Take the alternative backpacker bus tour to Yosemite — one of America's most beautiful National Parks! This wilderness adventure includes a day of activities in the famed Yosemite Valley. Camp in the majestic Sierra Mountains, and swim at Mono Lake. Relax or hike in a sub-alpine meadow, and trek through 2,000-year-old giant Sequoia trees.
Our Yosemite camping tour leaves San Francisco in the evening, and we arrive in Yosemite Valley for a continental breakfast and an incredible view under El Capitan. Lush woodlands sustained by the Merced River contrast the sheer granite faces that make Yosemite world famous. The park ranges from 600 - 4000 meters (2,000 - 13,000 feet) above sea level. Breathe in the fresh air and take a leisurely walk through the forest on the way to the Ansel Adams Gallery and Yosemite Museum, or take a peek inside the famous Awahnee Hotel. Walk up to Columbia point for great views of Half Dome.
0. Travel overnight from San Francisco to Yosemite.
1. Spend the day hiking and exploring Yosemite Valley (camp night).
2. Swim Mono Lake and explore the Eastern Sierras (camp night).
3. Meander the forest floor beneath giant Giant Sequoias and later visit the Iron Door Saloon.
4. Travel overnight from Yosemite to San Francisco.
Whether you're seeking the ultimate United States cross-country overland experience; interested in hiking and camping in Yosemite, the Grand Canyon, Zion, and the nation's premier National Parks; hoping to uncover the mysteries of an ancient Central American civilization; or craving a bit of solitude by the sea in Baja, our North America destinations will inspire the intrepid and reflective alike. Our adventure bus tours are designed for fun-loving, independent backpackers who value cooperation. We invite all travelers, from the young to the young at heart, to contribute to the unique social dynamic that is created on every Green Tortoise trip. Discover for yourself why our adventure camping trips have been attracting socially conscious travelers since 1974 Full profile ⋅ Leave a Review
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