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Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Escape to the mountains for two full days of hiking, sightseeing and exploring in the amazing natural wilderness of Yosemite National Park. Trek through Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point, and the Giant Sequoias (weather permitting), and spend the night in the heart of Yosemite Valley at Yosemite Valley Lodge. Your hotel is located at the base of Yosemite Falls!
On this tour of Yosemite National Park from San Francisco, you'll have two days to explore, giving you more time and flexibility to see all the sights. Your guide stays in the hotel with the group, providing valuable knowledge of the history of Yosemite and a more personal experience of the park throughout your trip.
The two days in Yosemite National Park are divided between time in Yosemite Valley, and exploring the outlying areas of the park. In the valley, you will visit and photograph famous highlights such as Yosemite Falls (the tallest waterfall in North America), El Capitan, Half Dome, Bridalveil Fall, and Inspiration Point. Beyond the valley, you will take a trip to the awe-inspiring Glacier Point and enjoy a hike among the Giant Sequoias (weather permitting).
This tour of Yosemite arrives back in San Francisco at approximately 9:00pm on the second day. Slip away to Yosemite park for two full days of fun and exploration!
See the Itinerary below for more details.
Small overnight bag (approx airline carry-on size)
Camera & Charger
Sneakers or hiking boots
Hiking clothes (shorts & T-shirt)
Change of clothes for in hotel
Swimwear & Towel
Sun protection & bug spray
Warm layers (evenings can be cooler)
Additionally in early spring or late fall:
Hiking boots or durable sneakers (preferably gortex or waterproof)
Gloves, wool socks and a hat (75% of your body heat is lost through your hands, head, and feet.
Day 1: San Francisco -- Yosemite National Park Leave San Francisco behind and cross the Bay Bridge, offering amazing views of Alcatraz Island and Angel Island. Cruise through Oakland, the East Bay and on to Central Valley to stop for groceries (own expense). Travel through Gold Country and the Sierra Nevada Foothills.
Arrive at Yosemite National Park after approximately 3 hours and hike down to the giant sequoia trees for a picnic lunch. After lunch, enjoy a fully narrated 1.5-hour tour through Yosemite's glaciated valley with your guide, and admire the waterfalls and rock formations.
In the afternoon, head to Yosemite Falls, where you'll have the choice of activities including a walk to the base of the falls, time at the main visitor's center, swimming, biking or hiking.
Regroup and head to your selected accommodation for dinner. At Cedar Lodge, situated near the picturesque Merced River, enjoy time to relax by the river and hang out in the pub. Enjoy private beach access and take advantage of the indoor and outdoor pool and Jacuzzi.
At Yosemite Lodge, located in the park at the foot of Yosemite Falls, the scenery is nearly unbeatable. This lodge embraces the beauty of the wilderness that is certain to be a highlight of your visit.
Overnight hotel accommodations at Yosemite Valley Lodge at the base of Yosemite Falls
Day 2:Yosemite National Park -- San Francisco Pack up and drive to Glacier Point for views of Yosemite Valley. Here, you have the option to hike back to the valley or return in the biodiesel mini-coach and enjoy a full day of hiking, biking or lounging by the river.
Stop for a bite to eat (own expense) on the way home. Enjoy the San Francisco skyline as you cross the Bay Bridge and return to your hotel.
SF hotel pick-up and drop-off
Narrated guided tour
Transportation to/from Yosemite in biofueled mini-coach
Yosemite Park entrance fee
Overnight hotel accommodation at Yosemite Valley Lodge at the base of Yosemite Falls or Cedar Lodge which is situated in the picturesque Merced River canyon
Meals; stops will be made to purchase food at appropriate times during the day.
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Tours are arranged on a demand basis and require a minimum of 5 passengers to guarantee departure
Adult pricing applies to all travelers
Guided tours are provided on both days of the tour
Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
One small, soft overnight bag allowed per person (hard case luggage is not allowed)
Due to hotel accommodations reserved in advance, any amendments to dates will incur penalties in accordance to the cancellation policy as detailed in the Terms and Conditions
Rooms at the Yosemite Lodge often sell out months in advance. If Yosemite Lodge does happen to sell out, you will be offered similar accommodation at the Cedar Lodge
Important: Any dietary requirements should be entered in the Special Requirements field when booking this tour
Passengers will be picked up from their hotel between approximately 6:15am and 7am, depending on the hotel location
6:15am - 7am
Returns to San Francisco hotels at approximately 8pm - 9pm