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Western BLT from Los Angeles

  • Code #WBL
  • 7 Days
Duration
7 Days
/6 Nights
Availability
Aug,2019-Dec,2020
Group Size
Max 13
Departure City: 
Los Angeles
Ends in: 
San Francisco
Accommodation
Budget Lodging
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Trip Overview

This budget lodging tour gives you a perfect taste of the American West's highlights. Discover nature's handiwork displayed at the mighty Grand Canyon, hike in Yosemite National Park, and experience Vegas in style on a party bus tour of The Strip. If that's not enough, you also get to see two of the West Coast's most awesome cities, Los Angeles and San Francisco. This really is one jam-packed seven day tour, just waiting for you to jump on board!

Included Highlights 
  • See Las Vegas on a party bus tour of The Strip
  • Dodge Cacti in Joshua Tree National Park
  • Travel iconic Route 66, stopping in Seligman, AZ
  • Watch sunset or sunrise over the Grand Canyon
  • Experience the neon lights and clubs of Vegas
  • Yosemite's towering peaks & Giant Sequoias
  • Walk San Francisco's famous Golden Gate Bridge
  • National park admission to Joshua Tree, Grand Canyon & Yosemite
Treknical Details

Interests

Cities
Deserts & Canyons
National Parks
Small Group

Accommodation & Transportation

Group Size
Max 13
Budget Lodging
2 Nights
Hotel
4 Nights

Food & Meals

  • All meals to be paid locally

Other Inclusions

  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
  • Private transportation with free Wi-Fi
  • All accommodation

Essential Information

  • Prices quoted are land only. Call us on 0333 999 7951 for a flight quote (UK only).
  • We highly recommend you book this trip at least 60 days prior to departure. Reservations received within 30 days will be on request and subject to availability of all en route accommodation.
  • This tour requires a minimum number of five to operate. On rare occasions we may run with lower numbers.

Resources

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Las Vegas
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San Francisco
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Trek Leaders Who Run This Trip
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Trek Leader
Autumn

Born and raised in southern Indiana. I'm a stone mason, nature lover, proud mom and grandma.

Fave Treat: 
Chewy oatmeal raisin cookies w/walnuts
Fave Song: 
Remedy
Fave Place: 
Monument Valley
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Trek Leader
Adrian

Raised in Oregon and moved to Utah. I love hiking, camping, skiing, sleeping, and eating good food.

Fave Treat: 
When Camping: A "Smoreo"
Fave Song: 
Dreams by Fleetwood Mac
Fave Place: 
The mountains

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 Trek trips 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 San Francisco

 

2019 Itinerary

Head out of The City of Angels to Joshua Tree, a desert oasis where cacti and boulders will form the backdrop to your prickly selfies! Even the drive there encapsulates the very essence of an all-American road trip out west. This afternoon, you’ll have the opportunity to weave between clumped rock formations and marvel at ancient Indian petroglyphs on a hike to Barker Dam, or scramble through the Hidden Valley before the show stopping sights at Keys View. From here you can admire sweeping views of the Coachella Valley (yep, the home of the world’s most epic festival!), dazzling mesas and dusty desert mountains.  Cross into Arizona where tonight you’ll stay in Laughlin by the Colorado River.

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals

All meals to be paid locally

Get your hands on some pure Americana in Seligman, a roadside town on the famous Route 66. Feeling thirsty? Head to the Snow Cap Diner for a shake before heading in search of one of the 'Seven Natural Wonders of the World', the Grand Canyon. You won't be able to miss it. As soon as you lay your eyes upon the vast canyon, you'll be speechless. From sunset to sunrise this place will leave you inspired and wanting to see more of this desert wonderland. Take to the sky and witness the Grand Canyon's monumental red-and-gold formations from up high on an optional helicopter flight. Hike deep into the canyon on the Bright Angel Trail or check out the aptly named 'Ooh Aah Point' on the South Kaibab Trail.

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals

All meals to be paid locally

Optional Activities

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

After a well-spent morning at the Grand Canyon you head to the neon city of Las Vegas! Time to put those lucky numbers to the test - not to mention your energy levels, in this 24/7 party town. A-list stars swarm here, although breaking the bank may be easier than blagging your way into their swanky celebrity hangouts. If that fails, you can still cruise The Strip in an included party bus tour or ease the pain with one of the famous all-you-can-eat buffets. Hit the roller coasters, check out a show or take an evening flight down The Strip. You could even get yourself hitched by Elvis Presley (don't worry, it's not legally binding - unless you want it to be!).

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals

All meals to be paid locally

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

From the desert to the mighty Giant Sequoias, your next stop is the incredible Yosemite National Park. Soak in the Insta-worthy views, from huge granite cliffs to the chiselled landmarks of El Capitan and Half Dome, as well as the highest waterfalls in North America. Let’s not forget Yosemite Valley is teeming with wildlife, including bears and coyotes. With some of the best hiking trails the country has to offer and a picture-perfect sunset, you'll soon see why this National Park is a favourite with tourists and locals alike. 

Accommodation

Hostel included

Meals

All meals to be paid locally

Optional Activities

Bike rental US$12-$34

Welcome to San Fran! Take to the hilly streets on a city tour and walk across the famous Golden Gate Bridge to admire awesome views of Alcatraz and the city from afar. Make sure you visit the Haight-Ashbury neighbourhood which inspired some awesome music and make sure you embrace those hippy vibes. The waterfront is the place to be if you want to sample some delicious clam chowder and meet the resident sea lions at Pier 39. There is so much to see and do here it's always worth staying a few days after the tour finishes to make the most of the 'City by the Bay'.

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.

Accommodation

None included. Tour ends at 17:00 hrs

Meals

All meals to be paid locally

Reviews

What our trekkers say

4.8 out of 5

Trek America Western BLT June 2015

Abigail Hamilton-Shaw

One of the best weeks of my life

Reviewed August 2019

I absolutely loved my week with Trek America. As two young girls travelling we wanted to see lots with the safety of a group with us however the trip was much much more than that! We had an outstanding time, with fantastic people. It's great to meet people who love travelling and exploring too. Our guide was great. He gave us lots of tips along the way. I especially loved the stargazing we did at the Grand Canyon and Yosemite. Those little extras to the trip really made it the best time. I'd love to relieve the whole week again!

LAURA H

Amazing!!

Reviewed June 2019

I cannot recommend TrekAmerica enough, this the western BLT was so much fun from start to finish. Our tour guide Wes had so much local knowledge for each area, he had fun facts en route and kept us happy and singing along in the van.
It might have only been a short trip but by the end of if the 9 of us were great friends and since we all had a few extra nights at the end of the trip in San Francisco we met up there too!

LAURA H

Amazing!!

Reviewed June 2019

I cannot recommend TrekAmerica enough, this the western BLT was so much fun from start to finish. Our tour guide Wes had so much local knowledge for each area, he had fun facts en route and kept us happy and singing along in the van.
It might have only been a short trip but by the end of if the 9 of us were great friends and since we all had a few extra nights at the end of the trip in San Francisco we met up there too!

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.

 

LOS ANGELES - FAIRFIELD INN MARRIOTT

525 North Sepulveda Boulevard, El Segundo, Los Angeles, CA 90245  

This hotel offers free WiFi, air-conditioning, mini-market, plus an outdoor pool, fitness centre and free shuttle service to LAX.

 

Twin share (With a trekker of the same sex)
From £114 | US$134 | Eur122 | AU$172 | NZ$181
Price per person per night

Full room (Your own single or double room)
From £177 | US$233 | Eur213 | AU$301 | NZ$316
Price per room per night

 

AIRPORT TRANSFER INFORMATION

The hotel operates a free airport to hotel pickup from the international airport to the Fairfield Inn & Suites Hotel. Whilst this is a complimentary service a tip of US$1-$2 is generally expected. On arrival to the airport, please call the hotel and advise them which terminal you are at and to arrange pick up. The transfer should take approximately fifteen minutes by road depending on traffic. For airport drop-off, please arrange this with the reception staff.

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.

 

SAN FRANCISCO - RED ROOF INN

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.

 

Twin share (With a trekker of the same sex)
From £73 | US$96 | Eur87 | AU$124 | NZ$130
Price per person per night

Full room (Your own single or double room)
From £145 | US$191 | Eur174 | AU$247 | NZ$259
Price per room per night

 

AIRPORT TRANSFER INFORMATION

The hotel operates a free shuttle service which runs every 20-30 minutes. After arrival and from either terminal 1, 2 or 3, the shuttle bus will arrive outside of the airport. Typically a tip of US$1-2 is expected.

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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 or download our insurance tips pdf 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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