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American National Parks Explorer

16 days, Los Angeles to San Francisco

Some say vacation, we say adventure of a lifetime! Head out on a 16 day tour through seven of the best national parks in the west. From the ancient Joshua Trees to the Golden Gate Bridge we promise you’ll never have time to be bored. Traverse the sandstone giants of Zion, wander through the hoodoos in Bryce Canyon, feel incredibly small atop the rim of the Grand Canyon, stand at the lowest point of elevation in the U.S. in Death Valley, gaze up in wonder at the tallest trees in the world in Sequoia National Park, and hike through the surreal landscapes of Yosemite Valley. With both cities and nature on the menu, this might be just the escape from reality you’re looking for.

16 days

Los Angeles to San Francisco

From$29407HKD
was $36759
Valid on Jul 16 2022
Trip Code: NUPF

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Some say vacation, we say adventure of a lifetime! Head out on a 16 day tour through seven of the best national parks in the west. From the ancient Joshua Trees to the Golden Gate Bridge we promise you’ll never have time to be bored. Traverse the sandstone giants of Zion, wander through the hoodoos in Bryce Canyon, feel incredibly small atop the rim of the Grand Canyon, stand at the lowest point of elevation in the U.S. in Death Valley, gaze up in wonder at the tallest trees in the world in Sequoia National Park, and hike through the surreal landscapes of Yosemite Valley. With both cities and nature on the menu, this might be just the escape from reality you’re looking for.

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: Classic

All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.

Service Level: Standard

Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.

Physical Rating: 3 - Average

Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 13.

Age requirement: 12+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Visa Requirements

16 days

Los Angeles to San Francisco

From$29407HKD
was $36759
Valid on Jul 16 2022
Trip Code: NUPF

Need a flight? We can help.

Call us to book your flights! We'll find you the best option!

Special Offers

Expires on Jun 01, 2022 03:59 UTC
Promo Code G22GAV020ADV09
Map of the route for American National Parks Explorer

Places visited

  • United States

Itinerary

Day 1Los Angeles/Palm Springs

Become acquainted with your group and CEO in Los Angeles during a brief orientation before transferring directly to the hotel in Palm Springs. Once here enjoy dinner at your leisure and maybe take a dip in the refreshing waters of the hotel pool.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Welcome Moment Meet Your CEO and Group

Day 2Joshua Tree

Venture further into the desert today to explore Joshua Tree National Park. Wander through the park’s famous rock formations and snap some photos of the park’s namesake tree in this desolate landscape. In the evening head back to Palm Springs where you’ll have free time to relax and unwind from the heat of the day.

Day 3Palm Springs/Zion National Park

Today, travel northeast to Las Vegas where you’ll have some free time to explore the strip or opt for lunch. You’ll depart Las Vegas in the late afternoon for the hotel that you’ll be staying at near Zion National Park.

Day 4Zion National Park

It’s all about Zion today as you get a chance to wander this beautiful national park in Southwest Utah. Take the shuttle into the park and spend the day exploring and hiking with your fellow travellers.

Admire the monumental sandstone cliffs of cream, pink, and red that tower into the sky and remember you can choose to turn around on these hikes at any point. In the evening, relax at your hotel as you reflect on your day in this wonderful piece of paradise.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 5Zion National Park/Bryce Canyon National Park

Depart Zion in the morning and travel with the group to Bryce Canyon National Park. Once in the park enjoy free time to hike through the wild and weird rock formations fondly known as hoodoos. Visit Inspiration Point, hike the rim trail, go on a horseback ride, or hike the Queen’s Garden and Navajo loop trails. At night look up and see the magic of the stars in a place that has been designated an International Dark Sky Park.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 6Bryce Canyon, Antelope Canyon, and Monument Valley

Rise early this morning to witness a gorgeous sunrise in Bryce, then jet off to Page, Arizona, the gateway to famous Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend.

Join a local Navajo guide and explore Antelope Canyon; a stunning natural sandstone slot canyon located on tribal lands. Admire the blue sky above from the bottom of the canyon and make sure you bring your camera to take loads of photos.

Afterwards, visit Horseshoe Bend for a short hike to stand atop the steep cliffs overlooking the natural bend in the Colorado River. Today’s adventure will end in Monument Valley where you will have time to relax and unwind after a busy day of sightseeing.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 7Monument Valley/Grand Canyon National Park

This morning you’ll be treated to a sunrise Navajo guided jeep tour of Monument Valley. Admire the majesty and magnetic atmosphere of this special place before continuing on toward the Grand Canyon. En route, stop for lunch at a family-owned Navajo food truck, before arriving at the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon just in time for a spectacular sunset.

If you wish to see this natural wonder from a bird’s eye view with an experience you’ll never forget, opt to book the Grand Canyon helicopter tour.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your G for Good Moment Native Grill Food Truck Experience

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 8Grand Canyon National Park

Marvel at the out-of-this-world views as you get up close and personal with the Grand Canyon today. Spend a full day exploring and hiking from the South Rim. There are a variety of hikes to choose from that will take you deeper into the canyon where you can really appreciate the size and depth of this national park. Choose whichever trail you wish or do short bursts of multiple hikes, just make sure you bring plenty of water and take your time.

Meals included:

Lunch

Day 9Grand Canyon/Las Vegas

Head to Las Vegas from the Grand Canyon this morning where you can spend time in this vibrant city. Explore the strip, grab something to eat, see a glitzy show, or test your luck gambling in one of the casinos.

Day 10Las Vegas, Death Valley and Bakersfield

In the morning, the group will depart Las Vegas and head to Death Valley. You’ll visit the country's hottest, driest, and lowest national park. Death Valley is a land of extremes and you’ll get a sense of the striking contrast of this park’s landscapes with visits to Badwater Basin, Zabriskie Point, and the Devil’s Golf Course. In the evening, settle into your hotel and get some rest for tomorrow’s adventure.

Day 11Sequoia National Park

Spend the day travelling to Sequoia National Park, home to granite cliffs and ancient giant trees. Once you arrive, set out on a short afternoon hike to explore and stare up in wonder at the tallest trees in the world. Head to the hotel in Visalia, after dark, if it's clear skies, venture outside and look up at the stars, you won't be disappointed.

Day 12Sequoia National Park

Immerse yourself in Sequoia with a full day to hike in the park. Walk the half mile down to General Sherman to see the world’s largest tree at 83 meters (275 feet) high. Trek through the Giant Forest on Congress Trail to see more of these colossal trees. If you’re looking for 360-degree views head up the 2 mile round-trip Buena Vista Peak trailhead to see the High Sierra and the valley below.

Meals included:

Lunch

Day 13Yosemite National Park

Hit the road again and travel north through the Sierras to the south entrance of Yosemite National Park and Mariposa Grove. Head straight into the park for a stop at Tunnel View and take in iconic sights like Half Dome, El Capitan, and Bridalveil Fall.

Day 14Yosemite National Park

It’s all about getting active and exploring the landscapes of Yosemite today. From the valley floor, take the park shuttle system to one of the most iconic trails in the park. Hike alongside the Merced River to climb the Mist Trail, getting sprayed by the waters of Vernal Fall. See the water rushing over the edge before crossing the river and climbing the steps to Nevada Fall. From the top enjoy views of the High Sierra including Half Dome, Liberty Cap, and Mount Broderick.

Later, enjoy free time to walk the Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, Bridalveil Fall Trail, relax under the towering granite monoliths of Half Dome or El Capitan, or opt to rent bikes and cruise around the valley.

Meals included:

Lunch

Day 15Yosemite National Park/San Francisco

Leave Yosemite in the morning and drive across the Central Valley with the group to San Francisco. Arrive in the afternoon and spend some time exploring the city on your own. The evening in San Francisco is free for you to do as you wish. Explore famous landmarks, find some hip new restaurants to try, or choose to join your CEO for dinner to take stock of the trip together while you swap stories.

Day 16San Francisco

Spend a free morning in the city searching for the best place to have breakfast before departing. The tour ends mid morning.

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What's Included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Native Grill Food Truck Experience
  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Joshua Tree National Park visit
  • Zion National Park
  • Bryce Canyon National Park visit
  • Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon visits
  • Navajo guided Monument Valley jeep tour
  • Full day hiking in Grand Canyon National Park
  • Drive Route 66 drive
  • Death Valley National Park visit
  • Sequoia National Park visit
  • Yosemite National Park visit
  • Entrance fees to all national parks and monuments with hiking and walking excursions
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotel (13 nts), Canvas cabins with shared bath (2 nts).

Meals

4 breakfasts, 5 lunches
Allow USD650-845 for meals not included.

Transportation

Air-conditioned private vehicle, hiking, walking.

Staff & experts

1 CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout.

Available extras (Add these to your tour when you book)

Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour - From $2319.00

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.

My Own Room - From $10909.00

If you're travelling solo and would prefer to have your own private room throughout your trip, select this option during the online booking process.

Make it a private tour

Book this tour as a private departure - with your own CEO and all the benefits of a G Adventures group tour - for any group, big or small (even just one traveller).

American National Parks Explorer

| 16 days - Los Angeles to San Francisco - from $29407 HKD