Western Express Northbound
From San Francisco to Los Angeles
Las Vegas, San Francisco, LA and the quest for the perfect burger—all that’s missing from this quintessentially American experience is a ballgame and mom’s apple pie. Promising unfiltered fun from dawn to dusk in some of the West’s best locales, this trip mixes downtown excitement with all-natural, full-contact thrills exploring the Grand Canyon and camping under the stars in Yosemite National Park. All this in just one reasonably-priced week? This is America, the land of opportunity! Believe in the impossible.
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
Day 1 Los Angeles
Arrive at any time. Consider booking pre-tour accommodation if you'd like to see all of the popular sights in the area.
Day 2 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.
Day 3 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.
Day 4 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.
Day 5 Death Valley/Bishop (1L,1D)
Visit the hottest, driest and lowest point in North America: Death Valley. Soak in a secluded hot springs.
Day 6 Yosemite National Park (1B,1L,1D)
Hike to majestic waterfalls, lakes, meadows and amongst giant sequoias.
Day 7 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.
Day 8 San Francisco
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.
Service Level: Camping
Physical Grading 2
There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
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2016 Dates Between April and October are available upon request