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Southwest Canyons & Coast

  • Code #SWS
  • 8 Days
8 Days
/7 Nights
Sep 2020 - Nov 2021
Group Size
Max 13
Departure City: 
Los Angeles
Ends in: 
Los Angeles
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Trip Overview

What’s the best way to experience the incredible South West of the United States? It’s by heading down the coast from the La La Land of Los Angeles to the Mexican border in San Diego, turning east to the wonders of the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon, before taking in the lights and sights of Las Vegas on your way back to the sunny sea of the City of Angels. Everywhere on this tour is completely different and you’ll see incredible things along the way.

Included Highlights 
  • Start your tour in star-studded Los Angeles
  • Explore the vibrant Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego
  • Dare to peer over the edge into the enormous Grand Canyon
  • Pretend you’re on a U2 album cover in Joshua Tree National Park
  • Put it all on red in Las Vegas’s incredible casino resorts
Treknical Details


Deserts & Canyons
Small Group

Accommodation & Transportation

Group Size
Max 13
5 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


Our City Guides and Trek Tips include all you need to know about this Trek. They contain all the trip details, plus information on everything from visas to spending money and what to pack.
Southwest Canyons & Coast
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Los Angeles
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Las Vegas
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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.

2020 Itinerary

Say goodbye to Hollywood as you head south to California’s second largest city, sunny San Diego. Take to the Gaslamp Quarter to experience the city’s bar scene or go further afield to La Jolla Cove for the chance to see seals and sealions lazing on the beach. No visit is complete without a trip to Mission Bay, with beaches that really put the sand in San Diego!


Camping included


Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

Baseball game from US$20
Bike rental US$5-15
Rollerblading US$5-15
Water sports US$10-$75

The view from your TrekAmerica vehicle changes as you get further inland. The sparkling sea gives way to sun kissed sand dunes Mojave Desert and Joshua Tree National Park. Make sure you tick Arizona off your list as you make your way towards some of the most spectacular scenery in the United States and set up camp right by the curves of the Colorado River.


Camping included


Camping food kitty applies to this tour

A canyon so good they put Grand in front of it! This natural wonder will leave you speechless as it stretches for miles before your very eyes. Hike up, hike down, hike all around the majestic landscape and don’t forget to take the optional helicopter flight to really get a sense of the canyon’s size. Head down to the rim early for one of the best sunrises seen anywhere in the world.


Camping included


Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

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

It’s bright lights, big city time as you arrive in the adult playground of Sin City. Here you can indulge in all-you-can-eat buffets, take in a show or ride high above the city on the world’s tallest Ferris wheel. People-watching is a must as you see the Bellagio fountain show and try not to be dazzled by the bright lights of the extravagant and garish hotels on the Strip. 


Camping included


Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

Clubs & casino shows from US$10
Go karting US$45
Gun range US$20-$100
Helicopter flight US$124
Party bus US$25-$35
Roller coasters US$25-$40
VIP club tour (includes 4 clubs & limo) US$100

Before your tour ends in Los Angeles, there’s still time to enjoy an amazing drive from the desert, through the mountains, into the concrete urban sprawl of the City of Angels. Say goodbye to your tour leader but stick around and take a drive out to Venice Beach and watch the city go by from of a boardwalk bar, or see the stars of the Hollywood Walk of Fame in LA’s most famous district.

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

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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 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.

Our specialist flights department can offer UK customers a great airline fare to all of our Trek destinations. We have preferred contracts with many international carriers and have secured some of the most competitive prices in the industry. 

Why Book Your Flights with Trek?

  • Secure your flight with a deposit of only £125 per person
  • Date changes free of charge (subject to terms)
  • We are ATOL protected and IATA licensed
  • Personal service - you're more than just a number

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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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