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This tour needs some re-structuring October 2019

3.0

Natural Highlights of California

Although advertised as a National Geographic tour, this G Adventures tour cannot match the high standard one would expect from Nat Geo. Our young driver/ tour guide did her best, but was no naturalist. She gave a bare minimum of info on our long drives and mostly just played music inside our bus. A couple of activities actually led by naturalists (our Sequoia guide & Monterey Aquarium guide) were excellent. And the marine biologist on the booked Whale Watch was excellent too. But much of the rest of this tour was disappointing in comparison with other small group tours we've taken. I could go into extensive detail, but there is too much to say. I'll give just one example: the lack of specific dates, times and accommodations on our itinerary. We were promised the "Wuksachi Lodge or similar" in Sequoia National Park but arrived at John Muir Lodge in King's Canyon instead. Now, anyone who has visited Sequoia will know that the John Muir is in no way "similar" to the Wuksachi, Sequoia's signature lodge and one of the reasons I chose G Adventures for this tour. All in all, this trip was a big disappointment. Read more

Operator G Adventures

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Helicopter and manta ray experiences were outstanding!

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Coastal California with Yosemite National Park Summer 2019

Organized, good variety of activities and again the direction of the tour director.

Operator Trafalgar

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5.0

Coastal California with Yosemite National Park Summer 2019

The siteseeing was fabulous. We tired everything, and got wonderful views and narratives from Julie Bass, our tor director!

Operator Trafalgar

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Hawaii Four Island Adventure First Class October 2017

4.0

Coastal California with Yosemite National Park Summer 2019

Only Island experience not totally happy with was Maui. Advertised as 3 nights but we didn't get to island until 730 at night or we only had two days. Tour included trip was aquarium and "Be our Guest lunch". Though both were interesting we would have liked to see some of this beautiful island. Could only schedule one other excursion the next day and then we were gone. Another day would have helped a lot. We chose snorkeling trip and were disappointed in that. Didn't see many fish and water was very rough. Took many hours and was a little expensive for what we got. Another couple on our tour rented equipment for $8 and snorkeled on own and said it was amazing. This info should be made known to group.

On positive note hotel in Maui was absolutely beautiful. All four hotels were very nice but this one was by far the best.
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Operator Trafalgar

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Hawaii Four Island Adventure First Class October 2017

4.0

Coastal California with Yosemite National Park Summer 2019

Covered 4 islands, but would have liked more time on Maui + better tour of island.

Operator Trafalgar

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