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Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Day Trip from San Francisco

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US$ 181.00
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This experience to the towering granite cliffs and gushing waterfalls of Yosemite National Park and its Giant Sequoias takes off 365 days a year. This is the only 1-day Yosemite Valley tour from San Francisco where you will experience the solitude of the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, the largest living things on the Earth. Your heart will be race as you enter Yosemite Valley for 5 glorious hours to enjoy Lower Yosemite, Nevada and Bridalveil falls, then take some moments at El Capitan, Half Dome and other iconic monuments.
  • Travel round trip from San Francisco to Yosemite in a single day
  • See the park’s most famous attractions, Half Dome and El Capitan
  • Enjoy free time to explore Yosemite Valley on your own
  • Ride through historic gold mining towns and into the Sierra Nevada mountains
  • Guided commentary helps the long bus ride fly by
What to Expect
Begin your day with pickup from your select San Francisco hotel or central meeting point. Head out of the city and through historic Gold Rush towns en route to the Sierra Nevada—commentary from your guide makes the drive fly by. Upon arrival, take a hike past some of the oldest and largest redwood trees in the world at Tuolumne Grove (weather permitting). Snap a photo inside a tunneled-out tree, or see how many people it takes to wrap arms around a trunk. Continue to Inspiration Point for an unbeatable view of Yosemite Valley. Look out for expert rock climbers scaling the world-class cliffs of Half Dome and El Capitan, and in the springtime, see the 2,400 foot-tall (740 meter) cascade of Yosemite Falls. Spend time dining or exploring the park on your own before reconvening with your guide for the return to San Francisco. Please note: Some itinerary items are weather dependent, and itinerary may be adapted to make the most of Yosemite during different seasons. The giant sequoias are best visited between May and October, as winter ice and snow may prevent access during the rest of the year.
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Important Information
Departure Point
333 O'Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

Traveler pickup is offered
For Hilton Union Square - meet at the Mason street entrance (Eastern entrance)
Pickup is available from Union Square, Fisherman's Wharf, South of Market, Financial District, Chinatown hotels within San Francisco.
Departure Time
6:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Expert guide and commentary
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (most hotels in downtown San Francisco/Fisherman's Wharf area, but do not pick up outside SF city limits)
  • Free Wifi on vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Yosemite Valley
  • Gratuities
  • Child safety seat for children under 8 years old or 4' 9" (1.4 meters) required
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Access to the Sequoia Grove can be difficult during winter months, generally October through April, and other activities may be substituted at the discretion of the guide
  • During winter months, 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
  • California law requires tour guests to bring a car safety seat for all children under 8 years and under 4' 9" (1.4 meters) in height. Any guest that does not provide their child's safety seat at the time of the tour and does not inform the tour operator may not be allowed to board the tour and will not be subject to refund.
  • As tour sizes vary, transportation is in a 15-passenger van or a 41-passenger tour bus
  • Tour makes stops at approximately 8:30am for breakfast, 1pm for lunch and on the trip back for dinner. Meals are not included
  • Audio guides are available in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, German, Korean, Mandarin and Japanese. Specify language at time of booking under special requirements.
  • For hotel pickups, please select the Hilton Union Square if your hotel is not listed
  • The Giant Sequoias Grove is located at a higher elevation and the hike is dependent on trail conditions, especially from October through May. Ice and snow might make the trail unsafe to hike. The decision of whether it is safe to go on the hike will be made on a day by day basis. Therefore, a visit cannot be guaranteed. However, while the trail might be closed, guests get to spend more time in Yosemite Valley. There you can see all the other great sights Yosemite has to offer, including El Capitan, Inspiration Point, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls and more.
  • Exact destinations & itinerary may differ due to weather, road conditions, and your guide's discretion.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 41 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If Yosemite doesn`t exist on your bucket list you should write it down right now!! The veiws are breathtaking and the wonderful pictures you might have seen from the park can not in anyway be compared to "the real deal". I feel sorry for every...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Pelagos1
GaryAlan2019, Owner at Extranomical Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Isn't Yosemite awesome? Glad to hear that Denise made it even better. Thanks for the feedback.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband and I are visiting San Fran for a few days and the one day excursion to Yosemite was absolutely amazing! Gino from Extranomical was well organized, knowledgeable and really funny! Thanks for helping us get to see this natural wonder and giving us...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Annalovesdan
GaryAlan2019, Owner at Extranomical Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We really appreciate the kind words and will pass them to Gino. Next time try Monterey or our City Insiders tour. Travel well.

Reviewed 6 days ago

Yosemite was lovely. The bus had very bad suspension and makes you jump violently in your seat when going over the slightest bump (maybe worst in the back were we sat). The tour guide was a very nice guy, but he didn't seem very experienced...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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GaryAlan2019, Owner at Extranomical Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We disappointed to hear that you were made to feel uncomfortable on the sometimes rough roads to Yosemite. Please reach out to our Guest Services office.

Reviewed 6 days ago

Seeing Yosemite was a fantastic experience and it was made even better by the carefully planned trip and our incredible tour guide, Denise. Every step of the way, she was enthusiastic and interesting, with so many facts and knowledge of the area we were visiting....More

Date of experience: August 2019
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GaryAlan2019, Owner at Extranomical Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Denise always makes a special effort. It's just her way! Thanks for the words of praise. Travel well.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great day , but long . Defiantly worth the money Denise our tour guide was excellent .informative and very well organised .

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Brian C
GaryAlan2019, Owner at Extranomical Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

That makes us very happy to hear! Please tour with us again soon.

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Response from iamheatheratwood | Reviewed this property |
I believe the pick up at all the local hotels, they are very convenient.
18 September 2019|
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Response from Wei Jian L | Reviewed this property |
I stayed at this hostel and they picked me up from here. You just have to put the name and address in during booking information. As long they confirm the pickup location but there shouldn’t be a problem
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Response from 1micnassey1 | Reviewed this property |
They stop you off at a super market on the way there and they way back, but if you feel like being extra prepared than bring your own.
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