San Francisco - Yosemite National Park - Fresno (228 miles)
Today we will head to Yosemite National Park
. Breathtaking scenery like the Bridal Veil Fall, El Capitan, Merced River, Half Dome, and Yosemite Falls
will immerse your senses and bring you back to nature. The Yosemite Valley
is one of the most visited spots in America, so make sure you bring plenty of films! Spend the night in Fresno.
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.
Admission (Mandatory): Adult $20; Child $20; Senior $20
Bridal Veil Falls
If the wind is strong enough, the cascading waters of Bridal Veil Falls appear to be falling sideways, making this 617-foot waterfall one of the most popular natural attractions in Yosemite.
Even the most experienced rock climbers find difficulty on the treacherous slopes of El Capitan, the world's largest granite monolith. The summit can be reached by a hiking trail out of Yosemite Valley.
Once considered insurmountable, Yosemite's Half Dome is a granite formation, one of the park's most recognizable attractions. A steep trail now leads to the summit, but the journey is arduous, so those wishing to reach it should come prepared.
The Merced River cuts through Yosemite National Park on its route from Nevada to Central California. Visitors to the park can enjoy hiking along the river banks or rafting down its rapids.
Tunnel View is a scenic outlook in Yosemite National Park, offering what is probably the most photographed view in the park as Yosemite Valley stretches out before the eyes.
The highest waterfall in North America and the seventh highest in the world, Yosemite Falls is a three-stage waterfall that has a height of 2,425 feet. Its three sections are the Upper Falls, the Middle Cascades, and the Lower Falls.
Standard Hotel: Radisson Fresno or similar
Fresno - Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park - Las Vegas (262 miles)
In the morning we will leave Fresno and travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. Then we will head to Las Vegas.
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. They were designated the UNESCO Sequoia-Kings Canyon Biosphere Reserve in 1976.
Admission (Mandatory): Adult $20; Child (3-12 yrs) $20; Senior (Over 62 yrs) $20
Standard Hotel: Westgate Las Vegas or similar
Las Vegas - Grand Canyon - Page/Flagstaff (352 miles)
We will depart from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon South Rim where we will visit Desert view, Mather Point, Yavapai Point and more. Spend night in Page or Flagstaff.
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 South Rim
The most visited side of the Grand Canyon, the South Rim offers incredible views of this natural wonder and is home to the Grand Canyon Village, which offers food, lodging, and a place to relax after a exhausting hike.
Desert View is one of the major lookout points along Desert View Drive, a road that follows the South Rim of the Grand Canyon through the Grand Canyon Village area.
Mather Point is a popular stop along the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, providing an exquisite overlook of the vast and expansive natural wonder below.
One of many impressive lookout points at the Grand Canyon, Yavapai Point has an observation station and a museum dedicated to the geology of the canyon.
South Rim Helicopter Tour
This helicopter tour is the best way to catch a panoramic view of the majestic South Rim of the Grand Canyon, viewing the massive canyon walls glimmer and reflect in the sun.
Admission (Optional): Adult $240; Child $240; Prices subject to availibility
Grand Canyon IMAX
Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets, currently being shown on an impressive IMAX screen in a theater located on the South Rim of the canyon, focuses not on the geology of the canyon, but on the history of human involvement.
Admission (Optional): Adult $14; Child (6-10 yrs) $14
Standard Hotel: Quality Inn Page/Travelodge Page/Super 8 Flagstaff or similar
Flagstaff - Page - Antelope Canyon - Las Vegas (349 miles)
In the morning, we will visit Horseshoe Bend and then Lake Powell where guests will have the chance to take a Boat Tour of the lake. From there, we will journey to the Upper Antelope Canyon before returning to Las Vegas where you can visit famous shows.
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.
Lake Powell is a reservoir on the Colorado River created by the Glen Canyon Dam. This lake is the second-largest man-made reservoir in the United States, and it is an extremely popular vacation spot.
Lake Powell Cruise
Boat tours of Lake Powell offer a unique vantage point from which to view not just the lake and surrounding skyline, but also the impressive geological features of the American Southwest.
Admission (Mandatory): Adult $48; Child (Under 12 yrs) $35
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
Upper Antelope Canyon is the most popular spot. Its entrance and entire length are at ground level, requiring no climbing.
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.
Admission (Mandatory): Adult $68; Child (Under 11 yrs) $58
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.
Las Vegas Night Tour
See fabulous Las Vegas at its best-- at night! This exciting tour of the famous Strip takes guests to sights such as the Bellagio Fountains, Venetian Hotel, Volcano at the Mirage, and historic Old Town Las Vegas.
Admission (Optional): Adult $35; Child (Under 12 yrs) $25
KA by Cirque du Soleil Show
A masterpiece in storytelling with acrobatic performances, thrilling martial arts techniques from all over the world, and innovations in puppetry and multimedia to tell the epic tale of twins on a perilous journey to fulfill their shared destiny.
Admission (Optional): Adult $160; Adult (VIP) $180; Child $160; Child (VIP) $180
Le Reve Show
Le Reve features aerial acrobatics, provocative choreography, and artistic athleticism. The cast of 85 captures the imagination with their outrageous antics and daring feats of strength and agility. Live music and elaborate special effects create a world of fantasy.
Admission (Optional): Adult $160; Adult (VIP) $180
Standard Hotel: Westgate Las Vegas or similar
Las Vegas - San Francisco/Los Angeles
Today, we will drive back to San Francisco to end this tour. Guests may choose to fly out of Las Vegas, but will need to arrange their own transportation to the airport. If you choose to back to Los Angeles, a transportation fee of $35/person will be charged.
Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding pickup and drop-off times and locations.