Best of the West

I recently had the pleasure of doing the "Best of the West" through World Expeditions/ATW. I must commend to you the most excellent experience we had with our tour leader. He was exceptional in his attention to detail, his knowledge, his sense of humour and his thorough professionalism. Well done and thanks for a truely marvellous trip.

E.C | Australia

Winter West

We kick off our Winter West experience in the vibrant city of San Francisco. There are many interesting things to see and do such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, and numerous museums. From here we travel to the stunning Yosemite Valley, where sheer granite cliff faces soar above the snow covered valley floor. Snow shoe trails lead through thick groves of the world's tallest trees, the majestic Sequoia and beneath the massive cliffs of Half Dome. Death Valley, one of the driest places on earth, offers walks on sand dunes beneath endless blue sky, and scrambles through erosion carved slot canyons. Crossing into Utah we enter the fairyland of the Colorado Plateau, a massive sandstone plateau complete with a plethora of world famous national parks. The next few days we base our explorations from a luxurious mountain lodge, from where we walk and snowshoe Zion and Bryce Canyon. Finally we head into Arizona, to visit the area of Lake Powell, Monument Valley of the Navajo Indians, and last but not least we spend a blissful day in desert solitude at the impressive Grand Canyon where winter snows add another dimension to the landscape. Our journey concludes in Las Vegas, the city that never sleeps.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join San Francisco
DAY 2 In San Francisco, celebrate New Years eve
DAY 3 Morning at leisure, drive to Yosemite National Park
DAY 4 Snow shoe in Yosemite National Park
DAY 5 Sequoia National Park
DAY 6 To Death Valley National Park
DAY 7 Hiking Death Valley
DAY 8 To Zion National Park
DAY 9 Day hikes Zion National Park
DAY 10 Bryce Canyon National Park
DAY 11 Page Arizona
DAY 12 Monument Valley & Grand Canyon
DAY 13 All day Grand Canyon or optional snow shoe
DAY 14 To Las Vegas
DAY 15 In Las Vegas, trip concludes

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Trip Code: WWS
Trip Grading: Adventure Touring
Duration:  15 days
Activities:  Adventure Touring Day Walking
Next Trip:  28 December 2015
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price: $2,890.00 USD

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