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NUCNG - Natural Highlights of California

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.


Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Sequoia NP Hike, Sequoia National Park Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Sequoia Parks Conservancy Stargazing, Sequoia National Park Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Monterey Aquarium Exclusive, Monterey
All national park fees
Yosemite NP excursion
Death Valley NP visit
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
Price From
AUD $3,449
Start Location
Las Vegas, United States
End Location
San Francisco, United States
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Tour Themes
Physical Rating
Tour departure dates
19 May 201927 May 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,449 
09 Jun 201917 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,449 
21 Jul 201929 Jul 201915AUD $3,639
11 Aug 201919 Aug 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,449 
01 Sep 201909 Sep 201913AUD $3,829
29 Sep 201907 Oct 201913AUD $3,829
20 Oct 201928 Oct 201914AUD $3,449
10 Nov 201918 Nov 201915AUD $3,449
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.
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, along the famed Tioga Pass. Arrive into the Yosemite area by evening.
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 among pristine groves in Yosemite.
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 and enjoy a picnic lunch on the trail. 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).
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.
Day 7 - Monterey
Visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium on a tour specially arranged for National Geographic Journeys travellers. Get an inside look at the workings of this 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.
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 take a cable car ride over the steep hills, explore the city by bicycle, or embark on a boat ride into the setting sun.
Day 9 - San Francisco
Depart at any time.