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Southwestern Deserts & Pacific Forests

16 days,Los Angeles to Seattle

Gazing up at redwoods and peering down into the Grand Canyon, inhaling fresh forest air in the Pacific Northwest, rolling the dice in Las Vegas, breaking a sweat in Death Valley, getting funky in San Francisco, hiking in Yosemite, driving along the spectacular coasts of California and Oregon.


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If fun had a mailing address, it would be on the Pacific Coast. A veritable greatest-hits compilation of West Coast Americana, this trip incorporates four diverse urban hotspots—LA, San Francisco, Vegas and Seattle—with the full-on natural majesty of the region’s famed deserts, canyons and forests. Roam the Strips (Sunset and Vegas) in search of nocturnal thrills, then flee to the rawest nature America can offer: Yosemite, the Grand Canyon and the lush forests of the Pacific Northwest. Come sample the coast with the most.

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 tours of Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco and Seattle. Visit the London Bridge in Lake Havasu City. Sunset pizza at the rim in Grand Canyon. Explore route 66. Visit secluded hot springs in Bishop. Discover giant Redwood trees and massive sand dunes on the Oregon Coast. Sunset on the beach.
  • 10 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 10 dinners. (Allow USD75-100 for meals not included.)
  • Hotels (5 nts), participation camping (10 nts).
  • Air-conditioned private touring van
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
  • Small group experience; Max 13, avg 10.

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Day 1 Los Angeles

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Joshua Tree National Park/Lake Havasu (1D)

Orientation tour of Los Angeles. Take short hikes among the boulders and famous Joshua trees, and cool off in the crystal-clear waters of the Colorado River.

Day 3-4 Grand Canyon National Park/Las Vegas (2B, 2L, 1D)

Take short hikes and enjoy a pizza dinner at the edge of the canyon at sunset. Enjoy a bird's-eye view with an optional helicopter flight, then travel Route 66 and stop at a wacky burger joint. Explore Las Vegas along the Strip and an optional VIP limo experience.

Day 5-6 Death Valley National Park/Bishop/Yosemite National Park (1B, 1L, 2D)

Visit the hottest, driest and lowest point in North America: Death Valley. Stargaze at secluded hot springs. Marvel at spectacular views, take short hikes to majestic waterfalls, lakes and meadows, and walk amongst giant sequoias.

Day 7-8 San Francisco (1B, 1L)

Check out Fisherman's Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge. Take an optional cable car ride over the steep hills, rent a bike or set sail to the setting sun.

Day 9-10 Mendocino/Redwood State Park (1B, 1L, 2D)

Drive along the stunning coast to Mendocino. Take a walk beneath the giant redwoods.

Day 11-12 Oregon Dunes/Silver Falls State Park (2B, 2L, 2D)

Tour little fishing villages and lumber towns along the dramatic coastline. Explore the Oregon Dunes by foot or on an optional dune buggy. Hike the Ten Falls Trail past waterfalls and explore the secret trails behind them.

Day 13-14 Mt Rainier National Park (2B, 1L, 2D)

Stop and smell the roses in Portland on the way to Mt St Helens—one of the most active volcanoes in North America. Explore Mount Rainier National Park and enjoy a campfire barbeque.

Day 15 Seattle (1B)

See what the hype is all about on an orientation tour. Opt to ride up the famous Space Needle.

Day 16 Seattle

Depart at any time.