22 days,San Francisco to San Francisco

Learn about Navajo culture, hike through the best of the West's parks, stand on the rim of the Grand Canyon, try your luck in Las Vegas, drive California's scenic Highway 1.

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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.

What's Included

Free Wi-FiThis 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.
  • Entrance fees to all national and state parks with hiking and walking excursions. Orientation to Las Vegas. Entrance fee to Montezuma Castle. Sunset at the rim of the Grand Canyon. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • 15 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 13 dinners. (Allow USD250-300 for meals not included.)
  • Hotels/hostels (6 nts, some multi-share), participation camping (15 nts)
  • Air-conditioned private touring van
  • 2 Chief Experience Officers (CEO) throughout
  • Small group experience; Max 22, avg 16.
Day 1 San Francisco

Arrive at any time.

Day 2-3 Big Sur (1B,1L,2D)

Catch a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge on the way out of San Francisco. Wind the roads of the coast, checking out Big Sur and Julia Pfeiffer Burns SP.

Day 4-6 Los Angeles/San Diego (2B,1L,2D)

Be on the lookout for celebrities while passing a few popular sites on the way into 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 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 the cliff-dwellings at Montezuma Castle. Enjoy a sunset pizza dinner at the Grand Canyon rim. 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, and visit the rock formations of Arches NP. Opt to go whitewater rafting or mountain biking.

Day 14 Bryce Canyon (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)

Go hiking in Zion NP. Explore Las Vegas after a brief orientation walk with the 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 Yosemite's peaks, granite domes and giant sequoias. Hike to majestic waterfalls, lakes and meadows.

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.

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

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