Retreat: Route 66 Desert Loop – America by Hacker Paradise
If you’re after dramatic desertscapes, kitschy neon signs & classic Americana, join us on the open road as we take on Route 66!
THE CAMPERVAN EXPERIENCE
Drive this classic American route
This adventure is beyond bucket-list status — it’s a non-negotiable (ask anyone who’s done it). Starting in Los Angeles, we’ll be taking a small crew on a larger-than-life road trip, stopping off at all of the highlights that the classic Route 66 has to offer; from Joshua Tree and Lake Powell, to the Grand Canyon, Zion and Vegas, baby! And the best part? Our state-of-the-art vans are kitted out with everything you’ll need to take on the open road — and even do a bit of work!
Join us for 2 fun-filled weeks of starlit campfires, breathtaking adventures, other-worldly landscapes, and like-minded friends.
WHERE ARE WE STAYING?
Think “Pimp My Ride”: Road Trip Edition.
We’ve partnered up with Escape Campervans, who boast over 16 years of experience in providing world-class vans to the adventure-hungry. These automatic & easy to drive vehicles are as bright and colorful as they are modern and reliable. They also receive 24-hour roadside assistance to keep you feeling safe and secure. Fully equipped with a mini kitchen (including sink and propane stove), booth-style table and a king-sized bed (+ optional rooftop sleeper), you’ll experience Route 66 with maximum levels of comfort and convenience.
For those of you that may need to do some work along the way, we have you covered. We’ve secured a number of Skyroam wifi devices so that you can take meetings from the van, campsites, or even a few places that inspired those cheesy/iconic Zoom backgrounds!
Day 1: Los Angeles – Joshua Tree
Day 2: Joshua Tree
Day 3: Joshua Tree – Amboy Crater
Day 4: Amboy Crater – Kelso Dunes – Sedona
Day 5: Sedona
Day 6: Sedona
Day 7: Sedona – Grand Canyon
Day 8: Grand Canyon
Day 9: Grand Canyon – Lake Powell
Day 10: Lake Powell
Day 11: Lake Powell – Bryce Canyon – Zion
Day 12: Zion
Day 13: Zion
Day 14: Zion – Las Vegas
Day 15: Las Vegas
*Option to finish in LA at additional cost.
ROUTE 66 ROAD TRIP HIGHLIGHTS
THE GRANDEST OF CANYONS
Views on views on views. Take a drive across the expansive Hoover Dam, then watch the sun disappear behind the jaw-dropping Grand Canyon — from the best seats in the house. Then, after a night under the stars, hike down to the canyon floor to catch the sunrise from a perspective you’ve never seen before!
Zion National Park is home to one of the most mid-blowing hikes in the world: “Angel’s Landing” (yeah, that one). What it’s less known for is it’s rad off-road jeep experiences (our little secret). The crazy thing — Zion is just one of four National Parks that we’ll be exploring. If you’ve got a little thrill-seeker in you, these adventures are not to be missed!
UNIQUE WORK EXPERIENCE
Need to put in a few hours each day? Get your grind on from your private booth-style desk, conveniently located in your campervan. Each vehicle will be equipped with a Skyroam wifi hotspot that connects you to the best service provider in your location. Alternatively, go full-nomad and take calls (signal permitting) from your kayak, RTV or favorite new viewpoint.
From Joshua Tree, through the Mojave Desert, to the famous red rocks in Sedona, you can be sure that our hot-coffee-sunrises and red-wine-sunsets will hit different on this unique road trip.
LAKE POWELL KAYAKING
Lake Powell has that big-canyon-energy. Navigate your kayak through the walls of dramatic rock until you reach Antelope Canyon, where we’ll continue the adventure on foot. Believe us when we say — these rock formations will have you questioning if you’ve been sucked through a vortex to a different planet.
Nothing says desert road trip like a finale in the Neon Capital of the World. This is your chance to get in front of some bright lights, catch a stage show, pop bottles in the pool, and throw down on the roulette table! (Alternatively, order some room service and watch the world-renowned Bellagio fountain display from your hotel window!)
PRIVATE / SHARED CAMPERVAN
1,400 MILES PER VAN
SKYROAM WIFI DEVICE
BEDDING, KITCHENWARE & ONEWAY FEE
PUBLIC SHOWER ACCESS & BACKUP GENERATORS
CAMPGROUNDS & HOTEL IN LAS VEGAS
1 KICKASS ONSITE FACILITATOR
*INCLUDED: 1 National Park Pass p/car (covers all National Parks in the US for one year, covers the entrance to Joshua Tree National Park, Sedona Coconino National Park, Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, and Zion).
*NOT INCLUDED: Food, extra miles, insurance, gasoline, and accommodation in Los Angeles.