Western Trail 2016 Departures:
Round Trip from San Francisco:
- Mon, May 30 - Sun, Jun 5
- Mon, Jun 13 - Sun, Jun 19
- Mon, Jul 4 - Sun, Jul 10
- Mon, Jul 25 - Sun, Jul 31
- Mon, Aug 15 - Sun, Aug 21
- Mon, Sep 12 - Sun, Sep 18
- San Francisco, CA - 7:40 AM
- Las Vegas, NV - 11:15 PM (1 day before final trip day)
- San Francisco, CA - 5:30 PM
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Western Trail - 7 Days
Our flexible trip of the highlights of California -- plus Las Vegas and Zion! -- will fit even the busiest of schedules. From sandy California beaches to Zion's rocky red cliffs, this overland adventure includes all the best spots of the West Coast of America.
Following hostel pickups in San Francisco, the Green Tortoise crawls south down the legendary Pacific Coast Highway. 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, stroll along John Steinbeck's beloved Cannery Row, spend time at Fisherman's Wharf, or pay a visit to the world-famous aquarium. Afterwards, we'll head for our campsite under the Coastal Redwoods of Big Sur.
Where the beautiful rolling hills of California meet the majestic pacific ocean, you will enjoy some time at San Simeon State Park. You can 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 checking out some Los Angeles highlights. 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.
We'll travel on Historic U.S. Route 66 and traverse the arid Mohave Desert as we head to the Grand Canyon West Rim. Walk on the famous glass Skywalk above the the plummeting depths of the Grand Canyon, 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.A night out in glittering Las Vegas is sure to please. Take a limousine tour of the strip, see the legendary comedy improv of Second City, or ride the roller coaster at New York, New York.
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.
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 feature.
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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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