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Real New Orleans to San Fran

14 Days | Take a classic USA road trip and camp in some of the most iconic spots along the way

18 to 35s
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NZD $5,463
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This trip is for the 18 to 35 year olds

This 14-day camping adventure will take you from New Orleans to San Fransisco, with many iconic USA bucket list spots along the way. On this epic, fast-paced road trip, you'll head from the musical south, deep into the country’s deserts. Marvel at iconic sites like the Grand Canyon (one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World) and Monument Valley (the backdrop of many popular westerns), then shake it up with a stay in Vegas. Travel through mountain ranges to set up shop under a blanket of stars in Yosemite National Park, where you’ll have free time to hike, relax or go chasin’ waterfalls. With its rich history, incredible music culture, lots of natural hotspots and some neon cityscapes, USA is a perfect destination for an action-packed trip full of memorable moments.

Trip overview

Map of Real New Orleans To San Fran including United States Of America
Start
New Orleans, United States
Finish
San Francisco, United States
Theme
18 to 35s
Destinations
United States
Physical rating
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Style
Basix
Ages
Min 18 - Max 35
Group size
Min 1 - Max 13
Trip code
SSRK
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Bucket list destinations
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Spend two nights right in the heart of Grand Canyon National Park. With plenty of time to explore its steep red-rock escarpments and gorges, you can tick off one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World off your bucket list.
  • Discover the glitz and glam of Las Vegas – let your hair down and be wowed all things over-the-top in this neon-lit desert city.
  • Cover Yosemite National Park’s many trails with a full day and two starry nights in this iconic park. With your free time, you can hike and explore until your heart (and camera) is content.
  • Spend a night in the vast desert wilderness of Monument Valley and if you choose, you can even opt for an overnight jeep tour of the valley with a local Navajo guide.
  • Make memories on a classic group road trip – this adventure packs a lot of iconic USA sites into just two weeks, including a good mix of free time, optional extras, included activities and all the logistics taken care of for you.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This trip includes time spent travelling in a private vehicle with your group. Extra space can be tight, and conditions may feel a little cramped. It’s all part of the adventure and a great way to get to know your fellow travellers. Please read the itinerary carefully for travel time estimates.
  • Although our private vehicles do have air conditioning, it has to work pretty hard to keep a full group cool. Expect to feel hot during summer and cold at other times of the year, especially at night. Please consider the season and research the weather conditions to determine the best time to travel for you. Remember to come prepared with adequate clothing.
  • This trip involves either a partial or full camping experience, giving you access to more remote destinations at close proximity, and the joy of camping under the night skies and beside a campfire. This is a participatory trip – a fancy way of saying you’re not just along for the ride, but you are part of a team! 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, and everyone knows there’s nothing worse than trying to put up a tent on your own!
  • Ensure you bring sturdy walking shoes and comfortable clothes. To make the most of the trip, it's best if you have at least a moderate level of fitness.

Itinerary

Map of Real New Orleans To San Fran including United States Of America

Inclusions

Transport

Private van

Accommodation

Camping (with facilities) 10 nights, Hostel (multishare) 3 nights

Activities
  • Carlsbad Caverns National Park - Entrance
  • Grand Canyon National Park - Entrance
  • Bishop - Keough Hot Springs
  • Visit to Mono Lake
  • Yosemite National Park - Entrance Fee
  • San Francisco - Golden Gate Bridge walk
Add on activities
  • New Orleans - Bourbon Street - Free
  • New Oleans - Cabildo - USD10
  • New Orleans - Cemetery Tour - USD25
  • New Orleans - French Market - Free
  • New Orleans - Mississippi River Steamboat Jazz Dinner Cruise - USD85
  • New Orleans - New Orleans School of Cooking - USD35
  • New Orleans - Presbytere - USD7
  • New Orleans - Preservation Hall Jazz - USD40
  • New Orleans - Ursuline Convent Tours - USD8
  • New Orleans - Voodoo Museum - USD7
  • New Orleans - Swamp Tour - USD30
  • San Antonio - The Alamo - Free
  • San Antonio - Riverwalk - Free
  • San Antonio - The Alamo IMAX Theater - USD14
  • Santa Fe - San Miguel Mission - USD1
  • Santa Fe - Georgia O'Keeffe Museum - USD13
  • Santa Fe - Loretto Chapel - Free
  • Monument Valley - Jeep tour & overnight experience - USD90
  • Monument Valley - Navajo-guided jeep tour (2.5 hrs) - USD55
  • Grand Canyon - Hiking - Free
  • Grand Canyon - IMAX Movie - USD15
  • Las Vegas - Limo (per group) - USD300
  • Las Vegas - Big Apple Express roller coaster - USD15
  • Las Vegas - Bellagio Fountains - Free
  • Las Vegas - Monorail - USD5
  • Las Vegas - Fremont Street Zip Line - Free
  • Las Vegas - Mob Museum - USD27
  • Las Vegas - Eiffel Tower - USD22
  • Yosemite - Cycling in Yosemite Valley - USD12
  • Yosemite - Raft Rental (seasonal) - USD30

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Important notes

1. Your adventure begins with a Welcome Meeting at 6 pm on Day 1 at your hostel in New Orleans, and finishes on arrival in San Francisco at approximately 5pm on Day 14.
2. A sleeping bag is required for this trip.
3. Please note that the legal drinking age in the US is 21 and in some parts of Canada it's 19.
4. Tipping your Leader: While it may not be customary in your home country, tipping it is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry in North America. As a guideline, US$10-20 per person per day can be used. Of course you are free to tip more or less as you see fit, depending on your perception of service quality and the length and involvement of your leader on your trip. Tipping is always appreciated.

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Real New Orleans to San Fran
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NZD $5,463