5 star rating: Highly Recommended 40 Reviews

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  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Duration:  3 days / 2 nights
Explore America's favorite national park on a three-day camping trip that takes you off the beaten path to trails and sights unseen by most who venture here. You'll enjoy three days and two nights of camping, hiking and swimming, in a fun-filled, friendly atmosphere. Never camped before? No problem! The necessary camping gear is provided for you, and the tour is fully guided.


  • Three-day guided camping trip to Yosemite National Park from San Francisco
  • Yosemite Valley guided tour
  • Explore off the beaten track in America's favorite national park
  • View the magnificent giant sequoia trees
  • Camping equipment provided (except a sleeping bag)
  • Eco-friendly transport in a biodiesel van
  • Professional guide

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

The support of the guide and modern amenities make this an ideal hike for a first-time camper or seasoned campers traveling without their gear. The planned hikes and activities give the tour structure, while still allowing you time to connect with this beloved national park in your own way.

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What You Can Expect

3-Day Yosemite Camping Adventure from San Francisco

May Lake, Yosemite National Park

After leaving San Francisco in your air-conditioned minivan, you will cross the Central Valley and travel through gold country into the mountains. Before reaching Yosemite you will stop for a pleasant hike in the shade of the giant sequoia trees, some of which date back over a thousand years. You will then descend to the most photographed part of Yosemite that was so revered by American photographer and environmentalist Ansel Adams. After some free time in Yosemite Valley, you will head for the campsite to set up tents and have a relaxing drink (drinks not included).

On Day Two you will enjoy a full day of hiking, sightseeing and exploring Yosemite's stunningly beautiful High Country. See such iconic Yosemite sights such as Yosemite Falls, Half Dome and Tunnel View. Take a gentle stroll to May Lake, a picturesque High Sierra lake, and head onwards to Mount Hoffman (snow conditions depending) and take in the 360-degree view of the surrounding mountain landscape. At the end of the day you will head back to camp for dinner and time to unwind by the campfire.

Day Three is a free day, with the itinerary based on the interests of the group. Choose from a number of great hikes, rent a bike, or simply relax in the shade by the emerald green Merced River. In May, June and early July, you also have the option of joining a whitewater rafting trip on the Merced River (additional cost, and depending on conditions). After a full day in the great outdoors, head back to San Francisco refreshed and revitalized from your trip to Yosemite National Park.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Fantastic way to experience Yosemite although I probably could have done with one or two more days more now that I know how much I enjoyed it there!. Our guide Meaghan was very informative, friendly and a pleasure to chill with around the campfire at night.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

My friend and I could not have asked for a better experience travelling around Yosemite. Our tour guide Marie was extremely knowledgable about the park and the surrounding area and you could tell she genuinely has a passion for this kind of work. She tailored the trip for our camping group and ensured we got as much as possible from the experience as possible. Thanks to her we even saw a baby Black Bear. Looking back I know we would not have been able to see as much or enjoyed it as much had we driven around the park for ourselves. I would highly recommend this tour for all ages and would like to say a big thank you to Marie. From Team England!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was a very good trip. Well organiced. Nice guide. Good hikings.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Amazing experience! Yosemite was just gorgeous! We were able to go on multiple hikes, explore Yosemite Valley, explore Yosemite high country, and see the breathtaking rock formations and giant sequoia trees! Meghan was very professional, responsible, and knowledgeable. Also, it was great to meet people from all different countries and bond with them over the 3 day trip. Definitely book this trip...it gives you a newfound or renewed appreciation for the outdoors and the majesties of Yosemite.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We had a great time! Our tour guide, Chris, was very knowledgable about the area and super chill. He took us to popular sites as well as hidden gems. As a novice camper without equipment, this was the perfect trip. I felt I had everything I needed, except for time to explore everything in Yosemite!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Yes it was so amazing and thanks Mary the best guide that I ever seen before


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Was an awesome trip. We booked last minute and was more than what we expected. Chris the tour guide was really good and was full of knowledge. Was definitely one of the highlights of my usa trip!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Our guide Chris was great!
We saw a bear thanks to him.
Our group was international and very easygoing. I had an awesome time :-)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

What a trip! I usually prefer to go it alone and find my way around, but seeing as I was only in the area for a few days, I (hesitantly) decided to book onto this tour and hope that I might find a friendly group and a good tour guide - we,, I couldn't have wished for more! The group was a great mix of people from all walks and countries, and the guide was a real expert in his field. I could pick his brains about many a subject and he would always provide a knowledgable and experienced answer, or provide the resources for us to able to find out in way of books and field guides. The guide really enhanced the trip for the whole group, and we were all delighted with his friendly manner, obliging attitude, and expert knowledge. A better guide I could not imagine! And, of course, the views and hikes were second to nothing I've ever experienced! The pictures speak for themselves...!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Firstly or tour guide Tim was brilliant. He was really informative about the whole trip and took us to some amazing places in the park. The group we had were a really good mix and we really enjoyed camping with everyone. Camp fires with s'mores anybody? Thank you for an amazing time!

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