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.
*Please note: During the winter season, if Yosemite park is closed due to snow, we will go
to Monterey Bay without prior notice. Guests cannot cancel or
reschedule the tour without penalty for this reason.
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.
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 (285 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.
Standard Hotel: Westgate Las Vegas or similar
Las Vegas - Grand Canyon South Rim - Page (345 miles)
Today we will visit the majestic Grand Canyon South Rim. We will spend three hours here, allowing enough time for us to see the dramatic views of the deep inner gorge of the Colorado River from spots like Desert View, Yavapai Point, and Mather Point. We also have the option to take a helicopter tour over the canyon or watch an IMAX Movie.
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 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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Standard Hotel: Quality Inn Page / Travelodge Page/Travelodge Kanab/Super 8 Flagstaff or similar
Page - Antelope Canyon - Bryce (76 miles)
Today, we will head to Horseshoe Bend,where the Colorado River takes a dramatic 270-degree u-turn. Then, we continue to Lake Powell, where we can take an optional boat tour.We will visit upper Antelope Canyon, where we can ride in Jeeps and learn about Native American culture. Then, we will spend the night in Bryce.
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.
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.
Duration: Approx. 50 Minutes
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.
Admission (Optional): Adult $48; Child $35
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
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|Opening Hours: Mar 15 - Nov 1 8:00am - 5:00pm, Nov 2 - Mar 14 9:00am - 3:00pm
Standard Hotel: Bryce View Lodge or similar
Bryce Canyon National Park - Arches National Park - Green River (203 miles)
Today we will visit one of Utah's most famous nature preserves, Bryce Canyon National Park. After exploring this natural wonders, we will head into Arches National Park. We will spend the night in Green River.
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.
Arches National Park, UT
This 76,000+ acre park in western Utah is world-famous for its sandstone formations. The most iconic is the mighty Delicate Arch. The park also features formations like Landscape Arch, the longest natural arch in the world.
Standard Hotel: Comforts Inn or similar
Green River - Canyonlands National Park - Monument Valley - Flagstaff (289 miles)
We will visit Canyonlands National Park and Monument Valley today. After that we will head to Flagstaff for the night.
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
Take this optional tour to view sunrise in Canyonlands. Canyonlands National Park is separated into four distinct districts, the most popular of which is Island in the Sky.
Admission (Optional): Adult $15; Child $15
Monument Valley Tribal Park, UT
Unique sandstone formations, the Navajo Indian Nation and the vast, open desert define this region. Over the years, Monument Valley has been the setting for more Western movies than any other site in the United States.
Monument Valley Jeep Tour
This tour is an amazing way to see the wide expanses of Monument Valley, in the safety of an all-terrain Jeep. For about an hour and a half, you will explore off road.
Admission (Optional): Adult $45; Child $45
Enjoy the delicious Indian barbecue in the beauty of Monument Valley.
Admission (Optional): Adult $15; Child $15
Standard Hotel: Ramada Flagstaff or similar
Flagstaff - Sedona - Walnut Canyon - Las Vegas (324 miles)
Today we will head to visit Sedona and Walnut Canyon Monument. In the evening we will arrive in Las Vegas where we can choose night tour or famous Las Vegas shows.
This small city in the Verde Valley region of Arizona attracts visitors from all over with its gorgeous red sandstone rock formations. It is a popular place for outdoor recreational activities like hiking, biking, and mountain climbing.
Walnut Canyon, AZ
Walnut Canyon National Monument was established to preserve numerous Prehistoric archaeological sites and the ancient cliff dwellings. Evidence of human use can be traced back over 2,000 years ago. Most of the cliff dwelling rooms are situated near the loop trails (0.9 miles).
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, KÃƒâ‚¬ 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 $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
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 $90; Adult (VIP) $110; Child $90; Child (VIP) $110
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.