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8-Day Yellowstone, Mt. Rushmore, West Coast Package from San Francisco

Tour Code: 089-3862   
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Daily (05/01/2018 - 09/30/2018)
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San Francisco, CA; Los Angeles, CA
Duration:
8 Days 7 Nights

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Highlights: Visit Sacramento, Yellowstone, Grand Teton National Park, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Barstow, Elko, Santa Barbara, Tooele, Lake Tahoe, Monterey, Jackson Hole.

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 San Francisco Airport - San Francisco, CA +$70
 6:30am 16555 Von Karman Ave - Irvine, CA
 6:45am Ramada Plaza Hotel LAX, Hawthorne, CA - hotel guest only
 6:45am The Fullerton Hotel - Fullerton, CA - hotel guest only
 6:45am 800 N Alameda St - Los Angeles, CA
 6:50am 9125 Recreation Circle - Fountain Valley, CA
 7:00am 15000 Hawthorne Blvd - Lawndale, CA
 7:00am 400 S Baldwin Ave - Arcadia, CA
 7:00am Courtyard Marriott Baldwin Park - hotel guest only
 7:00am 7828 Orangethorpe Ave - Buena Park, CA
 7:15am Hilton Hotel San Gabriel, San Gabriel, CA - hotel guest only
 7:15am 123 S Lincoln Ave - Monterey Park, CA
 7:30am Doubletree by Hilton - Hotel Guests Only
 7:30am 3633 N Rosemead Blvd - Rosemead, CA
 7:45am 7272 E Gage Ave -- Commerce, CA
 8:00am 7709 Telegraph Rd - Montebello, CA
 9:00am 18880 E Gale Ave - Rowland Heights, CA
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  • Day 1

    San Francisco - Sacramento - Lake Tahoe - Reno (495 miles)

    In the morning, we will drive from San Francisco to Sacramento to see the California State Capitol. Then we will drive to Lake Tahoe before continuing to the casinos in Reno.
    • 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.
    • 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

      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 $55; Child $55

    • 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.
    Standard Hotel: Shilo Inn Elko
    Day 2

    Reno - Elko - Tooele - Salt Lake City (505 miles)

    In the morning, the tour will head westbound along the Lincoln Memorial Highway I-80, during which the visitors are able to see the largest basin in US west. After stop at Elko for lunch, the group will visit the Bonneville Salt Flats. Stay overnight in Salt Lake City.
    • Elko, NV

      A primary town in northern Nevada for local economy, since the largest gold mine in USA located nearby. This city is called the capital of Nevada's gold belt.
    • Tooele, UT

      Tooele is a city in Utah, approximately 30 minutes west of Salt Lake City. It offers stunning views of the nearby Oquirrh Mountains and Great Salt Lake. The Tooele Arts festival is a popular annual event that attracts many artists and musicians.

      Bonneville Salt Flats

      One of the prominent salt flats in western hemisphere, and considered the twin sister of Bolivia's Solar de Uyuni, the Bonneville Salt Flats are a favorite among photographers who enjoy mountain range scenery. Given its flat terrain, the area is known for speed trials available to the public throughout the summer and fall.
    Standard Hotel: Ramada Inn or Similar
    Day 3

    Salt Lake City - Jackson - Grand Teton - Yellowstone (330 miles)

    In the morning, we will head to the small town of Jackson, WY. Afterwards we will head into Grand Teton National Park to take in the view of Jackson Lake and Teton Peak. From there, we will take you into the Yellowstone National Park. We will see 10 of Yellowstone's major scenery sites over the spans of 2 days, including Old Faithful, Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone Lake and Fountain Paint Pot. Spend the night in West Yellowstone.
    • 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 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.

      Grand Teton and Jackson Hole not available for visit before May 11th and we will visit Bear World and Idaho Fall instead.

    • 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.

      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

      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.

      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

    Standard Hotel: Yellowstone County Inn/Traveler Lodge/Dude & Roundup or similar
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 4

    Yellowstone - Buffalo Bill Dam - Gillette (273 miles)

    In the morning we will continue our tour inside Yellowstone National Park, visiting Norris Basin, Yellowstone Canyon, Yellowstone Waterfall, Mud Volcano, Fishing Bridge, Hayden valley. After we all finished those amazing attractions, will exit the park from the east entrance to Buffalo Bill Dam. We will arrive and spend the night at Gillette, Wyoming.
    • 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.

      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.

      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

      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.

      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.

      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.
    • Cody, WY

      Named for William Cody (AKA Buffalo Bill), who helped found the town, this small city in Wyoming lies to the east of Yellowstone National Park. Many parts of Cody still have the feel of the Old West.

      Buffalo Bill Dam

      Named after the famous Western showman, this dam is part of the Shoshone Project which irrigates the Bighorn Basin for crop production in the region. Standing at 325 feet high, Buffalo Bill Dam is as much an engineering site as it is scenic.

      Opening Hours: Daily 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Standard Hotel: Arbuckle Lodge / Best Western Tower West Lodge or similar
    Day 5

    Gillette - Devil's Tower - Mount Rushmore - Crazy Horse - Casper (424 miles)

    Arrive at Devil's Tower in the morning and see this famous Wyoming landmark. Afterwards we'll head into South Dakota to visit the Mount Rushmore Memorial. After lunch, we will arrive at the Crazy Horse Memorial. Enjoy the view of the endless grassy fields of Wyoming as we traffic to Casper to spend the night.
    • 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.
    • Mount Rushmore National Memorial, SD

      Mt Rushmore National Memorial is one of the most iconic National Memorials in the world. Four of the nation's most cherished Presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln carved into the face of Mt Rushmore.
    • 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 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.
    Standard Hotel: Parkway Plaza or similar
    Day 6

    Casper - Park City - Salt Lake City (421 miles)

    We will arrive first at Independence Rock. We will get to Utah around noon time and take you to see the Olympic Village for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Park City. In the afternoon we will see the State Capitol building, Temple Square of Mormon Church and the Great Salt Lake when we get to Salt Lake City.
    • 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

      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.
    • Park City, UT

      This quaint little mountain town got its start as a mining settlement. These days, it annually hosts the Sundance Film Festival, founded by actor and director Robert Redford. In the winter, it is a popular ski destination.

      Utah Olympic Park

      This sports park was made for the 2002 Winter Olympics, featuring components for several of the different events: jumps for skiing, bobsled tracks, and luge tracks. It now serves as a training center for would-be Olympians.

      Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 9:00am - 6:00pm

    • 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

      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

      Mormon Temple

      This massive temple took 40 years to build, and was finally opened in 1893. It sits in 10-acre Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah, and the campus is a popular tourist destination even though the inside is off-limits.

      Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

      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

    Standard Hotel: Ramada Inn SLC Airport or similar
    Day 7

    Salt Lake City - Las Vegas (420 miles)

    In the morning, we will head towards Las Vegas and you will be able to see the beautiful scenery crossing the Colorado Plateau. In the afternoon we will check in at Stratosphere Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. At night you can join our exciting Las Vegas Night Tour for a fee. We will stay at Stratosphere Hotel for the night.
    • 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

      Las Vegas becomes marvelously illuminated at night, and we will tour the city to see the Venetian Hotel, Volcano at Mirage, Bellagio Las Vegas Hotel, LINQ Commercial Street, High Roller (extra optional admission fee $40/person).

      Admission (Optional): Adult $35; Child (3-9 yrs) $35|Duration: Approx. 4 Hours

      Le Reve Show

      La 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 $176; Child (3-9 yrs) $176

      V - The Ultimate Variety Show

      Unique specialty performers from around the world come together in this fast-paced showcase of jaw-dropping performances and comedy where the specialty acts rule. Every show includes magic, special effects, death-defying stunts, wild comedy, visual artists, physical insanity and much more!

      Admission (Optional): Adult $78; Child $78

      KA by Cirque du Soleil Show

      A masterpiece in storytelling, KA uses 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 $129; Child (3-9 yrs) $129

      Vegas The Show

      It is a show that describes some of the greatest moments of Vegas' history. It tells how those influential and exciting entertainers affect the city and make the city become the entertainment capital of the world.
    Standard Hotel: Stratosphere Hotel
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 8

    Las Vegas - Barstow - Los Angeles (272 miles)

    Early morning we will head toward the M&M Chocolate factory and the Cactus Garden. At the chocolate factory you can taste some of the famous specialty chocolates, see the process of making chocolates. After lunch,we will go to Barstow Outlet for brand name shopping. In the early evening we will arrive in Los Angeles.
    • 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.

      Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Botanical Cactus Gardens

      The Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Botanical Cactus Gardens is a three-acre public garden located alongside a chocolate factory not far from Las Vegas. Visitors may embark on a self-guided tour of the factory area or lounge in the gardens.

      Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 8:30am - 6:00pm, Live chocolate production hours vary, but are generally Monday - Friday until 4:30 p.m. Chocolate factory workers are not available on Saturdays and Sundays.|Duration: Approx. 40 Minutes

    • Barstow, CA

      Barstow serves as a civilized stop-over for off-road enthusiasts and desert adventurers and offers access to a very modest clutch of cultural sights. Find out and about a museum or two, including one with Route 66 as its focus, filming locations like Bagdad Cafe and quaint Calico Ghost Town.

      Tanger Outlet Center

      The Tanger Outlets in Barstow, California-- about halfway between Los Angeles and Las Vegas-- offer designer wares at bargain prices. Guests can enjoy discounts on everything from clothing to pocketbooks to electronics and so much more!

      Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

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    San Francisco, CA map link San Francisco Airport, San Francisco, Califormia 94128 (San Francisco Airport - San Francisco, CA) no stop
    Los Angeles, CA map link 16555 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA 92606 (Walmart - Irvine, CA) 6:30am 9:00pm
    Los Angeles, CA map link 5250 W El Segundo Blvd, Hawthorne, CA 90250 (Ramada Plaza Hotel LAX - hotel guest only) 6:45am no stop
    Los Angeles, CA map link 1500 S. Raymond Ave, Fullerton, CA 92831 (The Fullerton Hotel - Fullerton, CA) 6:45am 8:20pm
    Los Angeles, CA map link 800 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (Union Station ( In front of Main Entrance ) - Los Angeles, CA) 6:45am 6:30pm
    Los Angeles, CA map link 9125 Recreation Circle, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 (Days Inn Fountain Valley - Fountain Valley, CA) 6:50am 9:00pm
    Los Angeles, CA map link 15000 Hawthorne Blvd, Lawndale, CA 90260 (Best Western Plus South Bay Hotel LAX - Lawndale, CA) 7:00am no stop
    Los Angeles, CA map link 400 S Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA 91007 (Arcadia Mall (In front of Cheesecake Factory) - Arcadia, CA) 7:00am 8:30pm
    Los Angeles, CA map link 14635 Baldwin Park Town Center, Baldwin Park, CA 91706 (Courtyard Marriott - hotel guest only) 7:00am 8:30pm
    Los Angeles, CA map link 7828 Orangethorpe Ave, Buena Park, CA 90621 (Fairfield Inn Marriott - Buena Park, CA) 7:00am 8:00pm
    Los Angeles, CA map link 225 W Valley Blvd, San Gabriel, CA 91776 (Hilton Hotel San Gabriel (In front of Water Fountain ) - hotel guest only) 7:15am 7:45pm
    Los Angeles, CA map link 123 S Lincoln Ave, Monterey Park, CA 91755 (Lincoln Hotel Monterey Park - Monterey Park, CA) 7:15am 7:30pm
    Los Angeles, CA map link 1311 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650 (Doubletree by Hilton - Hotel Guests Only) 7:30am 8:00pm
    Los Angeles, CA map link 3633 N Rosemead Blvd, Rosemead, CA 91770 (Bokai Garden Hotel Rosemead - Rosemead, CA) 7:30am 8:00pm
    Los Angeles, CA map link 7272 E Gage Ave, Commerce, CA 90040 (Best Western Plus Commerce) 7:45am 7:45pm
    Remark: Hotel Guests Only
    Los Angeles, CA map link 7709 Telegraph Rd, Montebello, CA 90640 (Quality Inn Montebello - Montebello, CA) 8:00am 7:30pm
    Los Angeles, CA map link 18880 E Gale Ave, Rowland Heights, CA 91748 (Best Western Executive Rowland Heights - Rowland Heights, CA) 9:00am 8:30pm

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

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    • Admission Fees:
      Destination Adult Child
      Lake Tahoe
      Lake Tahoe Cruise (Optional) $55 $55
      Las Vegas, NV
      KA by Cirque du Soleil Show (Optional) $129 $129 (3-9 yrs)
      Las Vegas Night Tour (Optional) $35 $35 (3-9 yrs)
      Le Reve Show (Optional) $176 $176 (3-9 yrs)
      V - The Ultimate Variety Show (Optional) $78 $78
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