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Monterey & Big Sur Discovery 3-Day Tour from San Francisco

Monterey & Big Sur Discovery 3-Day Tour from San Francisco
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$649
Duration: 3 days
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Description

See the wind in the trees, the otters on the shore and the pelicans in the breeze! Escape the city and journey down California’s rugged coastline to the dramatic beauty and quaint seaside towns of Big Sur. Enjoy 3 full days of hiking, exploring and adventuring through Santa Cruz and the boardwalk, Monterey and Cannery Row, biking or kayaking in Big Sur, or a visit to the best aquarium in the USA! Choose from camping or hotel accommodations: your guide will provide everything you need to enjoy your night in town or under the stars.

DAY 1 - San Francisco to Monterey
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. We’ll make a quick stop at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk* for some rollercoasters and fried snacks before making our 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's 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.

DAY 2 - Full Day Big Sur
Today 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's hidden coves and beautiful shoreline.

DAY 3 - Monterey to San Francisco
Enjoy your final morning in Monterey along 17-mile drive before heading 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, 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 today in San Francisco where the hustle and bustle of city life returns.   

*additional activities are optional and entrance fees are not included

See the wind in the trees, the otters on the shore and the pelicans in the breeze! Escape the city and journey down California’s rugged coastline to the dramatic beauty and quaint seaside towns of Big Sur. Enjoy 3 full days of hiking, exploring and adventuring through Santa Cruz and the boardwalk, Monterey and Cannery Row, biking or kayaking in Big Sur, or a visit to the best aquarium in the USA! Choose from camping or hotel accommodations: your guide will provide everything you need to enjoy your night in town or under the stars.