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San Francisco to Yosemite Mini

  • Code #XSF
  • 3 Days
Duration
3 Days
/2 Nights
Availability
May,2017-Sep,2018
Group Size
Max 13
Departure City: 
San Francisco
Ends in: 
San Francisco
Accommodation
Camping

Trip Overview

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.

Included Highlights 
  • Enjoy the cosmopolitan buzz of San Francisco
  • Yosemite's famous Sequoias & waterfalls
  • Spectacular walks & exciting hikes
  • The Sierra Nevada Mountains
  • Camp on the shores of Lake Tahoe
Treknical Details

Interests

Cities
National Parks
Small Group

Accommodation & Transportation

Group Size
Max 13
Camping
2 Nights

Food & Meals

  • 2 breakfasts & 2 lunches included

Other Inclusions

  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
  • Private transportation with free Wi-Fi
  • All accommodation, camping fees & equipment (except sleeping bag)

Essential Information

  • Prices quoted are land only. Call us on 0333 999 7951 for a flight quote (UK only).
  • This tour is open to travellers of all ages

Resources

Tour guides
San Francisco to Yosemite Mini
Download Trek Tips
San Francisco
Download City Guide

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!

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 checking out the many clubs and hotel resorts across the state border in Nevada? You've just arrived in paradise so enjoy every minute of it!

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals Included

Meals paid locally

Optional Activities

Sunset champagne cruise US$53
Casinos FREE

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 Included

Breakfast and lunch included

Optional Activities

Bike rental US$12-$34
Float trip on the Merced River US$31

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!

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.

Accommodation

None included. Tour ends at 17:00 hrs

Meals Included

Breakfast & lunch included
We offer a whole range of tour extras so you can organise everything you'll need in one easy place. And don't forget... our friendly Trek team is always available if you have any questions or need any help planning your trip.

Our 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. 

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At TrekAmerica we believe that your safety and enjoyment are the most important parts of your holiday. That's why we recommend you take out insurance as soon as your booking is confirmed. 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.

If you do not take our policy, you must ensure that the policy you do take offers an equivalent level of protection and covers you for the activities involved - be aware that some policies do not include, or restrict, coverage for this type of travel. ​

See our insurance page or download our insurance tips pdf for more information.

There are loads of exciting optional activities available 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. A list of optional activities and approximate costs are shown at the end of each day by day itinerary descriptions above.

Your tour leader will arrange your chosen activities during the tour so no need to pre-book. You'll also pay for these locally so ensure you budget for the bucket list items!

As local weather conditions and seasonality can change not all optional activities may be available on your trip and prices can be subject to change.

Reviews

What our trekkers say

4.6 out of 5
Past Trekkers Review

Absolutely amazing experience

Reviewed September 2014
Such an amazing experience and a good way to see the important bits if you are on a short time scale or unsure where to go! Would love to go back again and spend more time there. Guide was lovely and food was good too.
Past Trekkers Review

Absolutely one of the best experiences I have done

Reviewed November 2012
Only wish we had another day in Lake Tahoe, would make this a 4 day but in the time we travelled to Lake Tahoe and Yosemite was an absolutely amazing experience... Totally recommend!!!
Past Trekkers Review

Beautiful roadtrip

Reviewed September 2014
The Yosemite & Tahoe mini trip is the perfect chance to get out of the city and enjoy a few days camping in bear country! We had a great, small group of trekkers and a lovely tour leader. It would have been nice to stay an extra day in either Tahoe or Yosemite as you only get a few hours in each...
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