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Monterey & Big Sur Discovery 3 Day Tour With Accommodations

Product ID: 181853
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Escape the city and journey down California’s rugged coastline to the dramatic beauty and quaint seaside towns of Santa Cruz, Monterey, and Big Sur. Enjoy 3 full days of hiking, exploring and adventuring with camping or hotel accommodations INCLUDED!
About this activity
Duration 3 days
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  • Enjoy 3 full days on the California Coast
  • Benefit from 2 nights hotel or camping accommodations included
  • Hike through the coastal redwoods
Full description
Bid farewell to the City by the Bay and head south toward sun-drenched Santa Cruz. Keep an eye out for produce stands filled with artichokes and hang gliders floating over the Pacific Ocean along Highway 1. Make a quick stop at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk* for some rollercoasters and fried snacks, before making your way south to Monterey.

In the afternoon, prepare to hit the ground running as you head to the central coast’s crown jewel, Monterey. Explore the bay by kayak or stand-up paddleboard, or simply stroll along the coast. If you’d rather get a closer look at what is beneath the water (like the world’s largest octopus), head over to the Monterey Bay Aquarium*. Of course, you’ll have to check out historic Cannery Row and Fisherman’s Wharf: adventure, history and clam chowder await! You’ll stay overnight in Monterey County at a nearby campground or hotel.

The next day you’ll get out into the wilderness and explore the rural coastline. Hike through the forests of Big Sur and the amazing Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, home to one of the most beautiful waterfalls on the Pacific Coast, McWay Falls. You’ll weave your way through some of the largest trees in the world as you hike amongst the Coastal Redwoods. On your way back you’ll have a chance to hike through Point Lobos State Reserve, where you’ll explore hidden coves and beautiful shorelines.

Enjoy your final morning in Monterey along 17-mile drive before heading back north where you’ll have a chance to kayak at the Elkhorn Slough, the largest tidal salt marsh in California. The slough is home to sea otters, sea lions, seals, brown pelicans, American avocets, cormorants, egrets! Find out what is going on at The Mystery Spot* in Santa Cruz before heading north to the quaint town of Half Moon Bay. Your journey ends in San Francisco where the hustle and bustle of city life returns.

*additional activities are optional and entrance fees are not included
  • Transportation to/from San Francisco
  • 3 days tour with full-time professional guide
  • 2 nights accommodation (hotel or campsite)
  • 6 home-cooked meals (camping option only)
  • Park entrance fees
What’s Not Included
  • Meals for hotel guests or unless otherwise specified
  • Optional activities/rentals/entrance fees
  • Guide gratuity (optional, recommended)

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Meeting point

Hilton Union Square Hotel (333 O'Farrell St - meet at Mason St entrance to Hotel)

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Important information
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Accommodations are double-occupancy, same-sex or couple shared. A single supplement must be paid for a private room for one person.

Camping is easy, but cooperation is important. Don't worry if you've never camped before; many people haven't. The supplier provides the camping and cooking equipment, using quality tents, camping and cooking equipment (you will need a sleeping bag - see below). Everybody is expected to participate in the set-up and breakdown of camp, and your professional guides are there to ensure a positive camping experience. You camp at comfortable campsites that have hot showers and modern facilities.
Camping Food: Food provided, but not the chefs. Guests are the cooks, waiters, and dishwashers. The fare is all-you-can-eat and very tasty, and is a mixture of chicken, beef and vegetarian. Please inform of any dietary restrictions or allergies prior to your trip!
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Incredible Adventures

Product ID: 181853