Guided tour

Lake Tahoe: Half-Day Photographic Scenic Tour

Guided tour

Lake Tahoe: Half-Day Photographic Scenic Tour

Activity provider: Tahoe Photographic Tours

From US$ 189 per person

This is the ultimate Lake Tahoe Tour 1/2 day Tour, whether you are a photography fan or nature lover. The half-day hiking and sightseeing tour takes in waterfalls, glaciers, and possible sightings of the occasional bear.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • The Ultimate 1/2 Day Tour offers many beautiful spectacular locations
  • Learn fascinating facts about the wildlife, geology, and Lake Tahoe History
  • Let your guide take amazing shots of you and your party with stunning Lake Tahoe backdrops
  • Grab the chance to see seasonal sightings of bears, salmon runs, wildflowers or fall colors
Full description

Visit some of Lake Tahoe's most famous locations, showcasing the best of its South and West Shores. Your journey begins at a beautiful secluded beach. Shadowed by Mt. Tallac, you will learn how the famous Snowcross forecasts the forthcoming winter conditions. The area is especially famous as a wonderful wildlife sanctuary, home to numerous species of birds. Look out for bears, especially in October, as you listen to the peaceful birdsong. In late spring and summer, wildflowers carpet the meadows of Taylor Creek. In October you will see the Kokanee Salmon run - when around 80,000 salmon start their journey to spawn. Pause at some local stores for snacks and beverages before moving on to Emerald Bay. One of the most photographed locations in North America, beautiful waterfalls await as you explore the glacier. The carved masterpiece can be seen from various perspectives. The tour offers myriad photo opportunities throughout. As the tour guides show you how to take optimal photographs, they will also capture magical shots to process and later deliver to you.

  • Photos that have been taken on location of you and your party as well as scenics by your guide
  • Tahoe facts and history
  • Park passes for all locations
  • Ice cold bottled water
  • Food
  • Childrens' car seats
  • Guide gratuities (optional)

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Meeting point

Pick-up from all locations on the South Shore of Lake Tahoe.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Cash

Know before you go

  • Tahoe Photographic Tours are happy to accommodate single guests without a single surcharge. The single guest does have to accompany other guests however
  • You can buy snacks and drinks along the way from local stores
  • Childrens' car seats are not included in the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 61 reviews

Review summary

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  • Service
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Loved this tour! Get your nice clothes and makeup ready because it includes professional pictures! Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable of the area’s history. This tour was the highlight of our trip and great for first timers. We learned so much about the area.

March 26, 2023

We got more than we were expecting. Our guide gave us historical information, which I expected but she also took pictures of us along the way. I look forward to getting those photos. She also gave us excellent information about setting the scene when taking pictures.

March 26, 2023

We were able to visit and see places that we would have never found on our own. Jim was our guide and he was AWESOME! I thought I had booked a boat tour and lo and behold it was a photography tour ‍♀️‍♀️ But it was a blessing in disguise because my husband and I had a great time!

March 26, 2023

Product ID: 13720