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California Coast: Santa Cruz to Monterey

From $2,195.00
6 Days & 5 Nights
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California Coast: Santa Cruz to Monterey

  • Visit the vibrant coastal city of Santa Cruz
  • Walk the coast of the spectacular Monterey Bay Peninsula
  • Enjoy numerous wildlife viewing opportunities - spot whales, seals, and more
  • Hike through towering redwood groves and along peaceful sandy beaches
  • Follow in Steinbeck’s footsteps along famous Cannery Row
Walk along sandy beaches and through redwood groves as you make your way from the energetic coastal city of Santa Cruz to the marine wildlife sanctuary of Monterey Bay. Enjoy numerous wildlife viewing opportunities as you spot seals, otters, whales, birds, and more along the coast and at Elkhorn Slough, and - if time permits - at an optional visit to the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium. Visit a variety of state parks, including Natural Bridges State Park and Forest of Nisene Marks State Park along, and follow in John Steinbeck's footsteps along historic Cannery Row. In the evenings, relax at your accommodations, reveling in the sight and sound of the ocean.


Day 1: Arrive in Santa Cruz and Overnight Day 2: Walk to Aptos 11 miles / 18 km Day 3: Walk to Moss Landing 13 miles / 22 km Day 4: Walk to Marina 7 miles / 11 km Day 5: Walk to Monterey 11 miles / 19 km Day 6: Onward Travel

This trip has a carbon score of 13kg per person per night, meaning it’s one of our best trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 13kg is equivalent to 4 cheeseburgers. Here at Macs, we pride ourselves on being a responsible travel company and continue to adopt, develop and innovate ways to positively impact the environment. Find out more information about how we've carbon counted our trips.


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