Discover the awe-inspiring beauty of Yosemite National Park on this one-day Yosemite tour from San Francisco. Marvel at Half Dome, El Capitan and Yosemite Falls, and hike to the Tuolumne Grove of giant sequoias with an expert tour guide. This Yosemite day trip offers over five hours in the park to reconnect with mother nature and free time in Yosemite Valley.
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The hike is only available when trail conditions are safe—usually from April to October. The hike is a 2-mile round trip on a paved trail with a steep incline, so those with respiratory issues or not used to strenuous exercise can skip the hike and wait at the outdoor seating at Tuolumne Grove stop.
Each season in Yosemite Valley offers an advantage—summer for sunny and warm hikes, fall for peace and solitude, winter for the beautiful blanket of snow, and spring features the peak of the annual waterfall show.
You'll spend approximately 4–5 hours outdoors in nature, so it's best to dress in layers and wear comfortable shoes or hiking sandals. Bring a light water-resistant jacket, camera or phone, 1-liter water bottle, hat, sunscreen, sturdy umbrella (when there's possible rain), and some cash or credit card for meals, snacks and souvenirs.
Meals are not included in this tour, but there will be a stop halfway to and from Yosemite so you can buy food and beverages. There are also a few onsite restaurants in Yosemite Valley (usually crowded), but you can also bring a packed lunch and drink.
For your child’s safety, all vehicle tours require child safety seats or a booster for every child under eight (8) years of age or 4′ 9″ in height. If you need assistance arranging for a safety seat, please leave a comment in the “Have Special Needs?” section when booking your reservation.
All of the tour vehicles are marked "Extranomical Tours". Your guide will have your name and announce the arrival of the vehicle at your pick-up location.
The Yosemite and Giant Sequoias Day Tour from San Francisco has live narration in English, but there are also complimentary recorded audio guides in 8 languages, including Spanish, French, German, Italian, Korean, Mandarin, Japanese and Portuguese. Please leave a comment in the “Have Special Needs?” section when booking your reservation if you require this audio guide, and please specify the language.
Best not to leave your valuables like purses, cameras, and computers on the vehicle while stepping off of the tour vehicle at any attraction—the tour guide will not be responsible for your belongings.