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From San Francisco: Yosemite Tour with Giant Sequoias Hike

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22 reviews

Activity provider: Best Bay Area Tours

From San Francisco: Yosemite Tour with Giant Sequoias Hike

Activity provider: Best Bay Area Tours
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Explore Yosemite National Park with a small group and expert guide. See Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, El Capitan, and the giant sequoia trees all in one day.

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Duration 14 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Please be at the pickup point 15 minutes before the tour and give the driver a 15-minute pickup window.
Small group
Limited to 14 participants


  • Hike to the historic giant sequoias (weather permitting)
  • Enjoy a small group tour with a maximum of 15 passengers
  • Stop at more places with more photo opportunities
  • Admire the waterfalls at Bridalveil Falls
Full description
Begin your Yosemite National Park day tour by getting picked up at select San Francisco hotels. Cross the Bay Bridge and drive through the Central Valley to the town of Oakdale where you will stop for a short break. Start your day in the park at Tunnel View. Then, go to Bridalveil Falls for a quick walk to the base of the roaring waterfall. Next, proceed onto Half Dome and Yosemite Falls. After, enjoy some free time where you will get a chance to picnic at the base of Yosemite Falls, by a river, or in a granite-enclosed meadow. Chances are high that you will see rock climbers in the spring or fall, bears in the summer, and spectacular ice formations in the winter. After regrouping, head to El Capitan, the center of the rock climbing universe. Depending on the season, you may see some climbers on the rock, but they will appear smaller than ants on the 3000-foot (914 meters) rock. Enjoy a photo stop at Valley View and then head to the Tuolumne Grove to take a one-mile (1.6 km) hike to see a grove of 1500-year-old giant sequoia trees. Please note that the hike to the sequoias may not be available during the snow season. After the hike, head back to San Francisco with a restroom stop along the way.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off at select SF hotels
  • Transportation in a luxury van
  • Restroom and food stops
  • Tour guide
  • Small group guided tour
  • Free time in the park
  • Park entrance fees
  • Meals
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The hike to the giant sequoias may not be available during the snow season, generally November to April
  • The one-mile (1.6 km) hike is challenging for people with impaired mobility and heart, knee, or back issues.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 22 reviews

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Absolutely well run tour. Brian is an amazing guide and took care of the group really well. The group is kept small so we are able to move fast and spend more time on the sights. The scenery is amazing in the park and I would highly recommend for a day trip from SF.

September 24, 2022

Overall, the trip was worth it. There was enough time in Yosemite Park to look around and to do small hikes. The guide was also able to share a lot of information and interesting facts with us. However, the pickup was 30 minutes late with no information and there were also slight delays in departure at the stops in between. You should therefore plan a little more time than indicated.

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August 11, 2022

Fantastic experience in a small group good for groups and solo travelers. The bus was comfortable (there were single seats also!) with lots of stops for the bathroom with a guided tour. Everything was well organized, the guide was knowledgeable and professional. There was enough time at each stop to get a good overview of the spot. During the free time (we had 3 hours at Yosemite Valley), I was able to hike up Columbia Rock, Lower Falls and start up towards Upper Falls (albeit an aggressive hiking pace) which gave a good impression of the trails and scenery. The free time was great as it allows guests to pick what they want to do as the guide provided lots of options. If you only have one day - would highly recommend this tour as it is the best possible way to get an overview and sample of Yosemite. It's jam packed but well worth the time, journey and money.

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June 21, 2022

Product ID: 391337