Wild West Wonders Overview

An action-packed tour covering highlights of western United States from San Francisco to LA, San Diego to the Grand Canyon and Yosemite to Vegas.

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An action-packed tour covering highlights of western United States

Designed to rouse the adventurous spirit, this is an action-packed trip full of contrasting landscapes and experiences. Travel from the golden San Diego beaches to the dry deserts of Joshua Tree Park and Death Valley. This tour has it all - the neon lights of Las Vegas, the vast chasm of the Grand Canyon and the cultural sights in San Fran. See why the United States continues to be a country of cultural curiosity, full of diverse people and places.

  • Absorb the liberal vibe in the city of San Francisco
  • Be dazzled by desert hues in Death Valley
  • Explore Joshua Tree National Park
  • Find peace at Yosemite National Park's spiritual centre
  • Hang out on cool San Diego beaches
  • Spot celebrities in star-studded Los Angeles
  • Travel down the rugged Californian coast
  • Walk along Santa Cruz’s antique boardwalk

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    San Francisco, United States
  • Finish:

    San Francisco, United States
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 13
  • Ages:

    Min 12
  • Meals:

    No meals included
  • Accommodation:

    Cabin (5 nts), Hostel (5 nts), Hotel (4 nts)
  • Transport:

    Private vehicle
  • Included activities:

    Death Valley National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, Joshua Tree National Park, Las Vegas Strip tour, Los Angeles city tour, Route 66, Yosemite National Park

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    1015kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    This trip is discontinued for 2013. Please consider SSOD - California Dreamin' or SSOG - American Gold Rush as alternatives.

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Day 1 San Francisco

The California adventure begins in the atmospheric city of San Francisco.

Day 2 Santa Cruz

Travel down the West Coast to Santa Cruz, a lively university town with a historic beachside boardwalk.

Day 3 Monterey

Continue south to Monterey and perhaps drop into the world-class aquarium to see sharks, sea otters and jellyfish frolic underwater.

Days 4-5 Santa Barbara/Los Angeles

Cruise down the rugged Californian coast to the well-heeled county of Santa Barbara, known for its pearly-white beaches and star-studded address book. Continue south to golden Los Angeles city.

Day 6 San Diego

Hang ten on the world-renowned San Diego beaches, visit a museum or two in Balboa Park or enjoy a meal in Little Italy.

Day 7 Joshua Tree National Park/Kingman

Sit back and enjoy the ride through the deserts of southern California before visiting the enigmatic Joshua Tree National Park. The rock formations and mountain ranges here make for spectacular scenery.

Days 8-9 Grand Canyon

Come sunset, the rich colours of the Grand Canyon's ancient rocks deepen as the night sky falls, creating a palette of moody hues that are sure to stir emotions.

Days 10-11 Las Vegas

Stop in Las Vegas, Nevada's glitzy oasis, where showgirls, cocktails and Elvis converge to form a hub of hedonism - and where fame and fortune are always on the cards!

Day 12 Death Valley/Central Valley

Travel through one of the hottest deserts on the planet, Death Valley. Marvel as the canyon and mountain walls change colour with the sunlight.

Days 13-14 Yosemite National Park

Arrive in Yosemite National Park and be cooled by the mist from majestic waterfalls and gaze up at the soaring granite face of Half Dome.

Day 15 San Francisco

Leave mountain vistas behind and return to beautiful, bayside San Francisco. Sightseeing in San Francisco is worth sticking around for, with iconic attractions such as spooky Alcatraz, the historic Golden Gate Bridge and a plethora of seafood restaurants.
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