National Park Discovery

 

16 days/15 nights

World famous national parks of the west !

 

What to expect

 

LOS ANGELES

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

MONTEREY

17- MILE DRIVE

CARMEL

SANTA BARBARA

 

Your itinerary


DAY 1 SATURDAY

LOS ANGELES > PHOENIX/SCOTTSDALE
(400 M/644 KM)
Board the 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 an introduction to the American West!

 

DAY 2 SUNDAY

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

This morning the journey continues through the garden desert of Arizona to the lovely city of Sedona and then through Oak Creek Canyon. The area, known for its spectacular landscapes, has been the setting for many movies. The day ends with a visit of the Grand Canyon, one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

 

DAY 3 MONDAY

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 4 TUESDAY

Moab > Arches > Flaming Gorge > 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 next stop, Flaming Gorge, has enchanting, unforgettable sights. The tour will reach Rock Springs in the afternoon.

 

DAY 5 WEDNESDAY

Rock Springs > Grand Teton > Jackson Hole
(239 m/382 km)
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 6 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. The entire day is free to explore this natural wonder and with some luck, catch a glimpse of a bear!


DAY 7 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 arrival at the hotel.

 

DAY 8 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 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 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 10 MONDAY
Las Vegas
Enjoy a day of leisure in Las Vegas. Passengers have the choice of visiting some of the spectacular hotels, taking one of the many optional excursions offered, or simply relaxing by the pool. Las Vegas has something for everyone, so take 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 THURSDAY

Yosemite area > San Francisco
(166 m/268 km)

Leaving the Yosemite area, the tour 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, enjoy city sightseeing of one of the most beautiful cities in America. Highlights include Union Square, Chinatown, Golden Gate Park and Fisherman’s Wharf with a view of infamous Alcatraz Island across the bay.

 

DAY 14 FRIDAY
San FranciscoDay at leisure to enjoy San Francisco with its beautiful views, famous cable cars, parks and museums. Or embark on an optional tour to the quaint village of Sausalito in the morning.

 

DAY 15 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. Then 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, 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. The tour returns to Los Angeles in the afternoon.

 

Included in this tour

 

 

 

THE DEPARTURE DATES
Saturday Departures 2018
Jun  8 · 22 · 29

Jul  6 · 13 · 20 · 27

Aug  3 · 10 · 17 · 24 · 31

Sep  1 · 8

 

Pick-up Place and Time

English, Dutch, German, Italian & Spanish Passengers

 

07:00AM

HILTON LOS ANGELES AIRPORT

5711 WEST CENTURY BOULEVARD

 

08:00AM

MILLENNIUM BILTMORE

506 SOUTH GRAND AVENUE


 

The places you’ll enjoy staying

 

Day 1 > Phoenix/Scottsdale – Hampton Inn Phoenix North

Day 2 > Grand Canyon – Cameron Trading Post, Canyon Plaza, Holiday Inn Express Grand Canyon, Yavapai West or Embassy Suites Flagstaff

Day 3 > Moab – River Canyon Lodge or Super 8

Day 4 > Rock Springs –Quality Inn Rock Springs

Day 5 > Jackson Hole – Virginian Lodge or Inn at Jackson Hole

Day 6 > Yellowstone – La Quinta Bozeman Airport, Best Western Desert Inn, Brandin Iron Inn, Grey Wolf Inn or Yellowstone Park Hotel

Day 7 > Salt Lake City – Hotel RL by Red Lion, Crystal Inn Downtown or Crystal Inn Hotel and Suites West Valley City

Day 8 > Bryce – Best Western Plus Ruby’s Inn, Bryce View Lodge or Crystal Inn Cedar City

Day 9 > Las Vegas – Excalibur Hotel & Casino

Day 10 > Las Vegas – Excalibur Hotel & Casino

Day 11 > Mammoth Lakes – Mammoth Mountain Inn

Day 12 > Yosemite Area – Yosemite Southgate Hotel, Comfort Inn Oakhurst, Miners Inn Mariposa, DoubleTree Modesto, Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino, Holiday Inn Merced or Monarch Inn Mariposa Day 13 > San Francisco - Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, Executive Vintage Court, Hotel Whitcomb, Holiday Inn Civic Center or Comfort Inn By The Bay

Day 14 > San Francisco - Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, Executive Vintage Court, Hotel Whitcomb, Holiday Inn Civic Center or Comfort Inn By The Bay

Day 15 > California Coast – Historic Santa Maria Inn, Radisson Santa Maria or Lompoc Valley Inn & Suites

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

 

 

Important note

 

Some departures may operate as follows:

DAY 11: Las Vegas > Yosemite Area

DAY 12: Yosemite Area

 

 

Tour prices:

 

Booking Date Single Double Triple Quad Child Breakfast
(Apr 01,2018 - Mar 31,2019) $3448 $2296 $1912 $1670 $1036 $264

 

Tour price with Pre and Post tour package (AIRPORT):

Booking Date Single Double Triple Quad Child Breakfast
(Apr 01,2018 - Mar 31,2019) $4117 $2660 $2201 $1922 $1097 $373

 

Tour price with Pre and Post tour package (DOWNTOWN):

 

Booking Date Single Double Triple Quad Child Breakfast
(Apr 01,2018 - Mar 31,2019) $4229 $2716 $2264 $1988 $1145 $370

Prices are per person.

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


 

Pre and post tour package includes:

 

Option 1 / Airport

(English/German/Dutch/Spanish/Italian)

> Arrival transfer (hotel shuttle, no Meet and Greet)

> 2 nights at Hilton LAX prior to tour

> City Sightseeing Tour of Los Angeles (live narration in English/Italian/Spanish)

> 1 night at Hilton LAX at end of tour

> Departure transfer (by hotel shuttle, no Meet and Greet)

 

Option 2 / Downtown

(Spanish/Italian)

> Meet and Greet and arrival transfer (seat-in basis)

> 2 nights at Millennium Biltmore prior to tour

> City Sightseeing Tour of Los Angeles (live narration in Italian/Spanish)

> 1 night at Hilton LAX at end of tour

> Departure Transfer (by hotel shuttle, no Meet and Greet)

 

 

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

 

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