Embark on a travel adventure along America's west coast

Embark on a dream travel adventure in the west coast of America. Admire all things bold and beautiful in Los Angeles and turn hedonist in Las Vegas where sinners come to flirt with chance. Make a mission to see the epic Grand Canyon, experience the scorch of the sun in Death Valley and then soak in the serenity of the Yosemite National Park. Pay a visit to the bohemian breeding ground of San Francisco and enjoy the beauty of Santa Barbara's coastline. A dream realised, this Californian adventure is a must for the young at heart.

Start
Los Angeles, United States
Finish
Los Angeles, United States
Countries
United States
Themes
Overland
Code
SSOC
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 12
Group size
Min 1, Max 13
Carbon offset
882kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Watch the mercury rise in Death Valley
  • Stare down a deep chasm at the Grand Canyon
  • Dance with lady luck in Las Vegas
  • Experience the natural beauty of Yosemite National Park
  • Be a bohemian in San Francisco
  • Stand in the shade of giant Redwoods along Big Sur
  • Visit Los Angeles and people-watch on Venice Beach
  • Admire the strange landscape of the Joshua Tree National Park

Itinerary

Arrive early to walk down the star-studded streets of Hollywood and Beverly Hills or go shopping on Rodeo Drive.
Stop by some of the major attractions in San Diego such as Balboa Park and the historic Gaslamp Quarter or simply sun yourself on one of the golden beaches at Mission Bay.
Enter the scorching Joshua Tree National Park, home to a host of unusual plants including cacti, Mojave yuccas and, of course, Joshua trees.
Witness the gigantic red expanses of the Grand Canyon – a true monument of the gods. Perhaps take a helicopter flight to get a true sense of the canyon's incredible size.
Head west on the famous Route 66 and cross the Mojave Desert to reach the neon lights of Las Vegas. Dance with Lady Luck with a spin of the roulette wheel, catch a show or rub shoulders with A-listers at one of the many heaving nightclubs.
Feel the mercury rising while crossing through Death Valley, one of the hottest deserts on earth.
Travel onwards through the heart of the Sierra Nevada and enter into the wilderness of Yosemite National Park. Be awed by majestic waterfalls, giant sequoia groves and magnificent granite cliffs.
Arrive in the cultural melting pot of San Francisco. Catch a tram to visit the waterfront, feast like a king in Chinatown or peruse zany artwork in SoMa.
Amble along beach roads and spy surfers and sea lions enjoying the Californian coast. Enjoy a stay in Santa Barbara where rollerskating, bicycling, hiking, beach volleyball or just relaxing in the sun are all possible.
Take the scenic route along the coast back to the bright lights and fast pace of Los Angeles. Perhaps visit the famous Santa Monica Pier or go people-watching on Venice Beach.
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Inclusions

Meals
n/a
Transport
Private vehicle
Accommodation
Camping (with facilities) (9 nights), Hostel (2 nights), Hotel (3 nights)
Included activites
  • Death Valley National Park
  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Joshua Tree National Park
  • Las Vegas Strip tour
  • Route 66
  • San Francisco - City tour
  • Yosemite National Park

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Notes

1. Please bring your own sleeping bag.
2. Recommended earliest possible flight departure time is 8.00 pm on day 15.
3. From 2013 all vehicles will have a free Wi-Fi hotspot service.

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