8-Day LA to San Francisco Adventure: Grand Canyon, Death Valley & Yosemite
Product Code: 1113-18262
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Bask in big city lights of Los Angeles and Las Vegas
  • • Wind through the streets of San Francisco
  • • Hike through Yosemite
  • • Feel the heat in Death Valley
  • • Get your kicks on Route 66
  • • Wifi available in the vans
Tour Code
1113-18262
Duration
8 days
Departure City
Los Angeles
End City
San Francisco
Tour Type:
Adventure/Activities
Language:
English
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: Backpacker, Nature

Geared to the "Get up and go!" traveler who want to enjoy independent or semi-guided adventures; Get in touch with Mother Earth

Style: Escorted

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

Group Type: Small group

Take an intimate and semi-private trip with a small group

Activity Level: Moderate

Designed for travelers in good health who are comfortable with light walking or hiking

Quality: Standard

Travel with professional guides, enjoy more time at attractions and/or stay at comfortable accommodations

Itinerary
Day 01
Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Hotel: Dunes Inn Sunset or similar

Arrive at any time.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. Please note that normal check-in times apply at our start hotels, but you can usually store your luggage for the day if you arrive early.

Visiting Attractions

Day 02
Laughlin

Los Angeles - Laughlin

Hotel: Golden Nugget or similar

Pack up the van in the morning and check out the stars on the most famous sidewalk in Hollywood on an orientation tour. Drive through Beverly Hills and be dazzled by one of the world's most exclusive three-block district: Rodeo Drive.

In the late morning, capture the Old West spirit in one of the best-preserved silver mining towns in California.

In late afternoon, continue on to Laughlin, Nevada, for the night.

Day 03
Grand Canyon National Park

Laughlin/Grand Canyon National Park

Hotel: Red Feather Lodge or similar

Drive to one of the earth's greatest on-going geological spectacles, the Grand Canyon. Take a short hike (weather permitting) at the most spectacular gorge in the world and enjoy a pizza dinner at the rim while watching a stunning sunset.

Grand Canyon South Rim
Visit the south rim of the canyon for a great first impression. Marvel as the Grand Canyon unfolds before you. Don't get too close. The land drops almost straight down for more than 1,000m (3,280 ft) into the serpentine canyons below! The gorge is filled with rocky buttes, sheer limestone cliffs, and deep canyons all arrayed in a rainbow of colors. Words defy. This is truly one of the most magnificent sights on earth.

Hiking 1h-5h, 1-15km
Opt to hike along the rim or down into the canyon. Experience breathtaking scenery with spectacular views. Bring lots of water, a hat and plenty of energy. Remember -- hiking down is optional, hiking back up is mandatory!

Day 04
Las Vegas

Grand Canyon - Las Vegas

Hotel: Golden Nugget Las Vegas or similar

Spend the morning at the Grand Canyon and enjoy a bird's-eye view of the Grand Canyon with an optional helicopter flight. After, hit the road and head towards Las Vegas, Nevada.

Get your kicks on Route 66 and stop at one of the wackiest, off-beat burger joints around. Continue on to explore the 'city of lights', Las Vegas, along the famous Vegas Strip.

Opt to try the VIP limo experience.

Optional Activities
VIP Party Limo Experience 45USD per person
Channel your inner celebrity and set off in this party on wheels. Luxuriate in the leather seats, and feel like a star with the neon lights, flat screen TV and booming stereo system. Tour the highlights of Vegas and love the limo life.

Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour 299USD per person
The Grand Canyon helicopter ride is a must! Enjoy a bird's-eye view for 45 to 50 minutes as you fly over the canyon, taking in the stark contrast of the the blue-green Colorado River against the thousand shades of red rock found in the canyon. From above, you can fully appreciate the greatness of the gorge and see why it is one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

Vegas Strip Visit
Walk along Las Vegas Boulevard and soak in the lights, energy and pulse of the Strip. With an ever-evolving architecture and multitude of hotels, casinos, restaurants, and entertainment, there's so much to see and do.

Las Vegas Show 3h-4h 60-200USD per person
Leave the world behind, give in to your senses and prepare to be amazed. Take in one of the many shows available in this entertainment mecca. Live music, burlesque, comedy, magic, Cirque Du Soleil, and more. Whatever your passion, no other city can compete with the range and scale of shows on offer 24 hours a day.

Gambling at Vegas Casino
Hold some cards, toss some dice, place a bet or sit at the slots. Try your luck at gambling in one of the many casinos along the Strip. (The legal age for gambling is 21 years of age.)

Day 05
Bakersfield

Las Vegas - Death Valley - Bishop (summer)/Bakersfield (winter)

Hotel: Days Inn Bakersfield or similar

Winter: Las Vegas - Bakersfield
Travel to one of the country's most rugged landscapes — the legendary Death Valley, California. Soak in the dramatic landscape.

The Death Valley is one of America’s most extreme locations – from sand dunes and desert, to badlands, towering peaks, and a basin that actually registers below sea-level, this is sure to be an unforgettable stop. Hottest. Driest. Lowest. There’s a bit of everything here on the border of California and Nevada.

In the afternoon, continue on to Bakersfield for the night.

Summer: Las Vegas - Sierra Nevadas
Travel to one of the country's most rugged landscapes — the legendary Death Valley, California. Soak in the dramatic landscape.

The Death Valley is one of America’s most extreme locations – from sand dunes and desert, to badlands, towering peaks, and a basin that actually registers below sea-level, this is sure to be an unforgettable stop. Hottest. Driest. Lowest. There’s a bit of everything here on the border of California and Nevada.

Later, travel to Bishop. Surrounded by peaks which soar more than 14,000 ft (3,962m) in elevation, Bishop, one of "America's Coolest Mountain Towns," sits directly in the centre of an incredible area of natural beauty. Enjoy secluded natural hot springs where stargazing is amazing.

Day 06
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park

Hotel: Local Hotel or similar

Winter: Bakersfield - Yosemite National Park

Head out of town towards Yosemite Valley. Take short hikes (weather permitting) to majestic waterfalls, clear lakes, beautiful meadows or walk among giant sequoias. If lucky, spot black bears, deer or coyotes with a keen eye.

Spend the night just outside the national park.

Summer: Sierra Nevadas - Yosemite National Park

Head out of town towards Yosemite Valley. Take short hikes (weather permitting) to majestic waterfalls, clear lakes, beautiful meadows or walk amongst giant sequoias. If lucky, spot black bears, deer or coyotes with a keen eye.

Spend the night just outside the national park.

We intend on using the Tioga Pass, a scenic route through the Sierra Nevada mountain range that connects Bishop with Yosemite NP. The status of the road is monitored daily, and our travel plan for the area will be confirmed during the trip.

Tioga Pass Drive
Take this scenic route through the Sierra Nevada mountain range connecting Bishop with the Yosemite Valley floor. Pass by lakes, meadows, and groves, and keep your eyes peeled for wildlife along the way.

Yosemite National Park
Picturesque valleys, vast wilderness, powerful waterfalls, elusive wildlife, ancient sequoias and more than 16 types of granite make up this internationally recognized national park. Hike the trails, get up close to ancient rock formations and take panoramic photos of this gorgeous landscape. Keep an eye out for black bears, deer, and coyotes.

Optional Activities
Yosemite National Park Hike 1h-6h 1-15km Free
Panoramic vistas, gushing waterfalls, and elusive wildlife await. Bring water, wear a hat and sunscreen, and hike Yosemite NP. Keep an eye out for black bears, deer, and coyotes.

Yosemite Bike Rental 12USD per person
Set your wheels in motion with tandem, hand crank or mountain bikes, and opt to cycle some of the 20km (12mi) of paved trails throughout the valley floor. Bring a water bottle, stop to shoot photos, and enjoy some of the most picturesque spots in Yosemite NP.

Visiting Attractions

Day 07
San Francisco

Yosemite National Park - San Francisco

Hotel: Hotel Metropolis or similar

Depart this morning for one of the greatest cities in the world: San Francisco! Discover some of the most iconic attractions such as bustling Fisherman's Wharf or the stately Golden Gate Bridge, a marvel of engineering and deco design.

Go back in time and take an optional cable car ride over the steep hills. In the evening, enjoy an optional sunset sailing.

Optional Activities
Cable Car Ride 1h-3h 7USD per person
Iconic to San Francisco, travel back in time and hop on the world's last manually operated cable car system.

Sunset Sailing 50USD per person
Depart from Fisherman's Wharf and catch a glimpse of marine life as we sail around San Francisco Bay. Admire the city's remarkable skyline, get up close and personal with the infamous Alcatraz Island, and sail underneath the Golden Gate Bridge. Enjoy the sunset and make a mental note to return.

Alcatraz Visit 33USD per person
Travel out to Alcatraz Island for a cell-house audio tour of the infamous federal penitentiary. While there, check out the natural side of the rock—with its gardens, tide pools, bird colonies, and stunning views of San Francisco Bay. Tours often sell out, so book a ticket online (far in advance!) to secure a spot.

Bike Rental 1h-5h 1-15km, 8-32USD per person
Rent a bike to peddle across the Golden Gate Bridge, through the scenic Marina district or perhaps to Golden Gate park.

Fisherman's Wharf Free
Visit San Francisco's famous Fishermen's Wharf, walk the piers, check out the marine life, shop and sample the fresh seafood.

Golden Gate Bridge Free
What trip to San Fran would be complete without seeing the Golden Gate Bridge? Depending on time, step foot on this famous red suspension bridge or find a great viewing point to take some photos.

Haight-Ashbury Free
Check out this neighbourhood known as the centre of counterculture ideals, drugs, and music during the hippie movement in the 60s. Today, find locally-owned restaurants and bars, boutiques, booksellers, head shops and record stores.

Day 08
San Francisco

San Francisco

Depart at any time. We highly recommend booking pre- and post-accommodation to fully experience these famous cities.

Visiting Attractions

Please note that order of day-to-day itinerary is adjustable depending on tour start day.

Pick-up Details/Transfers
When arriving at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) proceed to the Arrivals Hall. From LAX, you have a few transportation options to get to the Joining Hotel, which is 25 miles away: public taxi, door-to-door shuttle also knows as “Shared-ride Vans”, or a ride sharing app such as Uber or Lyft.

Taxi

The taxis are located outside of each terminal on the Lower/Arrival Level islands marked with a yellow sign. The cost is approximately $50 plus gratuity but can vary greatly depending on arrival times.

Shared-Ride Vans
This is probably the most cost effective way to get to your hotel and definitely cheaper than a taxi ride from the Airport. The fare to your hotel is around $15-20 plus gratuity.
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • Transportation in vans fitted with wi-fi for up to five users at a time
  • 7 nights accommodations
  • 1 Dinner
  • Small group experience; Max 13, average 10
  • Admission to above-mentioned national parks
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO)

Package Excludes

  • All personal expenses
  • Allow USD200-225 for meals not included
  • Optional Activities:
    Grand Canyon:
    - Helicopter Flight: 25 min $244/person ; 45min $274/person
    - IMAX Movie: $14/person
    Las Vegas:
    - Limo Tour (1.5 hrs): $40/person
    Yosemite:
    - Bicycle Rental: $11/person per hour
    San Francisco:
    - Cable Car Ride: $6/person one way, $14/person one day
    - Bike Rental (full day): $32/person or $36/person (for higher end bike)
    - Sunset Sail (1.5 hrs): $40/person
Special Notes
  • 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 to spend hiking as it does not allow for heat or moisture to enter or escape, and it will not dry easily once wet.
  • We recommend the use of a well-labeled duffel bag, soft bag or backpack (whichever you find easiest to carry). Suitcases or heavy luggage are not recommended for the health of the CEO! A good size day-pack (20-35L) is also essential as you will have the chance to walk and hike in different national parks during these trips This daypack will be used to carry your personal gear for the day, lunch and 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.
  • In order to protect your own property, please bring any valuable items with you at any time. Please do not leave any valuable items on the bus/hotel/attraction/restaurant etc. Tours4fun, local operators, drivers and tour guides will not take any responsibility for any theft loss at any location.
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Reservation Info

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    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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    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - 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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    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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