Skyscrapers, sequoias and impossibly big skies await you in America’s West. Best of the West is a 15-day adventure through the urban and natural wonders of California, Arizona and Nevada, perfect for travellers who want to inject a little downtown energy into their out-of-town escapes. In the cities, you’ll get the chance to marvel at the grandeur of the Grand Canyon and bike in Yosemite before tucking into a barbecue dinner and camping under the stars. This is no dream; it’s the Western USA that you’ve always dreamed about.
Duration: 15 Days
Activities: Hiking, Parks & Nature Reserves, Local Culture & Cuisine, History, Wildlife, Trekking, Beer Tasting
Accommodation: Not Rated%
Guide (Language): english
Start City: Los Angeles, USA
Guaranteed Departure: No
Physical Demand: 2 - Light
Trip Rating: 0%
Trip ID: 127002
End City: Los Angeles, USA
|Duration: 15 Days||Guaranteed Departure: Yes|
|For lovers of: Hiking, Parks & Nature Reserves, Local Culture & Cuisine, History, Wildlife, Trekking, Beer Tasting||Physical rating: 2 - Light|
|Accommodation standard: Not Rated%||Traveller Tour Rating: 0%|
|Your Guide: English speaking||Tour code: 127002|
|Starts: Los Angeles, USA||Finishes: Los Angeles, USA|
There's a lot to see and do in LA, and we recommend spending extra time here if you'd like to explore Hollywood, Rodeo Drive, Santa Monica, Venice Beach and other hot spots around the city; speak to your sales agent to book extra accommodation.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Your CEO will point out a few famous neighbourhoods and landmarks on the drive out of town.
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. When the sun sets, experience the Gaslamp Quarter District with numerous pubs and nightclubs.
Coronado Island Visit
Mission Beach Visit
Private Van (6.00 hour(s), 190km)
In the evening, enjoy a night out in historic downtown Scottsdale. Pull on your jeans and cowboy boots and get ready to kick up your heels in this western town famous for its country music.
To better experience the city, for our night in Scottsdale, we give up camping in favour of hotel accommodation.
Imperial Sand Dunes Visit
Private Van (8.00 hour(s), 660km)
Charge up your camera batteries in time for this next breathtaking experience as we take Arizona's famous scenic drive through Oak Creek Canyon en route to the Grand Canyon.
Slide Rock State Park Visit
Grand Canyon Sunset
Includes a stop at Slide Rock.
Private Van (8.00 hour(s), 400km)
Enjoy a free day to discover the Grand Canyon. Opt to hike throughout the park, rent a bike, check out a museum or see the canyon from the sky by helicopter.
Grand Canyon South Rim Visit
Journey along famous Route 66, and explore the Las Vegas Strip in the evening. Take an optional VIP party limo ride.
Vegas Strip Visit
Private Van (9.00 hour(s), 480km)
Full day to explore Las Vegas. Walk the strip and try your luck at the tables or slot machines. Or spend the day shopping, dining or poolside. In the evening opt to see one of the wildly entertaining shows Vegas is known for.
Visit one of the country's most rugged landscapes, legendary Death Valley, the hottest and driest spot on earth and home to the lowest point in North America.
End the day surrounded by peaks in the town of Bishop.
Summer itinerary: Travel to Bishop via Tioga Pass viewing Mono Lake and the Tufa Towers on the way.
Winter itinerary: Continue on to Lake Isabella, where we stay the night.
Note that on Day 3, we intend to use the Tioga Pass, a scenic a route through the Sierra Nevada mountain range that connects Bishop with Yosemite NP. October through May, there's a chance the pass will be closed due to poor weather conditions or even snow. In this case, we use an alternate route, and spend the night in Lake Isabella (instead of Bishop). The status of the road is monitored daily, and our travel plans for the area will be confirmed during the trip.
Death Valley National Park Visit
Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 490km)
Morning trip to Mono Lake; walk among the tufa towers. Discover Yosemite's peaks, granite domes and giant sequoias. Marvel at majestic waterfalls, lakes and meadows.
Mono Lake Visit
Tioga Pass Drive
Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 230km)
Full day to explore Yosemite NP. 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.
Yosemite National Park Visit
Arrive in one of the most iconic cities in the world: San Francisco. Your CEO will point out some popular sites during the drive into town.
For our nights in San Francisco, we stay close to the action in a hotel in the city centre.
Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 225km)
Enjoy a free day to explore San Francisco.
Crashing waves, rolling fog, and sheer rocky cliffs will make this journey down California's coast Highway 1 an unforgettable experience.
Elephant Seal Rookery
Private Vehicle (6.50 hour(s), 390km)
Pass by Santa Barbara as we make our way to Los Angeles. Your CEO will point out a few famous neighborhoods and landmarks on the drive into the City of Angels.
Tonight, we give up camping in favour of a hotel night.
Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 350km)
There's a lot to see and do in LA, and we recommend spending extra time here if you'd like to explore Hollywood, Rodeo Drive and other hot spots around the city; speak to your sales agent to book extra accommodation.
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Trip Name: Best of the West
Duration: 15 Days
From Price: 2549
Trip Code: 127002
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