Day 01 / Fri:
Los Angeles – Arrival
Arrive Los Angeles International Airport and transfer independently to the hotel where you will meet your Tour Director.
Day 02 / Sat:
Los Angeles – Palm Springs – Phoenix
Today your journey begins and takes you through Palm Springs, the winter playground for Hollywood royalty, with its lively downtown and immaculately kept golf courses at the base of the rugged San Jacinto Mountains. A sea of wind turbines mark the entrance to this desert oasis. Afterwards you will pass through Indio, home to the Int’l Date Festival in the Coachella Valley.
Motorcoach tour commences. Passengers should meet in the lobby of the Los Angeles hotel at 07:30 hours for a 08:00 hours departure.
Day 03 / Sun:
Phoenix – Sedona – Grand Canyon National Park
Travel through the Sonoran Desert, the richest, most biologically diverse desert ecosystem in the Americas. Continue to Sedona, a city situated in a unique geological area and encircled by distinctive red-rock monoliths with such names as Cathedral and Coffee Pot. Then drive through the breath taking Oak Creek Canyon before arriving at Grand Canyon National Park. Majestic Grand Canyon National Park is one of the 7 great natural wonders of the world. Stop at the rim to fully experience this mile-deep colourful canyon’s plunging gorges, and rising spires formed by the mighty Colorado River.
Day 04 / Mon:
Grand Canyon National Park -Monument Valley – Page/Lake Powell
A highlight of the trip will be watching the sunrise as you enjoy a special (optional) breakfast served right at the rim of the Canyon. As you journey further today, you will enter the Navajo Indian Reservation, passing the trading post of Cameron. Continue through the Painted Desert to visit Monument Valley, an area that embodies perhaps the most iconic images of the American West. In the late afternoon, enter the town of Page, situated on a mesa above the Colorado River, and we welcome you to enjoy an evening at leisure.
Day 05 / Tue:
Page/Lake Powell Kanab – Bryce Canyon National Park
Visit the mighty Glen Canyon Dam, the second highest concrete-arch dam in America. From here you’ll enjoy views of stunning Lake Powell, where crystal blue water laps against towering red-rock canyon walls. Enter the Mormon state of Utah, pass through the town of Kanab before visiting spectacular Bryce Canyon, where a tour through a multi-coloured world of sandstone spires and pinnacles will dazzle the eye. This evening, weather permitting, be sure to gaze upon the spectacular night sky filled with sparkling stars and brilliant constellations and take in the aroma of pinewood campfire.
Day 06 / Wed:
Bryce Canyon National Park – Zion National Park – Las Vegas
Travel today to Zion National Park and see the massive rock formations carved by wind, time, and the Virgin River. This afternoon experience the contrast of Las Vegas, the dazzling “Entertainment Capital of the World,” where round-the-clock shopping, nightly shows, and of course gambling are available.
Day 07 / Thu:
Today is at leisure for you to enjoy the many attractions that Las Vegas has to offer. In addition to world-class shopping, bustling casinos, and Broadway-caliber shows, you might simply stroll the famous Strip taking in its amazing sights, or “shop ‘til you drop” at designer outlets.
Day 08 / Fri:
Las Vegas – Death Valley – Mammoth Lakes**
Your tour stops at the iconic Las Vegas Welcome Sign where you may wish to capture your photo memory of Las Vegas. Having enjoyed glamorous Las Vegas, it will be a sharp contrast this afternoon to enter the quiet and extreme environment of Death Valley. Stop at Zabriskie Point and Furnace Creek Ranch before continuing across the valley and ascending the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the alpine resort town of Mammoth Lakes**. The area gained prominence as the gold mining town in the 19th century and today is renowned for the superior skiing terrain and staggeringly beautiful mountain vistas.
Day 09 / Sat:
Mammoth Lakes** – Yosemite National Park – Sacramento
Your journey today brings you to the Tioga Pass** into the scenic wonderland of Yosemite National Park. Here, you will experience the valley floor and its splendors including the glacial shaped granite formations of El Capitan, Half Dome, the magnificent Bridal Falls and Yosemite Falls. Overnight in nearby Sacramento.
Day 10 / Sun:
Sacramento – San Francisco
Depart early this morning to arrive in San Francisco, one of the most beloved cities in America. “Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair”. Enjoy a comprehensive sightseeing tour before arriving at your hotel. Tour ends upon arrival.
Day 11 / Mon:
San Francisco – Departure
Transfer independently to the airport for your return flight.
** Winter Routing The Tioga Pass may be closed due to weather or road conditions, in which case you will overnight in Fresno or Visalia and a visit to Mammoth Lakes will not be possible (winter routing applies to all departures between October and May under normal snow conditions).
||Holiday Inn Anaheim
||Delta Hotels Phoenix, Mesa
||Lake Powell / Page
||Best Western Lake Powell*
||Luxor Las Vegas – Pyramid Rooms
|Mammoth Mountain Inn
||Courtyard by Marriott Sacramento Airport
||Parc 55/Hilton Union Square
* Complimentary continental breakfast offered by hotel. May be discontinued without prior notice.
Standard hotels offer quality, style, comfortable accommodations, yet they are still considered “affordable”. Typically located in central areas.
With above-average service, upscale, high quality and comfortable, with a variety of amenities located in town. Rooms will be well furnished to a high standard.
National Parks Accommodations
Please be advised that accommodations near and in the National Parks are rustic in nature and not always of the same level of comfort as accommodations in metropolitan areas.
Info & Extras
- Take flight over the magnificent Grand Canyon for unforgettable experience
- Jump into a Jeep and taking an in depth tour of Monument Valley
- Capture the intense colors and ethereal light of Antelope Canyon
- How about a boot stompin’ dinner with country music fun at Ebenezer’s Barn in Bryce Canyon
- Experience the glitz and glam of Las Vegas during an extensive evening tour
- Hop on board a cable car during an extensive night tour of San Francisco and enjoy dinner tonight in the “City by the Bay”
- Ride a bike across the Golden Gate Bridge with vast views of the San Francisco Bay
- Enjoy a traditional lunch at world famous Bubba Gump at Santa Monica Pier the finishing line of famed route 66
International long-haul flights and pre/post tour hotels available at additional cost
Minimum participation on all motor coach tours is 20 passengers unless the tour is identified as a guaranteed. For non-guaranteed departure dates, we reserve the right to cancel or operate the departure by van.
Hotel services in the US customarily do not include breakfast. If you do not wish to have breakfast at the hotel restaurant (where available), you may frequently find coffee shops and restaurants close by which serve good and inexpensive breakfasts. Some hotels do offer a continental breakfast. Usually, this continental breakfast is basic and contains coffee, pastries and sometimes cereal, cheese or fruit. Complimentary breakfast offered by a hotel may be discontinued at any time with or without notice.
Each passenger traveling on an escorted motor-coach tour is allowed one piece of checked baggage per person due to space limitations. Additional luggage will be charged at $7.00 per person per day.