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From San Francisco: Yosemite Tour with Giant Sequoias Hike

4.8 / 5

33 reviews

Activity provider: Best Bay Area Tours

From San Francisco: Yosemite Tour with Giant Sequoias Hike

Activity provider: Best Bay Area Tours

From US$ 199 per person

Explore Yosemite National Park with a small group and expert guide. See Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, El Capitan, and the giant sequoia trees all in one day.

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Duration 14 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Please be at the pickup point 15 minutes before the tour and give the driver a 15-minute pickup window.
Small group
Limited to 14 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Hike to the historic giant sequoias (weather permitting)
  • Enjoy a small group tour with a maximum of 15 passengers
  • Stop at more places with more photo opportunities
  • Admire the waterfalls at Bridalveil Falls
Full description
Begin your Yosemite National Park day tour by getting picked up at select San Francisco hotels. Cross the Bay Bridge and drive through the Central Valley to the town of Oakdale where you will stop for a short break. Start your day in the park at Tunnel View. Then, go to Bridalveil Falls for a quick walk to the base of the roaring waterfall. Next, proceed onto Half Dome and Yosemite Falls. After, enjoy some free time where you will get a chance to picnic at the base of Yosemite Falls, by a river, or in a granite-enclosed meadow. Chances are high that you will see rock climbers in the spring or fall, bears in the summer, and spectacular ice formations in the winter. After regrouping, head to El Capitan, the center of the rock climbing universe. Depending on the season, you may see some climbers on the rock, but they will appear smaller than ants on the 3000-foot (914 meters) rock. Enjoy a photo stop at Valley View and then head to the Tuolumne Grove to take a one-mile (1.6 km) hike to see a grove of 1500-year-old giant sequoia trees. Please note that the hike to the sequoias may not be available during the snow season. After the hike, head back to San Francisco with a restroom stop along the way.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off at select SF hotels
  • Transportation in a luxury van
  • Restroom and food stops
  • Tour guide
  • Small group guided tour
  • Free time in the park
  • Park entrance fees
  • Meals
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The hike to the giant sequoias may not be available during the snow season, generally November to April
  • The one-mile (1.6 km) hike is challenging for people with impaired mobility and heart, knee, or back issues.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 33 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5

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Exactly as the description says -- 100% would do it again and will recommend it to all my friends. A super modern comfortable van, and an excellent tour guide, Brian. The videos that played during the journey to and from the park to keep us entertained were a great idea.

November 7, 2022

The tour group was punctual and well accommodating to my needs. My guide was great, pleasure to be around. I got what I expected out of this trip which was the regular tourist photo opportunities. Given the time frame of only one day on the tour I will need to go back in the future to actually explore Yosemite for its hiking trails. Definitely worth the money and would recommend to others who are short on time to explore or don't have the physical means to tolerate exploring on foot alone

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October 13, 2022

We had the most amazing guide in Phil Siegel - a really good story teller, knew all the good spots in the national park, had a great sense of humor and he did everything in his power to give us the best day in Yousimite, which we must say he succeeded drunk!

September 29, 2022

Product ID: 391337