8:00am Tour starts in the lobby of our Los Angeles Hostel. After making introductions with your tour guide and fellow travelers, you will start your adventure by visiting the most famous highlights of LA, including Hollywood, Hollywood walk of stars, Grauman’s Chinese Theater, Dolby Theater, Sunset Blvd, Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive and more. After lunch we head out of the city and East towards the Colorado River where we stay at the casino town of Laughlin. Once we arrive at out hotel, you will have the evening free to explore the night life of this Nevada border town, go shopping, or take a walk down to the mighty Colorado River.
Leaving the river behind, we hit the road and start our journey to canyon country. We will make an early start to maximize our time. One of the most famous stretches of Route 66 will take us to our first stop in a funky town, the birthplace of Route 66, Seligman AZ. In the early afternoon, we will arrive at Grand Canyon National Park, one of the seven Natural Wonders of the world. After a picnic lunch, you will have the afternoon to explore the Canyon, visit the information plaza, walk along the rim trail or take a short hike part way down into the Canyon itself. Tonight we will meet for sunset at a special point along the south rim of the canyon.
We get up early again today and make our way across the desert to ‘Sin City’. Las Vegas is the gambling capital of the world, but there’s plenty to do along the Strip besides losing your money at the blackjack table – there are all the famous shows, plus tons of free shows, shops, amusement rides, and an incredible number of Night Clubs. When you arrive in Las Vegas, your guide will drive the length of the entire strip telling you all about Vegas, and pointing out where all the must go spots are, all the helpful inside information!
Today we continue our journey West and make our way towards the biggest National Park in the USA, Death Valley. In the summer, Death Valley is the hottest place on earth…so in the winter it is usually a very nice comfortable temperature! Road Trip is the name of the game today, and we make the most of journey through this other worldly landscape making many stops along the way. Tonight we will go out for dinner in Bakersfield CA.
We get an early start today and spend the majority of our time in Yosemite National Park. There are many amazing hiking trails, short easy hikes and long strenuous ones. Depending on road conditions, we might also get the chance to see the Giant Sequoia trees…the largest living organism on earth! You will be treated to views of Half Dome, Yosemite Falls (tallest water fall in North America!), and El Cap, a 3,000 ft tall wall of granite! After a picnic lunch this rest of the day is yours to do as much as you can take on! In the late afternoon, you will meet you guide and make the short drive to our Hostel right outside the Park.
We get up early again today and make our way towards San Francisco. Arriving in the city in time for lunch, we will visit the most famous highlights of San Francisco; including the Golden Gate Bridge, lumbar St, Twin Peaks, Alamo Square, China town, City Hall and Fisherman’s Wharf. In the evening we make an optional Sunset sailing trip available which is a fantastic way to bring this tour to an end. After dinner, San Francisco has an amazing night life, with an endless variety of bars and clubs if your still in the mood to go out.
Today we have no activities planned. If you are flying out in the afternoon, the hostel can hold your luggage until you are ready for your airport transfer. Because San Francisco is such a fun city, (and easy to get around on foot), we recommend staying for a few days after your tour. You will Love it here! If you do have to fly home today, get an afternoon flight and our hostel will hold your luggage for free while you explore San Francisco for one last day. One really fun thing to do today after the trip is to take a Alcatraz tour. You must book your own ticket either in San Francisco, or online before you get there. It is a really fun activity to do with other members of your trip on this last day.
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