San Francisco: 6-Day Excursion of Southwestern United States
- Explore some of the most iconic locations of the United States National Parks
- Visit two of the most interesting cities in the Southwest: San Francisco and Las Vegas
- See a huge amount of gorgeous scenery and changing landscapes in a short amount of time
Your third day will take you east through the dessert and Death Valley National Park, toward the gambling capital of the world: Las Vegas. You will have time following lunch to shop at the outlet mall in Barstow, before continuing onto the Las Vegas Strip to explore some of the most glamorous hotels and venues in the world including Ceasar's Palace, Luxor, Mirage, Paris, the Venetian, Bellagio, New York New York, Treasure Island and more. The evening will conclude at one of the world-class shows, and a chance to try your hand at one of the casinos before spending the night in the Ling Hotel. On your fourth day you'll travel south through the desert toward one of the seven wonders of the world: the Grand Canyon. Tour along the south bank and learn how throughout the years the Colorado River carved its way down to the sea and created the wonderland for geologists. After lunch you will continue east along the canyon stopping at some of the many native American market places to browse the handmade arts and crafts, before settling in for the night at the Clarion Inn Page. Your fifth day will begin with a boat tour of one of the most beautiful lakes in America: Lake Powell, where you can spot the hundreds of private coves, the famous salt pillars and famous sand arches unique to the area. After the cruise you will head west to Bryce Canyon, home to the most amazing natural sculptures of the world. The tour will take you to see amazing rock and sand sculptures honed to perfection over thousands of years of rain wind and sunshine. Experience the unique changing of the colors during the sunset from one of the vista points in the park (may change due to changing sunset times). Following this action packed day, settle in at the Days Inn in Kanab or the Comfort Inn in Cedar City, depending on the time of year.
Your sixth and final day will take you to Zion National Park. This park got its name from the Mormon’s who settled in the area. They gave it this name after claiming that visiting the park is like a religious experience, the majesty of the mountains and silence of the wilderness make you feel like you have been transported to another place. Tour the park and enjoy a short walking trail along the Virgin River that runs through the park, before leaving this amazing area for an early evening arrival in Las Vegas, with an option for a late night return to Los Angeles.
- 5-nights hotel accommodation including tax and continental Breakfast
- Air conditioned bus or van
- Professional tour guide
- Bay cruise in San Francisco
- Sightseeing in San Francisco and along the Las Vegas Strip
- Entrance to Yosemite National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, Lake Powell, Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park
- Cruise on Lake Powell
- Food and drinks