Classic: Western Express Southbound (NUPS)
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
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).
Basking in big city lights in Los Angeles and San Francisco), living it up in Vegas, hiking through Yosemite, sweating buckets in Death Valley, driving Route 66, reliving the Wild West at the ghost town of Calico
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, the San Francisco to Los Angeles itinerary is structured so that those short on time can experience the regions best. At the sites - 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 fees are included, so you can explore Yosemite and still try your luck in Las Vegas.
- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 3/31/2018
- 8 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||San Francisco||Day 1 San Francisco|
There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting. We highly recommend booking pre-accommodation to fully experience this famous city. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Yosemite National Park||Day 2 San Francisco/Yosemite National Park|
Head out on an orientation tour of one of the greatest cities in the world, San Francisco. Discover some of the most iconic attractions such as bustling Fishermans Wharf or the stately Golden Gate Bridge. In the afternoon, drive to Yosemite National Park. Transport: Travel time includes stops along the way. Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 225km)
|Day 3||Sierra Nevadas||Day 3 Yosemite National Park/Sierra Nevadas|
Head into the Yosemite Valley. Take short hikes (weather permitting) to majestic waterfalls, clear lakes, beautiful meadows or walk amongst giant sequoias in Yosemite National Park. With a keen eye, you may be lucky enough to spot black bears, deer or coyotes. Surrounded by peaks which soar more than 14,000 ft (4,593m) in elevation, Bishop, one of "Americas Coolest Mountain Towns" sits directly in the centre of an incredible area of natural beauty. Travel via the Tioga Pass viewing Mono Lake and the Tufa Towers on the way. 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: Yosemite National Park Visit Tioga Pass Drive Transport: Travel time includes stops along the way. Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 322km)
|Day 4||Las Vegas||Day 4 Death Valley/Las Vegas|
Travel to one of the countrys most rugged landscapes - the legendary Death Valley, California. Soak in the dramatic landscape. In the afternoon, drive to Las Vegas, Nevada, the city of lights. Explore the famous Vegas Strip and opt for a VIP limo experience. Included Activities: Death Valley National Park Visit Transport: Travel time includes stops along the way. Private Vehicle (9.00 hour(s), 585km)
|Day 5||Grand Canyon National Park||Day 5 Las Vegas/Grand Canyon National Park (1D)|
Travel Route 66 from Vegas, stopping at a wacky burger joint along the way. Continue the 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: Route 66 Drive Grand Canyon South Rim Visit Hiking Transport: Travel time includes stops along the way. Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 460km)
|Day 6||Laughlin||Day 6 Grand Canyon National Park/Laughlin|
Spend the morning at the Grand Canyon before continuing the drive towards Laughlin. Reach the historic mining town of Laughlin, located by the Colorado River. Didnt have enough time to gamble in Las Vegass Try it again here. Additional Notes: Note: If you have pre booked the Grand Canyon Helicopter Ride you will enjoy your 45-50min ride over the canyon today. Transport: Travel time includes stops along the way. Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 360km)
|Day 7||Los Angeles||Day 7 Laughlin/Los Angeles|
Depart Laughlin and head towards Los Angeles. Capture the Old West spirit in one of the best-preserved silver mining towns in Calico, California. In the afternoon, see the stars on the most famous sidewalk in Hollywood on a drive through the city. Pass Beverly Hills and view one of the worlds most exclusive 3-block districts, Rodeo Drive. Included Activities: Orientation Drive Hollywood Visit Transport: Travel time includes stops along the way. Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s), 465km)
|Day 8||Los Angeles||Day 8 Los Angeles|
We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to fully experience this fascinating city.
Local Flights: N/A
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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.