Yosemite National Park One Day Tour
Yosemite One Day Tour Highlights
- San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge
- The US biggest wind farm & The Great Valley
- Don Pedro Lake, Gold Country & Sierra Nevada
- Yosemite National Park high country & Yosemite waterfalls
- Yosemite Valley: Half Dome, Three brothers & El Capitan
- Yosemite Giant Sequoia
- And much more
Description of Yosemite National Park One Day Tour
The Yosemite one day tour is recommended for visitors who don’t have enough time to travel to the Yosemite for more than one day. Our Yosemite One Day Tour leaves round 7 AM, and return to San Francisco round 7 PM. The Yosemite tour is a full day adventure that includes a complementary pick-up and drop off in most of San Francisco hotels. We are specialized in private SUV and small group tours. However, we do provide large group and bus charter tours to the Yosemite National Park from San Francisco. We customize our tours to the Yosemite to meet your travel needs and expectations. We don’t charge you for overtime to allow you to explore the wonders of the Yosemite Park ,with peace in mind!
What do you see on our Yosemite one day tour from San Francisco?
You will enjoy spectacular photos stops and vista points along the scenic roads that take you to the Yosemite National Park. You will get to the Yosemite National Park round 10 AM where you will have quality time to explore the Yosemite Valley. The Yosemite Valley is home to the largest concentration of wonders in the world in such limited area! The tour guide will escort you to spectacular scenic vista points to capture the Yosemite Valley wonders including the Yosemite Falls , Bridalveil fall, the three brothers, Cathedral Rocks, the Elephant Rock, Cathedral Spires ,Merced river and Canyon, Half Dome, Sentinel Dome, and the Valley Floor where the Merced River run. You also enjoy a short hike to the Yosemite Valley meadows to picture and scan the vertical walls of the famous El Capitan to see rock climbers. Our tour guide will provide you with sophisticated binoculars to see what others can’t see on other large group tours. You will be amazed by rock climbers who risk their lives to challenging the vertical walls of El Capitan! You will also go on a discovery hike to see the Yosemite falls and thereafter to the world largest trees, the famous Giant Sequoias, and much more.
You will also be offered the opportunity to picnic out doors in the Yosemite high country or by the Yosemite falls within the Yosemite Valley. The Yosemite waterfalls the highest falls in North America. The tour guide on our Yosemite one day tour will leave you the choice to choose between an outdoor picnic lunch in or indoor lunch!
A number of photos stops will be offered to you on the way to and from the Yosemite including an optional photo stop at Don Pedro Lake , and much more.
Our Yosemite one day tour will guarantee your satisfaction. Let us Exceed your Expectations now!
Tips for Hikers in the Yosemite:
- Hiking shoes and clothes . Sun Protection, Swimwear, and eventually bug spray.
- Warm Layers for cool evenings and eventually a raincoat for some summer showers.
- Drink lots of Water due to the elevation & Yosemite challenging hiking trails.
Please advise us if you have any particular health conditions or motion sickness. If you do have motion sickness, it’s very important that you take anti-motion sickness medicine so enjoy your tour and allow others do the same. We are not responsible for any injury or accident that may occur during the trip to the Yosemite or within the Yosemite National Park. Please read our terms and conditions for more information.
Yosemite National Park Private SUV Tour prices
By 4 x 4 SUV:
|Tour Prices: Price per person||Semi-Private Tour Price per person(sharing the SUV with others)||Totally Private Tour Price per person||All taxes, Park entrance fees & overtime are included|
**Note** : Our decreased and/or discounted prices noted above are based on the number of participants in your own party on these Semi-Private tours. No discount or refund will apply when sharing the SUV or the VAN with other parties who may sign up for the same tour.
By booking a semi-private SUV or VAN tour, you agree to share the required vehicle with other customers. Also you understand that this guided tour might be narrated in two or more foreign languages in addition to English. Nevertheless, we guarantee your tour even if no other participants sign up for that tour as long as the minimum number of participants is acquired.
You may wish to consider our Private Tours if you need more privacy, comfort and flexibility and do not wish to share the trip with other customers.
(November to March except weekends and Holidays)
**Note** : For safety consideration and due to heavy snow, the hike to the sequoias in winter is optional and not recommended.
- This tour guarantee your departure even with 2 guests only .You may also charter our SUV for $958 only for 1 to 2 guests .
- Free Pick-up & drop off in San Francisco, Emeryville, Dublin -Pleasanton Bart Station
- Daily departure from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park.
- Duration: 11 - 13 hours
- Included: VIP SUV , tour narration by a State certified tour guide, pick & drop off, Yosemite national park entrance fees, refreshments, no overtime charges on Yosemite SUV tour !
- Excluded: food & driver’s
Prices for Van tours for small group to Yosemite
|Tour Prices:||Regular price per person||Online Discount||Online price per person|
|1 to 5 Guest||$189.00||$20.00||$169.00|
|6 to 10 Guest||$169.00||$20.00||$149.00|
|11 to 14 Guest||$159.00||$20.00||$139.00|
|Charter||totally private||1 to 6 persons||$999.00|
|Charter||totally private||7 to 14 persons||$1,699.00|
- 5 People minimum is required to run this tour or 100% As described above.
**Note** : For safety consideration and due to heavy snow, the hike to the sequoias in winter is optional and not recommended.
For any group of 14 people or more and bus Charter tours, Please contact us or send us a
TRAVEL REQUEST .Please plan your trip a head of time during the peak season(May through September).
Itinerary for Yosemite National Park One Day Tour
6:00 AM - 7:00 AMYosemite Tour Pick Up time
Our Yosemite tours from San Francisco include a complementary pick-up and drop off at your hotel in downtown San Francisco or Fisherman's Wharf ,Oakland and in Dublin-Pleasanton.
Your tour guide will drive you through San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge heading east on highway 580 through Castro Valley, Dublin and Livermore Valley
7:00 AM - 9:00 AMDrive to Yosemite via Central Valley
The Yosemite tour departs from San Francisco on Highway 580 to Central Valley going through Livermore Valley and Altamont Pass windmills farm. Picture on our Yosemite Tour Altamont Pass nestled in the Diablo Mountain Ranges , the highest peak in San Francisco Bay Area. The Yosemite tour highlights the importance of Altamont Pass wind farm as one of the earliest in the United States and the largest concentration of wind turbines in the world. As the Yosemite tour continues through the Great Valley , the “fruit basket of the world”. Observe the sharp contrast between the geology of the flat and green Central Valley and this of the rugged hills and surroundings peaks as we drive up to the Sierra Nevada. The Yosemite Tour continues on State highway 120 going east. The Yosemite Tour offers you great views of Central Valley, the largest agricultural valley in North America located 2 hour drive a way from the Yosemite Valley.
9:00 AM - 9:30 AMAM Coffee Break in central Valley: "The Fruit Basket of the world"
Our Yosemite tour continues through Central Valley, one of the largest and most productive agricultural valleys in North America. The Great Valley’s nick name is the "Fruit Basket of the World." The Yosemite tour continues on California State highway 120 via endless agricultural fields & ranchlands. The Yosemite Tour will now offers you a coffee break at a local farmer's market in the cowboy city of Oakdale . Oakdale is located about 100 miles from the Yosemite Valley. Oakdale was the first town in the Western United States to host a professional outdoors Rodeo! Oakdale is the Gate to the Sierra Nevada on the way to the Yosemite Park. It hosts also a chocolate festival every year and famous for its cheese factory.
9:30 AM - 10:30 AMSecond Half: Drive through the Sierra Nevada to get Yosemite Valley
The Yosemite tour continues on highway 120 through the Gold Country where gold nuggets were discovered back in 1848. The Yosemite tour guide will drive you through the historical Chinese Camp, an old mining town that lies on state highway 120 that lead to the Yosemite Park. Our Yosemite tours may offer you an optional photo stop at Don Pedro Lake located 75 Miles away from the Yosemite Valley. Don Pedro Lake is a huge manmade lake nestled in the Sierra Nevada foothills and offering 160 miles of shoreline. This Lake became a popular destination for vacations where over 380,000 visitors a year go looking for water sports- house boating rental, fishing, swimming, water-skiing, jet skiing and windsurfing. As the Yosemite Tour passes Moccasin Powerhouse strategically located along the Hetch Hetchy pipelines that feed Don Pedro Lake, we start winding our scenic road up through the Sierra Nevada highlands heading east to the Yosemite. Valley. Capture the scenic views and the Historic Town of Groveland which founded back in 1850s ,during the Gold Rush. It’s home to the historic Iron Door Saloon, probably the oldest in California , built back in 1852. located 40 mts from the Yosemite National Park
10:30 AM - 12:00 PMThe Sierra Nevada Natural wonders home to the Yosemite Valley
The Yosemite tour continues through the Sierra Nevada that stretches over 400 miles from north to south standing as a natural frontier between Nevada and the State of California. The Sierra Nevada is home to a striking geology and beautiful natural wonders including the Yosemite National Park and the Yosemite Giant Sequoias -the largest trees on Earth. Geologically, the Sierra Nevada is home to the US highest Peak out of Alaska - Mount Whitney (14,505 ft). and to the world oldest trees , the bristlecone pines. They are 5000 years old!
We arrive to the Yosemite National Park from the western gate to the Yosemite park known as Big Oak Flat entrance. It’s located 32 Miles away from the Yosemite Valley. Yosemite entrance fees are all included! The Yosemite Tour Guide will offer you now spectacular photos stops. Capture the wonders of the Yosemite high country, the Yosemite Valley and its unique giant dome and vertical rocks including Half Dome, El Capitan, Yosemite falls and much more…
12:00 PM - 12:30 PMThe Yosemite Valley Wonders
Our Yosemite sightseeing adventure will now offer you quality time to tour the Yosemite water Falls and Yosemite landmarks including El Capitan , Cathedral Rocks, Ribbon Falls, Cathedral Spires overlooking Bridalveil waterfalls and the Yosemite Valley. The Yosemite Valley geology looks like a U shape. Our Yosemite tour guide will also offer you splendid views and vista points overlooking the Yosemite Valley and its towering cliffs. Capture the spectacular Yosemite waterfalls , the highest waterfalls in North America! Picture the Yosemite natural wonders such the granite polished domes and hanging rocks including El Capitan and Half Dome. The Yosemite Tour will also offer you a discovery easy hike to picture Bridalveil waterfall. The Yosemite Valley tour includes a spectacular vista point called Yosemite Tunnel View . It offers beautiful views over the Yosemite Valley. The Yosemite tour guide will also offer you more photos stops by Sentinel Bridge overlooking the Merced River and Half Dome. Half Dome is considered as the symbol of the Yosemite National Park.
12:30 PM - 2:30 PMPicnic by the Yosemite Falls: North America highest Waterfall
The Yosemite tour stops now for lunch break at the Yosemite lodge restaurant and recreational area in the heart of the Yosemite Valley. This is an idyllic spot located by the Yosemite Falls. You may enjoy shopping at one of the Yosemite Valley gift shops and having an indoor lunch by the Yosemite Falls or an outdoor picnic in the Yosemite Valley to admire the Yosemite Falls.
The Yosemite Falls is the highest waterfalls in North America located in the middle of the Yosemite Valley. These waterfalls are considered as the main attraction in the park for many visitors who travel from all over the world .In Spring, the Yosemite waterfalls flow is at its peak! The Yosemite falls that measure 2,420 ft tall is actually three water falls in one: the upper falls, the middle falls and the lowers falls.
2:30 PM - 4:00 PMHike with our Tour Guide to Marvel at the Yosemite Giant Sequoias
The Yosemite tour will now offer you a discovery hike to marvel at the Yosemite Giant Sequoias. The Yosemite National Park houses only three out of 75 total groves of Giant Sequoias scattered in the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada. 72 Groves of Giant Sequoias are located in King Canyon and Sequoias National Park. The reaming three major groves of Giant Sequoias are located in the Yosemite Park. The Yosemite three Groves of Giant Sequoias are: The famous Mariposa Grove, the Tuolumne Grove and the Merced Grove. Our Tour Guide will escort you to one of these three Groves. The hike is somehow challenging on the way up. Please have hiking shows and enough water before you go on this hike. You may also choose to hang out in the Yosemite meadows while others hike. The meadows are home to beautiful conifers including red fir, noble fir, white fir, Douglas fir, incense cedars, Dogwoods, Jeffery pines and sugar pines , and much more. Sometimes, bears can be seen in these meadows depending on the season!
4:00 PM - 7:45 PMDeparture to San Francisco after the Yosemite Giant Sequoias hike
Your tour guide will now escort you back to San Francisco via Central Valley .The Yosemite Tour guide will offer you a break before leaving back to San Francisco and a second break at the farmers market , in Central Valley .Our Tour Guides may choose to drive you back on a different highway to see more vista points and natural wonders as you wind your roads down the Sierra Nevada Scenic Mountains.
7:45 PM - 8:45 PMBack in San Francisco
You will be expected to get your hotel in San Francisco round 7 PM. Our tour guide-driver will escort you and drop you off at your hotel for no extra charge. We highly recommend our Yosemite Private 4x4 SUV tour, to see more, explore and enjoy more sights where other ground transportation can’t go! Thank you for choosing us!