Yosemite National Park, Lake Tahoe & Mammoth Lakes
July 5, 2019 thru July 11, 2019
Escape the summer heat with Pleasurebent Tours. We’ve combined many scenic regions to provide you with a memorable 7-day and 6-night vacation to Mammoth Lakes, Yosemite National Park and Lake Tahoe. Experience natural wonders like none other, with jaw-dropping landscapes and varied wildlife that never ceases to amaze our customers (and our guides).
Air from Reno to Tucson included
7 days, 6 nights
Requires some walking on uneven surfaces.
14 (6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners) included
Livery service to/from your home included
- See the Sierra Nevada Mountains
- Visit Mammoth Lakes
- Visit Mono Lake
- Tour Yosemite National Park
- 2-night stay in the Park
- Tour Lake Tahoe
- Lake Tahoe Cruise
- Pickup/livery service from your home
- Motorcoach transportation
- One-way air transportation from Reno to Tucson
- 6 nights lodging
- 14 meals (6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners)
- Admissions as described above
- Lake Tahoe Cruise ticket
- Baggage handling
- Services of a tour director
- Bus refreshments
- Driver tips
We depart from Tucson via comfortable motorcoach for our trip to Southern California for our overnight stay at the Ayres Hotel in Moreno Valley. Tonight, we enjoy a group welcome dinner.
We make our way through the sagebrush desert and then the Eastern Sierra Mountains, where the peaks truly loom. US HWY 395, California’s other great highway drive, traces a vertiginous meeting of desert and mountains. Along the way we visit the Maturango Museum, which provides a fascinating history into the Mojave Desert and petroglyphs. We stay overnight at the Westin Monache Resort in Mammoth Lakes, a town in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains. It’s known for the Mammoth Mountain and June Mountain ski areas and nearby trails. The town is a base for Devils Postpile National Monument, a formation of basalt columns, and the soaring Rainbow Falls.
This morning we visit the boom or bust town of Bodie, now a State Historic Park. We see saltwater Mono Lake – dotted with limestone towers and an oasis in the dry Great Basin – which is vital habitat for millions of migratory and nesting birds. Then we’ll enter Yosemite National Park via Tioga Pass. This National Park embraces a spectacular tract of mountain and valley scenery in the Sierra Nevada Mountain range. Set aside as a National Park in 1890, the park harbors a grand collection of waterfalls, lush meadows and magical forests. We spend two nights inside Yosemite National Park at the Yosemite Valley Lodge. Yosemite Valley Lodge received its name because it is, quite literally the closest property to beautiful Yosemite Falls – just an easy walk.
Today we enjoy the Glacier Point Tour, a spectacular four-hour round-trip journey that takes you from the Valley to Glacier Point. This location towers 3,200 feet above the valley floor, and offers panoramic views of Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, Nevada and Vernal Falls, as well as the magnificent High Sierras in the distance. Glacier Point provides a breathtaking view of the park’s most beloved sites. We’ll enjoy dinner at the historic Majestic Yosemite Hotel (Ahwahnee) – completed in 1927 – which features a unique blend of Art Deco, Native American, Middle Eastern and Arts/Crafts Movement design influences.
This morning we travel to beautiful Lake Tahoe. After lunch, we take a leisurely cruise on beautiful Lake Tahoe – the 2nd deepest lake in the US and the 10th deepest in the world. Crystal clear waters shimmer against the green pine tree clad mountains as we cruise along, before we check in to the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel for our two-night stay.
Today we take a motorcoach tour around Lake Tahoe and experience the unique flavor encompassing the lake’s shoreline as it straddles the border of California and Nevada. We’ll get an up-close view of the upscale north shore, winsome south shore and the less-developed natural areas between the two. We take a break for lunch and shopping and to stretch our legs at scenic locations that include Squaw Valley – home to the 1960 Winter Olympic Games, Emerald Bay, Rubicon Point, Logan Shoals and the Truckee Bridge. Tonight, we have a farewell celebration dinner.
After a hearty breakfast we travel the scenic drive to nearby Reno, Nevada to fly back to Tucson, where you will be transported back home by our drivers.
Lake Tahoe is the 2nd deepest lake in the US and the 10th deepest in the world
1,645 ft deep, trailing Oregon's Crater Lake at 1,949 ft
Moreno Valley, CA
Westin Monache Resort
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Yosemite Valley Lodge
Yosemite National Park, CA
Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel
South Lake Tahoe, CA
$2,887 per person
$3,583 per person
• Pickup/livery service from your home
• Motorcoach transportation
• One-way air transportation from Reno to Tucson
• 6 nights lodging
• 14 meals (6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners)
• Admissions as described above
• Lake Tahoe Cruise ticket
• Baggage handling
• Services of a tour director
• Bus refreshments
• Driver tips
We pride ourselves on great service and an enjoyable experience for all, and will go over our booking policies after you make your request for booking. If you’d like to learn more about our booking policies before your trip, give us a call at (520) 325-8839, or visit our Booking Policies page. Click here for more information on our booking policies.
For your reference, we send to you a detailed itinerary approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the scheduled tour departure. This has day-by-day times and events, hotel information where you can be reached in case of an emergency, and airline information.
The times listed on the itinerary are all approximate. We cannot be held responsible for schedule changes due to unforeseen circumstances with weather, transportation agents, highway conditions, hotels or contracting agents.
You will be issued your boarding pass the morning of our departure, after your arrival at the Tucson International Airport. If you have a frequent flyer number, or a TSA number, please call our office at least 3 days prior to the tour to ensure we can note these in your reservation.
If you are joining the tour from locations other than Tucson, we make other arrangements for you to join the tour. Please call our office for more details.
Do not forget to bring your government issued picture ID to show at the airport. A Driver’s License or Passport is preferred. If you do not have proper ID, the airline will turn you away.
We have arranged for handling for one piece of luggage per person regarding the skycaps (where available) and hotels. If you check through luggage note that the maximum weight for the checked piece of luggage is 50 pounds and maximum size is 62 inches (length + width + height). If your bag weighs over 50 pounds the airlines will levy an extra fee that you will be responsible to pay. If you feel the need to lock your checked through luggage and your bag is searched, your lock could be damaged in the process. You can purchase a TSA (Transportation Security Administration) accepted and recognized lock at any luggage store. Make sure you ask for a TSA approved lock. These locks are the kind that TSA screeners can open by using a special tool without breaking. Passengers can carry-on 1 bag (dimensions are limited to 10x16x24 inches), plus a personal type bag, like a purse. We advise that you pack your carry-on lightly. There are restrictions regarding your carryon baggage and contents due to enhanced
security measures. Attached find a list regarding commonly asked about items as well as an update. If you have further concerns, please visit the TSA's Web-site at www.tsa.gov. There is room inside the motorcoach for your hand carried bag.
CHECKED BAGGAGE FEES
Passengers may be assessed a checked in bag fee, by the Airlines, upon checking in for the flight.
It is always a good idea to carry on your person a list of medications that you are taking and an emergency contact phone number while you are traveling. And we suggest making a copy of the itinerary and provide it to a friend or family member.
GRATUITIES/ITEMS INCLUDED IN PRICE
The traditional end-of-tour gratuity to your tour director is not included. If you feel your Tour Director helped you enjoy your tour, we suggest you enclose a gratuity in an envelope and present it individually at the end of the tour. Simply as a guideline, one may consider a per person, per day gratuity of $8.00 per tour guide as an average to be modified by one’s own personal experience. All hotel porterage and airport sky cap (when available) fees are included. We also include the gratuities for the coach/livery drivers. Maid tips are not included.
For your convenience we have a (round-tour) door-to-door pickup service with each multi-day tour. (This service is not available to all clients depending on your location.) Approximately 2 to 3 days prior to the departure date you will receive a call from our office and we will tell you your assigned pickup time. (These times can vary up to 15 minutes depending on traffic.)
If you would like to request special accommodations at the hotel(s) where we are lodging, please call us as soon as possible and we will forward these requests for you. The phone numbers of the hotel(s) where we are staying are listed on the itinerary.
Many hotels around the country have instituted a "reconditioning fee" of $300 or more that is levied upon a guest that smokes in a non-smoking room. If this occurs during our tour you will be responsible for paying this fee to the hotel prior to check-out.
We pay close attention to your requests but please realize that these are merely requests and cannot be guaranteed.
Pleasurebent Tours acts solely as agent in arranging hotels, transportation, sightseeing, baggage-handling and other services and does not assume any liability for injury, damage, loss or delay due to any act or default of any company or person. We, along with our subcontractors, reserve the right to make changes to an itinerary if it is necessary for the proper handling of a tour.
WEATHER AND CLOTHING/MISC. SUGGESTIONS
The average daytime high temperatures during our stay in California is typically in the middle 70’s and the average night-time temperature is usually middle 50’s. When we are on or close to the Lakes those temperatures may drop 5-10 degrees or more. Typically, the air is much more humid than in Tucson and we can expect some Summer storms. Please be sure to bring a sweater and / or rain jacket, along with good walking shoes and a hat. There are no dress codes for the areas we take you to on this tour.
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