California Calling in December

Hear the distant tune of the Bellagio fountain in Las Vegas? Or perhaps the echo of a bird's call swooping through the Grand Canyon? That’s California calling, travellers & she’s calling for you. Begin this epic west coast wander in La La Land, before moving on to Sin City for three days of wicked shenanigans. Catch up on slumber whilst driving to Mariposa, where we’ll regenerate in Yosemite National Park amongst nature at its best. When you’ve finished getting your Yogi Bear on, it’s time to hit the home of Californian wine: Napa Valley. Pinot or Sav Blanc? It’s your call. Finally, end the adventure in San Fran with a flower in your hair.
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Price:
R15 300
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DETAILS
Starting fromR15 300
Package ValiditySet travel dates 09 - 15 JAN 2018
Duration7 days
DestinationCalifornia
Starts inLos Angeles
Ends inSan Francisco
Age GroupThis is a group tour for ages 18 - 39 years

Description

- 6 nights hotel, motel & lodge accommodation
- 3 breakfasts & 2 dinners
- Touring by air-conditioned coach
- Assistance of a Trip leader
- Touring & sightseeing of all sites as per itinerary
- National Park entry fees


Day 1

Los Angeles, California to Las Vegas, Nevada

Assemble the wolf pack as we drive along the Mojave desert: next stop Vegas. Postcards home write of buffets, blackjack & the Bellagio, but few mention the ridiculous antics you can only get up to in sin city. Fancy(er) than normal pools, 5am burgers in your hotel & party buses? We did say this was Vegas. Hit the strip aboard our party bus & let Vegas show you its colours. Remember, what happens here...

Included today: Las Vegas party bus

Optional activities: Nightclub crawl

Day 2

Las Vegas

G-rated Vegas sounds like an oxymoron, but there's plenty of family-friendly options from indoor skydiving to roller coasters atop needle-pin buildings. Today, Vegas is your oyster, & there's a good chance it will be battered & deep fried. Have a go at carting, feel like Godzilla in a helicopter flight above the strip, or recline in your seat as you watch the world go by from the Observation Wheel.

Optional activities: Helicopter flight over The Strip, High Roller Observation Wheel, Go karting

Day 3

Las Vegas (day trip to Grand Canyon)

Have a break from the strip with some fresh air & open spaces & by open, we mean grand & by spaces, we mean canyon. The OMG view around the canyon rim or from the (optional) chopper is well worth the journey along Route 66. Or just relish in a food coma from Big Mama's Rib Shack. You'll drool over both.

Included today: Day trip to Grand Canyon

Optional activities: Helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon

Day 4

Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park region, California

Lost track of time last night? Swap stories of your Vegas antics as we drive from the desert to the Sierra Nevada Mountains, & our gateway to Yosemite National Park.

Meals: Dinner

Day 5

Yosemite National Park

There's not enough flowery adjectives to describe the beauty of Yosemite Valley. It doesn't have honey badgers, but it does have bears, coyotes & golden eagles that are badass in their own right. Hike to Vernal Falls, ride or take the free shuttle to explore the real-world equivalent of Narnia. There’s always the Ansel Adams Gallery if you need photography pointers.

Included today: Yosemite National Park entry

Meals: Breakfast

Day 6

Yosemite to Napa Valley

The home of Californian wine is well worth the ride—says 3.3 million people coming here every year. Luckily you’ve got an included wine tasting. The only question is Pinot or Sav Blanc? Your call.

Meals: Breakfast & dinner

Included today: Napa walking tour & Napa Valley wine tasting

Day 7

Napa Valley to San Francisco

Just like a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, the reward of walking on the Golden Gate bridge awaits us as we arrive in free-loving San Francisco. Stop in Sausalito en-route to SF before our city tour of heavyweights: Golden Gate Bridge, Haight-Ashbury, Painted Ladies, Chinatown, North Beach & Fisherman's Wharf. NOTE: If you want a "get into jail" pass to visit Alcatraz, do the crime (of booking) BEFORE you come on tour. You won't have time to do the tour today so save it for tomorrow.

Included today: Sightseeing tour of San Francisco

Meals: Breakfast