Los Angeles to San Francisco Express

From$1299USD
8 days,Los Angeles to San Francisco
NUAF

Stargaze in Los Angeles, experience a Grand Canyon sunset, roll the dice in Las Vegas, camp under the stars, stroll the streets of San Francisco, hike in Yosemite.

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.

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 parks with hiking and walking excursions. Visit the London Bridge in Lake Havasu. Sunset at the rim of the Grand Canyon. Visit secluded hot springs (Bishop). All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners. (Allow USD150-200 for meals not included.)
  • Hotels (3 nts), participation camping (4 nts).
  • Air-conditioned private touring van, walking
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
  • Small group experience; Max 13, avg 10.

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Reverse Itinerary

This trip also runs in reverse from San Francisco to Los Angeles. See San Francisco to Los Angeles Express

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 glamourous 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 National Park (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 Grand Canyon National Park/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 National Park/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.

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