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.
Lake Tahoe is a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, straddling the border of California and Nevada. It’s known for its beaches and ski resorts. On the southwest shore, Emerald Bay State Park contains the 1929 Nordic-style mansion Vikingsholm. Along the lake’s northeast side, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park includes Sand Harbor Beach and Spooner Lake, a gateway to the long-distance Tahoe Rim Trail.
Day 1: San Francisco, CA Sacramento Reno, NV
Today, we are starting our tour at San Francisco, CA and you can choose to be picking up from San Francisco-area hotel. If you wish to be picking up outside of San Francisco-area, please advise your pick up address during booking checkout. ***Please note that surcharge may apply for picking up outside of San Francisco.
First stop of the day will be Sacramento, the capital of the U.S. state of California, lies at the confluence of the Sacramento River and American River. Once we arrive,we will visit California State Capitol, visitors to the Capitol can at once experience California’s rich history and witness the making of history through the modern lawmaking process.
Next we will head to Reno, NV which dubbed “The Biggest Little City in the World,” it’s known for its casinos and its proximity to many ski resorts. We will spend some free time in the casino resorts for the rest of the day. Our hotel arrangement will be 20 – 30 minutes away from Downtown.
- Economy Hotel: Comfort Inn & Suites or similar hotel
- Standard Hotel: Ramada by Wyndham Reno Hotel and Casino or similar hotel
- Deluxe Hotel: Grand Sierra Resort and Casino or similar hotel
Day 2: Reno, NV Lake Tahoe Yosemite National Park Merced, CA
Today we will visit the beautiful Lake Tahoe. The scenic Lake Tahoe nestled in the crook of California is the largest alpine lake in North America. In addition to being a wonderful place to swim, fish, and boat, Lake Tahoe features winter activities like skiing and snowboarding.
Next, we will head 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 3: Merced, CA Monterey, CA 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.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||San Francisco|
|SUGGESTED DEPARTURE TIME||8:00am to maximize sightseeing time|