Explore and experience all the unforgettable natural wonders the continental United States has to offer on this extensive 10-day Tour! We will also get a taste of civilization as we spend nights in Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and San Francisco!
We depart from Los Angeles in the morning, traveling through the San Bernardino Mountains to enter the Mojave Desert; the largest continental desert in North America. This boundless land is decorated by bizarre-shaped Joshua trees and yucca plants. The group will make a stop at the Barstow outlet mall to do some shopping and have lunch, and then head to Las Vegas - “the entertainment capital of the world”. You may have a brief stop at the Veags Strip to enjoy all the spectacles and fanfare! Afterwards, we continue to Utah where we will stay overnight in St. George. (Notes: For those who will join the tour in Las Vegas on the first day of the tour, please wait at the first floor near the elevator of Circus Circus Casino Hotel Skyrise Tower, at 3:00 PM .)
Hotel As Per Itinerary: 67|American Best Value Inn, St. George|4
We take a scenic morning drive on the Colorado Plateau and arrive at Lake Powell National Recreation Area. Upstream to the Grand Canyon, Lake Powell is surrounded by 96 side canyons of Glen Canyon. Cruise on this 1,969-mile shoreline lake (Optional), you may feel that you’re in the Grand Canyon of a water world! Next, travel through Red Rock Canyon and arrive at Bryce Canyon National Park, an amphitheatre of hoodoos. Pinnacles, spires, bridges, mesas… all preserved in the beautiful reddish-orange colored sandstones, which are located over 8,000 feet above sea level! Then, drive to Salt Lake City, to dine and stay there overnight.
Hotel As Per Itinerary: 67|Comfort Hotel Aiport, Salt Lake City|4
This morning, we enjoy a lovely ride to ‘TheCowboy State’ of Wyoming. Vast prairies are framed by the snow covered Rocky Mountains. Herds of cows and sheep feed in the soft morning air. After lunch in the famous western town of Jackson, we enter the Grand Teton National Park. Polished by glaciers, Teton Range rises thousands of feet above the Snake River Valley, surrounded by lakes and forests. Enjoy this fairytale view! In the afternoon, we arrive at Yellowstone National Park. First of its kind, Yellowstone is the home to world’s largest super volcano and over 10,000 natural landscapes. Here you will find everything you expect to see in a national park: snow covered mountains, waterfalls, lakes, meadows, herds of buffalo, elk …and on top of that, the geysers, hot springs, fumaroles and mud pots. Try to spot a bear or a bald eagle from your luxury coach in the largest sanctuary of wildlife in the country! We stay overnight at Yellowstone.
Hotel As Per Itinerary: 67|Yellowstone Park Inn|4
After breakfast, we continue to visit the Yellowstone National Park. Experience the explosive power of the super volcano as we visit the symbol of Yellowstone, Old Faithful. The crown jewel of the park. Visit Yellowstone Lake, the upper and lower falls and the famous Artist Point of Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. See the natural terraces of Mammoth Hot Spring. Afterwards, enjoy a picturesque drive through Yellowstone Park. We stay overnight in Salt Lake City.
Hotel As Per Itinerary: 67|Ramada Limited |4
This morning, visit the newly renovated State House of Utah, and the spiritual center of the Mormon faith, the Mormon Temple. After a warm welcome & friendly tour given by missionary sisters, we proceed to the Great Salt Lake Marina and the richest mine in the world; Bingham Canyon Copper Mine. After lunch, head to Las Vegas- “the entertainment capital of the world”, where we will arrive in the evening. You may take an optional night tour to explore the prosperity of night life in Las Vegas; enjoy all the spectacles and fanfare of The Strip! The tour guide will lead you to explore the World’s largest hotel, the Palazzo Venetian Mega Centre. View the neon-light show on Fremont Street, the Music Fountain show at the Bellagio and the volcano show at the Mirage. Stay overnight at a hotel located on the strip.
Hotel As Per Itinerary: 67|Depends on seasonal prices|4
Drive to Hoover Dam in the morning, sightsee this largest and tallest concrete structure of it’s time. Visit the dam and overlook North America's largest artificial lake - Lake Mead. Then, travel to one of the most famous 7 natural wonders in the world - the Grand Canyon! You can choose to go to West Rim or South Rim: West Rim (Skywalk): Over eons, the Colorado River and erosion have sculpted this amazing landscape. Grand Canyon west rim belongs to Indian Reservation (Mandatory Admission $80 to Grand Canyon West Rim). The group will take the designated park shuttle to enter the canyon. Upon arriving in the terminal, you may take the helicopter ride and sightseeing boat tour (Optional), in order to feel the canyon and Colorado River from different perspective and explore the true beauty of the Grand Canyon. Afterwards, you may take the park shuttle to the next sightseeing spots, Eagle Point and Guano Point. At Eagle Point, you may take an optional visit to the "Skywalk", which is the new gigantic construction built on the very edge of the Grand Canyon West Rim. The group will return to Las Vegas in the evening. You may watch the world’s renowned show at your own cost (optional). South Rim: Here is the world's most vivid erosion model, which is why the Grand Canyon has not only become a textbook for the geologist and paleontologist, but also made the millions of tourists each year filled with emotion when they face the masterpiece of creator. You may watch the IMAX movie of the history of Grand Canyon at the entrance at your own cost. Then, go to the largest view point near visitor center - Mather Point. If God is the creator of the Grand Canyon, Colorado River is an artist who has carved the Grand Canyon. Despite the passion in summer and the cold in winter, the river and valley’s history of romance has been going on for six hundred million years long. Sunshine and clouds are always alternating controls over the canyon, adding a dash of style to the magnificent scenic picture. The group will return to Las Vegas in the evening. You may watch the world’s renowned show at your own cost (optional). *Mandatory Admission $10 to Grand Canyon South Rim
Hotel As Per Itinerary: 67|Depends on seasonal prices|4
In the morning, visit Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Botanical Cactus Gardens outside of The Strip. You can see chocolates being made, sample gourmet treats and meander through the maze of paths at the Botanical Cactus Gardens at no charge. Be sure to sample a piece of fresh made chocolate! After having lunch in Las Vegas, the group heads back to Los Angeles. Stop by Barstow Outlet for short rest before continuing to Los Angeles. We will arrive in Los Angeles in the evening.
Hotel As Per Itinerary: 67|Pacific Palms Golf Resort, Radisson Hotel Whittier, The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, DoubleTree By Hilton Santa Ana or Similar |4
Santa Barbara, also known as the "American Riviera", is just 90 miles north of Los Angeles. Its natural beauty, pristine beaches, local-inspired gourmet cuisine, and nearby vineyards have been beckoning Southern Californians for years. It is sophisticated and simple, refined, yet relaxed. Santa Barbara is a Mecca of talented, intellectual, environmentally-mined and creative types. Throughout the city, Spanish Colonial architecture is fused with modern details, giving Santa Barbara a casual elegance lacking in many other California beach towns. Depart from Santa Barbara and drive along the beautiful Pacific-Coast Highway. Arrive at Denmark Village - Solvang around noon. 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.” Pour yourself a cup of aromatic European coffee and nibble a piece of world famous Danish pastry. Afterwards, the group will arrive in San Francisco in the evening.
Hotel As Per Itinerary: 67|Crowne Plaza Union City|4
In the morning, we visit Stanford University, which is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. It was built in 1891 by the railroad tycoon Leland Stanford. The quiet campus is the home to a rich collection of historical and contemporary buildings as well as various plants and works of art. It covers an area of 35 square kilometers. It is the second largest university in the U.S. Afterwards, you will cross the Bay Bridge to the enchanting San Francisco and explore the magnitude of Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman Wharf, Lombard Street, Palace of Fine Arts and more. You may take an optional bay cruise and sail through the Golden Gate Bridge and Bay Bridge, pass by Alcatraz Island, Angel Island and Treasure Island, enjoy the view of east bay and the skyline of San Francisco. You will be enchanted by the fresh sea breeze and the beautiful ocean. In the afternoon, you are welcome to either spend your free time with your friends and relatives or join the optional extensive San Francisco tour. The extensive tour will cover St. Mary Cathedral - the principal catholic church of San Francisco, Twin Peaks, the Civic Center and Castro District – “the gay capital of the world”, Painted Ladies and the City Hall of San Francisco. After dinner, we return to the hotel.
Hotel As Per Itinerary: 67|Crowne Plaza Union City|4
In the morning, we visit California’s best known National Park, Yosemite, one of the wonders of nature. Yosemite is located near the 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”. Giant trees, water gushing from the mountains, huge rocks and cliffs carved to create a land of fantasy. There is little doubt that water – in both its liquid and solid form – was the chief architect of Yosemite’s landscapes. Here you will see the biggest granite rock face in the world:-El Captain, the fifth waterfall longest in the world: Yosemite Waterfall, and Half Dome at the Tunnel View Point. We will return to Los Angeles in the evening. *Please schedule your flights to depart from Los Angeles airport after 9:30p.m (for U.S domestic flights) or 10:30p.m (for international flights) on the last day of your tour.
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