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Western Wonder from San Francisco

  • Code #W1S
  • 7 Days
7 Days
/6 Nights
Oct 2020 - Oct 2021
Group Size
Max 13
Departure City: 
San Francisco
Ends in: 
Los Angeles
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Trip Overview

What a week in Southwest USA! A double dose of national park adventure sandwiched between three unforgettable cities. This Arizona & California, with a pinch of Nevada tour promises cacti, canyons, epic waterfalls, bright lights and fun times on the iconic Route 66.




Included Highlights 
  • See Las Vegas on a party bus tour of The Strip
  • Walk across San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge
  • Yosemite's striking peaks & Giant Sequoias
  • See the bright lights of legendary Las Vegas
  • Experience the Grand Canyon at sunset or sunrise
  • Journey along the famous Route 66
  • Dip in the cool waters of the Colorado River
  • Enjoy the sand of Venice Beach
  • National park admission to Yosemite & Grand Canyon
Special Departures

If you want to make sure you're in the right place in the heart of the action at the absolute best time to be there, why not book one of our Special Departures. These trips are planned to coincide with some of the most iconic events throughout the Americas.


When it comes to 4th of July fireworks, there's no shortge in Los Angeles. Celebrate the USA's most epic holiday as the sky lights up. An amazing time to be in the States!


Treknical Details


Deserts & Canyons
National Parks
Small Group

Accommodation & Transportation

Group Size
Max 13
4 Nights
2 Nights

Food & Meals

  • We operate a Food Kitty on this trip - you have the option to contribute US$10 a day which will cover your meals whilst camping

Other Inclusions

  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
  • Private transportation with free Wi-Fi
  • All accommodation, camping fees & equipment (except sleeping bag)

Essential Information

  • Prices quoted are land only. Call us on 0333 999 7951 for a flight quote (UK only).
  • This tour requires a minimum number of five to operate. On rare occasions we may run with lower numbers.
  • This tour is designed for travellers aged 18-38


For full information on our California tours please download the resources below (pdf format)
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San Francisco
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Las Vegas
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Los Angeles
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Trek Leader

My name is Mike "Grizzly" Harding and I've been working for Trek America for over a decade. It is both an honor and a privilege to show people around the incredible, diverse, fascinating country I call home.

Fave Treat: 
Homemade ice cream sandwiches
Fave Song: 
Mrs. Potter's Lullaby by Counting Crows
Fave Place: 
Yosemite National Park but Wrangell-St. Elias is a very close 2nd

Our routes have been carefully chosen to include the best overnight stops, highlights and included experiences, with plenty of optional activities to choose from. No two California tours are the same, with stops at some of your tour leader's favourite places and occasional changes to the itinerary, so get ready for one awesome adventure!

As this tour departs at 07:30 hrs we recommend that you book pre tour accommodation. Please request further details at time of booking.

Also departs from Los Angeles

2020 Itinerary

Bid San Francisco a reluctant farewell, once you've walked the entire length of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge that is, and head east through California; this sure is one good looking state and the scenery outside your window gets better and better the closer you get to Yosemite National Park. Once inside you'll have the opportunity to hike or bike through the extraordinary landscape of glacier-carved granite monoliths and spectacular waterfalls. You're often not the only ones exploring the park with bears seen frequently in the area, and when the sun goes down listen out for coyotes howling amidst the pines and sequoias. This is a paradise for any lover of the outdoors; whatever activities you get up to in Yosemite, you're sure to have a blast.


Camping included


Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

Bike rental US$12-$34
Float trip on the Merced River US$29

It's time to get down and dirty in 'Sin City'. Feel like a total boss as you cruise the Las Vegas Strip in your very own party bus. Dance the night away in some of the best nightclubs around, or take in the thrills of the world's craziest roller coasters perched at the top of the Stratosphere Tower. The shows, the over the top hotels, the all-you-can-eat buffets; the Neon City's hottest spots are sure to impress. Just remember, 'what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas'! If you're still left wanting more, take a helicopter flight down The Strip to see the neon lights from above then for something a little different you can even have you own Vegas wedding (don't worry though, it's not for real!).


Hotel included


Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

Clubs & casino shows from US$10
Roller coasters US$25-$40
Helicopter flight US$124
Go karting US$45
Gun range US$20-$100
Get married in Las Vegas (not legally binding) US$220
VIP club tour (includes 4 clubs & limo) US$100

As natural wonders go, the Grand Canyon is up there with the very best of them! From sunrise to sunset the Grand Canyon will leave you inspired and wanting to see more of this desert wonderland. Keep your feet firmly on the ground or swoop above and see the Grand Canyon in all its glory on an optional helicopter flight. A hike along the South Kaibab Trail will lead you to the very aptly named 'Ooh Aah Point'. Here, you can enjoy incredible views from the belly of the canyon.


Camping included


Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

Helicopter flight US$254-$284
IMAX Theater US$15

Just down the road from the Grand Canyon is an opportunity to pick up some awesome road trip souvenirs in Seligman, on Route 66. This town captures the very heart of life on the road. Once you've had your fill of pure Americana, it's time to cruise through the vast, cactus studded desert of Arizona. End the day with a refreshing dip in the Colorado River. You will spend the night close by, near Parker. It's your final night with your new-found friends, so get that campfire roaring and the s'mores toasting.


Camping included


Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Fresh from nature's most dramatic sets, you've stepped right into Movieland itself. If you are staying on to explore the city, make sure you stroll along the boardwalk on Venice Beach, famous for its street performers and skate park - a hot spot for LA’s young and reckless.

This tour ends 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 21:00 hrs.


None included. Tour ends at 17:00 hrs


Camping food kitty applies to this tour


What our trekkers say

4.5 out of 5

Trek America | Western Wonder


Awesome views, experience and people - loved it!

Reviewed October 2019

Me and my boyfriend LOVED this trip.
The views and hikes in Yosemite and the Grand Canyon National Parks were truly spectacular and will stay with us forever. These were definitely the highlight of the trip although being on Route 66, seeing the Golden Gate Bridge and being on a Las Vegas Party Bus all added to an amazing adventure with some lovely people.


Exciting, easy, fun and enjoyable

Reviewed September 2019

From start to finish it was so much fun and I had absolutely no stress in comparison to travelling alone, with all the travel and accommodation to not worry about. I would definitely do this experience again. At first I was slightly worried about sleeping in a tent but with great comfort and a good set of trekkers it was amazing! The tour guide really made the trip enjoyable for us all also.

Mr F.


Reviewed July 2019

Wasn't sure what to expect at first, but ended up being an epic trip. Got to make some amazing friends on trip and visit some truly stunning locations. Tour leader had excellent knowledge and did everything he could to make the trip special. Will definitely travel again with TrekAmerica.

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

Our tours usually depart at 07:30am and finish around 5:00pm at designated hotels in our gateway cities, so it's a great idea to book a room for the night before and after your tour. It's also worth staying extra nights to explore the city more. You must book these hotels in advance either online with your tour or by contacting our friendly sales team.



777 Airport Blvd, Burlingame, CA 94010

This hotel offers free Wi-Fi, seasonal outdoor pool, fitness centre, 24hr on-site restaurant and 24hr free airport shuttle.


Please contact our Sales Team for a quote.



The hotel operates a free shuttle service to and from the airport every 30 minutes. It collects passengers outside each terminal. Please speak to the hotel reception to arrange a return journey.

Our tours depart at designated hotels in our gateway cities, so it's a great idea to book a room for the night before and after your tour. It's also worth staying extra nights to explore the city more. You must book these hotels in advance either online with your tour or by contacting our friendly sales team.


475 N Pacific Coast Hwy, El Segundo, CA 90245, United States

Close to the city's airport, the Aloft is a short walk from Aviation/LAX station on the Los Angeles County Metro Rail Green Line for easy to access to this sprawling city.

Please contact our Sales Team for a quote.

This hotel offers a free 24 hour shuttle service. Please call +1 424 2905555 or speak to the hotel reception to arrange.

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At TrekAmerica we believe that your safety and enjoyment are the most important parts of your holiday. That's why we recommend you take out insurance as soon as your booking is confirmed. 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.

If you do not take our policy, you must ensure that the policy you do take offers an equivalent level of protection and covers you for the activities involved - be aware that some policies do not include, or restrict, coverage for this type of travel. ​

See our insurance page for more information.

There are loads of exciting optional activities available 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. A list of optional activities and approximate costs are shown at the end of each day by day itinerary descriptions above.

Your tour leader will arrange your chosen activities during the tour so no need to pre-book. You'll also pay for these locally so ensure you budget for the bucket list items!

As local weather conditions and seasonality can change not all optional activities may be available on your trip and prices can be subject to change.

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