11-Day San Francisco to Yosemite National Park, Los Angeles, Grand Canyon West Rim, Horseshoe Bend and Lake Powell Tour (Free Airport Pickup)

Tour Code: GOL-SFO-411A
Duration: 11 Day(s) / 10 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
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11-Day San Francisco to Yosemite National Park, Los Angeles, Grand Canyon West Rim, Horseshoe Bend and Lake Powell Tour (Free Airport Pickup)
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Overview

Experience: UNESCO, Family

Extra (Excluded): Wifi, Meal etc...

Tour Guide:Chinese, English


Available Days :

Fri, Sun

Highlights :

Itinerary

*Airport Pick-up Location:

US domestic flights: Level 1 Courtyard 4.

International flights: International Terminal Bus Courtyard G.

 

* Free Airport Pick-up time: 09:00-22:00. 

(The free pickup service is based on the seat availability, first come first serve. It is possible that you need to wait a little bit long during high season.) 

The Airport Pick-up during 22:00-24:00 will be charged at $100 for maximum 5 people. The guests need to arrange transportation to the hotel on their own during the rest of time not mentioned above. 

 

* Meeting our guide: The guide will be wearing a yellow uniform, holding a small yellow flag or an iPad with the local provider's icon.

 

Notes:

* 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.

 

Hotel: Wild Palms, a JDV by Hyatt Hotel Or similar. 

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. 

 

Itinerary:

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 minutes) → Civic Center (40 minutes) → Twin Peaks (25 minutes) → Treasure Island (pass by)

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Chowchilla Or similar.


Attractions

Fishermans Wharf, CA

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.

Golden Gate Bridge, CA

A suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate Strait is known as Golden Gate Bridge. It connects the Pacific Ocean with San Francisco Bay.

Lombard Street, CA

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.

Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, CA

A monumental structure constructed for the Panama-Pacific Exposition in 1915 is called Palace of Fine Arts. It is situated in San Francisco.

San Francisco Bay Cruise, CA

San Francisco Bay is in the U.S. state of California, surrounded by a contiguous region known as the San Francisco Bay Area dominated by the large cities San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose.

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, United States founded in 1979 in north California is the cultural, commercial and financial centre of the city and the only consolidated city in California.

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!

 

Itinerary:

Hotel → Yosemite National Park (180 mins) → Los Angeles

 

Special note:

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.

 

Hotel: Hartford Hotel, Bw Signature Collection Or similar.


Attractions

Yosemite National Park, CA

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.

Depart from Los Angeles this morning and begin our pleasant journey to Antelope Canyon! We will pass through the Mojave Desert and enjoy the barren landscape decorated by Joshua trees! We will arrive in Las Vegas around noon. After Las Vegas, we will continue our journey to St. George Utah, and stay there overnight.

 

Itinerary:

Los Angeles → Las Vegas → St. George

 

Hotel: Red Lion Hotel & Conference Center St. George or similar hotel for Tuesday departure Or Quality Inn Zion or similar hotel for Sunday departure.


Attractions

Antelope Canyon, AZ

Antelope Canyon which is a slot canyon in the American Southwest is a gorgeous place to explore. It is a beautiful site to explore the history of the Navajo people.

David Copperfield, NV

David Copperfield is the name of a novel by Charles Dickens, the novel was first published as a serial in the year 1849-50 and then was re-published as a book in 1850.

Las Vegas Night Tour, NV

Refers to a night tour of Las Vegas, the tour starts at night and offers spectacular views of the Las Vegas Strip and down town where one can enjoy the Fremont street experience.

Las Vegas, NV

Refers to a resort town in Nevada’s Mojave Desert Known as Las Vegas which is popular for its buzzing energy, casinos and infinite options related to entertainment. Main areas to visit is the Las Vegas Strip.

St. George, UT

Lying on the southwest side of the US, St. George is a city full of attractions. It is also called the heart of American striking beauty. The dramatic part of the city has great appeal for the tourists.

Today we will drive to Lower Antelope Canyon and pass by Glen Canyon, which holds back Lake Powell. Lake Powell is the nation's second-largest artificial lake surrounded by 96 side canyons. The view is absolutely stunning! Next, we will take a look at Lower Antelope Canyon (Own Expense) which is one of the Top Ten Sites in the World for photography. Finally, we will visit Horseshoe Bend and drive to Salt Lake City to stay overnight. 

 

Itinerary:

St. George → Glen Canyon (pass by) → Lower Antelope Canyon (optional, 90 mins) → Horseshoe Bend (60 mins) → Salt Lake City

Hotel: SpringHill Suites by Marriott Salt Lake City Airport Or similar.


Attractions

Horseshoe Bend, AZ

The meander with a shape of horseshoe in the river of Colorado Arizona is called Horseshoe Bend. The Grand Canyon is located in the north of this place.

St. George, UT

Lying on the southwest side of the US, St. George is a city full of attractions. It is also called the heart of American striking beauty. The dramatic part of the city has great appeal for the tourists.

Today we will depart from Salt Lake City and head east into Yellowstone National Park! First of its kind, Yellowstone is home to world’s largest super volcano and over 10,000 geothermal features. Here, you can find everything you expect to see in a National Park! Snow covered mountains, waterfalls, lakes, rivers, canyons, meadows, herds of buffalos, elks and the most amazing geothermal features in the world! Geysers, hot springs, fumaroles, and mud pots are the true wonders that make Yellowstone truly unique. We will spend the night in East Yellowstone or West Yellowstone.

 

Itinerary:

Salt Lake City → Yellowstone National Park (3 hours, Head to visit Palette, Grand Prismatic Hot Spring, Old Faithful Geyser, Fountain Trail, Morning Glory and other attractions. The tour guide will be adjusted according to the actual situation of the day, please refer to the actual arrangement.)

 

Hotel: Yellowstone tours departing on Friday will be arranged to stay in Terra Nova or similar. Or Yellowstone tours departing on Sunday will be arranged to stay in White Buffalo West Yellowstone, Yellowstone Country Inn, Dude RoundUp, Travelers Lodge or similar.


Attractions

Fountain Paint Pot, WY

Fountain Paint Pot is a beautiful and interesting thermal feature in Yellowstone Park. There is lots of diversity, including mud pots, geysers, and hot springs. There are great colors, and in winter visitors can walk on the snow around the geysers and bubbling sulfur pots.

Located in the heart of Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Prismatic Spring is one of the world’s largest hot springs. It is primarily known for its rainbow coloration which is the ultimate result of microbial mats around the boundaries of the mineral-rich water forming a spectacular colorful complexion in Yellowstone National Park.

Old Faithful Geyser, WY

In the Yellowstone National Park of Wyoming, US, the Old Faithful Geyser is known for grand, scenic view. This name was given to the building in 1870, when the first geyser in the park got the honor of a name.

Yellowstone National Park, WY

The US state of Wyoming is blessed with breathtaking waterfall through a cascade is Yellowstone National Park. The Park has been established in the year 1872.

Enjoy a full-day adventure in Yellowstone today! Explore the beauty of Yellowstone and take a look at Yellowstone Lake, Fishing Bridge, mud volcano, Upper Falls, Artist Point, Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone River, and the Norris Geyser Basin! Take a look and spot elk herds, buffaloes, or a bald eagle! Relax and spend the night at Grant Village by Yellowstone Lake (Free upgrade available on a first come first serve basis) or West Yellowstone.

 

Itinerary:

West Yellowstone → Yellowstone National Park (7 hours, Stops will be at the Norris Geyser Basin, Upper Falls, Artist's Point, Hayden Valley, Mud Volcano, Fishing Bridge, West Thumb Geyser and other attractions. The arrangement of attractions will be adjusted according to the actual situation of the day.)

 

Kindly Reminder:

For tours departing on Sunday from 05/14/2022 to 10/01/2022, if you book 31 days in advance, you will have the opportunity to upgrade to the Yellowstone Lake Grant Village one night for free. The number is limited, on a first come first serve basis and while supplies last. If the Lake Grant Village is sold out, it will be arranged to stay in White Buffalo West Yellowstone, Yellowstone Country Inn, Dude RoundUp, Travelers Lodge or similar.

 

Hotel: Yellowstone tours departing on Friday will be arranged to stay in Terra Nova or similar. Or Yellowstone tours departing on Sunday will be arranged to stay in Grant Village Yellowstone (Free Upgrade, First Come First Served) or West Yellowstone Hotel.


Attractions

Artist Point, WY

Artist Point is the best place to experience the picturesque beauty of the nature with the natural colors of geothermal features and Yellowstone falls.

Fishing Bridge, WY

The Fishing Bridge, WY is a recreational vehicle park located near the Yellowstone River mouth. The Fishing Bridge is a wooden vehicle bridge that provides a great platform for the visitors to park and fish for native Cutthroat trout. Now, fishing is not allowed from the bridge, but visitors can watch White Pelicans and other waterfowl gliding in the crystal clear water.

Lower Yellowstone River Falls, WY

Refers to the river fall located in the Yellow stone national park, according to the statistics the total height of the river fall is 33 meters which is actually 109 feet.

Mammoth Hot Springs, WY

On a hill of travertine in a YellowstoneNationalPark, there is a large complex of hot springs known as Mammoth Hot Springs. It is located in Wyoming.

Mud Volcano, WY

A Mud Volcano is sometimes also known as a mud dome. They are formed by geo-exuded mud or slurries, water and gases. These volcanoes do not produce any lava what so ever.

Norris Geyser Basin, WY

Norris Geyser Basin is the oldest, hottest and Yellowstone’s most dynamic thermal areas. Norris offers evidence of thermal features for nearly 115,000 years. The features may change daily owing to seismic activity frequent disturbances and water fluctuations. The water here is acidic

The Yellowstone River flowing north towards the Haden Valley, first plunges over a steep cliff forming a massive Upper Yellowstone Falls, and then it flows downstream forming the Lower Yellowstone Falls. The Upper Yellowstone Falls is more than thirty meters high. The edge of upper falls symbols the intersection between a rhyolite lava flow and glassy lava that has been eroded by the wind and water heavily.

Yellowstone Lake, WY

The largest water body in the national park of Yellowstone is said to be as Yellowstone Lake. The area of 136 miles is covered by this lake and present at the sea level of 7,732.

Yellowstone National Park, WY

The US state of Wyoming is blessed with breathtaking waterfall through a cascade is Yellowstone National Park. The Park has been established in the year 1872.

Join us on this lovely day to discover and continue to explore Yellowstone National Park! Afterwards, we will travel along the Snake River to Grand Teton National Park. Following, we will travel to Jackson, a famous cowboy town and one of the world’s renowned vacation destinations. Be sure to visit the Elk Antler Arches Square located in the center of Jackson until we arrive in Salt Lake City to visit the Great Salt Lake.

 

Itinerary:

West Yellowstone → Yellowstone National Park (40 mins, Stop at West Thumb Geyser Basin)→ Grand Teton National Park (60 mins) → Jackson → Elk Antler Arches Park (60 mins) → Great Salt Lake (20 mins) → Salt Lake City

 

Hotel: SpringHill Suites by Marriott Salt Lake City Airport Or similar.


Attractions

Elk Antler Arches Park, NV

Elk Antler Arches Park is a quite popular park, it is mainly popular because of its name and what it contains. The park contains four arches and each arch contains 10,000 pounds of elk antlers.

Grand Teton National Park, WY

In Northwestern Wyoming is located the Grand Teton National Park, it is almost 310,000 acres. The park also include some of the major mountains and peaks which are as long as 40 miles.

Great Salt Lake, UT

The Great Salt Lake is located in the Northern part of Utah and is the largest salt water lake in the West, The Great Salt Lake covers an area of around 1700 square miles.

Jackson, MS

Jackson is the capital city of the state of Mississippi and is also the largest city in the whole of the United States. The city was named after General Andrew Jackson as an honor due to his role in the 1812 war.

Yellowstone National Park, WY

The US state of Wyoming is blessed with breathtaking waterfall through a cascade is Yellowstone National Park. The Park has been established in the year 1872.

In the morning, we will visit the Utah State Capitol and Temple Square. Then we will travel on over to Las Vegas, where we will spend the night.

 

Itinerary:

Utah State Capitol (30 mins) → Temple Square (40 mins) → Las Vegas (optional for the night tour)

 

Hotel: Excalibur Hotel & Casino Or similar.


Attractions

Great Salt Lake, UT

The Great Salt Lake is located in the Northern part of Utah and is the largest salt water lake in the West, The Great Salt Lake covers an area of around 1700 square miles.

Las Vegas Night Tour, NV

Refers to a night tour of Las Vegas, the tour starts at night and offers spectacular views of the Las Vegas Strip and down town where one can enjoy the Fremont street experience.

Las Vegas, NV

Refers to a resort town in Nevada’s Mojave Desert Known as Las Vegas which is popular for its buzzing energy, casinos and infinite options related to entertainment. Main areas to visit is the Las Vegas Strip.

Temple Square, UT

Temple Square is a religiously attractive place spread over 10 acres. It was constructed in 1853 and is functional as personalized by The Church of Jesus Christ. The spiritual appeal of the temple is remarkable among the tourists.

Utah State Capitol, UT

The House of Government in Utah has been established in December, 1912. There are offices of State Auditor, Attorney General, Lieutenant Governor and Utah State Legislature located in Utah State Capitol.

Today we will be headed to the West Rim! Next, you will have the option to take a walk on the glass bridge known as the Skywalk or take a helicopter ride through the Grand Canyon! Finally, we will drive to Las Vegas and pass by Hoover dam which oversees Lake Mead! 

 

Itinerary:

Las Vegas → West Rim (3.5 hours, Skywalk ticket and helicopter tour are optional) → Hoover Dam (pass by) → Las Vegas

 

Hotel: Excalibur Hotel & Casino Or similar.


Attractions

Grand Canyon Skywalk, AZ

The Grand Canyon Skywalk is bridge that is shaped like a horseshoe which seems to hover over the Grand Canyon. It is a cantilever bridge with a glass walkway and is a really famous attraction.

Grand Canyon West Rim Helicopter Tour, AZ

Get out of your boring routine by hopping into a helicopter and enjoy the luxury tour of sightseeing to the Grand Canyon. View the majestic grandeur of the Colorado River, Grand Canyon and listen to the commentary. This is a scenic helicopter tour flying over Lake Mead, Hoover Dam and Colorado River.

Grand Canyon West Rim, AZ

The Grand Canyon National Park is spread on a very large area, one part of the park is known as the West Rim. It is a famous attraction and features think like the Skywalk.

Rise and shine! Follow your tour guide to capture selfies in the hotspot of Las Vegas - Las Vegas Welcome Signboard! Besides, before we leave Las Vegas, we can’t forget to visit M&M'S Las Vegas and Coca-Cola Store Las Vegas! You will get to experience an in-depth tour of the two stores. You can also watch 3D movies in the sweet air! Following, we will take an adventure over to the Seven Magic Mountains. Finally, we will drive to Tanger Outlets in Barstow to enjoy some free-time shopping. 


Itinerary:
Las Vegas Welcome Signboard & M&M'S Las Vegas & Coca-Cola Store Las Vegas & FlyOver Las Vegas (Optional, 90 mins) →  Seven Magic Mountains (30 mins) → Barstow Outlet (120 mins) → Los Angeles

If you choose not to participate in the optional activity, you can have your free time in the hotel.

 

Kindly Reminder:

Guests who wish to end their tour in Las Vegas, request to please notify us when placing their reservation. Guests who choose to end their tour in Las Vegas will not be able to visit the Seven Magic Mountains and Tanger Outlets, but they will be allowed to participate in the optional itineary of Las Vegas Welcome Signboard & M&M'S Las Vegas & Coca-Cola Store Las Vegas & FlyOver Las Vegas in the morning. They will then later be transferred to the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, near McCarran International Airport.


Attractions

Barstow Outlets, CA

Tanger Outlets features the most popular brand manufacturers in more than 2,200 stores. The purchases can be made at 30%-70% below retail prices every day at Tanger Outlets.

Barstow, CA

Barstow is situated in San Bernardino, California, United States. It was once a small mining point and railway track to Mojave Desert of California. It has very extreme climate condition with little rainfall all-round the year.


  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.

Pricing


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What's Included

  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.

  Tour package price includes all the taxes.

  Tour is inclusive of hotel accommodation.

  Free Airport pick up is available on this tour. The Tour Package price will not include Mandatory Tour Guide tips for Airport Pickup.


What's Excluded

 Mandatory Fee: $195/person Including: Yosemite National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Great Salt Lake, Horseshoe Bend, fuel fee

  Rates could alter without prior notice.

  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.

  Guide will arrange meals and drinks when requested as they are not included in the package.

  A minimum of $12 service fee per passenger per day 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 driver and the tour guide.

  Such expenses as telephone services, alcoholic drinks, beverages and laundry services which are private room services.

  Services related to travel insurance.

  Other personal expenses.

Important: We never encourage customers to purchase admission packages from outside sources and try using them in this tour with discount. If they do, they must arrange transport on the same day. If you skip some attraction, you cannot do it on your own. You can sit near the bus or visit some nearby place, but you will not be allowed to sit in the bus.


Attraction Prices

Attractions Adult Child(2-11 yrs) Senior(65+ yrs)
1-Day Grand Canyon West Rim Tour, AZ $140.00 $140.00 $140.00
David Copperfield show D, NV $128.00 $128.00 $128.00
David Copperfield Show, NV $175.00 $175.00 $175.00
David Copperfield, NV $165.00 $165.00 $165.00
David Copperfield-C, NV $155.00 $155.00 $155.00
Grand Canyon Skywalk, AZ $25.00 $25.00 $25.00
Grand Canyon West Rim Helicopter Tour, AZ $275.00 $275.00 $275.00
Las Vegas Helicopter Night Tour, NV $159.00 $159.00 $159.00
Las Vegas Night Tour, NV $45.00 $45.00 $45.00
Lower Antelope Canyon, AZ $98.00 $98.00 $98.00
M&M'S Las Vegas & Coca-Cola Store & FlyOver Las Vegas, LV $45.00 $34.00 $45.00
San Francisco Bay Cruise, CA $47.00 $34.00 $47.00
San Francisco In-Depth Tour, CA $45.00 $45.00 $45.00
Thunder from Down Under, NV $90.00 $90.00 $90.00

  All the prices are listed in USD.

  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.

  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.

Departure Location

Departure Location

  • Free airport pickup is available from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) between 9:00 to 10:00 PM.

Return Location

  • 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S, (MGM, Front Entrance) Las Vegas, NV 89109
  • 424 N Main St, (Pico House) Los Angeles, CA 90012
  • 123 S Lincoln Ave, (Lincoln Plaza Hotel) Monterey Park, CA 91755
  • 8832 Glendon Way, (Hartford Hotel, BW Signature Collection) Rosemead, CA 91770
  • 303 E Valley Blvd, (Sheraton San Gabriel) San Gabriel, CA 91776 (Hotel Guest Only)
  • 1015 Nogales, Street, (Rowland Heights 99 Ranch ) Rowland Heights, CA 91748
  • 17913 MacArthur Blvd, (Starbucks - The Square Irvine) Irvine, CA 92614 - $60 for pick up and $60 for drop off, an additional of $20 per person for more than 3 persons paid by Invoice
  • 9125 Recreation Circle, (Motel 6 Hotel Fountain Valley) Fountain Valley, CA 92708 - $50 for pick up and $50 for drop off, an additional of $20 per person for more than 3 persons paid by In
  • 222 W Houston Ave, (Howard Johnson Inn) Fullerton, CA 92832 - $30 for pick up and $30 for drop off, an additional of $20 per person for more than 3 persons paid by Invoice
  • 9775 Base Line Rd, (99 Ranch Market) Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
  • 5757 Wayne Newton Blvd, (Las Vegas Airport-Terminal 3 (Gate 51 on Level 0))Las Vegas, NV 89119 at 01:30 PM
  • Kindly book your flights to return from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) after 8:00 PM.

Important Notes

  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.

Policies

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Same Cancellation policy would apply even if the cancellation or reschedule request comes because of the COVID. We strictly follow the policy after COVID.
 
No matter the reason for the cancellation, we are forced to carry costly charges from our travel and hotel providers in the form of penalties and fees that are incurred when there is a cancellation of confirmed or pending bookings. As such, there are cancellation penalties or fees incurred.

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.

Cancellation charges 

Check-in Yellowstone Wooden House 

⇒  16 to 46 days or more prior to departure, 50% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation.

⇒  9 to 15 days prior to departure, 70% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation.

⇒  Within 8 days prior to departure, 100% tour fees will be charged as cancellation.

Not checking in Yellowstone Wooden House 

⇒  16 to 31 days or more prior to departure, 30% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation.

⇒  9 to 15 days prior to departure, 50% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation.

⇒  Within 8 days prior to departure, 100% tour fees will be charged as cancellation.

Any Amount paid in cash to the Tour Guide is not refundable.

There is no refund for unused features. You forfeit the entire payment when you are a no-show on the departure date and unable to join the tour 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.

Reservation, Booking & Redemption

Terms & Conditions

Any travel service purchases indicate your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions set out herein.

You are advised to carefully read through and understand these Terms & Conditions before making your booking.


Tour Confirmation

You will get an email immediately once you place an order. Tour Confirmation usually takes 2, 3 days except for urgent order. Urgent orders can be confirmed in a day or even few hours, but we can’t assure success in these cases. On fewer occasions, some of the others may require a longer period of time for confirmation. You are advised not to book airline tickets unless you have received the confirmation.


E-Ticket (Mandatory to be on bus)

Your e-ticket includes complete operator information such as local telephone numbers at your destination. You are required to print the e-tickets and bring them along with you on the trip. They will be needed as proof of purchase.


Changes in Booking

You may incur a fee for any revisions or alterations made to the reservation when the booking has already been confirmed. Cancellation fees may be applied to things such as name changes or corrections. They may also apply to tour date changes or tour itinerary changes. Please note that no departure changes are permitted 72 hours before departure.


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.

Reschedule

​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.

Pricing

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.

8. In Case of Bank Wire Transfer customer have to bear Wire transfer fee.

9. Tour package price is inclusive of taxes.

10. Tour Prices are every individual and in view of room inhabitance.

11. Gift coupons are available in limited quantity on first come first serve basis.

Child Rate:

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.

Buy 2 Get 3rd discounted: Get 3rd Ticket on special discounted rates on the purchase of 2 tickets for same room.

Responsibility

1.We highly recommend you to provide your flight details while booking tour with us or at least send us flight details via email 3 days before your tour departure. In case of non-compliance, you will be asked to join your hotel on the first day of tour at your own expense
 
2. Please check our return timings before booking your return flights at the end of the tour. During high season (National and Summer Holidays) book your flights at least 1 hour later than the suggested time.

3. Before booking any tour make sure to go through every detail like tour itinerary, tour price, cancellation policy,  reschedule and refund policies. Tour Guide will be Chinese and English or it can only be chinese based on the group size.

4. You should either bring a printed copy of your E-Ticket or bring it in your smartphone on the day of tour departure. You should also bring a valid photo ID along with your E-Ticket. In the case of any issues for not carrying E-Ticket or Photo ID GoldenBusTour will not be responsible.

5.Make sure to provide a valid phone number so we can reach you in the case of any emergency.

6. Please read all important notes, inclusion, exclusion section, terms and conditions, policies and below notes.

    6a. Tour Operator holds the right to cancel the tour at any time depending on poor weather condition or some other unforeseen circumstances. However, GoldenBusTour will update its customers about the cancellation and shall not be held accountable for charges other than tour fees.

    6b. Change in tour price will not affect any confirmed booking.

    6c. Tour Operator can change the order of itinerary at any time without any notice.
 
7.You will be responsible for your travel documents during the tour.

8.Reach Departure location about 20 to 30 minutes before departure time. Unfortunately, no one will wait for you in case you get in late. The bus mostly has Bus Operator name and logo on it. Even if you are five minutes late and miss the bus then GoldenBusTours or Tour Operator will not be responsible. There will be no refund in this case. You will be charged 100% tour fee.

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