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National Parks & Bright Lights Adventure Tour

US & Canada

  • United States

From the Golden Gate Bridge to glowing canyon walls at sunset, this trip captures the beauty of the cities and wilderness of the western US. It's perfect for the traveller looking to breathe in the scent of the sequoias of Yosemite by day but wanting the comforts of a hotel at night. Prepare yourself for otherworldly hoodoos in Bryce Canyon National Park and desert scenery in Death Valley ' the lowest spot on the continent ' before taking an optional helicopter ride above the incomparable Grand Canyon. You won't just visit the west coast, you'll live it.


Highlights

Meet the Navajo in stunning Monument Valley, marvel at the Grand Canyon, hike in beautiful Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks, roll the dice in Las Vegas, search for stars in Los Angeles


What's Included

Your G for Good Moment: Native Grill Food Truck Lunch Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Discover Moment: Las Vegas. Golden Gate Bridge Visit. California Produce Tasting. Yosemite National Park Visit. Yosemite National Park Hike. Death Valley National Park Visit. Zion National Park Visit. Bryce Canyon National Park Visit. Glen Canyon Dam Visit. Horseshoe Bend Hike. Monument Valley 4x4 Tour. Grand Canyon South Rim Visit. Grand Canyon Sunset. Sedona Visit. Route 66 Visit. London Bridge Visit. Joshua Tree National Park Visit. Orientation Drive, Los Angeles. Entrance fees to all national parks with hiking and walking excursions. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.


Accommodation

Hotels (14 nts).


Meals Included

1 lunch, 1 dinner


Transport

Air
conditioned private vehicle, hiking, walking


About our Transportation

We use 15
passenger vans for up to 14 people plus the CEO/Driver for all our of our trips in North America. For groups of 8 and more travellers, we also use a trailer to carry luggage and camping equipment. These vans are durable vehicles that allow us to drive on most types of roads in North America. Each van has a front passenger seat and 4 benches that will accommodate 3 people each. No standing is permitted in these vehicles, but there is air conditioning to cool things down on warm days and mandatory seat belts to us secure and safe. This is not a physically demanding journey. However, travelling can be difficult, with long drives and limited space in the van. Please take note of the travel times and distances in the above itinerary. Despite some of the long days, most clients feel that the diversity of the North American landscape, culture and wildlife are all well worth the experience!


Group Leader

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.


Emergency Fund

Please also make sure you have access to at least an additional USD $200 (or equivalent) as an 'emergency' fund, to be used when circumstances outside our control (ex. a natural disaster) require a change to our planned route. This is a rare occurrence!


Solo Travellers

We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi
share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.


Spending Money

Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.


What to Take

You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. For days in the outdoors, we recommend the use of lightweight, breathable, moisture
wicking fabrics made of wool or synthetic fibers. Cotton is not recommended for days spent hiking as it does not allow for heat or moisture to enter or escape, and it will not dry easily once wet. We recommend using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium
sized suitcase if you prefer. Heavy luggage is not recommended for the health of the CEO, who will take a lead in loading the storage trailer. Due to space in the trailer, we will not be able to accommodate more than one piece of main luggage per person. A good size day
pack (20
35L) is also essential to carry your personal gear for the day, as access to luggage between destinations will be limited. This daypack will be used to carry your personal gear for the day, your lunch and a water bottle. It is important to pack clothes for warm days and cool evenings, as well as a light jacket. A set of smart casual clothes is also advisable.

Day 1 San Francisco

Arrive at any time.

There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. We highly recommend booking pre-tour accommodation to fully experience this fascinating city.

Day 2 San Francisco/Yosemite National Park

Arrive at any time.

There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. We highly recommend booking pre-tour accommodation to fully experience this fascinating city.

Day 3 Yosemite National Park

Arrive at any time.

There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. We highly recommend booking pre-tour accommodation to fully experience this fascinating city.

Day 4 Yosemite National Park/Sierra Nevadas

Arrive at any time.

There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. We highly recommend booking pre-tour accommodation to fully experience this fascinating city.

Day 5 Bakersfield/Las Vegas

Arrive at any time.

There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. We highly recommend booking pre-tour accommodation to fully experience this fascinating city.

Day 6 Las Vegas

Arrive at any time.

There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. We highly recommend booking pre-tour accommodation to fully experience this fascinating city.

Day 7 Las Vegas/Bryce Canyon National Park

Arrive at any time.

There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. We highly recommend booking pre-tour accommodation to fully experience this fascinating city.

Day 8 Bryce Canyon National Park/Lake Powell

Arrive at any time.

There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. We highly recommend booking pre-tour accommodation to fully experience this fascinating city.

Day 9 Monument Valley

Arrive at any time.

There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. We highly recommend booking pre-tour accommodation to fully experience this fascinating city.

Day 10 Grand Canyon National Park

Arrive at any time.

There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. We highly recommend booking pre-tour accommodation to fully experience this fascinating city.

Day 11 Grand Canyon National Park/Scottsdale

Arrive at any time.

There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. We highly recommend booking pre-tour accommodation to fully experience this fascinating city.

Day 12 Joshua Tree National Park/San Diego

Arrive at any time.

There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. We highly recommend booking pre-tour accommodation to fully experience this fascinating city.

Day 13 San Diego

Arrive at any time.

There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. We highly recommend booking pre-tour accommodation to fully experience this fascinating city.

Day 14 San Diego/Los Angeles

Arrive at any time.

There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. We highly recommend booking pre-tour accommodation to fully experience this fascinating city.

Day 15 Los Angeles

Arrive at any time.

There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. We highly recommend booking pre-tour accommodation to fully experience this fascinating city.

Details

Prices from: €2899.00

Duration: 15 Days

Trip Style: Classic

Service Level: Standard

Physical Demands Rating: 2 - Light

Group Size Notes: Max:



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My Own Room

Please note that if you have booked the "My Own Room" option for this tour, you will receive your own single room for all night stops

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