14-Day West Coast Camping Tour: Death Valley, Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Big Sur and San Francisco
(9 Reviews)
Product Code: 3480-183873
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Age Restriction

This is a very active tour that only accepts travelers between the age of 18 to 38.

OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Locally guided tour of San Francisco's historic China Town & North Beach areas
  • • Beach time in San Diego & Santa Barbara
  • • Private transportation with free Wi-Fi
  • • All accommodation included - 9 camping, 2 hotel & 2 hostel nights
  • • Watch the sunrise/sunset at the Grand Canyon
  • • Explore one of the hottest places on earth - Death Valley
Tour Code
3480-183873
Duration
14 days
Departure City
Los Angeles
End City
Los Angeles
Tour Type:
Adventure/Activities
Language:
English
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: Nature, Adventure, Backpacker

Get in touch with Mother Earth; Explore the world with an active and adrenaline pumping tour; Geared to the "Get up and go!" traveler who want to enjoy independent or semi-guided adventures

Style: Escorted

Tour director/guided escort is available from the beginning to the end of the vacation

Activity Level: Moderate, Strenuous

Designed for travelers in good health who are comfortable with light walking or hiking; Activities are geared towards experienced and fit travelers

Quality: Camping

Each night you'll unroll your bedroll and sleep beneath the stars

Accessibility: Not accessible

Tour does not have wheelchair accessible vehicles/attractions or allow service dogs

Itinerary
Day 01
San Diego

Los Angeles - San Diego

Hotel: Camping or similar

Get ready for teh ultimate road trip through the Southwest with a West Coast tour like no other! For the next two weeks we'll journey with our fellow adventurous and lively travelers through amazing coastal cities, captivating landscapes, and natural wonders!

Before saying farewell to LA, we'll do a bit of exploring in Hollywood as we travel down Hollywood Boulevard to see the famous sign and find our favorite celebrities on the Walk of Fame.

Afterwards we'll say goodbye to LA and hello to the action-packed city of San Diego. Laze in grassy Balboa Park and explore the famous San Diego Zoo, home to over 3,000 incredible animals. San Diego is home to some awesome beaches so no trip would be complete without feeling the sand between your toes at Mission Beach and topping up your Californian tan. San Diego has the perfect environment for so many beachfront activities: go rollerblading, cycling or take to the water for a spot of surfing. Later, cruise the Gaslamp Quarter and experience the heart of San Diego's nightlife.

Tips:
Joining point:
Aloft El Segundo
475 N Sepulveda Blvd, El Segundo, CA 90245, United States
Tel: +1 310 356 4587

Admission Fees

Activity Price Additional Information
San Diego Zoo $48.00/person
Water sports - San Diego $10.00-$75.00/person
  • All mandatory fees must be paid in cash to the tour guide and tickets cannot be pre-purchased separatedly.
  • Any optional activities you wish to join must be paid to your tour guide in cash.
Day 02
San Diego

San Diego

Hotel: Camping or similar

Enjoy a free day in one of the best cities in California. Discover its gorgeous beaches, exciting downtown area, and lively Gaslamp Quarter.

Visiting Attractions

Admission Fees

Activity Price Additional Information
Bike rental - San Diego $5.00-$15.00/person
Rollerblading - San Diego $5.00-$15.00/person
  • All mandatory fees must be paid in cash to the tour guide and tickets cannot be pre-purchased separatedly.
  • Any optional activities you wish to join must be paid to your tour guide in cash.
Day 03
Lake Havasu

San Diego - Lake Havasu - Colorado River

Hotel: Camping or similar

Bid adieu to California as we drive under the blue skies of the Mojave Desert to A-Grade Arizona. Keep your cameras out as we arrive at Salvation Mountain, which you may recognize from the movie 'Into the Wild.' Here we'll see surprising colorful desert oasis which begs to be photographed. We'll follow the yellow brick road to the top of the majestic sand dunes for some awesome views. Then we'll arrive in Lake Havasu.

Did you know that the original London Bridge was relocated to Lake Havasu in the 1831? Don't believe us? Well you'll just have to see it to believe it and that's exactly what you'll do this afternoon. After all the desert heat, you'll be eager to cool off with a dunk in the refreshing Lake Havasu.

Visiting Attractions

Day 04
Grand Canyon

Colorado River - Grand Canyon

Hotel: Camping or similar

Cross off the mighty Grand Canyon off your bucket list as you enter the national park to discover its great depths and vast valleys. Hike from the forest above to the desert below, red rock to white powder or take an optional helicopter flight for a birds-eye view and marvel at the brilliant colors! In the evening enjoy the sunset over the canyon's towering walls.

Day 05
Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Hotel: Camping or similar

Awaken early today to see the sun rise over the horizon and shed gorgeous colors across the Grand Canyon vista. Today you'll have another free day to explore the canyon depths, which are nothing short of mind-blowing!

Visiting Attractions

Day 06
Seligman

Grand Canyon - Seligman - Las Vegas

Hotel: Local Hotel or similar

Say farewell to the might Grand Canyon today as we drive along the original Route 66 to the ancient town of Seligman which stands frozen in time and is a great place to pick up some fab Route 66 memorabilia for your friends and family back home.

Then we'll arrive in Sin City itself! The ultimate party pit stop, Las Vegas offers you plenty of options! Explore the clubs, take in the tempestuous and thrilling shows, hit big (or at least try) at the casinos, and just let loose!

Admission Fees

Activity Price Additional Information
Gun range - Las Vegas $20.00-$100.00/person
Go karting $25.00/person
  • All mandatory fees must be paid in cash to the tour guide and tickets cannot be pre-purchased separatedly.
  • Any optional activities you wish to join must be paid to your tour guide in cash.
Day 07
Las Vegas

Las Vegas

Hotel: Local Hotel or similar

The Strip, the shows, the clubs; Sin City's glitziest and hottest spots are sure to impress as you cruise the Las Vegas Boulevard on an included limo ride!

If heights don't scare you, head to the top of the Stratosphere to ride some of the world's highest roller coasters or take a helicopter flight down The Strip and see this neon city from the sky.

It's also possible to get married in Vegas (don't worry, it's not legally binding unless you want it to be) so live for the moment and marry whoever you like!

Visiting Attractions

Admission Fees

Activity Price Additional Information
Limo ride - Las Vegas $25.00-$30.00/person
VIP Club Tour (includes 4 clubs & limo) - Las Vegas $100.00/person
Clubs & Shows $10.00+/person
Helicopter Flight $115.00/person
Las Vegas Roller Coasters $14.00-$30.00/person
Get married in Las Vegas (not legally binding) $220.00/person
  • All mandatory fees must be paid in cash to the tour guide and tickets cannot be pre-purchased separatedly.
  • Any optional activities you wish to join must be paid to your tour guide in cash.
Day 08
Death Valley National Park

Las Vegas - Death Valley

Hotel: Camping or similar

Leave Vegas behind as we head to the hottest, driest, and lowest place on earth: Death Valley!

Prepare for the heat as the mercury tips at over 130 degrees in the summer, but it's this heat that has created the spectacle that everyone comes to see. This is a barren and geographically awesome landscape, with never-ending salt flats and a little place the locals like to call the 'Devils Golf Course'. This is a great place to grab some props and have some fun creating some great shots. You'll spend the night in nearby Bishop, where thankfully it's not quite as hot!

Visiting Attractions

Day 09
Yosemite National Park

Death Valley - Yosemite National Park

Hotel: Camping or similar

Escape the desert today we head along winding roads that look out across the beautiful Sierra Nevada and towering Sequoia trees as we arrive at Yosemite National Park. The scenery you pass by will have you itching to get your hiking boots on and go explore.

Yosemite National Park is nature's greatest backyard and with both easy and strenuous hikes you're bound to find a trail that suits your ability, and whichever trail you choose you'll be amazed at the magnificent waterfalls and epic cliff faces.

Visiting Attractions

Day 10
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park

Hotel: Camping or similar

Lase up your boots and head out exploring in Yosemite, which is filled with glacier fed streams, granite peaks, ancient forests, and abundant wildlife, so make sure to keep your camera on you at all times.

If that isn't enough you can even float down the Merced River on a rubber ring for a different perspective of this truly awesome place.

Visiting Attractions

Admission Fees

Activity Price Additional Information
Bicycle Rental $12.00-$34.00/person
  • All mandatory fees must be paid in cash to the tour guide and tickets cannot be pre-purchased separatedly.
  • Any optional activities you wish to join must be paid to your tour guide in cash.
Day 11
San Francisco

Yosemite - San Francisco

Hotel: Local Hotel or similar

Heading back to the coast we'll arrive at San Francisco and fall in love with city's charm with a tour of Haight-Ashbury, home to the original hippie movement and some great boutique shops and cafes. And no visit to the `City by the Bay' would be complete without a stroll or a cycle over the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.

Admission Fees

Activity Price Additional Information
Cable car ride - San Francisco $5.00-$13.00/person
Baseball Game - San Francisco $20.00/person
  • All mandatory fees must be paid in cash to the tour guide and tickets cannot be pre-purchased separatedly.
  • Any optional activities you wish to join must be paid to your tour guide in cash.
Day 12
San Francisco

San Francisco

Hotel: Local Hotel or similar

Today head down to the bay and grab a bowl of the famous clam chowder at Fisherman's Wharf before heading over to Pier 39 to see the hundreds of sea-lions chilling out. Then join us for a guided tour of Chinatown and North Beach so you can see where the beatniks hung out and walk through the gates of the largest Chinese community outside of China in exotic Chinatown.

The rest of the day is yours to discover the many secrets and streets of San Francisco.

Tips:
If you are interested in visiting Alcatraz we recommend you book your tickets well in advance..

Admission Fees

Activity Price Additional Information
Alcatraz Prison - San Francisco $30.00-$37.00/person
Sunset Sailboat Cruise - San Francisco Bay $45.00/person
  • All mandatory fees must be paid in cash to the tour guide and tickets cannot be pre-purchased separatedly.
  • Any optional activities you wish to join must be paid to your tour guide in cash.
Day 13
San Francisco

San Francisco - Big Sur

Hotel: Camping included or similar

We'll hit the road today and journey south along the rugged Pacific Coast Highway to explore the beautiful wilderness of the Big Sur and the must-see McWay Falls, an 80 foot waterfall that cascades on to the secluded beach below. As you stroll along coastal paths keep your eyes peeled for whales and sea-lions that can be seen here at certain times throughout the year.

We'll settle into a beachside camp and watch the blazing Californian sunset. This is beach life at its very best and it doesn't get much better than this!

Day 14
Los Angeles

Big Sur - Santa Barbara - Los Angeles

Before you head back to LA we'll make sure you make the most of the beautiful beaches with a stop at Santa Barbara. With miles of sandy white beaches, streets full of unique shops and art galleries, you really won't want to leave. If you still haven't had your beach fix then be sure to stop off at Venice Beach to watch the cool kids on their boards before calling time on your adventure through the west coast of America.

This tour ends at our gateway hotel at approximately 5:00pm. We can book you post-tour accommodation at our gateway hotel if required. If you are planning to fly tonight, please book a flight that departs after 9:00pm.

Tips:
Finishing Point:
Aloft El Segundo
475 North Sepulveda Boulevard
El Segundo
Los Angeles, CA 90245
Tel: +1 310 356 4587
Transfer: The hotel provides a complimentary airport shuttle transfer from the Aloft El Segundo to Los Angeles International Airport and runs on a continuous loop every 20 minutes. Please note a tip of US$1-$2 is typically expected.
Meeting Point
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7:30AM Los Angeles Aloft El Segundo - Los Angeles Airport (Our tour will also end here on the final day.) 475 N Sepulveda Blvd, El Segundo, CA 90245, United States
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • All accommodation - 9 camping, 2 hotel & 2 hostel nights included
  • Admission to incredible national parks - Yosemite, Death Valley & Grand Canyon
  • Professional tour Leader
  • Private transportation with free Wi-Fi
  • All camping equipment (just bring your sleeping bag)

Package Excludes

  • Airfares or related transportation between your home and departure location
  • Tips for your tour guide or driver is not included-we recommend USD 5-7 per person per day
  • All personal expenses including hotel room service and meals; however, you have the option to pay for meals the tour guide arranges
  • Spending Money
    We recommend you take at least USD 15 dollars per day for drinks, snacks and other incidentals.
  • Camping Food: USD 10.00/day/person x 14 = USD 140.00/person (Mandatory fees, tour guide will collect on 1st day)
  • Optional tours (Prices may vary due to different seasons and is subject to the final box office price.).
Special Notes
  • Cancellaton Policy:
    Cancellation Made Within-------------------------------------Cancellation Fee
    59 Days or More Days Prior to the Departure Date---------deposit($160 USD per person or 10% - whichever is greater)
    58-45 Days Prior to the Departure Date--------------------- 50% of tour cost
    44-33 Days Prior to the Departure Date--------------------- 75% of tour cost
    32 Days or Less Prior to the Departure Date--------------- 100% non-refundable
  • Age limitation: only guests aged 18-38 can attend this tour.
  • Travel Insurance
    It is a condition of joining this tour that you must be insured against medical and personal accident risks (including repatriation costs, air ambulance, and helicopter rescue service). We can offer an insurance policy that is designed specifically to cover the potential risks on this tour - particularly the any optional adventurous activities you plan to take part in, and covers those residing in the EU. Contact us for more information or please see our Insurance Tips for more details.
    You must show a copy of your travel insurance policy to the guide to join the tour and if you do not have any you will not be able to join the tour and there will be NO REFUNDS.
  • Health Requirements
    If you have any medical condition such as diabetes, epilepsy, asthma, take prescribed medicines, or have a condition that will affect your participation in the trek, you must tell us or your travel agent at the time of booking. Please be aware we may require a doctor’s note prior to travel for some conditions. This information is essential in case of emergency. All our vehicles carry a basic first-aid kit, but for everyday use you should bring your own medical supplies, such as, pain relievers, antibiotic cream, upset stomach relievers, in addition to sunscreen and insect repellent.
    Please inform us in the "Reservation Request" box during booking.
  • Luggage
    One suitcase, soft holdall or rucksack (23kg maximum) per person, plus a sleeping bag. A small daypack and camera can also be carried in the van. Before you travel, please check the baggage allowance with the airline you’re flying with as this may be less than 23kg.
    If your luggage exceeds the maximum weight, we will not be able to bring it on the tour.
  • Max group size is 14, normally the size will be 11.
  • Las Vegas Tours do not permit travelers under 18, unaccompanied by a co-traveler 21 or older, to join. Travelers aged 18-21 who are unaccompanied by a co-traveler 21 or older can join the tour, however, they cannot gamble in Las Vegas.
  • Wi-Fi on the road
    In order for us to provide this service, we operate a fair usage policy to ensure everyone has equal access to Wi-Fi. The in van Wi-Fi is subject to a set data quota, sufficient for normal usage. This means that you are not permitted to steam films / music or to upload / download large files. If you do so, this will deplete the entire group’s data allowance. For this reason, if you reach your data limit your tour leader may need to turn off the Wi-Fi to ensure you do not run out of data in the latter stages of your trip. Please note: In some remote areas you may not be able to pick up the Wi-Fi in the van, and only five people can be connected to the Wi-Fi at one time.
  • Food Kitty & Meals
    We operate a Food Kitty system on all camping tours. Your tour leader will collect the Food Kitty payment of US$10 per day in cash. Food Kitty money will cover most meals when camping. We will provide all cooking equipment and everyone will take turns in buying, preparing and cooking the food.
  • Battery Charging
    Our vehicles have 2 standard 12volt chargers. You will need a 12volt/cigarette lighter adapter to plug your USB charger into. Every vehicle has at least 2 outlets for you to use. If your tour features some nights in hotels along the way your hotel room will have an electrical outlet (don’t forget your travel plug.
  • Flexible Itinerary
    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 favorite places and occasional changes to the itinerary, so get ready for one awesome adventure!
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  • If you need hotel extension, please let us know in the "Reservation Request" box during booking.
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Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

* Price based on shared tent basis, single occupancy is not offered. Single Traveler will be paired with another traveler of the same sex.
* Maximum capacity: 2 people in each camping and hotel room.
* Adult: 18-38

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    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

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    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
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  • Corina Tudorache

    Corina Tudorache

    Verified Purchased 11/05/2017
    One of the best tours I’ve ever had

    I don’t have any complaints about the tour except the fact that Big Sur, one of the destinations for which I booked the tour was not included in the itinerary and is specified in the title of the tour.

  • Steve

    Steve

    10/03/2016
    Sun, cities, campfires, a canyon, mountains and Mike Tyson

    First time on west coast, even though it was my fifth trek. Can see why our tour leader labelled it

  • AmyQ

    AmyQ

    09/01/2016
    Best experience of my life, never wanted it to end.

    This trek was absolutely amazing! We got ucky that we had such a great group of people, we all got on together and I now have friends for life. Out tour guide Craig was outstanding and definitely went out of his way to make this experience... special for everyone, as in he accommodated different activities by giving tips/ advice etc. It was the best 2 weeks of my life and has made Me want to keep on travelling. Would highly recommend. Food was excellent, transport and the tents we slept in were so clean. Couldn't ask for anything else. Everywhere we went there was a new high, LA was meeting everyone, San Diego was the comedy piano bar, Lake Havasu was camping under the stars, Grand Canyon was watching the sunset while eating pizza, Las Vegas was the Calvin Harris pool party, Yosemite was the most amazing hikes and climbing the rocks and the smell, it smelled so good, San Francisco was the whole city and alcatraz and Santa Barbara was the views! So much love and appreciation for this whole experience. Read full review

  • Caio

    Caio

    08/22/2016
    Trip of my life

    From the beginning on I knew we would have a great time together! Our leader Dano was from the area and knew where to go to get a full experience in the cities. We chilled on sunny beaches, slept under the stars, swam the Colorado river,... hiked the Grand Canyon and Yosemite, partied in Vegas and San Francisco. I could go on for hours telling what we did. It was amazing! In San Francisco we got a tour by Urban Adventures, which was very well organized and the guide was a helpful and clear guy that showed us around chinatown, little italy and the nort beach area. The group was great, we got to know each other very fast and forged some friendships for the rest of our lives! Despite not being able Death Valley due to extreme heath, I still think I've visited all the highlights on the West Coast. Certainly looking forward to booking my next trek! Read full review

  • Laerke Cecilie

    Laerke Cecilie

    07/29/2016
    MOST AWESOME ROAD TRIP EVER!

    The entire trip was an amazing adventure! Everything from making smore's around the campfire to hiking the Grand Canyon, everything was very well planned, and our tour guide made sure everyone was having a blast! I am so glad that I decided... to do this trip, and it was much better and I could ever have imagined :-) We were nine people on my trip from all over the world, and everyone was so nice and made the trip even better!! Read full review

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