Group will depart Los Angeles in the morning and drive to Santa Monica. Choose to rent a Stand up Paddle board or surf board to get out on the water and enjoy some sun. Not in the mood for the beach? That's cool, maybe consider visiting the Santa Monica farmers market to stock up on all sorts of local goodies. Grab a quick bite to eat for lunch in Santa Monica and travel northwest to San Luis Obispo for a quick detour to see the chewing gum alley and to grab any last minute provisions before heading to our campsite for the night.
Today is all about Highway 1. Devote the entire day to seeing the best of the best along this famous route. Stop to see Elephant Seals, walk through Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and make stops in Carmel and Monterey en route to the next destination. Later in the day set up camp in Santa Cruz.
Head out from camp in the morning and continue up Highway 1 towards Half Moon Bay. Enjoy a morning walk in the area before traveling further north to San Francisco where you can grab a late lunch before checking into your hotel. Your CEO will take you on a brief orientation of the city and the rest of the day is at your leisure.
Leave San Francisco behind this morning as you drive to Yosemite National Park. Along the way stop for some fresh produce at a farmer's market in the central valley. Once in the park hike to Lower Yosemite Falls before visiting the visitor centre. Finish the day with a stop at Tunnel View to see El Capitan, and Bridalveil Fall en route to your camp for the night.
Visit the Mariposa Grove in Yosemite and hike the trail through the old growth trees to see the famous Bachelor and Three Graces. Wander the famous Grizzly Giant loop which offers the largest Sequoia grove in the park.
Enjoy free time to walk the Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, Bridalveil Fall Trail, Wawona Meadow Trail, or Swinging Bridge Loop Trail. Relax under the towering granite monoliths of Half Dome or El Capitan. On the way back to camp, search for climbers on the sheer rock face of El Capitan.
Today is all about getting active and exploring the landscapes of Yosemite. Head out on a hike to Vernal or Nevada Falls or opt to rent bikes and cruise around the valley.
This park is a hiker's paradise filled with different options for every skill level. From miles of trekking to short walks featuring amazing views, you won't have a hard time finding a trail to set out on and enjoy. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife and make sure to take plenty of pictures. In the evening relax around the fire and swap stories with your group.
Bid farewell to Yosemite this morning and get ready for some ocean waves and sand between your toes as the group heads south to Hermosa Beach. Travel through the rolling hills and vastness of the Central Valley and arrive at the Pacific coast just in time to walk the beach during golden hour and grab some delicious dinner by the sea. After the forests of Yosemite the beaches of southern California will be a welcome change for some time to relax and recharge. So suit up, grab a towel, find a volleyball, and live out those California beach fantasies with your friends.
Live the California dream as you wake up to the distant sound of waves crashing against the sand. Then, suit up and get ready for your surf lesson where you'll learn a thing or two about what it takes to make riding those waves look so easy.
Afterwards, enjoy free time on Hermosa Beach to lounge in the sun, walk out to the pier, or find a beachfront cafe with a table outside for some people watching. Or choose to rent bikes or surf boards and continue the adventure. Your only dilemma today should be deciding which burrito place you want to eat at.
Depart the coast for the desert today, travelling through Los Angeles on the journey eastward to explore Joshua Tree National Park. Climb through the park's famous rock formations and make sure to get some photos of the park's namesake tree as the sun lights up this desolate landscape.
Drive down the famed Route 66 today as we cruise further east to the Grand Canyon. Get ready to see breathtaking views with arguably the best sunset you have ever seen overlooking the Grand Canyon. Kick off those shoes, sit back, relax, and enjoy one of nature's finest performances.
Get up close and personal with the Grand Canyon as you spend the day hiking from the South Rim. There are a variety of hikes to choose from that will take you deeper into the canyon where you can really appreciate the size and depth of this national park. Choose whichever trail you wish or do short bursts of multiple hikes, just make sure you bring plenty of water and take your time.
After a full day of hiking you will be more than ready to eat and tonight is arguably the best dinner you'll ever have; a cheesy slice of pizza or two overlooking the Grand Canyon during sunset. Relax with your group and simply enjoy being in the great outdoors, we're pretty sure it can't get any better than that.
Journey onwards from the Grand Canyon to Page, Arizona where you'll visit Lake Powell. Set up camp near the lake and enjoy free time to explore the area. Choose from the available water toy rentals and get out on the water where you can float lazily on the lake in the afternoon sun. Talk about relaxing!
In the evening lace up those hiking boots for a visit to Horseshoe Bend, a geological masterpiece that has been sculpted by the Colorado River. Walk to the overlook where you can hike along the rim and stare down into the flowing river far below. Snap some photos with your friends and just enjoy the moment before the sun sets and the group heads back to Lake Powell.
Rise and shine to pack up camp, wave good-bye to Lake Powell, and drive to Bryce Canyon National Park stopping to enjoy the lesser-known Coral Pink Sand Dunes along the way.
Once in the park, take advantage of free time to hike through the wild and weird rock formations known as hoodoos. Opt to visit Inspiration Point, hit the rim trail, horseback ride, or hike the Queen's Garden and Navajo loop trails to see sites like Thor's Hammer and Wall Street. At night stargaze in a park known for its night skies.
Enjoy one last early morning hike before leaving Bryce and travelling with the group to Zion and our Glamping tents! Located in a private canyon away from civilization, but close to Zion National Park this location is made for outdoor enthusiasts who also like to be pampered a little.
You'll have free time in the afternoon and evening to become acquainted with your surroundings. Maybe hike the Water Canyon trail or put on a cornhole tournament as a group. The only rule is to have a good time!
Spend the day exploring Zion National Park. In the evening enjoy leisure time back at our Glamping tents and choose from a variety of activities offered like off-roading, hiking, or horseback riding through the canyon. Once it gets dark get ready to sit around the campfire and roast some marshmallows as a group.
Today, take the short drive from Zion to Las Vegas. Upon arrival, enjoy free time in Las Vegas. Explore the strip, try your luck at a casino, or take in a glitzy show.
Drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley and visit the country's hottest, driest, and lowest national park. Death Valley is a land of extremes and you'll get a sense of the striking contrast of this park's landscapes with visits to Badwater Basin, Zabriskie Point, and the Devil's Golf Course. Then, transfer to the hotel in Ridgecrest and relax this evening.
Wake in Ridgecrest and drive southwest to Los Angeles. Tour ends on arrival to L.A.