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Ultimate Western USA
Get metaphorically lost in seven of the most sought after national parks in the west on this 18-day adventure that starts and ends in the "City of Angels". Traverse the American Southwest with visits to Joshua Tree, Zion, Bryce Canyon, and Grand Canyon National Parks. Marvel at Horseshoe Bend carved by the mighty Colorado River, hop on board for a Navajo guided tour of Monument Valley by jeep, and take in the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas before journeying on to California. Hike in a land of extremes in Death Valley, try to hug the largest trees in the world in Sequoia National Park, and sit above Yosemite Valley at Glacier Point before turning your attention to the coast. Cross the Bay as you journey to San Francisco and fall in love with the scenery along the Pacific Coast as you make your way back to Los Angeles. A whirlwind of experiences packed into what is sure to be a trip of a lifetime.

Highlights
Hike amid the strange rock formations in Joshua Tree National Park, Sit atop Horseshoe Bend and tour Antelope Canyon, Go on a Navajo guided jeep tour of Monument Valley, Watch the sunset along the rim of the Grand Canyon, Drive along Route 66, Hike in Death Valley; the U.S. national park with the lowest elevation, Witness breathtaking views of Yosemite National Park, Sightsee your way down the coast from San Francisco to Los Angeles stopping in Monterey and Santa Maria.

Accommodation
Hotel (15 nts), Canvas cabins with shared bath (2 nts).

Group Leader
1 CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout.

Group Size Notes
Max 13.

Meals Included
4 breakfasts, 5 lunches

What's Included
Your G for Good Moment: Native Grill Food Truck Experience Your Welcome Moment: Welcome Meeting - Meet Your CEO and Group. Joshua Tree National Park visit. Zion National Park visit. Bryce Canyon National Park visit. Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon visits. Navajo guided Monument Valley jeep tour. Sunset along the rim of the Grand Canyon. Full day hiking in Grand Canyon National Park. Route 66 drive. Death Valley National Park visit. Sequoia National Park visit. Yosemite National Park visit. Entrance fees to all national parks and monuments with hiking and walking excursions. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Itinerary Map
Tour Tips
Optional Activities
Zion National Park - The Narrows Hike Bryce Canyon National Park - Queen's Garden and Navajo Loop Hike - Horseback Riding Bryce Canyon (65-90USD per person) Grand Canyon - Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour (284-309USD per person) Grand Canyon National Park - Bright Angel Trail Hike (Free) Sequoia National Park - Sequoia Stargazing Yosemite National Park - Yosemite National Park Hike (Free) - Yosemite Bike Rental (12USD per person) San Francisco - Cable Car Ride San Francisco (7USD per person) - Golden Gate Bridge Visit (Free) - San Francisco City Tour - Sunset Sailing San Francisco

What to Take
You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. For days in the outdoors, we recommend the use of lightweight, breathable, moisture-wicking fabrics made of wool or synthetic fibers. Cotton is not recommended for days spent hiking as it does not allow for heat or moisture to enter or escape, and it will not dry easily once wet. We recommend using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized suitcase if you prefer. Heavy luggage is not recommended for the health of the CEO, who will take a lead in loading the storage trailer. Due to space in the trailer, we will not be able to accommodate more than one piece of main luggage per person. A good size day-pack (20-35L) is also essential to carry your personal gear for the day, as access to luggage between destinations will be limited. This daypack will be used to carry your personal gear for the day, your lunch and a water bottle. It is important to pack clothes for warm days and cool evenings, as well as a light jacket. A set of smart casual clothes is also advisable.

Group Leader Description
This G Adventures group trip is accompanied by one of our group leaders, otherwise known as a Chief Experience Officer (CEO). The CEO will be the group manager, leader and driver - this person is experienced in the routes travelled and will organize and lead the meal preparations and has experience in cooking a variety of local and international dishes for large groups. As the group coordinator and manager, the aim of the CEO is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. While not being guides in the traditional sense, you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. They will also offer suggestions for things to do and to see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While our CEOs are trained and have resources to assist them along the way, the United States is the fourth largest country on the planet, and it is impossible for them to know everything about this massive country. We recommend local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting - we think it's the best of both worlds Please note that specific tour guide licenses are required to guide in certain cities and regions, and as such, our CEOs will oftentimes provide brief orientation walks to point out useful places like supermarkets, main squares and ATMs but for more specific or in depth destination information, an official guided tour is recommended.

Optional Activities
Zion National Park - The Narrows Hike Bryce Canyon National Park - Queen's Garden and Navajo Loop Hike - Horseback Riding Bryce Canyon (65-90USD per person) Grand Canyon - Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour (284-309USD per person) Grand Canyon National Park - Bright Angel Trail Hike (Free) Sequoia National Park - Sequoia Stargazing Yosemite National Park - Yosemite National Park Hike (Free) - Yosemite Bike Rental (12USD per person) San Francisco - Cable Car Ride San Francisco (7USD per person) - Golden Gate Bridge Visit (Free) - San Francisco City Tour - Sunset Sailing San Francisco

What to Take
You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. For days in the outdoors, we recommend the use of lightweight, breathable, moisture-wicking fabrics made of wool or synthetic fibers. Cotton is not recommended for days spent hiking as it does not allow for heat or moisture to enter or escape, and it will not dry easily once wet. We recommend using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized suitcase if you prefer. Heavy luggage is not recommended for the health of the CEO, who will take a lead in loading the storage trailer. Due to space in the trailer, we will not be able to accommodate more than one piece of main luggage per person. A good size day-pack (20-35L) is also essential to carry your personal gear for the day, as access to luggage between destinations will be limited. This daypack will be used to carry your personal gear for the day, your lunch and a water bottle. It is important to pack clothes for warm days and cool evenings, as well as a light jacket. A set of smart casual clothes is also advisable.

Group Leader Description
This G Adventures group trip is accompanied by one of our group leaders, otherwise known as a Chief Experience Officer (CEO). The CEO will be the group manager, leader and driver - this person is experienced in the routes travelled and will organize and lead the meal preparations and has experience in cooking a variety of local and international dishes for large groups. As the group coordinator and manager, the aim of the CEO is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. While not being guides in the traditional sense, you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. They will also offer suggestions for things to do and to see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While our CEOs are trained and have resources to assist them along the way, the United States is the fourth largest country on the planet, and it is impossible for them to know everything about this massive country. We recommend local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting - we think it's the best of both worlds Please note that specific tour guide licenses are required to guide in certain cities and regions, and as such, our CEOs will oftentimes provide brief orientation walks to point out useful places like supermarkets, main squares and ATMs but for more specific or in depth destination information, an official guided tour is recommended.

About G Adventures
G Adventures has been a world leader and innovator in sustainable adventure travel since 1990. We invite you to explore a world of tours infused with inspiration and excitement that will take you off the beaten track into the real heart of the destination. Our approach to travel provides small groups and independent travellers the rare opportunity to connect with nature and local cultures.

The choices for travel are vast - from safaris and cultural treks to family vacations and exotic expeditions to places you have never even imagined, there is an adventure for everyone. If you share a lust of life and have the insatiable curiosity to travel and truly experience the world we live in, then join us and embark on a quest for the extraordinary. We are The Great Adventure People - welcome to our world of adventure travel!

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About G Adventures
G Adventures has been a world leader and innovator in sustainable adventure travel since 1990. We invite you to explore a world of tours infused with inspiration and excitement that will take you off the beaten track into the real heart of the destination. Our approach to travel provides small groups and independent travellers the rare opportunity to connect with nature and local cultures.

The choices for travel are vast - from safaris and cultural treks to family vacations and exotic expeditions to places you have never even imagined, there is an adventure for everyone. If you share a lust of life and have the insatiable curiosity to travel and truly experience the world we live in, then join us and embark on a quest for the extraordinary. We are The Great Adventure People - welcome to our world of adventure travel!

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Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.