Start: Los Angeles, USA Finish: San Francisco, USA
Physical rating: Mildly Challenging
Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Please contact Bamba Travel with any specific dietary requirements
Tour code: 55540
Group size: 1 - 16
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Explore the highlights of California's Central Coast departing from Los Angeles all the way to San Francisco on this 5-day self-driven adventure! Stop in at Santa Barbara, visit San Luis Obispo, and enjoy the vistas along scenic Highway 1 on your way to Monterey.
Location: Los Angeles
Pick-up car rental and free time in Los AngelesWelcome to California! Your tour will start with your pick-up car rental. (Meeting point will depend if you book a car or RV, we’ll send you details in your travel documents). After checking into your new accommodation, you will have time at your leisure to live it up and explore all the iconic neighborhoods like Venice Beach, Hollywood or Santa Monica. After a long day of activities, spend the evening exploring Santa Monica Pier, or stop in at Venice Beach before dark.
Location: San Luis Obispo
Drive to San Luis Obispo via Santa BarbaraToday, you will drive up the coast. If you want so, you can stop in at Santa Barbara for fish tacos on State Street or just to get to know the city. When you arrive in San Luis Obispo, you can explore the Point San Luis Lighthouse, the old town district, and visit Bubblegum Alley before checking out the glamorous Madonna Inn. This evening you can go to a drive-in movie theater for one of the most classic American experiences. Drive: 3 hours
Drive to Monterey via Big SurAlong scenic Highway 1, you will have numerous vistas including Hearst Castle, where you can see Zebras in the distance, Elephant Seal Vista Point (aptly named), walk out to the photo-worthy McWay Falls, and stop to view Bixby Creek Bridge. Take a break from the winding cliffside road for lunch in Big Sur and to take in the pleasant forest surroundings. When you arrive in Monterey, stretch your legs with a walk along the Asilomar Coastal Trail. Drive: 4.5 hours
Monterey Bay AquariumStart the day with exploring the historical Cannery Row and have the chance to step inside the world-class Monterey Bay Aquarium. Afterwards maybe rent bicycles and go for a ride along the coastal trail. Tonight you can walk down Alvarado Street where there are breweries and restaurants at every corner.
Location: San Francisco
Guided Kayak Tour, drive to San Francisco, and Sunset Catamaran CruiseThis morning you will go on a 1.5 hour kayak tour from Cannery Row. You will likely see seals and otters among other wildlife, so be camera ready! After kayaking, you will continue your journey up to San Francisco. In your free time, be sure to walk or bike across the Golden Gate Bridge, visit the Fisherman’s Wharf, stop in for lunch at the Embarcadero, Ferry building, and explore China Town and Little Italy. This evening you will end your journey on a high note with a sunset catamaran cruise which circles around Alcatraz and under the Golden Gate Bridge. This day will finish at your drop-off car rental. (Meeting point will depend if you book a car or RV, we’ll send you details in your travel documents). Drive: 2 hours.
Check-outTime to say goodbye! Please make your own way to the airport and have a safe trip back home!
Camping option includes all the gear and equipment (1 Tent, 2 Sleeping Bags, 2 Sleeping Pads, 2 Camp Pillows, 1 Camp Table, 2 Camp Chairs, 2 Rechargeable Headlamps, 1 Electric Lantern, 1 2-Burner Camp Stove (fuel sold separately), 1 Camp Cook Set, 1 Cooler). Client must place $200 USD as a deposit at pick-up.
Car (mid-size type) or RV Rental for days 1-5 (Minimum age to rent a car 25+)
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5N in hostels, campgrounds, RV resorts or budget hotels
English-speaking guide in certain activities
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