Depart San Francisco Bay Area in the morning for Sacramento. Upon arrival, visit the California State Capital. Founded in 1849, Sacramento was at the heart of the gold rush, Pony Express and first continental railroad. Then drive over famous Donner Pass and enter the state of Nevada – nicknamed the Silver State. Parallel to the first transcontinental railroad, we travel east on the first Interstate Highway 80, which was built on the original route of the first transcontinental highway—-Lincoln Highway. Overnight stay in Elko, a famous gold mining town.
Hotel: High Desert Inn Elko or similar
Cross the Great Basin Desert, pass through fertile farmland of Idaho and arrive at Snake River Canyon overlook. Enjoy the beautiful canyon in which the Snake River meanders across high plateau and cut through the ancient basalt lava flows. Then continue to Yellowstone National Park It is one of the world’s principal wildlife preserves and a photographer’s paradise. Walk the boardwalks surrounded by hot springs and bubbling pots of mud, admire that Grand Prismatic Pool whose rainbow colors make it so iconic, watch in awe Old Faithful Geyser that shoots a column of water high in the air. Overnight is in West Yellowstone.
Hotel: Yellowstone Country Inn or White Buffalo or Travelers Lodge or similar
Visit Yellowstone National Park, the first and oldest National Park in the world. Highlights include: Mammoth Hot Springs, Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, Lower Falls, Yellowstone Lake. You might have a chance to see wildlife in the park, such as the bison, moose, and the grizzly bear. Continue to Grand Teton National Park and get ready for jaw dropping vista throughout the park. You will be amazed by the stunning beauty of Jackson Lake and snow-covered Teton Peak that rises to 13,770 feet. It is one of the most breathtaking sights in America. Then tour the town of Jackson, where beautiful arches made of elk antlers decorate the central park with plenty of shops and restaurants around the area. Overnight stay in Pocatello.
Hotel: Clarion Inn or similar
Upon arrival in Salt Lake City, tour the famous Temple Square and learn about the Mormon settlement in depth. Then head to Bryce Canyon National Park. The first sight of red stone forest will amaze you and it never stops. The formations called “hoodoos” are arranged in different shapes and tinted with various colors. Over time, erosion has carved colorful limestone into thousands of spires, fins, arches and mazes.
Hotel : Bryce View Lodge or Day’s Inn Panguitch or similar
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 Horseshoe 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 the viewpoint is on the cliff. 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 similar
*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.
*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 similar
In the morning, depart Las Vegas towards San Francisco. We will travel by the world’s largest solar power plant with 340,000 solar panels planted into the vast sea of sand. While crossing the Mojave Desert, you will see Edwards Air Force Base at the distance, where the sound barrier was broken for the first time in history and where US space shuttles landed on several occasions. Looking up at the sky, you might perhaps catch a glimpse of U.S. newest aircraft on training mission. Then you will pass by California’s largest windmill farm on Tehachapi Mountain. In the afternoon, you will learn about California agriculture that produces more than half of nation’s total of fruits, vegetables and nuts while travelling through the fertile Central Valley. Arrive in the Bay Area in the evening.
– 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.
PLEASE NOTE :
NO DROP OFF AT SACRAMENTO and EL CERRITO
|TIME||CITY||LOCATION||ADDRESS & MAP|
|7:00 am||Milpitas||Ulferts Center (Milpitas)||668 Barber Ln|
|7:20 am||Fremont||Aberdeen Cafe (Fremont)||46881 Warm Springs Blvd|
|7:20 am||Cupertino||Tectonic Architects & Builders (Cupertino)||10122 Bandley Dr|
|8:00 am||Burlingame||Red Roof Inn SFO (Burlingame)||777 Airport Blvd|
|8:30 am||San Francisco||San Francisco (In front of 391 Sutter)||391 Sutter St|
|9:00 am||Oakland||Angel Feet Reflexology (Oakland)||441 9th St|
|9:20 am||El Cerrito||Ranch 99 Supermarket (El Cerrito)||3288 Pierce St|
|11:00 am||Sacramento||California State Capitol (Sacramento)||1315 10th St|
YELLOWSTONE SERIES BUS TOUR CANCELLATION AND MODIFICATION POLICY :
* Cancellations, Modifications, and Refunds: Cancellations, Modifications, and refunds requests MUST BE in writing and only take effect after the confirmation is received. The Refunds are calculated based on the following methods:
1) For Cancellations and Modifications received beyond 21 days prior to departure, 25% Cancellation/Modification fee total tour fare + a Handling fee of $25.
2) For Cancellations and Modifications received beyond 10-20 days prior to departure, 50% Cancellation/Modification fee of total tour fare + a Handling fee of $50.
3) For Cancellations/Modifications received within 9 days to departure, no refunds and tour rearrangement.
4) If the 3rd or/and 4th persons fail to show up while 3 or 4 passengers sharing one room, those who are in the same room MUST pay $150.00 per person penalty on board the bus.
* 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.
* All hotel room are NON-SMOKING, any violations are fined $350 & up.
* 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 $45 per day for mandatory General Liability Insurance. It is also to guarantee a seat for the child.
* To ensure the safety of children, anyone that is under 8 years of age or less than 60lbs must have a car seat. (Car seat is available for rent for $25 a day—-must make reservation ahead of time).
*Lassen Tours reserves the right to change the itinerary and hotel under severe weather conditions and special circumstances.
*Lassen Tours has the final say on what type of vehicles to be used based on the number of passengers signing up for the tour
*No refunds for customer choosing to discontinue the tour, wholly or partially, due to personal reason.
*No refunds for customer who is denied entry to the US by US Immigration Services.
*Lassen Tours is not responsible for any losses, costs and expenses incurred as a result of abnormal circumstances such as weather, accidents and civil unrest.
*To ensure smooth tour operation, Lassen tours reserves the right to modify tour itineraries or change the sequence in which the tour is conducted.
Antelope Canyon No Cancellation Policy:
Due to no cancellation policy enforced by Antelope Canyon, no refunds are allowed even passengers cancel the entire trip or no show on the day of departure.
* Transportation (Bus/Van)
*Gratuities ($10.00 per person per day)
*Optional Tours (Mandatory Purchase from Lassen)
Mandatory Fees (CASH PAYMENT ONLY)
*Lower Antelope Canyon : $78.00/ per person (4+), $8.00/ per child under 3 years old (Confirmation and payments are required at the time of booking. )
———-Trail involves ladder climbing (from 3 ft. to 25 ft.) at your own risk. Notify the tour operator if you cannot attend.
*Yellowstone, Grand Teton National Park, Bryce Canyon, Horse Shoe Bend,Fuel Surcharge: $150/ Per Person (all Ages)
Optional Fees:（Cash Payment Only）
* Grand Canyon [South Rim] (Mandatory admission)- $105 per person (English tour, included lunch)
* Grand Canyon South Rim Helicopter Ride – $230 per person
* I-Max at Grand Canyon South – $15 per person
* Grand Canyon [West Rim] (Mandatory admission)- $90 per person (excludes lunch)
* Grand Canyon West Rim Skywalk – $35 per person
* Grand Canyon West Rim Helicopter Ride – $188 per person
* Grand Canyon West Rim Helicopter and Boat Tour – $230 per person
PLEASE NOTE :
NO DROP OFF AT SACRAMENTO and EL CERRITO