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Yosemite Valley 3-Day Lodging Adventure
Get back to nature on a 3-day adventure in the Yosemite National Park. Spend 3 days exploring Yosemite with hiking and swimming included. Your 2 nights will be spent in a comfortable hotel.
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- Get back to nature in the Yosemite Valley on a 3-day guided lodging trip
- Enjoy delicious home-cooked meals at the campsite
- Hike past the giant sequoia trees of Yosemite
- Observe landscape perfectly captured by Ansel Adams
DescriptionSpend 2 nights in a hotel just outside of the world famous Yosemite Valley. You will travel in an eco-friendly biofueled vehicle, along with travelers on our camping version of this tour. Food is also provided, but there will be no chefs! You will get the chance to cook over campfires, and you will also be the waiters, dishwashers, and of course the guests! The fare is all-you-can-eat and very tasty, and is a mixture of chicken, beef, and vegetarian. Day 1: On the morning of your first day, your guide will meet you downtown at the corner of Mason and O'Farrell Streets in front of the Hilton Hotel (251 Mason Street) at 08:15. Once out of San Francisco, cross the Central Valley and head through gold country on your way to the mountains. Before reaching Yosemite Valley, hike down to giant sequoia trees, the largest living things on Earth. Meals on the first day are not included in the tour price, but you will have an opportunity to get food en route to the park. Depending upon group interest and logistics, you may visit any of the 3 sequoia groves. The hike through the giant sequoias is pleasantly shaded and brings you right up close to these massive wooden monuments, some of which are more than 1,000 years old and measure up to 30-feet wide and 300-feet tall. Continue into the park on a 90-minute guided tour, and descend into Yosemite Valley, the most famous and photographed part of Yosemite, thanks to the work of photographer Ansel Adams. While in the Yosemite Valley, your guide will give you an orientation to the park, as well as an explanation of the itinerary and options for the next 2 days. After some free time in Yosemite Valley, head for the hotel which is right next door to the campsite. You'll end the day with drinks around the campfire as you decide what to do with your next 2 days in the park. Day 2: Rise early and prepare breakfast and lunch, clean up camp, and head off in the van for a fun day full of hiking, sightseeing, and exploring. Usually the second day is reserved for exploring Yosemite's High Country. A group hike to May Lake and Mount Hoffman is generally the highlight of the day, depending upon snowpack. May Lake is a picturesque example of a High Sierra lake. If you want more of a challenge, you can continue past May Lake to Mount Hoffman. Located at the geographic center of the park, Mount Hoffman is a non-technical hike that rewards you with a 360-degree view of the surrounding mountain landscape. At the end of the day, head back to camp for dinner and time to unwind by the campfire. Day 3: Day 3 is a free day, where the itinerary is based on the interests of the group. Normally the tour heads back into Yosemite Valley, where you can choose one of a number of great hikes, rent a bike, or relax in the shade by the emerald green Merced River. After a full day in the park, head back to San Francisco, arriving around 21:00.
IncludesPick-up and drop off from a central downtown San Francisco location Narrated guided tour (all 3 days) 5 fresh meals (Please advise of any food allergies or special dietary needs you may have while booking the tour. All of the food shopping is done prior to the tour departure.) Yosemite National Park entrance fee Overnight in a local lodge
- Please advise of any food allergies or special dietary needs you may have while booking the tour. All of the food shopping is done prior to the tour departure