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Mighty Yosemite

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The one that camps in Yosemite under starlit summer skies

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  • Duration

    4 days

  • Places

    2 places

  • Meals

    3 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners

  • Transport Style

    Mini-Van

  • Group Size

    Max 15 people

  • Team

    Expert Trip Manager, Driver and Local Guides

San Francisco, Yosemite National Park

Mighty Yosemite

9 Inclusions

Experiences that are included with your trip

  • Walking Tour in San Francisco
  • Treat your tastebuds to dinner & tour of the largest Chinatown in the US.
  • Picnic lunch alongside giant sequoia trees
  • Entry to Yosemite National Park
  • Campside dinner
  • Guided orientation of Yosemite Valley
  • Group Hike to May Lake
  • Hike to Mount Hoffman
  • Campside dinner

1 Free Time Add-Ons

Optional experiences that you can choose from and pay for on your trip

  • Cycling or hike by the Merced River

Where I'll Stay?

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  • 3 nights

    All accommodation is included on this trip

    1 night in Hotel, 2 nights in Camping

    You'll mostly be hiking and camping in the heart of nature, swapping stories over the campfire at night. But there's also the hotel in San Fran to kick things off in style.

About this trip

Perhaps the world’s most famous National Park, Yosemite is best known for its waterfalls, but still manages to pack in gigantic glaciers, dreamy meadows, plunging valleys, ancient trees and jaw-dropping wildlife. This trip takes you from San-Fran into the heart of nature, where you'll camp under starlit skies, hike through the giant sequoia trees and cycle by the Merced River, falling in love with every single rock, tree and creature you pass.

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For this trip you?ll be camping for 2 nights, sleeping twin-share in roomy (4-person) tents with comfy sleeping mats & included sleeping bags. Camping is a ?family? experience with shared facilities, meaning you?ll all pitch in to cook and to set up and take down the tents.

Map & Itinerary

  • Start location
  • End location
  • Trip day
  • Via location
  • River route
  • Plane route

Nights spent per location

  1. 1 1 night

    San Francisco

  2. 2 2 nights

    Yosemite National Park

  3. San Francisco

DAY 1 - San Francisco

San Francisco

Welcome to California! We’ll kick things off this afternoon when you meet up with your new travel crew and head out for a walking tour of Union Square, North Beach and then into Chinatown for a family-style meal on your first night together.

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Walking Tour in San Francisco

  • Chinatown Dinner

DAY 2 - San Francisco to Yosemite National Park

San Francisco

Leaving from bohemian San Fran, we’ll head across the Central Valley to one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. But before arriving in the Yosemite valley, we’ll stop for a picnic alongside the stunning giant sequoia trees, some of the largest living things in the world.

Yosemite National Park

Arriving in Yosemite, we’ll get an orientation from our guide of the spectacular park before sharing some drinks around the campfire under the park’s glittering skies.

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Picnic lunch alongside giant sequoia trees

  • Entry to Yosemite National Park

  • Campside dinner

DAY 3 - Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park

Arising early this morning, we’ll head off in our van for a day packed with sightseeing, hiking and adventuring. A group hike to May Lake, a spectacular, shimmering example of a High Sierra Lake is a particular highlight, as is Mount Hoffman, a stunning hike that rewards you with peerless, 306 degree panoramas of the surrounding landscape. Tonight it’s time to unwind once again with a campside dinner.

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Guided orientation of Yosemite Valley

  • Group Hike to May Lake

  • Hike to Mount Hoffman

  • Campside dinner

DAY 4 - Yosemite National Park to San Francisco

Yosemite National Park

Now you’re fully acquainted with this magical place, it’s your day to do your own thing. Choose one of a number of fantastic hikes, rent a bike, or simply relax in the cool shade by the emerald Merced river. After another full day of exploring and soaking up all that beauty, it’s time to head back to San Fran.

San Francisco

Our journey ends on arrival in San Francisco. It's been short but sweet! 

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Cycling or hike by the Merced River

Frequently Asked Questions

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What health and hygiene protocols are in place on trip?

The health and wellbeing of everyone who travels with Contiki has been, and always will be, our top priority. That’s why we’ve rigorously evaluated our experiences, training and protocols to make sure we not only meet our travellers wellbeing expectations, but exceed them in every single way. We sought guidance from the World Health Organisation and government agencies, and, as members of the World Travel and Tourism Council, we’ve been involved in defining global protocols. Due to our diligent work during this time, we’ve been awarded the WTTC safe travels stamp - meaning we’re a business which has adopted global, standardised health and hygiene protocols. You can find details about how we’re prioritising your wellbeing when you travel with us here.

What documents do I need to travel?

Depending on your nationality, you may require visas to enter the USA and Canada on your trip. You are fully responsible for obtaining all necessary visas prior to the departure of your trip. You can find more info at https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov. Contiki is not legally permitted to knowingly allow anybody who does not have a valid visa to join a trip. Visa and other entry & exit conditions (such as currency, arrival/departure taxes, customs and quarantine regulations) do change regularly.

Your passport must have at least six months’ validity remaining when you arrive. Local immigration authorities may deny entry and deport people who do not meet this requirement, even if they only intend to stay for a short period. Important to consider:

• Visas can take up to six weeks and a fee is normally charged
• Failure to obtain all necessary visas could cause you to miss part of
your trip and will result in you incurring considerable expense and
inconvenience
• It is better for you to apply for all visas before you leave home
• It is essential that the entry and exit dates are correct on the visa

What are the luggage restrictions?

On our American trips you can bring one bag or suitcase of 73 x 50 x 25 cm (or 29” x 20” x 10”), with a max weight of 20 kg (44 lbs) & one piece of hand luggage.

What do the Contiki team do?

People are at the heart of everything we do, and our team is what makes our trips the best. Our worldwide On-Road Team, locally based staff & network of Local Guides are all extensively trained & widely travelled, & are the best in the business. But we know it’s not just about training, it’s about passion & our team have it in their blood. Their passion for getting you in the know on every single detail of America is what makes our travellers walk away from their experience knowing that they made every moment count. Your Trip Manager is like your walking, talking guidebook – just for you. They plan your itinerary every day, organise your food and accomodation and book your Free Time Add ons, and because they know everything about where you’re going, you will too. Your Drivers are the experts on getting you from A to B efficiently and safely in North America. They know their way around like the back of their hands & they’ll drop you at your door & unload your bags for you. Local guides provide specialist knowledge when you need it and will always help you avoid the tourist traps.

What's not included that I should budget for?

Aside from essentials like flights, how much spending money you’ll need will depend on the duration of the trip and how much you anticipate spending on personal expenses like alcohol or shopping. Before you travel, it’s also a good idea to read up on and get an idea of the Free Time Add-Ons you think you’ll want to do on trip, as these will form part of your overall budget. We’d advise doing some research on your chosen destinations beforehand, looking at things like:
 
- Cost of a local lunch
 
- Cost of a local dinner
 
- Cost of a bottle of water
 
- Cost of entry to a sightseeing spot
 
Tipping is customary in North America. It is an accepted practice in all areas of the service industry, & particularly in restaurants, bars, hotels & taxis. It’s common practice to tip if you feel that the service provided has been excellent.
The same goes for your Contiki Team. If you feel that your Trip Manager & Driver’s service has been exceptional, then feel free to tip them if you feel they’ve done a great job. If you choose to tip, we recommend around US$3 per person per day, however whether or not you choose to tip (& how much) is up to you.

Will I be able to access WiFi on my trip?

We love WiFi, and keeping your accounts updated as you travel is key! The hotels all have WiFi where you can access your email to let your friends & family know you have arrived safely in Los Angeles, or email after your trip with all your stories.

What are Contiki’s sustainability credentials?

We believe that travelling sustainably and consciously, matters. Contiki Cares is our commitment to protecting the communities we visit, the wildlife we interact with, and the planet we all share. Our founding partner, the TreadRight Foundation was established 10 years ago as a not-for-profit organisation focused on promoting sustainable tourism within The Travel Corporation’s family of brands. In the USA & Canada we have programmes such as our Wheels For Change program, FareStart’s flagship restaurant in Seattle, and the Manitobah Mukluks Storyboot in Toronto. To find out more about our conscious travel experiences in North America, visit Contiki.com/about/contikicares.