Self Drive

Treasures of the West

Treasures of the West. 20 days/19 nights. Start: San Francisco - End: Phoenix.

Wings ‘n Wheels is offering a large choice of European and American carriers which operates daily flights to and from the USA and Canada, starting from Brussels and as well as from the main airports in neighboring countries.

International and eventual domestic flights are not included. Airlines work with flexible prices and availability does change quickly. Use the contact form below and send it to your travel agent (enter your postal code or city name or the name of your travel agency) and indicate accurately your travel dates (departure and return) together with the surname (family name), first name and date of birth of each traveler and Wings ‘n Wheels will search for the best deals, considering itinerary and pricing.

All self-drive itineraries can be amended and tailormade “ à la carte” to your wishes.

  • Day 01: Arrival San Francisco
  • Day 02: San Francisco
  • Day 03: San Francisco - Yosemite National Park
  • Day 04: Yosemite National Park - Lake Tahoe
  • Day 05: Lake Tahoe - Elko
  • Day 06: Elko - Salt Lake City
  • Day 07: Salt Lake City - Jackson
  • Day 08: Jackson - Yellowstone
  • Day 09: Yellowstone
  • Day 10: Yellowstone - Cody
  • Day 11: Cody - Rock Springs
  • Day 12: Rock Springs - Vernal
  • Day 13: Vernal - Moab
  • Day 14: Moab
  • Day 15: Moab - Kayenta
  • Day 16: Kayenta - Page
  • Day 17: Page - Grand Canyon
  • Day 18: Grand Canyon - Phoenix/Scottsdale
  • Day 19: Phoenix/Scottsdale
  • Day 20: Departure Phoenix
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day 1

Arrival San Francisco

1 Day

At arrival, pick up the rental car and check in at the hotel.

 

day 2

San Francisco

1 Day

Time to visit the city: Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Japanese Teagarden, the elegant shops near Union Square...

day 3

San Francisco - Yosemite National Park

1 Day

305 km

Leave the unforgetable city behind and travel via Oakdale and Big Oak to the beautiful Yosemite National Park. You will be immersed in stunning nature with impressive water falls, shining lakes and breathtaking panorama views. Enjoy the traquility to the fullest en make one of the many hiking trips. 

 

day 4

Yosemite National Park - Lake Tahoe

1 Day

320 km

From the villlage, you follow the panoramic 'Tiago Road' (alternative route if closed) and you drive through a totally different scenery. Make a stop at the mysterious Mono Lake and the ghost town Bodie, before driving to Lake Tahoe. After arrival, you can make a wonderful trip around the lake and visit the Ponderosa Ranch from the television show Bonanza.

 

day 5

Lake Tahoe - Elko

1 Day

540 km

You start the day with a visit to the Gambling City Reno. Then you can either follow the Highway 80 via Winnemucca and Battle Mountain to Elko or you take the touristic route over Austin and discover a not so know part of Nevada. Lodgings in Elko.

 

day 6

Elko - Salt Lake City

1 Day

380 km

North of the Humboldt National Forest, you drive in the direction of Wendover to the border with Utah. A little further, you can stop at the Bonneville Speedway and travel to the region of salt deserts and via the Great Salt Lake to Salt Lake City.

 

day 7

Salt Lake City - Jackson

1 Day

440 km

In the forenoon, visit the Mormon Temple Square, the Tabernacle with the famous choir, the Capitole and more. Afterwards, the beautiful route takes you through the wonderful Caribou National Forest, along the shores of the Snake River to the little town of Jackson. 

day 8

Jackson - Yellowstone

1 Day

170 km

From Jackson, you drive to the beautiful Grand Teton National Park. Enjoy a relaxing walk or a delicious picknick near the river. Further to Yellowstone National Park to start the 'South Loop'. It offers you to meet the vulcan activity in the park in glaciers, mud puddles and fumaroles. Lodgings in West Yellowstone/Montana. 

 

day 9

Yellowstone

1 Day

A full day to visit this impressive park. Do not forget to follow the 'North Loop' as well to discover the enormous canyons, stormy waterfalls and shining rocks. 

 

day 10

Yellowstone - Cody

1 Day

240 km

Just a couple of hours driving and you reach the cozy cowboy and western atmosphere. Cody, the town of Buffalo Bill, is a pleasant interlude during the travel. Almost every summer night, you can enjoy a real rodeo. 

 

day 11

Cody - Rock Springs

1 Day

460 km

From Cody, you travel to Thermopolis first, a region with warm water sources. Then via Riverton to Lander through the Wind Indian Reservation, originally the area from the Shoshone and Arapaho Indians. They organise POW WOWs regularly. Further to Rock Springs for lodgings. 

 

day 12

Rock Springs - Vernal

1 Day

180 km

Just south to Rock Springs, you find the beautiful Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area with the Flaming Gorge Dam. Visit the dam and the domain. Continue travel to Vernal in Utah with a visit to the Dinosaur Museum and Gardens. 

 

day 13

Vernal - Moab

1 Day

360 km

You leave Vernal in the direction of Dinosaur. Here you can find the famous quarry of the Dinosaur National Monument with fossilised remains of serveral dinosaurs. Then to Grand Junction and visit the wonderful canyons and the monoliths in the Colorado National Monument. Via Cisco and the Scenic Route 128 to Moab. 

 

day 14

Moab

1 Day

The entrance gate to the Canyonlands National Park and Arches National Park. Discover the meanders of the Colorado River, Dead Horse Point and the fantastic rock formations en stone triumph arches in Arches National Park. Jeeptours en raft trips can not be missed! 

day 15

Moab - Kayenta

1 Day

275 km

A ride with a diversity of views brings you through the Sal Mountains with stops at Looking Glass Rock, Wilson Arch and Church Rock. From Monticello to Bluff with a possibility to visit the "Valley of the Gods". Then to Kayenta, the entrance gate to Monument Valley. 

 

day 16

Kayenta - Page

1 Day

180 km

Monument Valley will breng back the memories to the famous western movies. Optional: a jeep tour with Navajo guidance. Afterwards, continue travel through an abandonned area to Page, located at the wonderful Lake Powell.

 

day 17

Page - Grand Canyon

1 Day

240 km

This morning, you can enjoy a boat trip to Rainbow Bridge (optional) or relax around the lake. Tehe you can make short stages to the impressive Grand Canyon. First visit: the viewpoint of the East Rim. Lodgings at the entrance of the park. 

 

day 18

Grand Canyon - Phoenix/Scottsdale

1 Day

430 km

Encounter with the most beautiful panoramas of the South Rim. An optional helicopter flight above the canyon can be booked. You leave the park in the direction of Williams, and drive to Flagstaff. Follow the scenic route through Oak Creek Canyon to Sedona and held a stop in this picturesque town, surounded with imposing red rock formations. The day ends in Phoenix (Scottsdale).

 

day 19

Phoenix/Scottsdale

1 Day

Today, you explore the old Indian culture. Enjoy the dozen little cozy restaurants and shop 'till you drop in the impressive shopping centers to find the ulimate souvenirs. 

 

day 20

Departure Phoenix

1 Day

End of the self drive. Drop off the rental car or inidvidual prolongation with supplement.

 

TREASURES OF THE WEST STANDARD (0USST19A)
is available starting at 2703 EUR

Prices apply for all departures in the date range. Departure is possible every day.

Rooms 01.07.20 - 17.08.20 18.08.20 - 31.10.20
2X DOUBLE ROOMS + 1 RENTALCAR (K2X2D) 2574 2493
DOUBLE ROOM 1 BED (K21) 2861 2703
QUADRUPLE ROOM 2 BEDS (K42) 1563 1480
TRIPLE ROOM 2 BEDS (K32) 1991 1885
SINGLE ROOM (K11) 5632 5347
Children in parents room 2 - 11 (DACHD12) Free Free
Children in parents room 12 - 17 (DACHD18) 254 254
Alamo Suppl. Gold - per car (DALGOLD) 192 192

Included

  • Hotelaccomodation based on lodging + local sales taxes, as per itinerary and as per chosen hotel category.
  • Car rental with GPS, adapted to the number of persons in the car, one driver.  Extra drivers and/or underage drivers can be added with supplement.
    • Single: Economy except if the car is brought back to another city than the one it started from, than Compact.
    • Double/Twin: Compact
    • Triple: Intermediate
    • Quadruple and 2x double rooms: Fullsize.
  • Any other car rental category can be provided with the appropriate price adjustment.
  • Only for selfdrives booked as published: roadbook with description of day by day itinerary. (Only available in Dutch and French)
  • Local roadmap of the State or Province (Canda), or a road atlas if the trip brings you through different states.

Not Included

All services NOT mentioned such as: 

  • International passport and charges for ESTA = USA and or ETA = Canada.
  • Airline tickets, airport taxes, fuel surcharge, security fee, and more.
  • Meals at the hotels except if confirmed differently at time of confirmation.
  • Resort fees, Urban fees, Facility fees and other fees charged by some hotels and to be paid locally.
  • Eventual cost for a (new) Belgian - European drivers licence, if the current one does not state "Drivers Licence" in English.
  • Warrant/Security Deposit/Guarantee cost for rental cars, motorhomes, motorbikes, hotels and more.
  • Fuel for the vehicles and parking costs. 
  • Charges for tollroads en toll bridges
  • Insurances (cancellation insurance, travel and assistance insurance, luggage insurance, etc).
  • Admissions to the national parks, to attractions, extra excursions, etc.
  • All personal expenses (Food & Drinks), souvenirs and more. 

Good To Know

It is mandatory to present a NATIONAL driving licence with on the front side "Driving Licence". An international drivers licence is a translation only and not a valid document to rent a vehicle.