Visit Yosemite National Park by private SUV on a full-day tour from San Francisco. Travel with your own driver-guide through the California Central Valley, the Sierra Nevada foothills, and gold country to reach Yosemite. Stop at lookouts over El Capitan, Half Dome, Bridalveil Falls, and Yosemite Falls (seasonal), with free time to explore in Yosemite Valley. Swim in the Merced River, take a hike to the base of Yosemite Falls, or photograph in the footsteps of Ansel Adams before returning to San Francisco in the evening.
Private SUV tour to Yosemite National Park from San Francisco
Get photo ops of Yosemite Valley's top landmarks including Half Dome and El Capitan
Get the most out of your trip to Yosemite with a private guide and customized itinerary
Have the option to hike, swim, or play in the snow depending on the season
Includes entrance fees and hotel pickup and drop-off
Start your full-day tour with early morning pickup at your San Francisco hotel. Travel in a comfortable and spacious 4-wheel drive SUV that is well-equipped to handle both city streets and mountain roads. Head east across the Bay Bridge, through Oakland, the East Bay suburbs, and into the Central Valley. Stop to stretch your legs about halfway through the long drive, and have the option to visit fruit stands along the way. Then continue into the Sierra Nevada foothills, passing the gold rush town of Groveland en route to Yosemite. In Yosemite Valley, your guide takes you to lookout points and scenic areas where you can view landmarks such as El Capitan, Half Dome, Bridalveil Fall, Yosemite Falls, and the Merced River. You'll have free time near Yosemite Lodge to hike, see a waterfall up close, or swim in the river (conditions permitting). The lodge offers drinks, food, and souvenirs for purchase. Opt to leave The Valley early and visit The Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoia Trees (depending on the season). After several hours, start your return drive to San Francisco where your tour ends with hotel drop-off in the evening.