Strolling the hills of San Francisco, hiking Yosemite, taking a chance in Las Vegas, savouring the sunset at the Grand Canyon, learning about the Navajo, witnessing bats in flight at Carlsbad Caverns, looking for aliens in Roswell, dancing in New Orleans.
Bats in Texas, aliens in Roswell, pretty much everything else in San Francisco—get off the well-worn tourist trail and really discover the south and west of the United States. After leaving fabulous New Orleans, you'll explore some of the most incredible natural wonders anywhere—the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Yosemite—then trade wildlife for the nightlife in Las Vegas. It's the ultimate roadtrip. Now, let's get rolling.
- Entrance fees to all national parks with hiking and walking excursions. Orientation to Las Vegas. Guided tour of the cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde. Ranger-guided cave tour in Carlsbad,
- 11 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 9 dinners. (Allow USD100-125 for meals not included.)
- Centrally located hotel (4 nts), participation camping (11 nts).
- Air conditioned private touring van
- Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
- Small group experience; Max 13, avg 10.
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This trip also runs in reverse from San Francisco to New Orleans. See San Francisco to New Orleans Road Trip
Day 1 New Orleans
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Houston (1D)
Enjoy the morning in New Orleans before continuing on to Houston for the night.
Day 3 San Antonio/The Alamo (1B,1D)
Stroll San Antonio's River Walk and visit the Alamo.
Day 4 Carlsbad (2B,2L,1D)
Explore the Carlsbad Caverns on a guided tour, dodging the 400,000 bats heading out to hunt at sunset.
Day 5 Roswell/Santa Fe (1B,1L)
Stop by the infamous Roswell before taking in southwest culture in Santa Fe.
Day 6 Cortez (1B,1L,1D)
Explore Santa Fe in the morning before travelling towards Cortez for the night.
Day 7 Mesa Verde NP/Monument Valley (1B,1L)
Enjoy a guided hike of the cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde. Learn about Navajo culture, and consider an optional Navajo-led 4x4 excursion tour.
Day 8-9 Grand Canyon NP (2B,2L,2D)
Travel to the Grand Canyon. Hike the trails or take an optional helicopter flight.
Day 10-11 Las Vegas (1B)
Welcome to Sin City! Explore Las Vegas after a brief orientation walk with your CEO along the famous Vegas Strip. Take an optional VIP limo ride.
Day 12 Death Valley NP/Bishop (1L,1D)
Visit the hottest, driest and lowest point in North America: Death Valley. Stargaze at a secluded hot springs.
Day 13-14 Yosemite NP (2B,2L,2D)
Morning trip to Mono Lake, walk among the tufa towers. Marvel at spectacular views of the park's peaks and granite domes. Take hikes to majestic waterfalls, lakes and meadows, and walk amongst giant sequoias. Option to rent bikes for a ride in Yosemite Valley.
Day 15 San Francisco (1B,1L)
Catch a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge on your way into one of America's most popular cities. Take an optional cable car ride over the steep hills, rent a bike and explore the city on wheels, or set sail to the setting sun.
Day 16 San Francisco
Depart at any time. We highly recommend booking post-tour accommodation to enjoy more of the city.
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