Fahre den Pacific Coast Highway entlang, radle rund um Monterey, sonne dich in den Lichtern der Großstadt in Los Angeles und San Francisco, wandere durch den Yosemite-Nationalpark, versuch dein Glück am Las Vegas Strip
Du hast zwei Wochen Zeit und dir steht die gesamte Westküste der USA offen. Was machst du? Beginne in Los Angeles und fahre den sagenumwobenen Pacific Coast Highway entlang, überquere die Golden Gate Bridge nach San Francisco und arbeite dich flott durch eine Handvoll von Nationalparks (Bryce, Death Valley und Grand Canyon), tobe dich in Las Vegas aus und reise schließlich zurück nach Hollywood, bevor es heimgeht. (Hey, wir nennen diese Reise nicht umsonst den Express.)
Ankunft zu jeder Zeit möglich.
Fahrt nach Norden in das wunderschöne Santa Barbara. Halt zum Mittagessen bei einem Food Truck, einer lokalen Besonderheit. Ankunft in Santa Barbara, wo du den wöchentlichen Arts & Crafts Market am Meer abchecken kannst. Erkunde am Tag 3 die Stadt und ihre Umgebung mit optionalen Surfstunden, Fahrrad-Verleih, Kajak-Verleih, einer Tour durch ein Weingut, einer Tour durch eine örtliche Mikrobrauerei oder Walbeobachtung.
Fahre den Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) entlang und genieße die Aussicht. Mach auf dem Weg Halt in Solvang und San Luis Obispo. Lass dir zu Mittag ein Picknick am Pismo Beach schmecken. Du kannst auch ein Dune Buggy ausleihen.
Eine weitere atemberaubende Fahrt entlang des PCH. Besuche die See-Elefanten und nutze die Fotostopps. Zahlreiche großartige Möglichkeiten, essen zu gehen, darunter in den Restaurants an der durch Steinbeck berühmt gewordenen Cannery Row. Am Tag 6 kannst du ein inbegriffenes Leihfahrrad in Surrey nutzen und kannst auch Kajak fahren oder das berühmte Monterey Bay Aquarium besuchen.
Orientierungs-Spaziergang von Union Square und Chinatown. Tag 8 hast du zur freien Verfügung, um die Stadt auf eigene Faust zu erkunden. Besuche die ikonische Golden Gate Bridge und Fisherman's Wharf. Am Abend kannst du einen Segeltrip bei Sonnenuntergang machen. Am Nachmittag von Tag 9 Weiterfahrt in den Yosemite-Nationalpark.
Wandere in Yosemite zwischen majestätischen Wasserfällen und riesigen Mammutbäumen. Genieße auf der Fahrt über den Tioga Pass nach Bishop die Aussicht auf Mono Lake und die Tuffstein-Türme.
Besuche das Death Valley - der heißeste, trockenste und tiefstgelegene Ort des Kontinents. Reise weiter nach Las Vegas und erkunde den berühmten Strip. Du kannst eine Tour mit einer Limousine machen oder dein Glück an den Automaten versuchen.
Wandere am Rand des Grand Canyons entlang. Du kannst auch einen Helikopter-Rundflug machen. Genieße ein Abendessen mit Pizza am Canyonrand.
Vormittag im Canyon, danach Fahrt auf der Route 66. Halt bei einem traditionellen Burgerladen, bevor wir in Laughlin ankommen.
Rückfahrt nach Los Angeles für eine letzte Nacht in der Stadt.
Abreisetag. Wir empfehlen dringend, vor oder nach dem Trip eine Unterkunft in der Stadt zu buchen, um diese berühmte Metropole richtig kennenzulernen.
Fahre den Pacific Coast Highway entlang, radle rund um Monterey, sonne dich in den Lichtern der Großstadt in Los Angeles und San Francisco, wandere durch den Yosemite-Nationalpark, versuch dein Glück am Las Vegas Strip
The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary. VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.
While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission. Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.
This G Adventures group trip is accompanied by one of our group leaders, otherwise known as a Chief Experience Officer (CEO). The CEO will be the group manager, leader and driver - this person is experienced in the routes travelled and will organize and lead the meal preparations and has experience in cooking a variety of local and international dishes for large groups. As the group coordinator and manager, the aim of the CEO is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. While not being guides in the traditional sense, you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. They will also offer suggestions for things to do and to see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting - we think it's the best of both worlds.
Max. 13, im Schnitt 10.
1x Mittagessen, 1x Abendessen.
Plane 375-400 USD für nicht inbegriffene Mahlzeiten ein.
Privates Reisemobil mit Klimaanlage, zu Fuß.
We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.
Hotels (14 Nächte).
Hacienda Hotel 525 North Sepulveda Blvd. El Segundo Los Angeles California USA 310-615-0015
When arriving at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) proceed to the Arrivals Hall. From LAX, you have two transportation options to get to the Joining Hotel, which is 2.1 miles (3.4km) away: public taxi or the Hacienda Shuttle Service. Both transportation options are located on the Lower/Arrivals Level in front of each terminal. Hacienda Hotel Shuttle The Hotel provides free transportation so the only thing you need to do is to go to the Lower/Arrival Level in front of the terminal and look for the red sign “Hotel & Parking Lot Shuttles”. It might take a few minutes until the Hacienda Hotel Shuttle arrives but then you only need to jump in and enjoy the short drive to your final destination for today! It is common to tip the driver at the end ($1 per bag). Taxi The taxis are located outside of each terminal on the Lower/Arrival Level islands marked with a yellow sign. The cost a approximately $10 plus gratuity. Please note that day 1 is an arrival day and no activities have been planned, though a brief departure meeting will be held in the hotel on the evening of day 1. When you arrive at our joining hotel you will find the time and place of the meeting on a welcome note hung in the hotel lobby. If you are unable to find the note, please just ask the front desk staff. At the meeting you will meet other tour participants and receive information about general and specific aspects of the trip. If you arrive late and miss the meeting, your CEO will leave you a message detailing what time and where you should meet the next morning.
Should you need to contact us during a situation of dire need, it is best to first call the G Adventures Local Representative. If for any reason you do not receive an immediate answer, please leave a detailed message and contact information, so they may return your call and assist you as soon as possible. EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS G Adventures Local Representative (San Francisco) During office hours (Weekdays, 6:00am-9:00pm PST) From outside the USA: 1-415-642-7378 From within the USA: 415-642-7378 After hours emergency number From outside the USA: 1-530-784-4238 From within the USA: 530-784-4238 If you are unable for any reason to contact our local representative, please call the numbers listed below, which will connect you directly with our 24 hour Sales team, who will happily assist you. Toll-free, North America only: 1 888 800 4100 Calls from UK: 0844 272 0000 Calls from Germany: 01805 70 90 30 00 Calls from Australia: 1 300 796 618 Calls from New Zealand: 0800 333 307 Outside North America, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and the UK: +1 416 260 0999
You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. For days in the outdoors, we recommend the use of lightweight, breathable, moisture-wicking fabrics made of wool or synthetic fibers. Cotton is not recommended for days to spend hiking as it does not allow for heat or moisture to enter or escape, and it will not dry easily once wet. We recommend the use of a well-labeled duffel bag, soft bag or backpack (whichever you find easiest to carry). Suitcases or heavy luggage are not recommended for the health of the CEO! A good size day-pack (20-35L) is also essential as you will have the chance to walk and hike in different national parks during these trips This daypack will be used to carry your personal gear for the day, lunch and water bottle. The American west is generally known for warm weather, but temperatures do vary significantly in the mountain and desert areas especially. The day time temperature could exceed 30 C, while the night time temperatures do regularly decrease to single digits, or even possible below freezing. It is therefore important to pack clothes for warm days and cool evenings - a light jacket is necessary. Seasonal temperature ranges: March - May ; September to December: -7 C to +30 C June – August: 0 C to + 35 C Additionally, a set of smart casual clothes is also advisable.
Travel - Credit and/or debit card (see spending money) - G Adventures vouchers, pre-departure information and trip details - Passport (with photocopies) - Travel insurance (with photocopies) - Airline tickets (with photocopies) - Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required - Camera and memory cards - Charger for phone/camera/music device - Reading/writing material Equipment - Insect repellent - Head lamp with batteries - Hand sanitizers/ antibacterial wipes - Rain Cover or plastic bags for daypacks - Small towel (pack towels are good) and swim wear - Sun hat - Sunblock - Sunglasses - Toiletries (biodegradable) - Water bottle (at least 2L capacity) - Pocketknife - Watch or alarm clock - First-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band-Aids, anti-histamines, motion sickness remedy, after-bite salve and extra prescription drugs you may be taking). Clothing and Footwear - 3 or 4 lightweight shirts or T-shirts - Fleece/jacket - Windproof/waterproof jacket (rain gear) - 2 pair of shorts - 1 pairs of long trousers - 2 pair hiking pants/track pants - Comfort clothing for the night - 3 to 5 pair of walking/hiking socks (synthetic or wool) - Under garments - Warm thermals/long underwear (fall and spring season only) - Warm wool hat and gloves (fall and spring season only) - Good hiking shoes or boots - Sport sandals (suitable for water if you are planning on rafting) Optional Items: -Hiking poles, binoculars, Playing cards, games, frisbee, notebook, pens/pencils
Laundry can be done at least once a week while on tour. Some private campgrounds and most cities have laundromats where you can buy soap and wash your laundry in coin-operated machines. Your CEO will advise you along the trip where you will be able to do your laundry.
All countries require a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity). Contact your local embassy, or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements, or see your travel agent. It is your own responsibility to have the correct travel documentation. Visa requirements for your trip will vary depending on where you are from and where you are going. We keep the following information up to date as far as possible, but rules do change and sometimes without warning. While we provide the following information in good faith, it is vital that you check yourself and understand that you are fully responsible for your own visa requirements.
Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.
The United States currency is the US Dollar (USD). Credit cards are accepted almost everywhere in the US and can be used to purchase small and large items. When purchasing products or services with a foreign credit card in the USA, you may be charged additional fees by your credit card company for foreign purchases. Credit cards and debit cards are very useful for cash advances but you must remember to bring your PIN number (be aware that many ATM machines only accept 4-digit PINs). Both Cirrus and Plus system cards are the most widely accepted debit cards. Both Visa and Master Cards are the most widely accepted credit cards. While ATMs are commonly available, there are no guarantees that your credit or debit cards will actually work check with your bank before you travel. A visit to an ATM can be arranged on Day 1 and other days of the trip. Do not rely on credit or debit cards as your only source of money. A combination of US Dollars as cash (preferably smaller bills, 5's, 10's and 20's), traveller’s cheques and credit cards is best. Currency exchange is best obtained prior to travel or at the airport, currency exchange is very difficult to find in the USA and most banks do not accommodate. Always take more rather than less, as you don't want to spoil the trip by constantly feeling short of funds. As currency exchange rates can fluctuate often we ask that you refer to the following website for daily exchange rates: www.xe.com
Please also make sure you have access to at least an additional USD $200 (or equivalent) as an 'emergency' fund, to be used when circumstances outside our control (ex. a natural disaster) require a change to our planned route. This is a rare occurrence!
It is customary in North America to tip service providers such as waiters, bartenders and taxi drivers, at approximately 15-18%, depending on the service. Tipping is an expected - though not compulsory - component of your tour program and an expression of satisfaction with the persons who have assisted you on your tour. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. There are times during the trip where there is opportunity to tip any local guides used. Recommendations for tipping local guides would range from $2-8 USD per activity depending on the quality and length of the service; ask your CEO for specific recommendations based on the circumstances and culture. Also at the end of each trip if you felt your G Adventures Chief Experience Officer did an outstanding job, tipping is appreciated. The amount is entirely a personal preference; however as a guideline $5-10 USD per person, per day can be used as a guide. If your CEO exceeded your expectations, feel free to tip more.
PERSONALIZE YOUR TRIP Our trip designers work very hard to assemble the life-altering experiences that fill this brochure. That said, our travellers are a diverse group driven by all sorts of different tastes, motivations and interests. What’s a trip designer to do? The solution? Extras! Specially designed for travellers with unique interests, Extras are optional add-ons to your G adventures trip that make your adventure more you-centric. Extras must be booked prior to departure. Extras available on this trip: GRAND CANYON HELICOPTER RIDE Helicopter Ride (Long Flight: 45-50min) USD$274 The Grand Canyon helicopter ride is a must! Enjoy a bird's-eye view for 45 to 50 minutes as you fly over the canyon, taking in the stark contrast of the the blue-green Colorado River against the thousand shades of red rock found in the canyon. From above you can fully appreciate the greatness of the gorge and see why it is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. ------------------------------ Optional activity prices are subject to change and can fluctuate in relation to the high/low season and the number of people on a specific excursion. Not all excursions listed here may be available, due to season or weather conditions. As generally not a lot of time is spent in start/end cities, you may want to arrange to arrive early, or stay longer after the trip in order to allow sufficient time to participate in optional activities there. All prices are per person, are in US dollar amounts. Grand Canyon: Helicopter Flight 25 min US$244 ; 45min US$274 IMAX Movie US$14 Las Vegas: Limo Tour (1.5 hrs) US$40 Yosemite: Bicycle Rental US$11 per hour San Francisco: Cable Car Ride US$6 one way, US$14 one day Bike Rental (full day) US$32 or US$36 (for higher end bike) Sunset Sail (1.5 hrs) US$40
Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure. We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, travellers' cheques, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewellery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of the hotels we use have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage. When travelling on a group trip, please note that your CEO has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the trip itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Your CEO will accompany you on all included activities. During your trip you will have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. While your CEO will assist you with options available in a given location please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your itinerary, and we offer no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your own good judgment when selecting an activity in your free time. Although the cities visited on tour are generally safe during the day, there can be risks to wandering throughout any major city at night. It is our recommendation to stay in small groups and to take taxis to and from restaurants, or during night time excursions. Protests and Demonstrations- Protests and demonstrations, even those that are well intended, have the potential to turn violent with no warning. Counter protests can also turn violent. Action by security forces to disperse demonstrators and protesters may occur at any time. If you are in an area where demonstrators or protesters are gathering, avoid the temptation of staying for a good photo opportunity and leave the area immediately. Water based activities have an element of danger and excitement built into them. We recommend only participating in water based activities when accompanied by a guide(s). We make every reasonable effort to ensure the fun and adventurous element of any water based activities (in countries with varying degrees of operating standards) have a balanced approach to safety. It is our policy not to allow our CEOs to make arrangements on your behalf for water based activities that are not accompanied by guide(s). Swimming, including snorkeling, is always at your own risk. We take all prudent measures in relation to your safety. For ways to further enhance your personal safety while traveling, please visit: www.gadventures.com/travel-resources/safety/
Our small group adventures bring together people of all ages. It is very important you are aware that, as a minimum, an average level of fitness and mobility' is required to undertake our easiest programs. Travellers must be able to walk without the aid of another person, climb 3-4 flights of stairs, step on and off small boats, and carry their own luggage at a minimum. Travellers with a pre-existing medical condition are required to complete a short medical questionnaire, which must be signed by their physician. This is to ensure that travellers have the necessary fitness and mobility to comfortably complete their chosen trip. While our CEOs work hard to ensure that all our travellers are catered for equally, it is not their responsibility to help individuals who cannot complete the day's activities unaided. Please refer to the physical ratings in this Trip Details document for more information. The medical questionnaire can be found online at: www.gadventures.com/medical-form.
Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our CEOs have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.
Travel Insurance: Travel insurance is compulsory in order to participate on any of our trips. When travelling on a group trip, you will not be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance has been sighted by your CEO, who will take note of your insurance details. When selecting a travel insurance policy please bear in mind that all clients must have medical coverage and that we require a minimum coverage of USD 200,000 for repatriation and emergency rescue. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have credit card insurance we require proof of purchase of the trip (a receipt of credit card statement) with a credit card in your name. Contact your bank for details of their participating insurer, the level of coverage and emergency contact telephone number.
Through our commitment to responsible tourism we have developed the Planeterra Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of people and communities around the world through support of international charities, local organizations and community projects in the places that we visit on our tours. G Adventures matches all individual donations and pays all administration costs, which means that 100% of each donation is doubled and goes directly to support our projects. For more information about Planeterra and the projects we support, or to make a donation, please visit www.planeterra.org Planeterra Dollar-A-Day Program Our Dollar-A-Day Program provides travellers with the opportunity to help us give back to the people and places visited on our tours by donating one dollar per day for the duration of their tour. 100% of these proceeds will go directly to support our Planeterra projects. To participate in this program please indicate at the time of booking that you would like to participate in G Adventures’ Dollar-A-Day program, either by clicking the check box online, or by advising your G Adventures specialist or travel agent. (Note: Donation will be charged in the currency of your booking)
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Erlebnis- und Abenteuerreisen sind mehr als nur ein Urlaub. Sie sind eine Chance, deine Welt besser kennenzulernen, indem du den Menschen, Orten und Dingen, die sie so besonders machen, wirklich nahekommst ohne auf die Flexibilität einer selbst organisierten Reise zu verzichten. Dies ist dein Planet. Komm und lerne ihn kennen!
G Adventures wurde bereits 1990 von Bruce Poon Tip gegründet. Als Backpacker mit Herz & Seele, waren sein einziges Startkapital zwei Kreditkarten und das brennende Verlangen, eine authentische, nachhaltige Reiseerfahrung anzubieten, wie die Welt sie noch nicht gesehen hatte. Indem er abenteuerlustigen Individualreisenden eine Alternative zu den üblichen Touristenhotels, Kreuzfahrten und Busreisen anbot, veränderte er nicht nur die Art, wie Menschen ihren Urlaub betrachten, sondern auch das Angesicht des Reisens für immer. Das einzige, was sich in den letzten 25 Jahren nicht verändert hat, ist der tief verwurzelte Glaube an deren Grundwerte, die das Leben und G Adventure bis heute bestimmen.
Wir Vamadu-Gründer möchten genau diese Art von nachhaltigem, unabhängigem Tourismus für Individualreisende & Backpacker fördern und freuen uns, dass G Adventures somit selbst Teil der Vamadu Story wird!