Discover three of the nation’s most iconic national parks in the spectacular Sierra Mountain Range. This itinerary will see you stand under 2,000 year old Giant Sequoias, witness the awe-inspiring Yosemite Valley from above and below, and wonder at the glacially carved rivers and waterfalls of Kings Canyon.
With one of our California experts writing you a day-by-day itinerary, pre-booked handpicked campgrounds, and activity recommendations and bookings management, you can be sure to make the most of your time in these special parks.
Pricing is reflective of groups up to 4, for itineraries booked 90 days prior to departure. Bookings with additional passengers or within 90 days of departure may incur different pricing.
TRIP PRICE INCLUDES
Moterra van rental for 6 nights and cleaning fee
6 x nights of campground bookings
Experienced trip planner and destination expert
Kayak rental for 4 on Hume Lake
Late drop-off and early pick up fee
Additional 200 miles on your rental, on top of your 100 miles a night allowance
Detailed day-by-day itinerary based on your preferences
Activity and rental suggestions and management
TRIP PRICE EXCLUDES
Fees for add-on activity options
Fuel for your van
Insurance for your van
Meals, groceries, souvenirs
Security deposit of $1500 (refunded when you return the van)
Walk among the oldest trees on Earth, the Giant Sequoias. Visit the largest tree in the world, the General Sherman.
Experience the wonder of Yosemite from the valley floor, with its soaring granite domes, incredible wildlife, and giant waterfalls
Swim in crystal clear natural pools, rivers, lakes and streams
Spend an afternoon kayaking or canoeing on the stunning Hume Lake
Head underground to explore Crystal Caves in Sequoia National Park
Take in 360 degree views from the top of towering granite domes
Hike to stunning waterfalls in all three parks
Yosemite National Park
Pick up your van in our convenient hub in San Francisco, before driving east toward the Sierra Nevadas. Your first 3 days will be spent in one of America’s most stunning national parks, Yosemite! Here you can hike along beautiful rivers, ascend spectacular granite domes, marvel at towering rock faces and stare down three thousand feet into the valley floor.
Kings Canyon National Park
After Yosemite, you will head south to spend one night in Kings Canyon. With campgrounds close to a beautiful lake you can spend the day kayaking, swimming or canoeing, or head out for another stunning hike up the Kings River to a series of waterfalls. This is a great day to relax and do some swimming!
Sequoia National Park
Continuing south on General Sherman’s Highway, you will experience a world-class scenic drive into Sequoia National Park. With countless stops along the way you’ll get the chance to stroll through the quiet groves of Giant Sequoias, challenge yourself with a short but strenuous hike for an amazing view, or even head underground into the Crystal Caves.
OPTIONAL ACTIVITY ADD ONS
Our destination experts will work with you to personalize your trip with exciting activities, hosted by our professional outfitters, and managed and booked by Moterra. Note: activity fees are not included in the package itinerary fee.
Rock Climb Yosemite (6 Hours)
Private Lesson / $235 per person
Group Lesson / $172 per person
Spend the day with professionals climbing in this world class location! All skill levels welcomed, this is sure to be an unforgettable experience. You’ll meet your guide in the morning and set out on a day of fun. Learning the ins and outs of knots, belaying and climbing you will get to test your skills on a variety of rock faces perfectly suited to your level of experience.
Guided Photo Tour – Ansel Adams Gallery (4 Hours)
$375 for 2 people
Spend time with a professional photographer walking in the footsteps of Ansel Adams. Enjoy a half or full day session that will take you to both the iconic sights and show you some hidden gems.
Mule Ride (2 hours)
$70 per person
Trade in your hiking shoes for your cowboy boots and traverse a historic wagon trail by mule! This two hour ride will take you through lush forest, past a historic native american site and offers stunning views overlooking a meadow. Great for riders of all ages and abilities!
Crystal Cave Tour (45 minutes)
$18 per person
Join a guide and head underground to experience an amazing marble cavern. This half mile tour gives you the opportunity to see an incredible variety of stalactites and stalagmites as well as other fragile formations.
Raft the Merced (8 Hours)
$175 Adults / $165 Youth (14+)
Trade out your hiking poles for paddles as you raft class III-IV rapids down the Merced River an hour outside of Yosemite. Recommended for “advanced, intermediate or adventurous first timers” this is a challenging and exciting river that typically runs Early Spring – Mid June.