Los Angeles - Phoenix / Scottsdale (365 miles)
Passenegers will be picked up in Los Angeles in the morning. Today will be spent travelling through the American Southwest to Arizona. We will spend the night near Phoenix, AZ.
This city just outside Phoenix is known for its nightlife. Scottsdale was described by the New York Times as "a desert version of Miami's South Beach" with "plenty of late night partying and a buzzing hotel scene."
Cowboy Steak Dinner
More than a steak dinner, this is truly a wild west outing that gives you a feel of what the west was about. Enjoy a steak dinner with entertainment.
Standard Hotel: Pointe Hilton at Tapatior Cliffs, Marriott Suites Old Town, Hampton Inn Phoenix North,
Phoenix / Scottsdale - Sedona - Grand Canyon (218 miles)
Today we will travel to the Grand Canyon area, stopping briefly in Sedona, AZ along the way. We will drive through Oak Creek Canyon. Finally, we will head to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon for exploration.
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.
Oak Creek Canyon
Called the little cousin of the Grand Canyon, this 12-mile canyon in Arizona is a popular tourist spot. It offers swimming and fishing areas in addition to hiking, picnic area, and campgrounds.
North Canyon Helicopter Tour
Truly a once in a lifetime experience. Fly over this magnificent wonder of nature in a 25-30 minute aerial tour. Price includes National Parks fees and local taxes.
Admission (Optional): Adult $199; Child (8-16 yrs) $199
This tour shows you the renowned beauty of the North Canyon
combined with the spectacular views of the Painted Desert and the
Admission (Optional): Adult $270; Child (8-16 yrs) $270
Standard Hotel: Canyon Plaza Resort, Yavapai West, Holiday Inn Express, or Cameron Trading Post
Grand Canyon - Monument Valley Tribal Park - Canyonlands National Park - Moab (332 miles)
Today we will drive along the South Rim of the Grand Canyon on our way to 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: Super 8 Moab, Big Horn lodge, or Archway Inn, Moab, UT
Moab - Arches National Park - Rock Springs (368 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: La Quinta Inn
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: Gray Wolf Inn, Best Western Desert Inn, or Yellowstone Park Hotel
Yellowstone - Salt Lake City (369 miles)
Today we will journey to Salt Lake City, UT, where we will visit the Mormon Temple 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: Shilo Inn Salt Lake or Doubletree Salt Lake City Airport
Salt Lake City - Bryce Canyon National Park (272 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: Bryce View Lodge, Bryce
Bryce Canyon National Park - Zion National Park - Las Vegas (250 miles)
Today we will explore Zion National Park. We will head to Las Vegas, NV for the night.
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 (298 miles)
Today we will make our way across the Mojave Desert to 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.
Grand Canyon Deluxe
Fly over beautiful Lake Mead and the incredible Hoover Dam to the Grand Canyon South Rim. A bus tour excursion through the National Park will stop along the Rim for magnificent views and photo opportunities. Enjoy a light meal before flying back to Las Vegas.
Admission (Optional): Adult $354; Child (8-16 yrs) $354
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: Yosemite Southgate Hotel, Comfort Inn Oakhurst, Miners Inn Mariposa, Holiday Inn Merced, Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino
Yosemite National Park - San Francisco (194 miles)
Today we will make our way from Yosemite to San Francisco, CA. Upon our arrival in the city, we will take a sightseeing tour that includes views of Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge.
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
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.
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: Whitcomb Hotel or Holiday Inn Civic Center, San Francisco, CA
San Francisco - Monterey - Carmel - Santa Maria (258 miles)
Today we will travel to Monterey, CA, named for the gorgeous Monterey Bay. From here, we will take the famous 17-Mile Drive along the bay to the coastal hamlet of Carmel, CA. Our day will end near Santa Maria, 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.
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.
The famous Californian Monterey Bay is world-renown for its beauty and wildlife. In addition to the scenic routes that huge the bay's shorelines, visitors can see animals like otters, bottlenose dolphins, and if they're lucky, even humpback whales.
Standard Hotel: Historic Santa Maria Inn, Radisson Santa Maria or Lompoc Valley Inn and Suites
Santa Maria - Santa Barbara - Los Angeles (158 miles)
On our way back to Los Angeles, we will make a stop in Santa Barbara, CA. We will arrive in LA in the afternoon, at which point guests will be dropped off in the city. See "Departure and Return Details" for more information.