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BEGINS IN: SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

California National Park Medley: From Giant Sequoias to Coast Redwoods

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Program #2811RJ
14 Days | 13 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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.
Immerse yourself in California’s national parks — Sequoia/Kings Canyon, Yosemite, Lassen, Redwoods — and experience fascinating stops in Lake Tahoe, Mono Lake, Carson City, Virginia City, Shasta Dam and Mendocino. This exceptional California adventure spotlights the state’s topographic and climatic diversity, from the rugged North Coast, across two mountain ranges, to the open desert of the Eastern Sierra.


Highlights

• Marvel at giant, ancient sequoia groves and redwoods, two very different and equally remarkable species of tree.
• With expert naturalists, experience Yosemite Valley and dine at the historic Wawona hotel.
• Visit the fumaroles and mud pots of Lassen Volcanic National Park, and travel to the base of Shasta Dam, the second-largest dam in the country.

Activity Notes

Walking up to one mile, varied terrain; standing 60 minutes. Elevations will exceed 3,000 up to 9,000 feet.


Itinerary Summary

Arrival Burlingame, Calif., 1 night; coach to Fresno (Sequoia National Park), 2 nights; coach to El Portal or Yosemite (Yosemite National Park), 2 nights; coach to Carson City, Nev., 3 nights; coach to Redding, 1 night; coach to Eureka (Redwood National Park), 2 nights; coach to Mendocino, 2 nights; coach to Burlingame, departure.

Date Notes
9/21/2014
Meals: 36 total (13B, 11L, 12D)6/14/2015
Meals: 35 total (13B, 11L, 11D)7/5/2015
Meals: 35 total (13B, 11L, 11D)

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Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
13 nights of accommodations
39 meals: 13 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 13 dinners
12 Expert-led lectures
16 Field trips
1 Performances

Ratings

4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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