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7 Days Mount Rushmore,YellowstoneRY7

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Yellowstone National Park
Grand Tetons National Park
Lake Tahoe
Mount Rushmore, and much more!

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Departure Date: 2020: Saturday (05/02-10/10)

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Mount Rushmore, Bear Country, Devil's Tower, Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, "Little Niagara Falls," Snake River Canyon, Reno, Virginia City, Lake Tahoe


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  • day 1City of Departure > Utah

    Option 1: Take the tour bus departing from San Francisco heading toward Sacramento. Lodging in Wendover.
    Option 2: Fly to Salt Lake City; take the free hotel courtesy shuttle to the hotel. (Airfare not included.) Meet your tour guide in the lobby of the hotel at 9:00 AM the next day.

    Hotels : Ramada Salt Lake City Airport Hotel or similar
  • day 2Utah > 110 miles > Great Salt Lake > 20 miles > Salt Lake City > 415 miles > Wyoming

    In the morning, we will visit the Great Salt Lake, the LDS (Mormon) Temple Square, the Eagle Gate Monument, and the Utah State Capitol Building. In the afternoon, we will see Independence Rock, the symbol of the American frontier in 1800s. Lodging in Casper, Wyoming.

    Hotels : Best Western Casper or similar
  • day 3Casper > 217 miles > Crazy Horse > 20 miles > Mount Rushmore > 118 miles > Devils Tower > 164 miles > Sheridan

    Our first stop is the Crazy Horse Memorial Park. This massive stone monument, dedicated to one of the most famous Native American warriors, has been under construction since 1948. Next up, is iconic Mount Rushmore, featuring 60-foot heads of four of the greatest US presidents. Then we arrive at the magnificent Devil's Tower (the centerpiece of the movie, Close Encounters of the Third Kind), which was called the "Bear Lodge" by Native Americans. Lodging in Sheridan, Wyoming.

    Hotels : Holiday Inn Sheridan or similar
  • day 4Sheridan > 418 miles > Yellowstone National Park

    We head for Yellowstone, the first national park in America and arrive there at noon. We will spend 7 hours in the park, visiting some of the most breathtaking attractions in the world. We'll spend 30 minutes at Mammoth Hot Springs Area (Pallet Springs and Liberty Cap), 1 hour at Canyon Area (Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, Upper Falls and Lower Falls), a drive-by of breathtaking Morning Glory, 1 hour at Norris Geyser Basin Area (Emerald Pool, Steamboat Geyser, Porcelain Terrace), 30 minutes at Upper Geyser Basin Area (Silex Pool, Fountain Paint Pot, Clepsydra Geyser,  etc.), 40 minutes at Midway Geyser Area (Grand Prismatic Spring, Excelsior Geyser, Turquoise Pool, etc.). Lodging in Montana.

    Hotels : White Buffalo Hotel or West Yellowstone or similar
  • day 5Yellowstone National Park > 77 miles > Grand Teton National Park > 165 miles > Pocatello

    We will explore more of Yellowstone National Park in the morning: 50 minutes at the famous Old Faithful Geyser, 50 Minutes at the West Thumb Geyser Basin Area by Yellowstone Lakeside (beautiful Yellowstone Lake. Abyss Pool, Black Pool, Fishing Cone, etc.). Winding our way alongside Snake River, we will reach Grand Teton National Park, where we will make several picturesque stops. Depending on the weather conditions, you can choose to take a boat trip on Jenny Lake (optional fee). We will also visit the unique arch gates made by elk antlers in the famous cowboy town of Jackson. Lodging in Pocatello, Idaho.

    Hotels : Clarion Inn Pocatello or similar
  • day 6Pocatello > 112 miles > Little Niagara Falls > 6 miles > Snake River Canyon > 454 miles > Reno

    First stop of the day is Shoshone Falls, also known as "The Niagara of the West." Then, we will head further into the Snake River Canyon. In the evening, we will arrive in Reno, and spend what's sure to be a colorful night in the place known as the "biggest little city in the world.”Entertainment shows are an optional activity.

    Hotels : Silver Legacy Reno or similar
  • day 7Reno > 70 miles > Lake Tahoe > 204 miles > San Francisco Bay Area

    Visit the historical and iconic mining town of Virginia City (optional fee), which also the place where Mark Twain began his reporting career. During its boom time in the late 19th century, it had over 15,000 residents, and the mining industry was worth millions of dollars - equaling billions today.  We then head to Lake Tahoe where you can take a boat ride on this "jewel of the Sierras" in northern California (optional fee). We'll return back to the Bay Area in the evening.
    (If you are flying out from SFO, please book a flight that departs after 10:30 PM).

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*All passengers must arrive 10 minutes earlier prior to departure.If passenger missed the bus for personal reasons, passenger must pay an $250 additional charge for extra transportation.

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  • Ground transportation in air-conditioned deluxe Vehicle
  • Hotel Accommodations (The third, the forth and the child need to be in the same room with the first and the second person. There are only two beds in one room)
  • Professional tour guide
  • Optional Activities:
  • Mandatory Admission Fee $220/person : Great Salt Lake, Devils Tower, Mont Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Virginia City, Fuel Surcharge
  • Jenny Lake Boat Tour: $20 (same for adult & child)
  • Lake Tahoe Boat Tour: $50 (same for adult & child)
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  • * All Optional Fee and Mandatory Activity MUST purchase from Joy To Your Heart.
  • * All the tickets prices may vary due to the seasons and are subject to the final box office price
  • * All personal expenses including shopping expenses, paid TV, phone bill, hotel room service and meals; however, you have the option to pay for meals the tour guide arranges
  • * The trip is non refundable and will be re-arranged if there is any uncontrollable situation. (weather, time, security, political factors and so on)
  • * Suggested tipping rate is *$10/per day per passenger, for our tour directors and bus drivers. (Cash only)
  • * Airport Pick-up Service fee for driver (min. $3.00/person)
  • * Personal Travel Health Insurance
  • * Customers need to bring their own car seat or booster seat for safer travel with kids, who is under the age of 8 or under 60 lbs. (Joy To Your Heart provide car seat or booster seat for $25 per day per seat per transfer. Please book the car seat or booster seat at the same time when you book our tour. )

Notice

*Emergency Contact: 1-888-589-1199
* Please call to confirm your updated information, including your pick-up location, tour guide contact information one day prior to departure, 15:00 to 18:00 Pacific time. In case of any emergencies happened during your trip, please contact Joy Holiday office timely for assistance.
* On the departure day, the pickup point is no unauthorized changes may be made by the passengers. All the charges and expenses incurred from the operation shall be for passenger's responsibility.
* Joy Holiday reserves the right to adjust the tour itinerary.
* According to inclement weather, traffic congestion, flight re-scheduling, bus mechanical failure or other unpredictable circumstances, Joy Holiday representatives reserve the right to make appropriate changes depend on the situation to protect our travel group's interest and safety.
* Joy Holiday reserve the right to cancel anyone's eligibility to continue to participate in the trip whom are trying to obstruct or hinder the normal operation of  Joy Holiday's travel products, this decision will be final, and Joy Holiday will not responsible for any resultant loss.
* Any cancellations due to personal reasons, please read our cancellation & refund policy carefully, and contact us timely.
* If passenger's absence happened or abandon the tour attendance due to personal reasons, Joy Holiday will not responsible for any resultant loss or refund or provide any reimbursement.
* You must be an individual whom is 18 years or older. If  you are under 18 years old, you may attend our tour only with a parent or legal guardian accompany.
* All passengers are responsible for their personal belongings during the trip. Our tour guide and driver will try the best to assist customers for lost or misplaced items. However, no guarantee for any items will be found. If you are aware that any of  your belongings are missing, please contact us immediately. After your trip ends , Joy Holiday will hold your found items for only ONE MONTH, all unclaimed items will be donated to the charity organization.
* Hotel rooms including 2 standard beds, no extra beds could be added. Every hotel room is non-smoking room, penalties will be applied if any person violates the policy. Any violations are fined at least $250-$400 Joy Holiday reserve the right to adjust itinerary.
* All Optional Fee and Mandatory Activity MUST purchase from Joy Holiday.
* Customers need to bring their own car seat or booster seat for safer travel with kids, who is under the age of 8 or under 60 lbs. (Joy To Your Heart provide car seat or booster seat for $25 per day per seat per transfer. Please book the car seat or booster seat at the same time when you book our tour. )

 

Joy Holiday Disclaimer:
1. Joy Holiday highly recommends that all passengers evaluate your health conditions and consult with your doctor before deciding  your travel plans. To ensure the smooth operation while passengers join the tour, Joy Holiday advises all passengers be in good health conditions. If you need any special care physically or mentally in health, you are responsible for disclosing any related information to us when ordering. If any passenger needs medical services or urgent care during the tour,  and need to dismiss the tour for personal reasons, Joy Holiday will not provide any refunds nor reimbursements of personal travel expenses, and undertake any responsibilities caused by passenger's personal issues. All passengers are liable for any risks, incidences and consequences incurred while joining the Joy Holiday's tour.
2. To protect the interests and safety of our travel group, Joy Holiday's tour leader reserves the right to make appropriate changes on the tour itinerary according to the inclement weather , traffic and emergency happening during the tour. If  passengers have any questions regarding the tour operation, please call 1-888-589-1199. Joy Holiday reserve the right to cancel anyone's eligibility to continue to participate in the trip whom are trying to obstruct or hinder the normal operation of  Joy Holiday's travel products, this decision will be final, and Joy Holiday will not responsible for any resultant loss. 
 

Mandatory Admission Fee $220/person : Great Salt Lake, Devils Tower, Mont Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Virginia City, Fuel Surcharge

Jenny Lake Boat Tour: $20 (same for adult & child)

Lake Tahoe Boat Tour: $50 (same for adult & child)

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* All Optional Fee and Mandatory Activity MUST purchase from Joy To Your Heart.
* All the tickets prices may vary due to the seasons and are subject to the final box office price
* All personal expenses including shopping expenses, paid TV, phone bill, hotel room service and meals; however, you have the option to pay for meals the tour guide arranges
* The trip is non refundable and will be re-arranged if there is any uncontrollable situation. (weather, time, security, political factors and so on)
* Suggested tipping rate is *$10/per day per passenger, for our tour directors and bus drivers. (Cash only)
* Airport Pick-up Service fee for driver (min. $3.00/person)
* Personal Travel Health Insurance
* Customers need to bring their own car seat or booster seat for safer travel with kids, who is under the age of 8 or under 60 lbs. (Joy To Your Heart provide car seat or booster seat for $25 per day per seat per transfer. Please book the car seat or booster seat at the same time when you book our tour. )