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Small-Group Yosemite Tour from San Francisco

  • Combine a guided Yosemite tour with free time to explore on your own
  • See Central California’s farmlands on the way to the Sierra Nevada mountains
  • View the tallest waterfall in North America: Yosemite Falls
Small-Group Yosemite Tour from San Francisco
From US$149.00
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Small-Group Yosemite Tour from San Francisco
From US$149.00
Even with limited time, a trip to Yosemite is worth the effort, and the logistics are easy with this small-group tour. Travel from San Francisco to the national park, where you’ll see landmarks including Yosemite Valley, Half Dome and Yosemite Falls, along with native wildlife. This trip combines a guided tour with free time to explore on your own for a personalized visit to one of California’s top destinations.
What to Expect
After morning pickup at your San Francisco hotel, settle in for a comfortable 4.5-hour drive across the Central Valley. Stop for refreshments in one of the US’s largest farming regions, then continue through California Gold Rush territory to Yosemite National Park.

Get oriented first with a vehicle tour of Yosemite Valley. See rock climbers scaling the walls of El Capitan; get photo ops of Half Dome, Bridalveil Falls, and Yosemite Fall; and look over the entire Yosemite Valley from Tunnel View.

Enjoy stops for photo ops of the granite rock formations, forest, wildlife, and towering waterfalls, and have access to areas that big tour buses can’t navigate.

Purchase lunch, then have three hours of free time to hike, rent a bike, view exhibits at the visitor’s center or Ansel Adams Gallery, or relax at the historical Ahwahnee Hotel.

Your tour ends with return to your departure point.
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Reviews (108)
1 - 5 of 26 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Yosemite for those with limitted time

Dan and his team made every effort to make sure we were comfortable and enjoying the tour. Having short time in San Francisco, I was lucky to find a spot. Also, the quality of air and visibility were very good, considering the intense smog that...More

Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great tour - very professional and small group makes the visit enjoyable

The small group tour from Incredible Adventures is awesome. My In-laws took the tour in Nov 2018 and were very impressed by the professionalism and instructions from the guide. It was a memorable to visit to Yosemite and would recommend to anyone who cannot drive...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Suraj R
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile
Awesome Daytrip to Yosemite

Had a great (& really long) day tripping from San Francisco to Yosemite with the adorable Ariel. With limited time in the park I wanted to get in a little hiking and in her words 'she's got me'. Perfect weather for a short, beautiful hike,...More

1  Thank btzar
Reviewed 29 October 2018
Great daytrip to Yosemite

I took the daytrip from SF to Yosemite today. It is quite a long drive from San Francisco (4 hours including a rest stop half way), but it is certainly worth it. The first hour of the drive (once having passed the bay bridge) is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Hugo_Wa
Reviewed 27 October 2018
1 day wonder at Yosemite

We took this 1 day tour on a stunning warm October day. Tour pick up was not from hotel we were staying at, but we were instructed to go to Hilton Union Square, luckily was only a 10 minute walk from our hotel. Then the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank kirstynz7
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Eliza R
10 December 2018|
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Response from Hugo_Wa | Reviewed this property |
In my case the guide was quite helpfull and informing. I must agree though that the map could be a bit more detailed. (this map is provided by National Park Services, not by the tour company though)
30 August 2018|
Response from Molly A | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it leaves early and returns late on the same day.
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