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9-Day Yosemite, Yellowstone, Mt. Rushmore, Antelope Canyon Tour from San Francisco, SLC out

  • Tour code: 089-2348
  • Available: Daily (04/25/2018 - 10/03/2018)
  • Depart from: San Francisco, CA
  • Duration: 9 Days 8 Nights
From USD$958

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Highlights:

Visit Yellowstone, WY, Las Vegas, NV, Salt Lake City, UT, San Francisco, CA, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, SD, Yosemite National Park, CA, Crazy Horse, SD, Devils Tower, WY, Grand Teton National Park, WY, Antelope Canyon, AZ.

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  • 5 Breakfasts Included

Pricing Details

Single: $1358
Double (/Person): $958
Third Person Adult: $10
Child (Age 2-9): $10
Fourth Person Adult: $678
Child (Age 2-9): $678

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) Price has been adjusted to reflect the discount (2) Cancellation of discounted passenger must be made at least 3 days before departure. (3) No-show (or late cancellation) of discounted passenger incurs $678 penalty fee for the reserved bus seat. (4) Self dismiss of discounted passenger incurs about $100 - $250 penalty fee depending the date you leave.
  • 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).
  • Seat Category: First 5 Bus Rows, $10/person/day, subject to availability. Do not apply for the day tour like LA theme parks 10 options, Napa Valley+Sausalito or Redwood Forest+Monterey.

Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 San Francisco
  • Day 2 San Francisco City Tour - Berkeley University - Pier 39(98 miles)
  • Day 3 Modesto - Yosemite National Park - Los Angeles(354 miles)
  • Day 4 Los Angeles - Barstow - Las Vegas - St George(336 miles)
  • Day 5 St. George - Antelope Canyon - Horseshoe Bend - Salt Lake City(430 miles)
  • Day 6 Salt Lake City - Jackson - Grand Teton - Yellowstone(262 miles)
  • Day 7 Yellowstone - Buffalo Bill Dam - Gillette(251 miles)
  • Day 8 Gillette - Devil's Tower - Mount Rushmore - Crazy Horse - Casper(366 miles)
  • Day 9 Casper - Park City - Salt Lake City(421 miles)
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Day 1 San Francisco

Today we will gather in San Francisco. Guests should meet our tour guide in front of the Information Center at Terminal 2 for transfer to the hotel. Please see " Departures and Returns" for more info.

Standard Hotel: Marriot / Courtyard Marriot / Beverly Heritage / Days Inn / Super 8 or similar

Day 2 San Francisco City Tour - Berkeley University - Pier 39(98 miles)

In the morning, we will take Extensive City Tour : visit Cable Car, Lombard Street, City Hall, St. Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco. Then, we will stop by the Fisherman's Wharf - take a San Francisco Bay Cruise and visit the Aquarium of the Bay. After that, we will visit Palace of fine arts and the Golden Gate Bridge. After the extensive San Francisco tour, we would head to Berkeley University.

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 Available
    This in-depth tour of the city allows guests time at more of the famous Bay Area sights like Cable Car, Lombard Street, City Hall, St. Mary's Cathedral, and Chinatown.
    Duration: Approx. 3 Hours
  • Always Visit
    Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, California is one of the western United States' most famous and popular tourist spots. The area is home to Ghirardelli Square, a wax museum, shopping centers, an aquarium, and much more.
    Duration: Approx. 2 Hours 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 $39; Child (3-9 yrs) $27|Opening Hours: Closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes
  • Always Visit
    See, touch, discover, and learn about the fascinating marine life of the San Francisco Bay and its surrounding waters. Visitors can stroll through 300 feet of crystal clear tunnels featuring over 20,000 marine animals.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $27; Child (3-9 yrs) $17|Opening Hours: Daily 10:00am - 6:00pm|Duration: Approx. 45 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.
    Duration: Approx. 3 Hours
  • Always Visit
    The American Society of Civil Engineers considers the Golden Gate Bridge one of the wonders of the modern world. It has been speculated that it is the most photographed bridge in the world; it's certainly one of the most picturesque.
    Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

  • Always Visit
    The University of California at Berkeley is the flagship branch of the University of California system. It is also the oldest, having been founded in 1868. It is considered one of the top scientific schools in the world.
    Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes
Standard Hotel: Clarion Inn, Comfort Inn or Similar

Day 3 Modesto - Yosemite National Park - Los Angeles(354 miles)

After departing from San Francisco in the morning, we will make our way back to Los Angeles via a stop at the magnificent Yosemite National Park, where we will see many of the park's most famous sights. We will arrive in Los Angeles in the late evening.

Yosemite is one of the wonders of Nature. It is located near the geographical center of the Nevada mountain range. Towering granite rocks, mighty waterfalls and placid valleys give Yosemite all the aspects of a "land of the gods".

If U.S. National Park Service announces closure of major roads that lead to Yosemite National Park due to extreme weather condition such as heavy snow, we will then use two replacement scenic sites Paso Robles Winery and Solvang -Danish Village to replace Yosemite National Park. Mandatory fees will not be refunded.
Duration: Approx. 4 Hours
  • Always Visit
    This granite cliff on the north side of Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park is world-famous as a challenge for rock climbers. The top can also be reached by taking a hiking trail out of Yosemite Valley.
    Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes
  • Always Visit
    The Yosemite Falls tumble down in three separate sections. In addition to being the tallest waterfall in North America, the Yosemite Falls are the seventh-tallest in the world. The falls process the most water during the springtime.
    Duration: Approx. 1 Hour
  • Always Visit
    One of Yosemite National Park's most popular outlooks, the Tunnel View near the Wawona Tunnel is often the first look at some of the famous formations visitors get. The site was renovated and re-dedicated in October of 2008.
    Duration: Approx. 25 Minutes
  • Always Visit
    The Half Dome is one of the most recognizable formations in California's Yosemite National Park. It is known the world over as a challenging and rewarding hiking and mountain climbing location, attracting thousands of adventurers every year.
Standard Hotel: Ramada Inn/Quality Inn & Suites/Days Inn or Similar
Dulexe Hotel: Crowne Plaza/Park Inn Radisson/Courtyard Marriott/Pacific Palm Resort/Hilton Hotel

Day 4 Los Angeles - Barstow - Las Vegas - St George(336 miles)

Today, we will journey through the San Bernardino Valley and the immense Mojave Desert. On the way, we will stop at the Tanger Outlets in Barstow, CA for some discount shopping. From there, we will make our way to Las Vegas, NV, where we will have some time to explore the Las Vegas Strip before heading to St. George, UT for the night.

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. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

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 world-famous Las Vegas Strip is the iconic area of Nevada that contains some of the largest hotels and casinos in the world. The renowned nightlife of the city is centered on this brightly-lit, flashy area.
Standard Hotel: Ramada Inn /Days Inn Hurricane/ America Best Value Inn or Similar

Day 5 St. George - Antelope Canyon - Horseshoe Bend - Salt Lake City(430 miles)

In the morning, travelers will see the sunrise while on the way to the Page. Arizona. Then, all travelers will have the opportunity to take a visit to Glen Canyon Dam. The next highlight will be the Antelope Canyon, which is a popular location for photographers and sightseers. Finally, all travelers will have a chance to overlook the breathtaking and awe-inspiring Horseshoe Bend. Overnight in Salt Lake City.

Page is a city in Coconino County, Arizona, United States, near the Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell. Page was founded in 1957 as a housing community for workers and their families during the construction of nearby Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River.

  • Always Visit
    This concrete arch dam in northern Arizona barricades the Colorado River and creates Lake Powell, the second-largest man-made lake in the country. Lake Powell is a haven for water-skiers and boaters, and is also popular with fishermen.
  • Always Visit
    Horseshoe Bend is a curve in the Colorado River, about 5 miles from Lake Powell. The view from the overlook above offers a wide angle of this colorful canyon and tight curve.
    Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

The most popular slot canyon in the American Southwest is Antelope Canyon Lower Antelope Canyon is in the shape of a "V" and shallower than the Upper Antelope.

Admission (Optional): Adult $50; Child (3-9 yrs) $50|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Standard Hotel: Ramada Inn or Similar

Day 6 Salt Lake City - Jackson - Grand Teton - Yellowstone(262 miles)

In the morning, we will head to the small town of Jackson, WY, a famous frontier town during the Western development. Afterwards we will head into Grand Teton National Park to take in the view of Jackson Lake and Teton Peak. From there, we will take you into the first national park in the world, Yellowstone National Park. We will see 10 of Yellowstone's major scenery sites over the spans of 2 days, including Old Faithful, Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone Lake and Fountain Paint Pot. Spend the night in West Yellowstone.

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.

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.

Grand Teton and Jackson Hole not available for visit before May 11th and we will visit Bear World and Idaho Fall instead.

Yellowstone is the home to world's largest super volcano and over 10,000 natural landscapes. Yellowstone is well known for its geysers, hot springs, fumaroles and mud pots.

  • Always Visit
    Yellowstone National Park's famous geyser Old Faithful has been called the most predictable geographical feature in the world. Its reliability has been documented since 1870, when Minnesotan explorer Nathaniel P. Langford gave it its now-world-famous moniker.
    Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes
  • Always Visit
    The third largest hot spring in the world, the Grand Prismatic Hot Spring gets its color from bacteria around its rim that feed off of the mineral-rich water. In the summer months, the hot spring is a vivid red-orange shade.
  • Always Visit
    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.
  • Always Visit
    At 7,732 feet in the air, Yellowstone Lake is the largest freshwater lake above 7,000 feet in all of North America. This large, crystalline lake is a hotbed of geothermal activity and also contains underwater hot springs.
    Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes
Standard Hotel: Yellowstone County Inn/Traveler Lodge/Dude & Roundup or similar
Breakfast: Included

Day 7 Yellowstone - Buffalo Bill Dam - Gillette(251 miles)

In the morning we will continue our tour inside Yellowstone National Park, visiting Norris Basin, Yellowstone Canyon, Yellowstone Waterfall, Mud Volcano, Fishing Bridge, Hayden valley. After we all finished those amazing attractions, will exit the park from the east entrance to Buffalo Bill Dam. We will arrive and spend the night at Gillette, Wyoming.

Yellowstone is the home to world's largest super volcano and over 10,000 natural landscapes. Yellowstone is well known for its geysers, hot springs, fumaroles and mud pots.

  • 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.
  • Always Visit
    This impressive gap in the earth in the first large canyon on the Yellowstone River. It is 24 miles long, and can reach a quarter-mile in depth and 3/4 a mile in width. It is gorgeously colored.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Named for William Cody (AKA Buffalo Bill), who helped found the town, this small city in Wyoming lies to the east of Yellowstone National Park. Many parts of Cody still have the feel of the Old West.

  • Buffalo Bill Dam not available for visit before May 4th and we will visit Mammoth Hot Springs instead.
    Named after the famous Western showman, this dam is part of the Shoshone Project which irrigates the Bighorn Basin for crop production in the region. Standing at 325 feet high, Buffalo Bill Dam is as much an engineering site as it is scenic.
    Buffalo Bill Dam not available for visit before May 4th and we will visit Mammoth Hot Springs instead.
    Opening Hours: Daily 9:00am - 5:00pm
Standard Hotel: Arbuckle Lodge / Best Western Tower West Lodge or similar

Day 8 Gillette - Devil's Tower - Mount Rushmore - Crazy Horse - Casper(366 miles)

Arrive at Devil's Tower in the morning and see this famous Wyoming landmark. Afterwards we'll head into South Dakota to visit the Mount Rushmore Memorial, where you can take a walk along the Presidential Trail getting right underneath the sculptures of the presidents. After lunch, we will arrive at the Crazy Horse Memorial, a symbol of the Native American spirit and their rebellion against oppression. Enjoy the view of the endless grassy fields of Wyoming as we traffic to Casper to spend the night.

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.

Mt Rushmore National Memorial is one of the most iconic National Memorials in the world. Four of the nation's most cherished Presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln carved into the face of Mt Rushmore.

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.
Standard Hotel: Parkway Plaza or similar

Day 9 Casper - Park City - Salt Lake City(421 miles)

Continue our travel through the Wyoming fields in the morning, we arrive first at Independence Rock, a historical landmark in the development of the Western frontier. We will get to Utah around noon time and take you to see the Olympic Village for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Park City. In the afternoon we will see the State Capitol building, Temple Square of Mormon Church and the Great Salt Lake . The tour ends in Salt Lake City. See "Departure and Return Details" for information on when to book flights.

  • 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.

This quaint little mountain town got its start as a mining settlement. These days, it annually hosts the Sundance Film Festival, founded by actor and director Robert Redford. In the winter, it is a popular ski destination.

  • Always Visit
    This sports park was made for the 2002 Winter Olympics, featuring components for several of the different events: jumps for skiing, bobsled tracks, and luge tracks. It now serves as a training center for would-be Olympians.
    Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 9:00am - 6:00pm

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. 1 Hour 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.
  • Always Visit
    Located in the northernmost part of Utah, the Great Salt Lake is the largest saltwater lake in the Western Hemisphere and the fourth-largest terminal lake in the world. Its level of salinity is actually even higher than the ocean.
    Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

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