8 days Las Vegas to Los Angeles
8-day Canyons to California Group Tour
This Canyons to California tour packs in a true variety of incredible American experiences. From the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas, the rugged beauty of the Grand Canyon to the magic of Los Angeles. This expertly crafted journey allows you to see a whole range of this great country without breaking the bank!
It’s hard to think of a more varied trip than this 8 day journey through some of the country’s most stunning scenery. Kick off in Vegas with its gaudy, garish glamour before a slice of something totally different with a hiking experience in the desolate beauty of The Grand Canyon. Relax at a craft brewery in Arizona, take in the infamous Route 66 and end up in Los Angeles with its array of star-studded attractions.
Including a casino hotel on the Strip in Vegas and hostels.
Local Adventure Leaders in each location
All transport, including a private van along the world-famous Route 66
Canyons to California Stops
Canyons to California Group Tour
Day 1: Las Vegas
Welcome to the USA, and the start of your Canyons to California group tour! After spending your morning at your own leisure in Vegas, you’ll meet your Adventure Leader and the rest of your group at the entrance to Luxor Hotel’s Aurora Bar. Here, you’ll get a trip briefing, where you’ll learn about the forthcoming adventures and how to stay safe in America.
After that, it’s time to walk the Strip! Take in the hustle, bustle, and bright lights of Vegas – and break for dinner at Café Hollywood, a classic diner. Take a look at the Bellagio Water Show while you’re out and about!
If you’d like, we can point you towards some of the city’s best nightlife… don’t worry, you’ve got a relaxed start tomorrow!
Day 2: Las Vegas
Spend this morning relaxing by the Luxor’s pool, or check out Caesar’s Palace or the Venetian. However, be sure to meet back up in the early afternoon, where we’ll take you on the Viva Las Vegas tour! You’ll see the city’s best landmarks, like the Vegas sign, the Arts district, and Circus Circus!
This evening, enjoy dinner at Dona Maria’s, where you can try home-style tamales, fajitas – and margaritas! After, why not opt to take in one of Las Vegas’s legendary shows? These can range from magic shows to incredible Cirque du Soleil performances.
Day 3: Vegas, Seligman & Williams
This morning, transfer to the next destination on your West Coast Adventure… via a couple of iconic locations. Grab enough food to last you the day at Trader Joe’s – and then we’re off!
First of all, you’ll head to the Hoover Dam, where you’ll take a quick hike to the Mike O’Callagan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge and learn about this marvel of engineering. After this, stop to eat some of your food at the Locomotive Park in the scenic Kingman, Arizona.
Next, we’ll visit the rustic Seligman – birthplace of Route 66 and the inspiration for Pixar’s Cars. Explore the area and grab some iconic snaps, before we jump back in the bus – bound for Williams, Arizona! You’ll arrive at an amazing glamping site, where you’ll check into a cozy cabin before you grab dinner at the Cruiser’s Route 66 Café.
Day 4: Grand Canyon
This morning, it’s off in the morning to one of the world’s most remarkable sites – the Grand Canyon! You’ll have a free day for hiking and sightseeing at one of the world’s seven natural wonders. If you’d like a suggestion, we recommend following the Rim Trail around the area.
This evening, regroup at the Hopi House to watch the beautiful sunset – and wait for the stars to come out! We’ll then all return to the campsite, where we’ll sit around the fire and eat – what else? – s’mores!
Day 5: Williams & Las Vegas
We’re off this morning to head back to Vegas – via Williams! Before we get too comfy in the private van, you’ll get the chance to try an unmissable activity… axe throwing! If you’d rather now, you can opt to learn more about America’s complex history with firearms when you pay a visit to a local shooting range.
After that, you’ve got time for a spot of shopping, lunch, and wandering the cowboy-esque of Williams before we jump back in the van. We’ll transfer back to Vegas in the mid/late-afternoon, where you’ll then have a free night to explore the city as you wish! Why not visit the MOB Museum or the Star Wars-themed Millenium Fandom Bar?
Day 6: Santa Monica
We’re off to the next stop on your West Coast Adventure – Los Angeles! We’ll arrive in Santa Monica in the early afternoon, where you’ll have some time to explore the sights and shops of the 3rd Street Promenade under your own steam.
This evening, opt to join your fellow travellers for a delicious meal at Trejo’s Tacos – before our next unmissable activity begins. We’ll take you for a stroll along the beach at sunset, before we all take part in the arcade challenge along the Santa Monica Pier!
Day 7: Santa Monica
This morning, you’ll take the metro to the iconic Sunset Boulevard, where you’ll get a chance to stargaze during the day at the Hollywood Walk of Fame! After this, we’ll treat you to a taste of California with a visit to In-N-Out Burger, before you enjoy some free time to explore the area. Why not check out the Hollywood Film Museum?
We’ll rendezvous in the mid-afternoon for your next unmissable activity – a hike from Griffith Park to the iconic Griffith Observatory! Along the way, you’ll get amazing views of the inimitable Hollywood sign, and you’ll arrive in time to watch the sun set over the City of Angels before you explore the Observatory.
Day 8: Farewell
The last day of your Canyons to California group tour is a free day. Why not take the opportunity to hit one of LA’s most famous spots?
- If you’re keen to make the most of your time in LA, you could opt to splash out on a day pass to Disneyland or Universal Studios!
- If you decide to remain in Santa Monica, you could chill at Venice Beach, try inline skating on the boardwalk, or take a tour of the Paramount Studios.
- If you want to give back to the local community, you could spend your day volunteering with Heal the Bay, helping to clean up California’s coastline.
This evening, bid farewell to your fellow Coyotes as your trip comes to an end!
Included on your Canyons to California Group Tour:
- Viva Las Vegas walking tour (Las Vegas)
- Hoover Dam visit (Kingman)
- Exploring Seligman (Seligman)
- Dinner at Cruiser’s Route 66 Café (Williams)
- Sunset at the Grand Canyon (Williams)
- Axe-throwing (Williams)
- Sunset beach stroll & Pier arcade challenge (LA)
- In-N-Out Burger lunch (LA)
- Hollywood Walk of Fame visit (LA)
- Hike & visit to Griffith Observatory (LA)
Not included on your Canyons to California Group Tour:
- Free time options in Las Vegas
- Las Vegas show ticket (Las Vegas)
- Shooting range visit (Williams)
- Free time options in Santa Monica – including Hollywood Film Museum, Wax Museum, surfing, etc. (LA)
- Disneyland/Universal Studios ticket (LA)
A deposit is required to make a reservation on our Canyons to California tour, with the balance due 70 days prior to departure (unless booking with one of our promotions, for which specific balance due dates may apply).
The deposit is 10% of the group tour price (unless stated otherwise). If you book on to our tours less than 70 days prior to departure, the full balance will be due within 3 days of booking.
Typically, no bookings can be accepted within 40 days of a trip departure date of our California group tour. However, feel free to reach out to our Customer Services team on firstname.lastname@example.org to double check!
On the California Calling tour, standard accommodation is in dorm rooms – excluding the accommodation in Las Vegas, which is twin room as standard. The price of a single room upgrade on our Canyons to California tour is £599 and a double room upgrade is £175 per person – a twin room upgrade is also available. At the Grand Canyon, you’ll be staying in cabins. Please let us know at least 7 working days before the trip starts if you would like any of these extras adding onto your booking – however, the sooner we know about these upgrades, the better!