Guided tour

San Jose: Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Trip

4.3 / 5

7 reviews

San Jose: Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Trip

From US$ 209 per person

Experience the wild beauty of Yosemite National Park from San Jose in just one day. You'll spend 5 hours inside the park with free time for hiking, biking, picnicking, or simply exploring (and photographing) the breathtaking monuments and waterfalls.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 14 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Audio guide included
Italian, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, Chinese

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Giant Sequoias (trail conditions permitting)
  • View the Half-Dome, El Capitan, Yosemite Falls, and more
  • Receive a maximum amount of time in the park
  • Enjoy free WiFi in the vehicle
  • Listen to complimentary foreign language audios
Full description
Towering granite cliffs and giant sequoias headline this full-day Yosemite tour from San Jose. Expert guides will make sure you don’t miss the history, geology, wildflowers, and wildlife, that have made this glacier-carved valley the jewel of America’s national park system. Your Yosemite Giant Sequoia Tour from San Jose begins with pickup from your hotel, then heads east crossing through California’s fertile San Joaquin (aka Central) Valley and into the craggy Sierra Nevada mountains. This is the only Yosemite Valley tour where you will also experience the solitude of the Tuolumne Grove of giant sequoias, the largest living things on earth. You’ll reconsider your place in the world, 2,000-year-old trees can make people do that. Your heart (and camera) will be racing as you enter Yosemite Valley, enjoying stops at Inspiration Point and El Capitan Meadow. You will stop for moments at Half Dome, El Capitan, Yosemite Falls, and Bridalveil Falls, with plenty of time allocated to "take some selfies". Yosemite is open year-round, and if you visit in the winter months, you can picture Yosemite Valley covered in soft white snow, with animal footprints scattered about in the meadows and the snow-capped Half Dome casting its long shadow.
Includes
  • Luxury transportation
  • Entry to Yosemite National Park
  • Guided tour by an experienced expedition leader
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • 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
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Know before you go

  •  Your tour must be reconfirmed at least 48 hours in advance. Your exact pickup time and location will be provided upon reconfirmation of your tour.
  •  California law requires tour guests to bring a car safety seat for all children under 8 years and under 4' 9" (1.4 meters) in height.
  • Any guest that does not provide their child's safety seat at the time of the tour and does not inform the tour operator may not be allowed to board the tour and will not be subject to refund.
  • Access to the Sequoia Grove can be difficult during winter months, generally October through April, and other activities may be substituted at the discretion of the guide.
  • During winter months, temperatures in Yosemite can vary drastically to the ones in San Francisco. Therefore, it is recommend to wear winter clothes, especially shoes or boots with rubber soles.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 7 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4/5
  • Transportation
    3/5
  • Value for money
    3/5
  • Safety
    4/5

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Our guide Mike was super professional all the time and our whole trip was really fun with him! I'd definitely recommend this tour to other friend!

September 23, 2021

Tour guide, constantine was good. However; people were late, and every time we had to wait for other people and at the end of the little hiking trail we didn’t have enough time to finish. I assume the tour guide set the meeting time a bit earlier so schedule won’t get behind but people like us, who’s always on time, didn’t have enough time to see stuff which felt like wasting our time for waiting so much. Overall experience was just so so, and definitely won’t recommend to other people. It totally doesn’t worth our $600. (We were 3 of us) besides, inside the bus was freezing.

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November 25, 2019

Nicely organised tour. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Gino was amazing guide and kept us entertained throughout the day.

November 10, 2019

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