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 from Monument Valley and the Grand Canyon to the Pacific Coast of California, 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.
Explore Las Vegas and stroll along the famous Vegas Strip or opt to take a VIP party limo experience. We highly recommend booking pre-accommodation to fully experience this entertaining city.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
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.
Vegas Strip Visit
Zion National Park Visit
Private Vehicle (2.50-3.00 hours, 270km)
Private Vehicle (1.50-2.50 hours, 144km)
Explore Bryce Canyon and see its famous hoodoos before driving along isolated Scenic Byway 12 to Moab.
Bryce Canyon National Park Visit
Capitol Reef National Park Visit
Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s), 445km)
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
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. Later, 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!
Canyonlands National Park Visit
Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 255km)
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.
Horseshoe Bend Hike
Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 225km)
Continue to the Grand Canyon and explore this natural wonder. Enjoy sunset at the canyon rim.
Grand Canyon Sunset
Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 240km)
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.
Note: If you have pre-booked the Grand Canyon Helicopter Ride you will enjoy your 45-50min ride over the canyon today.
Grand Canyon South Rim Visit
Say farewell to the Grand Canyon and continue to Lake Havasu. Check out the famous London Bridge or cool off in the crystal-clear waters of the Colorado River.
Private Vehicle (6.00-7.00 hours, 400km)
When the sun sets, experience the Gaslamp Quarter District with numerous pubs and nightclubs.
Joshua Tree NP Visit
Private Vehicle (2.50-3.00 hours, 240km)
Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours, 250km)
Enjoy free time in San Diego. Try the fish tacos the city is famous for, and check out the Old Town.
The CEO will point out a few famous neighbourhoods and landmarks on the drive into town.
Enjoy free time in Santa Monica, where the hostel is located, and check out the famous pier or hit the beach.
For our night in Los Angeles, we give up camping in favour of a more comfortable experience in a hostel.
Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 190km)
Enjoy a free morning in LA. Later, travel up the coast to camp out at Cachuma Lake.
Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 195km)
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. Later, witness a waterfall cascading from granite cliffs into the ocean at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.
Due to recent landslides, large portions of the Pacific Coastal Highway have been closed from damage. For departures through 2017, we'll be travelling on an inland route from Lake Cachuma, and visiting Pinnacles National Park instead of Big Sur.
Elephant Seal Rookery
Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 380km)
Arrive at one of the most iconic cities in the world: San Francisco. The CEO will point out some popular sites on the drive into town.
Due to road closures on the Pacific Coastal Highway from recent landslides, for departure through 2017 we'll be travelling directly from Pinnacles National Park to Monterey today, before continuing on to San Francisco.
Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s), 50km)
Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours, 185km)
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. Haight-Ashbury, Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf and the city's famous cable cars await you.
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Trip Name: Canyon Country & Coasts – Las Vegas to San Francisco
Duration: 16 Days
From Price: 2062
Trip Code: 127018
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