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Las Vegas to San Fran: Parks, Canyons, Valleys

8 Days | Explore the wild west coast on this adventure through Nevada and California

4.5 out of 5 based on 11 reviews submitted.
ZAR  48,334
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Fall in love with the rugged and diverse American West on this eight-day adventure, from the sun-baked dunes and canyons of Death Valley to Yosemite National Park's granite peaks and pine forests. Explore the highlights of the wild west coast and stroll the neon-lit boulevards of Las Vegas, walk through giant sequoias in Mariposa Grove, take scenic drives and hikes to natural wonders like Yosemite Falls, spend some free time to explore Monterey Bay at your own pace, check out coastal parks in California, enjoy dinner at a local winery and end it all with a catamaran cruise in the bay of San Francisco, taking in all the iconic sites from the water during sunset.

Trip overview

Map of Las Vegas To San Fran:  Parks, Canyons, Valleys including United States Of America
Las Vegas, United States
San Francisco, United States
United States
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
This trip generates 25.72 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Start your west coast adventure on the glitzy Strip of Las Vegas – hit the town for a dose of bright lights and the chance to win big!
  • Explore the undulating sand dunes and striking landscapes of the Nevada desert before crossing into California and heading up into the Sierras.
  • Hike through sequoia forests, granite cliff faces and cascading waterfalls in Yosemite National Park – one of the best places for hiking, walking and wildlife spotting.
  • Enjoy a full day exploring California’s coastal parks, kick back on the gorgeous white sands of secrets coves and end with an evening of wine tastings at dinner at a local winery.
  • End your trip in eccentric San Francisco, exploring the sights of the bay on a sunset catamaran cruise and sailing around the infamous Alcatraz Island and beneath the legendary Golden Gate Bridge.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, the Grand Canyon Conservancy. Donations help them protect Grand Canyon National Park and support trail restoration, conservation of native plants and wildlife, and educational programs.

Is this trip right for you?
  • Some of the best scenery in Yosemite is found on hikes. While this trip doesn't require a high level of fitness, it’s essential to be at least moderately fit if you want to partake in all activities.


This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2024 to 31 December 2024.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2023 - 31 December 2023

Map of Las Vegas To San Fran:  Parks, Canyons, Valleys including United States Of America



1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 3 dinners


Private Vehicle


Hotel (5 nights), Lodge (2 nights)

  • Death Valley National Park Entrance Fee (Seasonal)
  • Yosemite National Park - Entrance Fee
  • Yosemite National Park - Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias
  • Yosemite - Pizza Picnic Dinner
  • Yosemite National Park - Leader-led hike
  • Yosemite National Park - Glacier Point
  • Monterey - Leader-led orientation
  • Carmel - Winery Tasting & Dinner
  • Monterey - Point Lobos State Natural Reserve
  • Monterey - California Coastal Highway 1
  • San Francisco - Leader-led city tour
  • San Francisco - Sunset catamaran cruise
Add on activities
  • Las Vegas - Limo (per group) - USD300
  • Las Vegas - Big Apple Express roller coaster - USD15
  • Las Vegas - Eiffel Tower - USD22
  • Las Vegas - Neon Museum Tour - USD28
  • Las Vegas - Neon Museum - USD20
  • Yosemite National Park - Hiking - Free
  • Yosemite - Raft Rental (seasonal) - USD30
  • Yosemite - Cycling in Yosemite Valley - USD12
  • Monterey - Monterey Bay Aquarium - USD60

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Important notes

1. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6:00 PM on Day 1 in Las Vegas. This trip ends on the morning of Day 8 in San Francisco.
2. Please note that the legal drinking age in the US is 21 and in some parts of Canada it's 19.
3. During the summer months (May to September) it’s often too hot for vehicles and people to safely enter Death Valley. When heat prevents you from visiting, you’ll take an alternative route through Mojave National Preserve, where you’ll visit the Kelso Dunes and the Kelso Depot Visitor Center.

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4.5 out of 5 based on 11 reviews submitted.
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Jane · Traveled July 2023
We loved our tour and all the places we went. We shared stories and enjoyed all friendships made with other tour people and our excellent guide Claire. We have made friends and great memories forever
Review submitted 26 Jul 2023

Jennifer · Traveled November 2022
Excellent trip, a great mix of cities and nature, highlights were two full days in Yosemite, walking the salt flat in Death Valley, evening cruise on San Francisco Bay, and a night out in Las Vegas to finish, fantastic leader.
Review submitted 21 Nov 2022

Lisa · Traveled October 2022
Tour leader Emily Hoff really made the tour worthwhile
Review submitted 10 Nov 2022

Nichole · Traveled September 2022
Highly recommend Intrepid as a safe and stress-free way to explore the world! Our tour guide Charlie made the trip truly memorable, and our group had a lot of fun - I might just have made some friends for life!
Review submitted 30 Sep 2022

Estrella · Traveled July 2022
Our trip from San Francismo to Las Vegas was amazing. We had so many impressions in such a short time. Our guide made this trip for us unforgettable. We would like to thank you Claire for this awesome adventure.
Review submitted 24 Jul 2022
Las Vegas to San Fran: Parks, Canyons, Valleys
ZAR  48,334