USA Road Trip: Sin, Surf & Sierras

Resort: USA Road Trip: Sin, Surf & Sierras
Operator: G Adventures
Destination: United States Of America
Price From: £847.20

Over View

Now’s the time to explore the United States on your terms with this tour that’s affordable for young travellers. If you’re the kind of traveller who wants to cram in as many experiences you can, this seven-day desert-to-coast journey will get you your fill. Throw caution to the wind in Las Vegas, then cleanse those chakras with pristine national park hiking. Youll drive down the legendary Pacific Coast Highway for views that are postcard-perfect and finish in Los Angeles for a final burst of movie star glamour. Throw in private vehicle transport, participation camping, and some ace travel mates and you’ve got yourself the affordable, and flexible, road trip of a lifetime.

Itineraries

Day 1
Las Vegas

Arrive at any time.

Its time to make some memories! Join your group for a night out in Las Vegas. Head to Fremont Street where you will check out open air restaurants, shops, and nightlife.The choice is yours, just make sure you take loads of pictures because youll definitely want to remember this special night.

Day 2
Las VegasSierra Nevadas

Experience a land of extremes in Death Valley National Park. Visit the driest, hottest, and the lowest places in the U.S. From Badwater Basin to Zabriskie Point and Dante’s View to Furnace Creek it is easy to fall in love with this desolate landscape. The adventure doesn’t stop here! Continue past Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes as the group heads to Panamint Valley. Finish your night together around a campfire and gaze at the night sky in the Sierra Nevadas.

Day 3
Sierra NevadasYosemite National Park

Get ready to feel like you are on Mars as the group arrives at Mono lake for a morning walk among the tufa tours. The strange towers are created by underground springs in the lake. Just be aware that this visit is seasonal. Then, let your mind wander as you hike past roaring waterfalls and giant sequoias. Gaze in wonder at Yosemite’s magnificent peaks and granite domes before turning your attention to the tranquil nature of the valley floor. Snap photos or simply take in the splendour of one of the country’s most beautiful national parks.

Day 4
Yosemite National Park

Wake up surrounded by nature and fresh air! Breathe it in, maybe do some meditation, write in your travel journal, or talk a walk alone. This free day is a wonderful way to start things slow and really immerse yourself in Yosemites atmosphere. Keep an eye out for rock climbers and diverse wildlife within the park and consider renting bikes with some friends to better explore Yosemite Valley.

Theres plenty of hiking trails that will take you loads of cool places from rushing waterfalls to the tops of sheer granite cliffs youll find yourself stopping often to simply admire the beauty. Just a tip; some of the best views in the park are at Glacier and Taft Points!

Day 5
Yosemite National ParkSan Francisco

Catch a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge on the way into one of America’s most popular cities. Ride a cable car, walk down winding Lombard Street, indulge in some erotic shaped treats in the Castro District, get lost at the botanical garden, chill out at Baker’s Beach and simply enjoy being in the moment.

Day 6
San Francisco

Explore San Francisco the way you always dreamedany way you want! After finding your bearings the day before try completely different things today. Maybe hike up to Coit Tower via the secret steps, or try your luck at finding the most scenic swing in the city.

If Alcatraz is on your bucket-list we suggest pre-booking to make sure you get to go. For more of a relaxing day stroll along the waterfront and grab oysters along Fishermans Wharf. From beaches to crazy hills and eclectic neighbourhoods youre bound to come across something interesting.

Day 7
Santa CruzMorro Bay

Hang out for a bit at the ultra-mellow beach town of Santa Cruz; stroll along the boardwalk or enjoy the trendy shops of downtown. Then, travel down the famous Pacific Coast Highway and marvel at the beautiful coastline and mountain ranges of Big Sur. Have your cameras handy as you will be making multiple stops along the way at places you won’t want to miss having a photo of.

Take in the crashing waves, rolling fog, and sheer rocky cliffs that make this journey down California’s coast Highway 1 an unforgettable experience. Arrive in time to enjoy sunset on Morro Bay.

Day 8
Morro BayLos Angeles

Journey along the stunning Pacific coast to the City of Angels. Stop in Santa Barbara for lunch in this famous coastal city on our way to LA. Maybe sneak in a volleyball game on the beach if you have time. Your CEO will point out a few famous neighbourhoods and landmarks on the drive. And even though the trip ends upon arrival to Los Angeles you can certainly book some post accommodation and continue enjoying one of the most geographically diverse states in America.

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