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7-Day Southwest Archaeological Grand Circle Tour from San Francisco/Las Vegas

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Sat (03/26-10/29), Holidays
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Las Vegas, NV; San Francisco, CA; San Jose, CA; San Leandro, CA
7 Days 6 Nights

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Highlights: Visit Las Vegas, Bryce Canyon National Park, Sedona, Zion National Park, Arches National Park, Kanab, Mesa Verde National Park, Moab, Monument Valley Tribal Park, Page, Petrified Forest National Park.

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3 Departure: Find Closest Pickup
 7:00am 10122 Bandley Dr - Cupertino, CA
 7:00am Red Roof Inn - Burlingame, CA
 7:15am 199 California Dr - Millbrae, CA
 7:30am 1688 Hostetter Road - San Jose, CA
 7:45am 291 Geary St - San Francisco, CA
 8:00am Warm Springs Blvd - Fremont, CA
 8:15am 718 Franklin St - Oakland, CA
 8:30am 1919 Davis St - San Leandro, CA
 7:30pm Harrah's - Las Vegas, NV
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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.

  • If you arrive before the tour's starting date, please self check-in the hotel.-p-
  • 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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    Price In USD (Price per person based on double occupancy)
    Single Double(/person) Third Person Fourth Person
    Adult Child
    (Age 0-9)
    Adult Child
    (Age 0-9)
    $989 $683 $150 $150 $468 $468
    Single Double(/person) Third Person Fourth Person
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    $1098 $758 $468 $468 $628 $628
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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 $758 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 - Las Vegas - Henderson (567 miles)

    Passengers will be picked up in the Bay Area in the morning. Today we will drive from San Francisco to Las Vegas. Upon our arrival, guests are invited to take an optional night tour of the city for an extra fee. Those who are joining the tour in Las Vegas should meet the guide at the Tropicana Hotel lobby (from Mar.1st, 2016 it will be Harrah's Las Vegas Hotel lobby) at 7:30PM. We will spend the night just outside Las Vegas in the town of Henderson, NV.

    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

    Standard Hotel: Baymont Inn & Suites or similar
    Day 2

    Henderson - Las Vegas - Sedona - Petrified Forest National Park - Gallup (520 miles)

    Today we will make our way into Arizona, stopping to see Historic Route 66 on our way to Petrified Forest National Park. We will then do some sightseeing in the Painted Desert before heading to Gallup, NM for the night.

    More» This small city in the Verde Valley region of Arizona attracts visitors from all over with its gorgeous red sandstone rock formations. It is a popular place for outdoor recreational activities like hiking, biking, and mountain climbing. «Less

    • Always Visit
      More» Called the "Main Street of America," this highway stretching from Chicago, IL to Los Angeles, CA was one of the first highways built in America as part of the US Highway System. It was established in 1926. «Less

    More» Petrified Forest National Park straddles the border between Apache County and Navajo County in northeastern Arizona. It is known for its fossils, especially fallen trees that lived in the Late Triassic, about 225 million years ago. «Less

    Standard Hotel: Ramada Gallup or similar
    Day 3

    Gallup - Mesa Verde National Park - Arches National Park - Moab (545 miles)

    In the morning we will visit Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado. Later, we will stop at Arches National Park, home of the famous red sandstone formations for which Utah is famous. We will spend the night in the town of Moab, 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

    Standard Hotel: Super 8 Moab or similar
    Day 4

    Moab - Canyonlands National Park - Monument Valley (151 miles)

    Today we will visit Canyonlands National Park. Guests will also have the chance to visit the Monument Valley Tribal Park, also you can enjoy the delicious Indian Meal.

    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» 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

    Admission (Optional): Adult $35; Child $25
    Standard Hotel: Knights Inn or similar
    Day 5

    Page - Kanab (73 miles)

    Today we will visit the Upper Antelope Canyon and Lake Powell in the Page, AZ area. From there, we will head back into Utah to visit the town of Kanab, UT and see Little Hollywood Land. We will spend the night in Kanab.

    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

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      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
    • Always Visit
      More» Upper Antelope Canyon is the most popular spot. Its entrance and entire length are at ground level, requiring no climbing. «Less
      Admission (Optional): Adult $65; Child $65
    • Always Available
      More» Boat tours of Lake Powell offer a unique vantage point from which to view not just the lake and surrounding skyline, but also the impressive geological features of the American Southwest. «Less
      Admission (Optional): Adult $45; Child $35

    More» Kanab is a city in Utah that was founded in 1870 when several Mormon families moved there. This city is located among Bryce Canyon, the Grand Canyon, Vermilion Cliffs, Lake Powell and Zion Park. This area is known as the Grand Circle. «Less

    • Always Visit
      More» Little Hollywood Land is a combination museum, gift shop, and themes restaurant that examines the involvement of Kanab, Utah and the surrounding areas in the Western films of the 20th century. Movie sets, props, and other memorabilia comprise the collection. «Less
    Standard Hotel: Bryce View Lodge or similar
    Day 6

    Bryce Canyon National Park - Zion National Park - Las Vegas (250 miles)

    Today we will visit two of Utah's most famous nature preserves, Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park. After exploring these natural wonders, we will head into Nevada, where we will spend the night in Las Vegas. Upon our arrival in Vegas, guests are invited to take an exciting night tour of the city.

    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

    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

    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 world-famous Las Vegas Strip is the iconic area of Nevada that contains some of the largest hotels and casinos in the world. The renowned nightlife of the city is centered on this brightly-lit, flashy area. «Less
    Standard Hotel: Tropicana Hotel or similar
    Day 7

    Las Vegas - San Francisco (416 miles)

    Today, we will drive back to San Francisco to end this tour. Guests may also choose to fly out of Las Vegas, but will need to arrange their own transportation to the airport. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding pickup and drop-off times and locations.
    Find Closest Pickup
    • Departure & Return

    Location Address Map Departure Return
    Cupertino, CA 10122 Bandley Dr, Cupertino, CA 95014 (Marina Food - Cupertino, CA) map link 7:00am 6:40pm
    Burlingame, CA 777 Airport Blvd, Burlingame, CA 94010 (Red Roof Inn Hotel Lobby - Burlingame, CA) map link 7:00am 6:40pm
    Millbrae, CA 199 California Dr. #199, Millbrae, CA 94030 (near Millbrae Bart - Millbrae, CA) map link 7:15am 6:40pm
    San Jose, CA 1688 Hostetter Road, San Jose, CA (99 Ranch Market - San Jose, CA) map link 7:30am 6:40pm
    San Francisco, CA 291 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Macy's - San Francisco, CA) map link 7:45am 6:40pm
    Fremont, CA 46196 Warm Springs Blvd, Fremont, CA 94538 (Marina Food - Fremont, CA) map link 8:00am 6:40pm
    Oakland, CA 718 Franklin St, Oakland, CA 94607 (Chinatown - Oakland, CA) map link 8:15am 6:40pm
    San Leandro, CA 1919 Davis St, San Leandro, CA 94577 (Front of Walmart - San Leandro, CA) map link 8:30am 6:40pm
    Las Vegas, NV 3475 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (Harrah's Las Vegas - Las Vegas, NV) map link 7:30pm no stop

    *Return time is an estimate and varies based on traffic and weather conditions.

    • Price Includes

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

    • Admission Fees:
      Destination Adult Child
      Monument Valley Tribal Park
      Monument Valley Tribal Park (Optional) $35 $25
      Page, AZ
      Antelope Canyon (Optional) $65 $65
      Lake Powell Cruise (Optional) $45 $35
      Monument Valley (Optional) $35 $25
      Sunrise at Canyonlands (Optional) $15 $15
      • 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.
    • Antelope Canyon price list for primetime (10am - 12:30pm), the other time will be lower $15: Adult $45 Child $35
    • 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


    • 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.


    • 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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