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BEGINS IN: BURLINGAME, CALIFORNIA

An American Icon: Majestic Yosemite National Park

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Program #19237RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
On an unforgettable adventure in Yosemite National Park, learn on-site about monumental natural wonders like Yosemite Falls, Tuolumne Meadows and Glacier Point. Expert naturalists address the geologic saga of the park as well as its interwoven natural and human histories. As Half Dome and El Capitan loom overhead, explore the Native American history of the Ahwahneechee, and learn the intricacies of rock climbing, a popular park activity. Stay at lodgings inside the park on this fantastic adventure!


Highlights

• Experience the impressive granite formations of Half Dome and El Capitan, a favorite for rock climbers.
• Discover Yosemite’s high country with a walk in the Tuolumne Meadows area, one of the largest high-elevation
meadows in the Sierra Nevada at 8,600 feet.
• Stand at Glacier Point with its bird’s-eye view of the valley, and dine at the renowned Ahwahnee Hotel.

Activity Notes

Walking up 1.5 miles; some uneven ground. Standing up to 45 minutes. Elevations of 4,000 to over 8,000 feet.


Itinerary Summary

Arrival Burlingame, (close to SFO airport), 1 night; coach to Yosemite National Park, 4 nights; coach to Burlingame, departure.

Coordinated by Road Scholar.


Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
1 Performances

Ratings

4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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