7 Days   San Francisco - Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, Grand Canyon & Las Vegas
Tour Code: YB7
Departure: Every Wednesday, Saturday (April-October)
Long before any recorded human history in Yellowstone, a massive volcanic eruption spewed an immense volume of ash that covered all of the western U.S., much of the Midwest, northern Mexico and some areas of the eastern Pacific. The eruption dwarfed that of Mt. St. Helens in 1980 and left a caldera 30 miles wide by 45 miles long.
That climactic event occurred about 640,000 years ago, and was one of many processes that shaped Yellowstone National Park--a region once rumored to be "the place where hell bubbles up." Geothermal wonders, such as Old Faithful, are evidence of one of the world's largest active volcanoes. These spectacular features bemused and befuddled the park's earliest visitors, and helped lead to the creation of the world's first national park.
In 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant signed a law declaring that Yellowstone would forever be "dedicated and set apart as a public park or pleasuring ground for the benefit and enjoyment of the people." It also became America's first National Park.
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Day 1:   Bay Area – Sacramento- Elko
Visit the California State Capital - Sacramento. Founded in 1849, Sacramento was at the heart of the gold rush, Pony Express and first continental railroad. In the afternoon head through the famous Donner Pass and enter Nevada - nicknamed the Silver State. Overnight stay in Elko, a famous gold ming town.
Hotel: Red Lion Inn; or similar
Day 2:   Elko – Salt Lake – Yellowstone Bear World - West Yellowstone
In the morning head for Salt Lake City,Sacramento the capital of Utah and the Mormon capital of the world. On the way, you will be in awe by the vastness of the salt flats and enchanted by the beauty of the Great Salt Lake, the largest salt water lake in the Western Hemisphere. In the afternoon travel along the Wasatch Mountains and pass through land of scorched rocks. These lava fields of barren expanse have been underlain by rhyolite and overlain by basalt over thousands of years. Then drive through Yellowstone Bear World featuring free-roaming animals that are hard to see today in Yellowstone Park, grizzly and black bears, moose, and wolves, just name a few. Overnight in West Yellowstone.
Hotel: Traveler's Country Inn or Graywolf Inn or White Buffalo or Yellowstone Inn Gardiner or Travelers Lodge; or similar
Day 3:   Yellowstone National Park – Grand Teton - Jackson - Pocatello
Visit Yellowstone National Park, the first and oldest National Park in the world. Highlights include: Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, Fountain Paint Pot Geyser Basin, Midway Geyser Basin, and the most famous one of all, the "Old Faithful". There are various wildlife that calls the park its home, such as the bison, moose, and the grizzly bear. Continue on to Grand Teton National Park, the tallest peak rises to 13,770 feet and twelve of the peaks in Teton reach above 12,000 feet and support a dozen mountain glaciers. Then tour the town of Jackson, beautiful arches made of elk antlers decorate the central plaza in this town with plenty of shops and restaurants around the area. Overnight stay in Pocatello.
Hotel: Clarion Hotel or Ramada Inn
Day 4:   Pocatello – Aerospace Museum - Salt Lake City – Bryce Canyon
Visit Hill Aerospace Museum, one of the largest US Air Force Museums in the country. Among the many space and air crafts on display are the Strategic Bomber 52, F-16 Fighting Falcon, SR-71 Blackbird.
Upon arrival in Salt Lake City, tour the famous Temple Square and learn about the Mormon settlement in depth. Later in the Afternoon, head to Bryce Canyon National Park. The limited archeological findings indicate that this area was used primarily for hunting with most habitation in the river valleys below. Over time, erosion has carved colorful limestone into thousands of spires, fins, arches and mazes. The formations collectively called "hoodoos," and are arranged and tinted with various colors.
Hotel: Bryce View Lodge; Days Inn; or similar
Day 5:   Bryce Canyon-Antelope Canyon-Horse Shoe Bend-Zion Park – Las Vegas
Head to Antelope Canyon in the morning. (Upper Antelope Canyon $58 & Lower Antelope Canyon $38). It is known as a slot canyon in which rainwater runs into the extensive basin above the slot canyon sections. As the water rushes into the narrow passageways, over time the passageways are eroded away, making the corridors deeper and into what you would experience today. The sunlight filtering down from the top makes magical and beautiful patterns and shadows on the curved sandstone walls. Then hike to Horse Shoe Bend, where Colorado River makes a horseshoe shaped bend at the beginning of the Grand Canyon. The view is breathtaking but watch your footing as there are no guard rails at viewpoint. Continue to Zion National Park. The name Zion is a Hebrew word meaning a place of refuge. Experience the dramatic landscape of sculptured canyons and soaring cliffs. Arrive in Las Vegas in the evening and accommodations will be at the Excalibur Hotel, named for the mythical sword of King Arthur. Immerse yourself in the castle themed resort right in the middle of the Las Vegas Strip.
Choose from one of the many eateries on the property, including the Roundtable Buffet, or head down the Strip and stop by one of the other world famous casino hotels.
Hotel: Excalibur Hotel and Casino or similar
Day 6:   Choose one of the three optional tours: Antelope Canyon/Grand Canyon south rim/Grand Canyon West Rim
Option 1: Las Vegas - Lower Antelope Canyon (requiring climbing down ladders) & Horse Shoe Bend $99/Per person
Visit Antelope Canyon known as a slot canyon in which rainwater runs into the extensive basin above the slot canyon sections. As the water rushes into the narrow passageways, over time the passageways are eroded away, making the corridors deeper and into what you would experience today. The sunlight filtering down from the top makes magical and beautiful patterns and shadows on the curved sandstone walls. Then hike to Horse Shoe Bend, where Colorado River makes a horseshoe shaped bend at the beginning of the Grand Canyon. The view is breathtaking but watch your footing as there are no guard rails at viewpoint. We will travel back to Las Vegas in the evening.
Option 2 Grand Canyon South Rim $50/Per person
The Grand Canyon offers one of the most spectacular examples of erosion not found anywhere in the world. Grand Canyon National Park is a designated World Heritage Site and is unmatched in the incomparable vistas that it offers to visitors on the rim. You will be overwhelmed by the size, the color and the sound of the Canon carved for billions of years by the Colorado River. You might want to fly helicopter over the Grand Canyon, which is surely one of the greatest thrills of your life.
Option 3 Grand Canyon West Rim “The Skywalk” $90/Per person
Your journey begins from stopping by the Magnificent Hoover Dam and then on to the Majestic Hualapai Indian Reservation where is located at the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. You can walk along the rim of this great wonder of nature - unblemished by modern civilization. You may walk on the Skywalk (Optional tour). David Jin, the man who conceived and funded Skywalk makes this U-shaped platform, which extends 70ft over the edge and about 4,000 feet over the canyon floor. You may also elect to take a Helicopter ride flight into the Grand Canyon & cruise along the Colorado River aboard a pontoon boat (Optional tour).
Hotel: Excalibur Hotel and Casino or similar
Day 7:   Las Vegas - Bay Area
In the morning, depart Las Vegas towards San Francisco. Head towards the world's first solar power plant, there are 340,000 solar panels planted into the vast sea of sand. After crossing the Mojave Desert, see the world's longest runway at Edwards Air Force Base, the US aerospace aircraft landed on the runway on several occasions; looking up, you may perhaps see a very busy sky, for it is here that mankind first broke the speed of sound. Next, pass by the Tehachapi mountain range and see California's largest wind power generating operation. You will see mountains covered by windmills. In the afternoon, travel through the fertile Central Valley. You can learn about the vast agriculture industry that brought prosperity to California and the clash it has with ongoing water conservation projects. Evening arrival to the Bay Area.
Note: 1. If you get on bus in Sacramento, we can not drop you off in Sacramento upon return, please choose another location from our list.
2. When West Yellowstone Hotels cannot be confirmed, hotels in Jackson will be used. Depending on hotel location, the sequence of the tour might be altered.
- You can self dismiss at Las Vegas today, hotel check out time is 11 am.
- For tour passengers who would like to have a transfer service from Las Vegas to Los Angeles, service fee is $35 per person.
|Date(s)||Double Occupancy||3rd Person||4th Person||Single Room||Child||Infant|
|2017: Apr 29 - Oct 07|
2017: May 17 - Sep 27
Every Wednesday, Saturday
(No Show Penalty for the 3rd person: $280.00)
|698||0||538||1068||same as adult||25/day
Tour Fare Includes:
* Transportation with Liability Insurance
Tour Fare Excludes:
* Mandatory Admission Fee: $70 Per Person for Great Salt Lake, Air Museum, Yellowstone Bear World, Yellowstone National Park admission, Grand Teton National Park admission,Bryce National Park admission, Zion National Park admission
* You may choose to go to [West Rim] Skywalk or to [South Rim] National Park in Grand Canyon - Grand Canyon [West Rim] Mandatory Admission $90 per person with one lunch
* Las Vegas night tour - Adult $35, Child (2-12) $25
* I-Max at Grand Canyon South - $13 per person
* Grand Canyon [South Rim] - Mandatory fees $50 per person (Not including lunch) English and Chinese guided tour included
* Grand Canyon West Rim Skywalk - $25 per person
* Grand Canyon West Rim Helicopter ride - $159 per person
* Grand Canyon West Rim Helicopter and Boat Tour:$220
* Grand Canyon South Rim Helicopter ride:$220
* Lower Antelope Canyon (admission includes) -$99 per person
* All passengers partaking in these promotions must follow our itinerary, and must participate in all optional tours such as Universal Studios, Disneyland/San Diego, and South Rim/West Rim. All optional tour fares and admissions must be purchased from our tour guide. Failure to comply will result in full charge for 3rd passengers original tour fare, charged immediately and collected by our tour guide.
* Hotel rooms are typically designed and equipped for two travelers. They usually feature a queen- or king-sized bed or two double beds, which are meant to provide adequate comfort for two travelers.
* 3rd person, 4th person or child must share with the 1st & 2nd travelers in the same room (2 double beds). Extra beds, extra items and services (such as extra toiletries and towels) will not be provided.
* Hotels limit occupancy based on local or state fire codes, no more than 4 people to occupy a hotel room, regardless of the ages of the occupants.
* Child fare: for children 2 years of age and above, occupying the same room with 2 adults.
* Children under 2 years old will be charged $25 per day for mandatory General Liability Insurance. It is also to guarantee a seat for the child. If the parents prefer to hold the child, it is considered as forfeiting the seat, but the $25 Per day General Liability Insurance will still be charged.
Cancellations and Policies, please refer to: Terms of Service