7-Day Los Angeles to Phoenix, Albuquerque, Sedona, Las Vegas, Death Valley and Saguaro National Park Tour

Tour Code: GOL-LA-499
Duration: 7 Day(s) / 6 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
Quality: Budget
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7-Day Los Angeles to Phoenix, Albuquerque, Sedona, Las Vegas, Death Valley and Saguaro National Park Tour
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Overview

Experience: UNESCO, Family

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

Tour Guide:Chinese, English


Available Days :

2022-12-24 | 2023-01-21 | 2023-02-18 | 2023-03-18

Highlights :

Explore the Sunnylands and Salvation Mountain.

Visit the Arizona Capitol Museum

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. 

  •  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.

Itinerary

In the morning, leave from Los Angeles and head to Palm Springs to visit the Sunnylands. Head to the famous Shields Date Garden where Arabian date palms are abundant. Pass through the boundless Shaddon Sea and head to Salvation Mountain, a famous instagrammable point. Finally, we will arrive in Phoenix, the capital of Arizona, visit the state capital building, and overnight in Phoenix.

Itinerary:

Los Angeles  Sunnylands (45 mins) → Shields Date Garden (60 mins) → Salvation Mountain (30 mins) → Phoenix → Arizona Capitol Museum (45 mins)

Reminder: Guests who join the group in Phoenix will check in at the hotel on their own this day, and the hotel provides free airport shuttle

Hotel:Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tempe or Similar.


Attractions

Phoenix, AZ

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.

First, we will go to the famous Biosphere 2. Afterwards, head to the Pillars of Giants National Park to admire various cacti, shrubs, flowers, etc. Then head to the Sonora Desert Museum, one of the most popular attractions in Tucson, Arizona. Then proceed to the prestigious Cathedral of Saint Xavier, which is considered to be the best preserved Spanish colonial building. After visiting the Pima Air and Space Museum, we will spend the night in Deming, New Mexico.

Itinerary:

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 (pass by) → Deming

Hotel:Quality Inn Deming or Similar.


Attractions

Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, AZ

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.

Biosphere 2, AZ

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, AZ

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.

Saguaro National Park, AZ

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, AZ

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.

In the morning, we had breakfast at the hotel and headed to the famous White Sands National Park in New Mexico, which has one of the most famous natural wonders in the world. Then set off to Carlsbad Caverns National Park, named after the large and small stalactites hanging in the cave. Overnight in the world-famous UFO capital-Roseville.

Itinerary:

Deming → White Sands National Park (45 mins) → Carlsbad Caverns National Park (90 mins) → Roswell

Hotel:Best Western El Rancho Palacio or similar.


Attractions

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM

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.

In the morning, we will head to Taos Pueblo which was listed as a United Nations World Cultural Heritage Site in 1992. Then proceed to the old town of Santa Fe. Afterwards, visit the circular state capital building in New Mexico. Later, we will head to Albuquerque, the hot air balloon capital of the world, and take you to visit the Hot Air Balloon Museum, learn about the history of hot air balloons, and enjoy 3D hot air balloon movies. Overnight in Albuquerque.

Itinerary:

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.


Attractions

Albuquerque, NM

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, NM

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, NM

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, NM

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. Then head to the Petrified Forest National Park, the largest and most beautiful petrified forest in the world. The next stop is Meteor Crater, located on a plateau at an altitude of 1,740 meters, and is one of the largest craters in the world. Overnight in Sedona.

Itinerary:

Albuquerque → Gallup (45 mins) → Petrified Forest National Park (2 hours) → Meteor Crater Natural Landmark (45 mins) → Sedona

Hotel:Sedona Reál Inn & Suites Or similar.


Attractions

Gallup, NM

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, AZ

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.

Petrified Forest National Park, AZ

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.

Itinerary:

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:Park MGM Las Vegas Or Similar.


Attractions

Hoover Dam, AZ

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, AZ

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.

US Route 66 in Arizona, AZ

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.

We will go to visit the mysterious Death Valley National Park, the lowest point on the North American continent and the largest national park in the mainland. Then drive back to Los Angeles.

Itinerary:

Las Vegas → Death Valley National Park (2.5 hours) → Outlets at Barstow (1 hours) → Los Angeles


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.

Death Valley National Park, NV

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.

Death Valley, NV

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.


  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

  Pick-up and drop-off to a chosen location will be provided. ( Note the locations and times of pick-up)

 Transportation and Business Vehicle Insurance

  Breakfast.

  A deluxe coach with air conditioning will be providing the transport. In case only a few passengers are there to take part in the tour a high top Mercedes 15 seat minibus may be used for this purpose.

  Professional escort for the tour will be provided.

  Hotel accommodation will be provided for nights.

  All taxes are included in the price of tour package.


What's Excluded

  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.

  Fares for air travel and transport from home to and from the location chosen for pick-up.

  Expenditure for personal purposes.

  Fee for Optional Activities and entrance. Pay in cash to the tour guide. He will arrange tickets. Some attractions might be closed on public holidays. Optional activities price may change or can be different as displayed on the website.

  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 the Tour guide and bus driver. These service fees collected from passengers complement the incomes of the driver and the tour guide.

  Travel insurance.

  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 minibar. 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.


Attraction Prices

Attractions Adult Child(3-11 yrs) Senior(65+ yrs)
Emerald Cove kayaking and Beach Cruise, CA $128.00 $128.00 $128.00

  All the prices are listed in USD.

  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.

Departure Location

Departure Location

  • 424 N Main St, (Pico House) Los Angeles, CA 90012 at 07:00 AM
  • 123 South Lincoln Ave, (Lincoln Plaza Hotel) Monterey Park, CA 91755 at 7:30 AM
  • 17913 MacArthur Blvd, (Starbucks - The Square Irvine) Irvine, CA 92614 at 7:30 AM - $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 at 07:45 AM - $50 for pick up and $50 for drop off, an additional of $20 per person for more than 3 persons paid by In
  • 303 E Valley Blvd, (Sheraton San Gabriel) San Gabriel, CA 91776 (Hotel Guest Only) at 07:45 AM
  • 3633 N, (Bokai Garden Hotel Rosemead) Rosemead Blvd, CA 91170 at 08:00 AM
  • 222 W Houston Ave, (Howard Johnson Inn) Fullerton, CA 92832 at 8:00 AM - $30 for pick up and $30 for drop off, an additional of $20 per person for more than 3 persons paid by Invoice
  • 1015 Nogales, Street, (Rowland Heights 99 Ranch ) Rowland Heights, CA 91748 at 08:30 AM
  • 9775 Base Line Rd, (99 Ranch Market) Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 at 9:00 AM

Return Location

  • Usually the same as departure location but different time. Some locations are only for pickup.

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 

⇒  16 days or more prior to departure - 10% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation.

⇒  9-15 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. Each Cancellation Request must be received in writing by email.

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.

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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