Sin, surf & sierras
From Las Vegas to Los Angeles
For the traveller who wants it all, this desert-to-coast journey delivers in spades. Throw caution to the wind in Sin City and Las Vegas, then cleanse those chakras with pristine national park hiking. You’ll drive the legendary Pacific Coast Highway for views that are postcard-perfect and finish in Los Angeles for a final burst of movie star glamour. A private touring van and participation camping offer affordability and flexibility while letting you get to know your fellow travellers and making this a road trip to remember.
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
Day 1 Las Vegas
Arrive at any time.
Death Valley National Park/Bishop (1L,1D
Visit the hottest, driest and lowest point in North America: Death Valley. Stargaze at a secluded hot spring.
Yosemite National Park (2B,2L,2D)
Morning trip to Mono Lake; walk among the tufa towers. Marvel at Yosemite's peaks, granite domes and giant sequoias. Hike to majestic waterfalls, lakes and meadows.
Day 5-6 San Francisco (1B,1L)
Catch a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge on the way into one of America's most popular cities. Opt to ride a cable car over the steep hills, explore by bicycle or set sail to the setting sun.
Day 7 Morro Bay (1L,1D)
Visit historic Monterey. Marvel at the beautiful coastline and mountain ranges of Big Sur and the famous Pacific Coast.
Day 8 Los Angeles (1B)
Travel along the stunning Pacific coast. Be on the lookout for celebrities while passing a few popular sites on the way into California's most glamorous city. Enjoy a final night with the group.
Day 9 Los Angeles
Depart at any time.
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, these 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- 4/17, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/29, 6/12, 6/17, 6/26, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31, 8/7, 8/14, 8/21, 8/28, 9/4, 9/9, 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9
2016- 4/1, 4/15, 4/29, 5/13, 5/27, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24, 7/1, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29, 8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26, 9/2, 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7