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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.

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
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
9
Price From
AUD $2,624
Start Location
Las Vegas, United States
End Location
San Francisco, United States
Age Range
Min :12
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
Discovery, Small Group
Physical Rating
Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
10 Jun 201818 Jun 201811AUD $2,624
25 Jun 201803 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,624 
01 Jul 201809 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,624 
22 Jul 201830 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,624 
12 Aug 201820 Aug 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,624 
02 Sep 201810 Sep 201815AUD $3,869
23 Sep 201801 Oct 20189AUD $3,869
14 Oct 201822 Oct 201812AUD $3,699
19 May 201927 May 201915AUD $3,499
09 Jun 201917 Jun 201915AUD $3,499
21 Jul 201929 Jul 201915AUD $3,699
11 Aug 201919 Aug 201915AUD $3,869
01 Sep 201909 Sep 201915AUD $3,869
29 Sep 201907 Oct 201915AUD $3,869
20 Oct 201928 Oct 201915AUD $3,499
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.
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.
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.
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).
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 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.
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.
Day 9 - San Francisco
Depart at any time.