9 days tour

Best Of California

This tour includes:

Guide

1 CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout.

Meals

2 lunches

Others

Your Welcome Moment: Welcome Meeting - Meet Your CEO and Group. Death Valley National Park visit. Sequoia National Park visit. Yosemite National Park visit. Stops in Monterey and Santa Maria en route to Los Angeles. Entrance fees to all national parks and monuments with hiking and walking excursions. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Transport

Air-conditioned private vehicle, hiking, walking.

Accommodation

Hotel (8 nts).

Hygieneprotocol

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Not included:

Others

Yosemite National Park - Yosemite National Park Hike (Free) - Yosemite Bike Rental (30-40USD per person) San Francisco - Cable Car Ride San Francisco (7USD per person) - Sunset Sailing San Francisco

Flights

International flights are not included

Optional

Sequoia National Park - Sequoia Stargazing Yosemite National Park - Yosemite National Park Hike (Free) - Yosemite Bike Rental (12USD per person) San Francisco - Cable Car Ride San Francisco (7USD per person) - Golden Gate Bridge Visit (Free) - San Francisco City Tour - Sunset Sailing San Francisco

Insurance

Travel Insurance is not included

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Itinerary of your trip Best Of California

  • Day 1 Day 1: Las Vegas, Death Valley And Bakersfield
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 1: Las Vegas, Death Valley And Bakersfield

      In the morning, after a brief orientation with your CEO the group will depart Las Vegas and head to Death Valley. You’ll visit the country's hottest, driest, and lowest national park. Death Valley is a land of extremes and you’ll get a sense of the striking contrast of this park’s landscapes with visits to Furnace Creek, Badwater Basin and Zabriskie Point. Learn about Borax mining and if there's time, stop at the sand dunes. In the evening, settle into your hotel in Bakersfield and get some rest for tomorrow’s adventure. Accommodation: - Four Points Sheraton Bakersfield (or similar). Transport: - Private Vehicle 03:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Welcome Meeting - Meet Your CEO and Group - Death Valley National Park Visit

  • Day 2 Day 2: Sequoia National Park
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 2: Sequoia National Park

      Spend the day travelling to Sequoia National Park, home to granite cliffs and ancient giant trees. Once you arrive, set out on a short afternoon hike to explore and stare up in wonder at the tallest trees in the world. Walk the half mile down to General Sherman to see the world’s largest tree at 83 meters (275 feet) high. Trek through the Giant Forest on Congress Trail to see more of these colossal trees. Later, we head to the hotel in Visalia Accommodation: - Wyndham Visalia (or similar). Transport: - Private Vehicle 01:30 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Sequoia National Park Visit - General Sherman Giant Forest Hike

  • Day 3 Day 3: Sequoia National Park (1L)
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 3: Sequoia National Park (1L)

      Immerse yourself in Sequoia with a full day to hike in the park. Visit Grant Grove for more opportunities to marvel at these rare giants among the forest. If you’re looking for 360-degree views head up the 2 mile round-trip Buena Vista Peak trailhead to see the High Sierra and the valley below. Accommodation: - Wyndham Visalia (or similar). Meals Included: - Lunch Transport: - Private Vehicle 01:30 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Sequoia National Park Visit - Buena Vista Peak Hike

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Experience Style

Experience Style

Mixed

There will be challenging activities such as hiking, biking, canyoning and trekking, but you’re also going to have other means of transportation and relaxed moments to just chill.

Accomodation level

Accomodation level

Medium

This accommodation includes essential services like a hot shower, electricity, and a nice and comfy bed.

Experience Type

Experience Type

Small Group

You’ll be accompanied by a small group of travelers just like you.

Physical Rating

Physical Rating

Average

There are several physical activities that last from 2 to 6 hours in easy terrains, low altitude flats, or water experiences. Please ask if you’re not sure this applies to you.

Age range

Age range

Min: 12 / Max: 90

Age range allowed for this experience.

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