West Coast Discovery US & Canada
They say the west is best so why just visit one North American country to see if that's true? Take in the natural beauty of America's Grand Canyon and Canada's Banff National Park; go whale watching in Tofino; and get your glitz on in Las Vegas! Sound hectic? You'll still get lots of free time to explore places San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Vancouver. And with an itinerary that plays like the greatest hits of North America, you'll get the most bang for your buck.
Entrance fees to all national parks with hiking and walking excursions. London Bridge visit (Lake Havasu). Sunset at the rim of the Grand Canyon. Death Valley visit. Columbia Icefield stop. Half-day canoeing excursion in Wells Gray PP. Half-day whale watching tour by Zodiac. Self-inflating mattresses and dome tents while camping. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Stargaze in Los Angeles, experience a Grand Canyon sunset, roll the dice in Las Vegas, hike in Yosemite National Park, create a postcard-perfect photo in Jasper National Park, be awed by the mighty Rockies, get up close and personal with Canadian wildlife.
Air-conditioned private vehicle, hiking, ferry, plane, walking.
Hotels/hostels (4 nts, some multi-share), participation camping (16 nts).
Day 7 Yosemite National Park/San Francisco (1B, 1L)
Catch a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge on the way into one of America's most popular cities. Opt to take a cable car ride over the steep hills, rent a bike to explore the city on wheels, or set sail into the setting sun.
Day 8 San Francisco/Calgary
Bid farewell to the States and fly north of the border to Calgary. Opt to meet new members of the group at an evening welcome meeting.