Day trip

Yosemite: Giant Sequoias and Alpine Lakes Van Tour with Hike

Activity provider: Incredible Adventures

Yosemite: Giant Sequoias and Alpine Lakes Van Tour with Hike

Activity provider: Incredible Adventures

Explore the best of Yosemite on this guided van and walking tour. Hike to the towering Giant Sequoias, take a dip in Tenaya Lake, and enjoy panoramic views of Tuolumne Meadows.

About this activity

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Arrive outside the lobby of either Cedar Lodge or The Yosemite View at least 15 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. The driver departs at 8 AM from Cedar Lodge, and 8:15 AM from Yosemite Valley Lodge.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Stand beneath the towering Giant Sequoias in Tuolumne Grove
  • Wade in the crystal clear waters of Tenaya Lake
  • Marvel at the panoramic views of Yosemite's high country from Pothole Dome
  • Enjoy a boxed lunch with spectacular views of Half Dome
Full description

Experience the beauty of Yosemite National Park with an experienced guide. With daily departures from Cedar Lodge and the Yosemite View Lodge, leave your car and worries behind as you take in the views of Yosemite's high country. Meet your guide at Cedar Lodge or Yosemite View Lodge, and enjoy the views on your ride to the Tuolomne Grove trailhead. Follow your guide on the 2.5-mile round-trip path to Tuolumne Grove. Marvel at the massive Giant Sequoia trees, including the iconic Tunnel Tree.

Hop back into the van and cruise along Tioga Road to Olmsted Point. Enjoy a boxed lunch with stunning views of Half Dome and Clouds Rest. After lunch, continue up in the van until you reach the gorgeous Tuolumne Meadows. Meander along the 2.5-mile to the top of Pothole Dome. Take in spectacular 360-degree views of Yosemite's tallest peaks. Cool off in the sparkling waters of Tenaya Lake before heading back down to El Portal where the guide will drop you off at your original pickup location.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Yosemite National Park entrance fee
  • Boxed lunch
  • Experienced guide
  • Photo stops
  • Hike to Tuolumne Grove
  • Hike to Pothole Dome
    Not suitable for
    • People with low level of fitness
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Water
    • Comfortable clothes
    • Reusable water bottle
    • Face mask or protective covering

    Know before you go

    • This tour involves several miles of walking on a paved path with 500 feet of elevation gain
    • Mountain weather can be unpredictable so bring warm and waterproof clothing

    Product ID: 408098