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7-Day Southwest Archaeological Grand Circle Tour from San Francisco/Los Angeles/Las Vegas

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Las Vegas, NV; San Francisco, CA; Los Angeles, CA; San Jose, CA; Livermore, CA; Cupertino, CA; Burlingame, CA; Rowland Heights, CA; Rosemead, CA; Fremont, CA; Oakland, CA
Duration:
7 Days 6 Nights

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Highlights: Visit Las Vegas, Bryce Canyon National Park, Sedona, Arches National Park, Moab, Monument Valley Tribal Park, Antelope Canyon, Page, Walnut Canyon, Grand Canyon (Grand Canyon South Rim, South Rim Helicopter Tour).

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 6:45am Red Roof Inn - Burlingame, CA
 7:00am 10122 Bandley Dr - Cupertino, CA
 7:00am 199 California Dr - Millbrae, CA
 7:30am 1688 Hostetter Road - San Jose, CA
 7:30am 291 Geary St - San Francisco, CA
 8:00am 718 Franklin St - Oakland, CA
 8:00am Warm Springs Blvd - Fremont, CA
 8:45am 2774 Livermore Outlets Dr - Livermore, CA
 12:30pm Little Mexico - Los Angeles, CA
 1:15pm 3633 Rosemead Blvd - Rosemead, CA
 1:50pm 18880 Gale Ave - Rowland Heights, CA
 7:30pm Westgate Las Vegas
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  • If you extend the hotel after the tour ends, the tour can only drop off at the places listed on the tour itinerary page.
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The tour was amazing. The locations were awesome. I specially thanks to Mama, our tour guide. She explained everything with accurate English. I highly recommend this trip.
First of all I want to say thank you to the wonderful guide James Li. 2 years ago I have already used the services of your company, the guides were quite good (there were 3 of them), but James was the... More>>
The tour was organized and disciplined. My husband and I had a great time from day one. We really enjoyed and appreciated the historical places, and the wonders of nature that only God can make. I wil... More>>

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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 $738 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

    Las Vegas

    Guests have a variety of options in terms of how they get to Las Vegas. First, they can take a tour bus from San Francisco with an onboard guide. Second, they can fly there directly , though their airfare is not included in the tour price. The third option is to take the express bus from Los Angeles. Alternatively, they can arrive in Las Vegas on their own. Guests will gather at the lobby of Westgate Las Vegas hotel around 7:30pm.
    Standard Hotel: Westgate Las Vegas or similar
    Day 2

    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

      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

      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.

      Yavapai Point

      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
    Day 3

    Page - Antelope Canyon - Bryce (164 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, 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.

      Horseshoe Bend

      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.

      Lake Powell

      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 (Optional): 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 (Optional): 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
    Day 4

    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
    Day 5

    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, UT

      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

      Indian BBQ

      Enjoy the delicious Indian barbecue in the beauty of Monument Valley.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $15; Child $15

    Standard Hotel: Ramada Flagstaff or similar
    Day 6

    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.
    • Sedona, AZ

      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, K√É‚ā¨ 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
    Day 7

    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.
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    • Departure & Return

    Location Address Departure Return
    Burlingame, CA map link 777 Airport Blvd, Burlingame, CA 94010 (Red Roof Inn Hotel Lobby - Burlingame, CA) 6:45am 6:40pm
    Cupertino, CA map link 10122 Bandley Dr, Cupertino, CA 95014 (Marina Food - Cupertino, CA) 7:00am 6:40pm
    Millbrae, CA map link 199 California Dr. #199, Millbrae, CA 94030 (near Millbrae Bart - Millbrae, CA) 7:00am 6:40pm
    San Jose, CA map link 1688 Hostetter Road, San Jose, CA (99 Ranch Market - San Jose, CA) 7:30am 6:40pm
    San Francisco, CA map link 291 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Macy's - San Francisco, CA) 7:30am 6:40pm
    Oakland, CA map link 718 Franklin St, Oakland, CA 94607 (Ruby King Bakery Cafe - Oakland, CA) 8:00am 6:40pm
    Fremont, CA map link 46196 Warm Springs Blvd, Fremont, CA 94538 (Marina Food - Fremont, CA) 8:00am 6:40pm
    Livermore, CA map link 2774 Livermore Outlets Dr, Livermore, CA 94551 (Livermore Premium Outlets bus parking zone - Livermore, CA) 8:45am 6:40pm
    Los Angeles, CA map link 512 N Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (LA Plaza Park - Los Angeles, CA) 12:30pm no stop
    Remark: pickup only, drop off at LA China Town OR Monterey Park OR Rowland Heights
    Rosemead, CA map link 3633 Rosemead Blvd, Rosemead, CA 91770 (Bokai Garden Hotel, Parking lot - Rosemead, CA) 1:15pm no stop
    Remark: pickup only, drop off at LA China Town OR Monterey Park OR Rowland Heights
    Rowland Heights, CA map link 18880 Gale Ave, Rowland Heights, CA 91748 (Best Western Plus, Parking lot behind Best Western by the white - Rowland Heights, CA) 1:50pm no stop
    Remark: pickup only, drop off at LA China Town OR Monterey Park OR Rowland Heights
    Las Vegas, NV map link 3000 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (Westgate East tower entrance) 7:30pm no stop
    Rowland Heights, CA map link 1015 S. Nogales St., Rowland Heights, CA 91748 (Ranch 99 Market - Rowland Heights, CA) no stop 6:50pm
    Monterey Park, CA map link 123 S Lincoln Ave, Monterey Park, CA 91755 (Bus Parking behind the Lincoln Plaza - Monterey Park, CA) no stop 7:20pm
    Los Angeles, CA map link 850 N Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (China Town Bank of America - Los Angeles, CA) no stop 8:00pm

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

    • Los Angeles/Rosemead/Rowland Heights pick up services offered by local public transportation. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the departure time.
    • Those who are joining the tour in Los Angeles by bus or fly directly to Las Vegas should meet the guide at the Westgate Las Vegas lobby at 7:30PM.
    • Self Dismiss in Las Vegas: Guests may choose to be dismissed in Las Vegas instead of continuing back to San Francisco. There will be no airport transfer.
    • Bus back to Los Angeles: Guests may take Vegas Express back to Los Angeles for an extra fee of $35 per person, duration is about 4.5 hours
      11:50AM 3000 Paradise Rd Las Vegas, NV 89109 (Westgate Las Vegas , East tower entrance - Las Vegas, NV)
      1:30PM 4255 Spring Mountain Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89102 (China Town Las Vegas - Las Vegas, NV)
    • Price Includes

    • 6 nights hotel accommodations
    • Transportation via coach bus or van.
    • Tour guide Level 2: semi-guided tour
    • Price Excludes

    • Admission Fees:
      Destination Adult Child
      Antelope Canyon
      Upper Antelope Canyon (Optional) $68 $58 (Under 11 yrs)
      Grand Canyon
      Grand Canyon IMAX (Optional) $14 $14 (6-10 yrs)
      South Rim Helicopter Tour (Optional) $240 $240
      Las Vegas, NV
      KA by Cirque du Soleil Show (Optional)
      $160
      $180 (VIP)
      $160
      $180 (VIP)
      Las Vegas Night Tour (Optional) $35 $25 (Under 12 yrs)
      Le Reve Show (Optional)
      $160
      $180 (VIP)
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      V - The Ultimate Variety Show (Optional)
      $90
      $110 (VIP)
      $90
      $110 (VIP)
      Moab, UT
      Canyonlands National Park (Optional) $15 $15
      Monument Valley Tribal Park
      Indian BBQ (Optional) $15 $15
      Monument Valley Jeep Tour (Optional) $45 $45
      Page, AZ
      Lake Powell (Optional) $48 $35
      Lake Powell Cruise (Optional) $48 $35 (Under 12 yrs)
      Utah
      Sunrise at Canyonlands (Optional) $15 $15
      • 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.
    • Antelope Canyon price list for primetime (10am - 12:30pm), the other time will be lower $15: Adult $45 Child $35
    • Mandatory Admission Fee: $100/person including Grand Canyon South Rim, Bryce Canyon, Arches National Park, Monument Valley, Horse Bend, Glen Dam, Sedona, Walnut Canyon National Monument.
    • 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 $8 / 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: $8 x 2 (seats) x 2 (days) = $32.
    • 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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    • 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.

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    • 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.
      • There is 6% handling fee add-on to the above penalties.
    • 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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