Yosemite & The Grand Canyon Guided Walking Holiday

From San Francisco to Las Vegas, explore some of the USA's finest national parks

Code: SFWHW

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Activity types:

  • Culture
  • High Mountains
  • Outdoors
  • Value

Level

  • 2
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Choosing the level of your walks

Our easy grading system shows whether a region offer gentle strolls or more challenging routes to help you choose the right holiday for you. Difficulty is measured on many factors such as distance, ascent/descent, terrain, weather and more. There's no magic formula, but from our experience we grade our walks 1 to 5 (where 1 is easy and 5 hard). Our challenger holidays require a high level of fitness and stamina.

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From £4,099.00 - 11 nights

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Holiday overview

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Start among the Victorian roof lines of San Francisco and the fog rolling over the Golden Gate Bridge, whetting your appetite for the adventures to come. After a visit to the notorious prison island of Alcatraz, get ready to make your escape to Yosemite National Park. Here, waterfall-stripped walls contrast the emerald-green Yosemite Valley and your heart skips a beat at the haughty profile of Half Dome and as you gaze in wonderment at the subalpine wilderness. 

Price includes

  • 11 nights' en-suite accommodation
  • Full board from dinner on arrival to breakfast on departure
  • A full holiday programme with experienced local guides and a HF Holidays Leader
  • Sightseeing
  • Entrance fees
  • Travel by minibus or coach
  • Tips

In pictures...

Accommodation

Stay in city hotels, lodges and inns located in or near national parks. 

In San Francisco, our hotel is situated in the famous Fisherman's Wharf district, hope to Pier 39 and a great place to start our adventure. 

In Yosemite, our resort gets you close to the wild beauty of the park while ensuring a comfortable stay. 

Full details will be updated shortly.

Itinerary

Guided Walking & Sightseeing

A mix of part and full-day walks as well as sightseeing. Walks are 2-7 miles with up to 2,000ft of ascent. 

Day 1

Fly to San Fransisco and transfer to our hotel, where the rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 2 - San Fransisco

Cable tram in San FranciscoWe'll explore the city on foot today, including taking a cable car ride. This evening we'll take the boat across the bay to Alcatraz Island, home to the famous prison complex.

Days 3 - 5 - Yosemite National Park

THalf Dome in Yosemite Valleyoday we head to the internationally renowned Yosemite National Park, our base for three nights. We'll enjoy an afternoon walk amongst Sequoia trees, from Mariposa Grove to Wawona Vista. 

We'll explore the park further, with walks along the Panorama Trail and a hike to North Dome.

Day 6 - Lembert Dome

Lembert domeWe cross the Sierra to walk at Tuolumne Meadows and up to Lembert Dome. We'll also enjoy walking at South Tufa at Mono Lake before continuing our journey to Mammoth Mountain.

Day 7 - Mammoth Mountain

Mammoth mountainTake a scenic tram ride to the summit of Mammoth Mountain, which stands at 11,053 ft high. After we've had time to soak up the astounding panoramic views, we'll descend the mountain on foot. Back at the bottom, we'll then drive to Death Valley, where we'll have time for some sightseeing in the evening.

Day 8 - Death Valley and to the Grand Canyon.

Sand dunes in Death ValleyTo beat the heat of Death Valley National Park, we'll get up early to explore and take a short walk. From here, we then drive via the historic Route 66 to the Grand Canyon, our base for three nights.

Days 9 - 10 - Grand Canyon

Inspirationl scenery of the Grand CanyonWe've got two full days to explore this vast national park. Our guided walks on these days will take in the West Rim and the South Kaibab Trail. You're free to explore independently if you wish, too.

After our first full day in the park, we'll enjoy a great BBQ dinner, hosted by our US guide.

Day 11 - to Las Vegas

Skyscaper hotels at Las Vegas at nightWe've some free time this morning before we drive to Las Vegas, so a perfect opportunity for taking an optional helicopter tour (payable locally) or simply spend the morning at leisure. Once in Las Vegas, you're free to explore the bright lights at your own pace and we'll enjoy a final meal together.

Day 12

We return to Las Vegas airport after breakfast for our flight back to the UK.

Dates & Prices

Date Description Nights Brochure price Book
15 Jun 2019 SFWHW - Yosemite & Grand Canyon - Without Flights 11 £4,099.00 Book Now
15 Jun 2019 SFWHW - Yosemite & Grand Canyon
(Travel included - Departs from: London Heathrow)

Flight - Outbound

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 15 Jun 2019, 2:15 p.m.
  • Arrive: 15 Jun 2019, 5:20 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Heathrow
  • Arrive at: San Francisco International

Flight - Return

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 26 Jun 2019, 9:30 p.m.
  • Arrive: 27 Jun 2019, 3:30 p.m.
  • Depart from: Las Vegas Mccarren International
  • Arrive at: London Heathrow
11 £4,899.00 Book Now
13 Jul 2019 SFWHW - Yosemite & Grand Canyon - Without Flights 11 £4,099.00 Book Now
13 Jul 2019 SFWHW - Yosemite & Grand Canyon
(Travel included - Departs from: London Heathrow)

Flight - Outbound

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 13 Jul 2019, 2:15 p.m.
  • Arrive: 13 Jul 2019, 5:20 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Heathrow
  • Arrive at: San Francisco International

Flight - Return

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 24 Jul 2019, 9:30 p.m.
  • Arrive: 25 Jul 2019, 3:30 p.m.
  • Depart from: Las Vegas Mccarren International
  • Arrive at: London Heathrow
11 £4,899.00 Book Now
14 Sep 2019 SFWHW - Yosemite & Grand Canyon - Without Flights 11 £4,099.00 Book Now
14 Sep 2019 SFWHW - Yosemite & Grand Canyon
(Travel included - Departs from: London Heathrow)

Flight - Outbound

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 14 Sep 2019, 2:15 p.m.
  • Arrive: 14 Sep 2019, 5:20 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Heathrow
  • Arrive at: San Francisco International

Flight - Return

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 25 Sep 2019, 9:30 p.m.
  • Arrive: 26 Sep 2019, 3:30 p.m.
  • Depart from: Las Vegas Mccarren International
  • Arrive at: London Heathrow
11 £4,899.00 Book Now

Price includes

  • 11 nights' en-suite accommodation
  • Full board from dinner on arrival to breakfast on departure
  • A full holiday programme with experienced local guides and a HF Holidays' leader
  • Sightseeing
  • Entrance fees
  • Travel by minibus or coach
  • Tips

Other important information

  • Single Room supplement: £999 for sole occupancy
  • £10 per person non-member fee applies

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