WESTERN BLT

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DEPARTS SAN FRANCISCO to LOS ANGELES
Trek Code:
WBS
Destination:
USA West
Departs:
Jan-Dec
Accommodation:
Budget Lodging
Age Range:
18-38
Best of Trek:
  • > Cross the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco
  • > Test your poker skills in Las Vegas
  • > Explore Yosemite and Grand Canyon National Parks
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Tour Overview

A fully accommodated adventure that gives you a glimpse of the best of the American West. Hike in Yosemite National Park, discover nature's handiwork displayed at its best at the mighty Grand Canyon and experience The Strip in Las Vegas. If that's not enough you get to have heaps of fun in two of west coasts best loved cities. This really is one jam-packed 7 day tour just waiting for you to enjoy.

Included Highlights
  • Grand Canyon sunrise or sunset
  • Walk the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Tour of Hollywood, LA
  • Incredible National Parks - Yosemite and Grand Canyon
  • Walk amongst towering granite peaks in Yosemite
  • Bright lights of Las Vegas
  • Travel on the original Route 66
  • Limousine tour in Las Vegas (2015 only)
Plus you get...
  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
  • Private transportation with free Wi-Fi
  • All accommodation - 4 hotel & 2 hostel/cabin nights.
BLT Accommodation

We use a combination of hotels and hostel/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. A sleeping bag is not required on this 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).

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+
  • > Limo ride in Las Vegas US$25-$30
  • > Bike rental in Yosemite US$12-$32
  • > Las Vegas helicopter flight: US$115
  • > Las Vegas rollercoasters US$4-$30
  • > Las Vegas Gun Range from US$50
  • > 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.

This tour also departs from Los Angeles

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

    After a brief fling with San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, hit the old prospectors' trail to the east and let it take you smack bang into 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. Throw in the colours of a picture perfect sunset, a chilled drink or two and you've got one awesome first day in California with your new Trek buddies. Yosemite is also home to some of the oldest trees in the world, the mighty Giant Sequoia which towers above the park and a huge array of incredible wildlife, from bears to coyotes.
    Accommodation: Budget lodging included

  • Day 3-4: 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 a super-stretch limousine (included in 2015 departures) 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, take an evening flight down the Strip or get yourself hitched by Elvis Presley (don't worry it's not legally binding, unless you want it to be).
    Accommodation: Budget lodging included

  • Day 5: Grand Canyon National Park

    Leaving Las Vegas, strike out across the desert in search of one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Grand Canyon. Take to the sky and witness the Grand Canyon's monumental red-and-gold formations from up high. Hike deep into the canyon on the Bright Angel Trail or check out the aptly named `Ooh Aah Point' on the South Kaibab Trail. Whatever view of the Grand Canyon you have you will never forget that moment you first lay your eyes on this incredible place.
    Accommodation: Budget lodging included

  • Day 6: Colorado River

    After a beautiful sunrise and well spent morning at the Grand Canyon, head west to the quirky little town of Seligman which is on one of the original sections of the Route 66. Here you'll find quirky pop-art and awesome road trip memorabilia everywhere! Grab a frosty shake at the Snow Cap Diner before heading to the Colorado River where you have the chance to swim and take in stunning views before overnighting in Laughlin where you can try your luck on the tables!
    Accommodation: Budget lodging included

  • Day 7: Los Angeles

    Following the sun back to the Pacific we arrive in the sprawling City of Angels. Have your camera at the ready as you tour Hollywood and the Walk of Fame, make sure you keep an eye out for the A-Listers who call `La la land home'. Spend a few extra days in the vibrant and exciting cities and head down to Venice Beach, the ultimate people watching spot or let an LA local introduce you to to some of this city's famous historic bars on our Stars and Bars Urban Adventure.

    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.

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.

Las Vegas City Tours
  • Celebrate New Year in Las Vegas
  • See the strip filled with revellers and the fireworks light the sky as you party the night away in Vegas for a night to remember.

    Book 28th December 2014 departure


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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 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.
  • 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.

Good Hotel

SAN FRANCISCO - GOOD HOTEL
In addition to free Wi-Fi there's access to a heated outdoor pool and fitness room, plus complimentary bicycles for exploring San Francisco.

  • 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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