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San Francisco: Yosemite National Park & Giant Sequoias Hike

San Francisco: Yosemite National Park & Giant Sequoias Hike

From £138.98 per person

Experience the incredible scenery of Yosemite National Park and a Giant Sequoia Walk all in 1-day on this tour. You'll have hours to explore, marveling at the Half Dome, Yosemite Falls and amazing Giant Sequoia trees before returning to San Francisco.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 14 - 15 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Optional audio guide
Spanish, Italian, German, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean
Pickup included
Pickups are available from most hotels in Downtown SF and Fisherman's Wharf. For other hotels, please provide your hotel information and you will be provided with the closest pickup location. Please call the local operator to re-confirm your exact pickup time and location.
Private group available

Experience

Itinerary
6 - 7 hours
  • San Francisco

  • 2 hours
  • Oakdale (breakfast)

  • 2 hours
  • Tuolumne Grove Trailhead (hiking)

    • Optional
  • Tunnel View (photo stop)

  • Half Dome (photo stop)

  • Yosemite Valley (lunch, hiking, photo stop, swimming, free time)

    • Optional
  • El Capitan, California (photo stop)

  • 2 hours
  • Oakdale (dinner)

  • 2 hours
  • San Francisco

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Spend hours exploring Yosemite National Park's stunning scenery
  • Enjoy a 1-hour Sequoia Walk to marvel at the world's tallest trees
  • View the majestic Bridalveil and Yosemite Falls
  • See Inspiration Point, and the amazing El Capitan and Half Dome cliffs
  • Learn about the National Park from your fully-guided audio commentary as you explore
  • Choose a shared or private tour
Full description
The Total Yosemite Experience is the only 1-day tour to combine the Yosemite Valley and a Giant Sequoia Walk all in the same day. See why artists and poets have been inspired for generations. Since 1890, beautiful Yosemite National Park has been the jewel of America's National Parks, possessing some of the best–known landmarks in the world, such as the tallest waterfall in North America, Yosemite Falls. You'll have 5-6 hours to explore the stunning national park, and take in the majestic natural wonders, accompanied by a complimentary audio guided tour. Yosemite is home to the spectacular Half Dome & El Capitan, 2 of the most frequently climbed cliffs in the world. It is also home to several groves of stunning Giant Sequoia trees, the largest trees on earth. The Giant Sequoia Walk is along 1 mile (1.5 km) of paved trail with a 400 ft (120 m) incline, snow depth permitting. Experiencing Yosemite in a friendly group, you will see stunning panoramas, go on walks, and even hike a little, before returning to San Francisco. Or if you prefer, you can upgrade to a private tour for your group only.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from most San Francisco hotels
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Yosemite entrance fee
  • Yosemite audio guide
  • Park Map
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must bring your own headphones

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Important information

Know before you go

  •  Access to the Sequoia Grove can be difficult during winter months, generally October through April, and other activities may be substituted at the discretion of the guide. During winter months, temperatures in Yosemite can vary drastically to the ones in San Francisco. Therefore, it is recommended to wear winter clothes, especially shoes or boots with rubber soles.
  •  Please specify audio guide language during booking.
  •  California law requires tour guests to bring a car safety seat for all children under 8 years and under 4' 9" (1.4 meters) in height. Any guest that does not provide their child's safety seat at the time of the tour and does not inform the tour operator may not be allowed to board the tour and will not be subject to refund.
  •  The tour operator is not responsible for loss or damage of personal property on tours or for delays due to accidents, breakdowns, or adverse traffic and weather conditions on tours.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 530 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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Must do when in SF. Yes it’s a long ride, but it’s so worth the visit! The time you get in the park is around 3h which is ok-ish for a small walk around the lodge to check the falls and maybe some half-dome views. You need days to explore the whole thing! In the winter you don’t get to see the sequoias because the road is closed. We stopped to see the tunnel view which is amazing and also stopped 2 times to see different views of elcap which is breathtaking! The driver was also very good and informative!

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30 December 2021

It is a long time on the road, my recommendation is that you go for a longer time to really know and take advantage of Yosemite In general, the good dynamics, even in the stops that were had, there was little time or it was very busy but all the views are worth it.

24 November 2021

Perfectly planned trip. A couple of stops for long walks. Gino's guide and driver tells a lot about the park and its surroundings along the way. A very busy and unforgettable day. In the park, despite the large number of visitors, deer and bears roam freely. We saw a small bear at the waterfall. I liked everything very much.

9 November 2021

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