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8-Day Yosemite, Yellowstone and Grand Circle National Parks Tour from San Francisco, Los Angeles out

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Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat (05/01/2018 - 09/30/2018)
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San Francisco, CA; Cupertino, CA; Milpitas, CA; Hayward, CA; Oakland, CA
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8 Days 7 Nights

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Highlights: Visit Antelope Canyon (Lower Antelope Canyon), Bryce Canyon National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Las Vegas (Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Botanical Cactus Gardens), Page (Lake Powell, Horseshoe Bend, Lake Powell Luxurious Airplane Tour), Primm (Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas), Salt Lake City (Hill Aerospace Museum, Mormon Temple, Utah State Capitol), Yellowstone (Artist Point, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Grand Prismatic Hot Spring, Mammoth Hot Springs, Norris Geyser Basin, Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone Bear World, Yellowstone Lake), Yosemite National Park (El Capitan, Half Dome, Tunnel View, Yosemite Falls), Jackson Hole, Arches National Park, Monument Valley Tribal Park (Monument Valley Jeep Tour), Zion National Park, Barstow (Tanger Outlet Center).

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 7:15am 10122 Bandley Dr - Cupertino,CA
 7:30am 291 Geary St - San Francisco,CA
 8:00am 401 9th St - Oakland,CA
 8:00am 338 Barber Lane - Milpitas,CA
 8:30am 22555 Mission Blvd - Hayward,CA
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    Day 1

    San Francisco - Yosemite National Park - Fresno (235 miles)

    After departing from San Francisco in the morning, we will make our way to Yosemite National Park to explore before continuing to Fresno, arriving in the late evening.
    • Yosemite National Park, CA

      Yosemite is one of the wonders of Nature. It is located near the geographical center of the Nevada mountain range. Towering granite rocks, mighty waterfalls and placid valleys give Yosemite all the aspects of a "land of the gods".

      If U.S. National Park Service announces closure of major roads that lead to Yosemite National Park due to extreme weather condition such as heavy snow, we will then use two replacement scenic sites Paso Robles Winery and Solvang -Danish Village to replace Yosemite National Park. Mandatory fees will not be refunded.

      Duration: Approx. 4 Hours

      El Capitan

      This granite cliff on the north side of Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park is world-famous as a challenge for rock climbers. The top can also be reached by taking a hiking trail out of Yosemite Valley.

      Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes

      Yosemite Falls

      The Yosemite Falls tumble down in three separate sections. In addition to being the tallest waterfall in North America, the Yosemite Falls are the seventh-tallest in the world. The falls process the most water during the springtime.

      Duration: Approx. 40 Minutes

      Tunnel View

      One of Yosemite National Park's most popular outlooks, the Tunnel View near the Wawona Tunnel is often the first look at some of the famous formations visitors get. The site was renovated and re-dedicated in October of 2008.

      Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes

      Half Dome

      The Half Dome is one of the most recognizable formations in California's Yosemite National Park. It is known the world over as a challenging and rewarding hiking and mountain climbing location, attracting thousands of adventurers every year.
    Standard Hotel: Red Roof Inn or similar
    Day 2

    Fresno - Las Vegas - St. George (515 miles)

    In the morning, we will travel along Interstate 15, passing through the Mojave Desert, the largest in North America. When we reach the Nevada state line, we will visit the Fashion Outlets in Primm, NV. In the afternoon, we will pass through Las Vegas before continuing to St. George, UT.
    • Primm, NV

      Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas

      This massive outlet store complex is a haven for shoppers who love both name-brand labels and bargain prices. Stores at the complex include Banana Republic, Kenneth Cole, Gap, Polo Ralph Lauren, and more!

      Duration: Approx. 2 Hours

    Standard Hotel: Quality Inn/Ramada Inn, St. George or similar
    Day 3

    Lake Powell - Horseshoe Bend - Antelope Canyon (76 miles)

    In the morning, we will watch the sunrise over Lake Powell. For an extra fee, guests can take a luxurious airplane tour above Lake Powell and the Rainbow Bridge.. Then, we will go to Horseshoe Bend, followed by Antelope Canyon. In the afternoon, we will visit Monument Valley, where guests will have the option of paying an additional fee to take a jeep tour of the area.
    • Page, AZ

      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

      Lake Powell is a beautiful reservoir along the Colorado River amid the vast desert expanses of Utah. It is in the vicinity of the Rainbow Bridge, Ticaboo Canyon, and iconic Antelope Canyon.

      Horseshoe Bend

      Horseshoe Bend is a curve in the Colorado River, about 5 miles from Lake Powell. The view from the overlook above offers a wide angle of this colorful canyon and tight curve.

      Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

      Lake Powell Luxurious Airplane Tour

      Tourist could take the luxurious airplane tour overlooking the second largest artificial lake - Lake Powell and the tallest natural bridge "Rainbow Bridge".

      Admission (Optional): Adult $168

    • Antelope Canyon, AZ

      The most popular slot canyon in the American Southwest is Antelope Canyon, a sandstone formation formed by flood and rainwater. The canyon is located on a Navajo reservation, and has been made a Navajo Tribal Park.

      Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

      Lower Antelope Canyon

      The lower canyon is in the shape of a "V" and Longer, shallower than the Upper Antelope. Lighting is better in the early hours and late morning. It draws a considerable number of photographers.

      If the Indians, who's the holder of lower Antelope Canyon announces closure of canyon due to the outside temperature reaches 105oF (40oC), we will then use Lake Powell to replace it. Mandatory fees will be refunded which is $33 per person.

    • Monument Valley Tribal Park, UT

      Monument Valley in Arizona is home to exquisite desert scenery and immense geological formations that can be seen for miles around. The valley lies within the range of the Navajo Nation Reservation and is accessible from U.S. Highway 163.

      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 (3-9 yrs) $25|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Deluxe Hotel: Ute Mountain Casino, Hotel & Resort
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 4

    Monticello - Arches National Park - Idaho Falls (472 miles)

    In the morning, we will visit one of the most famous parks of the American Southwest, Arches National Park, home of a myriad of red sandstone rock formation that have come to symbolize the state of Utah. From Arches, we will drive to Great Salt Lake. Then, We will travel to the town of Idaho Falls, ID for the night.
    • Arches National Park, UT

      Arches National Park is home to the breathtaking scenery of natural stone arches, like the Delicate Arch and Fiery Furnace. It is close to Moab and Canyonlands National Park.
    • 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.

      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.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $10; Child $10|Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

    Standard Hotel: Fair Bridge Inn or Similar
    Day 5

    Idaho Falls - Yellowstone National Park - Grand Teton National Park - Jackson Hole - Idaho Falls (311 miles)

    Today will be dedicated to an in-depth exploration of Yellowstone National Park. We will enter from the west side of the park and visit Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Here we will stop at Artist Point and view the Lower Yellowstone River Falls. Next we will see the eruption of the famous Old Faithful geyser and Grand Prismatic Hot Spring before concluding our tour with a visit to Yellowstone Lake.

    We will leave the park in the late afternoon by the south exit. Before concluding our day, we will stop at Grand Teton National Park. On our way back to the hotel in Idaho Falls, we will have dinner in Jackson Hole, WY.

    • 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.

      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.

      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.

      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

      Mammoth Hot Springs

      600,000 years ago, a massive volcanic eruption laid the groundwork for the beautiful tiered terraces that make up Yellowstone's natural hot springs. Today, visitors come from around the world to see this ever-changing natural phenomenon.

      From 2017-04-28 to 2017-05-12

      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 are not able to go the Grand Teton and Jackson hole before 5/12/17 since the south gate of Yellowstone will not opened until that date. We will visit Mammoth Hot Springs instead. $10 admission to Grand Teton will be deducted from mandatory admission package.

    • 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.
    Standard Hotel: Fair Bridge Inn or Similar
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 6

    Idaho Falls - Salt Lake City - Salina (494 miles)

    Today, we will tour Yellowstone Bear World before heading to Salt Lake City, where we will visit the Air Force Museum, the Mormon Temple and the Utah State Capitol. After that, we will go to Salinas for the night.
    • 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.

      Yellowstone Bear World

      This drive-through wildlife park is home to a litany of large and rare local animals, including Rocky Mountain Elk, Bison, White-tail Deer, Mule Deer, Rocky Mountain Goats, Moose and of course American Black Bear, Grizzly Bear and Gray Wolves.
    • 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.

      Hill Aerospace Museum

      The Hill Aerospace Museum is located on Hill Air Force Base in Utah. It was opened in 1987 as part of the United States Air Force Heritage Program. It has more than 90 aircraft on display.

      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

      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.
    Standard Hotel: Rodeway Inn or Similar
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 7

    Salina - Bryce Canyon - Zion National Park - Las Vegas (302 miles)

    In the morning, we will visit Bryce Canyon National Park. Next, we will journey to Zion National Park. At the end of the day, we will drive to Las Vegas, NV, where can embark on an extensive Night Tour of the city.
    • 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.
    • Zion National Park, UT

      The highlight of Zion National Park in southwestern Utah is Zion Canyon, which reaches a half mile in depth. The park is home to a spectacular amount of plants and animals, including over two hundred species of birds.

      Duration: Approx. 4 Hours

    • 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 Strip, Volcano at Mirage, the Old Town, the Monorail, the Venetian Hotel, The Luxor Pyramids, NewYork NewYork, MGM and Excalibur.

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

    Standard Hotel: Stratosphere Hotel
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 8

    Las Vegas - Barstow - Los Angeles (228 miles)

    Before we leave Las Vegas, we will visit the Ethel M Chocolate Factory and its Botanical Cactus Gardens. After having lunch in Las Vegas, we will head back to Los Angeles. On our way, we will stop at the Tanger Outlets in Barstow. We will arrive in Los Angeles in the evening, and the tour will subsequently end. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding pickup and drop-off times and locations.
    • 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. 2 Hours

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    Location Address Departure
    San Bruno, CA map link 1050 Bayhill Drive, San Bruno, CA 94066 (Courtyard Marriott San Francisco - San Bruno, CA) 7:00am
    Cupertino, CA map link 10122 Bandley Dr, Cupertino, CA 95014 (Marina Food - Cupertino,CA) 7:15am
    San Francisco, CA map link 291 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Union Square - San Francisco,CA) 7:30am
    Oakland, CA map link 401 9th St, Oakland, CA 94607 (Oakland,CA) 8:00am
    Milpitas, CA map link 338 Barber Lane, Milpitas, CA 95035 (99 Ranch Market - Milpitas,CA) 8:00am
    Hayward, CA map link 22555 Mission Blvd, Hayward, CA 94541 (Lucky - Hayward,CA) 8:30am
    • Return Flights: Please schedule your flights to depart from Los Angeles (LAX) after 8:30pm (U.S domestic flights) or 9:30pm (international flights).
    • Price Includes

    • 7 nights hotel accommodation
    • All domestic ground transportation via air-conditioned vehicle
    • Tour guide Level 2: semi-guided tour
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    • Price Excludes

    • Admission Fees:
      Destination Adult Child
      Las Vegas, NV
      Las Vegas Night Tour (Optional) $35 $35 (3-9 yrs)
      Monument Valley Tribal Park
      Monument Valley Jeep Tour (Optional) $45 $25 (3-9 yrs)
      Page, AZ
      Lake Powell Luxurious Airplane Tour (Optional) $168 /
      Salt Lake City, UT
      Great Salt Lake (Optional) $10 $10
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      • 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: $180/person, including admission to Yosemite National Park, Yellowstone, Grand Teton National Park, Bryce Canyon NP, Lower Antelope Canyon, Great Salt Lake, Arches National Park, Zion National Park, Yellowstone Bear World, Hill Aerospace Museum and fuel surcharge
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    • 21 days or more prior to departure - 30% of total purchase amount.
    • 15-20 days prior to departure - 50% of total purchase amount.
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    • Day of departure or no show - 100% per person.
    • Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit entire payment.
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    • There is 6% handling fee add-on to the above penalties.

    NOTE: We cannot grant any refunds more than 30 days after completion of tour.

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