Deep into the Mohave Desert

Price

$4,200/Group of 4 for 6 NIGHTS

Grand Canyon
Indulge into the Mojave Desert, the largest continental desert in North America, and unveil the secrets hidden in this boundless land decorated by bizarre-shaped Joshua trees and yucca plants. You will find two of its most valuable treasures; the "entertainment Capital of the World" – Las Vegas, the Hoover Dam, and the world's most vivid erosion model, the Grand Canyon National Park. All these while enjoying some family shopping and three (3) of the most visited theme parks in Southern California.

Summary

Los Angeles International Airport is the primary airport serving the Greater Los Angeles Area, the second-most populated metropolitan area in the United States. The airport is sixteen miles south of downtown Los Angeles, in the neighborhood of Westchester.

The most populous city in the U.S. state of California, Los Angeles is home to renowned institutions covering a broad range of professional and cultural fields and is one of the most substantial economic engines within the United States. Los Angeles includes Hollywood and leads the world in the creation of television productions, video games, and recorded music; it is also one of the leaders in motion picture production. Additionally, Los Angeles hosted the Summer Olympic Games in 1932 and 1984.

The most populous city in the U.S. state of Nevada, Las Vegas is an internationally renowned major resort city known primarily for gambling, shopping, and fine dining and is the leading financial and cultural center for Southern Nevada. The city bills itself as The Entertainment Capital of the World, and is famous for its consolidated casino-hotels and associated entertainment.

Day to Day Itinerary

DAY #1

MEET & GREET AT LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (LAX)
CHECK-IN AT HOWARD JOHNSON HOTEL – FULLERTON (2 NIGHTS)

DAY #2

DISNEYLAND

DAY #3

BARSTOW OUTLET MALL SHOPPING
CHECK-IN AT CIRCUS-CIRCUS HOTEL & CASINO – LAS VEGAS (2 NIGHTS)
LAS VEGAS NIGHT TOUR

DAY #4

HOOVER DAM PHOTO STOP
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHICS VISITOR CENTER & IMAX MOVIE
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK (SOUTH RIM) - WORLD HERITAGE SITE

DAY #5

ETHEL M CHOCOLATE FACTORY
BOTANICAL CACTUS GARDEN
BARSTOW OUTLET MALL SHOPPING
CHECK-IN AT HOWARD JOHNSON HOTEL – FULLERTON (2 NIGHT)

DAY #6

SAN DIEGO BOAT TOUR
SEA WORLD – SAN DIEGO

DAY #7

LOS ANGELES CITY TOUR
UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD
TRANSFER TO LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (LAX)

Activities

Disneyland has a larger cumulative attendance than any other theme park in the world, with over 650 million guests since it opened, making it the second most visited park in the world that calendar year. There are eight major areas. A ride on a "steam locomotive" on Main Street U.S.A and monorail trolley takes one back to the simple life in early American towns; in Tomorrow land, high-speed spinning flying vehicles carry you into the galaxies of the universe; New Orleans square recreates enchanting scenes of new Orleans in yesteryear Louisiana; Adventure land features primeval forests and swamps; the "Indiana Jones Adventure" train is a favorite with visitors; in Mickey's Town you can chat with Mickey and Minnie; in Frontier land, river boats and mine wagons give you an idea of the ardors of the former Wild West; a small raft will take you to Tom Sawyer's island; in Fantasy land you can pose for picture with Snow White, Donald Duck, Dumbo the Flying Elephant and other favorite Disney characters, or soar through the skies with peter Pan, or wander through Wonderland hand-in-hand with Alice. The newly completed "Tomorrow land" draws even more tourists who enjoy themselves so much they can hardly tear themselves away.

The Adventure begins on the half-hour at your Las Vegas Strip Hotel. Start pickup times to see all the attractions are 7:30pm, 8:30pm, or 9:30pm daily. Takes guests to four (4) major attractions on the Las Vegas Blvd and Downtown ending with a photo opportunity at the famous Welcome to Las Vegas Sign with the strip in the background.

Travel from Las Vegas in a luxury motor coach with complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off at your Las Vegas Hotel. Your bus stops at the Hoover Dam on your way to Grand Canyon National Park, where your picture can be taken from the amazing O'Callaghan-Tillman Bridge, with enough time to enjoy the majesty of this engineering masterpiece, take some photos. This tour includes a complimentary Danish, juice, coffee & tea for each traveler before we hit the road.

Experience one of the 7 wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon. Your park admission and lunch is included on this tour. We'll make two scenic stops on the Rim of the Grand Canyon as well as a stop for lunch at the Grand Canyon National Geographic visitors' center & IMAX theater complex. Your Grand Canyon tour concludes with a comfortable drive back to your Las Vegas hotel.

You can see chocolates being made, sample gourmet treats and meander through the maze of paths at the Botanical Cactus Gardens. Be sure to sample a piece of fresh made chocolate!

The first stop is the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It was built in 1958 by California's artist Oliver Weissmuller. It consists of more than 2,400 five-pointed stars embedded in the sidewalks. The stars are permanent public monuments to achievement in the entertainment industry. Walk of Fame runs 1.3 miles, starting from Grauman's Chinese Theatre where the Oscar ceremony was held from 1944 to 1946. The Oscar ceremony has changed to be holding in Kodak Theatre (which is next to Chinese Theatre) since 2001. In fact, this is the home for many movie premieres.

Enjoy the coastal scenery and explore a U.S aircraft carrier on the most beautiful harbor city in the state of California. Sea World. Located in San Diego, this world largest aquarium has been hosting over one hundred million visitors with its animal performances, rides and exhibitions laid out in a huge 150 acre area. The performances by various denizens of the ocean dolphins, walruses, sea lions and so forth enjoy worldwide renown. Exhibitions of special skills at the Beach Stadium by killer whales are great crowd-pleasers. The intelligent performances by various birds, too, are most amusing. The Bermuda Triangle takes one into a colorful underwater world where one explores the secrets of the ocean depths. Penguins, sharks, and freshwater fish in aquariums keep visitors rooted to the spot with their mysteries. In the open areas of park, visitors may touch sea stars, sea urchins, and other lovable creatures of the ocean. At the Forbidden Reef, one may stretch out a hand and feels the smooth bodies of rays, and, through the sides of Aquariums, exchange stares with big conger pike. The Rocky Point Preserve is a favorite with young visitors. One may buy a bit with which to feed the dolphins, or touch their long bottle-shaped noses and take photos next to their cute little eyes. The park's exotic flowers and plants, the blue sky and azure, and gentle breezes all conspire to fill one with a sense of well-being. Visitors virtually fall over each other to rake a ride on the new Shipwreck Rapids, the park's first adventure ride.

The Universal Studio, is located in Hollywood, capital of the American film industry, occupies an entire hill and covers 525 acres, 485 of which are in actual use. It comprises 48 film studios, of which 32 are devoted to shooting films. Universal Studio City is the biggest film and TV producer in the world. The tour takes visitors through thrilling cinematic spectacles, such as bridge-crushing snow avalanches, exploding mountain torrents, giant white sharks, a roaring effigy of King Kong, and so forth. Virtual reality mock -ups from the films "Back to the Future", "Jurassic Park", and "Aliens" are excruciatingly life-like, And awe-inspiring are the nerve-shattering special effects in "Water World" and "Wild West", and in the stereoscopic films "Terminator 2 3D" and "4D." The fun is accentuated by song- and dance performances and animal show as well as humorous and comic children's programs.

Tour Highlights

  • 100% GUIDED TOUR
  • POWERFUL AND INSPIRING LANDSCAPE
  • PREHISTORIC TRACES OF HUMAN ADAPTATION TO A PARTICULARLY HARSH ENVIRONMENT
  • NIGHT OUT ON THE LAS VEGAS "STRIP"
  • LUXURY EXCURSION ACROSS THE LARGEST CONTINENTAL DESERT IN NORTH AMERICA
  • ADMISSION TO CALIFORNIA THEME PARKS
  • FACTORY OUTLET SHOPPING OPPORTUNITIES

Lodging

Howard Johnson Hotel – Fullerton

Modern and tastefully decorated from the lobby to your comfortable room, our hotel in Fullerton, keeps you happy in Southern California, and our multilingual staff is happy to help you get acquainted with the area. Enjoy a swim in our outdoor pool. Your in-room amenities include a work desk and free Wi-Fi Internet access. Adjoining rooms for families, as well as handicapped-accessible and non-smoking rooms. Free hot buffet breakfast before heading out. 1 Family Room Sleeps 4.

Circus-Circus Hotel & Casino – Las Vegas

Centrally located and invitingly decorated, with 3,770 newly refreshed and remodeled rooms promise all the comfort and convenience you would expect from a Las Vegas hotel with all the round-the-clock excitement of a Las Vegas Casino. 1 Family Room Sleeps 4

Transportation

Luxury coach transport service offers a safe, convenient, and flexible way to travel anywhere within The United States. Each bus is equipped with an on board restroom, airline style seating and foot rests to ensure the most comfortable tour. Our coaches are also equipped with televisions. Your professional driver/guide will provide live narration en route to all of our destinations, while you sit back and relax in true luxury on board our state-of-the-art luxury buses. Double Decker Buses may be substituted for single decker buses depending on tour volume and availability.

Not Included

  • MEALS (U.N.O.)
  • INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE
  • GRATUITIES
  • HOTEL EXTRAS

What to Bring

  • Binoculars, preferably 7x35 or bigger
  • Camera with extra batteries & film
  • Money in small denominations
  • Toiletries & personal medications
  • Hat, Day pack / dry sack

What to Expect

  • Day tour guide: US$10.00 per person/day
  • Transfer driver: US$2.00 per person
  • Tour driver: US$5.00 per person/day
  • Hotel bellman: US$1.00 per person per suitcase
  • International airport bellmen (red caps): US$1.00 per piece of suitcase
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