2021 Death Valley, Yosemite and the Great Parks of California

Sept. 5 – 12, 2021
Tour Operator: Orbridge (Reserve and read more details)
Price: From $3,995 (airfare additional)
Tour Length: 8 days
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Join in on a transformative journey into the sublime, sprawling wilderness of California’s national parks. With more national parks in the Golden State than anywhere in the nation, it’s home to some of our most iconic natural wonders—the highest waterfalls, largest trees, and one of the deepest canyons.

Showcasing Death Valley, Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon National Parks, this 8-day program celebrates the history, beauty, and culture of these magnificent public lands. Together we’ll experience rich and diverse natural landscapes, opportunities to glimpse wildlife, a cosmic voyage of stargazing, and a palpable connection with nature.

After each rewarding day exploring the surreal geological formations at Death Valley, the picturesque panoramas at Yosemite, and the towering sequoia forests of Sequoia and Kings Canyon, we’ll retire to well-regarded and comfortable resorts and lodges.

Schedule of Events

  • Day 1 : Arrive in Las Vegas
  • Day 2 : Death Valley National Park
  • Day 3 : Death Valley National Park | Mammoth Lakes
  • Day 4 : Mammoth Lakes | Yosemite National Park
  • Day 5 : Yosemite National Park
  • Day 6 : Yosemite National Park | Kings Canyon National Park | Sequoia National Park
  • Day 7 : Kings Canyon National Park | Sequoia National Park
  • Day 8 : Sequoia National Park | San Francisco | Depart San Franciso


We offer the Tar Heel Travel program as a service to our alumni and friends of the University. As travel is a GAA member perk, we require one traveler per room to be a member of the General Alumni Association in order to be eligible to travel. For more information or to join the GAA, contact the membership office at (800) 962-0742 or join online.

Additional Information

Note: Tour schedule is subject to change due to local conditions. Many excursions in this program involve an element of walking as some of the finest attractions are located in areas not closely accessible by motorcoach.

Please review all tour documents carefully, especially visa, vaccine and health and safety information. Dietary accommodations cannot be guaranteed. Please contact the tour operator directly if you have any concerns participating in the tour.

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All 2021 prices and itineraries (including port order) are tentative and subject to change; final pricing adjustments may occur after the release of marketing materials.


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