DAY 1 – LAS VEGAS
First of all, we need to get to the West coast. And the best way to overcome 5’000 km is by plane. It will take 7-8 hours and you get from usual America to the WILD WILD WEST.
You will depart from city you live and arrive at Las Vegas. You will be met at the airport by the our representatives. We will check you in to the hotel, shortly after, we will have city orientation meeting and our first sightseeing bus tour starts. Duration 2 hours. After 9pm you will have free time and overnight in Las Vegas hotel.
The world-famous Las Vegas Strip is a brilliantly lit corridor of themed and classic casino-hotels stretching for more than 3 mi/5 km along Las Vegas Boulevard.
The flashing signs and lighted facades make walking the Strip a memorable experience day or night. Free sidewalk shows that cost millions to design and maintain.
Not so long ago, people came to Las Vegas for the gambling and buffets. Today Las Vegas is all about serious fun – from big-name shows and events to after-hours night clubbing.
DAY 2 – GRAND CANYON
Departure from Las Vegas in the morning. We are going to the South – East through Nevada to Arizona to world famous National Park, the Grand Canyon.
GRAND CANYON is one of the deepest canyons in the world. The length of the canyon is 446 kilometers. The width (at plateau level) fluctuates from 6 to 29kilometers, at the bottom level is less than kilometer. The depth is 1600 meters.
You MUST SEE it with your own eyes, true greatness of Grand Canyon. And of course we’ll make a stop at the Hoover Dam on our way to the canyons!
Hoover Dam is the greatest platinum in America. The panorama on the platinum, simply grasps the spirit.Viewing this magnificent, massive man made structure creates a respect for man’s accomplishments. The strong desire to harness nature’s power drove the human mind and body to build Hoover Dam in the hottest, driest area of the United States. In doing so, the seasonal flooding of the Colorado River was eliminated and millions of people now have drinking water and irrigation during the dry season.
DAY 2 – ZION CANYON & VALLEY OF FIRE
Journey back 3,000 years in time and discover the great Anasazi “Lost City”. Experience authentic pueblos, pottery, baskets, arrowheads, tools, mystical ancient Indian petroglyphs, and other priceless artifacts. This tour of early Native American life is truly the jewel of the American Southwest.
The incredible Valley of Fire was once the spiritual center of this great early American civilization. The rock formations and Indian art will amaze you. You will be moved to your soul on this spiritual and wonder-filled adventure.
Valley of Fire State Park, covering an area of almost 42,000 acres, is the oldest and largest state park in Nevada. It derives its name from red sandstone formations, formed from great shifting sand dunes during the age of dinosaurs. These features, which are the centerpiece of the park’s attractions, often appear to be on fire when reflecting the sun’s rays.
DAY 4 – LOS ANGELES
It’s time to see all those famous Hollywood sites you’ve seen on TV since you were a little kid.
We’ll take you to L.A.’s most glamorous neighborhoods including Hollywood, the Sunset Strip & Beverly Hills. You’ll also see some of our most celebrated beaches, the Pacific Ocean Beach, Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica 3rd St Promenade and much, much more!
The tour kicks off in the heart of historic Hollywood where you’ll get a chance to tour Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Hollywood & Highland Complex. For more than 75 years, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre has been a unique and popular L.A. landmark, and today its courtyard is still the site of every star studded Walk of Fame induction ceremony.
Compare your hand and footprints with classic performers like Harrison Ford, Marilyn Monroe and John Wayne or snap some pics of the opulent old movie palace. Then take a stroll on the Hollywood Walk of Fame where you can admire the stars of your favorite actors and actresses, like Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Leonardo DiCaprio, Julia Roberts and many more.
Even Kermit the Frog has been honored with a star! As you make your way down Hollywood Boulevard, be sure to visit the Kodak Theatre – where they host the Academy Awards – and the rest of the Hollywood & Highland Complex, which features popular retail outlets and dining.
Next we cruise down the famous Sunset Strip which is packed with gourmet restaurants and legendary nightclubs, the playground of many movie stars.
In Beverly Hills, home to many exclusive designer stores and name brand boutiques. Shop elbow to elbow with the rich and famous on Rodeo Drive!
We will finish our day in sunny Santa Monica, home to the 3rd Street Promenade and Santa Monica Pier. You’ll also get a glimpse of this famous L.A. beach and the Pacific Ocean.
DAY 5 – SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK
Explore Giant Forest, the premiere grove of Giant Sequoias and visit an enchanted meadow.
Experience the beauty of the Sierra Nevada Foothills. Big trees, impressive peaks, cartwheeling canyons and whitewater rivers will fill your windshield with Sierra splendor. Learn all about the Big Trees at the new Giant Forest Museum.
Witness the grandeur of General Sherman, the biggest tree on earth! The undisputed King of the Giant Forest, the General Sherman tree is not only the largest living tree in the world, but the largest living organism, by volume, on the planet.
DAY 6 – SAN FRANCISCO
After 2.5-3 hour trip, during which you can have a good nap, we get to the unique climate and atmosphere of San Francisco. The city of everlasting spring will welcome us with its marvelous bay sunrise and picturesque prospect of one of the most famous bridge in the world – Golden Gate.
City sightseeing tour, Sunset by San Francisco Bay and GOLDEN GATE bridge.
Among the numerous sights of San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge deserves special attention. It used to be the longest pendant bridge in the world. Engineers have already built a dozen of more complicated and lengthy crossings but it hasn’t diminished a universal popularity of Golden Gate. Daily a crew of painters uses 4 thousand liters of orange paint on this architectural masterpiece.
The second symbol of the city is an ancient tram or Cable Car. While the cable cars are used to a certain extent by commuters, their small service area and premium fares for single rides make them more of a tourist attraction.
Another attraction in San Francisco is Lombard Street is called the most crooked or winding street in America. What does this mean? The steep, hilly street was created with sharp curves to switchback down the one-way hill past beautiful Victorian mansions. The street is paved with bricks and is an amazing site to see as demonstrated by the photos below.
The third symbol of the city is Alcatraz jail. Alcatraz and history go hand in hand. Once home to some of America’s most notorious criminals, the federal penitentiary that operated here from 1934 to 1963 brought a dark mystique to the Rock. The presence of infamous inmates like Al “Scarface” Capone, and the “Birdman” Robert Stroud helped to establish the island’s notoriety. To this day, Alcatraz is best known as one of the world’s most legendary prisons. Alcatraz is an optional tour and must be booked in advance; due to high popularity of this tour, tickets are always sold out.
DAY 7 – LOS ANGELES
After breakfast we are going to the Griffith Observatory & Hollywood Sign.
The Griffith Observatory provides excellent views of the city and the Sign. While the observatory offers a bit of Hollywood history with iconic scenes from movies like Rebel without a Cause, the observatory presents a different type of star by offering planetarium shows and public telescope hours. What could be a better place to observe the Sign than at the famous Griffith Park Observatory? Perched atop a high hillside overlooking all of Los Angeles, there are few more spectacular views to be found in the city.
While you are there, take a tour of the newly renovated and updated Observatory (always free, though there may be a line) and explore some of the nearby walking trails that wind around the hills.
For those who want to visit Universal Studio we’ll go straight there. Spend the day at the “World’s Largest Movie Studio and Theme Park” – Universal Studios Hollywood! Scream your heart out on one of many thrilling rides. Ooh and ahh at one of the electrifying shows. See what happens behind the scenes on a tour of a real working movie studio.
DAY 8 – LAS VEGAS
There are many things to do in Las Vegas, with fun venues located all over the map. The area is known for its many themed hotel/casinos. The MGM Grand and Caesar’s Palace are just some of the many, many casinos in the area. The iconic Luxor building is shaped like an ancient Egyptian pyramid. The medieval themed Excalibur is designed to look like a castle. Let’s not forget the beautiful Bellagio Fountains. Check out other popular spots such as the Venetian with its channels and of course Treasure Island. A trip to Vegas is worth it for the architecture in-and outside the casinos alone.
Take the time to explore as many of the larger properties as you can; you’ll be amazed at how thoroughly they re-create the four corners of the earth—and also several fantasy worlds beyond.
DAY 9 – LAS VEGAS
Upon the departure, we pack the gifts to all our relatives and friends, then copy and share our pictures and videos, we’ve made during the trip.