Los Angeles to San Francisco
LA, San Francisco, Vegas, the Grand Canyon—they might as well rename this whole region ‘The American Best.’ Steel yourself for 8 days of 24-hour thrills as you dive headfirst into the best the West has to offer. Scour the streets of classic American cities in search of the classic American meal—the venerable hamburger—then escape the grid to camp and explore in Yosemite and the Grand Canyon. Add in a streetwise CEO to keep you headed in the right direction, and you’re all set for a whirlwind adventure you won’t soon forget, if ever.
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
Arrive at any time. Consider booking pre-tour accommodation if you'd like to see all of the popular sights in the area.
Joshua Tree National Park/Lake Havasu (1D)
Be on the lookout for celebrities as you pass by a few popular sites on your way out of California's most glamorous city. Hike among the boulders and famous Joshua trees, then cool off in the crystal-clear waters of the Colorado River at Lake Havasu.
Grand Canyon (1B,1L,1D)
Visit the mighty Grand Canyon. Take short hikes and enjoy a pizza dinner at the edge of the canyon at sunset.
Las Vegas (1B)
Enjoy a bird's-eye view of the Grand Canyon with an optional helicopter flight. Travel Route 66 and stop at a wacky burger joint, then explore Las Vegas along the strip and opt for a VIP limo experience.
Death Valley/Bishop (1L,1D)
Visit the hottest, driest and lowest point in North America: Death Valley. Soak in a secluded hot springs.
Yosemite National Park (1B,1L,1D)
Hike to majestic waterfalls, lakes, meadows and amongst giant sequoias.
San Francisco (1B,1L)
Catch a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge on your way into one of America's 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 to the setting sun.
Depart at any time. We recommend booking post-tour accommodation to enjoy more of the city.
This adventure boasts vans fitted with wi-fi for up to five users at a time. Check your email, upload a photo to Facebook, or send a tweet to your friends.
Adventures for 18 to thirty somethings
Designed for young, budget-minded travellers, Yolo trips maximize time and money by squeezing the most out of a destination. This ain't your typical big-bus tour, though. Small groups, insider access and personal freedom to follow the whim of the moment are the order of the day, every day.
Physical Grading — 2
There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
2015 4/11, 4/25, 5/9, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6, 6/20, 7/11, 7/18, 8/22, 8/29, 9/12, 10/3
2016 4/9, 4/23, 5/7, 5/21, 5/28, 6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25, 7/2, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13, 8/20, 8/27, 9/3, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1