CAMPERVAN HIRE 18 DAYS
18 days departing Various Cities from
Destination: USA West
Tour Code: C4H
If you love the idea of the great American road trip; the freedom of the open road, driving where you want, when you want, then campervan hire is just the thing for you. A campervan holiday is a fantastic way to travel that offers you the flexibility to stay longer in the places you like, and bypass those you don't. Mixing together transport and accommodation provides a great value, affordable holiday and makes it a great choice for couples, groups of friends or families.
Sleeping up to a maximum of 4 people, everything you need is under one roof; 1 double bed (suitable for 2 people) (and optional roof top double bed - also suitable for 2 people) with bedding and pillows, cooking facilities, sink, picnic chairs, maps and a handy camping book all come as standard, giving you everything you need to make your own adventure!
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- Free starter packs (inc. road map & campsite information)
- 100 mile allowance with option to purchase more (fuel not included)
- Multiple drivers at no extra charge (21 years and over)
- Fully comprehensive accidental damage insurance
- Freephone 24 hour emergency number & roadside service
- All State sales taxes
- Sleeps 2 people or 4 with optional roof top sleeper
- All facilities for 2 or 4 adults (for rooftop sleeper option)
- Curtains on all windows
- All cooking and eating equipment
- All bedding (Duvets, sheets, and pillows)
- Outside picnic chairs
- Foldaway inside table
- Unique, hand painted designs on each campervan
- Modern & safe vehicles
- Power steering, ABS brakes and airbag
- AM/FM stereo, CD player and aux input for MP3 player
- A/C in drivers cab
- Fresh water tank
- Sink with running water
- 38 litre electric cooler
- 2 burner propane stove
- 110v power cable for camping ground hook-up
|Fuel consumption:||12L / 100km (23.5 mpg)|
|Engine size:||4.2L 8 Cylinder|
|Vehicle Size:||Length: 5.4m / Width: 2.01m / Height: 2.05m|
|Bed Size:||Large bed: 191cm x 168cm / Roof top bed: 210cm x 130cm|
With our campervan hire you are free to go wherever you please, and pick up or drop you campervan off in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, New York & Miami.
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Day 1-2: San Francisco & Yosemite National Park
Why not check out San Francisco's famous Golden Gate Bridge; completed in 1937, this iconic suspension bridge stretches for 2.7 km (1.7 miles) and is probably the most photographed bridge in the world. You can then drive east through California's historic gold country straight into the Yosemite National Park region.
Yosemite National Park sits nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountain range of northern California. Here green forest meets granite walls measuring several thousand feet in height. Rock climbers come from all over the world to scale the rocks whilst hikers get to walk to the base of some of the largest waterfalls in the world. Here you can hike along many different trails and explore the park, whilst seeing some of Yosemite's famous sites such as Yosemite Falls, Nevada Falls, Vernal Falls, Mirror Lake and Half Dome.
Day 3: Lake Tahoe
Continue on to the vibrant forest and deep blue hues of beautiful Lake Tahoe, the second deepest lake in USA with a maximum depth of 1645 feet. Formed about 2 million years ago and shaped during the Ice Age, the lake is actually located right on the border of California and Nevada and sits on an altitude of 6225 feet above sea level. It is a major tourist recreational area in both summer and winter with one of its ski areas, Squaw Valley, playing host to the 1960 Winter Olympics. Take a hike up to Maggies Peak and witness beautiful views of the Lake Tahoe and the surrounding forests.
Day 4: Nevada Desert
Continue your road trip east into the vast Nevada desert and be prepared for some grand scenery. The Great Basin Desert, the largest desert in the US, extends from California, across Nevada to Utah and parts of Oregon and Idaho. As you travel cross country you'll see the fascinating transformation from mountain to desert terrain. Stop for the night somewhere en route before continuing on to Yellowstone National Park.
Day 5-6: Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park is the world's first national park and was originally protected for its high concentrations of geothermal wonders, the most iconic being Old Faithful. This park is so large that its boundaries cross into three states. Most of it is in Wyoming, but parts of the reserve extend into Idaho and Montana. Home to a large variety of wildlife including grizzly bear, wolf, bison and elk, watch the herds of bison roam amongst the erupting geysers while steam rises from the various rivers running through the park. A fire in the 1980s ravaged much of the park, but it has recovered to the extent that it is now a living monument to nature's power of regeneration.
There are plenty of options for things to do in Yellowstone national park; horseback riding, fishing trips on Yellowstone Lake, day hikes on one of the many trails around the park, as well as offering great wildlife viewing and photography opportunities. However, no visit to Yellowstone is complete without witnessing one or more eruptions of Old Faithful Geyser, so make sure this is on your to do list! One of the most iconic geysers in the world, Old Faithful erupts approximately every 91 minutes and shoots water up to 196ft in the air!
Day 7-8: Jackson, Grand Teton National Park
Drive on to Jackson to enjoy a truly friendly and authentic western town experience. Once home to trappers and a hideout for outlaws and rustlers, Jackson is now the base for hikers to take on some lovely hiking trails as well as a town renowned for its cafes and western style saloons! With a permanent population of around 8,600 people and a far greater transient tourist population, it attracts many of the rich and famous and is a great base for exploring the Teton Mountains, and the Grand Teton National Park. Surrounded by beautiful scenery you can spend your day hiking, mountain biking, rafting and more!
Tucked away between Yellowstone and Jackson, Wyoming; the Grand Teton are one of the most dramatic landscapes in all of North America. The Teton Range stretches for 40 miles and includes 8 peaks, 100s of lakes and a diverse array of wildlife. You can white water raft down the Snake River or go hiking along one of many trails.
Day 9: Salt Lake City
Drive on to Utah for a stop in Salt Lake City and a taste of metropolitan life! With a city population of 186,000 and a population of 1.13 million, it is the largest city in the state. Founded in 1847 by Brigham Young and his Mormon (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) followers, it is still the base for the religion although less than half the population in the city today are Mormons. At the centre of town is Temple Square where you can explore the city's beautifully landscaped grounds, the granite Salt Lake Temple with its six spires and the domed Tabernacle, home of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Besides occasional free concerts, there are also nearby shopping centres and tasty local restaurants.
Day 10-11: Arches National Park
Head for the spectacular scenery amid the magnificent splendour of Arches National Park, located just a few miles north of Moab. These stunning red sandstone arches have been created by millions of years of wind whipping down the west slope of the Rocky Mountains, and the park is home to the world's greatest concentration of arches.
In Arches national park there is the opportunity to hike to many of the incredible arches, which are known by descriptive names such as Landscape Arch and the famous Delicate Arch.
Day 12: Canyonlands National Park
Less than an hour away you will also find Canyonlands National Park; a little known place where the mighty Colorado and Green Rivers meet, carving this amazing landscape of colourful canyons, mesas and buttes. It's a great place for mountain biking and white-water rafting, but whatever you choose to do, make sure you explore all if offers from natural bridges to towering cliffs and bottomless canyons.
Day 13: Monument Valley
No visit to Southwest USA can be complete without a visit to Monument Valley, the most majestic and most photographed landscape on earth. A sacred land to the Navajo Nation who call it home, the red sandstone monoliths and spectacular sunsets and sunrises have been the backdrop to countless 'westerns' movies.
Day 14-15: Grand Canyon National Park
Nothing you have ever seen will prepare you for what you're about to see next, the mighty Grand Canyon! Carved over several millennia, this massive wonder of nature is 445 kilometres (277 miles) long, up to 29 kilometres (18 miles) wide and over 1.6 kilometres (1 mile) deep. Hike from the forest above to the desert below, red rock to white powder or for the more adventurous take a helicopter flight for a birds-eye view and to marvel at the beautiful colours.
There are so many options at the Grand Canyon it's worth spending a day here. You can venture down the Bright Angel Trail to Plateau Point, or just stroll along the more leisurely West Rim Trail. There is also a great shuttle bus service that allows you to access different areas of the park.
Day 16-17: Zion National Park
When you arrive at Zion you will see that it is like a true oasis rising up from the desert floor! Zion's multi-coloured cliffs and spring-fed hanging gardens are spectacular. Zion Canyon was named by the early Mormon settlers of Utah who thought of it as their 'promised land'. Some of the best hiking in southwest USA can be found here in and around the fertile Virgin River Gorge.
It's easy to spend a day exploring what Zion has to offer. There are plenty of hiking options to choose from, ranging from easy to strenuous. The ambitious walker can choose to ascend 760 metres (2500 feet) to experience unbeatable panoramic views from the top of Angels Landing or you may choose to hike deep into the beautiful Zion Narrows.
Day 18: Las Vegas
Leave nature behind and head into Las Vegas for all of its neon splendour! Las Vegas is the fastest growing city in the United States - home to pirates and pyramids, weddings and waterfalls. Have a flutter in one of the many resort hotels, or enjoy dinner at one of the famous all-you-can-eat buffets!
You won't be lost for things to do with a day in Vegas! You could explore the many resort hotels, go shopping in one of the great value outlet malls, watch the amazing fountain display at the Bellagio hotel or even catch a Cirque Du Soleil show.
Remember, this is just a suggested itinerary. With our seven day campervan hire you are free to go wherever you please, and pick up or drop you campervan off in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, New York and Miami. Please contact us for a tailored quote.
- A GBP£150 / US$260 deposit per person is required to book.
- Full payment is due 8 weeks before the tour departure
- We are an ABTA and ATOL operator offering financial security for our inclusive tours.
- If you prefer to book by telephone please contact our UK sales office
- Prices are land only. Call 0844 576 1370 for a flight inclusive quote
The price displayed is for 18 day campervan hire based on pick up in San Francisco and drop off in Las Vegas. With our campervan hire you are free to go wherever you please with pick up and drop off location in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, New York & Miami. Please contact us for a tailored quote.
International flights and accommodation are not included in the above prices. For customers departing from the United Kingdom please contact our reservations team for a flight quote. Read more.
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There a various depots where you can pick up or drop off your vehicle, these being Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, New York & Miami. There are different costs to start and end in different cities, and different taxes between States. The three itineraries we have listed are correctly prices however; you can tailor your campervan rental to suit your requirements.
The beauty of traveling in an all-encompassing campervan is that you are self-sufficient and actually can save money by not sleeping in hotels or expensive campsites. It gives you the flexibility to overnight in some of the most beautiful and unique wilderness areas of the U.S. The Department of Conservation runs a network of basic campsites set in some of the most stunning locations in America and Top 10 Holiday Parks offer world class campground facilities. If you are free camping it is important you refer to the individual cities laws to avoid breaking any laws and risking safety, please check for any 'No parking' or 'No Camping signs', respect the environment, the locals and leave only footprints.
Your campervan comes with all of the following free of charge (including extra equipment if you have four people): 2 Pots, 1 Pan, 3 Bowls, 3 plates, 3 cups, 3 spoons, knives, forks, Misc cooking utensils (Fish slice, wooden spoon, can opener, bottle opener, sharp knife, chopping board), 110v Power cord and campground adaptor, extension cord and multi plug strip, 2 burner gas stove (with 2 gas canisters and box of matches), 3 Picnic chairs, clean sheets, duvets, covers, pillows and pillow cases, road atlas and state parks camping guide.
These campervans tend to fill up even in the low season as vehicles are in high demand. In summer months it is advisable to book as early as possible, at least a couple of months in advance to avoid missing out. There tends to be greater availability in winter months, however throughout the year campervans can be rented 3 days prior to travel subject to availability.
As a foreign tourist driving in the U.S., you will need to bring with you a valid driver's license from your home country to drive on the roadways. If possible, it is helpful to obtain an international driver's license or permit which although not mandatory, it is written in several languages and verifies that you hold a valid license in your home country, which can help the law enforcement officer to be more informed if you are stopped.
All drivers must be 21 years of age with a full driver's license to hire a campervan.
Prices quoted are based on 100 miles per day. Contact us for tailored quote based on your expected mileage.
Yes, insurance is included in the cost of the vehicle which covers you for damage to the campervan.