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  • Hotels: Hotels: Standard Class

  • 07/04/2021 - 07/18/2021

  • Max Participants: 14

  • 15 Days / 14 Nights

Overview

From the Golden Gate Bridge to glowing canyon walls at sunset, this trip captures the beauty of the cities and wilderness of the western US. It’s perfect for the traveler looking to breathe in the scent of the sequoias of Yosemite by day but wanting the comforts of a hotel at night. Prepare yourself for otherworldly hoodoos in Bryce Canyon National Park and desert scenery in Death Valley – the lowest spot on the continent – before taking an optional helicopter ride above the incomparable Grand Canyon.

Western USA Map
What's Included::
  • Native Grill Food Truck Lunch
  • Golden Gate Bridge Visit
  • California Produce Tasting
  • Yosemite National Park Visit
  • Yosemite National Park Hike
  • Death Valley National Park Visit
  • Zion National Park Visit
  • Bryce Canyon National Park Visit
  • Glen Canyon Dam Visit
  • Horseshoe Bend Hike
  • Monument Valley 4x4 Tour
  • Grand Canyon South Rim Visit
  • Grand Canyon Sunset
  • Sedona Visit
  • Route 66 Visit
  • London Bridge Visit
  • Joshua Tree National Park Visit
  • Orientation Drive, Los Angeles
  • Entrance fees to all national parks with hiking and walking excursions
  • Vans fitted with Wi-Fi for up to five users at a time.
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities by private vehicle and shuttle bus
  • G Adventures Tour Leader throughout and local guides
  • 1 lunch, 1 dinner – allow $685-$890 USD for meals not included
  • Hotels (14 nts)
What's Not Included::
  • Air travel
  • Incidentals
  • Travel health and cancellation insurance
  • Applicable visas
  • Tips or gratuities
  • Airport taxes
  • Beverages
  • Meals not mentioned in itinerary
  • Optional tours and admissions
  • Airport transfers

Itinerary Download PDF

Arrive at any time today, but we highly recommend coming in at least a day early so you have time to see the sites of San Francisco. We typically have a group meeting at the hotel around 6:00 p.m. Upon arrival at the hotel, please check the notice board for information about the group meeting. During the group meeting, the leader will outline the trip itinerary and answer questions.

Head out on an orientation of San Francisco to take in some final sights. What trip to San Fran would be complete without seeing the Golden Gate Bridge? Depending on time, step foot on this famous red suspension bridge or find a great viewing point to take some photos. On a clear day, you can see the San Francisco skyline, Alcatraz and the Bay Bridge to one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other. Drive past some iconic attractions of the city as we head towards the Sierra Nevadas. California's Central Valley is one of the most productive agricultural regions in the United States. Nestled in between California's Coastal Range and the Sierra Nevadas, the region is known for its fruits, vegetables, and nuts. Stop in the heart of the valley to sample some of the seasonal favorites. Approximate travel time: 7 hrs by private vehicle with Wi-Fi

We spend today in Yosemite. Picturesque valleys, vast wilderness, powerful waterfalls, elusive wildlife, ancient sequoias, and more than 16 types of granite make up this internationally recognized national park. Hike the trails, get up close to ancient rock formations, and take panoramic photos of this gorgeous landscape. Keep an eye out for black bears, deer, and coyotes.

Enjoy the morning to explore Yosemite's iconic features before traveling along the Sierra Nevadas southeast to our stop for the night. We intend to use the Tioga Pass, a scenic route through the Sierra Nevada mountain range that connects Yosemite NP with the east side of the mountain range. The status of the road is monitored daily, and our travel plan for the area will be confirmed during the trip. Approximate travel time: Varies depending on the route

We descend from the mountains into Death Valley. This is one of America’s most extreme locations – from sand dunes and desert, to badlands, towering peaks, and a basin that actually registers below sea-level, this is sure to be an unforgettable stop. Hottest. Driest. Lowest. There’s a bit of everything here on the border of California and Nevada. Later in the day we will check into our Las Vegas hotel and stroll along the famous Vegas Strip. Your evening is free to enjoy the amazing food and nightlife. Approximate travel time: Varies depending on the route

Enjoy a full free day to explore Las Vegas. Wander the strip, do some shopping, and refuel at one of the many bars or restaurants. Opt to take in a glitzy Las Vegas show or to head out on a day trip to the Hoover Dam. Your tour leader has more ideas if you need them. Just ask!

We drive from Vegas to Zion  National park. Admire monumental sandstone cliffs of cream, pink, and red that tower into the sky. Experience diverse plant and animal life in this narrow slot canyon as the park transitions from desert to forest. Gaze at the awe-inspiring beauty of the high plateaus, striking towers, temples, mesas, and the earth's tallest-known sheer sandstone walls. Lace up your hiking boots and journey through the incredible landscape of Zion National Park. With terrain that goes from desert to forest, elevations that range from 1,130m (3,700 ft) to 2,630m (8,726 ft) above sea level, and diverse weather—the hikes at Zion vary greatly. Depending on group condition and interest, the guide will propose different hikes. Possibilities include: Middle Emerald Pool, Watchman Trail, and Angels Landing. Afterward we drive to Bryce Canyon and arrive just in time to witness one of the most spectacular sunsets in the Southwest. Approximate travel time: 4.5 hrs by private vehicle with Wi-Fi

This morning we will explore Bryce Canyon. See a sight like no other at this giant forest of stone made up of a collection of massive natural amphitheaters. This park contains hundreds of thousands of eroded spires, pinnacles, and other shapes as far as the eye can see. Afterward we head to Lake Powell where you can opt for a barbecue dinner and a sunset horseback ride. Approximate travel time: 3 hrs by private vehicle with Wi-Fi

Visit the concrete arch Glen Canyon Dam, the second-largest dam of its kind in North America, built to provide hydroelectricity and flow regulation on the Colorado River in Northern Arizona. Then take a short hike (1 hr) to this spectacular horseshoe-shaped meander of the Colorado River. Stand atop steep orange-colored sandstone cliffs and look out at Horseshoe Bend. Peer down more than 300m (1,000 ft) at the emerald river below. We then drive to Monument Valley and explore this magical and sacred place by 4x4. See magnificent colors, miles of mesas, buttes, and pinnacles that make Monument Valley a truly wondrous experience. Approximate travel time: 2.5 hrs by private vehicle with Wif-Fi

Depart Monument Valley in the morning and stop for lunch just outside the Grand Canyon. Get off the beaten track for an authentic Navajo meal that gives back to the community at the Native Grill Food Truck. Although the Grand Canyon is one of the most popular destinations to visit in the USA, the Indigenous community living on Navajo land captures less than 7% of the $1.5 billion that this region sees annually. Your meal stop at this family-owned enterprise benefits 50 community members directly, with ripple effects throughout Navajo Nation. We then enter the park and drive along the south rim of the canyon for a great first impression. Marvel as the Grand Canyon unfolds before you. Don't get too close. The land drops almost straight down for more than 1,000m (3,280 ft) into the serpentine canyons below! The gorge is filled with rocky buttes, sheer limestone cliffs, and deep canyons all arrayed in a rainbow of colors. We continue further into the park and where you can opt to take a short hike into the canyon (weather permitting) or wander along rim trail to admire the views. We'll head to the rim of the Grand Canyon at sunset. Point your camera in any direction and capture memorable shots as the shifting light plays off the layers of red, yellow, and brown rock. This is truly one of the great wonders. Approximate travel time: 3.5 hrs by private vehicle with Wi-Fi

Travel to Sedona for lunch. Stop for a visit to the town of Sedona. Surrounded by red sandstone formations, this area is known to attract spiritual seekers to the energy vortexes around town. With a vibrant art community, gourmet cuisine, and beautiful landscapes, enjoy time in this alternative desert community. Then take a trip back in time to the birthplace of Route 66. Established in the early 1900s as the first transcontinental highways in the U.S, Route 66 has a lot of history on it's original length of almost 2,500 miles. Starting in Chicago, Illinois and traveling through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, before ending at the ocean in Santa Monica California. The creation of the Interstate system bypassed the majority of Route 66, creating ghost towns along it's original route, though there are a few iconic Americana towns still delivering experiences from the past. Check out the historic general store, original motels, and don't forget to get your kicks! Approximate travel time: 6-7 hrs by private vehicle with Wi-Fi

This morning we visit the famous London Bridge. From spanning the Thames to crossing the Colorado River, the 1800s London Bridge was shipped from England to Lake Havasu City in the late 1960s. Then head to Joshua Tree National Park, for a hike amongst the boulders and yuccas. Discover the rugged rock formations and iconic Joshua trees that gave this National Park it's name. Go for a hike, keep a sharp eye out for desert wildlife, and take in the incredible scenery. Continue to San Diego, where sun, sand, food, and fun all await in this beautiful beach city. Tonight we'll experience the Gaslamp Quarter District with numerous pubs and nightclubs. Approximate travel time: 2.5-3 hrs by private vehicle with Wi-Fi

Enjoy free time to explore or just sit back and relax in the sun and sand. San Diego is a great city to experience where life is lived outdoors.

Cruise through Orange County and along the incredible Pacific coastline to Los Angeles. See the stars on the most famous sidewalk in Hollywood on an orientation to the area. Drive through Beverly Hills and check out Rodeo Drive. Discover why Santa Monica Pier and Venice Beach are highlights of Los Angeles. Opt to rent a bike. Approximate travel time: 2 hrs by private vehicle with Wi-Fi

Depart Los Angeles at any time. We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to fully experience this famous city. Want more adventure? Book two or more GEEO trips in the same year and receive a discount! GEEO will give you 10% off of the lesser value program(s) (up to 3 programs). If you don’t see a program that interests you that pairs with this trip, but still would like to extend your time abroad, let us know. We will work with you to find a non-teacher trip from our tour operator’s much larger catalog. Even better, if you are an educator, we can offer still offer you a discounted price on the trip you choose!

Details

Frequently Asked Questions
Please click here to go to our general FAQ, which has essential information that applies to all of our programs.  
Resources to Learn & Teach about the Western USA
Visit our recommended reading page to see the list of books GEEO recommends reading before your program (this is not required reading). We also have lesson plans and Pinterest boards that may be useful for you as you learn about your destination and prepare to bring lessons back to your classroom.  
Terms and Conditions
It is very important for you to visit our Terms and Conditions page before signing up for this program.
Cancellation policy
All cancellations must be submitted to GEEO in written form by emailing your request for cancellation to travel@geeo.org. If you do not receive a confirmation that we have received your written cancellation request, please call us at 1-877-600-0105. Verbal cancellation requests will not be honored.
  • If you cancel 60 days or more prior to departure, all your program fee payments will be refunded besides your $350 deposit which is kept on file for future use
  • If you cancel between 30 and 59 days prior to departure, you will receive a 50% refund and your deposit is kept on file for future use
  • If you cancel within 30 days of departure, you will receive no refund, but your deposit is kept on file for future use
Trip Notes
  1. WALKS AND HIKES: All walks and hikes proposed by your tour leader will be easy to moderate level. You may choose to participate or not, but exploring our national parks on foot is part of our way of traveling. It’s a healthy way to discover North America’s beauty and landscape. In order to cover the vast distance in North America to be able to visit several different parks and cities along our trip, we will have a couple of long driving days.
  2. TRAVEL DAYS: In order to cover the vast distance in North America to be able to visit several different parks and cities along our trip, we will have a couple of long driving days.
  3. LAS VEGAS HOTELS: Las Vegas is known for glitz and glamour, and is an adult’s playground for the senses. However, hotel standards are different than in many other cities. Most hotels have an onsite casino, and smoking is permitted indoors. Although we only use non-smoking rooms on our tours and do our best to offer a smoke-free environment, please be aware that standards may result in smoke permeating non-smoking areas of hotels.
Group Leader Description
All GEEO/G Adventures group trips are accompanied by one of G Adventure's group leaders, which they refer to as Chief Experience Officers (CEO). The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are traveling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues, and introduce you to our local friends. Our itineraries often have plenty of free time to explore on your own. While not being guides in the traditional sense, you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious, and social aspects. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting – we think it’s the best of both worlds.  
Fitness Level
This trip includes light walking and hiking that is suitable for most fitness levels.  
Single Travelers
Half of the people that travel with GEEO are traveling by themselves, so please don’t worry if you have no one who can join you on your trip. Our pricing is based on double occupancy or, in other words, two people to a room. You never have to pay for a single room unless you want one. GEEO can find you a roommate of the same gender. Most of our trips have a "My Own Room" option, also known as a "Single Supplement," which is an extra fee that will allow you to have a room to yourself. If you want to room alone, please email travel@geeo.org. To see the price for the "My Own Room" option, please click here where you can look up your trip in the extra services spreadsheet.  
About Accommodation
This trip uses 2-3 star hotels and motels in cities and near park entrances. Our chosen hotels vary in size, character, and amenities, but are of a good standard, and the rooms are double occupancy with a private bathroom.  
About our Transportation
For this trip we use 15-passenger vans for up to 14 people plus the Tour Leader/Driver. These vans are durable vehicles that allow us to drive on most types of roads in North America. Each van has a front passenger seat and 4 benches that will accommodate 3 people each with mandatory seat belts to keep us secure and safe. No standing is permitted in these vehicles. This is not a physically demanding journey. There is air conditioning to cool things down on warm days to keep everyone more comfortable. Traveling can be difficult, with long drives and limited space in the van. Please take note of the travel times and distances in the above itinerary. Despite some of the long days, most travelers feel that the diversity of the North American landscape, culture, and wildlife are all well worth the experience!  
Joining Instructions
Day 1 is an arrival day, and no activities have been planned. Upon arrival to the city on Day 1, or earlier if you have booked pre-accommodation with us, please make your way to the joining hotel. Please note: Check-in time will be in the afternoon. Once you arrive at the hotel, look for a note at reception from your tour leader. This note will give the details of your Welcome Meeting on Day 1, usually between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., at which you will get a chance to meet your tour leader and other travelers, as well as learn more about how the tour will run. If you don’t see a note, please ask reception for details! If you miss the Welcome Meeting, your tour leader will leave a note at reception for you with any information you may need and with instructions for the next morning. The international airport in San Francisco is located 14 miles (22 km) from downtown San Francisco. When arriving at the International Airport in San Francisco, proceed to the Arrivals Hall, where you have three transport options; public Taxi, door-to-door shuttle or the public Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). Taxi On the Arrivals/Baggage Claim Level continue to the designed taxi zones located at the roadway center islands right outside the Arrivals Hall. Uniformed taxi coordinators will help you with any questions you may have but it should be fairly easy to find a taxi. The approximate fare to downtown San Francisco is $40 (depending on traffic) plus gratuity. Door-to-Door Shuttle also knows as “Shared-Ride Vans.” This is probably the most cost-effective way to get to your hotel and definitely cheaper than a taxi ride from the Airport. You will see quite a few shuttle companies, but you can save money and receive detailed joining locations by pre-booking at www.supershuttle.com. The fare to your hotel is around $15-20 plus gratuity. BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) public transportation The cheapest and definitely the most adventurous way to get to your hotel is by BART. The fare to downtown San Francisco is $8.10 (approximately 25 min). The BART station is located on the Departures/Ticketing Level of the International Terminal (Boarding Area G side). From any Terminal you can reach BART by taking the AirTrain to Garage G/Bart (no fare). Once at the station you need to get a ticket at the vending machine that accepts cash or credit card. Then you need to enter your ticket into the fare gate. The ticket will be returned to you since you will use the same ticket again when you exit BART at Civic Center/UN Plaza SF. From here transfer to the 19 Bus headed towards Fisherman’s Wharf. Exit at the Polk Street and Lombard Street stop. The Hotel is a 2 minute walked from here.
Emergency Contacts
Should you need to contact G Adventures during a situation of dire need, it is best to first call their local G Adventures office. If for any reason you do not receive an immediate answer, please leave a detailed message and contact information, so they may return your call and assist you as soon as possible. G Adventures Local Representative (Las Vegas) From outside the USA: 1-412-423-8143 From within the USA: 412-423-8143 If you are unable for any reason to contact the local office, please call the numbers listed below, which will connect you directly with the 24 hour Sales team, who will happily assist you. Toll-free, from calls within North America only: 1 888 800 4100
Packing List
Please read this article on GEEO’s blog for our staff’s suggestions on the best gear to pack for your upcoming travels. You must be prepared to carry your own bags and be comfortable carrying them up and downstairs, on and off transportation, and to hotels. As a rule, we try not to have to walk more than 15-20 minutes with your bags, which is why we recommend keeping the weight of your bags between 22-30 lb. Most travelers carry a backpack or rolling bag of small to medium size. No XXL bags please! A daypack is also essential for carrying everyday items. Space is limited on transportation, so there is a limit of one main piece of luggage per person plus a daypack per person. It is important to pack clothes for warm days and cool evenings, as well as a light jacket. A set of smart casual clothes is also advisable. For days in the outdoors, we recommend the use of lightweight, breathable, moisture-wicking fabrics made of wool or synthetic fibers. Cotton is not recommended for days spent hiking as it does not allow for heat or moisture to enter or escape, and it will not dry easily once wet.
 Suggested Checklist
  • Long-sleeved shirts or sweater
  • Warm layers
  • Raincoat and/or umbrella
  • Personal clothing for very hot to cool weather
  • Sturdy walking or hiking shoes – running shoes are fine too
  • Daypack
  • Sunblock
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Water bottle
  • Watch or alarm clock
  • Toiletries – Important: some hotels do not give you soap and shampoo
  • Camera
  • First-aid kit, including lip salve, Aspirin, bandaids, anti-histamine, Dramamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, electrolyte powder, insect repellent, extra prescription drugs you may be taking
Optional Checklist
  • Money belt
  • Travel pillow
  • Phone/Tablet for internet – most hotels have WiFi
  • Chargers for electronics
  • Packing cubes
  • Earplugs
  • Snacks – packing a few granola bars is a good idea; you can buy snacks when you get there too, so don't go crazy here
  • Ziplock bags
  • Reading/writing material
  • Hand sanitizer/baby wipes
Document Checklist
  • Passport (with photocopies)
  • Travel insurance (with photocopies)
  • Airline tickets (with photocopies)
  • EUR/USD cash
  • Credit or debit card
  • G Adventures vouchers, pre-departure information, and dossier
  • Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required
  • GEEO Classroom action plans for your group – this is sent 10-30 days before departure
Laundry
Laundry can be done at least once a week while on tour. Some hotels and most cities have laundromats where you can buy soap and wash your laundry in coin-operated machines. Your tour leader will advise you along the trip where you will be able to do your laundry.
Passports and Visas
All GEEO trips require that the participant have a valid passport or alternative travel documents for Americans.  Please see our general FAQ for information on obtaining a passport.
Tipping
It is customary in North America to tip service providers such as waiters, bartenders, and taxi drivers, at approximately 18-20%, depending on the service. Tipping is an expected - though not compulsory - component of your tour program and an expression of satisfaction with the persons who have assisted you on your tour. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. There are times during the trip where there is an opportunity to tip any local guides used. Recommendations for tipping local guides would range from $2-8 USD per activity depending on the quality and length of the service; ask your CEO for specific recommendations based on the circumstances and culture. Also at the end of each trip, if you felt your G Adventures Tour Leader did an outstanding job, tipping is appreciated. The amount is entirely a personal preference; however, as a guideline $5-10 USD per person, per day can be used as a guide. If your tour leader exceeded your expectations, feel free to tip more.
Flights
We often find the best prices for purchasing flights is 60 days before departure, but of course, this varies greatly from route to route and year to year. You must wait until this trip is confirmed with the minimum number of required participants before you book your flights. Typically, we reach the minimum number needed at least 90 days before departure. GEEO and G Adventures bear no responsibility for any flights purchased before the trip is confirmed. You can find out whether this trip has been confirmed here. Your trip begins in San Francisco and ends in Los Angeles. Please double-check our itinerary for the date by which you must arrive in San Francisco. You can arrive at any time of the day you choose, but we strongly urge you to arrive by 6:00 p.m. on Day 1 for the group meeting. You can depart from LA any time on the final day of the trip.
Expectations
Before you decide on traveling with GEEO, it is important that you read all of the information about the program you are considering. Remember, our programs are quite adventurous.
  • The purpose of the accommodation is to provide a safe, well-located place for you to sleep. Sometimes you will be pleasantly surprised, but do not expect luxury as we are trying to keep these trips as inexpensive as possible.
  • You must be able to easily carry or roll your luggage, so do not over-pack.
  • Please make sure you have thoroughly read the itinerary and can handle the group activities, which sometimes include day hikes with your daypacks.
  • We recommend always carrying snacks with you. Meals can sometimes be far apart.
  • It can be very hot during the day. Stay hydrated, sunblocked, and know your limits!
  • Please make sure you understand the role of your tour leader on this trip as they are not the traditional “guide” you may be expecting. While our trips are educational, they aren’t study/lecture trips. We want you to learn through exploring, and much of your experience will be based on how active you choose to be in acquiring knowledge and interacting with locals.
Hopefully this is the kind of adventure you are interested in!  
Itinerary Disclaimer
While it is our intention to adhere to the routes described on our website, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable, to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The information on our website is a general guide to the tour and region, and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.  
Weather
The weather will vary throughout this trip, but you should not expect much if any rain. San Francisco is cool, with highs in the 60s and lows in the 50s. Yosemite will have highs in the 90s, lows in the 50s. Death Valley will have highs that can get up to 120! Las Vegas will also have highs in the triple digits, but the nights get down into the 60s.  Bryce Canyon and Zion are a bit cooler, with highs in the 80s.  Sedona will have high in the 90s or 100s, lows in the 60s. San Diego and LA will have great weather, typically in the 70s.

Costs

Please keep in mind this trip offers some free time to pursue activities that interest you. Make sure you look over all of the optional activities and note these additional costs when deciding whether you can afford this program. The prices below are in U.S. Dollars and are rough estimates for budgeting your trip.
Tour Company Fee
See price in the top right corner
Optional Activities
$200-$1000 USD
Airfare
$100 to $600 This can vary widely
Insurance
$25-$200 USD Please note: It is mandatory for all of our travelers to have Emergency Medical insurance that covers both emergency evacuation and repatriation to the sum of $200,000 USD. We also strongly recommend purchasing cancellation insurance as well.
Tipping
We recommend $45-$90 USD total for your G Adventures tour leaders. Budget another $50 for tipping local guides and drivers.
Meals Not Listed in the Itinerary
$685-$890 USD
Laundry, Drinks, Phone Calls, etc.
Make sure you budget for these types of expenses
Souvenirs
Variable. At your personal discretion.
Non-Educator Fee
$100 USD (GEEO program fee for Non-Educators) Educators do not have to pay this fee.

Optional Activities

Most optional activities are booked and paid for locally in the local currency. You do not have to decide in advance for which activities you would like to sign up. The prices listed are based on the latest information we have received from our participants and G Adventures. They are not guaranteed to be accurate. Please feel free to use them as a guide for budgeting your trip.
San Francsico
Cable Car Ride San Francisco: $7 USD per person Iconic to San Francisco, travel back in time and hop on the world's last manually operated cable car system. Sunset Sailing: Prices vary Depart from Fisherman's Wharf and catch a glimpse of marine life as we sail around San Francisco Bay. Admire the city's remarkable skyline, get up close and personal with the infamous Alcatraz Island, and sail underneath the Golden Gate Bridge. Enjoy the sunset and make a mental note to return. Fisherman's Wharf Visit Visit San Francisco's famous Fishermen's Wharf, walk the piers, check out the marine life, shop, and sample the fresh seafood.
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Bike Rental: $12 USD per person Set your wheels in motion with tandem, hand crank or mountain bikes, and opt to cycle some of the 20km (12mi) of paved trails throughout the valley floor. Bring a water bottle, stop to shoot photos, and enjoy some of the most picturesque spots in Yosemite NP.
Las Vegas
Hoover Dam Visit: $65 USD per person Take a day trip to the Hoover Dam to learn more about this marvel of engineering. Las Vegas Show: $60-$200 USD per person Leave the world behind, give in to your senses, and prepare to be amazed. Take in one of the many shows available in this entertainment mecca. Live music, burlesque, comedy, magic, Cirque Du Soleil, and more. Whatever your passion, no other city can compete with the range and scale of shows on offer 24 hours a day. VIP Party Bus Experience: $45 USD per person Channel your inner celebrity and set off in this party on wheels. Luxuriate in the leather seats, and feel like a star with the neon lights, flat screen TV and booming stereo system. Tour the highlights of Vegas and love the limo life. Gambling at Vegas Casino Hold some cards, toss some dice, place a bet or sit at the slots. Try your luck at gambling in one of the many casinos along the Strip. (The legal age for gambling is 21 years of age.) Vegas Strip Visit: Free Walk along Las Vegas Boulevard and soak in the lights, energy, and pulse of the Strip. With an ever-evolving architecture and multitude of hotels, casinos, restaurants, and entertainment, there's so much to see and do.
Bryce Canyon and Lake Powell
Powell Horseback Riding: $75-$135 USD per person Take scenic trail rides into an area of unspoiled natural beauty with isolated mesas, valleys, buttes, and narrow canyons. Bryce Canyon Horseback Riding: $65-$90 USD per person
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Antelope Canyon Tour: $50 USD per person Named for the pronghorn that used to roam the land, Antelope Canyon is a natural sandstone cathedral created by years of flash flooding, wind, and rain. Tour this breathtaking canyon to discover beams of light, flowing rock walls, and spiral arches and soak in the natural beauty of this surreal place. If you want to do this book the 7 AM tour on Day 10 and do so well in advance of our tour through https://www.antelopecanyon.com.
Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon Hiking: Free Opt to hike along the rim or down into the canyon. Experience breathtaking scenery with spectacular views. Bring lots of water, a hat and plenty of energy. Remember -- hiking down is optional, hiking back up is mandatory! Grand Canyon IMAX Movie: $14 USD per person On a giant six-story movie screen, watch the most viewed IMAX film of all time, "Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets". Escape, fly, and discover the history and beauty of this awe-inspiring landscape. Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour: $284-$309 USD per person The Grand Canyon helicopter ride is a must! Enjoy a bird's-eye view for 45 to 50 minutes as you fly over the canyon, taking in the stark contrast of the blue-green Colorado River against the thousand shades of red rock found in the canyon. From above, you can fully appreciate the greatness of the gorge and see why it is one of the seven natural wonders of the world.
San Diego
Surf and Boogie Board Rental: $8-$20 USD per person Boardwalk, bay, beach or surf, rent whatever you need to soak up the sun. Hire a surfboard, paddleboard, boogie board or kayak to catch the waves your way. Don't forget your sunscreen. Gaslamp Quarter District Visit: Free After the sun sets, historic Gaslamp Quarter District comes to life. Rich history mixed with modern flair, Gaslamp is booming with restaurants, bars, speakeasies, live music and dancing. Old Town San Diego Visit: 1h-2h, Free Learn about San Diego while visiting its many historic sites. Enjoy local food and drinks in the heart of Old Town. Coronado Island Visit: Free Coronado Island’s white-sand beach, mild surf and postcard-worthy sunsets, is consistently rated one of the best beaches in the world. If the acclaimed beaches aren’t enough, check out the charming bayside district with breathtaking views of the San Diego skyline. Walk, ride, motor in a golf cart; there are many options to get around that don't involve a car. Surfing Lesson: $60 USD per person Grab your swimsuit and get ready to hang ten! Learn how to find and ride the waves with surfing lessons from local experts. Enjoy the fresh sea air, and try to spot local marine life while enjoying the waters.
Los Angeles
Bike Rental: Varies Rent a bike from a local shop and head out to explore. Santa Monica Pier Visit: Free Check out the pier, boardwalk, and some of the city's best shopping at 3rd St Promenade in this beachfront city. Universal Studios Hollywood: $90-$150 USD per person Get ready for the ultimate Hollywood experience at Universal Studios, home to thrilling theme park rides, live shows, and a real working movie studio. In the evening, check out some of Los Angeles’ best shops, restaurants, and cinemas at CityWalk. Venice Beach Visit: Free Venice is known for its circus-like Ocean Front Walk, and pedestrian promenade highlighting street performers, fortune tellers, artists, and vendors.