PACIFIC COAST

14 days from

Pacific Coast
DEPARTS LOS ANGELES to SEATTLE
Trek Code:
PC
Destination:
USA West
Departs:
May-Aug
Accommodation:
Camping
Age Range:
18-38
Best of Trek:
  • > Sail across the Puget Sound on a scenic ferry
  • > Discover vibrant west coast cities
  • > Giant Redwoods & incredible national parks
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Tour Overview

The Pacific Coast ... famed for its giant Redwoods and volcanic peaks. This incredibly scenic route offers a diverse range of attractions such as isolated, unspoilt beaches, hiking in coastal rain forests and the big city attractions of Los Angeles and San Francisco. See and experience the far western states of California, Oregon and Washington.

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Included Highlights
  • Puget Sound scenic ferry
  • Sunset sailboat cruise on San Francisco Bay
  • Walk amongst Giant Sequoias trees in Yosemite
  • Scenic walks and hikes
  • City tours of Los Angeles and San Francisco
  • Walk the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Scenic walks amongst Giant Redwood trees
  • Incredible National Parks - Yosemite, Redwood, Mt St Helens, Mt Rainier & Olympic
Plus you get...
  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
  • Private transportation with free Wi-Fi
  • All accommodation - 11 camping & 2 hotel nights.
  • All camping equipment (except sleeping bag)
Free Wi-Fi on the road
Wi-Fi Enabled

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 & Alaska).

Who travels with TrekAmerica?
Who travels with TrekAmerica

Our tours are aimed at young international travellers 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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Flexible Itinerary

Our routes have been carefully chosen to include the best night stops, highlights, and included experiences, but with lots of optional activities to choose from, stops at some of your leaders favourite places and occasional changes in local conditions no two Trek trips are ever the same so come ready for a unique adventure.

Optional Activities (paid locally)

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 main optional activities for this trip, these can be arranged once you are on tour via your Tour Leader and are paid for locally.

  • > Sea kayaking US$30
  • > Seattle Space Needle US$21-$29
  • > Bike rental in Yosemite US$12-$32
  • > San Francisco cable car ride US$5-$13
  • > Float trip on the Merced River in Yosemite US$30
  • > Bike Rental in San Francisco US$32-$60
  • > Sol Duc hot springs in Olympic US$13
  • > Baseball game in San Francisco US$15-$40
Tour Itinerary

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 & Santa Barbara

    Experience Hollywood close-up with a brief tour of this legendary area, before heading west for the first of two nights on the coast, first at Santa Barbara, a "gem of a coastal city" with a decidedly Spanish flair. Slap on the sunscreen to flaunt your tan and volleyball skills.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 2: Big Sur

    With each passing mile on California's most famous road - Pacific Coast Highway 1 - the shore grows yet more spectacular, as Redwood forested mountains lean down towards beautiful sandy beaches and the pounding Pacific swell. Enjoy that iconic viewpoint of the waterfalls and waves crashing below. Pitch tents by crashing surf then cosy up round the campfire under California stars.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 3-4: Yosemite National Park

    The Sierra Nevada mountains beckon with the towering peaks of Yosemite National Park. We have two days to hike, bike, or float through this extraordinary landscape of glacier-carved granite monoliths, spectacular waterfalls and groves of giant Sequoia trees. If you want a real challenge, try the many hiking trails around Half Dome! Why not hire tubes float down the Merced River for a very different viewpoint.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 5-6: San Francisco

    Next, "Everybody's Favourite City", San Francisco - this town will blow you away. Sunlight on the bay, wispy fog around Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars climbing steep streets: it's a 24-carat stunner. After we view the Bay and Alcatraz on our included sunset sailboat cruise, the party people flock to trendy bars and clubs in North Beach or Haight-Ashbury and that friendly vibe gets even better.
    Accommodation: Hotel included

  • Day 7-8: Redwood National Park

    Making our way up the California Coast, we pass though small quaint coastal towns en route to Redwoods National Park, home of the tallest trees in the world and some of the most spectacular coastal scenery on the Pacific Coast. Leave footprints on what is virtually your private Pacific beach or traipse between gigantic Redwoods, feeling like ants in their mighty shadow.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 9-10: Oregon Coast & Mount St Helens

    Keep that camera handy for the perfect photo, as you drive along the Oregon coast. Through Portland into the Cascades for an up-close look at one of nature's volcanic wonders - Mt. St. Helens National Monument. The awesome explosion of 1980 forever altered its alpine splendour, but the partially destroyed mountain is now even more impressive. View the film that captured the actual eruption, and view Spirit Lake nestled below the still smouldering crater.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 11: Mount Rainier National Park

    Journey into the heart of the Cascade Mountains to Mount Rainier National Park, the Range's head honcho and its hiking trails sure live up to the hype. There are over 300 miles available on the parks' network of trails, everything from easy walks through the forests to heart pounding climbs up to the mountain's glaciers.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 12-13: Olympic National Park

    Get ready to roll out for a blast of fresh-air adventure amidst dense rainforest and ancient glaciers. Washington's jewel, Olympic National Park, offers a wide range of vistas including glaciated snowy peaks, spectacular coastal beaches and an ancient rain forest to explore and enjoy. If sore feet deserve a little TLC, let Sol Duc Hot Springs do the honours. Soak it up! This is the life.
    Accommodation: Camping included.

  • Day 14: Seattle

    Leaving the mountains of the Olympic Peninsula behind we journey across Puget Sound aboard the ferry from Bainbridge Island to Seattle. Why not whisk yourself 500ft up the Space Needle, taking in the spectacular setting from a glass elevator, or explore Seattle's bustling Pike Place Market for local flavours and interesting sights.

    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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Essential Information

  • We run a Food Kitty on this trip - you will need to contribute US$10 a day which covers all your meals whilst camping.


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Private Departures

For groups of 8 or more, we can offer a totally private departure just for you and your group. We can offer you a date of your choice on any of our published itineraries enabling friends, families or organizations to enjoy our classic "Trek" style of travel. Tours will generally run as per our standard itinerary shown here, small changes can be considered. (Choice of date is subject to any seasonal or operational restrictions). So contact us today and start planning your own adventure.

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Tour Extras

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.

Hotels Before and After your tour

Tours begin and end at designated hotels in the departure and arrival cities, starting at 7.30am (check your tour voucher for exact details) and finishing at around 5pm, so it's a great idea to book a room for the night before and after your tour. You can book hotels either online when you book your tour or by call our sales team.

Clarion Hotel

SEATTLE - CLARION HOTEL
This hotel is conveniently located next to Seattle-Tacoma Airport, with a 24 courtesy shuttle and is adjacent to the Light Link Rail to downtown Seattle.

  • Twin share: per person per night
      Matched with another traveller of the same sex.
       
    Full room: per room per night
      Single or double room for travellers on the same booking.

 

Kawada Hotel

LOS ANGELES - KAWADA HOTEL
Located close to public transport links, this hotel offers urban European style rooms with air conditioning, high speed internet and flat screen TVs.

  • Twin share: per person per night
      Matched with another traveller of the same sex.
       
    Full room: per room per night
      Single or double room for travellers on the same booking.

 

Book Flights

TrekAmerica's specialist flights department can offer UK customers a great airline fare to all of our Trek destinations.

Book Flights

We have preferred contracts with many international carriers and have secured some of the most competitive prices in the industry. We are also ATOL protected and IATA licensed.

Special offers are regularly available, so call us now on 0208 682 8920 or click below to request a flight quote by email.

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Travel Insurance

Before you join your tour you must be covered by adequate travel insurance.

Travel insurance

TrekAmerica can offer you comprehensive travel insurance which is completely tailored for your trip and is specially designed to include all the activities listed we do.

See our insurance page or download our insurance tips pdf for more information.


Mini Adventures

Our range of 3 - 4 day Mini Adventures are perfect for extending your tour and experiencing a few more of North America's most incredible 'must see' highlights. Check out the following adventures relevant to this tour.

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City Tours

If you're spending extra nights in our gateway cities before or after your trip, then make the most of your time by pre-booking a unique city sightseeing tours or experience before you go.

Los Angeles City Tours
  • LOS ANGELES & SEATTLE
  • Choose from unique city tours led by local experts who are dedicated to taking you behind the scenes, flexible hop on hop off bus tours or a range of unique city experiences.

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