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12-Day Journeys of the West Tour from Los Angeles - Fully Guided

Tour Code: 628-3232
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Mon (Jun - Sep)
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Los Angeles, CA
12 Days 11 Nights

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Highlights: Visit Death Valley, Monterey, Napa Valley, Sacramento, San Francisco, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, Yosemite National Park, Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, San Diego, Antelope Canyon. Inclusions: Accommodation for 11 nights, including taxes, Air-conditioned motorcoach and guide for the entire tour

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    • 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.
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    Day 1

    Los Angeles - Santa Barbara - Paso Robles (218 miles)

    In the morning, guests will be picked up from the specified departure location in Los Angeles. To begin, we will follow the historic "El Camino Real" route out of LA, bound for Santa Barbara, which we will explore when we arrive, visiting the Mission. In the early afternoon, we will travel to Pasa Robles, a hotspot for wine lovers.
    Standard Hotel: La Quinta Paso Robles or similar
    Day 2

    Paso Robles - Monterey - San Francisco (187 miles)

    We will begin our day by traveling to Monterey, the state's original capital, where we will make our way along the stunning 17-Mile Drive. Then, we will visit the charming village of Carmel before arriving in the "City by the Bay," beautiful San Francisco, where we will see the famous Cable Cars and the Golden Gate Bridge.
    • Monterey, CA

      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.

      17-Mile Drive

      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.
    • Carmel, CA

      Officially called Carmel-by-the-Sea, this coastal Southern California town is known for its amazing scenery as well as its art scene past and present. Former mayors include Clint Eastwood, Perry Newberry, and Herbert Heron, among other artistic icons.
    • San Francisco, CA

      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!

      Cable Cars

      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.

      Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 10:00am - 6:00pm

      Golden Gate Bridge

      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.
    Standard Hotel: Good Hotel/Comfort Inn By The Bay or similar
    Breakfast: Included (Continental Breakfast)
    Day 3

    San Francisco

    In the morning, we will go sightseeing in one of the most beautiful cities in the country, visiting places such as Union Square, Chinatown, Golden Gate Park, Fisherman's Wharf, and infamous Alcatraz. Guests will be able to spend the afternoon at their own leisure.
    • San Francisco, CA

      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!


      Arguably the United States' most famous prison, the San Francisco Bay island is now a tourist spot that also houses the west coast's oldest functioning lighthouse and colonies of seabirds.

      Opening Hours: 9:00am - 9:30pm

      Fisherman's Wharf

      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.

      Golden Gate Park

      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.

      San Francisco Chinatown

      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.

      Union Square

      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.
    Standard Hotel: Good Hotel/Comfort Inn By The Bay or similar
    Breakfast: Included (Continental Breakfast)
    Day 4

    San Francisco - Napa Valley - Sacramento (94 miles)

    We will begin this day on the famous Sonoma Marin Cheese Trail. And then, we will continue to world-renowned Napa Valley, where we will enjoy a tour of a winery followed by a tasting. Then, we will make our way to Sacramento, the state capital, taking a tour of the Old Town and the Capitol Building.
    • Napa Valley, CA

      This region between San Francisco and Sacremento is internationally famous for its wines, which are considered among the best in the world. Visitors can tour many of the more than four hundred vineyards and wineries that dot the area.
    • Sacramento, CA

      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.

      California State Capitol

      At the State Capitol, the past, present and future of California interact with equal force. The building serves as both a museum and the state's working seat of government. Visitors to the Capitol can at once experience California's rich history and witness the making of history through the modern lawmaking process.
    Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn Sacramento or similar
    Breakfast: Included (Continental Breakfast)
    Day 5

    Sacramento - Yosemite National Park - Fresno (195 miles)

    Early in the morning, we will leave San Francisco, driving along historic Highway 49, which winds and meanders through mining towns of the old days. In the charming town of Columbia, known as the "Gem of the Southern Mines," we will make a brief stop before continuing to Yosemite National Park. Here, we will enjoy the incredible scenery of Yosemite Valley. In the late afternoon, we will travel to Fresno through San Joaquin Valley, known as the fruit bowl of the nation.
    • Yosemite National Park, CA

      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.
    Standard Hotel: Park Inn by Radisson Fresno, Piccadilly Inn Shaw or similar
    Breakfast: Included (Continental Breakfast)
    Day 6

    Fresno - Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks - Bakersfield (192 miles)

    Today, we will follow in the footsteps of famous explorer John Muir by visiting Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, which encompasses the most rugged portions of the Sierra Nevada. In the early evening, we will arrive in the small town of Bakersfield, where we will spend the night.
    • Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA

      These two adjoining national parks are famous for the giant sequoia trees that grow in them and nowhere else in the world. The tree known as "General Sherman" is the largest living tree on the face of the planet.
    Standard Hotel: Red Lion Hotel Bakersfield or similar
    Breakfast: Included (Continental Breakfast)
    Day 7

    Bakersfield - Death Valley National Park - Las Vegas (244 miles)

    Today, we will visit Death Valley, the largest national park in the continental U.S., where we will visit unique areas like Badwater Basin. Afterwards, we will continue to Las Vegas to enjoy an evening hitting the town in this thrilling city.
    • Death Valley, CA

      Death Valley is a region of the Mojave Desert which has the distinction of being the lowest and driest area of North America. The hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth, occurred here.

      Badwater Basin

      This barren basin in the heart of Death Valley National Park has an elevation of 282 feet below sea level, making it the lowest point in North America.
    Standard Hotel: SLS Las Vegas similar
    Breakfast: Included (Continental Breakfast)
    Day 8

    Las Vegas

    Guests will be able to spend the entire day at their own leisure, going wherever and doing whatever they want in Las Vegas.
    Standard Hotel: SLS Las Vegas or similar
    Breakfast: Included (Continental Breakfast)
    Day 9

    Las Vegas - Zion National Park - Kanab (173 miles)

    Today, we will explore Zion National Park, the first in Utah, and the old home of the Paiute Tribe. We will board the park's convenient shuttle and follow the Virgin River through the narrow canyon it sliced, all the way to the Temple of Sinawava, admiring the buttes and mesas it left standing as lone islands that rise up from the valley floor.
    • Zion National Park, UT

      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.
    Standard Hotel: Hampton Inn Kanab/Best Western Red Hills or similar
    Breakfast: Included (Continental Breakfast)
    Day 10

    Kanab - Horseshoe Bend - Upper Antelope Canyon - Grand Canyon - Flagstaff (281 miles)

    Early in the morning, we will depart from Kanab, beginning our day with a half-mile walk to the Horseshoe Bend overlook. Then, we will continue with a tour of Upper Antelope Canyon, where we will have amazing photographic opportunities. In the afternoon, we will discover Grand Canyon National Park, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Later, we will reach Flagstaff, where we will spend the night.
    • Page, AZ

      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.

      Horseshoe Bend

      Horseshoe Bend, located within the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area about 5 miles downriver from Lake Powell, is a sharp turn in the Colorado River that formed from erosion over the course of millions of years.
    • Antelope Canyon, AZ

      The most popular slot canyon in the American Southwest is Antelope Canyon, a sandstone formation formed by flood and rainwater. The canyon is located on a Navajo reservation, and has been made a Navajo Tribal Park.

      Upper Antelope Canyon

      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.
    • Grand Canyon, AZ

      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.
    Standard Hotel: Days Hotel Flagstaff/Super 8 West Flagstaff
    Breakfast: Included (Continental Breakfast)
    Day 11

    Flagstaff - Palm Springs (306 miles)

    In the morning, we will depart Flagstaff, bound for Palm Springs along historic Route 66 and through Lake Havasu City. We will spend the night in Palm Springs.
    • Sedona, AZ

      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.

      Route 66

      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.
    • Lake Havasu City, AZ

    Standard Hotel: Hyatt Palm Springs
    Breakfast: Included (Continental Breakfast)
    Day 12

    Palm Springs - San Diego (139 miles)

    Leaving the desert landscape behind us, we will drive south along the California coastline until we reach San Diego, where we can relax by the ocean or take one of the many available excursions in the area, like a visit to SeaWorld.
    • San Diego, CA

      One of the largest cities in the country is San Diego, California. This beautiful city sits on the Pacific Ocean in southern California, not far from the Mexican border. Come visit SeaWorld, or just enjoy the sights and sounds!

      SeaWorld San Diego

      Enjoy sensational shows and get splashed by Shamu. Experience up-close animal encounters with polar bear, beluga whales, walrus or dare to take the plunge on thrilling rides like the Manta roller coaster which will twist and turn you.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $100; Child (8-16 yrs) $100

    Important Note: Access to Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park may be subject to road closures due to inclement weather. When temperatures are over 110F in Death Valley, the route will be Bakersfield - Calico - Las Vegas.
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    Los Angeles, CA map link 9901 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045 (Holiday Inn LAX Airport - Los Angeles, CA) 8:00am 4:00pm
    • Price Includes

    • Accommodation for 11 nights, including taxes
    • Air-conditioned motorcoach and guide for the entire tour
    • Tour guide service ( Level 3: fully-guided tour)
    • All taxes and fees included
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    • Admission Fees:
      Destination Adult Child
      San Diego, CA
      SeaWorld San Diego (Optional) $100 $100 (8-16 yrs)
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      • 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.
    • 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).
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