Yosemite Natl Park: Valley Orientation Tour from El Portal

4.5 / 5

8 reviews

Yosemite Natl Park: Valley Orientation Tour from El Portal

From $79 per person

Witness the beauty of Yosemite Valley and see why Yosemite National Park is considered a national treasure. Leave your car outside the park and take an eco-friendly transportation, led by an expert guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Enjoy the convenience of leaving your car and taking a guided tour with transportation included
  • See Yosemite’s most famous sights such as El Capitan and Half Dome
  • Learn about the history and geology of Yosemite National Park from your expert guide
  • Get the chance to explore Yosemite on your own during your free time
Full description
Witness the stunning beauty of Yosemite National Park by joining an eco-friendly, small group guided transportation. Begin in El Portal, approximately 45 minutes from Yosemite Valley, and get picked up from the Yosemite View Lodge.  Begin to make your way towards Yosemite National Park and expand your knowledge about the history and geology before stopping for photos of El Capitan, the world’s largest granite monolith. Your expert guide will provide a park orientation and a hiking briefing, so you’ll be all set to wander around Yosemite on your own. You will be dropped off either at Curry Village or Yosemite Valley Lodge in the park so you can start your free time.  During your free time (approximately 4-5 hours), you can explore Yosemite either by hiking its most famous trails or even get the chance to bike your way around Yosemite Valley.  Marvel at views of Half Dome, a granite dome known for its distinct shape. You can even go for a swim in the nearby Merced River to cool down from Yosemite’s summer heat. Your expert guide can recommend the best trails and where you can rent a bike.  After a day of exploration, get ready to meet your guide back at either Curry Village or Yosemite Valley Lodge so you can get dropped off back at your original point: Yosemite View Lodge.
  • Pickup and drop-off at Yosemite View Lodge
  • Yosemite National Park Entry Fee
  • Expert guide
  • Photo stop of iconic El Capitan
  • 4-5 hours of free time
  • Food and drink
  • Gratuities
  • Bike rental (rented onsite)
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Parking: To park at Yosemite View Lodge for the duration of your tour, please use the following directions. After pulling into the main entrance of the hotel, make your first left and follow it all the way down to the parking lot at the end. Where to meet your tour: Please meet your tour directly outside the main lobby of Yosemite View Lodge. The lobby is located in the southwest corner of the main building and you'll see a shaded area outside where you can wait. Look for a white Incredible Adventures vehicle.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Travel in a smaller group allowing every person to have an aisle, a window, or an empty seat on either side.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 8 reviews

Review summary

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This was a good way to get in Yosemite since we weren’t able to reserve a day. Our guide gave us a good overview of the history of the park. I enjoyed having a good amount of free time. A suggestion would be to clean the windows before each trip so it’s easier to enjoy the scenery and take photos through clean windows.

30 August 2020

The guide was very knowledgeable and sweet. She took the time to explain everything and it was such an enjoyable trip with her. Unforgettable experience!!!

10 September 2020

Great tour. We rented bikes and went all over. Lots of fantastic photo ops.

11 August 2020

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