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Yosemite Close Up Tours

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Address: 5158 Highway 140, Mariposa County Visitor Center, Mariposa, CA 95338
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+1 209-966-8383
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Yosemite Close Up Tours engages our guests with the fascinating human and...

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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I went on this trip in Oct 2015. Was great fun. Ira was a very good guide. We managed to get a place on this tour when Discovery Yosemite let us down at the last minute. My review... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Bristol, United Kingdom

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went on this trip in Oct 2015. Was great fun. Ira was a very good guide. We managed to get a place on this tour when Discovery Yosemite let us down at the last minute. My review is probably a bit out of date so I won't say too much, but we saw some great sites & Ira had... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

My husband and I did a private tour, and our guide was Joe, a former National Park employee who worked at Yosemite for many years. He was awesome. We learned about the park, local issues, and he knew exactly where to go to take the BEST photos! We did a whole day with the gentleman, and it was incredible.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Everything from first booking, tips on accommodation and follow up were first class. Great job done Ken, Dan and Matty.

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Skagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Thank you Daniel and Yosimite Close Up Tour for an AMAZING day in the beautiful Park. It was incredible and a tour we NEVER forget. Daniel was a perfect guide who knew the Park very well, and showed us places we never would seen by ourself.

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We had a wonderful tour with Ira, who had masses of local knowledge, including where to get the best photos. Ira was generous with his time and his opinions so we were treated to an insider view on local issues, which we loved. This was no cookie cutter tour and we were able to tell Ira what we were interested... More 

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Brecon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

A very interesting day out with spectacular scenery and something interesting around every corner. we saw El Capitan from the nearby river bank and also went to the Majestic hotel briefly which was interesting. we had lunch alongside the river and it was probably the prettiest place I have ever had a picnic. We drove up to Glacier point towards... More 

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Glenbeigh, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We had a fabulous tour with Ken, who's personal experiences of Yosemite are second to none and awe inspiring. The scenery was spectacular and the stories even more so! What a great day. Although no bears!!! Gosh darn it all. Have to come back :o)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Great Tour! Our guide, Ken, was just a fountain of knowledge allowing him to bypass much of the traffic, as well as informing us of the geology, biology and history of the park! Just a fantastic experience all around. He even recommended a good restaurant for us to get a bite when he dropped us off in Mariposa! Good work... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I was here with my uncle and grandparents in 1958 as a young teen. Returning now as a senior, I wanted to experience (and to share with my wife) the same sense of awe I had back then. Yosemite Close Up Tours delivered a great experience, and Ira's background as teacher and 15-year guide made the day. I learned much... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Came across this tour company serendipitously as a larger and slightly pricier competitor actually referred me to Yosemite Close Up Tours. Ken doubles as the owner and guide. Talk about value added--Ken has 40+ years of serious rock climbing history. Additionally, his background in geography, botany, wildlife, and history pretty much covers even the most novel question a visitor to... More 

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