Yosemite and Giant Sequoias Day Tour from San Francisco, CA

Extranomical Tours2860 Fleetwood DriveSan Bruno, CA 94066
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Overview

Discover the awe-inspiring beauty of Yosemite National Park on this one-day Yosemite tour from San Francisco. Marvel at Half Dome, El Capitan and Yosemite Falls, and hike to the Tuolumne Grove of giant sequoias with an expert tour guide. This Yosemite day trip offers over five hours in the park to reconnect with mother nature and free time in Yosemite Valley.

up to 14 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

  • This 15-hour adventure tour takes you to Yosemite National Park and its most famous sights, including Half Dome and El Capitan.
  • Hike to the ancient giant sequoias in Tuolumne Grove with an expert tour guide.
  • Includes roundtrip transportation to most San Francisco hotels.
  • Dress in layers and wear comfortable shoes or hiking sandals.
  • Bring a light water-resistant jacket, camera or phone, a 1-liter water bottle, packed lunch, hat, sunscreen, umbrella, and cash or credit card for meals, snacks or souvenirs.
  • A fun adventure for all ages, but please note that a child safety seat for children below eight (8) years old or 4'9" in height is required.
  • Complimentary recorded audio guides are available in eight (8) foreign languages, including German, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Japanese, and more.

Description

from Yosemite and Giant Sequoias Day Tour from San Francisco
Towering granite cliffs and Giant Sequoias headline this one-day Yosemite National Park tour from San Francisco but expert guides will make sure you don’t miss the history, geology and wildlife that make Yosemite Valley the jewel of the U.S. National Parks.

Your Yosemite Giant Sequoias Tour begins with a pickup in San Francisco, then heads east, crossing through California’s fertile San Joaquin Valley and into the rocky Sierra Nevada mountains. See 150-year-old mining towns and learn the colorful history of the region.

Soon after entering Yosemite, you will experience the solitude of the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias. You won’t doubt for a second that these are the largest living creatures on the planet. No picture does them justice, but that should not keep you from trying!

Your heart (and cameras) will be racing as you enter Yosemite Valley and enjoy a stop at Inspiration Point (also known as Tunnel View). Take a moment and then take some selfies with El Capitan, Half Dome, and Bridalveil Falls as your backdrop.

During your free time in Yosemite Valley, grab a bite to eat at the Valley Lodge food court, check out the souvenirs at the gift shop, take a quick hike around Sentinel Meadow, or see the towering Yosemite Falls.

Yosemite is open year-round. Visiting during the winter months? Picture Yosemite Valley covered in soft white snow, with animal footprints scattered about in the meadows and snow-capped Half Dome casting its long shadow.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Yosemite and Giant Sequoias Day Tour from San Francisco

What do I need to know about the giant sequoias hike?

The hike is only available when trail conditions are safe—usually from April to October. The hike is a 2-mile round trip on a paved trail with a steep incline, so those with respiratory issues or not used to strenuous exercise can skip the hike and wait at the outdoor seating at Tuolumne Grove stop.

When is the best time of year to visit Yosemite Valley?

Each season in Yosemite Valley offers an advantage—summer for sunny and warm hikes, fall for peace and solitude, winter for the beautiful blanket of snow, and spring features the peak of the annual waterfall show.

What should I bring with me on tour?

You'll spend approximately 4–5 hours outdoors in nature, so it's best to dress in layers and wear comfortable shoes or hiking sandals. Bring a light water-resistant jacket, camera or phone, 1-liter water bottle, hat, sunscreen, sturdy umbrella (when there's possible rain), and some cash or credit card for meals, snacks and souvenirs.

Are meals included and can I buy or bring my own?

Meals are not included in this tour, but there will be a stop halfway to and from Yosemite so you can buy food and beverages. There are also a few onsite restaurants in Yosemite Valley (usually crowded), but you can also bring a packed lunch and drink.

I’m traveling with a child; do I need to bring a child seat?

For your child’s safety, all vehicle tours require child safety seats or a booster for every child under eight (8) years of age or 4′ 9″ in height. If you need assistance arranging for a safety seat, please leave a comment in the “Have Special Needs?” section when booking your reservation.

How will we recognize the vehicle?

All of the tour vehicles are marked "Extranomical Tours". Your guide will have your name and announce the arrival of the vehicle at your pick-up location.

Is the Yosemite and Giant Sequoias Day Tour from San Francisco offered in different languages?

The Yosemite and Giant Sequoias Day Tour from San Francisco has live narration in English, but there are also complimentary recorded audio guides in 8 languages, including Spanish, French, German, Italian, Korean, Mandarin, Japanese and Portuguese. Please leave a comment in the “Have Special Needs?” section when booking your reservation if you require this audio guide, and please specify the language.

Can I leave my personal belongings on the vehicle during the tour?

Best not to leave your valuables like purses, cameras, and computers on the vehicle while stepping off of the tour vehicle at any attraction—the tour guide will not be responsible for your belongings.