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Small Group Yosemite and Giant Sequioas Day Trip from San Francisco

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Small Group Yosemite and Giant Sequioas Day Trip from San Francisco
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icon14 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Travel by minibus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park on a small-group day trip to one of the most visually stunning places on earth—considered the crown jewel of America’s national parks. This full-day itinerary takes you through the orchards of the Central Valley to Yosemite Valley, stopping first for a stroll through a grove of giant sequoias. Find plenty of photo ops of Half Dome, El Capitan, and Yosemite Falls. Numbers are limited to 15 passengers to ensure a personalized experience with your knowledgeable guide.
  • Yosemite National Park day trip from San Francisco with an informative guide
  • Walk under ancient redwood trees and hike during free time in Yosemite Valley
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included by minibus
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 passengers ensures personalized attention
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National Park fees
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Hotel/port pickup and drop-off (from select hotels in San Francisco)
Local taxes
Food and drinks
Gratuities
No Pick-up/Drop-off from residential addresses or hotels outside of San Francisco

Departure Point

San Francisco, CA, USA

Departure Time

6:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
After pickup from selected hotels in San Francisco, board a comfortable minibus for the drive to Yosemite National Park. En route, make a snack stop among the fruit and nut orchards of the San Joaquin Valley before continuing on to the Sierra Nevada foothills and California Gold Country.

Entering the national park via historical Groveland, stop for a hike among Yosemite’s giant sequoias—ancient redwood trees whose trunks span up to 40 feet (12 meters) in diameter. Your drive continues into the Yosemite Valley, stopping at Tunnel View for the quintessential photo op of that includes Bridalveil Fall, El Capitan, and Half Dome.

After a close-up look at the falls, head to El Capitan, the world’s largest exposed granite monolith. Search for rock climbers ascending its sheer face, which rises thousands of feet above the valley floor. Then it’s on to see Half Dome and Yosemite Falls, whose lower and upper cascades form North America’s tallest waterfall.

During free time to explore on your own and purchase lunch (own expense), you can hike among numerous paths, snap more photos at the base of Yosemite Falls or visit Yosemite Village. Then meet back up with your guide for the return drive to San Francisco, with another quick stop for food in the Central Valley before your full-day tour ends with hotel drop-off.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
San Francisco Bay Bridge
Drive across bridge on the way to Yosemite
Stop At:  
Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias
See some of the biggest trees on the planet.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Tunnel View
Drive to one of the most beautiful views of the Yosemite valley from above
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Bridalveil Falls
Walk to the falls for photos
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Yosemite Valley
Spend free time experiencing the valley
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Half Dome
Stop for photos
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Yosemite Falls
Walk to the 4th tallest waterfalls in the world
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
El Capitan
Stop to look for climbers on the granite wall
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Car seat required for children 8 years old and under; not provided
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • The trip is accessible for most of the tour. However, at the end of the day, we go on a hike to see the giant sequoias. This is NOT advised for people with back, heart or knee problems. It is also not wheelchair accessible. Unfortunately, this is only way to see the sequoias.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Best Bay Area Tours Llc
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Small Group Yosemite and Giant Sequioas Day Trip from San Francisco?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Small Group Yosemite and Giant Sequioas Day Trip from San Francisco.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Small Group Yosemite and Giant Sequioas Day Trip from San Francisco?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Small Group Yosemite and Giant Sequioas Day Trip from San Francisco.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Small Group Yosemite and Giant Sequioas Day Trip from San Francisco?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Small Group Yosemite and Giant Sequioas Day Trip from San Francisco.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Small Group Yosemite and Giant Sequioas Day Trip from San Francisco?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Small Group Yosemite and Giant Sequioas Day Trip from San Francisco.

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  • "It is a long day but definitely worth every penny!" See review
  • "Overall it was a good trip, well worth having to get up early in the morning." See review
  • "Excellent - It is a long day but well worth every second of it." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Amazing Experience!!
David_D
, Dec 2021
Brian was the best tour guide!! Not only did he take us to all the right places for viewing the fantastic features of Yosemite, he gave us tips on how to get the best photos. He brought binoculars and telescopes for us to see the climbers on El Capitán…so cool!! He knows a lot about the park and doesn’t miss a beat on giving all the important facts. The added videos on our drive to and from the park were interesting and fun, too!! It was an awesome overall experience for my husband and I!!
star-5
The Best Tour we took in SF
Laura_D
, Nov 2021
We completely enjoyed this small group tour. Don, our guide, was very informative, knowledgeable and helpful in every way. He went out of his way to make sure you see some great sights. I would highly recommend taking this tour when you are in the area. Totally worth the price and time.
star-5
Great easy tour
El_R
, Nov 2021
Love the ease of visiting the park and the variety of visits we took. The group and guide were great
star-5
Well worth the early start
Rowena_S
, Nov 2021
The sequoias were worth the trip alone. As we were a small group Alberto was able to join us and provide interesting facts about these magnificent trees. It was quite amazing to see Yosemite Park was as wonderful as all the pictures you have seen. A little depressing to see all the tourists everywhere but then I was one too and we all want to see these natural wonders.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Must Do Tour of Yosemite Park
Carlos_L
, Nov 2021
Amazing trip, astonishing scenery and great guidance and recommendations from our superb Tour Guide, Alberto! Definitely a must do tour if you visit the Bay area and San Francisco. The Giant sequoias and the El Capitán monolith were just out of this world.
star-5
Great experience
Antonio_O
, Nov 2021
Long day but great experience. Brian the tour guide was very nice and helpful. We saw all the highlights in one day. Grocery store stop was nice and clean. Only some bathrooms in the park were sketchy. He was very helpful in taking pictures and showing us how to get the best spots for photos. Also the nicest park was using binoculars to look at rock climbers
star-5
Stunning trip
Randall_C
, Oct 2021
Michael was the best guide!! The trip was wonderful and the scenery was stunning. Very interactive trip and Michael was very knowledgeable and informative
star-5
You will not regret!
Rigo_L
, Oct 2021
Amazing trip, fantastic guide (Brian)! Way better than I expected. If I were able to leave 6 stars, I would!
star-5
Our guide was Don and he...
Jules_H
, Oct 2021
Our guide was Don and he was amazing. He is so knowledgeable about so many places, and he’s always ready to take pictures of you and whomever you are touring with.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
The group I was with and...
Ashley_M
, Oct 2021
The group I was with and the driver were super nice! The driver was very informative and made sure we had a great experience.

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