Light exercise available prior to breakfast (walking, gardening, yoga, etc.). Our bus ride to and from Yosemite 3 hours long, roughly 35 miles each way. Getting on/off shuttle. Walking up to 3 miles on mostly flat ground in Yosemite Valley, both paved and unpaved.
Breakfast in Lyles Dining Hall
After packing lunch, we will board the shuttle for Yosemite Valley, departing by 8:00 a.m. This will be a big day, with a first stop at Tunnelview. This is one of the most photographed places on earth. We will then continue on to Bridalveil Fall, the Ahwahnee Hotel, and Yosemite Valley Visitors Center.
In Yosemite Valley, we will enjoy a sack lunch we packed this morning, consisting of sandwiches, chips, fruit, and other snacks. Water included.
We will enjoy an expert-led visit of the world-famous Ahwahnee Hotel, followed by some free time in the valley. Take advantage of the free shuttle system to get to and from desired destinations within Yosemite Valley, tag-a-long on a scheduled Park Ranger walk or talk (if available), or simply relax and enjoy the beauty of Yosemite!
Dinner in Lyles Dining Hall
7:00 p.m. - Evening Programs are optional, but usually highly valued as an entertaining and educational cap to the day. Presentations could range from a live animal presentation, living history performance, musical or artistic guests, or lectures on human and cultural history of the area. Our presenters are professionals who enjoy expanding guest's knowledge on Yosemite.