Western Highlights Tour
Daily Itinerary*
(You should be in good physical health and be capable of walking a 
minimum of 4 or 5 miles in a day - or more.)

We do our best to establish our travel itinerary early, but there can be circumstances beyond our control that occasionally force us to make changes. Here is our updated proposed itinerary for the 2018 Western Highlights trip.  Please realize that all of the items listed are not guaranteed as changes may have to be made at the last minute.  ALL MEALS are included EVERY DAY.
Shown below are links where you can find background information on some of the sites that you will visit.  We suggest that you click on them and check them out to have an idea of where you will be going and what you will encounter on your travels during the 14 days.

Day 1 - students arrive in Las Vegas, Nevada and are escorted to the host hotel where they are assigned to teams, have a short orientation and enjoy some get acquainted activities.  Late afternoon, you'll head to the world famous Las Vegas Strip where you'll get to attend a live performance of Blue Man Group that's been called “visually stunning,” “ wildly inventive,” and “hysterically funny”.  You will be laughing for hours.  (photo by Darbe Rotach © BMP)  
Day 2 - this morning you'll have some leisure time on the  Las Vegas Strip (sorry you can’t  gamble – you have to be 21) but there's LOTS to do outside the casinos.  Later this afternoon, you'll drive to Flagstaff, Arizona which will take you across the brand new Hoover Dam bypass bridge.  You'll be 840 feet (260 meters) above the Colorado River for a stunning view.

Day 3 - a morning visit to the spectacular Grand Canyon IMAX theater will give you a preview of what you're going to see at one of the many national parks of the U.S.; you'll have some leisure time to explore the Grand Canyon, one of the 7 natural wonders of the world before you enjoy an evening picnic with the Grand Canyon Rotary Club.

Day 4 - today's travels will take you to San Diego where you will have free time in the evening (depends on travel time) to visit the museums, art galleries and shops plus restaurants of San Diego Old Town, the birthplace of California in 1769.

Day 5 - you’ll spend the day using the Old Town Trolley as you tour the many sites of San Diego, California.  This will give you a chance to visit the most significant areas of the city as you get on and off the trolley at your own pace.  You’ll have a chance to see the harbor and Seaport Village, Horizon Plaza where you can shop, see Coronado Island where the rich stay & play, plus Balboa Park, home of the world famous San Diego Zoo.

Day 6 - today will be a busy day with a trip to Sea World, an animal theme park, oceanarium, outside aquarium and marine mammal park.  You’ll enjoy rides, shows attractions to mention just a part of the fun you’ll have today.

Day 7 - a short drive north to the Los Angeles area and you'll get to spend the rest of the day on Santa Monica Beach.  Close by is Muscle Beach, seen in many of the 'beach' movies of the past.  You will get to laze away the day working on your West Coast tan plus enjoy some time in the water, maybe a game of beach volleyball or just people watching. After a full day, you'll head to the hotel to wash off the California sand that got between your toes.  This will be a day that you will long remember.

Day 8 - everyone dreams of going to Hollywood ....and today you'll get to go after everyone  finishes doing their laundry.  After spending some time in Tinsel Town where you can take your picture with the famous Hollywood sign in the background, you'll head to Griffith Observatory.  Dinner this evening will be at Farmer’s Market where you may just find your favorite food from your home country.

Day 9 - today will be an exhausting day spent at Six Flags Magic Mountain.  You’ll find it hard to believe how much there is to do and how much fun you’ll have.  Dinner will be at a family style Italian feast.

Day 10 - this morning you’re headed to Morro Bay to experience tandem sea kayaking among the seals and otters. You’ll have a relaxing evening in Madera and a chance to catch up on your rest as tomorrow will be a long and full day.
Day 11 - this morning you'll travel to one of the most majestic and picturesque national parks in the U.S. - Yosemite National Park.  You will go deep into the park so you'll want to have your camera ready to shoot  as there are picture opportunities everywhere you turn.  
Day 12 - you’ll drive to San Francisco where you’ll get a bird’s eye view of the city from Twin Peaks and then on to the Golden Gate Bridge where you have the chance to walk across it.  You’ll finish off the day China Town for some leisure time before heading back across the bay to Hayward for a good night’s rest.
Day 13 - today, you’ll have the opportunity to walk down Lombard Street, the world's crookedest street in the world and some time to take in the sites such as riding on a cable car. After an afternoon cruise of San Francisco Bay, under the Golden Gate Bridge and past Alcatraz National Monument, you can spend some leisure time strolling along Fisherman's Wharf as well as Pier 39.  After dinner on the pier, you’ll head back to the hotel so you can pack for the trip home.
Day 14 – today you'll say goodbye to the many newly made friends as you fly back to your host city.  This just might be the busiest and most exhausting 2 weeks you've ever had as you will have experienced many new things you've never done, seen sights you've only dreamed of and made new friends that will last a lifetime.

Breakfast is included in every hotel stay.  You will receive cash back to buy all meals that are not done as a group or included with the hotel stay.
*PLEASE NOTE: the above list is tentative and can change due to availability and scheduling conflicts.  Events listed are not guaranteed.
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