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Thanksgiving Holiday at Wonder Valley Ranch

Thanksgiving Holiday at Wonder Valley Ranch

Experience a "Friendsgiving" this year when you join DayTripper Tours on a captivating 4-day Thanksgiving retreat into the tranquil embrace of Wonder Valley Ranch, nestled in the foothills of the serene Sierra Nevada Mountains.

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Experience a "Friendsgiving" this year with DayTripper Tours and your fellow travelers on a captivating 4-day Thanksgiving retreat in the tranquil embrace of Wonder Valley Ranch. Nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, Wonder Valley Ranch Resort welcomes you to a world of rustic charm and boundless adventure.


Upon arrival, bask in the warmth of a genuine ranch welcome, setting the tone for an unforgettable holiday. Delight in the magic of Wonder Valley with a peaceful horse-drawn hay ride, offering panoramic views of the landscape.


Engage in a medley of ranch activities each day, from lively campfire sing-alongs to spirited hosted happy hours, where laughter fills the air and joy knows no bounds. Test your skills in frozen turkey bowling and group games, or escape into tranquility with fishing, walking through nature, or rowing a canoe on Dalton Pond.


Venture out on a side trip into the charming town of Kingsburg, where the streets exude the charm of Sweden as your guide unveils the town's rich history through visits to iconic landmarks such as the local jail, historic railroad depot, and Kingsburg Historical Park. Enjoy an included lunch at a local restaurant, surrounded by the town's famous dala horse statues and the whimsical coffee pot water tower.


On Thanksgiving Day, savor the delights of a sumptuous holiday feast alongside your DayTripper family and friends, leaving the culinary magic to Wonder Valley Ranch Resort's expert chefs.


For those craving a touch of adventure, saddle up for an optional horseback trail ride, offering breathtaking vistas of the untouched wilderness. Amidst Wonder Valley's rugged beauty and heartfelt hospitality, forge memories that will last a lifetime.


Join us for this enchanting Thanksgiving getaway where cherished moments and newfound friendships thrive. Secure your spot today and prepare for a journey filled with laughter, joy, and heartwarming experiences that will linger in your heart forever.


Tour Fare:

$1595 per person double occupancy

$1699 per person single occupancy


Early Booking Discount: Book now and save $100 per person, while seats last!


Deposit: $150 per person due upon booking (plus optional CPP, if selected)

Final balance due: October 7, 2024

Cancellation deadline: October 7, 2024 (with $100 per person cancellation fee if CPP not selected)










Embark from San Diego in the early hours, journeying northward towards Central California. Our first pause will be in Bakersfield, where a delightful lunch awaits at the renowned Hungry Hunter Steakhouse. Following our meal, we'll continue our northeast trajectory until we reach the picturesque Wonder Valley Ranch Resort by late afternoon. Unpack and settle into the comfort of your accommodations for a three-night stay amidst the serenity of Wonder Valley. Upon arrival, our amiable staff will welcome you with a hosted happy hour, followed by a delectable ranch buffet dinner. Conclude the evening in the warm embrace of the lodge, savoring hot cider or cocoa by the crackling fire while enjoying delightful entertainment.

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Start your day with a hearty breakfast at the ranch before we embark on a guided coach trip to Kingsburg, a captivating Swedish village nestled in the heart of California's Central Valley. Its picturesque streets, adorned with Scandinavian-inspired decor, offer a glimpse into another world. Explore historical landmarks like the jail and railroad depot, steeped in tales of the town's past. At Kingsburg Historical Park, delve into the town's heritage through well-preserved buildings, from pioneer houses to Victorian mansions. Lunch at a local favorite is included, allowing you to savor Kingsburg's culinary delights. Don't miss the chance to admire the iconic dala horse statues and the whimsical coffee pot water tower that dot the skyline, adding to the town's charm. Return to Wonder Valley Ranch with time to join your fellow travelers in spirited group activies, or savor some "me" time to take a nature walk, paddle a canoe on peaceful Dalton Pond, or take an optional guided horseback trail ride through the beautiful back country. Join your fellow travelers for hosted happy hour followed by a bountiful ranch dinner and evening entertainment.

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It’s Thanksgiving Day! Celebrate a "Friendsgiving" in style with your fellow travelers on this third day of your holiday vacation. Dive into a day brimming with ranch activities, including uproarious turkey bowling and Thanksgiving-themed fun like cookie decorating and holiday crafts, ensuring laughter and abundant memories. Amidst the festivities, carve out some "me" time to soak in the tranquility of the ranch surroundings and rejuvenate your spirit. Indulge in a premium Thanksgiving feast, showcasing savory roasted turkey, delectable sides, and decadent desserts, each bite a testament to gratitude and abundance. As the day transitions into evening, gather with fellow travelers for a hosted happy hour, raising a toast to friendship and shared adventures. Then, settle in for evening entertainment promising to delight and captivate, rounding out this special "Friendsgiving" holiday with laughter and camaraderie. Whether partaking in lively activities, savoring the feast, or relishing moments of solitude, this Thanksgiving at Wonder Valley Ranch celebrates gratitude, friendship, and the joy of togetherness.

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We begin the day with a hearty ranch breakfast and another delightful ranch activity, followed by a gathering for a group photo. This moment immortalizes our time together on the esteemed "Wall of Fame," a testament to the bonds forged and cherished memories created before bidding farewell to Wonder Valley and embarking on our journey home to San Diego. We'll take a break for lunch at Applebee's in Bakersfield, where hearty meals and warm hospitality await. Take a moment to reflect on the laughter, friendship, and gratitude shared throughout your holiday adventure. As our time at Wonder Valley comes to a close, let the spirit of Thanksgiving linger, reminding us of the joy found in togetherness and the blessings that enrich our lives.

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Tour Manager: Mark Jacobson*


Activity Level: Moderate

The activity level of this tour is considered Moderate. It may involves occasional walking on uneven, unpaved, or inclined surfaces at at some locations.Walking is mostly at your own pace. All facilities visited are ADA accessible, but ADA rooms are limited and must be requested in advance


Highest Elevation

The highest elevations encountered on this tour are approximately 4,100 traversing Grapevine Pass


What's Included in the Tour Fare

  • Round-trip luxury motor coach transportation from pickup locations throughout San Diego County

  • Professional Driver

  • Professional Tour Manager onboard throughout the tour

  • Bottled water and snacks on the coach

  • 3 nights at Wonder Valley Ranch Resort

  • Ranch activities at your leisure (museum, pools, Rec Center, canoeing, nature trail, trampoline, fishing). Optional horseback trail ride may be available for additional charge

  • One Hour 2-drink hosted happy hour each evening

  • 10 meals: 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 3 dinners (starting with lunch on day one through lunch on day four, all meals are included on this tour)

  • Gratuities on all meals included

  • On-Ranch evening programs and nightly entertainment

  • Guided side trip with lunch in historic Kingsburg, CA

  • Luggage handling


What's Not Included in the Tour Fare

  • Travel insurance

  • Room incidentals and personal items

  • Alcoholic beverages not listed in the Itinerary

  • Archery, horseback riding and other optional Ranch activities (these activities may be available for an extra charge)

  • Gratuities for the Tour Manager and driver


How to Book Your Reservation

Booking your reservation is easy. Simply click the Book Now button above to select your date and confirm your space online, 24/7. You can also speak to a live agent through the DayTripper reservations department during regular business hours Monday thru Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at (619) 334-3394


Deposit and final Payment

A deposit of $150 per person is required to secure your booking, with the final balance due 45 days prior to departure.



Although not necessary to fully enjoy your trip, a personal smartphone and personal ear buds can greatly enhance your tour experience. Take high-quality photos, share your experience on social media in real time, search for nearby restaurants and topics of interest, set reminders, post your real-time experience to your Facebook friends, and much more.


45-Day Cancellation deadline without CPP

  • If you purchased the optional Cancellation Protection Plan (CPP) before the cancellation deadline, your tour is fully refundable at any time (see below). If you did not purchase the CPP you may cancel your booking forty-five (45) or more days prior to the tour’s departure date to receive a refund less a $100 per person cancellation fee. Alternatively, when you cancel your booking forty-five (45) or more days prior to the departure date, we can waive the cancellation fee and transfer the full amount to another tour or a non-refundable voucher, which can be applied to any future excursion booked within one year of the original tour date. Cancellations within 45 days of departure are nonrefundable and nontransferrable for any reason if you did not purchase the optional CPP.

  • Passenger name changes, deviations, or other changes made by the passenger after the final payment deadline has passed will be assessed a $50 per person change fee plus any fees incurred by the service providers. No refunds, transfers or credits can be issued for any reason on bookings canceled after the cancellation deadline. Travel insurance is available through Travelex during the booking process.


Optional Cancellation Protection Plan (CPP) - Cancel for any reason and receive a full refund

  • DayTripper Tours offers an optional Cancellation Protection Plan (CPP) for this tour. The CPP allows you to cancel your reservation for any reason at least two or more hours prior to your scheduled departure time for a full refund (less the cost of the CPP). The CPP may be purchased prior to the tour’s stated cancellation deadline. To cancel your reservation please call (619) 334-3394 during business hours to notify a reservations agent, or leave a time-stamped voice message after hours at least two hours prior to your scheduled departure time, and your refund will be processed. The CPP cost for multi-day motor coach tours is $5 for each $50 increment of the full, non-discounted tour fare plus any add-on options. CPP does not cover the single supplement of the remaining traveler when a traveling companion cancels from a double occupancy reservation. The CPP is not insurance, but rather an agreed-upon cancellation fee paid in advance for the right to cancel a reservation according to the terms stated in this clause. Protect yourself even further with Travel Insurance (see below). CPP is not offered on tours that include air, rail, or cruise line transportation.


Protect Your Investment with Travel Insurance

  • If you would like more comprehensive protection that covers you prior to and  during your trip, we recommend you purchase travel insurance to help protect against unforeseen events such as flight delays, baggage loss, or even sudden sickness or injury prior to and during your trip, all of which could impact you financially. In today’s ever-changing travel environment, you can relax and enjoy your trip with the security of knowing those unexpected circumstances are covered by a travel protection plan. You can purchase travel insurance from any company you choose; however, for your convenience we offer travel protection through Travelex Insurance Services (CA Agency License #0D10209). For more information and to receive a quote, click here. Please note: Your policy must be purchased on or before the date you submit your final payment for the tour in order to be eligible for the pre-existing medical condition exclusion waiver.


*Tour Manager is subject to change without notice.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Times
Carlsbad La Costa Avenue Park & Ride
East side of I-5, at 710 La Costa Ave, 92024.
La Mesa Park & Ride #22 lot - 8703 Murray Dr, 91942
Narrow Park & Ride EAST of Red Lobster's lot
Lake Forest Arby's, 23862 Bridger Rd. 92630
Bus picks up curbside in front of Arby's
Mission Valley 2005 Camino Del Este
San Diego, CA 92108; Street parking only
University City 6245 Kantor Street, San Diego, CA 92122
Street parking only. Do not enter parking lot.
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