Yosemite and Sequoia: John Muir’s California

Visit Kings Canyon, Sequoia, Yosemite

in USA

Available as a Self Drive or Escorted Tour holiday

7 nights from £4,490 per person.

ID: TCL-4-181


At his first breathtaking view of Yosemite in 1869, young John Muir had a life-changing moment – a surge of euphoria as he wandered, overwhelmed in the great natural beauty of a landscape unlike anything he had seen before: “We are now in the mountains,” he wrote, “and they are in us... filling every pore and cell of us.” As a self-made naturalist, philosopher, geologist, author, inventor and conservationist, Muir spent his life studying in “The University of the Wilderness,” translating his intense passion for nature into books that inspired a movement to protect “Nature’s temples.” Follow Muir’s path on Tauck's compelling Yosemite tour that traces his trajectory from San Francisco to the Sierra Nevada, embracing Kings Canyon, Sequoia National Park, and his beloved Yosemite, experiencing the powerful beauty of glacier-carved mountains, soaring redwood and sequoia forests, and the story of why they remain for us exactly as he found them.

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Package Summary
  • Filmed vignettes by filmmakers Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan that tell the stories of the history and ideals of the people behind the creation and preservation of the national parks
  • Explore the incredible landscapes of Muir Woods, Sequoia and Yosemite national parks, from the famed Giant Sequoias and redwoods to mountains, lush forests, amazing waterfalls…
  • Visit the Presidio, a former army base that was the home of the Buffalo Soldiers, African-American cavalrymen who played a key role in the history of the national parks
  • Discover the night sky over Sequoia National Park as a naturalist guides you through the spectacular constellations that are visible in the absence of “light pollution”
Summary Itinerary
  • Day 1 – Arrive San Francisco
  • Day 2 – Muir Woods, The Presidio and a special San Francisco “tasting” tour
  • Day 3 – The Central Valley and on to Sequoia National Park
  • Day 4 – Land of giants and Moro Rock in Sequoia National Park
  • Day 5 – Kings Canyon and Yosemite National Park
  • Day 6 – A Day well spent in Yosemite, “Nature’s Grandest Temple”
  • Day 7 – Return to San Francisco
  • Day 8 – Journey home

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