USA Family - Western Discovery

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Departs from
San Francisco
Camping (with facilities), Hotel
Group Size
Maximum of 13 travellers per group
Private Bus
Important Notes
Please note that these trips are for adults and children travelling together and there must be at least one child under 18 with you. Minimum age for children on this trip is 7 years old. A discount of 10% applies on this trip to children 11 or younger at the time of travel. Please note that the trip activities commence on day 2 at 7.30am, this is when the tour leader joins the trip. Day One is accommodation only. The last night of the trip is also booked as accommodation only as the trip ends at 5pm that evening.


Absorb San Francisco’s laid-back atmosphere , Hike and bike through Yosemite’s incredible terrain, Pitch camp in idyllic settings, Enjoy a refreshing river swim, Marvel at colourful giant rock formations, Discover what a ‘hoodoo’ is, Relax on Lake Powell’s sandy beach, Learn about the Native American way of life, Be amazed by the Grand Canyon, Experience the surreal world of Las Vegas

Tour description provided by Intrepid

Take the children on an unforgettable tour of some of America’s most extraordinary natural sights. Starting in San Francisco, the family will explore the legendary Wild West country and be stunned by the staggering beauty of its national parks. Camp in the wilderness and spend evenings gathered around a fire. Watch young eyes light up at the vastness of sites such as the Grand Canyon, Yosemite and Monument Valley and find out more about the Navajo people who call this area home. Share fun new experiences with the family that will be remembered forever.


Days 1-2 San Francisco
San Francisco is a chilled-out city with a vibrant, multicultural heart. You can catch a tram to visit the waterfront, feast like a king in Chinatown or peruse zany artwork in SoMa.
Days 3-4 Yosemite National Park
If heaven descended to Earth, it would probably look like Yosemite. One of America's most popular national parks, its waterfalls, dramatic cliffs and wilderness areas are breathtaking.
Day 5 Great Basin
The largest desert in the US, stretching across Nevada and Utah, Great Basin features some of the most remote and idyllic locations in the Southwest.
Days 6-7 Zion National Park
Zion National Park showcases soaring canyons, impressive hiking trails and beautiful waterways, all coloured by the mesmerising pink-, red- and white-hued rocks that the park is famous for.
Day 8 Bryce Canyon National Park
A natural amphitheatre formed by centuries of erosion, Bryce Canyon National Park is filled with hoodoos - dramatic rock spires that glow red, orange and white in the glaring sun.
Day 9 Lake Powell
Controversially created in the 1960s, Lake Powell is now a popular holiday destination, consisting of 96 water-filled canyons, 3,150 km of shoreline and endless red-hued canyon walls.
Day 10 Monument Valley
Red-hued sandstone buttes rise strikingly from the earth in Monument Valley, the setting of many a western and home to the Navajo Nation Reservation.
Days 11-12 Grand Canyon
Words don't do justice to the Grand Canyon, a stunning 1.5 km deep gorge formed by over six million years of erosion from the Colorado River.
Days 13-14 Las Vegas
To witness the roll of the dice, the brightness of the lights and the general ostentatiousness of Las Vegas is a quintessential American experience.