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Small Group Yosemite and Giant Sequioas Day Trip from San Francisco
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icon14 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Travel by minibus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park on a small-group day trip to one of the most visually stunning places on earth—considered the crown jewel of America’s national parks. This full-day itinerary takes you through the orchards of the Central Valley to Yosemite Valley, stopping first for a stroll through a grove of giant sequoias. Find plenty of photo ops of Half Dome, El Capitan, and Yosemite Falls. Numbers are limited to 15 passengers to ensure a personalized experience with your knowledgeable guide.
  • Yosemite National Park day trip from San Francisco with an informative guide
  • Walk under ancient redwood trees and hike during free time in Yosemite Valley
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included by minibus
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 passengers ensures personalized attention
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Hotel/port pickup and drop-off (from select hotels in San Francisco)
Local taxes
Food and drinks
Gratuities
No Pick-up/Drop-off from residential addresses or hotels outside of San Francisco

Departure Point

San Francisco, CA, USA

Departure Time

6:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
After pickup from selected hotels in San Francisco, board a comfortable minibus for the drive to Yosemite National Park. En route, make a snack stop among the fruit and nut orchards of the San Joaquin Valley before continuing on to the Sierra Nevada foothills and California Gold Country.

Entering the national park via historical Groveland, stop for a hike among Yosemite’s giant sequoias—ancient redwood trees whose trunks span up to 40 feet (12 meters) in diameter. Your drive continues into the Yosemite Valley, stopping at Tunnel View for the quintessential photo op of that includes Bridalveil Fall, El Capitan, and Half Dome.

After a close-up look at the falls, head to El Capitan, the world’s largest exposed granite monolith. Search for rock climbers ascending its sheer face, which rises thousands of feet above the valley floor. Then it’s on to see Half Dome and Yosemite Falls, whose lower and upper cascades form North America’s tallest waterfall.

During free time to explore on your own and purchase lunch (own expense), you can hike among numerous paths, snap more photos at the base of Yosemite Falls or visit Yosemite Village. Then meet back up with your guide for the return drive to San Francisco, with another quick stop for food in the Central Valley before your full-day tour ends with hotel drop-off.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
San Francisco Bay Bridge
Drive across bridge on the way to Yosemite
Stop At:  
Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias
See some of the biggest trees on the planet.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Tunnel View
Drive to one of the most beautiful views of the Yosemite valley from above
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Bridalveil Falls
Walk to the falls for photos
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Yosemite Valley
Spend free time experiencing the valley
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Half Dome
Stop for photos
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Yosemite Falls
Walk to the 4th tallest waterfalls in the world
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
El Capitan
Stop to look for climbers on the granite wall
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Car seat required for children 8 years old and under; not provided
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • The trip is accessible for most of the tour. However, at the end of the day, we go on a hike to see the giant sequoias. This is NOT advised for people with back, heart or knee problems. It is also not wheelchair accessible. Unfortunately, this is only way to see the sequoias.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Best Bay Area Tours Llc

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Small Group Yosemite and Giant Sequioas Day Trip from San Francisco?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Small Group Yosemite and Giant Sequioas Day Trip from San Francisco.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Small Group Yosemite and Giant Sequioas Day Trip from San Francisco?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Small Group Yosemite and Giant Sequioas Day Trip from San Francisco.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Small Group Yosemite and Giant Sequioas Day Trip from San Francisco?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Small Group Yosemite and Giant Sequioas Day Trip from San Francisco.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Small Group Yosemite and Giant Sequioas Day Trip from San Francisco?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Small Group Yosemite and Giant Sequioas Day Trip from San Francisco.

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Best Bay Area Tours live up to its name!
Anonymous
, Sep 2021
Our tour guide Phil S. is great. The pick up and drop off in San Francisco is very convenient and the time management regarding pit stops is good. We get to know many fun facts about Yosemite and rock climbing and camping. Yosemite itself is of course a serene and magical place that you don't want to miss.
star-5
Our tour was really...
Julian_F
, Sep 2021
Our tour was really great. This is a nice tour if you like sightseeing. We got to see el capitán, Tunnel view, and other iconic spots. Our tour guide, Phil, helped us find the best places to take pictures and played a nice movie/music. We also got to watch rock climbers & Phil set up a telescope to see how small they were in comparison to el capitan. Great stories and commentary would definitely recommend!
star-5
The best day trip to Yosemite!
Ashley_C
, Sep 2021
Brian is THE BEST tour guide. It was hands down the best Viator trip I've ever taken. I felt that the trip was worth FAR more than they're charging. So glad I got to see Yosemite in this way!
star-4
Excelente Tour Guide. Dry Yosemite's Waterfalls. Try to choose another months to visit it
Yasser_T
, Sep 2021
Excellent tour guide Alberto. He absolved all our questions and a dices how to follow the roads (even with bears nearly). The Yosemite's waterfalls were dry but the park mantained something of his beauty.
star-5
Yosemite tour
Marta
, Sep 2021
Don our guide was absolutely wonderful. I wouldn’t want another guide. He is exceptional with trivia and knowledge. He made stops fir food and restroom . The trip was amazing .
star-5
The one tour you have to experience!
Charlie_Sunglasses
, Sep 2021
Our tour guide Don was nothing short of a fantastic! He's incredibly friendly, bursting with energy (and fun facts), and an all-around great tour guide! Our trip was packed with adventure from start to finish. Most importantly, we never felt rushed.
star-5
10/10
Angelica_K
, Sep 2021
Our tour guide Don was a class act. We have been raving about how amazing he did running the tour. He is passionate about the history of the area, full of information, and accommodating. We loved our trip and we are so grateful for the wonderful experience!
star-5
Absolutely a Must
Roxana_S
, Sep 2021
This is a terrific one day experience in the park. It is wonderful to be able to tie it in with San Francisco. We learned so much about the park and got to see rock climbers. Our guide, Phil, was absolutely the best. I would highly recommend this to experience a national park for one day.
star-4
Beautiful day trip to Yosemite.
Sue_E
, Sep 2021
Very good tour. We enjoyed Phil's narrative and work to make sure we got the most out of our day to/from and at Yosemite.
star-5
AMAZING! BOOK IT!
Madeleine_R
, Aug 2021
Absolutely amazing experience! Our tour guide Phil was GREAT. Definitely made our trip with all his knowledge, humor and amazing playlist. (Don’t listen to that millennial…who wants to listen to Billie Ellish when you’re in the majestic beauty of the forest?? Keep your other awesome playlist!) the entire day was manageable and we saw lots of cool sights and Phil helped us take awesome pictures. The fruit stand was great too!

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