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Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Trip

  • Travel round trip from San Francisco to Yosemite in a single day
  • See the park’s most famous attractions, Half Dome and El Capitan
  • Enjoy free time to explore Yosemite Valley on your own
Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Trip
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Don’t let time constraints keep you from making the trip to Yosemite National Park from San Francisco. A 1-day trip lets you visit the park’s major attractions such as Half Dome, Tuolumne Grove, and El Capitan—and still make it back to the city in time for dinner.
What to Expect
Begin your day with pickup from your select San Francisco hotel or central meeting point. Head out of the city and through historic Gold Rush towns en route to the Sierra Nevada—commentary from your guide makes the 4-hour drive fly by.

Upon arrival, take a 1-hour hike past some of the oldest and largest redwood trees in the world at Tuolumne Grove (weather permitting). Snap a photo inside a tunneled-out tree, or see how many people it takes to wrap arms around a trunk.

Continue to Inspiration Point for an unbeatable view of Yosemite Valley. Look out for expert rock climbers scaling the world-class cliffs of Half Dome and El Capitan, and in the springtime, see the 2,400 foot-tall (740 meter) cascade of Yosemite Falls.

Spend an hour dining or exploring the park on your own before reconvening with your guide for the return to San Francisco.

Please note: Some itinerary items are weather dependent, and itinerary may be adapted to make the most of Yosemite during different seasons. The giant sequoias are best visited between May and October, as winter ice and snow may prevent access during the rest of the year.
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Feedback on actual tour

Yosemite is beautiful, no doubt about that. Actual tour: The email states you must contact the tour company to confirm actual pick up location, having a very busy schedule on my holiday I had forgotten til the night before, luckily someone had replied to me...More

1  Thank Jessica D
Reviewed 3 days ago
Awesome tour guide saved the day!

My husband and I took this Yosemite day trip from San Francisco in the first week of July. Originally, we had booked with Best Bay Tours, but was called the evening before with news that they could not go as planned and put us on...More

1  Thank Yoko H
Extranomical, Manager at Extranomical Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Wowww! Your review just made our day, thank you so much, Yoko. Feedback like yours keep us going. We're so excited to hear you had such an awesome time on Denise's tour after the initial disappointment with your prior arrangements. Thank you, Yoko, for taking...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Wonderful visit at Yosemite National Park

I felt so lucky the tour went well though the Ferguson Fire was happened weeks ago. We have great weather and the air quality is pretty good at 59. Our tour guide and driver Roman has picked us up at the hotel at 6:20. About...More

Thank Susanna C
Extranomical, Manager at Extranomical Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for your wonderful review and sharing your experience, Susanna! The fires have been devasting, so we're so happy to hear that we were able to offer you a trip you enjoyed. Thanks again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this tour weeks in advance and confirmed with them a few days before our tour knowing about the fires in Yosemite. The night before they called and emailed to say that due to fires we wouldn't be going to the Valley and they...More

5  Thank Vallsoll
Extranomical, Manager at Extranomical Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Weston, Yes, the fires caught us all by surprise. We tried hard to reach all guests about our revised itinerary that visited the less impacted areas like Tenaya Lake, Tuolumne Meadow and other beautiful spots in the northern regions of Yosemite National Park. Conditions are...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Very disappointing

Due to the smoke visibility is very bad. This is a long day, pick up 6:30, back 9:30. We saw the lake and had 1 hr 20 at red wood trees. Most of the day is on the bus, with poor air conditioning so the...More

1  Thank Mary D
Extranomical, Manager at Extranomical Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Mary - it has been a challenging week in Yosemite, not just for our guests but also for the thousands of emergency responders and park personnel who have been working so hard to contain the spread of the Ferguson fire and those who have...More

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Dyane S
17 July 2018|
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Response from Helen B | Reviewed this property |
It's about four hours each way with a rest stop at Oakdale about two hours in. We were picked up outside our SF hotel at 6.30 am and got home at around midnight. It was a long day, but the driver/guide was so lovely that... More
24 May 2018|
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Response from TexasDia | Reviewed this property |
We arrived back in San Francisco around 10:30 pm, which was later than expected. We were given more time to spend in the park than is usually allotted.