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Adventure Tours in California

Looking for your next adventure? If you’re craving a high-adrenaline activity holiday, or want to visit remote and unusual locations, book yourself on an adventure tour today!

Adventure travel and tours have never been so popular, and it’s easy to see why. Traveling with an experienced guide can open up many new possibilities, allowing you to reach far-flung locations that are impossible to find without local know-how. What’s more, tour operators take the burden off travelers, by providing support with logistics and administration, leaving you completely free to enjoy the pleasures of the trip. Adventure travel is about creating meaningful experiences, whether that’s through a physical challenge, a cultural encounter or simply getting back to basics and reconnecting with nature.

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Open details for Backpacking in the Sierra Nevada Tour

Backpacking in the Sierra Nevada Tour

4 days
From US $895
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For adventurers looking for a beginner-friendly but highly rewarding trekking tour, this journey through the Sierra Nevada is for you. Spend the first night in a lakeside resort at nature’s doorstep, then venture into the wilderness for the rest of the 4-day tour. Pack your backpack and follow your guide through trails replete with pine trees, streams, waterfalls, and alpine meadows until reaching your high-mountain lakeside campsite where you’ll stay for two nights. Hiking options are available on Day 3: relax by the lake, take a short walk, or choose to summit the nearby 3,200-metre Madera Peak. Treat yourself to a long-weekend getaway in the absolutely breathtaking Ansel Adams Wilderness in the Sierra Nevada.

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Open details for Yosemite Falls Backpacking Tour

Yosemite Falls Backpacking Tour

3 days
From US $995
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The Yosemite Falls Backpacking Tour may be only three days, but it packs a punch when it comes to dazzling scenery, ridiculous views, and hiking adventures. Expect to wind to North America’s highest waterfalls, the ever-so mighty: Yosemite Falls. But that’s not all! You’ll get to marvel at the imposing Mt. Watkins and Half Dome from your spectacular camping spot on Day 2.

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Open details for Hiking in Yosemite Valley Tour

Hiking in Yosemite Valley Tour

4 days
From US $1,195
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Explore the highlights of the magnificent Yosemite Valley on this 4-day hiking tour. Your expert wilderness guide will lead you on- and off-trail to the valley’s most incredible vantage points. For landscape photographers, this is your weekend tour!

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Open details for Half Dome Backpacking Tour

Half Dome Backpacking Tour

5 days
From US $1,295
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One word describes this “bang for your buck” guided 5-day Half Dome Backpacking Tour in Yosemite National Park: epic. Traverse a montage of remarkable scenery before ascending the iconic Half Dome. Camp along the scenic Merced River, pass by the roaring Nevada Fall and meander a portion of the famous John Muir Trail.

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Open details for Alpine Lakes Backpacking Adventure

Alpine Lakes Backpacking Adventure

5 days
From US $1,295
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Escape society and travel deep into remote wonders tucked into Ansel Adams Wilderness on this guided Alpine Lakes Backpacking Adventure. Alongside a trusted guide, you’ll travel to pristine scenery, such as granite peaks, meadows cloaked in wildflowers, glittering lakes, and rivers cutting into Southern Yosemite’s tremendous landscape.

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Open details for Winter in the American West Self-drive Tour

Winter in the American West Self-drive Tour

14 days
From US $1,550
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The southwestern United States is a spectacular area of contrasting landscapes, from the rugged Pacific coast and glittering cities to the wild canyons of Utah’s Colour Country. The Winter in the American West Self-drive Tour is an unreal self-guided road trip through some of the most beautiful landscapes of the southwest, from the coast to the desert.

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Open details for Cloud’s Rest and Half Dome Backpacking Trip

Cloud’s Rest and Half Dome Backpacking Trip

5 days
From US $1,895
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Explore the spectacular scenery sprawling across Yosemite National Park, view some wild wonders from up close as you snake along the various paths—including the famous John Muir Trail—and marvel at the staggering landscape layered below from atop Cloud’s Rest and Half Dome. That’s right, the 5-day guided Cloud’s Rest and Half Dome Backpacking Trip takes you to two of the most remarkable peaks in Yosemite.

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Open details for Hiking in the High Sierra Tour

Hiking in the High Sierra Tour

5 days
From US $1,995
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This magnificent 5-day journey into the High Sierra will allow you to reconnect with nature. Your gear will be carried by pack animals—all you have to carry is a day-pack with your clothes, water, and camera—so you can enjoy the hike and admire the surrounding without the burden of bearing weight. Appreciate nature, unburdened.

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Open details for High Passes Backpacking Trip in Yosemite

High Passes Backpacking Trip in Yosemite

7 days
From US $2,095
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Escape to the wild and embark on the unforgettable guided High Passes Backpacking Trip in Yosemite National Park. This impressive route has you traversing 80 km and crossing 4 high elevation passes in 7 days. You’ll spend each night camping in the thick of the wild, alongside scenic lakes with elaborate mountain backdrops, such as Upper Merced Pass Lake and Lake 10K.

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Open details for Red Peak Pass Backpacking Tour

Red Peak Pass Backpacking Tour

7 days
From US $2,295
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Lace up your hiking boots and traverse 83 kilometres of Yosemite National Park’s wildly scenic backyard on this 7-day guided Red Peak Pass Backpacking Tour. Spend 5 nights camping alongside lakes and rivers, such as the unbelievably stunning Ottoway Lakes and the truly magical, impressive Merced River.

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Open details for Ales and Trails Hiking Tour

Ales and Trails Hiking Tour

5 days
From US $2,295
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The love of hiking and love of craft-beer make the perfect pair on this 5-day tour. Spend five glorious days exploring the Ansel Adams Wilderness with nights spent stargazing, accompanied by a specially brewed craft beer by Southgate Brewery.

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Open details for Lassen Volcanic National Park Hiking

Lassen Volcanic National Park Hiking

6 days
From US $2,575
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Spend six amazing days exploring the volcanic region of Lassen Volcanic National Park Hiking!

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Open details for Best of the American West Hiking Tour

Best of the American West Hiking Tour

13 days
From US $2,675
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The American West is full of legendary national parks to explore. From towering waterfalls to bottomless canyons, lush forests to parched deserts, this is one of the most diverse regions in the world. On this 13-day guided hiking tour, you’ll get to experience the very best of America’s most spectacular adventures.

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Open details for Point Reyes Hiking Tour

Point Reyes Hiking Tour

6 days
From US $2,750
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Discover the beauty of Point Reyes National Seashore on this unforgettable 6 day guided hiking tour. You’ll explore the rugged northern California coastline on daily hikes while staying at one central hotel so that you never have to re-pack!

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Open details for Yosemite Grand Traverse Backpacking Tour

Yosemite Grand Traverse Backpacking Tour

8 days
From US $2,795
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Get ready for an unforgettable, rugged trekking experience of a lifetime on this epic 8-day Yosemite Grand Traverse Backpacking Tour. This 80-kilometre trek winds to a collage of remote natural wonders tucked into the corners of Yosemite National Park, including a challenging, but undeniably rewarding hike to the summit of Clouds Rest and an epic night of camping by Cathedral Lake.

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Open details for John Muir Trail to Rae Lakes Tour

John Muir Trail to Rae Lakes Tour

8 days
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Immerse in the wild on this challenging but fulfilling 8-day guided Rae Lakes Loop Backpacking Tour through Kings Canyon National Park. Expect to walk by a spellbinding collage of supernatural views, such as the Rae Lakes Basin and 60 Lake Basin. But the real highlight will be when you traverse Glen Pass on the famous John Muir Trail.

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Open details for Joshua Tree Hiking Tour

Joshua Tree Hiking Tour

6 days
From US $3,395
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This guided tour of Joshua Tree National Park spends six amazing days hiking some of the best trails in this fascinating desert park. Each day you’ll visit a different area, so you’ll see all the variety of landscapes and vegetation that the park has to offer.

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Open details for Trans Sierra Trail to Mt. Whitney Backpacking Tour

Trans Sierra Trail to Mt. Whitney Backpacking Tour

10 days
From US $3,395
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Embark on a striking trekking expedition through America’s Sequoia National Park on this legendary 10-day guided Trans Sierra Trail to Mt. Whitney Backpacking Tour. Each day, you’ll wind to otherworldly views: traverse through the unique-looking foxtail Pine Forests, camp at the scenic Rock Creek lake, hike across the Great Western Divide via Colby Pass.

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Open details for Sequoia and Kings Canyon Hiking Tour

Sequoia and Kings Canyon Hiking Tour

6 days
From US $3,475
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Explore the magnificent Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon National Park on this 6-day hiking tour. Expert guides will take you on some of the best hikes in the park, from the heights of Alta Peak to the giant sequoia forests.

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Open details for Death Valley Cycling Tour

Death Valley Cycling Tour

6 days
From US $3,595
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Ready to adventure through one of the most extreme environments on earth? This 6-day guided cycling tour explores the hills and valleys of the magnificent Death Valley National Park in California. You’ll be riding through the surreal desert landscapes, treated to spectacular mountain views of the Grapevine, Funeral, and Panamint Ranges.

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