Itinerary Notes

 

On the Aug 5, 2017 departure, instead of staying in Jackson Hole on Day 16 we will return to Yellowstone NP for an additional night in the park. The following day, we'll travel to Jackson for a viewpoint of the Aug 21st solar eclipse (weather permitting).

When arranging your transportation, such as flights, please take into consideration the below time restrictions for joining and departing from your group. With these times, we have taken into account travel time to/from the airport in the given destination and required time for check-in or baggage collection/immigration.

Your flight must arrive by or before: 11:59 p.m. on Day 1

Your flight must depart no earlier than: 12:00 a.m. on Day 23Itinerary

Day 1New York City

Arrive at any time. Consider arriving a few days early to see more of this famous city.

Arrive to the joining hostel at any time. Welcome meeting at 7:00pm.

From the Statue of Liberty to Ground Zero to Chinatown, New York City is full of things to do and see. We recommend spending extra time here; please speak to your sales agent to book pre-trip accommodation.

 
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
1h19:00

The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. Please note that normal check-in times apply at our start hotels, but you can usually store your luggage for the day if you arrive early.

Optional Activities - Day 1

Times Square Visit
New York City

Come experience the hub of the city that never sleeps. Head to Midtown Manhattan at Broadway and Seventh Avenue – the heart of all the action. Covered in illuminated billboards and advertisements, Times Square is one of the world's busiest pedestrian intersections and a major centre of the world's entertainment industry.

 
Central Park Visit
New York City1h-3h
Free

Discover Central Park, an 843-acre masterpiece of landscape architecture. Much of the park appears natural, but it is almost entirely landscaped. Designed in the 19th century, it is one of America's greatest works of art and the nation's first public park. Explore its walkways and gardens, and, like many other visitors, fall in love with this spectacular green space. Central Park has become the most famous and beloved urban park in the world, featuring extensive walking tracks, bridle paths, an ice-skating rink, a swimming pool, the Central Park Zoo, the Central Park Conservatory Garden, a wildlife sanctuary, a large area of natural woods, and an outdoor amphitheater. 

 
Empire State Building Visit
New York City1h-3h
30-60USD per person

Soak in stunning views of New York and beyond from the top of one of the most famous landmarks in the world. The Empire State Building's Observatory is a main attraction of New York's skyline, stretching 1,250 ft (381m) high.

Accommodation

 
HI New York City Hostel (or similar)
Hostel

Day 2New York City/Newburgh

Spend the morning exploring the Big Apple before heading to Newburgh.

Dive into the hustle and bustle of NYC on a brief orientation to the city with the CEO, then trade in the big city for a campfire. 

This tour departs New York City mid-day on Day 2.

 
Private Vehicle
New York City – Newburgh3h112km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Optional Activities - Day 2

Staten Island Ferry
New York City

Hop on the Staten Island Ferry, "one of the world's greatest (and shortest) water voyages" (according to guidebooks), and enjoy a stunning view of New York Harbour for free! See the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, in perfect view, and get a unique viewpoint of Lower Manhattan’s skyline and its skyscrapers and bridges. Long before any bridges were built, the ferry transported people between Manhattan and its boroughs; ferry service is offered between Whitehall Street in lower Manhattan and St. George on Staten Island.

 
9/11 Memorial Visit and One World Trade Center Observation Deck
New York
24-58USD per person

Remember 9/11 on a visit to Ground Zero. A Memorial and Museum have been created to commemorate those lost on 9/11.

 
Chinatown Visit
New York
Free

Lively and diverse, New York City's Chinatown has so much to see and do for urban adventurers. This growing community is considered to have the largest Asian population in a city outside of Asia. 

Accommodation

 
KOA Newburgh (or similar)
Campground

Meals included:

 Dinner

Day 3Newburgh/Finger Lakes

Enjoy a day out in nature taking in the natural beauty of the Finger Lakes region. Visit towering Taughannock Falls, cool off in the lake, or sample wine from a local winery.

Discover one of the highest waterfalls east of the Rocky Mountains, Taughannock Falls. Take a hike to explore this beautiful area on foot, rent a kayak or paddleboard, or just relax by the lake. Opt to taste wine from one of the local vineyards.

 
Private Vehicle
Newburgh – Finger Lakes6h375km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

 
Taughannock Falls Visit
Taughannock Falls

Discover one of the highest waterfalls east of the Rocky Mountains, Taughannock Falls, which drops 66m (215 ft). Hike along the river 1.2km (.75 mi) to the end of the gorge trail for stunning views at the base of the falls. Or view the falls from above at the overlook vista.

 
Free Time
Finger LakesAfternoon

Enjoy a free afternoon to spend at the lake or taste at a local winery.

Optional Activities - Day 3

Finger Lakes Kayaking and Stand-up Paddleboarding
Finger Lakes2h-4h
20-32USD per person

Opt to glide across the lake by kayak or test your balance on a paddleboard. Grab a paddle and get ready to be wowed by natural beauty in every direction. Take time to float and soak in the stunning scenery of the rolling hills and sky that stretches forever.

Accommodation

 
Taughannock Falls SP (or similar)
Campground

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4Finger Lakes/Niagara Falls

Get wet on the Maid of the Mist boat tour, and be sure to check out the falls illuminated in the evening.

An exciting adventure awaits in Niagara Falls. Feel the rushing waters of the falls taking the famous "Maid of the Mist Boat Tour." Return after darkness settles over the Niagara region and witness the Falls illuminated in a rainbow of colour!

 
Private Vehicle
Finger Lakes – Niagara Falls4h190km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

 
Maid of the Mist Tour
Niagara Falls1h

Ready to “explore the roar”? The Niagara Falls Maid of the Mist tour takes visitors on an excursion into the basin of Niagara Falls State Park’s Horseshoe Falls. Generations of Niagara Falls visitors have named the Maid of the Mist tour as one of the highlights of their trip. A favorite Niagara Falls State Park attraction for more than 150 years, the dramatic passage ferries past the base of the American Falls, and on to the basin of Horseshoe Falls, through roiling waterfall whitewater and massive rock formations. The Maid of the Mist returns guests to shore with new found appreciation of the power and grandeur of Niagara Falls.

Optional Activities - Day 4

Cave of the Winds Visit
Niagara Falls
12USD per person

Experience a wet and wild mist zone in the Cave of the Winds Tour. Travel 175 ft (53m) down by elevator into the Niagara Gorge. Pull on a rain poncho and sandals, and follow walkways along Niagara River to the Hurricane Deck a few feet from the torrent. No need to shower today as Niagara Falls will bathe you in its downpour.

Accommodation

 
Niagara Falls / Grand Island KOA Holiday (or similar)
Campground

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5Niagara Falls/Sandusky

Travel to Sandusky and opt to catch some thrills at a local amusement park. 

 

 
Private Vehicle
Niagara Falls – Sandusky6h

Approximate Distance to Sandusky: 430km (267 mi)

Optional Activities - Day 5

Cedar Point Amusement Park
Sandusky1h-3h
40USD per person

Boost your adrenaline at the "Roller Coaster Capital of the World." Hop on one of 72 rides (including 16 roller coasters) on offer at the Cedar Point Amusement Park, a park awarded "Best Amusement Park in the World" by Amusement Today for 16 years in a row.

Accommodation

 
KOA Sandusky Campground (or similar)
Campground

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6Sandusky/Chicago

Stop for lunch in the Amish community of Shipshewana before continuing on to Chicago. Walk along the river to Millennium Park, enjoy dazzling music, and stroll the boardwalk of the Navy Pier. Opt to ride to the top of the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower, then hit the town for a night out with the group.

 

 
Private Vehicle
Sandusky – Shipshewana4h275km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

 
Amish Community Visit
Shipshewana

Stop for a lunch break in this character-rich Amish community. Opt to take a short buggy ride around town.

 
Private Vehicle
Shipshewana – Chicago3h30m240km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Optional Activities - Day 6

Willis Tower
Chicago
19-40USD per person

Visit Willis Tower, which reaches 412m (1,353 ft) and 103 floors into the sky. Step "outside" on the Skydeck's glass ledge for a jaw-dropping view of Chicago and up to four states.

 
Millennium Park Visit
Chicago
Free

Discover downtown Chicago’s beautiful “front lawn”, Millennium Park, featuring green design and four artistic highlights: the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Cloud Gate (aka the Bean), the Crown Fountain, and the Lurie Garden. Located near Chicago's Lake Michigan shoreline, the park was originally intended to celebrate the millennium, but opened four years later in July 2004.

 
Navy Pier Boardwalk
Chicago1h-3h

Wander through this Chicago landmark and check out the rides, theatres, museums, restaurants, shops, art, music, and more, along this lakefront boardwalk.

 
Amish Buggy Ride
Shipshewana
4-7USD per person

Enjoy a short buggy ride around this unique, character-rich community, and learn a little bit about the history of the surrounding area. 

Accommodation

 
Chicago Getaway Hostel (or similar)
Hostel

Meals included:

 Breakfast

Day 7Chicago

Free time to explore Chicago.

Today, new travellers may join you for the rest of your adventure. You are welcome to join them at a group meeting this evening, followed by an optional dinner.

 
Carte Blanche
ChicagoFull Day

There's plenty to see and do in Chicago, and we wanted to make sure that you had some time to take it all in. Feel free to relax or try optional activities like visiting the Willis Tower, Millennium Park, and the Navy Pier Boardwalk. Your CEO has more ideas if you need them. Just ask!

Optional Activities - Day 7

Willis Tower
Chicago
19-40USD per person

Visit Willis Tower, which reaches 412m (1,353 ft) and 103 floors into the sky. Step "outside" on the Skydeck's glass ledge for a jaw-dropping view of Chicago and up to four states.

 
Millennium Park Visit
Chicago
Free

Discover downtown Chicago’s beautiful “front lawn”, Millennium Park, featuring green design and four artistic highlights: the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Cloud Gate (aka the Bean), the Crown Fountain, and the Lurie Garden. Located near Chicago's Lake Michigan shoreline, the park was originally intended to celebrate the millennium, but opened four years later in July 2004.

 
Navy Pier Boardwalk
Chicago1h-3h

Wander through this Chicago landmark and check out the rides, theatres, museums, restaurants, shops, art, music, and more, along this lakefront boardwalk.

 
Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos
 

You may be a seasoned pro at group travel by now, but there will likely be some new travellers joining the group. Sit in on the welcome meeting to meet the newest members of your group and learn about the next leg of your tour.

Accommodation

 
Chicago Getaway Hostel (or similar)
Hostel

Day 8Chicago/Frontenac

Tour the Miller Brewing Company in Milwaukee and enjoy a beer tasting, then camp on the banks of the Mississippi River.

 

 
Hands-On: Miller Brewery Tour and Tasting
 

Enjoy an introduction video and personal tour through Miller Brewery, which has more than 155 years of brewing history. Sit back in the outdoor beer garden after the tour and enjoy a few different Miller Family samples brewed onsite at this historic Milwaukee landmark.

 
Private Vehicle
Chicago – Frontenac9h535km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Accommodation

 
Lake Pepin Campground (or similar)
Campground

Meals included:

 Dinner

Day 9Frontenac/Sioux Falls

Enjoy a free morning at the largest shopping mall in America – the Mall of America. Afterwards, venture into South Dakota and head into the Great Plains and lands of the Sioux.

 

 
Mall of America visit
Bloomington

Stop off at one of the largest shopping malls in the United States. Not a shopaholic? No problem! There is an indoor theme park in the centre of the mall, a perfect shopping distraction.

 
Private Vehicle
Frontenac – Sioux Falls10h500km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Drive time includes a stop at the Mall of America in the Twin Cities.

Optional Activities - Day 9

Sioux Falls Visit
Sioux Falls

Walk the paths around these shallow cascading waterfalls or relax in the grass under the shade of the trees in these serene surroundings.

Accommodation

 
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park of Sioux Falls (or similar)
Campground

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Dinner

Day 10Sioux Falls/Badlands National Park

Travel through the Badlands before reaching the Black Hills. 

 

 
Private Vehicle
Sioux Falls – Badlands National Park6h450km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Optional Activities - Day 10

Original South Dakota 1880's Town Visit
Jackson County
12-17USD per person

Envision life on the prairie 100 years ago on this visit to a town made up of more than 30 original buildings from the 1880s to 1920s. Authentically equipped with furniture, antiques, and photographs, this town even has a museum dedicated to the many props used in Kevin Costner's famous movie "Dances with Wolves." Enjoy live entertainment or opt to dress up for some "old-time" photos.

Accommodation

 
KOA Badlands National Park (or similar)
Campground

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 11Badlands National Park/Custer State Park

Discover moon-like landscapes on the trails of the Badlands, then drive to Custer SP. Dodge free-roaming bison herds while exploring Custer's diverse lands.

Explore the spectacular, bizarre, and moon-like landscape at Badlands National Park. Discover Wall Drug, an American roadside wonder before reaching the famous Black Hills in the heart of South Dakota. Then take the scenic route to Custer State Park. 

 
Badlands National Park Visit
Badlands National Park

The Lakota gave the area its name, "mako sica" meaning "land bad." Discover the park on short hiking trails and enjoy the feeling of true isolation – visitors can look for miles and see no sign of civilization. Keep eyes peeled for the thousands of delightful prairie dogs that pop up and down in the grasslands and the more elusive bison, bighorn sheep, and black-footed ferrets that live in the park.

 
Private Vehicle
Badlands National Park – Custer State Park6h

Approximate Distance to Custer: 250km (155 mi)

 
Wall Drug Visit
Wall1h

Discover an American roadside wonder that made "Wall" such a famous place to visit. It all started in the 1930s with free ice water for thirsty tourists coming from the east; today, almost 100 stores and exhibits operate under a single entity making up "America's Favourite Roadside Attraction."

Optional Activities - Day 11

Custer State Park Hike
Custer State Park1h-2h2-7km
Free

Explore this fascinating terrain 1,621m (5,318 ft) above sea level. Find your adventure on short hikes through hills, mountainous lakes, rolling prairies, and breathtaking vistas. 

Accommodation

 
Fort Welikit (or similar)
Campground

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 12Custer State Park/Devils Tower

Check out the larger than life ex-presidents of Mount Rushmore, tour around Crazy Horse Memorial, and stop off at Deadwood en route to Devils Tower in Wyoming.

 

 
Mount Rushmore National Memorial Visit
Keystone1h

Visit one of America’s most inspiring symbols of democracy and freedom. Be amazed at the impressive granite faces of four of the most influential presidents of the United States: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. Each stone head is as tall as a six-story building.

 
Crazy Horse Memorial Visit
Custer1h-2h

Visit the spectacular Crazy Horse Memorial, which was made to honour the culture, tradition, and living heritage of North American Indians. The words of Chief Standing Bear, "My fellow chiefs and I would like the white man to know the red man has great heroes, too" convinced sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski to create a Memorial for the Lakota people in 1939. Currently 60-90 years away from completion, the memorial, once finished, will be the largest sculpture in the world.

 
Private Vehicle
Custer State Park – Devils Tower3h240km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

 
Deadwood Visit
Deadwood1h-3h

Explore the once lawless town of Deadwood created by the Black Hills Gold Rush, which brought gunfighters, gamblers, and prostitutes. The town achieved notoriety for the murder of "Wild Bill" Hickok. Watch the famous shootout at the Old Style Saloon #10 and witness the shooting of Wild Bill. Check out the fabulous Midnight Star, Kevin Costner's casino, and try your luck at one of the slot machines.

 

Accommodation

 
KOA Devils Tower (or similar)
Campground

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Dinner

Day 13Devils Tower/Bozeman

Check out the the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument en route to the university town of Bozeman, Montana.

 

 
Private Vehicle
Devils Tower – Bozeman6h-7h650km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

 
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument Visit
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument

The Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument is the site where the Battle of Little Bighorn took place – where the Lakota and Cheyenne Indians fought off the U.S. Army's 7th Cavalry to defend their land and way of life. The battle was a major upset and overwhelming victory for the Lakota and Cheyenne tribes, as they defeated the U.S. army and killed Lt. Col. George A. Custer, which later inspired the movie Custer's Last Stand. An iconic site of American history, today it is home to a number of memorials commemorating the battle. Stop for a stretch and to take in this piece of U.S. history.

Accommodation

 
Bozeman Campground (or similar)
Campground

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch

Day 14Bozeman/Yellowstone National Park

Travel to Yellowstone, the world's first national park, and be in awe of the colourful geysers, powerful waterfalls, exciting wildlife, and contrasting scenic beauty around every corner.

Yellowstone is beyond special. Geysers, waterfalls, wildlife, and scenic beauty are around every corner just waiting to be explored. In fact, Yellowstone National Park is a super volcano with the world’s largest active geyser field, boasting more than 10,000 geysers. The Park is also home to more wild animals than almost anywhere else in the U.S., including roaming bison, gray wolves, elk, black bears, and, of course, the famous grizzly bear.

 
Yellowstone Northern Loop Excursion
Yellowstone National Park8h2-7km

Explore the Northern Loop in Yellowstone National Park, which features beautiful scenery, exciting wildlife, and spectacular hydrothermal features. Tour the ever-maturing Mammoth Hot Springs, walk the Porcelain Basin trail through Norris Geyser Basin, and discover the impressive waterfalls and natural colours of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone!

 
Private Vehicle
Bozeman – Yellowstone National Park3h-4h220km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Accommodation

 
Bridge Bay Campground (or similar)
Campground

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 15Yellowstone National Park

Spend the day exploring the highlights of the Southern Loop.

Travel through some of the most famous landmarks of Yellowstone, including Old Faithful, Grand Prismatic Spring, West Thumb, and Yellowstone Lake.

 
Walking
Yellowstone National Park4h

Lace up your shoes and get to the next stop under your own power.

 
Yellowstone South Loop Excursion
Yellowstone National Park8h2-5km

Travel through the Southern Loop of Yellowstone National Park, which features some of the most breathtaking and diverse natural scenery. Watch Old Faithful erupt, check out the colours of the Grand Prismatic Spring, and take in the geysers in West Thumb with Yellowstone Lake as the backdrop.

Accommodation

 
Bridge Bay Campground (or similar)
Campground

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 16Yellowstone National Park/Jackson

Cross the Continental Divide en route to Grand Teton National Park. Enjoy the view of more than 12 peaks that make up this beautiful drive. Opt to visit a cowboy bar for Western line dancing and live music.

Stop at Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park and take in the tranquil surroundings.

In the late afternoon, reach Jackson and marvel at the town square’s elk antler arches. In the evening, enjoy a night out with a true wild western atmosphere at the One Million Dollar Bar.

For the Aug 11, 2017 departure we will be spending the day in Grand Teton NP before returning to Yellowstone NP for an additional night in the park.

 
Private Vehicle
Yellowstone National Park – Jackson6h230km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

 
Grand Teton National Park Visit
Grand Teton National Park

Visit Grand Teton National Park, a natural playground that offers serene landscapes, alluring wildlife, hidden waterfalls, and hundreds of hiking trails throughout the park. Towering above pristine lakes and alpine terrain, the Teton Range includes more than 12 peaks at an elevation greater than 12,000 ft (39370m). 

Optional Activities - Day 16Accommodation

 
Gros Ventre Campground (or similar)
Campground

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch

Day 17Jackson/Twin Falls

Choose to go whitewater rafting or horseback riding during a free morning, then cross the border into Idaho. Stop off at Shoshone Falls en route.

 

For the Aug 11, 2017 departure we will be travelling from Yellowstone NP to Twin Falls today, stopping in Jackson for a chance to see the solar eclipse.

 
Free Time
JacksonMorning

Enjoy a free morning for whitewater rafting or horseback riding.

 
Private Vehicle
Jackson – Twin Falls5h410km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Optional Activities - Day 17

Whitewater Rafting on Snake River
Jackson
75USD per person

Enjoy a guided tour along the Snake River and learn about the history and geology of the area. Pass by limestone cliffs and over class II and III rapids like The Lunchcounter and the Big Kahuna. Float down the river, keep an eye out for wildlife, and take in the stunning scenery! 

 
Jackson Horseback Riding
Jackson1h-3h
35-70USD per person

Saddle up and take a scenic ride through mountain trails into an area of unspoilt natural beauty. Enjoy peaceful surroundings along the famous Snake River and see if you can spot various wildlife in their natural habitat.

Accommodation

 
1000 Springs Resort (or similar)
Resort

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 18Twin Falls/Reno

Sit back and relax during a road trip day, crossing into Nevada. Enjoy the bright lights both in and outside the casinos in "The Biggest Little City in the World."

 

 
Private Vehicle
Twin Falls – Reno8h740km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Accommodation

 
Harrah's Reno (or similar)
Hotel

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch

Day 19Reno/South Lake Tahoe

Arrive to Lake Tahoe after a short drive. Enjoy a free afternoon for hiking, lake activities or relaxing.

 

 
Private Vehicle
Reno – South Lake Tahoe1h30m110km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Accommodation

 
The Campground by the Lake (or similar)
Campground

Meals included:

 Lunch | Dinner

Day 20South Lake Tahoe/Yosemite National Park

Marvel at the spectacular views of Yosemite National Park's magnificent peaks and granite domes while enjoying one of most scenic drives in California: Tioga Pass!

With a keen eye and a little luck, spot black bears, deer or coyotes. 

 
Tioga Pass Drive
Tioga Pass2h-4h

Take this scenic route through the Sierra Nevada mountain range connecting Bishop with the Yosemite Valley floor. Pass by lakes, meadows, and groves, and keep your eyes peeled for wildlife along the way.

 
Yosemite National Park Visit
Yosemite National Park1h-8h

Picturesque valleys, vast wilderness, powerful waterfalls, ancient sequoias and more than 16 types of granite make up this internationally recognized national park. Hike the trails, get up close to ancient rock formations and take panoramic photos of this gorgeous landscape.

 

 
Private Vehicle
South Lake Tahoe – Yosemite National Park8h385km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Accommodation

 
Indian Flats Campground (or similar)
Campground

Meals included:

 Lunch | Dinner

Day 21Yosemite National Park

Enjoy free time in Yosemite National Park.

Full day to explore Yosemite National Park. Hike the many trails Yosemite has to offer and be inspired by this beautiful and amazing landscape. Option to rent bikes in Yosemite Valley.

 
Private Vehicle
Yosemite National Park2h

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

 
Yosemite National Park Visit
Yosemite National Park1h-8h

Picturesque valleys, vast wilderness, powerful waterfalls, ancient sequoias and more than 16 types of granite make up this internationally recognized national park. Hike the trails, get up close to ancient rock formations and take panoramic photos of this gorgeous landscape.

 

 
Free Time
Yosemite National ParkFull Day

Get out and become one with nature.

Optional Activities - Day 21

Yosemite National Park Hike
Yosemite National Park1h-6h1-15km
Free

Panoramic vistas, gushing waterfalls, and elusive wildlife await. Bring water, wear a hat and sunscreen, and hike Yosemite NP. Keep an eye out for black bears, deer, and coyotes. 

 
Yosemite Bike Rental
Yosemite National Park
12USD per person

Set your wheels in motion with tandem, hand crank or mountain bikes, and opt to cycle some of the 20km (12mi) of paved trails throughout the valley floor. Bring a water bottle, stop to shoot photos, and enjoy some of the most picturesque spots in Yosemite NP.

Accommodation

 
Indian Flats Campground (or similar)
Campground

Meals included:

 Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 22Yosemite National Park/San Francisco

Catch a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge on the way into one of America's most popular cities. Take an optional cable car ride over the steep hills, explore the city by bicycle or set sail into the setting sun.

Arrive at one of the most iconic cities in the world: San Francisco. The CEO will point out some popular sites on the drive into town. 

For the final night of the tour in San Francisco, stay close to the action in a hotel in the city centre.

Stay close to the action in a hotel in the city centre of San Francisco.

 
Private Vehicle
Yosemite National Park – San Francisco6h225km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Optional Activities - Day 22

Sunset Sailing San Francisco
San Francisco2h-3h
50USD per person

Depart from Fisherman's Wharf and catch a glimpse of marine life as we sail around San Francisco Bay. Admire the city's remarkable skyline, get up close and personal with the infamous Alcatraz Island, and sail underneath the Golden Gate Bridge. Enjoy the sunset and make a mental note to return.

 
Cable Car Ride
San Francisco1h-3h
6USD per person

Iconic to San Francisco, travel back in time and hop on the world's last manually operated cable car system.

 
Fisherman's Wharf Visit
San Francisco

Visit San Francisco's famous Fishermen's Wharf, walk the piers, check out the marine life, shop and sample the fresh seafood.

Accommodation

 
HI San Francisco City Center Hostel (or similar)
Hostel

Meals included:

 Breakfast

Day 23San Francisco

Depart at any time.

There's a lot to see and do in San Francisco. We recommend spending extra time here if you'd like to explore the city; speak to your sales agent to book extra accommodation. 

 
Departure Day
 

Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.

Optional Activities - Day 23

Golden Gate Bridge Visit
San Francisco

What trip to San Fran would be complete without seeing the Golden Gate Bridge? Depending on time, step foot on this famous red suspension bridge or find a great viewing point to take some photos.

 
Alcatraz Visit
San Francisco
30USD per person

Travel out to Alcatraz Island for a cell-house audio tour of the infamous federal penitentiary. While there, check out the natural side of the rock—with its gardens, tide pools, bird colonies, and stunning views of San Francisco Bay. Tours often sell out, so book a ticket online (far in advance!) to secure a spot.

 
Haight-Ashbury Visit
San Francisco
Free

Check out this neighbourhood known as the centre of counterculture ideals, drugs, and music during the hippie movement in the 60s. Today, find locally-owned restaurants and bars, boutiques, booksellers, head shops and record stores.

 
Bike Rental San Francisco
San Francisco1h-5h1-15km
8-32USD per person

Rent a bike to peddle across the Golden Gate Bridge, through the scenic Marina district or perhaps to Golden Gate park.

 

ACCEPT COOKIESTo give you the best possible experience, this site uses cookies. Using this site means you agree to our use of cookies. We have published a cookies policy, which you should read to find out more about the cookies we use. View cookies policy.