Big Sur Monterey California Coast McWay Falls from San Jose
Big Sur Monterey California Coast McWay Falls from San Jose
Big Sur Monterey California Coast McWay Falls from San Jose
Big Sur Monterey California Coast McWay Falls from San Jose
Big Sur Monterey California Coast McWay Falls from San Jose

Big Sur Monterey California Coast McWay Falls from San Jose

  • 4.9 28 Reviews
  • 8 hours

  • 1 - 6 participants

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  • Big Sur, CA, United States

Price starting at $165 per person for party of 6, $195 per person for 5, $225 per person for 4, $385 per person for 2. This is a 8 hour private charter excursion by local driver guide using full size SUV. This is unique way of visiting one of the most scenic areas in the U.S. The driver guide will stop at places you wish to enjoy in Santa Cruz, Monterey, Big Sur, Bixby Bridge, River Inn, Pfeiffer state park of Coastal Redwoods, Nepenthe, McWay Falls and many other places. This is a private trip not a group tour. For the return trip, the driver guide will drop customers off at the Salinas Amtrak station for the Coast Starlight train at about 6:00 p.m. reaching San Jose Diridon station in an hour a half OR *OPTION for round trip by SUV is also available.


  • Air-conditioned vehicle

  • WiFi on board

  • Private transportation

  • All Fees and Taxes

  • Trasnsportation by full size SUV

  • Return trip by full size SUV OR Coast Starlight train from Salinas to San Jose Diridon Station

  • Entry/Admission - McWay Falls

  • From$385.00 / person

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Product details


  • Big Sur, CA, United States

  • San Jose, 65 Cahill Street, Downtown San Jose, CA, 95110, United States

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel up to 24 hours before the start of your event you will receive 100% refund


available daily

Not included

  • Lunch

  • Dinner

  • Gratuity

How long before the event do I need to book?

You can book at any time before the event


  • Prices from $385.00 / person

Product description


This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Pfeiffer Big Sur Rd, Big Sur, CA 93920

1) From San Jose - Total time 8 hours. Driver guide will pick you up at San Jose Diridon Station at about 9:30 a.m. Driving through Silicon Valley and The Redwoods you reach the coast at Santa Cruz. Along Highway 1 you go through Aptos, Capitola, and agricultural area to Elkhorn Slough and Moss Beach. Soon you are in Castroville driving through miles of artichoke and strawberry fields. Along the coast you see sand dunes on the west and Salinas Valley with the coastal mountain range to the east. Salinas River empties into Monterey Bay. Past California State University of Monterey in what used to be Fort Ord through Marina and Seaside you reach Monterey and Carmel by 11:30.

Continue on Highway One through Point Lobos, Garrapata and Rocky Point to Bixby Bridge.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Monterey, Monterey, Monterey County, California

Further south you can wander in the Redwoods, have lunch at The River Inn or at Nepenthe or ask the driver to take you to any special place you want to see. By about 3:30 you return to Monterey. Time permitting you can take an alternate drive through 17 Mile Drive and see Pebble Beach.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Bixby Bridge, Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920

This iconic single span concrete bridge built during 1940s is seen in many movies and commercials. You stop at both ends for views and taking photos.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: McWay Falls, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Big Sur, CA 93920

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

Duration: 15 minutes

Location on map

Meeting point

65 Cahill St, San Jose, CA 95110, USA

Traveler pickup is offered

We can arrange pick up and drop off service at any hotels and private residences in San Jose area at nominal cost. If you like to be picked up from Monterey or Carmel area we can do that.

Please search product title, Big Sur McWay Falls California Coast One Day Tour From Monterey Carmel.


  • San Jose Diridon Station Parking Lot, 4S S Montgomery St, San Jose, CA 95110, USA

Departure time

09:30 AM

Return details

Returns to original departure point

This product benefits from:

Important information

  • Not wheelchair accessible

  • Stroller accessible

  • Near public transportation

  • Infant seats available

  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

  • Most travelers can participate

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use

  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

4.9(28 Reviews)
Oct 18, 2023

The 80-foot waterfall cascading gracefully onto McWay Beach, with its shimmering turquoise waters and the lush green forests, creates a picture-postcard scene that seems almost too perfect to be real. Also, make sure to take the time to visit the McWay Falls Overlook – a short, easily accessible trail that treats you to a panoramic view of the waterfall and the cove below. It's a spot that's perfect for capturing breathtaking photographs!

Sep 1, 2023

Our family (my husband, brother, and me) were delighted with the beautiful, relaxing, and memorable wonders of Big Sur. Ben reached out before our tour to ensure that we had a full understanding of the itinerary, coordinate our pick up time and location, and asked if we had any specific questions or requests. Carlos, our driver and tour guide, was a delight. He met us where we were staying, made sure we got from point to point easily and comfortably, had a wonderful sense of humor, and ensured that we all had a great time. We saw so many incredible vistas during the day from Bixby Bridge to McStay Falls, redwoods, the PCH coastline, and so much more. We enjoyed a few short and easy hikes/walks (this is up to you), a couple of glasses of wine with a lovely lunch and gorgeous weather. Not having to drive ourselves so we could enjoy the views without worrying about traffic, where to park or figuring out directions, and just absorb the beauty of Big Sur, was glorious. We all came back from the day relaxed and rejuvenated. My husband said it was one of the best days he's had in a long time! Booking the tour with California Pacific Excursions was one of the best decisions we could have made to truly enjoy our Big Sur experience. Thank you Ben and Carlos!

Jul 23, 2023

Mcway falls. Bixby bridge. Both beautiful. Make sure to call tour operator 2 hours before to insure they come on time

Jul 12, 2023

Ben at California Pacific Tours was informative and super responsive as he helped plan our trip via phone, text and email. Ben and my family mapped out a rough itinerary in advance for our family group of 6. The day of our tour, Carlos picked us up at our vacation rental in Watsonville. We knew in general terms what we were hoping to see, but we asked Carlos for his recommendations as the tour progressed. Carlos incorporated Point Lobos at our specific request, and then gave us an overview of upcoming areas of interest. We could pick and choose our stops as the day progressed. Carlos knew things like the ease or difficulty of trails, what we should look for on the trails, approximate price range in shops and restaurants, and even where the cleanest bathrooms are. Carlos suggested stops at several places we would have missed had we driven the route on our own (McWay Falls and Pfeiffer Beach among others). All of the stops we made were well worth experiencing. With my mom being a senior, we needed to know what to expect as far as walking to and from view sites. Some view sites require no walking, but where there are trails, Carlos told us in advance what to expect so we could decide. Most times we were dropped off at the door or trail entrance, which made things nice. We consider this tour a top highlight of our Monterey trip. Highly recommend to other travelers. Thanks Ben & Carlos.

May 26, 2023

We had a great time on this tour! Carlos was the perfect host. He was very kind and knowledgeable of the area! Will definitely use them again!

Rebecca C()
Oct 18, 2022

Big Sur day trip with Carlos as our guide was a wonderful experience. He was enjoyable, accommodating & informative, allowed for many stops for photos!

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