Tour description provided by G Adventures

Bridging two iconic cities, this is a road trip that features amazing national parks, quirky landmarks, and the spirit of America. Learn about Navajo culture, play the odds in Vegas, bask in genuine Southern hospitality, and get your cowboy on in Texas. Centrally located hostels in the cities and campsites in the wilderness keep you in the heart of the action no matter where you are. With so much heart and soul and so much to see and do on the road to New Orleans, don’t leave your heart in San Francisco – because you’re going to need it.

Itinerary

Day 1 San Francisco

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. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2 San Francisco/Yosemite National Park (1D)

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. Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 225km)

Day 3 Yosemite National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)

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. Included Activities: Yosemite National Park Visit

Day 4 Yosemite National Park/Sierra Nevadas (1B, 1L, 1D)

Marvel at the spectacular views of Yosemite National Park's magnificent peaks and granite domes while enjoying one of most scenic areas in California. Additional Notes: 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. Included Activities: Tioga Pass Drive Mono Lake Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (10.00 hour(s), 330km)

Day 5 Sierra Nevadas/Las Vegas (1B, 1L)

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. Additional Notes: 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. Included Activities: Death Valley National Park Visit Vegas Strip Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (10.00 hour(s), 590km)

Day 6 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.

Day 7 Las Vegas/Grand Canyon National Park (1D)

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! Included Activities: Grand Canyon Sunset Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 475km)

Day 8 Grand Canyon National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)

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. Additional Notes: Note: If you have pre-booked the Grand Canyon Helicopter Ride you will enjoy your 45-50min ride over the canyon today. Included Activities: Grand Canyon South Rim Visit

Day 9 Grand Canyon National Park/Monument Valley (1B, 1L)

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. Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 290km)

Day 10 Monument Valley/Durango (1B, 1L, 1D)

Hike through history exploring Mesa Verde National Park, which offers a spectacular look into the lives of the Ancestral Puebloans. Included Activities: Mesa Verde Guided Tour Transport: Approximate Distance to Durango: 315 km Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s))

Day 11 Durango/Santa Fe (1B, 1L)

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. Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 350km)

Day 12 Santa Fe/Carlsbad (1B, 1L, 1D)

Look for aliens at infamous Roswell en route to exploring the Carlsbad Caverns, dodging the 400,000 bats heading out to hunt at sunset. Included Activities: Explore Roswell Carlsbad Caverns Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s), 470km)

Day 13 Carlsbad/Austin (1B, 1L)

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. Transport: Private Vehicle (9.00 hour(s), 764km)

Day 14 Austin (1B)

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.

Day 15 Austin/New Orleans (1B)

The CEO will point out a few things on the drive in, then get out and experience the city at its best. Transport: Private Vehicle (9.00 hour(s), 820km)

Day 16 New Orleans (1B)

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. Included Activities: Departure Day