New Orleans to San Francisco Road Trip

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16 days,New Orleans to San Francisco
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Stroll the streets of San Francisco, hike Yosemite National Park, try your luck in Las Vegas, savour a sunset at the Grand Canyon, learn about the Navajo culture.

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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.

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 with hiking and walking excursions
  • Orientation walk in Las Vegas
  • Guided tour of the cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde
  • Ranger-guided cave tour in Carlsbad
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 12 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 9 dinners. (Allow USD100-125 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).

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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!

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Places Visited

Reverse Itinerary

This trip also runs in reverse from San Francisco to New Orleans. See San Francisco to New Orleans Road Trip

Itinerary

Day 1New Orleans

Arrive at any time.

Day 2New Orleans/Houston(1D)

Enjoy the morning in New Orleans before continuing on to Houston for the night.

Day 3Houston/San Antonio(1B, 1D)

Stroll San Antonio's River Walk, and visit the Alamo.

Day 4San Antonio/Carlsbad(1B, 1L, 1D)

Explore Carlsbad Caverns, dodging the 400,000 bats heading out to hunt at sunset.

Day 5Carlsbad/Santa Fe(1B, 1L)

Stop by infamous Roswell before taking in Southwest culture in Santa Fe.

Day 6Santa Fe/Cortez(1B, 1L, 1D)

Explore Santa Fe in the morning before travelling towards Cortez for the night.

Day 7Cortez/Monument Valley(1B, 1L)

Wind up the side of a mountain through Mesa Verde NP's rocky slopes and inspiring vistas. Hike to ancient cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde. Opt to discover one of the most majestic places on earth, Monument Valley.

Day 8Monument Valley/Grand Canyon(1B, 1L, 1D)

Hike the trails of the Grand Canyon or take an optional helicopter flight over the natural wonder. Enjoy a sunset at the edge of the Grand Canyon.

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

Free time in Grand Canyon NP.

Day 10Grand Canyon/Las Vegas(1B)

Travel Route 66 and stop at a wacky burger joint. Explore Las Vegas and stroll along the famous Vegas Strip. Take an optional VIP party limo.

Day 11Las Vegas

Free time in Las Vegas.

Day 12Las Vegas/Bishop(1L, 1D)

Visit a land of extremes in Death Valley NP. Opt to stargaze at secluded hot springs.

Day 13Bishop/Yosemite National Park(1B, 1L, 1D)

Morning trip to Mono Lake; walk among the tufa towers. Discover Yosemite's peaks, granite domes, and giant sequoias. Marvel at majestic waterfalls, lakes, and meadows.

Day 14Yosemite National Park(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy free time in Yosemite NP.

Day 15Yosemite National Park/San Francisco(1B, 1L)

Catch a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge on the way into one of America's most popular cities. Take an optional cable car ride over the steep hills or set sail into the setting sun.

Day 16San Francisco

Depart at any time. We highly recommend booking post-tour accommodation to enjoy more of the city.

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