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USA - Coast to the Bay (finish Los Angeles)

USA - Coast to the Bay (finish Los Angeles)

Los Angeles, United States of America

From: R 33,900.00
 
  • Prices

    From: R 33,900.00
  • Trip Reference

    #8885
  • Flights

    No Flights Included
  • Duration

    14 days
  • Valid From

    23rd of April 2018 (Monday)
  • Valid To

    27th of May 2018 (Sunday)
  • Need Visa's

    South Africa: Yes
    British: No
    European Union: No
    American: No
Quick Holiday Overview

Go in search of the wonderfully wild and wacky as you take the scenic route from La La Land to San Francisco, inland through California, Arizona, Utah and Nevada. Hit the waves in sunny San Diego, take THAT shot at the #epic Grand Canyon, put it all on black in Las Vegas and work those quads on the hills of San Francisco – all before trekking back L.A. With loads of meals and more inclusions to poke a ketchup-slathered hotdog at, we guarantee this trip will get your travel juices flowing.

About the Holiday

Day 1: Los Angeles, California to San Diego

Know much about San Diego besides Ron Burgundy? Nope? That's okay. With a coastline position that's close enough to high-five Mexico, it's all about how many fish tacos you can consume in the next few hours. Get acquainted on our city tour with beaches, San Diego Harbor and Downtown, oh my! Surfers froth over San Diego for its variety of breaks within (almost) paddling distance. Look out for pros like Rob Machado in the line-up. Total beginner? Try La Jolla Shores. Tonight, hit up Gaslamp Quarter or seek out rooftop bars for cocktails with a view.

Included today:
-Driving tour of San Diego

Meals:
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Nightlife tour of San Diego

Day 2: San Diego

We suggest you keep today classy with a ride on a historic trolley, a jaunt through the Spanish-style Balboa Park and a visit to San Diego Zoo (one word: pandas). Hone your craft beer vocab with a self-guided tour through over 80 breweries and brewpubs in "America's Craft Beer Capital". Or just get in on the sun and surf action along the 70 miles (112 km) of beaches.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Visit the USS Midway Museum
-Visit the famed San Diego Zoo

Day 3: San Diego to Prescott, Arizona

Joshua trees are like a mutant cactus-cross-pandanus and you'll only spot them in Southwest USA. Drive through the tree-dotted landscape of the Mojave desert to Prescott (home of the world's oldest rodeo), where cowboy hats are part of the locals' uniform and Whiskey Row is the place to be. Soak up some of the lingering history from the notorious strip of gun-slinging saloons that once stood there.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 4: Prescott to Grand Canyon region (via Sedona)

On our way to that big hole in the ground, we make a stop in Arizona's 'little Hollywood', Sedona - a spiritual mecca in the desert (and set of many a John Wayne film). Say a few 'omms' and find some zen amongst the red sandstone on the optional Jeep tour before we travel towards the Grand Canyon.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Jeep tour in Sedona

Day 5: Grand Canyon

Ready to 'go big or go home'? You've seen pictures, but nothing can prepare you for the humility that comes with standing on the precipice of something so mighty. With a day at the Grand Canyon you can see billions of years of rock history from every angle including a 360 degrees panorama if you take the chopper.

Included today:
-Day trip to Grand Canyon National Park

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Heli-tour over the Grand Canyon

Day 6: Grand Canyon to Zion National Park region, Utah

Urban hippies rejoice! A stop at the Cameron Native American Trading Post will soothe twitching shopping withdrawals with drums and silver jewellery. Continue the journey with stops at Horseshoe Bend on the Colorado River and Glen Canyon Dam - one of the largest dams in the United States, and the reason for Lake Powell's existence.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Day 7: Zion National Park to Las Vegas, Nevada

Zion means the kingdom of heaven - once you arrive, you'll see why. Millions-year-old sweeping sandstone canyons, iridescent waterfalls and impressive landscapes make this a hiker and photographer's utopia. Strap on your boots and walk along the canyon floor or heed the challenge up to Angel's Landing. Then we'll make like a condor and soar across the desert to a little town called Las Vegas. Tonight: a nightclub on wheels (and pockets full of casino chips?).

Included today:
-Entry to Zion National Park
-Las Vegas party bus

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-VIP club entry

Day 8: Las Vegas

Gamble your time in Vegas away on the roulette of activities available at your doorstep: bet high with indoor skydiving, put everything on black or take your winnings straight to the skies with a helicopter flight. Whichever way you choose, you're winning.

Optional activities:
-Entry to the High Roller Observation Wheel
-Shooting range experience

Day 9: Las Vegas

G-rated Vegas sounds like an oxymoron, but there's plenty of family-friendly options from indoor skydiving to rollercoasters atop needlepoint buildings. Circle the globe without leaving The Strip (Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty, Pyramids of Giza), take a leave pass to tour Hoover Dam or Death Valley, or go outlet shopping. Today, Vegas is your oyster, and there's a good chance it will be battered and deep fried.

Optional activities:
-Heli-tour over the Las Vegas Strip

Day 10: Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park region, California

Lost track of time last night? Swap stories of your Vegas antics as we drive from the desert to the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and our gateway to Yosemite National Park.
Meals:
-Dinner

Day 11: Yosemite National Park

There's not enough flowery adjectives to describe the beauty of Yosemite Valley. It doesn't have honey badgers, but it does have bears, coyotes and golden eagles that are badass in their own right. Hike, ride or take the free shuttle to explore the real-world equivalent of Narnia.

Included today:
-Entry to Yosemite National Park

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

\Day 12: Yosemite to San Francisco

The colour orange is associated with extroverts and the unconventional - so apt for San Fran. Add a bit of 'International Orange' to your life when we tick off SF's best with Fisherman's Wharf, North Beach, Chinatown, the Painted Ladies and a walk on the Golden Gate Bridge.

Included today:
-Driving tour of San Francisco

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Day 13: San Francisco

Today, you're free to roam. Trolley rides, honking sea lions at Pier 39 and pitting yourself against the incline of Lombard Street would be our picks.

NOTE: If you want a jail pass to visit Alcatraz in San Francisco, make sure you book BEFORE you begin the trip.

Optional activities:
-Chinatown tour
-Sunset catamaran cruise in San Francisco

Day 14: San Francisco to Los Angeles

Catch a lift with us back to LA. Our time together might be over, but we're betting you're not ready to say goodbye

 

Includes & Excludes
Includes
  • 13 nights accommodation in hotels, motels & lodges
  • 8 breakfasts & 6 dinners
  • National Park entry fees
  • Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach
  • Guided tours of all major cities
  • Awesome Trip Leader
  • Las Vegas party bus
  • Entry to Yosemite & Zion National Park
  • Driving tour of San Francisco
  • Day trip to Grand Canyon National Park
  • Driving tour of San Diego

Please note: Trip is for 18-39 year old travellers only

Tour is based on two set departures 23 April and 14 May 2018.

Excludes
  • International flights
  • Visa cost
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Items of personal nature
Package Conditions:

The above package is subject to availability at time of reservation. Price is per person sharing. Prices are subject to change in accordance with currency fluctuations and increased airfares. When making a booking enquiry it is important that you are in possession of the correct documentation to travel i.e. visas, inoculation certificates etc. Please check that all names and surnames are spelt exactly as they appear in the relevant passports. Fares, where indicated, are based on low season rates.

Los Angeles
Los Angeles is the largest city in the state of California and the second-largest in the United States of America. Los Angeles is one of the world's most prominent centers of culture, technology, and international trade, and is home to world-renowned institutions covering a broad range of professional and cultural fields.

The Los Angeles coastal area was first settled by the Tongva (or Gabriele˝os) and Chumash Native American tribes thousands of years ago. The first Europeans arrived in 1542 under Joao Cabrilho, a Portuguese explorer who claimed the area as the City of God for the Spanish Empire but continued with his voyage and did not establish a settlement. Los Angeles was founded in 1781 by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve as El Pueblo de Nuestra Se˝ora la Reina de los ┴ngeles de Porci˙ncula (The Village of Our Lady, the Queen of the Angels of Porci˙ncula). It became a part of Mexico in 1821 following independence from Spain and then a part of the United States in 1848 at the conclusion of the Mexican-American War.

Los Angeles is subject to earthquakes due to its location in the Pacific Ring of Fire. The geologic instability produces numerous fault lines both above and below ground, which altogether cause approximately 10,000 earthquakes every year.

The city is situated in a Mediterranean climate or Dry-Summer Subtropical zone experiencing mild, somewhat wet winters and warm to hot summers. Breezes from the Pacific Ocean tend to keep the beach communities of the Los Angeles area cooler in summer and warmer in winter.
Terms and Conditions

Prices are based on per person sharing.
Due to the volatility in the South African currency and the price of fuel affecting the price of air tickets we cannot ensure the accuracy of the price as mentioned. The price was correct at the time of printing on 20 December 2017.

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