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7-Day Yellowstone, Mt Rushmore and Lake Tahoe Tour from San Francisco

  • Tour code: 452-404
  • Available: Wed (May - Aug); Sat (Apr - Oct)
  • Depart from: San Francisco, CA; San Jose, CA; Sacramento, CA; Cupertino, CA; Burlingame, CA; Milpitas, CA; Oakland, CA
  • Duration: 7 Days 6 Nights
From USD$738

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Highlights:

Visit Yellowstone (Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Grand Prismatic Hot Spring, Mammoth Hot Springs, Old Faithful Geyser), Salt Lake City (Temple Square, Utah State Capitol), Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Grand Teton National Park, Casper (Devil's Gate, Independence Rock), Devils Tower (Devils Tower National Monument), Lake Tahoe. Inclusions: 6 nights hotel accommodations, All domestic ground transportation via air-conditioned vehicle

Special Remarks:

  • 15 national, state and private parks
  • 10 plus years experienced and knowledgeable English-speaking tour guides
  • 15 million tour bus insurance, the highest in the industry

Pricing Details

Single: $1128
Double (/Person): $738
Third Person Adult: $98
Child (Age 2-9): $98
Fourth Person Adult: $578
Child (Age 2-9): $578

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 Free details:
    • Price have been adjusted to reflect the discount
    • Cancellation of 3rd discounted passenger must be made at least 3 days before departure.
    • No-show (or late cancellation) of 3rd discounted passenger incurs $40 / day per person fee for the reserved bus seat. Ex: taking a 2-day tour would pay: $40 x 2 (days) x 2 (persons) = $160. No show penalty for the 3rd person will be charged from 1st and 2nd travelers. Paying passengers pay directly to tour guide on day of departure
    • All passengers partaking in these promotions must follow our itinerary, and must participate in optional tours, and pay the admission fees. All optional tour fares and admissions must be purchased from the tour guide. Failure to comply will result in full charge for 3rd passengers original tour fare, charged immediately and collected by our tour guide.
    Discounts may not available during special events and holidays.
  • Children policy: Child rates apply to those who are 2-9 years and sharing one room with at least 2 adults. Please note each hotel room can only accommodate 4 guests (adults or children regardless of age). Child under 8 years needs to bring own child seats, if not rental fee applied.
    3rd person, 4th person or child must share with the 1st & 2nd travelers in the same room (2 double beds). Extra beds, extra items and services (such as extra toiletries and towels) will not be provided.
  • Infant Rate: A separate seat is required for infants and infant rate ($25/day) apply to those under 2 years old (*rate does not include any admission fees)

Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 San Francisco - Sacramento - Elko(507 miles)
  • Day 2 Elko - Casper(407 miles)
  • Day 3 Casper - Mount Rushmore - Devils Tower - Gillette(300 miles)
  • Day 4 Gillette - Yellowstone National Park(346 miles)
  • Day 5 Yellowstone National Park - Grand Teton National Park - Jackson Hole - Salt Lake City(262 miles)
  • Day 6 Salt Lake City - The Bonneville Salt Flats - Reno(438 miles)
  • Day 7 Reno - Lake Tahoe - San Francisco(190 miles)
  • As Casper WY is considered as the best place in US to watch the Sun Eclipse on 8/20, hotels in the area were booked years ago. Therefore, partial hotel changes and tour sequence are adjusted to maximize your tour experience. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
    8/19: San Francisco- Sacramento-California State Capitol-Elko
    Hotel: Red Lion Elko Tel: (775) 738-2111
    8/20: Elko-Salt Lake City-Temple Square-Utah State Capitol- Echo Canyon-Rock Spring WY
    Hotel: Baymont Hotel Rock Spring WY Tel: (307) 362-1770
    8/21: Rock Spring-Crazy Horse-Mt. Rushmore-Bear world-Spearfish SD
    Hotel: Quality Inn Spearfish SD Tel: (605) 642-2337
    8/22: Spearfish-Devils Tower-Yellowstone-West Yellowstone
    Hotel: Dude & Roundup MT Tel: (406) 646-7301
    8/23: Yellowstone-Grand Teton-Jackson-Salt Lake City
    Hotel: Red Lion Inn Salt Lake City. Tel: (801) 521-7373
    8/24: Salt Lake-Salt Flat-Reno
    Hotel: Harrah’s Reno. Tel: (775) 786-3232
    8/25: Reno-Virginia City-Lake Tahoe- San Francisco
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Day 1 San Francisco - Sacramento - Elko(507 miles)

Visit the California State Capital - Sacramento. Founded in 1849, Sacramento was at the heart of the gold rush, Pony Express and first continental railroad. In the afternoon head through the famous Donner Pass and enter Nevada - nicknamed the Silver State. Overnight stay in Elko.

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.
Standard Hotel: Red Lion Hotel Elko or High Desert Inn or similar

Day 2 Elko - Casper(407 miles)

Through the Great Salt Desert in the morning, the saline lake covers an area of around 1,700 square miles, but is subject to substantial fluctuations. Along the Emigration Canyon into Echo Canyon, visit the once traveled Oregon Trail. The trail represents the only corridor to the West. 1843 was known as "The great migration" and over the next 25 years more than a half million people went west on the Trail. The highlights of the trail also includes: the historical landmarks of Independence Rock, Devil's Gate. Overnight stay in Casper.

  • 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.
  • 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.
Standard Hotel: Parkway Plaza Hotel or similar

Day 3 Casper - Mount Rushmore - Devils Tower - Gillette(300 miles)

Today we will visit Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota. Then we will continue to Devil's Tower National Monument and spend the night in Gillette.

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 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.
Standard Hotel: La Quinta Gillette or similar

Day 4 Gillette - Yellowstone National Park(346 miles)

Today, we will visit Yellowstone National Park, the oldest in the U.S., where we will see the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Yellowstone Falls, Mud Volcano, and Mammoth Hot Springs. There is also a diverse array of wildlife that inhabits the park, including elk, moose, and bears. We will spend the night in West Yellowstone.

This military cemetery sits at the site of the Battle of Little Bighorn, where Sioux forces led by Sitting Bull annihilated the US army's forces, which were trying to force them onto reservations. It was the location of "Custer's Last Stand."

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 Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River in Wyoming are the largest by volume in the Rocky Mountains of the western United States, and they stand more than 300 feet tall-- almost twice as high as Niagara Falls.
  • 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.
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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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    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 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 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.
Standard Hotel: Yellowstone Country Inn or Dude & Roundup or Travelers Lodge or similar

Day 5 Yellowstone National Park - Grand Teton National Park - Jackson Hole - Salt Lake City(262 miles)

After breakfast, we will continue exploring Yellowstone National Park, making a stop at Old Faithful. Then, we will drive along the Snake River to reach Grand Teton National Park, where we will have some time to see this breathtaking landscape. After a stop in Jackson Hole, WY, we will drive to Salt Lake City, where we will spend 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
    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.

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: Red Lion Inn downtown/Four Points hotel Airport in Salt Lake City or similar

Day 6 Salt Lake City - The Bonneville Salt Flats - Reno(438 miles)

Visit Utah State Capitol Building and Temple Square. Then we will head to the Bonneville Salt Flats, a land of thick crust of salty soil. Arrive in Reno, Nevada in the afternoon, the city known as "The Biggest Little City in the World", is the birthplace of the gaming corporation Harrah's Entertainment. Overnight stay in Reno.

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.
  • 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.

Tooele is a city in Utah, approximately 30 minutes west of Salt Lake City. It offers stunning views of the nearby Oquirrh Mountains and Great Salt Lake. The Tooele Arts festival is a popular annual event that attracts many artists and musicians.

  • Always Available
    One of the prominent salt flats in western hemisphere, and considered the twin sister of Bolivia's Solar de Uyuni, the Bonneville Salt Flats are a favorite among photographers who enjoy mountain range scenery. Given its flat terrain, the area is known for speed trials available to the public throughout the summer and fall.

West Coast is inspirational for its scenery and lifestyle. desert landscapes, lush forests and windswept bays provide the backdrop to huge cities and sprawling suburbs.Whether you're looking for art, entertainment, history or culture, West Coast USA truly has it all.

Standard Hotel: Harrah's Hotel and Casino in Reno or similar

Day 7 Reno - Lake Tahoe - San Francisco(190 miles)

In the morning, we will leave Reno and head to gorgeous Lake Tahoe. The clear blue water surrounded by majestic mountains will take your breath away. In the afternoon, we will make our way back to San Francisco, where this tour will come to an end. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding pickup and drop-off times and locations.

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.

As Casper WY is considered as the best place in US to watch the Sun Eclipse on 8/20, hotels in the area were booked years ago. Therefore, partial hotel changes and tour sequence are adjusted to maximize your tour experience. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
8/19: San Francisco- Sacramento-California State Capitol-Elko
Hotel: Red Lion Elko Tel: (775) 738-2111
8/20: Elko-Salt Lake City-Temple Square-Utah State Capitol- Echo Canyon-Rock Spring WY
Hotel: Baymont Hotel Rock Spring WY Tel: (307) 362-1770
8/21: Rock Spring-Crazy Horse-Mt. Rushmore-Bear world-Spearfish SD
Hotel: Quality Inn Spearfish SD Tel: (605) 642-2337
8/22: Spearfish-Devils Tower-Yellowstone-West Yellowstone
Hotel: Dude & Roundup MT Tel: (406) 646-7301
8/23: Yellowstone-Grand Teton-Jackson-Salt Lake City
Hotel: Red Lion Inn Salt Lake City. Tel: (801) 521-7373
8/24: Salt Lake-Salt Flat-Reno
Hotel: Harrah’s Reno. Tel: (775) 786-3232
8/25: Reno-Virginia City-Lake Tahoe- San Francisco

*Return time is an estimate and varies based on traffic and weather conditions.

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Booking changes
A fee may be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed. Name changes or corrections may be treated as a cancellation and cancellation fees will apply. A change of tour date or tour itinerary may be treated as a cancellation, and normal cancellation fees will apply. No change in pick-up location is allowed within 2 business days from departure. We are not responsible for the missed tour due to unconfirmed change in pick up locations.

Cancellations and Alteration fees
Regardless of reason, cancellations result in costly charges from our travel and hotel providers covering penalties and fees incurred by canceling confirmed and pending bookings. Therefore, cancellation penalties and or fees will apply. Time of cancellation will be determined when notice is received and confirmed by our office. Notice of cancellation must be made directly to Taketours through web mail at Contact Us. Your refund request will be answered and processed promptly. If you do not receive any reply within 2 business days, that means your request is not received successfully; thus, the tour status remains "confirmed". Please contact us immediately at 617.500.7002.
(Notification day and departure day are not counted)

Itinerary Variations
We constantly strives to improve tour itineraries and features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary - we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. At certain peak periods duplicate departures may operate, and sometimes in reverse order in which case hotels may vary from those stated on the itinerary pages.

Tour Cancellation
We reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure in accordance with operating requirements (e.g. minimum number of passengers) or circumstances beyond its control. If cancellation is made any time prior to departure* of the tour, Taketours' only liability will be to refund to the passenger the amount it has received for the tour booking. We will try to re-book the same or similar tour. Please note that we are not liable for any cancellation penalties incurred on any other travel arrangements including air tickets purchased separately from customers.

We are not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Carole on 2015-09-27

We saw a lot on this trip. Our tour guide, Jay, and bus driver, Alex, were exceptionally good. The hotels were good and the bathroom/food stops were at good intervals. Jay made an effort to get us good quality food at good prices. The places visited - Crazy Horse, Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone etc. were great. The only drawback to this trip is the distance. We were on the bus for many hours. I suppose to go this many miles in only seven days and see so many things, that is inevitable.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Pat on 2015-07-21

Good tour on comfortable bus. Appreciated having an electrical outlet near seat for recharging electronics. Timely bathroom stops. Lodging near stores and restaurants. Movies shown during the bus ride. The trip would have been EXCELLENT if the bus had WiFi. Would have liked to have known the exact lodging BEFORE the trip; contacted company, who didn't know.

 

Posted by: GRACE on 2012-09-24

We Had a wonderful time 8 of us friends toured and met so many new friends from all over the country. This is such a great way to explore US. Great tour guide Jay and Driver Yuri. Highly recommended!

 

Posted by: Catalina on 2010-10-05

I was very satisfied with this tour. Our tour guide was very knowlegeable and accomodating. The price was very reasonable.

 

Posted by: edi on 2010-06-05

I liked to join the tour. The price was affordable. For $558, I went to many places. The tour guide was also nice and had a lot of knowledge about the US history and the visiting places. I highly recommend those who want to go to Yellowstone and Rushmore to join this tour.

 

Posted by: Sanjay on 2010-05-10

Well organized nice tour.

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