Discover Sonoma Wild Safari Animal Park and Visit Napa, Redwoods Forest or the Jelly Belly Factory
Whether you are with your family, friends, co-workers or with your partner, this is the perfect day adventure in the San Francisco Bay Area. This new safari adventure is an action-packed excursion that takes you through some of San Francisco Bay Area’s best-kept secret attractions and sights with the final destination being the world-renowned Sonoma and Napa Valley.
Join us to discover a wild Safari Animal Park located off-the-beaten-path, a true hidden gem sequestered in an open-air and remote wilderness located in the scenic hills of Sonoma Wine Country. Embark on this unique 4x4 Jeep Safari experience with your local safari tour guide, who will take you through acres of dry desert land and wooded rolling hills. You will see herds of wild and exotic animals from around the world, including animals all the way from Africa, and you will have the chance to get as close as you safely can to giraffes and other wild mammals.
As you drive through Safari West, your tour guide will inform you about the various species and habitats of these amazing wild safari park animals. There are over 820 different types of mammals, including impalas, lemurs, antelope, ostriches, zebras, cheetahs, and birds – all roaming or flying freely,
You have the option of choosing to begin or end your 2-3 hour Jeep Safari adventure with a 45-minute guided walk to marvel at a wide array of other wildlife not seen on the jeep tour: primates, Fennec Foxes, Servals, black and white Colobus, monkeys, De Brazza’s Monkeys, cheetahs, patas, ring-tailed lemurs, Indian Crested Porcupines, flamingos, bongos and beautiful birds flying in an open park. This is a wonderful getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city and the perfect way to relax while outdoors. This guided safari tour will show you all of the amazing animal inhabitants, and will provide an enhanced learning experience about African mammals and other wildlife.
This 4x4 SUV tour to Safari West and California Wine Country is new and exclusive to Golden Horizon Tours. You have the option to combine this safari adventure with another trip to any winery (or wineries) within Napa Valley and Sonoma County. Whether it is a small and charming winery or an elegant chateau winery, let us assist you in making your day in wine country a memorable one. The majority of the trip will be enjoying your safari experience, so for wine aficionados, we recommend a full-day wine tour instead, or add two hours overtime to spend enjoying the delicious and refreshing wines of Napa or Sonoma Valley.
There are a number of additional attractions and activities in the area for visitors who are not interested in visiting wineries, including a guided tour through Calistoga Old Faithful Geyser that erupts approximately every 30 minutes, a trip to a petrified forest, a visit to an olive oil press, a visit to a cheese factory, a journey through a pristine ancient forest of giant redwoods in Muir Woods Park or to a similar park filled with redwood trees in the Sonoma County area. We are also able to combine your Safari tour with a hot-air balloon ride over wine country, a zipline adventure through tall coastal redwood trees from a high elevation, or a guided tour of the Jelly Belly candy factory in Solano County.
Please note that tours or activities added on to the Safari tour may be subject to entry and additional fees.
What to wear on your Safari West adventure: Please wear comfortable walking shoes, layers (in case it cools down in the afternoon) and don’t forget to bring your camera to capture every exciting moment.
You will be in good hands with Golden Horizon Tours – please be sure to visit our TripAdvisor page: our 500+ 5-star reviews speak for themselves – you will not be disappointed.
- 8:30 to 9:00 – Pick-up
- Drive to Sonoma via Marin County
- Discover Sonoma Safari West
- Following the Safari, visit wineries or an activity or attraction of your choice
- Depart wine country and head back to San Francisco
- 17:00 (Approximate time) – Drop Off
08:30 to 09:00 – Pick-up at your hotel in San Francisco – Downtown Union Square or Fisherman's Wharf – Sausalito, Napa, Sonoma or Santa Rosa).
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Drive to Safari West via Marin County. Admire the North Bay landmarks as your driver takes you north on California Redwood Highway 101 through the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, a 1956 double-decker bridge that measures 5.4 miles, and San Quentin State Prison, which sits at the near end of the bridge. From there, you will be able to see Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural masterpiece and national landmark known as Marin County Civic Center. This eclectic landmark is crowned with circular domes symbolizing galaxies and infinity. It has been featured in a number of science fiction movies including Star Wars, Gattaca and THX 1138. We will also drive through Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa and Healdsburg while we head towards Safari West Park.Back to Top
Arrive at Sonoma Safari West, step out of the car, stretch your legs and enjoy a coffee while marveling at the array of wildlife surrounding you. Your tour guide will check you in and get your Jeep Safari and walking guided-tour tickets (included in the package) for you, so you have the opportunity to roam around this open-air space that resembles a scene right out of Africa. Whether you will start or end your 2-3 hour Jeep Safari guided tour with a 40-minute guided walking tour, you will have many opportunities to see giraffes, monkeys, cheetahs, ring-tailed lemurs, and birds on foot.
Please note that the scheduled time for your tour will vary based on a number of factors including availability of both the tour and safari tickets. We highly recommend reserving your tour in advance as our peak season is April through October.Back to Top
Following the safari tour, a BBQ picnic lunch can be prepared for you and enjoyed within the Sonoma Wild Safari park (subject to additional cost and has to be ordered prior to the Safari Tour). If you prefer a culinary dining experience at a celebrated restaurant or a casual picnic lunch at a winery in Sonoma or Napa, we would be happy to assist in reserving that for you upon request (based on the time and schedule of the tour).Back to Top
Following lunch, your tour guide will take you to the winery that you have chosen to visit, or any other attraction or destination of your choice.
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After visiting the winery, your tour guide will take you back to San Francisco and you will have the option to make a stop in Sausalito, an enchanting Mediterranean coastal town situated on the picturesque Bay. You may stay for a romantic dinner or explore Sausalito’s quaint boutique shops and outlets and take a ferry back to San Francisco on your own (ferry tickets not included in the package).Back to Top
17:00 – Your driver will drop you back at your hotel.
This SUV tour is totally private and the price is per person.
Tax & Safari tickets included
This VAN tour is totally private and not available for public
or individual reservations. The price is per party and not per person.
|Tour Prices:||Tour Prices per group
not per person
|1 - 5 Guests||$1,595.00|
|6 - 7 Guests||$1,999.00|
|8 - 10 Guests||$2,499.00|
|11 - 12 Guests||$2,748.00|
|13 - 14 Guests||$2,949.00|
Included: Pick-up and drop off in San Francisco downtown or Fisherman’ Wharf, Safari Park tickets and guided tour by a 4X4 safari Jeep, all applicable taxes, a private 8-hour tour from 9 am to 5 pm.
Not included: The price does not include meals, driver’s gratuity, overtime, wine tasting fees and optional activities or features.