Drive Route 66

LOCATIONNY to San Francisco

AVAILABILITYClick here for schedule

DURATION24 Days / 23 Nights

HIGHLIGHTS+ Tour cities, national parks, and famous attractions while going cross country
+ All transportation by private adventure vehicle
+ 23 nights camping & equipment (except sleeping bag)

from $3,279
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The freedom to follow the open road, the freedom of America. Go from coast-to-coast in search of the wonderfully wild and wacky America. It´s not just about seeing America, it´s about experiencing some of ‘the biggest’, ‘the best’, ‘the oldest,’ and ‘oddest’ sites, sounds and attractions in the world – This is Americana in all her glory!

Included Highlights

  • Niagara Falls Maid of the Mist cruise
  • Limousines in Las Vegas
  • Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame
  • Kentucky bourbon/whiskey trail
  • Roswell UFO Museum
  • Visit to Texas Cadillac Ranch
  • Grand Canyon sunrise or sunset
  • Walk the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Scenic walks and hikes
  • City tour of San Francisco
  • Sightseeing in Nashville, Memphis, Amarillo, Sante Fe and Lake Tahoe
  • National Parks – Carlsbad Caverns, Mesa Verde, Monument Valley, Grand Canyon and Yosemite
  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
  • All transportation by private adventure vehicle
  • 23 nights camping & equipment (except sleeping bag)

Day 1-2: New York Area, Finger Lakes & Niagara Falls

Time to leave the sidewalks behind and loosen your legs on some upstate lakeside trails in the Finger Lakes region. Then from the edge of Lake Ontario, the sensation of crashing water is stupendous, the noise immense, at one of America's greatest national attractions, Niagara Falls. Wait 'til you're down on the water aboard 'Maid of the Mist' cruise, where the cascades pound, churn and foam right before your eyes. That's what you call a front row seat!
Accommodation: Camping included

Day 3-5: Cleveland, Louisville & Nashville

Within a giant pyramid, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame boasts hand-scribbled lyrics by Lennon, Hendrix, and Jim Morrison's cub scout outfit! Brush up on your bourbon with a Kentucky distillery tour, then soak up the friendly Southern charm of Nashville where country and western fills foot-tapping live venues - then satisfy your urge for thumping bass, rock anthems or whatever gets you on the dance floor.
Accommodation: Camping included

Day 6-7: Memphis

Memphis, where "Blues sets the mood, Rock 'n' Roll adds rhythm, and the good times never end". Don't forget to call on Elvis, it would be rude to come this far and not stop by Graceland, home of 'The King'.
Accommodation: 2 en-route hotel nights paid locally

Day 8-11: Hot Springs, Oklahoma & Amarillo

No prizes for guessing how 'Spa City' earned its nickname. Take a dip in Hot Springs in Arkansas, before hitting Oklahoma and setting up camp where east meets west on the legendary Route 66. At Cadillac Ranch, ten vintage cars are stuck front fender first into the Texan dust. Adding graffiti is part of the art. Get creative!
Accommodation: Camping included

Day 12: Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Do you know your stalactite from your stalagmite? Carlsbad Caverns boasts over 100 limestone caves sporting glinting minerals and telling names like the Hall of the White Giant and Green Lake Room. Then check out the best darned drive-in movie theatre in America! Now that's Americana!
Accommodation: Camping included

Day 13-14: Roswell & Santa Fe

How about a visit to Mulder and Scully's favourite place, The International UFO Museum and Research Centre (and gift shop!) in Roswell! They say Aliens crashed to Earth and they have proof! Next, check out Santa Fe and soak up the artsy vibe of this oldest US capital city high in the desert foothills. Stroll down Canyon Road where locals are peddling their wares and get ready to hit the town tonight.
Accommodation: Camping included

Day 15-16: Durango & Mesa Verde National Park

Crossing the Colorado border we hit Durango. The buildings on main street still resemble the old wild west as steam trains puff into town and it's rodeo time most evenings. Yee-hah! Check out some prime real estate at Mesa Verde National Park: the stone cut cliff dwellings of Ancestral Pueblans with a back yard of vast terrain; viewings are highly recommended.
Accommodation: Camping included

Day 17: Monument Valley

Venturing into the desert southwest, we hit the iconic Monument Valley, used in countless Hollywood scenes from Westerns to 2001: A Space Odyssey. The only things to pre-date the origins of Native American culture are the towering buttes and mesas which dominate the awe-inspiring landscape. We will have an opportunity to explore some of the areas hidden treasures, learning of the local history and culture on an optional Navajo guided 4x4 tour. Tonight, experience a stunning sunset overlooking the valley.
Accommodation: Camping included

Day 18-19: Lake Powell

Get ready for the beach! Swim the deep blue waters of Lake Powell, formerly the great Glenn Canyon or just sit back on the shore and soak up the powerful rays of this beautiful and surreal man-made desert oasis.
Accommodation: Camping included

Day 20-21: Grand Canyon National Park

Next we come face to face with the most awe-inspiring national park of them all, the Grand Canyon. Nothing you have ever seen before will prepare you for this spectacular site! Hike from the forest above to the desert below or take a helicopter flight above it all and marvel at the brilliant colours. One thing's for sure though, this place looks incredible from any angle, especially walking along the rim at sunset or sunrise.
Accommodation: Camping included

Day 22-23: Las Vegas

Back to the modern world with a bang - Las Vegas - the greatest show on earth! Cruise "The Strip" in a super-stretch limo, indulge in an all-you-can eat buffet, take in a show or just watch the amazing crowds and neon signs as the glitzy hotels try to out do each other with spectacular attractions. And if that's not enough, take a helicopter flight down The Strip or just gamble the night away in one of the world class casinos. Oh, and there's a saying here: what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.
Accommodation: 2 en-route hotel nights paid locally

Day 24-25: Nevada Desert & Lake Tahoe

Along the 'Extraterrestrial Highway', we only promise one close encounter: that's with the town of Rachel, 'UFO Capital of the World'. On to Lake Tahoe - with 300+ days of sunshine every year, the odds suggest you'll hike, pedal or splash around under deep blue skies.
Accommodation: Camping included

Day 26-27: Yosemite National Park

Prepare to be wowed. Thundering waterfalls, huge granite cliffs shaped by the elements and towering sequoia trees are all perfect camera fodder within this vast wilderness. We have two days to hike, bike or float through this extraordinary landscape. If you want a real challenge, try the 17 mile round trip hike to the top of Half Dome!
Accommodation: Camping included

Day 28: San Francisco

Plump for Chinatown and Fisherman's Wharf, it'll be time for a stroll across the Golden Gate Bridge. What a memory to pack up and take home.

This tour ends at approximately 5pm. We can book you post-tour accommodation at our gateway hotel if required. If you are planning to fly tonight, please do not book a flight that departs before 9pm.

Flexible Itinerary

Our routes have been carefully chosen to include the best night stops and highlights. However, as local conditions and passenger requests vary, no two trips will ever be the same. With the guidance of your Trek Leader you may modify certain night stops and highlights to give a truly unique experience!

As this tour departs at 7:30am we recommend that you book pre-tour accommodation. Please request hotel details at the time of booking.

Local Payments:
Eating Arrangements: US $10 per day.
En-route Hotels: Approx US $40/night x 4 nights = $160

Important: You will need adequate travel insurance to join this trip. Download our insurance tips pdf for more information.

Day 1-2)
New York Area, Finger Lakes & Niagara Falls

Day 3-5)
Cleveland, Louisville & Nashville

Day 6-7)

Day 8-11)
Hot Springs, Oklahoma & Amarillo

Day 12)
Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Day 13-14)
Roswell & Santa Fe

Day 15-16)
Durango & Mesa Verde National Park

Day 17)
Monument Valley

Day 18-19)
Lake Powell

Day 20-21)
Grand Canyon National Park

Day 22-23)
Las Vegas

Day 24-25)
Nevada Desert & Lake Tahoe

Day 26-27)
Yosemite National Park

Day 28)
San Francisco


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19 Aug 13 - 15 Sep 13 $3299
02 Sep 13 - 29 Sep 13 $3299
26 May 14 - 22 Jun 14 $3279
07 Jul 14 - 03 Aug 14 $3629
28 Jul 14 - 24 Aug 14 $3629
18 Aug 14 - 14 Sep 14 $3459
01 Sep 14 - 28 Sep 14 $3459
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