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From 'Sin City' to the 'City by the Bay', this National Geographic journey takes you through California's most beautiful national parks.
Destinations > West Coast USA > Natural Highlights of California
Eight nights accommodation, meals as indicated, sightseeing and transportation as specified and services of a tour leader.
19 May, 21 Jul, 01, 29 Sep, 20 Oct, 10 Nov '19
Set out on a nine-day quest through some of California’s greatest national parks. From the arid, sun-scorched landscapes of Death Valley to the astonishing giant redwoods of Sequoia National Park and Yosemite's awe-inspiring panorama of granite domes, this adventure covers a lot of ground – and almost every type of terrain imaginable.
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Sequoia Parks Conservancy stargazing experience
Exclusive Monterey Bay Aquarium tour
Hiking in Yosemite National Park
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Join a welcome meeting this evening.
Leave the glitz and glamour behind and travel to the lowest, hottest, and driest place in North America. (B)
Cross the Sierra Nevada Mountains along the famed Tioga Pass as you travel to Yosemite National Park. Explore the park to view majestic waterfalls, crysal clear lakes, pristine groves and towering granite walls. (B, D)
See Day 3. (B)
Join a naturalist led walk through Sequoia National Park to learn about the impressive giant trees. Later, join an expert from the Parks Conservancy for an evening of stargazing. (B)
Marvel at the beautiful coastline and mountain ranges of Big Sur along the Pacific coast. Enjoy an exclusive insiders tour of the Monterey Bay Aquarium. (B, D)
See Day 6. (B)
Continue North along the coast to San Francisco for a final night before your adventure concludes. (B)
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