Yosemite Classic Camping Trips - Yosemite National Park

Overview

Our Classic Camping/Hiking Adventure is a traditional way of visiting Yosemite without the roughing-it experience of a backpacking trip. We will shuttle out daily from our campsite, with daypacks and lunch in hand, to our selected hiking destinations. As the #1 guide service in Yosemite, our tours highlight a variety of iconic and popular features throughout the park as well as some of the lesser known gems. We will hike to the top of giant waterfalls, along glacially polished granite, through alpine meadows full of wildflowers, and past giant sequoia trees. We will stand atop granite domes and reach the top of a major summit. Along the way, your professional and knowledgeable guide will share the history of Yosemite as well as information about the geology, natural history, plants, and animals of the area.

Details about this tour

Itinerary
Day 1: Yosemite Valley
Stop At: Yosemite Valley, 9035 Village Dr, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389-9912
You will meet your guide at Half Dome Village at 1:00 PM. This will be followed by group orientation and introductions. Today we will do an easy, flat hike of the famous Yosemite Valley, pointing out some of the iconic peaks and waterfalls. After the hike, we will relocate to the campsite where we can relax and lounge before dinner. After dinner we will enjoy some warmth and good company around the campfire. Total Mileage: 4 miles.
Duration: 11 hours
Meals included:
Dinner
Accommodation included: Camping in Yosemite National Park
Day 2: The Mist Trail
Stop At: Mist Trail, Happy Isles, Yosemite National Park, CA
After a hearty breakfast, we will shuttle to the Happy Isles trailhead to hike the famous Mist Trail. This hike gets you right up next to two of Yosemites most well-known waterfalls, Vernal and Nevada Falls, and along the eastern edge of the aptly named Panorama Cliff. You will complete your loop and return to the valley via the famous John Muir Trail, offering new perspectives of the waterfalls you just hiked beside. Following the hike we will catch the shuttle back to our campsite for dinner and relaxation. Total Mileage: 7.2 miles
Duration: 1 day
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Camping in Yosemite National Park
Day 3: Glacier Point, Sentinel Dome & Taft Point
Stop At: Glacier Point, Yosemite Lodge Resort origin, Yosemite National Park, CA
After an early morning breakfast, we will head to Glacier Point, where we will spend time taking in the views and history of this famous landmark. From Glacier Point we will hike to the summit of Sentinel Dome at 8,122 for amazing 360-degree views. After descending Sentinel Dome, we will follow along the southern rim of the valley to the famous Taft Point for an amazing view into Yosemite Valley from the cliffs above. Total Mileage: 7.0 miles
Duration: 1 day
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Camping in Yosemite National Park
Day 4: Mt. Hoffman & May Lake
Stop At: Mt. Hoffmann, Yosemite National Park, CA
After a hearty breakfast, we will shuttle to the May Lake parking lot where we will have the option to summit Mt. Hoffman at 10, 850. This is the geographical center of Yosemite as well as John Muirs favorite view in all of Yosemite. On our way back, we will have a chance to take a dip in May Lake. As time permits we will shuttle into Tuolumne Meadows for a quick overview, and perhaps, another amazing sunset opportunity. We will share a warm cooked meal around the campfire when we return back to camp. Total Mileage: 6.0 miles
Duration: 1 day
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Camping in Yosemite National Park
Day 5: Giant Sequoias
Stop At: Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, Yosemite National Park, CA
After breakfast we will pack up and depart for our last hike. We will hike down into the famous and historical Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias as your guide provides you with local lore and history on these ancient plants that thrive in only unique areas of the park. After this hike, we will return to Half Dome Village for some snacks before our final goodbyes. Total Mileage: 2.5 miles
Duration: 14 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions

  • 4x Breakfast
  • 4x Dinner
  • 3x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 4 nights
  • Use of Camping/Hiking Equipment as requested
  • Transportation to/from each day's hike
  • 4 Nights at a Yosemite Campground
  • Experienced Guides
  • Souvenir T-shirt
  • Memories to Last a Lifetime
  • Entry/Admission - Mist Trail
  • Entry/Admission - Glacier Point
  • Entry/Admission - Mt. Hoffmann
  • Entry/Admission - Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias
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Exclusions

  • Yosemite Park Entrance Fees
  • Guide Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Yosemite Valley
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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Service animals allowed

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
From
USD 1590
Per Person