Day 1: Fly into Fresno, California. Meet your motor coach guide at the airport. Depart for Groveland, California for your beautiful resort located at the entrance to Yosemite National Park. You’ll spend three nights at this modern, rustic lodge built in 2016. Enjoy your 2 ¾ hour trip to Groveland. Tonight, you’ll check in and enjoy a welcome reception dinner and s’mores around the firepit. Rest up for your first day of hiking in the morning. Dinner and Welcome Reception Included.
Day 2: 7:00 AM Tabata, HIIT or yoga class led by your favorite trainer. Prepare yourself for some of the most spectacular scenery and hiking in the world. This two-in-one Yosemite Valley and giant sequoia guided naturalist hike and tour is a memorable, fun day getting to know Yosemite from an insider’s perspective. Let us do the driving while you enjoy dramatic waterfalls, a spectrum of colorful landscapes, stunning panoramic vistas and majestic giant sequoia trees.
The Yosemite Valley portion of this tour showcases the Valley’s icons as well as its hidden secrets. You’ll gain an understanding of how glaciers, rivers, rocks and erosion created this scenic wonder, and get some insight into John Muir’s legacy.
The giant sequoia portion of our day includes a 3-mile round trip walk to a grove of the magnificent trees. Giant sequoias, among the largest living organisms on earth, are one of the reasons that Yosemite was declared a National Park. Once you stand next to one you’ll fully appreciate the magnitude of their grandeur.
Return to the hotel this evening. Depending on the day of the week, evening activities vary. A list will be available a week before you arrive. You can always count on s’mores around the outdoor firepit from 7-9 pm. Other options range from Glass Blowing, Yosemite Paint Party, Bocce Ball or just relax around the large heated outside water pool. Box Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 3: This wide-ranging tour has something for everyone – Yosemite’s world-famous Glacier Point overlook, Yosemite Valley’s iconic attractions, hike on the historic and scenic Four Mile Trail. Downhill, 3200 feet.
After soaking up Glacier Point’s panoramic views, we’ll meander through the Valley, possibly take a swimming break in the Merced River, drop by the legendary Ahwahnee Hotel, or enjoy a shaded picnic in beautiful El Capitan Meadow while watching climbers ascend the world’s largest granite rock face! Throughout the day, your guide will share their extensive knowledge of Yosemite’s natural and human history, and you’ll learn and discover much more than most who visit the park. Box lunch and Dinner included.
Day 4: Depart for Lake Tahoe. Your 4.5 hour drive will have spectacular mountain scenery. Arrive at your hotel. You may want to take a hike on some beautiful trails that wind around the lake before you meet your guide for an introduction and overview of your upcoming tours . Dinner will be at a local craft brewery---but be prepared for a full day of mountain biking tomorrow.
Day 5. Today we will begin our bike ride from Tahoe City on the Truckee River Bike Path and pedal for 6 miles to Squaw Valley Road. We’ll stop for lunch in Truckee at the Truckee Diner---made famous by Guy Fieri’s show Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. The food is great! Enjoy some time walking around the town and exploring the shops before pedaling back to Tahoe City or even further. The option to take the coach back to the hotel is also available. Spend some time enjoying all the hotel has to offer. Tonight, will be a great dinner at the hotel, on the beach, weather permitting. Dinner included.
Day 6: Today will be a full day hike guided by a naturalist or a day of rafting depending on the season. Get ready for a great workout! You’ll learn about natural history and human history. Tonight will be dinner at a local restaurant with fabulous food and a gorgeous lake view. Dinner included.
Day 7: We’ve saved the best for last. A day on the water either kayaking or stand up paddle boarding. This will be a day of blue sky on glittering Lake Tahoe surrounded by mountains. Tonight you will have a farewell dinner at another great local restaurant. Dinner included.
Day 8: Depart for the Reno airport, just a short 45-minute drive.
LUXURY STAY AT THE HYATT
May 25, 2021 $4,450
June 16, 2021 $4,530
July 7, 2021 $4,870
September 1, 2021 $4,770
October 7, 2021 $4,240
VALUE AT THE BASECAMP HOTEL
May 25, 2021 $3,990
June 16, 2021 $4,090
July 7, 2021 $4,060
September 1, 2021 $3,920
October 7, 2021 $3,750
PASSPORT OR REAL ID REQUIRED FOR AIR TRAVEL
Deposit Policy: An initial deposit of $500 per person double occupancy or $1,000 per person single occupancy is required to secure reservations. Final payment is due 60 days prior to departure.
3 Nights Rushcreek Lodge just outside Yosemite National Park
4 Nights at the Hyatt Regency Tahoe or Basecamp Hotel
2 Box Lunches
7 Guided Tours
All local transportation
Driver and Guide Gratuities
Baggage Handling at the Hyatt
Park entrance admission
Airfare is additional. Please call for rates from your area.