The Western Dream explores the delights of the National Park system with a multitude of adventurous activities, from hiking to horseback riding. Why not fly high above the Grand Canyon or walk along the surreal rim for a true taste of American adventure! Duration: 13 days When to go: May - October Accommodation: 11 nights camping & 1 hotel night Meals: Included when camping Other meals paid locally Start/ Finish: Tour starts at 07.30 and finishes approx 17.00 in the lobby of our San Francisco/ Los Angeles area hotel For further tour information go to: www. trekamerica. com/ pwd Departs San Francisco - Trek Code: PWD STARTFINISHSTARTFINISH 20102010 Tour from£ 1049 Flights from£ 409* ? Navajo guided 4X4 tour of Monument Valley ? Grand Canyon sunrise or sunset ? City tour of San Francisco ? Walk amongst Giant Sequoias ? Tour of Las Vegas Strip ? Scenic walks and hikes ? National parks and monuments - Yosemite, Zion, Bryce, Lake Powell, Monument Valley and the Grand Canyon ? All meals whilst camping ? Professional tour leader, equipment and private transportation Western horseback ride . Grand Canyon helicopter flight. Navajo jewellery market IMAX Theater Camping CALIFORNIA UTAH ARIZONA NEVADA COLORA NEW MEXIC Pacific Ocean Los Angeles Grand Canyon NP Lake Powell San Francisco Las Vegas Yosemite NP Monument Valley Zion NP Bryce Canyon NP 62 13 Days HIGHLIGHTS ACTIVITIES TOUR DATES & PRICES For full list of dates and prices please see pages 86- 88 * Flight prices subject to availability A fter a morning visit to the spectacular Golden Gate Bridge and a brief tour of San Francisco, we head east through California's historic gold country. The scenic Yosemite National Park region is ' home' for the next three nights. After a visit to the Giant Sequoias, Yosemite Valley beckons. You may bicycle, take a dip in the Merced River or wander the meadows. Everyone will enjoy hiking one of the many trails that allow you to leave the crowds behind. The famous sites situated along these trails include Yosemite Falls, Nevada Falls, Vernal Falls, Mirror Lake and Half Dome. The views are breathtaking from every vantage point - the granite formations of Half Dome, El Capitan and Cathedral Rocks will forever be etched on your mind. From Yosemite's towering sequoias we continue through the Sierra Nevada to our campground located in the high desert. Next, Zion National Park, and two days in the park to hike to Emerald Pools, ford the Narrows or climb to Angel's Landing. Bryce Canyon National Park follows with its unique turrets and spires, and a chance to explore the area with a hike on the Queen's Garden, Navajo Loop or Peekaboo Loop trails, before a short drive to our lovely campsite at Kodachrome Basin State Park. From here we continue to beautiful Lake Powell for a day of fun in the sun. The next camp is on the Navajo Tribal Lands of Monument Valley, and is a true photographer's paradise. We will discover some of the area's hidden secrets on our included 4x4 and walking tour with Navajo guides. There is also ample time to relax, shop for native wares and view the valley's surreal sunset. The awesome Grand Canyon is sure to be a stop to remember. Take a scenic flight or a ranger guided nature walk along the rim, experience the wonder of IMAX or, for the really active, hike into the canyon to get a better appreciation of its scale and grandeur. Leaving nature behind, we head into Las Vegas and all of its neon splendour. Here you ´ ll have time for some last minute bargain shopping or to relax by the pool before a big night of bright lights, casinos and world class shows. On our final day we drive across the great Mojave Desert to say our fond farewells in Los Angeles. 1San Francisco>> Yosemite NP 2Yosemite NP 3Yosemite NP 4Great Basin Desert 5Zion NP 6Zion NP 7Bryce Canyon NP 8Lake Powell 9Monument Valley 10Grand Canyon NP 11Grand Canyon NP 12Las Vegas ( HP) 13Las Vegas >> NP = National ParkLos Angeles HP = hotel nights included in the price Western Dream 18 May30 May 08 Jun20 Jun 22 Jun04 Jul 13 Jul25 Jul 27 Jul08 Aug 10 Aug22 Aug 24 Aug05 Sep 07 Sep19 Sep 21 Sep03 Oct 12 Oct24 Oct
Duration: 16 days When to go: Year Round Accommodation: 15 hotel/ lodge nights Meals: Paid locally Start/ Finish: Tour starts at 07.30 and finishes approx 17.00 in the lobby of our San Francisco/ Las Vegas area hotel Departs San Francisco - Trek Code: PNL STARTFINISHSTARTFINISH 20102010 Tour from£ 2229 Flights from£ 444* ? National Park lodge stays inside Yosemite, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon and Zion ? Navajo Indian guided 4x4 tour of Monument Valley ? Welcome dinner at Yosemite National Park ? Grand Canyon sunrise or sunset ? Scenic walks and hikes ? National parks and monuments - Yosemite, Yellowstone, Arches, Monument Valley, Grand Canyon and Zion ? Professional tour leader, equipment and private transportation Western horseback riding . Whitewater rafting ( in season). Grand Canyon helicopter flight Hummer tour. Rodeo ( in season) . Mountain biking. National park hikes Lodging CALIFORNIA UTAH ARIZONA WYOMING OREGON NEVADA COLORADO NEW MEXICO IDAHO Pacific Ocean Grand Canyon NP San Francisco Yellowstone NP Jackson Hole Lake TahoeSalt Lake City Las Vegas Yosemite NP Monument Valley Zion NP Arches NP Canyonlands NP HIGHLIGHTS ACTIVITIES TOUR DATES & PRICES 16 Days For further tour information go to: www. trekamerica. com/ pnl63 For full list of dates and prices please see pages 86- 88 * Flight prices subject to availability A n incredible journey, from ancient sequoias to hidden lakes and deserted canyons, this tour discovers the great American outdoors. Heading high into the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the magnificent Yosemite National Park, we begin with an easy trail walk to the Giant Sequoias before our two night stay at the historic Wawona Lodge. After enjoying the included welcome dinner at the lodge, you will be ready for Yosemite! Enjoy a full day exploring the park's waterfalls and spectacular glacier- hewn gorges before returning to the hotel to relax with a cocktail on the veranda. Leaving the park we continue our journey to the vibrant forest and deep blue of Lake Tahoe. From Tahoe we delve deeper into the vast Nevada Desert for some grand scenery. Our next destination, Yellowstone National Park, is the world's first National Park and home to a large variety of wildlife including grizzly bears, wolves, bison and elk. We will explore the park's majestic wilderness and some of the world's most extraordinary geysers, then return to relax at the historic Lake Yellowstone Lodge. Travelling past Grand Teton National Park, we visit Jackson to enjoy a friendly and authentic old west experience. Once home to trappers, Jackson is now home to lovely hiking trails, as well as cafes and western style saloons! After a night in Salt Lake City, we continue to Arches, home to over 2,000 natural sandstone arches as well as the brilliant Delicate Arch trail, for some off- road touring and incredible vistas. Next, we visit the spectacular and unforgettable Monument Valley - the ancestral homeland of the Navajo tribe - America's largest. Our Navajo guide will provide you with a unique insight into the Navajo culture and the highlights of the Valley. We arrive at the Grand Canyon NP for a two night stay at the Grand Canyon North Rim Lodge. Located on the less travelled North Rim we enjoy exploring the natural beauty of the Canyon at our own pace before retiring to the lodge to relax and take in the expansive views of the Canyon below, not to mention the glorious sunrise! Our last National Park, Zion is one of the most enjoyable hiking destinations in the US. Choose to walk amongst the towering cliffs, challenge your courage in a small narrow canyon or ascend the 600+ metres to Angel's Landing, rightfully regarded as one of the most remarkable trails in the whole National Parks system. There may also be time for a horseride in Zion before finishing this trip of a lifetime in Las Vegas. HISTORIC LODGES: This tour overnights in the following historic national park lodges: Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone and Zion. Early bookings are recommended for these exclusive destinations. National Park Lodges 1San Francisco >> Yosemite NP ( HP) 2Yosemite NP ( HP) 3Lake Tahoe ( HP) 4Nevada/ Idaho ( HP) 5Yellowstone NP ( HP) 6Yellowstone NP ( HP) 7Jackson, Wyoming ( HP) NP = National Park NM = National Monument HP = Hotel night included in the price 07 Jun22 Jun 05 Jul20 Jul 09 Aug24 Aug 06 Sep21 Sep 8Salt Lake City ( HP) 9Moab/ Arches NP ( HP) 10Moab/ Arches NP ( HP) 11Monument Valley ( HP) 12Grand Canyon NP ( HP) 13Grand Canyon NP ( HP) 14Zion NP ( HP) 15Zion NP ( HP) 16Zion NP >> Las Vegas A perfect tour for those looking to experience some of North America's greatest national parks and wildlife, while enjoying the luxurious comfort of their most historic and remote lodges.