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10-Day Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park and Mt. Rushmore Tour from San Francisco with Airport Pickup

Tour Code: 973-5345   
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Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun (05/12/2018 -09/30/2018)
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San Francisco, CA
Duration:
10 Days 9 Nights

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Highlights: Visit Carmel, CA, Crazy Horse, SD, Devils Tower, WY, Jackson Hole, WY, Lake Tahoe, NV, Monterey, CA, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, SD, Sacramento, CA, Salt Lake City, UT, San Francisco, CA, Virginia City, , Yellowstone, WY. Inclusions: 9 nights hotel accommodations, All domestic ground transportation

  • Complimentary $200 Gift Package from Reno hotel.

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    • Buy 2 get 3rd Discounted (3 or 4 pax sharing one room): (1) Cancellation of discounted-fare passenger must be made at least 7 days before departure. (2) No-show (or cancellation made within 7 days before departure) of discounted passenger incurs $150 penalty fee for the reserved bus seat.
    • Child Rate: Child rates apply to those 2-9 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

    Today we will gather in San Francisco at San Francisco International Airport. If you take a domestic flight will meet us in the Baggage Claim Area. If you take an international flight will meet us at the exit outside.
    Standard Hotel: Crowne Plaza Union City or Similar
    Day 2

    San Francisco - Sacramento - Elko (497 miles)

    In the morning, we will depart from San Francisco and head east towards Nevada. On the way, we will stop in Sacramento to see the California State Capitol. Then, we will drive through the Donner Pass, treated to beautiful desert views along the way, as we drive to Elko, NV for the evening.
    • 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: Red Lion Elko or similar
    Day 3

    Elko - Jackson Hole - Grand Teton National Park (434 miles)

    Today, we will drive through the states of Nevada, Utah, Idaho and Wyoming as we travel to Jackson Hole and take a Scenic Chairlift Ride. In downtown Jackson, we will see the Elk Antlers Arches. Then, we will continue to Grand Teton National Park, following the road the runs along the Snake River. We will spend the night at the Hatchet Resort Cabins.
    • 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.

      Scenic Chairlift Ride

      The scenic chairlift is a leisurely ride that brings you up 1,571 feet to the summit of Snow King Mountain for the best views of the Tetons, the Elk Refuge, and the town of Jackson.

      Opening Hours: Open from May 12, 2017.|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

    • 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.

      Please note we will not visit Grand Teton and Jackson hole before 5/12/17 due to closure of Yellowstone south gate. We will visit additional Yellowstone attractions instead. $25 admission to Grand Teton and Scenic Chairlift Ride will be deducted from mandatory admission package.

    Standard Hotel: Hatchet Resort Grand Teton or similar
    Day 4

    Yellowstone - Sheridan (180 miles)

    Today, we will travel to Yellowstone National Park, home to the world's largest super volcano and over 10,000 fascinating geothermal features like Norris Geyser, Upper Falls, Artist Point, Hayden Valley, Fishing Bridge, Mud Volcano and more! We will spend the night in Sheridan, WY.
    • Yellowstone, WY

      The largest, oldest, and most famous national park displays a fascinating scenery of hot springs, geysers, canyons & waterfalls, and nature everywhere you look!

      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. 40 Minutes

      Upper Yellowstone Falls

      Located a quarter-mile upstream of the larger Lower Falls, the Upper Yellowstone River Falls plunge 109 feet down an eroded lava cliff into the basin below. The area below the falls has been subject to heavier erosion than above.

      Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

      Artist Point

      Named after the famous sketches of the waterfalls by Thomas Moran (but not actually the location where the sketched were done) this beautiful location showcases one of the most famous views in Yellowstone National Park.

      Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

      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. 25 Minutes

    Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn Sheridan or similar
    Day 5

    Sheridan - Devils Tower - Mt. Rushmore - Crazy Horse - Casper (526 miles)

    In the morning, we will drive to Devil's Tower, the country's first national monument. Next, we will head to iconic Mount Rushmore, followed by the Crazy Horse National Monument. Later on, we will spend the night in Casper.
    • Devils Tower, WY

      The first declared United States National Monument. It'is an igneous intrusion or laccolith located in the Black Hills near Hulett and Sundance in Crook County. A monolithic rock formation that rises 1,267 feet above the surrounding land and was once the neck of an active volcano.

      Devils Tower National Monument

      This massive monolith in the Black Hills of Wyoming was the nation's first national monument, anointed by Teddy Roosevelt in 1906. In recent years, climbing the rock has become popular. The stone column is considered sacred by many Native Americans.

      Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

    • Mount Rushmore National Memorial, SD

      This famous United States monument in the Black Hills of western South Dakota depicts the busts of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. The 60-foot tall statues are carved right into the side of the mountains.

      Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

    • Crazy Horse, SD

      Crazy Horse Memorial is the world's largest sculpture-in-progress, and frequent drilling and mountain blasts make each visit unique. When completed, Crazy Horse Memorial will stand 563 feet tall by 641 feet long.

      Crazy Horse Memorial

      This monument, controversial in the Native American community, has been under construction for over 60 years. If it is completed as planned, it would be the largest sculpture in the entire world, at a monstrous 563 high and 641 wide.

      Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes

    Standard Hotel: Ramada Casper or similar
    Day 6

    Casper - Salt Lake City (321 miles)

    Drive to Independent Rock State Historic Site this morning, then we will head to Salt Lake City, where we will visit the Utah State Capitol, the most expensive, luxurious state house in the U.S. We will also Temple Square. After that, overnight in Miavale.
    • Casper, WY

      Independence Rock

      This granite monolith sits in the Independence Rock State Historic Site in central Wyoming. The rock served as an important landmark for those travelling west via the Oregon Trail in the middle of the 19th century.

      Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

      Devil's Gate

      The Devil's Gate is a natural rock formation that served as an important landmark on the Oregon Trail and helped guide pioneers westward across the barren United States of the 19th century.

      Duration: Approx. 15 Minutes

    • 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.

      Duration: Approx. 35 Minutes

      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

      Mormon Temple

      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.

      Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

    Standard Hotel: La Quinta Salt Lake Midvale or similar
    Day 7

    Salt Lake City - Reno (426 miles)

    Today, we will depart from Salt Lake City and head to Bonneville Salt Flats, an area of perfectly flat land that looks like it is covered by snow. Later, we will drive to Reno, NV, where we will spend the night.
    • 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.
    Standard Hotel: Harrah's Reno or similar
    Day 8

    Reno - Virginia City - Lake Tahoe - San Francisco (209 miles)

    In the morning, we will leave Reno and head to Virginia City to see the famous Comstock Lode. Then, we will head to gorgeous Lake Tahoe, a wonderful place to swim, fish and boat, as well as partake in winter activities like skiing and snowboarding. In the evening, we will arrive in San Francisco.
    • Virginia City, United States of America

      Silver and gold made the old mining town Virginia City, one that is recognized as the character of Nevada. Guests will experience its boomtime as they visit historic buildings, and some of its open mines.
    • Lake Tahoe, NV

      The scenic Lake Tahoe nestled in the crook of California is the largest alpine lake in North America. In addition to being a wonderful place to swim, fish, and boat, Lake Tahoe features winter activities like skiing and snowboarding.

      Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

      Lake Tahoe Cruise

      Enjoy a boat ride across the largest alpine lake in North America. Lake Tahoe Cruises offer a unique view of the surrounding Sierra Nevada and an up-close experience of the lake's crystalline waters. Cruises are a ticket to relaxation.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $64; Child (3-11 yrs) $32; 2 hours boat cruise

    Standard Hotel: Crowne Plaza Union City or Similar
    Day 9

    San Francisco City Tour

    Today we will take a pleasant city tour to see charming San Francisco, the Capital of Culture and Romance! The City sits on the tip of San Francisco Peninsula, surrounded by water on three sides. This one day tour includes all the highlights of San Francisco: Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, Twin Peaks, Lombard Street, Civic Center and Cathedral of St. Mary . Also we will pass by Chinatown, Castro District, and Union Square... etc. You may take a cruise ride at your own expense on the San Francisco Bay to enjoy the skyline San Francisco.
    • 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!

      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.

      Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

      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.

      Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

      Twin Peaks

      San Francisco's Twin Peaks are two prominent hills near the center of the city. Each one stands at about 922 feet tall, and they offer amazing views of the Bay Area all the way down to the water.

      Lombard Street

      Lombard Street is a famous road in San Francisco that is known for having eight steep, hairpin turns climbing up a one-block stretch between Hyde and Leavenworth Streets. The strange-looking stretch of road is a famous Bay Area spot.

      Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

      Palace of Fine Art

      The grandiosely-named Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, California is a huge, ornate outdoor structure that is part of the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Its amazing architecture has made it popular for weddings and photography.

      Civic Center

      The Civic Center area is the center of government in San Francisco. Its features two large plazas, and its main attraction is the San Francisco City Hall. The Hall has a recognizable gold-outlined dome, the fifth-largest in the world.

      Cathedral of Saint Mary

      The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption is the principal Catholic church in San Francisco, CA. This modern-style cathedral is the third of this name to sit in this location in the Cathedral Hill neighborhood of San Francisco.

      San Francisco Chinatown

      (Passing By) 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.

      The Castro District

      (Passing By) This neighborhood in San Francisco, CA's Eureka Valley is a hub of LGBT activities in the Bay Area. Street fairs, parades, bars, shops, and restaurants define this upscale neighboorhood, which is renown for its nightlife and good times.

      Union Square

      (Passing By) 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.

      San Francisco Bay Cruise

      In addition to a unique vantage point from which to view the Bay Area's skyline, guests will also get a look at "the Rock" Alcatraz Island -- once home to the famous Alcatraz Penitentiary -- and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $40; Child (5-12 yrs) $28; 90 mins|Opening Hours: Closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Standard Hotel: Crowne Plaza Union City or similar
    Day 10

    San Francisco - Monterey - Carmel - San Francisco (178 miles)

    Today, we will head to picturesque Monterey to visit the Lodge at Pebble Beach, one of the world's most famous golf courses, and take a ride down the 17 Mile Drive. We can also visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium at our own expense. After that, we will travel to nearby Carmel, a small artistic city. Later on, we will drive back to San Francisco.
    • 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.

      The Lodge At Pebble Beach

      Gentle sea breezes, meandering coast, surging waves, bizarre rocks, adorable seals and sea lions rest on the beach; world's first-class golf courses stretch beyond shiny multi-million dollar mansions. There's not much better on the planet earth than Pebble Beach. Ocean view is stunning, 5 Golf Grand Slam Tournaments have been held here.

      Duration: Approx. 40 Minutes

      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.

      Monterey Bay Aquarium

      This large aquarium in Monterey, California is home to some of the world's largest and most unique exhibits. It was both the first aquarium to successfully keep a great white shark and cultivate a kelp forest for show.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $50; Child (3-12 yrs) $30|Opening Hours: 10:00am - 6:00pm, Winter: 10am - 5pm; Summer: 9:30am - 6pm; Summer Weekend: 9:30am - 8pm; Close on Christamas Day|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 20 Minutes

    • 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.
    • Departure & Return

    • Airport meet and greet: Your tour escort will be holding a sign with your name. Your tour guide will wait you at Terminal 2 Information Center (free pickup time: 12:00pm - 10:30pm for domestic arrivals, 12:00pm - 10:00pm for international arrivals). If you need to be transferred between 10:30pm and 11:59pm, there is a fee of $80 per group of 5 people. Outside those two period, please make your own transportation to the hotel.
    • Return Flight Arrangement: Please arrange your flight after 10:30 pm taking off at San Francisco airport. We highly suggest booking air ticket(s) 1 hour later than suggested time during high season (summer holiday, national holidays).
    • Flight information: Please provide arrival/return flight schedules at the time of booking or at least 4 business days prior to departure. Otherwise, you will be required to proceed to the hotel at your own expense.
    • Service fee for airport pick up : $4 / per person per time.
    • Price Includes

    • Airport transfers
    • 9 nights hotel accommodations
    • All domestic ground transportation
    • Tour guide Level 2: semi-guided tour
    • All taxes and fees included
    • Price Excludes

    • Admission Fees:
      Destination Adult Child
      Jackson Hole, WY
      Jackson Cable Car + Small Train Ride (Optional) $40 $40
      Lake Tahoe
      Lake Tahoe Cruise (Optional) $64 $32 (3-11 yrs)
      Monterey, CA
      Monterey Bay Aquarium (Optional) $50 $30 (3-12 yrs)
      San Francisco, CA
      San Francisco Bay Cruise (Optional) $40 $28 (5-12 yrs)
      • 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 Admissions: $120/person, including admission to Scenic Chairlift Ride, Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Mt. Rushmore, Devil's Tower, Crazy Horse, Great Salt Lake, Bonneville Salt Flats and Fuel Surcharge.
    • Air fares between your city and the departure city.
    • 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 ($9.00/day per passenger).
    • Personal room fees, such as laundry or valet services, telephone calls, or alcoholic beverages/ mini bar items, unless they are otherwise specified.
    • Any private expenses
    • Additional Note

    • Booking: Please book airline tickets after your tour booking is confirmed, which should be within 1 business day.
    • 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.
    • Hotel rooms: Each hotel room can accommodate no more than 4 guests (adults or children).
    • Reno hotel includes complimentary over $200 Value Gift Pack per room.
    • Chinese Visa holders: Please print out the EVUS form.
    • Policies

      Confirmation

    • All purchases are subject to re-confirmation within 2-3 business days after booking. Please do not book airline tickets until you have received the confirmation.

      Redemption

    • You will receive an confirmation email (e-ticket) after your order is received. Complete operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your e-ticket. 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.
    • Changes to Reservations: 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 will be treated as a cancellation, and normal cancellation fees will apply.
    • Cancellation penalties per person
        (Notification day and departure day are not counted)
      • 31 days or more prior to departure - 10% of total purchase amount.
      • 15-30 days prior to departure - 25% of total purchase amount.
      • 8-14 days prior to departure - 50% of total purchase amount.
      • (If the tour will stay in Yellowstone Cabin, 8-30 days prior to departure - 50% of total purchase amount. )
      • Within 7 days prior to departure - 100% of total purchase amount.
      • Day of departure or no show - 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 and 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.
    • We are not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations.

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