8-Day San Francisco, Yosemite, Las Vegas, Sedona, Monument Valley Tour from LA

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Experience some of the most well known sites of the West Coast on this 8 day, 7 night tour from Los Angeles. Visit Santa Barbara, Cruise San Francisco's bay, Hoover Dam, Yosemite National Park, and more! One way transportation, continental breakfast and 7-nights accommodations are included. Tour concludes in Las Vegas.

Itinerary Details

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Day 1 LOS ANGELES – SANTA BARBARA – 17 MILE DRIVE – CARMEL

Stop At: Old Mission Santa Barbara

Depart north up the spectacular California Coast to the first stop in Santa Barbara. Visit a Spanish Mission and learn how these religious outposts were key in the development of the entire region.

Duration: 30 minutes

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Continue to Solvang, a quaint Danish community to browse in the local shops.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Cannery Row

After our visit we visit the town of Carmel home to the actor Clint Eastwood.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: 17-Mile Drive

We head north to world famous Route #1 where we get to see the spectacular California coast line up close. (small vehicles will travel on route 1 only while full size coaches will travel through 17 mile drive exclusively) Enjoy some free time to stroll in town before departing to reach our hotel for overnight.

Duration: 1 hour

Day 2 SAN FRANCISCO – BAY CRUISE – GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE – CHINATOWN

Stop At: San Francisco City Hall

Today we understand why San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. We start our tour walking on the Lombard Street and then at the Fisherman’s Wharf with a cruise in the world-famous bay, under the Golden Gate Bridge and around the notorious Alcatraz Island.

Duration: 3 hour

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Walk along the waterfront shops on cobbled sidewalks and enjoy the sunshine, sea air, and ambiance

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Twin Peaks

Head for the top of Twin Peaks. These two hills rise almost 1000 feet above the City and sit just about in its geographical center. This is the best San Francisco view.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Chinatown

San Francisco's Chinatown is the oldest one in North America and covers 24 city blocks.This neighborhood is one of the most popular attractions in San Francisco.

Duration: 45 minutes

Day 3 SAN FRANCISCO – YOSEMITE

Stop At: Yosemite Valley

SUMMER ROUTE: We head east through the farmlands of the Joaquin Valley to Yosemite National Park. This 1,200-square mile wonderland of forests, lakes and waterfalls is located in the Sierra Nevada. Stop at El Capitan, Bridal-Veil Falls, and Half Dome.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Yosemite Falls

(SUMMER) Continuation for a walk from the Yosemite Visitor Center to reach one of the highest waterfalls in North America (730 meters) Yosemite Falls.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Cannery Row

WINTER ROUTE: We start the day with a tour of Monterrey to include the wharf and Cannery Row after our tour we depart south a visit to the world-famous Hearst Castle.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Hearst Castle

(WINTER) Built by the newspaper baron William Randolph Hearst, tours the famous house filled with antiques and see why the castle served as a playground for the rich and famous for the first half of the 20th century. In the evening, drive south towards Las Vegas.

Duration: 2 hour

Day 4 STEVENSON RANCH – LAS VEGAS

Stop At: Outlets at Barstow

Today’s route is east through the dessert and Death Valley to arrive at the gambling capital of the world: Las Vegas. We stop for lunch at the outlet mall in Barstow, which is filled with all the famous brand names like, Levi’s, Nike, Reebok, Timberland, Ralph Lauren and more.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: The Strip

In the evening we take a tour of the strip to see some of the truly amazing hotels and fantasies that are built in the middle of the desert, such as Caesar’s Palace, Mirage, Luxor, Paris, Mandalay Bay, New York New York, Treasure Island and more. Finish off the evening at one of the many shows or try your hand at one of the many casinos’, who knows maybe lady luck will be smiling on you tonight.

Duration: 2 hour

Day 5 LAS VEGAS – HOOVER DAM

Stop At: Hoover Dam

After a leisurely breakfast, we leave Las Vegas and make our way to the Hoover Dam, understand how this man-made phenomenon was built and what it did to the area. After our visit, we head back to Las Vegas for a free afternoon to enjoy some of the many and unique attractions or popular shows that the city has to offer.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Hoover Dam Bypass

The Mike O'Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge spans the Colorado River between the states of Arizona and Nevada.

Duration: 30 minutes

Day 6 LAS VEGAS – SEDONA

Stop At: Chapel of the Holy Cross

We start the day travelling across the Mojave Desert, and head up the Colorado Plateau and historic route 66, before arriving to Sedona. Known as the jewel of the desert and considered as one of the most beautiful places in America. Drive the breathtaking scenic Oak Creek Canyon that descends 2000 feet (610 meters) to the valley floor. We stop for photos of the red rocks and surroundings at the Oak Creek Canyon overlook, and the slide rock state park. Enjoy a lunch break in Sedona where you can browse authentic Indian arts and crafts stores together with unique boutiques and galleries. After our break we head out to the surrounding desert to visit the Chapel of the Holy Cross ( self-guided visit using local stuttle service), and enjoy panoramic views of the Sedona red rock formations including Bell Rock, Courthouse Butte and Cathedral rock. In the late afternoon we depart the Sedona area to Flagstaff for overnight.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Bell Rock

Short, sweet and simply stunning, the Bell Rock Pathway may be the most popular trail and one of the easiest of all the walk-ways and hikes in the Sedona area.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Cathedral Rock

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Duration: 10 minutes

Day 7 SEDONA – MONUMENT VALLEY – HORSESHOE BEND

Stop At: Horseshoe Bend

We start the day by heading to the mighty Colorado River, for a visit to “Horseshoe Bend” a spectacular sight unique to this region of the country.

Duration: 1 hour

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We continue the day heading into Monument valley, one of the Iconic symbols of the American West and one of the most majestic and photographed points in the world. Deep in the heart of the Navajo nation lies this majestic park, which consists of sandstone masterpieces that tower from 400 – 1000 feet (up to 300 meters) around these sandstone towers you can find mesas buttes shrubs and trees. Our visit starts with a jeep tour with led by Navajo Indians. The tour will take you down into the valley and you will experience firsthand why the Navajo call this land “like no other place on earth”.

Duration: 3 minutes

Day 8 ANTELOPE CANYON – VALLEY OF FIRE – LAS VEGAS

Stop At: Antelope Canyon

We start the day where “The water runs through the rocks” as per the local Navajo folklore. We tour the lower Antelope Canyon and visit the spectacular dunes created by the wind, water and sand; words are not enough to describe these formations created by Mother Nature.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Valley of Fire State Park

After our tour we depart this amazing area and start making our way back to Las Vegas, along the way we stop for a lunch break and then visit the “Valley of Fire” named for the magnificent red sandstone formations created from shifting sands and dunes during the age of the dinosaurs more than 150 million years ago.Our visit is timed to be able to see the appearance of the valley being on “fire” when reflecting the powerful sun’s rays into the valley (weather permitting). Depart the Park for an early evening arrival in Las Vegas.

Duration: 1 hour
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