Highlights:Visit Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Salt Lake City, Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Arches National Park, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Yosemite National Park and more. Inclusions: 9-night hotel accommodations (including 1 night in Yellowstone Park). Round trip ground transportation and tour guide.
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I love this trip so much! The tour guide Zac is very nice and help a lot. We use less time to see more places. However, this may not suit for some old people, because we need to get up very early ever... More>>
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We will leave Los Angeles in the morning and head for Las Vegas. Upon arriving in Las Vegas, guests will have a short time to explore the Las Vegas Strip before we continue on to Richfield, UT for the night.
Standard Hotel: Appletree Inn (145 S Main St, Richfield, UT 84701) or similar
Arches National Park - Denver (331 miles)
In the morning we will go to Arches National Park, one of the American Southwest's most famous places. After, we will enter Colorado and stay overnight in Denver.
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: Hotel VQ at Mile High (1975 Mile High Stadium Circle, Denver, CO 80204) or similar
In the morning we will depart from Denver and travel into Wyoming, stopping in the capital city and former cowboy town of Cheyenne, WY. From here, we will continue into South Dakota, arriving at the Crazy Horse Memorial. Next we will visit the iconic Mt. Rushmore National Memorial and the Devil's Tower. We will spend the night in Gillette, WY.
More»Crazy Horse Memorial is the world's largest sculpture-in-progress, and frequent drilling and mountain blasts make each visit unique. When completed, Crazy Horse Memorial will stand 563 feet tall by 641 feet long.«Less
More»This in-construction monument to famous Native American war hero Crazy Horse is currently being carved into the side of Thunderhead Mountain in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The completed sculpture would be the largest in the world.«Less
More»This convenient tour package includes transport and admission to the Crazy Horse Memorial, the Hill Aerospace Museum, the Great Salt Lake, and the Devil's Tower. See the best of the American Southwest!«Less
Admission (Mandatory): Adult $60; Child $60; Including Crazy Horse Memorial, Hill Aerospace Museum, Great Salt Lake, and the Devil's Tower
More»This famous United States monument in the Black Hills of western South Dakota depicts the busts of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. The 60-foot tall statues are carved right into the side of the mountains.«Less
More»The first declared United States National Monument. It'is an igneous intrusion or laccolith located in the Black Hills near Hulett and Sundance in Crook County. A monolithic rock formation that rises 1,267 feet above the surrounding land and was once the neck of an active volcano.«Less
More»This massive monolith in the Black Hills of Wyoming was the nation's first national monument, anointed by Teddy Roosevelt in 1906. In recent years, climbing the rock has become popular. The stone column is considered sacred by many Native Americans.«Less
Standard Hotel: Best Western, Gillette or Similar
Gilette - Yellowstone National Park (420 miles)
In the morning we will leave Gillette, WY for Yellowstone National Park, where we will spend the rest of the day.
More»The largest, oldest, and most famous national park displays a fascinating scenery of hot springs, geysers, canyons & waterfalls, and nature everywhere you look!«Less
More»Old Faithful is a cone geyser in the Upper Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park. It is one of the park's most well-known natural features, and is famous for its predictability. It generally erupts every 91 minutes.«Less
Duration: 55 Minutes to 1 Hour
More»This large complex of hot springs is impressive both for its unique beauty as well as its scale. Formed hundreds of thousands of years ago by volcanic and seismic activity, these springs are one of Yellowstone's most popular spots.«Less
More»Named after the famous sketches of the waterfalls by Thomas Moran (but not actually the location where the sketched were done) this beautiful location showcases one of the most famous views in Yellowstone National Park.«Less
Duration: 25-30 Minutes
More»The Fishing Bridge Recreational Vehicle Park is located near the mouth of the Yellowstone River as it leaves Yellowstone Lake. The RV park is named after the Fishing Bridge, a wooden vehicle bridge that used to provide a great platform from which park visitors would fish for native Cutthroat trout.«Less
Duration: 15-20 Minutes
More»The West Thumb Geyser Basin is the largest geyser basin at Yellowstone Lake, and an impressive area of geothermal activity that contains hot springs, mud pots, and geysers-- some of which are even in the lake itself.«Less
Duration: 35-40 Minutes
More»The Midway Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park is relatively small, but contains an impressive amount of thermodynamic geologic activity. "Caution should be exercised while exploring this vicinity since the ground is unstable and trails are not maintained."«Less
Duration: 40-45 Minutes
More»Yellowstone Lake isn't just the largest single body of water in Yellowstone National Park, but the largest elevated freshwater lake in the US. The lake contains several underwater hot springs that melt its otherwise thick ice sheets in the winter.«Less
Standard Hotel: Yellowstone Park Inn (236 Dunraven, W. Y' Stone, MT 59758) or similar
Yellowstone National Park - Grand Teton National Park - Jackson Hole - Salt Lake City (348 miles)
After breakfast, we will continue to explore Yellowstone National Park. Afterwards, we will travel along the Snake River to Grand Teton National Park, where we will have some time to see this natural wonder's amazing sights. After a stop in Jackson Hole, WY, we will overnight in Salt Lake City .
More»Grand Teton National Park is is located in the Rocky Mountains, Northwest Wyoming. Grand Teton National Park is noted for its stunning mountain vistas, its shimmering alpine lakes and its abundant wildlife.«Less
Standard Hotel: Ramada Limited (2455 South State St. Salt Lake City, UT 84115) or similar
Salt Lake City - Las Vegas (421 miles)
In the morning we will explore Salt Lake City, UT. After visiting the Utah State Capitol, the Salt Lake Temple, the Temple Square, and Great Salt Lake Marina, we will travel to Las Vegas, NV where we will spend the night.
More»Utah's gorgeous capital city sits amidst the mountains of the American Southwest on the shores of the breathtaking Great Salt Lake. The city is steeped in history and architecture in addition to wondrous vistas and scenery.«Less
More»The home of all of the governmental processes for the state of Utah, the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. The building is done in the ornate neoclassical revival style, purposefully reminiscent of the nation capitol in DC.«Less
More»This 250,000-square-foot temple is the largest of the temples belonging to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, known colloquially as the Mormons. The public cannot tour the interior, but the facade is a sight to behold.«Less
More»The largest saltwater lake in the Western Hemisphere is the famous Great Salt Lake in northern Utah. People visit the lake's namesake, Salt Lake City, every year to see the natural wonder and tour its shores.«Less
Standard Hotel: Circus Circus Sky Rise Tower (2880 S. Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109)
Las Vegas - Barstow - Los Angeles (271 miles)
Before we leave Las Vegas, we will travel to the Ethel M Chocolate Factory and its Botanical Cactus Gardens. On our way back to Los Angeles, we will stop in Barstow, CA, to visit the Tanger Outlets. We will arrive back in LA at night.
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
More»A unique combination of food and flora, the Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Botanical Cactus Gardens outside of Las Vegas, NV has something for everyone. Both the gardens and the factory are open to the public free of charge.«Less
Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 8:30am - 6:00pm, Live chocolate production hours vary, but are generally Monday - Friday until 4:30 p.m. Chocolate factory workers are not available on Saturdays and Sundays.
More»Barstow serves as a civilized stop-over for off-road enthusiasts and desert adventurers and offers access to a very modest clutch of cultural sights. Find out and about a museum or two, including one with Route 66 as its focus, filming locations like Bagdad Cafe and quaint Calico Ghost Town.«Less
More»The Tanger Outlets in Barstow, California-- about halfway between Los Angeles and Las Vegas-- offer designer wares at bargain prices. Guests can enjoy discounts on everything from clothing to pocketbooks to electronics and so much more!«Less
Duration: Approx. 2 Hours
Standard Hotel: Howard Johnson, Holiday Inn La Mirada or Similar
Deluxe Hotel: Quality Inn Rosemead, Best Western, Radisson Whittier, Hotel Fullerton, Pacific Palm, La Puente, Double Tree, Norwalk or Similar
Los Angeles - Santa Barbara - Solvang - San Francisco (425 miles)
We will depart from Los Angeles in the morning and drive along the beautiful Pacific Coast Highway. We will stop in Santa Barbara, CA to sightsee a bit and later at the Denmark Village in Solvang, CA. After touring Solvang, we will continue on to San Francisco.
More»"The American Riviera" in southern California is known for its year-round warm weather. It features miles of beaches as well as historic landmarks like the Mission Santa Barbara, a still-functioning church founded by Spanish missionaries in the 18th century.«Less
More»Antiquated windmills and Northern Europeans-style architecture punctuate the little village's skyline. Brilliant sunshine, boundless open country and rolling hills- these are the characteristics of what the original Danish immigrants called "Solvang" or "Sunny Field".«Less
More»This small city near Santa Barbara, California is a popular California tourist spot due to its historical significance. The town was settled by Danish immigrants, and today serves as a portal to the past for curious visitors.«Less
Standard Hotel: Courtyard Marriott or Similar
Today we will hop on the world's last manually operated cable car system Cable Car. After, we will tour the amazing city of San Francisco, CA. Guests may choose to take a Bay Cruise to experience the city's sights from the water. At around 3:00pm, guests may choose to either have some free time or join an optional extensive San Francisco tour, which will cover St. Mary Cathedral's, Twin Peaks, the Civic Center, and much 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
More»San Francisco proudly boasts the last active cable car system in the world, used mostly by the city's tourist population. Only three lines remain out of the original twenty-three. The first line was established in 1873.«Less
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
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
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
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
More»In addition to a unique vantage point from which to view the Bay Area's skyline, guests will also get a look at "the Rock" Alcatraz Island -- once home to the famous Alcatraz Penitentiary -- and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.«Less
Standard Hotel: Crowne Plaza Union City/Best Western Modesto or Similar
San Francisco - Santa Cruz - Monterey - Los Angeles (434 miles)
We will depart from the hotel today and head to beautiful little town of Felton in the California Coast Mountains, and enjoy an amazing ride on Roaring Camp Steam Train through the California Redwood Forest. Then head to picturesque Monterey, finding gentle sea breezes, meandering coastline, surging waves, interesting rock formations, and adorable seals and sea lions resting on the beach. We will drive along 17 Miles, a scenic highway that hugs the coast along a stretch of California's Highway 1. Then, we will have the option to visit the Monterey Aquarium, a must-see for all visitors, and a home to over 6500 species of marine life including colorful fishes and deep-sea monsters. We will return to Los Angeles in the evening. We will arrive Los Angeles in the evening.
More»The steam trains that run along Roaring Camp Railroads' lines are authentic, dating back to 1867 and the protection of an area of redwoods known as the "Big Trees." The railway was established in 1875 to carry tourists there.«Less
More»Monterey was the capital of Alta California under both Spain and Mexico. It was the only port of entry for taxable goods in California. In 1846 the U.S. flag was raised over the Customs House, and California became part of the United States after the ensuing Mexican-American War.«Less
More»This breathtaking stretch of coastline along California's Monterey Peninsula takes visitors through a maze of beautiful scenery, unique wildlife, and amazing mansions. Enjoy shopping and dining along the way in addition to taking in the vistas.«Less
More»The famous Californian Monterey Bay is world-renown for its beauty and wildlife. In addition to the scenic routes that huge the bay's shorelines, visitors can see animals like otters, bottlenose dolphins, and if they're lucky, even humpback whales.«Less
More»This large aquarium in Monterey, California is home to some of the world's largest and most unique exhibits. It was both the first aquarium to successfully keep a great white shark and cultivate a kelp forest for show.«Less
Departure: If you book pre-tour hotel with us, free airport transfer will be arranged on your arrival day within the complimentary transfer time (8:30am - 9:30pm (international flight) or 8:30am - 10:30pm (domestic flight)). Tour guide will pick you up from your hotel on the tour departure day.
Return: The tour can drop off at the same pick-up point. The tour can also drop off in LAX airport at around 7:30pm. Please arrange your return flight departing from Los Angeles after 9:30pm (for domestic flight) or 10:30pm (for international flight).
9-night hotel accommodations
One way airport transfer to LAX.
Entrances fees to all national parks unless specified otherwise
All domestic ground transportation via air-conditioned vehicle
Bi- or multi-lingual tour (Level 2: semi-guided tour)
All taxes included
Mandatory admission fee for Crazy Horse Memorial, the Great Salt Lake, Bear World: $50/person
Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
Admission fees should be paid to your tour escort upon arrival at each activity in cash.
Air fares between your city and Los Angeles / Las Vegas
Personal room fees such as laundry or valet services, telephone calls, or alcoholic beverages/ mini bar items, unless they are otherwise specified.
All meals and drinks during the trip, although eating arrangements will be made by the tour guide.
Service fees for your tour guide and bus driver (total $7.00/day per passenger)
Any private expenses
Los Angeles Hotel Ugrade: A free upgrade to the four-star Pacific Palms Golf Resort (or similar) is available. However, on weekends and holidays hotels will fill up faster and we may only have standard hotels available.
Lodging: 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. Triple and Quad rooms are based on the existing bedding in a room which is 2 double beds.
Language: All tours are escorted by professional bi- or multi-lingual tour and/or driver guides (English/Chinese). Depending on the number of passengers booked for a particular departure, tours and/or languages may be combined to operate the tours.
Hotel rooms: Each hotel room can accommodate no more than 4 guests (adults or children), and existing bedding must be used
Booking: Please book airline tickets after your tour booking is confirmed, which might take up to 72 hours for processing.
All purchases are subject to re-confirmation within 2-3 business days after booking. Please do not book the airline tickets until you received the confirmation.
You will receive an confirmation email (e-ticket) after your order was received. Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Email (e-ticket). When you reserve your attractions and services you will be asked to print e-tickets to present when you arrive at your destination. You must print the e-tickets and take them along on your trip; they are your proof of purchase.
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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 Take tours for details.
Cancellation penalties per person
8-14 days or more prior to departure - 30% of total purchase amount.
4-7 days prior to departure - 50% of total purchase amount.
Within 3 days prior to departure - 100% of total purchase amount.
Day of departure or no show - 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.
NOTE: We cannot grant any refunds more than 30 days after completion of tour.
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.
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 are not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations.
The itinerary page has the hotel information. The tour in Las Vegas is Stratosphere hotel (2000 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89104). For packages of 5 days or longer, the actual hotel is listed on the tour voucher which is sent within 48 business hours after the booking.
All the tour available dates are listed online under "Departure Date" drop-down menu. As long as you can select the date online and complete the booking, that means that date is available. You can also refer to the calendar. All the available dates are shown in blue color. The tour gets sold out fast so we encourage to book the tour in advance.
Meals are NOT included in the tour price but our tour guide will arrange meal stops. Normally we stop at a plaza which has many restaurants to offer variety of food, or stop at a restaurant and passengers can order based on their preference.
Departure information, including time and location, is listed in the “Departure And Return Details” section of the tour itinerary. There is often a link to a map as well. Every e-ticket includes full pick-up time and location information. Please print out your e-Ticket and bring your ID to board the bus.
Taketours/Gotobus is a complete online travel company and uses a completely secure and automated booking system, therefore we can only accept bookings made online, using an authorized and valid credit card/debit card (visa,mastercard and amex)and paypal, check (by fax or mail) and money order (by mail).
If you want to cancel this tour, you can see the tour's cancellation policy on the same itinerary page. To complete the cancellation policy, you can e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your refund request will be answered and processed promptly. If you do not receive any reply, that means your request is not processed. Please contact us immediately.
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I love this trip so much! The tour guide Zac is very nice and help a lot. We use less time to see more places. However, this may not suit for some old people, because we need to get up very early everyday, so that to make sure we can make the schedule on time.