8 Day California's Great National Parks

Trafalgar Guided Tour starting in Las Vegas and finishing in Los Angeles

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Trafalgar's 8 Day California's Great National Parks. Groves of giant sequoias frame your path through the Land of Giants and the natural wonders of California, from the inferno of Death Valley to the Gold and Silver Rush foothills of the Sierra Nevada, peaceful meadows of Yosemite...read more
Overview
Operator: Trafalgar
Type: Guided Tour (Premium)
Style: Country Explorer
Max Group Size: 48
Duration: 8 Days
From: Las Vegas to Los Angeles
Tour Code: DCGP
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: USA
Our Price From:
$ 3,657
Per Person ($AU)
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$ 195
Per Person ($AU)
Day By Day
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Arrive Las Vegas
Begin your exploration of California's national parks in Las Vegas, where you'll meet your Travel Director and travel companions for a Welcome Reception this evening. (WR) Stay: Tropicana Las Vegas, A Doubletree Resort
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Las Vegas - Death Valley National Park - Mammoth Lakes (2 Nights)
Immerse yourself in the solitude and desolation of Death Valley-UNESCO World Heritage Site and barren, yet unexpectedly lively land of extremes which we will have an opportunity to explore for most of today. Admire scenic views of the undulating rocky landscape at Zabriskie Point and learn about the valley's unique geological features, history and intriguing weather patterns. Descend below sea level to the Badwater Basin and witness the tough salt pan terrain at Devil's Golf Course, where "only the devil could play golf on such rough link". After lunch at Furnace Creek, we continue through the desert landscape of Death Valley ascending to Mammoth Lakes, our home for the next two nights. (FB/L/D) Stay: The Westin Monache Resort
3
Mammoth Lakes And Devils Postpile Sightseeing
We spend the day exploring an outdoor playground amidst the rolling peaks of the Sierra Nevada. California's premier mountain resort is as action-packed as it is beautiful and a ride up the Scenic Gondola to the top of Mammoth Mountain (when operating) will reward you with 360-degree views of magnificent peaks. We view the basalt columns of Devils Postpile (seasonal) before a chance to enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. (FB)
4
Mammoth Lakes - Yosemite National Park
Touch the clouds through the Tioga Pass (seasonal) and enter the UNESCO-listed Yosemite National Park. Driving past Tenaya Lake and Tuolumne Meadows, we journey to Yosemite Valley where we'll embark on a special valley floor tour. View Yosemite Valley's El Capitan, Cathedral Rocks, and Bridal Veil Falls. Join a Park Ranger and Local Specialist to delve into the natural history, flora and fauna, and people who found sanctuary in these tranquil emerald-green surrounds over the centuries. Our Stay with a Story tonight exudes a cosy, ski-lodge atmosphere and is located just a stone's throw from Yosemite Falls. (FB) Stay: Yosemite Valley Lodge
5
Yosemite National Park - Kings Canyon And Sequoia National Parks (2 Nights)
Stretch your legs in Kings Canyon and gaze towards the sky as you greet the giant boughs of General Grant Tree Enjoy a birds-eye view of the Kings Canyon before you continue along the Majestic Mountain Loop. Towering redwood trunks frame your journey to Sequoia National Park, where we'll spend the night in our Stay with a Story surrounded by forest and soaring Sierra peaks. Spend the evening gazing upwards at the star-spangled sky as a naturalist and Local Specialist guides you through the constellations. (FB/D) Stay: Wuksachi Lodge
6
Sequoia National Park Excursion
Tread in the footsteps of giants, walking beneath the soaring sequoia canopy to see first-hand the world's largest living tree, General Sherman. Learn about the Giant Forest and its history during a stop at the Giant Forest Museum, then enjoy a leisurely walk along the Big Trees Trail, connecting with the invigorating natural surrounds. Immerse yourself in the pioneer history of the Old West, joining a living-history reenactor and Local Specialist for a barbecue lunch and stories of early life in the mountains. Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the park on your terms, using the complimentary shuttle system (seasonal). (FB/L)
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Sequoia National Park - Los Angeles
We wind our way through the spectacular Sierra Nevada and Los Padres National Forest before arriving in Los Angeles, the City of Angels, where you'll be joined by a Local Specialist for a guided walking tour to see Hollywood's most famous icons: the Hollywood Sign, Grauman's Chinese Theatre and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Our invigorating encounter with California's epic natural beauty at its end, we join your Travel Director and newfound friends for a Farewell Dinner. (FB/FD) Stay: Beverly Hills Marriott
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Depart Los Angeles
Say goodbye to LA and take your transfer to Los Angeles International Airport or consider extending your stay. (FB)
Trafalgar Inclusions
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Sightseeing Highlights
  • See General Grant Tree in King's Canyon National Park, General Sherman, Sequoia National Park, El Capitan, Half Dome, Bridal Veil Falls, Devils Postpile National Historic Monument, Badwater Basin in Death Valley
  • Visit Yosemite National Park, Sequoia National Park, Kings Canyon National Park, Mammoth Lakes, the summit of Mammoth Mountain on a scenic gondola ride, Death Valley National Park
Trip Inclusions
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences (Additional Cost) and free time
  • All porterage and local charges included
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • VIP entry to many sights
Included Meals
  • 7 full breakfasts
  • 2 lunches
  • 4 dinners
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included
Trafalgar
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Prices & Dates
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Saturday
18 May 2019
Saturday
25 May 2019

3,850

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193

per person

3,657

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Saturday
01 Jun 2019
Saturday
08 Jun 2019

3,875

per person

194

per person

3,681

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Saturday
15 Jun 2019
Saturday
22 Jun 2019

3,895

per person

195

per person

3,700

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Saturday
20 Jul 2019
Saturday
27 Jul 2019

3,895

per person

195

per person

3,700

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Saturday
10 Aug 2019
Saturday
17 Aug 2019

3,895

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195

per person

3,700

per person

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Saturday
07 Sep 2019
Saturday
14 Sep 2019

3,875

per person

194

per person

3,681

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Saturday
05 Oct 2019
Saturday
12 Oct 2019

3,850

per person

193

per person

3,657

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Saturday
18 May 2019
Saturday
25 May 2019

5,475

per person

274

solo traveller

5,201

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Saturday
01 Jun 2019
Saturday
08 Jun 2019

5,500

per person

275

solo traveller

5,225

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Saturday
15 Jun 2019
Saturday
22 Jun 2019

5,520

per person

276

solo traveller

5,244

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Saturday
20 Jul 2019
Saturday
27 Jul 2019

5,520

per person

276

solo traveller

5,244

solo traveller

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Saturday
10 Aug 2019
Saturday
17 Aug 2019

5,520

per person

276

solo traveller

5,244

solo traveller

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Saturday
07 Sep 2019
Saturday
14 Sep 2019

5,500

per person

275

solo traveller

5,225

solo traveller

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Saturday
05 Oct 2019
Saturday
12 Oct 2019

5,475

per person

274

solo traveller

5,201

solo traveller

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