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12-Day National Parks of the West Deluxe Tour (Los Angeles in, San Francisco out)

Tour Code: 956-3813   
Available:
Sun (3/27/2016-12/18/2016)
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Los Angeles, CA
Duration:
12 Days 11 Nights

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Highlights: Visit Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Yosemite National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, Arches National Park, Calico, Moab, Monument Valley Tribal Park, Page, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Central Valley, Antelope Canyon (Upper Antelope Canyon).

  • Touring without extra shopping agendas, no rushed programs. Optional Activities and special meal expenses paid during sign up process, no surprises.
  • Experience the best quality and locations for memorable lodging experiences.
  • Enjoy luxury newer edition transportation with leather interior, moon roof hard wood flooring coaches less than two years old.
  • Relaxed itinerary offering more time in six National Parks and two Tribal Parks.
  • Be inspired by two sunrise and two sunset viewing activities.
  • Best quality of service from professional and experienced drivers and guides offered to smaller groups.

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    Day 1

    Hometown - Los Angeles

    Guests will arrive on their flights to LAX, where they will be met by an official guide who will help them transfer to the hotel.
    Standard Hotel: Sheraton Gateway LAX or similar
    Day 2

    Los Angeles

    Our first stop in the morning will be the Hollywood Walk of Fame before we spend the rest of the day at Universal Studios Hollywood, perfect for any fan of movie magic!

    More» One of the largest cities in the United States, LA is known worldwide as the home of the rich and famous. From its famous Hollywood neighborhood to landmarks like the Dolby Theater, this magnificent city is sure to provide fun and amusement for all! «Less

    • Always Visit
      More» The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a world-famous attraction in the Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles California. The entirety of the Walk spans 18 blocks and contains more than 2,400 stars emblazoned with the names of celebrities deemed worthy. «Less
      Duration: 8 Hours 30 Minutes to 9 Hours 30 Minutes
    • Always Visit
      More» The Universal Studios, is located in Hollywood, capital of the American film industry. The studio-themed park has attractions that include behind-the-scenes tours of movie sets, as well as rides based on your favorite films. «Less
    Standard Hotel: Sheraton Gateway LAX or similar
    Day 3

    Los Angeles - Calico Ghost Town - Las Vegas (269 miles)

    Today we will drive to Calico, a ghost town in the desert. Calico is like a living museum with restaurants, bars, a post office, hotels, churches, a city hall, a fire department, Chinatown, and even a red light district. In the early afternoon, we will arrive in Las Vegas, where we will be able to enjoy an evening of fun. Guests have the option of joining a night tour and see an exciting show.

    More» Calico is an old West mining town that has been repurposed as a living museum. Guests can visit numerous old buildings to get an idea of what life was like in the Old West. «Less

    More» Las Vegas is known as the "Entertainment Capital of the World" for a good reason-- casinos and hotels line its streets, and visitors can gamble, see shows, and shop at virtually any hour of the day or night. «Less

    • Always Available
      More» See fabulous Las Vegas at its best-- at night! This exciting tour of the famous Strip takes guests to sights such as the Bellagio Fountains, Venetian Hotel, Volcano at the Mirage, and historic Old Town Las Vegas. «Less
      Admission (Optional): Adult $35; Child $25|Arrival Time: 04:00
    Standard Hotel: Treasure Island or similar
    Day 4

    Las Vegas - Grand Canyon South Rim (275 miles)

    Today, we will visit the wondrous Grand Canyon South Rim, stopping to take in the incredible scenery at Desert View, Mather Point, and Yavapai Point. Guests will also have the option to take a South Rim Helicopter Tour and enjoy an IMAX Movie on the Canyon. We will spend the night in the area.

    More» Considered one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon was carved over 17 million years by the Colorado River. This breathtaking, 18-mile-long canyon has been stunning visitors for hundreds of years. «Less

    • Always Visit
      More» The most visited side of the Grand Canyon, the South Rim offers incredible views of this natural wonder and is home to the Grand Canyon Village, which offers food, lodging, and a place to relax after a exhausting hike. «Less
      Arrival Time: 11:00|Duration: 5 Hours 30 Minutes to 6 Hours
    • Always Visit
      More» Desert View is one of the major lookout points along Desert View Drive, a road that follows the South Rim of the Grand Canyon through the Grand Canyon Village area. «Less
    • Always Visit
      More» Mather Point is a popular stop along the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, providing an exquisite overlook of the vast and expansive natural wonder below. «Less
    • Always Visit
      More» One of many impressive lookout points at the Grand Canyon, Yavapai Point has an observation station and a museum dedicated to the geology of the canyon. «Less
    • Always Available
      More» This helicopter tour is the best way to catch a panoramic view of the majestic South Rim of the Grand Canyon, viewing the massive canyon walls glimmer and reflect in the sun. «Less
      Admission (Optional): Adult $210; Child $210; Prices subject to availibility
    • Always Visit
      More» Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets, currently being shown on an impressive IMAX screen in a theater located on the South Rim of the canyon, focuses not on the geology of the canyon, but on the history of human involvement. «Less
      Admission (Optional): Adult $14; Child (6-10 yrs) $14
    Standard Hotel: Yavapai Lodge or similar
    Day 5

    Grand Canyon South Rim - Monument Valley - Arches National Park - Moab (775 miles)

    We will wake up before dawn to see the sunrise at Desert View in the Grand Canyon. Then, we will take an optional Monument Valley Jeep Tour, conducted by Navajo guides, followed by an optional Najavo-style barbeque lunch. Then, we will visit Delicate Arch. In the evening, we will stay in Moab.

    More» Considered one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon was carved over 17 million years by the Colorado River. This breathtaking, 18-mile-long canyon has been stunning visitors for hundreds of years. «Less

    • Always Visit
      More» Desert View is one of the major lookout points along Desert View Drive, a road that follows the South Rim of the Grand Canyon through the Grand Canyon Village area. «Less

    More» Unique sandstone formations, the Navajo Indian Nation and the Four Corners Monument define this vast, open desert region. Over the years, Monument Valley has been the setting for more Western movies than any other site in the United States. «Less

    • Always Available
      More» This tour is an amazing way to see the wide expanses of Monument Valley, in the safety of an all-terrain Jeep. For about an hour and a half, you will explore off road. «Less
      Arrival Time: 10:00|Duration: 2 Hours 30 Minutes to 3 Hours
    Guest will leave at 00:30pm - 01:00pm for Arches National Park, UT

    More» This 76,000+ acre park in western Utah is world-famous for its sandstone formations. The most iconic is the mighty Delicate Arch. The park also features formations like Landscape Arch, the longest natural arch in the world. «Less

    • Always Visit
      More» The most famous landmark in Utah's most famous park, this amazing red-sandstone natural arch is a longtime symbol of Arches National Park as well as the state of Utah. It has appeared on stamps, coins, and license plates. «Less
    Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn Moab or similar
    Day 6

    Moab - Arches National Park - Bryce (353 miles)

    Today, we will start early so we can catch a glimpse of the sunrise in Canyonlands, an unrivaled location to see the first rays of morning light. For the rest of the morning, we will visit Arches National Park. We will spend the night in Bryce.

    More» Moab is a city in Grand County, in eastern Utah, in the western United States. The population was 5,046 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat and largest city in Grand County. Moab attracts a large number of tourists every year, mostly visitors to the nearby Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. «Less

    • Always Visit
      More» Take this optional tour to view sunrise in Canyonlands. Canyonlands National Park is separated into four distinct districts, the most popular of which is Island in the Sky. «Less

    More» This 76,000+ acre park in western Utah is world-famous for its sandstone formations. The most iconic is the mighty Delicate Arch. The park also features formations like Landscape Arch, the longest natural arch in the world. «Less

    Standard Hotel: Bryce Best Western Ruby's Inn or similar
    Day 7

    Bryce Canyon National Park - Zion National Park - Page (145 miles)

    Today, we will visit beautiful Bryce Canyon in the morning, where we will enjoy hiking the Navajo Loop Trail to Sunset Point. Then, we will head to Zion National Park in the afternoon. We will spend the night in Page.

    More» Bryce Canyon National Park is named for just one of many canyons which form a series of horseshoe-shaped amphitheaters on the edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau in southern Utah. «Less

    • Always Visit
      More» One of the best scenic trails in Bryce Canyon National Park, the Navajo Loop begins at Sunset Point and winds down into the main amphitheater, offering exquisite views of the canyon along the way. «Less
    • Always Visit
      More» Similar to its counterpart Sunrise Point, this scenic viewpoint in Bryce Canyon National Park is the best place in the region to watch the sun sink over the park's majestic geological features. «Less

    More» The highlight of Zion National Park in southwestern Utah is Zion Canyon, which reaches a half mile in depth. The park is home to a spectacular amount of plants and animals, including over two hundred species of birds. «Less

    Standard Hotel: Lake Powell Resort or similar
    Day 8

    Lake Powell - Antelope Canyon - Horseshoe Bend - Las Vegas (220 miles)

    Today, we will be able to join an optional boat tour on Lake Powell. This one and a half hour trip will take us into beautiful Antelope Canyon on the water. We can also access the canyon on an optional jeep tour conducted by Navajo guides. Then, we will hike to Horseshoe Bend before heading to Las Vegas in the afternoon.

    More» Page is a city in Coconino County, Arizona, United States, near the Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell. Page was founded in 1957 as a housing community for workers and their families during the construction of nearby Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River. «Less

    • Always Visit
      More» Lake Powell is a reservoir on the Colorado River created by the Glen Canyon Dam. This lake is the second-largest man-made reservoir in the United States, and it is an extremely popular vacation spot. «Less
      Admission (Optional): Adult $48; Child $35|Arrival Time: 09:00|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour
    • Always Visit
      More» Horseshoe Bend is a curve in the Colorado River, about 5 miles from Lake Powell. The view from the overlook above offers a wide angle of this colorful canyon and tight curve. «Less
      Arrival Time: 13:30|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour
    Guest will leave at 02:30pm - 03:00pm for Antelope Canyon, AZ

    More» Upper Antelope Canyon is the most popular spot. Its entrance and entire length are at ground level, requiring no climbing. «Less

    Arrival Time: 11:00|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour
    • Always Visit
      More» Upper Antelope Canyon is called "the place where water runs through rocks" by the Navajo. Its entrance and entire length are at ground level, requiring no climbing. Beams occur most often in the summer months, as they require the sun to be high in the sky. Light beams start to peek into the canyon March 20 and disappear October 7 each year. «Less
      Admission (Optional): Adult $65; Child $65
    Standard Hotel: Treasure Island or similar
    Day 9

    Las Vegas - Yosemite (516 miles)

    Today, we will travel through the Mojave Desert and the Central Valley of California. We will spend the night in the foothills of Yosemite National Park.

    More» Las Vegas is known as the "Entertainment Capital of the World" for a good reason-- casinos and hotels line its streets, and visitors can gamble, see shows, and shop at virtually any hour of the day or night. «Less

    • Always Visit
      More» The Mojave Desert in the southwestern United States extends from California into Utah, Nevada, and Arizona. Its most famous area is probably Death Valley, which holds the record for the highest temperature ever recorded on Earth, 134 °F. «Less

    More» California's Central Valley is a large, flat valley that dominates the geographical center of the U.S. state of California. It is 40 to 60 miles (60 to 100 km) wide and stretches approximately 450 miles (720 km) from north-northwest to south-southeast, inland from and parallel to the Pacific Ocean coast. «Less

    Standard Hotel: Best Western Plus Yosemite Gateway Inn or similar
    Day 10

    Yosemite National Park - San Francisco (191 miles)

    In the morning, we will visit Yosemite National Park, known for its magnificent granite cliffs, spectacular waterfalls, giant sequoia groves, and diverse wildlife. In the afternoon, we will arrive in San Francisco.

    More» Yosemite National Park in central California is best known for the amazing granite cliffs of the Yosemite Valley as well as the towering Yosemite Falls and Sequoias. Millions of people every year journey to this UNESCO World Heritage Site. «Less

    Standard Hotel: Crowne Plaza hotel or similar
    Day 11

    San Francisco

    Today, we will spend the day on a guided tour of San Francisco, exploring its amazing cultural and historical attractions, including Union Square, City Hall, Fisherman's Wharf, Lombard Street, the Palace of Fine Arts, the Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, and Twin Peaks. We will also get the chance to take an optional cruise in San Francisco Bay. Later, we'll pass through the Financial District, Castro Street, St. Mary's Cathedral, and more!

    More» San Francisco, the heart of central California's Bay Area, is famous for its iconic Golden Gate Bridge, its unique culture, and its position at the forefront of technological innovation. Beautiful weather and waterfront views await visitors as well! «Less

    • Always Visit
      More» This California Historical Landmark has become a popular tourist destination for both its historical significance and its shops and culture. The square itself is a public plaza, and the neighborhood extends for several blocks around it. «Less
    • Always Visit
      More» This San Francisco neighborhood is a popular tourist area due to its lovely scenery and abundance of shops, restaurants, museums, and other attractions. The area also hosts several annual events, such as a July 4th fireworks show. «Less
    • Always Available
      More» Take a boat ride around one of the most famous and historical bays in the United States, the famous San Francisco Bay. Guests can enjoy the scenic views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Angel Island. «Less
    • Always Visit
      More» Lombard Street is a famous road in San Francisco that is known for having eight steep, hairpin turns climbing up a one-block stretch between Hyde and Leavenworth Streets. The strange-looking stretch of road is a famous Bay Area spot. «Less
    • Always Visit
      More» The grandiosely-named Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, California is a huge, ornate outdoor structure that is part of the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Its amazing architecture has made it popular for weddings and photography. «Less
    • Always Visit
      More» The iconic arches of San Francisco, California's Golden Gate Bridge are known the world over as a symbol of California and the San Francisco Bay area. From movies to postcards, the Golden Gate Bridge is an American icon. «Less
    • Always Visit
      More» Golden Gate Park is the fifth most-visited park in the United States and is actually 20% larger than New York's Central Park. This San Francisco landmark stretched from the waterfront over three miles into the city itself. «Less
    • Always Visit
      More» San Francisco's Twin Peaks are two prominent hills near the center of the city. Each one stands at about 922 feet tall, and they offer amazing views of the Bay Area all the way down to the water. «Less
    • Passing By
      (Passing By) More» San Francisco's incredibly famous Chinatown neighborhood in the oldest Chinatown in North America and the largest Chinese community outside of Asia. Established in 1848, this once-small enclave has grown to over 100,000 residents and draws tons of tourists annually. «Less
    • Passing By
      (Passing By) More» This neighborhood in San Francisco, CA's Eureka Valley is a hub of LGBT activities in the Bay Area. Street fairs, parades, bars, shops, and restaurants define this upscale neighboorhood, which is renown for its nightlife and good times. «Less
    • Passing By
      (Passing By) More» The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption is the principal Catholic church in San Francisco, CA. This modern-style cathedral is the third of this name to sit in this location in the Cathedral Hill neighborhood of San Francisco. «Less
    Standard Hotel: Crowne Plaza Hotel or similar
    Day 12

    San Francisco - Home

    After breakfast, guests will gather in the hotel lobby to prepare for their transfer to the San Francisco Airport to board their departure flights. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding when to schedule flights.
    • Departure & Return

    • If your flight arrives after 6:00 PM, please take the free hotel courtesy shuttle and meet up with the tour guide in the hotel.
    • Price Includes

    • 11 nights hotel accommodations
    • Entrance fees to national parks
    • Transportation via coach bus or van.
    • Airpor drop offt service via 24-hour hotel shuttles
    • Tour guide Level 2: semi-guided tour
    • Price Excludes

    • Admission Fees:
      Destination Adult Child
      Antelope Canyon
      Upper Antelope Canyon (Optional) $65 $65
      Grand Canyon
      Grand Canyon IMAX (Optional) $14 $14 (6-10 yrs)
      South Rim Helicopter Tour (Optional) $210 $210
      Las Vegas, NV
      Las Vegas Night Tour (Optional) $35 $25
      Monument Valley Tribal Park
      Monument Valley (Optional) $45 $45
      Native American Indian BBQ (Optional) $15 $15
      Page, AZ
      Lake Powell (Optional) $48 $35
      San Francisco, CA
      San Francisco Bay Cruise (Optional) $28 $20 (5-7 yrs)
      • Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
      • If you would like to join the optional activities, please pay the fee in cash to the tour guide. You cannot buy / use the tickets on your own or use City Passes. The tour guide will arrange the tickets for the group.
    • All meals: you have the option to pay for meals which the tour guide arranges.
    • All personal expenses including shopping expenses, paid TV, phone bill, hotel room service.
    • A mandatory service fees: suggested tipping rate for our tour guide and bus driver is *$10/per passenger per day. (*Cash only; pay to the tour guide on bus).
    • Flight fee: any air flight tickets or any fees related to passport and visa.
    • Personal Travel Health Insurance.
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    • Cancellation and Refund policy (Notification day and departure day are not counted)
      • All purchases are subject to re-confirmation within one business day after purchase, customers will be fully refunded if the orders cannot be confirmed.
      • Cancellations received up to 15 days prior to departure - 20% of total purchase amount.
      • Cancellations received within 8-14 days of departure will incur a penalty of 30% per person.
      • Cancellations received within 4-7 days of departure will incur a penalty of 50% per person.
      • Cancellations received Within 3 Days prior to departure or no show will incur a 100% per person.
      • Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit entire payment.
      • Trips require a minimum number of participants to avoid cancellation. We reserve the right to cancel a schedule trip to fully refund affected customers although tour companies will make every efforts to maintain the normal operation.
      • There is 6% handling fee add-on to the above penalties.
    • Prices may vary subject to availability/season/weekend/holiday.
    • We reserve right to cancel a schedule to fully refund affected customers although we will make every effort to maintain the regular operation.
    • We reserve the right to modify the tour arrangements for smooth operation of the tour.

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