10 Days San Francisco – Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Disneyland (or San Diego) & Universal Studios

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Highlights

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.

Itineraries
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 City - 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. Overnight in West Yellowstone.

Hotel: Yellowstone Country Inn or White Buffalo 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 similar

Day 4: Pocatello - Salt Lake City – Bryce Canyon

Upon arrival in Salt Lake City, tour the famous Temple Square and learn about the Mormon settlement in depth. 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 or similar

Day 5: Bryce Canyon City-Optional: Antelope Canyon-Horse Shoe Bend-Zion National Park – Las Vegas

Head to Antelope Canyon in the morning. (Optional: Lower Antelope Canyon). 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.

Hotel: Excalibur Hotel and Casino or Hooters Casino Hotel or similar

Day 6: Choose one of the two optional tours: Grand Canyon south rim/Grand Canyon West Rim

Option 1: Grand Canyon South Rim 
The Grand Canyon offers one of the most spectacular examples of erosion not found anywhere in the world. Canyon National Park is a designated World Heritage Site and is unmatched in the incomparable vistas that it offers to visitors on the rim. Overnight stay in Las Vegas.
OR
Option 2: Grand Canyon West Rim “The Skywalk”
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 select to take the Helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon and view the majestic Grand Canyon with a bird’s eye view. (Optional tour). Overnight stay in Las Vegas.

Hotel: Excalibur Hotel and Casino or Hooters Casino Hotel or similar

Day 7: Las Vegas - Los Angeles

Transfer to the largest metropolitan area in California, Los Angeles. Stop by the historical landmarks of Hollywood, as well as Hollywood Blvd., Chinese Theater and the Dolby Theater complex (which is now the permanent home for the Oscars) and the Walt Disney Concert Hall.Overnight stay in Los Angeles.

Hotel: Holiday Inn or Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel or similar

Day 8: Optional: Disneyland OR San Diego City Tour

———-Disneyland 
From the mind of Walt Disney, enjoy a full day in Disneyland- a theme park suitable for all ages.
Remark: Disneyland Prices are subject to the official website.

OR
———-San Diego City Tour 
We will depart from the hotel and drive south along the Pacific Ocean heading to sunny San Diego, the second largest city in California. We will first stop by the U.S. Naval compound in San Diego harbor. Docked at Navy Pier is the USS Midway, the longest-serving aircraft carrier in U.S. Naval history from 1945 to 1997. After lunch, we will go to Coronado Island and drive by Hotel Del Coronado. This world-famous luxury hotel was built in the Wooden Victorian style in the 1800s, and has since become a National Landmark. It has been in numerous films and has hosted presidents, royal families, and leaders from around the world. Next we will move on to another National Landmark, Balboa Park. Enjoy the luscious botanical gardens and Spanish architecture lining the long promenades. After, we will visit Old Town San Diego, where you will feel as if you stepped back in time as you walk among the classic Mexican Pueblos and shops offering many Latin American souvenirs and handicrafts. In the evening we will drive back to Los Angeles along the Golden Coast; if you are lucky you may catch a sunset.
Remark: San Diego city tour – Adult $78, Child (2-11) $68

Hotel: Holiday Inn or Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel or similar

Day 9: Optional: Universal Studios OR Los Angeles City Tour

———- (Universal Studios)
Experience movie magic at its best. The studio theme park has attractions including Shrek and Jurassic Park, with various shows and performances throughout the day. Get an inside look at the sets and uncover the behind-the-scenes secrets of legendary films in the studio tour.
Remark: Universal Studios Prices are subject to the official website.

OR
———- (Los Angeles City Tour) 
Driving through the vibrant Los Angeles Basin, you will visit Santa Monica, famous for sunshine, beach and vogue on the Pacific coast, where “Forrest Gump” and many other movies were filmed and where historical Route 66 ends. Continue to famous Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills known for haute couture fashion. Walking down the street paved with cobblestones appeared in the movie “pretty woman”, you might even come across Hollywood movie stars. Lunch will be at the famous farmer market. After lunch, we’ll visit downtown Los Angeles where you can experience the top of US Bank tower, one of the tallest buildings in the West (Fees Apply). Strolling on the observation deck, you will be overwhelmed by the panoramic 360-degree breathtaking view of the mighty metropolis. Thrill-seekers can ride Sky slide, a transparent glass slide in the air 1000 feet above the city. Then head to Los Angles Memorial Stadium, the site for 2028 summer Olympic Games. On the way, we’ll pass by “Angel Flight Railway” the filming location of the Movie “La La Land” and the famous University of Southern California whose School of Cinematic Arts has produced the most Oscar winners out of any institution in the world.
Remark:
* Los Angeles city tour – Adult $68, Child (2-11) $63
*Skyspace – Adult (13+) $25, Child (age 3-12) $19, Senior (65+) $22
*Skyslide Combo Admission- Adult (13+) $33, Child (age 5-12) $27, Senior (65+) $30

Hotel: Holiday Inn or Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel or similar

Day 10: Los Angeles - Pyramid Lake - The Outlets at Tejon Ranch - Bay Area

Upon departing Los Angeles, the first destination is the Pyramid Lake (except Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year). Experience the most important commodity in California; the abundant amount of water, cruising boats, and the mirror like reflection, will give you a refreshing view on the importance of water to the survival of life. Visit the museum to see records of the four great ancient floods and modern conservation of the lake. Then stop by the Outlets at Tejon Ranch to satisfy all your brand name shopping needs. Arrive in the Bay Area in the evening.

Note:
1. If you get on bus in Sacramento OR EL Cerrito, we CANNOT drop you off in Sacramento OR El Cerrito upon return, please choose another location fromour 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. 

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Pickup Location
TIMECITYLOCATIONADDRESS & MAP
7:00 amMilpitasUlferts Center (Milpitas)668 Barber Ln
7:10 amSan JoseBai Xing Jia Hunan Fusion (San Jose)1701 Lundy Ave
7:20 amFremontAberdeen Cafe (Fremont)46881 Warm Springs Blvd
7:20 amCupertinoTectonic Architects & Builders (Cupertino)10122 Bandley Dr
8:00 amBurlingameRed Roof Inn SFO (Burlingame)777 Airport Blvd
8:30 amSan FranciscoLassen Tour & Travel, Inc. (Union Square, San Francisco)391 Sutter St
9:00 amOaklandAngel Feet Reflexology (Oakland)441 9th St
9:20 amEl CerritoRanch 99 Supermarket (El Cerrito)3288 Pierce St
11:00 amSacramentoCalifornia State Capitol (Sacramento)1315 10th St
Departure Notes
notes and remarks

* NOTICE: If you get on bus in Sacramento OR EL Cerrito, we CAN NOT drop you off in Sacramento OR El Cerrito upon return, please choose another drop off location from our list.

*All passengers MUST purchase Theme Park tickets (Disneyland & Universal Studios) from LASSEN TOURS. Passengers with own admission ticket MUST pay the transportation and service fee to LASSEN TOURS at $28.00 per person.

* 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.

*To ensure smooth operation of our tours, Lassen Tours reserves the right to change the order in which tours are conducted.

tour fare includes

* Hotels
* Transportation with Liability Insurance

tour fare Excludes

*100.00 Per Person Mandatory Fee for Great Salt Lake , Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton, Bryce National Park, Zion National Park, HorseShoe bend, Glen Canyon Recreation Area
* Meal
* Gratuities
* Optional Tours (Mandatory Purchase from Lassen)

Optional Tours:
* Las Vegas Night Tour – Adult $35, Child (2-11) $25
* Grand Canyon [South Rim] – $50 per person (excludes lunch)
* I-Max at Grand Canyon South – $13 per person
* South Rim Grand Canyon Helicopter Ride – $230 per person
* Grand Canyon [West Rim] – $80 per person (excludes lunch)
* Grand Canyon West Rim Skywalk – $30 per person
* Grand Canyon West Rim Helicopter Ride – $188 per person
* Grand Canyon West Rim Helicopter and Boat Tour – $220 per person
* Disneyland – Prices are subject to the official website.
* Universal Studios – Prices are subject to the official website.
* San Diego City Tour – Adult $78, Child (2-11) $68
* Los Angeles City Tour – Adult $68, Child (2-11) $63
* Skyspace – Adult (13+) $25, Child (3-12) $19, Senior (65+) $22
* Skyslide Combo Admission – Adult (13+) $33, Child (5-12) $27, Senior (65+) $30
* Lower Antelope Canyon – Adult $58, Child (8-12) $48
– Trail involves ladder climbing (from 3 ft. to 25 ft.) at your own risk. Notify the tour guide if you can not attend.

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