Day trip

San Jose: Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Trip

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Activity provider: Extranomical Tours

San Jose: Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Trip

Activity provider: Extranomical Tours

From US$ 249 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

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Duration 15 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

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Important information

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

4.5 /5

based on 10 reviews

Review summary

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

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What a day!!! Once I got in the van, the adventure started! I felt safe, knew where we were going and the plan for the tour. Bud driver and guide were super friendly, went out of their way to make the most of the experience and were very thoughtful of the needs of the visitors. They really made it a great day I won’t forget. Thank you for a great experience, I’ll be back!!!

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October 16, 2022

The guide was very passionate and super nice. He taught us a lot, a lot of stories and all with humor. The bus ride is very long even if the guide does everything to make it pleasant: stories, culture, music, jokes and even movies. Otherwise, the places chosen are truly amazing. Yosemite Park is unique and I think this tour really captures all of its splendor. My only regret that I didn't have time to stop more (but hey, it's the time to not come home too late). What I liked the most was the view from the tunnel as well as the view from the bottom of the valley (last stop before departure). Also, the place for lunch in front of the waterfalls is just unique. As for the agency that takes charge, they are top, available and really take you to the hotel and bring you back there: which is comfortable anyway.

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December 6, 2021

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

Product ID: 264687