San Francisco - Yosemite National Park - Fresno (228 miles)
Today we will head to Yosemite National Park
. Breathtaking scenery like the Bridal Veil Fall, El Capitan, Merced River, Half Dome, and Yosemite Falls
will immerse your senses and bring you back to nature. The Yosemite Valley
is one of the most visited spots in America, so make sure you bring plenty of films! Spend the night in Fresno.
*Please note: During the winter season, if Yosemite park is closed due to snow, we will go
to Monterey Bay without prior notice. Guests cannot cancel or
reschedule the tour without penalty for this reason.
Yosemite National Park, CA
Yosemite National Park in central California is best known for the amazing granite cliffs of the Yosemite Valley as well as the towering Yosemite Falls and Sequoias. Millions of people every year journey to this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Admission (Mandatory): Adult $20; Child $20; Senior $20
Bridal Veil Falls
If the wind is strong enough, the cascading waters of Bridal Veil Falls appear to be falling sideways, making this 617-foot waterfall one of the most popular natural attractions in Yosemite.
Even the most experienced rock climbers find difficulty on the treacherous slopes of El Capitan, the world's largest granite monolith. The summit can be reached by a hiking trail out of Yosemite Valley.
Once considered insurmountable, Yosemite's Half Dome is a granite formation, one of the park's most recognizable attractions. A steep trail now leads to the summit, but the journey is arduous, so those wishing to reach it should come prepared.
The Merced River cuts through Yosemite National Park on its route from Nevada to Central California. Visitors to the park can enjoy hiking along the river banks or rafting down its rapids.
Tunnel View is a scenic outlook in Yosemite National Park, offering what is probably the most photographed view in the park as Yosemite Valley stretches out before the eyes.
The highest waterfall in North America and the seventh highest in the world, Yosemite Falls is a three-stage waterfall that has a height of 2,425 feet. Its three sections are the Upper Falls, the Middle Cascades, and the Lower Falls.
Standard Hotel: Radisson Fresno or similar
Fresno - Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park - San Francisco (286 miles)
In the morning we will leave Fresno and travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. Then we will continue to Hilmar Cheese Company, the largest Cheese manufacturer in California. We will make our return journey to the Bay Area in the evening. See "Departure and Return Details" for more information.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
These two adjoining national parks are famous for the giant sequoia trees that grow in them and nowhere else in the world. They were designated the UNESCO Sequoia-Kings Canyon Biosphere Reserve in 1976.
Based on weather and road conditions, bus size and other safety concerns, we reserves the right to decide on the choice between visiting the General Grant Tree at Kings Canyon or General Sherman Tree at Sequoia NP. If the weather or road conditions are bad, the road will freeze. In this situation, for the safety of our passengers, we will replace Sequoia National Park and General Sherman Tree with Kings Canyon National Park and General Grant Tree.
Admission (Mandatory): Adult $20; Child (3-12 yrs) $20; Senior (Over 62 yrs) $20
Hilmar Cheese Company
Hilmar Cheese Company is the largest cheese manufacturer in California. The company specializes in the production of natural cheeses utilized by private label and national brand, retail, and food service companies throughout the world.