18-to-Thirtysomethings: Canyon Country & Coasts Las Vegas to San Francisco (NUFV)
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: 12 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Stargaze in Los Angeles, peer over the Grand Canyon rim, hike the best of the wests national parks, drive Californias scenic Highway 1.
Speckled with national parks, bustling cities, natural treasures, and must-see monuments, the Southwest - America's great wide open - is a living postcard. On this trip, you'll venture from Monument Valley and the Grand Canyon to the Pacific Coast of California, camp outdoors, and reconnect with the most picturesque side of this great country. Paired up with an attentive and knowledgeable CEO, this trip is perfect for nature-minded travellers eager to see the best of the Southwest in a short period of time.
|Offer valid through 3/31/2018|
|Day 1||Las Vegas||Day 1 Las Vegas|
Explore Las Vegas and stroll along the famous Vegas Strip or opt to take a VIP party limo experience. We highly recommend booking pre-accommodation to fully experience this entertaining city. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Bryce Canyon National Park||Day 2 Las Vegas/Bryce Canyon National Park (1L, 1D)|
Boasting endless hiking possibilities, the region that the Virgin River has sculpted into a profound landscape masterpiece is a great setting to spend the afternoon. High plateaus, striking towers, temples, mesas, and the earths tallest-known sheer sandstone walls surround visitors with their awe-inspiring beauty. Included Activities: Vegas Strip Visit Zion National Park Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (2.50-3.00 hours, 270km) Private Vehicle (1.50-2.50 hours, 144km)
|Day 3||Moab||Day 3 Bryce Canyon National Park/Moab (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Explore Bryce Canyon and see its famous hoodoos before driving along isolated Scenic Byway 12 to Moab. Included Activities: Bryce Canyon National Park Visit Capitol Reef National Park Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s), 445km)
|Day 4||Moab||Day 4 Moab (1B)|
Explore Arches National Park, carved and shaped by eons of weathering and erosion. It contains the worlds largest concentration of natural stone arches. Explore the parks viewpoints and hike to sandstone fins, massive balanced rocks, and soaring pinnacles. Included Activities: Arches National Park Visit
|Day 5||Monument Valley||Day 5 Moab/Monument Valley (1B, 1L)|
Travel amid spectacular views along the paved scenic drive. Take a break and escape to one of the many trails, providing an unforgettable Canyon Country experience that will last a lifetime. Later, explore Monument Valley on an optional 4x4 tour led by a Navajo guide. Stay overnight in the Tribal Park to see the sun rise from a perspective very few ever experience! Included Activities: Canyonlands National Park Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 255km)
|Day 6||Lake Powell||Day 6 Monument Valley/Lake Powell (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Opt to take a tour to Antelope Canyon and wander through this breathtaking cave to see beams of light, flowing rock walls, and and spiral arches created by flash flooding, wind, and rain. Included Activities: Horseshoe Bend Hike Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 225km)
|Day 7||Grand Canyon National Park||Day 7 Lake Powell/Grand Canyon National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Continue to the Grand Canyon and explore this natural wonder. Enjoy sunset at the canyon rim. Included Activities: Grand Canyon Sunset Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 240km)
|Day 8||Grand Canyon National Park||Day 8 Grand Canyon National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Enjoy a free day to discover the Grand Canyon. Opt to wander throughout the park and take a hike. Hire a bike, check out a museum or see the canyon from the sky by helicopter. Additional Notes: Note: If you have pre-booked the Grand Canyon Helicopter Ride you will enjoy your 45-50min ride over the canyon today. Included Activities: Grand Canyon South Rim Visit
|Day 9||Lake Havasu City||Day 9 Grand Canyon National Park/Lake Havasu City (1B, 1D)|
Say farewell to the Grand Canyon and continue to Lake Havasu. Check out the famous London Bridge or cool off in the crystal-clear waters of the Colorado River. Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00-7.00 hours, 400km)
|Day 10||San Diego||Day 10 Lake Havasu City/San Diego (1B, 1L, 1D)|
When the sun sets, experience the Gaslamp Quarter District with numerous pubs and nightclubs. Included Activities: Joshua Tree NP Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (2.50-3.00 hours, 240km) Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours, 250km)
|Day 11||San Diego||Day 11 San Diego (1B)|
Enjoy free time in San Diego. Try the fish tacos the city is famous for, and check out the Old Town.
|Day 12||Los Angeles||Day 12 San Diego/Los Angeles (1B)|
The CEO will point out a few famous neighbourhoods and landmarks on the drive into town. Enjoy free time in Santa Monica, where the hostel is located, and check out the famous pier or hit the beach. Additional Notes: For our night in Los Angeles, we give up camping in favour of a more comfortable experience in a hostel. Included Activities: Hollywood Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 190km)
|Day 13||Lake Cachuma||Day 13 Los Angeles/Lake Cachuma (1D)|
Enjoy a free morning in LA. Later, travel up the coast to camp out at Cachuma Lake. Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 195km)
|Day 14||Big Sur||Day 14 Lake Cachuma/Big Sur (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Crashing waves, rolling fog, and sheer rocky cliffs make this journey down Californias Coast Highway 1 an unforgettable experience. Marvel at the beautiful coastline and mountain ranges of Big Sur. Later, witness a waterfall cascading from granite cliffs into the ocean at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Additional Notes: Due to recent landslides, large portions of the Pacific Coastal Highway have been closed from damage. For departures through 2017, well be travelling on an inland route from Lake Cachuma, and visiting Pinnacles National Park instead of Big Sur. Included Activities: Elephant Seal Rookery Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 380km)
|Day 15||San Francisco||Day 15 Big Sur/San Francisco (1B)|
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. Additional Notes: If you are departing on arrival to San Francisco, you will not have enough time to participate in the Sunset Sailing extra. Post-tour accommodation is required to purchase this extra. Included Activities: Departure Day (Activities) Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s), 100km) Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours, 120km)
Local Flights: N/A
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