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Los Angeles 1 night
Phoenix 1 night
Grand Canyon 1 night
Page 1 night
Bryce Canyon 1 night
Las Vegas 2 nights
Mammoth Lakes 1 night
Modesto 1 night
San Francisco 2 nights
Central Coast 1 night
Day 1: Fly to Los Angeles. On arrival, make your way to your hotel.
Day 2 Los Angeles/Phoenix: Depart for Palm Springs, the winter playground for Hollywood royalty, with its lively downtown and immaculate golf courses at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains. Later, pass through Indio in the Coachella Valley en route to Phoenix.
Day 3 Phoenix/Grand Canyon: Travel through the Sonoran Desert and onwards to Sedona, which is encircled by distinctive red-rock monoliths. Then, drive through breathtaking Oak Creek Canyon before arriving at majestic Grand Canyon National Park.
Day 4 Grand Canyon/Page: Journey further north and enter the Navajo Indian Reservation, passing the trading post of Cameron. Continue through the Painted Desert to visit Monument Valley, an area with some of the west's most iconic landscapes. Continue to Page.
Day 5 Page/Bryce Canyon: Visit the mighty Glen Canyon Dam for views of stunning Lake Powell, where crystal blue water laps against towering red-rock canyon walls. Enter the Mormon state of Utah, pass through the town of Kanab before visiting spectacular Bryce Canyon, for tour through a multi-coloured world of sandstone spires and pinnacles.
Day 6 Bryce Canyon/Las Vegas: Travel to Zion National Park and see the massive rock formations carved by wind, time and the Virgin River. This afternoon, experience the contrast of Las Vegas where round the clock shopping, gambling and nightly shows are available.
Day 7 Las Vegas: At leisure to enjoy the many attractions of Las Vegas.
Day 8 Las Vegas/Mammoth Lakes*: Stop at the iconic Welcome to Las Vegas sign for a photo opportunity. Continue to extraordinary Death Valley, then across the valley and ascend the Sierra Nevada Mountains to Mammoth Lakes, known for its staggeringly beautiful vistas.
Day 9 Mammoth Lakes/Yosemite: Arise for an optional seasonal scenic gondola ride to the summit of Mammoth for breakfast with a view (additional expense). Next, your journey brings you to the Tioga Pass into the scenic wonderland of Yosemite National Park. Here, you'll experience the valley floor and its splendours, including the glacial-shaped granite formations of El Capitan, Half Dome, the magnificent Bridalveil Falls and Yosemite Falls.
Day 10 Yosemite/San Francisco: Depart early this morning to arrive in San Francisco and on arrival enjoy a comprehensive sightseeing tour.
Day 11 San Francisco: At leisure to explore the city's many sights, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf and Alcatraz Island. You also have the option to take a wine tasting tour to the Napa Valley (additional expense).
Day 12 San Francisco/Central Coast: Drive to Monterey and visit Fisherman's Wharf and Cannery Row. Continue to charming Carmel and in the afternoon drive south through Paso Robles to one of the quaint Central Coast towns for your overnight stay.
Day 13 Central Coast/Los Angeles: Journey into Santa Barbara and onwards to Los Angeles. You'll stop in Santa Monica where you can stroll on the pier. Enjoy an afternoon tour of Los Angeles before your tour concludes early evening for your onward journey.
12 nights escorted tour from £2149pp
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