Tour Duration: 14 Hours
Hotel Pick-up included: 6:00-7:00 AM
The Yosemite Experience & Giant Sequoias 1-Day Tour is a combination of Yosemite National Park & the Giant Sequoias which is an excellent way to experience Yosemite. This tour maximizes the time you spend at Yosemite National Park by beginning the tour early on in the day. Passengers will be traveling in a 15 passenger van or a 36 passenger mini-bus. This allows for earlier maneuver around the national park so that more is cover in the Yosemite Valley & in the Giant Sequoias. There will be stops throughout the tour where passengers can get down, walk around and explore Yosemite. General stops in this tour are Bridalveil Falls, Inspiration Point ( known as Tunnel View), El Capitan, Half Dome, and Yosemite Falls. Unlike other tours, this tour will take you to higher altitude and lesser traveled part of Yosemite, where you’ll get the chance to hike and explore the Giant Sequoias known to be the world’s largest living things.
Note: Weather, safety, traffic, or construction conditions may require to change the itinerary of the tour.
Yosemite and Giant Sequoias 1-Day Tour Itinerary:
Your Operator: Extranomical Tours
6:00-7:00 AM Hotel Pick-Up: Pick-up for your Yosemite tour at your hotel in Downtown San Francisco or Fisherman's Wharf area.
7:00-9:00 AM: Continuing east descending into the San Joaquin valley for a break and a snack.
9:15-11:00 AM: Begin the climb into the foothills, up into the Sierra Nevada range and Yosemite National Park.
11:00-1:00 PM: Guests will have the chance to experience the many wonders and sights with an informative narrated tour guide. If weather permits it you'll drive to the trail for a hike (two mile round-trip hike) to the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias (this stop is dependent of snow levels during the months of October to May),
1:00-1:30 PM: Tour will continue where passengers will be amazed by Bridalveil Falls, El Capitan, Inspiration Point, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls and so many more! Guests will haave the opportunity to do a mini-hike and have plenty of locations to take beautiful photos.
1:30-2:30 PM: Here guests will have free time in the Yosemite Valley to explore it as they wish. Here you can visit shops, have a sit down meal, or purchase food to go. There is so much to do, explore the middle valley, river banks, and even get up close to tallest waterfall Yosemite Falls.
2:30-5:00 PM: Start the return trip.
5:00-5:30 PM: We'll make a stop for a break and a snack
5:30-7:30 PM: Continue back to San Francisco
7:30-8:30 PM Your Yosemite tour ends at your respective San Francisco hotel.
- Please note times are approximated.
- According to California Law, we require tour guests to bring a car safety seat for all children under 8 years. Children under the age of 8 who are 4'9" or taller may be secured by a safety belt and don't need a child safety seat. Failure to provide a seat for your child will result in forfeiture of seats on the tour without refund.
Total Yosemite Experience & Giant Sequoia Trees
Note: Park entrance included, Meals not included.