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Visit Grand Canyon, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Yosemite National Park.

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Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1
    San Francisco - Yosemite National Park - Fresno (228 miles)
  • Day 2
    Fresno - Las Vegas (261 miles)
  • Day 3
    Option 1: Las Vegas - Grand Canyon South Rim - Las Vegas (541 miles)Option 2: Las Vegas - Grand Canyon West Rim - Las Vegas (541 miles)
  • Day 4
    Las Vegas - Los Angeles (270 miles)
  • Day 5
    Tour Options: Disneyland or San Diego city tour (120 miles)
  • Day 6
    Option 1: Los Angeles (15 miles)Option 2: Universal Studios
  • Day 7
    Los Angeles - Pyramid Lake - San Francisco (359 miles)
  • Note: *Optional activity; fee not included in tour price. See “Exclusions” for cost details.

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

    **Tour itinerary on Day 5 and Day 6 may be reversed without notice.

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Day 1 San Francisco - Yosemite National Park - Fresno(228 miles)

We will depart from San Francisco and drive to Yosemite National Park. Here, we will get to see Tunnel View, Bridal Veil Falls, El Capitan, the Merced River, Yosemite Falls, and Half Dome. We will spend the night in Fresno.

Yosemite National Park in central California is best known for the amazing granite cliffs of the Yosemite Valley as well as the towering Yosemite Falls and Sequoias. Millions of people every year journey to this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Admission (Mandatory): Adult $20; Child $20
  • This is one of Yosemite's most popular outlooks, often the first landmark that visitors come to. INear, Wawona Tunnel, it was renovated in 2008.
  • Bridal Veil Falls are one of Yosemite's most famous geological formations, a 617-foot waterfall that flows all year round. When the wind blows strongly enough, the waterfall appears to be falling sideways.
  • El Capitan is the largest granite monolith in the world, rising about 3,000 feet above the ground, featuring notoriously difficult climbing routes that even the most experienced climbers find challenging.
  • Running from the Sierra Nevada to Central Valley in California, the Merced River cuts through Yosemite National Park, and offers visitors excellent hiking trails along its banks or whitewater rafting trips through its rapids.
  • This breathtaking system of waterfall is the tallest in North America at roughly 2,425 feet, and one of Yosemite National Parks most popular attractions. It is divided into three sections: the Upper Falls, Middle Cascades, and Lower Falls.
  • The Half Dome is known the world over as a challenging and rewarding hiking and mountain climbing location. It is an iconic image of Yosemite. Visitors hoping to reach the summit should come prepared for an arduous trek.
Standard Hotel: Wyndham Garden Hotel Airport/Piccadilly Hotel Airport or similar

Day 2 Fresno - Las Vegas(261 miles)

Today, we will journey to fabulous Las Vegas. Upon our arrival in the afternoon, guests will be free to spend their time as they please. There is an optional night tour available for those who would like to explore the city. Guests can also see a famous Vegas show on their own.

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.

  • See fabulous Las Vegas at its best-- at night! This exciting tour of the famous Strip takes guests to sights such as the Bellagio Fountains, Venetian Hotel, Volcano at the Mirage, and more.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $35; Child (2-11 yrs) $25|Duration: Approx. 3 Hours
Standard Hotel: Excalibur Hotel and Casino or similar

Day 3 Tour Options: Choose from Grand Canyon South Rim or West Rim

Option 1:

Las Vegas - Grand Canyon South Rim - Las Vegas

(541 miles)
Today, we will go to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, where we will get to see an IMAX Movie about the cultural history of the area. At the end of the day, we will head back to 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.

  • Every year, over five million people stand on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon to absorb the majestic views of one of the world's greatest natural wonders. Visitors can take hiking or driving tours to explore the area.
  • This helicopter tour is the best way to catch a panoramic view of the majestic South Rim of the Grand Canyon, viewing the massive canyon walls glimmer and reflect in the sun.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $230; Child $230
  • Covering more than four thousand years of human history and interaction with the Grand Canyon, from the early Anasazi through the present day, this movie is an informative and spectacular exploration of what it means to visit the canyon.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $13; Child $13|Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes
  • One of the many comfortable lodges for visitors to the Grand Canyon Village, the Bright Angel Lodge offers lodging and amenities right on the South Rim of the country's greatest natural wonder, ensuring for a memorable stay.
  • This building was constructed in 1905 in the style of older Hopi Indian architecture. Its purpose is to serve as a marketplace for Native American crafts for visitors to the Grand Canyon Village. It also houses a Hopi museum.
  • 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.
Option 2:

Las Vegas - Grand Canyon West Rim - Las Vegas

(541 miles)
We will begin the day by driving from Las Vegas to the Hoover Dam. Then, we will continue to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. Here, we will see sights such as Eagle Point and have the chance to visit the Skywalk Glass Bridge. In addition, we will have the option to take a Heilcopter and Pontoon Boat Ride to fully experience the Canyon. Afterwards, we will return to Las Vegas for the 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.

  • The Hoover Dam rests in Black Canyon on the Colorado River betwen the Grand Canyon to the South and Las Vegas to the North. It provides power to areas of Arizona, Nevada, and California.

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.

  • From pontoon boat rides to the impressive Skywalk Glass Bridge, the West Rim of the Grand Canyon is home to unique experiences unlike any other place along the ridges of this natural wonder.
    Duration: Approx. 4 Hours
  • Eagle Point is one of the most visited sections of the Grand Canyon. It is the location of the Skywalk Glass Bridge and a Hualapai Indian Village, making it the best location to learn about the canyon's history.
  • This horseshoe-shaped see-through glass walkway extends out over the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. The bridge will be able to sustain winds in excess of 100 miles per hour from 8 directions, as well as an 8.0-magnitude earthquake.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $30; Child $30|Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 8:00am - 6:00pm|Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes
  • These exciting tours from the West Rim descend directly into the Grand Canyon. They combine the thrill of a helicopter and the speed of a pontoon boat to form an unforgettable up-close experience with the magnificent Grand Canyon.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $230; Child $230|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour
  • On this tour, you will fly above and deep into the Grand Canyon via the West Rim in a might helicopter, following the winding path of the Colorado River.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $188; Child $188
Standard Hotel: Excalibur Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV or similar
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Day 4 Las Vegas - Los Angeles(270 miles)

We will transfer to Los Angeles, stop by Hollywood, as well as Hollywood Blvd, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Chinese Theater and the Dolby Theater complex. Later we will transfer to hotel after dinner. Overnight stay in Los Angeles.

A top city in the US, Los Angeles is known worldwide as the home of the rich and famous. From its prominent Hollywood neighborhood to landmarks like Dolby Theater, this magnificent city is sure to provide fun and amusement for all.

  • With an endless stream of famous landmarks, shops, restaurants, and other opportunities for entertainment, Hollywood Boulevard certainly lives up to its reputation as one of the most famous streets in the world, and is great for celebrity-spotting!
  • The Dolby Theater, formerly the Kodak Theater, annually hosts the Academy Awards, the highest honors in the world of film. It is a massive entertainment and shopping complex in Hollywood, California.
  • Formerly Grauman's Chinese Theater, the TCL is located on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. Its oriental architectural style is where the name "Chinese Theater" comes from. This has been an LA landmark since 1926.
  • The Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles was opened in 2003. Its dramatic exterior architecture has quickly turned it into a recognizable landmark, and it is home to the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.
Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn Select La Mirada or Knott's Berry Farm Hotel or similar

Day 5 Tour Options: Disneyland or San Diego city tour(120 miles)

Disneyland:
In Walt Disney, we will enjoy a full day in Disneyland.

San Diego City Tour:
We will depart from the hotel to sunny San Diego. We will first stop by the U.S. Naval compound in San Diego harbor. We will also visit USS Midway. After lunch, we will move on to another National Landmark, Balboa Park. Enjoy the luscious botanical gardens and Spanish architecture lining the long promenades. After, we will visit Old Town San Diego.

A top city in the US, Los Angeles is known worldwide as the home of the rich and famous. From its prominent Hollywood neighborhood to landmarks like Dolby Theater, this magnificent city is sure to provide fun and amusement for all.

  • California's Disneyland Park is the only theme park to be built under the watchful eye of Walt Disney himself. The "happiest place on Earth" is an 85-acre compound home to eight smaller theme "lands" and the famous Disneyland Resort.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $104; Adult (Peak season) $149; Adult (Regular ticket) $129; Child (3-9 yrs, Under 48 inches, Peak season) $113; Child (3-9 yrs, Over 48 inches, Regular ticket) $99; Child (3-9 yrs, Over 48 inches, Value ticket) $89; Prices are subject to attraction official website|Duration: Approx. 12 Hours

One of the largest cities in the country is San Diego, California. This beautiful city sits on the Pacific Ocean in southern California, not far from the Mexican border.

  • Take a day trip to San Diego to see the sights of this magnificent city, which represents a cross-section of American, Spanish, and Mexican cultures. Enjoy the warm weather and beautiful architecture.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $78; Child (2-12 yrs) $68
  • Balboa Park in San Diego, California is a 1,200-acre complex containing gardens, museums, and the famous San Diego Zoo. The park is almost 150 years old, and sees more than 12 million visitors every year as of 2001.
  • Historic Old Town, San Diego is a historical and tourist-centered area that was the sight of the first European settlement in California. Within its boundaries are a litany of hotels, restaurants, shops, and two large parks.
Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn Select La Mirada or Knott's Berry Farm Hotel or similar

Day 6 Tour Options: Choose from Universal Studios OR Los Angles City Tour

Option 1:

Los Angeles

(15 miles)
Guests who select this option will embark on a full-day tour of Los Angeles, seeing the Santa Monica Pier, Rodeo Drive, the Original Los Angeles Farmers Market, US Bank Tower, OUE Skyspace. Then we will pass by Walk of Fame, Music Fountain, Disney Concert Hall, Angels FlightStaples Center, University of Southern California.

From Sep 15, 2019, Los Angeles City Tour does not visit US Bank Tower, we will visit Griffith Observatory instead. Griffith observatory closes every Monday. We will stop by Walk of Fame instead.

Santa Monica is a beachfront city in western Los Angeles County, California, US. Santa Monica is home to executives and Hollywood celebrities amongst others and it is a mixture of very affluent, single-family neighborhoods, renters, surfers, young professionals, and students.

  • This large pier in Santa Monica, California is an iconic and historic waterfront amusement park. It first opened in 1909. The building that houses its 1920s carousel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

A top city in the US, Los Angeles is known worldwide as the home of the rich and famous. From its prominent Hollywood neighborhood to landmarks like Dolby Theater, this magnificent city is sure to provide fun and amusement for all.

  • OUE Skyspace Los Angeles is California's tallest open-air observation deck and a must-see destination for panoramic, 360-degree views of Los Angeles.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child (3-12 yrs) $19; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $22|Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 10:00am - 9:00pm
  • Spend the day seeing some of the most exciting, popular locations in Los Angeles, home of the biggest celebrities. You will get to see many diverse parts of the city, from Santa Monica to Hollywood.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $68; Child (2-12 yrs) $63
  • Get on California's tallest open-air observation deck and transparent glass slide in the air 1000 feet above the city of Los Angeles, to overlook the scenery of the city.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $33; Child (5-12 yrs) $27; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $30
  • Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills the name of both a street and a shopping district known for its upscale shops. Seekers of haute couture the world over head to this three-block stretch outside Los Angeles.
  • The Original Los Angeles Farmers Market traces its origins to 1934, and is still going strong today. It is now more than just an area for farmers to sell produce-- the area is also home to shops and restaurants.
    Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9:00am - 9:00pm, Sat 9:00am - 8:00pm, Sun 10:00am - 7:00pm
  • The US Bank Tower in downtown Los Angeles, California is the tallest building in the state and tallest tallest in the US west of the Mississippi River. The building is relatively young, having been completed in 1989.
Option 2:

Universal Studios

Experience movie magic at its best. The Universal Studios Hollywood has attractions including Shrek and Jurassic Park, with various shows and performances throughout the day. Get an inside look at the sets and uncover the behind-the-scenes secrets of legendary films in the studio tour.

A top city in the US, Los Angeles is known worldwide as the home of the rich and famous. From its prominent Hollywood neighborhood to landmarks like Dolby Theater, this magnificent city is sure to provide fun and amusement for all.

  • The Universal Studios, is located in Hollywood, capital of the American film industry. The studio-themed park has attractions that include behind-the-scenes tours of movie sets, as well as rides based on your favorite films.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $109; Child (3-9 yrs) $99; From $99 on; Prices are subject to the official webstite|Duration: Approx. 8 Hours
Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn El Monte or Knott's Berry Farm Hotel or similar
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Day 7 Los Angeles - Pyramid Lake - San Francisco(359 miles)

Our first destination is the Pyramid Lake(except Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year). We will visit the museum to see records of the four great ancient floods and modern conservation of the lake. Then stop by the Outlets at Tejon Ranch. We will arrive in the Bay Area in the afternoon. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding pickup and drop-off times and locations.

Pyramid Lake, located in the eastern San Emigdio Mountains, is a man-made earth and rock dam that is part of the California Aqueduct. This scenic lake is best known for its outdoor recreation like boating, fishing, jet skiing, and more.

A city in California, United States which covers about 142 square mile.The city is a significant hub for both agriculture and oil production. It is also the birthplace of the country music genre known as the Bakersfield sound.

  • These outlet malls, north of Los Angeles, is wonderful place to find discount prices from some of the biggest names in retail, such as Aeropostale, Fossil, H&M, J. Crew, Polo Ralph Lauren, and much more!
    Opening Hours: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Note: *Optional activity; fee not included in tour price. See “Exclusions” for cost details.

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

**Tour itinerary on Day 5 and Day 6 may be reversed without notice.

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

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I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Eldo on 2019-01-06

Very happy about the overall experience. Good hotels, excellent itinerary and ample time to spend at each location. Our tour guide in Las Vegas was very helpful. It would help a lot, it the tour guide can explain about the dangers in national parks. Almost every day a person dies in Grand Canyon, Yosemite etc.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Prasad on 2017-11-13

I enjoyed the trip. Pros: Nice hotels. All of them have free internet access but Los Angeles hotel were so far from Hollywood boulevard. The buses were confortable. Everything that they promissed was done. Cons: you must have money to pay all the tours. During the trip, they stop in Chinese restaurants and you don't have chance to eat another food. Sometimes the tour guide doesn't give any information about the place that you are visiting. You must be prepared to listen to Chinese 90% of the trip. But I like it and I enjoyed it.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Prasad on 2017-11-13

We took 7 days tour and enjoyed it thoroughly. Very good hotels with large rooms, adequate amenities. Buses were comfortable. They took us to all the places which were mentioned. Tour guide during first four days (Bruce Chang) was extremely professional and very hospitable. Jorge who was the guide for remaining 3 days was also very well informed but little rough and rude in his talking. But, he also provided excellent guidance. During the journey, they mainly stop at the place where you can get Chinese food. You can see other food joints 1-2 blocks away but the time given for lunch is so limited that we cannot explore other options and end up having Chinese food. If they allow to explore other options, it will be good. Most of the fellow passengers were Chinese, but we enjoyed their company! All the fellow passengers were courteous and also were bound by the time given by the guide. So, we were never late! Please be prepared to get up very early and start everyday at 6.30am. Also, you need to keep cash available for various activities and options chosen. Overall, this tour is covers a lot of places and is a real value for money.....I would definitely recommend this tour to my friends!

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Oliver on 2015-07-18

Tour guides varied; some cared, others were incompetent. Best days were ones without them (Universal/Disneyland) if you didn't speak Mandarin (which they seem to favor speaking as tours are bilingual) Good itinerary - prepare to sleep heaps.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Jitesh on 2015-07-03

Very good We enjoyed it. Nice all around trip Good hotels Thanks

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: CHHOTALAL on 2014-08-21

We enjoyed this trip so nicely that we will in the future, select your tour. The tour is very systematic and had comfortable living during the tour.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: vipul on 2014-08-02

Just finished this tour yesterday and would like to post the following: - It's value for money! No other more economical way to see the United States. - Itinerary is tight due to long distances, be prepared to travel for long times in bus. - It may be difficult for vegetarians from India to find food of their choice, so pack up as much as you can for 7 days e.g. dry fruits, mathri, namkeen etc. You are lucky if your tour guide helps in finding out food of your choice. - Do look in fine prints of what is included and what is not as far as charges are concerned so that there are no last minute surprises for you. It is given on the TakeTours web site. - Drink as much water as you can during summer to keep healthy as places in Arizona and Nevada can be very hot. Tour guide normally makes provision for supplying water at nominal cost. - Be prepared for not much narration and announcement from tour guide as tour guide normally deployed represent the passengers of particular country. He would mostly speak that language and park the bus near food place of that country! - Normally night stay is arranged in good hotels but with very basic amenities. In our case hotels at Day 1 (Holiday Inn at Fresno) and Day 4,5 & 6 (Holiday Inn at Los Angeles) were good but hotel on day 2 & 3 (Tropicana at Las Vegas) was not that good due to poor acoustics of rooms and lack of some basic amenities e.g. refrigerator. - Due to acute sun in the region, carrying sunscreen cream, sunglasses and umbrella would always be helpful. - Better carry small back pack bags and carry things of daily need into it from the main luggage which can be left behind in hotel or in the bus.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: H on 2013-06-04

My parents took this tour. Overall they were very satisfied. Everything was well organized. The restaurants that the bus took them to were not the best. They had too look for other options (vegetarian). The tour guide's English was not the best and very little information/explanation in English. Overall good value for money to get a glimpse of major attractions for someone on a tight budget and schedule. Well suited for the elderly. I personally like to explore and spend more time at places and this tour is not for me.

 

Posted by: Ming Keat on 2012-11-17

The trip was very well-organised. Our tour guide was Bruce and the driver was Jo. Very entertaining guide and driver. Bruce always gives great advise on what we should do during the tours. A good mix of the Mandarin and English languages as there was a mix of tourists from China and the other parts of the world. This is a value for money tour. I encourage all to take this one!

 

Posted by: Kiran on 2012-10-23

Well organised trip..I encourage others to take it up.

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