Highlights
  • Poised near California's border with Mexico is the perennially sunny city of San Diego. Indulge in sun, sand and sea and some authentic Mexican food
  • Drive and hike through beautiful Joshua Tree National Park. There's an other-worldly feeling among the park's desert cactus gardens, lush oases and strange rock formations
  • The Grand Canyon National Park needs no introduction. Unlike most trips, you'll spend two nights in the park so there's a full day to explore properly. See the mighty canyon up close on a variety of hikes or take a helicopter flight overhead
  • Lose yourself among the bright desert lights of Las Vegas - a great way to end your adventure. Remember, what happens in Vegas...

Looking for a bit of sunshine? A few nights out on the town? Or just a solid dose of California, Arizona and Nevada's best attractions? Look no further than LA to Vegas, the original road trip for those wanting a taste of the things that make America's West a great place to visit. Stroll through the bizarre flora of Joshua Tree National Park, peer over the edge of the Grand Canyon and relax on the beaches of sunny San Diego. For those who just want to hit the road and leave the world in their dust, the LA to Vegas adventure is just the ticket.

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  • Colorado River

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Because our trip guide Nik was absolutely October 2015

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Because our trip guide Nik was absolutely amazing. You can really tell he is passionate about his job, and this created a positive experience for the rest of us. He interacted with each and everyone of us and made the effort to really get to know us and our likes/dislikes, any health issues or requirements we had, which I felt was very important. He was extremely fun but professional at the same time and I felt very safe under his supervision. I couldn't imagine doing another intrepid tour unless Nik was my guide again. He really smashed it!
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The things I got to see and September 2015

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The things I got to see and do was absolutely amazing! And straight away after a quick bonding session our group felt like a family!

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We had a great time on the September 2015

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We had a great time on the LA to Vegas trip, it was everything you could want from a tour and more!

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Lots of cool and interesting place visited September 2015

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Lots of cool and interesting place visited, with a very knowledgable guide.

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Places visited, our tour leader Wes, our September 2015

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Places visited, our tour leader Wes, our group.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Los Angeles

Welcome to the USA! Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting in the hotel lobby today at 6 pm. If you can't arrange a flight that will arrive in time, you may wish to arrive a day early so you're able to attend. We'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability). If you're going to be late, please inform the hotel reception. We'll be collecting your insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting, so please ensure you have all these details to provide to your leader. As this trip spends little time in Los Angeles, we recommend you arrive a few days early to see the sights. The 'City of Angels' is world-renowned for the glamorous districts of Hollywood and Beverly Hills, not to mention the shopping on Rodeo Drive. From Venice Beach to Disneyland, it's a veritable smorgasbord for the senses. We'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability). You might consider doing our one-day Urban Adventure sightseeing tour of Los Angeles (see urbanadventures.com).

Day 2 San Diego

Today drive south for two-and-a-half hours to San Diego, close to California's border with Mexico. Sunny San Diego is a great city to get out and explore as it serves up year-round temperate weather. Perhaps relax along the golden beaches of Mission Bay, take a stroll through Balboa Park or feast on some delicious Mexican fare. In the evening, you may like to head down to the Pacific Beach district and sample some of the bars on Garnet Street.

Day 3 Joshua Tree National Park

Today head away from the coast and drive to Joshua Tree National Park. Sitting between the Mojave and Colorado Deserts, the park is famous for its spectacular desert plants, including Joshua trees, cacti and Mojave yuccas. The area is also home to striking rock formations and mountain ranges. You might like to head out on a scenic hike around the park or even take a refreshing dip in the Colorado River. Today's total driving time is around seven hours.

Day 4 Grand Canyon National Park

Drive for six hours to Grand Canyon National Park. Words don't do justice to the Grand Canyon. This stunning gorge is 1.5 kilometres deep, formed by over six million years of erosion from the Colorado River. You'll spend two nights here, in order to allow a full day of exploration tomorrow.

Day 5 Grand Canyon National Park

Today is a free day to explore the Grand Canyon, one of the largest canyon systems in the world. Stroll along the meandering South Rim Trail or hike your way down to Plateau Point. If you're feeling extra adventurous, you might even opt for a scenic helicopter flight over the area (at your own expense). In the early evening, relax at the canyon's edge and enjoy a spectacular sunset over one the world's natural wonders.

Day 6 Las Vegas

Head out of the Grand Canyon and cross the western deserts of Arizona to Las Vegas. Along the way, you'll drive along a section of the famous Route 66, stopping in at the eccentric town of Seligman. The total drive will take around five hours. Las Vegas may be the gambling capital of the world, but there's plenty to do if gambling isn't your thing. Hit the shops, feel your stomach drop on a rooftop roller coaster or simply stroll along the Strip, soaking up the glitz and gaudiness. The trip finishes on arrival into Las Vegas and no accommodation is provided tonight. The arrival time depends on each group, but if you decide to fly out on this day, please don't book a flight before 8pm. This will give you enough time to catch a shuttle from the hotel to the airport and be there two hours before departure. If you are staying in town for the evening, perhaps feast on an 'all you can eat' buffet, check out one of the many shows on offer or party the night away in a Vegas nightclub. If you do wish to spend extra time in Las Vegas we'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability).

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May-16-2019May-21-2019$ 1,265Yes8 spots left Reserve
Jun-13-2019Jun-18-2019$ 1,230Yes12 spots left Reserve
Jun-27-2019Jul-02-2019$ 1,230Yes13 spots left Reserve
Jul-11-2019Jul-16-2019$ 1,230Yes9 spots left Reserve
Jul-18-2019Jul-23-2019$ 1,230Yes13 spots left Reserve
Jul-25-2019Jul-30-2019$ 1,230Yes11 spots left Reserve
Aug-01-2019Aug-06-2019$ 1,230Yes13 spots left Reserve
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Aug-15-2019Aug-20-2019$ 1,280Yes13 spots left Reserve
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Aug-29-2019Sep-03-2019$ 1,280Yes13 spots left Reserve
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Sep-08-2019Sep-13-2019$ 1,230Yes9 spots left Reserve
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May-14-2020May-19-2020$ 1,230Yes11 spots left Reserve
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Group Size:
Small Group - 24 max
Maximum Number of People in Group: 13
Accomodations
Camping (with facilities) (4 nts),Hotel (1 nt)
Start City
Los Angeles
End City
Las Vegas
Guides Your Intrepid group leader’s role involves organising the overall operation and smooth-running of the trip, managing trip logistics and camp responsibilities. They will work to make the trip as safe and enjoyable as possible for all travellers. Intrepid's North American trips are built around the co-operation and participation of all the group members under the supervision of the group leader. On our camping trips, your leader will show the group how to set up and use the camp equipment, and form work groups to take turns cooking, cleaning and shopping. Everyone is expected participate and carry their share of the workload, making camp chores easier. If the whole group participates it will be quicker, easier and more fun. Your leader will provide basic information about the sights and cities you'll be visiting but please note that our leaders are not 'tour guides' in the traditional sense. They are adventure travel specialists and are there to organise your trip, arrange activities and help with questions or problems you may have while on your tour. Your leader will provide you with all the important information you need to embark on your own explorations. They are also responsible for driving the van and navigating across the country. The allowable driving times for drivers is strictly controlled in North America. This ensures our drivers are well rested and are not over-tired from too many hours on the roads. While your group will have a minivan for all included activities on the trip, please note that the services of the van and the driver may not be available for your use during free time, or after you have arrived for the day. If you need a special trip into town you may need to arrange transport or a taxi. We endeavour to provide the services of an experienced leader however, situations may arise where your leader is new to a particular region or training other group leaders. It's strictly forbidden for non-qualified rangers to present any information about some National Parks in North America, therefore we adopt a system (as requested by the park rangers) where our leader will encourage travellers to visit the information centres in the National Parks for details about the site. We have designed our trips to make the most of your time in the States, but please understand that there are certain times during each day that your leader will need to be off duty from work. This includes having meal and rest periods and personal time. Your leader will provide you with all the important information you need to embark on your own explorations.
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Finish point

  • Alexis Park Hotel
  • 375 East Harmon
  • Las Vegas
  • NV
  • 89109
  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • Phone: +1 702 796 3300

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