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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.

Highlights

  • 2-day tour of Yosemite National Park from San Francisco
  • Explore spectacular Yosemite Valley and the high country, filled with giant sequoias, waterfalls and famous sites such as Half Dome
  • Enjoy several scenic tours and hikes with your knowledgeable guide
  • Choose from a variety of activities to enjoy on your own such as biking, hiking and swimming
  • Stay overnight at either Cedar Lodge or Yosemite Lodge
  • Round-trip hotel transport by comfortable van included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

If you can, opt for this two-day trip to Yosemite--there's so much to see! You'll get both a guided tour and plenty of free time to try activities on your own (check out mule riding). I recommend staying in the park at Yosemite Lodge, especially in springtime when the waterfalls are at their peak.

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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.

Itinerary

Customer Reviews

Bo S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Our tour guide Brian was very courteous and witty. He was also extremely knowledgeable about Yosemite National Park.

Bo S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Our tour guide Brian was very courteous and witty. He was also extremely knowledgeable about Yosemite National Park. If we did the trip by ourselves, we could have missed so much valuable information that Brian has.

Pat B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Driver/tour guide, Chris, was excellent.

Linda P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Yosemite speaks for itself! What an amazing place! We were there in the middle of summer and it was quite hot. I would recommend taking your swimmers bathers for us Aussies The only down side was going on the weekend and much of the time was spent sitting in traffic rather than exploring the park. However once we were out walking and experiencing the place it was fantastic The bus driver/guide made the trip really interesting with his own stories and flexible approach. It was good to be in a small bus rather than a big coach. If you suffer travel sickness, be prepared as the roads are winding for a lot of the trip

Adam L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This tour was great! We had a fantastic guide called Mitch who was very knowledgeable of the area. Go on this trip it's well worth the money and you get to see all the attractions in the park rather than a glimpse and rush around in a day :

Francesca B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Two days was not enough to take in the beauty of Yosemite but it was all we had and Mitch orhainised our group really well. We didn't feel rushed and we yet we saw a lot. Thanks

Rosemary K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great tour guide, very knowledgeable, and appreciated the fact he knew how to avoid the crowds. Plenty of time to explore the park if you spend the night.

Ms E A W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Yosemite is stunning and our tour guide Vince did an amazing job.

Ellie

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Awesome 2 day trip to Yosemite. The trip didn't feel rushed. There was time for guided hikes and self hike.

Cynthia L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great two-day tour of Yosemite. The tour guide was a very good driver I'm prone to motion sickness and never got sick through those winding roads. The itinerary was well-planned. We never felt rushed, was given just the right amount of time for all the various activities. I like that we did plenty of walking. Didn't want a tour that was: drive, stop, hurry to take photos or whatever the activity was, and then jump back into the van, and repeat. The driver gave us lots of good information about Yosemite, with touches of humor, and welcomed questions. I was lucky that the other passengers were very nice got to learn about their home country.

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