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From San Francisco: Yosemite National Park

1. From San Francisco: Yosemite National Park

Travel through the Great Central Valley into the Sierra Foothills where Forty-Niners panned for Gold. Follow the beautiful Merced River to the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains. Glaciers cut through these mountains forming spectacular granite monuments you will see throughout the park. Spend a total of 4 hours within the Yosemite National Park: 1-hour on a guided tour and 3 hours to explore on your own. There is the option of selecting a Chinese-speaking guide on certain days. Take advantage of the photo opportunities at: • El Capitan • Bridalveil Falls • Vernal Falls • Yosemite Falls • Cathedral Spires • Half Dome

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Yosemite Self-Guided Audio Tour

2. Yosemite Self-Guided Audio Tour

Enjoy an audio tour of The Panorama Trail at Yosemite National Park and get the chance to visit one of the United States of America’s most incredible hiking experiences. A National Park since 1984, you will surely find out why for over 150-years the gems of Yosemite have been attracting adventurous spirits and appreciators of beauty from all around the planet. Your hiking trail begins at one of the country’s finest natural viewpoints, Glacier Point, and ends on one of its most widely acclaimed walking paths, The Mist Trail. From beginning to end, hiking The Panorama Trail is a life-changing adventure that you will never forget. On your hike of the Panorama Trail, you will observe the glorious granite formation of the Half Dome from multiple angles, admire the elusive Illilouette Fall from closer than any other cleared path allows, and even stand atop and below the base of both steps of “The Giant’s Staircase,” a series of the spectacular Nevada and Vernal Falls. As you drop nearly 2,800 feet in elevation, from the world of the Upper to the Lower Montane Forest, astounding changes in flora and fauna will continuously surprise you. Nearly every moment of this excursion seems to provide each hiker with a memorable, one-in-a-lifetime kind of view.

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Yosemite: Giant Sequoias and Alpine Lakes Van Tour with Hike

3. Yosemite: Giant Sequoias and Alpine Lakes Van Tour with Hike

Experience the beauty of Yosemite National Park with an experienced guide. With daily departures from Cedar Lodge and the Yosemite View Lodge, leave your car and worries behind as you take in the views of Yosemite's high country. Meet your guide at Cedar Lodge or Yosemite View Lodge, and enjoy the views on your ride to the Tuolomne Grove trailhead. Follow your guide on the 2.5-mile round-trip path to Tuolumne Grove. Marvel at the massive Giant Sequoia trees, including the iconic Tunnel Tree. Hop back into the van and cruise along Tioga Road to Olmsted Point. Enjoy a boxed lunch with stunning views of Half Dome and Clouds Rest. After lunch, continue up in the van until you reach the gorgeous Tuolumne Meadows. Meander along the 2.5-mile to the top of Pothole Dome. Take in spectacular 360-degree views of Yosemite's tallest peaks. Cool off in the sparkling waters of Tenaya Lake before heading back down to El Portal where the guide will drop you off at your original pickup location.

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What people are saying about Vernal Falls

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 44 reviews

Great audio tour. Very convenient and easy to use, it saves us alot hazards of making plans and doing researchs prior to travel, all we need to do just donwload the tour and follow the planned routines which gives us more time to enjoy the beautiful sceneries along the way. Would highly recommend.

Very interesting commentary which was informative and current. Some quirky tales of times gone by and of previous occupants of the area. I enjoyed it and lucky I prebooked parking and entrance fees. Extremely hot in July so leave early.

Amazing experience. This is the first guided tour my husband and I have ever done and very well worth it. The guide was very knowledgeable and made us feel safe especially through all the fog. Will definitely book again.

Well organized Lots to see in short period of time The tour guide Alex and driver weee excellent

Well worth trip. Great guide. Got a lot done in a day. Learnt a lot.