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.
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David Lukas
David Lukas has been a professional naturalist and writer for almost 30 years. Over that time he has led thousands of nature tours and outings to places as far away as Central America, but for the past 15 years he has been focusing on natural history programs and walks in the Sierra Nevada. He has also contributed to over 35 Lonely Planet travel books. David is an accomplished program leader with a huge body of knowledge and an easy-going style.

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

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