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The Great Wide Everywhere

 
15 days,San Francisco to Los Angeles
NUNPP

Gleaning some great photography tips from Gary Arndt, stargazing in Los Angeles, meeting the Navajo in stunning Monument Valley, marvelling at the Grand Canyon, hiking in the beautiful Bryce Canyon and Zion national parks, rolling the dice in Las Vegas, snapping killer shots of Sin City by night.

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Save room in your luggage for extra memory cards, shutterbugs; on this trip, every second is a picture-perfect photo-op. From the majestic sweep of the Golden Gate Bridge to the rich ochre glow of Yosemite at sunset, your shutter-finger is destined to get one hell of a workout. Best of all, you’ll get expert guidance in photography, travel writing and adventuring from our Wanderer-in Resident Gary Arndt, founder of Everything Everywhere, the internet’s most-visited travel blog. Between the desolate desertscapes of Death Valley, Vegas’ neon luster and a jeep tour through Monument Valley with Navajo guides, the hardest decision you’ll have to make is which shot to frame first.

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 and National Monuments with hiking and walking excursions. Guided city tours of San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego and Las Vegas. Visit a sustainable family farm, Entrance fee to Montezuma Castle. Discover Oak Creek Canyon. 2,5 hour guided Navajo Jeep Tour in Monument Valley, Sunset pizza at the rim in Grand Canyon, Daily photography tips from Gary Arndt, Night shoot of Las Vegas.
  • 1 dinner. (Allow USD375-400 for meals not included.)
  • Centrally located hotels (14 nts)
  • Air conditioned private touring van
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
  • Small group experience; Max 12, Avg 10

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Day 1 San Francisco

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 San Francisco/Yosemite NP

Guided tour of San Francisco. In the afternoon drive to Yosemite National Park. Daily photography tips and photo opportunities during the best light of the day.

Day 3 Yosemite NP

Take short hikes to majestic waterfalls, clear lakes, beautiful meadows or walk amongst giant sequoias in Yosemite National Park. Optional bike rentals in Yosemite Valley.

Day 4 Yosemite NP/Bakersfield

Continue exploring Yosemite in the morning on foot before driving to Bakersfield in the afternoon.

Day 5 Death Valley/Las Vegas

Visit one of the country's most rugged landscapes, the legendary Death Valley. Explore the City of Lights, Las Vegas with a guided tour along the famous Vegas Strip. Option to take a VIP limo experience or take in a show.

Day 6 Las Vegas

Full day to explore Las Vegas. Nighttime photography shoot of the city with Gary Arndt.

Day 7 Zion NP/Bryce Canyon NP

Visit Zion, Utah's oldest National Park. Spend time exploring towering cliffs and massive canyon walls hiking diverse and exciting trails. Arrive in Bryce Canyon and witness one of the most spectacular sunsets in the Southwest.

Day 8 Bryce Canyon NP/Lake Powell

Explore Bryce Canyon National Park on trails among the amphitheaters and multi-coloured rock pinnacles called hoodoos before heading to Lake Powell. Option to enjoy a cowboy steak dinner and sunset horseback riding.

Day 9 Lake Powell/Monument Valley

Visit the Glen Canyon Dam and take a short hike to the famous Horseshoe Bend, shaped by the Colorado River. Opt to visit breathtaking Antelope Canyon, full of photo ops and magical geologic formations. Discover one of the most majestic places on earth, Monument Valley. Explore this sacred place on a jeep tour led by a Navajo guide.

Day 10 Grand Canyon NP (1D)

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

Day 11 Grand Canyon NP/Phoenix

In the morning cool off at Slide Rock State Park before reaching Sedona. Gaze through the windows of the past at the best-preserved cliff dwellings in North America, Montezuma Castle. In the evening, enjoy a night out in downtown Phoenix. Option to visit a cowboy bar.

Day 12 San Diego

Visit the Imperial Sand Dunes before heading to San Diego.

Day 13 San Diego

Visit Coronado Island and Balboa Park on a guided city tour. Option to visit Sea World or the San Diego Zoo, or take surf lessons and rent boogie boards.

Day 14 Los Angeles

Welcome to Los Angeles. See the stars on the most famous sidewalk in Hollywood on a guided city tour. Drive through Beverly Hills. Optional bike or rollerblade rental.

Day 15 Los Angeles

Depart at any time.