Yosemite Escape Tour Camping & Hiking
This tour will take you off the beaten path whilst exploring Yosemite National Park. You will take trails and see sights that most visitors miss. You will enjoy 3 days and 2 nights of camping, hiking, and swimming in Yosemite National Park. This is a guided, fun-filled, friendly trip for all.
PLEASE NOTE THIS TOUR WILL NOT OPERATE IN 2016
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An early start in downtown San Francisco where you will meet your guide. Once out of San Francisco, you will cross the Central Valley and through gold country on your way into the mountains. Before reaching Yosemite Valley, you will stop and hike down for a picnic* amongst the giant sequoias - the largest living things on Earth.
(*Meals the first day are not included in the tour price. You will have an opportunity to get food en route to the park. Depending upon group interest/logistics you may visit any of the three Sequoia groves)
The hike through the giant sequoias is pleasantly shaded and brings you right up close to these massive wooden monuments, some of which are over one thousand years old and measure up to 30 ft. wide & 300 ft. tall. Continuing into the park on a 1 1/2-hour guided tour, you will descend into Yosemite Valley, the most famous and photographed part of Yosemite. Here your guide will give you an orientation to the park as well as an explanation of the itinerary and options for the next two days. After some free time in Yosemite Valley, you will head for the campsite to set up camp, ending the day with drinks around the campfire as you decide what to do with your next two days in the park.
2 nights Camping
Rising early, you will prepare breakfast and lunch, clean up camp, and head off in the van for a fun day full of hiking, sightseeing, and exploring. Usually the second day is reserved for exploring Yosemites High Country. A group hike to May Lake and Mount Hoffman is the highlight of this day (depending upon snowpack). May Lake is a picturesque example of a High Sierra lake. If you want more of a challenge, you can continue past May Lake to Mount Hoffman. Located at the geographic center of the park, Mount Hoffman is a non-technical hike that rewards you with a 360-degree view of the surrounding mountain landscape. At the end of the day you will head back to camp for dinner and time to unwind by the campfire.Close
Day three is a free day, where the itinerary is based on the interests of the group. The usual is to head back into Yosemite Valley, where you can choose one of a number of great hikes, rent a bike, or relax in the shade by the emerald green Merced River. After a full day in the park, you wil head back to San Francisco.
In May, June and early July, you have the option of joining a Class III-IV whitewater rafting trip on the Merced River (depending on snowpack).Close
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This adventure includes camping equipment (except a sleeping bag - available at a supplement), five meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner the second day; breakfast and lunch the third day), all camping fees, park fees, taxes, transportation, and professional guide service. Trips depart Monday or Friday from the end of May to October. Wednesday tours are available mid June to mid September.
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