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9-Day Yellowstone, Mt. Rushmore and San Francisco City Package Tour from San Francisco

Tour Code: 356-260   
From USD  $1108 
Available:
Fri (May 1 - Oct 9)
Depart from:
San Francisco, CA
Language:
English; Mandarin Chinese
Duration:
9 Days 8 Nights

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Highlights: Visit Yellowstone (Mammoth Hot Springs, Old Faithful Geyser, Upper Yellowstone Falls), Salt Lake City, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Lake Tahoe, Casper (Independence Rock), Crazy Horse (Crazy Horse Memorial), Devils Tower, Grand Teton National Park, Sacramento, Twin Falls (Shoshone Falls, Snake River Canyon), Virginia City.

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    • 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 $1108 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).
    Day 1

    San Francisco

    Today we will gather in San Francisco. Guests should take the free shuttle from the airport to the hotel and check in on their own.
    Standard Hotel: Red Roof Inn or similar
    Day 2

    San Francisco - Sacramento - Wendover (75 miles)

    Guests will be picked up in the Bay Area to begin this tour. We will drive out of San Francisco, stopping in Sacramento, California's capital. After that, we will continue to Wendover, NV, where we will spend the night.
    • 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.
    Standard Hotel: Quality Inn Wendover or similar
    Day 3

    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

      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

      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

      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.

      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

      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 4

    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

      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

      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

      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 5

    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

      The largest, oldest, and most famous national park displays a fascinating scenery of hot springs, geysers, canyons & waterfalls, and nature everywhere you look!

      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

      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.

      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.

      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.

      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.

      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 6

    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

      The largest, oldest, and most famous national park displays a fascinating scenery of hot springs, geysers, canyons & waterfalls, and nature everywhere you look!

      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.

      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

      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.
    • 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 7

    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 8

    Reno - Lake Tahoe - San Francisco (255 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. We will return to San Francisco for the night.
    • Virginia City, United States of America

      Silver and gold made the old mining town Virginia City, one that is recognized as the character of Nevada. Guests will experience its boomtime as they visit historic buildings, and some of its open mines.
    • 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 $50; Child $50

    Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn Express SFO South or similar
    Day 9

    San Francisco - Napa Valley - San Francisco (133 miles)

    Today, we will drive into Napa Valley, the world-renowned wine region of California, where we will visit a vineyard to participate in a wine tasting, for an additional fee. After, we will be transferred to the San Francisco airport. See "Departure and Return Details" for more information.
    • Napa Valley, CA

      This region between San Francisco and Sacremento is internationally famous for its wines, which are considered among the best in the world. Visitors can tour many of the more than four hundred vineyards and wineries that dot the area.
    • Departure & Return

    • Departure:
        Free Airport Pickup: Domestic arrivals, your tour escort will wait at the baggage claim area.International arrivals, your tour escort will wait at exit area. Free pickup from SFO is available between 9:00am and 6pm. Outside those hours, guests will be charged a fee of $65/passenger for the first two persons, from the 3rd and after is $10/passenger.
        Free Hotel Courtesy Shuttles: 24-hour operated, which located at the Hotel Courtesy Shuttle zones on the center island of the Departures Level roadway at all terminals. If special pick-up needs to be arranged, we will charge $110 plus $3/person (tips for the driver) from each group of guests. If your flight is delayed or changed, you must call us immediately to arrange new pick-up, otherwise you will be charged all additional fees.
    • Flight Arrangement: There are still travel activities on the last day of the tour, please schedule flights to depart from San Francisco after 9:00pm.
    • Price Includes

    • 8 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.
    • 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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    • 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.
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    • 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.

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