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Camping America's West

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Tour style - Active & Adrenaline, Trekking/Hiking, Wildlife & Nature, Culture & History, Chill out & Beach

22 days

Think every trail in the Great American West has been blazed by now? Think again, partner. Spread across 22 glorious days, this trip takes you on an incredible loop from beautiful San Francisco and back again with stops in LA, San Diego, Scottsdale and Vegas along the way. In between, you’ll have the chance to take a dip in the Pacific, raft the Colorado River, hike the Grand Canyon and stretch out under star-filled skies in the region’s top national parks. Three weeks of your life, a memory for all time.
  • Day 1 San Francisco

    Arrive to our joining hotel at any time. Welcome meeting in the evening. There's a lot to see and do in San Francisco, and we recommend spending extra time here if you'd like to explore the city; speak to your sales agent to book extra accommodation. Haight-Ashbury, Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf and the city's famous cable cars await you.

  • Day 2-3 Big Sur (1B, 1L, 2D)

    Your CEO will point out some popular sites on the drive out of town–perhaps you'll catch a glimpse of the stately Golden Gate Bridge, a marvel of engineering and deco design. Crashing waves, rolling fog and sheer rocky cliffs will make the journey down California's Coast Highway 1 an unforgettable experience. Visit one of the most historic cities in California, Monterey. Marvel at the beautiful coastline and mountain ranges of Big Sur. Approximate Distance to Monterey: 185 km ; Approximate Distance Monterey to Big Sur: 50 km Estimated Travel Time: 7 hrs (including stops)

  • Day 4-6 Los Angeles/San Diego (2B, 1L, 2D)

    At Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park witness a waterfall dropping from granite cliffs into the ocean. The journey along Highway 1 continues to impress, offering breath-taking views of the classic California coast. See the wonders of the night sky at Cachuma Lake while enjoying the warmth of the campfire. Approximate Distance: 380 km Estimated Travel Time: 7 hrs (including multiple stops)

  • Day 7 Scottsdale (1B, 1L)

    Be on the lookout for celebrities as you pass by a few popular sites on your way into one of California's most glamourous city. Your CEO will point out a few famous neighborhoods and landmarks on the drive into town. Opt to spend the afternoon visiting one of the most exciting amusement parks - Universal Studios. It is the largest movie studio in Hollywood and the workplace for numerous Hollywood stars. With a little luck you might come across the Simpsons or Steven Spielberg! For our night in Los Angeles, we give up camping in favour of a more comfortable experience in a hotel. Approximate Distance: 195 km Estimated Travel Time: 6 hrs (including stops)

  • Day 8-9 Grand Canyon National Park (1B, 2L, 2D)

    Take in any remaining sites in LA like Venice Beach and Santa Monica Pier before heading out of town. In the afternoon, cruise through Orange County and along the incredible Pacific coastline to the truly remarkable city San Diego! History, food and fun awaits us in beautiful historic Old Town. Approximate Distance: 190 km Estimated Travel Time: 4 hrs (including stops)

  • Day 10-11 Lake Powell/Monument Valley (2B, 2L, 1D)

    San Diego is a great city to experience where life is lived outdoors. Check out world-famous Coronado Island. Afterwards experience optional attractions like Sea World, the amazing San Diego Zoo, take surf lessons and rent boogie boards or opt to relax on Mission beach. When the sun sets experience the Gaslamp Quarter District with numerous pubs and nightclubs.

  • Day 12-13 Moab (2B, 1L, 1D)

    Visit the Imperial Sand Dunes, the largest mass of sand dunes in California. In the evening enjoy a night out in historic downtown of Phoenix. Inspired by America's famous Country music, opt to experience a real Cowboy bar. To better experience the city, for our night in Scottsdale, we give up camping in favour of hotel accommodation. Approximate Distance: 600 km Estimated Travel Time: 8 hrs (including stops)

  • Day 14 Bryce Canyon National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)

    Gaze through the windows of the past and discover one of the best preserved cliff dwellings in North America, Montezuma Castle. Get out the camera for this next breathtaking experience as we take Arizona's famous scenic drive: Oak Creek Canyon. In the afternoon cool off at Slide Rock State Park. Continue to one of the earth's greatest on-going geological spectacles: the Grand Canyon. Take short hikes at the most spectacular gorge in the world and enjoy a pizza dinner at the rim as you view the stunning sunset. Approximate Distance: 400 km Estimated Travel Time: 8 hrs (including multiple stops)

  • Day 15-16 Zion National Park/Las Vegas (1B, 1L)

    Considered among nature's most spectacular offerings, the Grand Canyon provides spectacular opportunities for you to explore. Wander along a trail and feel the sunshine and wind on your face as you admire awe-inspiring views. Sit and watch the changing play of light and shadows. With numerous viewpoints, the Grand Canyon will never look the same! In the afternoon enjoy a bird's eye view of the Grand Canyon with an optional helicopter flight or watch the most spectacular IMAX Adventure of all, the Grand Canyon Movie. Return to your campsite and enjoy a BBQ around the campfire to recapture the experiences from this memorable day! Note: If you have pre booked the Grand Canyon Helicopter Ride you will enjoy your 45-50min ride over the canyon today.

  • Day 17 Death Valley National Park/Bishop (1L, 1D)

    Enjoy famous Lake Powell with its deep blue water surrounded by orange-red cliff walls. View the Glen Canyon Dam, the second largest of its kind in North America. Be in awe as you reach the overlook after a short hike to the famous Horseshoe Bend, shaped by the emerald green Colorado River. In the afternoon take time and relax on the beach. Optional Antelope Canyon tour is available. Approximate Distance: 240 km Estimated Travel Time: 4 hrs (including stops)

  • Day 18-19 Yosemite National Park (2B, 2L, 2D)

    Discover one of the most majestic places on earth: Monument Valley! Magnificent colors, miles of mesas, buttes and pinnacles makes Monument Valley a truly wondrous experience. Learn about the Navajo culture that has been passed on through generations in order to keep the sacred traditions, beliefs and ceremonies alive. Take an optional jeep tour led by a Navajo guide through Monument Valley and enjoy a traditional meal on the tour prepared by Navajos as you sit around the campfire listening to their stories. Be inspired by a night under the stars as you camp in this magnificent atmosphere. See the sun rise from a perspective very few ever experience! Approximate Distance: 225 km Estimated Travel Time: 4 hrs (including stops)

  • Day 20 Napa Valley/Petaluma (1B, 1L, 1D)

    Breathtaking views await us in the largest national park in Utah, Canyonlands. It offers many pullouts with spectacular views along the paved scenic drive. Take a break and escape on to one of the many trails, providing an unforgettable Canyon Country experience that will last a lifetime! In the evening enjoy a gorgeous sunset at Dead Horse Point State Park before we continue to Moab. Approximate Distance: 255 km Estimated Travel Time: 6 hrs (including stops)

  • Day 21 San Francisco (1B)

    In the morning visit Arches National Park, carved and shaped by eons of weathering and erosion. It contains the world's largest concentration of natural stone arches. Explore the park's viewpoints and hike to sandstone fins, massive balanced rocks and soaring pinnacles. The afternoon is free to explore Moab or for optional activities such as rafting on the Colorado River, mountain biking or take an adventure on a Hummer tour.

  • Day 22 San Francisco

    Prepare yourself to be amazed as we take you to the heart of the American West! Witness isolated landscape of canyons, plateaus, and valleys as we travel on Scenic Byway 12, located in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Discover Capitol Reef National Park, filled with twisting canyons, massive domes, monoliths and spires of sandstone, which makes it a stunning, surreal adventure for everyone. Learn about the Fremont Culture, the first Native American settlers in this area as you view authentic petroglyphs. Driving through the amazing landscape of Grand Staircase Escalente National Monument we reach Bryce Canyon National Park. Experience this spectacular Park on trails among the amphitheaters and multi-colored rock pinnacles called "hoodoos". Optional Rodeo in the evening (when in season). Approximate Distance: 445 km Estimated Travel Time: 8 hrs (including stops)

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