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WESTERN EXPRESS NORTHBOUND - 2 (OCT 01 - JUN 15)

8 Days, Los Angeles to San Francisco
WESTERN EXPRESS NORTHBOUND - 2 (OCT 01 - JUN 15)

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From ghost towns and the Grand Canyon to roadside burger joints and the cosmopolitan streets of San Francisco, this region is loaded with the intriguing and the incredibl read more...

IS THIS Classic TRIP FOR ME ? YES ! IF YOU...
    • Think local transport—buses, taxis, trains the most colourful way to travel
    • Enjoy travelling with a like minded mix of couples, friends and solo travellers, from the world over
    • Like the idea of staying in character-rich accommodations that reflect the culture of the places you visit
What's Included
  • Overseas Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour (Sum of US$ 2,50,000 covered).
  • 07 nights accommodation (twin-share with en suite facilities, 7 nts).
  • 1 dinner.
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  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities (Air-con private touring van, walking)
  • All national park and national monument fees.
  • Orientations to Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and San Francisco.
  • Calico Ghost Town visit.
  • Route 66 drive.
  • Grand Canyon visit and stay with pizza dinner on the rim.
  • Death Valley visit.
  • Tioga Pass drive (seasonal)
  • Hollywood visit
  • Services of Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout the tour.
VERY IMPORTANT
Please ensure that you print a final copy of your trip details provided by Cox & Kings as pdf format.
Important Notes

We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 290-380 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.


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Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Los Angeles
Day 2 Los Angeles/Laughlin
Day 3 Laughlin/Grand Canyon National Park
Day 4 Grand Canyon National Park/Las Vegas
Day 5 Las Vegas/Bakersfield
Day 6 Bakersfield/Yosemite National Park
Day 7 Yosemite National Park/San Francisco
Day 8 Depart San Francisco
Departures
  • Dec
    2017
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    2018
  • Mar
    2018
  • Apr
    2018
  • May
    2018
  • Jun
    2018
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    2018
  • Aug
    2018
  • Sep
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  • Oct
    2018
  • Nov
    2018
  • Dec
    2018
  • Start
  • Finish
  • Sat, 09 Dec '17
  • Sat, 16 Dec '17
  • Sun, 14 Jan '18
  • Sun, 21 Jan '18
  • Sun, 04 Feb '18
  • Sun, 11 Feb '18
  • Sun, 18 Feb '18
  • Sun, 25 Feb '18
  • Sun, 11 Mar '18
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  • Sun, 25 Mar '18
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  • Sun, 08 Apr '18
  • Sun, 15 Apr '18
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  • Sun, 01 Jul '18
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  • Sun, 14 Oct '18
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  • Sun, 04 Nov '18
  • Sun, 11 Nov '18
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  • Sun, 25 Nov '18
  • Sun, 09 Dec '18
  • Sun, 16 Dec '18
  • Sun, 23 Dec '18
  • Sun, 30 Dec '18
TRIP SPECIFIC SAFETY

Cox & Kings takes all reasonable measures to ensure your safety and enjoyment while travelling with us. The aim of this document is to give you an insight into ways you may further enhance your own personal safety while abroad.

Places Visited
  • Los Angeles
  • Laughlin
  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Las Vegas
  • Bakersfield
  • Yosemite National Park
  • San Francisco
  • Los Angeles to San Francisco Map
  • DAY 1 Arrive Los Angeles

    Arrive at any time.

    There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

    We highly recommend booking pre-tour accommodation to fully experience this crazy city.

    Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    1h 19:00
    Tonight, the adventure begins. Feel free to explore - but make sure you're back in time to meet your group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your trip (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 2 Los Angeles/Laughlin

    Keep eyes peeled for celebs while heading out of town. Visit Calico Ghost Town en route to Laughlin, Nevada.

    Pack up the van in the morning and check out the stars on the most famous sidewalk in Hollywood on an orientation tour. Drive through Beverly Hills and be dazzled by one of the world's most exclusive three-block district: Rodeo Drive.

    In the late morning, capture the Old West spirit in one of the best-preserved silver mining towns in California.

    In late afternoon, continue on to Laughlin, Nevada, for the night.

    Private Vehicle
    Los Angeles - Laughlin 8h 465km
    Travel time includes stops along the way.

    Orientation Drive
    Los Angeles
    Drive around to spot some of the main highlights of the area. See the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Hollywood sign, and swing by Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive.

    Hollywood Visit
    Los Angeles 1h
    Wander around this iconic locale to find stars along the Walk of Fame; celebrities' handprints, footprints, and signatures in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre; and views of the Hollywood sign. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 3 Laughlin/Grand Canyon National Park

    Travel to the Grand Canyon. Take a short hike (weather permitting) along the rim of the Grand Canyon or opt for a helicopter tour.

    Sunset pizza dinner at the rim.
    Drive to one of the earth's greatest on-going geological spectacles, the Grand Canyon. Take a short hike (weather permitting) at the most spectacular gorge in the world and enjoy a pizza dinner at the rim while watching a stunning sunset.

    Enjoy a bird's-eye view of the Grand Canyon with an optional helicopter flight.

    Note: If you have pre-booked the Grand Canyon Helicopter Ride you will enjoy your 45-50min ride over the canyon today.

    Private Vehicle
    Laughlin - Grand Canyon National Park 6h332km
    Travel time includes stops along the way.

    Grand Canyon South Rim Visit
    Grand Canyon National Park
    Visit the south rim of the canyon for a great first impression. Marvel as the Grand Canyon unfolds before you. Don't get too close. The land drops almost straight down for more than 1,000m (3,280 ft) into the serpentine canyons below! The gorge is filled with rocky buttes, sheer limestone cliffs, and deep canyons all arrayed in a rainbow of colors. Words defy. This is truly one of the most magnificent sights on earth.

    Hiking
    Grand Canyon 1h-5h 1-15km
    Opt to hike along the rim or down into the canyon. Experience breathtaking scenery with spectacular views. Bring lots of water, a hat and plenty of energy. Remember - hiking down is optional, hiking back up is mandatory!

    Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour
    Grand Canyon
    284USD per person
    The Grand Canyon helicopter ride is a must! Enjoy a bird's-eye view as you fly over the canyon, taking in the stark contrast of the blue-green Colorado River against the thousand shades of red rock found in the canyon. From above you can fully appreciate the greatness of the gorge and see why it is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. (Dinner)

  • DAY 4 Grand Canyon National Park/Las Vegas

    Travel to Sin City, stopping at a traditional roadside burger joint along the way. Enjoy exploring the Vegas strip, opt for a limousine tour or try your luck at the slots.

    Spend the morning at the Grand Canyon before continuing the drive towards Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Get your kicks on Route 66 and stop at one of the wackiest, off-beat burger joints around. Continue on to explore the 'city of lights', Las Vegas, along the famous Vegas Strip.

    Opt to try the VIP limo experience.

    Private Vehicle
    Grand Canyon National Park - Las Vegas 6h460km
    Travel time includes stops along the way.

    Route 66 Drive
    Las Vegas 3h
    Travel the historic Route 66 through the southwest.

    Optional Activities
    VIP Party Limo Experience

    Las Vegas
    40USD per person
    Channel your inner celebrity and set off in this party on wheels. Luxuriate in the leather seats, and feel like a star with the neon lights, flat screen TV and booming stereo system. Tour the highlights of Vegas and love the limo life. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 5 Las Vegas/Bakersfield

    Head to desolate Death Valley -- the hottest, driest, and lowest spot in North America.

    Travel to one of the country's most rugged landscapes -- the legendary Death Valley, California. Soak in the dramatic landscape.

    In the afternoon, continue on to Bakersfield for the night.

    Private Vehicle
    Death Valley National Park - Bakersfield 8h 585km
    Travel time includes stops along the way.

    Death Valley National Park Visit
    Death Valley
    The Death Valley is one of America's most extreme locations - from sand dunes and desert, to badlands, towering peaks, and a basin that actually registers below sea-level, this is sure to be an unforgettable stop. Hottest. Driest. Lowest. There's a bit of everything here on the border of California and Nevada. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 6 Bakersfield/Yosemite National Park

    Travel to Yosemite for some trekking (weather permitting) among the giant sequoias.

    Head out of town towards Yosemite Valley. Take short hikes (weather permitting) to majestic waterfalls, clear lakes, beautiful meadows or walk among giant sequoias. If lucky, spot black bears, deer or coyotes with a keen eye.

    Spend the night just outside the national park.

    Private Vehicle
    Bakersfield - Yosemite National Park 7h 322km
    Travel time includes stops along the way.

    Yosemite National Park Visit
    Yosemite National Park 1h-8h
    Picturesque valleys, vast wilderness, powerful waterfalls, ancient sequoias and more than 16 types of granite make up this internationally recognized National Park. Hike the trails, get up close to ancient rock formations and take panoramic photos of this gorgeous landscape.

    Optional Activities
    Yosemite National Park Hike

    Yosemite National Park 1h-6h
    Free
    Panoramic vistas, gushing waterfalls, and elusive wildlife await. Bring water, wear a hat and sunscreen, and hike Yosemite NP. Keep an eye out for black bears, deer, and coyotes. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 7 Yosemite National Park/San Francisco

    Enjoy an orientation of San Francisco, including attractions like Fisherman's Wharf and the stately Golden Gate Bridge. Opt to take a cable car ride over the steep hills or set sail into the setting sun.

    Depart in the morning for one of the greatest cities in the world: San Francisco.

    Discover some of the iconic attractions such as bustling Fisherman's Wharf or the stately Golden Gate Bridge, a marvel of engineering and Art Deco design.

    Private Vehicle
    Yosemite National Park - San Francisco 7h225km
    Travel time includes stops along the way.

    Orientation Walk
    30m-1h
    Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.

    Optional Activities
    Cable Car Ride

    San Francisco 1h-3h
    6USD per person
    Iconic to San Francisco, travel back in time and hop on the world's last manually operated cable car system.

    Sunset Sailing San Francisco
    San Francisco 2h-3h
    45USD per person
    Depart from Fisherman's Wharf and catch a glimpse of marine life as we sail around San Francisco Bay. Admire the city's remarkable skyline, get up close and personal with the infamous Alcatraz Island, and sail underneath the Golden Gate Bridge. Enjoy the sunset and make a mental note to return. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 8 Depart San Francisco

    Depart at any time.

    We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to fully experience this famous city. (None (Meals on your own))

  • Meal basis

    As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals

  • TRIP DETAILS

    If you have booked this trip or are curious about all of the details, you can download this trip's information as a PDF.

    Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

  1. We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 290-380 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.


  2. This programme is operated on a Coach tour. Maximum Group size is 14 passengers, at an average there are 10 passengers travelling on this tour.

  3. Itinerary descriptions are guaranteed with the exception of unforeseen conditions which include, but are not limited to, road closures due to weather, acts of God, safety concerns, changes to highway legal restrictions, and acts by third parties beyond the control of Service Provider.

  4. There is no refund for any non-utilization of any services.

  5. All holiday prices are subject to Govt. Service Tax of 5% payable to Govt of India.

  6. At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.

  7. Request for an early hotel check in or late checkout is at the discretion of the accommodation unless pre-booked and pre-paid in advance.

  8. All payment to be made strictly by cheque / Demand Draft / Direct bank transfer in favour of 'COX AND KINGS LIMITED'.

  9. TRAVEL DAYS: In order to cover the vast distance in North America to be able to visit several different parks and cities along our trip, we will have a couple of long driving days.

  10. WALKS AND HIKES - OPTIONAL: All walks and hikes proposed by our CEO will be easy to moderate level. You may choose to participate or not, but exploring our national parks on foot is part of our way of travelling. It's a healthy way to discover North America's beauty and landscape.

  11. COMBO TRIP : Please note that some trips could be a combination of multiple G Adventure tours. You should expect some group members to join or leave the tour between tour segments.


  12. LEGAL DRINKING AGE : Please note that the legal drinking age in the United States is 21 and in Canada, 19 (with Alberta and Quebec at 18). Many bars and clubs will ask for ID at the door, therefore listening to live music in certain bars or spending a night out in Las Vegas or New Orleans is not possible when you are under the legal age, even if you don't plan on consuming alcohol. Drinking laws in both countries are strictly enforced and our CEOs are unable to help those under age obtain alcohol of any kind.
    While this should not stop those under legal drinking age from booking a tour, it is important to note that if a traveller is under-age there are certain optional nighttime activities that they may not legally be able to participate in. When trying to book the right trip, we recommend that travellers under legal drinking age take this into consideration when booking a tour that visits several big cities.


  13. WI-FI : Regarding our wi-fi equipped vehicles: we have limited bandwidth, and in the interests of allowing all travellers to access the wi-fi, travellers should limit their access to reasonable levels. Please note that wi-fi is not always available due to areas with limited or no cell phone service (e.g. in parts of national parks).



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