Yosemite with Giant Sequoias Small Group Tour

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Yosemite with Giant Sequoias Small Group Tour

From $179 per person

Experience the best viewpoints, wander around glacier-formed Yosemite Valley, and hike to the Giant Sequoias in Yosemite National Park. On this eco-friendly small group tour, you'll experience the best of what Yosemite has to offer in one epic day.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 14 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup is available from 2 convenient locations: • 6:20 AM at Hilton Union Square (Mason street side entrance). • 6:55 am at Dublin BART station (south side of the freeway, at the passenger loading zone).
Small group
Limited to 13 participants

Experience

Itinerary
5 hours
  • San Francisco

  • 3 hours
  • Central Valley, California (break)

  • 1.5 hours
  • Tuolumne Grove Trailhead (hiking, visit, photo stop)

    • Optional
  • El Capitan, California (visit, photo stop)

  • Half Dome (visit, photo stop)

  • Bridalveil Fall (photo stop, visit)

  • Tunnel View (visit, photo stop)

  • Yosemite Valley (lunch, break, free time, hiking)

  • 1.5 hours
  • Central Valley, California (break)

  • 3 hours
  • San Francisco

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Enjoy a 1.5-hour hike among the towering Giant Sequoias of Yosemite
  • Wander around Yosemite Falls or find a serene overlook to sit and reflect during free time
  • Learn about the geologic wonders that formed the park from your guide, all from the comfort of a clean energy biofuel vehicle
  • Marvel at El Capitan and Half Dome from Tunnel View, one of most famous views in the park
  • See all the highlights while avoiding the crowds with this small sized group
Full description
Spend an active, fun-filled day learning why Yosemite is one of America’s most popular national parks. Hike through the park with an experienced guide and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature on this small group tour. Start off by making your way east from San Francisco and heading across the Bay Bridge. You’ll continue toward the Sierras and make your way into the mountains. There, you’ll learn about California’s rich history as you pass through some of the first settlements built during the Gold Rush. Once you arrive in Yosemite National Park, it’s time to stretch your legs. Your first stop in Yosemite will include a 2.5-mile round trip hike to see the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias. Be prepared for this strenuous hike, where you’ll descend 400 feet into the grove, before turning around and walking back up. Next, you’ll cruise into the famous Yosemite Valley to take in views of Bridalveil Falls, El Capitan, Half Dome, and more. Capture breathtaking photos at Tunnel View and take in the eastern expanse of Yosemite Valley. Once inside the valley, you’ll have 1.5 hours of free time to explore on your own. Your guide will help you decide what to do: you can meander down paved paths, hike around Yosemite Falls, engage further with the park’s history at the visitor’s center, or visit the Ansel Adams Gallery. In the late afternoon, you’ll depart for San Francisco, stopping for a short break before arriving back in the city. You’ll arrive back at your hotel around 8:30 to 9:00 PM to sleep off the day’s adventures.
Includes
  • Yosemite Park entrance fees
  • Transportation in a biofuel vehicle
  • Food and drinks
  • Guide gratuity
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • 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

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Water
    • Comfortable clothes

    Know before you go

    • Please note, during certain winter months, the hike to the Giant Sequoias may not be offered due to snowpack levels. As of January 2020, the snow levels are too high to safely be able to reach the grove. Instead of the hike, you will receive 3-hours of free time inside Yosemite Valley, instead of the typical 1.5-hours. The Giant Sequoias hike should resume in April/May 2020, but due to the ever-changing weather conditions, it's possible to resume at any time
    • Please be prepared for a strenuous hike upon arrival to Yosemite with good walking shoes and water. If you are not in shape for hiking, you will not be able to see the Giant Sequoia Trees as they are at the bottom of a moderately steep out and back trail (2.5 miles total). The group will take this trail at a moderate pace in order to provide sufficient time visiting Yosemite Valley
    • Your small group will consist of no more than 13 passengers
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 4 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.3/5
    • Transportation
      4.7/5
    • Value for money
      4/5
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    Quick review: Jamie was a fantastic guide on a very hot day in Yosemite! This felt like a fun field trip with a great group of strangers and a van that had great AC. Jamie gave us realistic advice for which places to visit in the 3 hours we had at the valley. More details: It was our first time going to Yosemite, and although we wanted to do the Giant Sequoia trip, IncredibleAdventures (who operates this tour) told us that not enough people booked The Giant Sequoia trip for us to go on it (they told us 2 days before our scheduled tour). Luckily, they rebooked us into the Yosemite Day Trip tour (for the same date as our original reservations) and gave us a refund for the inconvenience. The Yosemite Day Trip tour was awesome! Even when we had some issues with receiving our refund, the GetYourGuide customer service team helped us out quickly. Overall, very satisfied with the clarity before and throughout the trip to Yosemite! Their customer service after the trip was also exceptional.

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    July 30, 2021

    Great sites, driver was super friendly. We weren’t able to eat at our leisure in the vehicle due to Covid which was a challenge in a 15 hour trip. We also could have condensed some of the sites. We never got to stop and take pictures at overlooks for those iconic Yosemite park views— that was a big disappointment. Only pics we took were up close to Points Of Interest like El Capitan, etc. Definitely does not need to be an 8 hour tour. Felt like driver was dragging it out a bit bc that’s what we paid for, but I would have preferred getting back earlier. That’s me though. Maybe provide a variety of trip lengths; 3 hour, 5 hour and 8 hour..... Also would suggest updating the excursion description regarding the waterfalls — as being a point of interest during the seasons when they are dried up— would have liked to know that ahead of time. Maybe plan on stopping at the river instead so people can get a water feature of some sorts when the falls are dry. Add a restaurant stop to tour.

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    September 8, 2020

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