National Parks of Southern California

Yellowstone National Park and More!

  • 11 Days | 19 Meals
  • Jul 11 - Jul 21
  • $3,199

Including two nights lodging inside Yellowstone and a tranquil float on the Snake River

National Parks of Southern California

Explore 2 of Southern California's most beautiful National Parks, featuring a boat tour to the remote Channel Islands

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Feb 19 - Feb 26, 2022
8 days | 7 nights

Journey to 2 vastly different National Parks, the Mojave National Preserve, and the vacation hotspot of Palm Springs, and enjoy Southern California’s winter sunshine while exploring the great outdoors.

  • Journey offshore through the Santa Barbara Channel to the “Galapagos of North America
  • Visit the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
  • Travel through the mountains of the San Bernardino National Forest
  • Explore the incredible desert landscapes of the Mojave National Preserve
  • Take the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway to Mt San Jacinto State Park
  • Enjoy dinner at Peaks Restaurant
  • 3-night stay at the Hyatt in the heart of downtown Palm Springs
  • Tour Joshua Tree, one of America’s most popular National Parks
  • *Optional early morning hike in the Cottonwood district of Joshua Tree\
  • Visit Palm Springs Air Museum and see a large collection aircraft used in military combat throughout American history
  • Overnight at the historic Mission Inn Hotel
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DAY 1: ARRIVE
Fly to Los Angeles and check in for two nights along the California Coast. D

DAY 2: CHANNEL ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK
Journey offshore through the Santa Barbara Channel to the “Galapagos of North America,” Channel Islands National Park. Spend the day exploring at your own pace, choosing your preferred departure time for more or less time on the island. Optional activities range from relaxing by the water and visiting the historical ranch, to hiking the rugged coastline and even guided kayaking into sea caves (added expense). After a day of fun on Santa Cruz Island, return to the mainland for dinner. B, D

DAY 3: REAGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM
Experience the history and legacy behind the 40th president at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. This iconic museum includes a section of the Berlin Wall, the actual Air Force One that Reagan used while president, and a replica of his Oval Office. Travel through the mountains of the San Bernardino National Forest to arrive for dinner and an overnight stay in Barstow. B, D

DAY 4: MOJAVE NATIONAL PRESERVE
1.6 million acres of wilderness make up Mojave National Preserve. The incredible desert landscapes expand in every direction as you approach the ghost center and main attraction, including historical exhibits, a film, and an art gallery. Continue to Palm Springs and enjoy your first look at the area from the top of a mountain! Take the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway to Mt San Jacinto State Park and enjoy dinner at Peaks Restaurant. Check in for a 3-night stay at the Hyatt in the heart of downtown Palm Springs. B, D

DAY 5: JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK
Incredible landscapes, remarkable geology, and unique plant life make Joshua Tree one of America’s most popular National Parks. Experience it up close with an extensive driving tour, including multiple stops along the way. From the “jumbo rocks” in the north to the cactus gardens of the south, the diversity of Joshua Tree will astound. Keep an eye out for the park’s wildlife residents, big horn sheep and coyote. B, L

DAY 6: VILLAGE FEST
Craving more time in the park? Join your tour manager for an optional early morning hike in the Cottonwood district of Joshua Tree. See a bit of everything on this 2.6 mile loop, including great views, jumbo rocks, and even a small palm tree oasis. Or enjoy a leisurely morning at the hotel and on the streets of Palm Springs. This afternoon, visit Palm Springs Air Museum and see a large collection aircraft used in military combat throughout American history. Tonight it’s “Village Fest,” a weekly street festival on Palm Canyon Drive. Enjoy music, shops, and food all right outside your hotel’s front door! B, L

DAY 7: RIVERSIDE
Depart Palm Springs and continue to the town of Riverside to check into the historic Mission Inn Hotel. Considered the largest Mission Revival Style building in the United States, the hotel is a National Historic Landmark and is a member of Historic Hotels of America. Enjoy a tour of the grounds and dinner before a comfortable night’s stay. B, D

DAY 8: FLY HOME B

Dates:

  • Departure: February 19, 2022
  • Return: February 26, 2022

Pricing:

  • Double: $2899 + $206
  • Triple/Quad: $2629 + $206
  • Single: $3589 + $290

*Price per person + travel insurance

*Includes roundtrip airfare from STL or MCI

Identification:

Since we are traveling by plane you must bring a valid state-issued ID or passport.

Average Temperatures:

Ventura, CA: 65°/48°

Barstow, CA: 64°/38°

Palm Springs, CA: 71°/47°

Riverside, CA: 68°/44°

Luggage:

Orange luggage tags are provided and are to be placed on your “checked luggage” (large bag). You do not need a tag for your carry-on bag, for which you will be responsible for taking on and off the coach. There is limited space in the cabin of the coach, so unless you require your carry-on bag while traveling, we will stow it in the luggage compartment.

Important Information:

New reservations will require a $250 per person deposit unless otherwise noted. As always, your deposit is still fully refundable for any reason until final payment. We are happy to accept cash, check (preferred) or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover) for your deposit.

Throughout 2021 we limited capacity on all our tours. This policy was so overwhelmingly popular by Sunrise travelers, we have made it permanent. In 2022 and beyond, we will limit the capacity on our motorcoaches to 80%. Most Sunrise Tours travel on 50-seat coaches with extra legroom, which means guests will enjoy extra legroom AND at least 6-8 empty seats. In the rare cases when we charter a 55-seat coach, there will be at least 10 open seats on the bus.

Our popular on-board refreshment service on travel days will feature a variety of soda, beer, wine spritzers, juices and sparkling water choices served in recyclable aluminum cans. This is a safe and eco-conscious way for us to deliver the ever-popular Sunrise Tours “happy hour” on tour. We do not typically serve bottled water and ask that while on tour you be responsible for your own hydration and consider the Sunrise Tours drink service a welcome refreshment.

Terms and Conditions:

Please refer to our policies HERE for more information on our terms and conditions.

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