WESTERNER 2

14 days from

Grand Canyon hiking
DEPARTS LOS ANGELES to LOS ANGELES
Trek Code:
W2
Destination:
USA West
Departs:
Mar-Oct
Accommodation:
Camping
Age Range:
18-38
Best of Trek:
  • > Walk the Golden Gate Bridge
  • > Hiking trails in Yosemite and the Grand Canyon
  • > Sightseeing in San Francisco & San Diego
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Tour Overview

This two week western USA gem is packed full of highlights to show you the real America's! Enjoy Pacific Coast highlights such as Hollywood, Venice Beach, Santa Barbara, Big Sur and the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco as you travel up the California Coast. Step into the Old West and gaze in awe at the depth and grandeur of one of the world's natural wonders - the Grand Canyon; stare in disbelief at the world's largest trees - the Giant Sequoias of Yosemite; drive the Route 66 and watch night become day as the sun sets on the Las Vegas Strip.

Camp Special - The Ultimate in Flexibilty!

All camp participants receive a 10% discount off all published prices displayed in the Dates & Prices tab. To receive your discount enter the applicable discount code* into the Discount Code field on the first page of the booking system and enter your camp membership number when prompted. Alternatively, quote the code and details to our reservations staff for telephone bookings. Discount cannot be combined with any other offers.

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Book now to guarantee your adventure and you will be also be allowed to make one booking change to any other departure date or TrekAmerica tour for FREE (subject to availability on departures before 30 Sep 2013). If you make a change the balance will be payable or refunded depending on the difference in cost.

Included Highlights
  • Sunset sailboat cruise on San Francisco Bay
  • Walk the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Grand Canyon sunrise or sunset
  • Walk amongst Giant Sequoias trees in Yosemite
  • Scenic walks and hikes
  • City tours of San Francisco, Hollywood and Las Vegas
  • Sightseeing in San Diego
  • Visit Haight Ashbury in San Francisco
  • Visit Salvation Mountain plus sand dunes views
  • Drive along the iconic Route 66 & stop at Seligman
  • Santa Barbara beach time
  • Chance to see whale and sea lions in Monterey
  • Incredible National Parks - Yosemite and Grand Canyon
Plus you get...
  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
  • Private transportation with free Wi-Fi
  • All accommodation - 9 camping & 4 hotel nights included.
  • All camping equipment (except sleeping bag)
Free Wi-Fi on the road
Wi-Fi Enabled

You can now check your email and update Facebook, Twitter and TrekAmerica Live while on the road with our wi-fi enabled vehicles. (Maximum 5 users at a time. Fair usage restrictions may apply. Only available in USA & Alaska).

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Flexible Itinerary

Our routes have been carefully chosen to include the best night stops, highlights, and included experiences, but with lots of optional activities to choose from, stops at some of your leaders favourite places and occasional changes in local conditions no two Trek trips are ever the same so come ready for a unique adventure.

Optional Activities (paid locally)

There are loads of exciting optional activities for you to choose from during your trip giving you the flexibility to do the things you want to and leave out the things you don't. Below are the main optional activities for this trip, these can be arranged once you are on tour via your Tour Leader and are paid for locally.

  • > Grand Canyon helicopter flight US$244-$274
  • > Grand Canyon IMAX theater US$15
  • > Las Vegas clubs & casino shows US$10+
  • > Limo ride in Las Vegas US$25-$30
  • > Bike rental in Yosemite US$12-$32
  • > San Diego Zoo US$44
  • > Watersports in San Diego US$10-$75
  • > San Francisco cable car ride US$5-$13
  • > Las Vegas helicopter flight: US$115
  • > Baseball game in San Francisco US$15-$40
  • > Rollerblading in San Diego US$5-15
  • > Bike rental in San Diego US$5-$15
  • > Las Vegas Gun Range from US$30
  • > Las Vegas VIP Club Tour (includes 4 clubs & limo) US$100
  • > Get married in Las Vegas (not legally binding) US$221
Tour Itinerary

As this tour departs at 0730 we recommend that you book pre-tour accommodation. Please request hotel details at the time of booking.

  • Day 1-2: Los Angeles & San Diego

    Enjoy the chance to check out Hollywood and Venice Beach before saying goodbye to LA and hello to the city of San Diego. Laze in grassy Balboa Park or feel sand between your toes at Mission Beach and top up your tan. San Diego has the perfect environment for so many beachfront activities; go rollerblading, cycling and explore San Diego Zoo. Later, cruise the Gaslamp Quarter and the heart of San Diego's nightlife.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 3: Lake Havasu

    This is A-grade Arizona. We drive to Salvation Mountain from the movie 'Into the Wild', a surprising colourful desert oasis which begs to be photographed and tells the story of one man's belief, plus a photo stop at the majestic sand dunes. We continue on to our final destination for the evening, Lake Havasu. Why not cool off with a refreshing dip and check out the original London Bridge. We kid you not!
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 4-5: Grand Canyon

    Wow! You may be lost for words. Nothing you have ever seen before will prepare you for this spectacular site! Hike from the forest above to the desert below, red rock to white powder or take an optional helicopter flight for a birds-eye view and marvel at the brilliant colours. The canyon depths are nothing short of mind-blowing. Then again so is the sunrise and that's free.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 6-7: Las Vegas

    We travel along a section of the original Route 66, which at one time, was the only way to travel on the great American road trip, and stop at the town of Seligman. As the desert city comes into view, luminous Vegas ups the ante - the greatest show on earth! Catch some Vegas rays by the pool then dive into The Strip in style on an optional limousine tour. Indulge in an all you can eat buffet, take in a show or people-watch. Enjoy the neon attractions many hotel casinos have to offer, take an optional helicopter flight down The Strip or gamble in world class casinos before hitting the clubs.
    Accommodation: Hotels included in tour price

  • Day 8-10: Sierra Nevada & Yosemite National Park

    Wind through peaks with views across the Sierra Nevadas that will have you itching to get your trekking boots on, and there is no better place than one of nature's greatest back yards, Yosemite National Park. Stretch your legs and walk amongst the Giant Sequoias, hike to one of the magnificent waterfalls or hire a bike to pedal along the park roads.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 11-12: San Francisco

    Making our way to San Francisco today (be sure to not call it Frisco as the locals hate it) we enjoy a driving tour visiting Haight Ashbury, the area that parked thousands of hippies to 'Turn on, tune in, drop out' and the chance to walk over the Golden Gate Bridge. During your free day you will fall for San Francisco's charm while touring Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf before an included cruise on the bay for an unforgettable sunset, before bar hopping 'til the tiny hours. Mission and Marina Districts usually check the right boxes.
    Accommodation: Hotels included in tour price

  • Day 13: Monterey, Big Sur & Pacific Coast

    Hit the city of Monterey, one of California's most historic cities and enjoy a walk along the coastline where it is common to see whales and sea lions frequenting these waters between April and October. Next we drive to see the iconic waterfall viewing point of Big Sur State Park before continuing onto our overnight campground on the California Coast, known to be one of the tour leaders favourites.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 14: Santa Barbara & Los Angeles

    We drive to Santa Barbara, located between the steeply rising Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean and has been described as the "American Riviera". Enjoy free time to absorb the last of the California sunshine on the beach, explore the lively pier area or hit the many shops. In the afternoon we head back to 'La La Land' for a chance to strut your stuff down the star studded Hollywood Boulevard and for a final holiday snap of the famous Hollywood sign.

    This tour ends at our gateway hotel at approximately 17:00 hrs. We can book you post-tour accommodation at our gateway hotel if required. If you are planning to fly tonight, please do not book a flight that departs before 22:00 hrs.

Special Departures

If you want to make sure you're right in the heart of the action at the absolute best time to be there, then why not book one of our Special Departures.

Las Vegas City Tours
  • Celebrate Fourth of July in Las Vegas!
  • Celebrate American Independence Day on The Strip as it comes alive with fireworks and party all night long.

    > Book 29 June 2014


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Essential Information

  • We run a Food Kitty on this trip - you will need to contribute US$10 a day which covers all your meals whilst camping.

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Private Departures

For groups of 8 or more, we can offer a totally private departure just for you and your group. We can offer you a date of your choice on any of our published itineraries enabling friends, families or organizations to enjoy our classic "Trek" style of travel. Tours will generally run as per our standard itinerary shown here, small changes can be considered. (Choice of date is subject to any seasonal or operational restrictions). So contact us today and start planning your own adventure.

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Tour Extras

We've offer a whole range of travel extras with everything from city sightseeing, additional hotel nights, insurance and more so you can organise everything you'll need for your trip in one easy place.

Hotels Before and After your tour

Tours begin and end at designated hotels in the departure and arrival cities, starting at 7.30am (check your tour voucher for exact details) and finishing at around 5pm, so it's a great idea to book a room for the night before and after your tour. You can book hotels either online when you book your tour or by call our sales team.

Kawada Hotel

LOS ANGELES - KAWADA HOTEL
Located close to public transport links, this hotel offers urban European style rooms with air conditioning, high speed internet and flat screen TVs.

  • Twin share: per person per night
      Matched with another traveller of the same sex.
       
    Full room: per room per night
      Single or double room for travellers on the same booking.

 

Travel Insurance

Before you join your tour you must be covered by adequate travel insurance.

Travel insurance

TrekAmerica can offer you comprehensive travel insurance which is completely tailored for your trip and is specially designed to include all the activities listed we do.

See our insurance page or download our insurance tips pdf for more information.


City Tours

If you're spending extra nights in our gateway cities before or after your trip, then make the most of your time by pre-booking a unique city sightseeing tours or experience before you go.

Los Angeles City Tours
  • LOS ANGELES
  • Choose from unique city tours led by local experts who are dedicated to taking you behind the scenes, flexible hop on hop off bus tours or a range of unique city experiences.

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