18-to-Thirtysomethings: Best of the US Express (NUNS)
Countries Visited: United States Excellent value, amazing prices, quality experiences Camping most nights with some hotel stays to start and throughout Private transport to out-of-the-way places in order to keep your gear stowed and secure
Trip Style: Information Not available
Service Level: Camping
Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Group Size: Max 22, avg 16.
Meals Included: 9 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 7 dinners
Accommodations: Not Availaible
See the sights of New York City, feel the beat in Memphis and Nashville, explore monuments in Washington DC, experience a Grand Canyon sunset, roll the dice in Vegas, hike in Yosemite, stroll the streets of San Francisco.
This whirlwind two-week camping trip throughout the United States covers nearly every major cultural touchstone of this massive (and hugely exciting) destination. Experience the lights of NYCs Times Square, discover the Elvis fan in you at Graceland, mosey down noisy Bourbon Street in New Orleans, peer across the majesty of the Grand Canyon, and then walk down the crookedest street in the world in San Francisco, all the while camping out beneath a night sky that has had countless songs written about it. Come along and see the best of the USA the way it was meant to be seen.
|Offer valid through 3/31/2018|
|Day 1||New York||Day 1 New York|
Arrive to the joining hostel at any time. Welcome meeting at 7:00pm. From the Statue of Liberty to Ground Zero to Chinatown, New York City is full of things to do and see. We recommend spending extra time here; please speak to your sales agent to book pre-trip accommodation. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Washington DC||Day 2 New York/Washington DC (1L, 1D)|
Dive into the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple on a brief orientation to the city with the CEO. Arrive at the capital of the USA, Washington DC, in the late afternoon. Additional Notes: This tour departs New York City mid-day on Day 2. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Monuments by Moonlight Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 375km)
|Day 3||Washington DC||Day 3 Washington DC (1B)|
Today is all about the capital of the United States. There is so much to see and do in Washington DC that you cant see it all in one day. Take your time spending a full day exploring this fascinating city.
|Day 4||Appalachia||Day 4 Washington DC/Appalachia (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Standing on top of the peaks of Shenandoah National Park while gazing across the silent mountains, its hard to believe Washington DC is just a short distance away. Opt to take a short hike on the many trails throughout the park. Included Activities: Arlington Cemetery Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (9.00 hour(s), 480km)
|Day 5||Nashville||Day 5 Appalachia/Nashville (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Continue through the Appalachian Mountains, a perfect place to relax. Enjoy the fresh, clean air and see the true beauty of North America. Travel to the country music capital of the world, and be immersed in the local music scene in downtown Nashville at night. Transport: Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s), 575km)
|Day 6||Memphis||Day 6 Nashville/Memphis (1B, 1L)|
In the afternoon, opt to walk in the footsteps of the King of Rock `n' Roll at Elvis Presley's home, Graceland. See how the legend lived and discover videos, pictures, stage costumes, and much more. Then hear the music in Memphis, Tennessee! Explore the birthplace of Rock n Roll, Home of Blues, and the starting point of soul. Music legends, including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and B.B. King, made their marks on Memphis. Opt to check out the National Civil Rights Museum, located where Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated. Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 380km)
|Day 7||New Orleans||Day 7 Memphis/New Orleans (1B, 1L)|
The CEO will point out a few things on the drive in, then get out and experience the city at its best. Enjoy a night out with the group. Additional Notes: For our time in New Orleans, we stay close to the action in a hotel in the city centre (multi-share accommodation). Transport: Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s), 640km)
|Day 8||Los Angeles||Day 8 New Orleans/Los Angeles|
Hop on a flight to LA, and get ready to explore the highlights of the West. Additional Notes: Please note that there may be additional baggage fees for the internal flight if you are checking your bag. Transport: Plane
|Day 9||Lake Havasu||Day 9 Los Angeles/Lake Havasu (1D)|
Be on celebrity-watch while passing by a few popular sites on the way out of Californias most glamourous city. Hike among the boulders and famous Joshua trees, then cool off in the crystal-clear waters of the Colorado River at Lake Havasu. Included Activities: Joshua Tree NP Hike Transport: Includes stops Private Van with Wi-fi (7.00 hour(s), 435km)
|Day 10||Grand Canyon||Day 10 Lake Havasu/Grand Canyon (1B, 1L, 1D)|
In the morning, discover something unexpected, the London Bridge, in Lake Havasu City. Continue across vast desert landscapes to one of the earths greatest on-going geological spectacles: the Grand Canyon. Take short hikes at the most spectacular gorge in the world and enjoy a pizza dinner at the rim as you view the stunning sunset. Included Activities: London Bridge Visit Grand Canyon South Rim Visit Hiking Transport: Private Van with Wi-fi (9.00 hour(s))
|Day 11||Las Vegas||Day 11 Grand Canyon/Las Vegas (1B)|
For our night in Las Vegas, we stay close to the action in a hotel in the city centre. Included Activities: Vegas Strip Visit Transport: Includes stops along Route 66. Private Van with Wi-fi (9.00 hour(s), 475km)
|Day 12||Sierra Nevadas||Day 12 Las Vegas/Sierra Nevadas (1L, 1D)|
Visit a land of extremes in Death Valley National Park. Included Activities: Death Valley National Park Visit Transport: Private Van with Wi-fi (7.00 hour(s), 450km)
|Day 13||Yosemite National Park||Day 13 Sierra Nevadas/Yosemite National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)|
With a keen eye, you may be lucky enough to spot black bears, deer or coyotes. Additional Notes: We intend to use the Tioga Pass, a scenic a route through the Sierra Nevada mountain range that connects Bishop with Yosemite NP. In the spring and autumn seasons, theres a chance the pass will be closed due to poor weather conditions or even snow. In this case, we use an alternate route, and spend the night in Lake Isabella instead of Bishop. The status of the road is monitored daily, and our travel plan for the area will be confirmed during the trip. Included Activities: Yosemite National Park Visit Transport: Includes stops Private Van with Wi-fi (7.00 hour(s), 305km)
|Day 14||San Francisco||Day 14 Yosemite National Park/San Francisco (1B, 1L)|
Catch a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge on the way into one of Americas most popular cities. Opt to take a cable car ride over the steep hills, rent a bike to explore the city on wheels, or set sail into the setting sun. Additional Notes: For our final night on the tour, we stay close to the action in a hotel in the city centre. Transport: Includes stops Private Van with Wi-fi (6.00 hour(s), 225km)
|Day 15||San Francisco||Day 15 San Francisco|
Theres a lot to see and do in San Francisco, and we recommend spending extra time here if youd like to explore the city; speak to your sales agent to book extra accommodation. Haight-Ashbury, Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, Fishermans Wharf and the citys famous cable cars await you. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
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