Yosemite & San Francisco
Roundtrip from San Francisco
California is no stranger to flashbulbs, but some of her incredible sights just can’t be framed by a photograph. On this active trip, you’ll meet some of the best of them face to face. Heading out of San Francisco, the wide open spaces of Yosemite National Park beckon you for a trip that has it all – rafting, hiking, mountain biking and backpacking. The backdrop of the spectacular granite cliffs and towering sequoias of Yosemite surrounds you as you roll out your tent to camp in the middle of the park itself. Nature: Ready when you are.
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
San Francisco/Coloma (1L,1D)
Arrive before 8am for the welcome meeting in San Francisco and transfer to Coloma. Half-day rafting trip along the American River before arriving at the campground.
Day 2 Yosemite National Park (1B,1L,1D)Transfer from Coloma to Yosemite NP in the Tuolumne Meadows area to our campground. In the afternoon opt to hike to Dog Lake or along the Lembert Dome trail.
Day 3 Yosemite National Park (1B,1L,1D)Hike Yosemite Valley floor, explore Nevada and Vernal Falls.
Day 4 Yosemite National Park (1B,1L,1D)Explore Glacier Point, then hike the Taft Point Loop and take in the breathtaking views from the top of Sentinel Dome. Hike in Mariposa, passing giant sequoia trees before transferring to southern Yosemite.
Day 5 Yosemite National Park (1B,1L,1D)Rope up and get ready for a full-day of guided rock climbing.
Yosemite National Park (3B,3L,2D)Guided overnight backpacking trek up to Alpine Lakes area, covering south Yosemite and the remote backcountry.
Day 9 Yosemite National Park (1L)Mountain bike in Bass Lake area. Free afternoon for optional horseback riding.
Day 10 San Francisco
Return journey to San Francisco. Depart after 2pm.
Travel Style — Active
Hiking, biking and kayaking adventures across the world
Hungry to walk, hike, trek, bike, raft and kayak your way across the world's greatest destinations? No sweat. (Well, maybe a little.) You don't have to be a decathlete to take an Active trip, just someone with a healthy love for getting active and the outdoors.
Physical Grading 4
You might encounter a few high-altitude hikes or other more strenuous activities. Pro tip: Put down that pastry, buster.
2015- 7/23, 8/6,
2016- 7/7, 7/21, 8/4, 8/25