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National Geographic Journey: California Natural Highlights

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Price: R 33,119.00

9 days, Las Vegas to San Francisco.

Set out on a nine-day quest through some of California’s greatest national parks. From the arid, sun-scorched landscapes of Death Valley to the astonishing giant redwoods of Sequoia National Park and Yosemite's awe-inspiring panorama of granite domes, this adventure covers a lot of ground – and almost every type of terrain imaginable.

National Geographic Journeys - greater exploration, insider access, and the freedom to roam!

Booking Details For This Small Group Adventure

Various departures available: Prices per person sharing from:
19 May 2019 R 33,119.00 pps
  • Trip type: Small Group
  • Physical rating: Average
  • Trip code: NUCNG (National Geographic Journeys)
     

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1: LAS VEGAS

Arrive at any time.

DAY 2: LAS VEGAS/DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK

Leave the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas behind, and travel to Death Valley – the lowest, hottest and driest place in North America. Marvel at the extremes of this landscape and opt to take a jeep tour.
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 3: DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK/YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK

Sit back and enjoy the views on this full day drive via the mountain town of Bishop and across the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, via the famed Tioga Pass. Arrive this evening into the Yosemite area.
Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

DAY 4: YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK

With our CEO, explore stunning Yosemite National Park in the High Sierra. Explore on foot to view majestic waterfalls, crystal clear lakes, lush green meadows and walk amongst pristine groves in Yosemite.
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 5: YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK/SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK

Depart early and walk through California’s Sequoia National Park alongside a naturalist. Learn about these impressive giant trees, enjoy a picnic lunch on the trail, and then drive to Big Tree Trail for an afternoon hike and learn about how National Geographic deeded tracts of giant trees in the heart of the park to the National Parks Service for safekeeping. This evening, we return to the park for an evening of stargazing with an expert from the Sequoia Parks Conservancy (SPC).
Exclusive Inclusions: National Geographic Journeys Exclusives Sequoia NP Hike|National Geographic Journeys Exclusives Sequoia Parks Conservancy Stargazing
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 6: SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK/MONTEREY

Travel to Monterey and marvel at the beautiful coastline and mountain ranges of Big Sur along the Pacific coast.
Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

DAY 7: MONTEREY

Visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium on a tour specially arranged for National Geographic Journeys travelers. Get an inside look at the workings of the world-class organization and find out how the Aquarium’s mission aligns with that of National Geographic. After, enjoy a free afternoon, opt to explore the Bay, or wander historic Fisherman's Wharf and Cannery Row.
Exclusive Inclusions:National Geographic Journeys Exclusives Monterey Aquarium Exclusive
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 8: MONTEREY/SAN FRANCISCO

Continue on a scenic coastal drive along the Pacific Coast Highway to San Francisco for our final evening. Catch a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge on the way into one of America's most popular cities. Opt to catch a cable car ride over the steep hills, explore the city by bicycle or set sail into the setting sun.
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 9: SAN FRANCISCO

Depart at any time.
Meals included: Breakfast
 

Tour Inclusions

  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Sequoia NP Hike, Sequoia National Park
  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Sequoia Parks Conservancy Stargazing, Sequoia National Park
  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Monterey Aquarium Exclusive, Monterey
  • All national park fees
  • Yosemite NP excursion
  • Free Wi-Fi: this adventure boasts vans fitted with wi-fi for up to five users at a time. Check your email, upload a photo to Facebook, or send a tweet to your friends.
     
Validity 19 May 2019 departure
Currency NB. Our prices are quoted in ZAR, and subject to exchange rate fluctuations.
Tour Identifiers NUCNG (National Geographic Journeys)
Inclusions • Arrival transfer
• All transport to/from included activities and between destinations
• Internal flights
• Accommodations: Hotels (8 nts)
• Meals: 8 breakfasts, 2 dinners
• Transportation: Air-conditioned private vehicle, hiking, walking
• Staff & experts: Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
Exclusions • International flights and taxes.
• Pre-& post accommodation
• Travel Insurance
• Visas (if required)
• Drinks and tips on board
• Anything of a personal nature
• Allow USD400-520 for meals not included.
T's & C's • Deposits: A non-refundable deposit of R1 000 per person per tour is required at the time of confirmation, in order to secure the reservation.
• Final Payment: This is due 60 days prior. For bookings made eight weeks or less before the date of departure, the whole contract price is payable at the time of booking. Note that failure to remit payment on due date could involve passengers in cancellation of their reservations and forfeiture of deposit.
• Cancellation: Any cancellation by passengers must be made in writing and acknowledged by G Adventures in writing. Charges will be determined by date on which the cancellation is received by G Adventures.
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