Multi-Day Tour

National Parks & Bright Lights (15 days)

G Adventures Inc.

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

Valid for Departures: 29 Apr 2018 - 24 Nov 2019

National Parks & Bright Lights (15 days)

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
San Francisco, CA United States
None None
Day 1 San Francisco: There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. We highly recommend booking pre-tour accommodation to fully experience this fascinating city. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2
San Francisco, CA United States
None None
Day 2 San Francisco/Yosemite National Park: Head out on an orientation of one of the greatest cities in the world, San Francisco. Discover some of the city's most iconic attractions such as bustling Fisherman's Wharf or the stately Golden Gate Bridge. In the afternoon, drive to Yosemite National Park. Transport: Travel time includes stops along the way. Private Van with Wi-fi
Day 3
Yosemite National Park, CA United States
None None
Day 3 Yosemite National Park: Head to the Yosemite Valley. Take short hikes (weather permitting) to majestic waterfalls, clear lakes, beautiful meadows or walk amongst giant sequoias in Yosemite National Park. If lucky, spot black bears, deer or coyotes with a keen eye. Included Activities: Yosemite National Park Visit Yosemite National Park Hike
Day 4
Yosemite National Park, CA United States
None None
Day 4 Yosemite National Park/Bakersfield: Head to the Yosemite Valley. Take short hikes (weather permitting) to majestic waterfalls, clear lakes, beautiful meadows or walk amongst giant sequoias in Yosemite National Park. With a keen eye, you may be lucky enough to spot black bears, deer or coyotes. Drive to Bakersfield for the night. Included Activities: Yosemite National Park Visit Transport: Travel time includes stops along the way. Private Vehicle
Day 5
Bakersfield, CA United States
None None
Day 5 Bakersfield/Las Vegas: Visit desolate Death Valley — the hottest, driest, and lowest spot on the continent. Carry on to Las Vegas and explore the famous Vegas strip. Opt to take a limousine tour or try your luck at the slots. Included Activities: Death Valley National Park Visit Transport: Travel time includes stops along the way. Private Vehicle
Day 6
Las Vegas, NV United States
None None
Day 6 Las Vegas: Enjoy a full free day to explore Las Vegas. Wander the strip, do some shopping, and refuel at one of the many bars or restaurants. Opt to take in a glitzy Las Vegas show or to head out on a day trip to the Hoover Dam.
Day 7
Las Vegas, NV United States
None None
Day 7 Las Vegas/Bryce Canyon National Park: Arrive in Bryce Canyon just in time to witness one of the most spectacular sunsets in the Southwest. Additional Notes: Zion National Park/Bryce Canyon National Park Included Activities: Zion National Park Visit Bryce Canyon National Park Visit Transport: Private Van with Wi-fi
Day 8
Bryce Canyon National Park/Lake Powell
None None
Day 8 Bryce Canyon National Park/Lake Powell: Explore Bryce Canyon National Park on trails (weather permitting) among the amphitheatres and multi-coloured rock pinnacles called hoodoos before heading to Lake Powell. Opt for a cowboy steak dinner and a sunset horseback ride (seasonal). Included Activities: Bryce Canyon National Park Visit Transport: Private Van with Wi-fi
Day 9
Monument Valley, UT United States
None None
Day 9 Monument Valley: Take an optional tour to Antelope Canyon, the second largest of its kind in North America. Included Activities: Glen Canyon Dam Visit Horseshoe Bend Hike Off-Road 4x4 Tour Transport: Private Van with Wi-fi
Day 10
Grand Canyon National Park
None None
Day 10 Grand Canyon National Park (1D): Wander along a trail and feel the sunshine and wind on your face while admiring awe-inspiring views. Or sit and watch the changing play of light and shadows. In the afternoon, opt to watch the most spectacular IMAX Adventure of all, the Grand Canyon Movie. Included Activities: Grand Canyon South Rim Visit Transport: Private Van with Wi-fi
Day 11
Grand Canyon National Park/Lake Havasu City
None None
Day 11 Grand Canyon National Park/Lake Havasu City: Opt to get a bird's-eye view of the Grand Canyon with an optional helicopter flight. Travel to Sedona and check out the stunning landscape and vibrant spiritual community. Continue on to Lake Havasu City for the evening and visit the famous London Bridge. 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: Sedona Visit Transport: Private Van with Wi-fi
Day 12
Joshua Tree National Park/San Diego
None None
Day 12 Joshua Tree National Park/San Diego: When the sun sets, experience the Gaslamp Quarter District with numerous pubs and nightclubs. Included Activities: Joshua Tree NP Visit Transport: Private Van with Wi-fi Private Van with Wi-fi
Day 13
San Diego, CA United States
None None
Day 13 San Diego: San Diego is a great city to experience where life is lived outdoors.
Day 14
San Diego, CA United States
None None
Day 14 San Diego/Los Angeles: Discover why Santa Monica Pier and Venice Beach are highlights of Los Angeles. Opt to rent a bike. Included Activities: Orientation Drive Transport: Private Van with Wi-fi
Day 15
Los Angeles, CA United States
None None
Day 15 Los Angeles: We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to fully experience this famous city.

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From the Golden Gate Bridge to glowing canyon walls at sunset, this trip captures the beauty of the cities and wilderness of the western US. It’s perfect for the traveller looking to breathe in the scent of the sequoias of Yosemite by day but wanting the comforts of a hotel at night. Prepare yourself for otherworldly hoodoos in Bryce Canyon National Park and desert scenery in Death Valley – the lowest spot on the continent – before taking an optional helicopter ride above the incomparable Gra...

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