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Best of California

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Best of California
Desert heat, pine forests, and coastal breezes are the main features of this trip through some of the best scenery that the American West has to offer. Travel to a land of extremes in Death Valley, tip your head back to see the tops of the tallest trees in the world in Sequoia National Park, witness the majesty of Yosemite from the famous Tunnel View, and hit the coast of California from San Francisco to Los Angeles. It’s an adventure you won’t want to miss, so pack a bag, lace up those hiking boots, and hit the road.

Highlights
Hike in Death Valley; the U.S. national park with the lowest elevation, Wrap your arms around the biggest trees in the world in Sequoia National Park, Witness breathtaking views of Yosemite National Park, Sightsee your way down the coast's famous Highway 1 from San Francisco to Los Angeles stopping in Monterey and Santa Maria.

Accommodation
Hotel (8 nts).

Group Leader
1 CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout.

Group Size Notes
Max 13.

Meals Included
2 lunches

What's Included
Your Welcome Moment: Welcome Moment - Meet Your CEO and Group. Death Valley National Park visit. Sequoia National Park visit. Yosemite National Park visit. Stops in Monterey and Santa Maria en route to Los Angeles. Entrance fees to all national parks and monuments with hiking and walking excursions. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

8 Nights Starting At
July 15, 2024 through August 05, 2024
Book by:
August 01, 2024 7:00 PM
2 departures, various dates
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8 Nights from $2,804.15 (USD) Per Person
2 departures, various dates
August 01, 2024 7:00 PM
8 Nights from $3,249.00 (USD) Per Person
September 12, 2024 7:00 PM
8 Nights from $2,949.00 (USD) Per Person
October 17, 2024 7:00 PM
8 Nights from $2,999.00 (USD) Per Person
2 departures, various dates
May 08, 2025 7:00 PM
8 Nights from $3,299.00 (USD) Per Person
July 10, 2025 7:00 PM
8 Nights from $3,349.00 (USD) Per Person
August 07, 2025 7:00 PM
8 Nights from $3,299.00 (USD) Per Person
September 11, 2025 7:00 PM
8 Nights from $2,999.00 (USD) Per Person
October 23, 2025 7:00 PM
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Tour Tips
Optional Activities
Yosemite National Park- Yosemite National Park Hike (Free)- Yosemite Bike Rental (30-40USD per person)San Francisco- Cable Car Ride San Francisco (7USD per person)- Sunset Sailing San Francisco

What to Take
You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. For days in the outdoors, we recommend the use of lightweight, breathable, moisture-wicking fabrics made of wool or synthetic fibers. Cotton is not recommended for days spent hiking as it does not allow for heat or moisture to enter or escape, and it will not dry easily once wet.We recommend using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized suitcase if you prefer. Heavy luggage is not recommended for the health of the CEO, who will take a lead in loading the storage trailer. Due to space in the trailer, we will not be able to accommodate more than one piece of main luggage per person. A good size day-pack (20-35L) is also essential to carry your personal gear for the day, as access to luggage between destinations will be limited. This daypack will be used to carry your personal gear for the day, your lunch and a water bottle.It is important to pack clothes for warm days and cool evenings, as well as a light jacket. A set of smart casual clothes is also advisable.

Group Leader Description
This G Adventures group trip is accompanied by one of our group leaders, otherwise known as a Chief Experience Officer (CEO). The CEO will be the group manager, leader and driver - this person is experienced in the routes travelled and will organize and lead the meal preparations and has experience in cooking a variety of local and international dishes for large groups.As the group coordinator and manager, the aim of the CEO is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. While not being guides in the traditional sense, you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. They will also offer suggestions for things to do and to see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While our CEOs are trained and have resources to assist them along the way, the United States is the fourth largest country on the planet, and it is impossible for them to know everything about this massive country. We recommend local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting - we think it's the best of both worldsPlease note that specific tour guide licenses are required to guide in certain cities and regions, and as such, our CEOs will oftentimes provide brief orientation walks to point out useful places like supermarkets, main squares and ATMs but for more specific or in depth destination information, an official guided tour is recommended.

Optional Activities
Yosemite National Park- Yosemite National Park Hike (Free)- Yosemite Bike Rental (30-40USD per person)San Francisco- Cable Car Ride San Francisco (7USD per person)- Sunset Sailing San Francisco

What to Take
You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. For days in the outdoors, we recommend the use of lightweight, breathable, moisture-wicking fabrics made of wool or synthetic fibers. Cotton is not recommended for days spent hiking as it does not allow for heat or moisture to enter or escape, and it will not dry easily once wet.We recommend using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized suitcase if you prefer. Heavy luggage is not recommended for the health of the CEO, who will take a lead in loading the storage trailer. Due to space in the trailer, we will not be able to accommodate more than one piece of main luggage per person. A good size day-pack (20-35L) is also essential to carry your personal gear for the day, as access to luggage between destinations will be limited. This daypack will be used to carry your personal gear for the day, your lunch and a water bottle.It is important to pack clothes for warm days and cool evenings, as well as a light jacket. A set of smart casual clothes is also advisable.

Group Leader Description
This G Adventures group trip is accompanied by one of our group leaders, otherwise known as a Chief Experience Officer (CEO). The CEO will be the group manager, leader and driver - this person is experienced in the routes travelled and will organize and lead the meal preparations and has experience in cooking a variety of local and international dishes for large groups.As the group coordinator and manager, the aim of the CEO is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. While not being guides in the traditional sense, you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. They will also offer suggestions for things to do and to see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While our CEOs are trained and have resources to assist them along the way, the United States is the fourth largest country on the planet, and it is impossible for them to know everything about this massive country. We recommend local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting - we think it's the best of both worldsPlease note that specific tour guide licenses are required to guide in certain cities and regions, and as such, our CEOs will oftentimes provide brief orientation walks to point out useful places like supermarkets, main squares and ATMs but for more specific or in depth destination information, an official guided tour is recommended.

About G Adventures
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G Adventures has been a world leader and innovator in sustainable adventure travel since 1990. We invite you to explore a world of tours infused with inspiration and excitement that will take you off the beaten track into the real heart of the destination. Our approach to travel provides small groups and independent travellers the rare opportunity to connect with nature and local cultures.

The choices for travel are vast - from safaris and cultural treks to family vacations and exotic expeditions to places you have never even imagined, there is an adventure for everyone. If you share a lust of life and have the insatiable curiosity to travel and truly experience the world we live in, then join us and embark on a quest for the extraordinary. We are The Great Adventure People - welcome to our world of adventure travel!

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About G Adventures
G Adventures has been a world leader and innovator in sustainable adventure travel since 1990. We invite you to explore a world of tours infused with inspiration and excitement that will take you off the beaten track into the real heart of the destination. Our approach to travel provides small groups and independent travellers the rare opportunity to connect with nature and local cultures.

The choices for travel are vast - from safaris and cultural treks to family vacations and exotic expeditions to places you have never even imagined, there is an adventure for everyone. If you share a lust of life and have the insatiable curiosity to travel and truly experience the world we live in, then join us and embark on a quest for the extraordinary. We are The Great Adventure People - welcome to our world of adventure travel!

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Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.