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 and camping 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, camping in the Grand Canyon and hostels.
Local Adventure Leaders in each location
All transport including a bus along the world-famous Route 66
5 activities included
Optional activities can be added.
Canyons to California Stops
Canyons to California Tour
Day 1 – Las Vegas:
We’ll start our tour in one of nation’s most well-known cities: Las Vegas. This infamous den of vice, excitement and razzmatazz is home to some truly awe-inspiring hotels, casinos and plenty more. We’ll wander along the Strip and you can admire the neon majesty of the establishments lining the route. That night, we’ve splurged on the accomodation and it’s a night in a hotel on the Strip- live the Vegas lifestyle with an evening show, casino visit or dine out in the myriad of restaurant options!
Day 2- Las Vegas
Sleep in or head out to take a pic of the Vegas sign. We’ll also visit some of the striking hotels along the Strip. Feel like a Roman at Casear’s Palace, King Arthur in Excalibur or ride the rollercoasters of Circus Circus- we can guarantee it’ll never get dull. Take in the downtown delights of Fremont Street with a trip to a microbrewery, more casinos and a delicious BBQ dinner. If understatement is your thing- then Vegas might not be for you- but it’s a great, unique and utterly American experience!
Day 3 – Grand Canyon
From the big-city buzz to another slice of Americana with a trip from the bright lights to the remote grandeur of the Grand Canyon. En route, we check out the engineering marvel that is the Hoover Dam! We’ll drive along part of Route 66 and check out the charming town of Williams and enjoy a local experience at a bar equipped with a whole range of games and drinks. We’ll then set up camp on the Southern Rim of the Canyon.
Day 4 – Grand Canyon
An unforgettable day awaits as we step into the unknown with a full day out in the Canyon. Marvel at the majesty of the Canyon itself- a mile deep, 277 miles long and 18 miles wide- this National Park holds all the cards when it comes to mesmorising views. Discover the fascinating history of the Native American communities who lived here. Wander from one stunning panorama to the next and take incredible photos or soak up the surroundings. We don’t want to rush this experience so we’ll stay overnight, in the park, and sample bourbon whiskey under the stars as we take in 6 millions years of history. Please note you can walk at your own pace as the hikes themselves will not be guided but we’ll provide all the info and maps you need!
Day 5 – Grand Canyon-Flagstaff
Bid farewell to the awesome grandeur of the Canyon. That afternoon, we’ll visit a gun club (optional) and hear more about how gun culture is a major part of the American pysche. Hear arguments from both sides about it’s impact and learn more about the history of guns in the U.S. Time to relax in Downtown Flagstaff- this charming town is nestled amidst the mountains and plays host to quaint restaurants, cafes and breweries. Lots of states are proud of our their local brew and we’ll give you plenty of opportunities to pick your favourite as we criss-cross the country. That evening we’ll stop off in downtown Vegas and you can check out the city’s local bar scene with a few of our favourite choices…
Day 6 – Santa Monica
America is full of epic road trips and either gaze out of the window and take in the epic wilderness outside or relax and enjoy a movie with the free wi-fi on board. It’s a good day to recharge your batteries before another few days of action-packed adventures. There’s still fun to be had, that evening, with a chance to gaze at the stars from the Griffith Observatory. That evening – we’ll arrive to L.A- ready to discover the city’s headline acts over the next few days. You could also choose to do a beach-side walk in the gorgeous Santa Monica- where we are staying or check out a blues bar.
Day 7 – Los Angeles
After a few days in the remote desert- it’s time for a taste of modern, city life in one of the world’s coolest cities: Los Angeles. We’ll start our time here with a volleyball lesson on the beach. You can then take part in an in-line skating experience along Venice Beach before cooling off with a frozen yoghurt. Whilst at Santa Monica Pier- we’ll take part in the Coyote Trip Arcade Challenge before a classic California burger lunch! That afternoon- venture up the famous Hollywood sign and look down at the city beneath. An evening in the city starts with a wander down Hollywood Boulevard and spot the stars on the Walk of Fame.
Day 8 – Los Angeles
Today – you can visit one of the city’s famous theme parks. The delights of Universal Studios or Disneyland await and both are jam-packed with entertainment, fun and a fair bit of magic! We can help arrange your tickets and give you tips on the best rides, attractions and shows. Alternatively, we also arrange a chance to give something back to the LA community with a volunteering trip to one of the city’s soup kitchens. Poverty is a real issue in California and this project helps to give people a lifeline who are struggling in society.
Included Activities on Canyons to California Tour
- Las Vegas City Tour
- Microbrewery (over 21’s only)
- Hoover Dam
- Grand Canyon Entrance Fees
- Camping experience in the Grand Canyon
- Bourbon tasting- we provide the whiskeys
- Volleyball lesson at Santa Monica
- Hollywood Sign Hike
We also include all the transport, accommodation and guiding.
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.
No bookings can be accepted within 40 days of a trip departure date.
The price of a single room upgrade on our Canyons to California tour is £465 and a double room upgrade is £120 per person. This is because the twin room is the standard in Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon.