Yolo: Canyon Country & Coasts (NUFV)

Countries Visited: United States
Trip Style: Yolo - You're only young once, but you can be young-at-heart forever. That's the ethos that powers our Yolo trips; fast-paced and affordable trips designed with the 18-to-thirtysomething traveller in mind. Explore the world by day, stay up all night and do it all again somewhere new the next day with a collection of new best friends you'll want to keep in touch with for the rest of your life. You only live once. Make it count.
Service Level: Camping
  • Excellent value, amazing prices, quality experiences
  • Camping most nights with some hotel stays to start and throughout
  • Private transport to out-of-the-way places in order to keep your gear stowed and secure
    Trip Style: Yolo - You're only young once, but you can be young-at-heart forever. That's the ethos that powers our Yolo trips; fast-paced and affordable trips designed with the 18-to-thirtysomething traveller in mind. Explore the world by day, stay up all night and do it all again somewhere new the next day with a collection of new best friends you'll want to keep in touch with for the rest of your life. You only live once. Make it count.
    Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
    Group Size: Max 22, avg 16.
    Meals Included: 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 9 dinners
    Accommodations: Not Availaible

    Stroll the streets of San Francisco, stargaze in Los Angeles, peer over the Grand Canyon rim, hike the best of the Wests national parks, drive Californias scenic Highway 1.

    Speckled with national parks, bustling cities, natural treasures, and must-see monuments, the Southwest - America's great wide open - is a living postcard. On this trip, you'll venture inland from the Pacific Coast of California to the Grand Canyon and Monument Valley, camp outdoors, and reconnect with a side of this great country most rarely see. Paired up with an attentive and knowledgeable CEO, this trip is perfect for nature-minded travellers eager to see the best of the Southwest in a short period of time.
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    Tour Operator
    G Adventures
    16 Days
    Escorted - Yes
    Day 1San FranciscoDay 1 San Francisco
    Theres a lot to see and do in San Francisco, and we recommend spending extra time here if youd like to explore the city. Speak to your sales agent to book extra accommodation. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Day 2Big SurDay 2 San Francisco/Big Sur (1D)
    Crashing waves, rolling fog, and sheer rocky cliffs make this journey down Californias Coast Highway 1 an unforgettable experience. Marvel at the beautiful coastline and mountain ranges of Big Sur. Included Activities: Monterey Visit Transport: Approximate distance to Monterey: 185km (115 mi) ; approximate distance from Monterey to Big Sur: 50km (31 mi) Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s))
    Day 3Lake CachumaDay 3 Big Sur/Lake Cachuma (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Witness a waterfall cascading from granite cliffs into the ocean at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Included Activities: Elephant Seal Rookery Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 380km)
    Day 4Los AngelesDay 4 Lake Cachuma/Los Angeles (1B)
    The CEO will point out a few famous neighbourhoods and landmarks on the drive into town. Additional Notes: For our night in Los Angeles, we give up camping in favour of a more comfortable experience in a hotel. Included Activities: Hollywood Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 195km)
    Day 5San DiegoDay 5 Los Angeles/San Diego (1L, 1D)
    Enjoy a free morning in LA. Cruise through Orange County then along the incredible Pacific coastline to San Diego. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 190km)
    Day 6San DiegoDay 6 San Diego (1B, 1D)
    Enjoy free time in San Diego. Try the fish tacos the city is famous for, and check out the Old Town.
    Day 7ScottsdaleDay 7 San Diego/Scottsdale (1B, 1L)
    In the evening, enjoy a night out in historic downtown Scottsdale. Inspired by Americas famous country music, opt to experience a real Western town. Included Activities: Imperial Sand Dunes Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s), 600km)
    Day 8Grand Canyon National ParkDay 8 Scottsdale/Grand Canyon National Park (1L, 1D)
    Get out the camera for this next breathtaking experience while taking in Arizonas famous scenic drive through Oak Creek Canyon to the Grand Canyon. Additional Notes: Note: If you have pre-booked the Grand Canyon Helicopter Ride you will enjoy your 45-50min ride over the canyon either today or tomorrow. Check in with the CEO. Included Activities: Slide Rock State Park Visit Grand Canyon Sunset Transport: Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s), 400km)
    Day 9Grand Canyon National ParkDay 9 Grand Canyon National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Enjoy a free day to discover the Grand Canyon. Opt to wander throughout the park and take a hike. Hire a bike, check out a museum or see the canyon from the sky by helicopter. Included Activities: Grand Canyon South Rim Visit
    Day 10Lake PowellDay 10 Grand Canyon National Park/Lake Powell (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Opt to take a tour to Antelope Canyon and wander through this breathtaking cave to see beams of light, flowing rock walls, and and spiral arches created by flash flooding, wind, and rain. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 240km)
    Day 11Monument ValleyDay 11 Lake Powell/Monument Valley (1B, 1L)
    Explore Monument Valley on an optional 4x4 tour led by a Navajo guide. Stay overnight in the Tribal Park to see the sun rise from a perspective very few ever experience! Included Activities: Horseshoe Bend Hike Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 225km)
    Day 12MoabDay 12 Monument Valley/Moab (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Travel amid spectacular views along the paved scenic drive. Take a break and escape to one of the many trails, providing an unforgettable Canyon Country experience that will last a lifetime. Included Activities: Canyonlands National Park Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 255km)
    Day 13MoabDay 13 Moab (1B)
    Explore Arches National Park, carved and shaped by eons of weathering and erosion. It contains the worlds largest concentration of natural stone arches. Explore the parks viewpoints and hike to sandstone fins, massive balanced rocks, and soaring pinnacles. Included Activities: Arches National Park Visit
    Day 14/Bryce Canyon National ParkDay 14 Moab/Bryce Canyon National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Drive along isolated Scenic Byway 12 into the heart of the American West before reaching Bryce Canyon National Park. Included Activities: Capitol Reef National Park Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s), 445km)
    Day 15Lake PowellDay 15 Bryce Canyon National Park/Las Vegas (1B, 1L)
    Boasting endless hiking possibilities, the region that the Virgin River has sculpted into a profound landscape masterpiece is a great setting to spend the afternoon. High plateaus, striking towers, temples, mesas, and the earths tallest-known sheer sandstone walls surround visitors with their awe-inspiring beauty. For the night in Las Vegas, we stay close to the action in a hotel either at the end of or just a few blocks off the Strip. Included Activities: Zion National Park Visit Vegas Strip Visit Transport: Approximate distance to Zion: 144km (89 mi); approximate distance from Zion to Las Vegas: 270km (168 mi) Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s))
    Day 16Las VegasDay 16 Las Vegas
    We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to fully experience this entertaining city. Included Activities: Departure Day

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