The Best of Yosemite National Park: An American Icon
Discover the wonders of Yosemite National Park alongside naturalists as you learn about and explore Yosemite Valley, Tuolumne Meadows, Glacier Point and many other iconic treasures.
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Program No. 19237RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

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!
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up 1.5 miles over varied terrain. Standing up to 45 minutes. Elevations of 4,000-8,000 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • 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 Majestic Yosemite Hotel.
Featured Expert
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Michael Elsohn Ross
Michael Elsohn Ross and his wife live on a bluff overlooking the Merced River in a little town near Yosemite National Park. A writer of children’s books, Michael has a great passion for educating kids and encouraging them to read about nature. Children from a small school near his home help with his books. When not writing, Michael is a naturalist for Yosemite National Park.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Michael Elsohn Ross
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Frank Helling
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