From the Golden Gate Bridge to glowing canyon walls at sunset, this trip captures the beauty of the cities and wilderness of the western US. It’s perfect for the traveller looking to breathe in the scent of the sequoias of Yosemite by day but wanting the comforts of a hotel at night. Prepare yourself for otherworldly hoodoos in Bryce Canyon National Park and desert scenery in Death Valley – the lowest spot on the continent – before taking an optional helicopter ride above the incomparable Grand Canyon. You won’t just visit the West Coast, you’ll live it.
Arrive at any time.
There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.
We highly recommend booking pre-tour accommodation to fully experience this fascinating city.
See some sights like Fisherman's Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge on the way out of town. Drive to Yosemite National Park.
Head out on an orientation of one of the greatest cities in the world, San Francisco.
Discover some of the city's most iconic attractions such as bustling Fisherman's Wharf or the stately Golden Gate Bridge.
In the afternoon, drive to Yosemite National Park.
Discover Yosemite's peaks, granite domes, and giant sequoias. Marvel at majestic waterfalls, lakes, and meadows.
Head to the Yosemite Valley. Take short hikes (weather permitting) to majestic waterfalls, clear lakes, beautiful meadows or walk amongst giant sequoias in Yosemite National Park.
If lucky, spot black bears, deer or coyotes with a keen eye.
Hike (weather permitting) past Yosemite's waterfalls and amongst the giant sequoias while keeping a keen eye out for wildlife.
Head to 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.
Drive to Bakersfield for the night.
Visit desolate Death Valley — the hottest, driest, and lowest spot on the continent. Carry on to Las Vegas and explore the famous Vegas strip. Opt to take a limousine tour or try your luck at the slots.
Enjoy a full free day to explore Las Vegas. Wander the strip, do some shopping, and refuel at one of the many bars or restaurants. Opt to take in a glitzy Las Vegas show or to head out on a day trip to the Hoover Dam.
Visit Zion, Utah's oldest national park. Explore towering cliffs and massive canyon walls. Hike diverse and exciting trails (weather permitting). Head to Bryce Canyon.
Arrive in Bryce Canyon just in time to witness one of the most spectacular sunsets in the Southwest.
Explore Bryce Canyon National Park on trails (weather permitting) among the amphitheatres and multi-coloured rock pinnacles called hoodoos before heading to Lake Powell. Opt for a cowboy steak dinner and a sunset horseback ride (seasonal).
Visit the Glen Canyon Dam and take a short hike to Horseshoe Bend, shaped by the Colorado River. Discover one of the most majestic places on earth, Monument Valley. Explore on a 4x4 tour led by a Navajo guide.
Take an optional tour to Antelope Canyon, the second largest of its kind in North America.
Travel to the Grand Canyon and wander along trails. Admire the views and enjoy sunset at the rim of the Grand Canyon. Opt to watch the IMAX Grand Canyon movie.
Wander along a trail and feel the sunshine and wind on your face while admiring awe-inspiring views. Or sit and watch the changing play of light and shadows.
In the afternoon, opt to watch the most spectacular IMAX Adventure of all, the Grand Canyon Movie.
Opt to get a bird's-eye view of the Grand Canyon with an optional helicopter flight. Travel to Sedona and check out the stunning landscape and vibrant spiritual community. Continue on to Lake Havasu City for the evening and visit the famous London Bridge.
Visit Joshua Tree National Park, then head to San Diego. Sun, sand, food, and fun all await in this beautiful beach city.
When the sun sets, experience the Gaslamp Quarter District with numerous pubs and nightclubs.
Enjoy free time to explore or just sit back and relax in the sun and sand.
San Diego is a great city to experience where life is lived outdoors.
Cruise through Orange County and along the incredible Pacific coastline to Los Angeles. See the stars on the most famous sidewalk in Hollywood on an orientation to the area. Drive through Beverly Hills and check out Rodeo Drive.
Discover why Santa Monica Pier and Venice Beach are highlights of Los Angeles. Opt to rent a bike.
Depart at any time.
We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to fully experience this famous city.
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Trip Name: National Parks & Bright Lights
Duration: 15 Days
From Price: $3,149
Supplier Tour ID: NUNP.B/201706
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