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5-Day Yellowstone, Antelope Canyon, Salt Lake City Tour from Los Angeles/Las Vegas (2 Nights Stay in Yellowstone) Tour Code: 789-2772

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Wed (Jun - Sep)
Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; Rowland Heights, CA
English; Mandarin Chinese
5 4
Antelope Canyon, Yellowstone, Salt Lake City, Grand Teton National Park, Antelope Canyon, Lake Powell.
  • 2 Nights Stay in West Yellowstone
  • 3-day in-depth tour in Yellowstone, visit 16 attractions
  • All passengers above age of 16 need to be fully vaccinated with vaccination record card proven.
Price (/person)
    Single $1119
    Double $849
    3rd Person
    Adult $359
    Child
    (Age 3-9yrs)
    $359
    4th Person
    Adult $359
    Child
    (Age 3-9yrs)
    $359

Pricing Policy

  • Child rates apply to those 3-9 years and using existing bedding with 2 full-paying passengers. Infant under 3 years older with a seat will pay the same tour price, mandatory fee, and service fee as the Child. Please note each hotel room can only accommodate 4 guests (adults or children or infant regardless of ages).
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Day 1: Los Angeles - Las Vegas - St. George(389 miles)

In the morning, we will depart from Los Angeles and drive through the immense Mojave Desert. We will then make a stop at Seven Magic Mountains, which is located around 20 miles south of Las Vegas. We can take beautiful photos here. In the afternoon, we will pass by Las Vegas and then arrive at St. George where we will spend the night .
  • Las Vegas, NV

    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.

    Seven Magic Mountains

    A large-scale land art sculpture designed by Ugo Rondinone (born 1964), a New York-based, Swiss-born mixed-media artis. The seven fluorescently-painted totems of large, car-size stones stacked 32 feet high.

    Mojave Desert

    Mojave Desert
    The Mojave Desert covers about 48,000 square miles in the American Southwest, with arms in California, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah. The boundaries of the desert can be generally determined by the presence of absence of Joshua trees.

    Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes

  • St. George, UT

    St. George, UT
    2 hours drive from Las Vegas, you will arrive in this popular valley where features nearby area with wildlife of the Mojave Desert. St. George provides assorted amenities while enjoying the warm weather. Enjoy the nearby popular visit in Snow Canyon State Park, Zion National Park, Red Cliffs Desert Reserve and more.
Standard Hotel: Red Roof Inn or similar

Day 2: St. George - Antelope Canyon - Horseshoe Bend - Salt Lake City(394 miles)

After breakfast, head to the Colorado Plateau, the only desert plateau. For hundreds of millions of years, the Colorado River and its tributaries that run through the plateau have been washed away and eroded, creating many world-class canyon wonders. The land of global photography enthusiasts - Antelope Caves and Horseshoe Bay - is on this highland dreamland. Stay overnight in Salt Lake City.
  • Antelope Canyon, AZ

    Antelope Canyon, AZ
    The most popular slot canyon in the American Southwest is Antelope Canyon Lower Antelope Canyon is in the shape of a "V" and shallower than the Upper Antelope.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $51; Child (3-9 yrs) $51|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Lower Antelope Canyon

    Lower Antelope Canyon
    The lower canyon is in the shape of a "V" and Longer, shallower than the Upper Antelope. Lighting is better in the early hours and late morning. It draws a considerable number of photographers.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $70; Child (0-12 yrs) $70

  • Page, AZ

    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
    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.

    Admission (Optional): Adult Free|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

Standard Hotel: Ramada Inn or Similar

Day 3: Salt Lake City - Jackson - Grand Teton National Park - Yellowstone National Park(330 miles)

In the morning, we will visit Great Salt Lake and then head to the small town of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, a famous frontier town during the Western development. Afterwards we will head into Grand Teton National Park passing by Jackson Lake and stop at an outlook to view the Grand Teton Peak. From there, we will take you into the first national park in the world, Yellowstone National Park. Stay overnight at West Yellowstone.
  • Salt Lake City, UT

    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.

    Great Salt Lake

    Located in the northernmost part of Utah, the Great Salt Lake is the largest saltwater lake in the Western Hemisphere and the fourth-largest terminal lake in the world. Its level of salinity is actually even higher than the ocean.

    Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

  • Jackson Hole, WY

    Jackson Hole, WY
    Famous frontier town, located at the crossing of Grand Teton and Rocky Mountains, it became a heaven for outdoors sports enthusiast. The widely praised Elk Antler Arches Park, with its four arches made with thousands of elk antlers is a must see.
  • Grand Teton National Park, WY

    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.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $10; Child $10

  • Yellowstone, WY

    Yellowstone, WY
    Yellowstone is the home to world's largest super volcano and over 10,000 natural landscapes. Yellowstone is well known for its geysers, hot springs, fumaroles and mud pots.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $10; Child $10

    Yellowstone Lake

    Yellowstone Lake
    At 7,732 feet in the air, Yellowstone Lake is the largest freshwater lake above 7,000 feet in all of North America. This large, crystalline lake is a hotbed of geothermal activity and also contains underwater hot springs.

    Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

    Grand Prismatic Hot Spring

    Grand Prismatic Hot Spring
    The third largest hot spring in the world, the Grand Prismatic Hot Spring gets its color from bacteria around its rim that feed off of the mineral-rich water. In the summer months, the hot spring is a vivid red-orange shade.

    Duration: Approx. 40 Minutes

    Fountain Paint Pot

    Fountain Paint Pot, heated by the region's underground hot springs, F.P.P is half hot spring, half mud basin. The spring releases natural shades of red and yellow because of the oxidation of iron in the soil.

    Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

    West Thumb Geyser Basin

    West Thumb Geyser Basin
    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.

    Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes

Standard Hotel: White Buffalo or similar

Day 4: Yellowstone National Park

Today we will continue our tour inside Yellowstone National Park, visiting Yellowstone Canyon, Yellowstone Fall, Biscuit Basin and more. Stay overnight at Gardiner.
  • Yellowstone, WY

    Yellowstone, WY
    Yellowstone is the home to world's largest super volcano and over 10,000 natural landscapes. Yellowstone is well known for its geysers, hot springs, fumaroles and mud pots.

    Roosevelt Arch

    A rusticated triumphal arch at the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park. The top of the arch is inscribed with a quote from the Organic Act of 1872, the legislation which created Yellowstone, which reads: "For the Benefit and Enjoyment of the People".

    Artist Point

    Artist Point
    Although Thomas Moran's famous sketches of Yellowstone falls were actually done from the northern rim (now known as Moran Point), the name Artist Point has stuck with this area for more than a century because of its beauty.

    Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

    Hayden Valley

    A large, sub-alpine valley in Yellowstone National Park straddling the Yellowstone River between Yellowstone Falls and Yellowstone Lake. The valley is well known as one of the best locations to view wildlife in Yellowstone.

    Mud Volcano Area

    Mud Volcano Area
    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 Dragon's Caldron, and Dragon's Mouth Spring.

    Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

    Fishing Bridge

    Located near the mouth of the Yellowstone River, the Fishing Bridge is a great location to spot the native Cutthroat trout. There is an RV park of the same name nearby.

    Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes

    Old Faithful Geyser

    Old Faithful Geyser
    Yellowstone National Park's famous geyser Old Faithful has been called the most predictable geographical feature in the world. Its reliability has been documented since 1870, when Minnesotan explorer Nathaniel P. Langford gave it its now-world-famous moniker.

    Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes

    Morning Glory Pool

    Morning Glory Pool
    This hot spring in the Upper geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming is famous for it's bright red-orange and blue-green coloring. These colors come from the bacteria which inhabit the geyser's interior.

    Biscuit Basin

    Biscuit Basin
    Three miles north of Old Faithful is Biscuit Basin, named for the unusual biscuit-like deposits formerly surrounding Sapphire Pool. Following the 1959 Hebgen Lake earthquake, Sapphire erupted, and the "biscuits" were blown away.

    Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

Standard Hotel: Big Rock Hotel or similar

Day 5: Yellowstone National Park - Salt Lake City(369 miles)

In the morning, we will go to Yellowstone National Park and then go to see the State Capitol building and Temple Square of Mormon Church. After the city tour of Salt Lake City, we will transfer you to Salt Lake City international airport.
  • Yellowstone, WY

    Yellowstone, WY
    Yellowstone is the home to world's largest super volcano and over 10,000 natural landscapes. Yellowstone is well known for its geysers, hot springs, fumaroles and mud pots.

    Gibbon Falls

    Gibbon Falls is a waterfall on the Gibbon River in northwestern Yellowstone National Park in the United States. Gibbon Falls has a drop of approximately 84 feet (26 m).

    Norris Geyser Basin

    Norris Geyser Basin
    Yellowstone National Park is full of areas like this - geyser basins - large, open areas where geothermic pressure from below the ground's surface force up various geysers and springs. The Norris Basin is one of the more accessible.

    Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes

    Mammoth Hot Springs

    Mammoth Hot Springs
    600,000 years ago, a massive volcanic eruption laid the groundwork for the beautiful tiered terraces that make up Yellowstone's natural hot springs. Today, visitors come from around the world to see this ever-changing natural phenomenon.

    Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

  • Salt Lake City, UT

    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

    Utah State Capitol
    A member of the National Register of Historic Places, the Utah State Capitol has been standing since 1916. Adorned with columns and a dramatic dome, the neoclassical style is the same as the famous national Capitol building in Washington.

    Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes

    Temple Square

    Temple Square
    Approximately ten acres in size, Temple Square is the center of religious activity for the Church of Latter Day Saints, housing the Temple and Tabernacle that are central to the religion.

    Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes

Find Closest Pickup
Location Address Departure Return
Los Angeles, CA 603 S New Hampshire Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90005 (Best Western Plus- Hotel Guests Only ) 6:30am
Los Angeles, CA 16555 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA 92606 (Walmart- Irvine, CA ) 6:30am
Los Angeles, CA 5250 W El Segundo Blvd, Hawthorne, CA 90250 (Ramada Plaza Hotel LAX- hotel guest only ) 6:45am 7:30pm
Los Angeles, CA 800 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (Union Station ( In front of Main Entrance )- Los Angeles, CA ) 6:45am
Los Angeles, CA 1500 S. Raymond Ave, Fullerton, CA 92831 (The Fullerton Hotel- Fullerton, CA ) 6:45am
Los Angeles, CA 9125 Recreation Circle, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 (Days Inn Fountain Valley- Fountain Valley, CA ) 6:50am
Los Angeles, CA 15000 Hawthorne Blvd, Lawndale, CA 90260 (Best Western Plus South Bay Hotel LAX- Lawndale, CA ) 7:00am
Los Angeles, CA 14635 Baldwin Park Town Center, Baldwin Park, CA 91706 (Courtyard Marriott- hotel guest only ) 7:00am
Los Angeles, CA 400 S Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA 91007 (Arcadia Mall (In front of Cheesecake Factory)- Arcadia, CA ) 7:00am
Los Angeles, CA 7828 Orangethorpe Ave, Buena Park, CA 90621 (Fairfield Inn Marriott- Buena Park, CA ) 7:00am
Los Angeles, CA 303 E Valley Blvd, San Gabriel, CA 91776 (Sheraton San Gabriel- Hotel Guest Only ) 7:15am
Los Angeles, CA 225 W Valley Blvd, San Gabriel, CA 91776 (Hilton Hotel San Gabriel (In front of Water Fountain )- hotel guest only ) 7:15am
Los Angeles, CA 123 S Lincoln Ave, Monterey Park, CA 91755 (Lincoln Hotel Monterey Park- Monterey Park, CA ) 7:15am
Los Angeles, CA 1 Industry Hills Pkwy, City of Industry, CA 91744 (Pacific Palm Resort Hotel- hotel guest only ) 7:15am
Los Angeles, CA 3633 N Rosemead Blvd, Rosemead, CA 91770 (Bokai Garden Hotel Rosemead- Rosemead, CA ) 7:30am
Los Angeles, CA 7272 E Gage Ave, Commerce, CA 90040 (Best Western Plus Commerce- hotel guest only ) 7:45am
Remark:Hotel Guests Only
Los Angeles, CA 7709 Telegraph Rd, Montebello, CA 90640 (Quality Inn Montebello- Montebello, CA ) 8:00am
Rowland Heights, CA 1015 S Nogales Street, Rowland Heights, CA 91748 (99 Ranch Market- Rowland Heights, CA ) 9:00am
Las Vegas, NV 2000 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89104 (Stratosphere Casino Hotel Las Vegas (Buffet Area)- Las Vegas, NV ) 3:30pm

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

  • Los Angeles Departure:Hilton Hotel San Gabriel, Pacific Palm Resort Hotel, the Hotel Fullerton, Best Western Plus, Ramada Plaza Hotel LAX, Sheraton Los Angeles San Gabriel, Courtyard Marriott Baldwin Park, pick up is only available for the hotel guests.
  • LA Hotel Guest Pickup Policy:Guests who choose the pickup location "Hotel Guest Only" need to book at least one night at the hotel prior to the beginning of the tour to be eligible for this option. If you do not have a reservation at the hotel, please choose an alternative pickup option.
  • Return Flights: Tour ends in Salt Lake City Airport. Please schedule your flights to depart from Salt Lake City airport (SLC) after 8:00pm.

Price Includes

  • 2 Breakfasts.
  • 4 nights hotel accommodation
  • All domestic ground transportation via air-conditioned vehicle
  • Tour guide Level 2: semi-guided tour
  • Taxes

Price Excludes

  • Admission Fees:
    Destination Adult Child
    Antelope Canyon
    Antelope Canyon (Optional) $51 $51 (3-9 yrs)
    Lower Antelope Canyon (Optional) $70 $70 (0-12 yrs)
    Grand Teton National Park
    Grand Teton National Park (Optional) $10 $10
    Page, AZ
    Horseshoe Bend (Optional) Free /
    Yellowstone
    Yellowstone (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.
  • Mandatory Fee (pay the fee in cash to the tour guide): $200/person, including Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, Great Salt Lake and fuel surcharge.
  • Air fares between your city and the departure city.
  • Personal room fees such as laundry or valet services, telephone calls, or alcoholic beverages/ mini bar items.
  • All meals and drinks during the trip, although eating arrangements will be made by the tour guide.
  • A mandatory service fees for tour guide and bus driver: $10.00/day per passenger. Additional $4 per passenger for the local Indians guide touring Antelope Canyon.
  • Any private expenses
  • Mandatory fees are part of the tour fares which customers are obligated to pay on the tour. If any customer refuses to pay mandatory fees, we reserve the right to terminate service with no refund.

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 a confirmation email (e-ticket) after your order is processed. Complete operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, is included on your e-ticket. You must print the e-tickets and take them along on your trip; they are your proof of purchase.

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  • Booking changes
    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 the 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 (request day and departure day are not counted)
    30 or more days prior to departure - 10% of total purchase amount
    15-29 days or more prior to departure - 25% of the total purchase amount.
    10-14 days prior to departure - 30% of total purchase amount.
    6-9 days prior to departure - 50% of the total purchase amount.
    Within 5 days prior to departure or no show - 100% of the total purchase amount.
    Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit the 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 effort to maintain the normal operation.
    The refund amount will be credited directly to your account. Or the refund can also be forwarded directly to your credit card with a 10% handling fee.
    NOTE: We cannot grant any refunds more than 30 days after completion of the tour.
  • Hotel Policy
    Smoking is strictly prohibited at all hotels, violation of this rule will result in a penalty of $300/person, along with other legal liabilities. A valid credit card is required for guests to check in at the hotel.
  • Itinerary Variations
    We constantly strive 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.
  • Tour Cancellation:
    We reserve 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.

Additional Note

  • Free Breakfast: This will include cereals, coffee, tea, fruits, toast.
  • Booking: Please book airline tickets after your tour booking is confirmed, which should occur within 1 business day.
  • Antelope Canyon Policy: Due to safety reason, people have physical difficulties are not recommended to take this tour. Access to Lower Canyon requires hiking and using ladders up to 25 feet in length to climb down. Steep stairs involved and some narrow passages to walk through. Local canyon tour guide is entitled to make the decision and may reject them to get into the canyon. Guests would take full responsibility for any possible circumstance and there would be no refund for any failure entry to the canyon.
  • Covid-19 information:
    • All passengers above age of 16 who want to join the tour need to be fully vaccinated with vaccination record card proven.
    • All employee has been fully vaccinated.
    • Hand sanitizer and sanitize wipes will be provided on tour bus. Tour bus will be fully sanitize after each day of service.
    • Daily temperature check for all passengers including driver and tour guide. If anyone's temperature is unusual will be terminate for participating the tour.
    • Health monitoring within 14 days from the tour end for all passengers including driver and tour guide. If anyone has syndrome of COVID-19 will be informed people who are get in touch with and also The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Can I switch the pickup location from Arcadia mall to Union Station?
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  • Veronica

    2015-07-06
  • I attended the 5 day tour and our tour guide (Harry) was awesome! He genuinely cared about our well being and included everyone. He also knows a lot of the best views at each location and provides good explanation of history. It helps if you speak Mandarin as it is a bilingual tour, but you can get away with just English. The itinerary is well planned out and we saw some beautiful sights and scenes. Long hours on the bus but very worth it. Bring some medication if you get carsick. I traveled alone, but met a lot of other fun young people and had a huge room all to myself (2 beds). Note that the drop off location for each tour differs based on the length of your trip. I started in Las Vegas but was dropped off in Utah and had to book another flight afterwards--just as a heads up!
  • I recommend this tour! 1 2

  • Satish

    2014-09-11
  • FLYING SIXTY HOURS IN A BUS! It has been a week since I returned after a six-day trip to Yellowstone National Park and other natural wonders in Arizona, Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming. The more I talk about it on a one-to-one basis, a kind of guilt palls over me for not sharing it with others. It is not for posting any bragging points - I am way past it, as my 75th birth year approaches. Also, I am not going to talk about the places I saw, as there are far more descriptions with beautiful pictures of those places. I do not post pictures for the same reason! Well, the trip was neither by air nor I drove/rode in a car. It was in tourist bus. In the United States, during the last 40-50 years, passenger trains are associated with old people, and traveling in buses with the indigent ones and the unsafe and unhygienic. It is not true anymore. The bus was owned by a tour company. Its seats were very comfortable, wider, more leg room than business class airline seats, and had charging outlets for electronic gadgets. I could sit with cross legs - like sitting in the comfort of my home - read, write, or just gaze out and contemplate at life. It was a 56-seater, but we were a group of 38 - 30 Chinese and 8 Indians. Yes, no other ethnic variety. Reason perhaps, is that the tour company is owned by a Chinese woman, and besides, it's smart marketing and sales. How did we think of a bus trip in the first place? Three months ago, Pramod and I took one-day bus trip to Grand Canyon. I have been to Grand Canyon a dozen times, but I am always ready to go. Such places or overachievers project newness from the same spot and angle. It is their magnitude that the mind cannot comprehend in a given moment. The natural beauty changes every second with light and shade. The trip cost us $85 per person. In driving to Grand Canyon, the gas cost alone is more, and the stress of driving is worse. That is how, we decided to take another bus trip. How much did this cost? $530 per person includes hotel stay (in the inns next to the highways), breakfasts, tips, and admission in 4 national parks. You can't beat this price. On the website, reviews were all good. Incidentally, a returning Indian couple told us that there was nothing negative about this trip - just to follow guide's instructions! Now, how was a typical day? The bus started off at 5:00AM, 5:30AM, 6:00AM, 6:30AM, and 8:00AM. The day was always 13+ hours long, except the last one. After every hour, it stopped for sightseeing, restroom breaks, or for a bite. There was a small toilet inside the bus too, and I used it twice as my bladder could not hold 18-oz beer. I also carried 6 Oz of rum for sipping at dinner time in order to keep the intestines disinfected. Health wise, I remained perfect - did not miss my morning routine of pranayama. Oh yes, I did take a shot from my asthma inhaler before going to bed and an aspirin on reaching Brian Head at 12,000 feet elevation. It was 34 years ago that I saw Yellowstone. There are tremendous improvements in the Park. The lines at the registers of the gift shops and coffee shops were so long at this time of the year when schools and colleges were open! In contrast, the Horseshoe Canyon, Antelope Canyon and Valley of Monuments - all inside the Navajo Indian reservation, are hardly known to the world. However, they just blew my mind, as I saw them for the first time. Essentially, it is a tale of two cultures. I am glad that I didn't carry my laptop, as there was literally no time left out for it. Instead, I used notes in my iPhone. A real impressive feature of this trip was the hotel check in - in 2-3 minutes, 38 people were checked in. The guide did it! Time was not wasted anywhere, thus optimizing sightseeing. On this trip, besides Pramod, his wife was also there. During this trip, I probably had more conversation with him than ever before. I did not know him as a husband, and his wife in different settings. The United States daily life is so grooved, deterministic, and routine that years go by without any change. I am so glad that we discovered this bus trip, as I saw equally within and without!
  • I recommend this tour! 1 6

  • Susan

    2014-05-31
  • 7 day/6 night Tour of Yellowstone/Utah Canyons Summary? AWESOME!!! And what made it awesome was our tour guide, Bruce Chang, and our driver, Sky! I will call them the dynamic duo! Bruce informed of us the plan each morning and then as we went. No matter the length of the trek per day, we stopped every 2 to 3 hours for leg stretch/potty break. And, of course, we stopped for lunch. We usually got to the hotel by around 7:00pm. Bruce's extensive knowledge, history...of details about each of the areas we entered is incredible. His knowledge brought the trip to life...feeling a part of each site. He translated in English and Mandarin...with passion and enthusiasm. I don't know how he kept his energy so high. He is amazing! THE BUS: Brand new, well air conditioned, great view from windows, shades could be pulled if you it got too warm or bright. Potty on the bus but it is encouraged not to use it unless it was an emergency. Stops were often enough that we didn't have to use it. The seats would be great for two small to average size people. I am overweight and so was my sister so it was a bit snug. THAT is our problem though not the bus. THE HOTELS: Each night was a different hotel until we hit Las Vegas. Red Lion was great (two different locations, two different nights). Two nights were a bit "rustic"... Considering the location, it was fine (Montana town and inside Bryce Canyon town). Two nights at the Luxor which was great!! Luxor does not provide coffee makers or wi-fi. We brought our own so...it was fine for us. THE FOOD: Most of the passengers were of Asian descent. At each lunch stop, we could choose a Chinese buffet or any restaurant in the surrounding shopping center. The Chinese food was rather healthy and good. I have never really experienced Chinese food and found I like it. Breakfast and dinner was on our own. ADDITIONAL COSTS: Meals, activity in Las Vegas, gratuity for the tour guide (Bruce and Sky- worth every dollar). RECOMMENDATIONS: - Don't expect long hikes at any of the locations. Expect time to experience them, take pictures and then go to the next place...which is often prettier than the one before. It feels like 'not enough time'...but looking back...it was. - Bring your own coffee maker, snack and breakfast food. - Bring an extra charger for your camera or phone.. You are out and about for long days at a time. - Bring a battery operated fan for the aisle seat. Can get warm. - Bring clothes for warmer climate. You can buy a sweatshirt if you need it. My goal was to see states I had not seen (Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Utah). The trek: California - Nevada - Idaho (Sleep) - Wyoming - Montana (sleep) - Wyoming - Idaho (sleep) - Utah (sleep) - Arizona - Nevada (sleep x 2)- California I would do this trip again...or choose this company for future sight seeing! My sister and I will take these memories into our senior years with smiles! Thank you, Bruce and Sky for your warmth, humor, energy and knowledge!
  • I recommend this tour! 0 3

  • Natalia

    2014-05-22
  • Great tour! I liked it very much. We saw so many spectacular sights. It was clear, guide was good. The best hotel was Comfort Inn in Idaho Falls. The only dissatisfaction, there was promised $100 bonus package (Stratosphere Tower, buffet, etc.), I did not get anything of this. It was a profanation. But it was removed from the description of the tour now.
  • I recommend this tour! 0 3

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