Visit Yosemite, one of the most remarkable national parks in California

Venture out from San Francisco Bay on a three-day adventure to Yosemite and Tahoe. Spend time enjoying water sports in California's laidback Lake Tahoe before continuing on to the splendour of Yosemite National Park. Hit Yosemite's hiking trails to see iconic sights, impressive waterfalls and mountain vistas that are bound to captivate. Return to the uber-trendy city of San Francisco, a great place to hang out and reflect on this bite-sized California adventure.

Start
San Francisco, United States
Finish
San Francisco, United States
Countries
United States
Themes
Short Breaks
Code
SSAY
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 13
Carbon offset
153kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Enjoy the cosmopolitan buzz of beautiful San Francisco Bay
  • Check out your reflection in Yosemite's Mirror Lake
  • Camp on the shores of Lake Tahoe and spend free time sailing or kayaking
  • Visit Yosemite, hiking your way along iconic mountain trails
  • Be awed by California's picture-perfect mountain vistas
  • Marvel at Yosemite's ancient, towering sequoias

Itinerary

Arrive early in San Francisco to enjoy all that this beguiling bayside city has to offer. Catch a cable car to Market Street, explore the bohemian suburb of Haight-Ashbury and look out over the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Then, leave the city behind and journey to Lake Tahoe, the perfect destination for those with an adventurous streak. Hike, swim, rent bikes, set sail on the waters or simply relax on the shores of the lake. It'll be easy to spend a free afternoon in this scenic spot.
Hit the road and visit one of the most spectacular parks in California, Yosemite. This national park boasts incredible beauty at every turn. From drenching waterfalls and turquoise lakes to the hulking masses of El Capitan and Half Dome, it's impossible to take a bad photograph here. Strap on comfortable hiking shoes and head out on one of the many trails in this park. With walks ranging from easy strolls to challenging treks, there's something to suit every fitness level. Perhaps enjoy an afternoon hike to one of the lower Nevada Falls or a more leisurely walk to Mirror Lake. Soak in the sights, smells and sounds of this unforgettable setting.
Say goodbye to the grand panoramas of Yosemite and head back to San Francisco Bay. Stop off to gaze up at some mighty redwoods en route to the city. There'll still be a great deal of things to see and experience - perhaps check out the architecture of the Palace of Fine Arts or while away an hour or two in Golden Gate Park. Celebrate the end of your Yosemite and Tahoe adventure with a dumpling feast in San Francisco city's bustling Chinatown.
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Inclusions

Meals
2 breakfasts, 2 lunches
Transport
Private vehicle
Accommodation
Camping (with facilities) (2 nights)
Included activites
  • Yosemite National Park

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Notes

1. This trip departs at 8am on day 1 and finishes at approximately 5pm on day 3.

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