Epic American West

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  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 16 days
  • tour type Small group
  • age requirement 18-35 yrs
  • max group size 12
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-43350
  • 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 San Francisco, USA
  • Ends San Francisco, USA
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Discover Utah’s natural wonders at Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park – home to red-walled cliffs, towering hoodoos and vast horizons. 
  • Behold the beauty of Big Sur as you drive along California’s northern coastline, stopping to see the magical McWay Falls located on a beach that’s closed to public access.  
  • Cover Yosemite’s many trails over two full days and three nights dedicated to the park. You’ll be able to hike and explore until your heart (and camera) is content. 
  • Sleep under the stars in Monterey and along California’s Central Coast, getting close to Mother Nature as you join the communal camping experience.   
  • Appreciate the spectacle of Vegas as you explore this glitzy, neon-filled city at all hours of the day with plenty of time and flexibility to do as you please – night out, anyone? 
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, the Grand Canyon Conservancy. Donations help them protect Grand Canyon National Park and support trail restoration, conservation of native plants and wildlife, and educational programs.
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Starting and ending in San Francisco, the "Epic American West" trip is a guided adventure tour that takes 16 days. You will travel through Zion National Park, Central Coast, Las Vegas and 8 other destinations in the USA. "Epic American West" is a small group trip which includes accommodation, transport and others.

Hit the highlights of some big cities and sleep under the total darkness of an unpolluted night sky on this epic road trip through America’s West. On this 16-day adventure, you’ll start in San Francisco, enjoy three days of exploring Yosemite National Park and all its natural wonders then drive through the scenic Sierra Nevada. Cruise into glitzy Vegas for some nightlife and then get back to nature in Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park and the Grand Canyon. Explore at your own pace and see a pretty epic sunset before heading on to Joshua Tree on Route 66. Head to LA – the city of stars – and drive to some of California’s best coastal spots. See Big Sur, Monterey and McWay Falls before ending it all back in San Fran.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: San Francisco
  • Day 2: Yosemite National Park
  • Day 3: Yosemite National Park
  • Day 4: Yosemite National Park
  • Day 5: Sierra Nevada / Keough Hot Springs
  • Day 6: Las Vegas
  • Day 7: Las Vegas
  • Day 8: Zion National Park
  • Day 9: Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Day 10: Grand Canyon National Park
  • Day 11: Grand Canyon National Park
  • Day 12: Grand Canyon to Lake Havasu
  • Day 13: Joshua Tree National Park to Los Angeles
  • Day 14: Central Coast
  • Day 15: Monterey Area
  • Day 16: San Francisco
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Camping (with facilities) (10 nights), Hotel (3 nights), Hostel (multishare) (2 nights)
Transport
  • Private vehicle
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Yosemite National Park - Entrance Fee
  • Visit to Mono Lake
  • Zion National Park - Entrance Fee
  • Bryce Canyon National Park - Entrance Fee
  • Grand Canyon National Park - Entrance Fee
  • Seligman - Route 66
  • Visit Santa Monica Pier
  • California Coastal Highway 1
  • Los Angeles - Venice Beach
  • Big Sur - Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
  • San Francisco - Leader-led city tour
  • Half Moon Bay
  • Santa Cruz Boardwalk
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to/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 Epic American West tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. World Nomads' travel insurance has been designed by travelers for travelers.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Epic American West 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 18 August 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 18 August 2024, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 57 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Epic American West 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 Epic American West 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
  • 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, but 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. 
  • Although your private vehicles have air conditioning, it has to work hard to keep a full group cool. Expect to feel hot during summer and cold at other times of the year, especially at night. Please consider the season and research the weather conditions to determine the best time to travel for you. Remember to come prepared with adequate clothing. 
  • This trip involves either a partial or full camping experience, giving you access to more remote destinations in close proximity and the joy of camping under the night skies beside a campfire. This is a participatory trip – a fancy way of saying you’re not just along for the ride, but you are part of a team! 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, and everyone knows there’s nothing worse than trying to put up a tent on your own!  
  • From the steep hiking trails of the various national parks to the hilly 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 to have at least a moderate fitness level.
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.
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