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Western Wonder from San Francisco

  • Code #W1S
  • 7 Days
Duration
7 Days
/6 Nights
Availability
Apr,2017-Oct,2018
Group Size
Max 13
Departure City: 
San Francisco
Ends in: 
Los Angeles
Accommodation
Camping

Trip Overview

What a week in Southwest USA! A double dose of national park adventure, sandwiched between three unforgettable cities. This tour promises waterfalls, canyons, cacti and fun times on the iconic Route 66!

Included Highlights 
  • Cruise around Las Vegas in a super-stretch limo
  • Walk across San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge
  • Yosemite's striking peaks & Giant Sequoias
  • See the bright lights of legendary Las Vegas
  • Experience the Grand Canyon at sunset or sunrise
  • Journey along the famous Route 66
  • Dip in the cool waters of the Colorado River
  • Enjoy the glitz & glamour of Hollywood, LA
  • National park admission to Yosemite & Grand Canyon
Treknical Details

Interests

Cities
Deserts & Canyons
National Parks
Small Group

Accommodation & Transportation

Group Size
Max 13
Camping
4 Nights
Hotel
2 Nights

Food & Meals

  • We operate a Food Kitty on this trip - you will need to contribute US$10 a day which covers all your meals whilst camping

Other Inclusions

  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
  • Private transportation with free Wi-Fi
  • All accommodation, camping fees & equipment (except sleeping bag)

Essential Information

  • Prices quoted are land only. Call us on 0333 999 7951 for a flight quote (UK only).

Resources

Western Wonder
Download Trek Tips
San Francisco
Download City Guide
Los Angeles
Download City Guide

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!

As this tour departs at 07:30 hrs we recommend that you book pre tour accommodation. Please request further details at time of booking.

Also departs from Los Angeles

Bid San Francisco a reluctant farewell and head east through California; this sure is one good looking state and the scenery outside your window gets better and better the closer you get to Yosemite National Park. Once inside you'll have the opportunity to hike or bike through the extraordinary landscape of glacier-carved granite monoliths and spectacular waterfalls. Keep your eyes peeled and your cameras at the ready for incredible wildlife sightings. You're often not the only ones exploring the park with bear seen frequently in 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; whatever activities you get up to in Yosemite, you're sure to have a blast.

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals Included

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

Bike rental US$12-$34
Float trip on the Merced River US$31

It's time get down and dirty in 'Sin City'. Feel like a total boss as you cruise the Las Vegas Strip in your very own stretch limo. Party the night away in some of the best nightclubs around or, if that's not your bag, take in the thrills of the world's craziest roller coasters perched at the top of the Stratosphere Tower. The shows, the over the top hotels, the all-you-can-eat buffets; the Neon City's hottest spots are sure to impress. Just remember, 'what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas'! If you're still left wanting more, take a helicopter flight down The Strip to see the neon lights from above then for something a little different you can even have you own Vegas wedding (don't worry though, it's not for real!).

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals Included

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

Clubs & casino shows from US$10
Roller coasters US$25-$40
Helicopter flight US$124
Go karting US$26
Gun range US$20-$100
Get married in Las Vegas (not legally binding) US$220
VIP club tour (includes 4 clubs & limo) US$100

As natural wonders go, the Grand Canyon is up there with the very best of them! As soon as you lay your eyes upon the vast canyon before you, you'll be speechless. From sunrise to sunset the Grand Canyon will leave you inspired and wanting to see more of this desert wonderland. Keep your feet firmly on the ground or swoop above and see the Grand Canyon in all its glory on an optional helicopter flight. A hike along the South Kaibab Trail will lead you to the very aptly named 'Ooh Aah Point' where you'll experience what it feels like to be inside the canyon and see all of its sheer awesomeness up close and personal.

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals Included

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

Helicopter flight US$254-$284
IMAX Theater US$15

Just down the road from the Grand Canyon is an opportunity to pick up some awesome road trip souvenirs in Seligman, on Route 66. This town captures the very heart of life on the road. Once you've had your fill of pure Americana, it's time to cruise through the vast, cactus studded desert of Arizona before ending the day with refreshing dip in the Colorado River. You will spend the night close by in Laughlin. It's your final night with your new-found friends, so get that campfire roaring and the s'mores toasting. 

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals Included

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

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 city's iconic sights. If you are staying on to explore the city, make sure you stroll along the boardwalk on Venice Beach, famous for its street performers and skate park. It's 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 21:00 hrs.

Accommodation

None included. Tour ends at 17:00 hrs

Meals Included

Camping food kitty applies to this tour
We offer a whole range of travel extras with everything from additional hotel nights, travel insurance, city sightseeing and more so you can organise everything you'll need for your trip in one easy place.

Our tours usually depart at 07:30am and finish around 5:00pm at designated hotels in our gateway cities, so it's a great idea to book a room for the night before and after your tour. It's also worth staying extra nights to explore the city more. You must book these hotels in advance either online with your tour or by contacting our friendly sales team.

 

SAN FRANCISCO - RED ROOF INN

777 Airport Blvd, Burlingame, CA 94010

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

 

Twin share (With a trekker of the same sex)
From £98 | US$139 | Eur117 | AU$175 | NZ$184
Price per person per night

Full room (Your own single or double room)
From £170 | US$243 | Eur204 | AU$306 | NZ$322
Price per room per night

 

AIRPORT TRANSFER INFORMATION

The hotel operates a free shuttle service which runs every 20-30 minutes. After arrival and from either terminal 1, 2 or 3, the shuttle bus will arrive outside of the airport. Typically a tip of US$1-2 is expected.

Our tours usually depart at 07:30am and finish around 5:00pm at designated hotels in our gateway cities, so it's a great idea to book a room for the night before and after your tour. It's also worth staying extra nights to explore the city more. You must book these hotels in advance either online with your tour or by contacting our friendly sales team.

 

LOS ANGELES - ALOFT EL SEGUNDO

475 N Sepulveda Blvd, El Segundo, CA 90245

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 (With a trekker of the same sex)
From £80-106 | US$115-151 | Eur96-127 | AU$144-191 | NZ$152-200
Price per person per night

Full room (Your own single or double room)
From £140-185 | US$200-264 | Eur168-222 | AU$252-333 | NZ$265-350
Price per room per night

 

AIRPORT TRANSFER INFORMATION

The hotel operates a free transfer from LAX airport and the shuttle can be picked up at the designated hotel courtesy shuttle area and operates on a continuous loop every 20 minutes. For airport drop-off, please arrange this with the reception staff. Please note whilst this service is free a tip of US$1-$2 is generally expected.

Our specialist flights department can offer UK customers a great airline fare to all of our Trek destinations. We have preferred contracts with many international carriers and have secured some of the most competitive prices in the industry. 

Why Book Your Flights with Trek?

  • Secure your flight with a deposit of only £125 per person
  • Date changes free of charge (subject to terms)
  • We are ATOL protected and IATA licensed
  • Personal service - you're more than just a number

Call us now on 0208 682 8920 for today's special offers or

Request a flight quote

At TrekAmerica we believe that your safety and enjoyment are the most important parts of your holiday. That's why we recommend you take out insurance as soon as your booking is confirmed. 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.

If you do not take our policy, you must ensure that the policy you do take offers an equivalent level of protection and covers you for the activities involved - be aware that some policies do not include, or restrict, coverage for this type of travel. ​

See our insurance page or download our insurance tips pdf for more information.

There are loads of exciting optional activities available 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. A list of optional activities and approximate costs are shown at the end of each day by day itinerary descriptions above.

Your tour leader will arrange your chosen activities during the tour so no need to pre-book. You'll also pay for these locally so ensure you budget for the bucket list items!

As local weather conditions and seasonality can change not all optional activities may be available on your trip and prices can be subject to change.

Reviews

What our trekkers say

4.5 out of 5

Trek America | Western Wonder

Past Trekkers Review

Best experience of my life and met friends for life

Reviewed December 2015
I was so apprehensive about doing a trek america trip.. I couldn't decide whether to do it... the main issue being was I'd never flown by myself let alone fly to the other side of America. I booked 7 weeks before and I'm glad I did as soon as we set off from San Francisco everyone instan...
Past Trekkers Review

One of the best holidays EVER!

Reviewed November 2015
I still think about this holiday nearly 10 years on... and have only just booked my next one with Trek America! I have so many fond memories... I went out there on my own, and came back with a load of new friends, who I STILL keep in touch with. Our tour guide was brilliant. Let's hope the next ...
Past Trekkers Review

A trip that will stay with you for eternity!

Reviewed August 2015
Unbelievable!One of the most recent, but without a doubt the most memorable experiences of my life! People ask which bit was the best but it's difficult to say because this trek was like 10 holidays in 1!Seeing and hiking beautiful Yosemite, taking once-in-a-lifetime opportunities like riding in...
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