In the morning, we will depart from Los Angeles along with the Mountains of San Bernardino and arrive to the heart of the Mojave Desert. This is North America’s largest continental desert. The desert contains yucca plants as well as peculiarly shaped Joshua trees. We will stop at Barstow outlet for lunch and shopping, afterwards we will head to Las Vegas. We arrive to Utah to stay in Richfield.
Hotels: Richfield, Appletree Inn, or similar
((Notes: If you are going to join the tour in Las Vegas, wait at Circus Circus Casino Hotel Skyrise Tower, first floor near the elevator at 3:00 PM.)
We will enjoy a comfortable drive through the Colorado Plateau. We are surrounded by natural scenes all around until we get to the extraordinary Arches National Park. Fresh water and ice have overwhelmed the Arches National Park. After a time we will drive the along the wild Rockies and you can take pictures of the amazing scenes. We are to arrive at Denver by evening. We will stay there overnight.
Hotel: Denver, Hotel VQ or similar
On our third day, we will be travelling to the Crazy Horse Indian Memorial which is the largest mountain carving in the world! We will see Mount Rushmore National Memorial with pictures of the most important US presidents’ carved into the big Rushmore. By the afternoon, we will be at the Bear Country, one of the best bases for wild animal in the Midwest. We will spend the night at the Gillette.
Hotel: Gillette, Days Inn or the same
It is time to visit the Yellowstone National Park. It is a unique park, holding one of the world’s biggest volcanoes and so many beautiful natural landscapes. You can take photographs for the wide waterfalls, the snow covered mountains, the tranquil lakes and many other scenes. You can watch wild eagles and bears from your coach when we are at biggest Sanctuary of Wildlife in the United States! We are to stay at Yellowstone for the night.
Hotel: Dude and Roundup or similar
There are still a lot to discover at the Yellowstone National Park. After breakfast we will explore the rich crown jewel, the powerful falls, Yellowstone Lake and Artist Point of Grand Canyon at the Yellowstone. Next, we are to drive in the Yellowstone Park and travel by the Snake River at the Grand Teton National Park. We will move also to Jackson Hole in Wyoming, which is a popular cowboy town. At the end, we will head to Salt Lake City and spend the night there.
Hotel: Salt Lake City, Ramada Limited or similar
We will visit the newly renovated State House of Utah, along with the "Mormon Temple". Afterwards, we are to visit the Great Salt Lake, and then Bingham Canyon Copper Mine. Before heading to Las Vegas we will have lunch and then start our journey. Las Vegas is the lively city of entertainment. There will be a night tour for those who would like to discover Vegas (optional). The guide will take you to “Palazzo Venetian Mega Centre” the largest hotel in the world, the neon show on Fremont Street, the music Dancing Fountain at Bellagio and at last the Mirage volcano show.
Hotel: Las Vegas, CIRCUS CIRCUS Casino Hotel or similar
We will visit the "Hoover Dam”. There, we will be also able to see "Lake Mead" the largest artificial lake in North America. Afterwards, we will visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World - the Grand Canyon, along with the Colorado River (Mandatory Admission fee to the West Rim). We will take the park shuttle to go into the canyon. We can also ride a helicopter when we reach the terminal, and take a boat tour (optional) for sightseeing. The Canyon can be enjoyed from different points. There is the "Eagle Point” and “Guano Point". At the Eagle Point, you can see the "Skywalk" clearly (optional). The Skywalk is huge construction made of glass enabling you to have one of the most marvelous views of the Canyon by having a walk on it. By the evening we will be back in Las Vegas. (You can get some rest or go watch the world’s famous show).
Hotel: Las Vegas, CIRCUS CIRCUS Casino Hotel or the same
Chocolate lovers are always extremely glad with our visit to Ethel M Chocolate Factory. There, we will watch how the chocolates are being made and also sample some of them. Afterwards, we are to head to the Botanical Cactus Gardens and play hide and seek through its paths and mazes (No fees). Before heading back to Los Angeles we will have lunch in Vegas and then stop by Barstow Outlet for some rest.
Standard Hotel: Howard Johnson Fullerton, Holiday Inn La Mirada , Comfort Suites Rosemead, Best Western Rowland Heights or equivalent
Deluxe Hotel: Radisson Hotel Whittier, Double Tree by Hilton Santa Ana, Pacific Plams Golf Resort or equivalent
Guests are advised to be careful in their selection of tour options line A or B as it will not be possible to make changes during the trip.
Line A: Los Angeles-Santa Barbara-Solvang- Silicon Valley-San Francisco
In the morning, we will leave Los Angeles for Santa Barbara. Along the way, we will enjoy the scenic beauty of the Pacific Coast. We will check out the impressive new Mediterranean and old Spanish style architectures. Our next stop will be the beautiful small town of Solvang. The small town is dominated by Danish style architectures. We will then drive to Silicon Valley –the Icon of America’s high tech sectors. In the evening, we will drive to the Bay Area (Greater San Francisco) for the night.
Line B: Los Angeles-17 Mile Drive-San Francisco
We will leave Los Angeles for Santa Barbara in the morning. Along the way, we will enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Pacific Coast. We will check out the new Mediterranean and old Spanish style Architectures. We will then make our way to the Monterey Peninsula where we will enjoy the gentle sea breezes, the gorgeous seals and sea lions. We will also check out first-class golf courses. We will go on the scenic 17-Mile Drive before making our way to the Bay Area for the night.
Hotel: Courtyard Marriot Hotel or Similar
Please be careful while choosing between line A and B for the tour before departure as changes during the trip will not be possible once confirmed.
Line A: UC Berkeley-Cable Car-San Francisco
In the morning, we will head to UC Berkeley-one of the top universities in the world. Faculty, alumni and staff from the university have won 72 Nobel prizes. Leaving the university behind, we will proceed to San Francisco-home to over 50 rolling hills. We ride on a cable car and enjoy wonderful views of the city. We will check the Golden Gate Bridge-one of the city’s renowned landmarks and also enjoy an optional sightseeing boat tour from the Fisherman’s Wharf. We will also check out the Palace of Fine Arts-the only building standing following the 1915 world’s exposition.
Line B: Stanford University-San Francisco
We will pay a visit to Stanford University in the morning. The campus which sits on approximately 35 square kilometers is the second largest campus in America. Some of its alumni have gone on to found high-tech companies such as Yahoo, Google, Cisco and Hewlett Packard. Our next stop will be the Golden Gate Bridge- one of the city’s landmarks. There is also an optional sightseeing boat tour from the Fisherman’s Wharf as well as a visit to the Palace of Fine Arts while in San Francisco.
Hotel: Courtyard Marriot Hotel or similar
Guests are advised to be careful in their selection between Line A and B of the tour as changes will not be possible during the trip.
Line A: Roaring Camp Redwood Forest Train-17 Miles-Monterey Aquarium-Los Angeles
In the morning, we will pay a visit to the Roaring Camp-a beautiful village in the California Coastal Mountains. While there, we will enjoy a wonderful steam train ride that will transport us through the redwood forest and its beautiful surroundings. We will check out the picturesque Monterey Peninsula with its bewitching surroundings before embarking on the scenic 17 Mile Drive. Our next stop will be the Monterey Aquarium with its hundreds of fascinating marine life species. We will spend the night in Los Angeles.
Line B: Yosemite National Park-Los Angeles
We will pay a visit to the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the morning. Our first stop for the day will be a visit to Yosemite National Park. The park is home to magnificent waterfalls, breathtaking glaciers, shimmering lakes and sparkling streams. We will then make our way to the Central Valley of California- the place where most of America’s fruits, nuts and vegetables are grown before heading back to Los Angeles.
Guests are advised to book their departure flights after 9: 30 pm for US domestic flights or after 10:30pm for international flights
**Do not book any airline tickets until you receive your booking confirmation.**
Departure and Return Details
07:00 AM Days Inn Fountain Valley 9125 Recreation Circle, Fountain Valley
07:15 AM 99 Ranch Market Arcadia 1300 S. Goldem West Ave. CA 91007, Arcadia
07:15 AM Hilton Hotel San Gabriel, 225 W. Valley Blvd., CA 91776, San Gabriel (HOTEL GUEST ONLY )
07:15 AM Holiday Inn La Mirada 14299 Firestone Blvd., CA 90638 , La Mirada (Hotel guest only)
07:30 AM 99 Ranch Market Cerritos, 17713 Pioneer Blvd, CA 90701, Artesia
07:30 AM Knights Inn Rosemead 3633 N. Rosemead Blvd., CA 91770, Rosemead
07:45 AM The Hotel Fullerton (Crowne plaza)1500 S Raymond Ave, CA 92831 , Fullerton (Hotel guest only),
08:00 AM Comfort Suites Rosemead, 9488 Valley Blvd., CA 91770, Rosemead
08:30 AM Radisson Park In Covina 1211East Garvey street, Covina, CA 91724( Hotel guest Only),
08:30 Pacificpal Resot (Hotel Guest Only) 1 Industry Hills Pkwy,La puente CA
09:00 AM Best Westen Executive Rowland Heights 18880E Gale Ave., CA 91748, Rowland Heights
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM Las Vegas Buffet, 4300 E. Sunset Rd., C-1, NV 89014, Henderson
6:45 am Westin Bonaventure Hotel 404 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90071 (Hotel Guest Only)
7:00 am Chinatown 600 N Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90012
7:00 am Santa Tree Ana 201 E MacArthur Blvd, Santa Ana, CA 92707 (Hotel Guests Only)
7:15 AM Quality Suites Inn 7709 Telegraph Rd, Montebello, CA 90640 (Hotel Guests Only)
7:15 am Hotel Irvine 17900 Jamboree Rd. Irvine CA 92614
7:15 am Radisson Hotel 7320 Greenleaf Ave, Whittier, CA 90602 (Hotel Guests Only)
7:30 am Courtyard Baldwin Park 14635 Baldwin Park Towne Center, Baldwin Park, CA 91706 ( Hotel Guests Only)
8:00 am Howard Johnson Hotel Fullerton 222 W Houston Ave, Fullerton, CA 92832
Entrance fees to various attractions are not included.