18-to-Thirtysomethings: Los Angeles to San Francisco Express (NUAF)
Countries Visited: United States Excellent value, amazing prices, quality experiences Camping most nights with some hotel stays to start and throughout Private transport to out-of-the-way places in order to keep your gear stowed and secure
Trip Style: Information Not available
Service Level: Camping
Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Group Size: Max 22, avg 16.
Meals Included: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
Accommodations: Hotels/hostels (3 nts, some multi-share), participation camping (4 nts).
Stargaze in Los Angeles, experience a Grand Canyon sunset, roll the dice in Las Vegas, camp under the stars, stroll the streets of San Francisco, hike in Yosemite.
LA, San Francisco, Vegas, the Grand Canyon - they might as well rename this whole region "The American Best." Steel yourself for eight days of 24-hour thrills as you dive headfirst into the best the West has to offer. Scour the streets of classic American cities in search of the classic American meal - the venerable hamburger - then escape the grid to camp and explore in Yosemite and the Grand Canyon. Add in a streetwise CEO to keep you headed in the right direction, and you're all set for a whirlwind adventure you won't soon forget, if ever.
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|Day 1||Los Angeles||Day 1 Los Angeles|
Enjoy free time in Santa Monica, where the hostel is located, and check out the famous pier or hit the beach. Consider booking pre-tour accommodation if youd like to see all of the popular sights in the area. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Lake Havasu||Day 2 Los Angeles/Lake Havasu (1D)|
Be on celebrity-watch while passing by a few popular sites on the way out of Californias most glamourous city. Hike among the boulders and famous Joshua trees, then cool off in the crystal-clear waters of the Colorado River at Lake Havasu. Included Activities: Joshua Tree NP Hike Transport: Includes stops Private Van with Wi-fi (7.00 hour(s), 435km)
|Day 3||Grand Canyon||Day 3 Lake Havasu/Grand Canyon (1B, 1L, 1D)|
In the morning, discover something unexpected, the London Bridge, in Lake Havasu City. Continue across vast desert landscapes to one of the earths greatest on-going geological spectacles: the Grand Canyon. Take short hikes at the most spectacular gorge in the world and enjoy a pizza dinner at the rim as you view the stunning sunset. Included Activities: London Bridge Visit Grand Canyon South Rim Visit Hiking Transport: Private Van with Wi-fi (9.00 hour(s))
|Day 4||Las Vegas||Day 4 Grand Canyon/Las Vegas (1B)|
For our night in Las Vegas, we stay close to the action in a hotel in the city centre. Included Activities: Vegas Strip Visit Transport: Includes stops along Route 66. Private Van with Wi-fi (9.00 hour(s), 475km)
|Day 5||Sierra Nevadas||Day 5 Las Vegas/Sierra Nevadas (1L, 1D)|
Visit a land of extremes in Death Valley National Park. Included Activities: Death Valley National Park Visit Transport: Private Van with Wi-fi (7.00 hour(s), 450km)
|Day 6||Yosemite National Park||Day 6 Sierra Nevadas/Yosemite National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)|
With a keen eye, you may be lucky enough to spot black bears, deer or coyotes. Additional Notes: We intend to use the Tioga Pass, a scenic a route through the Sierra Nevada mountain range that connects Bishop with Yosemite NP. In the spring and autumn seasons, theres 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 plan for the area will be confirmed during the trip. Included Activities: Yosemite National Park Visit Transport: Includes stops Private Van with Wi-fi (7.00 hour(s), 305km)
|Day 7||San Francisco||Day 7 Yosemite National Park/San Francisco (1B, 1L)|
Catch a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge on the way into one of Americas most popular cities. Opt to take a cable car ride over the steep hills, rent a bike to explore the city on wheels, or set sail into the setting sun. Additional Notes: For our final night on the tour, we stay close to the action in a hotel in the city centre. Transport: Includes stops Private Van with Wi-fi (6.00 hour(s), 225km)
|Day 8||San Francisco||Day 8 San Francisco|
Theres a lot to see and do in San Francisco, and we recommend spending extra time here if youd like to explore the city; speak to your sales agent to book extra accommodation. Haight-Ashbury, Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, Fishermans Wharf and the citys famous cable cars await you. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: N/A
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