Private Tour is too expensive and Bus Group tours are not very personal. This is a perfect tour for you. Usually there will be only one other couple or two. We guarantee no more then 8 people on this trip. Sometimes you may be lucky and the only group on the tour and we will still honor our commitment and not cancel the trip. The guide gets ample time to work with each couple one on one and you are not in a herd of sheep. Departing Fresno or Oakhurst, this9-hour tour of Yosemite National Park covers some of the Yosemite Valley's natural highlights. Capture photos ofBridalveil Falls,Half Dome, Yosemite Falls and Yosemites high country, and hike down the 4-Mile Trail between spring and fall. Lunch, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
Details about this tour
Your day begins with pickup in either Fresno, Oakhurst, or Fish Camp aboard a comfortable touring vehicle. From here, enjoy a scenic journey to Yosemite, entering through the parks Southgate entrance.
Stop at Chinquapin and Glacier Point, an overlook offering remarkable views of Yosemite Valley, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, and Yosemites high country. After a short walk, you can gaze over the valley, including Curry Village and the renowned Majestic Yosemite Hotel (formerly the Ahwahnee), and take in picture-perfect views of the surrounding mountaintops.
Between spring and fall, you also have the option of hiking Glacier Points 4-Mile Trail, which ends on Southside Drive. From here, simply hop on a shuttle or continue across the Swinging Bridge to Yosemite Valley Lodge, where youll meet back up with your guide.
For those whod prefer to stay on the bus, you'll make your way down to the Yosemite Valley, starting from the Tunnel View to take in spectacular views of Bridalveil Fall, El Capitan, The Chapel, Sentinel Bridge, Half Dome and Yosemite Falls.
The group will then break for lunch, along with an easy walk to the base of Yosemite Falls. Youll also have time to peruse the souvenir gift shops.
After dining, you'll pay a visit to the meadows in front of El Capitan to see if anyone is rock climbing, an extremely popular park activity.
Next, continue on with a drive alongside the Merced River and learn a bit about President Theodore Roosevelts 3-night camping trip with naturalist John Muir, who successfully lobbied for the creation of Yosemite National Park.
Time permitting on return trip includes a stop at The Pioneer Village History Center for some exploring and also a visit to the historical landmark Wawona Hotel, a perfect place for viewing the parks young sequoias.
The tour concludes with a ride back to either Fresno or Oakhurst.
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Bottled water or Sports Bottle to fill water in the park
- Lunch: Your choice of turkey, vegetarian or dagwood (combination of several meats) sandwich
- 10 Gratuity for your guide is included ( You can pay additional directly
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Glacier Point is usually closed during winter from November to April. Any of the tour highlights may be closed due to weather or construction. We will do our best to show alternative sites.
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Child rate applies only when accompanied by 2 paying adults
Parents with small children must provide car seats and/or booster seats if necessary
Infants from 0-1 years must be in the back seat strapped into a rear-facing car seat until they reach 20 pounds
Children between 1-8 years (or heaver than 20 pounds) must be in in the back seat (some exceptions apply) and strapped into either: - A rear-facing car seat until they reach the maximum height/weight limit for the seat - A front-facing car seat with a 5 point harness until they reach the maximum height/weight limit for the seat - A booster seat if under 4 feet 9 inches and over the height/weight limit for a car seat - A regular seat belt in the back seat if taller than 4 feet 9 inches
Seniors must bring their Senior National Park Pass with them
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers