National Parks & Bright Lights

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15 days,San Francisco to Los Angeles
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Search for stars in Los Angeles, meet the Navajo in stunning Monument Valley, marvel at the Grand Canyon, hike in the beautiful Bryce Canyon and Zion national parks, roll the dice in Las Vegas.

From the Golden Gate Bridge to glowing canyon walls at sunset, this trip captures the beauty of the cities and wilderness of the Western US. It’s perfect for the traveller looking to breathe in the scent of the sequoias of Yosemite by day but wanting the comforts of a hotel at night. Prepare yourself for otherworldly ‘hoodoos’ in Bryce Canyon National Park and the desert scenery in Death Valley—the lowest spot on the continent—before taking an optional helicopter ride above the incomparable Grand Canyon. You won’t just visit the West Coast—you’ll live it.

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.
  • All national park and national monument fees. Orientation to San Francisco, Las Vegas, San Diego and Los Angeles. Tioga Pass drive (seasonal). Death Valley visit. Zion NP visit. Glen Canyon Dam visit with Horseshoe Bend stop. Jeep tour with local Navajo guide (Monument Valley). Grand Canyon visit and stay with pizza dinner on the rim. Slide Rock State Park visit. Sedona stop. Montezuma Castle stop. Imperial Sand Dunes visit. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • 1 dinner. (Allow USD375-400 for meals not included.)
  • Hotels (twin-share with en suite facilities, 14 nts).
  • Air-con private touring van, walking
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
  • Small group experience; Max 13, avg 10

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Itinerary Notes

This tour runs year round with slight variations in summer and winter. If you are travelling mid-June through October, you will be on the summer itinerary. If you are travelling from Nov 1 to mid-June, you will be follow the winter itinerary. Additionally, we may revert to the winter itinerary in the shoulder seasons in the event of inclement weather.

Day 1 San Francisco

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 San Francisco/Yosemite NP

After a morning in San Fran, drive to Yosemite NP.

Day 3 Yosemite NP

Take short hikes (weather permitting) to majestic waterfalls, clear lakes, beautiful meadows or walk amongst giant sequoias in Yosemite. Optional bike rentals in Yosemite Valley (summer only).

Day 4 Yosemite NP/Bishop (summer)/Bakersfield (winter)

Continue exploring Yosemite in the morning on foot (weather permitting). In summer, travel via Tioga Pass to Bishop or drive to Bakersfield depending on the season.

Day 5 Death Valley/Las Vegas

Visit one of the country's most rugged landscapes, legendary Death Valley. Explore Las Vegas and stroll along the famous Vegas Strip. Opt to take a VIP limo experience or take in a show.

Day 6 Las Vegas

Full day to explore Las Vegas.

Day 7 Zion NP/Bryce Canyon NP

Visit Zion, Utah's oldest national park. Explore towering cliffs, massive canyon walls and hike diverse and exciting trails (weather permitting). Head to Bryce Canyon.

Day 8 Bryce Canyon NP/Lake Powell

Explore Bryce Canyon NP on trails (weather permitting) among the amphitheaters and multi-coloured rock pinnacles called hoodoos before heading to Lake Powell. Opt for a cowboy steak dinner and a sunset horseback ride (seasonal).

Day 9 Lake Powell/Monument Valley

Visit the Glen Canyon Dam and take a short hike to Horseshoe Bend, shaped by the Colorado River. Discover one of the most majestic places on earth, Monument Valley. Explore on a jeep tour led by a Navajo guide.

Day 10 Monument Valley/Grand Canyon NP (1D)

Wander along trails, admire the views and have a pizza dinner at the rim of the Grand Canyon. Opt to take a helicopter flight or watch the IMAX Grand Canyon movie.

Day 11 Grand Canyon National Park/Sedona/Scottsdale

Visit Slide Rock State Park. Stop in stunning Sedona on the way to the 'Valley of the Sun'. Stop at Montezuma Castle. In the evening, enjoy a night out in downtown Scottsdale.

Day 12 San Diego

Visit the Imperial Sand Dunes, then head to San Diego.

Day 13 San Diego

Opt to visit Old Town, the Gaslamp district or the San Diego Zoo. Opt for surf lessons or rent boogie boards to play in the waves (seasonal).

Day 14 San Diego/Los Angeles

Welcome to Los Angeles. See the stars on the most famous sidewalk in Hollywood on an orientation walk. Drive through Beverly Hills and check out Rodeo Drive.

Day 15 Los Angeles

Depart at any time. We highly recommend booking pre- and post-accommodation to fully experience these famous cities.

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