11-Day Los Angeles to Phoenix, Albuquerque, Sedona, Las Vegas, Death Valley, San Francisco, 17 Miles, Yosemite National Park and Carlsbad Caverns National Park Tour(Free Airport Pickup)
Tour Code: GOL-LA-530
Duration: 11 Day(s) / 10 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
- 7 Days left
Experience: UNESCO, Family
Extra (Excluded): Wifi, Meal etc...
Tour Guide:Chinese, English
Explore the Sunnylands and Salvation Mountain.
Discover Biosphere 2, Saguaro National Park, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and Mission San Xavier del Bac.
Take a look at Pima Air & Space Museum and White Sands National Park.
Visit Taos Pueblo and Santa Fe Plaza which is a National Historic Landmark in downtown Santa Fe.
Explore the Golden State Bridge, Lombard Street, Fisherman’s Wharf and San Francisco!
Visit Yosemite National Park for an unforgettable experience!
- Hotel breakfast.
- Bookings for the US Southern series tours are limited to guests with a US passport, green card (permanent resident card), or visas documentations for legal stays in the US. Please make sure to bring the relevant documents when you join the tour.
*Flight information: Please provide arrival/return flight schedules at the time of booking or at least 3 business days prior to departure. Otherwise, you will be required to proceed to the hotel at your own expense. If the Flight delays, we cannot guarantee airport pick-up service for free.
*Airport Pick-up Location：
Arrival procedure for US domestic & Canada flight: Arrival→Baggage Claim area→Meet tour guide→Tour guide will arrange shuttle bus service.
Arrival procedure for International flight: Arrival→Go through immigration→Baggage
Claim Area→Go through Custom→Meet tour guide at the Passenger Exit (located at 7-Eleven Convenience Store)→Tour guide will arrange shuttle bus service.
*Free Airport pickup time: 9:00-22:00. It means free pickup for finishing check out and standing at the gate before 22:00. (The free pickup service is based on the seat availability, first come first serve. So it is possible that you need to wait a little bit long during high season.)
*Paid Airport pickup time: 22:00-24:00, the price is $100 one-way (up to 5 pax). At other time, please transfer to the hotel by yourself.
*Airport meeting: The guide will be wearing a yellow uniform, holding a small yellow flag or an iPad with the local provider's icon.
Hotel：Hartford Hotel, Bw Signature Collection Or Similar.
In the morning, we will leave from Los Angeles and head to Palm Springs to visit the Sunnylands. We will head first to the famous Shields Date Garden where Arabian date palms are abundant. Shortly after, we will pass through the boundless Shaddon Sea and head to Salvation Mountain! Here, you can capture some of the most beautiful pictures! Finally, we will arrive in Phoenix, the capital of Arizona, to visit the state capital building, and stay overnight in Phoenix.
Los Angeles → Sunnylands (45 mins) → Shields Date Garden (60 mins) → Salvation Mountain (30 mins) → Phoenix → Arizona Capitol Museum (45 mins)
Phoenix is the capital of the U.S. state southwestern of Arizona. It is well known for its year-round sun and the warm temperatures. It anchors a multicity, sprawling metropolitan area referred to as the Valley of the Sun. It is also famous for its high-end spa resorts.
Sunny Land is the seller and buyer of real estate in the United States Southwest. The main aim is to make the land ownership and real estate affordable so that everyone has their home. The land prices are offered at much below the market value.
Join us for another adventurous day as we travel to the famous Biosphere 2. Following, we will head to the Pillars of Giants National Park to admire various cacti, shrubs, flowers and so much more. Next, we will head to the Sonora Desert Museum, which is one of the most popular attractions in Tucson, Arizona. Shortly after, we will proceed to visit the beautiful Cathedral of Saint Xavier, which is considered to be the best preserved Spanish colonial building in Arizona. Afterwards, we will take a look at the Pima Air and Space Museum and spend the night in Deming, New Mexico.
Phoenix → Biosphere 2 (60 mins) → Saguaro National Park (50 mins) → Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (55 mins) → San Xavier del Bac Mission (90 mins) → The Pima Air & Space Museum (60 mins) → Deming
Hotel: Best Western Deming Southwest Inn Or Similar.
Visit this outdoor museum which is a fusion of zoo, botanical garden, art gallery, and natural history museum. Early morning hours are the best to visit and see the animals.
The Biosphere 2 is an Earth Systems science research facility located at the base of the Santa Catalina Mountains. It is a large laboratory geared at global Ecology and research on the future of the earth.
Pima Air and Space Museum is a fabulous museum having the best exhibits of airplanes. The outdoor aircraft displays tour is excellent. The staff is anxious to explain and the enthusiasm in youngsters is apparent. The display hangers are huge. A must-see museum and do not miss the narrated tour.
The Saguaro National Park in Arizona is also a national treasure which must be visited by the tourists. There are many places for hikes and photography. The park includes wildlife as well.
San Xavier del Bac, Arizona, is a preserved gem of New Spain presenting the Baroque style. It was completed in 1797, in a Spanish colonial style filled with icons and statues. There is attached museum and is really informative and interesting.
Rise and shine! Today we will head to the famous White Sands National Park in New Mexico! It is easily one of the most famous and breathtaking natural wonders of the world. Then, we will set off to the Carlsbad Caverns National Park. This park was named after the large and small stalactites that are hung throughout the cave. Finally we will head to the world-famous UFO capital-Roseville and stay there overnight.
Deming → White Sands National Park (45 mins) → Carlsbad Caverns National Park (90 mins) → Roswell
Carlsbad Caverns National Park is a popular choice for hikers in southeastern New Mexico. It is located on the Guadalupe Mountains. It is known for the show cave, Carlsbad Cavern.
“The Village by the Sea”, also known as Carlsbad is prosperous seaside resort city located in northern San Diego County, California. It is a popular tourist destination because of its beautiful coastline.
The state of Mexico has a National Monument sixteen miles away from Dona Ana County and Otero County is White Sands National Monument. It was built in 1936 and added to NRHP on June 23rd, 1988.
Today will be another beautiful day as we start by heading to Taos Pueblo which is listed as a United Nations World Cultural Heritage Site as of 1992. Then, we will proceed to visit the old town of Santa Fe. Afterwards, we will visit the circular state capital building in New Mexico and then head to Albuquerque which is known as the hot air balloon capital of the world! We will take you to visit the Hot Air Balloon Museum to learn all about the history of hot air balloons! After a day full of adventure we will head back over and stay overnight in Albuquerque.
Roswell → Taos Pueblo (90 mins) → Santa Fe Plaza (60 mins) → Albuquerque → Hot Air Balloon Museum (45 mins)
Hotel：Hampton Inn Albuquerque-University/Midtown Or Similar.
Albuquerque is the New Mexico’s largest city, sitting in the high desert. It has a modern Downtown core in contrast with Old Town Albuquerque, dating to 1706 as a Spanish colony founding. It has historic adobe buildings and shops sell Native American handicrafts.
Santa Fe, is the New Mexico’s capital, sitting in the Sangre de Cristo foothills. It is known for its Pueblo-style architecture and is a hotbed for creative arts. Founded in 1610 as a Spanish colony, it is a traditional Plaza.
Taos Pueblo is a pueblo belonging to a Native American tribe of Tiwa-Speaking Puebloan people. It is to 1 mile north of the Taos modern city, New Mexico, United States of America. It is situated in the valley of the Rio Grande.
Taos is a town in northern New Mexico’s high desert. It iscompletely enveloped by the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. It is renowned for historic adobe buildings such as Taos Pueblo, a compound inhabited by Native Americans for centuries. Taos has many galleries and museums.
Today, we will head to Gallup, New Mexico! We will take in all the unique beauty and then head to Petrified Forest National Park! This park is the largest and most beautiful petrified forest in the world. Following, we will take a look at the Meteor Crater which is located on a plateau on an altitude of 1,740 meters. It is truly incredible to see and is one of the largest craters in the world! We will enjoy a day filled with incredible memories and stay overnight in Sedona.
Albuquerque → Gallup (45 mins) → Petrified Forest National Park (2 hours) → Meteor Crater Natural Landmark (45 mins) → Sedona
Gallup in New Mexico is a small city on historic Route 66. There are red sandstone cliffs dominating to the east, and it is home to Anasazi archaeological sites. The Gallup cultural center has cultural exhibits and Native American crafts.
Meteor Crater represents a meteorite impact crater approximately 37 miles (60 km) to the east of Flagstaff and 18 miles (29 km) to the west of Winslow in the northern Arizona desert of the United States. This name was acquired from the adjacent post office named Meteor.
In Northeast Arizona, a national park located in Apache and Navajo countries is known as Petrified Forest National Park. The beautiful forest locations can be viewed by visiting this place.
In the morning, we will head to Sedona to visit the local architectural landmark of the strongest rumored magnetic field known as the Church of Santa Croce. In the afternoon, We will drive on the famous Route 66 and head to Las Vegas! We will go to the paradise for kayakers on the Colorado River - Emerald Cove. You can not only enjoy the clear water, but also explore the canyon and enjoy the feeling of adventure here.
Sedona (3 hours, optional for Sedona Trolley) → Drive on Route 66 → Hoover Dam (Pass by) → Emerald Cove Kayaking + Beach Cruise (optional, 1.5-2hours) → Las Vegas
Hotel: Excalibur Hotel & Casino Or Similar.
A famous itinerary that is best to visit in summer is Hoover Dam. This destination is popular due to their breathtaking waterfalls. It is located in Arizona.
Sedona is between Country line Coconino and Yavapai. It is in the State of Arizona, United States. Its main attraction is its array of red sandstorm formation which is illuminated by the rising or setting sun.
A trip sideways Northern Arizona's Route 66 and Regional 40 which drops the unique path of Route 66 is a sentimental escapade as well as a topography and past example for the entire family.
Explore with us a unique and mysterious destination at the Death Valley National Park. It is the lowest point on the North American continent and the largest national park in the mainland. After exploring the national park we will drive back to Los Angeles!
Las Vegas → Death Valley National Park (2.5 hours) → Los Angeles
Hotel：Hartford Hotel, Bw Signature Collection Or Similar.
A park that connects Nevada and California is known as Death Valley National Park. The overall site of this park is similar to any desert.
The interface zone between the arid Mojave Deserts and Great Basin is known as Death Valley. The valley has been established in the year 1994.
We will depart from Los Angeles this morning and travel to the picturesque Monterey Peninsula! Sea breezes, surging waves, bizarre rocks, and adorable seals along with sea lions rest on the beach. First, we will stop at a world’s first-class golf course resort to sightsee the amazing ocean views and multimillion-dollar mansions. Then we enjoy the scenery of the 17 Miles dr., which is truly breathtaking!
Los Angeles → 17-Mile Drive → The Lodge at Pebble Beach (60 mins) → San Francisco
Hotel：Wild Palms, a JDV by Hyatt Hotel Or Similar.
A scenic road that lets you enjoy the beautiful drive through Pebble Beach and Pacific Grove, the 17-Mile Drive provides visitors with several points of interest along the way!
Join us today as we head over to San Francisco! San Francisco is home to over 50 rolling hills and is surrounded by water on 3 sides. We will visit the Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street, Palace of Fine Arts, and Fisherman's Wharf! You can even take an optional cruise on the San Francisco Bay.
Golden Gate Bridge (45 mins) → Palace of Fine Art (30 mins) → Lombard Street (45 mins) → Fisherman's Wharf (2.5 hours, optional for Bay Cruise) → San Francisco In-depth Tour (optional)
San Francisco In-depth Tour detail: Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption (30 mins) → Civic Center (40 mins) → Twin Peaks (25 mins) → San Francisco Chinatown (70 mins) → Treasure Island (pass by)
Hotel：Holiday Inn Express Chowchilla Or Similar.
A tourist destination that starts from Van Ness Avenue to Kearny Street in San Francisco is known as Fisherman’s Wharf. It is one of the attractive tour locations in California.
The Golden Gate Park is considered the largest urban park in San Francisco. It holds several best attractions for visitors, like: The Japanese Tea Garden, the Music Concourse, the Stow Lake, the windmills, the Bison Paddock and many more.
Refers to the famous east-west street in California, the street is popular for its eight hairpin turns. The street was actually named by Jasper O Farrell, who was actually a surveyor from San Francisco.
A monumental structure constructed for the Panama-Pacific Exposition in 1915 is called Palace of Fine Arts. It is situated in San Francisco.
The San Francisco Bay Cruise is a 90 minute cruise which is highly enjoyable. During the cruise people can see many beautiful sights and have a great time.
California is known for its natural beauty that it portrays, today we will be showing you the greatest one of all! It is beyond your imagination! We will be visiting Yosemite National Park, one of the most spectacular places to visit in the world!
Hotel → Yosemite National Park (180 mins) → Los Angeles
In winter, in the event of severe weather such as snow and ice, road icing and road closures, we reserve the right to temporarily change the itinerary of the day to ensure the safety of the journey: instead of going to Yosemite, you will go to Denmark City, passing through Santa Barbara returns to Los Angeles.
California is known for its natural beauty that it portrays, today we will be showing you the greatest one of all! We will be visiting Yosemite National Park, one of the most spectacular places to visit in the world! This park covers an area of over 740,000 acres! It’s known for its spectacular waterfalls, deep valleys, meadows, and tranquility provided by all of the wilderness area! It will make you never want to leave! Yosemite National Park is the perfect place for anyone to visit and enjoy nature’s true beauty!
The Sierra Nevada Mountains of California are linked with the range of Mountains towards Yosemite National Park. The Tunnel View, Ancient sequoias and giant mountains are the reason that grabs tourists towards this place.
The order of itinerary may change without any notice depending on weather situations or for some other unforeseen circumstances.
The order of activities held during the tour is planned by the tour guide. So, it may be different from what is mentioned on the tour page. On fewer occasions, Tour Guide has to skip an attraction or few during the tour depending on weather, traffic, group interest or some other reason.
Some attractions are seasonal. So, when they are closed they will be replaced with some other attraction.
You can skip some optional activities during the tour and plan something on your own. Make sure that you coordinate with Tour guide and stay with the group with next activity. Please note you cannot stay on the bus if you skip some optional activity.
Probable hotel names are mentioned in the itinerary. It can be similar or a different hotel of the similar rating. Exact Hotel details can only be provided one day before the departure.
Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel.
These tours are conducted in a group. A group can have people of several cultures. We expect each person to coordinate with Tour guide to make sure things are on track.
Though attractions are optional but you have to at least take 2 attractions.
Passengers will be picked up and dropped off at their chosen locations. (Please take notice of locations and times of pick up)
All tours are carried out in air conditioned bus. We may also use a minivan depending on the number of people booking the tour.
A professional tour escort will be with you throughout the tour.
Tour package price includes all the taxes.
Breakfast is included.
Free Airport pick up is available on this tour. The Tour Package price will not include Mandatory Tour Guide tips for Airport Pickup.
Mandatory Fee: $280/person for, Five National Parks, Biosphere 2, Sonora Desert Museum, Taos Indian Village, Sedona Ding Dong, Ballinger Crater, Sutton Sea, Pima Air and Space Museum.
Mandatory Fee: $50/person for, 17 Miles/Yosemite National Park admission. (If weather condition is bad and we will visit Solvang Village instead of Yosemite.)
Fares for air travel and transport from home to and from the location chosen for pick-up.
Air ticket, ferry, and shuttle transfer in some attraction area/national parks.
Airport pickup service charges $12/person.
Expenditure for personal purposes.
Fee for all Optional Activities and entrance paid in cash to the tour guide. He will arrange tickets for the whole group. Some attractions might be closed on public holidays. Seasonal attractions will be closed after a certain time and itinerary will be changed based on it. Optional activities price may change or can be different as displayed on the website.
A minimum tip of $12 per passenger per day for Tour Guide and Driver is not included in the price of the tour package. Pay it in cash to Tour guide and bus driver. This service fees collected from passengers complement the incomes of the driver and the tour guide.
Though the meals are excluded,but the guides will arrange them for you.
Room fees of personal nature, such as, laundry fees, telephone, service fees of valets, expenses on alcoholic drinks and what you buy from the mini bar. However, specified fees may be included.
Important Notice: Passengers are discouraged from purchasing admission packages from sources outside and trying to use them for this tour provided at a discounted price. In case they want to do so, they must arrange transport the same day.
|Attractions||Adult||Child(3-11 yrs)||Senior(65+ yrs)|
|Emerald Cove kayaking and Beach Cruise, CA||$128.00||$128.00||$128.00|
|San Francisco Bay Cruise (90 mins), CA||$46.00||$31.00||$46.00|
|San Francisco In-Depth Tour, CA||$45.00||$45.00||$45.00|
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Any Amount paid in cash to the Tour Guide is not refundable.
Tour display price is based on double occupancy. It is the price each person will pay if a group of two is traveling.
Prices may change without any notice.
Prices include hotel accommodation, transportation and taxes.
Admission Tickets to different places and meals are NOT included in the tour price.
Mandatory Tip for tour guide and driver are NOT included.
Only the tour guide can purchase entrance tickets for you. Pre-purchased tickets are NOT acceptable.
A free (i.e. Buy 2 Get 1 Free) person, not showing up on a departure date will result in a penalty. The penalty is usually the fourth person price, but it varies. Free person has to pay for some admission tickets that is included in the tour package price of Paid Person.
There must be at least one passenger of 18 years for every booking made with GoldenBusTours. For Children between the age group of 2 to 14 years, a different price will be charged. Please refer to Child price on our pricing calendar. Child Age may vary between different bus operators. Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel. If the 5th person is infant you will be charged normally then with the second room as an expense.
Activities are optional though, but each customer has to participate in 2 activities at least. No city pass allowed. Some attractions are mandatory. Each customer has to take part in them and have to pay for them in cash.
Arrive at departure location 10 to 15 minutes before the mentioned time to make sure you catch the bus on time. If in case you are late, the bus will not wait for you at the location and ultimately you will miss the entire tour (no refund in this case).
Return time on the website is just an estimation. Expect some variation always. Time may change depending on traffic and weather situations
There is a possibility that tour operator may use a shuttle to drop you off at the return location. It usually happens in the case of multiple return locations.
You can leave the tour at any place only after signing a Tour Departure Form for leaving the tour early.
Please note that price will stay the same even if you leave the tour early.
If you have booked a pre-tour hotel stay, then you will have to arrange your own transport from hotel to departure location.
If you have booked extra night hotel after the tour, then you will arrange transport from drop off point to hotel.
On West Coast tours some bus operators have a lot of departure locations. A slow start is expected on these tours.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
Determination of the time of cancellation will be done when the notice is received and confirmed by our office. You must make any notice of cancellation directly to GoldenBusTours by email or webmail at the Contact Us section.
⇒ 16 days prior to departure – 10% tour fees will be charged as cancellation.
⇒ 9 to 15 days prior to departure - 50% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation.
⇒ 8 days prior to departure – 100% tour fees will be charged as cancellation.
There is no refund for unused features. You forfeit the entire payment when you are a no-show on the departure date for any reason including COVID.
An add-on fee of 6% for handling fees is charged in addition to the above penalties. No matter what the reason for cancellation is, the processing fee will be deducted on each refund.
In order for there not to be a cancellation, a minimum number of participants are required. We reserve the right to cancel a scheduled trip although every effort is made by us to ensure that normal operations are maintained. We reserve the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure with respect to operating requirements or circumstances beyond control. In case a cancellation is made at any given moment in time before departure, our only liability as GoldenBusTours will be to refund you the amount we received for the booking of the tour. We will try our best to re-book the same or similar tour if the future travel plan suits you. We are not responsible for any cancellation penalties that may have been incurred on any other travel arrangements like separate purchase of air tickets, visa cost, taxi fare etc. We are not liable for any other travel arrangements that have been affected as a result of the cancellations.
Note: More than 30 days after the completion of the tour, we cannot grant any refunds.
Cancellation and reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection, COVID or any other serious issue. If you reschedule a tour and later decide to cancel it then cancellation charges will be applicable to the original departure date and not to the rescheduled one.
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Changes in Tour Itinerary
We are continuously striving to improve tour itineraries and features. In the event of unforeseen circumstances that are beyond the control, we do reserve the right to vary the itineraries and to substitute hotels. Duplicate departures may operate during certain peak periods, sometimes in reverse order. As such, hotels may vary from those included on the itinerary pages.
If you want to reschedule your tour (change the departure date or choose a different tour) then a reschedule fees may be applied. No reschedule request will be entertained within 15 days before the departure date.
Cancellation and reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection.
1. One room can accommodate maximum 4 people. Even if you are 5 people including 1 month old baby you still need 2 rooms.
2. If you can carry your child up to 2 years of age then you do not need to book seats for him. It may vary from one tour to another.
3. Service providers hold the right to change the itinerary and hotel arrangements without any notice.
4. Child (0-9 years) and Single traveler going on the tour have special rates. These prices vary from one tour to another.
5. Meals and Attractions are not included. You can ask your tour guide to try to arrange the meal for you as per your requirements. For attractions, admission fees pay it to the tour guide on the tour.
6. Prices may change without any notice because of prices fluctuation in the market.
7. All prices mentioned on the website are in US dollars.
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Child rates are applicable for children between (0-12 years) of age. Parents are advised to bring car seats for the safety of their child.
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