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Yosemite Close Up Tours

5158 Highway 140, Mariposa County Visitor Center, Mariposa, CA 95338
+1 209-966-8383
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Tour Guide Has a Wealth of Knowledge About the Park's History

I highly recommend this small size tour option for the Park. Our driver shared so much history... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
BuckeyeJeff1
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Dallas, Texas
Amazing in every way

Promptly at 7:30, Daniel drove up and jumped out to greet us with a great smile. We were the only... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
charlenec451
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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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Yosemite Close Up Tours engages our guests with the fascinating human and natural history of this spectacular and beautiful area. The depth of our guides’ background connects you with the wonders of Yosemite. Our tours remove the hassles of traffic, parking, and shuttle buses, from your visit. Rather, you will save time, see more, and find inspiration viewing Yosemite’s rock formations, waterfalls, meadows and forests. Please join us for a lovely, memorable Yosemite experience!
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“glacier point” (10 reviews)
“el capitan” (8 reviews)
“rock climbing” (6 reviews)
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5158 Highway 140, Mariposa County Visitor Center, Mariposa, CA 95338
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+1 209-966-8383
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"glacier point"
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"el capitan"
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"rock climbing"
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"national park"
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"great tour"
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"well worth the money"
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"small van"
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"packed lunch"
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"spent days"
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"his vast knowledge"
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"highly recommend this tour"
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"half dome"
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"great picnic"
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"awe inspiring"
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"small tour"
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"second to none"
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"bathroom breaks"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend this small size tour option for the Park. Our driver shared so much history about the park, it was truly an amazing trip. In addition to the park's beauty, we learned so much about the history. We were picked up from our...More

Thank BuckeyeJeff1
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

Promptly at 7:30, Daniel drove up and jumped out to greet us with a great smile. We were the only people on the tour today. Daniel’s love of Yosemite and excitement of showing us the sights made the tour one to judge all other tours...More

Thank charlenec451
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

This is a great tour if you only have one day in Yosemite. Daniel was an excellent tour guide who knew every last detail of the park. It was a small tour in a van (6 people in total in our group) so we were...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2017

The smoke limited viewing some of the sights but the tour guide - Ira - more than made up for this with use knowledge of the environment and his entertaining manner. Great experience and highly recommended. Thanks from Ron and Jan

Thank Ron060
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

Our tour was so good that we now measure our tours experiences by this one!! And it could not have been possible with the guidance of Daniel. He was amazing!! There were only 2 families on this tour, ourselves and another family from France. He...More

Thank Emmanuel B
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Took valley trolley tour. Ranger Karen was amazing. Gave excellent insight to area and its history. They provide plenty of time to take pictures and get out to stretch your legs. The 2 hours went by fast!More

Thank Gail R
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Ken B, Owner at Yosemite Close Up Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

We are always pleased when visitors have a positive Yosemite Experience! Our full-day, daily tours offer visitors more comprehensive and in-depth insights into Yosemite's human and natural history. Yosemite National Park's more that 1200 square miles cannot be experienced in even one day, much less...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

We visited Yosemite, and booked a tour with Yosemite Close Up Tours. Ken Boche is the tour guide (and owner) and is extremely knowledgeable about Yosemite. He has climbed Half Dome, El Capitan and others, and has grown up experiencing and studying Yosemite's many wonders....More

Thank BARRY G
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

We spent 4 days in the Yosemite area from 13th to 16th July . I had booked a private tour with Yosemite Close Up for our first full day in the area . Daniel arrived promptly at our lodge approx 20km from the National Park...More

Thank Fiona T
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

We decided to hire a private tour for our 2 days in Yosemite (2 ADT + 2 CHD 12 years old). We chose Close Up because it was the company that responded better and faster our emails with doubts. We asked them to suggest an...More

Thank DANIEL_BRASIL
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

Ken is an absolutely amazing guide. Not only does he have intimate knowledge of just about everything in Yosemite, he is also brilliant at getting this knowledge across in a timely fashion throughout the day. We started with Ken collecting us from the Yosemite Falls...More

Thank lpb1966
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Ken B, Owner at Yosemite Close Up Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

I SO APPRECIATE the glowing reviews that Leslie and our other guests have honored us with! We take great pleasure in providing our guests the best Yosemite experiences possible, and we are proud that we succeed and they enjoy Yosemite from both broad and deep...More

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prepper
24 January 2017|
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Response from memnad48 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know but you could cal or email them. I don't remember if we went to Maraposa grove.
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BOB L
31 March 2015|
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The cost is $108 for adults, $98 for seniors (62+) and $54 for children (under 12). We go to Glacier Point and Yosemite Valley. The tour lasts about 9 hours and we pick up from the motels in the towns of Mariposa and El... More
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efrat b
20 December 2014|
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Response from Ken B | Property representative |
Yes, the vast majority of our tours pick up guests in the El Portal area. To answer the rest of your inquiry, I need to know your planned visitation dates here in the Yosemite Area. During the winter (Nov. through April... More
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