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15-Day US National Parks Tour: Yosemite, Death Valley, Zion, Monument Valley, Grand Canyon & Joshua Tree
Product Code: 1113-18241
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • San Francisco
  • • Golden Gate Bridge
  • • Yosemite
  • • Death Valley
  • • Las Vegas
  • • Zion National Park
  • • Bryce Canyon
  • • Monument Valley
  • • Sedona
  • • Lake Powell
  • • San Diego
  • • Los Angeles
Tour Code
1113-18241
Duration
15 days
Departure City
San Francisco
End City
Los Angeles
Tour Type:
Adventure/Activities
Language:
English
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: Backpacker, Adventure

Geared to the "Get up and go!" traveler who want to enjoy independent or semi-guided adventures; Explore the world with an active and adrenaline pumping tour

Style: Escorted

Tour director/guided escort is available from the beginning to the end of the vacation

Group Type: Small group

Take an intimate and semi-private trip with a small group

Activity Level: Moderate

Designed for travelers in good health who are comfortable with light walking or hiking

Quality: Standard

Travel with professional guides, enjoy more time at attractions and/or stay at comfortable accommodations

Itinerary
Day 01
San Francisco

San Francisco

Hotel: Cova Hotel or similar

Welcome to San Francisco! The international airport in San Fransisco is located 14 miles (22 km) from downtown San Francisco. When arriving at the airport, proceed to the arrivals hall. From here you have three transport options: public taxi, door-to-door shuttle or the public Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART).

Today is free of activities, so once you arrive at your hotel and check-in, ask the front desk staff about your orientation meeting. At the meeting you will meet other tour participants and receive information about general and specific aspects of the trip. If you arrive late and miss the meeting, your guide will leave you a message detailing what time and where you should meet the next morning.

Visiting Attractions

Day 02
San Francisco

San Francisco - Yosemite Natinal Park

Hotel: Yosemite Bug Resort or similar

In the morning we'll begin with a tour of the glorious San Francisco! We'll discover some of the most iconic attractions such as bustling Fisherman's Wharf or the stately Golden Gate Bridge.

In the afternoon we'll begin our drive to Yosemite National Park for our overnight stay.

Day 03
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park

Hotel: Yosemite Bug Resort or similar

Today you'll be free to explore Yosemite to your heart's desire! Take short hikes (weather permitting) to majestic waterfalls, clear lakes, beautiful meadows or walk among the famous giant sequoias. With a keen eye, you may be lucky enough to spot black bears, deer or coyotes. If you wish to explore further into the valley there are optional bike rentals during the summer.

Visiting Attractions

Day 04
Bishop

Yosemite National Park - Bishop OR Bakersfield

Hotel: Days Inn Bakersfield or similar

In the morning we'll continue to explore the part however you wish.

In the summer, you will travel via Tioga Pass to Bishop, passing Mono Lake and the Tufa Towers on the way. Considered one of America's coolest mountain towns that is surrounded by peaks reaching 14,000 feet. Enjoy secluded natural hot springs where star gazing is amazing.

In winter we'll continue to Bakersfield for the night.

Day 05
Las Vegas

Death Valley - Las Vegas

Hotel: Stratosphere or similar

As we travel towards Las Vegas, we'll pass through one of the country's most rugged landscapes, the legendary Death Valley, the hottest, driest, and lowest spot in North America. We'll continue on to the city of lights, Las Vegas along the famous Vegas Strip. You'll have the option of traveling through the city via a VIP limo experience or taking in one of the amazing shows.

Day 06
Las Vegas

Las Vegas

Hotel: Stratosphere or similar

With much to see, we'll have a full day to explore Las Vegas. A constantly changing and a vibrant city, Vegas is home to most luxurious casinos like Mirage, Treasure Island Hotel, MGM, Bellagio, and Venetian. Take an optional city tour of Las Vegas and explore the entertainment capital of the world or attend the one-of-a-kind shows that are exclusively featured only in Las Vegas.

Day 07
Las Vegas

Las Vegas - Zion National Park - Bryce Canyon

Hotel: Bryce View Lodge or similar

From Vegas we'll enter Utah and visit Zion, the state's oldest national park. In this gorgeous landscape we'll get to explore towering cliffs, massive canyon walls and hike diverse and exciting trails (weather permitting). We'll then travel to Bryce Canyon just in time to witness one of the most spectacular sunsets in the Southwest.

Day 08
Bryce Canyon City

Bryce Canyon - Lake Powell

Hotel: Quality Inn Page or similar

Here in Bryce Canyon we'll hike various trails to explore the amphitheaters and multi-coloured rock pinnacles called hoodoo (weather permitting). Then we'll head to one of the largest man made lakes in North America, Lake Powell.

In the evening we have the option for a cowboy steak dinner and a sunset horseback ride (seasonal).

Day 09
Glen Canyon Dam

Lake Powell - Monument Valley

Hotel: Anasazi Inn or similar

Today we'll visit the Glen Canyon Dam. Be in awe as you reach the overlook after a short hike to the famous Horseshoe Bend, shaped by the emerald green Colorado River. Discover one of the most majestic places on earth, Monument Valley. Magnificent colors, miles of mesas, buttes and pinnacles make Monument Valley a truly wondrous experience. Explore this magical and sacred place on an awesome jeep tour led by a Navajo guide.

You may also take an optional tour to Antelope Canyon, the second largest of its kind in North America.

Day 10
Grand Canyon National Park

Monument Valley - Grand Canyon National Park

Hotel: Red Feather Lodge or similar

From Monument Valley will travel to one of the Wonders of the World, the Grand Canyon! Considered among nature's most spectacular offerings, the Grand Canyon provides spectacular opportunities for you to explore. Wander along a trail and feel the sunshine and wind on your face as you admire awe-inspiring views or sit and watch the changing play of light and shadows.

In the afternoon enjoy a bird's eye view of the Grand Canyon with an optional helicopter flight or watch the most spectacular IMAX Adventure of all, the Grand Canyon Movie.

In the evening we'll have a pizza dinner beside the canyon's rim.

Visiting Attractions

Day 11
Scottsdale

Grand Canyon National Park - Sedona - Scottsdale

Hotel: Quality Suites Tempe or similar

In the morning visit Slide Rock State Park, in the summer months, go for a swim. Then we'll drive Oak Creek Canyon and stop in stunning Sedona on our way to the Valley of the Sun. Stop and visit Montezuma Castle, a cliff dwelling built into the surrounding limestone cliffs. In the evening, enjoy a night out in downtown Scottsdale.

Day 12
San Diego

San Diego

Hotel: Mission Valley Resort or similar

On our way back to California, we'll visit the Imperial Sand Dunes, the largest mass of sand dunes in California. History, food and fun awaits us in beautiful historic Old Town in San Diego. When the sun sets experience the Gaslamp Quarter District with numerous pubs and nightclubs.

Day 13
San Diego

San Diego

Hotel: Mission Valley Resort or similar

San Diego is a great city to experience where life is lived outdoors. Check out optional attractions like Sea World or the amazing San Diego Zoo. In the evening relax on Mission beach or take optional surf lessons and rent boogie boards. Note- in the winter San Diego can be chilly.

Day 14
Los Angeles

San Diego - Los Angeles

Hotel: Hacienda LAX or similar

Welcome to Los Angeles! As we enter the city we'll have the chance to see the stars on the most famous sidewalk in Hollywood on an orientation tour. Then we'll drive through Beverly Hills, check out Rodeo Drive, and discover why Santa Monica Pier and Venice Beach are one of the highlights of Los Angeles.

You'll also have the option to rent a bike or pair or rollerblades to explore the city at your leisure.

Day 15
Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Your exciting 15-day tour will end in Los Angeles and you're free to depart at any time. We highly recommend booking pre- and post-accommodation to fully experience these famous cities.

Tips:
We offer hotel extension services. If you'd like to book a room, please contact us for quotation.

Visiting Attractions

Please note that order of day-to-day itinerary is adjustable depending on tour start day.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • This adventure boasts vans fitted with wi-fi for up to five users at a time. Check your email, upload a photo to Facebook, or send a tweet to your friends.
  • 1 Dinner. (Allow USD375-400 for meals not included.)
  • 14 nights accommodations
  • Small group experience; Max 13, average 10
  • Admission to above-mentioned national park(s)
  • Ground transportation in Air-con private touring van
  • Professional tour escort

Package Excludes

  • Airfares or related transportation between your home and Los Angeles
  • All personal expenses including hotel room service and meals; however, you have the option to pay for meals that tour guide arranges
  • Optional tours (Items and prices may vary due to different seasons and are subject to the final confirmation made by tour guide when on tour.):
    San Francisco:
    - Cable Car Ride: $6/person one way, $14/person one day
    Yosemite:
    - Bicycle Rental: $11/person per hour
    Las Vegas:
    - Limo Tour (1.5 hrs): $40/person
    Bryce Canyon:
    - Rodeo: $11/person (not available in winter months)
    Grand Canyon:
    - Helicopter Flight: 25 min $244/person ; 45min $274/person
    - IMAX Movie: $14/person
    San Diego:
    - Seaworld: $78/person
    - Seaworld San Diego & Universal Studios Hollywood: $135/person
    - Zoo: $44/person
    - Boogie Board Rental (1/2 day): $10/person (not available in winter months)
    - Surf Board Rental: $5-15/person depending on equipment (not available in winter months)
Special Notes
  • You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible.
  • For days in the outdoors, we recommend the use of lightweight, breathable, moisture-wicking fabrics made of wool or synthetic fibers. Cotton is not recommended for days to spend hiking as it does not allow for heat or moisture to enter or escape, and it will not dry easily once wet.
  • We recommend the use of a well-labeled duffel bag, soft bag or backpack (whichever you find easiest to carry). Suitcases or heavy luggage are not recommended for the health of the CEO! A good size day-pack (20-35L) is also essential as you will have the chance to walk and hike in different national parks during these trips This daypack will be used to carry your personal gear for the day, lunch and water bottle.
  • It is important to pack clothes for warm days and cool evenings, as well as a light jacket. A set of smart casual clothes is also advisable.
  • In order to protect your own property, please bring any valuable items with you at any time. Please do not leave any valuable items on the bus/hotel/attraction/restaurant etc. Tours4fun, local operators, drivers and tour guides will not take any responsibility for any theft loss at any location.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

*Prices listed have been adjusted.

*Price for Single Occupancy applies when one person stays in one standard hotel room.
*price for Double Occupancy applies when two people stay in one standard hotel room respectively.
*Children under 12 years of age are not permitted on this tour.
*Child shares the same price as adult.
*Maximum room capacity: 2 people.
*Please include the birth date of your children when booking.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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