5 star rating: Highly Recommended 31 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.

Highlights

  • 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 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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