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Traveler Testimonials: 

“I was blessed with God’s beauty at Yosemite & the Sequoia Trees!” 

“After 60 years, I got to ride a horse again! Trip was relaxing at Wonder Valley!”

 

 

 It may still be winter in the Midwest, but in beautiful Yosemite National Park and at the grand Wonder Valley Ranch Resort, it’s springtime! 

Experiencing Yosemite this time of year is truly magnificent with it’s thundering waterfalls and if we’re lucky, there may even be a dusting of snow that creates a dramatic backdrop! With mild temperatures, it’s perfect! (Historical average temp. in first part of March: 55˚!) 

Springtime at Wonder Valley Ranch Resort: The symphony of spring is carried out by the birds, the smell of fresh cut grass is in the air, and flowers are in full bloom! 

 

Day 1 – Home to Yosemite, CA 

Today we board our flight and head to breathtaking Yosemite National Park! We’ll check into the Yosemite Valley Lodge, that is ideally situated near Yosemite Falls and close to all of Yosemite’s most famous landmarks, for a two night stay. 

Hotel: Yosemite Valley Lodge (2 Nights) 

 

Day 2 – Yosemite 

This morning we will board the Yosemite bus and embark on the Valley Floor Tour where we will learn about the history, flora, and fauna throughout the Park. Our tour will take in the amazing sights of this world-renown National Park: see Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, El Capitan, Tunnel View, Bridalveil Fall and more. This afternoon you are free to explore Yosemite Valley. Perhaps take the shuttle to Valley Visitor Center or enjoy the fresh air with a hike on one of the trails! This evening we will enjoy a scrumptious dinner at the Lodge. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

 

Day 3 – Yosemite to Wonder Valley Ranch Resort 

This morning after breakfast our journey continues to the serenity & outdoor charm of Wonder Valley in Sanger. Wonder Valley is a “destination” all on its own, as the resort offers plenty to see and do. No one will blame you if you simply want to stroll the tranquil grounds, sit by the fire and chat, or enjoy one of the many available activities! We’ll settle into our quaint cottages that will be our home for the next three nights in the beautiful surroundings of this 75-acre Ranch amongst thousands of oak and sycamore trees. After dinner at the resort we will take a horse drawn hayride and a partake in a good old campfire with a singing cowboy! 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

Hotel: Wonder Valley Ranch Resort (3 Nights) 

 

Day 4 – Wonder Valley area 

This morning after a delightful breakfast we will depart on the interesting Blossom Trail Tour. We’ll enjoy tours of local farms, learn about the industry, and take photos of the beautiful blossom covered fruit trees. Then we’ll experience a bit of Sweden while in California as we make a stop in the historical village of Kingsburg. On the return to Wonder Valley, you have the fun opportunity of an optional (at your own expense) horseback ride! Have time to freshen up before you enjoy conversation with your travelers at a hosted happy hour before dinner is served at the resort. This evening be prepared for some fun together with a game night! 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

 

Day 5 – Wonder Valley area 

After breakfast we will take an unforgettable trip to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Be delighted by the breathtaking scenery as we take a walking tour around the magnificent trees. We will be astonished as we view the oldest living thing in the world: the General Grant or General Sherman tree, named the Nation’s Christmas tree. After seeing some of nature’s best, we return to our resort and freshen up for another fun evening with a hosted happy hour, followed by dinner and a magic show! 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

Day 6 – Wonder Valley Ranch Resort to Modesto 

This morning after breakfast, the resort will have a surprise activity for us before we bid our ranch stay goodbye. We then travel to the historic town of Exeter, where we will enjoy a tour of the town’s murals. Exeter’s historic brick buildings provide canvasses, for professional artists from throughout the United States, to paint these beautiful murals. We will have time on our own to have lunch and browse the unique specialty boutiques and antique shops. This evening we will experience culinary Agri-tourism at its finest at the Hilmar Cheese Company! We will start by driving through the facility, which is the world’s largest cheese and whey manufacturer. Then we’ll enjoy a mouthwatering dinner in their restaurant, complete with viewing windows for a unique opportunity to watch how cheese is made. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express 

 

Day 7 – Modesto to Home 

Today we fly home with our new traveling friends as we recall fond memories of Yosemite and Wonder Valley! 

Included Meals: Breakfast 

Flyaway Per Person Pricing Information

Double: $2,799
Single: $3,399

Flyaway Travel Protection Per Person

Double: $200
Single: $235

Travel Bucks

$40 Travel Bucks per person earned with this tour

Deposit Due

$200 deposit per person due at time of reservation. Full payment due 45 days prior to depart.

Passport Needed

No

Tour Pace

Moderate to Extensive Walking (*Some Uneven Terrain)

Price Includes

Roundtrip Airfare from MSP including all baggage fees, taxes & surcharges, 11 Meals, Hotels & Activities as stated in brochure, Luxury Motorcoach



The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 66°
Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
Minneapolis, Mn
57°
Yosemite & Wonder Valley
Flyaway Departure Date:
03/03/2019
Flyaway Return Date:
03/09/2019

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Tour Highlights

2 Nights at Yosemite Valley Lodge
Guided Yosemite Valley Floor Tour
3 Nights at Wonder Valley Ranch Resort including a Horse-drawn Hayride, Campfire with a Singing Cowboy, Game Night, & Magic Show!
Blossom Trail Tour
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks with a Walking Tour
Beautiful Murals in Exeter
Hilmar Cheese Company Tour & Dinner



Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
Minneapolis, Mn
57°
Yosemite & Wonder Valley
The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 66°
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