California Dreaming and Desert Delights – February 28th to March 5th, 2024




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Discover the California Dreamin’ & Desert Delights Tour
Embark on a captivating 7-day odyssey through the stunning landscapes and vibrant cities of California. From coastal havens to iconic urban centers, this journey promises a symphony of experiences that will leave you enchanted. Explore historic gems, charming towns, and indulge in unique local flavors. Immerse yourself in the allure of world-renowned cultural landmarks and enjoy breathtaking vistas of the desert’s mystique. With each day, a new adventure awaits, ensuring a week filled with unforgettable memories. Join us on this remarkable expedition, where California dreams and desert delights converge to create an extraordinary travel experience.


Day 1: Arrival in Santa Barbara Embark on a captivating voyage as you touch down in the coastal haven of Santa Barbara. With the picturesque Santa Ynez Mountains as your backdrop, the journey begins with a warm reception at Los Angeles International Airport. A luxury coach whisks you away to the Harbor View Inn, nestled in the heart of Santa Barbara. Your sojourn commences with a delightful wine tasting along the famed Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail, setting the stage for a week of exploration and wonder.

Day 2: Santa Barbara & Solvang CharmsToday, you’ll immerse yourself in the enchanting allure of Santa Barbara. Begin your day with a visit to the historic Santa Barbara Mission, an architectural gem with roots tracing back to the 18th century. Then, prepare for an unexpected twist as you journey to Solvang, a picturesque Danish-inspired town. Meander through its quaint streets, adorned with charming bakeries and unique boutiques, offering a tantalizing taste of Denmark’s culture right here in California. Return to Santa Barbara at your leisure, where the evening unfolds with a delightful exploration of local cuisine.

Day 3: Los Angeles IconsVenture into the heart of the entertainment capital, Los Angeles, as your day brims with iconic experiences. Commence at the Getty Center, a cultural masterpiece renowned for its art collections and architectural splendor. A delectable lunch awaits at a local gem, setting the stage for an afternoon of star-studded adventures. Stroll the iconic TCL Chinese Theatre and wander along the illustrious Hollywood Walk of Fame. Your evening finds you atop the Griffith Observatory, offering panoramic city vistas and a glimpse into the celestial wonders above, a fitting conclusion to your day in the City of Angels.

Day 4: Journey to Death Valley
Bid farewell to the coastal charms of Santa Barbara & Los Angeles as you embark on a scenic voyage to the mesmerizing landscapes of Death Valley. The ever-changing scenery captivates your senses on this picturesque journey. Pause at Panamint Springs Resort, a moment of desert grandeur, before arriving at your desert sanctuary, the Ranch at the Oasis in Death Valley. As daylight yields to the enchantment of dusk, savor a sumptuous dinner while gazing upon the rugged beauty that envelops you.
Day 5: Exploring Death Valley Awaken amidst the heart of Death Valley, primed for a day of extraordinary discoveries. Your journey leads you through this remarkable natural tapestry and will be a moment to cherish. As the day surrenders to the night, return to the welcoming embrace of the Ranch at the Oasis in Death Valley, your mind abuzz with the surreal landscapes you’ve encountered.
Day 6: Las Vegas Luxury Leaving the desert’s embrace behind, your journey leads to a luxury resort nestled near the vibrant pulse of Las Vegas. Along the way, savor lunch at a hidden gem, a prelude to the grandeur that awaits. This evening is set aside for a memorable excursion as we visit the new Las Vegas Sphere and take in the incredible immersive show and enjoy the interactive exhibits within this multi-billion-dollar marvel.
Day 7: Departure from Las Vegas Savor a leisurely morning at the resort, allowing you to bask in the tranquility of your surroundings. Take your time to unwind, perhaps with a spa treatment, a refreshing dip in the pool, or a stroll through the resort’s serene grounds. After a relaxing morning, bid adieu to your luxurious retreat and make your way to Las Vegas McCarran International Airport for your return flight to Portland, Oregon. As you journey home, you’ll carry with you the cherished memories of a week filled with captivating experiences, ensuring your California dreams and desert delights live on.

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