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Western Wonder Plus from San Francisco

  • Code #WBS
  • 7 Days
7 Days
/6 Nights
Sep 2020 - Dec 2021
Group Size
Max 13
Departure City: 
San Francisco
Ends in: 
Los Angeles
Budget Lodging
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Trip Overview

This budget lodging tour gives you a taste of the best of the American West. Hike in Yosemite National Park, discover the jaw-dropping Grand Canyon, and travel down The Strip in Las Vegas on your very own party bus. If that's not enough, you also get to check out two of the West Coast's best-loved cities - San Francisco and Los Angeles. This really is one action-packed seven day tour – and it’s time to get on the road!

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


Deserts & Canyons
National Parks
Small Group

Accommodation & Transportation

Group Size
Max 13
Budget Lodging
2 Nights
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.
  • This tour is designed for travellers aged 18-38


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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.

Also departs from Los Angeles

2020 Itinerary

After a brief fling with San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, hit the old prospectors' trail to the east into Yosemite National Park. There's some memorable eye candy around here, from huge granite cliffs and the chiselled landmarks of El Capitan and Half Dome to the highest waterfalls in North America. Yosemite is also home to some of the oldest trees in the world, the mighty Giant Sequoias which tower above the park, and let's not forget the unbelievable array of incredible wildlife, from bears to coyotes. Throw in the colours of a picture perfect sunset, plus a chilled drink or two, and you've got one awesome California experience with your new Trek buddies.


Hostel included


All meals to be paid locally

Optional Activities

Bike rental US$12-$34

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 indulge to the max at one of the famous all-you-can-eat buffets. Why not hit the roller coasters, check out a show, or take an evening flight down The Strip? Alternatively, get yourself hitched by Elvis Presley - don't worry, it's not legally binding... unless you want it to be!


Hotel included


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

Leaving Las Vegas behind (and hopefully not all your dollars), strike out across the desert in search of one of the 'Seven Natural Wonders of the World', the Grand Canyon. As soon as you lay eyes on this super special place, you'll want to give Mother Nature a well-deserved high five! Take to the sky on an optional helicopter tour to witness the Grand Canyon's monumental red-and-gold formations from up high. Hike deep into the canyon on the Bright Angel Trail or check out the aptly named 'Ooh Aah Point' on the South Kaibab Trail. From sunrise to sunset the mighty Grand Canyon will leave you breathless!


Hotel included


All meals to be paid locally

Optional Activities

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

After a beautiful sunrise, head west to Seligman on the original Route 66. This town is full of quirky Americana, so why not grab some pop art and awesome road trip memorabilia for the folks back home? After all this exploring, treat yourself to a super-super-thick shake at the Snow Cap Diner before heading to the Colorado River where there might be time to swim and take in stunning views. You'll stay overnight in nearby Laughlin.


Hotel included


All meals to be paid locally

Follow the sun back to the Pacific and arrive in the sprawling 'City of Angels'. You’ll have time to stop on the way at Joshua Tree National Park, 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.  Your tour ends on arrival into LA.

If you have time to spend a few extra days in this vibrant and exciting city, check out our city guide on how to get the best out of your time here.

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


All meals to be paid locally


What our trekkers say

4.6 out of 5

Trek America - Western BLT 2014


Compacted beauty

Reviewed December 2019

I’ll keep it short and simple, brilliant tour across a wonderful landscape, seeing a handful of beautiful and interesting locations along the way!

For how vast it is The tour Guide and mini bus make travelling across the west coast incredibly easy and fun, no need to book extra taxis or coaches to and from places (I.E. Yosemite from San Fran) makes it suuper easy to enjoy!

I’d 100% do the same tour again


Great trek covering West coast gems

Reviewed October 2019

Loved this trek. Great way to see fantastic national parks (Grand Canyon <3) and some fun cities in a short space of time. If I could suggest one improvement it would be the accommodation in Yosemite, but the rest of the stops more than make up for it.


Great whistlestop tour through west coast national parks

Reviewed October 2019

Fantastic week, mainly thanks to a great tour leader, Jessie, and a fun group with a mix of different nationalities and ages (19 to 35). Great way to see and enjoy three national parks (Yosemite, Grand Canyon and Joshua Tree). Quality of accommodation was surprisingly good (apart from Yosemite, which was poor in comparison). It would have been great to have more time at Grand Canyon and less time in Vegas.

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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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. 

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  • Date changes free of charge (subject to terms)
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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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