Tijdens deze negendaagse reis langs prachtige nationale parken ontdek je een kant (of twee of drie) van Californië die de meeste reizigers nooit te zien krijgen. Je komt ogen en oren tekort tijdens je tocht van de glitter en glamour van Las Vegas naar schitterende plekken zoals de Death Valley, Sequoia National Park, Kings Canyon National Park en het wereldberoemde Yosemite National Park. Je doet meer dan alleen de bezienswaardigheden bewonderen. Je hebt genoeg tijd om op ontdekking te gaan in de buitenaardse landschappen van de Death Valley en Yosemite en naar de sterrenhemel te staren in Sequoia. Hier besefte de eerste fulltime editor van National Geographic zich hoe belangrijk het is om nationale parken te beschermen. Je sluit je avontuur af met het bruisende en gevarieerde stadsleven van San Francisco.

Reisschema - 9 dagen

Dag 1 Las Vegas

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Dag 2 Las Vegas/Death Valley National Park

Laat de glitter en glamour van Las Vegas achter je en reis naar Death Valley, het laagste, heetste en droogste punt in Noord-Amerika. Bewonder het extreme landschap. Je kunt een jeeptocht maken.

Dag 3 Death Valley National Park/Sequoia National Park

Before leaving the park, make a final stop at Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes and Father Crowley Vista Point. Walk along the trail to see Rainbow Canyon to one side, Panamint Valley to the other, and if we're lucky, fighter jets practicing between the cliffs. Continue around the Sierra Nevadas to Sequoia National Park.

Dag 4 Sequoia National Park

Enjoy a full day to explore. Walk through California’s Sequoia National Park and learn about these impressive giant trees on the trail alongside a naturalist. Drive to Big Tree Trail for an afternoon hike and learn about how National Geographic deeded tracts of giant trees in the heart of the park to the National Parks Service for safekeeping. This evening, we return to the park for an evening of stargazing with an expert from the Sequoia Parks Conservancy (SPC).

Dag 5 Sequoia National Park/Kings Canyon National Park

Take a spectacular drive through the park with stops along the way from Grant Grove through Kings Canyon to Cedar Grove. Watch as the scenery changes from sequoias to one of the deepest canyons in the USA. Carved out over hundreds of thousands of year ago by glaciers and continuing to deepen with the help of the Kings River. Keep a keen eye out for the endangered Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep, and the incredible wildlife that calls this place home.

Dag 6 Kings Canyon National Park/Yosemite National Park

Travel north through the Sierras to the south entrance of Yosemite National Park stopping at the trailhead to Sentinel Dome. Climb the trail for breathtaking 360-degree views of the park and a picnic lunch. Feel on top of the world with views of Half Dome, El Capitan, Yosemite Falls, and the Valley floor below. Continue to Glacier Point for an even closer view of one of the most iconic sites in the park. Later watch Free Solo, a National Geographic film based on Alex Honnold and his quest to climb El Capitan without ropes or a safety net.

Dag 7 Yosemite National Park

Join a Yosemite Conservancy naturalist-guide for a half day in Yosemite National Park. Learn about the human, natural, and geological history of the region from a local expert. Hike through the heart of Yosemite while highlighting flora, fauna, and discovering the historical significance of the park. Take in the iconic views and the hidden wonders made of granite and carved by glaciers. Enjoy the rest of the day on your own and choose to explore the majestic waterfalls, crystal clear lakes, lush green meadows, and walk among pristine groves in Yosemite. Keep an eye out for glacial erratics, rock climbers, and the diverse wildlife within the park. Opt to visit the Ansel Adams Studio or relax by the river with Half Dome as the backdrop.

Dag 8 Yosemite National Park/San Francisco

Drive through the Central Valley of California, stopping at a local farm stand to sample some of the region's best produce. Travel over the Bay Bridge on the way into one of America's most popular cities. Settle into the hotel before heading along the Embarcadero to Fisherman's Wharf for an optional sunset sail in the San Francisco Bay, past Alcatraz and underneath the Golden Gate Bridge.

Dag 9 San Francisco

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