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San Francisco to Los Angeles Plus

  • Code #XBS
  • 9 Days
9 Days
/8 Nights
Group Size
Max 50
Departure City: 
San Francisco
Ends in: 
Los Angeles
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Trip Overview

Get wild in the west with a tour that sandwiches two vastly different national parks between incredible cities! Walk the trails of picture-perfect Yosemite and get those VIP feels in Las Vegas, with your very own private party bus. There’s something about the sunshine out here, and you’ll find the perfect place to soak it up in San Diego. Heat things heats up a bit in Joshua Tree NP where the Mojave and Colorado deserts meet, but the mega-cool Los Angeles complements it perfectly!

Included Highlights 
  • Cruise the Las Vegas Strip on a private party bus
  • Be wowed by the towering sequoia trees and massive granite cliffs of Yosemite
  • Dodge cacti and scramble through unique rock formations at Joshua Tree National Park
  • Chill time on the beach in San Diego
  • Cast your eyes on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco
  • Admission to national parks & monuments – Yosemite and Joshua Tree
Treknical Details


Deserts & Canyons
Large Group
National Parks

Accommodation & Transportation

Group Size
Max 50
8 Nights

Food & Meals

  • 8 breakfasts included.

Other Inclusions

  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader and driver
  • Private transportation with free Wi-Fi on board
  • All hotel accommodation included

Essential Information

  • 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 en-route accommodation.
  • Prices quoted are land only. Call us on 0333 999 7951 for a flight quote (UK only).
  • On Plus tours, your vehicle size will be the most appropriate for the size of your group. This ranges from a maximum of 13 to a maximum of 50 passengers. For groups larger than 13, you will have a tour leader and a driver.
  • As this tour operates as part of two different combination tours, in Las Vegas you will join up with a new tour leader and possible group members.
  • This tour requires a minimum number of five to operate. On rare occasions we may run with lower numbers.


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UPDATE: Yosemite Valley Closure

Yosemite National Park has announced the closure of Yosemite Valley as of July 25, 2018, to all visitors due to the ongoing impacts of the Ferguson Fire. Since the fire began on Friday, July 13, several other park facilities and roads have been closed due to fire impacts and the need to support firefighting operations. These closures include Glacier Point Road, Mariposa Grove, Glacier Point and the highway 140 entrance. If you have concerns regarding how this may affect your tour please contact us at [email protected]


Our routes have been carefully chosen to include the best overnight stops, highlights and included experiences, with plenty of optional activities to choose from.

You will meet your tour leader and group at 18:00 hrs in the hotel lobby on day one. Full details will be sent with your final documentation. If you would like to book additional nights before your tour please request at the time of booking.

Welcome to the `City by the Bay'! You'll soon find out why San Francisco is much, much more than just the Golden Gate Bridge - although that's a great place to start. You’ll join the rest of your group and your tour leader at 18:00 for a welcome meeting, but until then, why not explore what this compact and diverse city has to offer? You could visit the largest Chinatown in the US, or discover where all the sea lions hang out when they're in town. Pier 39, in case you were wondering...


Hotel included


Meals paid locally

Today you'll be heading out into nature to experience America's most epic national park, Yosemite. It's awesome vistas galore as you drive past towering cliffs, out of this world waterfalls, and pretty meadows filled with wild flowers. As you hit the trails on your second day in Yosemite National Park, make sure you keep an eye out for wildlife also roaming the trails such as deer, elk and - if you're lucky - bears. With over 800 miles of trails within the park, a great place to start your adventure is on The Mist Trail hike, where you'll pass two of Yosemite's most beautiful waterfalls, Vernal and Nevada Falls. No matter which trail you head along, you'll have a blast. If that isn't enough, you can even float down the Merced River on a rubber ring for a totally different perspective of this truly incredible place.


Hotel included


Breakfast (x2) included

Optional Activities

Bike rental US$12-$34
Float trip on the Merced River US$31

No words that you read here can truly do Las Vegas justice; you simply have to experience it for yourself. It's a world-famous hotspot for wild partying, a forest of flashing neon and pumping music, home of epic roller coasters, and a treasure trove of quality restaurants and massive shops. So where do you even start? How about with stroll down The Strip - you won't make it all the way along though, as it's a whopping four miles long, but it's a great way to experience the buzz of this crazy city. The food here is as big as the partying and with an all-you-can-eat buffet included, you won't leave Vegas hungry. Included is a party bus so you and your fellow Trekkers can feel like celebrities as you cruise and party your way along The Strip! No matter what you get up to in 'Sin City', just remember 'what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas'!


Hotel included


Breakfast (x2) included

Optional Activities

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

Then it’s on to Joshua Tree, a desert oasis where boulders, cacti and giant branching Yuccas of the parks namesake 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. Sounds Joshua Tree-mendous!


Hotel included


Breakfast included

Leave the desert in your rear-view mirror - you're off to San Diego with its bronzed bodies, big shades and baggy shorts. There really is no better way to wind down after an epic road trip than by chilling out on some of California's awesome beaches. If you're not ready to relax just yet, make sure you visit the famous Belmont Park on Mission Beach or head to the Gaslamp Quarter where you'll find the heart and soul of San Diego's party scene.


Hotel included


Breakfast (x2) included

Optional Activities

Rollerblading US$5-15
Bike rental US$5-15
Baseball game from US$20

The final leg of your journey takes you up the coast to the 'City of Angels', but it's not over just yet! With the California sunshine on your face, visit Hollywood Boulevard for a stroll along the Walk of Fame and grab yourself a photo of that massive Hollywood sign that you've only ever seen on the big screen. And that's a wrap! If you’re staying in town a bit longer, check out the Griffith Observatory for incredible views, Santa Monica for beach life and Beverly Hills to rub shoulders with the rich - and possibly famous!

This tour ends at approximately 17:00. 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.


None included. Tour ends at 17:00


Breakfast included


What our trekkers say

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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.



121 7th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Located in the heart of San Francisco, this hotel offers contemporary rooms with free Wi-Fi, air conditioning and flat-screen cable TV. 

Full room (Your own single or double room) 
From £107| US$141 | Eur128 | AU$182 | NZ$191 
Price per room per night


If you are flying into San Francisco, take the Super Shuttle from the main level of the airport (above baggage collection). It takes 40 minutes and costs US $19-$20 per person, although a tip of US$1-$2 is generally expected. It is recommended to pre-book your transfer on the Super Shuttle website by searching for the “Best Western Plus Americania” when prompted. Alternatively a taxi direct from the airport to the hotel is between US$50-$55 depending on traffic. Or take the BART from San Francisco International, alighting at the Civic Center/UN Plaza which will cost around US$6-$10. From here walk right on 7th Street for approximately 4 minutes.

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.



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 £100-112 | US$131-147 | Eur120-134 | AU$170-190 | NZ$178-200
Price per person per night

Full room (Your own single or double room)
From £174-195 | US$229-257 | Eur209-234 | AU$296-332 | NZ$311-349
Price per room per night



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.

There are no forced supplements for single travellers. Accommodation for our Plus tours is based on twin-share, so if you're travelling on your own, you'll share with a fellow passenger of the same sex. However, if you prefer your own space, request our Solo Sleeper option for an extra charge. This will guarantee you your own room for every night of the tour. Simply select the "Solo Sleepers" checkbox on the booking form or request over the phone.


£629 | US$824 | Eur755 | AU$1070 | NZ$1123

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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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