|Travel Days||8 Days|
Start city: Los Angeles (airport pick-up)
End city: Los Angeles (airport drop-off)
|Highlights||Visit big cities, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas. Visit national parks, Grand Canyon
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In the morning we will travel along Interstate 15 freeway, passing through the largest desert in North America: Mojave Desert. We will arrive at State Line “Fashion Outlet” to have lunch and quick shopping. In the afternoon we will check in at Stratosphere Hotel Casinoin Las Vegas. At night you can join our exciting Vegas “night tour” for a fee. We will stay at Stratosphere Hotel for the night.
Mojave Desert: Largest desert in North America, crossing four states. On the way you will see the unique Joshua trees as well as the Pacific Railroad serving as the economic vein that connects the East Coast to the West Coast. You will also pass by the mysterious “Ghost Town” during the Gold Rush era and the world’s largest solar electric power plant invested by Google.
Las Vegas Night Tour: Entire trip will be lead by our tour guide. You will visit Venetian Hotel& Casino’sindoor “sky dome”, San Marcos Square, and man-made water canals. Next you will view the “volcano eruption” show in front of Mirage Hotel & Casino. Next you will go to Luxor Hotel & Casino and take the “tram” to the ExcaliburHotel & Casino. There we will stop to take pictures of MGM GrandHotel & Casino, and “Statue of Liberty” at New York, New York Hotel & Casino. At last we will arrive at “Old Town” Las Vegas where everything first originated. Here you will enjoy the sights and sounds of live street band, immersing in party atmosphere, and view the world’s largest “electric sky dome show”. Finally we will go back to our hotel Stratosphere Hotel & Casino where you can go up to the 108th floor roof top for a breath-taking, panoramic, night view of this “sin city.” Entire night tour is four hours long.Hotel: Ramada Inn(Free Breakfast) / Quality Inn(Free Breakfast) / Days Inn(Free Breakfast) / Best Western(Free Breakfast) / Comfort Suites(Free Breakfast) or similar
In the morning we depart towards GrandCanyon, one of 7 natural wonders in the world. There you will visit the famous “EaglePoint” landmark and pay a fee to go on the amazing, man-made “Sky Walk” if you choose to. Then we travel to “Guano Point” landmark for an incredible view of the Grand Canyon. If you want the best view, you can pay a fee and take the popular “helicopter tour” flying over the entire Majestic Canyon. Finally we will visit America’s largest water control project: The Hoover Dam. Then we will return to Las Vegas so you can have a chance to pay for and watch one or more famous world-class shows.
Hoover Dam: Situated at the border of Nevada and Arizona, Hoover Dam crosses the Colorado River. It is the largest dam in the United States, known as “the diamond in the desert”. Hoover Dam was built during the “great economic depression”, but created more than 5,000 jobs at the time. It was a milestone achievement for US Water Works history and opened the gate forAmerican Western frontier exploration.
Grand Canyon West Rim: One of the 7 natural wonders of the world is located in the Indian Reservation area. For centuries, the Hualapai Indians have guarded this mystical land. Grand Canyon is 6,000 feet deep, with the Colorado River quietly flowing through at the bottom, giving it life. If you take the helicopter tour, different layers of rock formations about planet Earth’s age and history are unveiled right before your eyes like the Artist’s scroll. Enjoy this scenic, real life Encyclopedia: The Grand Canyon.Or you can choose Grand Canyon South Rim.
Las Vegas Shows: These shows are the best in the world. When you come to Vegas, you must see for yourself why they have established Las Vegas as the “entertainment capital” of the world.Many stars perform “live”, making it a unique experience to be in the audience, to be part of the show. Some famous shows include: Le Reve, David Copperfield’s Magic Show, The Vegas Show, etc. No matter which show you pay to see, you will remember it for a life time.Hotel: Stratosphere Hotel or Similar
Early morning we will head toward the M&M Chocolate factory and the Cactus Garden. At the chocolate factory you can taste some of the famous specialty chocolates. Take the included onsite tour and you can see the process of making chocolates. At the Cactus Garden you can take pictures of hundreds of cactus plants from all four US deserts. After lunch, we will go to Barstow Outlet for brand name shopping. In the early evening we will return to Los Angeles.
Chocolate Factory: Established to commemorate the mother of M&M Brand founder. Take a free tour and you can actually see how chocolates are made. You can also sample and purchase M&M specialty chocolates. The Cactus Garden next door displays a collection of more than 200 species of desert plants and over 40 varieties of unique cactus: including the rare Saguaro Cactus where every 75 years it grows one arm.
Barstow Outlet: This outlet shopping center offers famous name brands at factory direct discount prices. Some famous brands include: Coach, Nike, Ralph Lauren Polo, CK, MK,UGG, etc. You can shop until you drop.
LAX Flight drop-off: please book flights departure after 20:30 for domestic flights or 21:30 for international flights (airport drop-off included)LasVegas Self-Dismiss: please book flights departures after 12:00 noon Hotel: Ramada Inn or similar
In the morning, the tour group will head north towards Santa Barbara along California golden Pacific coast. Upon arrival, you are able to visit the court house, wherein the viewing deck is the best place to appreciate this exotic and Mediterranean style resort city. After lunch, the group will keep going north along world famous California PCH #1 towards 17 miles area. During the tour in 17 Miles, you are able to visit Lone Cypress, Bird Rock as well as prestigious Pebble Beach Golf Club. Stay in Bay Area overnight.
Santa Barbara: this city was well known as California’s Riviera, because of its red roof/white stucco Spanish architectural style, palm trees lined street, and most importantly, perfect Mediterranean climate. The court house is absolutely a must-see attraction in town.
California Pacific Coast Highway #1: America’s most famous sightseeing road, connecting San Francisco and Los Angeles from north to south. Driving through it, you will see spectacular ocean view on one side, while the pictures querural scenery on the other side.
17 Miles: a world famous tourist destination and a paradise for those golf enthusiasts, and the 17 miles is the most delicate part of California PCH #1.The well known Chinese painting Master Mr. Daqian Zhang once lived here to seek for inspirations. At 17 miles, you are able to see the unparalleled PacificOcean view, varying exquisitely designed high-end residential houses,remarkable Monterey cypresses and so on.Hotel: Courtyard Marriott or Hilton or Similar
In the morning, the tour group will visit the Stanford University. After then, we go inside the San Francisco city via Silicon Valley area. The first stop of SF city tour will be Twin Peaks, where you are able to appreciate a panorama view of this amazing city. Afterwards, you will see the fantastic Palace of fine arts, and the landmark SF-GoldenGate Bridge. At lunch time, we will stop by the famous Fisherman's Wharf - Pier39, you will have a chance to taste the local delicious seafood and take a boat ride (Optional) around the beautiful SF Bay area and enjoy the scenic views of the SF City Skyline, Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island and the special pier with hundreds of joyful sea lions. In the afternoon, you can choose to have your free time in the San Francisco, or join our Extensive CityTour (Optional). This in-depth tour of the city will bring travelers to other famous sightseeing points in SF, such as: Cable Car, Lombard Street, City Hall,St. Mary's Cathedral, and Chinatown in San Francisco.
After city tour at around6pm, SF self dismiss travelers may leave the tour at Fisherman's Wharf - Pier39.
Stanford University: considered as one of the best universities in the world, especially its second largest campus in the USA. The primary buildings are embodied with yellow brick and red roofing Spanish colonial style architecture. On the end of its palm trees lined Main Street is the main quad comprising the MemorialChurch “the pearl of the crown”, the Dream Corridor, and the landmark of the Stanford – Hoover Tower. It is worth mentioning that more than 50 Stanford alumni have been awarded with Nobel prizes, and so many entrepreneurs or owners of those world class IT giants,such as Google, Yahoo, Cisco, HP all graduated from Stanford.
San Francisco: this California’s culture capital is located at the tip of the SanFrancisco Peninsula, therefore three sides surrounded by water. Furthermore,the peninsula was consisted of 43 hills, so the city’s streets and buildings are in concordance with those natural slopes. The most distinguished feature ofSan Francisco is its perfect weather, as well as its culture tolerance.Hotel: Double Tree by Hilton or similar.
In the morning, the group will tour the Yosemite national park which is famous for its colossal granite rocks, spectacular waterfalls, and glacier formed U-Shaped valley. You will have a chance to see the Yosemite waterfall, the El Capitan and Tunnel View Point. After the lunch, the group will drive through the richest California Central Valley before heading back to Los Angeles.
Yosemite waterfall: the second highest waterfall in North America, comprises three sections, all combined together with an amazing drop of 720 meters. El Capitan: It is the largest integral granite rock in the world, and the ultimate challenge for those rock climbers. Tunnel View Point: the best spot to appreciate the Glacier formed U-shaped YosemiteValley. Standing at the rim, you are able to see the Half Dome, which is the icon of California and the well-known sporting goods brand name “North Face”, Bridal Veil Falls, three sentinel rocks and so on.Hotel: Courtyard Marriott or Hilton or Similar
|Grand Canyon South Rim Admission Fee||$25||$25|
|Grand Canyon West Rim Admission Fee||$80||$80|
|Las Vegas Night Tour||$25||$25|
|Las Vegas Magic Show||$73||$73|
|Las Vegas Jubilee Show Ticket(18+ years old)||$92||Not allowed|
|Las Vegas La Reve Show||$158||$158|
|San Francisco Bay Cruise||$38||$26|
|SFO Optional Tour||$25||$25|
|THE HOTEL FULLERTON||Add $30/night/room|
|PARK INN RADISSON||Add $30/night/room|
|COURTYARD MARRIOTT||Add $30/night/room|
|PACIFIC PALMS HOTEL||Add $60/night/room|
|RADISSON SUITES||Add $60/night/room|
|CROWN PLAZA CASINO||Add $60/night/room|
|HILTON HOTEL||Add $90.00 / double, $120.00 / Triple, $150.00 / Quad /night/room|
|Union Station||800 N. Alamcda St. Los Angeles, CA 90012||6:45AM|
|Lincon Plaza Hotel, Montercy Park||123 S. Lincon Ave. Montercy Park, CA 91755||7:15 am|
|Hilton Hotel, San Gabriel||225 W. Valley Blvd, San Gabriel, CA 91776||7:15 am|
|Bokai Garden Hotel, Rosemead||3633 N. Rosemead Blvd, CA 91170||7:30 am (Hotel guest only)|
|Quality Inn Rosemead||9488 Valley Blvd, Rosemead, CA 91770||7:30 am (Hotel guest only)|
|Best Western Executive Inn, Rowland Heights||18880 E. Gale Ave, Rowland Heights, CA 91748||7:00 am (SF3/YC/MC/US1/ CT1/DL1/SW1/ST1/ PS1) 9:00 am (GC3/BG4/YU/MU/ YK/MK/Q/D)|
|Pacific Palm Resort Hotel||1 Industry Hill Pkwy, City of Industry, CA 91744||7:15 am (SF3/YC/MC/US1/ CT1/DL1/SW1/ST1/ PS1) 8:45 am (GC3/BG4/YU/MU/ YK/MK/Q/D)|
|Arcadia Mall (before Cheesecake Factory)||400 S. Baldwin Ave. Arcadia, CA 91007||7:00 am|
|Quality Inn, Montebello||7709 Telegraph Blvd, Montebello, CA 90640||7:45 am|
|Holiday Inn, Buena Park||7000 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620||7:15 am (Hotel guest only)|
|The Hotel Fullerton||1500 S. Raymond Ave, Fullerton, CA 92831||6:45 am (Hotel guest only)|
|Ramada Inn, Commerce||7272 E. Gage Ave. Commerce, CA 90040||8:00 am|
|FairField Inn Marriott||7828 OrangeThorpe Ave. Buena Park, CA 90621||7:00 am|
|Buena Park Hotel & Suites||7555 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620||7:15 am (Hotel guest only)|
|99 Ranch Market||17713 Pioneer Blvd, Artesia, CA 90701||7:15 am|
|Days Inn||9125 Recreation Cir, Fountain Valley, CA 92708||6:50 am|
|Walmart Irvine||16555 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA 92606||6:30 am|
|Markland Hotel Best Western, Monterey Park||434 Potrero Grander Dr, Montercy Park, CA 91755||7:30 am (Hotel guest only)|
|Best Western Plus South Bay Hotel Lax||15000 Hawthorne Blvd, Lawndale, VA 90260||7:00 am|
|Ramada Plaza Hotel LAX||5250 W El Segundo Blvd, Hawthorne, CA 90250||6:45 am (Hotel guest only)|
|Anaheim Hills Inn and Suites||5710 E La Palma Ave, Anaheim, CA 92807||6:30 am (Hotel guest only)|
|Courtyard Marriott, Baldwin Park||14635 Baldwin Park Town Center, Baldwin Park, CA 91706||7:00 am (Hotel guest only)|