WESTERN WONDER

7 days from

Yosemite National Park
DEPARTS SAN FRANCISCO to LOS ANGELES
Trek Code:
W1S
Destination:
USA West
Departs:
Apr-Oct
Accommodation:
Camping
Age Range:
18-38
Best of Trek:
  • > Explore Yosemite and 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 right between three of its most unforgettable cities. Follow the route as shown below or go in reverse. In any case, we promise canyons, casinos and cacti, and the iconic Route 66.

Included Highlights
  • Limousine ride in Las Vegas
  • Grand Canyon sunrise and sunset
  • See towering granite peaks in Yosemite
  • Get your kicks on Route 66 and visit Seligman
  • Scenic walks and hikes
  • Incredible National Parks - Yosemite and Grand Canyon
  • Walk the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco
  • City tour of San Francisco and Hollywood
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
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).

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 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.

  • > Grand Canyon helicopter flight US$254-$284
  • > Grand Canyon IMAX theater US$15
  • > Las Vegas clubs & casino shows US$10+
  • > Bike rental in Yosemite US$12-$32
  • > Las Vegas helicopter flight: US$115
  • > Float trip on the Merced River in Yosemite US$30
  • > Las Vegas rollercoasters US$4-$30
  • > Las Vegas Gun Range from US$50
  • > Go Karting in Las Vegas US$25
  • > Las Vegas VIP Club Tour (includes 4 clubs & limo) US$100
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.

This tour also departs from Los Angeles

  • Day 1-2: San Francisco & Yosemite National Park

    Bid San Francisco a reluctant farewell and head east through California's gold country, where in 1848, the finding of a single nugget triggered a stampede of gold-seekers known as the 49'ers. With a scenic drive into the Yosemite National Park region, here you will get the opportunity to hike or bike through the extraordinary landscape of glacier-carved granite monoliths and spectacular waterfalls. Once inside Yosemite, 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 3-4: Las Vegas

    As you cruise into the bright lights of Las Vegas you'll see why this place captures the imaginations of travellers from across the globe. See the best of this spectacular desert city as you cruise The Strip on an included limo ride. The shows, the casinos, the clubs; Sin City's glitziest and brashest spots are sure to impress and just remember, "What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas"! If it's excitement you're after take a helicopter flight down The Strip and see the neon lights from above and if you've still got a head for heights hop onto one of the world's highest thrill rides at Vegas' Stratosphere. It's also very 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: Hotels included in tour price

  • Day 5: Grand Canyon National Park

    Today you will visit the grandest canyon of them all and as soon as you lay eyes on this natural wonder you will soon see why the park attracts over 5,000,000 visitors every year. Keep your feet firmly on the ground or swoop above and see the Grand Canyon in all its glory on an optional helicopter flight. The Grand Canyon is magnificent from any angle, but it is when the sun is rising or setting that this place looks truly magical. One thing is for sure you will never forget your first glimpse of the canyon, whether it be from a walk along the rim or the ultimate birds eye view.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 6: Colorado River

    Travel along the original Route 66 stopping at the quirky town of Seligman. Home to some of the country's finest Route 66 memorabilia, Seligman is a town that captures the very heart of life on the road. Prepare to be wowed by vast swathes of Arizona's cactus studded desert and take a refreshing dip in the Colorado River. Enjoy one last blast on your final evening together, before striking out for the beautiful Californian coast.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 7: Los Angeles

    Fresh from nature's most dramatic sets, you've stepped right into Movieland itself. Take an included tour of Los Angeles' famous Hollywood Boulevard and snap away as you wander past some of the cities iconic sights. No visit to La La Land would be complete without a stroll along the boardwalk at Venice Beach, famous for its street performers and skate park, this is definitely where all the cool kids hang out.

    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 22:00 hrs.

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  • > You only need to pay a deposit
  • > Full payment is due 8 weeks before the tour departure
  • > We are an ABTA and ATOL operator offering financial security for our inclusive tours.
  • > If you prefer to book by telephone please contact our UK sales office
  • > Prices below are land only. Call us on 0333 999 7951 for a flight inclusive quote

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
  • If your chosen date is not available, this tour also departs from Los Angeles


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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.

Best Western Americania

SAN FRANCISCO - BEST WESTERN AMERICANIA
An artfully designed hotel offering a heated roof top pool and located one block from the Historic Market Street Railway for access easy around the city.

  • 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.

 

Custom hotel

LOS ANGELES - CUSTOM HOTEL
This full service hotel close to LAX offers a sun deck/pool and 5 social lounges. Perfectly located for Santa Monica & Venice Beach.

  • 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.


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.

San Francisco City Tours
  • SAN FRANCISCO & LOS ANGELES
  • 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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