Unique Experience Intrepid | Vegas to San Fran

Take in Las Vegas through to San Francisco on this whirlwind adventure from the mountains of Sierra Nevada to the lakes of California, and on to one of the USA’s most famous National Parks – Yosemite. Enjoy the decadence of Sin City before leaving the desert as you make tracks for California’s mountain region. Trek and explore Yosemite, marvel at the size of Half Dome, and then head on to the coast as you move through constantly changing scenery.

Theme

Explorer

  • Highlights

    • Discover another side to Yosemite’s Towering granite cliffs, redwood forests and epic night skies by hiking one of its best, lesser-known trails – Hetch Hetchy – with your expert guide.
    • Enjoy the highlights of California and Nevada with the freedom to discover cities and national parks at your own pace, while letting someone else drive you from A to B.
    • Get the most out of your Yosemite experience by spending three nights in the park – meaning two full days of exploration.
    • Soak up the scenery on a relaxing visit to a natural hot spring near Bishop, the perfect way to relax before an action-packed few days!
    • Where better to end your adventure than in San Francisco, the eclectic, multicultural 'City by the Bay'.
  • What's Included

    Transport

    Private vehicle

    Accommodation

    Camping (with facilities) (4 nights), Hotel (1 night)

    Included Activities

    • Visit to Mono Lake
    • Yosemite National Park - Entrance Fee
  • Pricing

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      • Start Date:26 Apr 20
      • End Date:1 May 20
      • Price:$1,370
      • Availability:7+ Available
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      • Start Date:10 May 20
      • End Date:15 May 20
      • Price:$1,370
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      • Start Date:7 Jun 20
      • End Date:12 Jun 20
      • Price:$1,370
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      • Start Date:21 Jun 20
      • End Date:26 Jun 20
      • Price:$1,370
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      • Start Date:5 Jul 20
      • End Date:10 Jul 20
      • Price:$1,370
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      • Start Date:12 Jul 20
      • End Date:17 Jul 20
      • Price:$1,425
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      • Start Date:26 Jul 20
      • End Date:31 Jul 20
      • Price:$1,425
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      • Start Date:9 Aug 20
      • End Date:14 Aug 20
      • Price:$1,425
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      • Start Date:16 Aug 20
      • End Date:21 Aug 20
      • Price:$1,425
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      • Start Date:23 Aug 20
      • End Date:28 Aug 20
      • Price:$1,425
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      • Start Date:30 Aug 20
      • End Date:4 Sep 20
      • Price:$1,370
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      • Start Date:6 Sep 20
      • End Date:11 Sep 20
      • Price:$1,370
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      • Start Date:20 Sep 20
      • End Date:25 Sep 20
      • Price:$1,370
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  • Itinerary

    Day - 1

    Location: Las Vegas - Welcome to the USA! There are no planned activities until your welcome meeting in the hotel lobby at 6 pm. Las Vegas may be the gambling capital of the world, but there's plenty to do if gambling isn't your thing. Hit the shops, feel your stomach drop on a rooftop roller coaster or simply stroll along the Strip, soaking up the glitz and gaudiness. We recommend you arrive a few days early to make the most of this exciting city. After the welcome meeting, perhaps feast on an 'all you can eat' buffet, check out one of the many shows on offer – book in advance if you can, to get the best deals – or party the night away in a Vegas nightclub.

     

    Day - 2

    Location: Sierra Nevada / Keough Hot Springs - Leave the bright lights of Vegas behind and drive into the Eastern Sierra Nevada toward the quaint town of Bishop. On arrival, check out the town or perhaps treat yourself to the crispy cookies or ‘bear claws’ at Erick Schat’s German bakery. Later this afternoon, join the group for a soothing soak in a natural hot spring – perfect for those wanting to relax before an action-packed few days in Yosemite. Tonight, you’ll camp under the stars in Bishop.

     

    Day - 3

    Location: Yosemite National Park - Prepare for some spectacular mountain scenery as you depart from Bishop and head west to Yosemite National Park. This morning, stop at crystal clear lakes including Mono and Tenaya before continuing through the Tioga Pass (snow levels permitting) into the heart of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Stop by Olmstead Point to marvel at Yosemite’s natural wonder, Half Dome, before arriving at one of the most famous parks in the USA. Yosemite's colossal granite cliffs, cascading waterfalls (depending on the season) and redwood forests attract visitors from all over the world. You'll spend three nights in the park meaning you have two full days to explore. The total driving time today is approximately 5 hours.

     

    Day - 4

    Location: Yosemite National Park - Start today with an orientation tour of the village before heading out for a free day of exploration. There are plenty of hikes available, each varying in steepness and difficulty. Hike The Mist Trail to Nevada Falls (2–5 hours) or to the serene Mirror Lake (45 minutes). Keep an eye out for squirrels and perhaps even a bear along the way. You might prefer to hire a bike and explore Yosemite Valley. Visit the park's museum, photo gallery, shops and restaurants along the way. In the heat of summer, a relaxing float down the Merced River followed by a few drinks at the park's cafe is just the trick.

     

    Day - 5

    Location: Yosemite National Park - Today there’s a chance to explore a different side of the park as you join your leader on a guided hike to Hetch Hetchy Valley. Tucked away in the northwest corner of Yosemite, Hetch Hetchy is a wilderness of cascading waterfalls, towering cliff faces and beautiful wildflowers. Boasting one of the longest hiking seasons in the park, the ecologically diverse valley attracts a fraction of the visitors in comparison to other more well-known hiking spots in Yosemite – which means it’s an ideal area for those who have extra time to explore the park in depth.

     

    Day - 6

    Location: San Francisco - Leave Yosemite behind today and drive west for to San Francisco (approximately 4 hours). The 'City by the Bay' has a beautiful setting and a vibrant, multicultural heart. You might like to check out the vintage stores along funky Haight Street, catch the tram down to the waterfront or take an Adventure Cat Bay Cruise. The trip finishes on arrival into San Francisco after a stop to check out the Golden Gate Bridge. No accommodation is provided tonight. The arrival time depends on each group, but if you decide to fly out on this day, please don't book a flight before 9 pm. This will give you enough time to catch a shuttle from the hotel to the airport and be there two hours before departure. If you are staying in town for the evening, perhaps head out for some dumplings in Chinatown or pasta in North Beach. If you do wish to spend extra time in San Francisco we'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability).

     

    Vegas to San Fran
*Terms and Conditions
Offer subject to availability at time of booking. Prices are per person share twin based on best available tour price, inclusive of all discounts unless otherwise stated. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and are based on cash or cheque. Tour deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions may apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry.
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