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Western Express Southbound - G Adventures
Western Express Southbound - G Adventures
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Starts
San Francisco
+6 Destinations
West USA
Ends
Los Angeles
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Start in San Francisco and end in Los Angeles! With the discovery tour Western Express Southbound, you have a 8 day tour package taking you from San Francisco to Los Angeles and through San Francisco, USA and 7 other destinations in USA. Western Express Southbound is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
12 to 70 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
14
Transportation
Coach / Bus

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  • NH
    Written on November 8, 2016
    2.5 - Average

    This was a whistle stop tour of some big US west coast highlights. Very enjoyable and a great small group (10 people). However, it is a LOT of driving and you do spend a large amount of your time seeing the US from a car window. there is also not a lot of spare time due to the distances covered and the driving constraints given the guide is also the driver, and can only for safety reasons drive a couple of hours at a time. Although it was a good time to go as the summer crowds had gone and the waterfalls in the parks were in full flow, it was at times as a disappointing tour as I felt our guide had already checked out for the year. He had said it was his last tour for the year and appeared keen to leave, in fact leaving us on the last morning of tour before we'd even packed up and checked out of the final hotel. A couple of key advertised experiences did not happen even though they were on the itinerary, including the pizza dinner on the rim of the Grand Canyon. Despite being included and there being another tour group at the canyon doing the same thing, nothing was arranged for us and we ended up back at a village takeaway for pizza across the road from the hotel. Overall, it was a reasonable tour and quick way to see the highlights, but be prepared that you may not get what was in the plans.
    G Adventures commented on this review
    Thanks for the honest feedback here Nicole. I'm sorry things didn't deliver as you fully might have hoped. Yes, it is a quick tour with a lot packed in. I hope there were some positives to draw from the experience to balance out the negative here.
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  • Day 1 San Francisco
  • Day 2 San Francisco/Yosemite National Park
  • Day 3 Yosemite National Park/Sierra Nevadas
  • Day 4 Death Valley/Las Vegas
  • Day 5 Las Vegas/Grand Canyon National Park (1D)
  • Day 6 Grand Canyon National Park/Laughlin
  • Day 7 Laughlin/Los Angeles
  • Day 8 Los Angeles

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  • Guide

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  • Meals

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  • Transport

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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,833 km.
    • San Francisco (USA)
    • 258 km
    • Yosemite NP (USA)
    • 267 km
    • Bakersfield (USA)
    • 216 km
    • Death Valley NP (USA)
    • 176 km
    • Las Vegas (USA)
    • 295 km
    • Grand Canyon National Park (USA)
    • 262 km
    • Laughlin (USA)
    • 358 km
    • Los Angeles (USA)

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