Wild Western USA

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  • No booking fees
  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 11 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Los Angeles, USA
  • Ends San Francisco, USA
Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
  • Choose a different tour Select a new tour run by the same tour operator within 30 days of departure.
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Hike through beautiful Joshua Tree National Park among the park's desert cactus gardens and unusual rock formations, before hitting the road to Seligman on Route 66.
  • Fly like an eagle and treat yourself to an optional scenic helicopter flight over the winding gorges of the Grand Canyon – an experience you’ll never forget.
  • Discover another side to Yosemite’s Towering granite cliffs, redwood forests and epic night skies by hiking one of its best, lesserknown trails – Hetch Hetchy – with your expert guide.
  • Soak up the scenery on a relaxing visit to a natural hot spring near Bishop, the perfect way to relax before an actionpacked few days!
The Wild Western USA trip starts in Los Angeles and ends in San Francisco. It is an explorer tour that takes 11 days taking you through Grand Canyon National Park, San Francisco, Yosemite National Park and 5 other destinations in the USA. Wild Western USA is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Get a dose of a classic USA on this 11-day wild western Lonely Planet Experience, powered by Intrepid. Stroll among the bizarre flora of Joshua Tree National Park, peer over the edge of the Grand Canyon and people-watch on the sandy boardwalks of Santa Monica. Trek and explore Yosemite, marvel at the size of Half Dome, and then head on to the coast as you move through constantly changing scenery through to the City by the Bay, San Francisco. For those who just want to hit the wide open road and see the natural wonder of USA’s west, this extensive LA to San Fran adventure is just the ticket.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT INTREPID TRAVEL
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 100 reviews
Anahita's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
5 - Excellent
  • Anahita
  • From USA
  • On Dec 06 2018
“It was such a beautiful experience. Very cold but so amazing!! The trek was a bit challenging at times especially with the extreme weather conditions but what can you expect it is patagonia. Camping out in tents was a fun experience. Overall a very good trip!”
HE's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
4 - Very Good
  • HE
  • From China
  • On Oct 31 2019
“Very Good”
Xiao's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
5 - Excellent
  • Xiao
  • From USA
  • On Feb 07 2019
“Excellent”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Los Angeles
  • Day 2: Joshua Tree National Park
  • Day 3: Grand Canyon National Park
  • Day 4: Grand Canyon National Park
  • Day 5: Las Vegas
  • Day 6: Las Vegas
  • Day 7: Sierra Nevada / Keough Hot Springs
  • Day 8: Yosemite National Park
  • Day 9: Yosemite National Park
  • Day 10: Yosemite National Park
  • Day 11: San Francisco
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Camping (with facilities) (6 nights), Hotel (3 nights), Hostel (1 night)
Meals
  • 1 Breakfast
Transport
  • Private vehicle
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Joshua Tree National Park - Entrance Fee
  • Grand Canyon National Park - Entrance Fee
  • Yosemite National Park - Entrance Fee
  • Visit to Mono Lake
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 Wild Western USA tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Wild Western USA tour. You can cancel the tour up to 24 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 23 days of departure.

Payment

A deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 23 days before departure. For any departures within 13 November 2020 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

Wild Western USA tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Wild Western USA 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 travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Is this trip right for you:
  • This is a participatory trip. That’s a fancy way of saying you’re not just along for the ride – you’re part of a team! You know the phrase ‘the more you put in, the more you get out’. Well that’s extra true on this trip. Be prepared to roll up your sleeves and help out with camp activities like food prep and washing up. It’s all about giving your new travel mates a hand – everyone knows there’s nothing worse than trying to put up a tent on your own!
  • That teamwork also extends to our optional food kitty of approximately USD 10 per day, run to cover the cost of meals. This kitty saves you worrying about stuff like where to get food or what exactly sales tax is, and actually helps keep your costs down. Instead of paying individually as you go, it means we can bulk purchase items and cook our own food – though there’s always the chance to use it for the occasional pizza night! The kitty is optional and for your convenience, so if you've got specific dietary requirements you can opt out and purchase (and cook) your own food.
  • The USA is a big country. Travel times between some destinations can be long. You'll be spending a fair amount of time in a van with other travellers, so conditions may feel a little cramped. On the third day of the trip, for example, the total driving time to and then through Joshua Tree National Park is about seven hours. This allows you to see some stunning scenery and is all part of the adventure - you might even make some long-term friends.
  • Traffic in and out of LA can be hectic, especially during holiday periods. There may be delays, so be prepared to take part in car games to keep yourself entertained.
  • Temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park can be high, especially when hiking in the summer. Make sure that you wear sturdy walking shoes, use sun protection and drink plenty of water.
  • From the steep hiking trails of Yosemite to the towering hills of San Francisco, this trip can involve a lot of walking. Please ensure you bring sturdy walking shoes and comfortable clothes. To make the most of the trip, it's best if you have at least a moderate level of fitness.
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