When arranging your transportation, such as flights, please take into consideration the below time restrictions for joining and departing from your group. With these times, we have taken into account travel time to/from the airport in the given destination and required time for check-in or baggage collection/immigration.

Your flight must arrive by or before: 11:59 p.m. on Day 1

Your flight must depart no earlier than: 12:00 a.m. on Day 16

Itinerary

Day 1San Francisco

 

Arrive at any time. We highly recommend booking pre-tour accommodation to enjoy more of the city.

There's a lot to see and do in San Francisco, and we recommend spending extra time here if you'd like to explore the city; speak to your sales agent to book extra accommodation. Haight-Ashbury, Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, and the city's famous cable cars await you.

 
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

 

1h19:00

The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. Please note that normal check-in times apply at our start hotels, but you can usually store your luggage for the day if you arrive early.

Accommodation

 

 
The Good Hotel (or similar)

 

Hotel

Day 2San Francisco/Yosemite National Park

 

Catch a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge on the way out of one of America's most popular cities. Drive into the Sierra Nevada Mountains and set up camp.

Travel through California's Sierra Nevada Mountains on the way to Yosemite National Park. Set up camp for the night and get ready for a full day of exploring the next day.

 
Private Vehicle

 

San Francisco – Yosemite National Park7h225km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Accommodation

 

 
Indian Flats Campground (or similar)

 

Campground

Meals included:

 

 Dinner

Day 3Yosemite National Park

 

Enjoy a free day in Yosemite National Park.

Admire spectacular views of Yosemite National Park's magnificent peaks and granite domes. Yosemite has many trails to offer. Be inspired by this beautiful and amazing landscape and opt to rent a bike to better explore the Yosemite Valley.

 
Free Time

 

Yosemite National ParkFull Day

Use your free time to explore by foot, bike or shuttle.

 
Yosemite National Park Visit

 

Yosemite National Park1h-8h

Picturesque valleys, vast wilderness, powerful waterfalls, ancient sequoias and more than 16 types of granite make up this internationally recognized national park. Hike the trails, get up close to ancient rock formations and take panoramic photos of this gorgeous landscape.

Optional Activities - Day 3

Yosemite Bike Rental
Yosemite National Park
12USD per person

Set your wheels in motion with tandem, hand crank or mountain bikes, and opt to cycle some of the 20km (12mi) of paved trails throughout the valley floor. Bring a water bottle, stop to shoot photos, and enjoy some of the most picturesque spots in Yosemite NP.

 
Yosemite National Park Hike
Yosemite National Park1h-6h1-15km
Free

Panoramic vistas, gushing waterfalls, and elusive wildlife await. Bring water, wear a hat and sunscreen, and hike Yosemite NP. Keep an eye out for black bears, deer, and coyotes. 

Accommodation

 
Indian Flats Campground (or similar)
Campground

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4Yosemite National Park/Sierra Nevadas

Awe at the spectacular scenery along the Tioga Pass. Marvel at tufa rock towers at Mono Lake.

Marvel at the spectacular views of Yosemite National Park's magnificent peaks and granite domes while enjoying one of most scenic areas in California. 

Note: we intend on using the Tioga Pass, a scenic route through the Sierra Nevada mountain range that connects Yosemite NP with Bishop. In the spring and autumn seasons, there's a chance that the pass will be closed due to poor weather conditions or even snow. In such a case, we use an alternate route south, and will spend the night in Lake Isabella instead of Bishop. The status of the road is monitored daily, and our travel plan for the area will be confirmed during the trip.

 
Private Vehicle
Yosemite National Park – Bishop10h330km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

 
Tioga Pass Drive
Tioga Pass2h-4h

Take this scenic route through the Sierra Nevada mountain range connecting Bishop with the Yosemite Valley floor. Pass by lakes, meadows, and groves, and keep your eyes peeled for wildlife along the way.

 
Mono Lake Visit
Mono Lake30m

Unusual rock towers created by underwater springs line the shore of this stunning lake. Walk along the shore and imagine what existed here nearly a million years ago. The salt waters are home to trillions of brine shrimp and alkali flies. Mono Lake also attracts nearly 100 species of migratory birds each year.

 

Accommodation

 
Browns Town Campground (or similar)
Campground

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5Sierra Nevadas/Las Vegas

Visit a land of extremes in Death Valley National Park. Explore Las Vegas and stroll along the famous Vegas Strip. Take an optional VIP party limo.

Visit one of the country's most rugged landscapes, legendary Death Valley, the hottest and driest spot on earth and home to the lowest point in North America.

For the nights in Las Vegas, we stay close to the action in a hotel either at the end of or just a few blocks off the Strip.

 
Private Vehicle
Bishop – Las Vegas10h590km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

 
Death Valley National Park Visit
Death Valley

The Death Valley is one of America’s most extreme locations – from sand dunes and desert, to badlands, towering peaks, and a basin that actually registers below sea-level, this is sure to be an unforgettable stop. Hottest. Driest. Lowest. There’s a bit of everything here on the border of California and Nevada.

 
Vegas Strip Visit 
Las Vegas1h

Walk along Las Vegas Boulevard and soak in the lights, energy and pulse of the Strip. With an ever-evolving architecture and multitude of hotels, casinos, restaurants, and entertainment, there's so much to see and do.

Optional Activities - Day 5

VIP Party Limo Experience 
Las Vegas
45USD per person

Channel your inner celebrity and set off in this party on wheels. Luxuriate in the leather seats, and feel like a star with the neon lights, flat screen TV and booming stereo system. Tour the highlights of Vegas and love the limo life.

Accommodation

 
Golden Nugget Las Vegas (or similar)
Hotel

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch

Day 6Las Vegas

Free time in Las Vegas.

Full day to explore Las Vegas. Walk the strip and try your luck at the tables or slot machines. Or spend the day shopping, dining or poolside. In the evening, opt to see one of the wildly entertaining shows Vegas is known for.

 
Free Time
Las Vegas

Indulge in this Sin City your own way.

Optional Activities - Day 6

Gambling at Vegas Casino
Las Vegas
Free

Hold some cards, toss some dice, place a bet or sit at the slots. Try your luck at gambling in one of the many casinos along the Strip. (The legal age for gambling is 21 years of age.)

 
Las Vegas Show
Las Vegas3h-4h
25-200USD per person

Leave the world behind, give in to your senses and prepare to be amazed. Take in one of the many shows available in this entertainment mecca. Live music, burlesque, comedy, magic, Cirque Du Soleil, and more. Whatever your passion, no other city can compete with the range and scale of shows on offer 24 hours a day. 

Accommodation

 
Golden Nugget Las Vegas (or similar)
Hotel

Day 7Las Vegas/Grand Canyon National Park

Travel Route 66, then arrive at the beautiful Grand Canyon and take in the sunset from the canyon's edge.

Considered among nature's most spectacular offerings, the Grand Canyon provides spectacular opportunities for exploration. Return to the campsite and recapture the experiences from this memorable day! 

 
Private Vehicle
Las Vegas – Grand Canyon National Park6h475km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

 
Grand Canyon Sunset
Grand Canyon National Park

Head to the rim of the Grand Canyon at sunset. Point your camera in any direction and capture memorable shots as the shifting light plays off the layers of red, yellow, and brown rock. This is truly one of the great wonders. Enjoy the moment.

Optional Activities - Day 7

Grand Canyon IMAX Movie
Grand Canyon National Park
15USD per person

On a giant six-story movie screen, watch the most viewed IMAX film of all time, "Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets". Escape, fly, and discover the history and beauty of this awe-inspiring landscape. 

Accommodation

 
Mather Campground (or similar)
Campground

Meals included:

 Dinner

Day 8Grand Canyon National Park

Enjoy free time in Grand Canyon NP.

Enjoy a free day to discover the Grand Canyon. Opt to wander throughout the park and take a hike. Hire a bike, check out a museum or see the canyon from the sky by helicopter.

Note: If you have pre-booked the Grand Canyon Helicopter Ride you will enjoy your 45-50min ride over the canyon today.

 
Free Time
Grand Canyon

Enjoy a full day in this Wonder of the World to explore your own way.

 
Grand Canyon South Rim Visit
Grand Canyon National Park

Visit the south rim of the canyon for a great first impression. Marvel as the Grand Canyon unfolds before you. Don't get too close. The land drops almost straight down for more than 1,000m (3,280 ft) into the serpentine canyons below! The gorge is filled with rocky buttes, sheer limestone cliffs, and deep canyons all arrayed in a rainbow of colors. Words defy. This is truly one of the most magnificent sights on earth.

Optional Activities - Day 8

Hiking
Grand Canyon1h-5h1-15km
Free

Opt to hike along the rim or down into the canyon. Experience breathtaking scenery with spectacular views. Bring lots of water, a hat and plenty of energy. Remember -- hiking down is optional, hiking back up is mandatory!

 
Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour
Grand Canyon
284USD per person

The Grand Canyon helicopter ride is a must! Enjoy a bird's-eye view for 45 to 50 minutes as you fly over the canyon, taking in the stark contrast of the the blue-green Colorado River against the thousand shades of red rock found in the canyon. From above, you can fully appreciate the greatness of the gorge and see why it is one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

 
Grand Canyon IMAX Movie
Grand Canyon National Park
15USD per person

On a giant six-story movie screen, watch the most viewed IMAX film of all time, "Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets". Escape, fly, and discover the history and beauty of this awe-inspiring landscape. 

Accommodation

 
Mather Campground (or similar)
Campground

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 9Grand Canyon National Park/Monument Valley

Drive along the southern rim of the canyon, then opt to discover one of the most majestic places on earth, Monument Valley, on an optional overnight excursion.

Take an optional jeep tour led by a Navajo guide through Monument Valley and be inspired by a night under the stars while camping in this magnificent atmosphere. 

 
Private Vehicle
Grand Canyon National Park – Monument Valley5h290km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Optional Activities - Day 9

Monument Valley Overnight
Monument Valley
115USD per person

Explore this magical and sacred place by 4x4. Tour the Tribal Park to see the magnificent colours, miles of mesas, buttes, and pinnacles that make Monument Valley a truly wondrous experience. Stay overnight in a traditional Navajo Hogan or sleep under the endless shooting stars. Wake for a breathtaking monumental sunrise. 

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch

Day 10Monument Valley/Durango

Wind up the side of a mountain through Mesa Verde National Park's rocky slopes and inspiring vistas. Hike to ancient cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde before continuing on to Durango.

Hike through history exploring Mesa Verde National Park, which offers a spectacular look into the lives of the Ancestral Puebloans. 

 
Private Vehicle
Monument Valley – Durango7h

Approximate Distance to Durango: 315 km

 
Mesa Verde Guided Tour
Mesa Verde National Park1h-2h

Take a guided hike through history while exploring the cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde, some of the most notable and best preserved sites in North America. 

Accommodation

 
Riverside Resort & RV Park (or similar)
Campground

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 11Durango/Santa Fe

Continue to Santa Fe and dive into the Southwest culture in this historic city.

Continue the journey back in time and explore one of America's oldest and most beautiful cities, Santa Fe. Take a stroll downtown and visit art galleries, or enjoy some world-famous roasted green chilies.

 
Private Vehicle
Durango – Santa Fe6h350km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

 
Free Time
Santa FeAfternoon

Take time to explore, shop, and eat in this cultural city.

Accommodation

 
Rancheros de Santa Fe Campground (or similar)
Campground

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch

Day 12Santa Fe/Carlsbad

Look for aliens at infamous Roswell en route to exploring the Carlsbad Caverns, dodging the 400,000 bats heading out to hunt at sunset.

 

 
Private Vehicle
Santa Fe – Carlsbad8h470km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

 
Explore Roswell
Roswell

Explore the mystery-steeped Roswell. On the night of July 2, 1947, something (or someone) crashed into the desert outside of town. Was it a balloon, military craft, or really extra-terrestrial life? Find out what all the hype is about while passing through this funky town. 

 
Carlsbad Caverns Tour
Carlsbad1h-3h

Trek underground into the Carlsbad Caverns, one of the oldest and most famous cave systems in the world. Explore the caves and be fascinated by the underground chambers formed by sulfuric acid, which dissolved the surrounding limestone. Witness a stunning spectacle in the evening when nearly 400,000 Mexican free-tail bats exit Carlsbad Cavern.

 

Accommodation

 
Carlsbad Campground (or similar)
Campground

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 13Carlsbad/Austin

Cross into the state of Texas, the birthplace of Tex-Mex food, 10-gallon hats, and Western movies.

Sit back and gaze at the scenery while travelling through the southern United States. Upon arrival in the 'Lonestar' state, settle in at the campsite for a night under the stars.

 
Private Vehicle
Carlsbad – Austin9h764km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch

Day 14Austin

Spend a free day in Austin. Opt to visit the SoCo area for thrift shopping, take a dip in the Barton natural pool, or let loose at a local country bar in the evening.

 

 
Free Time
AustinFull Day

Get out and explore Austin!

Optional Activities - Day 14

Tubing on the Guadalupe River
 

Grab a tube and enjoy how the locals like to beat the heat - floating down the Guadalupe River. Soak up the sun and take the occasional dip while slowly travelling down river from Austin to San Antonio. 

 
SoCo Vintage and Thrift Shopping
Austin

Spend a few hours checking out the SoCo (South Congress) shopping area of Austin. This is a great area to people watch, grab a bite to eat, and search through the vintage stores to find that hidden gem. Check this out for some real local flavour!

 
Barton Springs Pool
Austin
8USD per person

Take some time to relax in the sun and go for a swim in to what locals call "nature's pool". Barton Springs is a natural reservoir that has created a crystal clear swimming hole inside Zilker Park. Hop into the pool to cool off before relaxing on the grassy knoll right at the water's edge.

 
BBQ Dinner
Austin

You can't visit the Southwest without trying some good ol', finger lickin BBQ. Texans like to brag that they have some of the best BBQ in the world - try for yourself and find out.

 
Country Dancing
Austin

Bring out your inner cowboy or cowgirl as you hit the town at an authentic country bar. Mosey up to the bar and grab a pint before heading to the dance floor (cowboy boots not required!). You'll be two-stepping like a local in no time.

Meals included:

 Breakfast

Day 15Austin/New Orleans

Crank up the jazz and drive into the home of Mardi Gras. Explore the French Quarter, and join the revellers on Bourbon Street 'til the early hours.

The CEO will point out a few things on the drive in, then get out and experience the city at its best.

 
Private Vehicle
Austin – New Orleans9h820km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Accommodation

 
Olde Town Inn (or similar)
Hostel

Meals included:

 Breakfast

Day 16New Orleans

Depart at any time.

There's a lot to see and do in New Orleans, and we recommend spending extra time here if you'd like to explore the city; speak to your sales agent to book extra accommodation. 

 
Departure Day
 

Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.

Optional Activities - Day 16

Swamp and Bayou Tour
New Orleans

Take a captivating boat tour into swamps and bayous, through the preserved wetlands in Louisiana. Get up close and personal with alligators, wild boar, snakes, and more in their natural habitat. 

Meals included:

 Breakfast

 

ACCEPT COOKIESTo give you the best possible experience, this site uses cookies. Using this site means you agree to our use of cookies. We have published a cookies policy, which you should read to find out more about the cookies we use. View cookies policy.