WESTERNER 2 BLT

14 days from

Westerner 2 BLT
DEPARTS LOS ANGELES to LOS ANGELES
Trek Code:
W2B
Destination:
USA West
Departs:
Jan-Dec
Accommodation:
Budget Lodging
Age Range:
18-38
Best of Trek:
  • > Stunning sunrise/sunset over the Grand Canyon
  • > Sightseeing in Las Vegas, San Fran and LA
  • > Explore Yosemite and Grand Canyon National Parks
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Tour Overview

The perfect California, Nevada and Arizona cocktail. The West Coast of America sets an ultra mellow tone while a heady blend of adrenaline-fuelled cities adds real zip and zest to the mix. Serve on the rocks; none beat those around the Sierra Nevada and Grand Canyon.

Included Highlights
  • Grand Canyon sunrise or sunset
  • Walk the Golden Gate Bridge
  • City tours of Hollywood, LA and San Francisco
  • Sightseeing in San Diego
  • Walk amongst towering granite peaks in Yosemite
  • Scenic coastal Highway One
  • Visit Haight-Ashbury in San Francisco
  • Limousine tour in Las Vegas
  • Travel the original Route 66
  • Visit colourful Salvation Mountain
  • Incredible National Parks - Yosemite & Grand Canyon
Plus you get...
  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
  • Private transportation with free Wi-Fi
  • All accommodation - 9 hotel & 4 hostel/cabin nights.
BLT Accommodation

We use a combination of hostels, hotels and cabins on our Westerner2 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. A sleeping bag is not required on the trip.

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.

  • > Grand Canyon helicopter flight US$244-$274
  • > Sea kayaking US$30
  • > Grand Canyon IMAX theater US$15
  • > Las Vegas clubs & casino shows US$10+
  • > Bike rental in Yosemite US$12-$32
  • > San Diego Zoo US$44
  • > Watersports in San Diego US$10-$75
  • > San Francisco cable car ride US$5-$13
  • > Las Vegas helicopter flight: US$115
  • > Float trip on the Merced River in Yosemite US$30
  • > Las Vegas rollercoasters US$4-$30
  • > Baseball game in San Francisco US$15-$40
  • > Bike rental in San Diego US$5-$15
  • > San Francisco Bay sunset sailboat cruise US$40
  • > Las Vegas Gun Range from US$30
  • > Las Vegas VIP Club Tour (includes 4 clubs & limo) US$100
  • > Get married in Las Vegas (not legally binding) US$221
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 1-2: Los Angeles & San Diego

    We say goodbye to LA and hello to the sunny beaches of San Diego. Laze in grassy Balboa Park or feel sand between your toes at Mission Beach and top up your tan. San Diego has the perfect environment for so many beachfront activities; go rollerblading, cycling and explore San Diego Zoo. Later, cruise the Gaslamp Quarter and the heart of San Diego's nightlife.
    Accommodation: Budget lodging included

  • Day 3: Colorado River

    Want to see something cool? How about the strange desert sculpture of Salvation Mountain, seen in the movie 'Into the Wild'? Follow the yellow brick road all the way to the top for some great photos of this amazing desert setting. We continue towards Arizona's famous Colorado River with the chance to swim, before overnighting in Laughlin where you can try your luck on the tables!
    Accommodation: Budget lodging included

  • Day 4-5: Grand Canyon National Park

    One of the true wonders of the world, Grand Canyon National Park is immense and its sunrise is unforgettable. Over 450km long, 25km wide and over 1.5km deep. Pack your best boots and don't forget your camera for a sunrise/sunset hike along the rim. Watching the sun paint it amber, maroon and red, its breathtaking immensity still blows you away. For the more ambitious take the long hike down Bright Angel Trail to Plateau Point, or choose the "bird's eye" view on a scenic flight. Why not opt for a visit to the IMAX Theater to see how the Grand Canyon was formed millions of years ago. With two days at the Canyon, the first day you can hike the rim trails, whilst the second day leave the crowds behind and follow the snaking trails behind, hiking deep into the canyon belly. Did you know only 5% of visitors to the Grand Canyon venture past the rim?
    Accommodation: Budget lodging included

  • Day 6-7: Route 66 & Las Vegas

    Today we travel a section of the original Route 66 stopping at the town of Seligman, a quaint town which has stood still in time and filled to the brim with Americana. With a sudden burst of neon, Vegas is right in your face - Viva Las Vegas! This is the party capital of the USA but watch out though - some dub this place 'Lost Wages'! We include a Las Vegas limousine tour where you can let your hair down and see the sights at the same time. Why not enjoy a feast at the Luxor's deluxe buffet; experience the Bellagio's water-show and New York New York's roller coaster before checking out Coyote Ugly and clubbing all night long.
    Accommodation: Budget lodging included

  • Day 8-9: Yosemite National Park Area

    Leaving the bright lights of Las Vegas, return to California and its most famous national park, Yosemite. Both easy and challenging hikes bring you face to face with stunning glacier-carved granite monoliths, deep valleys, giant sequoias and spectacular waterfalls. Once deep inside Yosemite, keep your eyes peeled for wildlife including black bears as well as the Giant Sequoia tree which towers high above. For a different way to see the park, why not enjoy a float down the Merced River on an inner tube?
    Accommodation: Budget lodging included

  • Day 10-11: San Francisco

    One of the most vibrant cities in the USA, San Francisco has got it all! Upon arrival we enjoy a tour of Haight-Ashbury and the chance to walk across Golden Gate Bridge. There are loads of options to fill your time in San Francisco such as visiting China Town, Alcatraz, Fisherman's Wharf and the colourful painted ladies. View the Bay and Alcatraz on an optional sunset sailboat cruise, then the party people can flock to trendy bars and clubs in North Beach or Haight-Ashbury where that friendly vibe gets even better.
    Accommodation: Budget lodging included

  • Day 12: Monterey

    From big city to beach towns, California's pristine coastline makes for a beautiful drive as we head towards Monterey. Upon arrival we enjoy a popular two hour coastline walk where there is a good chance to see whales and sea lions which frequent the area from April - October. Tonight you can hit the shops or enjoy the nightlife that Monterey is so famous for.
    Accommodation: Budget lodging included

  • Day 13: Big Sur State Park & Santa Barbara

    Travelling further down the California Coast we stop to Big Sur State Park for that iconic view of McWay Falls, before continuing onto Santa Barbara and its Spanish Mission. Explore the pier, hit the shops or simply wind down with a good dose of beach relaxation. Sometimes referred to as the California Riviera, its beautiful beaches, majestic mountains and colourful culture make Santa Barbara well worth visiting. Santa Barbara comes alive at night for all you party animals so dust off the glad-rags.
    Accommodation: Budget lodging included

  • Day 14: Los Angeles

    Enjoy free time exploring Santa Barbara in the morning before returning to the City of Angels; the 2nd largest city in America after New York and home to countless stars. We'll tour Hollywood Boulevard with stroll on the Walk of Fame, view of the iconic Hollywood sign and a visit to Venice Beach for a spot of people watching with the sand between your toes. Finally we make our way to the hotel where this trip of a lifetime comes to an end!

    This tour ends at our gateway hotel 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.

Special Departures

If you want to make sure you're right in the heart of the action at the absolute best time to be there, then why not book one of our Special Departures.

Golden Gate Bridge
  • Celebrate Fourth of July in San Francisco!
  • Join the Independence Day party in the City by the Bay as it comes alive with fireworks!

    Book 25th June 2014 departure



Yosemite Valley
  • Celebrate Christmas Day in Yosemite NP
  • Enjoy a Christmas Day with a difference and replace that Christmas Day walk with some snowshoeing under the frosted giant sequoias and frozen waterfalls.

    Book 17th December 2014 departure


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  • > Full payment is due 8 weeks before the tour departure
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Essential Information

  • 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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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.

Hacienda Hotel

LOS ANGELES - THE HACIENDA HOTEL
This hotel offers 24 hour complimentary airport shuttle, outdoor pool, spa, fitness centre, restaurant and free wireless internet.

  • 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.

Los Angeles City Tours
  • 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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