Feel the vibe of the legendary road trip across the USA. Once on the road, you'll feel it's distinctiveness. Step on the edge of the Great Canyon and sink in this wonder of nature that can be seen from outer space. Marvel the panoramic view of the Bryce Canyon National Park, where you'll see rock formations that are one-of-their-kind. Live the adventure of spending a night in Las Vegas. Cross a wild river in Zion. Walk around the one-and-only San Francisco. Feel the energy of sunlight and ocean on Los Angeles beaches. Exchange dreams for reality, and share this experience with other college students who, just as you, set off on this unreal adventure of the Wild West.
Dates in 2019 year
25th of August - 6th of September
8th of September - 20th of Sept.
26th of September - 8th of October
The number of participants is limited. Apply early to guarantee yourself a seat on the bus towards adventure!
Day 1 - Las Vegas
On that first day you will have a warm welcome from the AmericanTrip crew in a hotel in Las Vegas. In the evening we will rest after long journey and get to know the area around the hotel
Day 2 - Zion National Park & Bryce Canyon
We'll start from the visit in the Zion National Park; specifically, from the trip through Zion Narrows. It is one of the most spectacular tourist trails in all the United States. Unique beauty and one of a kind character of this place is focused in a narrow canyon surrounded by 455-meters high rock monoliths, hanging gardens, waterfalls, enormous stones and sandy beaches. What fires up emotions even more is the way we will pass this trail - by walking in water.
We will spend the second part of the day in Bryce Canyon National Park. They say it's a work of art crafted by Mother Nature over thousands of years. We will gaze upon a fairytale-like scenery made of incredible range of colors of sunrays and unbelievable rock formations.
Day 3 - Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend
The famous Antelope Canyon is called by many the most beautiful place in the United States. Its popularity is built on the most amazing, almost unimaginable shapes sculpted by nature in the walls of the canyon. Next we will follow to Horseshoe Bend - in there the Colorado River curves into the picturesque "Glen Canyon" creating a distinct horseshoe shape.
Day 4 - Grand Canyon Natonal Park
On that day we will travel to Grand Canyon South Rim - recognized as the most spectacular view in the whole wide world. We believe that it is enough said...
We will also stop by the Hoover Dam. It is one of the most scenic bridges on Earth, built on the border of two states: Arizona and Nevada.
Day 5 - Las Vegas
A day for recharging your batteries. We shall rest and relax. It is also a perfect day to go shopping. In Las Vegas, there are ginormous outlets with top brands' boutiques full of great deals and discounts. Bargain hunters, this is your moment!
Day 6 - Death Valley
We will begin in an extreme manner, however, and fortunately, in an air-conditioned bus. We'll go to the Death Valley, which is not only a grand, picturesque place, but also one of the hottest places on Earth. Another must-see on our agenda is Zabriskie Point, where we will find astonishing rock formations, created by the process of erosion; it is the most famous area of the Death Valley. After that, we'll head towards Mesquite Sand Dunes. A landscape that takes your breath away; it is as if someone brought there a piece of Sahara desert. Imagine a group of students on a desert :) And in the afternoon we'll depart to towards our to spend the night closer to our next checkpoint - the wonderful Yosemite National Park.
Day 7 - Yosemite National Park
The whole day in Yosemite National Park - over 3018 square kilometers of a breathtaking landscape in the West Part of Sierra Nevada Mountains in California. That park puts every tourist in awe with its granite, numerous lakes, meadows, forests and stunning waterfalls. It's the location of the highest granite rock - called El Capitan. Furthermore, we will look at the greatest falls in North America, several meters taller than the famous Niagara Falls in New York. We'll bed at a hotel in San Francisco.
Day 8 - San Francisco
Day nine is the tour around San Fran - a city built on 28 hills. We'll admire the Golden Gate Bridge, the known-around-the-world structure; we will also go on a cruise to Alcatraz, where now you can have a tour of the legendary prison. It was acclaimed as impossible to escape from.
The cost of the cruise on Alcatraz: USD 38 per person.
Day 9 - San Francisco
Freestyle day in San Francisco. Every participant will choose whatever places he or she considers most attractive. We highly recommend Bay Bridge, Lombard Street, Ferry Building, a stroll in the Golden Gate Park - one of the most attended city parks; Alamo Square and Painted Ladies or Chinatown. A must-see is a ride on the Cable Car - the well-known street car.
Day 10 - Santa Barbara
We leave San Fran and head towards Santa Barbara resort, where all the big stars of Hollywood have settled their mansions. We'll spend a mesmerizing evening walking on the beach and gazing at yachts swinging on tides of the ocean.
Day 11 - Los Angeles
Spot the star of your favorite actor or actress on the famous Walk of Fame. Andfindoutforyourself how many stairs you need to take to receive an Oscar, or have a stroll on themost abundant street in the United States - Rodeo Drive of Beverly Hills. Finally,we'll take abrakeon the grand Santa Monica beach.
Day 12 - Los Angeles
Another day for you to spend in the wonderful City of Angels. You decide what to do; and there's plenty to choose from! Admiring the vista of Los Angeles from the Griffith Observatory, chilling on the Venice Beach, a short trip to the Hollywood sign or, for all you cinema goers, a visit to major film studios: Warner Bros, Paramount Pictures or Universal.
Day 13 - LAZY DAY and come back Las Vegas
After 12 days of excitement, when each one we encountered captivating views and experienced stunning events while exploring one of the most magnificent places on the surface of the Earth, it is time to rest. Starting in the morning and until around 2:00 PM we are chillaxing on beaches of California and afterwards we go back to Las Vegas. On that day we?ll all thank each other for the times we've spent on the road. A very emotional day, but taught by experience we'll have a box of tissues for everyone to make this moment a little more convenient :):)
*If you have a flight from Las Vegas on that day, you will be dropped at the airport. We plan to be there at 8 PM. All of the remaining participants, who decide to stay longer in Las Vegas, will be taken to the very center of the city.
3 or 4 persons in room (per person)
If you signed up until the end of June: 999USD
After 30th June:
1099 USD the price is valid for 4 people accommodated in 1 room * each room with two double beds
2 persons in room (per person)
If you signed up until the end of June: 1099USD
After 30th June::
1199 USD the price is valid for 2 people accommodated in 1 room
• 12 nights in hotel **
• 6 breakfasts
• transport by motor coach
• entrance to National Parks
• admission ticket to Antelope Canyon
• tour guide
• party bus in Las Vegas
• official movie of the whole trip
• 1 USD / per day - driver tip
• Cruise to Alcatraz and visiting the former prison: $38 per person.
Practical tips from us to you
The American Trip itinerary has been created in such a way to ensure a peak of excitement from experiencing National Parks and cities of the United States. This means that during our journey, there will be some days when we will need to drive approximately 600 km in a day. During the drive, there's a stop at least once every 4 hours. We believe that such form of travelling will enable you to see America in a special manner and feel the momentum of a real American road trip.
Even though we move around in a group, it does not mean that you don't get to spend some time as an individual, by your own preferences. In fact, the only attraction that we visit as an organized tourist group per se, is the Antelope Canyon, to which you can descend only with a designated guide. But most of the time, in places like the Grand Canyon or cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco, every participant discovers them in their own fashion. Our guide gives clues for exploring a certain area, especially when it comes to indicating time and place of pick up and return. Thanks to this system, everyone can sightsee without any hurry and manage their time individually.
In the American culture, breakfast customs differ significantly from those in Europe. Usually, an American breakfast consists of coffee/ tea, juice, toast with butter or jelly and cereal. Therefore, we strive to look for accommodation spots that are in a vicinity of super stores such as Walmart or Target. This way you will be able to equip yourself in nutrition essentials, i.e. veggies, fruit, bread, and beverages almost every day.
Excluding Las Vegas, hotels are on the suburbs of big cities (Los Angeles or San Francisco). However, we make sure that locations of the hotels we pick won't make us drive for longer than 45 minutes to get to the city center.
Many hotels offer free Wi-Fi. However, its quality and stability might be low. The power of reception depends mainly on the distance from a certain room to the nearest Wi-Fi router. In many cases it is better to take advantage of the Internet access in common spaces, where the reception is better. There are hotels that charge for using the Internet. In those cases, the quality of service is better.
One should mind that temperature and general weather condition, between one location and another, may differ significantly. Practically that means that in Las Vegas the weather will be hot, but in San Francisco, during that very same trip, might be much colder, with a cool breeze. Therefore, we encourage you to pack some warm clothes.
Pictures from our trips
One-of-a-kind pack of students on a J1 in the USA!
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