Duration: from 7 Days
Countries: United States of America
What a week in the US Southwest. A double dose of national park adventure, sandwiched right between two of its most unforgettable cities. This trip can promise canyons, casinos and cacti. Yep, this is the Big Country, make no mistake!
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This quick taste of the western USA highlights the area's two most important National Parks, the wonders of incomparable Las Vegas, and the desert splendour of the Colorado River region, all sandwiched between America's loveliest city, San Francisco, and its most unique, Los Angeles.
- Limousine tour of Las Vegas
- Grand Canyon sunrise or sunset
- Walk amongst Giant Sequoias
- Get your kicks on Route 66
- Scenic walks and hikes
- National Parks - Yosemite and the Grand Canyon
- Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
- All transportation by private adventure vehicle
- 4 nights camping fees & equipment (except sleeping bag)
Our routes have been carefully chosen to include the best night stops and highlights. However, as local conditions and passenger requests vary, no two trips will ever be the same. With the guidance of your Trek Leader you may modify certain nightstops and highlights to give a truly unique experience!
Days: 1-2 Los Angeles, Colorado River & Grand Canyon
After a short tour of Hollywood we bid the City of Angels farewell and head through California to the vast swathes of Arizona's cactus-prickled desert. After spending an evening along the Colorado River we explore America's premier National Park, and find out why it is called the Grand Canyon. Keep your feet firmly on the ground or swoop above it all on an optional flight. One thing's for sure though, this place looks incredible from any angle, especially walking along the rim at sunset.
Accommodation: Camping included
Days: 3-4 Las Vegas
Next, Las Vegas - the greatest show on earth! The Strip, the shows, the casinos, the clubs; Sin City's glitziest and brashest spots are sure to impress as you cruise the Las Vegas Boulevard on an included limo ride! Hop onto one of the world's highest thrill rides at Vegas' Stratosphere and it won't just be your head that's spinning. And if that's not enough, take a helicopter flight down The Strip or just gamble the night away in one of the world class casinos.
Accommodation: 2 en-route hotel nights paid locally
Days: 5-6 Yosemite National Park
Heading through Central California we take a scenic drive into the Yosemite National Park region and a chance to hike or bike through the extraordinary landscape of glacier-carved granite monoliths and spectacular waterfalls. Keep your eyes peeled for black bears. Coyote roam freely as well and when the sun goes down, their howling often echoes amidst pines and sequoias. Admit it, this is what clicks the spirit of the great outdoors up a notch or two.
Accommodation: Camping included
Days: 7 San Francisco
On our last day together we head back west through California's gold country, where in 1848 the finding of a single nugget triggered a stampede of gold-seekers known as the 49'ers, before arriving at the home of the beatnik generation, San Francisco.
Tour ends at approx 17:00 hrs in San Francisco on day 7.
accommodation, airport pickup
TrekAmerica’s distinctive style of travel offers something different to your ordinary guided tour or package holiday. Now in our fourth decade of discovery, we have the knowledge and experience to share with you the old favourites and a few of our secret spots you won’t find on a map.
But even after almost 40 years, the mystery of the open road beckons as strong as ever. Staying true to our mantra of “fun, freedom & flexibility”, you never know what you’ll find around the corner. Inviting the unknown, welcoming the unexpected and creating the unimaginable is what TrekAmerica is all about.