Classic: Western Express Northbound (NUPN)

Countries Visited: United States
Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
  • Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences
  • Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character
  • Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience
  • All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own
    Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
    Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
    Group Size: Max 14, avg 10
    Meals Included: 1 dinner
    Accommodations: Hotels (twin-share with en suite facilities, 7 nts).

    Highlights
    Bask in big city lights of Los Angeles and Las Vegas, wind through the streets of San Francisco, hike through Yosemite, feel the heat in Death Valley, get your kicks on Route 66

    Description
    From ghost towns and the Grand Canyon to roadside burger joints and the cosmopolitan streets of San Francisco, this region is loaded with the intriguing and the incredible. Best of all, this Los Angeles to San Francisco itinerary is structured so that those short on time can experience the regions best. At the sights - like the atmospheric mining town of Laughlin - you'll get great pictures and a greater appreciation of what you're seeing. Best of all, national park entrances are included, so you can explore Yosemite and still try your luck in Las Vegas.
  • Details

    Tour Operator
    G Adventures
    Offer
    Offer valid through 6/30/2017
    Duration
    8 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1Los AngelesDay 1 Los Angeles
    There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting. Additional Notes: We highly recommend booking pre-tour accommodation to fully experience this crazy city. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Day 2LaughlinDay 2 Los Angeles/Laughlin
    Pack up the van in the morning and check out the stars on the most famous sidewalk in Hollywood on an orientation tour. Drive through Beverly Hills and be dazzled by one of the worlds most exclusive three-block district: Rodeo Drive. In the late morning, capture the Old West spirit in one of the best-preserved silver mining towns in California. In late afternoon, continue on to Laughlin, Nevada, for the night. Included Activities: Orientation Drive Hollywood Visit Transport: Travel time includes stops along the way. Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s), 465km)
    Day 3Grand Canyon National ParkDay 3 Laughlin/Grand Canyon National Park (1D)
    Drive to one of the earths greatest on-going geological spectacles, the Grand Canyon. Take a short hike (weather permitting) at the most spectacular gorge in the world and enjoy a pizza dinner at the rim while watching a stunning sunset. Included Activities: Grand Canyon South Rim Visit Hiking Transport: Travel time includes stops along the way. Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 332km)
    Day 4Las VegasDay 4 Grand Canyon National Park/Las Vegas
    Spend the morning at the Grand Canyon and enjoy a birds-eye view of the Grand Canyon with an optional helicopter flight. After, hit the road and head towards Las Vegas, Nevada. Get your kicks on Route 66 and stop at one of the wackiest, off-beat burger joints around. Continue on to explore the city of lights, Las Vegas, along the famous Vegas Strip. Opt to try the VIP limo experience. Additional Notes: Note: If you have pre-booked the Grand Canyon Helicopter Ride you will enjoy your 45-50min ride over the canyon today. Included Activities: Route 66 Drive Transport: Travel time includes stops along the way. Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 460km)
    Day 5BishopDay 5 Las Vegas/Bishop
    Travel to one of the countrys most rugged landscapes - the legendary Death Valley, California. Soak in the dramatic landscape. Later, travel to Bishop. Surrounded by peaks which soar more than 14,000 ft (3,962m) in elevation, Bishop, one of "Americas Coolest Mountain Towns," sits directly in the centre of an incredible area of natural beauty. Enjoy secluded natural hot springs where stargazing is amazing. Included Activities: Death Valley National Park Visit Transport: Travel time includes stops along the way. Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s), 450km)
    Day 6Yosemite National ParkDay 6 Bishop/Yosemite National Park
    Head out of town towards Yosemite Valley. Take short hikes (weather permitting) to majestic waterfalls, clear lakes, beautiful meadows or walk amongst giant sequoias. If lucky, spot black bears, deer or coyotes with a keen eye. Spend the night just outside the national park. Additional Notes: We intend on using the Tioga Pass, a scenic route through the Sierra Nevada mountain range that connects Bishop with Yosemite NP. The status of the road is monitored daily, and our travel plan for the area will be confirmed during the trip. Included Activities: Tioga Pass Drive Yosemite National Park Visit Transport: Travel time includes stops along the way. Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 322km)
    Day 7San FranciscoDay 7 Yosemite National Park/San Francisco
    Depart in the morning for one of the greatest cities in the world: San Francisco. Discover some of the iconic attractions such as bustling Fishermans Wharf or the stately Golden Gate Bridge, a marvel of engineering and Art Deco design. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Travel time includes stops along the way. Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 225km)
    Day 8San FranciscoDay 8 San Francisco
    We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to fully experience this famous city.
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    Dossier Disclaimer:The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.

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    Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.

    Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.
      
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