Duration
10 Nights
Fitness
Moderate
Travel
Multiple dates in 2019
Destination
USA
If there’s one thing you can be sure to expect when you visit the Grand Canyon, it’s breathtaking views, sweeping landscapes and jaw-dropping vistas lurk around every corner. Marvel at the South Rim’s breathtaking views on this most popular guided and narrated luxury bus tour to the Grand Canyon’s South Rim National Park!
HIGHLIGHTS 
  • Flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Adelaide included
  • Visit world-renowned National Parks such as Grand Canyon South Rim, Monument Valley, Bryce Canyon 
  • Enjoy 14 meals and 10 nights in 3-4 star accommodation

HOLIDAY INCLUDES
All domestic and international transfers
10 nights’ accommodation
Tours and excursions as specified in the itinerary
Sightseeing admissions
Transportation by private A/C vehicles
Transfer airport to the hotel (Day 1)
English speaking local guides
Airlines taxes and surcharge
Airport, hotel and taxes and surcharges

TRAVEL DATES
Departure dates in 2019: 
  • Mar: 03, 17
  • Apr: 07, 21
  • May: 05, 19
  • Sep: 01, 15
  • Oct: 13, 27
  • Nov: 03, 17

ITINERARY 
  • Day 1 Depart for San Francisco from Australia
  • Day 2 Arrive in San Francisco / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
  • Day 3 San Francisco, Yosemite National Park / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
  • Day 4 Fresno, Calico Ghost Town, Las Vegas / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner.
  • Day 5 Las Vegas, Historic Route 66, Grand Canyon South Rim / Meals: Breakfast.
  • Day 6 Monument Valley, Gooseneck State Park / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
  • Day 7 Arches National Park, Bryce / Meals: Breakfast.
  • Day 8 Bryce Canyon National Park, Lake Powell / Meals: Breakfast.
  • Day 9 Upper Antelope Canyon, Las Vegas / Meals: Breakfast.
  • Day 10 Las Vegas / Meals: Breakfast.
  • Day 11-13 Depart Las Vegas back to Australia / Meals: Breakfast
For Full Itinerary information CLICK HERE
HOTELS
  • San Francisco: Red Lion Hotel
  • Fresno: Radisson Hotel
  • Las Vegas: West Gate Hotel & Casino / Treasure Island Hotel & Casino
  • Moab: La Quinta Inn & Suite
  • Bryce: Bryce View Lodge
  • Page: Quality Inn

WHY BOOK WITH MYDISCOVERIES?
At MyDiscoveries we want to help you make ‘one day’, today. Whether you’re into cruising or glamping, or if you’d prefer to holiday at home or abroad, we’re driven to make your holiday dreams come true. With over 20 years of travel experience, you can be sure we can create the right holiday for you. Can’t find what you’re looking for on our site? Call us on 1300 404 606 and one of our travel consultants can create an incredible package for you.
The MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can’t get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we’ll give you your money back
Pay over 5 x monthly, interest-free instalments. Credit card holders can spread their payments over 5 months on all MyDiscoveries holidays

FINE PRINT 
  • Multiple departure dates in 2019 available to choose from.
  • Please note all dates are subject to availability at time of booking. Rest assured, should your dates not be available, the Booking Guarantee applies.
  • Dates are subject to availability at time of booking. We recommend you be quick to redeem your holiday and increase your chances of getting your preferred dates locked in!
  • Voucher is for one person based on a single or twin /double occupancy.
  • Valid for sales unless sold out prior.
  • $350 per person Surcharge departure from Perth, Adelaide & Brisbane.
  • Price is for one person based on double occupancy.
  • Cancellation prior to flight ticket issue will incur a $350 cancellation fee, there will be no refund after the flight ticket is issued.
  • Return date change will incur a charge of $200 per person before the air ticket has been issued and is subject to airline availability.
  • Itinerary scheduled activities are subject to change without prior notice based upon weather, a traffic condition, and other unforeseen occurrences.
  • All currencies are in AUD Dollars unless stated otherwise.
  • Travel insurance not included, customers are advised to purchase appropriate cover. Members receive 10% off any travel insurance policy – simply mention the promo code: DISCOVERY10.
  • Excludes: visa, travel insurance, gratuities/tipping (10 USD pp/day), single supplement upgrades, add-ons, and excursions, anything not listed above i.e.: laundry, personal item.

VISA INFORMATION
  • To enter The United States of America, Australian passport holders must have a valid and appropriate visa.
  • All Australian passport-holders eligible to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) must apply for an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) through the official ESTA website linked above.
  • Alternatively, you can contact an external visa provider such as Visa Central directly for more details or to arrange a visa.

TO BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY, BUY ONLINE AT WWW.MYDISCOVERIES.COM.AU or CALL 1300 404 606
1

Depart for San Francisco from Australia

Your USA Holiday will begin with an international flight to San Francisco. Upon arrival at SFO International airport, meet your tour guide and transfer to your hotel.


2

San Francisco

Discover America’s most picturesque and culturally diverse city – San Francisco.
Highlights include Civic Center, Twin Peaks, Golden Gate Park, Golden Gate Bridge, Palace of Fine Arts, Fisherman’s Wharf, Market Street and Chinatown.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch.

3

San Francisco - Yosemite National Park

Today visit one of the most beautiful national park in the west. From waterfalls that drop thousands of feet to endless mountain ridges, Yosemite National Park can be considered one of the most famous scenic spots in the Western United States. Arrive at YosemiteNational Park in the afternoon.

Highlights include Tunnel View, Bridal Veil Falls, El Captain, Merced River, Yosemite Falls, HalfDome. After that, you will head to Fresno for an overnight stay.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch

4

Fresno - Calico Ghost Town - Las Vegas

In the morning, visit Calico, an old west mining town that has been around since 1881 during the largest silver strike in California. With its 500 mines, Calico produced over $20 million in silver ore over a 12-year span. When silver lost its value in the mid-1890’s Calico lost its population. The miners packed up, loaded their mules and moved away abandoning the town that once gave them a good living. Afterwards, head to Las Vegas for the night.

MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner.
5

Las Vegas - Historic Route 66 - Grand Canyon South Rim

Today visit the Grand Canyon and pass by the romance of Route 66 that continues to captivate people around the world. Upon arrival at the majestic Grand Canyon South Rim, you can enjoy the dramatic view at the deep inner gorge of the Colorado River. The Grand Canyon offers one of the most spectacular examples of erosion not found anywhere in the world. Canyon National Park is a designated World Heritage Site and is unmatched in the incomparable vistas that it offers to visitors on the rim. You may also experience and explore the spectacular view of the Grand Canyon by helicopter (Optional fee) for canton flyovers.

MEALS: Breakfast.
6

Monument Valley - Gooseneck State Park

After Breakfast, you will visit Monument Valley which is characterized by a cluster of vast and iconic sandstone
buttes, mesas and spires. It is the most photographed place in Southwest America and has been featured in many western movies and TV commercials since the 1930s. You will take a jeep ride to see all the famous scenes led by the Navajo Indians. Enjoy a Native American Style Barbecue for lunch. Then you move to the edge of a deep canyon above the sinuous river meander known as Gooseneck. This small park affords impressive views of one of the most striking examples of an entrenched river meander on the North American continent.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch.

7

Arches National Park - Bryce

In the morning, you will be visiting the world-known Arches National Park, which contains the largest concentrations of natural sandstone arches in the world. The arches and numerous other extraordinary geologic features, such as spires, pinnacles, pedestals and balanced rocks, are highlighted in the striking foreground and background views created by contrasting colours, and forms and textures. You will be overwhelmed by the sites of interests that include Park Avenue, Courthouse, Double Arch, South/North windows and delicate arch. Lodging in Bryce.

MEALS: Breakfast.
8

Bryce Canyon National Park - Lake Powell

In the early morning, witness the sunrise from the Bryce Canyon. The limited archeological findings indicate that this area was used primarily for hunting with most habitation in the river valleys below. Over time, erosion has carved colourful limestone into thousands of spires, fins, arches and mazes. The formations collectively called “hoodoos,” and are arranged and tinted in various colours. In the afternoon, visit Lake Powell, a reservoir on the Colorado River, straddling the border between Utah and Arizona. It is the second largest man-made reservoir in the United States behind Lake Mead, storing 24,322,000 acre-feet (30 km³) of water when full. You may have a chance to take an optional cruise on scenic Lake. Overnight at Page.

MEALS: Breakfast.

9

Upper Antelope Canyon - Las Vegas

Head to Antelope Canyon in the morning. It is known as a slot canyon in which rainwater runs into the extensive basin above the slot canyon sections. As the water rushes into the narrow passageways, over time the passageways are eroded away, making the corridors deeper and into what you would experience today. The sunlight filtering down from the top makes magical and beautiful patterns and shadows on the curved sandstone walls. Continue to Las Vegas. The infamous Las Vegas Strip is where tourists can enjoy a walk in the warm desert evening and visit the newest and most lavish casinos from Bellagio, Venetian, MGM Grand, The Mirage, and more. Or perhaps take a stroll downtown and view a dazzling light show that spans an entire street (Optional night tour). Overnight stay in Las Vegas.

MEALS: Breakfast
10

Las Vegas

Enjoy a leisure day today. Or you can explore Las Vegas, which is an internationally renowned major resort city, known primarily for its gambling, shopping, fine dining, entertainment, and nightlife. And there are special shows and performances year-round that truly makes Las Vegas a city that never sleeps. Choose from one of the many eateries on the property, including the Roundtable Buffet, or head down the Strip and stop by one of the other world-famous hotels.

MEALS: Breakfast


11-13

Depart Las Vegas back to Australia

Today, make your own way to Mc Carran International Airport (flight dependent) for your return flight back to Australia. Due to the time difference, you will be arriving Australia 2 days later on day 13.
MEALS: Breakfast.

DESTINATION

Americans love having people visit their country! The US is such a huge country with so many cities, landscapes and attraction to explore! This tour offers you the opportunity to discover most of them on the Western Coast! From San Francisco and Grand Canyon to Bryce Canyon and Las Vegas, experience wonderful cities and breathtaking natural sceneries.


FLIGHT

Departures from Australia: American Airlines, United Airlines or Delta Airlines plus any code share
partners (subject to availability).

Please note: One-way flights cannot be accommodated. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation.


TRANSFER

All domestic transfers and airport transfer on day 1 are included in the deal!


MYDISCOVERIES VIP PACK
  • Start your holiday before you’ve even stepped on the plane with MyDiscoveries exclusive VIP package.
  • Arrive at Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane airport in the comfort and style of a privately chauffeured luxury SUV or sedan, complete with complimentary water and WiFi.
  • Relax and unwind away from the usual airport hustle and bustle with premium lounge access complete with an array of amazing facilities at your disposal.
Read more CLICK HERE

WEATHER
  • The weather in the United States varies according to the geographical area. The hottest period is from June to August and the coolest from November to February.
  • Bring comfortable walking shoes, clothes you can layer, and an all-weather jacket. Sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses are also recommended.

VISA 

  • To enter The United States of America, Australian passport holders must have a valid and appropriate visa.
  • All Australian passport-holders eligible to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) must apply for an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) through the official ESTA website linked above.
  • Alternatively, you can contact an external visa provider such as Visa Central directly for more details or to arrange a visa.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

  • MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you.
  • Call us on 1300 404 606 and quote Discovery10 for a 10% discount.
Once you have purchased your voucher, you will automatically get an email from My Discoveries reconfirming next steps including completing your SNA online booking form.  You can also contact us on 1300 404 606 and we will happily assist you with purchasing your holiday online or over the phone. 
 
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
 
When will I get my ticket(s)?
  • Our partner operator negotiates great deals with airlines ahead of time, purchasing tickets in bulk at different times throughout the year to provide you with the very best value for money. Unfortunately, this means there is no pre-set time when you will get your tickets other than in advance of your travel. Sometimes this can occur months in advance while in others, it’s 30 days or less prior to travel. Rest assured we have everything under control and no one has ever missed their flights in their 6-year history.
  • Your tickets will be issued electronically, but are no longer needed by the airlines. Upon check-in, you just need to show your passport and visa.

Where will I have a stopover on my flight?
  • We are not able to confirm if there will be a stopover or where that might be on your way to and from your chosen destination. When you purchased your group tour, we endeavour to find the best path to get you from your origin city (Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane or Adelaide) to your destination. Most of the time, this means we need to go through a large hub airport to then connect with a domestic flight. We always seek to ensure the minimum amount of layover time that meets with the required transfer times set by the airlines and/or designated airports. If you wish to pay an additional cost to upgrade to a better, more direct flight path or to business class, you may contact SNA customer service and we can discuss the options available.

When will I get my itinerary? 
  • This My Discoveries Voucher you will receive post purchase serves as your tour itinerary. A detailed day-by-day summary of your hotels and other travel details will be sent to you at least one week prior to travel to ensure it is complete and accurate. Your confirmed hotel list is sent out seven days prior departure. This is because sometimes small details change at the last minute due to the complexity of travel to developing countries.

What about visa(s)?
  • Our Operator SNA will be happy to assist you with any Visa requirements you may have. Should you wish SNA to organise visas for you, SNA will be processing your visa in bulk, based on travel tour dates and group sizes. Each country has its own visa process which unfortunately can vary widely beyond our control. Developing countries are notorious for inconsistent processing, which is why we strongly suggest you leave it up to us to deal with it.
  • We have dedicated customer service personnel to hand-hold your visa application through each step to ensure nothing goes wrong. Unfortunately, there is no pre-set schedule we can confirm other than you will receive them ahead of your travel. Please contact SNA if you have concerns about your visa.
  • Alternatively, you are able to process your own visas directly with the countries consulate closest to you

What are the refund and cancellation policies? 
  • My Discoveries and SNA Tours have partnered together to bring you the best value-for-money deal possible. This means that there will be penalties for cancelling. Once the 30-day period ends a minimum of $350 SNA Tours. A $100 My Discoveries fees will apply per person & will be charged to cover administrative costs incurred following cancelation.
  • Once air tickets are issued, no refund is possible. Should there be a health or other serious issue, please contact My Discoveries and SNA with supporting documentation and we will assess the claim on compassionate grounds. My Discoveries strongly recommends Travel insurance and we can organise this. Simply email mydiscoveries@boundround.com to receive 10% off your travel insurance.

Can I decide my travel flight path?
  • SNA facilitate hundreds of travellers across dozens of dates and half a dozen origin cities. This means they need to have the flexibility to manage across multiple airlines and cannot provide each passenger or travel group with their own preferred flight path. The more direct flight path, the higher the cost. Admittedly, this is a trade-off when travelling at this amazing price.

Can I upgrade my flights? 
  • Yes, you can upgrade your International flights to Business Class. Please contact the SNA Customer Service team to discuss the details and update your booking. Please note domestic flights can only be booked in Economy.

What is the tour group size? 

  • Minimum group size 10, maximum group size 30 per vehicle.

What is the bedding configuration? 

  • Double or twin bedding (subject to availability).
  • Concerning triple share, no discounts apply for the third person travelling. Full price applies, subject to availability. Triple shares may be required to share existing bedding.

What about children? 

  • No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents. Valid for Children/infants 2 years old and over. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.

All the extras below can be added AFTER you have purchased your MyDiscoveries voucher: 

  • You can stay behind in Las Vegas. Extra nights will cost you AUD 200 per night (no breakfast).
  • For early arrival, there will be an additional cost of AUD 200 pp.
  • For return date change, a AUD 200 pp surcharge applied, subject to airline schedule. Same surcharge for a return city change, subject to airline schedule.
  • For international airline purchase, premium economy seats are not available. However, you can buy a Business Class upgrade for AUD 5,000pp (subject to availability). Upgrades are only applicable to the return international flight.
  • Optional tours and activities: A helicopter ride for canyon flyovers (USD 240), a Lake Powell cruise (USD 40), a night tour in Las Vegas (USD 30). Optional tours/activities are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions some tours require minimum numbers to operate.

TO BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY, BUY ONLINE AT WWW.MYDISCOVERIES.COM.AU or CALL 1300 404 606