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Canyon, Coast and Casinos

California, Canyons and Yosemite

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Group Size: Max 20

Trip code: WCDT

Duration: 8 or 14 days

This slice of West Coast Americana is just what you’ve been looking for. Roll from the neon-soaked Vegas strip to the majestic Grand Canyon and the sunny beaches of LA via Route 66. Walk under the redwoods in Yosemite and hang with the hippies in boho San Francisco. Packed with do-before-you-die experiences, like cycling over the Golden Gate Bridge and hiking in the Canyon, it’s the best of the Golden Coast and much, much more. There’s 8 or 14 days of adventure – the choice is yours.

Trip Highlights

  • Hike through the one-and-only Grand Canyon
  • Lose yourself in nature in Yosemite National Park
  • Cross the majestic Golden Gate Bridge by bike
  • Spot both kinds of stars on LA’s Walk of Fame and Griffiths Park Observatory
  • Stay in a glitzy Vegas hotel and hit the casino tables
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What's included
• All accommodation
• 1 breakfast, 1 lunch & 2 dinners  
• Vegas strip
• Cafe Hollywood
• Bellagio water show
• Las Vegas sign
• Circus Circus 
• World’s Largest Gift Shop
• Arts District
• Trader Joes 
• Hoover Dam
• Mike O'Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge
• Locomotive Park
• Seligman
• BBQ dinner
• Grand Canyon
• Canyon sunset & stargazing
• Grand Canyon camping
• Axe throwing
• Shopping & lunch in Williams
• Santa Monica arcade challenge
• Hollywood Boulevard
• Walk of Fame
• Hike to Griffith Observatory
• Griffith Observatory
• Beach volleyball class
• Yosemite guided tour
• San Francisco cable-car
• Chinatown & North Beach
• Bike ride across the Golden Gate Bridge
• Sausalito
• 24/7 emergency helpline
What's not included
• International flights
• Airport transfers
• Insurance
• Visas
• Optional activities
• Tips for guides
Further trip information

Day 1: Arrive in Las Vegas. Welcome to Vegas baby! We’re staying in a glitzy casino hotel in the heart of the strip. Dump your bags and throw yourself into the excitement and the excess of Sin City. This evening, meet your group in the hotel bar and head out for dinner before dancing the night away.

Day 2: Las Vegas. Chill by the pool this morning, before our fabulous Vegas tour this afternoon. We’ll show you all the highlights of the unique city, including the iconic Vegas sign, and the Arts District. This evening, go large – what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas!

Day 3: Las Vegas to Williams. Leave Sin City behind today and head into the desert on the one and only Route 66! Stops include the Hoover Dam, the Mike O'Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, Locomotive Park in Kingsman, and retro Seligman, before arriving in Williams.

Day 4: The Grand Canyon. Get ready for a big tick on your bucket-list. We’re heading into the Grand Canyon. Hike into the Canyon, stop to take some epic selfies, and soak up your surroundings. After the most amazing day, watch the sunset before heading back for s’mores round the campfire.

Day 5: The Grand Canyon to Vegas. Start the day like a local with a cup of steaming coffee and a slice of American pie, before having a go at axe-throwing! Then fire some handguns with an optional visit to a shooting range before we head back to Vegas.

Day 6: Las Vegas to LA. Hop on the bus to La-La Land. We’re headed to the laid-back beach neighbourhood of Santa Monica where we’ll spend the afternoon on the boardwalk before hitting the Santa Monica Pier for the famous arcade challenge!

Day 7: Los Angeles. Start the day on Sunset Boulevard where we’ll spot our favourite stars on the Walk of Fame before a classic California burger lunch. This evening, take a hike through Griffiths Park to the Observatory. 

Day 8: Theme parks or trip end. If you’re a theme park fan, today’s optional activities are right up your street with Universal Studios and Disneyland on the menu! Or if you’d like to give something back to the city, how about a volunteering experience? If you’re on the 8-day tour, your trip ends this afternoon.

Day 9: LA beach volleyball. Spend the morning at your leisure. Ride the rollers with an optional surf lesson, rent a paddleboard, or just chill on Malibu beach. This afternoon we’ll meet up for a private beach volleyball class with a professional coach before a last night out in LA.

Day 10: Yosemite. We’ve got an early start on the cards today but it’s totes worth it as we head to the majestic Yosemite National Park! Spend the night in a mountain resort complete with dinner at the June Bug Café.

Day 11: Yosemite. We’ve lined up an unforgettable day of guided hiking with a Yosemite mountain guide. You’ll see all the park’s best bits including El Capitan, Half Dome, and home of the mighty redwoods, Sequoia grove! Tonight, enjoy another evening back at our mountain resort.

Day 12: Yosemite to San Francisco. Travel to boho San Francisco today. Take a cable-car for a bird’s eye view of the city before checking out Chinatown and North Beach on a scenic stroll. Dine in Chinatown tonight at the legendary House of Nanking before checking out the nightlife.

Day 13: San Francisco. Cross the Golden Gate Bridge on bikes today on the way to charming Sausalito where we’ll stop off at Joinery Beerhall for lunch. Head back to town by ferry and enjoy a free afternoon. Hit Pier 39 for a spot of shopping or explore the hippy Haight-Ashbury hood.

Day 14: Trip end. Round off your trip with an optional visit to the infamous island prison of Alcatraz. Then it’s time to say goodbye to your new friends and either head to the airport or continue your travels.

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Arrival information


The trip kicks off on day 1 in Las Vegas. Arrive in Las Vegas Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) and make your way to your starting hotel on the strip. It’s a short taxi ride to the strip and there are plenty of taxis outside the airport. There’s also a shuttle service which is cheaper, but slower. There are no activities planned today, so arrive at a time that suits you.


Depending on which option you’ve taken, the trip either ends on day 8 in Los Angeles, or day 14 in San Francisco. You can make your way to the relevant airport, choose to stay on longer in whichever city you’re in, or continue your travels around America.

Both the 8 and 14 day trips finish in the afternoon, so we’d recommend that you arrange an additional night of accommodation and fly out the following day.

For the 14 day tour please note that if you do not book the optional 'Alcatraz Tour', your trip will end in the morning. 

Your group leader can help with additional accommodation requirements and any onward travel options.

Accommodation & meals

7- or 13-nights’ accommodation is included on this trip in a mixture of hotels, hostels and KOA cabins, including a stay in a Vegas Casino hotel! Accommodation is on a multi-share basis. Rooms are a combination of single sex and mixed sex basis during the trip. If you are travelling as a pair and want to upgrade to a double room for additional cost, contact us for details.

For those on the 8 day trip 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner are included. For those on the 14 day trip, there are 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners included.

Minimum age & eligibility

You’ll need to be a minimum of 18 years old to participate in this trip. This trip is designed for 18-39 year olds.

British passport holders can enter the USA for up to 90 days without a visa. You’ll need to apply online for an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) though.

If you’re under 21, you won’t be able to enter bars, clubs or other establishments where alcohol is served. It’s recommended that even if you are over 21, you always carry a valid form of ID.

Please note: Visa, passport and entry restrictions can be subject to change. Always check foreign travel advice before your trip. 

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