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Lake Tahoe: Half-Day Photographic Scenic Tour

Lake Tahoe: Half-Day Photographic Scenic Tour

From US$ 189 per person

This is the ultimate Lake Tahoe Tour 1/2 day Tour, whether you are a photography fan or nature lover. The half-day hiking and sightseeing tour takes in waterfalls, glaciers, and possible sightings of the occasional bear.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 6 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • The Ultimate 1/2 Day Tour offers many beautiful spectacular locations
  • Learn fascinating facts about the wildlife, geology, and Lake Tahoe History
  • Let your guide take amazing shots of you and your party with stunning Lake Tahoe backdrops
  • Grab the chance to see seasonal sightings of bears, salmon runs, wildflowers or fall colors
Full description

Visit some of Lake Tahoe's most famous locations, showcasing the best of its South and West Shores. Your journey begins at a beautiful secluded beach. Shadowed by Mt. Tallac, you will learn how the famous Snowcross forecasts the forthcoming winter conditions. The area is especially famous as a wonderful wildlife sanctuary, home to numerous species of birds. Look out for bears, especially in October, as you listen to the peaceful birdsong. In late spring and summer, wildflowers carpet the meadows of Taylor Creek. In October you will see the Kokanee Salmon run - when around 80,000 salmon start their journey to spawn. Pause at some local stores for snacks and beverages before moving on to Emerald Bay. One of the most photographed locations in North America, beautiful waterfalls await as you explore the glacier. The carved masterpiece can be seen from various perspectives. The tour offers myriad photo opportunities throughout. As the tour guides show you how to take optimal photographs, they will also capture magical shots to process and later deliver to you.

Includes
  • Photos that have been taken on location of you and your party as well as scenics by your guide
  • Tahoe facts and history
  • Park passes for all locations
  • Ice cold bottled water
  • Food
  • Childrens' car seats
  • Guide gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

Pick-up from all locations on the South Shore of Lake Tahoe.

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What to bring

  • Cash

Know before you go

  • Tahoe Photographic Tours are happy to accommodate single guests without a single surcharge. The single guest does have to accompany other guests however
  • You can buy snacks and drinks along the way from local stores
  • Childrens' car seats are not included in the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 50 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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We had a gray day with Jim! He took us to a few very popular places & to some that we would have never known about. He is a great photographer & made sure he got great photos of us as well as sharing his photography tips. He drove us from one location to the next, spending anywhere from 5-45 minutes at each location. He was very knowledgeable about the history of the Tahoe area. I would definitely recommend this tour.

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May 7, 2021

The scenic tour was amazing! Jim was very knowledgeable of the Tahoe area and the history. The different sites that he showed us were breathtaking and the pictures that he took with his camera were top notch and will stay with us for years to come. Definitely one of the best things to do in tahoe.

May 5, 2021

This trip went above and beyond my expectations! My travel guide (Curtis) was tons of fun to be around and super knowledgeable! I really lucked out with this tour! Curtis has photographed multiple celebrities. I didn't have to worry a bit about taking my own pictures. He takes gorgeous photos of you and scenery the entire way. We got to avoid crowds and had a great day with phenomenal views due to his local knowledge! This is a once in a lifetime experience!

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April 3, 2021

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