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Day Trips & Excursions

El Dorado Wine Country Tour from South Lake Tahoe

Discover more of the Lake Tahoe region than the lake itself on this day trip to El Dorado wine region, just west of South Lake Tahoe in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. With a knowledgeable wine guide, you’ll visit six area wineries, known for their welcoming and rustic atmospheres. Plus, stop by Boa Vista, one of the region’s many fruit orchards, and enjoy an alfresco lunch amid towering oak trees. Round-trip transportation from South Lake Tahoe is included.
7 hours
Kid Friendly

Wild Mushroom Adventure: Sierra Morels

These 3-4 hour classes meet in the Sierras and cover the basics of wild mushroom foraging. After a brief talk on the ecology of edible mushrooms and mushroom hunting safely and ethically, we'll set you free to forage. You’ll meet back up with Patrick to help identify your finds. We will be traveling and hiking up to maybe 7,000' so do be prepared if you get elevation sickness. It's important to note that although you will learn a ton about wild mushroom hunting in this class, we're at the whim of nature, so there are no guarantees you'll find pounds of mushrooms. People in our classes have found Chanterelles, Boletes, Black Trumpet, Morels, Hedgehogs, and lots of other great species of delicious mushrooms.
4 hours
Water Sports

South Fork American River: Chili Bar (Class III Whitewater)

• 7 Years and above recommended • Everyone paddles • Everyone should be in good physical shape (weight limit 250 lbs.) • No experience necessary Times: 9:00 am in South Lake Tahoe, or 10:20am in PlacervilleLength: 9 Miles, 6.5 hoursMaximum Passengers: 7 passengers Per Boat. Occasionally Maximum 9 Passengers, Plus A Guide. Ask For Details.Available Trip Dates:  Everyday all summer long!
6 hours