Multi-Day Tour

Western Express Northbound (8 days)

G Adventures Inc.

Los Angeles, CA, United States To San Francisco, CA, United States

Valid for Departures: 08 Apr 2018 - 22 Dec 2019


Day 1
Los Angeles, CA United States
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Day 1 Los Angeles: There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting. Additional Notes: We highly recommend booking pre-tour accommodation to fully experience this crazy city. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2
Los Angeles, CA United States
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Day 2 Los Angeles/Laughlin: 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. Included Activities: Orientation Drive Hollywood Visit Transport: Travel time includes stops along the way. Private Vehicle
Day 3
Laughlin, NV United States
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Day 3 Laughlin/Grand Canyon National Park (1D): 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. Included Activities: Grand Canyon South Rim Visit Hiking Transport: Travel time includes stops along the way. Private Vehicle
Day 4
Grand Canyon National Park/Las Vegas
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Day 4 Grand Canyon National Park/Las Vegas: 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. Additional Notes: Note: If you have pre-booked the Grand Canyon Helicopter Ride you will enjoy your 45-50min ride over the canyon today. Included Activities: Route 66 Drive Transport: Travel time includes stops along the way. Private Vehicle
Day 5
Las Vegas, NV United States
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Day 5 Las Vegas/Bakersfield: Travel to one of the country's most rugged landscapes — the legendary Death Valley, California. Soak in the dramatic landscape. In the afternoon, continue on to Bakersfield for the night. Included Activities: Death Valley National Park Visit Transport: Travel time includes stops along the way. Private Vehicle
Day 6
Bakersfield, CA United States
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Day 6 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. Included Activities: Yosemite National Park Visit Transport: Travel time includes stops along the way. Private Vehicle
Day 7
Yosemite National Park, CA United States
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Day 7 Yosemite National Park/San Francisco: Depart in the morning for one of the greatest cities in the world: San Francisco. Discover some of the iconic attractions such as bustling Fisherman's Wharf or the stately Golden Gate Bridge, a marvel of engineering and Art Deco design. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Travel time includes stops along the way. Private Vehicle
Day 8
San Francisco, CA United States
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Day 8 San Francisco: We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to fully experience this famous city.

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From ghost towns and the Grand Canyon to roadside burger joints and the cosmopolitan streets of San Francisco, this region is loaded with the intriguing and the incredible. Best of all, this Los Angeles to San Francisco itinerary is structured so that those short on time can experience the region's best. At the sights – like the atmospheric mining town of Laughlin – you’ll get great pictures and a greater appreciation of what you’re seeing. Best of all, national park entrances are included, s...

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G Adventures is an adventure travel pioneer offering the widest selection of affordable small group tours, safaris and expeditions all over the world. Founded by entrepreneur owner Bruce Poon Tip in 1995 and powered by an international team of passionate change makers, G Adventures was the first adventure travel company to offer 100% guaranteed departures in 2013. With nearly 700 itineraries and 110,000 travelers each year, G Adventures' award-winning trips put travelers on a first-name basis with the planet’s people, cultures, landscapes and wildlife. For more information, please visit:

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By: Nick G

Reviewed on: 17 May 2016

Pitched as a tour for people who hate tours--right on target. Most intellectually engaging trip I've ever done. Great sights, fun people, interesting history, immersive experience.
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Reviewed on: 31 Dec 2017

G Adventures combines the best cultural, scenic, culinary, and social experiences into one trip that leaves you feeling humbled, grateful, appreciative, and eager for more. Their organization and professionalism made traveling a breeze. Our trip left us feeling fulfilled, but it took me only a couple minutes with WiFi to start researching our next G Adventure.
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Reviewed on: 14 Feb 2018

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Reviewed on: 02 Mar 2018

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