Reno Tahoe Tour | Reno Craft Beer and Tahoe Camping

Why We Love This Tour

“You spend a couple of hours climbing higher and higher in elevation after leaving San Francisco, then all of the sudden, you catch the first glimpse of that deep, dark blue color of Lake Tahoe and it just takes your breath away. So does jumping into it, actually! And speaking of being shocked…Reno got funky recently! I was blown away with the local art scene, the craft brewery’s popping up and just the general vibe of the place. Reno’s going off right now.”

– JD Boyle, General Manager

Tour Highlights

  • 4 days exploring the eastern Sierra Nevada Mountain Range with a professional guide
  • Activities at Lake Tahoe (and optional casino time)
  • Hiking in iconic California state and national parks
  • Choose from camping or hotel accommodations
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Price: $649

* Rate is for camping option - hotel stay also available. Rate based on double occupancy. Child rate available for those under 12.

Truckee River in Reno©Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority
Sip craft brews along the Truckee River.
Lake Tahoe View Summer©Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority
Endless views of clear blue water in Lake Tahoe!
Lake Tahoe Sunset©Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority
Take in the beautiful sunsets over stunning Lake Tahoe.

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Reno Downtown Rock Climb Whitney Peak©Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority

Are you a connoisseur of nature and fine brews? On this versatile trip you’ll adventure your way through the stunning Lake Tahoe nature to Reno Nevada for a delightful afternoon of fine dining and a selection of craft brewery tastings. Departing from San Francisco, you and your group will head through Sacramento Gold Country and into the Sierra Nevadas where you’ll catch your first glimpses of the startlingly blue Lake Tahoe. Uniquely located on the border of California and Nevada, this high alpine lake is a destination for everyone from active hikers looking for a challenge, beach bums in search of sunbeams,  and culture seekers in pursuit of the best local restaurants and entertainment.

Find your Tahoe niche on the trails, kayak on the sparkling lake, then end the day unwinding at the blackjack tables. After a full suite of activities by the Lake, we’ll head up to the hip town of Reno, Nevada for our final evening. Take a tour through The Biggest Little City’s vibrant art scene and, if beer is your passion, your guide will point you to the best spots to get a tasting of the experimental craft brews. We’ll say our goodbyes to the Sierras as we start on our way back to the city by the bay.


Sample Itinerary

DAY 1 – San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe

Buckle up! After departing San Francisco, you’ll head through California’s capital city, Sacramento, through the Sierra foothills and into the famous Gold Rush Country, cresting a high mountain pass within the Sierra Nevadas. Then we’ll wind our way through large pine forests, before dramatically descending, catching our first views of the glittering waters of South Lake Tahoe.

As soon as we stretch our legs, we’ll set off on a short hike to take in the beauty of our home for the next few days before settling in and the campground. We’ll spend some time getting to know the group as we grab dinner, sealing the first night watching the sunset over the crystal-clear waters of Lake Tahoe.


DAY 2 – Full Day Lake Tahoe  

After a restful night, we’ll rise early to take advantage of a full day of activities. Enjoy a peaceful morning on the water with a guided kayak tour, hit the trails to discover a nearby waterfall, make the short journey west to marvel at the visual feast of Emerald Bay, or grab a memorable photo on the top of a mountain.

Be sure to check out the cute local shops, restaurants, and casinos (if you’re feeling lucky!) or simply end the evening enjoying a sunset walk along the lake’s beautiful shoreline.


DAY 3 – Lake Tahoe to Reno

Couldn’t get enough of the shoreline? Was there one more hike you wanted to get in? You’ll have the morning to take advantage of Lake Tahoe’s endless offerings before we set sail for Reno. The route will have us circle the lake, giving you many gorgeous angles of the sparkling blues of Tahoe as we make our way across the state line to Reno, Nevada. Known as The Biggest Little City, you’ll have your fill of delicious restaurants and plenty of time to tour Reno’s burgeoning craft brewery scene, which is now over 28 unique brands strong. With casinos, delicious bites, and plenty of culture, you can make a night of exploring the many different scenes.


DAY 4 – Reno to San Francisco

We’ll say our goodbyes to the Sierras as we start on our way back to the city by the bay. We’ll pass through the state’s capital city, Sacramento, following the historic Pony Express Trail through El Dorado National Forest, getting you back to the hotel drop-off in San Francisco by 9pm.


*optional activities are not included in tour price



Camping is easy, but cooperation is important. Don’t worry if you’ve never camped before; many people haven’t. We supply the gear, using quality tents, camping and cooking equipment (you will need a sleeping bag – they are available for rent). Everybody is expected to participate in the set-up and breakdown of camp, and our professional guides are there to ensure a positive camping experience. We camp at comfortable campsites that have hot showers and modern facilities.

Camping Food: We provide the food, but not the chefs. Our guests are the cooks, waiters, and dishwashers. The fare is all-you-can-eat and very tasty, and is a mixture of chicken, beef and vegetarian. Most people eat better with us than they do on the rest of their travels. Please inform of any dietary restrictions or allergies prior to your trip.

Tour Details


– Central San Francisco Hotel pick-up and drop-off

– Narrated guided tour

– Park entrance fees

– 5 meals (camping package only. Food will be available nearby the hotels for those with lodging option. NOTE: Please advise us of any food allergies or special dietary needs you may have while booking the tour. All of the food shopping is done prior to the tour departure.)

– Hotel or campsite accommodations (double occupancy same-sex or couple share, single occupancy supplement applies for single bookings without room share.)

– Camping gear provided; sleeping bags available for $20 rental fee



-Meals on lodging nights

-Optional activity rentals & admissions

-Guide gratuity (customary 15-20% of tour cost as per TripAdvisor tipping guide)


Gear List:


Comfortable walking shoes

Layered clothing – California’s weather can be unpredictable

Bathing Suit & towel

Sunscreen and Bug Repellent

Small day pack




Fridays ~8:15am at Hilton Union Square Hotel (SF)

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