5-Day Grand Circle Bus Tour from Los Angeles

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Tour Code : LAX51911

Departure City : Los Angeles, Rowland Heights, San Gabriel, Fullerton, Irvine

Duration : 5 day(s) 4 night(s)

Availability : Wed. Holidays.

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Highlight :

Arches National Park*, Petrified Forest National Park*; Lake Powell*, Antelope Canyon*, Horseshoe Bend, Monument Valley*, Sedona, Palm Springs Aerial Tramway*; Las Vegas, Phoenix.

Important Message: Legal Document Required for this tour. (Valid photo ID., passport or green card is required for inspection)

Itinerary

Day 1 : Los Angeles - Las Vegas - St. Geroge

The tour will depart from Los Angeles in the morning. On route to Las Vegas,the bus will pass through Mohave Desert and Barstow,which is a famous transportation center and railroad classification town along historic Route 66.Tour bus arrives at state-line Fashion Outlet around noon for shopping and lunch, and a short break will be given at Stratosphere hotel in Las Vegas in the afternoon. Before the bus arrived at hotel in St.George, Utah, the travelers would have a chance to appreciate the sunset at an endless desert horizon.

Standard Hotel (2 star to 3 star): Quality Inn St. George or similar

Day 2 : Lake Powell - Antelope Canyon - Horseshoe Bend - Monticello

In the morning, we will see the sunrise while on the way to the Page, Arizona. Then, head to take the popular boat cruise on Lake Powell to witness the amazing multi-colored sandstone along the tranquil Lake Powell, which is the second largest artificial lake in the western hemisphere, or a Norwegian Fjord shifted to the Colorado Plateau. The second highlight will be the world famous slot canyon ----- Antelope Canyon, which is a popular location for photographers and sightseers. Finally, you will have a chance to overlook the breathtaking and awe-inspiring Horseshoe Bend. Stay overnight in Monticello, Utah.

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

Day 3 : Arches National Park - Monument Valley

Early morning leaves toward Arches National Park, the world’s largest sandstone arches gathering place which has over 2000 arches recorded in category. Delicate arch inside of the Arches National Park is the icon not only for the state of Utah but also for all the national parks of the Western United States, and you will be amazed by its magnificence at the moment when you see it from a very short distance. We guarantee that our experienced tour guide will walk with you to the Delicate Arch; so that you can take photos in close proximity and physically touch the Delicate Arch. Afternoon arrives at Monument Valley, also referred as the heart portion of Navajo Indian Tribe, which is a historical Indian Reservation for Native Americans. Monument Valley is a dreamland for travelers who are interested in exploring geology, Native American culture and Western U.S. traditions and customs. The travelers will have an opportunity to take a jeep tour sightseeing the reservation with an in-depth way. Stay overnight at Holbrook, Arizona.

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

Day 4 : Petrified Forest National Park - Sedona - Phoenix

First stop in the morning is the Petrified Forest National Park, named for its large deposits of petrified wood. Tourists will see not only the ancient fossils, but also Native American Petroglyphs and the Painted Desert. Last stop will be Sedona, also known as the “Shangri-La of the Western United States”, where local Arizona residents say "God created Grand Canyon, but he lives in Sedona." This mysterious land has attracted countless visitors to appreciate its beauty and discover the supernatural phenomenon such as vortex flow and the angelic energy aggregation points. Stay overnight in Phoenix.

Standard Hotel (2 star to 3 star): Comfort Suites Phoenix or similar

Day 5 : Phoenix - Palm Springs - Los Angeles

On the way back to LA, our tour group will visit Arizona State Capital first. The second stop will be Palm Springs, the second Hollywood in California, which is famous for its premium quality hot springs, walk of fame, houses and restaurants favored by celebrities, master-level tennis tournaments, countless golf course and so on. The prominent tourist attraction of this city is the world famous 360 degree Aerial Tramway, which is able to ascend 8000 feet elevation to reach San Jacinto State Forest. Over there, the awe-inspiring Palm Springs Oasis would be exposed to your eyesight. The tour bus will back to Los Angeles by the twilight time.

Pricing

Single Double (per person) Third Person Fourth Person
Adult Kid* Adult Kid*
$558 $398 Free Free $218 $218

*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.


BUY 2 GET 1 FREE Promotion Rules:

The third guest joins the tour for FREE on share room basis. (Except applicable admission fee, service charge and fuel surcharge)

Tour fares may be increased during public holidays and long weekends.

Late Cancellation or NO show of the Free-Fare passenger will result in $150 penalty fee for the reserved bus seat. The other participating passenger in the reservation is responsible for paying the penalty fee to the tour escort prior departure.

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. 4 night(s) hotel accommodation.
  4. Professional tour escort.
  5. 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
Entrance Ticket Package (Mandatory) $80 $80
Lake Powell Cruise $50 $50
Monument Valley by Jeep $45 $45
Palm Springs Aerial Tram $25 $25

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:

All passengers should arrive at the boarding location at LEAST 15 min. prior to the departure time.

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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