Arrive to our joining hotel any time. Welcome meeting in the evening.
Orientation tour of fabulous Los Angeles, highlights including Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive. Witness some of the world's natural wonders in Joshua Tree National Park, home to numerous varieties of plants and animals that brave the climatic extremes. Explore the beauty of the desert by taking short hikes among the famous Joshua Trees. At Lake Havasu, cool off and enjoy the crystal clear water of the Colorado River. Approximate Distance: 435 km Estimated Travel Time: 7 hrs (including stops)
In the morning discover a piece of London in Lake Havasu City, the London Bridge. Continue across vast desert landscapes 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: 375 km Estimated Travel Time: 7 hrs (including stops)
Enjoy a bird's eye view of the Grand Canyon with an optional helicopter flight in the morning. Get your kicks on Route 66 and stop at the "Snow Cap-Drive In", one of the wackiest, off beat burger joints around. Explore the city of lights of Las Vegas along the famous "Vegas Strip". Optional VIP limo experience in Vegas. For our night in Las Vegas, we stay close to the action in a hotel in the city center. Approximate Distance: 475 km Estimated Travel Time: 9 hrs (including stops along Route 66)
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. 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 on Day 6, we intend on using the Tioga Pass, a scenic a route through the Sierra Nevada mountain range that connects Bishop with Yosemite NP. 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 today, 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: 450 km Estimated Travel Time: 7 hrs (including multiple stops)
Marvel at the spectacular views of Yosemite National Park's magnificent peaks and granite domes as you enjoy one of most scenic drives in California: the Tioga Pass! Take short hikes to majestic waterfalls, clear lakes, beautiful meadows or walk amongst giant sequoias. With a keen eye, you may be lucky enough to spot black bears, deer or coyotes. Approximate Distance: 305 km Estimated Travel Time: 7 hrs (including stops along the Tioga Pass)
Explore one of the greatest cities in the world: San Francisco! Discover most iconic attractions such as bustling Fisherman's Wharf or the stately Golden Gate Bridge, a marvel of engineering and deco design. Go back in time and take an optional cable car ride over the steep hills or rent bikes and explore the city on wheels. In the evening optional sunset sailing. For our final night in San Francisco, we stay close to the action in a hotel in the city center. Approximate Distance: 225 km Estimated Travel Time: 6 hrs (including stops)
Depart at any time