Best Of The West

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Run by: G Adventures

Reference number: NUBW

From: £1244.25

Skyscrapers, sequoias, and impossibly big skies await you in America’s West. This 15-day tour through the urban and natural wonders of California, Arizona, and Nevada is perfect for travellers who want to inject a little downtown energy into their out-of-town escapes. In the cities, you’ll traverse the concrete jungle by day with an expert Chief Experience Officer (CEO) and overnight in centrally-located hotels and hostels. Elsewhere, you’ll get the chance to marvel at the grandeur of the Grand Canyon and the giant sequoias of Yosemite before diving into a barbecue dinner and camping under the stars. This is no dream; it’s the West like you’ve never seen it before.

Day 1 Los Angeles

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Los Angeles/San Diego

Be on celebrity-watch while passing by a few popular sites on the way out of LA, California’s most glamorous city. Cruise through Orange County and along the incredible Pacific coastline to the truly remarkable city San Diego. Sun, sand, food and fun awaits us in this beautiful beach city. In San Diego, soak up the sun on Mission Beach or try one of the many water sports California is known for.

In the evening, head to the Gaslamp Quarter District for dinner and live music. When the sun sets, watch the area come alive with numerous pubs and nightclubs.

Day 3 San Diego/Lake Havasu City (1B, 1L, 1D)

Travel to Joshua Tree National Park, taking in the scenery of the Mojave and the Colorado deserts, massive rock formations, and thousands of Joshua trees. Take a short hike amongst the boulders and the regions distinctly unique flora. Later, cool off in the crystal-clear waters of the Colorado River at Lake Havasu.

Day 4 Lake Havasu City/Grand Canyon (1B, 1D)

Hit the road to get some kicks on Route 66. Dive into historic Americana and enjoy lunch at a famous joint and see if you can spot all the movie memorabilia. Continue to the Grand Canyon and explore this natural wonder. Enjoy sunset at the canyon rim for a breathtaking experience at the Grand Canyon.

Day 5 Grand Canyon (1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy a free day to discover the Grand Canyon. Opt to hike throughout the park, rent a bike, check out a museum or pre-book a bird’s eye view of the canyon by helicopter.

Day 6 Grand Canyon/Monument Valley (1B, 1L)

Drive along the southern rim of the canyon taking in final sights of this grand park. Just outside the park, stop for breakfast at a local Navajo food truck supported by Planeterra. Then drive through the desert to discover one of the most majestic places on earth, Monument Valley. On an optional pre-booked overnight excursion, take a jeep tour led by a Navajo guide through Monument Valley and be inspired by a night under the stars while camping in this magnificent atmosphere.

Day 7 Monument Valley/Las Vegas (1B)

Journey along famous Route 66, and explore the Las Vegas Strip in the evening. Take an optional VIP party limo ride.

Day 8 Las Vegas

Free time in Las Vegas. Explore the strip, try your luck at a casino, or take in a glitzy show.

Day 9 Las Vegas/Sierra Nevadas (1L, 1D)

Visit a land of extremes in Death Valley National Park, one of the country’s most rugged landscapes; the hottest and driest spot on earth and home to the lowest point in North America. Pass mountains, valleys, badlands, salt flats, dunes, as we drive through the spectacular landscape of this region.

Stop at Zabriskie Point and hike the short distance to the vista, one of the most photographed spots in the park. Take in the views of diverse geological features as far as the eye can see. Next, descend into Badwater Basin, that sits 282 feet below sea level. Continue past Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes en route to Panamint Valley before ending the day surrounded by the peaks of the Sierra Nevadas.

Day 10 Sierra Nevadas/Yosemite National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)

Morning trip to Mono Lake; walk among the tufa towers (seasonal). Discover Yosemite’s peaks, granite domes and giant sequoias. Marvel at majestic waterfalls, lakes and meadows. Keep and eye out for glacial erratics, rock climbers and the diverse wildlife, including black bears, within the park.

Day 11 Yosemite National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)

Full day to explore Yosemite NP. Use free time to explore Yosemite by foot, bike or shuttle. Hike the many trails Yosemite has to offer and be inspired by this stunning landscape. Opt to rent a bike and cycle in Yosemite Valley.

Carved by glaciers, Yosemite National Park became the first protected state park in the US in 1864. It took until 1890 to gain National Park status, with the work of John Muir. Spend the day hiking amongst Giant Sequoias, granite cliffs, and rushing waterfalls and understand why around 4 million people come to the park each year.

Day 12 Yosemite National Park/San Francisco (1B, 1L)

Cross over the Bay Bridge to arrive on the peninsula of one of the most iconic cities in the world: San Francisco. Stop on Treasure Island to catch a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and San Francisco’s skyline. Your CEO will point out some popular sites during the drive into town. On arrival, opt to ride a cable car over the steep hills, explore by bicycle or pre book a sailing trip in the setting sun.

Day 13 San Francisco

Enjoy a free day to explore San Francisco.

Day 14 Santa Cruz/Morro Bay (1D)

Visit Santa Cruz and go for a stroll along the boardwalk. Marvel at the beautiful coastline and mountain ranges of Big Sur along the Pacific coast. Stop to view elephant seals at Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery before catching the sunset on Morro Bay. Crashing waves, rolling fog, and sheer rocky cliffs will make this journey down California’s coastal Highway 1 an unforgettable experience.

Day 15 Morro Bay/Los Angeles (1B)

Travel along the stunning Pacific coast to the City of Angels. Pass by Santa Barbara as we make our way to Santa Monica. Your CEO will point out a few famous neighborhoods and landmarks on the drive into the City of Angels. Trip ends upon arrival to Los Angeles.

Departures

Departure Date Return Date Availability Price
29/06/2019 13/07/2019 0 £1599.00
05/07/2019 19/07/2019 1 £1599.00
13/07/2019 27/07/2019 1 £1599.00
19/07/2019 02/08/2019 0 £1659.00
27/07/2019 10/08/2019 7 £1659.00
31/07/2019 14/08/2019 4 £1659.00
10/08/2019 24/08/2019 0 £1659.00
16/08/2019 30/08/2019 8 £1244.25
24/08/2019 07/09/2019 0 £1659.00
30/08/2019 13/09/2019 3 £1659.00
07/09/2019 21/09/2019 0 £1659.00
14/09/2019 28/09/2019 8 £1599.00
04/04/2020 18/04/2020 14 £1499.00
11/04/2020 25/04/2020 22 £1499.00
18/04/2020 02/05/2020 22 £1499.00
25/04/2020 09/05/2020 22 £1499.00
01/05/2020 15/05/2020 21 £1499.00
09/05/2020 23/05/2020 22 £1499.00
16/05/2020 30/05/2020 20 £1599.00
23/05/2020 06/06/2020 22 £1599.00
30/05/2020 13/06/2020 22 £1599.00
06/06/2020 20/06/2020 22 £1599.00
12/06/2020 26/06/2020 22 £1599.00
13/06/2020 27/06/2020 22 £1599.00
20/06/2020 04/07/2020 22 £1599.00
27/06/2020 11/07/2020 22 £1599.00
04/07/2020 18/07/2020 22 £1599.00
11/07/2020 25/07/2020 22 £1599.00
18/07/2020 01/08/2020 22 £1659.00
24/07/2020 07/08/2020 22 £1659.00
25/07/2020 08/08/2020 22 £1659.00
01/08/2020 15/08/2020 22 £1659.00
08/08/2020 22/08/2020 22 £1659.00
15/08/2020 29/08/2020 22 £1659.00
22/08/2020 05/09/2020 22 £1659.00
29/08/2020 12/09/2020 22 £1659.00
05/09/2020 19/09/2020 22 £1659.00
12/09/2020 26/09/2020 22 £1599.00
19/09/2020 03/10/2020 22 £1599.00
26/09/2020 10/10/2020 0 £1599.00

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