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Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Trip

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  • Travel round trip from San Francisco to Yosemite in a single day
  • See the park’s most famous attractions, Half Dome and El Capitan
  • Enjoy free time to explore Yosemite Valley on your own
Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Trip
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Don’t let time constraints keep you from making the trip to Yosemite National Park from San Francisco. A 1-day trip lets you visit the park’s major attractions such as Half Dome, Tuolumne Grove, and El Capitan—and still make it back to the city in time for dinner.
What to Expect
Begin your day with pickup from your select San Francisco hotel or central meeting point. Head out of the city and through historic Gold Rush towns en route to the Sierra Nevada—commentary from your guide makes the 4-hour drive fly by.

Upon arrival, take a 1-hour hike past some of the oldest and largest redwood trees in the world at Tuolumne Grove (weather permitting). Snap a photo inside a tunneled-out tree, or see how many people it takes to wrap arms around a trunk.

Continue to Inspiration Point for an unbeatable view of Yosemite Valley. Look out for expert rock climbers scaling the world-class cliffs of Half Dome and El Capitan, and in the springtime, see the 2,400 foot-tall (740 meter) cascade of Yosemite Falls.

Spend an hour dining or exploring the park on your own before reconvening with your guide for the return to San Francisco.

Please note: Some itinerary items are weather dependent, and itinerary may be adapted to make the most of Yosemite during different seasons. The giant sequoias are best visited between May and October, as winter ice and snow may prevent access during the rest of the year.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Wonderful visit at Yosemite National Park

I felt so lucky the tour went well though the Ferguson Fire was happened weeks ago. We have great weather and the air quality is pretty good at 59. Our tour guide and driver Roman has picked us up at the hotel at 6:20. About...More

Thank Susanna C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this tour weeks in advance and confirmed with them a few days before our tour knowing about the fires in Yosemite. The night before they called and emailed to say that due to fires we wouldn't be going to the Valley and they...More

5  Thank Vallsoll
Extranomical, Manager at Extranomical Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Weston, Yes, the fires caught us all by surprise. We tried hard to reach all guests about our revised itinerary that visited the less impacted areas like Tenaya Lake, Tuolumne Meadow and other beautiful spots in the northern regions of Yosemite National Park. Conditions are...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Very disappointing

Due to the smoke visibility is very bad. This is a long day, pick up 6:30, back 9:30. We saw the lake and had 1 hr 20 at red wood trees. Most of the day is on the bus, with poor air conditioning so the...More

1  Thank Mary D
Extranomical, Manager at Extranomical Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Mary - it has been a challenging week in Yosemite, not just for our guests but also for the thousands of emergency responders and park personnel who have been working so hard to contain the spread of the Ferguson fire and those who have...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Really nice tour with great guide

We took this tour from San Francisco in July with Geno. It began with hotel pick up about 6:45 am, and we got back to our hotel around 10pm. Geno was a good driver and was very knowledgeable --delivering facts and stories throughout the way...More

2  Thank lelula
Extranomical, Manager at Extranomical Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, there, Thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are glad that you and your family loved our tour. Hopefully, the wildfire in Yosemite will be fully contained soon. Have a great day!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Magical journey, thanks to Aoka

The best tour I have taken on my life and one of the most beautiful experiences I have had in life. I have yet to see a guide with such a great charisma and love and respect for nature. Aoka is a naturalist and preservationist....More

1  Thank ohenriquez
Extranomical, Manager at Extranomical Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, there! We are happy to hear that you got exactly what you wanted out of your traveling experience with us. We agree - Aoka is an amazing tour guide! Thanks for the love, and we wish you safe travels! Hope to see you soon.

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Dyane S
17 July 2018|
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2 June 2018|
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Response from Helen B | Reviewed this property |
It's about four hours each way with a rest stop at Oakdale about two hours in. We were picked up outside our SF hotel at 6.30 am and got home at around midnight. It was a long day, but the driver/guide was so lovely that... More
23 May 2018|
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Response from TexasDia | Reviewed this property |
We arrived back in San Francisco around 10:30 pm, which was later than expected. We were given more time to spend in the park than is usually allotted.