7-Day Grand Circle Bus Tour from Los Angeles

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Tour Code : LAX71911

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

Duration : 7 day(s) 6 night(s)

Availability : Tue. Holidays.

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Highlight :

Arches National Park*, Petrified Forest National Park*, Grand Canyon National Park*, Saguaro National Park*; Hoover Dam, Lake Powell*, Antelope Canyon*, Horseshoe Bend, Monument Valley*, Four Corners Monument*, Sedona; Las Vegas, Phoenix; Biosphere 2*, Tucson Pima Air & Space Museum*, Mission San Xavier del Bac.

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

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 go back to hotel, you would have a chance to appreciate the sunset at an endless desert horizon.

Standard Hotel (2 star to 3 star): Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel and Casino or similar

Day 2 : Hoover Dam - Grand Canyon National Park - Lake Powell

Early in the morning, we drive to America's tallest dam - Hoover Dam, to see the grand dam project and power plants. And then, we head to one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World - Grand Canyon. Every visitor can feast her/his eyes on the magnificent scenery of the Grand Canyon. Visitors can observe different geological formations of each period on the canyon walls and their different colors under the sunshine. The beautiful scenery enables everybody to feel the magic and grandeur of mother nature. Also, if the tourists want the best view, they can choose to join the popular helicopter tour flying over the Grand Canyon to have a panorama view of the magnificent Grand Canyon and the Colorado River.

Standard Hotel (2 star to 3 star): Lake Powell Resort or similar

Day 3 : Lake Powell - Horseshoe Bend - Antelope Canyon - Monument Valley

Every minute and every second’s subtle change of Lake Powell morning sunlight on canyon walls formed such unique scenery for the tourists. Later the tour goes to the Horseshoe Bend. When the tourists standing 300 meters high and overlooking the 270-degree angle of curved bay clear water, each of them will be amazed. After a short break, we will go to the one of the world’s most famous slot canyons, also the world's photographer's ultimate destination - Antelope Canyon. Experienced guides will choose the best time to show visitors the most beautiful canyon, allowing immersive visitors to this magical light. In the afternoon, we will visit the Monument Valley, which is the core of American western Indian culture. Many western cowboy movies have been filmed here. Visitors can choose to take the jeep tour to have a closer look.

Standard Hotel (2 star to 3 star): Ute Mountain Casino, Hotel & Resort or similar

Day 4 : Arches National Park - Four Corners Monument - Gallup

Morning, we will visit the world's largest concentration of sandstone arches - Arches National Park, where documented arches have as many as 2000. The Delicate Arch was known as the landmark of Utah and symbol for the entire west coast national parks. Our tour guide will lead visitors to walk to the Delicate Arch enabling everyone to touch the arch and take pictures of it. Then we will go to the Four Corners Monument, which is the only point where four different states of the United States intersect, and guests can enjoy panoramic views of the Colorado Plateau. At the end of the day, we are going to the city known as “Indians Center" - Gallup. It is in the center position of the local Indian tribe, with an enriched Indian culture and customs.

Standard Hotel (2 star to 3 star): Red Lion Hotel Gallup or similar

Day 5 : 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): Hilton Phoenix Airport or similar

Day 6 : Biosphere 2 - Tucson - Mission San Xavier del Bac

At the beginning of the day, we will visit the largest artificial ecological circulation system built in the 1990s - Biosphere 2. It is a simulation of biological systems of the Earth, including five kinds of biotas: marine deserts, swamps, savannah, and tropical rain forest with more than 3,800 species of plants and animals. After that, we will visit Tucson Pima Air & Space Museum, and all passengers will have a chance to take a tram tour sightseeing the largest exhibition of US military airplanes in this museum. One of the major highlights of this trip is Mission San Xavier del Bac, which is the oldest church in the southwestern part of the United States with three hundred years of history. It has a typical Spanish architecture style, and its white appearance in the desert is exceptionally striking.

Standard Hotel (2 star to 3 star): Casino Del Sol Resort Tucson or similar

Day 7 : Tucson - Saguaro National Park - Phoenix - Los Angeles

Last day we will visit the Saguaro National Park. Saguaro is the tallest cactus in the world! Such amazing species might need as long as 30 years to blossom and 70 years to grow a side arm, and it is widely considered as shrine plant by local Native Americans. Then we will drive to the Arizona State Capitol and have a city tour in Phoenix. Phoenix is the anchor of the Phoenix metropolitan area, also known as the Valley of the Sun, which in turn is a part of the Salt River Valley. After that, we will arrive at 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 tour bus will back to Los Angeles by the twilight time and end your wonderful tour with Tripedition.

Departure and Return info.:

On your last day, please arrange your flight to depart from LAX after 8:30 PM (U.S. domestic) or 9:30 PM (international); or arrange your flight to depart from Phoenix Airport (PHX) after 3:00 PM.

If you'd like to fly out of LAX the following morning, we can help you to reserve an extended hotel room near the airport. Please leave your request in the "Add Comments About Your Order" section during checkout process.

Pricing

Single Double (per person) Third Person Fourth Person
Adult Kid* Adult Kid*
$888 $588 Free Free $308 $308

*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. 6 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 (age)
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum $19.50 $15.50 (4-12)
Biosphere 2 $20 $13 (6-12)
Entrance Ticket Package (Mandatory) $110 $110
Lake Powell Cruise $50 $50
Las Vegas Night Tour $25 $25
Monument Valley by Jeep $45 $45
Shows in Las Vegas $85 - 140 $85 - 140
Tucson Pima Air and Space Museum $15.5 $9 (under 13)

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 is 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 guided 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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