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SFO/SJO Pick up-Yosemite NP-Zion NP-Yellowstone NP 9 Day Tour

$1068.00up
TOUR CODE:
FWZ9
DURATION:
9
DEPARTURE DATE:
MON,THU
DEPARTURE CITY:
SFO

ITINERARY

DAY 1Home - San Francisco

You may arrive in SFO International Airport any time.  Our tour guide will wait for you at Information Center on the 2nd floor of terminal 2 at 10:30a.m-22:30p.m and then arrange you to take the hotel shuttle heading to the hotel. Here is the emergency number you may contact our tour guide during 10:30a.m-22:30p.m: 626-506-5121.


If you arrive in SFO International Airport at 22:30p.m-00:30a.m or 4:30a.m-10:30a.m, you may contact the airport hotel by yourself and ask the hotel to send a shuttle to pick up you at the “Hotel Shuttle” area of Terminal 2.


Here is our SFO airport Hotel contact information:

Holiday Inn SFO Tel:650-873-3550

CitiGarden Hotel SFO Tel: 650-589-7200


If you arrive in SFO International Airport at 00:30a.m-04:30a.m, you need to arrange your ground transportation to get to the hotel by yourself at your own costs. 



Airport tour guide service charge is $10 per guest.
Hotel:Holiday Inn SFO, Park Pointe Hotelor Similar

DAY 2SF City Tour- Berkeley University- Pier 39

You can join our Extensive City Tour. This in-depth tour of the city will bring travelers to other famous sightseeing points in SF, such as: Cable Car, Lombard Street, City Hall, St. Mary's Cathedral, and Chinatown in San Francisco. After city tour, SF self-dismiss travelers may leave the tour at Fisherman's Wharf - Pier 39. We will stop by the famous Fisherman's Wharf - Pier 39, you will have a chance to taste the local delicious seafood and take a boat ride (Optional) around the beautiful SF Bay area and enjoy the scenic views of the SF City Skyline, Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island and the special pier with hundreds of joyful sea lions. 

 

The University of California, Berkeley is a public research university located in Berkeley, California. Founded in 1868, Berkeley is the flagship institution of the ten research universities affiliated with the University of California system and is ranked as one of the world's most prestigious universities and the top public university in the United States. For 2017–18, the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) ranked Berkeley 5th in the world and 1st among public universities. Berkeley is also ranked 18th internationally among research universities in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 6th in the 2017 Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings. It is additionally ranked 4th internationally (1st among public universities) by U.S. News & World

 

San Francisco: this California’s culture capital is located at the tip of the San Francisco Peninsula, therefore three sides surrounded by water. Furthermore, the peninsula was consisted of 43 hills, so the city’s streets and buildings are in concordance with those natural slopes. The most distinguished feature of San Francisco is its perfect weather, as well as its culture tolerance. 



Mandatory Admission Fee $45: Cable Car, San Francisco City Tour, Berkeley University and Fuel Surcharge.
Hotel:Quality inn Merced, Merced Inn or Similar

DAY 3Yosemite NP – California Central Valley – Los Angeles

In the morning, the group will tour the Yosemite national park which is famous for its colossal granite rocks, spectacular waterfalls, and glacier formed U-Shaped valley. You will have a chance to see the Yosemite waterfall, the El Capitan and Tunnel View Point. After the lunch, the group will drive through the richest California Central Valley before heading back to Los Angeles.

 

Yosemite waterfall: the second highest waterfall in North America, comprises three sections, all combined together with an amazing drop of 720 meters.

 

El Capitan: It is the largest integral granite rock in the world, and the ultimate challenge for those rock climbers.

 

Tunnel View Point: the best spot to appreciate the Glacier formed U-shaped Yosemite Valley. Standing at the rim, you are able to see the Half Dome, which is the icon of California and the well-known sporting goods brand name “North Face”, Bridal Veil Falls, three sentinel rocks and so on.


Mandatory Fee $20 pre person, including Yosemite National Park admission, transportation and Fuel Surcharge.
Hotel:Best Western Plus, or Quality Inn, or Bokai Hotel, or Similar

DAY 4Los Angeles - Las Vegas - St. George

In the morning we will travel along Interstate 15 freeway, passing through the largest desert in North America: Mojave Desert. We will visit the Seven Magic Mountains. In the afternoon we will stop by Las Vegas to take a quick break and then head towards St. George. Stay overnight in St. George.


Seven Magic Mountains:Renowned Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone’s colorful large-scale, public artwork Seven Magic Mountains is a two-year exhibition located in the desert outside of Las Vegas, Nevada, featuring seven thirty to thirty-five-foot high dayglow totems comprised of painted, locally-sourced boulders.


Mojave Desert:  Largest desert in North America, crossing four states. On the way you will see the unique Joshua trees as well as the Pacific Railroad serving as the economic vein that connects the East Coast to the West Coast. You will also pass by the mysterious “Ghost Town” during the Gold Rush era and the world’s largest solar electric power plant invested by Google.


St. George: The crossroad of Colorado Plateau and Mojave Desert, St. George is popular for winter vacation getaways and also an important stop before continue on into Utah.



Hotel:Comfort Inn & Suite or Similar

DAY 5Bryce Canyon NP - Zion NP - St George

We will visit the Zion National Park. Just like the place of peace where it receives its name from, the tranquil scenery and diverse ecosystem inside Zion Canyon will make you feel at one with nature. Later we will drive to Bryce canyon national park, which Famous for its hoodoo rocks, these sandstone columns in the canyon resemble all sorts of different strange creatures; putting both your imagination and your camera to work.


Bryce Canyon National Park is a United States national park located in southwestern Utah. The major feature of the park is Bryce Canyon, which despite its name, is not a canyon, but a collection of giant natural amphitheaters along the eastern side of the Paunsaugunt Plateau. Bryce is distinctive due to geological structures called hoodoos, formed by frost weathering and stream erosion of the river and lake bed sedimentary rocks. The red, orange, and white colors of the rocks provide spectacular views for park visitors. Bryce sits at a much higher elevation than nearby Zion National Park. The rim at Bryce varies from 8,000 to 9,000 feet.


Zion National Park is a United States National Park located in southwestern Utah, near the city of Springdale. A prominent feature of the 229-square-milepark is Zion Canyon, which stretches 15 miles long and spans up to half a mile deep. It cuts through the reddish and tan-colored Navajo Sandstone by the North Fork of the Virgin River. The lowest point in the park is 3,666 ft. at Couplets Wash and the highest peak is 8,726 ft at Horse Ranch Mountain. Located at the junction of the Colorado Plateau, Great Basin, and Mojave Desert regions, the park has a unique geography and a variety of life zones that allow for unusual plant and animal diversity. Numerous plant species as well as 289 species of birds, 75 mammals (including 19 species of bat), and 32 reptiles inhabit the park's four life zones: desert, riparian, woodland, and coniferous forest. Zion National Park includes mountains, canyons, buttes, mesas, monoliths, rivers, slot canyons, and natural arches.

Hotel:Comfort Inn & Suite or Similar

DAY 6Antelope Canyon-Horseshoe Bend-SLC

Colorado Plateau: The only desert plateau in the United States. After years of erosion from the Colorado River, some of the most stunning nature sceneries had formed here. Red Rocks, arches and mesas decorate this vase landscape with their brilliant colors.


Glen Canyon Dam, Lake Powell(PASS BY): Lake Powell is the second largest artificial water reservoir in the U.S. and it also marks the starting point of the Grand Canyon. See the depth of the Lake Powell as we travel across the Glen Canyon Dam.


Antelope Canyon(optional): One of the most recognizable and famous natural landscapes in the world and a must see for photography enthusiast. Millions of years of flash flood and natural erosion gifted us these slot canyons, with their smooth wavy curves and gorgeous colors from the sand sandstone, it truly is a wonder of nature.


Horseshoe Bend: Carved by the Colorado River, you can witness the water slowly flowing pass underneath your feet in this horse shoe shape bay as you stand above it on the edge of the cliff.


Hotel:Ramada Inn SLC or Similar

DAY 7Great Salt Lake - Utah State Capitol - Temple Square - Yellowstone NP

In the morning we will see the State Capitol building, Temple Square of Mormon Church and the Great Salt Lake. Then going to the Yellowstone National Park.


Utah State Capitol: the governor’s office is located in inside of this building. Sitting on top of the Capitol Hill in Salt Lake City, this building gives you a full view of the city that surrounds it. It is also the icon of the most famous historic landmark of the state.


Temple Square of Mormon Church: this is the headquarter of the Mormon Church and its 15 million followers around the world. It’s the center of Mormon history and the location of the famous Salt Lake Temple.


Great Salt Lake: Western Hemisphere’s largest saltwater lake, also North America’s largest inland Salt Lake. The lake is more than six times the salinity of seawater, thus known as “Dead Sea of America”. Krill is a unique creature growing inside of the Great Salt Lake.


Yellowstone National Park: the very first national park in the whole world, Yellowstone attracted countless visitors over the year with its unique geothermal activities and fascinating wild life. You will find all four different kinds of geothermal activities, geyser, hot spring, fumarole and mud pot as we take you travel through the park.


Gibbon Falls: The falls were first described by William Henry Jackson during the second Hayden geological survey of 1872. There is no historical record as to how they got their name, but by the mid-1880s, they were routinely referred to as Gibbon Falls in both government and commercial accounts of the park.


Norris Basin: this is the most concentrated location of geothermal activities in Yellowstone National Park. While walking on the trail in this steamy fairyland, you'll be treated to a great view of all the hot springs along the way.


Mammoth Hot Springs is a large complex of hot springs on a hill of travertine in Yellowstone National Park adjacent to Fort Yellowstone and the Mammoth Hot Springs Historic District.



Hotel:Yellowstone Big Rock inn, Absaroka Lodge or Similar

DAY 8Yellowstone NP

we will continue our tour inside Yellowstone National Park, and Stay overnight at West Yellowstone.


The Roosevelt Arch is a rusticated triumphal arch at the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park in Gardiner, Montana, United States. Constructed under the supervision of the US Army at Fort Yellowstone, its cornerstone was laid down by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1903. The top of the arch is inscribed with a quote from the Organic Act of 1872, the legislation which created Yellowstone, which reads: "For the Benefit and Enjoyment of the People".


Tower Fall is a waterfall on Tower Creek in the northeastern region of Yellowstone National Park, in the U.S. state of Wyoming. Approximately 1,000 yards (910 m) upstream from the creek's confluence with the Yellowstone River, the fall plunges 132 feet (40 m). Its name comes from the rock pinnacles at the top of the fall. Tower Creek and Tower Fall are located approximately three miles south of Roosevelt Junction on the Tower-Canyon road.


Yellowstone Waterfall: you might see the waterfall from afar along the way, but we'll take you one step closer and give you a view right next to the waterfall to experience in person its power.


Artist Point is an overlook point on the edge of a cliff on the south rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. The point is located east-northeast of Yellowstone Falls on the Yellowstone River. Artist Point was originally named in 1883 by Frank Jay Haynes who improperly believed that the point was the place at which painter Thomas Moran sketched his 1872 depictions of the falls. Later work determined that the sketches were made from the north rim, but the name Artist Point stuck.


Hayden Valley is a large, sub-alpine valley in Yellowstone National Park straddling the Yellowstone River between Yellowstone Falls and Yellowstone Lake. The valley floor along the river is an ancient lake bed from a time when Yellowstone Lake was much larger. The valley is well known as one of the best locations to view wildlife in Yellowstone.


Mud Volcano: one of the highest concentrations of onus pots in the national park. See the Mud Cauldron, Dragon mouth spring and Mud Volcano along with a chance of seeing some wild life in the area.


Fishing Bridge:  The original bridge was built in 1902.  The Fishing Bridge was historically a tremendously popular place to fish. Angling from the bridge was quite good, due to the fact that it was a major spawning area for cutthroat trout. It finally became to the best place to observe the Yellowstone Trout. Usually the trout will spawn in this area and jumping out the water during the summer time.


Old Faithful Geyser: the most famous landmark inside Yellowstone, it's also the logo of the national park. Erupting roughly every 91 minutes no matter the weather, this is a must see when you are inside Yellowstone.


Morning Glory Pool Trail: Discover more must-see attractions on the 'Natural Wonders'. This is an easy 1.4 mile (2.8 miles round trip) paved trail in the Upper Geyser Basin that passes by some of biggest geysers in the Upper Geyser Basin, coming to an end Morning Glory Pool. Castle, Grotto, and Riverside geysers are among the main features you'll see along the way.


Grand Prismatic Spring: the third largest hot spring in the world, it's the most renowned hot spring in the national park. Setting foot into the area will surround you with steam and allowing you an up-close view of the brilliant colors inside the hot spring.


Biscuit Basin contains a small collection of thermal features. Many, however, are small, gem-like encrusted pools and geysers, including Silver Globe Spring, Sapphire, and Black Opal pools, Jewel, Cauliflower, and Black Pearl geysers. The Firehole River and a highway divide the basin. A smaller group, located east of the river, contains mainly hot springs. Cauliflower Geyser is the main feature of this group, and it is identified by the cauliflower or biscuit-like sinter masses surrounding the crater.

Hotel:Traveler Lodge, White Buffalo, Dude & Roundup or Similar

DAY 9Yellowstone NP - Grand Teton NP - Jackson

In the morning, we will head to Grand Teton National Park from Yellowstone.


Then want to the small town of Jackson, Wyoming, a famous frontier town during the Western development. 


The West Thumb Geyser Basin including Potts Basin to the north, is the largest geyser basin on the shores of Yellowstone Lake. The heat source of the thermal features in this location is thought to be relatively close to the surface, only 10,000 feet (3,000 m) down. West Thumb is about the same size as another famous volcanic caldera, Crater Lake in Oregon, but much smaller than the great Yellowstone Caldera which last erupted about 640,000 years ago. West Thumb is a caldera within a caldera.


Grand Teton National Park: one of the most beautiful national parks with its snow-covered mountain peaks year-round and wide range of wild life ecosystem. It even attracted great writer Ernest Hemingway to fall in love with this place and had been the backdrop for countless Western movies.


Jackson, WY: famous frontier town, located at the crossing of Grand Teton and Rocky Mountains, it became a heaven for outdoors sports enthusiast. It is also the third largest artwork exchange location in the world and a popular vacation destination for the wealthy. The widely praised Elk Antler Arches Park, with its four arches made with thousands of elk antlers is a must see.



REMARKS

-West Coast Holidays reserves the right to adjust the itinerary and the hotel to protect the safety and interests of passengers due to climate, road conditions or other force majeure.
-Due to different departure dates, there will be adjustments to the order of itinerary. The final itinerary order is based on the tour confirmation from West Coast Holidays.
-We will charge you $200 "No Show" penalty if you book 3 persons sharing one room for this tour (i.e., Buy 2 Get 1 Free) and the 3rd person(i.e., free person) does not join the tour. If clients refuse to pay the fees, our company holds the right to terminate service with no refunds. Guests bear all the costs. All mandatory fees are part of the tour fares which customers are obligated to pay on the tour. If any customer refuses to pay mandatory fees, we reserve the right to terminate service with no refund
-Please arrange your flights departing from Salt City Airpot (SLC) after 20:00 pm for U.S and Canada flights.
-Mandatory Fee $160 per person, for Yellowstone N.P, Grand Teton N.P, Horseshoe Bend, Great Salt Lake, Zion N.P, Bryce N.P and Fuel Surcharge.(YZ/WZ)
-Mandatory Admission Fee $65: Yosemite National Park, San Francisco City Tour, Berkeley University and Fuel Surcharge.

PICK UP

#AddressPick UpTime OneTime Two
19-C2號航站樓二樓的信息中心旁 / Terminal 2 information CenterSan Francisco (SFO) Int'l Airport10:30 AM-22:30 PM
19-A275 S Airport Blvd, South San Francisco, CA 94080Holiday Inn SFO AirportYou may self check in at the hotel every Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat and Sun.
19-B245 S Airport Blvd, South San Francisco, CA 94080ParkPointe Hotel SFO AirportYou may self check in at the hotel every Tue and Wed.

PRICE

PRICE TYPE1ST/2ND(PER PERSON)3RD PERSON4TH PERSONSINGLE ROOM FEESHARE ROOM FEE
UNIT PRICE1068.0010.00748.00400.0050.00

INCLUDES:

1、Professional bilingual tour guide, Ground Transportation

2、8 Night Hotel (Standard Room), Bilingual tour guide service, Ground Transportation

3、SFO Airport Pickup Service

4、SLC Airport Drop off Service

EXCLUDES:

1、Airfare, Meals, Personal expenses and so on.

2、Optional Tour Items

3、Mandatory Fee

4、Tips (recommended tour guide tip: $12 per person per day; Airport pickup tip: $12 per person)

OPTIONAL ITEMS PRICE LIST :

OPTIONAL ITEMS PRICE
Antelope Canyon $51.00/per
Aquarium of the Bay $28.00/per
San Francisco Bay Cruise $42.00/per

The price of all optional items is for your reference only. You may order any item you like from the tour guide directly on the tour. This web site does not accept any reservation.

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