Wonderful West

WEST TOUR

It’s time for HOLLYWOOD! Buckle up your seatbelt for a vacation that totally blows your mind. Thrilling theme park rides and shows, a real working movie studio, and Los Angeles’ best shops, restaurants and cinemas at City Walk.

Day 01

Colombo - Los Angeles

You will be greeted by friendly tour guide at the Exit Area (Petals Flower Shop at Terminal B). Transfer to the hotel and guide you to hotel and assist you with the check-in if needed. The hotel check in time is 3:00pm.

Hotel Accommodation: Comfort Suites Rosemead/Best Western Rowland Heights/Holiday Inn La Mirada/Howard Johnson or Similar

Day 02

Universal Studios Hollywood

Get ready for the ultimate Hollywood experience! Find a full day of action-packed entertainment all in one place: thrilling theme park rides and shows, a real working movie studio, and Los Angeles’ best shops, restaurants and cinemas at City Walk. Universal Studios Hollywood is a unique experience that’s fun for the whole family.

Day 03

Los Angeles - Santa Barbara - Solvang

Departing from Los Angeles in the morning, we will be heading towards Santa Barbara along the beautiful scenery of the Pacific Coast Highway. Santa Barbara, also known as the “American Riviera”, is one of the best places to visit to enjoy the comforting setting of a Southern California beach town. After our stop in Santa Barbara, we will be heading toward Solvang, a town that adopts Danish architecture, and we will be enjoying our lunch here. The next stop will be Silicon Valley (just visit outside not inside), and we will be visiting some world famous IT company headquarters (such as Apple, Microsoft and Google, please be subject to guide arrangement on the day)

Hotel: Courtyard Fremont/Courtyard Newark or Similar

Day 04

Stanford University - Golden Gate Bridge - Palace of Fine Arts - Fisherman Wharf 3:00 in the Afternoon: San Francisco City Tour (Optional and at your own cost) or free time after 3:00 PM

In the morning, visit Stanford University which is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. It was built in 1891 by the railroad tycoons - Leland Stanford. The quiet campus is the home to a rich collection of historical and contemporary buildings as well as various plants and works of art. It covers an area of 35 square kilometers. It is the second largest university in the U.S. Afterwards, you will cross the Bay Bridge to the enchanting San Francisco and explore the magnitude of Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman Wharf, Lombard Street, Palace of Fine Arts and more. You may take a bay cruise at your own cost and sail through the Golden Gate Bridge and Bay Bridge, pass by the Alcatraz Island, Angel Island and Treasure Island, and enjoy the view of east bay and the skyline of San Francisco. You will be enlightened by the fresh sea breeze and the beautiful ocean.

Around 3p.m, you are welcome to either spend your free time with your friends and relatives or join the extensive San Francisco tour at your own cost (optional). The extensive tour will cover St. Mary Cathedral - the principal catholic church of San Francisco, Twin Peaks, the Civic Center and Castro District,, cliff house and city hall of San Francisco. After dinner, you will head back to the hotel.

Hotel: Courtyard Fremont/Courtyard Newark or Similar

Day 05

Yosemite - Los Angeles

Sit back and enjoy the journey as you head north to Yosemite through miles of scenic vineyards, orchards, and fertile farmlands. Arrive at Yosemite National Park to view the El Capitan, a magnificent and gigantic granite monolith which one of the most popular attractions in the park. Surround yourself in the natural beauty of Yosemite as you experience the beautiful lakes, giant pine trees, captivating waterfalls and massive rock cliffs. An afternoon departure from Yosemite will bring you back to Los Angeles around 6:30 p.m. in the evening. Regarding your safety, we reserve the right to change the Yosemite itinerary to 17 Miles due to the weather and road condition in Winter time.

Hotel: Comfort Suites Rosemead/Best Western Rowland Heights/Holiday Inn La Mirada/Howard Johnson or Similar

Day 06

Los Angeles - Tanger Outlet Center - Las Vegas

Start your journey early in the morning by boarding a luxury bus. The bus will enter Mojave Desert, the largest in North America. Here we will encounter unusual scenery of stunted, austere Joshua trees dotting a barren landscape stretching till the horizon. There is a brief stop at Barstow for lunch, a brief rest and some shopping at Tanger Outlet Center, and then we will head to Las Vegas - The Pearl in the Desert. Spend the night in the entertainment capital of the nation, with most lavish casinos Mirage, Treasure Island Hotel, MGM, Bellagio, Venetian, and the Aladdin. No other city has such a vibrant nightlife that constantly beckons you to try your luck.

Hotel: Circus Circus Hotel or Similar

Day 07

Las Vegas - Hoover Dam - Grand Canyon South/West - Las Vegas

Drive to Hoov er Dam in the morning, sightsee this largest and tallest concrete structure of it's time. Visit the dam and overlook North America's largest artificial lake - Lake Mead. Then, travel to one of the most famous 7 natural wonders in the world - the Grand Canyon! You can choose to go to Grand Canyon West Rim or South Rim.

West Rim (Skywalk): Over eons, the Colorado River and erosion have sculpted this amazing landscape. Grand Canyon west rim belongs to Indian Reservation (Mandatory Admission $80 to Grand Canyon West Rim). The group will take the designated park shuttle to enter the canyon. Upon arriving in the terminal, you may take the helicopter ride and sightseeing boat tour (Optional), in order to feel the canyon and Colorado River from different perspective and explore the true beauty of the Grand Canyon. Afterwards, you may take the park shuttle to the next sightseeing spots, Eagle Point and Guano Point. At Eagle Point, you may take an optional visit to the "Skywalk", which is the new gigantic construction built on the very edge of the Grand Canyon West Rim. The group will return to Las Vegas in the evening. You may watch the world’s renowned show at your own cost (optional).

South Rim: Here is the world's most vivid erosion model, which is why the Grand Canyon has not only become a textbook for the geologist and paleontologist, but also made the millions of tourists each year filled with emotion when they face the masterpiece of creator. You may watch the IMAX movie of the history of Grand Canyon at the entrance at your own cost. Then, go to the largest view point near visitor center - Mather Point. If God is the creator of the Grand Canyon, Colorado River is an artist who has carved the Grand Canyon. Despite the passion in summer and the cold in winter, the river and valley’s history of romance has been going on for six hundred million years long. Sunshine and clouds are always alternating controls over the canyon, adding a dash of style to the magnificent scenic picture. The group will return to Las Vegas in the evening. You may watch the world’s renowned show at your own cost (optional).

Day 08

Las Vegas - Ethel M Chocolate Factory - Botanical Cactus Garden - Tanger Outlet Center - Los Angeles

We will depart from hotel in the morning and head to the M&M Chocolate Factory and Botanical Cactus Garden just outside of The Strip. Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Cactus Gardens is quite the adventure. It attracts millions of tourists a year. You can see chocolates being made, sample gourmet treats and meander through the maze of paths at the Botanical Cactus Gardens at no charge. We'll arrange lunch in downtown Las Vegas and depart from Las Vegas around 11:30am. On the way back to Los Angeles we'll stop by the famous Tanger Outlet Center (around 2:00pm or 3:00pm) where you'll be able to satisfy all shopping needs. The group will arrive back into the Los Angeles area between 6:00pm-6:30pm.

Hotel: Comfort Suites Rosemead/Best Western Rowland Heights/Holiday Inn La Mirada/Howard Johnson or Similar

Day 09

Disneyland/California Adventure Park (No tour guide)

Morning pickup from your hotel to full day Disney tour

Hotel: Comfort Suites Rosemead/Best Western Rowland Heights/Holiday Inn La Mirada/Howard Johnson or Similar

Day 10

Los Angeles / Colombo departure

Pick up from your hotel to Airport