• Location: San Francisco, California
  • Duration: 2 days (approx.)
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Immerse yourself in the majestic beauty of Yosemite National Park on this 2-day overnight adventure from San Francisco. Explore highlights of both Yosemite Valley and the Sierra Nevada high country, where you can hike among giant sequoias, ascend the summit of Sentinel Dome, photograph the spectacular views from Glacier Point and swim or bike around the base of Yosemite Falls. Enjoy a mix of guided activities and free time to explore the famous park on your own, and stay overnight either inside the park or at a nearby lodge on the banks of the Merced River.


  • This tour is a sightseeing/experiential tour of Yosemite National Park where you will view not just the Valley Floor, but the outlying areas of the park that many tourists miss (by not having transportation or time). On this tour, you will see all the highlights of the park and build memories to last a lifetime!

  • Leave your larger luggage at your hotel in San Francisco and travel lightly with no hassles

  • 2 days in Yosemite National Park
  • Overnight hotel accommodation at Yosemite Valley Lodge at the base of Yosemite Falls or Cedar Lodge which is situated in the picturesque Merced River canyon

  • Eco-friendly, comfortable transport in a biofueled mini-coach (14 passengers maximum)
  • Complimentary pickup/dropoff from your San Francisco hotel

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What You Can Expect

2-Day Yosemite National Park Tour from San Francisco

2-Day Yosemite National Park Tour from San Francisco

Maximize your time in California’s favorite national park, and go deeper than a day trip allows on this 2-day wilderness adventure from San Francisco. Travel in a bio-diesel mini-coach and let your guide do all the driving so you can focus on the world-class scenery and famously photogenic views of park attractions like Yosemite Falls and the granite cliffs of El Capitan and Half Dome.

Split your time between the famous features of Yosemite Valley and the high country, and enjoy a mix of guided activities and leisure time to explore the park on your own. Enjoy a narrated drive through the valley when you first arrive, and hike, swim or bike around the base of Yosemite Falls. Stroll among ancient sequoia groves, and trek to the summit of Sentinel Dome of or Taft Point if you like. See Itinerary below for a complete description of each day. 

Choose from two different accommodation options to suit your style and budget. Spend the night inside the park at the newly remodeled Yosemite Lodge, the closest hotel to the base of Yosemite Falls. At Cedar Lodge, located just outside the park on the Merced River, enjoy an on-site pub, a private river beach and access to indoor/outdoor pools and a hot tub.

Please note: Rooms at the Yosemite Lodge often sell out months in advance. In this event, you will be offered similar accommodation at the Cedar Lodge.


Customer Reviews

Mary Ann V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Perfect weekend trip. Our tour guide Sarah was excellent and made sure we saw all the highlights. We had a very clear day and were able to see for miles. Only downside was not being able to get a room in Yosemite and having the extra travel of leaving park for Cedar Lodge. Overall wonderful trip with a very nice group


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Low stress guided tour. Just the way we liked it as first time visitors to Yosemite. Fun, engaging and knowledgeable tour guide. Recommend!

Janet S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Amazing tour!!! Our tour guide Leo was fantastic! He took us to key spots in Yosemite with breathtaking views and photo opportunities. He was very knowledgeable, informative and friendly. This tour allows you the benefit of a guide and plenty of time to explore. Only advice is to stay at the Yosemite Lodge. Was not happy with the Cedar Lodge. Bearable for one night

Stephanie G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Best ever. Emily our tour leader was awesome-friendly, helpful and an impressive and careful driver. There are some mountainous roads!
Emily made extra stops at our request for spectacular photo opportunities. The small tour bus was excellent. Accomodation at Cedar Lodge although 3star was perfectly fine-we enjoyed the extra scenic drive in the evening. The second day of the tour allows some free time and Emily gave us lots of options of things to do. Great tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Great tour, we much enjoyed it!

Katherine T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Superb tour with Mitch who is an excellent driver and guide.About 4 hours drive from San Francisco so an overnight stay is advisable.Good accommodation and food.The restaurant is top class.
Quite a long walk to see giant Sequoias and uphill to return to the bus, but worthwhile.
Smoke haze and little water in the waterfalls were unavoidable but did not spoil the visit.
Not to be missed!

Philippa S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This tour is amazing, it deserves a much better description than the one given.
We had a lovely, knowledgable guide who was also an excellent driver.
We enjoyed 2 full days of walking, taking photos, eating and making friends. The accommodation was perfect and the mini bus was comfy. Thanks!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This is a good two day tour of Yosemite. Its reasonably strenuous two 11 hour days and lots of walking. The altitude and smoky air because of wildfires made walking harder. Our guide was Mitch who was very knowledgeable and had a dry sense of humor. Our mini-coach only seated 14 passengers, we had 13 on our tour: 5 Australians, 3 British, 1 French and 4 Americans. We wish that there would have been some free time so that we could have some of the sights in the Valley such as the Ansel Adams Gallery. We chose the Yosemite Lodge hotel option which if located in Yosemite Valley and had an excellent restaurant for dinner.

Mariam C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Leo was amazing. Very knowledgeable and interesting. He kept us very busy and always took the interesting routes to get to see the sites.

Véronique T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

The trip was amazing! Nice scenery, good hotel, beautiful hike. And above all, our guide Sam was great. She made sure that everybody in the group was satisfied, proposing different options. Thank you to Sam for her kindness and flexibility. The icing on the cake was the stop at Treasure Island on the way back to enjoy SF downtown view by night.

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