SAN FRANCISCO TO YOSEMITE
3 days from
- Trek Code:
- USA West
- Age Range:
- Open age
- > Sierra Nevadas & Lake Tahoe
- > Cross the 10'000 ft. Tioga Pass
- > View Nevada Falls & El Capitan in Yosemite
Three days, two unbelievable states! The next few days will give you the ultimate taste for all that's awesome about Western USA. Travel from San Francisco to Yosemite on this spectacular short break. From the `City by the Bay' you head out across the mighty Sierra Nevada Mountains en route to the crystal clear waters of Lake Tahoe. Enjoy time in majestic Yosemite National Park, one of the most spectacular wilderness regions in the USA.
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- Enjoy the cosmopolitan buzz of San Francisco
- Yosemite's famous Sequoias, wilderness & waterfalls
- Spectacular walks & exciting hikes
- 2 breakfasts & 2 lunches
- The Sierra Nevada Mountains
- Camp on the shores of Lake Tahoe
- Services of a professional tour leader
- Private transportation with free Wi-Fi
- All accommodation - 2 camping nights
- All camping equipment (except sleeping bag)
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Our San Francisco to Yosemite Trek Tips include all you need to know about this Trek. They contain all the trip details, plus information on everything from visas to spending money and what to pack.
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Our tours are aimed at international travellers from around the world, all with a sense of fun and a keen desire to explore. This particular tour is run in conjunction with our trusted sister company and there are no age restrictions. If you're travelling alone, don't worry... over 70% of our passengers are solo travellers and you'll soon be surrounded with like-minded people of a similar age who will quickly become your new best mates. Plus there are no single supplements.
Our tour price includes your own tour leader plus all transport and accommodation, so all you have to pay for are food, drinks and optional activities. Take a moment to add up all the costs of doing it yourself, and it soon becomes clear that a TrekAmerica trip offers fantastic value for money!
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Our routes have been carefully chosen to include the best overnight stops, highlights and included experiences, with plenty of optional activities to choose from. No two Trek trips are the same, with stops at some of your tour leader's favourite places and occasional changes to the itinerary, so get ready for one awesome adventure!
There are loads of exciting optional activities for you to choose from during your trip giving you the flexibility to do the things you want to and leave out the things you don't. Below are the most popular activities for this trip which can be arranged via your tour leader and paid for locally. Please note all costs are subject to change. Please note that not all optional activities may available on every tour and prices are subject to change.
- > Bike rental - Yosemite US$12-$34
- > Sunset champagne cruise - Lake Tahoe US$53
- > Casinos - Lake Tahoe US$FREE
As this tour departs at 0730 we recommend that you book pre-tour accommodation. Please request hotel details at the time of booking.
This tour is open to travellers of all ages.
Day 1: San Francisco & Lake Tahoe
Head for the hills and the shores of Lake Tahoe to discover why it's the choice destination for locals to kick back and relax. Swim and enjoy a myriad of water-based activities in this picturesque setting. Why not top off your evening with an optional sunset catamaran cruise before trying your luck on the Nevada side's many clubs and casinos? You've just arrived in paradise so enjoy every minute of it!
Accommodation: Camping included
Day 2: Yosemite National Park
After crossing the 10'000ft Tioga Pass, you'll get your first glimpse of this incomparable landscape of glacier carved cliffs and cascading waterfalls. You'll soon be itching to get your hiking boots on and explore. Yosemite National Park is nature's greatest backyard and with both easy and strenuous hikes you're bound to find a trail that suits your ability. Whichever trail you choose, you'll be amazed at the magnificent waterfalls and epic cliff faces. Famous for its Giant Sequoias and abundance of incredible wildlife such as bears and coyotes, you should keep your camera to hand at all times. If that isn't enough you can even float down the Merced River on a rubber ring for a different perspective of this truly awesome place.
Accommodation: Camping included | Meals: Breakfast & lunch included
Day 3: Yosemite National Park & San Francisco
Another impressive display of Mother Nature's handiwork awaits you, wander beneath the canopy of the tallest trees in the world, Giant Sequoias growing to over 120 metres in height. Departing Yosemite, you stop at a grove of towering Redwoods, before travelling back to the 'City by the Bay', famous for its laid back, hippy vibes! The tour sadly ends here, but we recommend staying a few extra days to hit the shops in Union Square, take a ferry across to the infamous Alcatraz Prison or stroll across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge! San Francisco is the perfect place to end your short break in Western USA and you'll no doubt be planning your return trip long before you leave!
Meals: Breakfast & lunch included
The arrival time in San Francisco depends on each group, but we generally aim for a 17:00 arrival. If you decide to fly out this day, please do not book a flight before 21:00 which will give you enough time to catch a shuttle from the hotel to the airport and be there 2 hours before departure.
This tour is open to travellers of all ages.
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Why not arrange your own TrekAmerica departure? For groups of 8 or more, we can offer private departures on any of our published itineraries enabling friends, families or organizations to enjoy our classic "Trek" style of travel at special rates. Although tours will run as per our standard itinerary shown here, slight modifications may be considered and dates can be chosen to suit your needs. (Subject to seasonal/operational restrictions). So contact us today and start planning your own adventure.
We've offer a whole range of travel extras with everything from city sightseeing, additional hotel nights, insurance and more so you can organise everything you'll need for your trip in one easy place.
If you are spending extra time in our gateway cities, you can now plan in advance by pre-booking unique city sightseeing day tours in addition to your TrekAmerica trip.
- SAN FRANCISCO
- All city day tours are operated by local experts who are dedicated to take you behind the scenes so you know it like a local! When booking your TrekAmerica trip, simply select your chosen city tour from the Tour Extras section on the online booking form.
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