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Yosemite Winter Tours from San Francisco

Yosemite Tour Highlights

  • Altamont Pass windmills farm,Don Pedro Lake
  • The Great Valley ,the fruit basket of the world
  • The Gold Country & Sierra Nevada
  • Yosemite Valley &Yosemite waterfalls
  • Yosemite Half Dome-El Capitan
  • and much more...

Description of Yosemite Winter Tours from San Francisco


Join our Yosemite tours to experience the breathtaking majesty of the Yosemite National Park in Winter. The beauty of the Yosemite park in winter is simply unparalleled and highly recommend for nature lovers! Winter is the least busy and possibly most beautiful season in Yosemite. It's the best time for nature lovers and photographers to visit the Yosemite National Park. Join our Yosemite winter tours to admire the park in a white blanket. The wildlife comes out and the view is unique. Hike or simply walk with our tour guide to one of the Yosemite Falls , the falls are partially frozen like crystals where the water drops down creating a rainbow at the base. Winter season in Yosemite National Park is also an opportunity for skiers. Ski Schools and ski resorts take over offering Cross-Country Skiing, Downhill Skiing Lessons for all, Backcountry Skiing, Snowboarding and much more. Tire chains are mandatory most of time when going up to the Yosemite due to the high elevation. one-day_detailThat's why Golden Horizon Travel offers new SUV 4X4 drive tours from San Francisco to allow you to explore the Yosemite park in-depth. Enjoy our private SUV tours and small group tours to the Yosemite. Bring your Camera and let our tour guide sightseeing you in the Yosemite park. Picture the Yosemite Giant Sequoias and other trees covered by snow. Admire the wildlife of Yosemite and hike with our tour guide to the Yosemite falls. The 4X4 one-day_detailSUV takes you to higher elevation and offers you more sights, photos stops and time than the bus tours! We will drive you to the most picturesque snow meadows, water falls, steep valleys and walk to some of the most interesting sights within the Yosemite valley. Book your Yosemite SUV tour now and get up to 10% off. Feel free to book your tour online or give us a call at 1800-210-3008.

Tips for Hikers in the Yosemite National Park:

  • Hiking Clothes & boots,Swimwear,sun Protection and bug spray(mostly in the Yosemite Valley).

  • Warm Layers for cool evenings.Raincoat for some summer showers(Yosemite Highlands).

  • Drink lots of Water as you hike in the Yosemite challenging hiking trails and don't hike alone.

    Please advise us if you have any particular health conditions. 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 Winter Private SUV Tour prices


By 4 x 4 SUV:  

Tour Prices: Price per person Totally Private Tour Price per person All taxes, Park entrance fees are included
1 Guests $1,198.00 Included
2 Guests $599.00 Included
3 Guests $399.00 Included
4 Guests $299.00 Included
5 Guests $249.00 Included
6 Guests $215.00 Included
7 Guests $185.00 Included

**Note** : For safety consideration and due to heavy snow, the hike to the sequoias in winter is not included.

** Included **
  • Park admission entry  fees  included
  • Narration and guided tours by  multilingual certified tour guides  who will escort you wherever you go.
  • Complementary pick-up & drop off
  • Optional side trips in &  out of the Yosemite Park(Sequoias, lakes, Gold Mining Towns…etc) 
  • Top of line SUVs  loaded &  equipped  with  PA  Microphones  system,  DVD players, educational & entertainment movies, video games &  kids movies for families with kids and much more... 
Not included: Food & tour guide’s gratuity

** NOTE **
  •  You will Simply need  to go to our online Secure Reservation Form,
  • You may also  contact us  for more information.
  • Complementary Pick-up & drop off in San Francisco, Emeryville Dublin- Pleasanton Bart Station . Other locations are available for an additional fee.
  • Daily departure from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by 4X4 Private Custom SUV s, Van & or  bus tours.

Duration: 12 hours


Prices for Winter Van tours for small group to Yosemite

By Van:

This VAN tour is totally private and not available for public or individual reservations. The price is per party and not per person.

Totally Private The price is per party. Private 1-day Van Tour Tax, Yosemite entrance fees are included
1 to 5 Guests $1,859.00
6 to 7 Guest $2,029.00
8 to 10 Guest $2,289.00
11 - 12 Guests $2,369.00
13 - 14 Guests $2,559.00

**Note** : For safety consideration and due to heavy snow, the hike to the sequoias in winter is optional and not recommended.


By Bus:

For any group of 14 people or more and bus Charter tours, Please contact us or send us a
TRAVEL REQUESTPlease plan your trip a head of time during the peak season.


Itinerary for Yosemite Winter Tours from San Francisco


7:00 AMYosemite Winter Tour Pick Up time

Yosemite winter tours offer you free Pick-up and drop off at your hotel in downtown San Francisco or Fisherman's Wharf ,Oakland and in Dublin-Pleasanton. Pleasanton is home to a number of corporate headquarters including Oracle Corporation while Dublin is known for its yearly Saint Patrick's Day Parade(on the way to the Yosemite).Our Yosemite Private SUV Tours cover a wider pick-up area.


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 Range dominated by the imposing Mount Diablo, 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 central valley ,observe the sharp contrast between the geology of the flat Central Valley and that of the rugged hills.The Yosemite tour keeps heading east via Manteca city that lies at a crossroads of major highways and railroads. Manteca is where the famous American author, John Steinbeck worked one season at Spreckels Sugar processing.The Yosemite Tour continues on highway 120 going east.The Yosemite Tour offers great views of Central Valley,the largest agricultural valley in North America(2 hours from Yosemite N.Park)


9:00 AM - 9:30 AMAM Coffee Break in central Valley: "The Fruit Basket of the world"

The Yosemite tour continues through Central Valley, one of the largest and most productive agricultural regions in the world. It is commonly referred to as the "Fruit Basket of the World." The Yosemite tour continues on highway 120 through endless agricultural fields and ranchlands. The Yosemite Tour offers you now a coffee break at a local farmer's market place in Oakdale where fresh food and coffee shops are available. The cowboy town of Oakdale is located about 98 miles from the Yosemite Valley.It's the first town in the Western United States to host a professional outdoor Rodeo. It's the Gate to the Sierra Nevada on the way to the Yosemite Valley.Okadale hosts also a chocolate festival every year,just few miles away from the famous cheese factory.


9:30 AM - 10:30 AMSecond Half: Drive to Yosemite Valley via the Sierra Nevada

The Yosemite tour continues on highway 120 through the Gold Country where gold nuggets were discovered back in 1848. The Yosemite tour drives you through the historical Chinese Camp,an old mining town.The Yosemite tours may offer you an optional photo stop at Don Pedro Lake located 75 Miles away from the Yosemite N.Park. It is a huge manmade lake nestled in the Sierra Nevada foothills offering 160 miles of shoreline. Don Pedro Lake became a popular destination for vacations attracting over 400,000 visitors a year 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, we start winding our scenic road up through the Sierra Nevada highlands heading east to the Yosemite. Enjoy the scenic views and picture the Historic Town of Groveland established by the famous gold seekers known as the Forty-Niners. Groveland is the gate to the Yosemite National Park and home to the historic Iron Door Saloon, probably the oldest in California ,established back in 1852.(45 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 south to north constituting a natural frontier between Nevada and California. The Sierra Nevada is home to the world most amazing 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). We arrive to the Yosemite National Park via the western side of the Yosemite park known as Big Oak Flat entrance(32 Miles to the Yosemite Valley). The Yosemite Tour offers you now some breathtaking photos stops starting with the first tunnel photo stop located on Big Oak Flat Road. This Yosemite tour offers you now some spectacular photos stops overlooking the Yosemite Valley including Merced River and Canyon.More photos stops to come down in the Yosemite Valley, Yosemite Tunnel view and by the Yosemite Falls.


12:00 PM - 12:30 PMYosemite Valley

The Yosemite sightseeing Tour will now offer quality time to explore the Yosemite Falls and landmarks such El Capitan dominating the Yosemite Valley.The Yosemite Valley is deeply carved into the gently sloping western flank of the western part of the Sierra Nevada. The Yosemite Valley tour offers you unique views of the Yosemite Park -towering cliffs, spectacular Yosemite waterfalls, and beautiful Alpine scenery. Marvel at the Yosemite natural wonders including Yosemite waterfalls, granite polished domes and hanging rocks such El Capitan and Half Dome. The Yosemite Tour takes you on a smooth hike to marvel at Bridalveil waterfall facing El Capitan. The Yosemite Valley tour will take you to the famous Yosemite Tunnel View for a spectacular photo stop overlooking the Yosemite Valley. The Yosemite tour offers you more photos stops by Sentinel Bridge overlooking the Merced River dominated by the imposing Half Dome- the most colossal and recognizable rock monument in the Sierra Nevada. Half Dome is the symbol of the Yosemite Valley.


12:30 PM - 2:30 PM Lunch Break by the Yosemite Falls: The highest Waterfall in North America

The Yosemite tour stops now for lunch break at the Yosemite lodge restaurant and recreational area in the heart of the Yosemite Valley , at an idyllic spot located by Yosemite Falls. You can enjoy shopping at one of the Yosemite Valley gift shops and having an indoor lunch by the Yosemite Falls. You can also enjoy an outdoor picnic in the Yosemite Valley Floor and meadows dominated by Yosemite Falls. While enjoying your picnic, you can observe the Yosemite granitic tonality of the giant rocks that contrast with the Yosemite green flat Valley Floor. You are facing the Yosemite Royal Arches rocks where the Yosemite Falls emerge before dropping 2400 ft down in the Valley.The Yosemite Falls are three waterfalls in one: The Yosemite Upper Falls, the Yosemite Middle Falls, and the Yosemite Lower Falls. The Yosemite falls all in one drop a total of 2425-foot (739-m) down in the Yosemite Valley qualifying the Yosemite Falls to the world 6th highest waterfalls!


2:30 PM - 4:00 PMHike with us to Marvel at the Yosemite Giant Sequoias

The Yosemite tour will now take you for an exciting hike to see the Giant Sequoias. We may make an optional stop to marvel at El Capitan, the ultimate challenge of rock climbers overlooking the scenic roads surrounding the Yosemite Valley. The best way to explore the Yosemite scenic back roads and highlands is aboard our Yosemite Private SUV tour. The Yosemite bus tour doesn't stop at any of the Giant Sequoia Groves , however, our Yosemite Van and Private Tours make a stop at Merced or Tuolumne Grove, where you can see the Yosemite Giant Sequoias. There are 75 groves of Giant Sequoias nestled in the high Sierra Nevada Mountains. Only three Groves are found in the Yosemite National Park. The Mariposa Grove, Merced & Tuolumne Grove. The Yosemite Giant Sequoias are the largest and fastest growing trees in the World.Mariposa Grove is the largest Sequoia Grove in the Yosemite.Only our Yosemite SUV Toursgo there on the Yosemite one-day tour. However, both van and SUV tours are scheduled to stop at the Yosemite Mariposa Grove home of the Yosemite Giant Sequoias


4:00 PM - 7:45 PMLeave the Yosemite Giant Sequoias back to San Francisco via Central Valley

The Yosemite Tour adventure will offer you a short break before leaving back to San Francisco. As we start leaving the Yosemite Giant Sequoias in the Yosemite National Park, we will now start driving back to San Francisco on the same highways with a break scheduled in Central Valley.The Yosemite tour may drive you back to San Francisco on a different highway through the Yosemite National Park-depending on the Yosemite roads condition.We hope that you enjoyed your Yosemite Tour in the Yosemite Valley and the photos stops we offered you along the Yosemite Scenic roads.


7:00 PMBack in San Francisco

Arrival to San Francisco where we will drop you off at your hotel located in downtown or Fisherman's Wharf. "All's Well That Ends Well!" It is time to say goodbye to your new friends you made on the Yosemite Tour. Thank you for choosing Golden Horizon Travel. We appreciate and value your business.

We highly recommend our Yosemite Private SUV tour, the best way to explore the Yosemite scenic back roads and highlands.


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