Western USA tour, California & The Canyons

“An eight day guided, small group tour starting in LA and ending in San Fran, exploring the heart of USAs great national parks of Yosemite and Grand Canyon in between. ”


Los Angeles | Prescott, Arizona | Grand Canyon (South Rim) | Route 66 | Yosemite National Park

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30 Jul 2019
US $2079
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30 Aug 2019
US $2169
excluding flights
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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Western USA tour, California & The Canyons

We are committed to offering low impact tours that benefit both the places and communities we visit as well as our travelers. It is important for us all to be aware of the delicate balance that exists in the variety of natural wonders you will visit. National Parks and monuments, archaeological sites and other sensitive areas should and must be treated with respect.

We have created a 'Travelers' Code of Conduct' to help prepare and inform our groups of the various positive or negative effects they could have on a destination. The code includes tips on everything from handling wildlife encounters to how you can help to conserve precious natural resources. Our tour leaders will explain this code of conduct during the first nights orientation talk and encourage you to follow it throughout the tour.

This code includes following the Leave No Trace ethic, this is an international campaign that is designed to help us minimise the impact on the National Parks and other wilderness areas that we visit. Some key guidelines we follow include keeping to existing trails, staying in official campgrounds and disposing of all waste responsibly and recycling whatever we can.

We are proud supporters of Bay Area Wilderness Training (www.bawt.org) a charity based in Oakland California which works to connect disadvantaged children in the local urban area with the great outdoors. Their work helps to provide these young people with life changing experiences which they can apply to everyday life. Everyone booking with us has the option to donate 1/$1/1 to support this well-deserved charity and we will match this donation.

On this tour we feel it is important to protect the fragile desert environment. The deserts natural way to avoid sand erosion is by creating cryptobiotic soil which creates a living crust on the desert floor. This special soil helps the desert to protect itself from wind and rain erosion and promotes plant growth. All our tour leaders encourage our travelers to stick to the path to avoid damaging this special soil which can be hard to see.

On this tour we spend time exploring Grand Canyon and Yosemite National Parks. To do this we utilise the parks bus system, this is less intrusive for wildlife and reduces the carbon footprint. The included National Park fees ensure the continued upkeep of the parks on a sustainable basis. Our tour leaders will encourage interaction with the National Park Rangers, who are an excellent source of information, to help cement this role as an employment opportunity for local people and future generations.

This tour also visits the roadside town of Seligman. Tourism contributes to the preservation of the towns Route 66 heritage and brings a stable economy to the small population of residents here.

All water is safe to drink from the tap on this trip and we advise customers to bring a reusable water bottle from home, and not buy single use plastic bottles.

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