DEPARTS LOS ANGELES to LOS ANGELES
Trek Code: WTW Destination: USA West Departs: Dec-Sep Accommodation: Camping/Hotels Age Range: Open age
With an action-packed five days in Western USA, this tour has you travelling from the City of Angeles, to the desert neon city of Las Vegas. From the cascading depths of the Grand Canyon to the iconic red mesas and overnight Hogan stay in Monument Valley, this trip is the perfect taste-tester of America’s gems and highlights.
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Driving tour of the Las Vegas Strip
Overnight in a traditional Navajo Hogan
Sunrise over the Grand Canyon
Get your kicks on Route 66 and visit Seligman
Navajo guided backroads tour of Monument Valley
Explore the incredible Grand Canyon National Park
City tour of Hollywood and Venice Beach
Plus you get…
Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
All transportation by private adventure vehicle
All accommodation – 4 camping & 2 hotel nights included
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.
> Grand Canyon helicopter flight US$244-$274
> Grand Canyon IMAX theater US$15
> Las Vegas clubs & casino shows US$10+
> Las Vegas helicopter flight: US$115
> Las Vegas rollercoasters US$4-$30
> Las Vegas Gun Range from US$30
> Go Karting in Las Vegas US$25
As this tour departs at 0730 we recommend that you book pre-tour accommodation. Please request hotel details at the time of booking.
Day 1: Los Angeles & Las Vegas
Leaving behind the ‘City of Angeles’ we drive onto the desert neon city of Las Vegas – the greatest show on earth. Watch out though, some dub this place ‘Lost Wages’! Why not opt for to cruise down “The Strip” in a super-stretch limo, indulge in an all-you-can eat buffet, take in a show or just watch the amazing crowds and neon signs as the glitzy hotels try to outdo each other with spectacular attractions. And if that’s not enough, take a helicopter flight back down The Strip, or just gamble the night away in one of the world class casinos. Oh and there’s a saying here: what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.
Accommodation: Hotel included I Meals: Paid locally
Day 2: Grand Canyon
With an early morning departure, we make our way towards America’s premier National Park, and find out why it is called the Grand Canyon. En route we drive past the Hoover Dam and visit the town of Seligman on the original Route 66. The grandest canyon of them all can challenge your head for heights too. Keep your feet firmly on the ground or swoop above it all on an optional helicopter flight. One thing’s for sure though, this place looks incredible from any angle, especially walking along the rim at sunset. You will never forget your first glimpse of the Canyon as you realise the immense vastness and extreme beauty of it all.
Accommodation: Camping from 1st April-31st October / Hotel 1st November-31st March | Meals: Paid locally
Day 3: Monument Valley
We rise early to catch sunrise from the rim of the Grand Canyon, watching as the colours change and expand inside the belly of the Canyon. There is time for a quick rim walk before venturing into the desert southwest; we hit iconic Monument Valley, used in countless Hollywood scenes from Westerns to 2001: A Space Odyssey and Forest Gump. It is also the most photographed place in America and for good reason. With an included backroads Navajo guided 4×4 tour, we flit between towering buttes and massive mesas. This is sacred Navajo land; and your Navajo guide will share secrets and legends before settling down to an overnight stay in a traditional Navajo mud-hut Hogan. This unique experience is one most travellers never get to experience.
Accommodation: Hogan included I Meals: Dinner included
Day 4: Las Vegas
Departing the most photographed place in America we drive to Horseshoe Bend. An iconic viewpoint where the Colorado River snakes through the canyon floor, in a distinctive Horseshoe shape. Keep your camera batteries charged for this one! We continue back to the desert city of Las Vegas as the sun starts to set and the city becomes awash with neon lights. We enjoy a quick driving tour of Las Vegas before heading out for an optional Korean Restaurant BBQ dinner. The rest of the night is free to explore and you may want to head downtown for the Fremont Street experience, the original Las Vegas.
Accommodation: Hotel included I Meals: Breakfast included
Day 5: Los Angeles
We pass by the Mojave Desert, literally paved with the iconic Joshua Trees before making our way back to Los Angeles… where the sun goes down and the stars come out. Upon arrival we enjoy a quick tour of Hollywood Boulevard and photo stop of the famous sign in the Hollywood Hills, before hitting Venice Beach, the most ideal place in LA for people watching and enjoying food by the beach from one of the many stalls. This tour ends at the hotel at 17:00.
This tour is run with our trusted sister company and is open to travellers of all ages.