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San Fran to LA: Ultimate National Parks

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San Fran to LA: Ultimate National Parks

Fall in love with the rugged and diverse American West on this 18-day adventure, from the granite peaks and pine forests of Yosemite National Park, the crystal clear water of Lake Tahoe, the sun-baked dunes and canyons of Death Valley, glitzy Las Vegas and peaceful Zion. Walk amid the hoodoos of Bryce Canyon National Park, gaze in awe at the Grand Canyon, sit by a Navajo campfire in Monument Valley and see the unique vegetation of Joshua Tree National Park, all on the ultimate National Parks adventure.

Activities
  • San Francisco - Sunset catamaran cruise
  • Lake Tahoe - Heavenly Mountain Resort - Scenic Gondola Ride
  • Yosemite National Park - Entrance Fee
  • Yosemite - Pizza Picnic Dinner
  • Death Valley National Park
  • Zion National Park - Entrance Fee
  • Bryce Canyon National Park - Entrance Fee
  • Monument Valley Tribal Park Entry Fee
  • Monument Valley - Jeep Tour and Navajo Dinner
  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Horseshoe Bend
  • Joshua Tree National Park - Entrance Fee
Highlights
  • Beginning in the eccentric city of San Francisco, explore the sights of the bay on a sunset catamaran cruise, sailing around the infamous Alcatraz Island and beneath the legendary Golden Gate Bridge.
  • From shimmering blue waters in summer to snow-dusted pine forest in winter – enjoy a full day of optional activities to suit every adventurer, in every season, during your 2-night stay in Lake Tahoe.
  • Featuring sequoia forests, granite cliff faces and cascading waterfalls – get the most out of your Yosemite experience by spending three nights in the park, meaning two full days of exploration.
  • With undulating sand dunes, water-sculpted canyons, extinct volcanic craters and fields of wildflowers that blossom in the spring: Death Valley is a geological paradise.
  • From flashy Las Vegas continue to the red rocks of Zion National Park and the hoodoos of Bryce Canyon.
  • Admire the oasis of Emerald Pools during a hike past waterfalls and lush vegetation in Utah’s Zion National Park.
  • Ride a jeep through Utah's iconic Monument Valley, and then share stories and a meal by the campfire with members of Navajo Nation.
  • Be amazed by the size and beauty of the Colorado River’s Horseshoe Bend, then travel to the Grand Canyon where you’ll be left gobsmacked by its steep red-rock escarpments and gorges.
  • Explore a city that’s home to dreamers, fortune seekers, and celebrities in the City of Angels: Los Angeles.
About Intrepid Travel
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We get it – travel’s a big decision. It’s not every day you fly across the world to wander the souks of Marrakech or enjoy a dreamy Angkor sunrise. But for us, it’s been our everyday for the past three decades (whew, we’re old). Let’s just say we know what travellers really want: a balance of inclusions and free time, a mix of classic highlights and local secrets you won’t find on Google. And of course, an authentic real life experience.

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Sep 11, 2022 through
Oct 02, 2022
17 Nights from
$7,925.00 (USD)
Per Person
Various departures
7631730
May 07, 2023 through
Nov 05, 2023
17 Nights from
$8,640.00 (USD)
Per Person
Various departures
7631716
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Itinerary

Day Destination
1 San Francisco
2 Lake Tahoe
3 Lake Tahoe
4 Yosemite National Park
5 Yosemite National Park
6 Yosemite National Park
7 Eastern Sierra/Lone Pine
8 Death Valley / Las Vegas
9 Las Vegas
10 Zion National Park
11 Zion National Park
12 Bryce Canyon
13 Monument Valley / Page
14 Grand Canyon National Park
15 Grand Canyon National Park
16 Joshua Tree National Park
17 Los Angeles
18 Los Angeles
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.