7 days from
- Trek Code:
- USA West
- Budget Lodging
- Age Range:
- > Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge
- > Cruise Las Vegas in style on a limousine tour
- > Explore Yosemite & Grand Canyon national parks
A fully accommodated adventure that gives you a glimpse into the best of the American West. Hike in Yosemite National Park, discover nature's handiwork displayed at the mighty Grand Canyon, and travel in style on a limousine tour of the Las Vegas Strip. If that's not enough, you get to have heaps of fun in two awesome West Coast cities. This really is one jam-packed seven day tour just waiting for you to enjoy.
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- Cruise Las Vegas in a super-stretch limo
- Tour Hollywood's Walk of Fame & famous sign
- Swim in the cool waters of the Colorado River
- Travel iconic Route 66, stopping in Seligman, AZ
- Watch the sunset/sunrise over the Grand Canyon
- Las Vegas' famous shopping & clubs
- Yosemite's mighty peaks & Giant Sequoias
- Walk San Francisco's famous Golden Gate Bridge
- National park admission to Yosemite & Grand Canyon
- Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
- Private transportation with free Wi-Fi
- All accommodation - 4 hotel & 2 hostel nights
We use a combination of hostels and hotels/cabins on the Western BLT. Most cabins are multi-share rooms sleeping 4 to 6 people with shared facilities and hostel nights are arranged on a single sex multi-share dorm basis, subject to availability. Where possible we will keep the group together and try to accommodate couples; however twin rooms cannot be guaranteed and any additional upgrade costs for a private room will need to be covered by the passenger/s en route. A sleeping bag is not required on this trip.
You can now check your email and update Facebook, Twitter and TrekAmerica Live while on the road with our wi-fi enabled vehicles. (Maximum 5 users at a time. Fair usage restrictions may apply. Only available in USA).
Our Western BLT LA to San Fran Trek Tips include all you need to know about this Trek. They contain all the trip details, plus information on everything from visas to spending money and what to pack.
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Our tours are aimed at young international travellers from around the world, aged 18 to 38, all with a sense of fun and a keen desire to explore. If you're travelling alone, don't worry... over 70% of our passengers are solo travellers and you'll soon be surrounded with like-minded people of a similar age who will quickly become your new best mates. Plus there are no single supplements.
Our tour price includes your own tour leader plus all transport and accommodation, so all you have to pay for are food, drinks and optional activities. Take a moment to add up all the costs of doing it yourself, and it soon becomes clear that a TrekAmerica trip offers fantastic value for money!
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Our routes have been carefully chosen to include the best overnight stops, highlights and included experiences, with plenty of optional activities to choose from. No two Trek trips are the same, with stops at some of your tour leader's favourite places and occasional changes to the itinerary, so get ready for one awesome adventure!
There are loads of exciting optional activities for you to choose from during your trip giving you the flexibility to do the things you want to and leave out the things you don't. Below are the most popular activities for this trip which can be arranged via your tour leader and paid for locally. Please note all costs are subject to change. Please note that not all optional activities may available on every tour and prices are subject to change.
- > Helicopter flight - Grand Canyon US$284
- > IMAX Theater - Grand Canyon US$15
- > Clubs & shows - Las Vegas US$10+
- > Bike rental - Yosemite US$12-$34
- > Helicopter flight - Las Vegas US$115
- > Roller coasters - Las Vegas US$14-$30
- > Gun range - Las Vegas US$20-$100
- > VIP club tour (includes 4 clubs & limo) - Las Vegas US$100
- > Get married in Las Vegas (not legally binding) US$220
As this tour departs at 0730 we recommend that you book pre-tour accommodation. Please request hotel details at the time of booking.
Day 1: Los Angeles & Colorado River
The City of Angels greets you in the only way it knows how - sprawling, celebrity-driven and simply electric. Take a tour of Hollywood and the Walk of Fame whilst keeping your eyes peeled for some resident A-Listers. Next you'll head out east to the Colorado River where you have the chance to swim and take in the stunning views before overnighting in Laughlin where you can try your luck on the tables!
Accommodation: Hotel night included
Day 2: Grand Canyon National Park
Get your hands on some pure Americana in Seligman, a road-side town on the famous Route 66. Feeling thirsty? Head to the Snow Cap Diner for a frosty shake before heading in search of one of the `Seven Natural Wonders of the World', the Grand Canyon. As soon as you lay your eyes upon the vast canyon, there will be no words that can describe just how epic this place is. From sunset to sunrise this place will leave you inspired and wanting to see more of this desert wonderland. Take to the sky and witness the Grand Canyon's monumental red-and-gold formations from up high on an optional helicopter flight. Hike deep into the canyon on the Bright Angel Trail or check out the aptly named `Ooh Aah Point' on the South Kaibab Trail.
Accommodation: Hotel night included
Day 3-4: Las Vegas
After a well-spent morning at the Grand Canyon you head to the neon city of Las Vegas! Time to put those lucky numbers to the test, not to mention your energy levels in this 24/7 party town. A-list stars swarm here, although breaking the bank may be easier than blagging your way into their swanky celebrity hangouts. If that fails you can still cruise the Strip in an included super-stretch limousine or ease the pain in one of the famous all-you-can-eat buffets. But Vegas isn't all about gambling and clubs, why not check out a show or take an evening flight down the Strip.
Accommodation: Hotel nights included
Day 5-6: Yosemite National Park
From the desert to the mighty Giant Sequoias your next stop is Yosemite National Park. Huge granite cliffs make for some memorable eye candy round here, from the chiselled landmarks of El Capitan and Half Dome to the highest waterfalls in North America. With some of the best hiking trails the country has to offer and a picture perfect sunset, you'll soon see why Yosemite National Park is a favourite with tourists and locals, it's bloomin' gorgeous.
Accommodation: Hostel nights included
Day 7: San Francisco
It won't take you long to see why San Francisco is everyone's favourite place on the West Coast. Take to the hilly streets on a city tour and walk across the famous Golden Gate Bridge to admire awesome views of Alcatraz and the city from afar. Make sure you visit Haight-Ashbury which inspired some of the best music to date and make sure you embrace those hippy vibes. The waterfront is the place to be if you want to sample some delicious clam chowder and meet the resident sea-lions at Pier 39. There is so much to see and do here it's always worth staying a few days after the tour finishes to make the most of the `City by the Bay'.
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.
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- Book your tour with a deposit per person (no hidden fees)
- Pay your balance in instalments over the phone or via the website
- Pay your final balance 8 weeks before departure
- No additional fees if you choose to pay by credit card
- We hold ABTA & ATOL licenses offering financial security for your tour
- You must have adequate travel insurance to join this trip. See our insurance page or download our insurance tips pdf for more information.
- Prices quoted are land only. Call us on 0333 999 7951 for a flight quote.
- We highly recommend you book this trip at least 60 days prior to departure. Reservations received within 30 days will be on request and subject to availability of en-route accommodation.
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For 8 or more travellers, we can organise a totally private departure just for you and your group. We can offer you a departure date of your choice on any of our published itineraries enabling friends, families or organizations to enjoy our classic 'Trek' style of travel. Can't find a trip that suits your needs exactly? Let us tailor one of our traditional trips, or even create a bespoke itinerary. We will work with you to plan your adventure and with the benefit of our in depth knowledge we can build you a unique experience within your budgets and bucket lists!
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We've offer a whole range of travel extras with everything from city sightseeing, additional hotel nights, insurance and more so you can organise everything you'll need for your trip in one easy place.
If you are spending extra time in our gateway cities, you can now plan in advance by pre-booking unique city sightseeing day tours in addition to your TrekAmerica trip.
- LOS ANGELES & SAN FRANCISCO
- All city day tours are operated by local experts who are dedicated to take you behind the scenes so you know it like a local! When booking your TrekAmerica trip, simply select your chosen city tour from the Tour Extras section on the online booking form.
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