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Western BLT from San Francisco

  • Code #WBS
  • 7 Days
Duration
7 Days
/6 Nights
Availability
Dec,2016-Dec,2018
Group Size
Max 13
Departure City: 
San Francisco
Ends in: 
Los Angeles
Accommodation
Budget Lodging

Trip Overview

This budget lodging tour gives you a taste of the best of the American West. Hike in Yosemite National Park, discover nature's very best handiwork at the jaw-dropping Grand Canyon, and travel in style on a Limousine tour of The Strip in Vegas. If that's not enough you get to see two of the West Coast's best-loved cities, San Francisco and Los Angeles. This really is one action-packed 7 day tour, so what are you waiting for?

Included Highlights 
  • Cruise the Las Vegas Strip in a super-stretch limo
  • Walk San Francisco's famous Golden Gate Bridge
  • Yosemite's towering peaks & Giant Sequoias
  • Experience the neon lights and clubs of Vegas
  • Watch sunset or sunrise over the Grand Canyon
  • Travel iconic Route 66, stopping in Seligman, AZ
  • Swim in the cool waters of the Colorado River
  • Tour Hollywood's Walk of Fame & famous sign
  • National park admission to Yosemite & Grand Canyon
Treknical Details

Interests

Cities
Deserts & Canyons
National Parks
Small Group

Accommodation & Transportation

Group Size
Max 13
Budget Lodging
2 Nights
Hotel
4 Nights

Food & Meals

  • All meals to be paid locally

Other Inclusions

  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
  • Private transportation with free Wi-Fi
  • All accommodation

Essential Information

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

Resources

Western BLT
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

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. There's some memorable eye candy around here, from huge granite cliffs and the chiselled landmarks of El Capitan and Half Dome to the highest waterfalls in North America. Yosemite is also home to some of the oldest trees in the world, the mighty Giant Sequoias which tower above the park, and let's not forget the unbelievable array of incredible wildlife, from bear to coyotes. Throw in the colours of a picture perfect sunset, plus a chilled drink or two and you've got one awesome California experience with your new Trek buddies.

Accommodation

Hostel included

Meals Included

All meals to be paid locally

Optional Activities

Bike rental US$12-$34

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) or ease the pain with one of the famous all-you-can-eat buffets. Why not hit the roller coasters, check out a show, take an evening flight down The Strip? Alternatively, get yourself hitched by Elvis Presley (don't worry, it's not legally binding, unless you want it to be!).

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals Included

All meals to be paid locally

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

Leaving Las Vegas behind (and hopefully not all your dollars), strike out across the desert in search of one of the 'Seven Natural Wonders of the World', the Grand Canyon. As soon as you lay eyes on this super special place, you'll want to give Mother Nature a well-deserved high five! Take to the sky on an optional helicopter tour to 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. From sunrise to sunset the mighty Grand Canyon will leave you breathless!

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals Included

All meals to be paid locally

Optional Activities

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

After a beautiful sunrise, head west to Seligman on the original Route 66. This town is full of quirky Americana, so why not grab some pop art and awesome road trip memorabilia for the folks back home? After all this exploring, treat yourself to a super-super-thick shake at the Snow Cap Diner before heading to the Colorado River where you'll have the chance to swim and take in stunning views. You'll stay overnight in nearby Laughlin.  

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals Included

All meals to be paid locally

Follow the sun back to the Pacific and arrive in the sprawling 'City of Angels'. Have your camera at the ready as you tour Hollywood and the Walk of Fame. Keep an eye out for the A-Listers who call 'La la land home'. If you have time to spend a few extra days in this vibrant and exciting city, head down to Venice Beach, the ultimate people watching spot; or let an LA local introduce you to some of the city's famous historic bars on our 'Sips of Old Hollywood' city tour.

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

All meals to be paid locally
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.

 

For all departures from 1st January 2017

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.

 

For all departures before 1st January 2017

SAN FRANCISCO - GOOD HOTEL

112 7th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

This hip, eco-friendly hotel in a building dating to 1911 sits in the vibrant SoMa district about a block from the Civic Center BART station. 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 (With a trekker of the same sex)
From £121 | US$172 | Eur146 | AU$218 | NZ$228
Price per person per night

Full room (Your own single or double room)
From £211 | US$301 | Eur254 | AU$380 | NZ$399
Price per room per night

 

AIRPORT TRANSFER INFORMATION

Take a shuttle, which leaves approx. every 10 minutes. There are several companies available including Super Shuttle and Go Lorries and all cost around US $17 per person, plus tip. You can pre-book your transfer on the Super Shuttle website by searching for "Good Hotel" when prompted and selecting the "Good Hotel". They are available 24 hours a day and can be found just outside the terminal. Transfer takes approximately 45 minutes.

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)
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  • Personal service - you're more than just a number

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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

4.7 out of 5

Trek America - Western BLT 2014

Past Trekkers Review

THE MOST AMAZING LIFE EXPERIENCE EVER :D

Reviewed July 2016
My first time going to the USA, I travelled by myself so I was slightly nervous, but as soon as the tour started I was in HEAVEN. The people were very friendly and our tour leader was such fun, I never wanted to leave, I wish I'd done a longer trip. We got to see so much stuff, and things which ...
Past Trekkers Review

An amazing, short view Western America

Reviewed December 2012
San Francisco, pretty cool place, personally I wish I had more time there, but crossing the iconic Golden Gate Bridge was definiately a highlight! Yosemite NP was suprising in a good way! I'd never hear of it before and wasn't particulary keen, but when we arrived it was absolutely stunning!...
Past Trekkers Review

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! Would give anything relive this experience again!

Reviewed April 2016
I went on this trek nearly 4 years ago and I still think about it now! It was hands down the most amazing trek of my life! The 7 days on the trek may sound like a short period of time but we fit so much in!I wrote a review on the Western BLT page a few years ago but I am yet to find it! When I do I ...
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