WILD WEST

10 days from

Wild West
DEPARTS LOS ANGELES to LOS ANGELES
Trek Code:
WWW
Destination:
USA West
Departs:
Oct-Mar
Accommodation:
Camping/Hotels
Age Range:
18-38
Best of Trek:
  • > Stay at an exclusive Wild West Cowboy Camp
  • > Watch a stunning sunrise over the Grand Canyon
  • > Discover Death Valley National Park
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Tour Overview

Here's a proper winter warmer that whisks you off to three great cities, the infamous wilds of Death Valley and the mighty Grand Canyon whose depths will astound. With sun doused deserts and water-chiselled canyons, cowboy camps and Californian beaches, plus an included limo ride down the Las Vegas Strip, we promise one wild time as you discover the true gems of Western USA at a time when there are fewer people.

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Included Highlights
  • Overnight Cowboy Camp including "chuckwagon dinner"
  • Spectacular sunrise or sunset over the Grand Canyon
  • Stretch limo tour of in Las Vegas
  • Sightseeing in coastal San Diego
  • Experience the historic Route 66
  • Visit Salvation Mountain from the movie 'Into the Wild'
  • See Hollywood and Venice Beach in Los Angeles
  • Take in the mighty Hoover Dam
  • Admission to incredible national parks - Grand Canyon, Death Valley, Montezuma Castle and Sonoran Desert
Plus you get...
  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
  • Private transportation with free Wi-Fi
  • All accommodation - 5 camping & 4 hotel nights
  • 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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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$274
  • > Grand Canyon IMAX Theater US$15
  • > Las Vegas clubs & casino shows US$10+
  • > San Diego Zoo US$48
  • > Las Vegas helicopter flight: US$115
  • > Las Vegas rollercoasters US$4-$30
  • > Rollerblading in San Diego US$5-15
  • > Bike rental in San Diego US$8-$32 (Tour from $65)
  • > Western horseback riding at cowboy camp US$70
  • > Las Vegas Gun Range from US$20-$100
  • > 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.

Itinerary Update

For 2016 departures the trip will operate in reverse. See 2016 itinerary below.

  • 2015 Departures

    Please scroll down to to see the 2016 itinerary

  • Day 1-2: Los Angeles & San Diego

    Kick off with a visit to Hollywood's Walk of Fame and see the Hollywood sign before making a beeline for San Diego. With mild temperatures all year round, the Californian outdoors is where it's at. Rollerblade or hang out with the surfers on Mission Beach, feast on a tasty Mahi Mahi taco, cycle Balboa Park or meet the residents of the world-famous San Diego Zoo. At night, maybe head for the Gaslamp Quarter for live music, fun and rubbing shoulders with the good-looking locals.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 3: Sonoran Desert & Colorado River

    A road trip just isn't a road trip without miles and miles of cactus-studded desert, and sun-drenched Arizona doesn't disappoint. It's one of the largest and hottest deserts in North America and can fluctuate between dry and arid to lush and green, certainly a sight to behold so get those cameras ready for the perfect picture of the rolling sand dunes. Prepare yourself for the unexpected burst of colour at Salvation Mountain, this crazy man made mountain can also be spotted in the film 'Into the Wild!' Finish your day in true American style by camping out next to the Colorado River.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 4: Betty & Rusty's Cowboy Camp

    Jump start your day with an early morning swim in the Colorado River before heading out for our Wild West Cowboy Camp at Betty & Rusty's! This is a unique experience completely exclusive to TrekAmerica. Opt to mount your trusty steed and trot between the iconic saguaro cacti, with their familiar curved arms and looming as high as 20 feet. Fresh from the saddle, tuck into an authentic chuck wagon dinner (that's a mobile cookhouse) before a night under a million desert stars.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 5-6: Grand Canyon National Park

    On the road north, drop by the ancient high-rise dwellings known as Montezuma Castle National Monument. Step back in time, and discover the hidden secrets of one of America's most ancient cultures, the Anasazi. Now admire a masterpiece etched by wind and water: the Grand Canyon. Tread the Bright Angel Trail to Indian Gardens, or venture to Plateau Point. Better yet, take a helicopter flight for a birds-eye view and marvel at the brilliant colours. The canyon depths are nothing short of mind-blowing. Then again so is the sunrise and that's free.
    Accommodation: Hotels included in tour price

  • Day 7-8: Route 66 to Las Vegas

    Make a pit-stop at the town of Seligman to experience a classic stretch of Route 66. Rolling into this town feels like a living museum where time has stood still, and a visit to the Snowcap Diner is always interesting!

    After a photo stop at the Hoover Dam, get ready for the city of excess: Las Vegas. Night life, high life, Las Vegas has it all. Take an included stretch limo tour of the Las Vegas Strip, and watch as night turns into day under the glare of neon marquees. Casino shows and excellent nightclubs make this truly "a city that never sleeps". For an interesting view of Vegas, why not fly high above the glitzy buildings on an evening Strip flight or simply enjoy a spot of people watching; after all Vegas is certainly the place!
    Accommodation: Hotels included in tour price

  • Day 9: Death Valley National Park

    Our desert experience is completed by the perfect winter destination: Death Valley National Park. The blistering summer heat is no more, so your camera will lap up sights like Artist's Palette, a giant egg-box of turquoise, orange and red mineral deposits, Zabriskie Point, and the immense perspectives of Dante's View, a perfect view indeed!
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 8: Los Angeles

    Kick up the Mojave Desert dust as you head for Los Angeles and enjoy a tour of Hollywood, home to the most famous real estate sign in the world, before heading to eclectic Venice Beach to watch the muscle-clad locals strut their stuff on the sand and under the Californian sunshine. Venice Beach is like a virtual carnival running year round... with free admission! You then make your way back to the hotel where the 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.

  • 2016 Departures

    Itinerary below if for all tours departing after 01 Jan 2016

  • Day 1: Los Angeles & Death Valley National Park

    Kick start your West Coast adventure with a visit to LA's Walk of Fame and enjoy a tour of Hollywood, home to the most famous real estate sign in the world, before making a beeline for the hottest, driest and lowest place on planet Earth - Death Valley National Park. The blistering summer heat is no more, so your camera will lap up sights like Artist's Palette, a giant egg-box of turquoise, orange and red mineral deposits, Zabriskie Point, and the immense perspectives of Dante's View, a perfect view indeed!
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 2-3: Las Vegas

    Get ready for the city of excess: Las Vegas. Night life, high life, Las Vegas has it all. Take an included stretch limo tour of the Las Vegas Strip, and watch as night turns into day under the glare of neon marquees. Casino shows and excellent nightclubs make this a true `a city that never sleeps'. For an interesting view of Vegas, why not fly high above the glitzy buildings on an evening Strip flight or simply enjoy a spot of people watching; Vegas is certainly full of interesting characters!
    Accommodation: Hotels included in tour price

  • Day 4-5: Hoover Dam, Route 66 & Grand Canyon National Park

    Departing the desert neon city of Vegas you make a photo stop at the Hoover Dam, before travel-ling a section of the original Route 66 and stopping in the town of Seligman to experience America-na at its very best! This town feels like a living museum where time has stood still and a visit to the Snowcap Diner for super-thick milkshakes is always a fab treat!

    Now admire a masterpiece etched by wind and water: the Grand Canyon. Tread the Bright Angel Trail to Indian Gardens, or venture to Plateau Point. Better yet, take a helicopter flight (highly rec-ommended) for a bird's-eye view and marvel at the brilliant colours. The canyon depths are noth-ing short of mind-blowing and the first time you cast your eyes into the belly of the canyon, the image will stay with you forever! Make sure you get up early to see the sunrise as it changes the colours of the rocks, one of the only times you'll have the canyon almost to yourself!
    Accommodation: Hotels included in tour price

  • Day 6: Montezuma Castle National Monument & Betty & Rusty's Cowboy Camp

    On the road again, drop by the ancient high-rise dwellings known as Montezuma Castle National Monument. Step back in time, and discover the hidden secrets of one of America's most ancient cultures, the Anasazi. Next head out for our Wild West Cowboy Camp at Betty & Rusty's! This is a unique experience and one that you'll love sharing with your mates back home. Opt to mount your trusty steed and trot between the iconic saguaro cacti. With their familiar curved arms and looming as high as 20 feet, you're definitely in the Wild West here! Fresh from the saddle, tuck into an authentic chuck wagon dinner (that's a mobile cookhouse) before a night under a million desert stars.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 7: Sonoran Desert

    A road trip just isn't a road trip without miles and miles of cactus-studded desert and sun-drenched Arizona doesn't disappoint. It's one of the largest and hottest deserts in North America and can fluctuate between dry and arid to lush and green. It's certainly a sight to behold so get those cam-eras ready for the perfect picture of the rolling sand dunes.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 8-9: San Diego

    Prepare yourself for the unexpected burst of colour at Salvation Mountain, this crazy man-made mountain can also be spotted in the film 'Into the Wild!'

    Next up is San Diego. With mild temperatures all year round, the Californian outdoors is where it's at. Rollerblade or hang out with the surfers on Mission Beach, feast on a tasty mahi-mahi taco, cycle Balboa Park or meet the residents of the world-famous San Diego Zoo. At night, why not head to the Gaslamp Quarter for live music, fun and the chance to rub shoulders with the good-looking locals?
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 10: San Diego & Los Angeles

    Kick up the Mojave Desert dust as you head for Los Angeles. Your tour leader will take you to eclectic Venice Beach to watch the muscle-clad locals strut their stuff on the sand under the Californian sunshine. Venice Beach is like a carnival running all year round... with free admission! Why not add on a few more days to really explore the cities attractions such as Universal Studios and Santa Monica Pier, or add on an Urban Adventure tour and explore LA to see how the locals live.

    This tour ends at our gateway hotel at approximately 17:00 hrs. We recommend booking 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.

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.

Halloween limo tour
  • Celebrate Halloween in Las Vegas!
  • Prepare to dress to impress in one of the biggest costume parties around! Choose to cruise the strip in a limo or head to a club for one of the biggest Vegas extravaganzas!

    > Book 25th October 2015 departure


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Essential Information

  • We run a Food Kitty on this trip - you will need to contribute US$80 which covers all your meals during the trip whilst camping.
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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.

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.

Los Angeles City Tours
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  • 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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