10 Days Grand Circle National Parks from San Francisco

 

Tour Code : SFO/GC10

 

Pick Up  : San Francisco Airport ( SFO)

Drop Off :  Los Angeles ( LAX)

  • optional : take bus transfer back to San Franciscon the next day at additional cost

 

Tour Availability       

Available: Friday(2014 : APR 4. - OCT. 24)

 

Duration

 10 Days, 9 nights
 
 

Tour Price in USD ( Price per room based on double occupancy)

Price   Details
  Infant ( under 2 yr) $250 ( share room with adults)
 or  Single Room 
1 person
$1448
Double Room 
2 people
$2076
Triple Room
3 people
$2644
Quad Room
4 people
$3432
Coach   Air-Conditioned/ Lavatory Equipped Motor Coach
Hotel  

 3 Star 

Holiday Inn or Similar

Tour Guide   Bilingual in English & Chinese, Professional 
Promotion    
Remarks    
 
Children under 2 years old will be charged $25 per day for mandatory General Liability Insurance. It is also to guarantee a seat for the child. If the parents prefer to hold the child, it is considered as forfeiting the seat, but the $25 Per day General Liability Insurance will still be charged.Contact us!
 
 

Inclusions

 

San Francisco Airport ( SFO)

Complimentary airport pick-up service is available for arrival flights before 11am to join the San Francisco City Tour.

Airport Drop off : Los Angeles ( LAX) ( please READ itinerary CAREFULLY)
 

9-night standard hotel accommodation  

  •  Holiday Inn or Similar
  •  Hotel in Las Vegas : Excalibur Hotel and Casino 

 Deluxe motor coach fully equipped with washroom facilities and air-conditioning

  • Experienced, safety trained driver

Tour guide (Bilingual profesiional tour guides,English and Chinese)

Admissions : National Parks

All Taxes and Fees

 

Exclusions

 

Optional Admission Fees

Activities Adult Child
Disneyland $90 $85
Universal Stuidos $78 $70 ( 3-7yr )
San Francisco Bay Cruise $25 (18+) $18(5-17yr)
Madame Tussauds Wax Museum Hollywood $20 $14 ( 4-12yr)
 San Diego city tour (instead of Disneyland) $68 $58 ( 2-12yr)
Las Vegas night tour $25 $15 ( 2-12 yr)
     
  • Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Admission fees may be paid to your tour escort upon arrival by cash.

Air Fares

All meals and drinks during the trip.

Service fees for your tour guide and bus driver 

Personal room service fees such as laundry or valet services, telephone calls, or alcoholic beverages/ mini bar items, unless they are otherwise specified.

Any private expenses

 

Meet Up & Drop Off Details

 

Airport Meet Up

 San Francisco International Airport ( SFO) Free Pick Up ( arrival before 11 am)

Self Check-in Hotel :  Red Roof Inn SFO or similar( please contact us )

 

Drop off 

Transfer to Los Angeles nternational airport (LAX) only
** Please arrange your flight after 9pm.

Or: Bus transfer back to San Francisco at additional cost.

 

Additional Notes

We highly recoomend you get flight tickets after we send you your tour confirmation tickets.

Passengers are held solely responsible for their own travel documents and/or visas if required.

All hotel and tour schedules are arranged in advance, NO REFUND will be given to any customer failing to appear on the departure day.

Hotel rooms: Each hotel room can accommodate no more than 4 guests (adults or children).

Flight arrangement: Please book flight according to the schedule mentioned above.We are not responsible if you book the flight out of these time range.

 

For big groups over 30 people, you may requst tour guide's attention and speak your language. Request may sent by email at info@americaonbus.com  or call us 2 weeks in Advance.

Our Tour guide are available for request to speak a lot of language such as Spanish, German, Italian, Vitnanese, Cantonese , Mandarin and more.

 

Route

A San FrancisoB Las VegasC Zion National ParkD Bryce Canyon National ParkE Arches National ParkF Monument ValleyG Canyon De ChellyH Petrified Forest National ParkI Walnut CanyonJ Grand CanyonK Horseshoe BendL Lake PowellM Antelope CanyonN Los Angeles

 

Day 1: Hometown – San Francisco City Tour

Airport (SFO) transfer in

Discover America’s most picturesque and culturally diverse city –

San Francisco. Highlights include: Civic Center, Twin Peaks, Golden Gate Park, Golden Gate Bridge, Palace of Fine Arts, Fisherman’s Wharf, Market Street and Chinatown.

Hotel: Red Roof Inn SFO or similar


* Please arrange the arrival time in San Francisco (SFO) before 11am, for all customers joining the SF City Tour on the same day.

 

Day 2: Bay Area - Las Vegas

We will depart the Bay Area in the morning and drive to Las Vegas. We will reach Las Vegas in the evening and check into the hotel upon arrival. Tonight will be to your leisure. Accommodations will be at the Excalibur Hotel & Casino, named for the mythical sword of King Arthur. Immerse yourself in the castle themed resort right in the middle of the Las Vegas Strip. Choose from one of the many eateries on the property, including the Roundtable Buffet, or head down the Strip and stop by one of the other world famous hotels. 

Hotel: Excalibur Hotel and Casino

 

Day 3: Las Vegas - Zion Canyon National Park - Bryce Canyon National Park

Depart Las Vegas in the morning and visit arguably the two of the most scenic National parks in Southern Utah. Zion is colored with reddish and tan-colored sandstone with soaring cliffs and great basins. Contrast that to Bryce which is not a true canyon, but an amphitheater of magnificent red rock formations within the high Colorado Plateau created by erosion. Each dense eroded columns known as hoodoos, create an out of this world landscape. These two National parks are truly a photographers’ heaven. Tonight we will stay in the town of Bryce Canyon City.

Hotel: Bryce View Lodge

 

Day 4: Bryce Canyon City- Arches National Park - Moab

Utah contains one of the largest concentrations of natural sandstones in the world. The arches and numerous other extraordinary geologic features, such as spires, pinnacles, pedestals and balanced rocks, are highlighted in striking foreground and background views created by contrasting colors, landforms and textures. The park is 73,379 acres in size. hike the famous “delicate arch” in the late afternoon hour.

Overnight stay in Moab.

Hotel:La Quinta Moab

 

Day 5: Moab - Monument Valley - Canyon De Chelly - Petrified Forest National Park - Holbrook

Monument Valley is characterized by a cluster of vast and iconic sandstone buttes, the most photographed place in America Southwest. It has been featured in many western movies and TV commercials since 1930s. We may have a chance to take the optional jeep rides to see all the famous scenes led by the Navajo Indians. Canyon De Chelly, Chelly means “canyon” in Navajo language.

Millions years of land uplifts and steams cutting created the colorful sheer cliff walls of Canyon De Chelly. Petrified Forest National Park contains some of the largest and best-preserved petrified wood sites in the world. The combination of Petrified Forest and Painted Desert provides us with an extraordinary diverse fossil records that cannot be found elsewhere. Overnight stay in Holbrook.

Hotel: The Ramada Limited

 

Day 6: Holbrook - Walnut Canyon - Grand Canyon National Park - Horseshoe Bend - Page

Walnut Canyon National Monument was established to preserve numerous Prehistoric archaeological sites and the ancient cliff dwellings. Evidence of human use can be traced back over 2,000 years ago. Most of the cliff dwelling rooms are situated near the loop trails (0.9 miles).

The Grand Canyon offers one of the most spectacular examples of erosion not found anywhere in the world. Canyon National Park is a designated World Heritage Site and is unmatched in the incomparable vistas that it offers to visitors on the rim. Horseshoe Bend is the name for a horseshoe-shaped meander of the Colorado River. Over night stay in Page.

Hotel: Quality Inn at Lake Powell

 

Day 7: Page - Lake Powell - Antelope Canyon - Las Vegas

Lake Powell, a reservoir on the Colorado River, straddling the border between Utah and Arizona. It is the second largest man-made reservoir in the United States behind Lake Mead, storing 24,322,000 acre feet (30 km³) of water when full. We may have a chance to take an optional cruise on the scenic Lake in the morning. We will continue to visit Antelope Canyon around noon time. The canyon is known as a slot canyon in which rainwater, especially during monsoon season, runs into the extensive basin above the slot canyon sections, as the water rushes into the narrow passageways, over time the passageways are eroded away, making the corridors deeper and into what you would experience today.

We will travel back to Las Vegas in the afternoon.

Hotel: Excalibur Hotel and Casino

 

Day 8: Las Vegas - Hollywood

Transfer to the largest metropolitan area in California, Los Angeles. Stop by the historical landmarks of Hollywood, as well as Hollywood Blvd., Chinese Theater and the Kodak Theater complex (which is now the permanent home for the Oscars). Transfer to hotel after dinner.

Overnight stay in Los Angeles.

Hotel : Holiday Inn Select - La Mirada or similar

 

Day 9: Disneyland OR San Diego

From the mind of Walt Disney, enjoy a full day in Disneyland- a theme park suitable for all ages. 

OR

San Diego (Optional - Adults $68; Child $58)

At 9:00am we will depart from the hotel and drive South along the Pacific Ocean heading to sunny San Diego, the second largest city in California. We will first stop by the U.S. Naval compound in San Diego harbor. Docked at Navy Pier is the USS Midway, the longest-serving aircraft carrier in U.S. Naval history from 1945 to 1997. After lunch, we will go to Coronado Island and visit the Hotel del Coronado. This world-famous luxury hotel was built in the Wooden Victorian style in the 1800s, and has since become a National Landmark. It has been in numerous films and has hosted presidents, royal families, and leaders from around the world. Next 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, where you will feel as if you stepped back in time as you walk among the classic Mexican Pueblos and shops offering many Latin American souvenirs and handicrafts.

In the evening we will drive back to Los Angeles along the Golden Coast; if you are lucky you may catch a sunset. We will return to the hotel by 7:30PM . 

Hotel : Holiday Inn Select - La Mirada or similar

 

Day 10: Universal Studios - Transfer out 

Experience movie magic at it best. The studio theme park ride attractions include Shrek, Jurassic Park, The Mummy Returns, and more. There are also various performances throughout the day. Get an inside look at the movie sets and uncover the secrets of legendary films on the world-famous studio tour. After the we will transfer you out to the airport(LAX). 

** Please arrange your air-ticket departure from LAX after 9:00pm

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Optional: Day 11 back to San Francisco by bus

Or: extend your trip an extra night at Holiday Inn Select La Mirada, 
Single / Double $95, Triple $100, Quad $100 (price per room per night including tax)

Day 11: Bus transfer to San Francisco, additional charges: $55 per person

Please choose this option at check out , choose "ADD-ON "