Yellowstone NP-Napa Valley-Lake Tahoe

Description

Tour code: WP6

Duration: 6 days

Departure date: Saturday

Itinerary:

DAY 1    Home-SLC

Your journey starts at the SLC airport when our tour guides in blue uniforms and holding signs welcomes you as you exit the arrival gate. After a short drive, our tour guide will drop you off at the hotel so you can rest after the flight. (SLC airport tour guide phone number:626-522-6791)

Airport tour guide service charge is $10 per guest.

Tour guide pick up hours are from 11:00 to 18:00, please wait at the baggage claim at Terminal 2. If you arrive after 8pm, there will also be free hotel shuttles to take you there. We will spend the night in Salt Lake City.

Hotel: Ramada Inn SLC or Similar

DAY 2 Great Salt Lake – Utah State Capitol – Temple Square – Yellowstone NP

In the morning we will see the State Capitol building, Temple Square of Mormon Church and the Great Salt Lake. Then going to the Yellowstone National Park.

Utah State Capitol: the governor’s office is located in inside of this building. Sitting on top of the Capitol Hill in Salt Lake City, this building gives you a full view of the city that surrounds it. It is also the icon of the most famous historic landmark of the state.

Temple Square of Mormon Church: this is the head quarter of the Mormon Church and its 15 million followers around the world. It’s the center of Mormon history and the location of the famous Salt Lake Temple.

Great Salt Lake: Western Hemisphere’s largest saltwater lake, also North America’s largest inland Salt Lake. The lake is more than six times the salinity of seawater, thus known as “Dead Sea of America”. Krill is a unique creature growing inside of the Great Salt Lake.

Yellowstone National Park: the very first national park in the whole world, Yellowstone attracted countless visitors over the year with its unique geothermal activities and fascinating wild life. You will find all four different kinds of geothermal activities, geyser, hot spring, fumarole and mud pot as we take you travel through the park.

Gibbon Falls: The falls were first described by William Henry Jackson during the second Hayden geological survey of 1872. There is no historical record as to how they got their name, but by the mid-1880s, they were routinely referred to as Gibbon Falls in both government and commercial accounts of the park.

Norris Basin: this is the most concentrated location of geothermal activities in Yellowstone National Park. While walking on the trail in this steamy fairyland, you’ll be treated to a great view of all the hot springs along the way.

Mammoth Hot Springs is a large complex of hot springs on a hill of travertine in Yellowstone National Park adjacent to Fort Yellowstone and the Mammoth Hot Springs Historic District.

Hotel: Yellowstone Big Rock inn, Absaroka Lodge or Similar

DAY 3 Yellowstone NP

We will continue our tour inside Yellowstone National Park, and Stay overnight at West Yellowstone.

The Roosevelt Arch is a rusticated triumphal arch at the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park in Gardiner, Montana, United States. Constructed under the supervision of the US Army at Fort Yellowstone, its cornerstone was laid down by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1903. The top of the arch is inscribed with a quote from the Organic Act of 1872, the legislation which created Yellowstone, which reads: “For the Benefit and Enjoyment of the People”.

Tower Fall is a waterfall on Tower Creek in the northeastern region of Yellowstone National Park, in the U.S. state of Wyoming. Approximately 1,000 yards (910 m) upstream from the creek’s confluence with the Yellowstone River, the fall plunges 132 feet (40 m). Its name comes from the rock pinnacles at the top of the fall. Tower Creek and Tower Fall are located approximately three miles south of Roosevelt Junction on the Tower-Canyon road.

Yellowstone Waterfall: you might see the waterfall from afar along the way, but we’ll take you one step closer and give you a view right next to the waterfall to experience in person its power.

Artist Point is an overlook point on the edge of a cliff on the south rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. The point is located east-northeast of Yellowstone Falls on the Yellowstone River. Artist Point was originally named in 1883 by Frank Jay Haynes who improperly believed that the point was the place at which painter Thomas Moran sketched his 1872 depictions of the falls. Later work determined that the sketches were made from the north rim, but the name Artist Point stuck.

Hayden Valley is a large, sub-alpine valley in Yellowstone National Park straddling the Yellowstone River between Yellowstone Falls and Yellowstone Lake. The valley floor along the river is an ancient lake bed from a time when Yellowstone Lake was much larger. The valley is well known as one of the best locations to view wildlife in Yellowstone.

Mud Volcano: one of the highest concentrations of onus pots in the national park. See the Mud Cauldron, Dragon mouth spring and Mud Volcano along with a chance of seeing some wild life in the area.

Fishing Bridge:  The original bridge was built in 1902.  The Fishing Bridge was historically a tremendously popular place to fish. Angling from the bridge was quite good, due to the fact that it was a major spawning area for cutthroat trout. It finally became to the best place to observe the Yellowstone Trout. Usually the trout will spawn in this area and jumping out the water during the summer time.

Old Faithful Geyser: the most famous landmark inside Yellowstone, it’s also the logo of the national park. Erupting roughly every 91 minutes no matter the weather, this is a must see when you are inside Yellowstone.

Morning Glory Pool Trail: Discover more must-see attractions on the ‘Natural Wonders’. This is an easy 1.4 mile (2.8 miles round trip) paved trail in the Upper Geyser Basin that passes by some of biggest geysers in the Upper Geyser Basin, coming to an end Morning Glory Pool. Castle, Grotto, and Riverside geysers are among the main features you’ll see along the way.

Grand Prismatic Spring: the third largest hot spring in the world, it’s the most renowned hot spring in the national park. Setting foot into the area will surround you with steam and allowing you an up-close view of the brilliant colors inside the hot spring.

Biscuit Basin contains a small collection of thermal features. Many, however, are small, gem-like encrusted pools and geysers, including Silver Globe Spring, Sapphire, and Black Opal pools, Jewel, Cauliflower, and Black Pearl geysers. The Firehole River and a highway divide the basin. A smaller group, located east of the river, contains mainly hot springs. Cauliflower Geyser is the main feature of this group, and it is identified by the cauliflower or biscuit-like sinter masses surrounding the crater.

Hotel: Traveler Lodge, White Buffalo, Dude & Roundup or Similar

DAY 4 Yellowstone NP – Grand Teton NP – Jackson

In the morning, we will head to Grand Teton National Park from Yellowstone.

Then want to the small town of Jackson, Wyoming, a famous frontier town during the Western development.

The West Thumb Geyser Basin including Potts Basin to the north, is the largest geyser basin on the shores of Yellowstone Lake. The heat source of the thermal features in this location is thought to be relatively close to the surface, only 10,000 feet (3,000 m) down. West Thumb is about the same size as another famous volcanic caldera, Crater Lake in Oregon, but much smaller than the great Yellowstone Caldera which last erupted about 640,000 years ago. West Thumb is a caldera within a caldera.

Grand Teton National Park: one of the most beautiful national parks with its snow-covered mountain peaks year-round and wide range of wild life ecosystem. It even attracted great writer Ernest Hemingway to fall in love with this place and had been the backdrop for countless Western movies.

Jackson, WY: famous frontier town, located at the crossing of Grand Teton and Rocky Mountains, it became a heaven for outdoors sports enthusiast. It is also the third largest artwork exchange location in the world and a popular vacation destination for the wealthy. The widely praised Elk Antler Arches Park, with its four arches made with thousands of elk antlers is a must see.

Hotel: Ramada Inn SLC or Similar

DAY 5 SLC- Bonneville Salt Flats-Elko-Reno

In the morning we will see the famous  Bonneville Salt Flats.

In the afternoon, travelers will head westbound along the Lincoln Memorial Highway I-80, during which the visitors are able to see the largest basin in the western U.S. After stop at Elko for lunch, the tour group will visit the local museum there and then head to Reno. Stay overnight in Reno.

Bonneville Salt Flats: one of the prominent salt flats in west hemisphere, and considered as the twin sister of Bolivia’s Solar de Uyuni. The salt flats are natural wonders not only awe-inspiring, but also seem to be the great place to play with perspective. With reflections of surrounding mountain, clouds, especially constant bright sunshine, the Bonneville Salt Flats is a dreamland for photographer.  Plus, this place is a perfect speedway for those racing cars, airplanes and aerospace shuttles to land and compete.

Elko:  a primary town in northern Nevada for local economy, since the largest gold mine in the USA located nearby. This city is called the capital of Nevada’s gold belt. Meanwhile, Elko is also the home of the annual National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, said festival is held each January for celebrating the life in the rural West, featuring poetry, music, stories, gear, film and food.

Reno: the largest small city in the world. Reno is considered as twin sister of Las Vegas and had a glorious history during the US Western expansion history Meanwhile, its fate, past and present, also represents the attitude of American people towards gaming industry, especially the gambling and entertainment industry. You are able to try your luck in Reno.

Hotel: Sands Regency Casino Hotel or Similar

DAY 6 Lake Tahoe – California State Capitol – Napa Valley 

In the morning, the group will first visit the Lake Tahoe to feel the clearest water in the world. Then tour group will arrive at the California’s State Capital located in Sacramento, wherein you are able to take a picture with the Golden Bear in front of the Governor’s office.  Afterwards, the group will go to Napa Valley, the world’s famous home of California red wine. Arrive in San Francisco in late evening. Customers dismiss in San Francisco.

Lake Tahoe: the biggest and clearest alpine Lake in USA and its depth is as deep as 501 meters. Overlooked from the sky, Lake Tahoe looks like an emerald stone embedded into green wildness with indescribable natural beauty.

Napa valley: considered one of the premier wine regions in the world, wherein at least 250 wineries distributed. Each year, millions of visitors come here not only for tasting the top quality Californian wines, but also for appreciating spectacular rustic scenery in this area.

Pricing: 

1ST/2ND(PER PERSON) 3RD PERSON 4TH PERSON
$748.00 0.00 $528.00

Pickup:

Address

Pick Up
2 Baggage Claim Salt Lake City Airport Pick Up
5575 W Amelia Earhart Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84116 Ramada inn SLC

(1) The above price is already after “buy 2 get 1” price adjustment.

(2) No matter whether it is two people sharing one room, or three people sharing one room, or four people sharing one room, the hotel only provides a standard room with 2 beds.

INCLUDES:

1、Professional bilingual tour guide, Ground Transportation

2、5 Night Hotel (Standard Room), Bilingual tour guide service, Ground Transportation

3、SLC Airport Pickup Service

EXCLUDES:

1、Airfare, Meals, Personal expenses and so on.

2、Optional Tour Items

3、Mandatory Fee

4、Tips (recommended tour guide tip: $10 per person per day; Airport pickup tip: $10 per person; Antelope Canyon Tour Guide $4 per person)

 

OPTIONAL ITEMS PRICE
Antelope Canyon $51.00/per
Roaring Camp $32.00/per
Castello di Amorosa+Wine Tasting $40.00/per

REMARKS

-We reserves the right to adjust the itinerary and the hotel to protect the safety and interests of passengers due to climate, road conditions or other force majeure.

-Due to different departure dates, there will be adjustments to the order of itinerary. The final itinerary order is based on the tour confirmation from West Coast Holidays.

-We will charge you $200 “No Show” penalty if you book 3 persons sharing one room for this tour (i.e., Buy 2 Get 1 Free) and the 3rd person (i.e., free person) does not join the tour. If clients refuse to pay the fees, our company holds the right to terminate service with no refunds. Guests bear all the costs. All mandatory fees are part of the tour fares which customers are obligated to pay on the tour. If any customer refuses to pay mandatory fees, we reserve the right to terminate service with no refund

-Please arrange your flights departing from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) after 20:30 pm for U.S and Canada flights or after 21:30 am for International flights.

-Mandatory Fee $40 per person, for Bonneville Salt Flats, Napa Valley, Lake Tahoe and Fuel Surcharge.

-Mandatory Fee $90 per person, for Yellowstone N.P, Grand Teton N.P, Great Salt Lake and Fuel Surcharge.(W3/W4/W5/WP)

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