MOTOR COACH TOURS


Have an experienced naturalist hop aboard or better yet, take your group for a walk among the big trees. Give your clients a park experience to awe over. Sequoia Field Institute’s naturalist guides specialize in telling the stories of these Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks from the point of view of hikers, scientists, passing visitors, historians, geologists, hydrologists, wildlife biologists, and mountaineers. Not only do we really enjoy reliving these adventures, but we’ve also received high praise for up-to-date information and quality from the overwhelming majority of the 55,000 annual participants in the Sequoia Field Institute’s programs, including motor coach step-on tours, custom programs, EdVenture courses, Crystal Cave programs, and much more. Our guides can fill your itinerary or provide you with tour options by supplying an experienced naturalist to help you connect to the best attractions in the parks. We provide pre-trip tips and tricks, consultation, permits, excellent instruction, support, and top-notch fun for those preparing to connect to the parks during the trip of a lifetime.
 
RATES
Effective January 1, 2014


0 - 4 hours  $250

4 - 8 hours  $375

All rates are per naturalist. Large groups and multiple motor coaches may require more than one guide. To schedule a Motor Coach Tour, contact SFI at 559.565.4251 or sfi@sequoiahistory.org.


SAMPLE ITINERARIES

 
MOTOR COACH STEP-ON TOUR SERVICES PHILOSOPHY
RESPONSIBLE- We take your reputation and ours seriously. We are mindful of quality, experience and safety. By using the Sequoia Field Institute your clients get professional presentations by experienced local naturalist guides. During all programs we prioritize their comfort and safety. Through the use of our service all can be assured that 100% of our profits and services go to documenting the Parks’ legacy through educational books, offer no-cost school programs, wildlife protection, and environmental operation practices like solar-power.  
CONNECTED-  Our offices are located at Parks’ headquarters and we are the only educational guiding service to be authorized to work from within the National Park. If a road closes we know about it first. If a tree falls, we hear it first. When a rare animal or plant is encountered, we see it first. We want you to know it too! We’re connected and so are you.
DETAILED- We are well organized when consulting during pre-trip planning and on the day of your visit.  Our services and tours are thorough, responsive and respectful of your business and your clients.
FRIENDLY- We are well aware that we live and work in one of the most scenic places on Earth! Our smiles and attitude reflect genuine appreciation of our National Parks and those who visit these beautiful places.
EXPERIENCED- Since 1940 the Sequoia Natural History Association (SNHA) has been the only in-Parks designated primary educational partner. As the educational arm of SNHA, the Sequoia Field Institute has a wide menu of offerings: Up to 55,000 people a year join us for coach tours, cave tours, backpacking trips, arts programs, hiking, skiing, snow shoeing, star gazing, volunteering, etc.

TIPPING
To show appreciation to our guides, please consider a tax deductible donation to the Sequoia Natural History Association.  Donations can be made at any register in a park visitor center and bookstore, by mail, or on our website.  All donations and fees go to support educational programs and resource protection in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.
Another meaningful tip is a comment or commendation letter sent to:
                                                Superintendent, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
                                                47050 Generals Highway
                                                Three Rivers, CA  93271