Discover Muir Woods’ Giant Redwoods, visit Sausalito, and Enjoy a Private Guided-tour of San Francisco in a One-day, Custom, All-inclusive Trip
Trip description:This is the perfect full-day combination tour of San Francisco, Sausalito, and the world famous Muir Woods ancient forest of coastal redwood trees. This private tour is 100% customizable to your travel needs and interests, and your tour guide may start or end this amazing adventure in Muir Woods, or in San Francisco, based on traffic and weather conditions.
Join us now and discover Muir Woods National Monument home of the tallest trees in the world, known as the evergreen “Sequoia sempervirens,” the sole living species of the genus Sequoias of the cypress family trees found only in Northern California.
Muir Woods is located about a 25-minute drive from the Golden Gate Bridge. You will travel on scenic California State Route 1 in comfort, in a luxury vehicle, lead by an amazing local tour guide. He or she will provide an interesting introduction about this unique forest of redwood trees.
To preserve serenity and tranquility at this historic park, U.S. park rangers ask tour guides to let visitors explore this enchanting forest on their own. You can leisurely stroll for an hour, or more, on an easy and accessible path, where you will feel small among these majestic and giant coastal sequoias. As you walk through this redwood forest along Kent Creek, gaze up at “Cathedral Grove” towering above all others, making tall Douglas firs look like miniature trees.
Did you know this park was almost destroyed like 90% of other California parks with redwood trees? In 1907, a local commercial water company planned to build a dam on Redwood Creek (a placid small river that meanders through this dense forest of coastal redwoods trees), which would flood the valley around Muir Woods Park. John Muir (a naturalist and founder of the national park system), and his friend, Congressman William Kent, objected to the plan. Congressman Kent sidestepped the water company's plot by purchasing the land and donating 295 acres (119 ha) of the redwood forest to the federal government, protecting it from destruction and commercial interests. A year later, President Theodore Roosevelt declared this forest of redwoods a National Monument and named it after his friend and naturalist John Muir, whose environmental efforts and campaigns saved the forest of redwoods for generations of visitors from all over the world to experience.
After your eco-adventure in Muir Woods, your tour guide will take you on a side trip down California State Route 1, to enjoy a guided walking tour to Muir Beach Overlook, a stunning cliff south of Stinson Beach. You will enjoy sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, a rugged coastline, and the western neighborhoods and beaches of San Francisco. If you have kids, you may ask your tour guide to drive to Muir Woods Beach, where they can play in a hidden cove (weather permitting).
After your side trip to Muir Beach, your private tour guide will drive you to the coastal town of Sausalito, where you can visit a houseboat community, or head straight downtown where you can dine in fabulous bay-view restaurants. Your tour guide will offer suggestions to suit any taste. You may also decide to enjoy your lunch at one of San Francisco’s restaurants downtown or with a view of Ocean Beach—your guide will lead the way.
Before or after your trip to Muir Woods, depending on the season and your preference, your passionate tour guide will offer a fully-guided custom city tour of San Francisco to top tourist attractions, lesser-known sights, popular places, parks, and neighborhoods including, but not limited to: the world famous Golden Gate Bridge and Marin Headlands; Alamo Square, Lombard Street, Golden Gate Park, Ocean Beach, and North Beach; Amazing overlooks to enjoy views of Alcatraz, Treasure Island, and San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge; Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown, Nob Hill, Union Square, Haight-Ashbury, Historic Presidio, the Palace of Fine Arts, Land’s End, Legion of Honor, Twin Peaks vista point, Pacific Heights, the Marina, and much more.
Tip of the day: Don’t drive to Muir Woods park because the parking lot is extremely small and mostly reserved for commercial vehicles with permits. Many visitors who drive to Muir Woods must park far away from the forest and then walk, or take a shuttle, to get to the main entrance, which can be frustrating.
Muir Woods, Sausalito and San Francisco Tour Prices
This custom tour by SUV (luxury car) is totally private and the price is per person.
By SUV (luxury Car)
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This tour by van is totally private and not available for public or individual reservations. The price is per party (per group) and not per person.
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Included: All applicable taxes, a complimentary pick up and drop off at your hotel, 8 hour full day private tour by luxury SUV or luxury van based on your choice of vehicle and the size of your group.
Not included: Meals, Muir Woods entrance tickets, driver’s gratuity (15% and customary in the US) and all other optional features and fees. Note: We may skip some areas due to heavy fog or for because traffic or for weather considerations