the canyon almost to yourself!

Meals Included: Paid locally

Optional Activities:

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

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Day 6: Montezuma Castle National Monument - Betty & Rusty's Cowboy Camp

On the road again, drop by the ancient high-rise dwellings known as Montezuma Castle National Monument. Step back in time and discover the culture and hidden secrets of one of America's most ancient communities, the Anasazi. Next, head for our Wild West Cowboy Camp at Betty & Rusty's! This is a unique experience you're going to love. Opt to mount a trusty steed and trot between the iconic Saguaro Cact, which tower as high as 6 metres. With their familiar curved arms, they're a sure sign you're definitely in the Wild West! Fresh from the saddle, tuck into an authentic chuckwagon dinner (a mobile cookhouse) before a night under a million desert stars.

Meals Included: Camping food kitty applies to this tour. Dinner included at Betty & Rusty’s Cowboy Camp

Optional Activities:

  • Western horseback riding US$70

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Day 7: Sonoran Desert

A road trip just isn't a road trip without miles and miles of cactus-studded desert and sun-drenched Arizona doesn't disappoint. The Sonora Desert is one of the largest and hottest deserts in North America (stretching from the USA into Mexico), and can fluctuate between dry and arid to lush and green. It's certainly a sight to behold so get your camera ready for the perfect picture of the rolling sand dunes.

Meals Included: Camping food kitty applies to this tour. Breakfast included at Betty & Rusty’s Cowboy Camp

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Day 8-9: San Diego

Next up is San Diego. With mild temperatures all year round, this Californian coastal city is where it's at. Rollerblade or hang out with the surfers on Mission Beach, feast on a tasty mahi-mahi taco, cycle Balboa Park or meet the residents of the world-famous San Diego Zoo. At night, why not head to the Gaslamp Quarter for an evening of fun and live music.

Meals Included: Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities:

  • Bike rental US$5-15
  • Rollerblading US$5-15
  • Water sports US$10-$75

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Day 10: San Diego - Los Angeles

From laid-back San Diego, to in-your-face Los Angeles! You'll visit eclectic Venice Beach for some ultimate people watching; see the muscle-clad locals strut their stuff on the sand under the Californian sunshine. Venice Beach is like a carnival running all year round...with free admission! Add on a few more days after your tour to really explore more of the city's attractions, from Universal Studios to Santa Monica Pier, or add on a city tour to discover the famous LA neighbourhoods with a local guide.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 5, Hotel: 4
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Tour Highlights:
  • Overnight Cowboy Camp including chuckwagon dinner & hearty home-cooked breakfast
  • Cruise the Las Vegas Strip on a party bus
  • City tour of Hollywood & Venice Beach in Los Angeles
  • Encounter the lowest, driest, hottest place in America - Death Valley
  • Experience Historic Route 66 & classic Americana in Seligman
  • Enjoy a spectacular sunrise or sunset over the Grand Canyon
  • Sightseeing & California beach life in San Diego
  • Admission to incredible national parks & monuments - Death Valley, Grand Canyon, Montezuma Castle & Sonoran Desert


Reviews (1)
ELANI Posted on: 

I went into this trek by myself and walked away with a family. Our tour guide was really great and everything was very well organized. The activities were fun. Overall everything was great. I've seen so many new places and experienced so many new things because of this trek.

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