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Sunrise Tours is a family owned and operated company that was started in 1993. The company has grown steadily over the years, and now consists of 20 fantastic employees and offices in St. Louis, Indianapolis and Kansas City. We pride ourselves on delivering extremely high quality tour experiences at a fair price, and we consider repeat Sunrise Tours customers our most important marketing “tool”.

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CALIFORNIA NATIONAL PARKS AND LAS VEGAS

Discover the power of Yosemite to move your spirit just as John Muir called it “Nature’s Temple”

From the granite cliffs of Yosemite and massive trees of Sequoia to the desert landscape of Death Valley, experience the enormity of California’s National Parks with up close tours and park lodging. Enjoy additional time to explore at your own pace

DAY 1: FLY INTO SAN JOSE, CA D

DAY 2: YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK

Travel east towards El Portal, CA and Yosemite National Park. Get your first glimpse at the towering granite, magnificent forests, and beautiful waterfalls that make up the High Sierra. First protected as a state park by President Lincoln in 1864, Yosemite became our nation’s third designated national park in 1890 and has been captivating intrepid travelers ever since. Unpack your bags for a 2-night stay on the western edge of Yosemite at the comfortable Yosemite View Lodge featuring rooms overlooking the scenic Merced River. B, D

DAY 3: YOSEMITE VALLEY

Awake to impressive scenery and travel into the park for an unforgettable day in the Sierra Nevada. Waterfalls, lush valleys, and the unmistakable granite cliffs of Half-Dome and El Capitan greet you on an extensive driving tour with leisure time to explore at your own pace. Learn about Yosemite’s history as America’s first protected park and the people that have found inspiration here including John Muir, Teddy Roosevelt, and Ansel Adams. Return to the lodge having experienced one of nature’s most incredible landscapes. B, L

DAY 4: SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK

The sounds and scenes from the era of steam powered railroad logging come to life aboard the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad. After a delicious lunch, travel south to Sequoia National Park; the 2nd US national park designated in 1890. Unpack for 2 nights in the park at Wuksachi Lodge. Surrounded by the sequoia forest and soaring Sierra peaks, the alpine, rustic mountain lodge promises a distinctive relaxing stay. Perhaps a “walk in the park” in the fresh air this evening? B, L

DAY 5: SEQUOIA & KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS

After breakfast, it’s time to explore Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. These parks are home to giants: immense mountains, deep canyons and huge trees. Take a deep breath of the pine-scented fresh air and behold one of the oldest living things in the world, the General Grant Tree, named the Nation’s Christmas Tree by Calvin Coolidge in 1926. Return to the hotel for dinner. B, L, D

DAY 6: TUMPISA

Cross the edge of the Mojave Desert into Death Valley National Park. Named by Native Americans as “Tumpisa” meaning rock paint for its clay bottom, the Valley is known as having the lowest point in the western hemisphere. Our overnight stay puts us right in the center of the Park at the newly renovated and re-branded The Ranch at Death Valley! Take a swim in a spring fed pool and enjoy the stars which blanket the brilliant sky. B, D

DAY 7: DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK

Embark on a journey of a wonderland that stretches as far as the eye can see on a guided tour of Death Valley National Park. Our guide from the Field Institute will share all the interesting features and stories of the Park including the stunning Mesquite Flats, Stovepipe Wells, Zabriski Point and Badwater. This evening, travel to Las Vegas, NV and The Golden Nugget for an overnight stay. B, D

DAY 8: RETURN FLIGHT HOME B

  • Departure: August 20 2021
  • Return: August 27 2021
  • Days / Meals: 8 / 15
  • Rates:
    General
    • $3,669.00 - Single
    • $2,999.00 - Double
    • $2,729.00 - Triple/Quad
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