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Yosemite, Lake Tahoe & Monterey Walk

Trip Length

Trip Code

7 days PNPYL
Minimum Age

Countries Visited

United States

Start City

End City

San Francisco, California, United States San Francisco, California, United States
Yosemite, Lake Tahoe & Monterey Walk

Swap the bohemian delights of San Francisco for the chilled wilds of Monterey, Yosemite and Lake Tahoe on this week-long journey that takes in pristine walking trails, whale watching, cascading waterfalls, towering cliff faces and lazing by the lake. Combine this with great company and a wonderful combination of activity and leisure, and you have an awesome adventure in a spectacular part of the US.

Why we love it:

Yosemite, Lake Tahoe & Monterey Walk

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: San Francisco - Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park - Monterey

Accommodation: Monterey Hotel or similar, Monterey


Day 2: Monterey - Yosemite National Park

Travel time: approx. 4½-5 hours (370 km or 230 miles)

Accommodation: Yosemite View Lodge or similar, Yosemite NP


Day 3-5: Yosemite National Park

Accommodation: Yosemite View Lodge or similar, Yosemite NP


Day 6: Lake Tahoe

Travel time: approx. 3½ hours (250 km or 155 miles)

Accommodation: Montbleu Tahoe or similar, Lake Tahoe


Day 7: Lake Tahoe - San Francisco

Travel time: approx. 5 hours (192 km or 270 miles)


Your Trip

What to know

1. This trip is run by our experienced sister company Grand American Adventures.

2. A good level of general fitness is required. We may be walking on uneven terrain for between 2-5 hours per day.

What's Included


Not Included

What to know


Vaccinations may be required for this trip. Please talk to your doctor about the up-to-date information for this region.  We're travel experts, not doctors and defer to the medicos when it comes to inoculations.

Visas and Permits

Please ensure that you have all required visas for your trip – this is your responsibility. Rules and regulations governing the issuance of visas are constantly changing, and vary for different nationalities and you should check visa requirements with your travel agent or relevant consular authority well before travel.

United States
The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) enables nationals of certain countries, including Australia, New Zealand and the U.K. to travel to the United States for tourism or business for stays of 90 days or less without obtaining a visa, if certain requirements are met. Under the VWP, time spent in Canada, Mexico and adjacent islands counts towards the maximum of 90 days stay allowed under the program. You will be required to complete an online visa waiver prior to travelling (at a cost of US$14). This can be done at: For all other nationalities please reconfirm your visa requirements with your travel agent.


You are required to have travel insurance before heading off on a Peregrine trip. Insurance can be organised by your Peregrine representative or your travel agent.

Responsible Travel

Our Responsible Travel ethos is at the heart of everything we do, from getting the basics right like respecting local cultures and the environment, to initiating projects that make positive contributions to communities, to our staff’s fundraising efforts and offsetting our carbon emissions.
Please visit our Responsible Travel ( page for more information.

Customs and Culture

Our Pre Departure Information or Travel Dossier (provided upon booking a trip) provides tips on how you can show respect for the local customs and culture in the country you are travelling in. Your leader will also help steer you though the complexities of local cultural norms.

Pre Departure Information
The information listed above is a brief description of some things you may need to consider when booking a trip. Once a tour is booked you will be provided with a link to your Travel Dossier which will contain detailed Pre Departure information.

Further Reading

United States

The Air-Conditioned Nightmare (1945) - Henry Miller Coast to Coast (1956) - Jan Morris On the Road (1957) - Jack Kerouac Travels with Charley (1962) - John Steinbeck Blue Highways (1982) - William Least Heat-Moon On the Rez (2000) - Ian Frazer The Great Gatsby (1925) - F.Scott Fitzgerald The Grapes of Wrath (1939) - John Steinbeck The Catcher in the Rye (1951) - J.D.Salinger The Call of the Wild (1903) - Jack London

Important Information

Peregrine Adventures and Grand American Adventures

This trip is operated by our partners, Grand American Adventures, a US based company with nearly 40 years experience in adventure travel. They also share our ethos for offering unique holiday adventures. As this is a code-shared departure you can expect there to be both Grand American Adventures and Peregrine travellers on your trip.

In the case of a genuine crisis or emergency, Grand American Adventures can be reached as follows:

Tours commencing in Las Vegas, Los Angeles & San Francisco:
- Toll-Free: 1 (800) 786 - 8735
- Int’l: 001 (707) 523 - 1800

Tours commencing in New York, Boston, Atlanta, Chicago & Houston:
- Toll-Free: 1 (800) 637 - 8931
- Int’l: 001 (973) 989 - 7501

Tours commencing in Seattle, Vancouver & Anchorage:
- Toll-Free: 1 (800) 600 -5343
- Int’l: 001 (206) 878 - 0948

Possible Itinerary Amendments

Our routes have been carefully chosen to include the best night stops and highlights. However, as local and operational conditions may vary and unforeseen circumstances can arise, our stated itinerary should be used as a guideline. All travelling times quoted in the itinerary are also estimates only and can vary substantially due to unscheduled stops and traffic or weather conditions.

About this Information

The information provided here is given in good faith and has been compiled with all reasonable care. However, things change and some of the information may become out of date. Please keep this in mind when you read it and check with us if you want to be sure about something. The document was correct at time of printing, but you can check online for the most up to date version.  If you have any queries, please contact your travel agent or our staff in Australia. We are here to help you!

Last Updated

6 August 2015

General Contact Details

Peregrine AdventuresPhone: 855-832-4859
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