WESTERN WONDER

7 days from

Western Wonder
DEPARTS LOS ANGELES to SAN FRANCISCO
Trek Code:
W1L
Destination:
USA West
Departs:
Apr-Oct
Accommodation:
Camping & Lodging
Age Range:
18-38
Best of Trek:
  • > Explore Yosemite & Grand Canyon National Park
  • > Tour Vegas in style with an included limousine ride
  • > Travel along the original Route 66
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Tour Overview

What a week in Southwest USA! A double dose of national park adventure, sandwiched between three of the West's most unforgettable cities, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and San Francisco. We promise canyons, clubs, cacti, and fun times along the iconic Route 66.

Included Highlights
  • Cruise around Las Vegas in a super-stretch limo
  • Enjoy the glitz & glamour of Hollywood
  • Dip in the cool waters of the Colorado River
  • Journey along the famous Route 66
  • Experience the epic Grand Canyon at sunset or sunrise
  • See the bright lights of Las Vegas
  • Yosemite's striking peaks & Giant Sequoias
  • Walk San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge
  • National park admission to Yosemite & Grand Canyon
Plus you get...
  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
  • Private transportation with free Wi-Fi
  • All accommodation - 4 camping & 2 hotel nights included
  • All camping equipment (except sleeping bag)
Free Wi-Fi on the road

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).

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Our Western Wonder 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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Who travels with TrekAmerica?
Who travels with TrekAmerica

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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Flexible Itinerary

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!

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 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
  • > Float trip on the Merced River - Yosemite US$31
  • > Roller coasters - Las Vegas US$14-$30
  • > Gun range - Las Vegas US$20-$100
  • > Go karting - Las Vegas US$25
  • > VIP club tour (includes 4 clubs & limo) - Las Vegas US$100
  • > Get married in Las Vegas (not legally binding) US$220
Tour Itinerary

As this tour departs at 0730 we recommend that you book pre-tour accommodation. Please request further details at time of booking.

This tour also departs from San Francisco >

  • Day 1-2: Los Angeles, Colorado River & Grand Canyon

    Mark the start of your California holidays with a short tour of Hollywood before leaving city life behind as you and travel through California to the vast cactus-prickled desert of Arizona. Spend an evening along the Colorado River before exploring America's premier national park, and witness for the very first time, the epic Grand Canyon. You'll soon see why this natural wonder attracts tons of visitors each year. Keep your feet firmly on the ground or soar above the stunning landscape on an optional helicopter flight. One thing's for sure, this place looks incredible from any angle, but to see it in all its majestic glory head over to the rim and watch the sun rise or sunset. Trust us when we say you'll never have seen anything so beautiful!
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 3-4: Las Vegas

    Today you drive along a section of the original route 66 to the town of Seligman which stands frozen in time and is a great place to pick up some fab Route 66 memorabilia for your friends and family back home. Next stop is Las Vegas for the ultimate party pit stop! The Strip, the shows, the clubs; Sin City's glitziest and hottest spots are sure to impress as you cruise the Las Vegas Boulevard on an included limo ride! If heights don't scare you, head to the top of the Stratosphere to ride some of the world's highest roller coasters or take a helicopter flight down The Strip and see this neon city from the sky. It's also possible to get married in Vegas (don't worry, it's not legally binding unless you want it to be) so live for the moment and marry whoever (and whatever) you like!
    Accommodation: Hotel included

  • Day 5-6: Yosemite National Park

    Leave the desert behind you and head west through the beautiful Californian countryside eventually arriving in Yosemite National Park. Here you'll get the opportunity to hike or bike through the extraordinary landscape of glacier-carved granite monoliths and spectacular waterfalls. Once you hit the trails, keep your eyes peeled and your cameras at the ready for some incredible wildlife sightings. Bears often frequent the area and when the sun goes down listen out for coyotes howling amidst the pines and Sequoias. This is a paradise for any lover of the outdoors and whatever activities you get up to in Yosemite, you're sure to have a blast.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 7: San Francisco

    Today is the final day of your California holidays and your Trek adventure, but that doesn't mean the fun is over, oh no! Your next and final stop is the awesome city of San Francisco, famous for its waterfront full of tasty seafood and what is probably one of the world's most iconic landmarks, the Golden Gate Bridge. Explore the quirky bars and cafes where the beatnik generation hung out or grab a bite to eat in Chinatown. You'll never be bored in San Francisco, so grab your new found friends and say goodbye in style!

    This tour ends at our gateway hotel at approximately 17:00 hrs. We recommend you book post-tour accommodation if time allows. If you are planning to fly tonight, please do not book a flight that departs before 21:00 hrs.

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Pay in monthly instalments

  • 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

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.
  • Prices quoted are land only. Call us on 0333 999 7951 for a flight quote.
  • If your chosen date is not available, this tour also departs from San Francisco


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Private Departures

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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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.

Red Roof Inn San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO - RED ROOF INN
This hotel offers free Wi-Fi, seasonal outdoor pool, fitness centre, 24hr on-site restaurant and 24hr free airport shuttle.

  • 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.

 

Aloft El Segundo

LOS ANGELES - ALOFT
This hotel offers free WiFi, air-conditioning, cable tv and ipod docks, plus an outdoor pool, hot tub, fitness centre and free shuttle service to LAX.

  • 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

We recommend you take out travel insurance as soon as your booking is confirmed.

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.


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 & SAN FRANCISCO
  • 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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