Sin, Surf & Sierras

Sin, Surf & Sierras information and booking

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  • Duration
    9
    Days
  • Camping
  • Difficulty
    Moderate

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Highlights

Hike in Yosemite National Park, revel in the glitz of Las Vegas, break a sweat in Death Valley, stargaze in Los Angeles, drive California's scenic Highway 1.

Tour description provided by G Adventures

For the traveller who wants it all, this desert-to-coast journey delivers in spades. Throw caution to the wind in Las Vegas, then cleanse those chakras with pristine national park hiking. You’ll drive the legendary Pacific Coast Highway for views that are postcard-perfect and finish in Los Angeles for a final burst of movie star glamour. A private touring van and participation camping offer affordability and flexibility while letting you get to know your fellow travellers, and making this a road trip to remember.

Itinerary

Day 1 Las Vegas
Please note, Day 1 is an arrival day and there are no planned activities. This tour leaves Las Vegas in the morning on Day 2; if you would like to spend any additional time here, we recommend booking pre-tour accommodation. Additional Notes: The CEO will circulate the hotel to collect all checked-in travellers for the orientation meeting. Please wait in your room for your CEO to escort you to the gathering. Please note that this tour combines with other G Adventures tours. As such, the staff and some travel companions on your tour may have previously been traveling together with G Adventures, prior to Day 1 of your tour. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Las Vegas/Bishop (1L, 1D)
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. End the day surrounded by peaks in the town of Bishop. Additional Notes: Summer itinerary: Travel to Bishop via Tioga Pass viewing Mono Lake and the Tufa Towers on the way. Winter itinerary: Continue on to Lake Isabella, where we stay the night. Note that on Day 3, we intend to use the Tioga Pass, a scenic a route through the Sierra Nevada mountain range that connects Bishop with Yosemite NP. October through May, there's a chance the pass will be closed due to poor weather conditions or even snow. In this case, we use an alternate route, and spend the night in Lake Isabella (instead of Bishop). The status of the road is monitored daily, and our travel plans for the area will be confirmed during the trip. Included Activities: Death Valley National Park Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 490km)
Day 3 Bishop/Yosemite National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Morning trip to Mono Lake; walk among the tufa towers. Discover Yosemite's peaks, granite domes and giant sequoias. Marvel at majestic waterfalls, lakes and meadows. Included Activities: Mono Lake Visit Tioga Pass Drive Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 230km)
Day 4 Yosemite National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Full day to explore Yosemite NP. Hike the many trails Yosemite has to offer and be inspired by this stunning landscape. Opt to rent a bike and cycle in Yosemite Valley. Included Activities: Yosemite National Park Visit
Day 5 Yosemite National Park/San Francisco (1B, 1L)
Arrive in one of the most iconic cities in the world: San Francisco. Your CEO will point out some popular sites during the drive into town. Additional Notes: For our nights in San Francisco, we stay close to the action in a hotel in the city centre. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 225km)
Day 6 San Francisco
Enjoy a free day to explore San Francisco.
Day 7 San Francisco/Morro Bay (1L, 1D)
Crashing waves, rolling fog, and sheer rocky cliffs will make this journey down California's coast Highway 1 an unforgettable experience. Included Activities: Monterey Visit Elephant Seal Rookery Transport: Private Vehicle (6.50 hour(s), 390km)
Day 8 Morro Bay/Los Angeles (1B)
Pass by Santa Barbara as we make our way to Los Angeles. Your CEO will point out a few famous neighborhoods and landmarks on the drive into the City of Angels. Additional Notes: Tonight, we give up camping in favour of a hotel night. Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 350km)
Day 9 Los Angeles
There's a lot to see and do in LA, and we recommend spending extra time here if you'd like to explore Hollywood, Rodeo Drive and other hot spots around the city; speak to your sales agent to book extra accommodation. Included Activities: Departure Day