Your pleasant tour will begin at the moment you land in San Francisco. You will be picked up at the Baggage Claim area and transferred to the hotel. You can arrange your free time today.
In the morning, you will visit Stanford University followed by a city tour. You will cross the Bay Bridge to the enchanting San Francisco and explore the magnitude of Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman Wharf, Lombard Street, Palace of Fine Arts and more. You will be enlightened by the fresh sea breeze and the beautiful ocean. You may take a tour boat at your own cost and sail around the Bay.
Around 3:00pm, you are welcome to either spend your free time with your friends and relatives or join the extensive San Francisco tour at your own cost (optional). The extensive tour will cover St. Mary Cathedral - the principal catholic church of San Francisco, Twin Peaks, the Civic Center and Castro District – “the gay capital of the world”, Painted Ladies and city hall of San Francisco. After dinner, you will head back to the hotel.
In the morning, you will visit California’s best-known Yosemite National Park, one of the wonders of Nature. Yosemite 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” Giant trees, water gushing from the mountains, huge rocks and cliffs carved to create a land of fantasy. There is little doubt that water – in both its liquid and solid form – was the chief architect of Yosemite’s landscapes. Proceed to Los Angeles in the afternoon. Arrive in Los Angeles in the evening.
Depart from Los Angeles in the morning, along with San Bernardino Mountains and enter the Mojave Desert, the largest continental desert in North America. The boundless land is decorated by bizarre-shaped Joshua trees and yucca plants. The group will make a stop at Barstow outlet to do some shopping and have lunch, and then head to Las Vegas - “the entertainment capital of the world”. You may have a brief stop at Strip to enjoy all the spectacles and fantasies on the strip! Afterwards, continue to Utah. Stay overnight in Richfield.
Enjoy a lovely morning drive on the Colorado Plateau, and arrive at America’s 8th most visited national park, Arches National Park. It covers an area of 7300 acres and has more than 2000 arches. Over times, water, ice and erosion have endowed Arches National Park as world’s highest concentration of natural arches, including the unofficial symbol of Beehive State and the Delicate Arch. You may even discover an arch yourself! Afterwards, drive across the Rockies and enjoy the scenery along the way. Arrive in Denver in the evening. Stay overnight there.
Head north on I-25 this morning, paralleling the great backbone of North America, the Rockies. Pass by City of Cheyenne, state capital of Wyoming, which is the host of nation’s largest Rodeo events every year. Afterwards, travel to Crazy Horse Indian Memorial to take a look at the world’s largest mountain carving! Visit the most famous icon of America, Mt. Rushmore National Memorial. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln, looking down from their stony height and reminding everyone even impossible is possible! In the afternoon, continue the tour to the most famous wild animal base in the Midwest, Bear Country. Stay overnight at Gillette.
Head west this morning, passing through the Big Horn Reservation where the famous western movie ‘Dances with Wolves’ was shot. Then cross the Rockies, which contain the continental divide. Arrive in Yellowstone National Park in the afternoon. First of its kind, Yellowstone is home to world’s largest super volcano and over 10,000 geothermal features. Anything you expect to see in a national park can be found here! Enjoy the inspiring view of Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, roaring upper and lower falls, the famous Artist Point, natural terraces of Mammoth Hot Springs, and various wildlife. Try to spot a bear, or a bald eagle yourself in this largest Sanctuary of wildlife in America! Enjoy an unforgettable overnight stay in Yellowstone.
After breakfast, continue to visit the Yellowstone National Park. Feel the impression of eruption - the symbol of Yellowstone, Old Faithful; the crown jewel of the park, Yellowstone Lake; upper and lower falls and the famous Artist Point of Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. Afterwards, enjoy a picturesque drive through Yellowstone Park, and travel along the Snake River to Grand Teton National Park. Polished by glaciers, Teton Range rises thousands of feet above the Snake River Valley, surrounded by lakes and forests. Enjoy this fairytale view! Next, drive to Jackson Hole, a famous cowboy town as well as a very popular vacation destination of all seasons in Wyoming. Drive to Salt Lake City in the evening and stay overnight there.
This morning drive to nearby newly renovated State House of Utah, and the virtue kingdom of Mormons, Mormon Temple. After a friendly tour given by missionary sisters, we visit Great Salt Lake Marina and the richest and cleanest mine in the world, the Bingham Canyon Copper Mine. Head south after lunch, and arrive in Las Vegas in the afternoon. It is the capital of entertainment and gambling in the world, and the most american city! Join the night tour and enjoy all the spectacles and fantasies on the strip! World’s largest hotel Palazzo Venetian Mega Centre, neon-light show of Fremont Street, Music Fountain of Bellagio…etc. Stay overnight at the hotel located on the strip.
Depart from Las Vegas this morning, and drive to Tanger Outlets Center in Barstow, where you will be able to do some last minute shopping. Arrive in Los Angeles in the evening for a wonderful conclusion of the trip.
1. If you are departing from Las Vegas, please arrange your flight after 2:00 pm
2. For customers departing from LAX airport, please schedule your departure flights after 9:30p.m for U.S domestic flights or 10:30p.m for international flights.
9 Nights Hotel Accommodations, Admission Fees to Yosemite National Park, English-Speaking Tour Escort services, Ground Transportation service via luxury coach as specified in itinerary.
Service Charge for tour group leader, tour guide, driver etc. ($7/person per day); Admission fees, optional tour items,; Personal expense; Airfares.
|Admission Fees (Mandatory)||Adult $45 Child $45|
|San Francisco Bay Cruise||Adult $29 Child $26|
|San Francisco Extended City Tour||Adult $25 Child $25|
|Hearst Castle Admission Fee||Adult $25 Child $12|
|Las Vegas Night Tour||Adult $$25 Child $25|
|Las Vegas Show Ticket||Adult $78 Child $78|
1. Any person failing to appear on the day of departure or during the trip is deemed automatic waiver of the right to the tour and shall not be refunded.
2. Please note that cancellation must be made in writing by fax or by mail.
1. San Francisco airport pick-up time: 8:30am - 10:30pm.
2. If you are departing from Las Vegas, please arrange your flight after 2:00pm.
3. Please schedule your flights departing from Los Angeles after 9:30p.m (U.S domestic flights) or 10:30p.m (international flights) on the last day of your tour.
4. No-show penalty for free person is $150.