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8-Day San Francisco, Yosemite, Las Vegas, Sedona, Monument Valley Tour from LA

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    Day 1: LOS ANGELES – SANTA BARBARA – 17 MILE DRIVE – CARMEL

    Stop At: Old Mission Santa Barbara, 2201 Laguna St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3611
    Depart north up the spectacular California Coast to the first stop in Santa Barbara. Visit a Spanish Mission and learn how these religious outposts were key in the development of the entire region.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: SolvangUSA, 436 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463, USA
    Continue to Solvang, a quaint Danish community to browse in the local shops.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Cannery Row & Wave Streets, Monterey, CA 93940
    After our visit we visit the town of Carmel home to the actor Clint Eastwood.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: 17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach and Pacific Grove, Monterey, CA 93953
    We head north to world famous 17 mile drive (part of route# 1) where we get to see the spectacular California coast line up close. Enjoy some free time to stroll in town before departing to reach our hotel for overnight.
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: San Francisco – La Quinta Inn & Suites

    Day 2: SAN FRANCISCO – BAY CRUISE – GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE – CHINATOWN

    Stop At: San Francisco City Hall, 1 Carlton B Goodlett Pl, San Francisco, CA 94102-9991
    Today we understand why San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. We start our tour walking on the Lombard Street and then at the Fisherman’s Wharf with a cruise in the world-famous bay, under the Golden Gate Bridge and around the notorious Alcatraz Island.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Downtown Sausalito, Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965, USA
    Walk along the waterfront shops on cobbled sidewalks and enjoy the sunshine, sea air, and ambiance
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: 501 Twin Peaks Blvd Parking, 501 Twin Peaks Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94131, USA
    Head for the top of Twin Peaks. These two hills rise almost 1000 feet above the City and sit just about in its geographical center. This is the best San Francisco view.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Chinatown, Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94108
    San Francisco's Chinatown is the oldest one in North America and covers 24 city blocks.This neighborhood is one of the most popular attractions in San Francisco.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Modesto – Best Western Palm Court Inn (In Winter Monterey/Holiday Inn hotel)

    Day 3: SAN FRANCISCO – YOSEMITE

    Stop At: Yosemite Valley, 9035 Village Dr, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389-9912
    SUMMER ROUTE: We head east through the farmlands of the Joaquin Valley to Yosemite National Park. This 1,200-square mile wonderland of forests, lakes and waterfalls is located in the Sierra Nevada. Stop at El Capitan, Bridal-Veil Falls, and Half Dome.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park, CA
    Continuation for a walk from the Yosemite Visitor Center to reach one of the highest waterfalls in North America (730 meters) Yosemite Falls.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Cannery Row & Wave Streets, Monterey, CA 93940
    WINTER ROUTE: We start the day with a tour of Monterrey to include the wharf and Cannery Row after our tour we depart south a visit to the world-famous Hearst Castle.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: 750 Hearst Castle Road, San Simeon, CA 93452-9740
    Built by the newspaper baron William Randolph Hearst, tours the famous house filled with antiques and see why the castle served as a playground for the rich and famous for the first half of the 20th century. In the evening, drive south towards Las Vegas.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Comfort Suites Stevenson Ranch

    Day 4: STEVENSON RANCH – LAS VEGAS

    Stop At: Outlets at Barstow, 2796 Tanger Way, Barstow, CA 92311-9414
    Today’s route is east through the dessert and Death Valley to arrive at the gambling capital of the world: Las Vegas. We stop for lunch at the outlet mall in Barstow, which is filled with all the famous brand names like, Levi’s, Nike, Reebok, Timberland, Ralph Lauren and more.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: The Strip, S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
    In the evening we take a tour of the strip to see some of the truly amazing hotels and fantasies that are built in the middle of the desert, such as Caesar’s Palace, Mirage, Luxor, Paris, Mandalay Bay, New York New York, Treasure Island and more. Finish off the evening at one of the many shows or try your hand at one of the many casinos’, who knows maybe lady luck will be smiling on you tonight.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Linq hotel

    Day 5: LAS VEGAS – HOOVER DAM

    Stop At: Hoover Dam Access Road, Boulder City, NV 89109
    After a leisurely breakfast, we leave Las Vegas and make our way to the Hoover Dam, understand how this man-made phenomenon was built and what it did to the area. After our visit, we head back to Las Vegas for a free afternoon to enjoy some of the many and unique attractions or popular shows that the city has to offer.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, U.s 93, Boulder City, NV 89005
    The Mike O'Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge spans the Colorado River between the states of Arizona and Nevada.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: LINQ Hotel

    Day 6: LAS VEGAS – SEDONA

    Stop At: Chapel of the Holy Cross, 780 Chapel Rd, Sedona, AZ 86336-7064
    We start the day travelling across the Mojave Desert, and head up the Colorado Plateau and historic route 66, before arriving to Sedona. Known as the jewel of the desert and considered as one of the most beautiful places in America. Drive the breathtaking scenic Oak Creek Canyon that descends 2000 feet (610 meters) to the valley floor. We stop for photos of the red rocks and surroundings at the Oak Creek Canyon overlook, and the slide rock state park. Enjoy a lunch break in Sedona where you can browse authentic Indian arts and crafts stores together with unique boutiques and galleries.

    After our break we head out to the surrounding desert to visit the Chapel of the Holy Cross ( self-guided visit using local stuttle service), and enjoy panoramic views of the Sedona red rock formations including Bell Rock, Courthouse Butte and Cathedral rock.

    In the late afternoon we depart the Sedona area to Flagstaff for overnight.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Bell Rock, 4999 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351-8995
    Short, sweet and simply stunning, the Bell Rock Pathway may be the most popular trail and one of the easiest of all the walk-ways and hikes in the Sedona area.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Cathedral Rock, Yavapai County, Sedona, AZ 86351
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    Duration: 10 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Country Inn & Suites

    Day 7: SEDONA – MONUMENT VALLEY – HORSESHOE BEND

    Stop At: Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, US Highway 160 & US Hwy 163, Monument Valley, UT 84536
    We start the day heading into Monument valley, one of the Iconic symbols of the American West and one of the most majestic and photographed points in the world.

    Deep in the heart of the Navajo nation lies this majestic park, which consists of sandstone masterpieces that tower from 400 – 1000 feet (up to 300 meters) around these sandstone towers you can find mesas buttes shrubs and trees. Our visit starts with a jeep tour with led by Navajo Indians. The tour will take you down into the valley and you will experience firsthand why the Navajo call this land “like no other place on earth”. We stop for an outdoor BBQ lunch (included)
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Horseshoe Bend, Mile Marker 545, Highway 89, Page, AZ 86040
    After which we head to the mighty Colorado River, for a visit to “Horseshoe Bend” a spectacular sight unique to this region of the country. In the late afternoon we arrive to Lake Powell.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: BBQ lunch (included)
    Accommodation included: Clarion Inn Page

    Day 8: ANTELOPE CANYON – VALLEY OF FIRE – LAS VEGAS

    Stop At: Antelope Canyon Navajo Tours, HWY 98, Milepost 299, 8, Page, AZ 86040, USA
    We start the day where “The water runs through the rocks” as per the local Navajo folklore. We tour the upper Antelope Canyon and visit the spectacular dunes created by the wind, water and sand, words are not enough to describe these formations created by Mother Nature.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Valley of Fire State Park, 29450 Valley of Fire Hwy, Overton, NV 89040
    After our tour we depart this amazing area and start making our way back to Las Vegas, along the way we stop for a lunch break and then visit the “Valley of Fire” named for the magnificent red sandstone formations created from shifting sands and dunes during the age of the dinosaurs more than 150 million years ago.Our visit is timed to be able to see the appearance of the valley being on “fire” when reflecting the powerful sun’s rays into the valley (weather permitting).

    Depart the Park for an early evening arrival in Las Vegas.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    1: 6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA
    2: Four Points Sheraton, 5990 Green Valley Cir, Culver City, CA 90230, USA
    Departure Time
    6:30am to 7am
    Duration
    8 days
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • 7x Breakfast
    • 1x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 7 nights
    • Professional tour guide
    • Transport by air-conditioned bus or van
    • 7 nights of hotel accommodation including tax and continental breakfast
    • Bay cruise in San Francisco
    • Sightseeing in Santa Barbara, Carmel, San Francisco, Las Vegas
    • Jeep tour in Monument Valley and lunch
    • Entry/Admission - 17-Mile Drive
    • Entry/Admission - Yosemite Valley
    • Entry/Admission - Yosemite Falls
    • Entry/Admission - Hearst Castle
    • Entry/Admission - The Strip
    • Entry/Admission - Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
    • Entry/Admission - Horseshoe Bend
    • Entry/Admission - Antelope Canyon Navajo Tours
    • Entry/Admission - Valley of Fire State Park
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks (unless specified)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Entry/Admission - Chapel of the Holy Cross
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Tour concludes in Las Vegas
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • For tours with fewer guests, vans may be substituted
    • Tours can be bilingual/multilingual as they are offered in many different languages
    • Maximum of 3 people per room; if traveling with a party of 4 or more, or you wish to have separate rooms, please make separate bookings
    • Children under the age of 2 are free; please advise at time of booking if infant is traveling
    • Luggage is limited to 1 piece and 1 small carry-on per person
    • Wheelchair accessible; please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Returns to original departure point at 7pm
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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