Westerner 2 BLT

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  • Itinerary
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The perfect California, Nevada and Arizona blend, from the coastal paradise of San Diego and bright lights of Las Vegas to the vast coloured rock formations of the Grand Canyon. Hike the wild and winding natural trails of Yosemite National Park, and hit up San Francisco before continuing down California’s stunning coastline. This is the perfect road trip for anyone who wants to experience the best the West has to offer!

  • See Las Vegas on a party bus tour of The Strip
  • Epic Grand Canyon sunrise or sunset
  • Stop in Seligman on the original Route 66
  • Explore Yosemite's towering granite peaks
  • Walk the impressive Golden Gate Bridge
  • City tour of San Francisco
  • Travel along scenic coastal Highway One
  • Admission to incredible national parks - Grand Canyon & Yosemite
Accommodation Types
  • Budget Lodging
Food And Meals
  • All meals to be paid locally

We offer a whole range of travel extras with everything from additional hotel nights, travel insurance, city sightseeing and more so you can organise everything you'll need for your trip in one easy place.

Book Extra Nights in Los Angeles

Our tours usually depart at 07:30am and finish around 5:00pm at designated hotels in our gateway cities, so it's a great idea to book a room for the night before and after your tour. It's also worth staying extra nights to explore the city more. You must book these hotels in advance either online with your tour or by contacting our friendly sales team. LOS ANGELES - FAIRFIELD INN MARRIOTT525 North Sepulveda Boulevard, El Segundo, Los Angeles, CA 90245  This hotel offers free WiFi, air-conditioning, mini-market, plus an outdoor pool, fitness centre and free shuttle service to LAX. Twin share (With a trekker of the same sex)From £114 | US$134 | Eur122 | AU$172 | NZ$181Price per person per nightFull room (Your own single or double room)From £177 | US$233 | Eur213 | AU$301 | NZ$316Price per room per night AIRPORT TRANSFER INFORMATIONThe hotel operates a free airport to hotel pickup from the international airport to the Fairfield Inn & Suites Hotel. Whilst this is a complimentary service a tip of US$1-$2 is generally expected. On arrival to the airport, please call the hotel and advise them which terminal you are at and to arrange pick up. The transfer should take approximately fifteen minutes by road depending on traffic. For airport drop-off, please arrange this with the reception staff.

Book City Tours Before/After Your Trip

Sticking around for a day or two after your trip? Arriving early for some big city fun? We don’t blame you. Making sure you catch ALL the highlights, we’ve partnered with GetYourGuide to show off the ultimate things to do in our fave cities.Check out our city tours below >Los Angeles City tours

Book Flights (UK only)

Our specialist flights department can offer UK customers a great airline fare to all of our Trek destinations. We have preferred contracts with many international carriers and have secured some of the most competitive prices in the industry. Why Book Your Flights with Trek?Secure your flight with a deposit of only £125 per personDate changes free of charge (subject to terms)We are ATOL protected and IATA licensedPersonal service - you're more than just a numberCall us now on 0208 682 8920 for today's special offers orRequest a flight quote

Travel Insurance

At TrekAmerica we believe that your safety and enjoyment are the most important parts of your holiday. That's why we recommend you take out insurance as soon as your booking is confirmed. TrekAmerica can offer you comprehensive travel insurance which is completely tailored for your trip and is specially designed to include all the activities listed we do.If you do not take our policy, you must ensure that the policy you do take offers an equivalent level of protection and covers you for the activities involved - be aware that some policies do not include, or restrict, coverage for this type of travel. ? See our insurance page or download our insurance tips pdf for more information.

Optional Activities During Your Tour

There are loads of exciting optional activities available for you to choose from during your trip giving you the flexibility to do the things you want to and leave out the things you don't. A list of optional activities and approximate costs are shown at the end of each day by day itinerary descriptions above. Your tour leader will arrange your chosen activities during the tour so no need to pre-book. You'll also pay for these locally so ensure you budget for the bucket list items! As local weather conditions and seasonality can change not all optional activities may be available on your trip and prices can be subject to change.

Pre-Book Alcatraz Cruises

Located in San Francisco bay, Alcatraz is best known as one of the world's most legendary prisons. Departing from Fisherman's Wharf, you can connect with Alcatraz via a return ferry where you explore within the concrete walls and cells with an audio headset to learn the history and conditions within the prison. Alcatraz tours can sell out far in advance so if you want to visit Alcatraz you will need to book your own ticket ahead of time directly with Alcatraz Cruises.Check the itinerary description for San Francisco above for the recommended date and time for your tour.Book tickets here with Alcatraz Cruises

  • Yosemite
  • Grand Canyon
  • California
  • New York
  • Balboa Park
  • Arizona
  • Gaslamp Quarter
  • Yosemite Village
  • Los Angeles
  • San Diego
  • Prescott
  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Route 66
  • Las Vegas
  • Yosemite National Park
  • San Francisco
  • California Coast
  • Santa Barbara
  • North America
  • USA
Tour Types
  • Small Group
  • Youth
  • Singles
  • Scenic
  • Adventure
  • Original
  • Beaches
  • Cities
  • Deserts & Canyons
  • National Parks

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 favourite places and occasional changes to the itinerary, so get ready for one awesome adventure!As this tour departs at 07:30 hrs we recommend that you book pre tour accommodation. Please request further details at time of booking. 2019 Itinerary 

Day: 1-2

It's time to say hello to San Diego, with its stunning beaches, perfect California weather and laid-back vibes. Go go for a relaxing walk around Balboa Park and check out some of the 15 museums within the park. Feel the sand between your toes at Mission Beach whilst working on that all important Californian tan, or hit the water and make the most of the long list of fun water sports on offer from surfing to paddleboarding. Later, explore the Gaslamp Quarter and experience awesome restaurants, art galleries and nightlife that will make sure your first evening is one to remember!

  • Los Angeles
  • San Diego

Day: 3

Feel the heat beneath the blue skies of the Mojave Desert as you drive through A-Grade Arizona. Want to see something out of the ordinary? Make a stop at the Imperial Sand Dunes, sometimes called the Algodones Dunes, the largest mass of sand dunes in California. You finish your day in Prescott, Arizona where you stay overnight.

  • Prescott

Day: 4-5

Strike out across the desert in search of one of the 'Seven Natural Wonders of the World', the Grand Canyon. Over 227 miles long, 18 miles wide and 1 mile deep, it's perfect for exploring on foot – or, alternatively, opt for an exhilarating helicopter flight overhead. If it's adventure you're after, then an optional hike deep into the canyon on the Bright Angel Trail will make sure you're pushed to your limits, but rewarded for your efforts with stunning views. Let's not forget about the aptly named 'Ooh Aah Point' on the South Kaibab Trail, which again, delivers breath-taking views. At the IMAX Theater, you’ll discover how the Grand Canyon was formed over millions of years, to really appreciate just how epic it really is!

  • Grand Canyon National Park

Day: 6-7

Today you'll travel a section of the original Route 66 stopping at the town of Seligman, a quaint town which has stood still in time and is filled to the brim with authentic road trip memorabilia. With a sudden burst of neon, Vegas is right in your face - Viva Las Vegas! This is the party capital of the USA and you'll soon see why as you start your night off with an included Las Vegas limousine tour where you can let your hair down and see the sights at the same time. Opt for a deluxe buffet, watch the famous Bellagio fountain show or ride New York New York’s famous roller coaster, before clubbing all night long. Just remember, 'what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas'.

  • Route 66
  • Las Vegas

Day: 8-9

Leave those sore heads and empty pockets behind and get back to nature with a stop at the awe-inspiring and stunning Yosemite National Park. There's a reason that Yosemite is California's most loved national park, with its ancient Giant Sequoia trees that tower high above you. You'll also have the opportunity to spot some of the USA's most iconic wildlife, including black bear and coyotes. Both easy and challenging hikes await you and whichever you opt for you'll be brought face-to-face with stunning glacier-carved granite monoliths, deep valleys and spectacular waterfalls. Take to two wheels on a bike and explore Yosemite Village with the wind in your hair, or for a different way to see the park, why not enjoy a float down the Merced River on a rubber ring?

  • Yosemite National Park

Day: 10-11

One of the most vibrant cities in the USA, San Francisco has got it all! Upon arrival enjoy a tour of the Haight-Ashbury area, and then cycle or walk across the famous Golden Gate Bridge. There are loads of options to fill your time in San Francisco such as catching an iconic cable car to tour the steep city streets, visiting the famous resident sea lions at Pier 39 or jumping on an optional sunset sailboat cruise in San Francisco Bay. For some quality grub, visit Fisherman's Wharf, or chow down on tacos at a taqueria in the Mission District. Mmmm! Carry on the night at the trendy bars and clubs in North Beach. If you wish to visit Alcatraz for exciting stories of escape and misfortune on a brilliant audio tour, make sure you book in advance.

  • San Francisco

Day: 12

Brace yourself, because your road trip is about to get a whole lot more beautiful. Turn up the tunes, sit back and watch stunning scenery fly by your window as you follow the winding roads of California's pristine coastline. Finish your day in the San Luis Obispo area with the chance to swim in the North Pacific Ocean.

  • California Coast

Day: 13

It's time to kick back with a free afternoon in Santa Barbara. Sometimes referred to as the California Riviera, its beautiful beaches, majestic mountains and colourful culture make Santa Barbara well worth a stop. Relax on the beach and grab yourself some frozen yogurt for the ultimate chill-out time. Explore the famous Spanish Mission and soak in those Mediterranean vibes. As the sun goes down it’s time to find the nearest bar and let the partying begin!

  • Santa Barbara

Day: 14

Leaving beach life behind you for now, we’re headed back to the 'City of Angels'. The second largest city in America after New York and home to countless A-Listers. There is no shortage of things to see and do. Visit Hollywood Boulevard and stroll the Walk of Fame where you'll be able to get a view of the iconic Hollywood sign, then make your way to the hotel where this trip of a lifetime sadly comes to an end! If you choose to stay on another couple of days, why not head to Venice Beach for a spot of interesting people watching and to feel the Californian sand between your toes for one last time.This tour ends at approximately 17:00 hrs. We can book you post tour accommodation at our gateway hotel if required. If you are planning to fly tonight, please do not book a flight that departs before 21:00 hrs.

  • Santa Barbara
  • Los Angeles
  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
  • Private transportation with free Wi-Fi
  • All accommodation

You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.

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Touring with TrekAmerica

TrekAmerica was founded 45 years ago, on a simple concept; get together a group of free-wheeling, independent types, pack up a van with tents, camping gear and a trek leader and follow the road, hitting all the key places along the way. Today, not much has changed, and as the longest running North American, small group tour company, they are proud to say no-one knows the area like them. With ‘Tours for Non-Tourists’, they love bringing together small groups of young, international travellers to experience the best of USA, Canada, Alaska and South America; showing them America's big highlights from bustling cities to jaw-dropping National Parks, and incredible places so hidden only locals like them know about them.

TrekAmerica tours are designed specifically for young, international travellers aged 18-38, so you're guaranteed to be travelling with people of a similar age, all with a sense of fun, adventure and a keen desire to explore. Whether you're travelling alone or with friends, you'll soon be surrounded by like-minded people who will quickly become your new best trek mates. The tour leaders are home-grown, knowledgeable and fun loving folks with a passion for showing you the real Americas. Only the most enthusiastic and committed people are chosen to become tour leaders; they are trained extensively as TrekAmerica believe that the most important ingredient for the success of a tour is a great leader.

With year round departures and over 50 unique itineraries from 3 days to 3 months in length, TrekAmerica offer a wide range of tours and departures and whatever you choose they guarantee you the experience of a lifetime! Each trip offers fantastic value for money; they include all accommodation and transport, your own experienced tour leader, all national park fees and selected meals on some tours. Plus there are no single supplements for those travelling alone. They also include exciting activities along the way so you get serious ‘bang for your buck’. You have a choice of accommodation on each tour; you can opt for full on communing with nature with the camping option, or go the hostel route of group accommodation with the Budget Lodging option, or if you need your creature comforts, the Plus option is for you.

Whichever tour you choose, fun, freedom and flexibility are key to TrekAmerica’s style of travel and with interests as individual as their travellers, you're able to hang out with the group when you want or do your own thing. In addition to the many included highlights and activities, there are also lots of optional activities for you to choose from during your trip. They keep these optional so you have the flexibility to do the things you want to and leave out the things you don't, according to taste and budget.


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Meals:All meals to be paid locally
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