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  • Code #W2W
  • 13 Days
13 Days
/12 Nights
Oct 2020 - Nov 2021
Group Size
Max 13
Departure City: 
Los Angeles
Ends in: 
San Francisco
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Trip Overview

Hike, bike or horseback ride in stunning settings, enjoy city nightlife and build everlasting friendships around glowing campfires. Leave bustling Los Angeles, encounter sun kissed beaches, the mighty Colorado River and an exclusive overnight stay at Betty and Rusty's cowboy camp. Dip your toes in the red sand of the Navajo tribal lands at Monument Valley, staying overnight in a traditional hogan. Marvel at the scale of the Grand Canyon, live it up in Las Vegas, visit Death Valley and hike in Yosemite National Park. All this before arriving in San Francisco with its stunning Golden Gate Bridge. Jump aboard for an action-packed 13 days!

Included Highlights 
  • Overnight Cowboy Camp including a chuckwagon dinner & hearty breakfast
  • Navajo guided 4x4 tour of Monument Valley
  • Overnight in traditional Navajo hogan in Monument Valley
  • Start your tour in glamorous Los Angeles
  • Sightseeing and beach time in San Diego on the Pacific Coast
  • Experience a spectacular Grand Canyon sunrise or sunset
  • Drive on the original Route 66, stopping at Seligman, AZ
  • Encounter the bright lights of Las Vegas & tour the famous Strip
  • Visit the hottest, driest and lowest place in North America: Death Valley
  • Hit the trails amongst towering granite peaks in Yosemite National Park
  • Walk the Golden Gate Bridge & explore San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury
  • Admission to incredible national parks & monuments - Monument Valley, Grand Canyon, Death Valley & Yosemite
Treknical Details


Deserts & Canyons
National Parks
Small Group

Accommodation & Transportation

Group Size
Max 13
6 Nights
Budget Lodging
2 Nights
4 Nights

Food & Meals

  • We operate a Food Kitty on this trip - you have the option to contribute US$10 a day which will cover your meals whilst camping
  • Breakfast and dinner included at Betty & Rusty’s Cowboy Camp

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.
  • This tour is designed for travellers aged 18-38


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Trek Leader

California native, and fanatic of scuba diving, weird leggings, and grapes. I hum a lot. Let's talk about Trek, baby!

Fave Treat: 
Mac and Cheese + Guacamole
Fave Song: 
Send Me On My Way by Rusted Root
Fave Place: 
Koh Lanta, Thailand
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Trek Leader

Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, I grew up spending my holidays camping and hiking. I love fitness, rugby, camping, fishing, and thrift shops.

Fave Treat: 
Melted dark chocolate and bananas
Fave Song: 
Sing to the Night by Shred Kelly
Fave Place: 
Bend, Oregon

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.

2020 Itinerary

Kick your adventure off with a bang, head out on the open road to San Diego where there are over 300 days of sunshine a year - so the odds are stacked in your favour! A perfect climate and heaps of Spanish charm mean you won't want to leave - and it's only your first stop! On the laid-back beachfront, unleash some long-lost skating moves or rub shoulders with the surf set. It's easy to agree with the locals who call San Diego 'America's finest city'. If you're not too tired at the end of the all this action why not hit the clubs and bars which come alive as the sun sets?


Camping included


Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

Bike rental US$5-15
Rollerblading US$5-15
Water sports US$10-$75

Any road trip worth its salt needs highways stretching as far as the eye can see, with nothing but stunning scenery flying past your window, and that's exactly what you're going to get. Cruise through California's sun-drenched landscape and watch in wonder as it changes from beautiful forests to arid desert. Stop to admire views of the rolling sand dunes before finishing the day at your camp right by the Colorado River.


Camping included


Camping food kitty applies to this tour

This morning you'll have the chance to take a cool swim in the mighty Colorado River if you're brave enough, before heading further into Arizona for a night at an authentic cowboy camp. Saguaro Cacti cast familiar shapes across the Sonora Desert bush with their giant upturned arms, while coyotes, hawks and star-filled skies keep you company. Your hosts Betty & Rusty will cook you a cowboy steak dinner you won't forget and you can also opt to jump on one of their trusty horses for a ride under the western desert sky. Tonight, prepare for a campfire party under the stars!


Camping included


Camping food kitty applies to this tour. Dinner is included at Betty & Rusty’s Cowboy Camp

Optional Activities

Western horseback riding US$70

Monument Valley is a land of classic scenery that you'll instantly recognise from countless Western movies, and it's also the Navajo Nation's greatest natural treasure. For a very different experience, enjoy an included jeep tour of Monument Valley's backroads with a local Navajo guide and stay overnight in a traditional hogan under a blanket of stars. What's a hogan? It's a traditional clay and wood Navajo dwelling and after touring this wondrous natural movie set with our Navajo guide, there's no better place to lay your head. This is a rare experience which helps you delve beneath the surface of such a well-travelled path and you'll return home with some very special memories of this incredible place!


Traditional hogan stay included


Camping food kitty applies to this tour. Breakfast is included at Betty & Rusty’s Cowboy Camp.

Just when the scenery seems unbeatable, you make the journey to the Grand Canyon, one of the 'Seven Natural Wonders of the World'. With two days you have plenty of time to hike the rim trails for incredible views looking down into the vast desert canyons. Why not hike down the snaking trails to reveal a very different side and become one of only 5% of visitors to venture inside. Alternatively, opt for a flight over the Grand Canyon for an unbeatable bird's-eye view! The best bit? Waking up to the most stunning sunrise nature can summon as the rocks slowly change colour on a brand new day in Southwest USA.


Hotel included


Paid locally

Optional Activities

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

After an incredible natural wonder, now it's time for an incredible man-made wonder in the desert - Las Vegas! On your way to Vegas you'll travel a section of the original Route 66, stopping at the town of Seligman where time has stood still. This roadside town is full to the brim with quirky Americana and souvenirs to remember your time in the States. It's also home to an awesome diner where you can get your hands on a super-thick shake! Once you arrive in Las Vegas, the opportunities are endless! Catch a show, ride a roller coaster and enjoy the famous bright lights and non-stop nightlife. Feel like a star as you ride around town in a party bus - and if that's not enough, you can always catch a helicopter flight down The Strip! Don't forget that 'what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas', so why not have a sham wedding and marry whoever (or whatever) you want! Don't worry, it's not legally binding - unless you want it to be!


Hotel included


Paid locally

Optional Activities

Clubs & casino shows from US$10
Party bus US$25-$35
Roller coasters US$25-$40
VIP club tour (includes 4 clubs & limo) US$100
Get married in Las Vegas (not legally binding) US$220
Helicopter flight US$124
Gun range US$20-$100

To complete your desert experience, make your way to the hottest, driest and lowest place in North America: Death Valley National Park. The extreme temperatures and blistering summer heat is long gone, making this the perfect winter destination. Your camera will lap up sights like Zabriskie Point, Artist's Palette (a giant egg-box of turquoise, orange and red mineral deposits), and the immense perspectives of Dante's View, which is a perfect view indeed!


Camping included


Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Prepare to be wowed by stunning Yosemite National Park. Thundering waterfalls, huge granite cliffs shaped by the elements and towering Giant Sequoia trees are all perfect Instagram material within this huge wilderness, which you might find is decorated under a blanket of snow! You'll have two days to hike, snowshoe (weather permitting) and explore this incredible national park. End the perfect day of exploring in the hostel sauna and hot tub for pure bliss.


Hostel included (multi share)


Paid locally

Optional Activities

Snowshoeing US$22-$26
Snowboard rental US$28-$59

Make your way to your final destination on this epic tour, the 'City by the Bay', San Francisco. Famous for having inspired a nation of hippies, writers, poets and filmmakers; it's no wonder the locals are so proud of their city. Enjoy an included city tour where you'll have the chance to walk across the astonishing structure of the Golden Gate Bridge and visit the famous Haight-Ashbury area to explore the eclectic shops before your road trip comes to an end. You'll definitely leave your heart in beautiful 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.


None included. Tour ends at 17:00 hrs


Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

Cable car ride US$5-$13


What our trekkers say

4.9 out of 5

Trek America 'Westerner' Feb 2016



Reviewed April 2019

This was my first trek, first time travelling alone and my first time to the West coast. It was amazing!
I had the loveliest group and the best tour leader.
We saw so many sunsets & sunrises, had lots of camp fires, singalongs, hikes, swims, drinks & food.
My highlight was Monument Valley, but I also loved Yosemite and Vegas!
If you're thinking about going on this trip, do it!!

I've written all about it on my blog:

Past Trekkers Review


Reviewed April 2015

I got to know awesome and amazing people during this trip. Words can not describe the feeling with the group. It was special. It's like the other reviews. I don't regret anything. WOW!!!

Past Trekkers Review

Great trip to get to know the West Coast of the US!

Reviewed March 2015

The Westerner is a great chance to get to know the West Coast of the US during a time when it isn't so busy. You'll have most of the National Parks for yourself, won't need to line up for ages and the temperatures are comfortable and not too hot..

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 depart 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.


475 N Pacific Coast Hwy, El Segundo, CA 90245, United States

Close to the city's airport, the Aloft is a short walk from Aviation/LAX station on the Los Angeles County Metro Rail Green Line for easy to access to this sprawling city.

Please contact our Sales Team for a quote.

This hotel offers a free 24 hour shuttle service. Please call +1 424 2905555 or speak to the hotel reception to arrange.

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.



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.


Please contact our Sales Team for a quote.



The hotel operates a free shuttle service to and from the airport every 30 minutes. It collects passengers outside each terminal. Please speak to the hotel reception to arrange a return journey.

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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?

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  • Date changes free of charge (subject to terms)
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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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