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16-Day National Park Discovery Tour from Los Angeles - Fully Guided   Tour Code: 928-377

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Day 1
Los Angeles - Phoenix / Scottsdale (372 miles)

Board the motorcoach in Los Angeles, settle back and enjoy the scenery while traveling through the Mojave Desert across the majestic Colorado River into Arizona. Discover the unique charm of our desert oasis, Phoenix/Scottsdale, a blend of southwestern architecture and magnificent saguaro cactus. This is your introduction to the American West!

Standard Hotel: Clarion or Days Inn Fashion Square, Phoenix/Scottsdale, AZ or similar
Day 2
Phoenix / Scottsdale - Sedona - Grand Canyon (228 miles)
Morning departure through the garden desert of Arizona, visiting Montezuma’s Castle, the ancient Indian cliff dwellings of the Sinaguas tribe. The journey continues to the lovely city of Sedona and then through Oak Creek Canyon. The area, known for its spectacular landscapes, has been the setting of many movies. The day ends with a visit of the Grand Canyon, one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

Standard Hotel: Canyon Plaza Quality Inn, Grand Canyon NP Lodges or Holiday Inn Express at Grand Canyon or similar
Day 3
Grand Canyon - Monument Valley - Canyon lands - Moab (307 miles)
Morning departure along the south rim of the Grand Canyon into the Painted Desert. Your trip continues on to spectacular Monument Valley, home of the Navajo Indian, an enchanted land of buttes and spires. On the way to Moab you will have the opportunity to catch a glimpse of another wonderful national park in southern Utah: Canyonlands. Its rugged beauty is only a prelude to your next day’s journey.

Standard Hotel: River Canyon Lodge or Super 8 or Best Western Greenwell, Moab, UT†
Day 4
Moab - Arches - Flaming Gorge - Rock Springs (339 miles)
Continue your tour with yet another magnificent national park: Arches, a symphony of colors and shapes, created by the forces of nature. True to its name, Flaming Gorge will enchant you with unforgettable sights. You will reach Rock Springs in the afternoon.

Standard Hotel: Days Inn or Quality Inn or Holidauy Inn, Rock Springs, WY†
Day 5
Rock Springs - Grand Teton - Jackson Hole (231 miles)
Early morning departure for the visit of Grand Teton National Park, with its jagged granite peaks reflecting into a myriad of alpine lakes. Its lush forests are home to antelope, mule deer, chipmunks and colorful blue jays. You continue to picturesque Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the town that epitomizes the true Wild West.

Standard Hotel: Days Inn or Quality Inn 49er, Jackson Hole, WY†
Day 6
Jackson Hole - Yellowstone (69 miles)
Enjoy a day of discovery in America’s first national park: Yellowstone. The park has many special features such as Geysers, mud volcanoes, bald eagles, and herds of bison roaming freely on the prairies. You have a whole day to explore this natural wonder. With some luck you might even catch a glimpse of a bear!

Standard Hotel: Days Inn, Holiday Inn Express or Brandin'Iron Inn, Yellowstone†
Day 7
Yellowstone - Salt Lake City (257 miles)
Travel south to Utah’s state Capital, Salt Lake City, host of the 2004 Winter Olympic Games. Visit Temple Square, the Mormon Tabernacle and the State Capitol before your arrival at the hotel.

Standard Hotel: Shilo Inn, Salt Lake City, UT†
Day 8
Salt Lake City - Bryce Canyon (273 miles)
Depart Salt Lake City for Bryce Canyon. Spend some time enjoying the unforgettable landscape: an intricate design of sandstone pinnacles and grottos. This park has a stunning array of colors and shapes that even the most talented artist would have difficulties capturing.

Standard Hotel: Bryce View Lodge, Bryce†
Day 9
Bryce - Zion - Las Vegas (251 miles)
Morning sightseeing of another impressive national park: Zion. The park’s plateaus and stunning landscapes will leave you breathless. The park is a popular attraction for rock climbers. Continue along the Virgin River to the Mojave Desert and the state of Nevada. In the afternoon, arrive in Las Vegas, the city of lights.

Standard Hotel: Las Vegas Hilton or Circus Circus, Las Vegas, NV†
Day 10
Las Vegas
Enjoy a day of leisure in Las Vegas. You have the choice to visit some of the spectacular hotels, take one of the many optional excursions offered, or simply relax by the pool. Las Vegas has something for everyone and you have the whole day to explore this world famous city.

Standard Hotel: Las Vegas Hilton or Circus Circus, Las Vegas, NV†
Day 11
Las Vegas - Yosemite area (348 miles)
Today you will journey via the Mojave Desert and through the dusty, picturesque town of Bakersfield. A scenic ride follows through the San Joaquin Valley’s traditional towns like Fresno, Merced and the Yosemite gateway town of Mariposa before your arrival at Yosemite National Park, the second National Park in the nation and the most popular natural tourist destination in California.

Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn Oakhurst, Miners Inn, Shilo Inn Oakhurst, Best Western Oakhurst or Comfort Inn Mariposa†
Day 12
Yosemite
Enjoy the highlights of the park including Yosemite Valley and its high cliffs and waterfalls; The park is also known for its wildlife: mule deer, coyotes, chipmunks, blue jays and occasionally even bears.

Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn Oakhurst, Miners Inn, Shilo Inn Oakhurst, Best Western Oakhurst or Comfort Inn Mariposa†
Day 13
Yosemite area/Mariposa - San Francisco (201 miles)
Leaving the Yosemite area you will travel through the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, California’s gold country, on the way to “The City by the Bay”. Upon arrival, city sightseeing of one of the most beautiful cities in America: Union Square, Chinatown, Golden Gate Park and Fisherman’s Wharf with a view of infamous Alcatraz island across the bay.

Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn Civic Center or Hotel Whitcomb, San Francisco, CA†
Day 14
San Francisco
Day at leisure to enjoy San Francisco with its beautiful views, famous cable cars, parks and museums. You have the possibility of an optional tour to the quaint village of Sausalito in the morning.

Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn Civic Center or Hotel Whitcomb, San Francisco, CA†
Day 15
San Francisco - Monterey / Carmel - Santa Maria area (287 miles)
Leave San Francisco and travel to Monterey, California’s first capital. After a stop in this beautiful seaside town, travel along stunning 17-Mile Drive known for its exclusive golf courses, beautiful views and distinctive fauna. After seeing the beauty of the 17-Mile Drive, visit the quaint and charming village of Carmel. Continue southward to the Santa Maria area.

Standard Hotel: Santa Maria Inn, Best Western Royal Oak or Quality Inn Lompoc, CA†
Day 16
Santa Maria area - Los Angeles (158 miles)
En route to Los Angeles you will have a chance to explore Santa Barbara, often referred to as the pearl of the “American Riviera”. The city is known for its Spanish Colonial style architecture, lush vegetation and laid back lifestyle. We return to Los Angeles in the
afternoon.
  • Departure and Return Details
Departure Return Locations (Return times are estimated)
7:00am 4:00pm map link5711 West Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045 (Hilton LAX)
7:15am 4:15pm map link5985 West Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045 (Crowne Plaza - LAX (2012/12 - 2013/3) - LAX (2012/12)
8:00am 5:00pm map link404 South Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90071 (The Westin Bonaventure)
8:15am 5:15pm map link506 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90071 (Millennium Biltmore (2012/12 - 2013/3) - 2013/3))
***Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the stated departure time!!!
  • Inclusions
  • Accommodation for 15 nights, including taxes and porterage
  • Air-conditioned motorcoach and guide for the entire tour
  • Admissions to: Montezuma's Castle, Monument Valley, Flaming Gorge, 17-Mile Drive and all National Parks
  • Tour guide service (Level 3: fully-guided tour)
  • Spanish, Dutch, Germany or Italian may be available upon request. Please contact us for more info.
  • All taxes and fees included
  • Exclusions
  • Prices do not include air travel, country entry or departure fees, airport porter fees, visas, phones, valet, all items of a personal nature and beverages and food unless otherwise stated.
  • Tips to the Tour Director and Driver (Suggested: Drivers: $3 - $5 per person per day; Guides: $4 - $6 per person per day).
  • The Extras {additional cost}:
    • Death Valley: Adult $50; Child $35
    • Night tour of San Francisco: Adult $25; Child $20
    • Cowboy Steak Dinner: Adult/Child $40
    • North Canyon Helicopter Tour: Adult/Child $149
    • All terrain vehicle tour in Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park: Adult/Child $35
    • Western Dinner: Adult/Child $30
    • Las Vegas Night tour: Adult $40; Child $30
    • Los Angeles Half day City tour: Adult/Child $50
    • Universal Studios: Adult/Child $110
    • Disneyland: Adult/Child $130
    • Disney's California Adventure: Adult/Child $130
    The Extras {additional cost} can be paid directly to the tour guide in cash, credit card or travelers check in USD.
  • Additional Notes
  • Language: The calendar is showing the available dates of English Comentary. Please refer to following table for the available dates of German, Dutch and Italian Comentary. If you can't find the date on the calendar, please [Contact Us] for availability.
  • Language Jun Jul Aug Sep
    German 5, 19 3, 10, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31 4, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28 1, 8, 11
    Dutch 5, 19, 26 10, 17, 24, 28 4, 7, 18, 21 1, 4,11
    Italian 19, 26 3, 10, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 25, 28 4, 8, 11
  • Single price is for one person staying in one room. Double, Triple and Quadruple prices are for two people, three people and four people staying in one room respectively.
  • Child price applies to children 8-16 years, sharing a room with 2 adults. Children under 8 years old are not allowed to participate in the tour.
  Confirmation
Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a receipt of booking by email. Within 72 hours of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email confirming the booking status. Departures can only be guaranteed 45 days prior to the departure date (a minimum number of passengers is required to operate the tour). We are not responsible for any cancellation/change fees for flight tickets.
  Redemption
You will receive an email (e-ticket) after your order was received. Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your e-ticket. You must print the e-tickets and take them along on your trip; they are your proof of purchase.
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Booking changes
A fee may be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed. Name changes or corrections may be treated as a cancellation and cancellation fees will apply. A change of tour date or tour itinerary may be treated as a cancellation, and normal cancellation fees will apply.

Cancellations and Cancellation Fees
Regardless of reason, cancellations result in costly charges from our travel and hotel providers covering penalties and fees incurred by canceling confirmed and pending bookings. Therefore, cancellation penalties and or fees will apply. Time of cancellation will be determined when notice is received and confirmed by our office. Notice of cancellation must be made directly to Taketours by email or through web mail at Contact Us .

Cancellation penalties per person as follows:

  • Up to 31days prior to departure - 10% of total purchase amount
  • 30-15 days prior to departure - 15% of total purchase amount.
  • 14-2 days prior to departure - 70% of total purchase amount.
  • 1 day prior - Day of departure or no show - 100% per person.
  • Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit entire payment.
  • There is 6% handling fee add-on to the above penalties.

Itinerary Variations
We constantly strives to improve tour itineraries and features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary - we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. At certain peak periods duplicate departures may operate, and sometimes in reverse order in which case hotels may vary from those stated on the itinerary pages.

Tour Cancellation:
We reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. If cancellation is made any time prior to departure* of the tour, Taketours' only liability will be to refund to the passenger the amount it has received for the tour booking. We will try to re-book the same or similar tour.. Please note that we are not liable for any cancellation penalties incurred on any other travel arrangements including air tickets purchased separately from customers.

We should received the request within our business hours 9:00am - 6:00pm ( Monday to Fri EST).

We are not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations.

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map link 7:00am Hilton LAX
map link 7:15am Crowne Plaza - LAX (2012/12 - 2013/3)
map link 8:00am The Westin Bonaventure
map link 8:15am Millennium Biltmore (2012/12 - 2013/3)
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