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.
- 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
Accommodation & Transportation
Food & Meals
- 2 breakfasts & 2 lunches included
- Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
- Private transportation with free Wi-Fi
- All accommodation, camping fees & equipment (except sleeping bag)
- 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
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!
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.
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.
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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.
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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.