Day trip

From San Francisco: Yosemite National Park Full-Day Trip

4.4 / 5

50 reviews

Activity provider:Incredible Adventures
Day trip

From San Francisco: Yosemite National Park Full-Day Trip

Activity provider:Incredible Adventures
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From US$ 199 per person

Likely to sell out

Experience the best viewpoints, wander around glacier-formed Yosemite Valley, and hike to the Giant Sequoias in Yosemite National Park. On this eco-friendly small group tour, you'll experience the best of what Yosemite has to offer in one epic day.

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Duration 14 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup is available from 2 convenient locations: • 6:20 AM at Hilton Union Square (Mason street side entrance). • 6:55 am at Dublin BART station (south side of the freeway, at the passenger loading zone).
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


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    Pickup location:

    San Francisco

  • Transfer

    (3 hours)

  • Central Valley, California

    Break time (30 minutes)

  • Transfer

    (1.5 hours)

    Tuolumne Grove Trailhead

    Photo stop, Visit, Hiking


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    El Capitan, California

    Photo stop, Visit

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    Half Dome

    Photo stop, Visit

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    Bridalveil Fall

    Photo stop, Visit

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    Tunnel View

    Photo stop, Visit

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    Yosemite Valley

    Break time, Lunch, Free time, Hiking

  • Transfer

    (1.5 hours)

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    Central Valley, California

    Break time

  • Transfer

    (3 hours)

  • Arrive back at:

    San Francisco

Main stop
Other stop

For reference only. Itineraries are subject to change.

  • Enjoy a 1.5-hour hike among the towering Giant Sequoias of Yosemite
  • Wander around Yosemite Falls or find a serene overlook to sit and reflect during free time
  • Learn about the geologic wonders that formed the park from your guide, all from the comfort of a clean energy biofuel vehicle
  • Marvel at El Capitan and Half Dome from Tunnel View, one of most famous views in the park
  • See all the highlights while avoiding the crowds with this small sized group
Full description

Spend an active, fun-filled day learning why Yosemite is one of America’s most popular national parks. Hike through the park with an experienced guide and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature on this tour.

Start off by making your way east from San Francisco and heading across the Bay Bridge. Continue toward the Sierras and into the mountains. Learn about California’s rich history as you pass through some of the first settlements built during the Gold Rush.

Arrive in Yosemite National Park for a 2.5-mile round-trip hike to see the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias. Be prepared for a strenuous hike, descending 400 feet into the grove, before turning around and trekking back up.

Next, cruise into the famous Yosemite Valley to take in views of Bridalveil Falls, El Capitan, Half Dome, and more. Capture breathtaking photos at Tunnel View and take in the eastern expanse of Yosemite Valley.

Then, enjoy 1.5 hours of free time to explore on your own. You can meander down paved paths, hike around Yosemite Falls, engage further with the park’s history at the visitor’s center, or visit the Ansel Adams Gallery. In the late afternoon, you’ll depart for San Francisco, stopping for a short break before arriving back in the city. Arrive back at your hotel in the late evening to sleep off the day’s adventures.

  • Yosemite Park entrance fees
  • Transportation in a biofuel vehicle
  • Tour guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Guide gratuity

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • Please note, during certain winter months, the hike to the Giant Sequoias may not be offered due to snowpack levels. As of January 2020, the snow levels are too high to safely be able to reach the grove. Instead of the hike, you will receive 3-hours of free time inside Yosemite Valley, instead of the typical 1.5-hours. The Giant Sequoias hike should resume in April/May 2020, but due to the ever-changing weather conditions, it's possible to resume at any time
  • Please be prepared for a strenuous hike upon arrival to Yosemite with good walking shoes and water. If you are not in shape for hiking, you will not be able to see the Giant Sequoia Trees as they are at the bottom of a moderately steep out and back trail (2.5 miles total). The group will take this trail at a moderate pace in order to provide sufficient time visiting Yosemite Valley
  • Your small group will consist of no more than 13 passengers
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 50 reviews

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Great trip and we had an amazing and welcoming tour guide with Britney. She took great care of everyone and shared some amazing facts about California’s history and the Yosemite National Park, super interesting. The only thing I would mention for solo travellers is that the pick up and drop off point in the city center is in a part of town where you don‘t want to be walking by yourself early in the morning or late at night. So I would recommend getting an Uber to the pick up point in the city center instead of using public transport.

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September 7, 2022

Britney was fantastic tour guide and no one should skip a chance to see Yosemite! It's a long drive but Britney filled it well with a great history lesson of California and the park which set the visit up really well, and the park itself is breathtaking. A really well run tour worth every cent

July 15, 2022

Quick review: Jamie was a fantastic guide on a very hot day in Yosemite! This felt like a fun field trip with a great group of strangers and a van that had great AC. Jamie gave us realistic advice for which places to visit in the 3 hours we had at the valley. More details: It was our first time going to Yosemite, and although we wanted to do the Giant Sequoia trip, IncredibleAdventures (who operates this tour) told us that not enough people booked The Giant Sequoia trip for us to go on it (they told us 2 days before our scheduled tour). Luckily, they rebooked us into the Yosemite Day Trip tour (for the same date as our original reservations) and gave us a refund for the inconvenience. The Yosemite Day Trip tour was awesome! Even when we had some issues with receiving our refund, the GetYourGuide customer service team helped us out quickly. Overall, very satisfied with the clarity before and throughout the trip to Yosemite! Their customer service after the trip was also exceptional.

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July 30, 2021

Product ID: 271907