Unbeatable experiences of the American Southwest – from mountains, deserts and incredible canyons to rich and famous resort towns, casinos, movie sets and more. Experience an incredible adventure, filled with an endless array of day and night time activities.

 

 

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Three Week Western USA Road Trip

The Western USA road trips are by far the most popular USA trips, for good reason too. With national parks, cities and activities to die for it is one of the most popular USA leisure destinations. When you combine this with the good time and laugh you will have with the rest of the group, this just might turn out to be the highlight of your travels.

Three Week Western USA Road Trip  Highlights Include:

  • Authentic cowboy camp with home cooked mealsOne Week Western USA Road Trip (1)
  • Western horseback riding
  • Walk the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Grand Canyon sunrise or sunset
  • Walk amongst Giant Sequoias
  • Scenic walks and hikes
  • City tours of San Francisco and Hollywood, LA Sightseeing in San Diego
  • National Parks – Yosemite, Zion, Bryce, Arches and the Grand Canyon
  • Cross the Hoover Dam
  • Swap stories around the camp fire in Monument Valley Tribal Lands Services of a tour leader
  • All transportation by private adventure vehicle
  • 16 nights camping & equipment (except sleeping bag)
  • 4 nights in a hotel

 

 

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Day 1-2: Los Angeles & San Diego

With the sun on your face, say goodbye to LA and hello to the Southern California city of San Diego – ‘America’s Finest ‘. Laze in grassy Balboa Park or feel sand between your toes at Mission Beach and top up your tan. San Diego has the perfect environment for so many beachfront activities; rollerblading, beach volleyball, boogie boarding and bicycling… you name it! It’s all about the beach: bronzed bodies, big shades and baggy shorts. Explore the original SeaWorld or visit the famous San Diego Zoo, before soaking up a blazing Californian sunset.

Accommodation: Camping included

Day 3-4: Las Vegas

Back to the modern world with a bang – Las Vegas – the greatest show on earth! Cruise “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 out-do each other with spectacular attractions. And if that’s not enough, take an optional helicopter flight 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: 2 en-route hotel nights included

Day 5-6: Grand Canyon National Park

Next we come face to face with the most awe-inspiring national park of them all, the Grand Canyon. Nothing you have ever seen before will prepare you for this spectacular site! Hike from the forest above to the desert below, red rock to white powder, or take an optional helicopter flight above it all and marvel at the brilliant colours. One thing’s for sure though, this place looks incredible from any angle, especially walking along the rim at sunset or sunrise.

Accommodation: Camping included

Day 7: Lake Powell & Cowboy Camp

After a short stop at Lake Powell it’s time to pull up those boots and grab your Stetson, as you’ll be riding high in the saddle on an included horseback ride at our cowboy camp. The true American experience and nothing beats home cooking!

Accommodation: Camping and meals included

Day 8: Monument Valley

We head to the Navajo Tribal Lands of Monument Valley. The only things to pre-date the origins of Native American culture are the towering buttes and mesas which dominate the awe-inspiring landscape. Take the opportunity to experience it close-up with an optional 4×4 ride and a Navajo Indian Reservation visit before setting up camp. What a place for a campfire sing-along.

Accommodation: Camping included

Day 9-11: Moab/Arches National Park

The park’s name says it all. Some 2,000 orange sandstone arches strike their poses. Moab is the perfect base for two days of exploration and adventure in Arches National Park. Endless opportunity awaits; take a sunset stroll to Delicate Arch. mountain bike on the many trails, float down the Colorado on a scenic rafting trip or tackle the terrain high above on a guided jeep tour.

Accommodation: Camping included

Day 12: Bryce Canyon National Park

What’s a hoodoo when it’s at home? Actually, Hoodoos are weird and wonderful rock spires arranged in rows. “Mysterious”, “breathtaking” and “out of this world” are only a few of the descriptions offered by past visitors to Bryce Canyon National Park. For close up views, we allow plenty of time to take advantage of the park’s incredible system of trails. Wherever you walk, you will encounter a kaleidoscope of colours and a fantasy land of rock spires that will leave you searching for your own way to describe this ‘indescribable’ place.

Accommodation: Camping included

Day 13: Zion National Park

You will have plenty of time to discover the Southwest’s great diversity as we visit three National Parks over the next four days. Over in Utah, the call of the wild is just as strong. Negotiate the stunning terrain of Zion National Park first. Trek through colourful canyons or take a duck’s eye view on the tree-lined Virgin River as it meanders below massive, cathedral-like sandstone walls, soaring several thousand feet into the sky.

Accommodation: Camping included

Day 14: Great Basin Desert

Leave the real world behind for a night out in the heart of the Great Basin Desert. Whether ‘intrepid’ is your middle name or you’re a total city slicker, nothing beats hitting the trails for bags of fresh air and freedom.

Accommodation: Camping included

Day 15-16: Yosemite National Park

Prepare to be wowed. Thundering waterfalls, huge granite cliffs shaped by the elements and towering sequoia trees are all perfect camera fodder within this huge wilderness. We have two days to hike, bike or float through this extraordinary landscape.

Accommodation: Camping included

Day 17-18: San Francisco

Next, “Everybody’s Favourite City”, San Francisco, with its endless options. We’ll tour the city and stride across the Golden Gate Bridge, before letting the cable cars carry us through the fabled steep streets. View the Bay and Alcatraz on an optional sunset sail cruise, visit Fisherman’s Wharf, shop in Chinatown and Union Square and sample the famous nightlife too, be it authentic Chinatown eateries, cool bars in North Beach or Haight-Ashbury or dance-floors heaving to hip-hop beats.

Accommodation: 2 en-route hotel nights included

Day 19-20: Pacific Coast & Big Sur

Head up the rugged California coast travelling the Pacific Coast Highway and taking in the sights as the surf spirit takes hold of you! Fasten your seatbelt for blockbusting scenery. Giant redwoods tower overhead while McWay Falls plunges from granite cliffs into the Pacific Ocean far below. Keep an eye out for elephant seals basking on the beaches.

Accommodation: Camping included

Day 21: Los Angeles

Here’s your finale. Back in Tinseltown, a visit to LA’s craziest beach scene, quintessential Venice Beach or a tour of Hollywood Boulevard, the iconic Hollywood sign and Mann’s

Chinese Theatre with its famous Walk of Stars – before the credits role on your blockbuster adventure.

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.

 

Accommodation

All accommodation apart from four nights is included. Along the way we are camping, with all equipment included in comfortable modern tents.

In Vegas you stay in a downtown hotel. Waking up with views of national parks take some beating, and certainly beats a motel.

Three Week Western USA Road Trip  Frequently Asked Questions

Our tours are designed for travellers aged 18 to 38 years of age. Consequently, they tend to focus on activities and nightlife that appeal to that age range.
One suitcase or rucksack with a maximum weight of 20 KG, plus your sleeping bag and one carry on bag for the van. Be sure to check the weight allowance of your luggage with your airline as well.
You should check exact visa requirements within your home country. Passport holders from countries that qualify for the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) are now required to obtain an ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authority) which is free and can be applied for online.
Book early! Many tours fill quickly so you should contact us as soon as possible. We would be happy to help you choose the trip that is right for you. All of our sales representatives have first hand knowledge and information about our trips. Call us anytime to check availability or hold a seat on option for up to three days with no obligation.
The reason many en route hotels are paid locally is due to fluctuation of hotel prices throughout the year. Instead of getting ‘locked’ into a contract with one hotel for an entire year, we are able to choose one that has the most reasonable price for that time of year. This saves you money in the end
No. The majority of the people travelling with us are on their own. Our trips are a great way to travel safely and meet other like minded, adventurous people from all over the world and we do not charge single supplements.

1) The services of a professionally-trained tour guide

2) Transportation in a 15 passenger air-conditioned maxi van

3) All necessary camping equipment including tents, cold food storage containers, camp lights, stoves and other camp accessories

4) Admission to all National Parks and monuments as per the “Flexible Night Stops”

5) Special included activities

Yes our vehicles are equipped with wireless Internet connection.

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Included

  • Authentic cowboy camp with home cooked meals
  • Western horseback riding
  • Walk the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Grand Canyon sunrise or sunset
  • Walk amongst Giant Sequoias
  • Scenic walks and hikes
  • City tours of San Francisco and Hollywood, LA
  • Sightseeing in San Diego
  • National Parks – Yosemite, Zion, Bryce, Arches and the Grand Canyon
  • Cross the Hoover Dam
  • Swap stories around the camp fire in Monument Valley Tribal Lands
  • Services of a tour leader
  • All transportation by private adventure vehicle
  • All accommodation and camping & equipment (except sleeping bag)
  • 4 nights in a hotel

Excluded

  • Food Kitty: US$10 per day
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Sleeping Bag

Dates

start dates 2017
Jun 28 – Jul 18
Jul 05 – Jul 25
Jul 05 – Jul 25
Jul 14 – Aug 03
Jul 21 – Aug 10
Jul 28 – Aug 17
Aug 04 – Aug 24
Aug 18 – Sep 07
Aug 25 – Sep 14
Sep 06 – Sep 26
Sep 25 – Oct 15

start dates 2018
Apr 06 – Apr 26
Apr 27 – May 17
May 18 – Jun 07
Jun 01 – Jun 21

 

“I can’t express enough how great the whole trip was. I’d recommend it to anyone who’s looking for an adventure; I certainly had one and I didn’t want it to end! more reviews here.”
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