USA WEST COAST: CITIES AND NATIONAL PARKS
In America's most ambitious tour program, San Francisco, Yosemite National Park, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Redwood National Park, Joshua Tree National Park, Los Angeles, San Diego, Death Valley and dozens of other spots meet you. You will get to know the city culture closely while enjoying the natural wonders of this beautiful country. Journeys with great views will settle in an unforgettable place in your life and you will say “America is traveled like this”.
45 minutes drive, 1 hour easy city walk.
Evening tour according to the settlement and flight times of the hotel.
San Francisco Bay Area
Departure for the 08:45 Alcatraz tour, which is the first tour of the day after breakfast early in the morning. We are starting a trip to Alcatraz Island, which has hosted military campuses, famous prisoners and escape stories throughout its 200-year history. The cell number 181 where Al Capone is staying, the story of Robert Franklin Stroud, and the lives of famous prisoners such as Rafael Cancel Miranda are among the things to be learned on our tour. After the Alcatraz tour, a pleasant trip awaits us at the Fishing Port. After spending time at Pier 39, which is famous for its lively street life, we make trips to Civic Center and Union Square, the administrative heart of the city. Afterwards, we visit the famous Chinatown and see Not Hill Neighborhood, famous for its red trams and slopes, one of the most important landmarks of San Francisco, and Lombard Street with its curved narrow slopes. The rest of our tour is the best views of Presidio Park, Baker Beach, Marshall Beach and Golden Gate Bridge. After that, after a short walk in Lands End, we watch the breathtaking sunset in Ocean Beach.
1 hour drive, 5 hours medium difficulty city walk.
Yosemite National Park
5 hours drive, 350 km. 3 hours easy hike in the nature.
We set off early in the morning and arrive at Yosemite Valley after a 4 hour journey. Tens of waterfalls, rich forests, granite natural wonders such as El Capitan and Half Dome will be waiting for us in Yosemite National Park, which decorates the dream of everyone interested in nature. First, we watch the view from the “Tunnel View” point, one of the most famous views of the Yosemite Valley. Then we listen to the stories of the natural wonder of granite in the shadow of El Capitan, on the outskirts of El Capitan. Then, we go to the "Glacier Point", which is approximately 1,000 meters above sea level, and enjoy the unique view of the world. Then we settle down in our accommodation facility and end the day.
Yosemite National Park
6 hours medium difficulty hike, 14 km. 600 mt. ascent, 600 mt. descent.
Today's program starts with a walk to the most beautiful waterfalls of Yosemite Valley and Half Dome. Our walk started from Vernan Waterfall Bridge and continues with Vernan Waterfall. Vernan Waterfall, flowing along the granite wall from a height of 100 meters, is a fascinating spot. Then, we proceed along the Merced River and arrive at Nevada Waterfall. The waterfall, which is at a height of 1,820 meters from the sea, has a height of 181 meters. We continue on the left side of the waterfall with the Mist track and reach the top of the waterfall. Here we have the opportunity to cool off in the waterfall pool. Then we arrive at the eastern outskirts of Half Dome and from there we turn to the return road. Our return path will be along the nature volunteer and activist John Muir track, known as the “Father of the National Parks”. We go back to Yosemite Valley and use the rest of the day as rest and enjoy the valley.
Sequoia National Park
6 hours drive, 400 km. 3 hours easy forest walk.
Departing early in the morning, we first see the Wawona redwood trees known as Grizzly Giant, Fallen Monarch and Tunnel Tree in the Sierra National Forest. After a short break here, we continue to Sekoya National Park. After a 4-hour car journey, we pass from the entrance of Three Rivers to the national park. We see the 84-meter-long giant redwood tree, the world's largest tree, known as the General Sherman Tree. The 2,500-year-old tree is also among the oldest trees in the world. After leaving here, we see the tunnel tree that has been knocked over the road and a tunnel has been opened to open the road. After a short walk in the Giant Forests, we return to Three Rivers and settle in the facility where we will stay.
Death Valley, Las Vegas
8 hours drive, 750 km. 2 hours easy hike.
Our progress continues throughout California today. First, we travel to Death Valley, which is known as the hottest point in the world. Death Valley, which had a record of 56.7 degrees Celsius measured in 1913, is also 86 meters below sea level. Another record of Death Valley is the highest earth temperature that can be measured, the earth temperature of 93.9 ° C. Here we go to the “View of Dante” point and watch the whole valley and Badwater from above. Then we enter the state of Nevada and proceed to Las Vegas. After settling in our hotel, we evaluate the rest of the day as free.
9 hours drive, 900 km. 3 hours easy walk.
Our journey to Grand anion starts early in the morning. Grand Canyon, one of the first things that many of us think of when we say the United States; It consists of a series of canyons formed by the 450-kilometer Colorado River formed 6 million years ago. The first people of the canyon, which has been inhabited for thousands of years, are local people known as Pueblolar. The fate of the region changes with the arrival of the Spanish in 1540. After seeing the national park in Arizona State and listening to all the stories in South Rim, we enjoy the canyon. After seeing the Hoover Dam, one of the world's most famous dams on the way back, we return to our hotel in Las Vegas.
Joshua National Park, San Diego
6 hours drive, 600 km. 2 hours easy city walk.
We start our program today by leaving Las Vegas and heading to the national park with Joshua trees. Joshua Trees, the characteristic finish of the Mojave Desert, is a special tree species that can survive in the desert environment for 300 years. After spending some time in the National Park, we continue to San Diego. After settling into our hotel, we are performing a San Diego tour. On our tour, there are points of interest such as USS Midway Aircraft Carrier, America's largest wooden building Hotel del Coronado, Gaslamp Neighborhood, Coronado Bridge.
Laguna Beach, Huntington Beach, Los Angeles
4,5 hours drive, 200 km. 4 hours easy city walk.
After breakfast, our journey to Los Angeles begins. Our first stop is La Jolla Town, just outside San Diego. The town on the Pacific coast is a beautiful spot to watch the ocean. After seeing the farmers market established in the square, we proceed along the coastline and arrive at Laguna Beach. After spending time in this town famous for its art galleries, artist population and beautiful sea, we continue to Balboa Pier and Huntington Beach. Known as California's best beach, Huntington Beach is also known for its world-famous surfers. After a nice lunch break, we arrive here in Los Angeles. A pleasant Hollywood tour awaits us upon arrival. After the Beverly Hills, Sunset Strip Venice Beach and Santa Monica trips, we settle in our hotel to relax.
Los Angeles, Return
45 minutes drive, 30 km.
Today we go to the airport and say goodbye to you according to flight times.
20:00 San Francisco Airport
12:00 San Francisco Airport
9 nights accommodation, 1 dinner, all specified tours, transfers between all destinations, activities, museum entrances
San Francisco: Villa at the ocean
Yosemite: National Park Cabins and Logs
Three Rivers: National Park Cabins and Logs
Las Vegas: Desert Rose Resort or similar
Los Angeles: Villa at the ocean