Proper now, we’re making a pit cease – however that doesn’t imply we will’t dream from the consolation of our personal sofas! Yearly, a whole bunch of Trekkers make their first ever journey to the USA, and certainly one of our hottest excursions for first timers is the Western Surprise. Filled with the West’s most notable sights, this tenting tour is our most reasonably priced possibility when you’re on a funds, and it doesn’t let up when it comes to pleasure.
Able to take a digital journey on the Western Surprise with us? Roll up these sleeping luggage, pack some solar cream, and let’s dive proper in…
Day 1: River Island State Park Campsite
If there’s one approach to kick off your tenting adventures with a bang, it’s at certainly one of our favorite campsites!
Tenting with TrekAmerica isn’t the sort of tenting you get on a faculty journey as a child – belief us, it’s far more superior. After you’ve pitched your tent (along with your tour chief readily available to assist), it’s time to dive into the lake – or simply chill with a few chilly ones and benefit from the view. As soon as the solar goes down, dinner across the campfire is served, adopted by an all-American basic – anybody for s’mores?!
Day 2: The Grand Canyon
We don’t fiddle in terms of rolling out the massive weapons – and on our second day of the Western Surprise, we’re rolling as much as the primary sight on everybody’s bucket checklist. Yep, it’s solely the Grand freakin’ Canyon! The right place to get pleasure from a hike, uncover the unbelievable geology and even soar via the skies in a helicopter. What would you do first?
We all know we will’t *truly* be there proper now to soak in these stretching views, however we would simply have the following neatest thing. Soar into our video to get a 360-degree view of the USA’s biggest marvel.
And earlier than we head to mattress – it’s time for a Trek basic – elevating a pizza slice to the Grand Canyon sundown. Belief us – it’s a cheese-covered spotlight you received’t need to miss.
Day 3: Dinner Across the Campfire
After a full day exploring Grand Canyon Nationwide Park, you’ll in all probability be completely ravenous – so it’s a superb job our tour leaders are specialists in rolling out the recipe solutions. On our tenting excursions, your $10 per day meals kitty covers your meals whereas tenting, and the squad will take turns at cooking up a feast for everybody.
Considered one of our favorite Mexican-inspired classics is on the menu tonight – did somebody say burritos?! For those who wanna impress your Trekmates, right here’s the recipe:
You will want:
Minced beef (you can use soy mince for a vegetarian possibility)
Kidney beans (both so as to add, or as a veggie possibility)
Giant tortilla wraps
Slice the onions and peppers into strips
Warmth oil in a pan, and stir fry the mince till brown
Add within the onions and peppers, persevering with to stir fry the combination
In the meantime, warmth the kidney beans in a small pan
Serve household model, in warmed tortillas. Add lettuce, cheese, guacamole and salsa to style and roll ’em up!
Day 4: Route 66
It’s time to depart our homely Grand Canyon campsite and get on the street once more! The right time to settle in with a podcast and take within the views from the window.
Quirky stop-offs are a staple of any street journey, and Seligman, Arizona is about as quirky as they arrive. This tiny city is called the ‘birthplace of Route 66’, and is filled with outdated vehicles, retro Americana and unusual décor. A milkshake from Delgadillo’s Snow Cap Diner is an precise should, earlier than selecting up some souvenirs from the world’s most iconic street.
Within the night, we’re rolling into Sin Metropolis – belief us, you’ll be overwhelmed by the colors, sounds and vibe of this iconic celebration metropolis. Tonight, we’re placing our greatest outfits on and hitting the city…however what occurs in Vegas, stays in Vegas!
Day 5: Las Vegas
After a refreshing evening’s sleep in a lodge mattress, it’s time to discover the Strip!
From Ceasar’s Palace to the Venetian, you don’t need to be a gambler to soak within the gorgeous décor of the unforgettable Las Vegas inns. The ambiance on the Strip is totally not like anyplace you’ll have ever visited.
It’s not simply the primary Strip that’ll have you ever spellbound although. For a contact of old-school Vegas, ensure you take a look at Fremont Avenue. Soar over the crowds on the Slotzilla zipline as gentle reveals dance on the outside ceiling above you, dip right into a dive bar and take a look at the shark tank on the Golden Nugget.
Learn extra: 5 Issues That’ll Occur When You Go to Las Vegas For The First Time
Day 6: Yosemite Nationwide Park
Leaving the brilliant lights of Las Vegas behind, it’s time to get again to nature, in probably the most epic manner attainable.
Yosemite Nationwide Park is among the most beloved parks by our Trekkers, and after taking in a few of your unbelievable Instagram photographs, it’s apparent why. The towering granite rocks, thundering waterfalls and wandering deer are only a few of our favorite issues to see. Not satisfied? Try a few of our Trekkers’ snaps…
Photograph: Ben Mercer
Photograph: David O’Connor
Photograph: Frances Gormley
Photograph: Donia Dingwall
Day 7: San Francisco
And with that, the week has come to an finish – didn’t it simply fly by? However it’s not *fairly* over but. Rolling into the Metropolis By The Bay, we’re taking a drive across the metropolis streets, main us to the epic Golden Gate Bridge.
As soon as we’ve stated our goodbyes, it’s time so that you can discover slightly extra by yourself – why not take a few additional nights to take a look at Alcatraz, Pier 39 and the vigorous Haight-Ashbury boutiques?
Try our Western Surprise tour right here.