Utah, Nevada & California

14 Days | Marvel at deserts, lakes, mountains and national parks of the wild west

4.7 out of 5 based on 3 reviews submitted.
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Take in the desert landscapes, indigenous cultures and natural wonder of Utah, Nevada and California, on a 14-day exploration of the wild (wild) west. Beginning in Las Vegas, leave Utah's noisy neighbour behind to discover the tranquillity of the hidden gardens of Zion, the iconic Monument Valley, the inspired desert scenery of Moab and the majestic spires of Bryce Canyon. Meander your way through to San Francisco via the mountains of the Sierra Nevada to the lakes of California, and on to one of the USA’s most famous National Parks – Yosemite. The spectacular scenery may change around you, but what won’t waver is the expert local advice you'll receive and the mountains of experiences these three states have to offer.

Trip overview

Map of Utah, Nevada & California including United States Of America
Start
Las Vegas, United States
Finish
San Francisco, United States
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
United States
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Style
Basix
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
SSRTC
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Camp beneath rock formations and sleep under the starry night sky in Zion National Park.
  • Learn about Navajo culture and history during an included Jeep tour of Monument Valley, where the landscape is as surreal as it is beautiful, before spending a night in a traditional hogan hut.
  • See the exquisite sandstone arches of the aptly named Arches National Park and witness spectacular desert colours during a sunset hike.
  • Soak up the scenery on a relaxing visit to a natural hot spring near Bishop – the perfect way to relax before an action-packed few days!
  • Discover another side to Yosemite’s Towering granite cliffs, redwood forests and epic night skies by hiking one of its best, lesser-known trails – Hetch Hetchy – with your expert guide.
  • Get the most out of your Yosemite experience by spending three nights in the park – meaning two full days of exploration.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This is a participatory trip. That’s a fancy way of saying you’re not just along for the ride – you’re part of a team! You know the phrase ‘the more you put in, the more you get out’. Well that’s extra true on this trip. Be prepared to roll up your sleeves and help out with camp activities like food prep and washing up. It’s all about giving your new travel mates a hand – everyone knows there’s nothing worse than trying to put up a tent on your own!
  • That teamwork also extends to our optional food kitty of approximately USD 10 per day, run to cover the cost of meals. This kitty saves you worrying about stuff like where to get food or what exactly sales tax is and helps keep your costs down. Instead of paying individually as you go, it means we can bulk purchase items and cook our own food – though there’s always the chance to use it for the occasional pizza night! The kitty is optional and for your convenience, so if you've got specific dietary requirements you can opt out and purchase (and cook) your own food.
  • The desert areas of Utah can be very hot and dry, especially in summer. Although our private vehicles do have air conditioning, it has to work pretty hard to keep a full group cool. Keep in mind that while the desert can be hot during the day it can get quite chilly at night, so pack accordingly.
  • You'll be travelling in a van with your group, so conditions may feel a little cramped. It’s simply the best way to get around, and you might even make some long-term friends.

Itinerary

Map of Utah, Nevada & California including United States Of America

Inclusions

Meals

1 dinner

Transport

Private vehicle

Accommodation

Hotel (3 nights), Multishare cabin (2 nights), Multishare Hogan (1 night), Camping with facilities (7 nights)

Activities
  • Zion National Park - Entrance Fee
  • Monument Valley - Jeep tour & overnight experience
  • Arches National Park - Sunset Hike to Delicate Arch
  • Dead Horse Point State Park
  • Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Capitol Reef National Park
  • Yosemite National Park - Entrance Fee
  • Visit to Mono Lake
Add on activities
  • Zion National Park - Walks - Free
  • Zion - Narrows Hiking Gear Rental - USD30
  • Moab - Slickrock Hummer tour - USD100
  • Arches National Park - Landscape Arch hike - Free
  • Bryce Canyon National Park - Hiking - Free
  • Las Vegas - Big Apple Express roller coaster - USD15
  • Las Vegas - Mob Museum - USD27
  • Las Vegas - Monorail - USD5
  • Las Vegas - Bellagio Fountains - Free
  • Las Vegas - Eiffel Tower - USD22
  • Yosemite - Cycling in Yosemite Valley - USD12
  • Yosemite National Park - Hiking - Free
  • San Francisco - Sunset catamaran cruise - USD45

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Important notes

1. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6:00pm on Day 1 in Las Vegas and finishes on arrival in San Francisco at approximately 5pm on Day 14.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes Nights 4 (Monument Valley) and Nights 5 & 6 (Moab) where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
3. A sleeping bag is required for this trip.
4. Please note that the legal drinking age in the US is 21 and in some parts of Canada it's 19.

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Reviews

4.7 out of 5 based on 3 reviews submitted.
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Thomas · Traveled September 2023
An excellent trip that takes you to all five of Utah's National Parks and to Yosemite National Park in California. The sheer scale of some of the sights on this trip will amaze you (my favourite was sunset in Monument Valley). An excellent variety of sights to see, including forests and mountains. Accommodation is varied (hotel, camping and log cabin) and comfortable. A wide variety of treks of varying difficulty available - so something for everyone. Comfortable transport from site to site.
Review submitted 30 Sep 2023

Gordon · Traveled May 2022
My trip was incredible with the hikes and tours. I would recommend the hummer tour in MOAB and horse riding in Bryce. The tour group I went with was brilliant fun despite me being the eldest by 25 years.
Review submitted 10 Jun 2022

Edward · Traveled August 2021
I can’t imagine a more beautiful two weeks. Day after day provided great activities and scenery. It was a trip of a lifetime.
Review submitted 08 Sep 2021
Utah, Nevada & California
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