This morning, continue to the Painted Desert and Monument Valley, land of the Navajo Indian. The valley’s unforgettable landscapes include mesas, buttes and rock spires. After Monument Valley, continue along to Page. Later in the afternoon, cross the Colorado River before arriving in Kanab.
Early morning departure for a visit to a spectacular national park: Bryce Canyon. The canyon has a symphony of colors and shapes that will leave anyone breathless. Continue on to Zion National Park, a popular destination famous for its unique landscapes and majestic plateaus. The wonders continue at the final destination of today: Las Vegas, the city of lights and entertainment.
Enjoy a day of leisure in Las Vegas. Visit some of the spectacular hotels, take one of the many optional excursions offered or simply relax by the pool. Las Vegas has something for everyone, so take the whole day to explore this world-famous city.
Today, journey through the Mojave Desert before ascending into the High Sierras, and the resort of Mammoth Lakes. This picturesque resort is famous as both a summer and winter destination, and provides breathtaking scenery and stunning views of surrounding areas.
Travel the short distance through the High Sierras to Yosemite National Park, the most popular natural tourist destination in California. Enjoy the highlights of the park, including Yosemite Valley and its high cliffs and waterfalls. The park is also known for its wildlife: mule, deer, coyotes, chipmunks, blue jays and occasionally even bears.
Leaving the Yosemite area, travel through the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, California’s gold country, on the way to “The City by the Bay”. Upon arrival, enjoy city sightseeing of one of the most beautiful cities in America including highlights such as Union Square, Chinatown, Golden Gate Park and Fisherman’s Wharf with a view of infamous Alcatraz Island across the bay.
Day at leisure to enjoy San Francisco with its beautiful views, famous cable cars, parks and museums. Or embark on an optional tour to the quaint village of Sausalito in the morning.
Leave San Francisco and travel to Monterey, California’s first capital. After a stop in this beautiful seaside town, travel along stunning 17-Mile Drive known for its exclusive golf courses, beautiful views and distinctive fauna. Then visit the quaint and charming village of Carmel. Continue southward to the Santa Maria area.
En-route to Los Angeles, explore Santa Barbara, often referred to as the pearl of the “American Riviera”. The city is known for its Spanish Colonial Style architecture, lush vegetation and laid-back lifestyle. The tour returns to Los Angeles in the afternoon.