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Yosemite National Park: California’s Crown Jewel

6 DaysStarting at $4,795

Overview

Yosemite is extraordinary: A valley millions of years in the making, soaring granite peaks meet groves of teetering sequoias, and the Merced River thunders down some of the tallest waterfalls on the planet. 
 
Visit every year and you’d still discover new places—or explore the Classic Journeys way to experience the best of everything in six spectacular days.
 
A Yosemite local, your guide walks you through the sculpting effects of the ice age, the lives of natives, the great California gold rush, and the future of one of the world’s last wild spaces. Spend your days walking, cycling and rafting through this UNESCO World Heritage wonderland, where enchanting wildlife encounters abound from bear cubs to butterflies. Enjoy hearty Californian cuisine at some of the most panoramic picnic spots in America. And in the evenings, stargaze worlds away from city lights in the region’s loveliest lodges.

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Highlights

Day 1 – Fish Camp

Journey from Fresno to the charming village of Fish Camp, stopping for a walk among some of the largest living things on the planet: a grove of soaring sequoia trees. 

Days 2-3 – Yosemite Valley

Walk, cycle—and if you choose to, raft—through the wonderful wilderness of Yosemite Valley. Experience the changing nature of the Merced River, from blissful banks to thundering waterfalls. Spot wildlife and birds stop by some of the park’s most interesting visitor centers.
 
Days 4 & 5 – Tuolumne Meadows / Hetch Hetchy

Explore some of the most peaceful and photogenic parts of the park on walks with your local guide, from wildflower meadows to a cinematic submerged sacred valley. 
 
Day 6 – Carlon Falls / Fresno

Join your guide for a morning waterfall walk, or sleep in before returning to Fresno for your homeward journey. 
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Map

  • Starting Point:

    Fresno – 1:00 pm – Lobby of Hotel
  • Ending Point:

    Fresno – 12:00 pm – Airport or city center hotel

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Family Departure

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Accommodations

Tenaya Lodge

Tenaya Lodge is one of Yosemite's two AAA 4 diamond rated luxury mountain resorts, located just outside the park's south entrance. This beautiful lodge offers 302 recently renovated rooms, decorated with Native American patterns, colors, and artwork.

The Ahwahnee Hotel

The Ahwahnee shines as the crown jewel of the national park lodges. Known for its stunning interior design and architecture. This National Historic Landmark was specifically designed to highlight its natural surroundings.

Rush Creek Lodge

Featuring a contemporary, rustic look with a breathtaking expanse of nature surrounding its 20-acre wooded hillside setting, the lodge marries an authentic, timeless feel with modern amenities. All appointed lodge rooms feature a deck overlooking nature.

What’s Included

  • Well-sited boutique hotels and lodges that provide you unrivaled access to the people and places, culture and natural environment you came to experience
  • All breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners
  •  Full-time experienced guide(s) who are with you throughout the trip and handle behind-the-scenes logistics
  • Admissions to scheduled events as noted in the detailed daily itinerary
  •  Gratuities for hotels, meals, and baggage
  • All land transportation during the trip

Above & Beyond Benefits

Privileged Access Events

  • One-of-a-kind access to remarkable people, places and activities arranged just for you.