Canyon Country & Coasts

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16 days,San Francisco to Las Vegas
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Stroll the streets of San Francisco, stargaze in Los Angeles, marvel at cliff dwellings at Montezuma Castle, peer over the Grand Canyon rim, hike the best of the West's national parks, drive California's scenic Highway 1.

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Speckled with national parks, bustling cities, natural treasures and must-see monuments, the Southwest—America’s great wide open—is a living postcard. On this trip, you’ll venture inland from the Pacific Coast of California to the Grand Canyon and Monument Valley, camping outdoors and reconnecting with a side of this great country most rarely see. Paired up with an attentive and knowledgeable CEO, this trip is perfect for nature-minded travellers eager to see the best of the Southwest in a short period of time.

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, state parks and national monuments with hiking and walking excursions
  • Orientation walk in Las Vegas
  • Entrance fee to Montezuma Castle
  • Sunset at the rim of the Grand Canyon
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 9 dinners. (Allow USD200-250 for meals not included.)
  • Air-conditioned private touring van
  • 1 or 2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) throughout, depending on group size.
  • Small group experience; Max 22, avg 16.
  • Hotels/hostels (4 nts, some multi-share), participation camping (11 nts)

Add to Your Experience

Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour

The Grand Canyon helicopter ride is a must! Enjoy a bird's-eye view as you fly over the canyon, taking in the stark contrast of the the blue-green Colorado River against the thousand shades of red rock found in the canyon. From above you can fully appreciate the greatness of the gorge and see why it is one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

Muir Woods & Sonoma Wine Country Tour

Make the most of your time on the West Coast and be blown away by the tallest trees in the world, the Coastal Redwoods. Wander through the paths between the trees and marvel at their size, then head to Sonoma wine country and enjoy a relaxing afternoon tasting some of California’s famous wine.

Napa & Sonoma Valley Wine Tour

Wine enthusiasts shouldn't miss this tour that includes visits to both the famous Napa and Sonoma Valleys. On this educational tour, you'll walk through the vineyards, view the wine caves, and watch a wine-making demonstration. There'll also be plenty of time to taste the nectar of the gods!

Alternative Trips

Itinerary

Day 1San Francisco

Arrive at any time.

Day 2San Francisco/Big Sur(1D)

Catch a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge on the way out of one of America's most popular cities. Stop in Monterey before following the winding roads of the coast and checking out Big Sur.

Day 3Big Sur/Lake Cachuma(1B, 1L, 1D)

Explore Julia Pfeiffer Burns SP. Continue the impressive journey along Highway 1, which offers breathtaking views of the classic Californian coast. Camp out at Cachuma Lake.

Day 4Lake Cachuma/Los Angeles(1B)

Be on the lookout for celebrities while passing a few popular sites on the way into California's most glamorous city, Los Angeles.

Day 5Los Angeles/San Diego(1L, 1D)

Enjoy a free morning in LA. Cruise through Orange County then along the incredible Pacific coastline to San Diego.

Day 6San Diego(1B, 1D)

Enjoy free time in San Diego. Try the fish tacos the city is famous for, and check out the Old Town.

Day 7San Diego/Scottsdale(1B, 1L)

Visit the Imperial Sand Dunes, the largest mass of sand dunes in California. Travel to Scottsdale, touted as "The West's Most Western Town."

Day 8Scottsdale/Grand Canyon National Park(1L, 1D)

Visit Montezuma Castle, enjoy a picnic, and cool off at Slide Rock SP. Continue to the Grand Canyon and explore this natural wonder. Enjoy a sunset at the canyon rim.

Day 9Grand Canyon National Park(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy free time in Grand Canyon National Park.

Day 10Grand Canyon National Park/Lake Powell(1B, 1L, 1D)

Travel to Lake Powell and enjoy its deep blue water surrounded by orange-red cliff walls. Take an optional tour of Antelope Canyon.

Day 11Lake Powell/Monument Valley(1B, 1L)

Take a short hike to Horseshoe Bend, which is shaped by the Colorado River. Opt to discover one of the most majestic places on earth, Monument Valley.

Day 12Monument Valley/Moab(1B, 1L, 1D)

Magnificent views await in Canyonlands NP. Catch a gorgeous sunset at Dead Horse Point State Park.

Day 13Moab(1B)

Hike through the surreal rock formations of Arches NP. Opt to go rafting, mountain biking or on a Hummer tour.

Day 14Moab/Bryce Canyon National Park(1B, 1L, 1D)

Drive along isolated Scenic Byway 12 into the heart of the American West before reaching Bryce Canyon NP.

Day 15Bryce Canyon National Park/Las Vegas(1B, 1L)

Travel past towering cliffs and massive canyon walls in Zion NP, and hike diverse and exciting trails (weather permitting). Explore Las Vegas and stroll along the famous Vegas Strip. Opt to take a VIP party limo experience.

Day 16Las Vegas

Depart at any time.

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