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Yosemite Valley Floor Tour
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

We highly recommend the 2 hour valley floor tour. We learned so much about the park and rock climbing. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable. We had spent the day before hiking throughout the park and I felt a tour like this would be a nice change. The time goes very fast - didn't seem like 2 hours.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Our tour guide, Dakota, brought Yosemite alive for us!!
His enthusiasm & knowledge of the history of the valley from the past to the present was amazing. His love & passion for the valley was truly shown & was contagious.
We were lucky to have him as our guide ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Exactly what we were looking for. Wasn’t sure how crowded the parking would be near the highlights in the valley and I was pretty sure I would not be able to hike the entire distance, so the night before arriving I went through the nps/yose website and spotted these tours. All early tours were filled so reserved the 2pm tour. Worked out great, we arrived early and found plenty of parking, went to the visitor ctr for some general info on some easy hikes, then did two of the easy hikes. After that we made our way to the lodge area to get our tickets and had plenty of time to grab a drink and snack at the food court. The open air tour bus arrived on time and we were on our way quickly. The ranger was very personable and did a good job of relaying some history, some Native American stories and some geologic info about the valley and specific sites. The tour goes slow so if your camera can shoot fast enough to stop action, you can shoot stills along most of the tour. They stop at several locations to get off for better photos, take bathroom breaks and they have a cooler of cold water to stay hydrated and or refill your own water bottle. We had great weather and not too much smoke from the recent fires impacted our breathing or scenery. Depending on location and distance, some sights were more hazy than normal but understandable and much less than expected considering the park had just recently reopened a week ago. The tour is well worth the cost, makes photo ops for many classic scenes easy to get to and the rangers offer interesting facts and stories.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

We did the 11am tour open bus , our guide was a park ranger and geologist , she was terrific 2 hour tour well worth the money 73.50 for 2

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 9 August 2018

I book the Valley Floor Tour about a month before our trip. It was from 11:30 Am until 1:30 PM and left from the Yosemite Valley Lodge main building check in overhang. I do not recall our guide, but she was from Michigan (my home state) and was very entertaining.

The tram/truck take you past all the main sites in the valley and makes stops at Valley View and Tunnel View where you get of and walk around taking pictures for 10-15 minutes. We also stopped at El Capitan, Bridalveil Falls and a view of Half Dome and Yosemite Falls. There was a lot of information all along the way.

It wasn't cheap (or expensive) but it took us to some of the places I really didn't want to have to drive to and find a parking place since the internal bus system didn't go to some of them (like Tunnel View for instance).

It was a great way to start our stay in Yosemite Valley and I highly recommend it.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Frank D
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