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CaliforniŽ, Arizona, Utah & Nevada

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Introduction Goto Top of Page Go on

I booked this trip with Trek America where they call it Westerner 3. It is a 21 day trip through the Western part of the U.S.A. consisting of a group of people of mixed nationalities. For transport we used a Dodge minibus which can hold about 13 persons and one driver. In 21 days we travelled a distance of about 4.432 kilometers.

The group consisted of the following persons from:

Group picture during Champagne cruise at Lake Tahoe Australia: Shanon (23), John (24)
Germany: Eileen (19), Katrin (19), Dagmar (23), Veronica (21), Iris (22)
U. K.: Sonia & Andy (21,26), Dennis (20), Vivian (45, driver)
Netherlands: Erik (24), Tanja (26), Me (26)


The Route Goto Top of Page Go on

The route we followed in this Western part of the United States of America was as follows. We started in Los Angeles via Holywood along the Pacific coast to San Fransisco, Yosemite National Park, Lake Tahoe, Sierra Nevada, Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks, Lake Powell, Monument Valley, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, San Diego, a visit to Tijuana in Mexico and back to Los Angeles.

The route of the trip drawn on a map

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Tour highlights Goto Top of Page Go on

The following list comes from the Trek America brochure.

  • First stop - Universal Studios for a star studded show.

  • Cruise up the California Coast to the Giant Redwoods of Big Sur.

  • Shop on the Monterey Peninsula in the quaint town of Carmel.

  • Hit the streets of San Francisco - Coit Tower, Nob Hill or an excursion to Alcatraz - two full days to see and do it all.

  • Enjoy the thrills and spills of a river rafting trip.

  • Heading east to the breathtaking beauty of Yosemite National Park, with spectacular views of glacially carved valleys and majestic redwood trees.

  • We venture high into the Sierra Nevada mountain range, crossing into the more arid Eastern Sierras.

  • Sail across Lake Tahoe on a champagne sunset cruise.

  • Into Utah's back country and the magnificent natural beauty of Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks.

  • Hike amidst the splendour of colourful canyons and amazing rock formations.

  • Relax, soak up the sun or take a speedboat ride through Lake Powell's flooded canyons.

  • Ride tall in the saddle over Navajo Indian lands camping on the edge of Monument Valley.

  • Westward, via the Painted Desert to the Grand Canyon, a truly majestic sight.

  • It's "show time" in the neon capital of the world - Las Vegas.

  • It's Margarita time in Mexico.

  • Have a whale of a time in San Diego's Sea World, or relax on the beach

  • Heading back to Los Angeles for a fun-filled day in Disneyland - the happiest place on earth.


Detailed travel information Goto Top of Page Go on

First Week Week 1: Los Angeles, California Coast, San Fransisco.

Second Week Week 2: Rafting, Yosemite NP, Lake Tahoe, Nevada Desert, Bryce NP, Zion NP.

Third Week Week 3: Lake Powell, Monument Valley, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Tijuana, L.A.

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