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Explore America's favorite national park on a three-day camping trip that takes you off the beaten path to trails and sights unseen by most who venture here. You'll enjoy three days and two nights of camping, hiking and swimming, in a fun-filled, friendly atmosphere. Never camped before? No problem! The necessary camping gear is provided for you, and the tour is fully guided.
After leaving San Francisco in your air-conditioned minivan, you will cross the Central Valley and travel through gold country into the mountains. Before reaching Yosemite you will stop for a pleasant hike in the shade of the giant sequoia trees, some of which date back over a thousand years. You will then descend to the most photographed part of Yosemite that was so revered by American photographer and environmentalist Ansel Adams. After some free time in Yosemite Valley, you will head for the campsite to set up tents and have a relaxing drink (drinks not included).
On Day Two you will enjoy a full day of hiking, sightseeing and exploring Yosemite's stunningly beautiful High Country. Take a gentle stroll to May Lake, a picturesque High Sierra lake, and head onwards to Mount Hoffman (snow conditions depending) and take in the 360-degree view of the surrounding mountain landscape. At the end of the day you will head back to camp for dinner and time to unwind by the campfire.
Day Three is a free day, with the itinerary based on the interests of the group. Choose from a number of great hikes, rent a bike, or simply relax in the shade by the emerald green Merced River. In May, June and early July, you also have the option of joining a whitewater rafting trip on the Merced River (additional cost, and depending on conditions). After a full day in the great outdoors, head back to San Francisco refreshed and revitalized from your trip to Yosemite National Park.
May Lake, Yosemite National Park
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Departure Point:Union Square
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3-Day Yosemite Camping Adventure from San Francisco
- Camping equipment (except a sleeping bag)
- Five meals - Breakfast (day 2 and 3), Lunch (day 2 and 3), Dinner (day 2)
- Camping fees
- All fees and taxes
- Fuel surcharge (USD10.00)
- Transport in biodiesel van
- Professional guide
- Gratuities (optional)
- Sleeping bag (available to rent for USD20.00)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Tours are arranged on a demand basis and require a minimum of 5 passengers to guarantee departure
- Children aged 17 years and under must be accompanied by an adult
- Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
Camping: Camping is easy, but cooperation is important. Don't worry if you've never camped before, many people haven't. You will be supplied with all the camping equipment necessary for a trip of this nature, using quality tents, camping and cooking equipment. Everybody is expected to participate in setting up and breaking down camp and the professional guides are available to attend to your needs to ensure a positive camping experience. We camp at the best campsites, with hot showers and modern facilities. Swimming is available nearby. Please inform us if you will need a sleeping bag during the booking of this tour
Food: You will be provided with the food, but not the chefs. You guys are the cooks, waiters, dishwashers and of course the guests. On leaving a city we stop at a supermarket and buy everything we need. The fare is a mixture of chicken, beef and vegetarian, all you can eat and very tasty. Most people eat better with us than they have done previously on their travels. Please inform us of any dietary requirements /concerns at the booking of this tour
Transportation: Tour operator uses comfortable 15 passenger vans with dual air conditioning and stereo sound. Our vans are fueled by Biodiesel, a vegetable oil-based diesel fuel, to promote green business. All of the vans have large roof racks for your luggage and the camping equipment
What to Bring: On your journeys you will need sneakers or hiking boots, shorts, T-shirts, swimwear, sun protection, a water bottle, flashlight, and something warmer in case there is a change in weather
Weather: June through September in Yosemite is hot and sunny with occasional afternoon showers. May and October days are warm with cooler nights. As with all mountain environments weather can be changeable so a layer of warm clothing is a good idea
Terms and Conditions:
If you cancel at least 8 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 7 and 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 20 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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