USA Road Trip - California & the Southwest

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USA Road Trip - California & the Southwest
The California coast, the desert of the American southwest, and six epic national parks are all on the menu for this 18-day adventure. Starting in Los Angeles, drive up the rugged coastline of Highway 1 and spend some time getting to know San Francisco, before travelling across the central valley to fall in love with Yosemite. Next up, get ready for days filled with surfing on the beach, glamping in a private canyon, eating pizza along the rim of the Grand Canyon, wandering amid the hoodoos of Bryce Canyon, and visiting a land of extremes in Death Valley National Park. Fast-paced with non-stop good times, this trip will have your head buzzing in the absolute best way.

Highlights
Hike through the dramatic scenery in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Enjoy the many wonders of Yosemite National Park, Catch a few waves with a surf lesson on Hermosa Beach, Visit the strange rock formations in Joshua Tree National Park, Travel Route 66, Have pizza along the rim of the Grand Canyon, Hike through the hoodoos in Bryce National Park, Explore Zion, Travel to a land of extremes in Death Valley National Park.

Accommodation
Hotel (4 nts), Hostel (2 nts) twin share, participation camping (11 nts).

Group Leader
1 CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout.

Group Size Notes
Max 13.

Meals Included
11 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 10 dinners

What's Included
Your Welcome Moment: Welcome Meeting - Meet Your CEO and Group. Hike in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. San Francisco orientation tour. Yosemite National Park visit. Nevada and Vernal Fall hike. Mariposa Grove visit. Grizzly Giant loop hike. Surf lesson on Hermosa Beach. Visit to Joshua Tree National Park. Drive along Route 66. Hike in Grand Canyon National Park. Visit to Horseshoe Bend. Bryce Canyon National Park visit. Zion National Park visit. Free time in Las Vegas. Death Valley National Park visit. Entrance fees to all national parks and monuments with hiking and walking excursions. Self-inflating mattresses and dome tents. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

About G Adventures
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G Adventures has been a world leader and innovator in sustainable adventure travel since 1990. We invite you to explore a world of tours infused with inspiration and excitement that will take you off the beaten track into the real heart of the destination. Our approach to travel provides small groups and independent travellers the rare opportunity to connect with nature and local cultures.

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Itinerary

Day Destination
1 Los Angeles/Santa Margarita
2 Santa Margarita/Santa Cruz
3 Santa Cruz/San Francisco
4 San Francisco/Yosemite National Park
5 Yosemite National Park
6 Yosemite National Park
7 Yosemite National Park/Hermosa Beach
8 Hermosa Beach
9 Hermosa Beach/Joshua Tree National Park
10 Joshua Tree National Park/Grand Canyon National Park
11 Grand Canyon
12 Grand Canyon/Page
13 Page/Bryce Canyon
14 Bryce Canyon/Zion National Park
15 Zion National Park
16 Zion National Park/Las Vegas
17 Death Valley National Park
18 Ridgecrest/Los Angeles
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.