All-Day Winery Tour with Lunch for One or Two from Mariah Wilderness Expeditions (Up to 53% Off)

North El Dorado

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In a Nutshell

Groups of up to 36 tourists visit four to five El Dorado County wineries via chauffeured transportation; picnic deli lunch

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Promotional value expires Oct 8, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Limit Limit 1 per person per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required; subject to availability. 48 hour cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Must be 21 or older. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather conditions. Not valid holidays. Extra 8% use fee applies. After booking, extra $10 transfer fee will apply for rescheduling. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

River rafting should only be attempted with a helmet, a paddle, and a stick of gum that turns you into Man vs. Wild host Bear Grylls when chewed. Conquer nature with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $79 for an all-day winery tour with a picnic lunch for one (a $160 value)
  • $149 for the above tour for two (a $320 value)<p>

Groups pass through the towns of El Dorado County to sample award-winning wines while gazing at the snowcaps of the Sierra Nevadas. Tours take place on select Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays from September 2 to October 7. Trip sizes can vary from 12 people to 40 people depending on the date.<p>

Mariah Wilderness Expeditions

Donna Hunter started whitewater rafting as a hobby, but after spending 15 years as a social worker in San Diego, she was drawn back to the river as a career. With a few friends for support and a goal to start a rafting-adventure company, she went to night school and honed her business skills. Today, with some of her staff boasting more than 20 years experience leading tours, Donna orchestrates trips down various forks of the American, Merced, Kings, and Tuolumne Rivers to pit participants against rapids as high as Class V. Certified guides lead these tours in Hyside self-bailing rafts and inflatable kayaks, with some rafts holding up to eight people.

Wilderness guides also connect their guests with civilization, often combining rafting excursions with wine tastings and trips to local vineyards. On these overnight trips and other multi-day rafting excursions such as family gold-panning trips, they build relationships with their guests, garnering a clear idea of their paddling skills and the amount of time they’ve spent practicing in their washing machine.

The company’s camp boasts tent cabins—with names like Eagle’s Nest and Falcon’s Nest—which populate riverside clearings between picnic tables, swimming holes, and volleyball courts. A camp shop prepares guests with river gear, and hot-water showers let them wash off river water. When not seeking action on the river, staffers organize camp entertainment, such as live music, games, and visits from a local gold panner who demonstrates his craft.

Mariah Wilderness Expeditions

Donna Hunter started whitewater rafting as a hobby, but after spending 15 years as a social worker in San Diego, she was drawn back to the river as a career. With a few friends for support and a goal to start a rafting-adventure company, she went to night school and honed her business skills. Today, with some of her staff boasting more than 20 years experience leading tours, Donna orchestrates trips down various forks of the American, Merced, Kings, and Tuolumne Rivers to pit participants against rapids as high as Class V. Certified guides lead these tours in Hyside self-bailing rafts and inflatable kayaks, with some rafts holding up to eight people.

Wilderness guides also connect their guests with civilization, often combining rafting excursions with wine tastings and trips to local vineyards. On these overnight trips and other multi-day rafting excursions such as family gold-panning trips, they build relationships with their guests, garnering a clear idea of their paddling skills and the amount of time they've spent practicing in their washing machine.

The company’s camp boasts tent cabins—with names like Eagle's Nest and Falcon's Nest—which populate riverside clearings between picnic tables, swimming holes, and volleyball courts. A camp shop prepares guests with river gear, and hot-water showers let them wash off river water. When not seeking action on the river, staffers organize camp entertainment, such as live music, games, and visits from a local gold panner who demonstrates his craft.

Customer Reviews

Great experience with marvelous and very personable guides!!
Damian M. · October 28, 2014
Awesome experience!!
LOURDES D. · September 15, 2014
Pay attention and the preparatory speeches and you'll have a phantastic time! Ray was skilled and great fun!
Sonja S. · August 25, 2014
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    North El Dorado

    6500 Hwy. 49

    Lotus, California 95651

    800-462-7424

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