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 bag 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. Visa rules and regulations are subject to change. Please check the relevant embassy websites for the most up to date visa information.
Physical Rating: Light. The activities on this trip are suitable for most fitness levels.
This trip is designed with your safety and wellbeing in mind. As a result of Covid-19, many of our suppliers and partners around the world are introducing new policies and procedures surrounding health and safety in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. As the state of travel is evolving these new safety measures will adapt over time, and will be different for each trip. Here are some of the changes you may see on your trip:
Arrival safety meetings
Most trips have an arrival meeting on the first day where the guide or local team will run through the trip, the safety protocols, and to answer any questions you may have. Now more than ever it is important you arrive in time for these meetings.
Updated hygiene and safety procedures
Our suppliers and partners have health and safety procedures in place on all of our trips. These protocols will be updated and adapted as a response to the Coronavirus outbreak, dependent on local restrictions and laws.
Transport and accommodation choices
Our suppliers and partners choose the accommodation and transport on our trips very carefully, and you may see a change to what would normally be used as a response to the outbreak. This may involve such changes as enhanced use of private transport or quieter accommodation.
Trained and knowledgeable staff
Our staff in the UK are trained to help you with your trip before you depart and answer any questions you may have. In addition, the local team and guides on our trips are there to help with any health and safety concerns and to ensure our trips run safely and smoothly.
Reduced group sizes
Some trips will run with reduced group sizes to start with. You may find that trips are more intimate and chilled, whilst still being packed with fun and adventure.
Your guide or the local team will be on hand to help you seek medical attention should you require it during your trip. As medical facilities and standards can vary around the world, you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place before you depart to cover you for any medical emergencies.
24/7 emergency support
We operate an emergency phone line for our travellers abroad. This is operated by a UK based member of staff 24/7 if you have a genuine emergency or urgent matter that you need attending.
It is important that you take measures to make travelling safer for yourself and others around you. Ensure you frequently wash your hands, cover your face when you sneeze and cough, bring and use your own hand sanitiser and facial coverings/masks, and enable social distancing where necessary. You should also ensure you listen to the instructions and guidance of the local team at all times, and follow all local laws and restrictions.