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September 24, 2021 The Best Grand Canyon Bus Tours From Las Vegas

Photo of the west rim of the grand canyon from a bus tour in las vegas

Every year millions of people from around the world flock to the Grand Canyon to feast their eyes on one of the seven natural wonders of the world. This awe-inspiring canyon was formed by millions of years of erosion, wind, rain and was carved by the Colorado River. But, what most people don’t know is…
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August 26, 2021 Embark on a Southern Utah National Parks Tour

Southern Utah is home to five different national parks full of geological wonders and picturesque landscapes. The best way to experience this stunning region is by taking a Southern Utah national parks tour with Incredible Adventures. You will have the opportunity to see the most extensive collection of hoodoos on Earth at Bryce Canyon National…
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July 27, 2021 Get on the Water with a Kayaking Tour

The most challenging part of planning a vacation is deciding where to go and what to do. A new place is a blank slate for discovery and exploration. There is no better way to start a vacation than with an expert in the area. At Incredible Adventures, we offer tours throughout California, Utah, and Nevada…
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April 23, 2021 Sustainable Tips for Your Southwest Getaway

It’s no secret that we here at Incredible Adventures believe strongly in maintaining the wildlands and national parks. These magnificent natural spaces have been here long before us and hopefully, they will be a lasting landmark for future generations. Understandably, tourism can have an impact on these timeless areas which is why it’s important to…
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April 23, 2021 Plan an Action-Packed Yosemite Valley Day Trip

As the home to a handful of distinguished cliffs and waterfalls, the Yosemite Valley is a natural wonder that everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime. Situated in the western Sierra Nevada mountains of Central California, the glacially-carved valley is accessible by car or bus all year round. And, if you’re in the…
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March 31, 2021 Thank You Healthcare Heroes – enjoy 15% off all April long!

It was a hard year for us all. Thankfully, with vaccines rolling out we can finally look forward to a busy summer of outdoor exploration. There’s one group that deserves this time more than anyone, our healthcare industry workers. Thank you healthcare heroes, you deserve a break! For that reason, we invite all those who…
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February 10, 2021 Must-See Sights at Yellowstone National Park

Photo of scenic aerial view of Yellowstone National Park

A foray into Yellowstone National Park is an experience unlike any other. What draws the millions of visitors each year are the natural attractions that have been millions of years in the making. However, its grand size and scope may seem daunting to new visitors. As the first-ever national park, Yellowstone has amassed countless world-famous…
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February 10, 2021 Engage in Several Lake Tahoe Activities

Photo of Lake Tahoe in California

Straddling the state lines of Nevada and California, Lake Tahoe is a destination for everyone. As the largest alpine lake in all of North America, it yields awe-inspiring views and is a spectacular spot for skiers and snowboarders alike. Luckily for you, Incredible Adventures offers a trio of tours designed to provide you with the…
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January 29, 2021 Awe-Inspiring Grand Canyon Tours from Las Vegas

Las Vegas is a visual, human-made marvel. Between the awe-inspiring hotels, vibrant casinos, and energizing nightlife, it’s no wonder it has become such a globalized attraction. What may come as a surprise to Sin City-goers is its proximity to another natural wonder: Grand Canyon National Park. If you’re in town and want to make the…
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December 2, 2020 What to Do in San Francisco This Holiday Season

San Francisco at dusk from Twin Peaks

San Francisco is a dream, and with Incredible Adventures, it’s even dreamier. Embark on a journey this holiday season to San Francisco to do some of the most unique things with us. We’ll take you on tours out on the water and throughout the city, but regardless of what tour you choose, you’ll make your…
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October 13, 2020 Exploring San Francisco this 2021: COVID-friendly Activities & Tours

When COVID-19 arrived to dominate the course of 2020, San Francisco was a very different place. Tourists were packed like sardines throughout Fisherman’s Wharf. Union Square department stores were brimming with shoppers. Selfie-takers could be spotted up and down any one of our colorful Victorian lined streets. Our city remains to be as picture-perfect as…
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October 5, 2020 Visit the Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah

With Incredible Adventures, you are able to explore all of the most beautiful places in the United States, including Bryce Canyon Nation Park in Utah. This sprawling reserve is known for its several gorgeous rock formations, where you can overlook Sunrise Point, Sunset Point, Inspiration Point, and Bryce Point. Everywhere inside of Utah’s Bryce Canyon…
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September 28, 2020 Why You Should Take a Trip to Reno, Nevada

Reno, Nevada, is a hidden gem. When you take a trip to sunny Reno, Nevada, you’ll unearth an eclectic city with stunning nature, plenty of outdoor activities, unique breweries, and hip and artsy establishments. With an average of 300 days of sunshine per year, you’ll fall in love with the warm weather, fresh air, and…
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August 30, 2020 Take a Tour of Las Vegas

Believe it or not, there’s a lot more to Las Vegas than just the casinos and all of the entertainment that comes along with it. There is so much to see in the area, so getting a tour of Las Vegas through Incredible Adventures will be an extremely memorable experience. Explore Las Vegas and the…
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July 30, 2020 Enjoy a Yellowstone National Park Camping Tour

Explore the incredible beauty of Yellowstone National Park and so much more when you tour with Incredible Adventures. Our amazing seven-day camping tour covers Yellowstone and other famous, beautiful areas in neighboring states. Camping is one of the best ways to immerse yourself in nature, and camping with us is unlike any other camping trip….
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June 22, 2020 Everything You Need to Know About Visiting Yosemite National Park in 2020

As the United States begins to reopen after a life changing few months indoors due to COVID-19, we couldn’t be more excited to return to our favorite places—our National Parks. Thankfully, the great outdoors happens to be one of the safest places to be during a pandemic. With fresh air, wide-open spaces and nature, there…
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March 9, 2020 Tips for Traveling to San Francisco during COVID-19

With the recent outbreak of coronavirus COVID-19, it’s a confusing time for many who are considering travel. Regardless of the destination, many travelers are confronted on what to do in terms of their long-awaited spring and summer plans. Here at Incredible Adventures we are monitoring the situation closely, but plan to run operations as normal…
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January 14, 2020 Make Your Summer An Incredible Adventure

San Francisco

The following article is the first of a new series of blog articles on what it’s like to be an Incredible Guide from the people who know the job best – our guides! Thinking about getting into the outdoor industry? Intrigued by the guide life, or just looking for a change of pace? It’s a…
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August 23, 2017 Best of the Sierras: Yosemite, Mammoth Lakes & Lake Tahoe

Emerald Bay Sunrise Sunburst - Lake Tahoe - IncAdventures

“Of all the mountain ranges I have climbed, I like the Sierra Nevada the best.” – John Muir If the mountain man himself, John Muir, could come to such a bold conclusion about the Sierras, you KNOW it must be true! The Sierra Nevada Mountain range is a naturalist’s definition of perfection. Year after year, our…
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June 22, 2017 FAQ: Fueled by Biofuels? Really?!?

Incredible Adventures proudly proclaim ourselves as San Francisco’s Greenest Tour Provider. Our office operates as a San Francisco Green Business. On the road, our vehicles predominantly run on biofuel – a renewable alternative to petroleum. Recently, a fellow environmentalist called us out on Facebook with a picture comment on our page of our guide filling up at a…
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May 29, 2017 Camping Video: Find Yourself in Yosemite National Park

School’s out, the snow is (mostly) gone, and we’re stoked for Camping season in California once again! Check out this sweet camping video that highlights the best of our 3-day Tour in Yosemite National Park. Camping Video There are parts of the park that many people never see because of time and transportation limitations. It’s…
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December 22, 2016 Best Tour to Yosemite from SF by TravelMag.com

Incredible Adventure’s 3-day Camping Escape in Yosemite National Park was recently featured on TravelMag.com’s website as one of best tours to Yosemite from San Francisco. While we also provide one and two-day options year round, one of our favorite trips to run from May-October is this 3-day experience! They say 80% visitors to Yosemite National…
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December 12, 2016 11 Winter Activities in Yosemite National Park

Winter in Yosemite can be a chilly, peaceful escape from San Francisco. Sometimes the waterfalls and lakes freeze up, the trees glisten covered in fresh, white snow and a gorgeous, tundra-like wonderland is revealed. Without the rush of the Summer crowd, you’ll find yourself experiencing the beauty and solitude of a special side of the…
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October 13, 2016 Video Footage: An Incredible Day in Wine Country

Preview what it’s like to experience our tour of Napa and Sonoma from our passenger’s perspective! We sent out Mari Johnson, a California native, as a tourist in her own city. Whether you’re traveling from across the world or across the Bay, a day spent in Wine Country is always a treat! Check out the…
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May 23, 2016 Guide to Incredible Guiding

Incredible Adventures Staff

So you want to be an Incredible Guide – Or at least know what it takes to become one? Well, it’s a rigorous process. Only the strong may survive. But if you can pitch a tent, start a campfire, cook up some gourmet and delicious meals, drive a 20-passenger vehicle, know bits of history, geology,…
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March 23, 2016 The Current State of Biofuels

Things are changing in California. Even though our state is considered to be one of the most eco-conscious and our city is at the forefront of technology, there are still obstacles to overcome. A core value of ours was complicated recently when a regulation passed that prohibits the sale of B99 biofuels – our alternative solution to petroleum for more than a decade.  While…
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March 14, 2016 CoolCA Small Business Climate Leaders

On Wednesday, March 3, California Air Resources Board (CARB), a division of the state’s Environmental Protection Agency, presented San Francisco’s greenest tour provider, Incredible Adventures, with a CoolCalifornia Small Business Climate Leader award! CoolCalifornia’s Small Business program acknowledges steps a company takes to reduce its carbon footprint and minimize its environmental impact. To qualify for this award, a…
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October 12, 2015 Lunchtime in Sonoma Town Square

You’re going to drink some of the best wine that California has to offer with some of the most picturesque acres of vineyards as your backdrop. Could you imagine your day getting any better? Well just around lunchtime – it does! Here are some ways you can spend your free time in historic Sonoma Town Square:…
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August 11, 2015 Happy 99th, National Park Service!

Grand Canyon South Rim

A bit of history for ya: In 1882, Yellowstone was signed into law as protected land. As some years went by, other monuments and natural/historic areas were recognized, but the management of these properties was assigned to multiple agencies from the War Department to the Forest Service of the Department of Agriculture. In 1915, to…
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May 25, 2015 Biodiesel: By All Means

National Biodiesel Board recently featured our company on America’s Advanced Biofuel website. We were selected as one of eight stories to highlight Biodiesel in Action from coast-to-coast. Check out their video interview here! It was the middle of the night when our owner, Jolie Ginsburg, woke up with a harsh realization: Our petroleum tours to the…
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November 13, 2014 FAQ: Winter in Yosemite

Q) Do you go to Yosemite year-round? A) Incredible Adventures travels to Yosemite EVERY DAY. Many tour companies around here shut down their Yosemite operations during the snowy winter months, but we’re one of the few that stay operational year ’round! With the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years’ Day (the only 3 days we…
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November 6, 2014 Winter with IA

Despite the freakishly warm weather in San Francisco, our summer season at Incredible Adventures is officially at a close! We welcome the shoulder season, as we ease into winter both here in San Francisco, and out on the road in Yosemite National Park and in Wine Country. Our Yosemite 1-Day , Muir Woods and Wine, and Napa & Sonoma Wine…
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September 22, 2014 People Don’t Care About Climate Change? Think Again.

Climate change is real, and people ARE paying attention. Tomorrow, over a hundred world leaders in many fields (including President Barack Obama) are gathering for a Climate Summit at the UN headquarters in New York to begin work on a global agreement to address climate change. The Climate Summit’s website says “The Climate Summit will be about action…
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September 4, 2014 I Heart Wine: Drinking for Health

A glass of red wine in hand is always great

Bad news for couch-potato drinkers. A new study called “In Vino Veritas” was presented on September 2, 2014 at the ESC Congress by Prof Milos Taborsky of the Czech Republic. This study showed that though wine DOES protect against cardiovascular disease, it only works if you exercise. The theory of heart-healthy wine consumption has been…
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August 14, 2014 FAQ: Biodiesel Fuel Surcharge on Yosemite Tours

Dogpatch Biofuels Station

Q. WHAT’S YOUR “FUEL SURCHARGE” ALL ABOUT? WHY DO YOU CHARGE IT? A. Incredible Adventures uses a petroleum-free biofuel fuel. This this isn’t yet common in the industry and isn’t directly influenced by gas prices, but we’re still at the effect of market prices for our fuel, and sometimes even subject to limited supply. The…
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July 22, 2014 Did You Know? Galen Clark Was First Guardian of The Yosemite Grant

Galen Clark Guardian of Yosemite

Galen Clark was the first designated Guardian of Yosemite. After visiting in 1855 as part of a tourist party (which he joined for health reasons after a diagnosis of tuberculosis), he became inspired by the Giant Sequoia trees in what’s now well-known as Mariposa Grove, and spent his next 50 years studying and protecting the…
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July 14, 2014 Let’s Talk About Greenwashing

Eco Friendly Van

GREEN. You’ve seen it in the news, in advertisements, on the television, and in your local stores. With the mainstream media *finally* recognizing the devastating effects of global warming and conscious consumers demanding change, being green is “cool” these days and everyone’s jumping on-board. Corporate “greenwashing” is rampant. You may see the words  “Sustainable”, “Eco-Conscious”,…
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July 7, 2014 Incredible Adventures is a 2014 Award of Excellence WINNER!

Eco Friendly Van

First off, we’d like to give a big THANK YOU to all our adventurers out there; we couldn’t have done this without you! We’re honored and humbled to receive such high praise from our travelers. Incredible Adventures has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence for the fourth consecutive year! This prestigious award, which honors outstanding…
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