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  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Duration:  2 days (approx.)
Calling all adventurers and independent travelers! Maximize your visit to Yosemite with an overnight stay on this comprehensive 2-day tour from San Francisco. Get your bearings on a guided tour through California’s most famous national parks, then enjoy plenty of free time at Yosemite to pursue your own interests at your own pace. With a choice of 3 styles of accommodation, you can spend two days exploring El Capitan, Yosemite Falls, Half Dome and more.


  • Overnight tour to Yosemite National Park from San Francisco
  • Guided tour of Yosemite's most famous attractions, including El Capitan, the Tunnel View, Half Dome and Yosemite Falls
  • Choice of 3 different styles of accommodation at Yosemite
  • Explore Yosemite on your own, at your own pace on this semi-guided tour
  • Scenic drive to Yosemite from San Francisco
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off from San Francisco hotels

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This overnight excursion goes straight to Yosemite, giving you more free time to enjoy this extraordinary park as you wish. Go hiking, rafting or rock climbing, or try to capture the perfect photo. Opt to stay in a tent cabin in the park for a more rugged experience.

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What You Can Expect

2-Day Semi-Guided Tour of Yosemite National Park from San Francisco

Yosemite National Park

Your 2-day Yosemite tour begins with a scenic drive from San Francisco, passing through San Joaquin Valley along the way. On arrival at Yosemite National Park, your guided tour visits famous landmarks including El Capitan, Yosemite Falls, Half Dome and the Tunnel View. In addition to offering amazing scenery, Yosemite is one of the first wilderness park in the USA and home to diverse wildlife such as golden eagles, black-tailed deers, marmots and even black bears – hopefully you'll be lucky enough to spot them during your visit.

After your semi-guided tour, enjoy free time to further explore Yosemite at your own pace. There are numerous activities for all interests - go rafting down the Merced River, learn rock climbing on Yosemite's beautiful granite cliffs or simply relax on an open tram tour of Yosemite Valley. Then, when the tour buses depart for the evening, you can sit back, relax and watch the sun set over Yosemite.

Choose from 3 different styles of accommodation to suit your budget for your overnight stay in Yosemite. Stay inside the park at Curry Village in a tent cabin, settle in at the comfortable Yosemite View Lodge or enjoy modern conveniences and a great scenic location at Yosemite Park Lodge.

On day 2, after having enjoyed a morning of free time, rejoin your tour group for the afternoon’s guided tour. You’ll be departing Yosemite in the late afternoon, arriving back in San Francisco by nightfall. Drop off at your San Francisco hotel is included.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2012

Would do this tour again but stay longer. Yosemite is a beautiful place to visit and at your own pace.

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

i loved yosemite.the only thing lacking was we did not get to see the giant sequioas.the shuttle of the park is only available in the summer.i didn't know that.
lodging at yosemite at the falls: room was spacious,clean.

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