National Park Discovery

16 days/15 nights

World famous national parks of the west !

 

What to expect

 

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK

CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK

ARCHES NATIONAL PARK

GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL

SALT LAKE CITY

BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK

ZION NATIONAL PARK

LAS VEGAS

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK

SAN FRANCISCO

 

Your itinerary


DAY 1 TUESDAY OR SATURDAY

LOS ANGELES > PHOENIX/SCOTTSDALE
(400 M/644 KM)
Board your motorcoach in Los Angeles, settle back and enjoy the scenery while traveling through the Mojave Desert across the Colorado River into Arizona. Discover the unique charm of the desert oasis, Phoenix/Scottsdale, a blend of southwestern architecture and magnificent saguaro cactus. This is your introduction to the American West!

 

DAY 2 WEDNESDAY OR SUNDAY

Phoenix/Scottsdale > Sedona > Grand Canyon
(237 m/381 km)

Morning departure through the garden desert of Arizona, visiting Montezuma’s Castle, the ancient Indian cliff dwellings of the Sinaguas tribe. The journey continues to the lovely city of Sedona and then through Oak Creek. Canyon. The area, known for its spectacular landscapes, has been the setting of many movies. The day ends with a visit of the Grand Canyon, one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

 

DAY 3 THURSDAY OR MONDAY

Grand Canyon > Monument Valley > Canyonlands > Moab

(322 m/515 km)

Morning departure along the south rim of the Grand Canyon into the Painted Desert. Your trip continues on to spectacular Monument Valley, home of the Navajo Indian, an enchanted land of buttes and spires. On the way to Moab you will have the opportunity to catch a glimpse of another wonderful National Park in southern Utah: Canyonlands. Its rugged beauty is only a prelude to your next day’s journey.


DAY 4 FRIDAY OR TUESDAY

Moab > Arches > Flaming Gorge > Rock Springs
(290 m/462 km)
Continue your tour with yet another magnificent national park: Arches, a symphony of colors and shapes, created by the forces of nature. True to its name, Flaming Gorge will enchant you with unforgettable sights. You will reach Rock Springs in the afternoon.


DAY 5 SATURDAY OR WEDNESDAY

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


DAY 6 SUNDAY OR THURSDAY

Jackson Hole > Yellowstone
(107 m/172 km)
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. You have a whole day to explore this natural wonder. With some luck you might even catch a glimpse of a bear!


DAY 7 MONDAY OR FRIDAY

Yellowstone > Salt Lake City

( 323 m/517 km)
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 your arrival at the hotel.


DAY 8 TUESDAY OR SATURDAY

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 9 WEDNESDAY OR SUNDAY

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 you breathless. The park is a popular attraction for rock climbers. Continue along the Virgin River to the Mojave Desert and the state of Nevada. In the afternoon, arrive in Las Vegas, the city of lights.

 

DAY 10 THURSDAY OR MONDAY
Las Vegas
Enjoy a day of leisure in Las Vegas. You have the choice to visit some of the spectacular hotels, take one of the many optional excursions offered, or simply relax by the pool. Las Vegas has something for everyone and you have the whole day to explore this world-famous city.

 

DAY 11 TUESDAY
Las Vegas > Mammoth Lakes
(416 m/670 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 12 WEDNESDAY
Mammoth Lakes > Yosemite Area
(109 m/175 km)
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 13 SUNDAY OR THURSDAY

Yosemite area/Mariposa > San Francisco
(166 m/268 km)
Leaving the Yosemite area you will travel through the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, California’s gold country, on the way to “The City by the Bay”. Upon arrival, city sightseeing of one of the most beautiful cities in America: Union Square, Chinatown, Golden Gate Park and Fisherman’s Wharf with a view of infamous Alcatraz Island across the bay.


DAY 14 MONDAY OR FRIDAY
San Francisco
Day at leisure to enjoy San Francisco with its beautiful views, famous cable cars, parks and museums. You have the possibility of an optional tour to the quaint village of Sausalito in the morning.


DAY 15 TUESDAY OR SATURDAY

San Francisco > Monterey/Carmel > Santa Maria area

(305 km/490 km)
Leave San Francisco and travel to Monterey, California’s first capital.After a stop in this beautiful seaside town, travel along stunning 17-Mile Drive known for its exclusive golf courses, beautiful views and distinctive fauna. After seeing the beauty of the 17-Mile Drive, visit the quaint and charming village of Carmel. Continue southward to the Santa Maria area.


DAY 16 WEDNESDAY OR SUNDAY

Santa Maria area > Los Angeles

(159 m/255 km)
En route to Los Angeles you will have a chance to explore Santa Barbara, often referred to as the pearl of the “American Riviera”. The city is known for its Spanish Colonial style architecture, lush vegetation and laid-back lifestyle. We return to Los Angeles in the afternoon.

 

Included in this tour

 

 

Departure information

 

THE DEPARTURE DATES
Saturday Departures 2013
Jun  8 · 22 · 29

Jul  6 · 13 · 20 · 27

Aug  3 · 10 · 17 · 24 · 31

Sep  7 · 14

 

Pick-up Place and Time

English, Dutch, German, Italian & Spanish Passengers

 

07:00AM

HILTON LOS ANGELES AIRPORT

5711 WEST CENTURY BOULEVARD

 

08:00AM

WESTIN BONAVENTURE

404 SOUTH FIGUEROA STREET


Pre/Post tour hotels here

 

The places you’ll enjoy staying

 

Day 1

Phoenix/Scottsdale - Travelodge Scottsdale 5Th Avenue

Day 2

Grand Canyon - Canyon Plaza or Grand Canyon National Park Lodges

Day 3

Moab – Super 8

Day 4

Rock Springs - La Quinta

Day 5

Jackson Hole – Virginian Lodge

Day 6

Yellowstone – Best Western Desert Inn or Grey Wolf Inn

Day 7

Salt Lake City - Shilo Inn

Day 8

Bryce - Bryce View Lodge

Day 9

Las Vegas – Bally’s Resort and Casino

Day 10

Las Vegas – Bally’s Resort and Casino

Day 11

Mammoth Lakes – Mammoth Mountain Inn

Day 12

Yosemite Area – Yosemite Area accommodations

Day 13

San Francisco - Hotel Whitcomb or Holiday Inn Civic Center

Day 14

San Francisco - Hotel Whitcomb or Holiday Inn Civic Center

Day 15

California Coast – Historic Santa Maria Inn or Radisson Santa Maria

 

Hotels are correct at the time of going to press, but are subject to change.

 

Important note

 

Some winter itineraries may operate as follows, due to Tioga Pass closure:

DAY 11: Las Vegas > Yosemite

DAY 12: Yosemite

 

Tour prices:

 

Booking Date Single Double Triple Quad Child
(Apr 01, 13 - Mar 31, 14) $3078 $4181 $5669 $7158 $1080

 

Tour price with Pre and post tour package:

Booking Date Single Double Triple Quad Child
(Apr 01, 13 - Mar 31, 14) $3533 $4740 $6464 $8188 $1185

 

Tour price with Pre and post tour package (SPANISH):

 

Booking Date Single Double Triple Quad Child
(Apr 01, 13 - Mar 31, 14) $3660 $4929 $6710 $8490 $1246

 

Pre and post tour package includes:

 

Arrival Transfer (seat-in basis or by hotel shuttle)

2 nights at Hilton LAX prior to tour

(2 nights at Westin Bonaventure prior to tour for packages booked in Spanish)

City Sightseeing Tour of Los Angeles

1 night at Hilton LAX at end of tour

Departure Transfer (seat-in basis or by hotel shuttle)


Child price applies to children 8 - 16. Children under 8 are not accepted on Escorted Tours.
Prices are per room.


All prices are based on coach rates and fuel price as of Jan 01, 13. Should these costs increase, TravelsinUSA reserves the right to apply a surcharge to any new bookings. Existing bookings will not be affected.


The extras (additional cost)


Helicopter tours in Grand Canyon National Park or Las Vegas

Night tours of Las Vegas and San Francisco

Golden Gate Bridge and Sausalito Excursions

Universal Studios

Disneyland

Disney’s California Adventure

 

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