West Coast USA

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The West Coast of USA has some of the most spectacular and exciting geography in the world. The states of California, Arizona, Utah and Nevada are covered in awe-inspiring natural and man-made wonders. From spralling mega cities to ghost towns, mighty meandering rivers to huge man-made super dams, spectacular gorges and canyons to thrilling theme parks.

Explore the cities of San Fransisco, Los Angeles and the most famous oasis of them all, Les Vegas! Take in the beautiful national parks of Zion, Death Valley, The Grand Canyon, and Yosemite. There is just so much to see in the magnificent region and numerous itinerary options. Why not undertake a grand tour travelling from San Francisco to Los Angeles via Las Vegas, or simply concentrate your trip on a smaller area, we work with you to build your own bespoke itinerary.

If you are considering a USA West Coast geography tour with Adaptable travel then please get in touch with us today and you will work closely with our resident geography expert Julie Edwards (BSc Hons Geography), to develop your perfect geography itinerary.

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Weston college GB
Fab tour from start to finish!! Jack and Debbie were fantastic in the planning stages and the staff in hand in LA were super helpful.
Can't wait to repeat next year!! Thank you so much!!
Confirmed traveller: 23 March 2017
Published on: 05 April 2017
Zion Canyon-Zion National Park
Zion National Park is located in south-western Utah on the West... Read more
San Francisco-Managing Natural Hazards in a Mega City
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Hoover Dam
Hoover Dam is the highest concrete dam in the Western Hemisphere, standing at more ... Read more
Colorado River Horseshoe Bend
As the Colorado river meandered southward toward the sea, it alw... Read more
San Francisco Sightseeing
Take a guided tour of this city to see the major sites. San Francisc... Read more
Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell
Glen Canyon was carved by the Colorado River over a period of ... Read more
Death valley
A desert of streaming sand dunes, snow-capped mountains, multicoloured rock layer... Read more
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park, one of the first wilderness parks in the United... Read more

Holiday Inn Civic Centre, 3* (San Francisco)

Location: In the San Fran Performing Arts & Government Dist... Read more

Hotel Angeleno, 4* (LA)

Location: located on the periphery of Sunset Boulevard at the foot of the Getty ... Read more

Hyatt Place Hotel, 3* (Las Vegas)

Location: Located in the heart of Las Vegas across from Hard Rock Hote... Read more

Destination Pack
To assist you with planning the most relevant and appropriate itinerary for your students, a Leisure & Learning destination pack complete with a full excursion list including curriculum area recommendations will be sent with every quote.

Combine This Tour


DAY 1:
Fly to San Francisco where a guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in San Francisco. In the evening you will have free.

DAY 2:
Guided tour of San Francisco, including Union Square, China Town, the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman’s Wharf. You will then transfer to Oakhurst in the afternoon for an overnight stay.

DAY 3:
Visit Yosemite National Park, learning more about the formation of this U-shaped valley. Visit Mirror Lake and take learn about the granite landforms El Capitan and Sentinel Dome. Continue your journey for overnight stay in Bakersfield.

DAY 4:
Travel to Las Vegas to explore the bright lights of one of the USA’s famous Mega Cities. Take a city tour to consider topics such as tourism and water resource management. Stay overnight in Las Vegas.

DAY 5:
Visit the Grand Canyon National Park, head over to the visitor centre and then take a walk along the “Rim Trail”. Consider how the many years of erosion by the mighty Colorado river has carved this unique deep and wide gorge landscape. Continue on route for overnight stay in Kingman.

DAY 6:
In the morning transfer to Los Angeles, another one of the USA’s mega cities. Take a tour of the main sites including the Hollywood Hills, Rodeo Drive and the beaches and pier of Santa Monica.

DAY 7:
Free time in the morning, before you transfer to Los Angeles airport for your return flight home.

DAY 8:
Arrive back in the UK.

This is a suggested itinerary - we are happy to work with you to develop a suitable package for your group.

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