11-Day Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion, Las Vegas and Universal Studios Bus Tour from San Francisco with Airport Transfer

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Tour Code : SFO110105A

Departure City : San Francisco

Duration : 11 day(s) 10 night(s)

Availability : Mon. Thu.

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Highlight :

Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Grand Canyon National Park; Sacramento, Idaho Falls, Bear World*; Jackson Hole; Salt Lake City, Mormon Temple, State Capital, Great Salt Lake, Bingham Copper Mine; Las Vegas; Hoover Dam; Los Angeles, Hollywood, Kodak Theatre, Chinese Theatre, Universal Studios*, Sea World*, Balboa Park*, Disneyland, California Adventure Park; San Francisco, Union Square, Fisherman's Wharf, Lombard Street, Golden Gate Bridge, Palace of Fine Arts, St. Mary's Cathedral, Civic Center, Twin Peaks, Castro District.

This tour picks up at San Francisco Airport and drops off at Los Angeles Airport.

Itinerary

Day 1 : Home - San Francisco

Meet professional tour guide in the airport (baggage claim area for domestic flight; exit area for international flight). Then head to hotel for free time. You may dine on your own.

We offer pick-up service for SFO airport. Free pick up service is available between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm.
Standard Hotel (2 star to 3 star): Red Roof Inn or similar

Day 2 : San Francisco City Tour

Enjoy a guided tour of San Francisco with all its amazing cultural and historical attractions. A full day itinerary includes famous scenic spots like Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, Palace of Fine Arts, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Civic Center, Twin Peaks, Castro District, Chinatown, Union Square, Fisherman’s Wharf, Lombard Street (The most crooked street in the world) and more!

Standard Hotel (2 star to 3 star): Red Roof Inn or similar

Day 3 : San Francisco - Sacramento - Elko

Depart from San Francisco for the Great Basin Dessert and stay on Interstate 80. Stop by the California State Capitol in Sacramento. Pass Reno and arrive Elko Nevada.

Standard Hotel (2 star to 3 star): High Desert Inn Elko or similar

Day 4 : Elko - Salt Lake City - Yellowstone National Park

Visit the Salt Lake City where the Utah State Capitol stands. And the water contains 7 times salt concentration than seawater. Then enter Yellowstone National Park - this ancient volcanic plateau. We will see the famous West Thumb Geyser Basin and the Grand Prismatic Hot Spring, which is the nation's largest and third largest spring in the world. You will also have the opportunity to visit the marvelous Fountain Paint Pot. We will end the first day of the Yellowstone trip after enjoying the incredible geological wonders.

Standard Hotel (2 star to 3 star): Viginian Lodge or similar

Day 5 : Yellowstone National Park

Spend a full day in Yellowstone, the nation's largest wildlife reserves. Witness the world famous Old Faithful, stunning Yellowstone Falls, boundless Yellowstone Lake, Mammoth Hot Springs colorful oriole spring and much more! You will be amazed by Fishing Bridge, Mud Volcano, Brink of Upper and Lower Falls and the most popular Mammoth Hot Springs.

Standard Hotel (2 star to 3 star): Viginian Lodge or similar

Day 6 : Yellowstone National Park - Grand Teton National Park - Salt Lake City

We will continue visiting Yellowstone National Park where you will see the most astonishing attractions in the world. Spectacular Yellowstone Canyon Falls, Mysterious volcano forest and much more! 2 nights stay at Yellowstone, along the Snake River Look Out, you have enough time to picnic in the beautiful national park, walking, photography and intimate contact with nature. Then head to the magnificent mountain valley of Grand Teton, located at the west of Wyoming, enjoys the title of "the most beautiful National Park". You will witness Jackson Lake and enjoying boating in the Jenny Lake. Then back to Salt Lake City, and stay overnight in there.

Standard Hotel (2 star to 3 star): Baymont Inn & Suites or similar

Day 7 : Salt Lake City - Las Vegas

Visit the shopping outlet on the way to Las Vegas, and arrive Las Vegas in the late afternoon. The famous strip offers exciting venues with top performances, extravagant shopping and some of the finest dining in the world. You may join an optional night tour and see a breathtaking show, as well as experiencing world-class casinos and the sleepless strip with dazzling neon lights. Overnight in Las Vegas.

Standard Hotel (2 star to 3 star): Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino or similar

Day 8 : Las Vegas - Grand Canyon National Park - Las Vegas

A photo stop at the gigantic Hoover Dam to see one of the greatest engineering work in history. For Grand Canyon tour, you have an option between the South Rim or Grand Canyon West.

Grand Canyon South Rim: Here is the world's most vivid erosion model, which is why the Grand Canyon has not only become a textbook for the geologist and paleontologist, but also made the millions of tourists each year filled with emotion when they face the masterpiece of creator. You may watch the IMAX movie of the history of Grand Canyon at the entrance at your own cost. Then, go to the largest view point near visitor center - Mather Point. If God is the creator of the Grand Canyon, Colorado River is an artist who has carved the Grand Canyon. Despite the passion in summer and the cold in winter, the river and valley’s history of romance has been going on for six hundred million years long. Sunshine and clouds are always alternating controls over the canyon, adding a dash of style to the magnificent scenic picture. Grand Canyon South Rim is part of the national park system. Approximately 4.5 hours of driving each way between Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon South Rim. We will stay at the site for about 1.5 hours, and return to Las Vegas at around 7-8 pm. You may spend the night at world’s renowned show on the Strip at your own.

Grand Canyon West Rim: Over eons, the Colorado River and erosion have sculpted this amazing landscape. Grand Canyon west rim belongs to Hualapai Indian Tribe (Mandatory Admission $80 to Grand Canyon West). The group will take the designated park shuttle to enter the canyon. Upon arriving in the terminal, you may take the helicopter ride and sightseeing boat tour at additional cost to feel the canyon and Colorado River from different perspectives and explore the true beauty of the Grand Canyon. Afterwards, you may take the park shuttle to the next sightseeing spots, Eagle Point and Guano Point. At Eagle Point, you may take an optional visit to the Skywalk, which is the new gigantic construction built on the very edge of the Grand Canyon West Rim. On Skywalk, you can enjoy the magnificent view from 4000 feet above, standing upon a horseshoe-shaped steel frame with a glass bottom. Rocks that date back 1.8 billion years line the bottom of the canyon. Approximately 3 hours of driving each way between Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon West Rim. We will stay at the site for about 3-4 hours, and return Las Vegas at around 6-7 pm. You may spend the night at world’s renowned show on the Strip at your own.

Standard Hotel (2 star to 3 star): Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino or similar

Day 9 : Las Vegas - Los Angeles

Upon arrival to Los Angeles in the early afternoon, a city tour will immediately commence in the entertainment capital of the world, sites include Grauman’s Chinese Theatre which is famous for the hand- and footprints of past and present Hollywood celebrities; home of the Academy Awards; Hollywood Bowl, one of the world’s largest outdoor amphitheaters since 1922.

Standard Hotel (2 star to 3 star): Holiday Inn or similar

Day 10 : Disneyland/ California Adventure/ Sea World/ Balboa Park

Disneyland: Immerse yourself in tales from some of your favorite Disney films, visit Fantasyland, Tomorrowland, New Orleans Square, Adventureland, Critter country, Mickey’s Toontown, and Frontierland.

California Adventure Park: Where Disney magic meets California fun. Featuring four lands: Golden State, Hollywood Picture Backlot, Paradise Pier and “a bug’s land.”

One Day Park Hopper: You can also visit both parks in the same day.

San Diego Sea World: A brief city tour of San Diego in the morning. Around noon, visit the world’s most popular marine life park -- Sea World. Watch a variety of incredible shows performed by the killer whales, penguins, sea lions, dolphins, sea lions, and much more! You can also enjoy the exciting rides like “Shipwreck Rapids”, “Journey to Atlantis,” and “Wild Arctic Ride”. Return to same hotel in LA.

Balboa Park: A brief city tour of San Diego in the morning. Around noon, passengers who don’t go to Sea World may enjoy your free time in Balboa Park, the largest urban cultural park in the United States. You will enjoy many museums, theatres and restaurants. Return to same hotel in LA.

Standard Hotel (2 star to 3 star): Holiday Inn or similar

Day 11 : Universal Studios - Hometown

The world-famous theme park dedicated to the magic of movie making. Go behind-the-scenes on the legendary Studio Tour to explore where Hollywood movies are made and experience the largest movie set street expansion in Hollywood history. Then, take the movie-themed thrill rides; see shows and attractions that put you inside some of the world’s biggest movies. Witness the world’s smartest trained animal performers in the Universal’s Animal Actors. Don’t miss the new King Kong 360 3-D attraction and meet your favorite characters with the everlasting memories. Afterward, transfer to LAX airport.

Please schedule your flight to depart from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) after 9:00 pm.

Departure and Return info.:

  1. We offer pick up service for San Francisco airports (SFO). Free pick up service is only available between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm. Any other time would incur $65 for 1st and 2nd passengers, $10 for each additional person.
  2. If you take the domestic flight, our tour guide will wait for you at the luggage claim area. If you take the international flight, our tour guide will wait for you on the curb out of the terminal.
  3. The tour ends at Los Angeles Airport (LAX). Please schedule flight to depart from Los Angeles Airport after 9:00 pm.

Pricing

Single Double (per person) Third Person Fourth Person
Adult Kid* Adult Kid*
$1,508 $1,078 $628 $628 $868 $868

*Kid ages 2-9 yr old, infant less than 2 yr old join the tour for FREE if NOT occupied a bus seat.

 

Price for Single Occupancy applies when one person stays in one standard hotel room.

Price for Double/Triple/Quadruple Occupancy applies when two/three/four people stay in one standard hotel room respectively. Thus, result in a lower per person price.

Maximum 4 guests in each hotel room (incl. kid and infant). Each standard hotel room comes with TWO full sizes or ONE queen size bed. Triple/Quadruple price does not guarantee a third/fourth bed in the room since each room is equipped with 2 beds. Roll-a-ways beds are regulations of each hotel; you are responsible for paying the additional cost for roll-a-way bed. Please check the availability at the time of check-in.

All other reschedule, change, and cancellation please refer to the Standard Cancellation and Refund Policy.


Price Includes:

  1. Ground transportation via deluxe Air-Conditioned and Lavatory Equipped motorcoach with complimentary pick-up and drop-off at chosen location. To insure fewer passengers operation, 15 seats minibus may be substituted.
  2. Passenger insurance while on board motorcoach. Due to motorcoach insurance policy, passengers over 2 years of age must purchase ticket in order to occupy seats.
  3. 10 night(s) hotel accommodation.
  4. Admissions to Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and Arches National Park.
  5. Professional tour escort.
  6. Taxes included.

Price Excludes:

  1. All meals or drinks during the trip, but our tour escort will arrange for these.
  2. Personal room expenses such as hotel room services and meal, telephone calls, laundry services, on demand TV shows etc.
  3. Any private expenses such as airfare or any related transportation to the pick-up location, visa fee, travel document etc.
  4. Service fee for tour escort and driver: Minimum $8 per passenger per day.
  5. Optional admission fees to all attractions are listed below. Prices are subject to change without prior notices.

Optional Activities:

Attractions Adult Kid (age)
Bear World $15 $15
Disneyland or California Adventure Park $94 - 118 $88 - 112 (3-9)
Grand Canyon National Park South Rim (Mandatory) $50 $50
Grand Canyon South Rim IMAX Movie $14 $10.50 (6-10)
Grand Canyon West Helicopter and Colorado River Cruise Combo $220 $220
Grand Canyon West Rim Skywalk $25 $25
Grand Canyon West Rim with Lunch (Mandatory) $90 $90
Las Vegas Night Tour $35 $25 (under 12)
One Day Park Hopper $154 - 168 $148 - 162 (3-9)
San Diego City Tour and Balboa Park $65 $55
San Diego City Tour and Sea World $140 $130
San Francisco Bay Cruise $28 $20 (5-17)
Shows in Las Vegas $90 - 180 $90 - 180
Universal Studios $104 - 109 $98 - 103 (3-9)

Special Notes

Prior to booking your tour, it is your responsibility to read and all information related to your tour products listed under these Itinerary, Pricing, Special Notes and FAQ tabs. Terms and Conditions, Cancellation and Refund Policy can be found on the bottom of every webpage.

 

 


Trip Reservation Process:

All tours are open for early booking. It is recommended that customers should book tour at least two weeks before departure date. Bus seats will be pre-assigned after payment is made based on a first come first served basis. The following flowchart summarized the booking process.

process

 

 

  1. After you submitting your reservation online, you will receive a Pre-Order email within a couple of hours.
  2. Within 2 business days, we will send you a confirmation email to confirm your reservation of the trip. In this email, you could find the detailed boarding time and location of the trip, contact information of local service provider. Please print out this email with E-TICKET number as the boarding pass for the trip. Also, you can login to our website http://www.tripedition.com/index.php?route=account/login to check the status of your order.
  3. At the departure date, simply print out the E-TICKET if you have not already done so, and present it with your valid photo ID. Please note that this E-TICKET is the only proof of your purchase of the tour.
  4. Please make sure you have received our Final Confirmation Letter email with your E-ticket number before booking air tickets, extended hotel stays and etc., if applicable.

 

 

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email normally within two business days. Promotional offers such as BUY 2 GET 1 FREE and BUY 2 GET 2 FREE are provided and confirmed only on an availability basis. In the rare events (such as booking ONE day prior to the departure day), your reservation can not be confirmed by the service provider, a full refund will be credited back to your account.

The order of day-to-day itinerary is adjustable depending on tour start date of the week. For the detailed arrangement, please email or call the local service provider prior to departure date to re-confirm. Their contact info will be listed in your final confirmation email.

We reserve the right to change the hotel to another of equal or better standard than the hotel mentioned in the itineraries.

Depending on the number of passengers booked for a particular departure, tours may be combined to ensure fewer passengers operation.

We do not recommend infants younger than 2 years of age to join the tours, since our tour guides are not specially trained to provide service to these types of passengers and cannot be responsible for their well being.

 

 


Boarding Tips and Travel Documents:

If your flight is delayed or cancelled, please call the tour guide or our customer service at 1-888-503-6377 ASAP to reschedule the pickup. Please note, if your arrives after the free pickup time due to delayed flight, there will be a fee charged for the picking up.

All passengers must show E-TICKET (the boarding pass) for boarding.

Passengers are held solely responsible for their own valid travel documents

 

 


Travel Insurance:

We are not responsible for any occur on or during the tour. It is optional that passengers to purchase travel insurance. By accepting our policy, passenger should agree that we shall hold no responsibilities includes but not limited to the following unforeseeable events such as weather, accident, bus break down, sickness, theft, itinerary changes, delays or cancellation. We are strongly advising you to purchase travel insurance before departure to insure compensations for the unexpected causes above. Such travel insurance can be purchased through third party insurance suppliers.

 

 


Language:

All tours are escorted by professional bi- or multi-lingual tour guides and/or drivers guide. For driver guide tour, the language will be limited to English/Chinese.

 

 

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Frequently Asked Questions


Will the bus wait for me if I’m late?

Sorry. Tour buses will depart on time. Please be understandable this is a group tour, we have to satisfy the entire group for a smooth operation of the tour. We recommend you arrive at the departure location 15-30 minutes prior the depart time.


Is the drop-off location the same as boarding location for all Tripedition tours?

The tours usually pick-up and drop-off at the same locations unless otherwise stated in the tour Departure and Return Info page.


What happens if I forgot to bring proper travel documents on the boarding day (Passport, Green card, Visa, etc.)?

You can NOT board the bus. The tour guide shall check anyone's proper travel documents prior boarding. Bear in mind, when you can NOT board for this reason, this also triggers the reschedule fee or cancellation penalty. Please refer to the Special Notes section of your booked tour for proper travel documents.


How many pieces of baggage am I allowed to bring?

We recommend two pieces of standard sized baggage per passenger due to the load limitation of the motorcoach. If the tour is operated by 14 seats minibus, only ONE piece per passenger is allowed.


Is there a restroom on the bus?

Yes, only for motorcoach buses. However, we recommend the use of lavatory when there is a personal emergency. All our local service providers, try to maintain a clean environment on the bus, therefore, the bus will make rest stops along the way (every 2-3 hours) at highway service area. If you need to use the lavatory on the way, you may ask the tour guide to open it for your use.


What can we do if we choose not to go on the optional activities?

Optional activities are booked through the tour guide while you are on the tour. If you do not wish to participate in certain tour activities, you can hang around the tourist attraction as you like to. The tour guide will inform guests on the return time to the tour bus before he/she dismisses the group.


We are vegetarians, should I join the tour?

Definitely Yes. Meal breaks will be arranged at hotels, various ethnic restaurants, food courts, and fast food restaurants. There should be vegetarian food for you to choose from the menus.

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