Scenic views of the rolling green hills and oak trees
Tollhouse Ranch Scenic views of the rolling green hills and oak trees of the Tollhouse Ranch located in the heart of the Tehachapi corridor, California. © Ian Shive

Legacy Journeys

Southern California

Witness nature’s wonders from mountain vistas to pristine coastlines.

2024 departure is full. Wait list space is available!

Explore the Journey

March 24-30, 2024

Full Itinerary

March 24-30, 2024

Venture into the wilds of California, one of the few corners of our planet where you can visit desert and coast, forests and farmland, rivers and mountains, and an island boasting 12 species found nowhere else on Earth—all in one trip. This journey represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore unique natural landscapes throughout the state’s Central Valley and along the coast that most visitors never see. Traveling in the company of  TNC scientists and conservation partners, you won’t just visit these amazing places—you’ll also learn how you are helping save them.


  • Travel off the beaten path to catch a glimpse of the poppies, lupines and other wildflowers that blanket California’s hillsides after winter rains.
  • Take in picture-perfect views of the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes and spring bird migration from the boardwalks at Oso Flaco Lake.
  • Explore the high peaks, deep canyons and pristine coastline of Santa Cruz island and learn about groundbreaking conservation on this largest of California’s Channel Islands.

Explore our Work in this Region

Wait list space is available!

Our 2024 departure to Southern California is full. Trip specialists at Iconic Adventures are maintaining a wait list. We often have space open on our departures, please call to add your name to the wait list if you have an interest in traveling on this Legacy Journey with The Legacy Club in 2024.

Information & Reservations

Reservations for all trips will open on Tuesday, August 29 at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT and can be made with the trip specialist listed below.

Iconic Adventures
Phone: (800) 329-4930

We recommend adding your name to the waiting list for the Journey if it fills up. We often have space open on our departures.

Please Note

Registration inquiry calls may direct to voicemail. Iconic Adventures will organize all inquiries received by phone or email in order of time of receipt and fill trips on a first come, first served basis. 

Traveling with TNC means showing respect for each other, respect for the world around us and acting with integrity. Before signing up for TNC Travel, please review and familiarize yourself with TNC’s Traveler Expectations.