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2-Day Semi-Guided Tour of Yosemite National Park from San Francisco

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  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Duration: 2 days (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2402YNP2
Calling all adventurers and independent travelers! Maximize your visit to Yosemite with an overnight stay on this comprehensive 2-day tour from San Francisco. Get your bearings on a guided tour through California’s most famous national parks, then enjoy plenty of free time at Yosemite to pursue your own interests at your own pace. With a choice of 3 styles of accommodation, you can spend two days exploring El Capitan, Yosemite Falls, Half Dome and more.


  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Multi-Day Trip
Your 2-day Yosemite tour begins with a scenic drive from San Francisco, passing through San Joaquin Valley along the way. On arrival at Yosemite National Park, your guided tour visits famous landmarks including El Capitan, Yosemite Falls, Half Dome and the Tunnel View. In addition to offering amazing scenery, Yosemite is one of the first wilderness park in the USA and home to diverse wildlife such as golden eagles, black-tailed deers, marmots and even black bears – hopefully you'll be lucky enough to spot them during your visit.

After your semi-guided tour, enjoy free time to further explore Yosemite at your own pace. There are numerous activities for all interests - go rafting down the Merced River, learn rock climbing on Yosemite's beautiful granite cliffs or simply relax on an open tram tour of Yosemite Valley. Then, when the tour buses depart for the evening, you can sit back, relax and watch the sun set over Yosemite.

Choose from 3 different styles of accommodation to suit your budget for your overnight stay in Yosemite. Stay inside the park at Curry Village in a tent cabin, settle in at the comfortable Yosemite View Lodge or enjoy modern conveniences and a great scenic location at Yosemite Park Lodge.

On day 2, after having enjoyed a morning of free time, rejoin your tour group for the afternoon’s guided tour. You’ll be departing Yosemite in the late afternoon, arriving back in San Francisco by nightfall. Drop off at your San Francisco hotel is included.

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San Francisco hotels
Departure Time:
Hotel pickup commences at approximately 6am
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point on Day 2 at approximately 9pm

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Tent Cabin Inside Park
Code: YETC

Located in Curry Village inside Yosemite National Park, short distance to restaurants and shops. Each tent sleeps up to 5 guests. Meals not included.

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Lodge Outside Park
Code: YEVL

Located at entrance to Yosemite National Park (outside the park). Rooms include television and air-conditioning. Meals not included.

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Hotel Lodge Inside Park
Code: YEYL

Located only minutes from Yosemite Falls inside Yosemite National Park. Rooms include wireless internet, television and air-conditioning. Meals not included.

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2-Day Semi-Guided Tour of Yosemite National Park from San Francisco

Yosemite National Park

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Meals
  • Activities at Yosemite National Park
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Customers are allowed up to 2 items (i.e. 1 personal item + 1 carry-on) per passenger allowed free of charge. Maximum carry-on size is 24"x16"x10" (60cm x 40cm x 58cm). Additional items and oversized luggage is subject to an additional charge, payable direct on your date of travel
  • Vehicles accommodate up to 36 passengers
  • Please note: the Tent Cabin Inside the Park is unavailable from November 1 to March 31 due to inclement weather
  • California law requires tour guests to bring a car safety seat for all children under 8 years or under 4' 9" (1.4 meters) in height
  • Free shuttle service inside Yosemite to facilitate movement throughout the park
Please note: The weather in Yosemite is highly variable and includes rain and snow in winter and high temperatures in summer. The itinerary may be adapted to make the most of Yosemite during different seasons and times of the year. During winter month, temperatures in Yosemite can vary drastically to the ones in San Francisco. Therefore, it is recommend to wear winter clothes, especially shoes or boots with rubber soles and treads
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: CATHERINE P, September 2012

Would do this tour again but stay longer. Yosemite is a beautiful place to visit and at your own pace.

Reviewed by: Robyn S, December 2012

We really liked our Yosemite trip and ANDY ,our leader was interesting, helpful and genuine. You could tell he genuinely liked his job. We enjoyed our overnight stay, but unfortunately it rained and rained. Would certainly recommend Viator to anyone, and we would certainly use Viator again.

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Tour code: 2402YNP2