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Yosemite National Park

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4,143 Reviews
9035 Village Dr, Yosemite, California

The Basics

Yosemite is one of the most popular day trip destinations from San Francisco, often visited on full-day and multi-day excursions from the city. Visit with roundtrip transportation to explore the park independently, or choose a guided experience to see much of the park in a short amount of time. Sightseeing bus tours, valley floor tours, and Glacier Point tours are available, while small-group and private options are offered.

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Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Day Trip from San Francisco

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Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Day Trip from San Francisco
$189.00 per adult
Yosemite Park
The trip was well done. The park is fantastic. The Driver/Tour guide (Denise) was great and went out of her way to make sure that everybody has a wonderful time.
Frank_S, Jul 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in San Francisco

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Roman was the best tour guide ever. He was professional, informed and hilarious.
Janewalling, Jul 2021
Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Day Trip from San Francisco
My daughter and I saw a bear help himself to a someone’s picnic. The beauty of Yosemite National park is breathtaking but that bear stole the show.
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Yosemite Tour
Ivegotzthemagic, Jul 2021
Yosemite National Park - Full Day Tour from San Francisco
Great tour! Comfortable and clean tour bus. I recommend bringing a neck pillow! Spent about 3.5 hours walking the valley floor. Wish we had more time to explore! Did not see that a WiFi SSID was provided during the the trip.
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Great family day trip
Dana_P, Jun 2021
Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Day Trip from San Francisco
We had such a fun trip! The bus was super clean and cool. The guide Gino had really funny stores to tell us during the drive and had great advice about where to buy affordable food for lunch and how to time budget all the stops so we could see as much as possible. Absolutely the highlight of our vacation!
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Two day trip to Yosemite park
Marat_R, Jul 2021
2-Day Yosemite National Park Tour from San Francisco
We had a great time for a two day trip. I’ll tour guy, Jay was excellent. He was with us on the trail, explaining things and helping well it was necessary. I would recommend to anyone who wants to see Yosemite park.
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Yosemite trip
GERGANA_D, Jul 2021
Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Day Trip from San Francisco
Our guide, Denise, did an excellent job. She picked up us on time, allowed enough time for bathroom breaks and eating. She was very caring for each one on the tour. She told us interesting stories, related to all landmarks included in the trip. Denise recommend places to eat and visit in San Francisco. She is the best guide we ever had. If I will have an opportunity to request a guide, I will choose Denise without a doubt.
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Good way to see Yosemite on a short tome frame
Tracy, Jul 2021
2-Day Yosemite National Park Tour from San Francisco
I am not a huge fan of yours, but this one was really great! It was limited to 12 people and we had a good mix of “drive by” photo stops, short hikes, and free time with suggested activities. Tour guide was knowledgeable and laid back. Never felt rushed. Hotel was a little dated, but the beds were comfortable and that’s what matters most after a busy day in the woods!
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Yosemite adventure!
Jason_S, Jul 2021
Yosemite National Park - Full Day Tour from San Francisco
Tour guide Alex was awesome!!! The trip itself was planned perfectly with plenty of time for photo ops and hiking. A must if wanting to see Yosemite without any hassle, but go before June if you want to see waterfalls. We came in July and they were not flowing much.
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Magnificent national park
Lily_V, Jul 2021
Yosemite National Park - Full Day Tour from San Francisco
Yosemite Falls was a beautiful sight. This is a great sampler of what Yosemite National Park offers to visitors.
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Yosemite
David_D, Jul 2021
Yosemite National Park - Full Day Tour from San Francisco
Great trip, long ride, but beautiful views and great driver and tour guide. A must do if you are in the area!
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Very good trip
Manohar_A, Jul 2021
2-Day Yosemite National Park Tour from San Francisco
First time in Yosemite -spectacular! Guide well informed and informative, and very easy to listen to. Guide excellent driver and provided a very good ride. Pick-up was late, and since we weren’t sure we were in the right place, a call would have been appreciated, as well as more specifics about where we were to wait for the driver.
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Great tour!
Sam, Jul 2021
Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Day Trip from San Francisco
It was a great experience. You cant expect more than what they provide in 1 day. All the major and famous spots covered with hike opportunities. Denise was informative and considerate. Totally recommended
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Awesome, the best driver, excellent guide.
Ketty_A, Jul 2021
Yosemite National Park - Full Day Tour from San Francisco
My guide, he was kind, informative, supportive, the drive was comfortable, temp. Just right. My guide's name start with an M. He is hispanic, I'm ashame not remembering his name.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The park features a number of walking and biking trails that vary in difficulty and length. The Visitor Center is the best place to find information on the trails.

  • Yosemite day hikes, adventure tours, and hiking tours offer opportunities for active days out in nature, all with the help of a guide. Choose from hiking tours, yoga tours, photography tours, and more.

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How to Get There

Yosemite National Park is best accessed via car ($20 fee per vehicle). From San Francisco, it’s about a four-hour drive—you’ll cross the Bay Bridge and travel through the Great Central Valley into the Sierra foothills. Following the beautiful Merced River to the Sierra Nevada Mountains, you'll enter Yosemite Valley. Most tours from the Bay Area include roundtrip transportation.

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When to Get There

Yosemite is accessible year-round, though snow chains may be required in winter. The park is beautiful in every season, but be aware that access to some hiking trails is weather-permitting. Many consider spring the best time to visit—expect crowds in summer and snow activities such as snowshoeing and skiing in winter.

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What Not To Miss in Yosemite National Park

It’s hard to go too wrong, but where to start? The majestic profile of Half Dome is perhaps the most iconic sight in the park. You can also view the mighty mecca that is El Capitan, or hike into Tuolumne Meadows, where giant sequoias surround you. As for waterfalls, Yosemite Falls, Bridalveil Fall, and Vernal Falls are all must-sees, and when it comes to viewpoints, be sure to check out Glacier Point and Tunnel View.

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