Whether it's wildflowers, fall colors, raging waterfalls, or pure back country beauty, this Lake Tahoe photography tour will take you there!
- 4-hour guided photography tour of Tahoe
- Choose from 'The Ultimate Scenic' or 'The Grand Tahoe Around the Lake' itineraries
- Views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountain range
- Transportation to and from any South Shore location
- Bottled water included
- Professional photography tips
- Don't forget your camera!
What You Can Expect
Please see the Itinerary section below for full details.
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!
It was beautiful, and fun. The guide was interesting and knowledgeable about many topics. The only criticism is that the afternoon driving time was rather long. I suggest finding another stop during the afternoon to break up the driving time.
The sights on the tour were fantastic. Our guide, Victor was fun, friendly and knowledgeable about the area.
Great tour - loved the locations and tips! We plan to do this tour again if/when we go to Tahoe again! Thank you!
Guide/photographer was very knowledgable. He gave some interesting commentary about the sites and history. He gave some photography tips to my duaghters.
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This was a 5 star tour. Our guide Garrett was great. He was very accommodating and knowledgeable of the Tahoe Area. He was an expert driver for the narrow roads we took. The beauty of Tahoe is like no other place. I am a native Californian and have been to Tahoe for 50 years and have not seen all there is to see. I saw sights on this tour I have never seen.
This was time well spent and I will remember the tour for a long time.
We had an amazing time!! So glad we chose the full day. Driving around the lake was really spectacular! Mike was friendly and knowledgable! Would definitely recommend this tour!
We had an absolutely spectacular time. Griffin was fun and knowledgeable. We were able to see areas around the lake that we never would have known existed, let alone been able to find. The weather was perfect and the views were spectacular. Thank you so much!
Amazing tour of Lake Tahoe, our tour guide Doug was friendly and knowledgeable. Got some great photos but can't wait to see the professional ones! Highly recommend for any visitors to Tahoe.
It was great. Mike was fantastic.
What a fun day. Took some great shots. Victor took us to places we would have never found by ourselves. This tour is great for people with little point and shoot cameras (like me) and those with cameras with all the fancy bells and whistles. Its a little pricey, but don't let that discourage you. You will not be disappointed.