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Yosemite National Park Two Day Tour

Yosemite Tour Highlights

  • Bay Bridge-Central Valley and the Gold Country
  • Don Pedro Lake, Groveland  Historic Mining Town
  • The Sierra Nevada scenic views & Stanislaus National Forest
  •  Yosemite National Park Scenic High Country
  • Yosemite National Park Valley & Hidden Waterfalls
  • El Capitan ,Half Dome, Cathedral Rocks & Merced River
  • Overnight in a Hotel by the Yosemite Falls or by the Merced Rive
  • Hike to  the  Yosemite  Giant Sequoias in Mariposa Grove
  • Travel to the breathtaking Glacier Point & Alpine  Meadows
  • Hike to spectacular hidden waterfalls & to the Giant Sequoias.
  • and  much, much  more...

Description of Yosemite National Park Two Day Tour


Travel to the Yosemite National Park through San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge to Central Valley  where you will enjoy a your break around 8:30 AM. Afterward, you will travel east through the spectacular Sierra Nevada High Country. Our Tour guide will either start the Yosemite Adventure with a sightseeing tour to the Yosemite Valley or travel directly to the majestic Mariposa Grove.  

The stunning Mariposa Grove is home to splendid Sequoiadendron giganteum, known as  the Giant Sequoias. The Giant Sequoias  are  the largest  living things on earth!  Mariposa Grove is not available on the Yosemite one day tour. This Grove of Giant Sequoias will offer your  best hike ever to capture Giant Trees  including the Grizzly Giant, the largest  Sequoia tree in Mariposa Grove . This Sequoia’s  estimated age is  2,700 years old  making  it one of the oldest living Sequoias.  
After this stunning hike to the Sequoias, you will enjoy your lunch break and then embark on a breathtaking expedition to the Spectacular Glacier Point.
Glacier Point is not available  on the Yosemite One Day Tour. Glacier Point is the Best View Point in the Yosemite National Park. Check out Yosemite Glacier Point photos  gallery to see the Giant Hidden Waterfalls and high country wonders.
After your adventure to Glacier Point, you will be escorted to your hotel located in the Yosemite Valley by the Yosemite waterfalls or to a small hotel located by the Merced River. The hotel  location will depend on your choice and budget. The Yosemite Valley hotels are usually sold out 6  to  8 months a head of time.

Your Yosemite second Day tour  will offer you  a unique opportunity to hike to Mirror Lake, Yosemite water falls , the highest water falls in the USA, Bridalveil fall, the majestic and hidden waterfall of Vernal and or Nevada falls. You will also
Explore the Yosemite valley floor and its wonders. Walk along the Merced river  , picture the Yosemite natural wonders from Tunnel View vista  Point, El Capitan, Half Dome, Cathedral spires and Rocks. And much, much more.
After such exciting day. Our tour guide will drive you back to San Francisco. You will get back to San Francisco around 7 or 8 PM.
Join our  Yosemite Tours  now and let our Tour Guides Exceed Expectations!

Our Yosemite Tour Guides’  Tips for Hikers in the Yosemite National Park:

  • Hiking  shoes, sun Protection ( & eventually a bug spray).
  • For Yosemite 2 Day Tour Travelers & due to the limited luggage compartment in our vehicles, we highly  recommend a  small overnight bag. Most of San Francisco  hotels provide storage rooms where you can leave your suitcases at   the Concierge desk during your trip to the Yosemite.  
  • Also, Have some warm Layers for cool summer’s  nights & raincoat
  • Due to the elevation  & challenging hiking trails, we recommend drinking lots of Water.  
  • For all travelers who are subject to motion sickness, we recommend taking   anti-motion sickness and anti-vertigo drugs so others can you enjoy their trips without constant interruptions! Please consult your doctor.

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 Park or within the Yosemite National Park itself. Please read our terms and conditions for more information.


Yosemite Two Day Tour Prices

Option 1 : Choose our Private 4X4 SUV tour

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By 4 x 4 SUV:

The Price is per person Private 2 day SUV Tour - tax, entrance fees & accommodation included Private 2 day SUV Tour - (tax, entrance fees included accommodation is excluded) All taxes, park entrance fees are included
1 Guest $2,378.00 $2,158.00 included
2 Guests $1,189.00 $1,079.00 included
3 Guests $1,089.00 $979.00 included
4 Guests $949.00 $829.00 included
5 Guests $829.00 $709.00 included
6 Guests $719.00 $609.00 included
7 Guests $639.00 $549.00 included

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


Option 2: BY VAN  VanVan




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. You can either book your own hotel or choose the option " hotel accommodation included "

Private 2-day Van Tour tax, entrance fees without hotel accommodation –Book your favorite hotel Private 2-day Van Tour tax, entrance fees & hotel accommodation included
1 - 5 persons $4,299.00 $4,699.00
6 - 7 persons $4,599.00 $5,489.00
8 - 10 persons $4,719.00 $5,859.00
11 - 12 persons $5,299.00 $6,199.00
13 - 14 persons $5,699.00 $6,499.00

Included: All Taxes, complimentary pick up and drop off in San Francisco downtown or Fisherman’ Wharf area, private 2-day guided tour, Yosemite National Park entrance fees), and hotel accommodation, if applicable.
Not included: The price does not include any meals, tour guide’s gratuity, overtime, and optional activities fees


The Hotel location will be determined based on availabilities and rates. Some hotels are booked up several months in advance and double their rates during the peak season ( April to October) and holidays. We don't work on commission and don't make any profits when you have small group tour of 14 rooms or less. We book your hotel and take care of the required details as part of our customer service. We will do our best to ensure you will check-in and out on time and enjoy your room and privacy. However, we are not responsible for any accident, injury or the outcome when you stay at these hotels. We don't own these properties as they are individually owned and operate according to their own policy and terms. You may want to lower your expectations when you book a hotel in the mountains, far away from the city and its extravagancy and elegance so you do not get disappointed. You can however upgrade to fancy hotels like the The Majestic Yosemite Hotel where basic suites may go for $1200.00 or more per night!

This is the list of hotels we work with and may maybe subject to change or update at any time. You can copy these urls (sites) and paste them into your browser to check these hotels out:

  • http://www.travelyosemite.com/lodging/yosemite-valley-lodge
  • http://www.nationalparkreservations.com/yosemite_view.php
  • http://www.travelyosemite.com/lodging/big-trees-lodge
  • http://www.yosemite-motels.com/cedarlodge/index.htm

You may also stay at any one of the Oakhurst hotels located only 35 minutes south of Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias:

  • http://www.oakhurstchamber.com/index.php?src=gendocs&ref=Hotels&category=

When you book our Yosemite Private tour we will choose the hotel for you, or you can choose your favorite hotel in the Yosemite and book your room(s) directly with the required hotel without going through us. We will drop you off and pick you up at your hotel for no extra charge. Still looking for more choices and recommendations? You may choose any hotel from the above suggestions or from the below recommended properties:

  • http://www.travelyosemite.com/lodging/yosemite-valley-lodge
  • http://www.travelyosemite.com/lodging/the-majestic-yosemite-hotel
  • http://www.tenayalodge.com/
  • http://www.nationalparkreservations.com/yosemite_view.php

**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 REQUEST . Please plan your trip a head of time during the peak season( May through September)


Itinerary for Yosemite National Park Two Day Tour



6:00 AM - 7:00 AMPick Up Time

Yosemitetoursf.com provides complementary pick-up & drop off in San Francisco  downtown & Fisherman's Wharf ,Emeryville ,Oakland ,Pleasanton-Dublin & in the historic town of  Groveland.  Our  Yosemite  Tours & Yosemite Bus Charter tours leave San Francisco around 7 AM heading east   via San Francisco Oakland-Bay Bridge towards Central Valley. Yosemitetoursf.com offers additional free pick up outside of  San Francisco for group, private & charter tours. Please contact us for more information if you have a large group or a particular travel request  regarding private tours from San Francisco  Bay Area.


7:00 AM - 9:00 AMDrive to Yosemite via Central Valley

Yosemitetoursf.com  Public tours & Yosemite Private Tours  depart & returns to San Francisco Bay Area. Our Yosemite Tour Guide will  pick you up round 7 am . You will travel east  through  Oakland Bay Bridge heading east on Highway 580. You drive via  Livermore wine country &  Altamont Pass wind farm, the largest wind farm in the USA.    


9:00 AM - 9:30 AMBreak in central Valley

Yosemitetoursf.com  tour guide will now  drive  you on California State highway 120 through  the Great Valley. Central Valley is considered as the largest  agricultural valley in North America. It’s California’s first income  that generates over $24 billion a year & millions of jobs.
The  Yosemite tour guide will offer you  a break round 8: 45  am, at  a local farmers market place in the city of  Oakdale. Oakdale was one of the first cities to hold a rodeo in Western USA. Today, Oakdale still famous for rodeo, farms, chocolate &  cheese factories.


9:30 AM - 10:30 AMDrive to Yosemite through the Sierra Nevada

Yosemitetoursf.com  tour guide will now  drive  you to the Yosemite National Park . You will travel through the  Gold Country where important gold mining historic towns still standing including the  historic  Chinese Camp . Your tour guide may offer you an optional photo stop  at the beautiful  Don Pedro Lake on the way to the Yosemite Park. Don Pedro Lake is actually a  manmade lake. The lake offers about 160 miles of shoreline, sandy beaches, house boats rental &   water-skiing,  jet skiing and windsurfing activities.  
Yosemitetoursf.com   tour guide will  now start winding the Yosemite scenic  road through the Sierra Nevada scenic  mountains. You will see the last town before going into  Stanislaus National Forest that leads to the Yosemite Park. This town is known as Groveland. An old mining town that was founded by the Gold Seekers called “ The Forty Niners”. Groveland is home to California oldest Saloon founded back in 1852.


10:30 AM - 12:00 PMThe Sierra Nevada Natural wonders

Our  Yosemite tour continues  on  State highway  120 through the  Sierra Nevada  high country . Capture the scenic views along the road to the Yosemite ,By 10 or 10 :30 AM, you will get into the Yosemite National Park from the western or the southern  entrance. The Tour guide will either start or end your Yosemite tour in  the Yosemite Valley. This will depend on the weather & road conditions. The fact we run small group tour s and private 4X4 SUV tours  to the Yosemite, that leaves us more flexibility and time to see more and explore more.
You will start now enjoying beautiful  views . Capture the  wonderful  views and make spectacular photos stops within the Yosemite park and in the high country .Picture the  infamous   Elephant rock , the famous  Half Dome, El Capitan, cathedral spires, Merced River and Canyon, the Yosemite Falls and much more. 


12:00 PM - 12:30 PMThe Yosemite Valley

Your are now in the  Yosemite Valley. The Yosemite Valley is only 1% only of the Yosemite National Park, yet , the Yosemite Valley is the largest  concentration of natural wonders in North America! The Valley V shape has been deeply carved into  a  U shape valley in the course of the Yosemite geological evolution , creating deep valleys and hanging cliffs!  Half Dome & El Capitan still witness this  Ice Age  responsible for most of  these touring cliffs and steep canyons!


12:30 PM - 2:30 PMAn out Door  Lunch Break by the Yosemite Falls:

Yosemitetoursf.com  tour guide will  leave  you the choice between an outdoors picnic  or an indoor Lunch break. You will have  enough time to enjoy your lunch, visit the gift shop & hike to the Yosemite water falls , the highest water falls in North America. And much more…


3:30 PM - 4:30 PMDiscovery  Hiking Tour to Yosemite Hidden waterfalls!

In the afternoon, your tour guide  will  escort  you on a discovery hike  to   sightseeing Yosemite best waterfalls. These hidden falls can’t be seen from the Yosemite valley and  not available on the  Yosemite One Day Tour. Other options and sightseeing tours  will also be available. You may also  visit mirror Lake (recommended before May), hike to  Half Dome(longer hike and very challenging)or hike within  the Yosemite Valley Floor along the Merced river and Yosemite falls.   


5:00 PM HotelOvernight at one of the Yosemite Hotels

Yosemitetoursf.com  tour guide will  now escort you  to your hotel within the Yosemite Valley, along the Yosemite Merced river or anywhere you choose to stay according to your budget & preference.
Your hotel has all the amenities and comfort  you have in mind . The hotel rates  are based on double occupancy. Single & triple occupancy maybe available. Please book your hotel  a head of time during the peak season(May to September). The Yosemite Valley Hotels are booked  6 months a head of time. 


Yosemite Second Day Tour


9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Breakfast at the hotel and check-out

On your Second Day Yosemite Tour, you will enjoy your breakfast at your hotel.  Afterward, we will check out to embark on a new thrilling adventure!  Today, you will travel & sightseeing  Yosemite most breathtaking sights and vista points!
Your tour guide will offer you a unique combo  tour that includes the  Giant Sequoias in Mariposa Grove & the spectacular  Glacier Point!  Bring your camera and have  extra battery & SD cards or films. A Camera with a zoom would be a bonus at Glacier Point so you capture Yosemite hidden waterfalls and high country! 


10:00 AM – Noon Travel To Glacier Point-Yosemite Best View Point

Our Yosemite Tour will now take  you through Yosemite the scenic back roads to visit & sightseeing Glacier Point  majestic  & panoramic views. This view point is the most spectacular vista point in the whole Yosemite  National Park!  Please note that Glacier Point may be closed from November through May or June , due Heavy Snow. Our Tour guide has always an alternative discovery tour to suggest when Glacier Point is closed.   


12:00 PM Lunch break

Yosemitetoursf.com  tour guide will suggest a number of  options regarding your lunch break. Your lunch may take place anywhere in the Yosemite Park as a picnic or within a local restaurant. The choice  will be  yours.   


1:30 PM - 4:00 PM Mariposa Grove: Home of the   Giant Sequoias  

Yosemitetoursf.com tour guide will now start winding the Yosemite backloads heading south to visit the famous Mariposa Grove, home to the largest and oldest  Giant Sequoias in the Yosemite National Park, including the massive  Grizzly Giant .It’s the oldest and largest Sequoias tree in the Yosemite and much more…
After this unique tour to the Giant Sequoias, your tour guide will drive  you back to San Francisco via Central valley where a break will be scheduled.


7:45 PM - 8:30 PM Drive Back to San Francisco

You will have a break in Central Valley , in Oakdale or elsewhere in Central Valley.
Our tour guide will now escort you back to your hotel in San Francisco. You will get back to your hotel between  7: 30 & 8 :30pm. This will depend on the  road conditions and traffic.
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