Trek Code: W2W Destination: USA West Departs: Oct-Mar Accommodation: Camping Age Range: 18-38

Tour Overview

Climb aboard and experience this land the active and fun TrekAmerica way. Hike, bike, and horseback ride in stunning settings, enjoy city nightlife, and build small-group friendships around glowing campfires.


Included Highlights

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Overnight Cowboy Camp including “chuckwagon” dinner

Overnight in traditional Navajo Indian “Hogan”

Navajo Indian guided 4×4 tour of Monument Valley

Grand Canyon sunrise or sunset

Walk the Golden Gate Bridge

Scenic walks and hikes

Sightseeing in San Diego

National Parks – Monument Valley & Grand Canyon

City tours of Las Vegas, San Francisco and Hollywood

Plus you get…

Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader

Private transportation with free Wi-Fi

2013 deps: 6 camping nights (7 hotel/hostel nights paid locally).

2014 deps: All accommodation – 5 camping, 4 hotel, 2 hostel & 1 hogan nights.

All camping equipment (except sleeping bag)

Flexible Itinerary

Our routes have been carefully chosen to include the best night stops, highlights, and included experiences, but with lots of optional activities to choose from, stops at some of your leaders favourite places and occasional changes in local conditions no two Trek trips are ever the same so come ready for a unique adventure.


Optional Activities (paid locally)

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There are loads of exciting optional activities for you to choose from during your trip giving you the flexibility to do the things you want to and leave out the things you don’t. Below are the main optional activities for this trip, these can be arranged once you are on tour via your Tour Leader and are paid for locally.


> SeaWorld Adventure Park US$88

> Grand Canyon helicopter flight US$244-$274

> Grand Canyon IMAX theater US$15

> Las Vegas clubs & casino shows US$10+

> Limo ride in Las Vegas US$25-$30

> San Diego Zoo US$44

> Watersports in San Diego US$10-$75

> San Francisco cable car ride US$5-$13

> Las Vegas helicopter flight: US$115

> Bike Rental in San Francisco US$32-$60

> Las Vegas rollercoasters US$4-$30

> Rollerblading in San Diego US$5-15

> Western horseback riding at cowboy camp US$65

> Las Vegas Gun Range from US$30

Tour Itinerary

As this tour departs at 0730 we recommend that you book pre-tour accommodation. Please request hotel details at the time of booking.


Itinerary Note

2013 departures are 14 days in duration and end in Los Angeles.


2014 departures are 13 days in duration and end in San Francisco.


Itinerary Update for 2014 Departures

Itinerary shown below is for 2013 departures. For 2014 itinerary details click here >


Day 1-2: Los Angeles & San Diego

On day one we leave LA to follow the coast south to California’s answer to winter weather, “always temperate” San Diego. A perfect climate, great zoo and heaps of Spanish charm see your trip off to a flyer. Get drenched by SeaWorld’s killer whales, unleash some long-lost skating moves then rub shoulders with the surf set in laid-back beach haunts. It’s easy to agree with the locals who call their home “America’s Finest City”.

Accommodation: Camping included

Day 3-4: Colorado River & Wild West Cowboy Camp

Along California’s watery border with Arizona we’ll pick a prime spot to pitch canvas out under the desert stars. Head further into Arizona’s and a night at our authentic Cowboy Camp to do the Old West thing. Saguaro cacti cast familiar shapes, across the Sonora Desert brush with coyotes, hawks, and star-filled skies for company Enjoy delicious meals and opt to horseride under the desert sky.

Accommodation: Camping included

Day 5: Monument Valley

Monument Valley, a land of classic western scenery, is the Navajo Nation’s greatest natural treasure. Say ‘Howdy’ to your Indian hogan. Yep, that’s a traditional clay and wood Navajo dwelling; and after touring this wondrous natural movie set with our Navajo guide, there’s no better place to lay your head.

Accommodation: Camping in hogan included

Day 6-7: Grand Canyon National Park

Just when the scenery seems unbeatable, journey to the Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Walk the rim and gaze spellbound into the depths, hike down a canyon trail, or take a scenic flight for a “bird’s eye” view. The best bit? Perhaps awaking to the most stunning sunrise nature can summon.

Accommodation: 2 en-route hotel nights paid locally

Day 8-9: Las Vegas

On to an incredible man-made wonder in the desert – Las Vegas – “The City That Never Sleeps”. So much leftfield stuff is part and parcel of Sin City: Caesars Palace mall attendants in full centurion garb; a mock volcano erupting through the evening and newly-weds partying on The Strip. Its brash, its bizarre, its brilliant! Catch a show, ride a roller coaster and enjoy its famous bright lights, casino gambling and non-stop nightlife.

Accommodation: 2 en-route hotel nights paid locally

Day 10: San Joaquin Valley

Delve into the ‘nation’s salad bowl’, a vast tract striped with crops galore, and often dressed with wispy winter fog.

Accommodation: Camping included

Day 11-12: San Francisco

Next, “Everybody’s Favourite City”, San Francisco, with its endless options: walk across the Golden Gate Bridge, ride the cable cars up and down the fabled, steep streets, view the Bay and Alcatraz, shop in Chinatown and Union Square and chill in ex-hippie heaven, Haight-Ashbury. Later, dress to impress as the North Beach bars compete for your custom.

Accommodation: 2 en-route hotel nights paid locally

Day 13-14: Pacific Coast & Los Angeles

After leaving our hearts in San Francisco, we travel south and the winding roads showcase cracking coastal views as LA looms large once again. Get into celeb-spotting mode; we’re touring Hollywood and you never know your luck.

Accommodation: En-route hotel paid locally on day 13.


This tour ends at our gateway hotel at approximately 17:00 hrs. We can book you post-tour accommodation at our gateway hotel if required. If you are planning to fly tonight, please do not book a flight that departs before 21:00 hrs.

Special Departures

If you want to make sure you’re right in the heart of the action at the absolute best time to be there, then why not book one of our Special Departures.


Grand Canyon Winter

Spend Christmas in the Grand Canyon!

Wake up to Christmas at the Grand Canyon, take to the rim trail or go down deep into the canyon itself and celebrate at one of the wonders of the world.



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