Speckled with national parks, bustling cities, natural treasures, and must-see monuments, the Southwest Americas great wide open is a living postcard. On this trip, youll venture inland from the Pacific Coast of California to the Grand Canyon and Monument Valley, camp outdoors, and reconnect with a side of this great country most rarely see. Paired up with an attentive and knowledgeable CEO, this trip is perfect for nature-minded travellers eager to see the best of the Southwest in a short period of time.
Duration: 16 Days
Activities: Hiking, Parks & Nature Reserves, Local Culture & Cuisine, History, Wildlife, Trekking, Beer Tasting
Accommodation: Not Rated%
Guide (Language): english
Start City: San Francisco, USA
Guaranteed Departure: No
Physical Demand: Light
Trip Rating: 0%
Trip ID: 127018
End City: Las Vegas, USA
|Duration: 16 Days||Guaranteed Departure: Yes|
|For lovers of: Hiking, Parks & Nature Reserves, Local Culture & Cuisine, History, Wildlife, Trekking, Beer Tasting||Physical rating: Light|
|Accommodation standard: Not Rated%||Traveller Tour Rating: 0%|
|Your Guide: English speaking||Tour code: 127018|
|Starts: San Francisco, USA||Finishes: Las Vegas, USA|
There's a lot to see and do in San Francisco, and we recommend spending extra time here if you'd like to explore the city. Speak to your sales agent to book extra accommodation.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Crashing waves, rolling fog, and sheer rocky cliffs make this journey down California's Coast Highway 1 an unforgettable experience. Marvel at the beautiful coastline and mountain ranges of Big Sur.
Approximate distance to Monterey: 185km (115 mi) ; approximate distance from Monterey to Big Sur: 50km (31 mi)
Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s))
Witness a waterfall cascading from granite cliffs into the ocean at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.
Elephant Seal Rookery
Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 380km)
The CEO will point out a few famous neighbourhoods and landmarks on the drive into town.
For our night in Los Angeles, we give up camping in favour of a more comfortable experience in a hotel.
Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 195km)
Enjoy a free morning in LA. Cruise through Orange County then along the incredible Pacific coastline to San Diego.
Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 190km)
Enjoy free time in San Diego. Try the fish tacos the city is famous for, and check out the Old Town.
In the evening, enjoy a night out in historic downtown Scottsdale. Inspired by America's famous country music, opt to experience a real Western town.
Imperial Sand Dunes Visit
Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s), 600km)
Get out the camera for this next breathtaking experience while taking in Arizona's famous scenic drive through Oak Creek Canyon to the Grand Canyon.
Note: If you have pre-booked the Grand Canyon Helicopter Ride you will enjoy your 45-50min ride over the canyon either today or tomorrow. Check in with the CEO.
Slide Rock State Park Visit
Grand Canyon Sunset
Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s), 400km)
Enjoy a free day to discover the Grand Canyon. Opt to wander throughout the park and take a hike. Hire a bike, check out a museum or see the canyon from the sky by helicopter.
Grand Canyon South Rim Visit
Opt to take a tour to Antelope Canyon and wander through this breathtaking cave to see beams of light, flowing rock walls, and and spiral arches created by flash flooding, wind, and rain.
Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 240km)
Explore Monument Valley on an optional 4x4 tour led by a Navajo guide. Stay overnight in the Tribal Park to see the sun rise from a perspective very few ever experience!
Horseshoe Bend Hike
Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 225km)
Travel amid spectacular views along the paved scenic drive. Take a break and escape to one of the many trails, providing an unforgettable Canyon Country experience that will last a lifetime.
Canyonlands National Park Visit
Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 255km)
Explore Arches National Park, carved and shaped by eons of weathering and erosion. It contains the world's largest concentration of natural stone arches. Explore the park's viewpoints and hike to sandstone fins, massive balanced rocks, and soaring pinnacles.
Arches National Park Visit
Drive along isolated Scenic Byway 12 into the heart of the American West before reaching Bryce Canyon National Park.
Capitol Reef National Park Visit
Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s), 445km)
Boasting endless hiking possibilities, the region that the Virgin River has sculpted into a profound landscape masterpiece is a great setting to spend the afternoon. High plateaus, striking towers, temples, mesas, and the earth's tallest-known sheer sandstone walls surround visitors with their awe-inspiring beauty.
For the night in Las Vegas, we stay close to the action in a hotel either at the end of or just a few blocks off the Strip.
Zion National Park Visit
Vegas Strip Visit
Approximate distance to Zion: 144km (89 mi); approximate distance from Zion to Las Vegas: 270km (168 mi)
Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s))
We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to fully experience this entertaining city.
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Trip Name: Canyon Country & Coasts – Las Vegas to San Francisco
Duration: 16 Days
From Price: 2199
Trip Code: 127018
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