Kings Canyon Full-Day Tour

Visit the Deepest Canyon in the Country

Marvel at Spectacular Geologic Features

Breathtaking Mountain and Waterfall Views

A collection of unforgettable sights, from towering Sequoias and majestic mountain views to vast canyonlands

Be amazed by the sheer depth and size of this naturally formed canyon. Experience the ultimate outdoor adventure among giant Sequoias, expansive canyonlands, and the unparalleled mountain views of the High Sierra. Make the most of your time in Kings Canyon, as we showcase iconic sights and hidden gems, during this unique outing.

Highlights

Marvel at the grandeur of the deepest canyon in the United States

Discover the many spectacular geological features

Feel the mist of two spectacular waterfalls in your face: Grizzly Falls and Roaring River Falls

Admire the peaceful Zumwalt Meadow and its wildflowers

Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch

The perfect tour for all ages and ability levels

Transportation in a comfortable air-conditioned tour vehicle, not a giant bus with a knowledgeable and friendly, local guide

Tour available as both a group tour or private tour

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Trip Details

Price

Group*:
$169.00 / Adults (13 and up)
$119.00 / Children (12 and under)

 

Private:
$875 for up to 4 persons. $169 for each additional person.


Departure time

8:15 am from Three Rivers

10:00 am from John Muir Lodge


Meeting point

This tour departs from the Three Rivers Historical Museum in Three Rivers and the John Muir Lodge in Kings Canyon National Park. Additional cost of $10 per person for Three Rivers pickups.


Availability

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, from May to mid-October


Duration

9 hours from Three Rivers

7 hours from John Muir Lodge


Group size

Small intimate groups, a minimum of 4 guests required for the group tour to run and a maximum of 12 people. If there are less than 4 guests for the group tour, the tour will be cancelled and refunded in full.


Included

  • Delicious picnic lunch (group tours only), water, and snacks
  • Transportation in a comfortable air-conditioned tour vehicle
  • Fun, friendly, and knowledgeable guides
  • Park entrance fees for Three Rivers pickups

Not included

  • Park entrance fees for John Muir Lodge pickups

What to bring

  • Camera
  • Extra water, and snacks, if needed
  • Depending on the season you might want to have a sun hat, gloves, a warm hat, rain jacket, sweater, or a heavy coat

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About your guide

One naturalist guide per group.

What You'll See and Do
A couple standing at the base of a massive Sequoia Tree while on a tour

Our diverse Kings Canyon itinerary is the complete package, bringing together the expansive trees that the area is known for, with additional geological marvels and alluring natural features. We believe that tours should be interactive experiences and want you to get the most out of your time, so there are multiple opportunities to get off the vehicle, walk around, and capture the day through beautiful pictures. Whether you’re the more adventurous and looking to fully explore every feature, or you would rather enjoy a calm and quiet moment surrounded by the tranquility of the open natural space, our tours take all ability levels into account.

During our Kings Canyon National Park Tour, we will make a stop at the Grant Grove visitor center. This is the perfect introduction to your tour, featuring informative displays about the trifecta of natural wonders you’ll experience throughout the day: the giant sequoias, the canyonlands and the breathtaking mountain views of the High Sierra. Later you’ll be able to admire the monumental stature of the General Grant Tree, the third-largest tree on the planet, proclaimed the “Nation’s Christmas Tree” by President Calvin Coolidge and the only living national shrine and declared by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Delight in the grandeur of the Canyon, as you learn about its geological significance and find yourself suddenly feeling quite small. During our stops at Grizzly Falls and Roaring River Falls, be soothed by the sound of rushing water in these lush wild spaces. When we reach the Zumwalt Meadow, let it’s tranquility take over as you gaze at idyllic wildflowers, mountain ranges, and shades of green all around you.

During our summer tours, we’ll take a break for a delicious picnic lunch. You’ll have a choice of 4 delicious sandwiches, cookie, chips, and fruit – locally prepared fresh each day.

We pride ourselves on offering the highest quality tours in the area with experienced and knowledgeable guides. Our intimate group tours mean no waiting in never-ending long lines, looking for parking, no taking shuttle busses, and no massive groups. Make the most of your Kings Canyon Tour and maximize your experience in our comfortable air-conditioned vehicle.

At the end of the day, you won’t go leave empty-handed. In addition to stunning photos and lasting memories, each guest goes home with a complementary Sequoia Seed growing kit so you can grow your own Sequoia tree!

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