Yosemite Active Adventure
Slutdestination: San Francisco
California is no stranger to flashbulbs, but some of her incredible sights just can't be framed by a photograph. On this active trip, you'll meet some of the best of them face to face. Heading out of San Francisco, the wide open spaces of Yosemite National Park beckon you for a trip that has it all rafting, hiking, mountain biking and backpacking. The backdrop of the spectacular granite cliffs and towering sequoias of Yosemite surrounds you as you roll out your tent to camp in the middle of the park itself. Nature: Ready when you are.
Sleep out under the stars in Yosemite National Park, raft the rapids and churning waters of the American River, trek overnight into the high sierra of Yosemite
Air-conditioned private touring van, rafting, hiking, cycling
Participation camping (7 nts), lodge (2 nts).
Hands-On: Guided Rock Climbing , Yosemite National Park. All national park entrance fees with hiking and walking excursions. Hiking, mountain biking and whitewater rafting excursions. Rock climbing in Yosemite NP. Self-inflating mattresses and dome tents. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Day 1 San Francisco/Coloma (1L, 1D)
Arrive before 8am for the welcome meeting in San Francisco and transfer to Coloma. Half-day rafting trip along the American River before arriving at the campground.
Day 2 Coloma/Yosemite National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Transfer from Coloma to the campground in the Tuolumne Meadows area of Yosemite National Park. In the afternoon, opt to hike to Dog Lake or along the Lembert Dome trail.
Day 3 Yosemite National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Hike the Yosemite Valley floor, and explore the Nevada and Vernal Falls.
Day 4 Yosemite National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Explore Glacier Point, then hike the Taft Point Loop and take in the breathtaking views from the top of Sentinel Dome. Hike in Mariposa, passing giant sequoia trees before transferring to southern Yosemite.
Day 5 Yosemite National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Rope up and get ready for a full-day of guided rock climbing.
Days 6-7 Yosemite National Park
Guided overnight backpacking trek up to the Alpine Lakes area, covering south Yosemite and the remote backcountry.
Day 8 Yosemite National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Return from the wilderness on foot to Bass Lake.
Day 9 Yosemite National Park (1L)
Mountain bike in the Bass Lake area. Free afternoon for optional horseback riding.
Day 10 Yosemite National Park/San Francisco
Return journey to San Francisco. Depart after 2pm.