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Lake Tahoe: Half-Day Photographic Scenic Tour

1. Lake Tahoe: Half-Day Photographic Scenic Tour

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.

From Lake Tahoe: Yosemite National Park Full-Day Tour

2. From Lake Tahoe: Yosemite National Park Full-Day Tour

Enjoy traveling in a luxury 28-passenger mini bus to the High Sierra. You’ll leave South Lake Tahoe at 06:00 on the 3-hour drive to the main valley of Yosemite National Park. This breathtaking adventure provides an unforgettable opportunity to savor the vast array of stunning High Sierra features made famous by the likes of John Muir, Teddy Roosevelt, and Ansel Adams. The exclusive documentary tour includes a full-day of sightseeing in one of America’s favorite national parks, conducted by a Yosemite expert. The tour price includes transportation, the park admission fee, a delicious picnic lunch with an assortment of beverages, and a seasonal hike to the Bridalveil Fall or Yosemite Falls. Spend around 6 hours in the park, driving from one scenic location to the next. You can exit the bus to admire the scenery and take photos at each stop. When you reach the main valley at around noon, you’ll enjoy a delicious picnic lunch. On the way back the mini-bus will stop at O'Nelly Deli so you can have a bite to eat and something to drink. You’ll arrive in South Lake Tahoe at around 20:00.

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4.9 / 5

based on 44 reviews

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.

Great views. Tour bus driver was very knowledgeable and did an excellent job with narration and mixing in some short videos on Yosemite. He put out a very nice breakfast and lunch as well. Many opportunities to get out and take pictures and a hike as well.

Great overall experience. Guide was super personable and courteous throughout the morning and even gave suggestions on what else she recommended while in Tahoe. Would recommend.

What a great visit. John was an excellent guide, provided many opportunities for pictures, and great homemade food. Wonderful experience.

Our Guide was excellent very knowledgeable Awesome experience