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7-Day Yellowstone and Mt. Rushmore Tour from San Francisco/Salt Lake City Tour Code: 856-310

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Sat (5/2 - 10/10)
San Francisco, CA; Salt Lake City, UT; San Jose, CA; Cupertino, CA; Burlingame, CA; Fremont, CA; Oakland, CA
English; Mandarin Chinese
7 6
Visit Yellowstone, Salt Lake City, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Lake Tahoe, Casper, Crazy Horse, Devils Tower, Grand Teton National Park, Twin Falls.
  • More time to enjoy Yellowstone National Park
  • Visit 7 attactions in Yellowstone National Park
Price (/person)
    Single $1168
    Double $728
    3rd Person
    Adult $198
    Child
    (Age under 9yrs)
    $198
    4th Person
    Adult $548
    Child
    (Age under 9yrs)
    $548

Pricing Policy

  • Buy 2 get 3rd Discounted (3 or 4 pax sharing one room): (1) Cancellation of discounted-fare passenger must be made at least 3 days before departure. (2) No-show (or late cancellation) of discounted passenger incurs $728 penalty fee for the reserved bus seat.
  • Child Rate: Child rates apply to those 0-9 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).
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Day 1: San Francisco - Wendover Or Salt Lake City(490 miles)

Guests joining the tour in Bay Area will be picked up in the morning and make their way to Wendover, NV. where they will spend the night.

Guests who would prefer can fly into Salt Lake City, UT and take the free shuttle from the airport to the hotel. Meet the tour guide in the hotel lobby by 9:00am on day 2.

  • San Francisco, CA

    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!
  • West Wendover, NV

    West Wendover is a small city in Elko County, Nevada, United States. The population was 4,410 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Elko micropolitan area.
Standard Hotel: Quality Wendover or Ramada SLC Airport or Similar

Day 2: Salt Lake City - Casper(321 miles)

In the morning we will visit the Temple Square, the Eagle Gate Monument, and the Utah State Capitol Building. From there we will head into Wyoming, where we will visit Independence Rock on our way to the town of Casper, WY, for the night.
  • 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.

    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.

    Utah State Capitol

    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. 30 Minutes

    Great Salt Lake

    The largest saltwater lake in the Western Hemisphere is the famous Great Salt Lake in northern Utah. People visit the lake's namesake, Salt Lake City, every year to see the natural wonder and tour its shores.
  • Casper, WY

    Casper is a city in and the county seat of Natrona County, Wyoming, United States. Casper is also called "The Oil City" and has a long history of oil boomtown and cowboy culture. In 2010, Casper was named the highest-ranked family-friendly small city in the West, and ranked eighth overall in the nation in Forbes magazine's list of "the best small cities to raise a family".

    Independence Rock

    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.
Standard Hotel: Best Western Casper or similar

Day 3: Casper - Crazy Horse - Mount Rushmore - Devils Tower(468 miles)

Today we will visit the Crazy Horse Memorial, a massive tribute to a great Native American chief. From here we will travel to Mount Rushmore, where the busts of four presidents have been carved into the mountainside.Our last stop of the day is the Devil's Tower in Wyoming.
  • 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

    Crazy Horse Memorial
    This in-construction monument to famous Native American war hero Crazy Horse is currently being carved into the side of Thunderhead Mountain in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The completed sculpture would be the largest in the world.
  • Mount Rushmore National Memorial, SD

    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.
  • 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

    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.
Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn Sheridan or similar

Day 4: Sheridan - Yellowstone National Park(244 miles)

Today we will head to Yellowstone National Park and spend half a day visiting the Mammoth Hot Spring, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Upper Yellowstone Falls, Fishing Bridge, Fountain Paint Pot, Midway Geyser Basin, Grand Prismatic Hot Spring. We will also spend the night here.
  • Yellowstone, WY

    Yellowstone, WY
    Largest, oldest and most famous national park - a fascinating scenery of hot springs, geysers, canyons & waterfalls

    Mammoth Hot Springs

    Mammoth Hot Springs
    This large complex of hot springs is impressive both for its unique beauty as well as its scale. Formed hundreds of thousands of years ago by volcanic and seismic activity, these springs are one of Yellowstone's most popular spots.

    Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

    Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
    This impressive gap in the earth in the first large canyon on the Yellowstone River. It is 24 miles long, and can reach a quarter-mile in depth and 3/4 a mile in width. It is gorgeously colored.

    Upper Yellowstone Falls

    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

    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

    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

    Midway Geyser Basin

    Midway Geyser Basin
    The Midway Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park is relatively small, but contains an impressive amount of thermodynamic geologic activity, including the Grand Prismatic Hot Spring, the largest in Yellowstone.

    Duration: Approx. 40 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.
Standard Hotel: White Buffalo or similar

Day 5: Yellowstone National Park - Grand Teton National Park - Jackson Hole - Pocatello(192 miles)

We will spend the morning continuing our tour of Yellowstone National Park. At noon we will arrive at Grand Teton National Park, where guests will have the chance to take a boat ride on Jenny Lake. After a stop in Jackson Hole, WY, we will head to Pocatello, ID for the night.
  • Yellowstone, WY

    Yellowstone, WY
    Largest, oldest and most famous national park - a fascinating scenery of hot springs, geysers, canyons & waterfalls

    Old Faithful Geyser

    Old Faithful Geyser
    Old Faithful is a cone geyser in the Upper Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park. It is one of the park's most well-known natural features, and is famous for its predictability. It generally erupts every 91 minutes.

    Duration: Approx. 1 Hour

    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.

    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

  • 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.

    Jenny Lake Boating

    This glacial lake in Grand Teton National Park was formed 12,000 years ago. Jenny Lake is one of only two on which boating is permitted, and scenic tours of the area by water are popular with visitors.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $20; Child $20

Standard Hotel: Clarion Inn Pocatello or similar

Day 6: Pocatello - Idaho Falls - Twin Falls - Reno(565 miles)

In the morning, we will go to see the Shoshone Falls that give the town their name. From there, we will make our way to the Snake River Canyon in Idaho's Magic Valley area. In the evening we will arrive in Reno, NV, where we will spend the night.
  • Twin Falls, ID

    The county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States.

    Shoshone Falls

    Called the "Niagara of the West," this impressive waterfall in Idaho is 25 feet higher than Niagara and has a rim over one thousand feet wide. The flow over the falls is best in the spring.

    Snake River Canyon

    The Snake River Canyon in southwestern Idaho's Magic Valley region is a picturesque location for tourists. The easily-accessible canyon floor contains several parks and golf courses along the banks of the Snake River.
Standard Hotel: Silver Legacy or similar

Day 7: Reno - Lake Tahoe - San Francisco(236 miles)

Our first stop of the day will be the old mining town Virginia City. From there, we will journey to Lake Tahoe, where guests will have the chance to take a Boat Tour of the area. After, we will return to the Bay Area and SFO. See "Departure and Return Details" for pickup and dropoff information.
  • Reno, NV

    Reno, NV
    West Coast is inspirational for its scenery and lifestyle. desert landscapes, lush forests and windswept bays provide the backdrop to huge cities and sprawling suburbs.Whether you're looking for art, entertainment, history or culture, West Coast USA truly has it all.

    Virginia City

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

    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.

    Lake Tahoe Cruise

    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 $50; Child $50

Find Closest Pickup
Location Address Departure Return
Burlingame, CA 777 Airport Blvd, Burlingame, CA 94010 (Red Roof Inn Hotel Lobby- Burlingame, CA ) 6:45am 6:40pm
San Francisco, CA 199 California Dr. #199, Millbrae, CA 94030 (near Millbrae Bart- Millbrae, CA ) 7:00am 6:40pm
Cupertino, CA 10122 Bandley Dr, Cupertino, CA 95014 (Marina Food- Cupertino,CA ) 7:00am 6:40pm
San Francisco, CA 291 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Macy's- San Francisco, CA ) 7:30am 6:40pm
San Jose, CA 1688 Hostetter Road, San Jose, CA (99 Ranch Market- San Jose, CA ) 7:30am 6:40pm
Oakland, CA 718 Franklin St, Oakland, CA 94607 (Ruby King Bakery Cafe- Oakland, CA ) 8:00am 6:40pm
Fremont, CA 46196 Warm Springs Blvd, Fremont, CA 94538 (Marina Food- Fremont, CA ) 8:00am 6:40pm
Salt Lake City, UT 5575 W Amelia Earhart Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84113 (2nd day at Ramada Salt Lake Airport Hotel lobby- Salt Lake City, UT ) 9:00am
Remark:next day of the departure date.

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

  • Flight Arrangement: There are still travel activities on the last day of the tour, please schedule flights to depart from SFO after 10:30pm.

Price Includes

  • 6 nights hotel accommodations
  • Transportation via coach bus or van.
  • Bilingual Tour guide

Price Excludes

  • Admission Fees:
    Destination Adult Child
    Grand Teton National Park
    Jenny Lake Boating (Optional) $20 $20
    Lake Tahoe
    Lake Tahoe Cruise (Optional) $50 $50
    • 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 Admission Fee: $220/person including Great Salt Lake, Devils Tower, Mont Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Virginia City, Fuel Surcharge.
  • Air fares between your city and the starting city.
  • All meals and drinks during the trip, although eating arrangements will be made by the tour guide.
  • A mandatory service fees total of $10 /day/person should be paid in cash to tour guide and the bus driver as a service fee. Any child / Infant reserving a seat will have to pay the service fees as well. Ex: 2 people taking a 2-day tour would pay: $10 x 2 (seats) x 2 (days) = $40.
  • Personal room fees such as laundry or valet services, telephone calls, or alcoholic beverages/ mini bar items, unless they are otherwise specified.

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 an confirmation email (e-ticket) after your order was received. Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Email (e-ticket). When you reserve your attractions and services you will be asked to print e-tickets to present when you arrive at your destination. 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, please do not book the airline tickets until your received the confirmation.
  • Cancellation and Refund policy (Notification day and departure day are not counted)
    All purchases are subject to re-confirmation within one business day after purchase, customers will be fully refunded if the orders cannot be confirmed.
    Cancellations received up to 15 days prior to departure - 20% of total purchase amount.
    Cancellations received within 8-14 days of departure will incur a penalty of 30% total purchase amount.
    Cancellations received within 4-7 days of departure will incur a penalty of 50% total purchase amount.
    Cancellations received Within 3 Days prior to departure or no show will incur a 100% total purchase amount.
    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.
    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.
  • Prices may vary subject to availability/season/weekend/holiday.
  • We reserve right to cancel a schedule to 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.

Additional Note

  • 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.
  • Lodging: Single price is for one person staying in one room. Double, Triple and Quadruple prices are for two people, three people and four people staying in one room respectively.

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Hi! How much personal luggage can I take with me on the tour? I was thinking about a large suitcase, and one or two small carry ons. Would it be possible for me to take that with me on the tour? Thanks! Anja
by Anja Tiede on 2017-04-06
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Good afternoon, Customers are allowed to take 1 check-in & 1 carry-on bag as well.
by Taketours on 2017-04-07
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1. If we take this tour in either Sept 17, 24, Oct 1, 8 or 15, how is weather condition at these dates? 2. Is this tour advisable for seniors/elderly people? Due to alot of walking. 3. Is there medical personnel in this tour for emergencies?
by Nell on 2016-09-06
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Hello! 1. Unfortunately we would not know. We recommend you to check on the weather site: http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/yellowstone-lake-wy/82190/september-weather/346581 2. It will be a little bit hiking for the tour, since it is a national parks tour. There will be no medical personnel in the tour. Sorry.
by Taketours on 2016-09-07
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Are children allowed in this tour? I have 2.5 and 8 year olds. Thanks!
by Leo on 2016-06-18
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Hello! Yes, children are allowed to join this tour as long as they travel with parent(s) or guardian(s).
by Taketours on 2016-06-19
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Hi, may I know if this tour includes a visit to the Fountain Paint Pot and Grand Prismatic Hot Spring?
by Angela on 2016-02-14
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Dear Angela, Thanks for emailing us. As I can see from my Itinerary, we will visit Mammoth Hot Springs instead of Grand Prismatic Hot Spring. Unfortunately,Fountain Paint Pot is not one of the attractions on our itinerary. Please feel free to contact with us should you have any further questions. Thanks again! Layna Customer Service Team
by Taketours on 2016-02-16
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I'm interested in "7-Day Yellowstone and Mt. Rushmore Tour". I would like to fly to Salt Lake City on Saturday. Does the hotel in Salt Lake City included? Or we need to book a hotel on our own? Thanks.
by Lisa Huen on 2013-06-19
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For 7-day tour, 6-night hotel accommodations are included. So if you fly to Salt Lake City on Saturday, the hotel in Salt Lake City will be included.
by Taketours on 2013-06-20
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  • Lidia

    2018-10-01
  • I strongly recommend this tour, it will give you a comprehensive picture of a large part of West Coast. Two days in Yellowstone and Grand Teton is quite enough to get acquainted with this beautiful place, although you will definitely want to come back to this place in future. I would recommend to give at least half a day in Virginia City or make one night of accommodation in Virginia bed & breakfast. We are so grateful to the wonderful guide Lunkun (aka Mama) and driver Quincy (aka Papa) - you guys made our week!)))
  • I recommend this tour! 0 0

  • Sherry

    2018-09-26
  • Fantastic price for all the places we visited. It's a fast paced tour but well worth the price for a beginner who wanted to get a glimpse of each destination. James is very knowledgeable tour guide and took us to all places where we can get the best pictures. Matthew is an amazing driver who was able drive such long distance. I have 2 kiddos with me that are under 10 and 2 seniors and all of us enjoyed the tour immensely. Highly recommended and look forward for another tour soon.
  • I recommend this tour! 0 1

  • Elisa

    2018-09-23
  • Commendable tour guide Frank n driver Harry, managed very well to be on schedule. So many wonderful places in limited time. I recommend that prior arrangements with restaurants or lodgings be made to save time always waiting in line to go to restrooms, etc.
  • I recommend this tour! 0 1

  • Grace

    2018-08-21
  • The tour was comprehensive and worth the price. Although the trip took a lot of time in traveling on the bus to get to next destination, it is to be expected due to the amount of time (7 days) to cover 7 states.
  • I recommend this tour! 0 1

  • Florentino

    2018-07-25
  • Great tour!!! Our dream came thru... Excellent tour guide (James) very knowledgeable and a safe driver (Matthew)...wish hotels could be a lot better but for the price, no brainer...wish could recline the bus seat...we had a great time!!! Well recommended...
  • I recommend this tour! 0 1

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