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Best of California

9 days, Las Vegas to Los Angeles

Desert heat, pine forests, and coastal breezes are the main features of this trip through some of the best scenery that the American West has to offer. Travel to a land of extremes in Death Valley, tip your head back to see the tops of the tallest trees in the world in Sequoia National Park, witness the majesty of Yosemite from the famous Tunnel View, and hit the coast of California from San Francisco to Los Angeles. It’s an adventure you won’t want to miss, so pack a bag, lace up those hiking boots, and hit the road.

9 days

Las Vegas to Los Angeles

From$15407HKD
was $19259
Valid on Jul 25 2022
Trip Code: NUDL

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Desert heat, pine forests, and coastal breezes are the main features of this trip through some of the best scenery that the American West has to offer. Travel to a land of extremes in Death Valley, tip your head back to see the tops of the tallest trees in the world in Sequoia National Park, witness the majesty of Yosemite from the famous Tunnel View, and hit the coast of California from San Francisco to Los Angeles. It’s an adventure you won’t want to miss, so pack a bag, lace up those hiking boots, and hit the road.

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

9 days

Las Vegas to Los Angeles

From$15407HKD
was $19259
Valid on Jul 25 2022
Trip Code: NUDL

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 Best of California

Places visited

  • United States

Itinerary

Day 1Las Vegas, Death Valley and Bakersfield

In the morning, after a brief orientation with your CEO 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. Learn about Borax mining and if there's time, stop at the sand dunes. In the evening, settle into your hotel in Bakersfield and get some rest for tomorrow’s adventure.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Welcome Moment Meet Your CEO and Group

Day 2Sequoia 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 3Sequoia 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 4Yosemite 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 5Yosemite 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 6Yosemite 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 7San Francisco/Monterey

Wake up in San Francisco and spend the morning as you wish. Grab a coffee at a local cafe, take a walk in Golden Gate Park, or hop on a cable car and coast up and down the city's many hills. Then the group will drive to the coastal town of Monterey where you'll have free time. Head to the Monterey Aquarium, walk down by the water to visit Old Fisherman's Wharf, or visit Cannery Row to check out art galleries and other boutique shops.

Day 8Monterey/Santa Maria

Drive down the idyllic Highway 1 from Monterey to Santa Maria. Along the way stop and walk through Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and take in the stunning views of the Pacific Coast and McWay Falls.

Continue on down the coast to Santa Maria and spend time in the largest city of Santa Barbara County, known for its wineries and barbecue. Opt to window shop, sip a glass of wine or two, or simply hangout in the sunny climate of this Southern California city.

Day 9Santa Maria/Los Angeles

Leave the hills and vineyards of Santa Maria behind and continue driving south to Los Angeles where the tour ends on arrival.

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What's Included

  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Death Valley National Park visit
  • Sequoia National Park visit
  • Yosemite National Park visit
  • Stops in Monterey and Santa Maria en route to Los Angeles
  • Entrance fees to all national parks and monuments with hiking and walking excursions
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotel (6 nts), Canvas cabins with shared bathroom (2 nts).

Meals

2 lunches
Allow USD405-530 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)

My Own Room - From $4329.00

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).

Best of California

| 9 days - Las Vegas to Los Angeles - from $15407 HKD