Guests will be picked up by San Francisco, we will be heading across California's fertile San Joaquin (aka Central) Valley and approach the craggy Sierra Nevada mountains. At the entrance to grand Yosemite Valley National Park, we will first stop at the Tuolumne Grove (trail conditions permitting) and walk among Giant Sequoias, some of the largest and most long-lived trees in the world. We will enjoy views of Inspiration Point and El Capitan Meadow, Half Dome, Lower Yosemite Falls and Bridalveil Falls. During spring and summer days, you'll have time for a challenging hike to the top of Nevada Falls. Afterward, beat the heat with a dip into the chilly waters of the Merced River. The shorter days of fall and winter have their own special appeal. We'll show you where to rent a bike to get to the valley's key attractions like Mirror Lake, the Ansel Adams gallery, and Yosemite Village.
Standard Hotel: Yosemite Valley Lodge or similar