Treasures of the West

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

  • Day 01: San Francisco - Arrival - Rental car pickup - hotel - free at leisure
  • Day 02: San Francisco - Yosemite Park
  • Day 03: Yosemite np - Tioga road - Lake Tahoe
  • Day 04: Lake Tahoe - Elko
  • Day 05: Elko - Salt Lake City
  • Day 06: Salt Lake City - Jackson
  • Day 07: Jackson - Yellowstone
  • Day 08: Yellowstone
  • Day 09: Yellowstone - Cody
  • Day 10: Cody - Rock Springs
  • Day 11: Rock Springs – Vernal
  • Day 12: Vernal - Moab
  • Day 13: Moab - Arches and Canyonlands national parks
  • Day 14: Moab - Kayenta
  • Day 15: Kayenta - Page
  • Day 16: Page - Grand Canyon
  • Day 17: Grand Canyon - Phoenix/Scottsdale
  • Day 18: Phoenix/Scottsdale
  • Day 19: Phoenix - rental car return - returnflight or individual extension
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day 1

San Francisco - Arrival - Rental car pickup - hotel - free at leisure

1 Day

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

day 2

San Francisco - Yosemite Park

1 Day

305 km

After a last walk through the city, leave San Francisco and travel on to the beautiful Yosemite National Park. Yosemite is one of the largest nature reserves in the Sierra Nevada and has a great diversity of fauna and flora. Within the park, Yosemite Valley is the most visited area and you will also find the information center with rangers that can give you all the tips for beautiful walks and activities at all levels.  Wherever you drive through the park you will enjoy beautiful views and a few highlights in the park are definitely Glacier Point, El Capitan, Yosemite Falls, Mirror Lake, Tuolumne Meadows, Wawona and Mariposa Grove and certainly not to forget: Tioga Road which leads to the Tioga Pass and is only open from the beginning of June to the beginning of November.

day 3

Yosemite np - Tioga road - Lake Tahoe

1 Day

320 km

SEE DUTCH/FRENCH VERSION

day 4

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 5

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 6

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 7

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 8

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 9

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 10

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 11

Rock Springs – Vernal

1 Day

180 km

Flaming Gorge National recreation area spans southwestern Wyoming and eastern Utah. The construction of Flaming Gorge Dam created a large reservoir of water in the river. The area is known as the "fishing hot spot" of America and offers many recreational opportunities. Vernal is very popular among tourists because the town still exudes the atmosphere of the Old West and many dinosaur fossils are found there. Moreover, it is a suitable location for a variety of outdoor activities.

day 12

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 13

Moab - Arches and Canyonlands national parks

1 Day

30 km

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 14

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 15

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 16

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 17

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 18

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 19

Phoenix - rental car return - returnflight or individual extension

1 Day

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

 

Standard hotels (0USST19A)
is available starting at 3846 EUR

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

Rooms 01.05.22 - 30.06.22 01.07.22 - 17.08.22 18.08.22 - 31.10.22
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

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

FLIGHTS:

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.

A-LA-CARTE   -  TAILOR MADE:

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

CARRENTAL - DRIVERS LICENCE:

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.