7. Vegas: 4-Day Tour of Death Valley, Yosemite & San Francisco
Whether you decide to lodge indoors or camp outside experience an action-packed 4-day adventure leaving the bright lights of Sin City to see two remarkable National Parks.
Spend a day exploring the stark beauty of Death Valley National Park. See rolling sand dunes, salt flats, colorful rocks, and tall mountains. You will even visit the hottest, driest, and lowest point in the West, the Badwater Salt Flats. Prepare to revel in the beauty of this unique landscape.
Then travel north to enjoy a full day in Yosemite, home of natural wonders as Half Dome, giant sequoia groves, and waterfalls. Take advantage of one of the most beautiful National Parks with a variety of walks or hikes suitable for all abilities.
Day 1: Death Valley National Park
Today you will head to Death Valley National Park for a guided tour. Enjoy wonderful photo opportunities and walks at Zabriskie Point, Artist’s Palette, Badwater Basin Salt flats, Furnace Creek Visitor Center, Devil’s Golf Course, and the Mesquite Sand Dunes. After a picnic lunch, you will drive through spectacular scenery to the old Gold Rush Historic town of Bishop for your camping night stop.
Day 2: Travel over Tioga Pass or through Lake Isabella
Crossing over the *Tioga Pass the next morning will astonish you with impressive views of Olmsted Point, Lake Tenaya, Tuolumne Meadows, and Mono lake en route to Yosemite Valley. Visit the Valley Visitor Center and exhibits, take a mini-tour and get ready for a full day of exploration of Yosemite tomorrow. *Weather permitting- In the event that the Tioga Pass has closed this tour will route through Lake Isabella instead of Bishop.
Day 3: Yosemite National Park
Spend a full day exploring the walks and trails offered in Yosemite National Park. There are countless walk and hikes ranging from easy to strenuous or opt for a guided tour with your expert Tour Guide to the premier panoramas within the park such as Bridalveil Falls, Lower Yosemite Falls, views of Half Dome and El Capitan. You can also opt for some free time just relaxing or cycling along the Merced River.
Day 4: San Francisco City Tour
Today the group is heading to the City by the Bay- San Francisco. Your 4-day adventure concludes with a fully guided city tour of this vibrant city. Stops include Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39, Haight Ashbury, and the Golden Gate Bridge.
This tour ends on day 4 at approximately 5:00 PM.