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$ 250.00 Pastor's Discount!

Explore. Learn. Relax.

Behold the wonders of God’s creation at Yosemite National Park and Mammoth Lakes on ICR’s Yosemite Creation Tour!

Highlights include Half Dome, Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, Tuolumne Meadows, a gondola ride to the top of Mammoth Mountain, Glacier Point, and free time to enjoy day-hiking trails, rock climbing, horseback riding, fishing, bicycling and overlooks.

  • Listen as science experts from ICR reveal the incredible evidence for creation at each scenic destination.
  • Enjoy luxury travel by motor coach from San Francisco to Yosemite with accommodations in Yosemite Valley, Wawona, and Mammoth Lakes.
  • Fellowship with like-minded believers from around the country.
  • Learn and relax within the pristine beauty of one of America’s most popular destinations.

Get “Back to Genesis” this fall with the ICR Yosemite Creation Tour.

Space is limited. Register today!

Tour Overview

  • Arrive:  September 12
  • Depart:  September 20

Tour Leaders

  • Dr. Henry Morris III, CEO of the Institute for Creation Research
  • Dr. Larry Vardiman, Atmospheric Scientist, Chairman of Astro/Geophysics Department, ICR Graduate School
  • Dave Nutting, M.S., President of Alpha-Omega Institute, Graduate of ICR Graduate School (Geology)
  • Mary Jo Nutting, M.S., Graduate of ICR Graduate School (Biology)
  • Lawrence Ford, Tour Director, ICR Executive Editor & Director of Communications
  • Danielle Perez, Tour Coordinator

Tour Highlights

  • Daily devotionals led by ICR staff
  • In-depth teaching at each point of interest
  • Orientation Grand Finale Banquets
  • Exclusive Q & A dinners in Yosemite Valley

Tour Price

USD $ 2250.00 per person (double occupancy)

Tour price does not include airfare to and from San Francisco. Please arrange your flights to arrive in San Francisco by the afternoon of Saturday, September 12. Orientation Banquet begins at 6:00 pm. Schedule departing flights from San Francisco no earlier than Sunday, September 20. Airport transfer arrangements are available at the Westin Hotel. Request a registration form for complete tour policies and requirements.

Sr. and staff pastors and their wives will receive a USD $ 250.00 discount off the tour price.

USD $ 300.00 kid's discount available, maximum 2 children within age limits of tour policies, staying in same room as parents/guardian, who are responsible for all additional charges at each hotel for rollaway beds, etc., as necessary.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1:  San Francisco

Fly in to San Francisco International Airport. Arrive at the Westin Airport Hotel. Registration begins at 3:00 p.m. in the hotel lobby. Relax and unwind until evening. Enjoy a sumptuous feast at the Yosemite Orientation Banquet to kick off your tour. Hear from ICR scientists and tour guides about your adventure in one of America’s best-loved National Parks, where God’s creation is revealed in beauty and wonder. Meals: Dinner provided.

Day 2:  San Francisco to Yosemite Valley

Travel on luxury motor coach from San Francisco to Yosemite Valley. Hear ICR guides on each bus prepare you for your journey into Yosemite National Park. Cross over the San Andreas Fault, an enormous geologic tear in the surface of the earth. Stop for lunch in the shadow of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Arrive at the beautiful Yosemite Lodge at the Falls, where you’ll stay for 3 nights. Stretch your legs and get acquainted with all that Yosemite has to offer.

Day 3:  Yosemite Valley

Wake up in the idyllic surroundings of Yosemite Valley.  Meet our group for a morning devotional and enjoy a hike and lecture or tour the valley by shuttle. Destinations include Yosemite Falls and Half Dome. Optional afternoon activities throughout Yosemite Valley. Join ICR scientists for a delicious dinner and Q & A time at the Yosemite Lodge. Meals:  Dinner provided.

Day 4:  Yosemite Valley

Travel by motor coach to Glacier Point in the morning after devotions. The afternoon is yours to explore within Yosemite Valley by shuttle bus, bicycle, hiking trails, and many other means. Join ICR tour guides for selected tour activities. Be our guest for another dinner at the Lodge and Q & A evening with ICR scientists. Meals:  Dinner provided.

Day 5:  Mammoth Lakes

Depart Yosemite Valley for Mammoth Lakes. Stop at Tuolumne Meadows, where you will see El Capitan, Bridalveil Fall, Olmstead Point, Tenaya Lake, and numerous panoramic views. Lodge at the Mammoth Lakes Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites for 2 nights. Your evening is free to dine and explore the village and pristine beauty of Mammoth Lakes. Meals:  Lunch provided.

Day 6:  Mammoth Lakes

Travel to new heights, 11,030 feet to be exact, on your scenic gondola ride to the top of Mammoth Mountain. The view will give you a breathtaking perspective of the area. Learn creation geology as you visit the Mono Basin, Panum Dome, and South Tufa area, traveling back to Mammoth Lakes via the scenic June Lake loop. Rest and unwind around Mammoth Lakes for dinner and sightseeing.

Day 7:  Wawona

Depart Mammoth Lakes and travel by motor coach back into Yosemite National Park, with a stop at the legendary Devil’s Postpile National Monument. Take the Big Trees Tour of the Great Sequoias at Mariposa Grove before traveling to the historic Wawona Lodge for one night’s stay in another scenic destination in the heart of Yosemite. Enjoy a festive banquet style barbeque at the lodge along with a creation Q & A on your last night in Yosemite. Meals:  Lunch and dinner provided

Day 8:  Wawona to San Francisco

Depart Wawona Lodge by motor coach for San Francisco, with one final night at the Westin Airport Hotel. Enjoy a grand finale feast with closing remarks from ICR scientists, testimonies, and a festive farewell. Meals:  Lunch and dinner provided.

Day 9:  Depart for home

Airport transportation arrangements available at the Westin hotel.

Click here to download an application form with complete tour policies and requirements. Contact ICR’s tour coordinator toll-free at 800.337.0375 or direct at 214.615.8332, or email