LA to San Fran: Ultimate National Parks

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  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 17 days
  • tour type Small group
  • age requirement 15-99 yrs
  • max group size 12
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-39684
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
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  • Starts Los Angeles, USA
  • Ends San Francisco, USA
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Hike through sequoia forests, granite cliff faces and cascading waterfalls in Yosemite National Park – one of the best places for hiking, walking and wildlife spotting. 
  • Enjoy a full day exploring California’s coastal parks near Monterey, kick back on the gorgeous white sands of secrets coves and end with an evening of wine tastings at dinner at a local winery. 
  • Witness the Grand Canyon’s steep red-rock escarpments and gorges. Learn about Indigenous history and geology with a naturalist guide from the Grand Canyon Conservancy. 
  • Ride a jeep through Utah's iconic Monument Valley, and then share stories and a meal by the campfire with members of the Navajo Nation. 
  • At Lower Antelope Canyon, descend into the mystical interior with a Navajo guide. Learn the local history and discover the iconic sandstone walls shaped by years and years of water and wind.
  • Discover Zion National Park on a guided hike – then immerse yourself in the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas.
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Start in Los Angeles and end in San Francisco, the tour "LA To San Fran: Ultimate National Parks" is a guided explorer trip that takes 17 days. You will travel through Monument Valley, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon and 8 other destinations in the USA. "LA To San Fran: Ultimate National Parks" is a small group tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

On this 17-day trip, you’ll explore the ultimate national parks in the USA – starting from the home of movie stars in Los Angeles and ending in artsy San Francisco. Walk through Joshua Tree National Park, the epic Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, Snow Canyon State Park, glitzy Las Vegas, Death Valley, Yosemite National Park, the coastal parks of California and some bustling city hubs with so much to see and do you’ll get dizzy (in a good way). See giant sequoias, colossal sand dunes, granite cliffs, and chilled-out beaches and enjoy all the local insights with a local leader who knows all the best spots to eat, drink and explore your way through the country.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Los Angeles
  • Day 2: Joshua Tree National Park / Twentynine Palms
  • Day 3: Route 66 / Grand Canyon National Park
  • Day 4: Grand Canyon National Park
  • Day 5: Monument Valley / Kayenta
  • Day 6: Antelope Canyon / Bryce Canyon
  • Day 7: Bryce Canyon National Park / Zion National Park
  • Day 8: Zion National Park
  • Day 9: Las Vegas
  • Day 10: Las Vegas
  • Day 11: Las Vegas to Fresno
  • Day 12: Yosemite National Park
  • Day 13: Yosemite National Park
  • Day 14: Monterey
  • Day 15: California Coast / Monterey
  • Day 16: San Francisco
  • Day 17: San Francisco
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Hotel (14 nights), Lodge (2 nights)
Meals
  • 8 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners
Transport
  • Private vehicle
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Los Angeles - Leader-led Venice canals walk
  • Joshua Tree National Park - Entrance Fee
  • Palm Springs - Aerial Tramway
  • Grand Canyon National Park - Entrance Fee
  • Route 66 - Retro Diner Lunch
  • Grand Canyon National Park - Sunset Walk
  • Grand Canyon - Conservancy Naturalist guided tour and hike
  • Monument Valley Tribal Park - Entrance
  • Monument Valley - Jeep Tour and Navajo Dinner
  • Horseshoe Bend
  • Page - Antelope Canyon Tour
  • Zion National Park - Entrance Fee
  • Bryce Canyon National Park - Entrance Fee
  • Zion National Park - Leader - Led hike
  • Las Vegas - Leader-led Fremont Street Walking Tour
  • Snow Canyon State Park
  • Death Valley National Park Entrance Fee (Seasonal)
  • Yosemite National Park - Entrance Fee
  • Yosemite National Park - Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias
  • Yosemite - Pizza Picnic Dinner
  • Yosemite National Park - Leader-led hike
  • Yosemite National Park - Glacier Point
  • Monterey - Leader-led orientation
  • Carmel - Winery Tasting & Dinner
  • Monterey - Point Lobos State Natural Reserve
  • Monterey - California Coastal Highway 1
  • San Francisco - Leader-led city tour
  • San Francisco - Sunset catamaran cruise
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Los Angeles and from San Francisco are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this LA to San Fran: Ultimate National Parks tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. World Nomads' travel insurance has been designed by travelers for travelers.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this LA to San Fran: Ultimate National Parks tour. You can cancel the tour up to 58 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 57 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 10 June 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 10 June 2024, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 57 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

LA to San Fran: Ultimate National Parks tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.

Visa

For this LA to San Fran: Ultimate National Parks tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

Is this trip right for you
  • The regions visited on this trip can experience extremes in weather and temperature. Bryce Canyon is deceptively unpredictable and can drop in temperature to the point of snow flurries, while Zion National Park down the road is generally hot and sunny. Please be prepared for all weather conditions, especially if travelling outside of the July/August summer months. Bring layers of warm clothing and sun protection and ensure you drink plenty of water. 
  • There is a lot of walking and hiking on this trip and while it doesn't require a high level of fitness, it’s essential to be at least moderately fit if you want to partake in all activities. 
  • This trip includes time spent travelling in a private vehicle with your group. Extra space can be tight, and conditions may feel a little cramped. It’s all part of the adventure and a great way to get to know your fellow travellers. Please read the itinerary carefully for travel time estimates.
COVID VACCINATION POLICY
  • Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is no longer mandatory on departures after 1st January 2023. Nonetheless, all travellers are strongly advised to be vaccinated as a safety measure to protect themselves and others on the tour. This policy excludes all Polar trips and select adventure cruises, where testing and vaccination are required.
  • Also, proof of vaccination may still be required at specific entry points or by the airlines. Therefore, please make sure to check all the travel requirements carefully before travelling.
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Hygiene and safety guidelines will be followed to ensure your well being is looked after during travels.
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