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San Francisco: Yosemite National Park & Giant Sequoias Hike

San Francisco: Yosemite National Park & Giant Sequoias Hike

From US$ 189 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
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 14 - 15 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Optional audio guide
Spanish, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pickups are available from most hotels in Downtown SF and Fisherman's Wharf. For other hotels, please provide hotel information and you will be provided with the closest pickup location. For Hilton Union Square: meet at the Mason Street entrance (eastern entrance) outside of the main doors. 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 required protective equipment is provided
  • 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
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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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 512 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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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.

November 9, 2021

I thought it was amazing. We did like 5 or 6 photo stops for enough time to take some great photography. The driving was broken up into 2 hours then a food stop and 2 hours. The guide Gino told us alot about the history and land on the way up and on the way home we enjoyed a movie about yosemite which was enjoyable and fitting. We got 2 hours within yosemite which was enough for lunch and a small hike/walk. You need days to explore if you want to hike but for a trip to see the essentials this was fantastic.

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October 25, 2021

For my vacation, this one day trip was great since I don't have a lot of time You get some free time in two different places in the park, total around 3 hours of free time, but this is including lunch I wish there was more time but the drive to the park is about 4 hours one direction

October 6, 2021

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