Los Angeles to San Francisco Adventure
The classic west coast USA road trip!
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Group Size: Max 22
Trip code: NUAF
Duration: 7 days
Spend 7 amazing days exploring the best of western America, from glamorous Los Angeles to sunny San Francisco. Check out the jaw-dropping Grand Canyon, soak up the buzz of Las Vegas and get back to nature with a full day in Yosemite National Park. Plus, you’ll discover cool Lake Havasu and the dramatic landscapes of Death Valley! Travelling with a group of like-minded explorers and camping under American stars, you’ll meet incredible people and make memories to last a lifetime!
- See stars in Los Angeles and soak up the buzz of Las Vegas
- Watch an unforgettable sunset at the Grand Canyon
- Discover the lush beauty of Yosemite National Park
- Dip into Death Valley and explore its dramatic wild landscapes
- See the cool city highlights of San Francisco
Days 1: Los Angeles: Keep your eyes peeled for celebs on the gleaming boulevards of this magnificent city, take a snap next to the legendary Hollywood sign and find your favourite actors on the Walk of Fame.
Day 2: Lake Havasu: Visit Joshua Tree National Park, and discover the orange rocks and iconic trees of this spectacular location. Cool off after an action-packed day of travelling with a dip in refreshing Lake Havasu.
Days 3: Grand Canyon: The incredible Grand Canyon stretches before you as you hike from the towering forests on the rim to the red rock and white sands of the base. Enjoy an unforgettable sunset with a pizza dinner.
Days 4: Las Vegas: Wander the electric strip of Las Vegas Boulevard and soak up the buzz of this incredible place. Why not jump into the back of a stretch limo to see the city in style (extra cost)?
Day 5: Sierra Nevadas: Venture into the hottest, driest and lowest place on earth – Death Valley. This harsh, barren landscape is otherworldly and quite beautiful, like standing on another planet!
Days 6: Yosemite National Park: From the barren wastelands of Death Valley to the lush abundance of Yosemite, this staggeringly beautiful National Park is a patchwork of sweeping forests, soaring cliffs and plunging waterfalls. Enjoy hiking or biking in the Park.
Days 7: San Francisco: Arrive into San Francisco, where you tour ends. Explore the bohemian streets of Haight-Ashbury, tuck into some clam chowder at Fisherman’s Wharf and watch lazing sea lions from Pier 39.
Your tour ends today, so you can either depart straight away or book a few extra nights of accommodation to enjoy some time in San Francisco. If you do decide to leave today, please do not book a flight that departs before 9pm, to allow time for transfers and check-in.
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You should arrange your flight to arrive into Los Angeles on day 1 of your tour. You will need to make your own way to your starting accommodation in the Santa Monica area, either by taxi or shuttle. Please try to arrive in time for your 7pm welcome meeting.
Your tour ends in San Francisco on day 7. A return transfer is not included but is easy to arrange. If you decide to leave today, please do not book a flight that departs before 9pm, to allow time for transfers and check-in.
6 nights of accommodation are included on this group tour. This will be in a combination of hotels/hostels and participation camping. Dome tents and self-inflating mattresses will be provided. You should bring your own sleeping bad and travel pillow.
4 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners are included. You will need to purchase the rest of your meals yourself. This is a great chance to explore the national cuisine of the USA, by eating your fill of burgers, fries and other (more healthy) American treats! We recommend budgeting around USD100-130 for meals not included.
Large 25-seater air-conditioned vehicles, which offer comfortable, relaxing, high-backed seating with built-in head rests, plenty of leg and standing room, overhead storage and large windows so you don’t miss any of the amazing American scenery. The buses also have onboard wifi so you can upload all your travelling photos as you go! You will also be accompanied by not only one, but two trip guides while you travel, so you’ll get as much attention as you need en route. Awesome!
You will need to be 18 in order to join this tour. This trip is designed for travellers aged 18-39. Please note the legal drinking alcohol age in the USA is 21 years. If you are under 21, you will not be permitted into pubs, bars or casinos.
British Nationals visiting the USA will be able to travel (for tourism purposes) under the US Visa Waiver Programme for durations of up to 90 days. All travellers going to the United States will have to complete the ESTA form online for authorisation under the Visa Waiver Programme. If you intend to stay for longer than this, plan to work, have ever been arrested or hold any criminal convictions however, you will need to apply for a visa. American immigration procedures can be quite confusing, so for full and further details please either call us, or contact the US Embassy.
Physical Rating: Light. The activities on this trip are suitable for most fitness levels.