The perfect California, Nevada and Arizona blend, from the coastal paradise of San Diego and bright lights of Las Vegas, to the vast coloured rock formations of the Grand Canyon. Hike the wild and winding natural trails of Yosemite National Park, and hit San Francisco before continuing down California’s stunning coastline. This is the perfect road trip for anyone who wants to experience the best the West has to offer!
- Super-stretch limousine tour in Las Vegas
- Visit quirky colourful Salvation Mountain
- Epic Grand Canyon sunrise or sunset
- Stop in Seligman on the original Route 66
- Explore Yosemite's towering granite peaks
- Walk the impressive Golden Gate Bridge
- City tours of San Francisco & Hollywood, LA
- Travel along scenic coastal Highway One
- Admission to incredible national parks - Grand Canyon & Yosemite
Accommodation & Transportation
Food & Meals
- All meals to be paid locally
- Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
- Private transportation with free Wi-Fi
- All accommodation
- 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.
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.
It's time to say hello to San Diego, with its stunning beaches, perfect California weather to match and laid-back vibes. Visit the monkeys at San Diego Zoo or go for a relaxing walk around Balboa Park and check out some of the 15 museums within the park. Feel the sand between your toes at Mission Beach whilst working on that all important Californian tan, or hit the water and make the most of the long list of fun water sports on offer from surfing to paddleboarding. Later, explore the Gaslamp Quarter and experience awesome restaurants, art galleries and a nightlife scene that will make sure your first evening is one to remember!
The strange desert sculpture of Salvation Mountain, seen in the movie 'Into the Wild', is not something you'd ever expect to see in the middle of the desert, but it's these unexpected wonders that make a USA road trip so awesome! Follow the yellow brick road all the way to the top of the 15 metre high hill, made of coloured concrete art, for some great photos of this amazing desert setting. You'll then continue towards Arizona's famous Colorado River and on to Prescott, Arizona where you stay overnight.
Strike out across the desert in search of one of the 'Seven Natural Wonders of the World', the Grand Canyon. Over 227 miles long, 18 miles wide and 1 mile deep, it's perfect for exploring on foot or opt for an exhilarating helicopter flight overhead. If it's serious hiking you're after, then an optional hike deep into the canyon on the Bright Angel Trail will make sure you're pushed to your limits, but rewarded for your efforts with stunning views. Let's not forget about the aptly named 'Ooh Aah Point' on the South Kaibab Trail, which again won't disappoint when it comes to breathtaking views. Why not visit the IMAX Theater to see how the Grand Canyon was formed over millions of years, to really appreciate just how epic it really is?
Today you'll travel a section of the original Route 66 stopping at the town of Seligman, a quaint town which has stood still in time and is filled to the brim with authentic road trip memorabilia. With a sudden burst of neon, Vegas is right in your face - Viva Las Vegas! This is the party capital of the USA and you'll soon see why as you start your night off with an included Las Vegas limousine tour where you can let your hair down and see the sights at the same time. Opt for a deluxe buffet, watch the famous Bellagio fountain show or ride New York New York’s famous roller coaster, before clubbing all night long. Just remember, 'what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas'.
Leave those sore heads and empty pockets behind and get back to nature with a stop at the awe-inspiring and stunning Yosemite National Park. There's a reason that Yosemite is California's most loved national park, with its ancient Giant Sequoia trees that tower high above you. You'll also have the opportunity to spot some of the USA's most iconic wildlife, including black bear and coyotes. Both easy and challenging hikes await you and whichever you opt for you'll be brought face-to-face with stunning glacier-carved granite monoliths, deep valleys and spectacular waterfalls. Take to two wheels on a bike and explore Yosemite Village with the wind in your hair, or for a different way to see the park, why not enjoy a float down the Merced River on a rubber ring?
One of the most vibrant cities in the USA, San Francisco has got it all! Upon arrival enjoy a tour of the Haight-Ashbury area, and then cycle or walk across the famous Golden Gate Bridge. There are loads of options to fill your time in San Francisco such as catching an iconic cable car to tour the steep city streets, visiting the famous resident sea lions at Pier 39 or jumping on an optional sunset sailboat cruise in San Francisco Bay. For some lovely grub, visit Fisherman's Wharf, or chow down on tacos at a taqueria in the Mission District. Mmmm! Then the party people can flock to trendy bars and clubs in North Beach or Haight-Ashbury where that friendly vibe gets even better. Book in advance if you want to visit Alcatraz, for exciting stories of escape and misfortune, in the form of a brilliant audio tour.
Brace yourself because the scenery is about to get a whole lot more beautiful. Turn up the tunes, sit back and watch stunning scenery fly by your window as you follow the winding roads of California's pristine coastline. The wilderness of Big Sur makes for a spectacular pit stop as you continue south. Check out the stunning viewpoint of McWay Falls and look out for Elephant Seals.
It's time to kick back with a free afternoon in Santa Barbara. Sometimes referred to as the California Riviera, its beautiful beaches, majestic mountains and colourful culture make Santa Barbara well worth a stop. Relax on the beach and grab yourself some frozen yogurt for the ultimate chill-out time. Explore the famous Spanish Mission and soak in those Mediterranean vibes. As the sun goes down it’s time to find the nearest bar and let the partying begin!
Leave beach life behind you, it's now time to return to urban life in the 'City of Angels'. The second largest city in America after New York and home to countless A-Listers, there is no shortage of things to see and do. Take a tour of Hollywood Boulevard then stroll the Walk of Fame where you'll be able to get a view of the iconic Hollywood sign, then make your way to the hotel where this trip of a lifetime sadly comes to an end! If you choose to stay on another couple of days, why not head to Venice Beach for a spot of interesting people watching and to feel the Californian sand between your toes for one last time.
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.
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.
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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.
Located in San Francisco bay, Alcatraz is best known as one of the world's most legendary prisons.Departing from Fisherman's Wharf, you can connect with Alcatraz via a return ferry where you explore within the concrete walls and cells with an audio headset to learn the history and conditions within the prison.
Alcatraz tours can sell out far in advance so if you want to visit Alcatraz you will need to book your own ticket ahead of time directly with Alcatraz Cruises.
Check the itinerary description for San Francisco above for the recommended date and time for your tour.