Treasures of the West. 20 days/19 nights. Start: San Francisco - End: Phoenix.
After arrival, pick up the rental car and check in at the hotel.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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|2X DOUBLE ROOMS + 1 RENTALCAR (K2X2D)||3548||3663||3548|
|DOUBLE ROOM 1 BED (K21)||3846||4071||3846|
|QUADRUPLE ROOM 2 BEDS (K42)||2106||2224||2106|
|TRIPLE ROOM 2 BEDS (K32)||2682||2833||2682|
|SINGLE ROOM (K11)||7609||8014||7609|
|per child in parents room 2 - 12 (DACHD12)||26||26||26|
|per childr in parents room 13 - 17 (DACHD18)||361||361||361|
|Alamo Suppl. Gold - per car (DALGOLD)||273||273||273|
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