Programme Highlights

•    Grand Canyon
•    Sequoia National Park
•    Las Vegas
•    Yosemite National Park
•    Death Valley National Park
•    Alcatraz
 

This programme can be applied to the following subjects:

•    Geography
•    Earth sciences
 


Description


An amazing opportunity to tick of some of North America’s most spectacular natural formations and national parks! This programme is jammed packed full of geographical goodness that will leave students buzzing for more geography – after all what other subjects at school can justify a night in Vegas at the very least??

On a serious note, this is one of our favourites here at Glo-Ed. It really is geography in action, and a great way to relate what’s taught inside the classroom, outside the classroom. 

We have suggested two versions here due to daylight restriction and potential snow hazards, just FYI.


Sample West Coast Itineraries

Summer suggestion:

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Day 1: Arrival

Arrive LAX / Coach transfer to hotel for 1 night


Day 2: San Diego

Overland coach to San Diego for 1 night (120 miles) / Afternoon visit to the Natural History Museum in Balboa Park


Day 3: Phoenix

San Diego to Phoenix Arizona for 1 night (375 miles) via the Cleveland National Forest, the Imperial Valley, and the Colorado River

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Day 4: Valle

Phoenix to Valle for 1 night (250 miles) via Montezuma’s Castle National Monument, Sedona, and the Grand Canyon National Park – the group will get to the Canyon rim at c. 3.00 pm. You can stay there until sunset at c. 8.00 pm, before driving to the hotel in Valle, 30 miles south of the Canyon Rim


Day 5: Las Vegas

Valle to Las Vegas Nevada for 1 night (250 miles) via Williams, Route 66, and the Hoover Dam  


Day 6: Death Valley & Mojave

Las Vegas to Bakersfield California for 1 night (400 miles) via Death Valley National Park (DVNP) and the Mojave Desert (the detour via DVNP is subject to prevailing temperatures)


Day 7: Sequoia National Park

Bakersfield to Fresno for 1 night (250 miles) via the Sierra Nevada Mountains and Sequoia National Park  


Day 8: Yosemite National Park

Fresno to Turlock for 1 night (200 miles) via Yosemite National Park


Day 9: San Fran & Alcatraz

Turlock to San Francisco for 1 night (100 miles) / Afternoon visit to Alcatraz


Day 10: Departure

Day at leisure until coach transfer to airport for return flight home
 

Winter suggestion:

 

Day 1 Arrival

Arrival & coach transfer to hotel for 1 night


Day 2: San Diego

Overland coach to San Diego for 1 night (120 miles) / Afternoon visit to the Natural History Museum in Balboa Park


Day 3: Colorado River

San Diego to Kingman Arizona for 1 night (400 miles) via the Cleveland National Forest, the Imperial Valley, and the Colorado River


Day 4: Grand Canyon

Kingman to Valle for 1 night (200 miles) via Route 66 and the Grand Canyon National Park – the group will arrive at the Grand Canyon before lunchtime, and spend the entire afternoon there until sunset


Day 5: Las Vegas

Valle to Las Vegas Nevada for 1 night (250 miles) via Williams, Route 66, and the Hoover Dam  


Day 6: Death Valley & Mojave

Las Vegas to Visalia California for 1 night (450 miles) via Death Valley National Park (DVNP) and the Mojave Desert (no temperature issues in DVNP in March)


Day 7: Alcatraz

Visalia to San Francisco for 2 nights (225 miles) / Afternoon visit to Alcatraz  


Day 8: Muir Redwood Forest

Morning excursion to the John Muir Redwood Forest at Muir Woods / Afternoon at leisure (cable cars optional)


Day 9: Return flight home

At leisure until coach transfer to SFO


Whats Included

As standard in our quotes we include the following for this programme (based on our experience this just works best):

  • Half Board Accommodation

  • Activities as mentioned above

  • All excursions specified

  • Private transfers in destination

  • Group travel Insurance

  • Assistance of local in-destination partners on the ground

  • 24 hrs emergency contact locally & in the UK

  • Parents evening representation

  • Glo-Ed Basic Travel Pack: Travel t shirts, lanyards, ID cards, wristbands

Whats not included 

As standard in our quotes the following are not included but most can be added for a supplement:

  • Flights (unless otherwise stated - please add to your quote form)

  • Visas - please see your country's embassy or home office website

  • Inoculations - as above

  • Airport transfers in your country of origin

Optional Extras

  • Glo-Ed Travel Pack Premium: Everything in Basic, plus team travel hoodies, water purification/filtration bottle, Glo-Ed trucker hat, day pack, micro-fiber towel, sweatband, sanitizer, torch, sunscreen.

  • Glo-Ed Luggage Bonanza: Canvas backpack, canvas holdall, bumbag/fannypack, rip wallet