Full Day Guided Tour of Yosemite
Witness firsthand the beauty that helped make Ansel Adams world famous with the awe-inspiring and breathtaking panoramic views offered in Yosemite National Park. Only a few hours south of San Francisco and boasting over 761 thousand acres (3,000 Km2), we’ll spend approximately 5 hours inside this magnificent wilderness.
Discover America’s tallest waterfalls, biggest trees, 4,000-foot cliffs and the picturesque backdrops on this full day Yosemite tour. You will stand beneath the soaring granite cliffs of El Capitan, hear ice thunder over the majestic Yosemite Falls and Birdalveil Falls and find peace and tranquility by walking amidst Giant Sequoia trees. Our small group sized tour allows for the day to be customizable and spent the way you’d like, allowing you to see more of the world’s most unique landscapes that you want, to provide you with memories that will last a lifetime.
Maximize the peaceful tranquility that encompasses Yosemite National Park by leaving all of the planning and transportation up to us, allowing you to soak up all of the beauty and wonderment worry and hassle free. Our small group sized tours allow you to suggest sites you’d like to see or move at your own pace, an amenity not offered on large bus tours.
Offering doorstep-to-doorstep service, the tour will start with us picking you up outside of your hotel at 07:00 am. From there we’ll begin our few hour drive East towards Yosemite National Park. Once inside the park our experienced guide will begin offering insight into one of the earth’s best examples of glaciated valley.
With frequent stops at the most serene vista points inside the park, you will be able to capture breathtaking shots of some of the most iconic features of the park. Some of these locations include El Capitan, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, and Bridalveil Falls. In the summer you’ll have the option to enjoy breathtaking views from Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove (time permitting). While both spots are closed in the winter, a sense of adventure and willingness to walk on snow will allow us to show you some of the sites during one of the most peaceful times in the park.
Visiting Yosemite National Park in the winter offers an entirely different view of the park than you would get while visiting during the peak season. Fortune may be in your favor and you might have the chance to witness the astonishing beauty of Yosemite Valley enhanced by a mantle of snow. Fewer crowds is just one more of the advantages to visiting the park in the winter, as it not only means shorter lines but it also increases the chance of seeing wildlife. As the winter snow pack builds in the high country, Yosemite Falls comes back to life and the sound of ice crashing over the falls punctuates the stillness of the valley.
Don’t let the hassles of driving to and from the park, along with the headaches of searching through guidebooks, fumbling with maps and constantly searching for parking spots take away from what should be a relaxing experience. Let our experienced guide lift those burdens by doing the navigating and driving you as close as possible to what you want to see, dropping you off, and then conquering the parking battle for you. All you have to do is sit back and relax.
Daily tour departures From San Francisco year-round (other locations may be available)
Pick-Up Location: San Francisco downtown or Fisherman’s Wharf (other locations may be available)
Average Duration: 12-14 hours
Pick-Up Time: 7:00 a.m.
Up to 6 guests
14 Hours: $1125
Additional Hours: $60/hour
Groups with more than 6 guests: Please ask for a quote, whereby we charter a Van.
What is included in price:
- Our prices include all taxes with no hidden fees or surcharges…what you see is what you pay.
- A gratuity (tip) is customary for a good service and will be appreciated.
We reserve the right to modify or cancel tours due to vehicle breakdowns, weather or road conditions.
- Pick-Up & Drop Off at your SF Hotel downtown or Fisherman’s Wharf (other locations may be available)
- Yosemite Park Entrance Fee
- Fully narrated tour by a multilingual guide in English, Spanish & Italian (not just an audio tour)
- Easy Hike to a giant Sequoias Grove (trail conditions permitting)
NorCal Destinations offers Private and Small Group Tours of San Francisco, Muir Woods Redwoods, Napa and Sonoma Wine Country, Carmel, Monterey, Yosemite. Our services are professional and designed to make each tour a personal and a memorable experience.
You get personal attention. We put attractions into their historical context, going where you want to go, and helping you remember you’re on vacation.
We can go anywhere. Our comfortable SUV goes places buses, VANs and limos are not allowed.
Our tours are flexible. Have a question? We’ll take time to answer it. Want more time to visit a monument or attraction or for a small walk? No problem.
Someone else does the driving. You see the city instead of fighting traffic, one-way streets and steep hills, searching for elusive parking spots.
Our Tours are unique and fully customizable. We customize our private tours to your particular travel needs and expectations. We travel on back roads where generic tours do not go.
The breaktaking beauty of Yosemite is waiting for you!
Contact us to inquire about visiting Yosemite with your own person tour guide.