Day 1 Las Vegas Please note, Day 1 is an arrival day and there are no planned activities.
This tour leaves Las Vegas in the morning on Day 2; if you would like to spend any additional time here, we recommend booking pre-tour accommodation.
Please note that this tour combines with other G Adventures tours. As such, the staff and some travel companions on your tour may have previously been traveling together with G Adventures, prior to Day 1 of your tour.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Las Vegas/Sierra Nevadas (1L, 1D) Visit one of the country's most rugged landscapes, legendary Death Valley, the hottest and driest spot on earth and home to the lowest point in North America.
End the day surrounded by peaks in the town of Bishop.
Summer itinerary: Travel to Bishop via Tioga Pass viewing Mono Lake and the Tufa Towers on the way.
Winter itinerary: Continue on to Lake Isabella, where we stay the night.
Note that on Day 3, we intend to use the Tioga Pass, a scenic a route through the Sierra Nevada mountain range that connects Bishop with Yosemite NP. October through May, there's a chance the pass will be closed due to poor weather conditions or even snow. In this case, we use an alternate route, and spend the night in Lake Isabella (instead of Bishop). The status of the road is monitored daily, and our travel plans for the area will be confirmed during the trip.
Death Valley National Park Visit
Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 430km)
Day 3 Sierra Nevadas/Yosemite National Park (1B, 1L, 1D) Morning trip to Mono Lake; walk among the tufa towers. Discover Yosemite's peaks, granite domes and giant sequoias. Marvel at majestic waterfalls, lakes and meadows.
Mono Lake Visit
Tioga Pass Drive
Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 322km)
Day 4 Yosemite National Park (1B, 1L, 1D) Full day to explore Yosemite NP. Hike the many trails Yosemite has to offer and be inspired by this stunning landscape. Opt to rent a bike and cycle in Yosemite Valley.
Yosemite National Park Visit
Day 5 Yosemite National Park/San Francisco (1B, 1L) Arrive in one of the most iconic cities in the world: San Francisco. Your CEO will point out some popular sites during the drive into town.
For our nights in San Francisco, we stay close to the action in a hotel in the city centre.
Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 230km)
Day 6 San Francisco Enjoy a free day to explore San Francisco.
Day 7 Santa Cruz/Morro Bay (1D) Crashing waves, rolling fog, and sheer rocky cliffs will make this journey down California's coast Highway 1 an unforgettable experience.
Elephant Seal Rookery
Private Vehicle (6.50 hour(s), 390km)
Day 8 Morro Bay/Los Angeles (1B) Pass by Santa Barbara as we make our way to Los Angeles. Your CEO will point out a few famous neighborhoods and landmarks on the drive into the City of Angels.
Please note this trip ends on arrival to Los Angeles. There's a lot to see and do in LA, and we recommend spending extra time here if you'd like to explore Hollywood, Rodeo Drive and other hot spots around the city; speak to your sales agent to book extra accommodation.
Departure Day (Activities)
Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 350km)