Los Angeles - Las Vegas (270 miles)
Today we will drive from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, NV. Upon our arrival at night, guests will be able to explore the city as they please.
Standard Hotel: Excalibur Hotel and Casino, or similar
Las Vegas - Grand Canyon (270 miles)
Today we will departure for one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon.
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.
Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour
Enjoy views of Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, the Colorado River and Grand Canyon West from the sky with a Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour. An experienced pilot and guide provides informative commentary while guests admire the natural and man-made sights below.
Admission (Optional): Adult $199|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 10 Minutes
Standard Hotel: Quality Inn Navajo Nation or Cameron Trading Post
Grand Canyon - Monument Valley Tribal Park - Canyonlands National Park - Moab (268 miles)
Today we will continue to the Painted Desert and Monument Valley Tribal Park and then Canyonlands National Park. We will spend the night in Moab, UT.
Monument Valley Tribal Park, UT
Monument Valley in Arizona is home to exquisite desert scenery and immense geological formations that can be seen for miles around. The valley lies within the range of the Navajo Nation Reservation and is accessible from U.S. Highway 163.
Monument Valley Jeep Tour
Depart for your tour in an all-terrain vehicle, where you will see the heart of Monument Valley, the majestic location used in numerous
American Western films. 1 hrs 30 min.
Admission (Optional): Adult $45; Child (8-16 yrs) $45
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.
Canyonlands National Park
The Colorado and Green Rivers have eroded the Utah landscape into a red-tinted world of impressive canyons, mesas, and buttes. Canyonlands National Park is separated into four distinct districts, the most popular of which is Island in the Sky.
Standard Hotel: River Canyon Lodge or Super 8
Moab - Arches National Park - Rock Springs (305 miles)
Today we will visit Arches National Park. In the afternoon we will arrive in Rock Springs, WY, where we will spend the night.
Arches National Park, UT
Arches National Park is home to the breathtaking scenery of natural stone arches, like the Delicate Arch and Fiery Furnace. It is close to Moab and Canyonlands National Park.
Standard Hotel: Quality Inn Rock Springs
Rock Springs - Grand Teton - Jackson Hole (230 miles)
Today we depart for Grand Teton National Park. After spending the day touring this natural wonder, we will head to Jackson Hole, WY for the night.
Grand Teton National Park, WY
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.
Standard Hotel: The Virginian Lodge or Painted Buffalo Inn, Jackson, WY
Jackson Hole - Yellowstone (79 miles)
Today we will travel from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park, where we will have the rest of the day to explore.
The largest, oldest, and most famous national park displays a fascinating scenery of hot springs, geysers, canyons & waterfalls, and nature everywhere you look!
Standard Hotel: La Quinta Inn & Suites Belgrade - Bozeman Airport
Yellowstone - Salt Lake City (369 miles)
Today we will journey to Salt Lake City, UT, where we will visit the Temple Square, Mormon Tabernacle and Utah State Capitol.
Salt Lake City, UT
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.
Utah State Capitol
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.
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.
Standard Hotel: Hotel RL by Red Lion, Crystal Inn Downtown or Crystal Inn Hotel and Suites West Valley City
Salt Lake City - Bryce Canyon National Park (268 miles)
Today we will leave Salt Lake City and make our way to Bryce Canyon National Park, where we will spend the remainder of the day.
Bryce Canyon National Park, UT
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.
Standard Hotel: Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, Bryce View Lodge or Crystal Inn Cedar City
Bryce Canyon National Park - Zion National Park - Las Vegas (217 miles)
Today we will explore Zion National Park. Then we will continue along the Virgin River to the Mojave Desert and the state of Nevada. In the afternoon, we will arrive in Las Vegas.
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: Excalibur Hotel
Las Vegas - Mammoth Lakes (308 miles)
Today we will make our way across the Mojave Desert to High Sierras and the resort town of Mammoth Lakes, CA. This picturesque locale in the Sierra Nevadas is a popular tourist spot because of its beauty.
Las Vegas, NV
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.
The Mojave Desert in the southwestern United States extends from California into Utah, Nevada, and Arizona. Its most famous area is probably Death Valley, which holds the record for the highest temperature ever recorded on Earth.
Standard Hotel: Mammoth Mountain Inn
Mammoth Lakes - Yosemite National Park (34 miles)
Today we will head to Yosemite National Park and spend our day exploring this natural wonder.
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.
Visit to Yosemite may be limited because of the wildfire and we may need to skip or bypass some attractions. As wildfires are Force Majeure, we will not be able to entertain any claims pertaining to missing sightseeing, relocation or any other steps we may have to take in order to guarantee a smooth operation of the tour and guarantee the safety of clients.
Standard Hotel: DoubleTree Modesto, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chowchilla
Yosemite Area - Carmel - Monterey - San Francisco (280 miles)
Leaving the Yosemite area, we will travel to Carmel located on the Pacific Ocean. From this quaint and charming village, we will travel along stunning 17-Mile Drive to Monterey. Continue northward to San Francisco.
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.
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.
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.
Standard Hotel: Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Parc 55 San Francisco
Some departures may operate as follows:
DAY 12: Las Vegas - Yosemite Area
DAY 13: Yosemite Area