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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Adventure awaits you in the incredible landscapes of California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains. With destinations including Yosemite National Park, Mammoth Lakes, and Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks. Enjoy a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®  Experience meeting a climber in Yosemite and stargazing through Sequoia Parks conservancy. This tour is ideal for those eager to put on their hiking boots and explore—as active as you like.

  1. Day 1
    Start Your Wilderness Adventure in Fresno
    Welcome to Fresno, your gateway to the Sierra Nevada Mountains! Settle in and unpack before meeting your fellow adventurers at a Welcome Reception. Your Travel Director gives you the rundown of this exciting, active, self-paced tour. From easy strolls to hard-charger hikes, there are plenty of options and no shortage of natural beauty.Accommodation: Doubletree by Hilton Fresno Convention Center
  2. Day 2
    Mariposa Grove and Giant Sequoias Stays With Stories
    Up and at ‘em this morning for Yosemite National Park, famous for its giant, ancient sequoia trees, deep valleys, and grand meadows. Standing among these towering trees sets the tone for this week’s experiences of feeling small within the vastness of nature. After breakfast in Fresno, head to the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, home to over 500 mature trees and the largest sequoia grove in Yosemite. An important historical site, you’ll learn how in 1864 President Lincoln signed legislation protecting the Mariposa Grove and Yosemite Valley, for the first time in US history setting aside scenic, natural areas to be protected by the federal government, even as the country was embroiled in the Civil War. You’re a part of history and your surroundings as you walk the Big Trees Loop or Grizzly Giant Loop (two miles) amongst other options. The 3,000-year-old Grizzly Giant sequoia alone is worth the trip! After your first full day of exploring, the adventure continues as we head to our home for the next two nights, Oakhurst, situated in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada.Accommodation: Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Oakhurst Yosemite
    Meals:   Breakfast
  3. Day 3
    Yosemite National Park Make Travel Matter
    Explore Yosemite National Park today, famed for its giant, ancient sequoia trees, grand meadows and iconic rock formations. Enjoy a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®?Experience as you meet a naturalist through the Yosemite Conservancy that will delve into the dynamic history of climbing in Yosemite through fascinating stories, photographs and demonstrations. The Yosemite Conservancy is a non-profit organization that has provided over $140 million to Yosemite for more than 700 completed projects that improve trails, restore habitat, protect wildlife and inspire the next generation of nature-lovers. Spend the rest of the day in Yosemite to appreciate this bucket list destination and choose the hike that suits you. This evening, get ready for a unique Be My Guest Experience incorporating mindfulness while embracing the outdoors over a guided Forest Bathing experience followed by dinner.Accommodation: Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Oakhurst Yosemite
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  4. Day 4
    Head to Mammoth Lakes
    Another day of exceptional hikes begins on the journey from Oakhurst to Mammoth. Your first stop is Tuolumne Meadows where, whether it’s an explosion of summer wildflowers or fiery fall colors, you’ll bask in beauty. Enjoy a leisurely walk along Tuolumne River to Soda Springs and the Tuolumne Meadows Footbridge. We’ll then make our way through Tioga Pass (seasonal) to wildlife-rich Mono Lake before finishing the day in Mammoth. Tioga Pass: weather conditions may cause Tioga Pass to be closed to traffic, typically from mid-October to the end of May. In this case, an alternate entry point to Yosemite will be used entering through the west side of the park. While this may not cause a change in overnight, sightseeing will be affected this day.Accommodation: Mammoth Mountain Inn
    Meals:   Breakfast
  5. Day 5
    Mammoth Lakes at Leisure
    What better way to start the day than breakfast with a view? Sip your coffee as you take in 360 degree views of the Sierras and beyond on an aerial ride up Mammoth Mountain on the Panorama Gondola. Climbing 11,053 feet to the top of Mammoth Mountain, these sweeping views of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range can’t be beat. The rest of the day is yours to continue your Mammoth sightseeing with another boots-on-the-ground exploration at Mammoth Lakes or a well-deserved rest.Accommodation: Mammoth Mountain Inn
    Meals:   Breakfast
  6. Day 6
    Wander Through Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest
    Departing Mammoth Lakes arriving at Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, where you’ll walk among the oldest living trees in the world. Some of these living trees are over 4,000 years old, displaying spectacular growth forms of twisted and beautifully colored wood. Tonight, make your way to Bakersfield for an evening of trading tales and photos.Accommodation: Doubletree Hotel Bakersfield
    Meals:   Breakfast
  7. Day 7
    King's Canyon National Park Stays With Stories
    Next on our tour of incredible sights and sounds is Kings Canyon National Park. Home to the largest remaining grove of sequoia trees in the world with the focal being the General Grant Tree, the third largest in the world which was proclaimed "the Nation's Christmas Tree" in the 1920s by President Calvin Coolidge. Sit back and take in the views as we travel along the Kings Canyon Scenic byway to end up at Zumault Meadow Trail, where nature's diversity is on display with powerful rock formations and roaring rivers contrasted my lush, serene meadows.Accommodation: Wuksachi Lodge
    Meals:   Breakfast
  8. Day 8
    Sequoia National Park Make Travel Matter
    Explore Sequoia National Park by starting the day visiting General Sherman Tree, the world's largest tree. We continue to the Giant Forest Museum where we'll have the option to hike the Big Trees Trail or Moro Rock Trail. The rest of the afternoon is yours to enjoy at leisure using the park shuttles. Having trekked Sierra Nevada's peaks, celebrate at tonight's Farewell Dinner followed by an evening MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience where a naturalist will guide you through the constellations in a stargazing adventure.Accommodation: Wuksachi Lodge
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  9. Day 9
    Farewell Fresno
    Say goodbye to Fresno as you return to the Fresno Airport for your return trip home. Airport arrival will be 11:00 AM, please be aware when booking your flights.
    Meals:   Breakfast

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Inclusions

Dining Summary

  • 1 Welcome Reception (WR)
  • 8 Breakfast (B)
  • 2 Dinner (D)

Be My Guest

  • Oakhurst: Enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience Forest Bathing, an immersive practice that uses all your senses to connect with your surroundings. Meet your host Susan Madden, certified meditation instructor, labyrinth facilitator and forest bathing guide. To help you create a more peaceful life, Susan's scientifically proven practices have been shown to improve health. Begin with a simple meditation before learning the fundamentals and science behind Forest Bathing. Following the presentation, sit down to a plated meal at Tenaya Lodge for conversation and storytelling with Susan.

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®

  • Yosemite National Park: Meet a climber and naturalist that will delve into the dynamic history of climbing in Yosemite. Enjoy storytelling, photographs, see the old and new climbing gear, as well as ask questions about how they help improve trails, restore habitat, protect wildlife, and inspire the next generation of nature-lovers, and more. This Make Travel Matter experience targets United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 15: Life on Land, improving, protecting, and conserving wildlife and/or restores natural ecosystems.
  • Sequoia National Park: Meet your Local Specialist and enjoy stories and the latest astronomical news under one of California's most brilliant skies. The Milky Way galaxy spills out across the broad Sequoia sky, an explosion of stars, planets and infinite questions. Spend the hour touring constellations, galaxies, planets, and the history of human space and exploration. This experience advances UN Global Goal 15: Life on Land.

Must-see Highlights

  • : Explore Yosemite National Park, Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon National Park
  • : See El Capitain, Half Dome, Bridalveil Falls
  • : Visit Mariposa Grove, Yosemite History Center, Giant Forest Museum
  • : View Tunnel View, Olmstead Point, General Grant Tree in Kings Canyon National Park and General Sherman Tree in Sequoia National Park.
  • : Hike Discovery Loop at Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, General Grant Loop at Kings Canyon National Park, General Sherman Tree Trail at Sequoia National Park.
  • : Scenic Drive Tioga Pass, Kings Canyon Scenic Byway, General Sherman Highway.

Trafalgar Difference

  • Sequoia National Park: The Wuksachi Lodge in the heart of Sequoia National Park surrounded by forest and soaring Sierra peaks.

Whats Included

  • : An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • : Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • : All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • : All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • : Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • : Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • : Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • : All transport and transfers shown
  • : Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • : Optional Experiences and free time
  • : On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.

Whats Included

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • All transport and transfers shown
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

Trafalgar Tours Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.1
Accommodations
3.8
Itinerary
4.3
Professional Staff
4.5
Repeat with Operator
4.1
Value for Money
3.9

Ratings based off 4905 reviews about Trafalgar Tours - currently showing 15 reviews with comments only

My 5th trip with Trafalgar. I would like to look into Insight in the future also.

Wonderful trip and tour. Trafalgar is top notch. Will book again next time with Affordable Tours and Trafalgar!

This package was really what I expected. Trafalgar gives the best experience for customers

I have done several tours with Trafalgar and I have been please with them all. That is why I continue to choose them.

We had a great experience traveling with Trafalgar. Beginning with the booking agent to the tour director, everyone was excellent. Thank you everyone!

We had a great trip with Trafalgar. Everything was top notch, the tours, the accomodations, the local guides, the bus driver, and the head guide were superior. I will use Trafalgar again.

4th trip with Trafalgar, never been disappointed.

Trafalgar goes above and beyond! Love them

Services provided by the company and guide are truly exemplary. A very professional staff and excellent accommodation. Highly recommended for future travelers and friends.

Our Travel Director was very nice, learned a lot from her about Japan culture and the places we visited. Will definitely travel again with Trafalgar.

Our tour director was totally amazing!!! She was highly knowledgable about all the cities, sights and history of the UK. Her personality was delightful, with a wonderful sense of humor!! She made the trip amazing!!! Our driver was exceptional as well!!! He was great and went above and beyond helping everyone in and out of the coach along with all the luggage. He was always the perfect gentleman and his personality matched that of our director making the tour more fun than I could have ever imagined!!!

Trafalgar is a terrific company, with great guides and bus drivers.

Dana was great, very responsive to our questions and very helpful. Thanks Dana!

My 5th trip with Trafalgar tours . A good tour company. Affordable Tours does a great job . Im very pleased with Lihn she's on top of everything. Answers all why promptly. My 2nd booking with her

Spring is the best time to go! Breathtakingly beautiful!

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