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Western Trail

Green Tortoise Adventure Bus Overland tours - Pacific Coast

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Western Trail 2015 Departures:

Round Trip from San Francisco:

  • Mon, May 25 - Sun, May 31
  • Mon, Jun 8 - Sun, Jun 14
  • Mon, Jun 29 - Sun, Jul 5
  • Mon, Jul 20 - Sun, Jul 26
  • Mon, Aug 10 - Sun, Aug 16
  • Mon, Sep 14 - Sun, Sep 20

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Western Trail - 7 Days

Visit some of the best spots in California plus the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas and Zion; this activity-packed trip will fit even the busiest of schedules. From sandy California beaches to Zion's red cliffs, our overland adventure includes all the highlights of the West Coast of America.

Soak up the incredible views on the most beautiful coastline that California has to offer as we cruise south on the legendary Pacific Coast Highway. We'll stop along the way to stretch our legs and stroll through some quaint coastal communities.  Later, hit the beach in Santa Cruz while surfers challenge the waves in Steamer Lane, or check out the Surfing Museum housed in the Mark Abbott Memorial lighthouse.

In Monterey, discover John Steinbeck's beloved Cannery Row, spend time at Fisherman's Wharf spotting sea otters, or pay a visit to the world-famous aquarium for a glimpse of the world theta lies beneath he crashing waves. Afterwards, we'll head for our campsite under the towering coastal redwood trees of Big Sur.

The beautiful rolling hills of California meet the majestic Pacific Ocean in few places as picturesque as San Simeon State Park. Take an optional tour of opulent Hearst Castle, hike through the surrounding wetlands, or just relax on the beach. Other activities include kayaking. (Discount for groups, minimum of 4 people.)

Spot cliffside mansions in Malibu before finding your favorite Santa Monica, Venice Beach or Hollywood hang out. Recuperate from a night on the town with a visit to Joshua Tree National Park. Hike the Wonderland of Rocks Trail or go bouldering, keeping an eye out for the whimsical trees for which the park was named.

Walk above the the plummeting depths of the Grand Canyon West Rim on the famous glass Skywalk, take an optional helicopter tour, have your photo taken on a point with dramatic panoramic views of the canyon, or learn about Native American culture at a Hualapai village.

After all this nature, glittering Las Vegas is sure to please. Take a limousine tour of the strip, catch the show of a superstar, or ride the mind-blowing roller coasters on top of the Stratosphere.  The sky's the limit in Vegas!

The following day, spend extra time in Vegas or head for Zion National Park. Hike to Angel's Landing for breathtaking views of Zion Canyon's sheer sandstone cliffs, then go for a swim or take an optional inner tube ride on the Virgin River. Bug Sur California Coast - Western Trail - Green Tortoise

Enjoy a few more hours with your new friends before we drop you off in Los Angeles* or ride with us to beautiful San Francisco

*Please note: this is a combination trip, and it is possible to be dropped off and picked up at different points along this route. Please call our office for further details regarding this option.

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* Subject to availability, additional fees may apply.

Flexible Itinerary means that we may alter an itinerary depending on weather, local events, etc. Although we make every attempt to run our trips as advertised, please be aware that the itinerary may change to give you the best trip possible.

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