2023 Death Valley, Yosemite and the Great Parks of California

Oct. 6 – 13, 2023

Trip Operator: Orbridge (Additional tour details available fall 2022)
Price: From $4,595 (airfare additional)
Trip Length: 8 days
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Take 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. 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, retire to well-regarded and comfortable resorts and lodges.

Schedule of Events

  • Day 1 : Arrive in Las Vegas, NV
  • Day 2 : Las Vegas / Death Valley National Park
  • Day 3 : Death Valley National Park
  • Day 4 : Death Valley National Park / Mammoth Lakes
  • Day 5 : Mammoth Lakes / Yosemite National Park
  • Day 6 : Yosemite National Park
  • Day 7 : Yosemite National Park / Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
  • Day 8 : Fresno / Depart Fresno


We offer the Tar Heel Travel program as a service to our alumni and friends of the University. As travel is a Carolina Alumni 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 become a Carolina Alumni member online.

Additional Information

Note: Trip 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.

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All 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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