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Yosemite Valley Tour with Transport from Oakhurst

Nature Tours Oakhurst
This 4-hour guided tour of Yosemite National Park covers some of the Yosemite Valley's natural highlights. Depart early, at 6am, from Oakhurst to capture photos of Bridalveil Falls, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, and Sentinel Bridge. Lunch, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off are included. Shared tour is limited to a maximum group size of 20 people.

Meet a driver at your hotel in Oakhurst for 6am departure to Yosemite National Park, traveling to the park's Southgate entrance in a comfortable touring vehicle (the route into the park is subject to change). 

See the breathtaking highlights of the Yosemite Valley, starting with the famous view from the tunnel, and continuing to Bridalveil Fall, where you can see the falls on one side and elegant El Capitan up close on the other. Pass Sentinel Bridge, with the reflection of half dome in the Merced River down below, and take a lunch break at Yosemite Falls.

After the meal, begin the trip back out of the valley, pausing for a walk at El Capitan meadows to see if you can spot rock climbers high above the valley floor. You will also see the campsite of President Theodore Roosevelt and John Muir before heading back. This 6-hour Yosemite National Park tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel in Oakhurst. 

Please note: this tour does not go to Glacier Point, but a visit may sometimes be arranged for an additional fee of $25 per person, changing the total duration to 8 hours. 

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San Francisco Coastal Walking Tours

Nature Tours San Francisco
See the scenic and wild north coast of San Francisco and the Golden Gate in the most memorable way: on foot. These easy-going, half-day walking tours are infused with California history and led by expert local guides along the beautiful, unspoiled coast on the City's edge. Meander along coastal foot paths and trails to hidden beaches, rocky bluffs and views so naturally stunning you will forget that a major city is directly behind you. Dip your feet in the Pacific and enjoy the fresh salt-air and brisk ocean breezes. Photographers will love the panoramic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Bay and the high bluffs of the Marin Headlands. Our walking tours will be the best miles you'll ever enjoy on foot!

You'll experience the natural side of San Francisco, where the city meets the sea. We walk on easy coastal trails and footpaths that offer a true escape from the bustling city streets. We have three different tours:
  Our four-hour Bridge to Beach walk begins with a short visit to Fort Point, a Civil War-era military fort located dramatically just under the Golden Gate Bridge. We then climb up to the Golden Gate Bridge Overlook for a unique view of one of the world's greatest landmarks. We follow a high bluff along the Coastal Trail, visiting pocket beaches, to hidden vantage points where you'll enjoy some of the finest views of the Bridge. Reaching nearly mile-long Baker Beach, we take a break for lunch then loop back via a higher trail for panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and the Marin Headlands. Transportation to starting/ending point are not provided. Bring your own lunch. 
Our Sausalito to Golden Gate Bridge walk starts at the Sausalito ferry landing in the quaint, Mediterranean village of Sausalito. We walk along a stunning waterfront to Fort Baker and Horseshoe Cove before making a gradual ascent to a spectacular overlook just above the Golden Gate Bridge. Photographers will delight in the unique, panoramic views of the Bridge, San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate. Transportation to starting/ending point are not provided. Bring your own lunch. 

Our Lands End walk, also four hours long, heads along the rugged northwestern shore of San Francisco and captures the very best of the Golden Gate's coastal scenery and nature. Starting from the Lands End Visitor Center, we descend to the ruins of Sutro Baths--a turn-of-century swimming palace--then up to Sutro Park for a panoramic view of long and broad Ocean Beach before heading out along woodsy Lands End for a loop walk along the coast, descending to beautiful Mile Rock Beach along the way. Transportation to starting/ending point are not provided. Bring your own lunch.

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Introduction to Wilderness Survival Clinic in Marin County

Nature Tours San Francisco
Learn indigenous skills of survival in the woods, including how to build a shelter, gather water, make a fire, and forage edible plants or set up traps for food. Both novice campers and seasoned backpackers will benefit from hands-on activities during this 5-hour class with a naturalist instructor. The session takes place in a redwood forest of Marin County, located north of San Francisco.

Get back to nature and learn age-old survival skills during this wilderness clinic set among the redwoods of Northern California. Meet your instructor — a survivalist and naturalist — at Camp Arequipa in Fairfax, just across the Golden Gate Bridge. In just 5 hours you'll practice timeless traditions, such as shelter building and fire-by-friction, drawn from indigenous skills. 

Participate in hands-on activities appropriate for all ages, and build self-esteem and awareness knowing you can survive in the woods or other natural setting. Learn about edible plants and try out native-style traps while you discover what it's like to live in harmony with nature. You'll leave better prepared for your next wilderness adventure.