Northern California Wilderness


Itinerary


Come aboard the Limo Liner with Experience Park Tours for an all-inclusive exploration through the Northern California Wilderness! Expand your senses as we uncover the crystal blue waters of Lake Shasta and Lake Tahoe, the lush green valleys of Plymouth Wine Country, the geothermal features of Lassen Volcanic National Park, the granite monoliths of Yosemite, and the towering giants of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.

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Day 1: Welcome lunch, Lake Shasta Caverns
Premier Lodging: Highlands Ranch Resort: Mill Creek, CA

We’ll begin our day with a welcome lunch at Moonstone Bistro in downtown Redding, California. From there we’ll venture to Lake Shasta for a private guided tour through the Lake Shasta Caverns, a most-treasured historic landmark of the region. Enjoy spectacular views of the lake as we find ourselves in the rustic elegance of Highlands Ranch Resort. The evening is yours to explore the lodge and savor exquisite dining, special cocktails and craft beers at the Highlands Ranch restaurant.

Day 2: Lassen Volcanic National Park and Lake Tahoe
Premium Lodging: The Landing Tahoe Resort & Spa: South Lake Tahoe, CA

Take the morning to relax and enjoy the amenities on the ranch. After breakfast, we will depart for Lassen Volcanic National Park, located just 10 minutes from the ranch. Similar to Yellowstone National Park, the Lassen Volcanic area features unique hydrothermal features such as bubbling mud pots and steaming fumaroles, geysers and hot springs. If you would like to explore any of the hiking trails, our chef will provide you with a packable lunch. After a day of venturing through the park, we will board the Limo Liner to make our way to the great blue waters of Lake Tahoe. Our chef will serve in-transit appetizers and beverages to sustain you until we reach The Landing Tahoe Resort & Spa. Enjoy a quiet evening at Jimmy’s Restaurant, located on-site, serving fine dining and craft cocktails.

Day 3: Lake Tahoe, Sunset Dinner Cruise
Premier Lodging: The Landing Tahoe Resort & Spa: South Lake Tahoe, CA

Lake Tahoe is full of exciting water activities such jet skiing, parasailing, cliff jumping, kayaking, paddle boarding and fly-fishing excursions. If you’re up for an adventure, Zephyr Cove Stables offers beautiful guided scenic trail rides on horseback. There are multiple scenic hiking and biking trails and plenty of beach-front to lounge on, just steps away from the resort. With so many options, you may choose how you spend your day. We will regroup in the evening for an elegant sunset dinner cruise through Lake Tahoe’s Emerald Bay. We will return to The Landing for our final night on the lake.

Day 4: Plymouth California Wine Country and Mariposa
Premium Lodging: Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite: Fish Camp, CA

Our morning will begin early with a scenic drive through Plymouth California Wine Country, known to wine enthusiasts as the new Napa Valley. Our trip down the Shenandoah Wine Trail will bring us to the region’s top-notch wineries where guests will have the opportunity for brief wine tastings and tours of the property. We’ll continue our journey through the quaint town of Mariposa to stretch our legs and check out the unique shops before ending our day at Tenaya Lodge. Enjoy dinner at one of their 3 on-site restaurants and rest up as we prepare for our day in Yosemite National Park.

 

Day 5: Yosemite National Park
Premium Lodging: Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite: Fish Camp, CA

To avoid traffic at the park entrance, we’ll rise early to board the Tenaya Lodge Mercedes Sprinter Vans, featuring luxury leather seating and a retractable moon roof. Navigating the twists, turns and narrow roads with ease, this route of transportation will provide an optimal experience within Yosemite National Park. We’ll visit prime destinations such as the giant Sequoias of Mariposa Grove, Inspiration Point, Glacier Point, El Capitan, and Yosemite Valley with spectacular views of Half Dome. After lunch, we’ll take a scenic drive along Tioga Road to view several viewpoints leading to Tuolumne Meadows where we’ll await a captivating sunset. Guests will have opportunities to walk a variety of nature trails, and visit the parks visitor centers throughout the day. Our evening will conclude with a drive back to Tenaya Lodge beneath a sky of innumerable stars.

 

Day 6: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
Premier Lodging: Wuksachi Lodge: Sequoia National Park, CA

Our morning brings us to Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks – home to the Giant Sequoias. We’ll visit key areas such as General Grant Grove, Moro Rock, the Giant Forest Museum, Cedar Grove, and much more. The evening will conclude at the Wuksachi Lodge located in the southern end of the park.

Day 7: Forestiere Underground Gardens, Farewell Lunch, Journey Home

This morning we’ll depart early for a scenic drive into the city of Fresno, California. We’ll visit the historic hidden landmark, Forestiere Underground Gardens, for a tour of the incredible landscaping and designs of Baldasare Forestiere. Next, we’ll sit down for a farewell lunch before making our way to the Fresno Airport. If you made post-trip accommodations in Fresno, we would be happy to escort you to your lodges. We hope you enjoy traveling with us and thank you for choosing Experience Park Tours.

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Experience Park Tours; 9120 Double Diamond Parkway; Reno, Nevada 89521, acts only as the agent for the passenger, accepts no responsibility in whole or in part for any delays, cancellations, inconveniences, loss, damage or injury to person or property, resulting from mechanical defect or failure, of any nature, howsoever caused, or for any substitution of hotels or other event or attraction, as deemed necessary, for any reason such as acts of God, war, terrorism, strike, weather, traffic, or beyond the control of Experience Park Tours. Experience Park Tours reserves the right to make changes to itineraries with or without notice. Although every effort is made to handle guests’ luggage carefully, Experience Park Tours cannot be responsible, nor assume liability or accept claims for loss or damage due to breakage, theft, or wear and tear through hotel, airline, or group carrier handling. Experience Park Tours is not responsible for any personal items left behind.