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11-Day Yellowstone, Monterey Bay, Mt. Rushmore and Silicon Valley Package Tour from San Francisco

  • Tour code: 956-5322
  • Available: Fri (May 4 - Oct 13)
  • Depart from: San Francisco, CA
  • Duration: 11 Days 10 Nights
From USD$1228

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Highlights:

Visit Idaho Falls, Grand Teton National Park, Crazy Horse, Virginia City, Yellowstone, San Francisco, Carmel, Casper, Rapid City, Livermore, Monterey, Devils Tower, Sacramento, Twin Falls, Lake Tahoe, Salt Lake City, Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

Pricing Details

Single: $1938
Double (/Person): $1228
Third Person Adult: $398
Child (Age 0-9): $398
Fourth Person Adult: $898
Child (Age 0-9): $898

Note: *Price in USD is based on the lowest price per person per room over the next 30 days. Exact prices are displayed when you select a date.

  • Buy 2 get 3rd Discounted (3 or 4 pax sharing one room): (1) Cancellation of discounted-fare passenger must be made at least 3 days before departure. (2) No-show (or late cancellation) of discounted passenger incurs $1228 penalty fee for the reserved bus seat.
  • Child Rate: Child rates apply to those 0-9 years and using existing bedding with 2 full-paying passengers (regardless of ages). Please note each hotel room can only accommodate 4 guests (adults or children).

Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 San Francisco
  • Day 2 San Francisco - Sacramento - Wendover(75 miles)
  • Day 3 Salt Lake City - Casper(321 miles)
  • Day 4 Casper - Crazy Horse - Mount Rushmore - Rapid City - Devils Tower(514 miles)
  • Day 5 Sheridan - Yellowstone National Park(244 miles)
  • Day 6 Yellowstone National Park - Grand Teton National Park - Jackson Hole - Pocatello(207 miles)
  • Day 7 Pocatello - Idaho Falls - Twin Falls - Reno(663 miles)
  • Day 8 Reno - Lake Tahoe - San Francisco(209 miles)
  • Day 9 San Francisco - Silicon Valley - Livermore(80 miles)
  • Day 10 Bay Area - Monterey - Carmel(152 miles)
  • Day 11 San Francisco
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Day 1 San Francisco

Today we will gather in San Francisco. Guests should take the free shuttle from the airport to the hotel and check in on their own.
Standard Hotel: Red Roof Inn or similar

Day 2 San Francisco - Sacramento - Wendover(75 miles)

Guests will be picked up in the Bay Area to begin this tour. We will drive out of San Francisco, stopping in Sacramento, California's capital. After that, we will continue to Wendover, NV, where we will spend the night.

Founded in 1849, Sacramento was at the heart of the gold rush, Pony Express, and first trans-continental railroad. Today it serves as the capital of the state of California and one of its most important cities.

Standard Hotel: Quality Inn Wendover or similar

Day 3 Salt Lake City - Casper(321 miles)

In the morning we will visit the Temple Square, the Eagle Gate Monument, and the Utah State Capitol Building. From there we will head into Wyoming, where we will visit Independence Rock on our way to the town of Casper, WY, for the night.

Utah's gorgeous capital city sits amidst the mountains of the American Southwest on the shores of the breathtaking Great Salt Lake. The city is steeped in history and architecture in addition to wondrous vistas and scenery.

  • Always Visit
    Approximately ten acres in size, Temple Square is the center of religious activity for the Church of Latter Day Saints, housing the Temple and Tabernacle that are central to the religion.
    Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes
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    The home of all of the governmental processes for the state of Utah, the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. The building is done in the ornate neoclassical revival style, purposefully reminiscent of the nation capitol in DC.
    Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes
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    The largest saltwater lake in the Western Hemisphere is the famous Great Salt Lake in northern Utah. People visit the lake's namesake, Salt Lake City, every year to see the natural wonder and tour its shores.
    Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

Casper is a city in and the county seat of Natrona County, Wyoming, United States. Casper is also called "The Oil City" and has a long history of oil boomtown and cowboy culture. In 2010, Casper was named the highest-ranked family-friendly small city in the West, and ranked eighth overall in the nation in Forbes magazine's list of "the best small cities to raise a family".

  • Always Visit
    This granite monolith sits in the Independence Rock State Historic Site in central Wyoming. The rock served as an important landmark for those travelling west via the Oregon Trail in the middle of the 19th century.
    Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes
Standard Hotel: Best Western Casper or similar

Day 4 Casper - Crazy Horse - Mount Rushmore - Rapid City - Devils Tower(514 miles)

Today we will visit the Crazy Horse Memorial, a massive tribute to a great Native American chief. From here we will travel to Mount Rushmore, where the busts of four presidents have been carved into the mountainside. Guests will also have the chance to visit Bear Country USA while we are in South Dakota. Our last stop of the day is the Devil's Tower in Wyoming.

Crazy Horse Memorial is the world's largest sculpture-in-progress, and frequent drilling and mountain blasts make each visit unique. When completed, Crazy Horse Memorial will stand 563 feet tall by 641 feet long.

  • Always Visit
    This in-construction monument to famous Native American war hero Crazy Horse is currently being carved into the side of Thunderhead Mountain in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The completed sculpture would be the largest in the world.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $15; Child $15

This famous United States monument in the Black Hills of western South Dakota depicts the busts of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. The 60-foot tall statues are carved right into the side of the mountains.

The second most populous city in South Dakota. Known as the "Gateway to the Black Hills" and the "City of Presidents", it is split by a low mountain ridge that divides the western and eastern parts of the city.

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    Bear Country USA is a drive-through wildlife park located eight miles outside of Rapid City, SD. This 200-acre compound gets its name from its black bears, of which it has the largest collection in the world.
    Admission (Mandatory): Adult $15; Child $15

The first declared United States National Monument. It'is an igneous intrusion or laccolith located in the Black Hills near Hulett and Sundance in Crook County. A monolithic rock formation that rises 1,267 feet above the surrounding land and was once the neck of an active volcano.

  • Always Visit
    This massive monolith in the Black Hills of Wyoming was the nation's first national monument, anointed by Teddy Roosevelt in 1906. In recent years, climbing the rock has become popular. The stone column is considered sacred by many Native Americans.
    Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn Sheridan or similar

Day 5 Sheridan - Yellowstone National Park(244 miles)

Today we will head to Yellowstone National Park and spend half a day visiting the Mud Volcano, Old Faithful geyser and Mammoth Hot Spring . We will also spend the night here.

The largest, oldest, and most famous national park displays a fascinating scenery of hot springs, geysers, canyons & waterfalls, and nature everywhere you look!

  • Always Visit
    The Mud Volcano blew itself apart in the early 20th century, but visitors can still see the impressive crater and other geothermal features in the surrounding area, such as the Mud Cauldron, Black Dragon's Caldron, and Dragon's Mouth Spring.
    Duration: 25-30 Minutes
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    This large complex of hot springs is impressive both for its unique beauty as well as its scale. Formed hundreds of thousands of years ago by volcanic and seismic activity, these springs are one of Yellowstone's most popular spots.
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    Old Faithful is a cone geyser in the Upper Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park. It is one of the park's most well-known natural features, and is famous for its predictability. It generally erupts every 91 minutes.
    Duration: Approx. 2 Hours
Standard Hotel: White Buffalo or similar

Day 6 Yellowstone National Park - Grand Teton National Park - Jackson Hole - Pocatello(207 miles)

We will spend the morning continuing our tour of Yellowstone National Park. At noon we will arrive at Grand Teton National Park, where guests will have the chance to take a boat ride on Jenny Lake. After a stop in Jackson Hole, WY, we will head to Pocatello, ID for the night.

The largest, oldest, and most famous national park displays a fascinating scenery of hot springs, geysers, canyons & waterfalls, and nature everywhere you look!

  • Always Visit
    Yellowstone Lake isn't just the largest single body of water in Yellowstone National Park, but the largest elevated freshwater lake in the US. The lake contains several underwater hot springs that melt its otherwise thick ice sheets in the winter.
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    Fountain Paint Pot, heated by the region's underground hot springs, F.P.P is half hot spring, half mud basin. The spring releases natural shades of red and yellow because of the oxidation of iron in the soil.
    Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes
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    Named after the famous sketches of the waterfalls by Thomas Moran (but not actually the location where the sketched were done) this beautiful location showcases one of the most famous views in Yellowstone National Park.
    Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes
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    Located a quarter-mile upstream of the larger Lower Falls, the Upper Yellowstone River Falls plunge 109 feet down an eroded lava cliff into the basin below. The area below the falls has been subject to heavier erosion than above.
    Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

Grand Teton National Park is is located in the Rocky Mountains, Northwest Wyoming. Grand Teton National Park is noted for its stunning mountain vistas, its shimmering alpine lakes and its abundant wildlife.

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    This glacial lake in Grand Teton National Park was formed 12,000 years ago. Jenny Lake is one of only two on which boating is permitted, and scenic tours of the area by water are popular with visitors.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $20; Child $20
Standard Hotel: Clarion Inn Pocatello or similar

Day 7 Pocatello - Idaho Falls - Twin Falls - Reno(663 miles)

In the morning, we will travel to Idaho Falls . Then go to Twin Falls, ID to see the Shoshone Falls that give the town their name. From there, we will make our way to the Snake River Canyon in Idaho's Magic Valley area. In the evening we will arrive in Reno, NV, where we will spend the night.

Idaho Falls is the main hub for Eastern Idaho and much of Wyoming. The city, located a few hours from Yellowstone National Park, is also home to the Idaho National Laboratory.

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    Called the "Niagara of the West," this impressive waterfall in Idaho is 25 feet higher than Niagara and has a rim over one thousand feet wide. The flow over the falls is best in the spring.
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    The Snake River Canyon in southwestern Idaho's Magic Valley region is a picturesque location for tourists. The easily-accessible canyon floor contains several parks and golf courses along the banks of the Snake River.
Standard Hotel: Silver Legacy or similar

Day 8 Reno - Lake Tahoe - San Francisco(209 miles)

Our first stop of the day will be the old mining town Virginia City. From there, we will journey to Lake Tahoe, where guests will have the chance to take a Boat Tour of the area. We will return to San Francisco for the night.

Silver and gold made the old mining town Virginia City, one that is recognized as the character of Nevada. Guests will experience its boomtime as they visit historic buildings, and some of its open mines.

Admission (Mandatory): Adult $20; Child $20; The fee is for transportation.

The scenic Lake Tahoe nestled in the crook of California is the largest alpine lake in North America. In addition to being a wonderful place to swim, fish, and boat, Lake Tahoe features winter activities like skiing and snowboarding.

Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes
  • Always Available
    Enjoy a boat ride across the largest alpine lake in North America. Lake Tahoe Cruises offer a unique view of the surrounding Sierra Nevada and an up-close experience of the lake's crystalline waters. Cruises are a ticket to relaxation.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $50; Child $50
Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn Express SFO South or similar

Day 9 San Francisco - Silicon Valley - Livermore(80 miles)

Today, we will visit Silicon Valley first. From there, we will go to the Livermore Premium Outlets for some shopping. Later, we will return to San Francisco for the evening.

San Francisco, the heart of central California's Bay Area, is famous for its iconic Golden Gate Bridge, its unique culture, and its position at the forefront of technological innovation. Beautiful weather and waterfront views await visitors as well!

  • Always Visit
    Today we visit the world famous Silicon Valley where we will visit Google, Apple, Intel, HP and Facebook, top technology companies.

This city in the San Francisco Bay Area is most notable for being the former home of the world's longest lasting light bulb. Randy Johnson, a former Major League Baseballs pitcher, went to Livermore High School.

  • Always Visit
    This large facility of outlet malls in the San Francisco Bay area offers the best prices on the top brands around, making it a highly popular shopping destination for the entire region.
Standard Hotel: Red Roof Inn or similar

Day 10 Bay Area - Monterey - Carmel(152 miles)

Our first stop will be Monterey Bay Aquarium. and from there we will continue on to make the 17-Mile Drive along Monterey Bay and visit the nearby village of Carmel, CA.

Monterey was the capital of Alta California under both Spain and Mexico. It was the only port of entry for taxable goods in California. In 1846 the U.S. flag was raised over the Customs House, and California became part of the United States after the ensuing Mexican-American War.

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    This breathtaking stretch of coastline along California's Monterey Peninsula takes visitors through a maze of beautiful scenery, unique wildlife, and amazing mansions. Enjoy shopping and dining along the way in addition to taking in the vistas.
  • Always Visit
    The famous Californian Monterey Bay is world-renown for its beauty and wildlife. In addition to the scenic routes that huge the bay's shorelines, visitors can see animals like otters, bottlenose dolphins, and if they're lucky, even humpback whales.
  • Always Visit
    This large aquarium in Monterey, California is home to some of the world's largest and most unique exhibits. It was both the first aquarium to successfully keep a great white shark and cultivate a kelp forest for show.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $42; Child (2-12 yrs) $30; Infant (Under 2 yrs) Free; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $35|Opening Hours: 10:00am - 6:00pm, Winter: 10am - 5pm; Summer: 9:30am - 6pm; Summer Weekend: 9:30am - 8pm; Close on Christamas Day

Officially called Carmel-by-the-Sea, this coastal Southern California town is known for its amazing scenery as well as its art scene past and present. Former mayors include Clint Eastwood, Perry Newberry, and Herbert Heron, among other artistic icons.

Standard Hotel: Red Roof Inn or similar

Day 11 San Francisco

Today we will tour the city of San Francisco. Stops on our tour include Union Square, City Hall, Fisherman's Wharf, (Bay Cruise is optional), Lombard Street, Palace of Fine Arts, Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, and Twin Peaks. We will pass by Chinatown, Financial District, St. Mary's Cathedral and more! After, we will be transferred to the San Francisco airport. See "Departure and Return Details" for more information. After, we will be transferred to the San Francisco airport. See "Departure and Return Details" for more information

San Francisco, the heart of central California's Bay Area, is famous for its iconic Golden Gate Bridge, its unique culture, and its position at the forefront of technological innovation. Beautiful weather and waterfront views await visitors as well!

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    This California Historical Landmark has become a popular tourist destination for both its historical significance and its shops and culture. The square itself is a public plaza, and the neighborhood extends for several blocks around it.
  • Always Visit
    The Civic Center area is the center of government in San Francisco. Its features two large plazas, and its main attraction is the San Francisco City Hall. The Hall has a recognizable gold-outlined dome, the fifth-largest in the world.
    Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 10:00am - 2:00pm|Duration: 45 Minutes to 1 Hour
  • Always Visit
    This San Francisco neighborhood is a popular tourist area due to its lovely scenery and abundance of shops, restaurants, museums, and other attractions. The area also hosts several annual events, such as a July 4th fireworks show.
    Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes
  • Always Available
    Take a boat ride around one of the most famous and historical bays in the United States, the famous San Francisco Bay. Guests can enjoy the scenic views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Angel Island.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $32; Child (5-17 yrs) $22; Infant (Under 4 yrs) Free|Opening Hours: Closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day
  • Always Visit
    Lombard Street is a famous road in San Francisco that is known for having eight steep, hairpin turns climbing up a one-block stretch between Hyde and Leavenworth Streets. The strange-looking stretch of road is a famous Bay Area spot.
    Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes
  • Always Visit
    The grandiosely-named Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, California is a huge, ornate outdoor structure that is part of the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Its amazing architecture has made it popular for weddings and photography.
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    The iconic arches of San Francisco, California's Golden Gate Bridge are known the world over as a symbol of California and the San Francisco Bay area. From movies to postcards, the Golden Gate Bridge is an American icon.
    Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes
  • Always Visit
    Golden Gate Park is the fifth most-visited park in the United States and is actually 20% larger than New York's Central Park. This San Francisco landmark stretched from the waterfront over three miles into the city itself.
  • Always Visit
    San Francisco's Twin Peaks are two prominent hills near the center of the city. Each one stands at about 922 feet tall, and they offer amazing views of the Bay Area all the way down to the water.

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