Yosemite National Park is in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains. It’s famed for its giant, ancient sequoia trees, and for Tunnel View, the iconic vista of towering Bridalveil Fall and the granite cliffs of El Capitan and Half Dome. In Yosemite Village are shops, restaurants, lodging, the Yosemite Museum and the Ansel Adams Gallery, with prints of the photographer’s renowned black-and-white landscapes of the area. Monterey Bay is a bay of the Pacific Ocean located on the coast of the U.S. state of California. The bay is south of the major cities of San Francisco and San Jose. The county-seat city of Santa Cruz is located at the north end of the bay. The city of Monterey is on the Monterey Peninsula at the south end.
Day 1: San Francisco, CA Yosemite National Park Merced, CA
Today, we are starting our tour at San Francisco, CA and you can choose to be picking up from San Francisco Downtown-area hotel. If you wish to be picking up outside of San Francisco-areas, please advise your pick up address when check out. ***Please note that surcharge may apply for picking up outside of San Francisco.
Today, we are going to drive about 4 hours to Yosemite National Park which is famous for its colossal granite rocks, spectacular waterfalls, and glacier formed U-Shaped valley. We will spend some time to explore this gorgeous national park and have the chance to see the most photographed view like: Tunnel View, Bridal Veil Falls, Half Dome and El Capitan.
In the late evening, we will back to hotel for rest. Our hotel arrangement will be 20 – 30 minutes away from Downtown.
- Economy Hotel: Quality Inn Merced/Hampton Inn & Suites Merced or similar hotel
- Standard Hotel: Best Western Inn Merced or similar hotel
- Deluxe Hotel: Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino or similar hotel
Day 2: Merced, CA Monterey 17 Miles San Francisco, CA
After the comfy stay, you will be picked up from hotel in the morning and we’ll head to the picturesque Monterey Peninsula, where gentle sea breezes, meandering coast, surging waves, bizarre rocks, adorable seals and sea lions rest on the beach. You could visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium which is known for its regional focus on the marine habitats of Monterey Bay, it was the first to exhibit a living kelp forest when it opened in October 1984.
After the tour, we’ll view the scenery of the 17 Miles, which is truly breathtaking. We will spend some time in this beautiful area before going back to San Francisco to conclude our tour.
After the tour, you could either choose to be drop off at the airport or San Francisco-area hotel. We will conclude the tour in San Francisco, CA.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||San Francisco|
|SUGGESTED DEPARTURE TIME||8:00am to maximize sightseeing time|