Tour Code: AAUSA - 06
Tour Visit: (A)South Grand Canyon (B)West Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Las Vegas, Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Botanical Cactus Gardens, Solvang, Santa Barbara, Silicon Valley, Yosemite National Park, San Francisco...
Day 1: Home Town - Las Vegas
After your arrival please meet the bus tour at Circus Circus hotel Skyrise Tower (LAS) before 3:30 PM.. In the evening you can take an optional night tour to see how Las Vegas comes to life after dark. You will marvel at the Fremont Street Experience located in the heart of downtown Las Vegas on the historic street that started it all. The world-famous one of a kind setting is home to Viva Vision which is the biggest big screen on the planet where you can see an incredible array of eye-popping imagery and heart pounding music. You will also enjoy the Fountains of Bellagio. This is an 8 acre artificial lake between the building and the Strip which houses a large dancing water fountain synchronized to music of opera, classical and Broadway tunes. (Recommend book the flight arrival LAS airport before at 3:00pm).
Day 2: Las Vegas - (A) South Grand Canyon (B) West Grand Canyon - Hoover Dam - Las Vegas
Option B - In the morning, the bus tour will explore the Grand Canyon West Rim. Unlike the South and North Rim, Grand Canyon West is not part of the Grand Canyon National Park. It is located on the Hualapai Indian Reservation at the western Grand Canyon corridor. The Hualapai Indian Tribe has constructed a tourist attraction that they have named "The West Rim of the Grand Canyon". You will have the option to walk on the Grand Canyon Skywalk which is a glass bridge that extends out into open space from the canyon edge. There is nothing but glass under your feet and it feels like walking out into "air" suspended 4,000 feet above the canyon floor and the Colorado River. It is an amazing sensation with 360 degree, incredible views. You may also take an optional helicopter or boat tour to see the true beauty of the Grand Canyon. You will then visit Hoover Damwhich is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between Arizona and Nevada. When it was completed in 1936, it was both the worlds largest electric-power generating station and the worlds largest concrete structure. (Option B tour price does not include West Grand Canyon $80 (Include Lunch) + Skywalk admission ticket $35 = $115).
Day 3: Ethel M Chocolate Factory - Botanical Cactus Gardens - Los Angeles
In the morning you will visit the Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Botanical Cactus Gardens. At the chocolate factory you can go on the self-guided tour that takes you past large windows looking directly into the factory. Each step of the candy-making process is explained on video monitors and placards outside each window. The tour ends with free samples in the Ethel M Chocolates gift shop. Then you can walk off the calories as you wander through the maze of paths at the Botanical Cactus Gardens where there are 2.5 acres of more than 350 different kinds of plants and other cacti that most people never knew existed. Afterwards the bus tour will travel to Barstow for a short visit which is home to the U.S. Army National Training Center, Marine Corps Logistics Base, NASAs Goldstone Deep Space Network and Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railroad Yards. After the break, the bus tour will continue towards Los Angeles and arrive in the evening.
Day 4: Los Angeles - Santa Barbara - Solvang - Silicon Valley - San Francisco
Departing from Los Angeles in the morning, we will be heading towards Santa Barbara along the beautiful scenery of the Pacific Coast Highway. Santa Barbara, also known as the ¡§American Riviera¡¨, is one of the best places to visit to enjoy the comforting setting of a Southern California beach town. After our stop in Santa Barbara, we will be heading toward Solvang, a town that adopts Danish architecture, and we will be enjoying our lunch here. The next stop will be Silicon Valley, and we will be visiting some world famous IT company headquarters. Finally, we will arrive in San Francisco in the evening to enjoy our dinner, and will rest at the hotel.
Day 5: San Francisco
In the morning the bus tour will cross the Bay Bridge that crosses San Francisco Bay and links Oakland and San Francisco. Here in San Francisco you will explore the Golden Gate Bridge which is one of the most beautiful, and most photographed, bridges in the world. When it was completed in 1937 it was the longest suspension bridge in the world but now it is only the second longest bridge in the United States after the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York City. You will also visit Fishermans Wharf which is a world famous tourist attraction that is a thriving and lively local neighborhood and commercial area. There is world class dining along a row of seafood restaurants, shopping at Pier 39, street vendors, and souvenir stores on this major fishing pier. You can even see fishermen at work, which is always a fun and unique experience. You will also visit Lombard Street which is famous for having a steep, one-block section that consists of eight tight hairpin turns. You will delight in watching cars go down one of the most crooked street in San Francisco. You will also tour the Palace of Fine Arts which is a building originally constructed for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition and is designed with Roman and Greek architecture. Also housed within the Palace of Fine Arts is the Exploratorium which is an interactive museum dedicated to science, nature, art and technology. Today this landmark serves as a performing theater and special events site. It has been home to many special events including concerts, movies, television, and educational events.
Day 6: Yosemite - Los Angeles
Today the bus tour will take you to witness the beauty of Yosemite National Parkwhich is one of the first wilderness parks in the United States and is also best known for its waterfalls. With nearly 1,200 square miles you can find the best-known collection of preserved wild lands in the California Sierra Nevada and see the striking beauty of Yosemite Valley, whose flat floor contrasts with almost vertical granite walls over which pour several major waterfalls. In addition to the Valley, Yosemite includes a vast high-mountain wilderness of mountain peaks, rivers, meadows, and groves of giant sequoia trees. In the afternoon the bus tour will travel back to Los Angeles and arrive in the evening.
Day 7: (C) Disneyland - Departs: Mon, Wed, Sat & Sun (D) San Diego SeaWorld -Departs: Mon, Wed, Sat
Option C - Today the bus tour departs in the morning to spend the day atDisneyland Park-"The Happiest Place on Earth". This theme park is an enchanted kingdom of fantasy and imagination where children and the young at heart find that their dreams do come true. You will enjoy seeing your favorite Disney characters as they await you in the Park where you can give them a hug or get an autograph and a photo. Disneyland is a seamless mix of yesterday, today and tomorrow. You will enjoy the different themed areas of Disneyland Park like Main Street USA where you can marvel at Sleeping Beautys Castle or cheer on the marching bands and let the clip-clop of the horse drawn carriages bring you back in time. As you visit the other themed areas like Fantasyland, Frontierland, Adventureland, and Tomorrowland you will go wild in the West, sail with the pirates at sea, go on an adventure with Alice in Wonderland, and fast forward into the future. Disneyland gets better every year so even if you have been to Disneyland before, come back and relive the magic.
Option A - In the morning, the bus tour will take you explore one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World-Grand Canyon National Park. The Grand Canyon is a steep-sided gorge carved by the Colorado River in Arizona and is one of the oldest national parks in the United States. Snaking along its floor are 277 miles of the Colorado River, which has carved the canyon over the past six million years and exposed rocks up to two billion years old-half the age of the Earth. In the afternoon you will return to Las Vegas for an optional show..(Option A *Mandatory Admission $10 to Grand Canyon South Rim )
Option D -In the morning the bus tour will depart from Monterey Park and travel south to San Diego to explore SeaWorld. SeaWorld is one of the worlds leading marine adventure theme parks with 200 acres of outstanding shows, exciting rides and unforgettable animal encounters where you can explore the mysteries of the sea with up-close animal interactions and breathtaking thrills. You can watch Shamu the killer whale interact with her trainers and perform amazing stunts that are choreographed to music or you can watch the bottlenose dolphins and pilot whales star in their own splashy show. For some more thrills you can go on the Journey to Atlantis ride that combines a roller coaster and water ride that will leave you soaked and going back for more. You can also marvel at your up-close encounters with sea life as you walk through acrylic tubing at the Shark Encounter or brave the cold as you watch nearly 300 Antarctic penguins at play or enjoy the beauty at the Aquarium de la Mer which is home to many colorful and exotic creatures.
Day 8: Universal Studio
The bus tour will depart in the morning to spend the day at Universal Studios-Hollywood. At this real film and television studio you will go behind the scenes, beyond the screen and right into the action of your favorite movies. With thrilling park rides and shows and L.A. best shops and restaurants, Universal Studios is a rare experience that is fun for the entire family. You can take an exclusive, behind the scenes look at how some of your favorite movies and TV shows are made on the studio tour. You can see some of the sets from The War of the Worlds, and from the ABC hit series Desperate Housewives and other TV shows on Hollywoods most famous backlot. You can also spend the day with your family on all the rides and at all the shows. Join Shrek and Donkey on their adventures in Shrek 4-D or laugh with Bart, Homer and the family on the Simpsons Ride or get ready for your face to face meeting with a 50 feet T-Rex in Jurassic Park-The Ride or jump into the future at the Terminator 2-3D show. Afterwards you will return to Los Angeles in the evening where you will be transferred to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) for your return flight home.
TOUR NAME: 8 Days Los Angeles, San Francisco, Yosemite National Park, South Grand Canyon / West Grand Canyon, Las Vegas (VSG3)
TOUR CODE: AAUSA - 06
TOUR DURATION: 8 Days / 7 Nights
TOUR PRICE: 0
|Buy 2 Get 1 Free
|4th Person / Child
|Park Entrance Fee for Free Person
|Price per Person
During holidays (Memorial, Independence, Labor, Thanksgiving, Christmas), free person must pay additional $75 surcharge.
Price Does Not Include:
- 7 nights hotel accommodations.
- All rates are per person per room in single, twin double, triple, or quarter occupancy inclusive of taxes. Children under 7 years of age (at start of tour) must share a room with two adults, otherwise the adult pays single room supplement.
- Roundtrip deluxe air conditioned bus transportation.
- Experienced tour leader for each tour to let you enjoy in-depth sightseeing.
- Round trip air ticket from your hometown.
- Laundry, valet, telephone calls, wines and liquors other than those specified.
- All meals and drinks during the trip, but the tour guide will arrange for it.
- All other admission fees and all other private expenses.
- Tips to guide and driver (Suggested tip: $6.00 per person, per day).
- Las Vegas Night Tour & Show Ticket.
- Prices may change without notice.