Private Tour of Yosemite & the California Gold Country from Sacramento

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Tour Number

Activity Level

440698


Categories

Nature and Wildlife, Hiking and Walking, First Time Visitor, Adventure / Active

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

Memorable and enjoyable trip through the California Countryside


Leaving from Sacramento, this customized adventurous tour journeys across the western slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It will allow you to go back in time and visit the old west and see the beauty and stunning scenery of the California mother lode region.
We'll walk through the beautiful underground Mercer Cavern, visit the historic picturesque town of Murphys, experience the Giant Sequoia's of Calaveras Big Trees State Park and see the living historic gold rush town of Columbia.
Then on to breathtaking Yosemite, from the waterfalls and mountains, to the forests and wildlife, you are sure to find something that everyone in your group will love. A typical day can include a short, easy hike to Yosemite falls, or a moderate hike up the granite rock staircase to Vernal falls. Relax in El Capitan meadow with a pair of binoculars and watch the pros scaling its daunting granite face. The valley options are numerous and we will find the activities that best suit you.

Itinerary

*Day 1:
- Sacramento hotel or prearranged pick-up location
- Mercer Caverns
- City of Murphys for lunch
- Calaveras Big Trees State Park
- Columbia State Historic Park
- California foothill or Yosemite area hotel for check-in
Options:
- Ironstone Vineyard & Museum
- Railtown 1897 State Park "The Movie Railroad"

*Day 2:
- Spend the day in Yosemite Valley
Choices in the valley:
- Nature walks, swimming, 16 hiking trails in the valley
- Happy Isles nature center, Yosemite Valley visitor center
- Ranger led walks and talks
- Camera walks with Ansel Adams gallery staff photographers
- Lunch in the valley
- Dinner
- Return to your Sacramento Hotel or prearranged location

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection

Duration: 2 days

Due to the weather or traffic the length of the tour may vary slightly.
Adding additional activities will also lengthen our trip.

Transportation

Comfortable air-conditioned Chevrolet Tahoe.

What’s Included

Other: - My time & service as your local guide
- Transportation, fuel
- Bottled water
- State & National Park admission fees and permits
- Unlimited smiles

Estimated Local Cash Needed

400 USD - Mercer Caverns guided walking tour.
- Meals along the route and in Yosemite, options exist in different price ranges.
- 1 nights accommodation. This is a popular park in the summer, most accommodations sell out well in advance.

What’s Extra

Other: - Lodging costs 200-300 USD (1 night) and would be determined in advance. I'd be happy to provide advice on options.

- Meals / drinks

- Souvenirs and/or Incidentals

GOLD COUNTRY OPTIONS: (additional cost)
- Stage coach rides
- Gold panning
- Additional museums
- Winery and hard cider tasting

YOSEMITE OPTIONS: (additional cost)
- Raft rental
- Bike rental

Restrictions

I am not allowed to guide inside some state museums, state parks etc. due to local restrictions, but I will accompany you. Pets may not be welcome as they are not allowed on trails inside many park areas.

A Recent Review of this tour

Our family trip-3 sisters, a son & a husband-to Yosemite for 2 nights & S Lake Tahoe for 2 nights was memorable & enjoyable. John planned & guided us to different places leading to our main destinations. We took our time visiting places-caverns, tastings, old towns, museums to name a few. John planned to see points of interest designed to our liking. He would follow our preferences, make suggestions, took us places to eat, all in tune with our palates. Will definitely ask for John again as our guide. xxx
Eldora V.

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    1125 USD(for up to 4 people) (duration: 2 days) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    440698


    Categories

    Nature and Wildlife, Hiking and Walking, First Time Visitor, Adventure / Active

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 4

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent)

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