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Wild, Wild, West - Family Adventure

Trip Length

Trip Code

14 days PTPWC

Maximum Passengers

13 people
Minimum Age
8

Countries Visited

United States

Start City

End City

San Francisco, California, United States Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Wild, Wild, West - Family Adventure

Exploration and discovery for the whole family in the national parks of America’s Wild West. Starting in San Francisco, this exciting trip takes us from the granite cliffs, sequoia groves and waterfalls of Yosemite National Park to the high deserts of the Sierra Nevada, from the narrows of Zion Canyon to the spires and turrets of Bryce Canyon, from the tranquillity of Lake Powell to the mystique of Monument Valley, and from the majesty of Grand Canyon to the bright lights of Las Vegas. Along the way we get close to nature and enjoy a true taste of adventure in the great American outdoors.

Please note that these trips are for adults and children travelling together and there must be at least one child under 18 with you. 

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Wild, Wild, West - Family Adventure


Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: San Francisco

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Day 2: San Francisco - Yosemite National Park

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Day 3-4: Yosemite National Park

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Day 5: Great Basin Desert

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Day 6: Zion National Park

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Day 7: Zion National Park

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Day 8: Bryce Canyon National Park - Kodachrome Basin State Park

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Day 9: Lake Powell

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Day 10: Monument Valley

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Day 11-12: Grand Canyon National Park

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Day 13-14: Las Vegas

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Your Trip

What's Included

Transport

Not Included


What to know

Vaccinations

Vaccinations may be required for this trip. Please talk to your doctor about the up-to-date information for this region.  We're travel experts, not doctors and defer to the medicos when it comes to inoculations.

Visas and Permits

Please ensure that you have all required visas for your trip – this is your responsibility. Rules and regulations governing the issuance of visas are constantly changing, and vary for different nationalities and you should check visa requirements with your travel agent or relevant consular authority well before travel.

United States
The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) enables nationals of certain countries, including Australia, New Zealand and the U.K. to travel to the United States for tourism or business for stays of 90 days or less without obtaining a visa, if certain requirements are met. Under the VWP, time spent in Canada, Mexico and adjacent islands counts towards the maximum of 90 days stay allowed under the program. You will be required to complete an online visa waiver prior to travelling (at a cost of US$14). This can be done at: https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/ For all other nationalities please reconfirm your visa requirements with your travel agent.

Insurance

You are required to have travel insurance before heading off on a Peregrine trip. Insurance can be organised by your Peregrine representative or your travel agent.

Responsible Travel

Our Responsible Travel ethos is at the heart of everything we do, from getting the basics right like respecting local cultures and the environment, to initiating projects that make positive contributions to communities, to our staff’s fundraising efforts and offsetting our carbon emissions.
Please visit our Responsible Travel (http://www.peregrineadventures.com/rt) page for more information.

Customs and Culture

Our Pre Departure Information or Travel Dossier (provided upon booking a trip) provides tips on how you can show respect for the local customs and culture in the country you are travelling in. Your leader will also help steer you though the complexities of local cultural norms.

Pre Departure Information
The information listed above is a brief description of some things you may need to consider when booking a trip. Once a tour is booked you will be provided with a link to your Travel Dossier which will contain detailed Pre Departure information.

Further Reading

United States

The Air-Conditioned Nightmare (1945) - Henry Miller Coast to Coast (1956) - Jan Morris On the Road (1957) - Jack Kerouac Travels with Charley (1962) - John Steinbeck Blue Highways (1982) - William Least Heat-Moon On the Rez (2000) - Ian Frazer The Great Gatsby (1925) - F.Scott Fitzgerald The Grapes of Wrath (1939) - John Steinbeck The Catcher in the Rye (1951) - J.D.Salinger The Call of the Wild (1903) - Jack London


Important Information

Peregrine Adventures and Grand American Adventures.

This trip is operated by our partners, Grand American Adventures, a US based company with nearly 40 years experience in adventure travel. They also share our ethos for offering unique holiday adventures. As this is a code-shared departure you can expect there to be both Grand American Adventures and Peregrine travellers on your trip.

In the event of an emergency or if you wish to report a problem on tour please do not hesitate to call Grand American Adventures' toll free* 24-hour emergency contact number.

Toll-Free (*in the US): 1 (800) 345 - 8777
International: 001 (310) 719 - 9877

Possible Itinerary Amendments

Our routes have been carefully chosen to include the best night stops and highlights. However, as local and operational conditions may vary and unforeseen circumstances can arise, our stated itinerary should be used as a guideline.

Group Participation

An essential part of a camping holiday is helping out around the campsite. Our tents are easy to set up and with guidance from your tour leader, everyone will assist with the setting up and packing of the campsite. As a team, it only takes approximately 20 minutes before setting up your 'home with a 'view in the great outdoors! Your tour leader will organise daily activities or guided hikes as well as coordinate and assist the group when shopping for food, preparing the daily meals and washing up. As this is a participatory trip, group members will assist with the preparation of meals and with the washing up. That said, often the best meals on the road are created when individuals offer to cook up one of their specialties from home!

About this Information

The information provided here is given in good faith and has been compiled with all reasonable care. However, things change and some of the information may become out of date. Please keep this in mind when you read it and check with us if you want to be sure about something. The document was correct at time of printing, but you can check online for the most up to date version.  If you have any queries, please contact your travel agent or our staff in Australia. We are here to help you!

Last Updated

30 April 2014


General Contact Details

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E-mail: sales@peregrineadventures.com
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