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9-Day Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton and Mt. Rushmore Tour from San Francisco/Sacramento

  • Tour code: 373-5345
  • Available: Mon(05/01/2018 - 09/30/2018)
  • Depart from: San Francisco, CA; Sacramento, CA
  • Duration: 9 Days 8 Nights
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Highlights:

Visit Barstow, CA, Crazy Horse, SD, Devils Tower, WY, Grand Canyon, AZ, Grand Teton National Park, WY, Jackson Hole, WY, Las Vegas, NV, Monterey, CA, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, SD, Sacramento, CA, Salt Lake City, UT, Santa Barbara, CA, Solvang, CA, Yellowstone, WY. Inclusions: 8 nights hotel accommodations, All domestic ground transportation

Pricing Details

Single: $1368
Double (/Person): $888
Third Person Adult: $348
Child : $348
Fourth Person Adult: $708
Child : $708

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 7 days before departure. (2) No-show (or cancellation made within 7 days before departure) of discounted passenger incurs $150 penalty fee for the reserved bus seat.
  • Child Rate: Child rates apply to those 2-9 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).
  • Las Vegas Hotel Surcharge: Surcharge will be applied if your tour including overnight in Las Vegas on following dates due to events. Per night: +$70/room on 5/19, 5/26, 7/27, 7/28, 10/21, 10/31, 11/1, 12/30; +$140/room on 12/31. We will notify you of any price changes, and await your acceptance. If you have any further question regarding hotel, please send us an e-mail to support@taketours.com.

Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 San Francisco - Sacramento - Elko(416 miles)
  • Day 2 Elko - Jackson Hole - Grand Teton National Park(431 miles)
  • Day 3 Yellowstone - Sheridan(180 miles)
  • Day 4 Sheridan - Devils Tower - Mt. Rushmore - Crazy Horse - Casper(526 miles)
  • Day 5 Casper - Salt Lake City(321 miles)
  • Day 6 Salt Lake City - Las Vegas(421 miles)
  • Day 7 Tour Options: South Rim, West Rim, or Free Day
  • Day 7 Tour Options: South Rim, West Rim, or Free Day
  • Day 7 Tour Options: South Rim, West Rim, or Free Day
  • Day 8 Las Vegas - Barstow - Los Angeles(228 miles)
  • Day 9 Choose from A: Los Angeles - Santa Barbara - Solvang - San Francisco or B: Los Angeles - Monterey - San Francisco
  • Day 9 Choose from A: Los Angeles - Santa Barbara - Solvang - San Francisco or B: Los Angeles - Monterey - San Francisco
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Day 1 San Francisco - Sacramento - Elko(416 miles)

In the morning, we will depart from San Francisco and head east towards Nevada. As we pass through Sacramento, we will stop to see the California State Capitol. Afterwards, we will drive through Donner Pass and enjoy the desert views along the way. We will spend the night in Elko, NV. Guests joining the tour from Sacramento, please meet the tour guide at the California State Capitol Entrance by 11:00am.

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.

  • Always Visit
    At the State Capitol, the past, present and future of California interact with equal force. The building serves as both a museum and the state's working seat of government. Visitors to the Capitol can at once experience California's rich history and witness the making of history through the modern lawmaking process.
    Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes
Standard Hotel: Red Lion Elko or similar

Day 2 Elko - Jackson Hole - Grand Teton National Park(431 miles)

Today, we will drive through the states of Nevada, Utah, Idaho and Wyoming as we travel to Jackson Hole and take a Scenic Chairlift Ride. In downtown Jackson, we will see the Elk Antlers Arches. Then, we will continue to Grand Teton National Park, following the road the runs along the Snake River. We will spend the night at the Hatchet Resort Cabins.

Famous frontier town, located at the crossing of Grand Teton and Rocky Mountains, it became a heaven for outdoors sports enthusiast. The widely praised Elk Antler Arches Park, with its four arches made with thousands of elk antlers is a must see.

  • Always Available
    The scenic chairlift is a leisurely ride that brings you up 1,571 feet to the summit of Snow King Mountain for the best views of the Tetons, the Elk Refuge, and the town of Jackson.
    Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 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.

Standard Hotel: Hatchet Resort Grand Teton or similar

Day 3 Yellowstone - Sheridan(180 miles)

Today, we will travel to Yellowstone National Park, home to the world's largest super volcano and over 10,000 fascinating geothermal features like Norris Geyser, Upper Falls, Artist Point, Hayden Valley, Fishing Bridge, Mud Volcano and more! We will spend the night in Sheridan, WY.

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 National Park is full of areas like this - geyser basins - large, open areas where geothermic pressure from below the ground's surface force up various geysers and springs. The Norris Basin is one of the more accessible.
    Duration: Approx. 40 Minutes
  • Always Visit
    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
  • Always Visit
    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
  • 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: Approx. 30 Minutes
  • Always Visit
    Located near the mouth of the Yellowstone River, the Fishing Bridge is a great location to spot the native Cutthroat trout. There is an RV park of the same name nearby.
    Duration: Approx. 25 Minutes
Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn Sheridan or similar

Day 4 Sheridan - Devils Tower - Mt. Rushmore - Crazy Horse - Casper(526 miles)

In the morning, we will drive to Devil's Tower, the country's first national monument. Next, we will head to iconic Mount Rushmore, followed by the Crazy Horse National Monument. Later on, we will spend the night in Casper.

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

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.

Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

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 monument, controversial in the Native American community, has been under construction for over 60 years. If it is completed as planned, it would be the largest sculpture in the entire world, at a monstrous 563 high and 641 wide.
    Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes
Standard Hotel: Ramada Casper or similar

Day 5 Casper - Salt Lake City(321 miles)

Drive to Independent Rock State Historic Site this morning, then we will head to Salt Lake City, where we will visit the Utah State Capitol, the most expensive, luxurious state house in the U.S. We will also Temple Square. After that, overnight in Miavale.

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
  • Always Visit
    The Devil's Gate is a natural rock formation that served as an important landmark on the Oregon Trail and helped guide pioneers westward across the barren United States of the 19th century.
    Duration: Approx. 15 Minutes

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
    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. 35 Minutes
  • 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
  • Always Visit
    This 250,000-square-foot temple is the largest of the temples belonging to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, known colloquially as the Mormons. The public cannot tour the interior, but the facade is a sight to behold.
    Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes
Standard Hotel: La Quinta Salt Lake Midvale or similar

Day 6 Salt Lake City - Las Vegas(421 miles)

Today we will tour Salt Lake City, UT. Our tour includes visits to the Mormon Temple and the State Capital. Afterwards, guests will transferred to the SLC airport for flights to Las Vegas. Alternatively, guests may choose to be bussed from Salt Lake City to Vegas; the drive is about 6 hours.

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
    This 250,000-square-foot temple is the largest of the temples belonging to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, known colloquially as the Mormons. The public cannot tour the interior, but the facade is a sight to behold.
    Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes
  • Always Visit
    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. 35 Minutes
Standard Hotel: Circus Circus Sky Rise Tower (2880 S. Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109)

Day 7 Tour Options: South Rim, West Rim, or Free Day

Option 1:

Las Vegas - Grand Canyon West Rim - Las Vegas

(541 miles)
We will begin the day by traveling to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon, where we will visit Eagle Point for a breathtaking view of the canyon and the Colorado River below and the famous Skywalk Glass Bridge, followed by Guano Point. Guests will also have the opportunity to take a Helicopter Tour of the canyon. On our way back to Vegas, we will stop at the Hoover Dam. Afterward, guests will return to Las Vegas for the night.

Considered one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon was carved over 17 million years by the Colorado River. This breathtaking, 18-mile-long canyon has been stunning visitors for hundreds of years.

  • Always Visit
    Grand Canyon West is a separate tourist area run by the Hualapai Tribe of Indians. Optional activities which can be done at an extra cost include helicopter tours, the educational "Indian Village," and the Skywalk Glass Bridge.
    Admission (Mandatory): Adult $90; Child (2-12 yrs) $90; fee includes transportation, admission, simple lunch, and fuel surcharge|Duration: Approx. 3 Hours 30 Minutes
  • Always Visit
    This transparent, horseshoe-shaped bridge hangs out over the West Rim of the Grand Canyon and offers guests a chance to feel as though the could just jump right off the edge of this natural wonder of the world.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child $25|Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 8:00am - 6:00pm|Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes
  • Always Available
    Perfect for adventure-lovers, this tour takes passengers thousands of feet down into the Grand Canyon. From there, guests will board a pontoon boat and ride down the Colorado River before returning back to the airport via another helicopter ride.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $230; Child (2-12 yrs) $230
  • Always Visit
    Eagle Point is one of the main attractions of the Grand Canyon West Rim. The area features the Skywalk Glass Bridge, and also a "Native American Village" walking tour as well as live performances and demonstrations by tribe members.
  • Always Visit
    This scenic viewpoint gets its name from the Bat Cave Mine it overlooks. Visitors can enjoy the panoramic views of the Grand Canyon as well as learn the history of the old mine, parts of which still stand today.

Las Vegas is known as the "Entertainment Capital of the World" for a good reason-- casinos and hotels line its streets, and visitors can gamble, see shows, and shop at virtually any hour of the day or night.

  • Always Visit
    The beautiful Hoover Dam is located 30 miles southeast of Las Vegas in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River. The massive concrete dam was a monumental undertaking built during the Great Depression and dedicated by Franklin Roosevelt himself.
    Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes
  • Always Available
    This show is haunting exploration deep inside the inventive mind of mystifier Criss Angel as he hovers between the land of the living and a surreal world uniquely woven together by the distinctive imaginations of Criss Angel and Cirque du Soleil!
    Admission (Optional): Adult $110; Child (Over 5 yrs) $110
  • Always Available
    Le Reve features aerial acrobatics, provocative choreography, and artistic athleticism. The cast of 85 captures the imagination with their outrageous antics and daring feats of strength and agility. Live music and elaborate special effects create a world of fantasy.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $165; Child (Over 6 yrs) $165
Option 2:

Las Vegas - Grand Canyon South Rim - Las Vegas

(541 miles)
We begin the day by traveling to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. On our way back to Vegas, we will pass by the Hoover Dam. Upon our arrival back at the hotel, there are optional activities for exploring Las Vegas.

Considered one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon was carved over 17 million years by the Colorado River. This breathtaking, 18-mile-long canyon has been stunning visitors for hundreds of years.

  • Always Visit
    More than five million people every year visit the South Rim of the great Grand Canyon. The South Rim offers a wealth of activities, including driving and walking tours and campgrounds. The South Rim area includes hotels and other amenities.
    Admission (Mandatory): Adult $90; Child $90; admission + fuel
  • Always Visit
    Mather Point is a popular stop along the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, providing an exquisite overlook of the vast and expansive natural wonder below.

Las Vegas is known as the "Entertainment Capital of the World" for a good reason-- casinos and hotels line its streets, and visitors can gamble, see shows, and shop at virtually any hour of the day or night.

  • Always Visit
    The largest dam of its time, the Hoover Dam was constructed in just five years by thousands of workers. The entire project required 3.25 million cubic yards of concrete and is almost 750 feet high.
    Admission (Optional): Adult Free
  • Always Available
    This show is haunting exploration deep inside the inventive mind of mystifier Criss Angel as he hovers between the land of the living and a surreal world uniquely woven together by the distinctive imaginations of Criss Angel and Cirque du Soleil!
    Admission (Optional): Adult $110; Child (Over 5 yrs) $110
  • Always Available
    Le Reve features aerial acrobatics, provocative choreography, and artistic athleticism. The cast of 85 captures the imagination with their outrageous antics and daring feats of strength and agility. Live music and elaborate special effects create a world of fantasy.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $165; Child (Over 6 yrs) $165
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Option 3:

Las Vegas

Today guests will have the whole day to explore the city of Las Vegas, NV at their leisure.
Standard Hotel: Circus Circus Sky Rise Tower or similar
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Day 8 Las Vegas - Barstow - Los Angeles(228 miles)

Before we leave Las Vegas, we will travel to the Ethel M Chocolate Factory and its Botanical Cactus Gardens. On our way back to Los Angeles, we will stop in Barstow, CA, to visit the Tanger Outlets. We will arrive back in LA at night.

Las Vegas is known as the "Entertainment Capital of the World" for a good reason-- casinos and hotels line its streets, and visitors can gamble, see shows, and shop at virtually any hour of the day or night.

  • Always Visit
    A unique combination of food and flora, the Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Botanical Cactus Gardens outside of Las Vegas, NV has something for everyone. Both the gardens and the factory are open to the public free of charge.
    Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 8:30am - 6:00pm, Live chocolate production hours vary, but are generally Monday - Friday until 4:30 p.m. Chocolate factory workers are not available on Saturdays and Sundays.|Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

Barstow serves as a civilized stop-over for off-road enthusiasts and desert adventurers and offers access to a very modest clutch of cultural sights. Find out and about a museum or two, including one with Route 66 as its focus, filming locations like Bagdad Cafe and quaint Calico Ghost Town.

  • Always Visit
    The Tanger Outlets in Barstow, California-- about halfway between Los Angeles and Las Vegas-- offer designer wares at bargain prices. Guests can enjoy discounts on everything from clothing to pocketbooks to electronics and so much more!
    Duration: Approx. 2 Hours
Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn El Monte or Similar
Dulexe Hotel: Quality Suites Rosemead/ Best Western Covina/Park Inn Radisson Covina/ Hotel Fullerton / Pacific Palm / Hilton San Gabriel or Similar

Day 9 Choose from A: Los Angeles - Santa Barbara - Solvang - San Francisco or B: Los Angeles - Monterey - San Francisco

Option 1:

Los Angeles - Santa Barbara - Solvang - San Francisco

(412 miles)
In the morning, we will depart from Los Angeles and drive north along the beautiful Pacific Coast Highway. We will stop in Santa Barbara for some sightseeing before stopping in Solvang to see the Danish Village. Afterwards, we will continue to San Francisco, where the tour will come to an end.

"The American Riviera" in southern California is known for its year-round warm weather. It features miles of beaches as well as historic landmarks like the Mission Santa Barbara, a still-functioning church founded by Spanish missionaries in the 18th century.

Antiquated windmills and Northern Europeans-style architecture punctuate the little village's skyline. Brilliant sunshine, boundless open country and rolling hills- these are the characteristics of what the original Danish immigrants called "Solvang" or "Sunny Field"

  • Always Visit
    This small city near Santa Barbara, California is a popular California tourist spot due to its historical significance. The town was settled by Danish immigrants, and today serves as a portal to the past for curious visitors.
Option 2:

Los Angeles - Monterey - San Francisco

(437 miles)
In the morning, we will depart from Los Angeles and head to the famous seaside town of Monterey, where we will enjoy the scenic ride along the 17 Mile Drive that will take us to the famous Pebble Beach golf course. From there, we will travel to San Francisco, where the tour will come to an end.

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.

  • Always Visit
    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
    Gentle sea breezes, meandering coast, surging waves, bizarre rocks, adorable seals and sea lions rest on the beach; world's first-class golf courses stretch beyond shiny multi-million dollar mansions. There's not much better on the planet earth than Pebble Beach. Ocean view is stunning, 5 Golf Grand Slam Tournaments have been held here.
    Duration: Approx. 40 Minutes
  • Always Visit
    Symbol of Pebble Beach! This breathtaking stretch of coastline along California's Monterey Peninsula takes visitors through a maze of beautiful scenery, unique wildlife, and amazing mansions.
    Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes
  • Always Visit
    Honeymooners' Mecca! Famous for the cozy and romantic lovers suites on the beach and ocean view. You may discover a variety of wildlife here.
    Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes
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