Why We Love This Tour

“Mountains for days! If you want to see the highlights of the Sierras, but also get a little off the beaten path, this tour is an awesome choice.”

– Sam Brogden
Tour Guide

Tour Highlights

  • Yosemite Valley
  • Giant Sequoia Trees
  • Yosemite High Country
  • Camping & Hotel Options
  • Mammoth Lakes
  • Devil’s Postpile
  • Bodie Ghost Town
  • Lake Tahoe
2 Reviews
Check Available Dates

Customize this Tour

We Offer Private Charters

Turn any tour into a customized, private tour for your group or family.

Learn More

Retail Price: $899 adult/$879 child*

Web Price: $879 adult/$859 child*

*CAMPING rates. Hotel accommodations also available. Child rates are for ages 0-12. Accommodations are double occupancy same-sex or couple share (added supplement applies for single private room/tent request). Rates for tours beyond this year may have adjusted pricing; see booking page for exact rates.

Emerald Bay Sunburst c Rod Hanna CREDIT
See the serene Emerald Bay in Lake Tahoe
Woman Mountain Biker in South Lake Tahoe c Jamie Kingham CREDIT
Explore Lake Tahoe on foot, by bike, or possibly by raft or mule
Standup Paddleboarding Lake Tahoe c South Tahoe Standup Paddle CREDIT
Experience the highest alpine lake in the US by stand-up paddleboard
Get off the beaten path into Yosemite National Park's High Country
Get off the beaten path and into High Country!

Group on Trail in Sequoias 2

See the magnificent Giant Sequoias of Yosemite

Share your trip photos #IncAdventures

Overview

Trade the famous San Francisco fog for the awesome grandeur of Yosemite National Park and the best of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. Drive through historical Gold Rush Country to discover a modern day outdoor playground filled with mountain lakes, sweeping vistas and breathtaking natural landmarks. During this four day Yosemite and Tahoe Sierras Tour, you can check a box on your bucket list as you spend time exploring the majesty of Yosemite National Park. You can hike through the Ansel Adams Wilderness Area at Devil’s Postpile National Monument in the “Mammoth” mountains of the Eastern Sierras, and maybe even take a dip in the picture perfect emerald waters of Lake Tahoe. Weather permitting. Some activities are not accessible in extreme weather or due to road closures. Every attempt will be made to find comparable activities if these options are not available during your trip. This tour runs weekly, May-September (see Yosemite Escape 3-day Camping Tour and Yosemite Experience 2-day Hotel Tour for additional summer overnights in Yosemite)

Choose Your Accommodations

STAY IN A COMFY HOTEL!

Hotel Becket South Lake Tahoe

Relax in comfort with hotel accommodations in all 3 destinations. At the end of a day of hiking and exploring, you’ll have access to hot showers and a cozy bed to get a good night’s sleep.

Prices start at $879 double occ*

CAMP WITH US!

Yosemite Campground

What better way to experience the beautiful wilderness of the Sierra Nevada mountains than to sleep outdoors? Spend your days hiking and exploring, and your evenings around the campfire!

Our guides will provide all the gear necessary for a fun, easy camping experience, and sleeping bags are available for rent.


** Scheduling Tip: Accommodations in the summer are in very high demand, and space on this tour fills up fast! We recommend that you make your reservation far in advance of your intended travel date in order to secure the style of accommodations you want. If your intended accommodation is NOT available, we will to the best we can to help find something for you. **

Itinerary

859SAMPLE ITINERARY – DAY 1

SAN FRANCISCO TO YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK

8:00am: Pick up from San Francisco Hilton Hotel (Mason Street entrance)

8:00am – 12:00pm: Buckle up! After departing San Francisco, you’ll head through California’s famous Gold Rush Country, high into the mountains of the Sierra Nevada.

12:00 – 8:00pm: It’s time to experience the majestic views from Yosemite Valley with some of America’s tallest waterfalls and towering granite cliffs rising 4,000 feet from the valley floor. You’ll have the opportunity to explore on foot, by bike, or by free valley shuttle. Hiking trails abound, and this afternoon your guide will help you find the perfect trail to take in this glacially carved valley. Afterwards, relax on the bank of the Merced River and soak up the spectacular views.

8:00pm: Head back to the rustic mountain resort to kick back, have some drinks and share the stories of your day. Hostel Included.

 

SAMPLE ITINERARY – DAY 2

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK TO MAMMOTH LAKES VIA TIOGA PASS

8:00am – 12:00pm: This morning, we’re off to explore more of what Yosemite has to offer. Your guide will set you up with an amazing morning hike or a chance to capture a few more iconic photos followed by lunch among the fabled Giant Sequoias.

12:00 – 4:00pm: This afternoon, you’ll ascend to almost 10,000 Feet (3000+ meters), traversing Yosemite’s Tioga Pass viewing iconic sites like the reflective Tenaya Lake and weaving your way through Tuolumne Meadows before descending the fiercely steep eastern slope of the Sierra Nevadas.

4:00pm: Next up, an overnight stay in beautiful Mammoth Lakes, California. With a hint at its prehistoric past, the name is quite fitting… the size of the mountains, the number of lakes, and the expanse of the valleys. Try your hand at mountain biking or take a scenic Gondola ride up to 11,053 ft (3368 meters) and check out one of the most stunning 360 degree views in California. Explore the geologic, natural, and human history of Mammoth and find out why this is one of the most studied regions in the world.

 

SAMPLE ITINERARY – DAY 3

MAMMOTH LAKES TO LAKE TAHOE VIA ANSEL ADAMS WILDERNESS AREA AND BODIE, CA

8:00am – 12:00pm: We’ll start our day with the option to visit the Ansel Adams Wilderness area. This rugged place was named in honor of the famed nature photographer where you’ll have the opportunity to visit the Devil’s Postpile National Monument that is a rare sight in the geologic world, and with a name like that, you won’t be disappointed. You’ll be amazed by this strange columnar basalt formation and may also choose to take a short hike over to Rainbow Falls to snap a selfie.

12:00 – 6:00pm: Next, you’re back on the road, this time headed to Lake Tahoe. Along the way, we’ll get off the pavement to experience a bit of Gold Rush history at the remote National Historic Landmark known as Bodie Ghost Town.

6:00pm: End your adventure-filled day by trying your luck at blackjack, or the roulette wheel at The Hard Rock, Harrah’s or one of South Lake Tahoe’s other casinos. Gambling not you’re thing? We’ll set you up with a sunset sail or a lake cruise to Emerald Bay.

 

SAMPLE ITINERARY – DAY 4

LAKE TAHOE TO SAN FRANCISCO

8:00am – 2:00pm: This morning, you’ll get to choose your own adventure. Get up close and personal with the highest alpine lake in the USA either by kayak, stand-up paddleboard or bike. If you would prefer more of a bird’s eye view with panoramic vistas of Lake Tahoe, Carson Valley and the Desolation Wilderness, take a 2.4 mile gondola ride up, up, up to Heavenly Mountain resort where an array of adventure activities await you. Having trouble deciding? You always have the option to keep it simple and go on a short hike with the guidance of your professional guide.

2:00 – 7:00pm: This afternoon, you’ll leave Lake Tahoe behind and, after passing through the state’s capital city, Sacramento, you’ll follow the historic Pony Express Trail through El Dorado National Forest.

7:00 – 8:00pm: You’ll arrive back to the City by the Bay, San Francisco.

 

 

**Sample Itineraries: Please note that due to rapidly-changing conditions beyond our control (weather, crowds, traffic) and the small size of our vehicles/groups, we allow our guides the flexibility to tailor your itinerary to best suit the needs of the group. While we guarantee that we’ll do our best to provide you with all of the highlights within this Yosemite and Tahoe Sierras Tour itinerary (conditions permitting), we do not guarantee them in this specific order. **

Tour Details

About Your Yosemite and Tahoe Sierras Tour

Departure: May-Sept (departs Tuesdays)
8:15 am pickup from a central SF hotel

Duration: 4 days/3 nights

Transportation: Eco-friendly, comfortable transport in a biofuel mini-coach (14 passengers max)

Includes:

  • Complimentary pick up/drop off from the San Francisco Hilton hotel (Mason St. entrance)
  • Narrated guided tour by a full-time professional, knowledgeable guide
  • Park entrance fees
  • See El Capitan, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, Bridalveil Falls, Tunnel View, Giant Sequoias, High Country, and Yosemite Valley
  • Transportation throughout tour in biofuel mini-coach

Not included:

  • Meals not listed above (stops will be made to purchase food).
  • Optional activity entrance fees
  • Guide gratuity (optional)

 

Other Great Outdoor Adventures

Explore more camping adventures with Incredible Adventures!

Reviews

Review your tour

Amazing 4 Days in Yosemite and the Sierras

“We took the 4 day trip to Yosemite and the Sierras last Sept and we were very happy that we signed with Incredible Adventures. Our guide was very knowledgeable and very flexible, he knew just what to do when we hit an unpredictable snowy weather along Mammoth Lakes. The added bonus of going to Glacier Point was just beautiful. Overall it was a great trip. And the way he ended the tour just watching the San Francisco skyline at night was magical. I would highly recommend this tour especially with Robert as the guide.”

– Adele V Traveled September 2017 Yosemite and Tahoe Camping Tour

read more

Excellent guide! A+++

The trip was great – gave some flexibility to do different activities on the whole. 4 days was a good time period too. Great size of group. Mono Lake was a great bonus!

– Madhyama Traveled July 2016 Yosemite & Tahoe Sierras 4-Day Tour

read more

Related Tours

Subscribe to our Newsletter