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USA Road Trip- The Best of Cali

9 days, Los Angeles to Los Angeles

California is the land of dreamers and schemers and we schemed up quite the adventure for you. Start in LA and travel north to San Francisco along Highway 1 on this short nine-day trip. Then, head inland to see mighty Yosemite National Park and all of the beautiful hikes and views that landscape has to offer before driving back to southern California for an included surf lesson in Hermosa Beach. Sounds like a win in our book!

9 days

Los Angeles to Los Angeles

From$12319HKD
was $15399
Valid on Jun 22 2022
Trip Code: NULH

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California is the land of dreamers and schemers and we schemed up quite the adventure for you. Start in LA and travel north to San Francisco along Highway 1 on this short nine-day trip. Then, head inland to see mighty Yosemite National Park and all of the beautiful hikes and views that landscape has to offer before driving back to southern California for an included surf lesson in Hermosa Beach. Sounds like a win in our book!

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Fast, fresh, and fun adventures that never slow down, made for young, budget-minded travellers.

Service Level: Camping

Camping most nights with some hotel/hostel stays to start and throughout; affordable 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: 18-39

Visa Requirements

9 days

Los Angeles to Los Angeles

From$12319HKD
was $15399
Valid on Jun 22 2022
Trip Code: NULH

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 USA Road Trip- The Best of Cali

Places visited

  • United States

Itinerary

Day 1Los Angeles/Santa Margarita

Group will depart Los Angeles in the morning and drive to Santa Monica. Choose to rent a Stand up Paddle board or surf board to get out on the water and enjoy some sun. Not in the mood for the beach? That's cool, maybe consider visiting the Santa Monica farmers market to stock up on all sorts of local goodies. Grab a quick bite to eat for lunch in Santa Monica and travel northwest to San Luis Obispo for a quick detour to see the chewing gum alley and to grab any last minute provisions before heading to our campsite for the night.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Welcome Moment Meet Your CEO and Group

Meals included:

Dinner

Day 2Santa Margarita/Santa Cruz

Today is all about Highway 1. Devote the entire day to seeing the best of the best along this famous route. Stop to see Elephant Seals, walk through Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and make stops in Carmel and Monterey en route to the next destination. Later in the day set up camp in Santa Cruz.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3Santa Cruz/San Francisco

Head out from camp in the morning and continue up Highway 1 towards Half Moon Bay. Enjoy a morning walk in the area before traveling further north to San Francisco where you can grab a late lunch before checking into your hotel. Your CEO will take you on a brief orientation of the city and the rest of the day is at your leisure.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 4San Francisco/Yosemite National Park

Leave San Francisco behind this morning as you drive to Yosemite National Park. Along the way stop for some fresh produce at a farmer’s market in the central valley. Once in the park hike to Lower Yosemite Falls before visiting the visitor centre. Finish the day with a stop at Tunnel View to see El Capitan, and Bridalveil Fall en route to your camp for the night.

Meals included:

Dinner

Day 5Yosemite National Park

Visit the Mariposa Grove in Yosemite and hike the trail through the old growth trees to see the famous Bachelor and Three Graces. Wander the famous Grizzly Giant loop which offers the largest Sequoia grove in the park.

Enjoy free time to walk the Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, Bridalveil Fall Trail, Wawona Meadow Trail, or Swinging Bridge Loop Trail. Relax under the towering granite monoliths of Half Dome or El Capitan. On the way back to camp, search for climbers on the sheer rock face of El Capitan.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6Yosemite National Park

Today is all about getting active and exploring the landscapes of Yosemite. Head out on a hike to Vernal or Nevada Falls or opt to rent bikes and cruise around the valley.

This park is a hiker’s paradise filled with different options for every skill level. From miles of trekking to short walks featuring amazing views, you won’t have a hard time finding a trail to set out on and enjoy. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife and make sure to take plenty of pictures. In the evening relax around the fire and swap stories with your group.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7Yosemite National Park/Hermosa Beach

Bid farewell to Yosemite this morning and get ready for some ocean waves and sand between your toes as the group heads south to Hermosa Beach. Travel through the rolling hills and vastness of the Central Valley and arrive at the Pacific coast just in time to walk the beach during golden hour and grab some delicious dinner by the sea.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 8Hermosa Beach

Live the California dream as you wake up to the distant sound of waves crashing against the sand. Then, suit up and get ready for your surf lesson where you'll learn a thing or two about what it takes to make riding those waves look so easy.

Afterwards, enjoy free time on Hermosa Beach to lounge in the sun, walk out to the pier, or find a beachfront cafe with a table outside for some people watching. Or choose to rent bikes or surf boards and continue the adventure. Your only dilemma today should be deciding which burrito place you want to eat at.

Day 9Hermosa Beach/Los Angeles

In the morning travel to Los Angeles. The adventure ends upon arrival.

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What's Included

  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Stops in Santa Monica and San Luis Obispo
  • Visit to see the Elephant Seals
  • Hike in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
  • San Francisco orientation tour
  • Yosemite National Park visit
  • Surf lesson on Hermosa Beach
  • 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

Accommodations

Hotel (1 nt), Hostel (2 nts) twin share, participation camping (5 nts).

Meals

5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners
Allow USD195-255 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 $2519.00

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).

USA Road Trip- The Best of Cali

| 9 days - Los Angeles to Los Angeles - from $12319 HKD