After pickup in the South Lake Tahoe area for your half- or full-day tour, your guide sets out to some of the region’s top natural attractions.
On the half-day Ultimate Scenic Tour, you’ll visit places such as a beach with views of Mt. Tallac, and the protected cove of Emerald Bay. The full-day Grand Tahoe Around the Lake Tour circles the entire lake for a comprehensive tour that provides abundant photo ops throughout the day.
Travel in a luxury vehicle with your small group on a tour that your guide can customize to accommodate a variety of photo interests.
Learn how to adjust camera settings such as shutter speed and exposure, and arrange the composition to get the photos you want. Subjects might include snow-covered mountains, wildflowers, or the immense lake from different angles, depending on your interests.The Ultimate Scenic Half-Day Tour
After morning pick-up, your four- to five-hour tour begins at a beautiful Tahoe beach shadowed by the peak of Mt. Tallac. This area is also a wildlife sanctuary and you will be able to photograph many species of local birds, other mammals and possibly even bears.
In late Spring and Summer, wild flowers fill the beautiful meadow that lines the shores of Taylor Creek. In the foreground, Mt. Tallac watches over its many wildlife inhabitants. As the mountains and lakes beckon, continue back country lakes and beyond to spectacular waterfalls. Climb to an elevation of 8,800 feet to a high country ridge line with amazing views of Fallen Leaf, Lake Tahoe, and the Glaciers. Stop at local quaint stores that serve snacks and beverages.
Move on to one of the most photographed locations in North America, Emerald Bay. You will be taken to special spots where the allure, beauty and photographic opportunities are timeless. These areas are priceless and offer a great vantage point to cultivate your imagery. More beautiful waterfalls await, as you explore the natural beauty of this glacier carved masterpiece from many different spectrums.
The Grand Tahoe Full-Day Around The Lake Tour
This comprehensive seven- to eight-hour tour of Lake Tahoe centers on the 'Seventy-Two Mile Drive', known as "America's Most Beautiful Drive"! You'll be driven to the south shore of Lake Tahoe for your first glimpse of this stunning natural wonder nestled amongst the rugged peaks of the Sierra Nevada mountains. The mountainous scenery unfolds to a beautiful Tahoe Beach at the base of Mt. Tallac and what lies ahead are back country lakes and waterfalls.
Your guide will show you Tahoe's very best areas to discover wonderful wildlife, colorful wildflowers, spectacular cascading waterfalls, breathtaking landscapes, high country lakes and magnificent mountain views. Marvel at stunning 360-degree views of Emerald Bay, one of the most photographed spots in the world and the site of Lake Tahoe's only island.
Continuing northward down the West Shore of Lake Tahoe, see beaches with aquamarine colors and crystals clear waters and the filming location of Godfather 2, then enjoy a delicious lunch.
Drive onward to prestigious Incline Village, where you will climb a 9,800 foot pass to a lookout point that offers you unparalleled views of all of Lake Tahoe. As we continue through Incline Village, you'll see where "Bonanza", the famous Western television show was filmed. Just past the Ponderosa Lodge, you'll stop at Sand Harbor, a must-see location surrounded by big boulders and pine trees, and then conclude your journey home. A memorable full-day in Lake Tahoe awaits!