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Follow the rugged Rockies from Seattle to the spectacular canyons and windswept deserts of Southwest USA. As you escape into the great American outdoors you'll travel through breathtaking scenery, stopping off at iconic national parks and weaving your way through red rock deserts. Look out for local wildlife, explore remote hiking trails and seek out scenic swimming holes - but don't get used to the quiet life for too long, as the tour finishes up with the neon city of Las Vegas and the 'City of Angels', Los Angeles. Enjoy carefree days and campfire nights... all on one exhilarating two week road trip!

North America
  • Duration: 14 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of: Trekking, Parks & Nature Reserves, Wildlife
  • Physical rating: Average
  • Accommodation standard:   Not Rated%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 80.0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: MTS/208497
  • Starts: Seattle, United States
  • Finishes: Los Angeles, United States
  • Age requirement: 18 +
You will Visit
  • Seattle
  • Montana
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Jackson
  • Flaming Gorge
  • Arches National Park
  • Moab
  • Monument Valley
  • Las Vegas
  • Los Angeles

Itinerary

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Day 1: Seattle - Montana

As you'll be setting off early doors, it's definitely worthwhile flying in a few days before the tour starts so you can explore Seattle. Seattle has heaps of cool things to do, including a trip to the top of the Space Needle for some awesome views of the city. Depart the city and get to know your new Trek friends as you cross Washington and Idaho's Bitterroot Range into 'Big Sky Country'. Montana welcomes you with rugged mountain peaks and wide open spaces. You’re definitely in for one heck of a road trip!

Meals Included: Camping food kitty applies to this tour

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Day 2-3: Yellowstone National Park

After enjoying a night under a brilliant blanket of stars, you reach Yellowstone National Park for a glorious two night stay. View the iconic and explosive Old Faithful Geyser and colourful waterfalls, while exploring the world's oldest and most famous national park. Keep your camera handy to capture the abundant wildlife that roams the park such as bison, bear, moose and elk. 

Meals Included: Camping food kitty applies to this tour

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Day 4-5: Grand Teton National Park - Jackson

Next up, wonderful views and hikes await you in the majestic Grand Teton National Park. With few foothills to speak of, the jagged peaks rise like teeth from lush, flat meadows against the bright blue Wyoming sky. Next we visit the truly Western town of Jackson. An optional white water rafting trip on the Snake River rapids, one of America's last great untamed rivers, should definitely get the adrenaline pumping. If you prefer to stay on dry land how about a shot of  'Red Eye' Whiskey at Jackson's Silver Dollar Saloon?

Meals Included: Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities:

  • Ferry across Jenny Lake US$15
  • Mountain biking from US$30-$70
  • Horseback riding US$65
  • Western rodeo from US$20-$25
  • Western saloons US$varies
  • Million Dollar Saloon US$varies
  • Chuck wagon dinner US$25-$35
  • Aerial tram US$42
  • Whitewater rafting on the Snake River US$77-$124

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Day 6: Flaming Gorge

Say goodbye to the mountains and hello to the unique red rock scenery that marks the start of the Desert Southwest as you head for the border with Utah. You'll soon see why the intrepid explorer John Wesley Powell gave this place the name Flaming Gorge, as you watch the sun reflecting off this unique red rock landscape. Make sure to get that grammable shot of the sunset over Flaming Gorge and Green River. The views are out of this world!

Meals Included: Camping food kitty applies to this tour

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Day 7-8: Arches National Park - Moab

Known for being the USA'S natural adventure playground, Moab is next up on your itinerary and boy will you be impressed! Named Arches National Park for a reason, the countless number of incredible red rock formations dotted all over the park, shaped by the elements, make for some serious exploration. Delicate Arch is one of Utah's most famous icons and people travel far and wide to see the awesome freestanding 20 metre arch (65 ft.) in all its glory. After your hike why not strap on a helmet, and take on this amber terrain with a mountain bike. Your guaranteed perfect conditions with the dips, climbs, twists and turns. Alternatively, you may be tempted by the thrill of a Hummer tour through the red rock scenery! If this isn't enough, you'll pay a visit to Dead Horse Point for amazing canyon views of the snaking Colorado River below. 

Meals Included: Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities:

  • Mountain biking US$100
  • Float trip on the Colorado River US$60-$91
  • Extreme off-road hummer tour US$90-$100
  • Canyoneering US$100

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Day 9: Monument Valley

En route to Monument Valley you stop at the viewpoint of Moki Dugway for an awesome view of the road snaking down the mountainside and across the red rock desert. Next it’s off to one of North America's most iconic landscapes, used as the set for countless Western movies. Immerse yourself in the native culture on an included guided jeep tour of the Navajo Reservation and backroads. Marvel at the sight of towering buttes and mesas which dominate the awe-inspiring landscape during the day, then when the sun goes down swap campfire stories under a blanket of stars.

Meals Included: Camping food kitty applies to this tour

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Day 10-11: Grand Canyon National Park

Strike out across the desert in search of one of the 'Seven Natural Wonders of the World', the Grand Canyon. An early morning start has its rewards as this jaw-dropping landscape comes alive with colour at sunrise. Take to the sky to witness the Grand Canyon's monumental red and gold formations from up high on an optional helicopter flight. Hit the rim trails for vast incredible views of the canyon. You may prefer to hike down into the belly of the canyon, where Plateau Point offers views of the rushing Colorado River. Or, there’s the aptly named 'Ooh Aah Point' on the South Kaibab Trail. Whatever view of the Grand Canyon you go for, you'll never forget the moment you first lay your eyes on this incredible place! 

Meals Included: Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities:

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

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Day 12-13: Route 66 - Las Vegas

Today you travel a section of the original Route 66 and make a stop at the little town of Seligman, packed with quirky shops full of iconic road trip memorabilia. Next it’s off to the main event, Las Vegas! With a sudden burst of neon, this desert oasis appears before your eyes. A-list stars swarm to this 24/7 party town - you may not make it into any of their swanky parties, but you can feel like a total legend if you take a cruise down The Strip on an optional party bus. The possibilities are endless in Vegas…tour the glamorous hotels, take in a show, ride a roller coaster or go clubbing all night. You can even have a 'sham' wedding if you fancy, and marry whoever (or whatever) you like! For those with a little leftover cash to splash, why not take an evening helicopter flight down the Las Vegas Strip? Epic!

Meals Included: Meals paid locally

Optional Activities:

  • Clubs & casino shows from US$10
  • Party bus US$25-$35
  • Roller coasters US$25-$40
  • Helicopter flight US$124
  • Get married in Las Vegas (not legally binding) US$220
  • Go karting US$45
  • Gun range US$20-$100

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Day 14: Las Vegas - Los Angeles

Finish your tour in style with a stroll around Hollywood Boulevard and check out the famous stars on the Walk of Fame. If you decide to stay on a few more days, head down to Venice Beach for the perfect place to relax in the Californian sun. Or to truly get under the skin of America's biggest city, add an Urban Adventure on to the end of your tour and explore the city with a local.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 11, Hotel: 2
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Tour Highlights:
  • Navajo guided 4x4 backroads tour of Monument Valley
  • Old Faithful Geyser & bubbling mud pools in Yellowstone
  • Wildlife watching - look out for moose, bison, elk and bear
  • Iconic views from Dead Horse Point State Park
  • Enjoy an epic sunrise or sunset at the Grand Canyon
  • The bright lights of Las Vegas
  • Travel on iconic Route 66, visiting the town of Seligman
  • Explore Hollywood Boulevard
  • Amazing national and state parks & monuments - Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Arches, Dead Horse Point, Monument Valley & Grand Canyon


Reviews (3)
Sim S Posted on: 

This trip is less focused on cities and I saw amazing nature and wildlife (the latter in Yellowstone). My personal highlights were Yellowstone NP, Arches National Park and the Grand Canyon. I really enjoyed the walks we went for in the different places.

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JOSEPH M. Posted on: 

Firstly our tour guide JD was amazing, made an effort to get along with everyone, extremely knowledgeable about the national parks and gave great advice when it came to depart and explore Los Angeles and San Francisco. By far the best travelling experience I have had, you get to meet great people from all over the world and breath taking scenery along the way. An interesting camping way of life, with cooking, cleaning and washing up duties shared. Meeting other groups travelling across the country. I would recommend this experience and company to anyone and everyone. It has truly opened my mind about the need to travel the world and experience different places in the world. Trek America I will be back!

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AVINASH R. Posted on: 

To start with we were so lucky to have JD has our Tour guide. He is a human encyclopedia with full of information on every subject you address him with. His meticulous planning based on evolving situations was epitome. I must admit it was not that easy job to group up 12 different people coming from different countries with 48 different ideas to have such a unified, wonderful and fun-filled tour experience. The trip is well organised and at the same time gives you good sense of liberty to explore the nature at its best. We were one among few groups who sighted wolves, bears, bison, moose and elks and all in wild. Not to miss the shooting star experience at Dead horse point, grooving like a cowboy at Jackson, early morning safari at Yellowstone and rafting on snake river. Thanks to the professionalism, patience, knowledge and passion of the tour guide JD which enabled us to have one of a few life time experiences. Cooking, sharing responsibilities and camping together with such lovely people made the trip so personal to me. Hope to have many more such trips with Trek America.

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