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From San Francisco: Yosemite Park Guided Day Trip

Activity provider: Incredible Adventures

From San Francisco: Yosemite Park Guided Day Trip

Activity provider: Incredible Adventures
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From US$ 179 per person

Likely to sell out

Depart from San Francisco and embark on a small group, guided day trip to Yosemite National Park. See the park’s famous El Capitan rock formation and enjoy breathtaking views of the iconic Yosemite Falls.

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Duration 15 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Be picked up from one of the following points: 6:35 AM (Zone 1): RIU Plaza Fisherman's Wharf (formerly Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf) - Corner of Mason St. and North Point 6:50 AM (Zone 2): San Francisco Hilton Union Square (Mason St. entrance) 7:10 AM (Zone 3): InterContinental San Francisco 7:45 AM (Zone 4): Dublin BART Station

Experience

Highlights
  • Drive through the Great Central Valley
  • Enjoy a fully guided coach tour of Yosemite Valley
  • See the majestic El Capitan rock formation
  • Take advantage of photo opportunities from Inspiration Point
  • View the breathtaking Bridalveil Fall
  • See Yosemite Falls - the tallest waterfall in North America
Full description

Escape the crowds of San Francisco on a full-day guided tour to Yosemite National Park. See highlights, including Yosemite Falls and Inspiration Point. Enjoy seamless travel in a bio-fueled mini-coach. Heading east across the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge offers great views of the San Francisco skyline, Alcatraz Island, Fisherman's Wharf, and the Golden Gate Bridge. En route to the park the tour crosses through the Central Valley, where you will stop at a fruit stand for some local produce. Famous for its rich volcanic soil, the Central Valley is the largest agricultural region in the United States. The section the tour drives through is best known for specialty fruits and nuts such as almonds, walnuts, cherries, and strawberries. After this quick rest stop, you will enter the rolling foothills of the Sierra Nevadas. Continuing into the mountains brings you to California gold country and the gold rush town of Groveland before the tour winds its way into Yosemite National Park. On your 1.5-hour narrated coach tour of Yosemite's glaciated valley, you will see famous waterfalls and rock formations including Yosemite Falls, the tallest waterfall in North America.

Continue on past El Capitan, Half Dome, Bridalveil Falls, Sentinel Dome, and much more. During the tour you will see Yosemite Valley from a number of great vantage points, the best of which is perhaps Inspiration Point. After the tour, you will stop for the afternoon near the base of Yosemite Falls. If you have not already picked up picnic supplies, there are many options for getting lunch in the park. You will have 3-4 hours of free time to explore the valley as you choose. You can walk to the base of Yosemite Falls, check out the visitor center, visit the Ansel Adams Gallery, stop in at the Ahwahnee Hotel, rent a cruiser bike, or hike some of the trails that originate from the valley. Although you could easily spend 3 weeks in Yosemite, the 3 hours you get on your own is enough time to understand why Yosemite is one of America's most popular national parks.

Includes
  • Yosemite entrance fee
  • Professional guide
  • Comfortable, responsible transportation in a biofueled mini-coach
  • 3 hours of free time to explore on your own
  • Guide gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drink

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What to bring

  • Cash

Know before you go

  • The local operator reserves the right to modify or cancel tours due to lack of participation, vehicle breakdowns, or weather or road conditions
  • Food and drinks are not included in the tour so please bring cash if you wish to buy some in the park
  • Your tour must be reconfirmed at least 48 hours in advance in order to get your exact pickup time
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 360 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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This trip is a long day and given that it was far to travel they did their best to fit in a lot of things in a day. I was in smaller group which was great and made everything move faster. The driver/ guide was friendly and very knowledgeable about the area. I couldn’t recommend Yosemite enough. An amazing place to visit

November 17, 2022

Great trip! The +: our guide was adorable and very considerate. He takes several breaks to allow us to eat and go to the bathroom. He indicated the crucial points to observe without talking too much. Kudos to him! The -: the bus lacks a bit of comfort. It's a kind of school bus, so a comfort that reaches its limits when you drive around 8 hours in it, as is the case with the round trip. The guide is also the driver. Beyond the exhausting day he's having, is it really reasonable in terms of fatigue and road safety? The roads to and from the park are still very winding and then they are fast highways, you have to be very attentive and concentrated all the way! The guide/driver was perfect, but he does this twice a week... That's a lot for a person who has the life of an entire bus in his hands...

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September 16, 2022

Pickup and drop went smoothly. The driver Kate was good with her driving which made me feel safe. Unfortunately the mic didn’t work until very late of the tour, the aircon didn’t work well either (it was a very hot day). In addition, Kate was aggressive in her manner regarding the tip, it made lots of customers uncomfortable.

September 10, 2022

Product ID: 6915