The Yosemite Adventure! Tours from Los Angeles to Yosemite 5 Days / 4 Nights, with time in Death Valley, and drop-off in San Francisco!
Are you ready for a once in a lifetime adventure? This Yosemite tour will take you to ghost towns, hot springs and some of the most unique national parks the US has to offer. Read on for details!
Experience the wonders of California with this Southwest Adventures favorite! The Yosemite Adventure includes time to explore Death Valley National Park, the Eastern Sierras, and Sequoia Grove. On this round trip tour from LA, you’ll get the best of hiking and camping in Yosemite, plus some cool sightseeing stops at mysterious ghost towns, hot springs, and more! Don’t worry about making camping reservations, bringing camping gear and tents, travel logistics, and loading up on food. Let us take care of you, your friends, or family while you enjoy this awesome nature tour.
“Become a part of the world and you enlarge yourself. Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows through the trees.” — John Muir
Bridalveil Fall, Yosemite National Park
Adventure Tour Highlights • 2 days and nights in Yosemite National Park • Death Valley solitude in the Mojave Desert • Scenic routes to the Eastern Sierras • Enjoy the splendor of Mono Lake • Watch stars slowly appear as the blue sky darkens to black • Visit an old ghost town and mining town • Go for a swim in lakes, rivers, and hot springs • Down-to-earth tour guides that take care of your needs • Enjoy the ride in comfort with air conditioning • Take in beautiful 360 degree natural landscapes • Take awesome photos and share them with friends • Treat yourself to a stress-free vacation! • Enjoy beginner to moderate level hiking • Experience historic and cultural sites along the way
We pride ourselves on making sure Southwest Adventurers are well taken care of, from beginning to end. Just show up, and we'll take care of the rest.
Day 1 - Death Valley
Today is a big day, so after picking everyone up we set out immediately for Death Valley. We'll do a short drive through the park to Badwater Basin, Artist's Palette and a couple of other sights before setting up camp. We'll prepare dinner as the temperature drops and the stars slowly appear, while the sky turns from bright blue to a deep black.
Day 2 - The Eastern Sierras
We'll start today with a quick breakfast and then head up towards Mammoth and Mono Lake. Today will be a varied day, with options like interesting geological formations, waterfalls, hot springs and ghost towns providing something of interest to almost everyone. Your group leader will discuss the various options with you the previous night so you'll have a chance to really make this adventure your own!
Day 3 - Upper Yosemite Park
After a delicious breakfast in camp we'll climb high into the Eastern Sierras to arrive at Tuolumne Meadows where you'll have a number hikes to choose from. In the late afternoon we'll head through the rest of the park before stopping for dinner and to set up our camp for the next 2 nights.
Day 4 - Lower Yosemite Park - Yosemite Valley
Today we spend the whole day in Yosemite Valley where you'll have a number of activities to choose from and a grocery store to stock up on snacks for the hikes. There are bike rentals available and hikes for everyone, from lazy strolls to all-out nearly vertical climbs. You'll have lots of time to explore before coming back to camp for dinner, a campfire and s'mores.
Day 5 - On to San Francisco!
On our last day together, we'll spend the morning in Yosemite Valley, visit the Sequoia Grove, and then head for San Francisco. You'll arrive in time for dinner with time left over for a night out on Broadway or in the Castro, the choice and the night are yours!
While this journey ends today, the city of San Francisco offers you almost unlimited ways to continue the adventure!
What To Bring: • Water bottle • Hat / Sunscreen • Tennis shoes / Hiking shoes • Light sandals • Clothing appropriate for the season • Headlamp or flashlight • Travel towel, toothbrush, toiletries • Swim gear for lakes, rivers, and hot springs (optional) • Small travel pillow • Sleeping Bag (20° F / -5° C) *sleeping bag rental available
We pride ourselves on making sure Southwest Adventurers are well taken care of, whether you're with us for a day or a week. Just show up! We take care of the rest.
Secure your spot now! The price for this trip is $600, with an initial deposit of $200. Use the pull-down menu below to make your trip deposit. To make full payment, schedule a custom tour, or schedule dates not listed, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 1 (800) 851-6018. We’re happy to work with you.
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After you make your reservation, we’ll send you:
• Your Trip Itinerary to help you prepare for your upcoming trip • A standard release form to fill out and return to us