Arrive to our joining hotel at any time. Welcome meeting in the evening.
Enjoy one of the greatest cities in the world: San Francisco! Discover some of the most iconic attractions such as bustling Fisherman's Wharf or the stately Golden Gate Bridge, a marvel of engineering and art deco design. Admire spectacular views of Yosemite National Park's magnificent peaks and granite domes. Take short hikes to majestic waterfalls, clear lakes, beautiful meadows and walk amongst giant sequoias. With a keen eye, you may be lucky enough to spot black bears, deer or coyotes. Approximate Distance: 225 km Estimated Travel Time: 7 hrs (including stops)
Marvel at the spectacular views of Yosemite National Park's magnificent peaks and granite domes as you enjoy one of most scenic areas in California. Surrounded by peaks which soar to over 14,000 feet in elevation, Bishop, one of "America's Coolest Mountain Towns" sits directly in the center of an incredible area of natural beauty. Enjoy secluded hot springs where star gazing is amazing. Note that we intend on using the Tioga Pass, a scenic a route through the Sierra Nevada mountain range that connects Yosemite NP with Bishop. In the spring and autumn seasons, there's a chance that the pass will be closed due to poor weather conditions or even snow. In such a case, we use an alternate route south, and will spend the night in Lake Isabella instead of Bishop. The status of the road is monitored daily, and our travel plan for the area will be confirmed during the trip. Approximate Distance: 330 km Estimated Travel Time: 10 hrs (including stops on the Tioga Pass)
Visit one of the country's most rugged landscapes, the legendary Death Valley, the hottest and driest spot and home to the lowest point in North America. In the evening, arrive to the city of lights, Las Vegas. Stroll the famous Las Vegas strip and experience this unique city with an optional Limo VIP tour. Try your hand with gambling at giant-mega casinos or opt to visit one of the numerous shows offered on the strip. Walk the strip and try your luck at the tables or the slots. Spend your time shopping, dining, or poolside. For the more adventurous consider riding one of the many roller coasters or going on a zip line tour. Try your hand with gambling at giant-mega casinos or visit one of the numerous shows offered on the strip, just up the road from our well-located hotel. For our two nights in Las Vegas, we stay close to the action in a hotel in the city center. Approximate Distance: 590 km Estimated Travel Time: 10 hrs (including stops)
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. Approximate Distance: 475 km Estimated Travel Time: 6 hrs (including stops)
Discover one of the most majestic places on earth: Monument Valley. Magnificent colors, miles of mesas, buttes and pinnacles make 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 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: 290 km Estimated Travel Time: 5 hrs (including stops)
Drive to Mesa Verde National Park which offers a spectacular look into the lives of the Ancestral Pueblo-ans. Take a guided hike through history as you explore the cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde, some of the most notable and best preserved in North America. Approximate Distance to Durango: 315 km Estimated Travel Time: 7 hrs (including stops in Mesa Verde National Park)
Continue your journey back in time and explore one of America's oldest and most beautiful cities, Santa Fe. Take a stroll downtown and visit art galeries, or enjoy some world famous roasted green chilies. Approximate Distance: 350 km Estimated Travel Time: 6 hrs (including stops)
On the night of July 2nd in 1947 something (or someone) crashed into the desert outside of Roswell, New Mexico. Was it a balloon, or really extra-terrestrial life? Find out what all the hype is about as we pass through this funky town. Then visit Carlsbad Caverns, one of the oldest and most famous cave systems in the world. Explore the cave on a guided tour and be fascinated by the largest underground chambers and countless formations. In the evening witness the stunning spectacle as nearly 400,000 Mexican free-tail bats exit Carlsbad Cavern. Approximate Distance: 470 km Estimated Travel Time: 8 hrs (including stops)
Travel to Paradise Canyon to cool off in the clear and intense blue-green waters. Continue to our campsite an hour outside of San Antonio for the evening. One of the US's largest cities, San Antonio is vibrant and full of culture. Famous due of its proximity to the Alamo, the city holds its own in terms of attractions and experiences available. Approximate Distance: 744 km Estimated Travel Time: 10 hrs (including stops)
Visit historic San Antonio, deep in the heart of Texas. Discover the battle of Alamo in the 18th century while you walk amongst the largest concentration of missions remaining in North America. Continue your journey back in time on the San Antonio River Walk, winding along the San Antonio River or just relax and enjoy the city at a slower pace. Continue on to Houston in the afternoon. Approximate Distance to Houston: 375 km Estimated Travel Time: 8 hrs (including stops at the Alamo)
Travel to the beautiful city of New Orleans. Enjoy an orientation tour, or choose to visit a nearby plantation. Experience New Orleans at its best. Party in the French Quarter till the early hours, dance to great jazz bands and try out delicious Creole food. Take an optional swamp tour or a steam boat ride on the Mississippi. Day 16 is a free day to explore on your own and eat beignets, gumbo and jambalaya! For our two nights in New Orleans, we stay close to the action in a hotel in the city center. Approximate Distance to New Orleans: 535 km Estimated Travel Time to New Orleans: 7 hrs (including stops)
Hear the beat in Memphis, Tennessee! Explore the birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll, Home of Blues and the starting point of soul. Music Legends including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and B.B.King made their marks on Memphis. Optional activities include visiting the National Civil Rights Museum (located where the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr took place in 1968) or visitng the Rock & Soul Museum. In the evening stroll one of America's most famous streets: Beale Street with it's live entertainment! Approximate Distance: 640 km Estimated Travel Time: 8 hrs (including stops)
In the morning walk in the footsteps of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll at Elvis Presley’s home, Graceland (optional). See how the legend lived and discover videos, pictures, stage costumes and much more. If Graceland is not for you, enjoy the time to explore more of Memphis on your own. Travel to Nashville in time to check out the nightlife and visit a real country cowboy bar. Approximate Distance: 380 km Estimated Travel Time: 5 hrs (including stops)
Experience America's favorite drive through the Appalachian Mountains. See remains of the settlements along the journey, learn about their history as we take our time exploring this fabulous drive. The mountains are a perfect place to relax and enjoy the fresh, clean air and see the true beauty of North America. Optional short hikes on the many trails throughout the park. Approximate Distance: 575 km Estimated Travel Time: 8 hrs (including stops)
Continuing on, we pass through Shenandoah National Park, a truly beautiful, historic national treasure. Standing on top of the peaks of Shenandoah National Park, gazing across the silent mountains, it's hard to believe we are just a short distance away from Washington DC. Approximate Distance: 480 km Estimated Travel Time: 7 hrs (including stops)
Opt to visit the eternal flame of John F Kennedy's grave at the Arlington Cemetery and pay respect to the many other fallen soldiers around you. Today is all about the capital of the United States. There is so much to see and do in Washington DC that you can't see it all in one day. Take your time as you spend a full day exploring this fascinating city. Tour the national monuments and memorials including the White House, Washington Monument, Reflecting Pool and the Lincoln Memorial. Visit the National Mall that includes 15 museums such as the Air and Space Museum and the National Museum of Natural History.
Enjoy an included lunch stop en route to NYC. Discover the famous city on an orientation walk of Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Grand Central Station, 5th Avenue and the NYC library. Opt to see the Statue of Liberty from Battery Park, stand on top of the world at the Empire State Building or take a look back on 9/11 as you stand at Ground Zero. Enjoy a last dinner with your group before saying goodbye! For our night in NYC, we stay close to the action in a hostel near the city center. Approximate Distance to NYC: 375 km Estimated Travel Time to NYC: 6 hrs (including stops)
Depart at any time. If you would like to spend more time to explore New York City, we recommend booking post-night accommodation. You can do this at the time of booking your G Adventure.