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Yosemite Valley Floor Tour
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“open air tram”(41 reviews)
“park ranger”(49 reviews)
“great overview”(20 reviews)
Yosemite Valley Lodge, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
+1 209-372-1240
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have to go to the Valley if you are in the area. I cannot walk and they had a few handicap accessible trails which was so wonderful. There is a 2 hour bus tour that gives you all the high points, geology and history....More

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I had the worst experience on our valley tour. There was a woman sitting across from us who complained that our 2 and 4 year old was loud to the bus attendant. We were very mindful of keeping them quiet and I...More

1  Thank Akiko Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I joined an out of state couple in touring Yosemite Valley in early October 2018. We only had one day so we decided on a tour offered by a National Park contractor. Our tour started promptly at 1pm and took us thru...More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

While the Yosemite Valley Floor Tour was rather pricey, Ranger Cindy was a passionate and knowledgeable tour guide. It was great to ride in the open-air tram. The tour stops at tunnel view and valley view, and goes for 2 hours in total.

1  Thank Alana G
Reviewed 23 September 2018

This is the very best way to see the valley and all the best view points on an open trailer with a very informative Park Ranger giving a full and interesting commentary for the whole 2 hour tour. Ranger Cindy was excellent.

1  Thank Nick E
Reviewed 14 September 2018

The floor tour took us to Tunnel View, (El Capitan, Half Dome, etc., Bridal Veil Falls. There are 2 stops, one with a bathroom break. You are in an open shuttle so you have plenty of time for photo ops. The tour is 2 hours...More

2  Thank Susan M
Reviewed 12 September 2018

This is all done in an open-air bus, so good weather is a must for a pleasurable ride. They stop at most of the main attraction sites so you can take photos. Other places are mentioned so you at least know what they are. The...More

1  Thank DoreenHeff
Reviewed 3 September 2018

We highly recommend the 2 hour valley floor tour. We learned so much about the park and rock climbing. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable. We had spent the day before hiking throughout the park and I felt a tour like this would be a nice...More

1  Thank TravelersMichigan
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Our tour guide, Dakota, brought Yosemite alive for us!! 👍🏻 His enthusiasm & knowledge of the history of the valley from the past to the present was amazing. His love & passion for the valley was truly shown & was contagious. We were lucky to...More

1  Thank MAL94545
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Exactly what we were looking for. Wasn’t sure how crowded the parking would be near the highlights in the valley and I was pretty sure I would not be able to hike the entire distance, so the night before arriving I went through the nps/yose...More

Thank twm50
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11 September 2018|
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Response from wanderlustandsparkle | Reviewed this property |
It depends on how fast you can get to your hotel and if you can get early check in. I got to my hotel didn't have early check in so I drop my bags off (which most hotels hold your bags) and went to go get something for... More
15 April 2018|
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Response from Betty49 | Reviewed this property |
I called the park in advance and booked a few tours. Try calling 209-372-0200. If you are going in prime season then you need to book early
5 April 2018|
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Response from Betty49 | Reviewed this property |
you can book the tour through the Yosemite National Park services. Try to do that as soon as possible.