Wild Western USA Overview

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      CAD $1,930
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      EUR €1,305
      GBP £1,095
      NZD $2,110
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      CHF FR1,580
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There is an earlier version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014. View earlier Wild Western USA.

Trip Validity

  • 2015-01-01 - 2015-12-31

Join an adventure from Los Angeles to San Francisco and visit Joshua Tree National Park

Journey into the remote wilds of the western USA on this exceptional grassroots adventure that takes in California and Nevada's biggest attractions. Get a taste of fast-paced Los Angeles, spend a night camped out in Joshua Tree National Park and perhaps try your luck in louder-than-life Las Vegas. Then trade the all-night revelries of the world's most outlandish city for the solitude of Death Valley, set out along the forested trails of Yosemite National Park and wind up among the sea-side charms of San Francisco. Spending time in places both brimming with natural beauty and bursting with city spectacles, this is the perfect introduction to the USA's great west.

  • Walk along the palm-lined boulevards of San Diego
  • Wander the boulder-strewn terrain of Joshua Tree National Park
  • Watch the sun go down over the Grand Canyon
  • Get a taste of the ostentatious in Las Vegas
  • Descend to the furnace-like floor of Death Valley
  • Wind through the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Los Angeles, United States
  • Finish:

    San Francisco, United States
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 13
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    No meals included
  • Accommodation:

    Camping (with facilities) (7 nts), Hostel (1 nt), Hotel (3 nts)
  • Transport:

    Private vehicle
  • Included activities:

    Death Valley National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, Joshua Tree National Park, Yosemite National Park

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    613kg pp per trip
  • Total price from

    USD $1,875
    CAD $1,930
    AUD $1,895
    EUR €1,305
    GBP £1,095
    NZD $2,110
    ZAR R18,885
    CHF FR1,580
    *
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  • Per day from:

    USD $156
    CAD $160
    AUD $157
    EUR €108
    GBP £91
    NZD $175
    ZAR R1,573
    CHF FR131
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Day 1 Los Angeles

Arrive in Los Angeles, the 'City of Angels'. Perhaps touch down a few days earlier to get a feel for this sun-blessed city, soaking up the sights of Santa Monica or following the star-studded sidewalks of Hollywood all the way to Beverly Hills.

Day 2 San Diego

Take a leisurely drive South, to a city that's made a living off staying outdoors and enjoying the sunshine. Perhaps say hi to some of the locals at the famous San Diego zoo, explore the historic old town or grab a board and head for the beach.

Day 3 Joshua Tree National Park

Leave the coast behind and head for the Mojave Desert. Search for the famous Joshua Tree that lends its name to the renowned national park (and a U2 album). Marvel at the peculiar geology and Wild West feel of this alien landscape and be amazed by the giant boulder piles that litter the horizon.

Days 4-5 Grand Canyon National Park

This is it. The big ticket, the show stopper - the mighty Grand Canyon. Travel to the rim of the canyon and peer down to the valley floor, perhaps embarking on a hike among the canyon walls. With eagles soaring overhead and the giant chasm extending infinitely toward the horizon, this is an American experience not to be missed.

Days 6-7 Las Vegas

Breeze into legendary Las Vegas, playground of the rich and reckless. Even for those who prefer not to try their luck on the card tables, this city still boasts plenty of attractions. Hit the town with a limo, people-watch in a bar or head along the Strip for some weird and whacky Vegas attractions.

Day 8 Death Valley

Brave the scolding desert heat of Death Valley and, after sweating it out a little, come to terms with one of the United States' most unique ecosystems. If the conditions are favourable, take a small walk onto the sand to see how life manages to survive among the inhospitable terrain.

Days 9-10 Yosemite National Park

It might be a little tough to pronounce at first, but Yosemite is arguably the United States' premier national park. From the giant granite domes to the gushing waterfalls that feed the stunning forests and lakes below, Yosemite will take your breath away at every turn. Enjoy free time in the park to tackle some of the hiking trails, hire bikes or just bliss out at the tranquil surrounds of Mirror Lake.

Days 11-12 San Francisco

Be romanced by the incredible Bay Area, including its crown jewel – the progressive and popular city of San Francisco. Time-permitting, consider sticking around for a few days after the trip's end to check out some of this great city's other attractions.
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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $1,875
      CAD $1,930
      AUD $1,895
      EUR €1,305
      GBP £1,095
      NZD $2,110
      ZAR R18,885
      CHF FR1,580
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