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Unique Activities to Try Near Wander Calistoga Valley

Hot air balloon ride, anyone?

 Natalie Kowalewski
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Unique Activities to Try Near Wander Calistoga Valley

From exhilarating safaris and charming wine trolley tours to breathtaking hot air balloon rides, Calistoga boasts a diverse range of experiences that promise adventure, relaxation, and unforgettable memories.

Buckle up and get ready to explore the captivating activities that make Calistoga an enticing destination for every traveler. Here are our suggestions for the top 3 unique attractions near Wander Calistoga Valley

Safari West Tour

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  • Distance from Wander Calistoga Valley: 3.5 miles

  • Location: 3115 Porter Creek Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

  • Phone: (800) 616-2695

  • Website: https://www.safariwest.com/ 

Have you ever envisioned yourself locking eyes with a sleek cheetah or rubbing shoulders with exotic wildlife in a setting reminiscent of the African wilderness?

From the captivating ring-tailed lemurs to the striking zebras, the 400-acre preserve is home to nearly 900 animals spanning over 90 unique species. Get ready for an unforgettable journey into the Sonoma Serengeti, where adventure unfolds daily. 

Tips:
1) Be sure to check out the behind-the-scenes adventure, including taking a walk in the wild, which could include visiting a giraffe barn, warthog pen, Amani Oasis aviary, and more! There is also a rhino encounter and a cheetah encounter, during which you will go face-to-face with these incredible animals. 

2) To ensure the safety and enjoyment of all visitors, children joining the Classic Safari Adventure must be at least 4 years old. However, please note that several of the private adventures do not have age restrictions in place.

Napa Valley Aloft Hot Air Balloon Rides

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  • Distance from Wander Calistoga Valley: 23 miles 

  • Location: 6525 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599

  • Hours: 9AM-5PM Monday-Friday; 9AM-3PM Saturday & Sunday 

  • Phone: (707) 944-4400

  • Website: https://nvaloft.com/

Established in 1978, Napa Valley Aloft is a pioneer in offering aerial tours via hot air balloons over the picturesque Napa Valley. The company prioritizes a more intimate experience, with smaller passenger-carrying balloon baskets and FAA-certified pilots who are experts in Napa Valley ballooning.

Original Napa Valley Cable Car "Up Valley" Tour

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Explore Napa Valley's famous wine country on a delightful tour with the Napa Valley Wine Trolley. Travel aboard a charming replica of a San Francisco cable car, visiting three top wineries in northern Napa.

Savor a gourmet picnic lunch amid scenic vineyards and gain insights into Napa's winemaking history from a knowledgeable local guide. Note that participants must be 21 or older for this experience.



Need more travel tips? Reach out to Wander's Concierge Team anytime via text at 737-377-3205. They're available 24/7 and can help you plan the best trip ever!

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