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Los Angeles to San Francisco Express
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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 youre all set for a whirlwind adventure you wont soon forget, if ever.

North America

Duration: 8 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Hiking, Parks & Nature Reserves, Local Culture & Cuisine, History, Wildlife, Trekking Physical rating: Light
Accommodation standard:   Not Rated% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 127004
Starts: Los Angeles, USA Finishes: San Francisco, USA
You will visit
  • Los Angeles
  • San Francisco

Itinerary

01

Day 1: Los Angeles

Consider booking pre-tour accommodation if you'd like to see all of the popular sights in the area.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

02

Day 2: Los Angeles/Lake Havasu (1D)

Be on celebrity-watch while passing by a few popular sites on the way out of California's 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 (7.00 hour(s), 435km)

03

Day 3: Lake Havasu/Grand Canyon (1B, 1D)

In the morning, discover something unexpected, the London Bridge, in Lake Havasu City. Continue across vast desert landscapes to one of the earth's 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 (9.00 hour(s))

04

Day 4: Grand Canyon/Las Vegas (1B, 1L)

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 (9.00 hour(s), 475km)

05

Day 5: Las Vegas/Bishop (1L, 1D)

Visit a land of extremes in Death Valley National Park. In the evening, opt to stargaze at a secluded hot spring.

Included Activities:
Death Valley National Park Visit

Transport:
Includes stops to Death Vally and Hot Springs
Private Van (7.00 hour(s), 450km)

06

Day 6: Bishop/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, there's 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 (7.00 hour(s), 305km)

07

Day 7: Yosemite National Park/San Francisco (1B, 1L)

Catch a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge on the way into one of America's 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 (6.00 hour(s), 225km)

08

Day 8: San Francisco

There's a lot to see and do in San Francisco, and we recommend spending extra time here if you'd like to explore the city; speak to your sales agent to book extra accommodation. Haight-Ashbury, Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf and the city's famous cable cars await you.

Included Activities:
Departure Day (Activities)

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Entrance fees to all national parks with hiking and walking excursions
    • Visit the London Bridge in Lake Havasu
    • Sunset at the rim of the Grand Canyon
    • Visit secluded hot springs (Bishop)
    • Self-inflating mattresses and dome tents
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels/hostels (3 nts, some multi-share), participation camping (4 nts)
    Meals Included
    • 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
    Transport
    • Air-conditioned private touring van, walking
    Group Leader
    • 1 or 2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) throughout, depending on group size
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Tour Highlights:
  • 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.