Yosemite National Park Reviews
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I can thoroughly recommend this 1 day trip to Yosemite - ideal if you are short on time. We were picked up from our hotel in the wharf area and after several more stops throughout the city we were on our way. Our driver, Paul was very knowledgeable about the area and kept us informed about the history of the area. We stopped at Oakdale for breakfast; there were numerous choices for food. The drive to Yosemite, although long, went incredibly fast due to the stories and information given by Paul. The photo stops in the park were spectacular and enough time to get some great shots. We were fortunate that there was still snow in the area, however the track to the giant sequoias was not safe so we didn't get to see the trees. We had about 3 hours in the valley on our own which we trekked one of the tracks recommended by Paul. The weather was sunny and clear on the day we went so we had great views from the vantage points. The trip back to SF was just as comfortable with a stop for dinner at Oakdale (can recommend the Mexican restaurant there) and then a short stop on Treasure Island for a photo opp of the lights of the city (breathtaking!). We were then dropped back to our hotel with memories of a fabulous day.
Review by Sarah M, April 2013
Doing what: 2-Day Yosemite National Park Tour from San Francisco
My trip to Yosemite was probably the highlight of my holiday to America. The views and scenery were spectacular and just absolutely stunning! I enjoyed every moment. I'm glad that I did the two days as the first day was quite tiring, getting up so early and then having a 5 hour drive. I would dread to think what doing just the day trip would be like. Staying over for a second day meant I could really appreciate the park.
The company was well organised. We were the only ones booked in on the two day tour so they arranged for us to go up to Yosemite with one day group and then return to San Francisco with another day group the following day. They provided a schedule for us and bus tickets to get us back in to the park in lieu of a guided tour. Everything went very smoothly and allowed us to have an amazing time.
I went to Yosemite with Andy as my guide in March and had a fantastic trip. He was very knowledgeable. This trip is a must when visiting the San Francisco area. Yosemite is a beautiful place to visit, the day goes by so fast. One of my favorite days for my trip.
Loved this! Recommend you stay longer though if you can in Yosemite
Though it's a trek from San Francisco and a long day, every minute is worth it!!
We had a great day at Yosemite with our guide, Ben. We began with the Giant Sequoias hike which was amazing! This was followed by a visit down to the park valley and we stopped at several viewpoints for some amazing photo shots.
We then had independent time during which most people visited Yosemite Falls.
On the way back, Ben even stopped at Treasure Island so we could get a view of San Francisco by night.
Well worth it!
This was the highlight of our trip,we absolutely loved Yosemite. Our guide Paul was full of information and a great character. We were unable to get up to the Giant Sequoias due to the snow but the beautiful scenery of Yosemite made up for our loss.
The tour was fantastic. Tour guide, Andy was a delight! You could tell that he personally loved Yosemite and he was enthusiastic about sharing this wonderful park with others. It is a long day but well worth it.
I am from New Zealand and recently went with my girlfriend in February 2013. Our tour guide/bus driver Ben (Extranomical Tours) was hillarious, helpful, patient and knowledgeable. Yosemite is simply stunning. We hiked up to Columbia Point and got an amazing view of the Half dome etc. Well worth it!
Yosemite was absolutely amazing and worth going during the winter! The bus ride is quite long, but the tour/bus driver was very informative and entertaining. However the Park itself was breath-taking - must see!
Yosemite was the absolute highlight for me. It snowed and the whole park was incredibly beautiful. Our tour guide Andy was awesome and took the trouble to make sure we saw as much as possible despite the snowy conditions.
This is my 2nd trip to Yosemite and it is absolutely not to be missed.
Truly fortunate to have incredible November weather at Yosemite. Everything was perfect for this trip, waterfalls, deer, giant trees, the picturesque views, rock climbers, and food! What more could one ask for? Book this trip!
A very long day, but definitely worth it! Anyone that goes to San Francisco should do a tour to Yosemite National Park. A very beautiful place.
This was a first class trip. Our driver and tour guide was Mark and he was excellent. Throughout the four journey he gave us information on the countryside that we were travelling through e.g..the agriculture of the area and the history. His knowledge of Yosemite both history and formation was outstanding.
We had very good comfort breaks were we were able to purchase food and drinks.
Mark provided free bottled water for everyone which was greatly appreciated.
An excellent trip which I would recommend to anyone.
Review by leanne m, October 2012
Doing what: 3-Day Yosemite Camping Adventure from San Francisco
A great camping trip, we got to see so much in our 3 days. Our guide Ross was fantastic, so enthusiastic and shared his passion for the park with us. l would highly recommend doing this trip, its a great way to see Yosemite.
Roman was our wonderful guide to Yosemite. He was so knowledgeable, friendly, humorous and helped make this a wonderful experience.