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The ultimate outdoor eco-adventure to Mammoth Lakes and Yosemite National Park wilderness



"Climb the mountains and nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees, the winds will blow their own freshness into you…Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike"


~ John Muir~



Adventure Highlights



  • Choose between our 4 or 5-day private custom tours
  • Travel in comfort in a private luxury 4x4 SUV with an expert tour guide
  • 100% customizable and personalized private tours
  • All applicable taxes, entrance fees included
  • Visit Yosemite Valley waterfalls and a grove of giant sequoias
  • Hike to the oldest and largest trees on earth
  • See 5000-year old ancient bristlecone pines
  • Travel to Yosemite Glacier Point and high-country
  • Hike to hidden mountain lakes and waterfalls
  • Visit Mammoth Lakes Wonders and Hot Springs
  • Devil Postpile National Park & Rainbow Falls
  • Visit the authentic ghost town of Bodie
  • Travel Alabama Hills: The Mecca of 400 motion pictures
  • Take an optional tour to Death Valley or Lake Tahoe
  • Visit historic gold mining towns and much more...


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Yosemite and Eastern Sierra 4-Day Combo Adventure

Tour Description



This is the ultimate getaway and thrilling eco-adventure, the perfect escapade to discover the Yosemite National Park and Eastern Sierra Nevada Natural Wonders your way. We have created this new eco-friendly adventure as part of our philosophy to stand out from the crowd, and offer our customers a unique and a memorable travel experience.

This thrilling ‘green’ adventure will take you to the best natural wonders of California State and National Parks. You will marvel at the world's most iconic sights, including the oldest living trees on earth, the 5000-year-old ancient bristlecone pines that proved all biologists wrong about survival and longevity at such high altitude (over 12,000 ft). You will also hike to a majestic grove of the ancient sequoias, the largest trees on earth. You will enjoy a private guided tour of Yosemite National Park wilderness, the crown jewel of California national parks and witness stunning mountain views such as Glacier Point but also the majestic Tuolumne Meadows and its alpine lakes and hidden waterfalls. You will also discover the untouched ghost town of Bodie and Albam Hills; the Mecca of Hollywood motions pictures and filming location where most famous western motion pictures took place. This hidden park is located at the foothills of Mount Whitney, the highest summit in the contiguous United States which is in sharp contrast with Death Valley, the lowest, driest, and hottest location in North America (located about 104 miles away from this location). You will also be amazed by the unique and striking geological formations in Eastern Sierra Nevada as you hike to stunning sights like Devils Postpile National Monument, Hot Creek hot springs, and to Rainbow Falls. Capture superb and stunning views of the majestic Sierra Nevada mountains that loom thousands of meters over the Eastern Sierra Nevada scenic and open roads. Admire the Sierra's massive walls of granite, ancient volcanos, dramatic landscapes, scenic rolling foothills, open ranges and much more. This is a bucket-list adventure and a must-see.

Day 1: Hike or take a ride to Marvel at the Real Giant Sequoias

The giant sequoias in Mariposa Grove: We will pick you up round 9am at your hotel in the San Francisco Bay Area or anywhere in Central or Yosemite National Park outlying areas and towns. You will see amazing sights along the way such as the largest wind farm in the nation as you drive through rural roads in the Central Valley. Lunch may take place in an old gold mining town in Groveland, Jamestown, Mariposa or Oakhurst before you head to Mariposa grove or Tuolumne grove of sequoias. Mariposa is the largest grove of sequoias in Yosemite and you will hike or walk to see these largest and oldest sequoias, including the Grizzly Giant (a 2,700 years old tree) and also Tunnel Tree among other ancient sequoias. When the grove is inaccessible for weather and or traffic considerations, we will escort you to a similar grove of giant sequoias. For customers who may have mobility issues, we will do our best to drive you directly to the heart of a grove of giant sequoias so that you do not have to walk – on condition the roads to these groves are open. In summer, a tram is usually available to tour visitors but it is under construction right now. For hikers there are fabulous hiking trails to the giant sequoias including the Grizzly Giant loop. For more information about hiking trails and loops, please visit our Yosemite travel guide page.

After visiting the sequoias, the tour guide will drive you to the Yosemite Valley. There you will hike and/or walk to some of Yosemite's famous landmarks and natural wonders before you head to your hotel. The following day, you will enjoy a comprehensive guided and walking tour of the Yosemite Valley wonders, and a side trip to the high-country to visit Glacier Point. If you don’t wish to walk or hike, our 4x4 SUV will take your where you need to go.

17:30 Check-in at your hotel in the Yosemite Valley or anywhere you may have chosen to stay in Yosemite. Our tours offer you both choices. Since we don’t work on commission you may choose our travel package hotel accommodation included, or book your favorite hotel or resort. The hotel included in the package is a pleasant three star hotel with all required amenities (based on availability), but not as upmarket as the Ahwahnee hotel. Please note that Yosemite hotels get booked up 6 to 12 months in advance so the sooner you book the better!

Day 2: A thrilling adventure to the breathtaking Glacier Point, the greatest viewpoint in Yosemite.

After breakfast (meals are not included in the tour price), a new and exciting adventure will take you to the heart of the Yosemite Valley. Our tour guide will offer you a guided sightseeing tour of the Valley. You will enjoy numerous photo stops at landmarks like Tunnel View Vista Point, El Capitan, Half Dome, Cathedral Rocks, the Three Brothers, and walk to the Merced River banks. Don't miss out on the Yosemite Visitor Center and museum, a showcase of natural history and geology. You may also have your tour guide take you on short hiking trails to visit places like Bridalveil Falls, Yosemite Falls, and Mirror Lake (seasonal) and/or Vernal Falls loop, that requires more time but is very rewarding.

After lunch, you will travel to the high-country and visit Glacier Point, a breathtaking vantage point and probably the best alpine viewing point in Yosemite National Park. Glacier Point towers, at an elevation of 7,214 ft, offers stunning and panoramic views of the Yosemite Valley, Half Dome and the giant staircase waterfalls (invisible from the valley). After your discovery tour to Glacier Point, your tour guide will start winding the road all the way up to the real high-country, to the Tuolumne Meadows on the way to your hotel in Mammoth Lakes, unless you decide to stay an extra night in Yosemite. The starting point for tours may vary, but you will get to see everything we offer on this page as long as the roads are open and accessible.

In Tuolumne Meadows, you will walk, hike and stop to photograph stunning alpine lakes like Tenaya Lake, Tioga Lake, Ellery Lake and Tioga Pass that towers above 9,943 ft. These back roads offer spectacular views of picturesque meadows, rivers, waterfalls, massive granite domes and spectacular high peaks.

18:30. Arriving at your hotel in Mammoth Lakes Area or in one of Eastern Sierra Nevada small towns and check-in.

Day 3: Visit Mammoth Lakes Basin, June Lake Loop and Mono Lake and more

After breakfast, a new adventure will take you today to June Lake and Mammoth Lakes Basin. Mammoth Lakes Basin is a beautiful alpine setting home to spectacular lakes. We will also drive you to Minaret Vista situated on higher elevation (9,265 ft) to enjoy panoramic views of the Ansel Adams and John Muir Wilderness. A photo stop will also be scheduled at the Earthquake Fault where a sizable fissure was formed when the Inyo Craters erupted centuries ago. Afterwards, we will travel to Hot Creek geologic site offering a colorful display of geothermal activities. Then you will be taken to hidden hot springs, located in an unmapped area, for an hour or two to relax in their geothermal and very healthy sulfur waters. Afterwards, we will drive by Lake Crowley on the way to Convict Lake. The lake is dominated by rugged mountain scenery with sheer cliffs reflecting its beauty.

An optional scenic gondola ride may be available to the summit of Mammoth Mountains that rewards visitors with spectacular panoramic views from 11,053 ft. You may also visit Mammoth Visitor Center of Natural History or Mammoth Ski Museum, home to one of the largest single collections of skiing art, literature and heritage in the world.

A new adventure to June Lake scenic Loop: June Lake Loop is well known for its abundant hiking trails, scenic beauty and quaint lodging accommodations. Our next adventure is a spectacular side trip off Highway 395 to admire beautiful alpine lakes including Grant Lake, and Silver Lake, nestled between Grant Lake and June Lake at the base of Carson Peak, just below the confluence of Reversed Creek with Rush Creek. Next, you will also drive by Gull Lake and June Lake.

Mono Lake Tour: Located in California's spectacular Eastern Sierra Nevada, Mono Lake is a dramatic body of water covering over 60 square miles. Throughout its long existence (over 700,000 years), salts and minerals have washed into the Mono Lake from Eastern Sierra streams making it an oasis in the dry Great Basin for millions of migratory birds. The most striking aspect that amazes visitors is the unusual formation of its ghostly Tufas (Tufa is a variety of limestone, formed by the precipitation of carbonated minerals from ambient temperature water bodies). You will also enjoy a guided tour to the visitor center, a real museum of natural history followed by a walking tour to Mono Lake. After this stop, your tour guide will drive you back to your hotel around 17:00 to 18:00.

Day 4: Visit Devils Postpile, Rainbow Falls and Bodie Ghost Town

Devils Postpile National Monument: After breakfast, you will take an exciting hike with your tour guide to marvel at the unique six-sided rock formations of Devils Postpile. The amazing and colorful columns of basalt were formed about 100,000 years ago when basalt lava erupted in the valley in the Middle Fork of the San Joaquin River. The lava flowed from the vent and glaciers and flowed down the river and this motion of moving ice overrode the fractured mass of lavas, and carried away one side of the Postpile(these rocks), exposing a sheer wall of 60 ft high columns to the shape you will be admiring today. Many of these fallen columns now lie fragmented on the talus slope below these standing and sculptured columns. However, a hike to the top of Postpile columns reveals not only the cross section of the posts, but also the effect of the ice - polished tops on these stunning basalt columns.

Rainbow Falls: After an easy 1.5 mile hike from Devils Postpile through the picturesque Red's Meadows, you will be rewarded by a stunning waterfall. About two miles downstream from Devils Postpile where San Joaquin River tumbles over an abrupt 101-foot drop. This sends spectacular rainbows of color into the mist which gave the name of ‘Rainbow Falls’ to these awesome waterfalls. The roar of the falls and the refreshing mists invites hikers to stay a while to marvel at Mother Nature's wonders and enjoy an outdoor picnic lunch overlooking the falls. Please note that Devils Postpile Monument and Rainbow Falls are accessible on foot only and is seasonal.

Bodie State Historical Park and Ghost Town: After lunch, a discovery side trip will take you to Bodie, an authentic ghost town located 35 miles north of Mammoth Lakes in Mono County. Once upon a time, Bodie was the third largest city in California! In the 1870s, gold was discovered in Bodie where almost 3 quarters of a billion dollars was taken out. Gold seekers and stage coaches would come rolling in and would roll out with gold. Bodie had a church, banks, a railroad, miner's and mechanic's unions, newspapers, sheriff's department, a small Chinatown, jail and almost 65 saloons! Visit the deserted streets of this haunted town that once had a population of nearly 10,000 people. You can also visit Bodie Museum that offers exhibits of memorabilia from the rowdy gold mining boomtown.

After your 4-day thrilling adventure in Yosemite National Park and the Eastern Sierra, your tour guide will drive you back to San Francisco via the Sierra high-country unless you choose to book our 5-day adventure and stay an extra day and one more night.

On the 5th day you will get to see the world's oldest and most majestic trees. Buckle up and prepare your camera. Your tour guide will drive you from Owen Valley straight up into the White Mountains to marvel at the most astonishing ancient bristlecone pines – some of the oldest trees on earth. These ancient trees' survival and longevity proved biologists and environmentalists wrong by surviving such extreme and severe weather conditions in the White Mountains that tower above 11,000 ft high.

In 1953, these ancient bristlecone pines were discovered growing up on the ridges of the White Mountains, situated in the eastern Sierra Nevada where conditions are most extreme. Despite the high elevation, poor soil, harsh landscape, 100 miles strong wind blowing from all directions, ice crystals, heavy snow storms and precipitations, these mysterious trees managed to survive where nothing else can survive! These old trees live for more than 45 centuries and only grow for about 45 days in a year.

As we head back to the valley floor, there will be many photo opportunities and time to marvel at the unique geology of the Sierra Crest, Palisades and massive granite walls including Mount Whitney, the highest summit in the United States.

Alabama Hills: Once back in Owen Valley, the deepest valley in the country, your tour guide will drive you to some laid-back western towns including Bishop and Lone Pine. Afterwards, the next adventure will take you to Alabama Hills; the mecca of over 400 motion pictures. Alabama Hills is a living museum of legendary movies and classic heroes. Situated at the foothills of Mount Whitney, Alabama Hills dramatic location made it the perfect setting for over 400 motion pictures since 1920.

Since our tours can be customized to meet your travel needs and expectations, we can skip certain sights or parks and add other sites of interest like Death Valley, Las Vegas, Reno or Lake Tahoe.

Mammoth Lakes and Yosemite 4-day Tour Prices

4- Day Private Tour by Luxury SUV

This custom tour by luxury 4X4 SUV is totally private and the price is per person.
Tour Prices: Price per person Tax & Entrance Fees included Choose with or without Hotel accommo
dation
Private 4-day SUV Tour tax, entrance fees & hotel accommo
dation excluded –Book your favorite hotel
Private 4-day SUV Tour tax, entrance fees accommo
dation included , we choose your hotel(*** Hotel based on double occupancy)
1 Guest $5,398.00 $6,278.00
2 Guest $2,699.00 $3,139.00
3 Guest $2,099.00 $2,699.00
4 Guest $1,619.00 $2,399.00
5 Guest $1,529.00 $1,899.00
6 Guest $1,329.00 $1,619.00
7 Guest $1,129.00 $1,429.00

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sf city tour by suv




Mammoth Lakes and Yosemite 4-day Tour Prices

This VAN tour is totally private and not available for public or individual reservations. The price is per party and not per person

Tour Prices per party (not per person). Tax & Entrance Fees Choose with or without Hotel accommo
dation
Private 4-day Van Tour. Tax, entrance fees accommo
dation excluded –Book your favorite hotel
Private 4-day Van Tour. Tax, entrance fees & hotel accommo
dation included *** Hotel based on double occupancy
1 - 5 persons $7,259.00 $8,299.00
6 - 7 persons $7,599.00 $9,699.00
8 - 10 persons $8,599.00 $10,599.00
11 - 12 persons $9,489.00 $11,399.00
13 - 14 persons $9,999.00 $11,999.00
Charter our Luxury 15 passenger VAN Totally private

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transportation van Minibus city tour



Included: Tax, pick-up and drop off in San Francisco downtown or Fisherman’ Wharf , in Central Valley and Yosemite outlying areas, a private 4 or 5-day guided tour (depending on your choice), Yosemite National Park entrance fees, and hotel accommodation included if you choose this option or book your own hotel.

Not included: The price does not include meals, driver’s gratuity, overtime, and optional activities or features.


Mammoth Lakes and Yosemite 5- Day Tour Prices

This custom tour by SUV is totally private and the price is per party.
Tour Prices: Price is per person. Tax & Entrance Fees. Choose with or without Hotel accommo
dation
Private 5 day SUV Tour. Tax, entrance fees & hotel accommo
dation excluded –Book your favorite hotel
Private 5-day SUV Tour. Tax, entrance fees accommo
dation included *** Hotel based on double occupancy
1 Guest $6,658.00 $7,598.00
2 Guest $3,329.00 $3,799.00
3 Guest $2,779.00 $3,339.00
4 Guest $2,100.00 $2,649.00
5 Guest $1,749.00 $2,309.00
6 Guest $1,529.00 $1,929.00
7 Guest $1,409.00 $1,749.00

stare

sf city tour by suv




5- Day Tour Prices by luxury VAN

This custom van tour is totally private and not available for public or individual reservations. The price is per party and not per person.

Tour Prices is per party (not per person). Tax & Entrance Fees Choose with or without Hotel accommo
dation
Private 5-day Van Tour. Tax, entrance fees accommo
dation excluded –Book your favorite hotel
Private 5-day Van Tour. Tax, entrance fees & hotel accommo
dation included *** Hotel based on double occupancy
1 - 5 persons $9,299.00 $10,889.00
6 - 7 persons $9,559.00 $12,699.00
8 - 10 persons $9,999.00 $13,699.00
11 - 12 persons $10,189.00 $14,689.00
13 - 14 persons $10,399.00 $15,999.00
Charter our Luxury 15 passenger VAN Totally private

stare

transportation van Minibus city tour



Included: Tax, pick-up and drop off in San Francisco downtown or Fisherman’ Wharf, in Central Valley a private 4 or 5-day guided tour(depending on your choice), Yosemite National Park entrance fees, and hotel accommodation included if you choose this option or book your own hotel.

Not included: The price does not include meals, driver’s gratuity, overtime, and optional activities or features.



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