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9-Day Yellowstone, Mt. Rushmore and San Francisco City Package Tour from San Francisco

Tour Code: 356-260   
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Fri (Apr 29 - Oct 7), Tue (May 31 - Aug 30)
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San Francisco, CA
Duration:
9 Days 8 Nights

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Highlights: Visit Yellowstone (Mammoth Hot Springs, Mud Volcano Area, Old Faithful Geyser, Upper Yellowstone Falls, Yellowstone Lake), Salt Lake City, San Francisco (Fisherman's Wharf, Golden Gate Park, Lombard Street), Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Lake Tahoe, Casper (Independence Rock), Crazy Horse (Crazy Horse Memorial), Devils Tower, Grand Teton National Park, Magic Valley, Rapid City (Bear Country USA), Sacramento, Twin Falls (Shoshone Falls, Snake River Canyon), Virginia City.

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  • Surcharge Fee: During the 2015 exhibitions (9/10-9/20 & 10/20-10/30), there will be a $150 per night surcharge on all hotel rooms in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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  • If you extend the hotel after the tour ends, the tour can only drop off at the places listed on the tour itinerary page.
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    Pricing Policy

    • Buy 2 get 3rd Discounted (3 or 4 pax sharing one room): (1) Cancellation of discounted-fare passenger must be made at least 3 days before departure. (2) No-show (or late cancellation) of discounted passenger incurs $1018 penalty fee for the reserved bus seat. Promotion not available during 12/19 - 12/31.
    • Child Rate: Child rates apply to those 0-9 years and using existing bedding with 2 full-paying passengers (regardless of ages). Please note each hotel room can only accommodate 4 guests (adults or children).
    Day 1

    San Francisco

    Today we will gather in San Francisco. Guests should take the free shuttle from the airport to the hotel and check in on their own.
    Standard Hotel: Red Roof Inn or similar
    Day 2

    San Francisco - Sacramento - Elko (510 miles)

    Passengers will be picked up in the Bay Area in the early morning. We will leave San Francisco and head east. Along the way to Nevada, we will stop in Sacramento, CA, the capital of California. After, we will head to Elko, NV for the night.

    More» Founded in 1849, Sacramento was at the heart of the gold rush, Pony Express, and first trans-continental railroad. Today it serves as the capital of the state of California and one of its most important cities. «Less

    Standard Hotel: Shilo Inn Suites Elko or similar
    Day 3

    Elko - Salt Lake City - Casper (637 miles)

    In the morning we will drive to Salt Lake City, UT where we will visit the Mormon Temple. From there we will head into Wyoming, where we will visit Independence Rock on our way to the town of Casper, WY, for 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

    • Always Visit
      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

    • Always Visit
      More» This granite monolith sits in the Independence Rock State Historic Site in central Wyoming. The rock served as an important landmark for those travelling west via the Oregon Trail in the middle of the 19th century. «Less
    Standard Hotel: Best Western Casper or similar
    Day 4

    Casper - Crazy Horse - Mount Rushmore - Rapid City - Devils Tower (350 miles)

    Today we will visit the Crazy Horse Memorial, a massive tribute to a great Native American chief. From here we will travel to Mount Rushmore, where the busts of four presidents have been carved into the mountainside. Guests will also have the chance to visit Bear Country USA while we are in South Dakota. Our last stop of the day is the Devil's Tower in Wyoming.

    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

    • Always Visit
      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
      Admission (Optional): Adult $10; Child $10

    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

    • Always Visit
      More» Bear Country USA is a drive-through wildlife park located eight miles outside of Rapid City, SD. This 200-acre compound gets its name from its black bears, of which it has the largest collection in the world. «Less
      Admission (Mandatory): Adult $15; Child $15

    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

    • Always Visit
      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: Holiday Inn Spearfish or similar
    Day 5

    Devils Tower - Yellowstone National Park (407 miles)

    Today we will head to Yellowstone National Park and spend half a day visiting the Mud Volcano and Yellowstone Falls. We will also spend the night here.

    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

    • Always Visit
      More» The Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River in Wyoming are the largest by volume in the Rocky Mountains of the western United States, and they stand more than 300 feet tall-- almost twice as high as Niagara Falls. «Less
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      More» The Mud Volcano blew itself apart in the early 20th century, but visitors can still see the impressive crater and other geothermal features in the surrounding area, such as the Mud Cauldron, Black Dragonís Caldron, and Dragonís Mouth Spring. «Less
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      More» Located a quarter-mile upstream of the larger Lower Falls, the Upper Yellowstone River Falls plunge 109 feet down an eroded lava cliff into the basin below. The area below the falls has been subject to heavier erosion than above. «Less
    Standard Hotel: Yellowstone Country Inn or similar
    Day 6

    Yellowstone National Park - Grand Teton National Park - Jackson Hole - Pocatello (207 miles)

    We will spend the morning continuing our tour of Yellowstone National Park. At noon we will arrive at Grand Teton National Park, where guests will have the chance to take a boat ride on Jenny Lake. After a stop in Jackson Hole, WY, we will head to Pocatello, ID for the night.

    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

    • Always Visit
      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
    • Always Visit
      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
    • Always Visit
      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

    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

    • Always Available
      More» This glacial lake in Grand Teton National Park was formed 12,000 years ago. Jenny Lake is one of only two on which boating is permitted, and scenic tours of the area by water are popular with visitors. «Less
      Admission (Optional): Adult $20; Child $20
    Standard Hotel: Clarion Inn Pocatello or similar
    Day 7

    Pocatello - Twin Falls - Magic Valley - Reno (710 miles)

    In the morning, we will travel to Twin Falls, ID to see the Shoshone Falls that give the town their name. From there, we will make our way to the Snake River Canyon in Idaho's Magic Valley area. In the evening we will arrive in Reno, NV, where we will spend the night.

    • Always Visit
      More» Called the "Niagara of the West," this impressive waterfall in Idaho is 25 feet higher than Niagara and has a rim over one thousand feet wide. The flow over the falls is best in the spring. «Less
    • Always Visit
      More» The Snake River Canyon in southwestern Idaho's Magic Valley region is a picturesque location for tourists. The easily-accessible canyon floor contains several parks and golf courses along the banks of the Snake River. «Less
    Standard Hotel: Silver Legacy or similar
    Day 8

    Reno - Lake Tahoe - San Francisco (209 miles)

    Our first stop of the day will be the old mining town Virginia City. From there, we will journey to Lake Tahoe, where guests will have the chance to take a Boat Tour of the area. We will return to San Francisco for the night.

    More» Silver and gold made the old mining town Virginia City, one that is recognized as the character of Nevada. Guests will experience its boomtime as they visit historic buildings, and some of its open mines. «Less

    Admission (Optional): Adult $10; Child $10; The fee is for transportation.

    More» The scenic Lake Tahoe nestled in the crook of California is the largest alpine lake in North America. In addition to being a wonderful place to swim, fish, and boat, Lake Tahoe features winter activities like skiing and snowboarding. «Less

    • Always Available
      More» Enjoy a boat ride across the largest alpine lake in North America. Lake Tahoe Cruises offer a unique view of the surrounding Sierra Nevada and an up-close experience of the lake's crystalline waters. Cruises are a ticket to relaxation. «Less
      Admission (Optional): Adult $47; Child $47
    Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn Express SFO South or similar
    Day 9

    San Francisco

    Today we will tour the city of San Francisco. Stops on our tour include Union Square, City Hall, Fisherman's Wharf, and much more! After, we will be transferred to the San Francisco airport. See "Departure and Return Details" for more information

    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» 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» 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 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» The Civic Center area is the center of government in San Francisco. Its features two large plazas, and its main attraction is the San Francisco City Hall. The Hall has a recognizable gold-outlined dome, the fifth-largest in the world. «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
    • 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 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
      Admission (Optional): Adult $28; Child $20
    • Departure & Return

    • Departure:
        Free Airport Pickup: Domestic arrivals, your tour escort will wait at the baggage claim area.International arrivals, your tour escort will wait at exit area. Free pickup from SFO is available between 9:00am and 6pm. Outside those hours, guests will be charged a fee of $75/passenger for the first two persons, from the 3rd and after is $12/passenger.
        Free Hotel Courtesy Shuttles: 24-hour operated, which located at the Hotel Courtesy Shuttle zones on the center island of the Departures Level roadway at all terminals. If special pick-up needs to be arranged, we will charge $110 plus $3/person (tips for the driver) from each group of guests. If your flight is delayed or changed, you must call us immediately to arrange new pick-up, otherwise you will be charged all additional fees.
    • Flight Arrangement: There are still travel activities on the last day of the tour, please schedule flights to depart from San Francisco after 9:00pm.
    • Price Includes

    • 8 nights hotel accommodations
    • Transportation via coach bus or van.
    • Tour guide Level 2: semi-guided tour
    • Price Excludes

    • Admission Fees:
      Destination Adult Child
      Crazy Horse, SD
      Crazy Horse Memorial (Optional) $10 $10
      Grand Teton National Park
      Jenny Lake Boating (Optional) $20 $20
      Lake Tahoe
      Lake Tahoe Cruise (Optional) $47 $47
      Rapid City, SD
      Bear Country USA (Mandatory) $15 $15
      San Francisco, CA
      San Francisco Bay Cruise (Optional) $28 $20
      Virginia City
      Virginia City (Optional) $10 $10
      • 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.
    • Air fares between your city and the starting city.
    • All meals and drinks during the trip, although eating arrangements will be made by the tour guide.
    • A mandatory service fees total of $8 / day / person should be paid in cash to tour guide and the bus driver as a service fee. Any child / Infant reserving a seat will have to pay the service fees as well. Ex: 2 people taking a 2-day tour would pay: $8 x 2 (seats) x 2 (days) = $32.
    • Personal room fees such as laundry or valet services, telephone calls, or alcoholic beverages/ mini bar items, unless they are otherwise specified.
    • Additional Note

    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Policies

    Confirmation

    • All purchases are subject to re-confirmation within 2-3 business days after booking. Please do not book airline tickets until you receive the confirmation.

    Redemption

    • 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.

    Terms & Condition

    • All purchases are subject to re-confirmation within 2-3 business days after booking, please do not book the airline tickets until your received the confirmation.
    • 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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