2-Day Yosemite National Park Tour from San Francisco

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  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Duration: 2-days / 1-night (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3454YP2D

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Escape to the mountains for two full days of hiking, sightseeing and exploring in the amazing natural wilderness of Yosemite National Park. On this overnight tour from San Francisco with a knowledgeable guide, trek through Yosemite Valley, explore the high country and marvel at giant sequoias, waterfalls and famous sites including Half Dome. Choose from a variety of activities, such as hiking, biking and swimming, and at the end of the day, relax in your provided accommodation in or near the park.

Likely to Sell Out: Rooms at the Yosemite Lodge often sell out months in advance. If Yosemite Lodge does happen to sell out, you will be offered similar accommodation at the Cedar Lodge.


Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Multi-Day Trip
You'll be picked up from San Francisco and taken on a comfortable 3-hour drive to Yosemite National Park. Your two days here are divided between the Yosemite Valley and the high country.

In the valley, explore and photograph famous highlights such as Yosemite Falls -- the tallest waterfall in North America -- El Capitan, Half Dome, Bridalveil Fall and Inspiration Point.

In Yosemite's high country, hike among the giant sequoias and venture to Glacier Point, offering stunning views. You can also choose to hike to the top of Sentinel Dome or Taft Point. In the late afternoon on your second day, relax on the drive back to San Francisco.

You can choose between two lodging options, inside or outside the park, and throughout your trip, your guide will teach you about the history of Yosemite and give you great advice on how to get the most out of your time in the park.

See the Itinerary below for more details.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Passengers will be picked up from their hotel between approximately 6:15am and 7am, depending on the hotel location
Departure Time:
6:15am - 7am
Duration:
2-days / 1-night
Return Details:
Returns to San Francisco hotels at approximately 8pm - 9pm

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Cedar Lodge-Single Room
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2-Day Yosemite National Park Tour from San Francisco

2-Day Yosemite National Park Tour from San Francisco

Inclusions:
  • Guided tours
  • Admission to Yosemite National Park
  • One night accommodation
  • Breakfast on day 2
  • Transport by biodiesel mini-coach
  • Taxes, fuel surcharges
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Activity/sports equipment (available for rent)
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation for this tour will be received at time of booking
  • Tours are arranged on a demand basis and require a minimum of 5 passengers to guarantee departure
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
  • Guided tours are provided on both days of the tour
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • One small, soft overnight bag allowed per person (hard case luggage is not allowed)
  • Due to hotel accommodations reserved in advance, any amendments to dates will incur penalties in accordance to the cancellation policy as detailed in the Terms and Conditions
  • Rooms at the Yosemite Lodge often sell out months in advance. If Yosemite Lodge does happen to sell out, you will be offered similar accommodation at the Cedar Lodge
  • Important: Any dietary requirements should be entered in the Special Requirements field when booking this tour
Itinerary:
Day 1: San Francisco -- Yosemite National Park
Leave San Francisco behind and cross the Bay Bridge, offering amazing views of Alcatraz Island and Angel Island. Cruise through Oakland, the East Bay and on to Central Valley to stop for groceries (own expense). Travel through Gold Country and the Sierra Nevada Foothills.

Arrive at Yosemite National Park after approximately 3 hours and hike down to the giant sequoia trees for a picnic lunch. After lunch, enjoy a fully narrated 1.5-hour tour through Yosemite's glaciated valley with your guide, and admire the waterfalls and rock formations.

In the afternoon, head to Yosemite Falls, where you'll have the choice of activities including a walk to the base of the falls, time at the main visitor's center, swimming, biking or hiking.

Regroup and head to your selected accommodation for dinner. At Cedar Lodge, situated near the picturesque Merced River, enjoy time to relax by the river and hang out in the pub. Enjoy private beach access and take advantage of the indoor and outdoor pool and Jacuzzi.

At Yosemite Lodge, located in the park at the foot of Yosemite Falls, the scenery is nearly unbeatable. This lodge embraces the beauty of the wilderness that is certain to be a highlight of your visit.

Overnight: Cedar Lodge or Yosemite Lodge in/near Yosemite National Park

Day 2: Yosemite National Park -- San Francisco
Have breakfast (included), pack up and drive to Glacier Point for views of Yosemite Valley. Here, you have the option to hike back to the valley or return in the biodiesel mini-coach and enjoy a full day of hiking, biking or lounging by the river.

Stop for a bite to eat (own expense) on the way home. Enjoy the San Francisco skyline as you cross the Bay Bridge and return to your hotel.
Terms and Conditions:
If you cancel at least 15 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 20 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 14 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Meiy, June 2015

This tour was awesome! Yosemite is by far the best national park I've ever visited. We used to drive by ourselves to national parks. But after this tour, we decided that we'll definitely take some other guided tours because that's a perfect way to have a deep understanding of national parks. Our guide of this tour is Chris, who is the best guide we've ever met. He knows a lot of things about the history, the plants and animals, the secret scenic spots of Yosemite. He told us interesting and informative stories about Yosemite. He's such a great story-teller, clear, logical, full of passion and humor. He is also a very good driver, making the trip safe and comfortable. The best thing is that he loves the nature so much and he picked all the garbage he spotted along the hiking trail. My child learned how to protect our mother planet from Chris. This is definitely teaching by doing! We highly recommended this tour. You will get more than the gorgeous and sublime scenery of Yosemite.

Reviewed by: nerdcissus, Norway, May 2015

The entire group had a wonderful time on our 2-day Yosemite National Park Tour, starting April 25th, 2015. Due to unusual amounts of fresh snow the day before, hiking conditions were difficult, and several roads were closed, including Glacier Point. Our guide, Brian Wunderlich, was expertly able to rearrange our intiniary, postponing Glacier Point until the road reopened. He also put on chains, and brought all of us who felt up to it through the snow, safely scaling Half Dome for a spectaclular closing. Thanks Brian, for being such a genuinely great guy. You made a great big difference, and we really appreciate your extensive knowlege of the area. The freshly melting snow and great locations also made for some stunning photos. What a great trip it was. Make sure to look up Brian for an incredible adventure in Yosemite or the San Francisco area.

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