Dive into sleek city sights mixed with the natural beauty of the national parks; on this tour, you will experience the cultural and natural diversity America has to offer. Perfect for a shorter trip, your action- packed holiday will take you around the West, stopping to view the highlights of Los Angeles, the Grand Canyon and San Francisco, as well as the iconic Joshua Trees and the mind-blowing Yosemite National Park. Breaking a sweat in Death Valley or rolling the dice in a Vegas casino, you will become immersed in American culture, even stopping in a real cowboy bar to quench your desert thirst!
Los Angeles is considered the Entertainment Capital of the World. The metropolis of Los Angeles spans more than 4,000 square miles, bordered by the beautiful Pacific Ocean to the west and the snowcapped peaks of Mt. Baldy to the east.
Established as a national park in 1994, Joshua Tree Park encompasses nearly 800,000 acres in Southern California including two deserts comprised of two large ecosystems that come together at Joshua Tree National Park. Below 3,000 feet, the Colorado Desert encompasses the eastern part of the park and features natural gardens of creosote bush, ocotillo, and cholla cactus. The higher, moister, and slightly cooler Mojave Desert is the special habitat of the Joshua tree.
Carved out by the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon (nearly 1,500 m deep) is the most spectacular gorge in the world. Located in the state of Arizona, it cuts across the Grand Canyon National Park. Its horizontal strata retrace the geological history of the past 2 billion years. There are also prehistoric traces of human adaptation to a particularly harsh environment.
Yosemite National Park is best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles, you can find deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area, and much more.