7-Day New Mexico and Arizona Enchanted Sand Cities Bus Tour from San Francisco

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Tour Code : SFO70112

Departure City : San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland

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

Availability : Holidays.

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Highlight :

National Parks: Saguaro; City of Tombstone, AZ; National Monument: Barringer Crater*, Canyon De Chelly*, White Sands; Taos Pueblo*; The Sky City Pueblo*; Santa Fe, Petroglyph National Monument*; Albuquerque, Phoenix; Tucson, Biosphere 2*; London Bridge.

2017 Selected Departures: 3/25, 4/15, 10/7, 11/18, 12/23

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


Day 1 : Bay Area - Las Vegas

Depart the Bay Area, led by our professional guide, begin the spiritual journey to the wilderness. Head to Las Vegas and spend the night.

Standard Hotel (2 star to 3 star): Harrah's Las Vegas, Westgate Las Vegas or similar

Day 2 : Las Vegas - Canyon de Chelly National Monument - Gallup

In the morning, we will arrive at the Barringer Crater. About 1,200m in diameter and 170m deep, it's said to be the "best preserved meteor crater on Earth". Then, we head for the mysterious land of Canyon De Chelly. You may join a Jeep Tour arranged by the Navajo Indians and enjoy the beautiful canyon and stories. In the canyon, we will visit the White House Ruin Trail, one of the best known and most dramatic of the Anasazi cliff dwellings.

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

Day 3 : Gallup - Sky City - Taos - Santa Fe

We will first visit The Sky City Cultural Center. Highly ranked by tourists, this place is where you observe the amazing ancient Acoma Pueblo culture. We will visit Taos Pueblo, an ancient Native American community who guard their cultural traditions fiercely. Taos Pueblo has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The multi-storied adobe buildings have been inhabited for over 1000 years. Later in the evening, we will arrive in New Mexico’s capital Santa Fe.

Standard Hotel (2 star to 3 star): Sage Inn Santa Fe or similar

Day 4 : Santa Fe - Albuquerque - White Sands National Monument - Las Cruces

After a short tour in Santa Fe, we will visit the Petroglyph National Monument to discover art and designs carved onto volcanic rocks by Native Americans and Spanish settlers - some unbelievably similar to ancient Chinese symbols. We will then arrive at Albuquerque, known as the hot air balloon capital of the world. The Old Town Plaza has become the center of artistic shops and the historic church San Felipe de Neri is located nearby. We then visit White Sands National Monument, the largest dune field in the world. Endless wave-like dunes of gypsum sand form a magnificent picture painted by nature.

Standard Hotel (2 star to 3 star): Sleep Inn Las Cruces or similar

Day 5 : Las Cruces - Tombstone - Biosphere 2 - Saguaro National Park - Phoenix

The historical western town of Tombstone is best known as the site of the legendary gunfight at the O.K. Corral. You may enjoy a gunfight performance that recreates cowboy street fights in front of your eyes. After Tombstone tour, we are heading for Biosphere 2, it's an Earth systems science research located in Oracle, Arizona, it has been owned by the University of Arizona since 2011. We then take a tour of Saguaro National Park for its extensive cactus collection where you will see why Arizona made the cactus its state flower.

Standard Hotel (2 star to 3 star): Best Western Phoenix or similar

Day 6 : Phoenix - London Bridge - Las Vegas

Leave Phoenix and visit the largest antique in the world, direct from London England, the world’s famous London Bridge. Spend the colorful night in Las Vegas.

Standard Hotel (2 star to 3 star): Harrah's Las Vegas, Westgate Las Vegas or similar

Day 7 : Las Vegas - Bay Area

Head back to the Bay Area with everlasting memories.


Single Double (per person) Third Person Fourth Person
Adult Kid* Adult Kid*
$1,078 $738 $428 $428 $608 $608

*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. 6 night(s) hotel accommodation.
  4. Professional tour escort.
  5. Admissions to White Sands and Saguaro National Park.
  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 $10 per passenger per day.
  5. Optional admission fees to all attractions. Listed below. Prices are subject to change without prior notices.

Optional Activities:

Attractions Adult Kid (age)
Barringer Crater (Mandatory) $18 $18
Biosphere 2 $20 $13 (6-12)
Canyon De Chelly National Monument Jeep $55 $55
Las Vegas Night Tour $35 $25 (under 12)
Oct. 2016 Hot-air Balloon Festival $TBD $TBD
Petroglyph National Monument (Mandatory) $10 $10
Shows in Las Vegas $90 - 180 $90 - 180
Sky City Pueblo (Mandatory) $20 $20
Taos (Mandatory) $25 $25
Tombstone Gun Fight Performance $15 $15

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.




  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.




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.




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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