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Western Wonder from Los Angeles

  • Code #W1L
  • 7 Days
Duration
7 Days
/6 Nights
Availability
Apr,2020-Oct,2020
Group Size
Max 13
Departure City: 
Los Angeles
Ends in: 
San Francisco
Accommodation
Camping
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Trip Overview

What a week in Southwest USA! A double dose of national park adventure sandwiched between three unforgettable cities. This Arizona & California, with a pinch of Nevada tour promises cacti, canyons, epic waterfalls, bright lights and fun times on the iconic Route 66.

 

 

 

Included Highlights 
  • See Las Vegas on a party bus tour of The Strip
  • Dip in the cool waters of the Colorado River
  • Journey along the famous Route 66
  • Experience the Grand Canyon at sunset or sunrise
  • See the bright lights of legendary Las Vegas
  • Yosemite's striking peaks & Giant Sequoias
  • Walk across San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge
  • National park admission to Grand Canyon & Yosemite
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).
  • This tour requires a minimum number of five to operate. On rare occasions we may run with lower numbers.

Resources

For full information on our amazing California tour holidays please download the resources below (pdf format)
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Las Vegas
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San Francisco
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FEATURED TOUR LEADERS
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Trek Leader
Adrian

Raised in Oregon and moved to Utah. I love hiking, camping, skiing, sleeping, and eating good food.

Fave Treat: 
When Camping: A "Smoreo"
Fave Song: 
Dreams by Fleetwood Mac
Fave Place: 
The mountains
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Trek Leader
Lizzy

Washington State of mind. Short walks on the beach because beaches are awesome but walking in sand is hard.

Fave Treat: 
Naps
Fave Song: 
Big Man by Boy & Bear
Fave Place: 
Denali National Park
Itinerary

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 California tour holidays 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 San Francisco

2020 Itinerary

Mark the start of your trip in Los Angeles before leaving city life behind as you travel through California to the vast cactus-prickled desert of Arizona. Take a dip in the Colorado River and spend the evening in nearby Parker. It's your first night with your new-found friends, so get that campfire roaring and the s'mores toasting.

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

It's time to head to America's premier national park, the epic Grand Canyon. You'll soon see why this natural wonder attracts tons of visitors each year. Keep your feet firmly on the ground or soar above the stunning landscape on an optional helicopter flight. One thing's for sure, this place looks incredible from any angle. To see it in all its majestic glory, head to the South Rim and watch the sunset. Trust us when we say you'll never have seen anything so beautiful!

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

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

Today you drive along a section of the original route 66 to Seligman. A town frozen in time and a great place to pick up some fab Route 66 memorabilia for your friends and family back home. Perhaps treat yourself to an ice cream at the Snow Cap Diner?! Once you've had your fill of pure Americana, next up is Las Vegas for the ultimate party pit stop! The Strip, the shows, the over the top hotels; Sin City's glitziest and hottest spots are sure to impress as you cruise the Las Vegas Boulevard on an included party bus! If heights don't scare you, head to the top of the Stratosphere to ride some of the world's highest roller coasters or take a helicopter flight down The Strip and see this neon city from the sky. It's also possible to get married in Vegas…don't worry, it's not legally binding - unless you want it to be - so live for the moment! 

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals

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$45
Gun range US$20-$100
Get married in Las Vegas (not legally binding) US$220
VIP club tour (includes 4 clubs & limo) US$100

Leave the desert behind you and head west through the beautiful Californian countryside, eventually arriving in Yosemite National Park. Here you'll get the opportunity to hike or bike through the extraordinary landscape of glacier-carved granite monoliths and spectacular waterfalls. Once you hit the trails, you may be lucky enough to enjoy incredible wildlife sightings. Bear often frequent the area, and when the sun goes down, listen out for coyotes howling amidst the pines and Giant Sequoias. This is a paradise for any lover of the outdoors and whatever activities you get up to in Yosemite, you're sure to have a blast.

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

Bike rental US$12-$34
Float trip on the Merced River US$29

Today is the final day of your Trek adventure, but that doesn't mean the fun is over, oh no! Your next and final stop is the awesome city of San Francisco. Famous for its waterfront full of tasty seafood, and what is probably one of the world's most iconic landmarks, the Golden Gate Bridge, which you'll have the opportunity to walk across. If you have extra time here, explore the quirky bars and cafes where the beatnik generation hung out, or grab a bite to eat in Chinatown. You'll never be bored in San Francisco!

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

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Reviews

What our trekkers say

5 out of 5

Trek America Western Wonder 4/20/2015

The best thing I ever did!

Reviewed September 2019

I don't think I can actually find the right words to describe my trek...but I'll try! Everything about it from start to finish was amazing. It completed exceeded my expectations & I loved every minute of it! The Western Wonder is a great trip, allowing you to see so many amazing places in a week! I couldn't pick just one highlight, but I loved swimming in the Colorado River, seeing the Grand Canyon (plus the helicopter ride!) & the party bus in Vegas!

hollybroomfield

Amazing trip! Short and sweet but amazing!

Reviewed April 2019

This trek has everything! Cities and sight seeing, hiking in Yosemite and Grand Canyon oh and camping on both places too. Camping in Arizona is also awesome, also did you know Arizona has it’s own London Bridge? Yups literally shipped over from London and you will get to see it! A London like me found it funny. VEGAS!!! Be prepared for some awesome surprises! Of course can’t not mention LA/Hollywood! And also San Francisco isn’t a shabby place to finish a trek! I would recommend a a day in LA before hand to get over jet lag but also to have trip to Santa Monica and see the beach!

Kerryanne
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Amazing trip with amazing people

Reviewed October 2018

I had the best time ever! It's the best way to see as much of the USA as possible, really really good value for money. The people on the trip were amazing we had so much fun... I was 40 at the time of the trip so a little apprehensive before hand but needn't of worried :) I made friends for life and memories to last a lifetime just deciding which one to do next :)

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.

 

LOS ANGELES - FAIRFIELD INN MARRIOTT

525 North Sepulveda Boulevard, El Segundo, Los Angeles, CA 90245  

This hotel offers free WiFi, air-conditioning, mini-market, plus an outdoor pool, fitness centre and free shuttle service to LAX.

 

Twin share (With a trekker of the same sex)
From £114 | US$134 | Eur122 | AU$172 | NZ$181
Price per person per night

Full room (Your own single or double room)
From £177 | US$233 | Eur213 | AU$301 | NZ$316
Price per room per night

 

AIRPORT TRANSFER INFORMATION

The hotel operates a free airport to hotel pickup from the international airport to the Fairfield Inn & Suites Hotel. Whilst this is a complimentary service a tip of US$1-$2 is generally expected. On arrival to the airport, please call the hotel and advise them which terminal you are at and to arrange pick up. The transfer should take approximately fifteen minutes by road depending on traffic. For airport drop-off, please arrange this with the reception staff.

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 £73 | US$96 | Eur87 | AU$124 | NZ$130
Price per person per night

Full room (Your own single or double room)
From £145 | US$191 | Eur174 | AU$247 | NZ$259
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.

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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 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.

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