Stroll the hills of San Francisco, savour views of the scenic coastline, learn about Navajo culture, hike through the best of the West's parks, stand on the rim of the Grand Canyon, play the odds in Las Vegas.
Think every trail in the Great American West has been blazed by now? Think again, partner. Spread across 22 glorious days, this trip takes you on an incredible loop from beautiful San Francisco and back again with stops in LA, San Diego, Scottsdale and Vegas along the way. In between, you’ll have the chance to take a dip in the Pacific, raft the Colorado River, hike the Grand Canyon and stretch out under star-filled skies in the region’s top national parks. Three weeks of your life, a memory for all time.
- Entrance fees to all national and state parks with hiking and walking excursions. Orientation to Las Vegas. Drive California's scenic Highway 1 including Monterey and Big Sur. Entrance fee to Montezuma Castle. Sunset at the rim of the Grand Canyon.
- 15 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 13 dinners. (Allow USD250-300 for meals not included.)
- Hotels (6 nts), participation camping (15 nts)
- Air-conditioned private touring van
- Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
- Small group experience; Max 13, avg 10.
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Day 1 San Francisco
Arrive at any time.
Day 2-3 San Francisco/Big Sur (1B, 1L, 2D)
Catch a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge on your way out of one of America's most popular cities. Wind the roads of the coast, checking out Big Sur and Julia Pfeiffer Burns SP. Enjoy a campfire at Cachuma Lake.
Day 4-6 Los Angeles/San Diego (2B, 1L, 2D)
Be on the lookout for celebrities as you pass by a few popular sites on your way into one of California's most glamourous city, Los Angeles. Opt to check out Universal Studies before continuing on to San Diego. Try the fish tacos the city is famous for, and check out the Old Town.
Day 7 Scottsdale (1B, 1L)
Visit the Imperial Sand Dunes, the largest mass of sand dunes in California. Travel to Scottsdale for a real southwest cowboy town experience.
Day 8-9 Grand Canyon National Park (1B, 2L, 2D)
Visit Montezuma Castle. Enjoy a pizza dinner at the Grand Canyon rim at sunset. Hike and explore this natural wonder, and take an optional helicopter flight for a bird's-eye view.
Day 10-11 Lake Powell/Monument Valley (2B, 2L, 1D)
Visit the Glen Canyon Dam. Take an optional tour of Antelope Canyon. Learn about Navajo culture at Monument Valley and opt for a 4x4 excursion with a Navajo guide.
Day 12-13 Moab (2B, 1L, 1D)
Hike in Canyonlands NP, take in sunset at Dead Horse Point and visit the rock formations of Arches NP. Opt to go whitewater rafting or mountain biking.
Day 14 Bryce Canyon National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Drive along isolated Scenic Byway 12. Learn about the Fremont culture and view petroglyphs at Capitol Reef NP. See how it's done on an optional rodeo visit (seasonal).
Day 15-16 Zion National Park/Las Vegas (1B, 1L)
Get your legs moving while hiking in Zion NP. Explore Las Vegas after a brief orientation walk with your CEO along the famous Vegas Strip. Take an optional VIP limo ride.
Day 17 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.
Day 18-19 Yosemite National Park (2B, 2L, 2D)
Walk among the tufa towers at Mono Lake and marvel at the park's peaks, granite domes and giant sequoias. Hike to majestic waterfalls, lakes and meadows. Opt to cycle in Yosemite Valley.
Day 20 Napa Valley/Petaluma (1B, 1L, 1D)
Trade in rugged wilderness for the vineyards of beautiful Napa Valley. Enjoy a picnic lunch, then opt for wine tasting or a canoeing trip on the scenic Napa River.
Day 21 San Francisco (1B)
Circle back to San Francisco. Take an optional cable car ride over the steep hills, explore the city by bicycle or set sail to the setting sun.
Day 22 San Francisco
Depart at any time.
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