Past Trekkers Review
Western BLT from Los Angeles
Myself and my boyfriend booked this trek as a 'good' way to see the sights included- however it was much more than just that! We saw the sights and words can't even be used to describe how breathtaking they were (my personal favourite being Yosemite and the Grand Canyon) We also spent lots of driving time in our trek van- 14 of us in total including our great tour leader Tyler! We all came from different lives at home (Irish, English, Australian and American) sharing stories, getting to know each other, listening and singing to great music and playing games along the roads! our family from this week have become lifelong friends. Now into some of the tour info I was looking for when reading reviews! Our accommodation was hotel nights and 2 hostel nights- all of these were great and very clean with some including pools and I was able to stay with my partner for the whole trip bar the hostel nights as it was spilt boys and girls which was totally fine! Those who came as single travellers normally stayed with another person of the same sex or in a room by themselves- although we created a whatsapp group to make sure when we got to our own rooms we could all stay in touch as to what everyone's plans were- we normally explored on our free days as part of a group which was great! This type of tour can be quite expensive for food as we always stopped at outlets with food options suitable for everyone and because in America tipping is such a big thing! We didn't mind as we had budgeted for this and the food was always good! The wifi on the bus/van wasn't always great as quite often we were driving in out of range areas through mountains etc.. No one seemed to find this an issue though because in my opinion your not there to look at your phone.. Looking outside is more beneficial :) also all our accommodation has wifi to contact home- although in Vegas you did have to pay for it if you really wanted it! This trek was part of a longer trip to the USA where I spend a few days in LA before- I would recommend seeing Venice beach and Santa Monica pier- we also spent a day at universal studios and at the Griffith observatory which was great. Also after the trek we hired bikes in San Fran to cycle across the Golden Gate Bridge which I loved. Union sq is great for shopping if people like that. We unfortunately didn't get to Alcatraz as it was sold out so book a few months in advance! Hopefully this review is helpful.. we both had the best time!