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Tour From Salt Lake To The Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Las Vegas, Grand Teton, Bryce Canyon, Death Valley, Monument Valley, Zion, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, Lake Powell, More, Seven Days

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Highlights 
  • Tour Yellowstone and Grand Teton!
  • See Old Faithful and many other geysers
  • Extend your tour at Bryce Canyon, Las Vegas and Yosemite!
  • End in San Francisco!
  • The hoodoos at Bryce Canyon
  • Zion's towering Navajo sandstone cliffs
  • Death Valley and Yosemite
  • Navajo led off road tours at Monument Valley and Antelope Canyon
  • Much exposure to native American culture!
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    Itinerary

     Like almost all our tours, this is a small group trip. The vehicle used generally has between nine and 14 seats. Our guides are skilled in the geology, customs, traditions, history and people of the areas through which you travel – feel free to ask all and any questions!
    Day 1  -  Salt Lake City to West Yellowstone  -  321 mi / 516.49 km  -  About 5.25 hours
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    The route to Yellowstone goes up Interstate 15, past the Great Salt Lake and the Wasatch Mountains, before entering Idaho. At Idaho Falls you will leave the freeway behind, and start making your way through rural parts of the state. About 10 miles (16 kilometres) from West Yellowstone you go over the Continental Divide and into Montana.
     When we get to West Yellowstone we will stop to get your sack lunches, before making our way into the world's first national park, and possibly the most unique!
    Day 1  -  Yellowstone  -  About 5 hours
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    The roads running through Yellowstone make up a massive figure of eight. The lower loop of the figure of eight comprises most of the thermal features that are to be seen in Yellowstone, including, of course, Old Faithful!

    From West Yellowstone we'll follow the Madison River to Madison Junction, where we'll turn right, or south. Depending on the time of the year, this area is often teeming with wildlife. With any luck you will see bison, elk, Trumpeter Swans and other animals and birds. A special treat in the spring is the baby bison calves.
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    At Madison Junction we will turn right, or south, and follow the Firehole River which runs through the thermal areas of Yellowstone northward. The Firehole is famous amongst anglers for its pristine beauty and selection of brown, brook and rainbow trout.

    The first main thermal area we will be visiting is the Lower Geyser Basin, and Fountain Paint Pots. There is a boardwalk system running around and through the Fountain Paint Pots area, and it is a great place to go for a stroll, if the bison haven't got there first! Apart from the paint pots, there is also a selection of other thermal features in the area, including a number of geysers, one or other of which almost always seems to be erupting.
     The next stop is the Midway Geyser Basin, home to Grand Prismatic Spring - one of the largest anywhere in the world - as well as Excelsior Geyser, now dormant, but discharging thousands of gallons of water every minute.
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    It is a short drive to the Upper Geyser Basin, home of Old Faithful, the world's best known and most reliable gusher. There is also so much more to the area than just Old Faithful. Old Faithful Inn, a wonderful old building - recently renovated - is located there - and a system of boardwalks will take you around the various other geysers in the area.
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     It is now time to go back to West Yellowstone.
    Day 1  -  West Yellowstone
     We will take you to Yellowstone Studios and Cabins, where you will be staying in a self catering studio. After checking in you can explore the town, take a walk through the forest into Yellowstone, go to the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center (a must see) or check out a movie at the IMAX.
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    Day 2  -  Yellowstone Upper Loop  -  About 8 hours, 15 minutes
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    The route that the tour takes will depend on possible road closures in the park, as well as the time of year, but it will be something like the following ...
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    There is going to be a lot to see and do. We'll head out of West Yellowstone towards Madison Junction, where the Firehole and Gibbon Rivers meet to form the Madison River. Turning left (north) we'll make for Norris Geyser Basin. Along the way we'll stop briefly at Gibbon Falls.

    Although not as well known as the other geyser basins, Norris is the most thermally active part of Yellowstone. It is divided into two separate areas: Porcelain Basin and Back Basin.
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    The next stop is Mammoth Hot Springs, headquarters of the park, and home to a fascinating array of weird rock shapes, bright colors and sizzling hot springs. Elk are generally plentiful in this area, wandering around the old park buildings, and, if you're lucky, you might even see a whole herd.

    You can stroll through the ever changing terraces at Mammoth, admiring the travertine creations and hot springs.
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    Leaving Mammoth we will travel towards Tower Roosevelt, which is where the road to the park's north east entrance, through the Lamar Valley, is. There is almost always wildlife to be seen in this area, even bears!
     At Tower Junction we will branch off the main upper loop road, and head through the Lamar Valley, towards the north east entrance to Yellowstone. This is a particularly beautiful part of the park, and where the keen wolf watchers are generally to be found.
     Everyone wants to see a bear in the wild at Yellowstone, and the trip from Tower Junction to Tower Falls is one of the best places to do so. The spring can be a great time to go looking for bears, as you have the opportunity of seeing mothers with their new born cubs. Tower Falls is an impressive water fall.
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    Assuming that it is open, the road from Tower Falls to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone towers up into the sky as it crosses the Dunraven Pass at almost 9000 feet. We then drop down to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

    The Yellowstone River has carved an impressive canyon through the rocks, over which two falls drop. It is in this area that you can catch a glimpse of the yellowish tinge to the rocks, from which the Yellowstone River got its name, but at a different location. We will check out the canyon and falls.

    Other areas along the route that we may visit, time permitting, include Obsidian Cliff, Virginia Cascade and Undine Falls.
     One of the beauties of Yellowstone is that you never know what is around the next corner. This means that extra time could be spent looking at grizzlies, or perhaps trying to spot an elusive wolf, or even being stuck behind a buffalo jam for a while. For these reasons, today's itinerary is very flexible, and one or more of the above stops may be left out, depending on other activities as the hours progress.

    A sack lunch is once again provided today. After a fun-filled day it is time to return to West Yellowstone.
     You are on your own for dinner and will spend the night in the same place.
    Day 3  -  West Yellowstone to Grand Teton National Park  -  About 5 hours
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    You will be picked up from your motel for the ride through the southern part of Yellowstone to Grand Teton. On the way we will once again go past the various geyser basins, and then climb over the Continental Divide twice, on the way to West Thumb.

    As we drop down off the continental divide there are great views of Yellowstone Lake, the largest alpine lake in North America.
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    West Thumb is a delightful geyser basin, located right on the shores of the incredibly blue lake. We will stop to stroll around the boardwalk system that accesses the basin. An added bonus is that there are often elk at West Thumb.
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    The road between Yellowstone and Grand Teton is called the Rockefeller Parkway. It is only six miles and leads directly into the north entrance of Grand Teton. The main features of the park are the Grand Teton mountains, and a number of beautiful lakes.

    You will see historic Colter Bay, Signal Mountain, Jenny Lake, Jackson Lake, Mount Moran, and much more. We also know the best places to find moose, and we will do our best to locate one or more for you.

    You will take a leisurely drive through Grand Teton National Park, before arriving in Jackson. A sack lunch is provided today, which you can enjoy somewhere on the road.
    Day 3  -  Jackson
     Jackson is a quaint, touristy western town, and there will be a brief stop there.
    Day 3  -  Jackson to Salt Lake City  -  304 mi / 489.14 km  -  About 5.5 hours
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    The route back to Salt Lake generally climbs up over Teton Pass, and into Idaho, meeting up with Interstate 15 again near Idaho Falls.

    On some days, if there is time, we may take more picturesque, scenic back roads, through very rural Wyoming and Idaho, and return to Utah that way.
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    Day 3  -  Flight from Salt Lake to Las Vegas
     After arriving at the Salt Lake airport you will take a flight to Las Vegas. On Mondays and Fridays there is a possibility you may fly from Idaho Falls to Las Vegas. We will let you know ahead of time which one it will be.

    We try and use an airline that does not charge a checked baggage fee. If this is not possible, you will need to pay the fee. Please note that if you book this tour within three weeks of the tour departure date, the price of this flight may increase. If it does, there may be a surcharge which we will let you know about beforehand.

    On landing in Vegas you will be picked up and shuttled to your hotel, which will be at least a three star property, on the famous Strip. Please be aware that Vegas hotel prices are a lot higher on weekends, public holidays and when large conventions are on. This may result in a higher price being passed on to you, but we will once again let you know beforehand if this is the case.

    After checking in, you are on your own to explore Sin City! You will find that you are surrounded by mega casinos and hotels, with so much to see and do! Today is an unescorted part of the tour. What this means is that you do not have a tour guide with you.
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    Day 3  -  Resort fee
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    As of early 2013, all Las Vegas Strip hotels started charging a resort fee, including those that never used to. This resort fee is a way that they make extra money. We cannot pay this resort fee in advance for you, AND YOU WILL NEED TO PAY IT YOURSELF ON CHECK IN. Please take this into account when making your plans.
    Day 4  -  Las Vegas to Hoover Dam  -  33 mi / 53.1 km  -  About 45 minutes
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    We'll leave the bright lights of Vegas in the rear view mirror as we depart town. The route to the Grand Canyon takes us past both Lake Mead and Hoover Dam. A bridge has been built over the Colorado River, and this road bypasses Hoover Dam. Because of this, some tours that go out to the Grand Canyon may no longer stop there for a photo opportunity.
    Day 4  -  Hoover Dam to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon  -  244 mi / 392.6 km  -  About 3.5 hours
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    Leaving Hoover Dam we travel through the desert, before arriving in the small Arizona town of Kingman, where we pick up the freeway towards the Grand Canyon. At Williams, Arizona, we head north for about 50 miles (80 kilometres), towards the South Rim.
    Day 4  -  Grand Canyon  -  139 mi / 223.65 km  -  2.5 to 2.75 hours
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    Two meals are included today, and we'll be stopping to pick up the first one, a sack lunch, before entering the Grand Canyon at the south entrance. The first major stop is Mather Point, and after enjoying the views there, we may stop at Yavapai Point. We will then explore a part of the Grand Canyon that most people do not get to see. This is the Desert View Drive which leads to the Desert View Watchtower and the east entrance to the Grand Canyon.
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     There will be many photo opportunities along the road. You will see that the views are spectacular, with one of the highlights being the Watchtower itself, a unique building designed by the legendary architect, Mary Colter, using rocks brought up from the bottom of the Canyon. The inside of the tower is full of artwork by Hopi (Indian) artists.
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    Day 4  -  Desert View Watchtower to Monument Valley  -  160 mi / 257.44 km  -  About 2 hours, 30 minutes
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    We will make our way down from the high Coconino plateau to the Navajo Reservation below. Every now and again you will see small Indian dwellings scattered across the harsh landscape. The route takes us through the reservation town of Tuba City, with Navajo land to the west and the Hopi Reservation to the east.

    As we approach the tiny Navajo settlement of Kayenta, the mesas and buttes for which the area is so well known start coming into view. Soon you can just about picture yourself in a scene from an old Western movie as we travel towards Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, as it is officially known.
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    Day 4  -  Monument Valley tour  -  About 2.25 hours
     Up next is a tour of Monument Valley, conducted by a Navajo guide, in an off road vehicle. Visitors love to see the buttes, mesas and other sandstone formations that are so prevalent in the Monument Valley area. Monument Valley is actually not really a valley at all, but a relatively flat plain surrounded by red cliffs, with the buttes, as well as the remnants of ancient volcanoes, towering from the earth.

    For fans of old western movies, Monument Valley is the epicenter of the west, with many great cowboys and Indians films having been shot in the area. The familiar rock shapes can be seen from many miles away, with the really great scenery to be seen on the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, which straddles the Utah/Arizona border.

    Amongst the sites that your tour may take in are movie locations, 1000 foot monoliths, rug weaving, and, of course, the famous monuments are visited.
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    Day 4  -  Monument Valley to Page  -  132 mi / 212.39 km  -  About 2 1/4 hours
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    We leave Monument Valley, going through the small settlement of Kayenta, before heading west over the Navajo Reservation, to Page.
     On our way out of Monument Valley we'll stop to pick up a meal for the road. This is included in the tour price, as is the breakfast at your motel tomorrow morning. Your guide will drop you off at your motel in Page.
    Day 5  -  Horseshoe Bend  -  About an hour
     First up today is an optional hike to Horseshoe Bend. Horseshoe Bend is one of the west's best kept secrets. The hike there is about 20 minutes each way, up and down a hill, and at times the ground below is made up of loose sand. The views of the Colorado River far below, seen through the precipitous canyon walls, are spectacular.

    Please note that in the winter months it may sometimes not be possible to visit Horseshoe Bend, because of the lack of daylight. There is no problem outside the winter.
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    Day 5  -  Antelope Canyon tour  -  About 1 1/2 hours
     You will be touring Antelope Canyon, in a specially converted off road vehicle, led by a Navajo guide.

    Antelope Canyon is one of the most striking slot canyons known to man. A slot canyon is a narrow canyon sliced through a mesa by the forces of nature. Some canyons measure less than a yard across at the top, but drop a hundred feet or more from the rim to the bottom. Slots are cut and scoured by water and wind, with the striations of the sandstone becoming almost incandescent.
    Day 5  -  Antelope Canyon
     From within you will see a palette of colors transmuted by light filtering down from above and bouncing from wall to wall. Antelope Canyon can only be visited using the services of an authorized Navajo Nation guide.
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    Day 5  -  Page to Bryce Canyon  -  154 mi / 247.79 km  -  About three hours
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    Leaving Page we will drive over the Glen Canyon Dam Wall. A short distance up the road is a little known trail which leads to spectacular views over Lake Powell. Time permitting, we will drive up there to take a very brief look at the spectacular golden canyons partially submerged under the blue waters of Lake Powell.

    The road to the small town of Kanab leads past Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. Kanab itself has been the setting for many western movies. From Kanab we will travel along a picturesque Utah back road, through some tiny towns, before arriving at Bryce Canyon.
    Day 5  -  Bryce Canyon  -  About 2.5 hours
     Many who have seen both Bryce Canyon and the Grand Canyon tell us that Bryce is far more spectacular. You will marvel at the weirdly shaped hoodoos, in an amazing array of colorful hues. Bryce is not really a canyon, but a large amphitheater carved out of a variety of rock types. You will be taken to the three main overlooks, and will have time to walk around and explore these.
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    Day 5  -  Spend additional time at Bryce Canyon!
     Feel free to spend an extra night or two just outside Bryce Canyon, at Bryce View Lodge. Please order this option when you check out, and note that it is subject to availability. If you do choose to extend at Bryce Canyon, you will continue with the regular tour after your extension.

    There is a free shuttle that runs from a location that is a couple of hundred yards from Bryce View Lodge, into the park and around much of Bryce. Please be aware that this is a seasonal shuttle, which generally runs from the end of April to the end of September, although this is subject to change. We do not recommend extending at Bryce if the free shuttle is not running, as it will be difficult to get around.

    You will carry on with the scheduled tour if you do not want to stay a little longer at Bryce.
     
    Day 5  -  Bryce Canyon through Zion  -  88 mi / 141.59 km  -  About 2 3/4 hours
     We will take a particularly scenic Utah back road, following first the Sevier River and then the Virgin River, towards Zion National Park. Zion's story is one of rock and water, with plenty of both to be seen. The relatively soft and porous Navajo Sandstone is often layered over impregnable Kayenta Shale, and the interaction of this rock with the water has created myriad amazing shapes and patterns.

    We will enter Zion at the less used east entrance, and take in the striking rock formations, with trees actually growing in the rocks. You will see how massive sand dunes have solidified into rock over the millennia. After traveling through an amazing tunnel that was blasted into the Navajo sandstone almost a century ago, we descend down a precipitous switchback road, to discover the Great Arch of Zion, a gigantic work in progress.
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    Day 5  -  Spend more time at Zion!
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    You can now extend your tour by spending a night or two in Springdale, which is literally right outside Zion. There is a free shuttle system that will take you into the park. You can order this Zion extension when you check out, although we do not recommend extending at Zion unless the shuttle is running, which is generally from the middle of March to the third week of October. If you extend at Zion, you will carry on with the rest of the tour the next day.

    The trip continues as normal for those who are not extending at Zion.
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    Day 5  -  Zion to St. George  -  41 mi / 65.97 km  -  About 45 minutes
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    From Zion we will wind our way to Interstate 15 and the main road back to Vegas, which goes through St. George.
    Day 5  -  St. George to Las Vegas  -  123 mi / 197.91 km  -  About two hours
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    Leaving St. George, we travel down the picturesque Virgin River Gorge. We will pass through Mesquite, a casino town on the Arizona Nevada border, before driving across the desert and back to the bright lights of Las Vegas.
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     You will spend the night in Las Vegas at a three star hotel on the Strip, right where all the action is! Upgrades are available. Please let us know if there is not at least one person in each room who is at least 21. Most Vegas hotels require this.
    Day 5  -  Resort fee
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    As of early 2013, all Las Vegas Strip hotels started charging a resort fee, including those that never used to. This resort fee is a way that they make extra money. We cannot pay this resort fee in advance for you, AND YOU WILL NEED TO PAY IT YOURSELF ON CHECK IN. Please take this into account when making your plans.
    Day 5  -  Spend extra time in Sin City!
     If you want to, you are welcome to extend your stay in Las Vegas by as many nights as you choose! This option can be ordered on check out. Please bear in mind that weekends, holidays and convention period nights are more expensive. The way that it works is that you would spend as many extra nights in Vegas as you want, and then continue the tour the following day.
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    Day 6  -  Las Vegas through Death Valley  -  160 mi / 257.44 km  -  About 4 hours, 30 minutes
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    The tour route heads in a generally westerly direction, as we leave the bright lights of Sin City behind.

    You may be surprised to learn that Las Vegas is actually in the middle of a desert, which we come to as soon as we depart town. After climbing up and down a small mountain and traveling through the desert, we arrive at the town of Pahrump, where brothels are legal! From there we carry on to Shoshone, which is located at the south east entrance of Death Valley.
     Death Valley is the lowest, hottest and driest part of North America. We will be visiting Badwater, which is about 280 feet below sea level. On the way we will stop to take pictures, and may even check out some long abandoned buildings. At Furnace Creek we will detour to Zabriskie Point, to take in the beautiful rock formations, and after strolling up to the top we will drive back towards Furnace Creek, where the elevation once again drops to sea level and below.
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    Day 6  -  Death Valley to Mammoth Lakes  -  205 mi / 329.85 km  -  About 5 hours, 45 minutes
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    We will stop at Furnace Creek for a while, at the Visitor Center and gift shop, to allow you to do some shopping and perhaps buy a snack. From there the tour makes for Stovepipe Wells Village, passing Devils Cornfields and an impressive cluster of sand dunes along the way.

    The road out of Death Valley heading west climbs up enormously, and on most trips we will turn off the air conditioning in the vehicle, to help prevent the vehicle from over heating. Expect to be hot for half an hour or so! On the way up the mountain we pass signs every couple of miles, advising that radiator water is just up the hill!
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     The route to Mammoth Lakes is scenic and we will stop to take photographs and get refreshments along the way. After dropping down from the mountains surrounding Death Valley the road follows the Sierra Nevada mountains north, past Mount Whitney, at 14 505 feet (4 421 metres) high, the highest peak in the contiguous United States. We will spend the night at Mammoth Lakes, a quaint little town close to Mammoth Mountain Ski area.

    There are times of the year when special events are held there, and if the town is full we will overnight in Bishop.
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    Day 7  -  Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite  -  97 mi / 156.07 km  -  About 6 hours
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    We hope to have an early start this morning, to enable you to get to San Francisco before it gets dark. The scenery is once again picturesque as we climb up into the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and to the east entrance of Yosemite, on the Tioga Pass. After being below sea level in Death Valley you are now at almost 10 000 feet (almost 3000 metres)! The change in temperature is very noticeable. There can be as much as a 75 degree (24 degrees Celsius) temperature difference between Death Valley and the eastern part of Yosemite!

    It is only about an hour to the top of the Tioga Pass, and the rest of the time you see mentioned above is spent touring Yosemite.
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    Just as is the case with the Grand Canyon and Zion, the east entrance to Yosemite is only seen by a handful of the huge numbers of people who visit Yosemite. The scenery is spectacular, and we will take a leisurely drive down to the Yosemite Valley far below, stopping frequently to admire the views and take photographs.
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     For many the highlight of the trip is El Capitan, the towering rock mountain. If you look carefully you can often see climbers attached to the sheer granite walls. On the valley floor you will have the opportunity to see Yosemite Falls, the highest waterfall in North America, as well as get yourself a bite to eat and perhaps buy some souvenirs.
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     Please be aware that the Tioga Pass, which is the east entrance to Yosemite, is closed because of snow from winter through sometime in the spring. When this happens, the tour will spend a little less time in Death Valley and instead enter Yosemite at the south entrance. This route is a little longer.

    Please also be aware that it is possible, but unlikely, that there will be snow restrictions on the road from the south entrance to Yosemite Valley. If that is the case, however, we will once again spend additional time in Death Valley, bypass Yosemite, and go from Death Valley to San Francisco. The night will probably be spent in the vicinity of Fresno.
    Day 7  -  Stay longer in Yosemite!
     You can extend your stay in Yosemite. Instead of leaving Yosemite now and continuing your tour, you can spend as many extra nights in the park as you like. When you order the tour, you will see an option to add extra time in Yosemite. Simply add as many additional nights as you want to stay there. Our preferred property is Yosemite Lodge. Please be aware that lodging here sometimes sells out more than a year ahead of time! If that is the case we may be able to offer you lodging elsewhere. We will always let you know what the situation is before processing your order.

    You will be at liberty to explore Yosemite on your own for the extra time that you choose. Please note that there will not be a tour guide with you for the extra period. The extended stay is subject to lodging availability in the park. We will check this once the order has been placed.

    The rest of the group will continue with the regular tour. If you extend, you will be picked up after your extended stay. The tour carries on as detailed below for those who are not spending a night or two in Yosemite.
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    Day 7  -  Yosemite to San Francisco  -  190 mi / 305.71 km  -  About 5 hours, 15 minutes
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    We will leave Yosemite by the west entrance, driving through some more of the park on the way out.

    In time the countryside gives way to urban sprawl, before San Francisco comes into view. You will get great views of the city and the ocean as we cross the Bay Bridge and go over Yuerba Buena Island, towards Fisherman's Wharf.
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     We drop off in the Fisherman's Wharf area.



    Extend Your Stay You have the option of extending your stay at certain locations during the tour.
  • Bryce Canyon: +$100.00 per guest, per night
  • Zion: +$95.00 per guest, per night
  • Las Vegas (weekends, holidays, big convention periods subject to a surcharge): +$75.00 per guest, per night
  • Yosemite: +$170.00 per guest, per night
  • Tour ID 1324

    Please note the following...
    • The days and dates this tour runs can be seen in the calendar at the top right of this page.
    • The entry fees to all parks are included.
    • The Navajo led off road tours at Monument Valley and Antelope Canyon are included.
    • Lodging: Two nights at a self catering studio at Yellowstone Studios and Cabins in West Yellowstone. If lodging there is sold out, you will stay at a moderate category motel in West Yellowstone. Two nights at a minimum three star property on the famous Vegas Strip. Upgrades are available. Please let us know if there is not at least one person 21 or older in each room as most Vegas hotels require this. One night at the Quality Inn or similar in Page. One night at Mammoth Lakes at a moderate category property. If there is a special event on at Mammoth we will stay at Bishop instead. If either or both of the nights in Vegas falls over a weekend, convention or holiday period, a higher price may apply.
    • Prices are based on double occupancy. Single and triple occupancy rates are also available and will be seen at checkout. There are no taxes.
    • The price includes the services of a guide/driver and transportation.
    • Meals: One extended continental breakfast, four sack lunches, one take out evening meal that may be pizza, or a combo meal from a fast food outlet. If we do not provide any meal, an $8 per meal refund will be given.
    • The Yellowstone upper loop tour may be an afternoon tour.
    • This tour picks up in the downtown Salt Lake City area and drops off in the Fisherman's Wharf area.
    • If you extend your stay at Zion, at the end of your extension, on some days you may travel by pre-paid taxi to St. George, where you will take a shuttle to the Las Vegas airport, where the tour will end. There will be a short wait from the taxi drop off to the time the shuttle departs.
    • All times are approximate. We are not responsible for the consequences of any delays, and this itinerary may change without notice.
    • Portions of this tour may, at our discretion, be sub-contracted to other reputable vendors.
    • After ordering this tour please wait to receive a confirmation email from us before making any plans that are dependent on this tour.
    • Vehicles are mini buses or executive vans, which are vans with individual, high back, reclining seats, with the possible exception of the route between Yosemite and San Francisco, where a contractor's large coach may be used.
    • If there are fewer than six people on the tour we reserve the right to have a shuttle take you from Salt Lake City to Idaho Falls on the first day, where our guide will pick you up. If this happens, the tour will start at the airport. The same may apply in reverse on the third day, if there are fewer than six people. Our guide will take you from Jackson to Rexburg on the third day, where the shuttle will transport you to Salt Lake City.
    • At the start and perhaps very end, of the season, seasonal road closures and weather in Yellowstone may prevent this tour being run as scheduled. In particular, the road from Old Faithful to Grand Teton generally opens in mid May. If that road is not open when you do your tour, more time will be spent in parts of Yellowstone, and Grand Teton will be omitted. In addition, Dunraven Pass (between Tower Falls and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone) also generally opens in mid May. General road maintenance in Yellowstone may affect the way this tour operates.
    • If you extend your tour by staying a night at the Grand Canyon, there are times when you will be taken out to the Grand Canyon in a large coach. The next day you will continue the tour in a small group vehicle. If you are taken out to the Canyon in a coach, and you are staying at Yavapai Lodge or Maswik Lodge, you will need to take the free shuttle from the drop off location at Bright Angel to the hotel. The shuttles run approximately every 15 minutes. You will be picked up from your hotel the next day.
    • Yosemite's east entrance only opens when the snow has been cleared. Until this happens, this tour will spend a little less time in Death Valley, overnight in Fresno, and enter Yosemite by the south entrance.
    • In the unlikely event of snow restrictions being in effect, in the winter, from Yosemite's south entrance, additional time will be spent in Death Valley. Yosemite will be bypassed, and the tour will go from Death Valley to San Francisco.
    • A minimum of two people may be required for a tour to depart. That is not two in your group, but a total of two.
    • Payment And Cancellation Details: This tour has an air leg. An amount equivalent to the cost of the flight will be charged to your card at the time we make the air booking. Half the remaining balance will be charged 45 days from the tour date, and the other half will be charged 10 or fewer days from the tour date. Once the air leg has been booked we will not under any circumstances accept a cancellation. Please consider purchasing trip insurance as our cancellation policy is strictly enforced, irrespective of the reason for canceling.
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