Drive down the historic Route 66!
See the bright lights of Las Vegas and explore Sin City!
Hike to amazing viewpoints
In Los Angeles, you’ll get to see the famous HOLLYWOOD sign!
Gaze into the depths of the Grand Canyon
See the iconic Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco
Death Valley has amazing rock formations and colors
Experience the beauty of California’s beaches and ocean
San Francisco to Los Angeles Express
On your eight days on the West Coast, you’ll see:
…AND camp overnight with your group!
Web price: from $1299*
*Tour is for 18-39 year olds ONLY.
SF to LA Express 8 Day Tour
|Tours:||Depart SF most Saturdays Apr-Sept|
|Departs From:||Your SF Hotel|
|Duration:||8 days/7 nights|
|Transport:||Comfortable transport in an air-conditioned private touring van
(22 pax max, avg = 16)
|Activities:||Hiking, Camping, Swimming, Photography, Camp cookout, Wildlife & Nature|
|Includes:||Free in-van wifi (up to 5 users at a time)
Entrance fees to all national parks with hiking and walking excursions
Orientation walk in Las Vegas
Visit to secluded hot springs in Bishop
Sunset at the rim in Grand Canyon
Visit to London Bridge in Lake Havasu
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
Air-conditioned private touring van
2 Chief Experience Officers (CEO) throughout
Small group experience; Max 22, avg 16.
Hotels/hostels (3 nts, some multi-share), participation camping (4 nts)
|Not Included:||Allow USD $50-$75 for meals not included
Sleeping bags and personal gear
Guide gratuity (optional)
PLEASE READ: Our terms/conditions and cancellation policy
|Day 1 – San Francisco::||Arrive at any time. We highly recommend booking pre-tour accommodation to enjoy more of the city.|
|Day 2 – Yosemite NP:||Catch a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge on the way out of one of America’s most popular cities. Drive into the Sierras amongst the beautiful mountains. Dinner included.|
|Day 3 – Bishop:||Take short hikes to majestic waterfalls, lakes and meadows, and walk amongst giant sequoias. A drive through the Tioga Pass brings scenic views of Yosemite’s peaks. Stargaze at a secluded hot springs. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.|
|Day 4 – Death Valley/LV:||Visit the hottest, driest and lowest point in North America: Death Valley. Explore Las Vegas along the Strip, and enjoy an optional VIP limo experience. Breakfast and lunch included (dinner on your own).|
|Day 5 – Grand Canyon::||Travel Route 66, and stop at a wacky burger joint. Enjoy a sunset pizza dinner at the edge of the Grand Canyon. Enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the Grand Canyon with an optional helicopter flight. Dinner included.|
|Day 6 – Lake Havasu:||Hike around the grandest of canyons, then cool off in the crystal-clear waters of the Colorado River. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.|
|Day 7 – Joshua Tree NP/LA:||Take a short hike in Joshua Tree National Park amongst the boulders and famous Joshua trees. Be on the lookout for celebrities while passing a few popular sites on the drive into California’s most glamorous city. Breakfast and Lunch included.|
|Day 8 – Los Angeles:||Depart at any time. Consider booking post-night accommodation to see all of the popular sights in the area..|
**Sample Itineraries: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The sample itinerary is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission. Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.**
Our tour is designed to be comfortable for all levels of camping experience, from first time campers to veteran outdoorspeople. An essential part of your trip is participation – from putting up your tent (while camping) or packing it away in the morning, to helping with meal preparation and cleaning up – it is all part of your adventure and when everyone puts in a little effort the trip will run smoothly.
Your CEO will do all the meal planning, but we do ask the clients to help with the preparation and washing up. Team spirit is part of the fun! All camping
equipment (with the exception of your sleeping bag and pillow) is supplied. We supply dome tents and assembly/disassembly takes only 5 minutes. All tents have built-in insect nets. Self-inflating mattresses are also provided, which are approximately 4cm thick, warm and comfortable.
We use 2 types of campgrounds in North America:
1. Private campgrounds: These are privately run sites, usually with all services such a fire pit, picnic table, drinking water, toilet & shower buildings. Some have small outdoor swimming pools and laundry facilities.These campgrounds are located near national park entrances or towns.
2. Public campgrounds: These are park-run run sites, usually with basic facilities such a fire pit, picnic table, and drinking water. In some cases, these types of campgrounds don’t have showers, only pit toilets and a lake! In other locations, toilet and shower facilities may be located outside of campground, or at times in another location, a drive away. Some of them have shower fees ($2-6/shower).
- Camera & charger
- Sneakers or hiking boots (mountain hiking can be hard on unsupported ankles)
- Comfortable hiking clothes (shorts & T-shirt)
- Change of clothes for 2 days
- Swimwear, sandals
- Toiletries, towel
- Bug repellent spray
- Sun protection, hat
- Water bottle
- Flashlight or headlamp (optional)
- Warm layers (evenings can be cooler)
Early Spring/Late Fall: (additionally)
- Hiking boots or durable sneakers (preferably Gortex or waterproof)
- Warm layers (long underwear & wool fleece suggested)
- Waterproof jacket/pants for winter conditions
- Gloves, wool socks and a hat (75% of your body heat is lost through your hands, head, and feet)