National Park Discovery – Starting in Los Angeles

 16 DAYS / 15 NIGHTS

LOS ANGELES  -  LAS VEGAS  -  GRAND CANYON  -  CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK  -  ARCHES NATIONAL PARK  -  GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK  -  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK  -  SALT LAKE CITY  -  BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK  -  ZION NATIONAL PARK  - YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK  -  CARMEL  -  17-MILE DRIVE  - MONTEREY  -  SAN FRANCISCO

LOS ANGELES - LAS VEGAS - GRAND CANYON - CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK - ARCHES NATIONAL PARK - GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK - YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK - SALT LAKE CITY - BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK - ZION NATIONAL PARK -YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK - CARMEL - 17-MILE DRIVE -MONTEREY - SAN FRANCISCO

DEPARTURES 

Friday Departures 2019

  • Jun 7,28

  • Jul 12,19

  • Aug 2,9,23

  • Sep 6,13

PRICES

*Price Per Person in USD

DOWNTOWN DEPARtURES

SINGLE: 4184

DOUBLE: 2726

TRIPLE: 2358

QUAD: 2174

CHILD: 1352

AIRPORT DEPARtURES

SINGLE: 3964

DOUBLE: 2612

TRIPLE: 2244

QUAD: 2060

CHILD: 1246

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DAY 1

Los Angeles
Welcome to Los Angeles, the capital of the film an television industry, a booming cultural mecca with over 300 museums and perpetual pleasant weather! Upon arrival at the airport, transfer to the hotel either via the hotel’s shuttle (Airport Option) or on a seat-in basis (Downtown Option).

DAY 2

Los Angeles
This morning explore Los Angeles during a half-day city tour including the famous Hollywood Boulevard, Graumann’s Chinese Theatre, the “Walk of Fame”, Sunset Strip and Downtown Los Angeles. Afternoon at leisure to relax at the hotel or perhaps to join an optional sightseeing tour.

DAY 3

Los Angeles - Las Vegas (270 m / 435 km)
Travel through the desert to the man-made paradise of Las Vegas. Enjoy this boomtown resort, featuring non- stop casinos, fabulous entertainment, great restaurants and attractions.

DAY 4

Las Vegas - Grand Canyon (345 m / 555 km)
Departure for one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon. Its grandiose landscape inspires and overwhelms the senses through its immense dimensions: 227 miles (446 km) long , up to 18 miles (29 km) wide and more than a mile (1,600 m) deep.

DAY 5

Grand Canyon - Monument Valley - Canyonlands - Moab (322 m / 515 km)
This morning, continue to the Painted Desert and Monument Valley, land of the Navajo Indian, an enchanted land of buttes and spires. While en route to Moab, catch a glimpse of another wonderful National Park in southern Utah: Canyonlands. Its rugged beauty is only a prelude to the next day’s journey.

DAY 6

Moab - Arches - Rock Springs (290 m / 462 km)
Continue the tour with yet another magnificent National Park: Arches, a symphony of colors and shapes, created by the forces of nature. The tour will reach Rock Springs in the afternoon.

DAY 7

Rock Springs - Grand Teton - Jackson Hole (239m/382km)
Early morning departure for a visit to Grand Teton National Park, where jagged granite peaks reflect into a myriad of alpine lakes. Its lush forests are home to antelope, mule, deer, chipmunks and colorful blue jays. The tour continues to picturesque Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the town that epitomizes the true Wild West.

DAY 8

Jackson Hole - Yellowstone Area (107m/172km)
Enjoy a day of discovery in America’s first national park: Yellowstone. The park has many special features such as geysers, mud volcanoes, bald eagles and herds of bison roaming freely on the prairies. The entire day is free to explore this natural wonder and with some luck, catch a glimpse of a bear!

DAY 9

Yellowstone Area - Salt Lake City (323m/517km)
Travel south to Utah’s State Capital, Salt Lake City, host of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. Visit Temple Square, the Mormon Tabernacle and the State Capitol before arrival at the hotel.

DAY 10

Salt Lake City - Bryce (284 m / 454 km)
Depart Salt Lake City for Bryce Canyon. Spend some time enjoying the unforgettable landscape: an intricate design of sandstone pinnacles and grottos. This park has a stunning array of colors and shapes that even the most talented artist would have difficulties capturing.

DAY 11

Bryce - Zion - Las Vegas (238 m / 381 km)
Morning sightseeing of another impressive national park: Zion. The park’s plateaus and stunning landscapes will leave anyone breathless. Continue along the Virgin River to the Mojave Desert and the state of Nevada. In the after-noon, arrive in Las Vegas, the city of lights.

DAY 12

Las Vegas - Mammoth Lakes (347 m / 559 km)
Today, journey through the Mojave Desert before ascending into the High Sierras, and the resort of Mammoth Lakes*. This picturesque resort is famous as both a summer and winter destination, and provides breathtaking scenery and stunning views of surrounding areas.

DAY 13

Mammoth Lakes - Yosemite Area (109m/175km)
Travel the short distance through the High Sierras to Yosemite National Park, the most popular natural tourist destination in California. Enjoy the highlights of the park, including Yosemite Valley and its high cliffs and waterfalls. The park is also known for its wildlife: mule, deer, coyotes, chipmunks, blue jays and occasionally even bears.

DAY 14

Yosemite Area - Carmel - 17-Mile Drive - Monterey - San Francisco (286 m / 459 km)
Leaving the Yosemite area, travel west to Carmel located on the Pacific Ocean. From this quaint and charming village travel along stunning 17-Mile Drive*, known for its exclusive golf courses, beautiful views and distinctive fauna, to Monterey, California’s first capital. Continue northward to “The City by the Bay”.

DAY 15

San Francisco
This morning, enjoy city sightseeing of one of the most beautiful cities in America including highlights such as Union Square, Chinatown, Golden Gate Park and Fisherman’s Wharf with a view of infamous Alcatraz Island across the bay. Afternoon at leisure, or embark on an optional tour to the quaint village of Sausalito.

DAY 16

San Francisco
Transfer to SFO Airport on seat-in basis.

Included in this tour:

Option 1 / Airport

  •  Arrival transfer (hotel shuttle, no Meet and Greet) to Hilton Los Angeles Airport

  •  Accommodation for 15 nights, including taxes and porterage (excluding Los Angeles)

  • Air–conditioned motorcoach and guide for the entire tour (excluding airport transfers)

  •  City sightseeing of Los Angeles and San Francisco

  •  Admissions to: Monument Valley, 17-Mile Drive and all National Parks

  •  Departure transfer (seat in basis, no guide assistance) – SFO Airport only

    Option 2 / Downtown

  •  Meet and Greet and arrival transfer (seat-in basis) to L.A. Grand Hotel Downtown

  •  Accommodation for 15 nights, including taxes and porterage (excluding Los Angeles)

  •  Air–conditioned motorcoach and guide for the entire tour (excluding airport transfers)

  •  City sightseeing of Los Angeles and San Francisco

  • Admissions to: Monument Valley, 17-Mile Drive and all National Parks

  •  Departure transfer (seat in basis, no guide assistance) – SFO Airport only

The extras (additional cost):

  • Helicopter tours in Grand Canyon National Park

  •  Sightseeing by Jeep in Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

  •   Night tour of Las Vegas and San Francisco

  •  Golden Gate Bridge and Sausalito Excursions

  • Breakfasts

Departure information the places you’ll enjoy staying:

  • DAY 1: Los Angeles – Hilton Los Angeles Airport or L.A. Grand Hotel Downtown

  • DAY 2: Los Angeles – Hilton Los Angeles Airport or L.A. Grand Hotel Downtown

  • Day 3: Las Vegas – Excalibur Hotel & Casino

  • Day 4: Grand Canyon – Quality Inn Navajo Nation or Cameron Trading Post

  • Day 5: Moab – River Canyon Lodge or Super 8

  • Day 6: Rock Springs –Quality Inn Rock Springs

  • Day 7: Jackson Hole – Virginian Lodge or Inn at Jackson Hole

  • Day 8: Yellowstone Area – La Quinta Inn & Suites Belgrade - Bozeman Airport

  • Day 9: Salt Lake City – Hotel RL by Red Lion, Crystal Inn Downtown or Crystal Inn Hotel and Suites West Valley City

  • Day 10: Bryce – Best Western Plus Ruby’s Inn, Bryce View Lodge or Crystal Inn Cedar City

  • Day 11: Las Vegas – Excalibur Hotel & Casino

  • Day 12: Mammoth Lakes – Mammoth Mountain Inn

  • Day 13: Yosemite Area – DoubleTree Modesto, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chowchilla

  • Day 14: San Francisco – Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Parc 55 San Francisco

  • Day 15: San Francisco – Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Parc 55 San Francisco

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