SAN FRANCISCO TO YOSEMITE
3 days from
- Trek Code:
- USA West
- Age Range:
- > 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.
To celebrate the launch of our shiny new 2016/17 brochure we're offering 10% off all tours departing in 2016. Simply book before 31st October to snap up a bargain (subject to availability). See "Dates and Prices" tab for all discounts (discount applies to new bookings only and cannot be combined with any other promotional offer except "Frequent Trekkers Club" discounts).
- 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.
New Trek Tips for 2016 will be available soon. (Adobe Acrobat is required to read this pdf)
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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, so travellers will be a mixture of ages from 18+. 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 main optional activities for this trip which can be arranged once you are on tour via your tour leader and paid for locally. Please note all costs 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 0800 we recommend that you book pre-tour accommodation. Please request further details at 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 Sequoias, 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 3:00pm arrival. If you decide to fly out this day, please do not book a flight before 8:00 pm 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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- You only need to pay a deposit with full payment due 8 weeks before departure.
- There are no credit card fees or hidden surcharges.
- We are an ABTA and ATOL operator offering financial security for our inclusive tours.
- Prices below are land only. Call us on 0333 999 7951 for a flight inclusive quote.
- You must have adequate travel insurance to join this trip. See our insurance page or download our insurance tips pdf for more information.
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For 8 or more travellers, we can organise a totally private departure just for you and your group. We can offer you a departure date of your choice on any of our published itineraries enabling friends, families or organizations to enjoy our classic 'Trek' style of travel. Can't find a trip that suits your needs exactly? Let us tailor one of our traditional trips, or even create a bespoke itinerary. We will work with you to plan your adventure and with the benefit of our in depth knowledge we can build you a unique experience within your budgets and bucket lists!
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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.
TrekAmerica's specialist flights department can offer UK customers a great airline fare to all of our Trek destinations.
We have preferred contracts with many international carriers and have secured some of the most competitive prices in the industry. We are also ATOL protected and IATA licensed.
Special offers are regularly available, so call us now on 0208 682 8920 or click below to request a flight quote by email.
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Before you join your tour you must be covered by adequate travel insurance.
TrekAmerica can offer you comprehensive travel insurance which is completely tailored for your trip and is specially designed to include all the activities listed we do.
See our insurance page or download our insurance tips pdf for more information.
If you're spending extra nights in our gateway cities before or after your trip, then make the most of your time by pre-booking a unique city sightseeing tours or experience before you go.
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- Choose from unique city tours led by local experts who are dedicated to taking you behind the scenes, flexible hop on hop off bus tours or a range of unique city experiences.
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