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Total Yosemite Experience℠ & Giant Sequoias

Total Yosemite Experience℠ & Giant Sequoias

Yosemite and Giant Sequoias Tour

Total Yosemite Experience & Giant Sequoias Tour

Our one-day combination of Yosemite National Park & the Giant Sequoias Tour from Yosemite Falls is a great way to get the most out of your Yosemite Tour. Our Total Yosemite Experience One-Day Tour maximizes the time you spend in Yosemite National Park by starting early and traveling efficiently in a 15-passenger van or 36-passenger minibus. This allows us to cover both Yosemite Valley & the Giant Sequoias in one day and spend more time in the park (at least five hours) than any other Yosemite tour available. In the Yosemite Valley leg, we generally stop to see El Capitan, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, Bridalveil Falls and Inspiration Point (aka Tunnel View). Unlike most tours, we drive to higher altitudes and lesser traveled parts of Yosemite National Park. For example, you may have a chance to hike (two miles round-trip) in the evergreen forest to see a Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias (weather and trail conditions permitting), the world's largest living things.

Choose our Total Yosemite Experience One-Day Tour to explore Yosemite with a smaller group, with experienced and informative guides, with a more personalized and exceptional service, and to end your day with an unforgettable experience. We will meet and even surpass your expectations.

Winter clothes, especially shoes or boots with rubber soles and treads, are recommended. 
We will always do what we can to make your trip enjoyable, but safety is “Job 1”, so the route and itinerary
may be changed due to snow depth, road conditions, construction projects and detours.
Note: The Giant Sequoias hike on the Yosemite Tour is dependent on snow levels
and trail conditions from October to April.

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Yosemite and Giant Sequoias 1 Day Tour by 15-Passenger Van
or 36-Passenger Minibus - Times Approximate

6:00 - 6:45 AM
Pick up for your Yosemite tour at your hotel in downtown San Francisco or Fisherman's Wharf area (earliest pick-ups).
6:45 - 7:00 AM
Pick up from Extranomical San Francisco SOMA office.
7:00 - 7:20 AM
West Oakland Bart Station pickup (if necessary).
7:20 - 7:40 AM
Dublin/Pleasanton Bart Station pickup (if necessary).
7:40 - 9:00 AM
Continuing east, see the windmills and descend into the San Joaquin valley and stop for a break and a snack.
9:15 - 11:00 AM
Begin the climb into the foothills, through gold country, and up into the Sierra Nevada range and Yosemite National Park.
11:00 - 1:00 PM
Explore Yosemite's many amazing sights with an informative narrated valley tour from your guide. OR weather permitting* drive to the trail for a hike (two mile roundtrip hike) to the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias. – This stop is dependent on snow levels and trail conditions from October to May. See Winter Tour Itinerary. Pick up a to go lunch or snacks at the grocery/deli stop in the morning for you to enjoy a snack after your hike. Alternatively you can wait for a hot meal from one of the restaurants available near the Yosemite Lodge later in the afternoon.
1:00 - 2:30 PM
Be amazed by Bridalveil Falls, El Capitan, Inspiration Point, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls and more! Enjoy a mini-hike and plenty of photo stops around the Yosemite Valley.
2:30 - 3:30 PM
Begin your free time in the Yosemite Valley. Here you can visit the gift shops, have a relaxing hot meal, or get food to go and GO! Walk to the middle of the valley, up to the river banks, or get up close to the tallest waterfall in North America, Yosemite Falls.
3:30 - 4:00 PM
Start the return trip, descending from the Sierras, with more great scenery as we follow the sun to the west.
5:30 - 6:00 PM
Stop for a break, a stretch, and a bite to eat.
6:00 - 7:30 PM
Continue back to San Francisco, enjoying views of the sunset over the East Bay hills, or the Peninsula and the city lights.
8:00 - 9:00 PM
The Yosemite tour ends at your San Francisco Hotel front door.

Yosemite and Giant Sequoias Tour Available Daily

Total Yosemite Experience℠ & Giant Sequoias Tour Prices* Adults (12+) Children (< 11)
Regular Price: $159 $117
Internet Special: $147 $104

*Yosemite and Giant Sequoias tour prices do not include Yosemite park entrance fee of $10 & meals. 

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Customer Reviews

Total Yosemite Experience℠ & Giant Sequoias
– Debbie W. on 08/31/2015

Garrett was our tour guide. He was friendly, informative, courteous and amusing. Geno, our driver, got us there and back safely.
– Romolo Z. on 08/27/2015

Very long, hot day, but Lars was excellent, giving us as much time as possible to enjoy Yosemite Valley and the Sequoias - a place I had waited years to see. Lars shared lots of information, was easy to listen to, friendly and helpful. He also knew at the end of the day, most of us were tired and appreciated some peace and quiet for part of the return trip.
– Francine N C. on 08/26/2015

Roman was incredible. Funny, informative and a cutie!!!
– Karl Y. on 08/26/2015

Excellent Guide
– Juyoung K. on 08/24/2015

Tour guide was very nice, kind and fun. I had a great time at Yosemite park!
– Andrea R. on 08/20/2015

great tour guide with interesting stories and made sure we were fully informed the entire time. kept the drive interesting and very friendly. the tour took us to some great spots and it was everything i could have asked for.
– andrew m. on 08/18/2015

Loved the tour. So glad we decided to book it. Frank was exceptional.
– COLIN H. on 08/16/2015

Overall we were pleased with the tour. The pick-ups were on time and the drivers were efficient, cheerful and informative. Our hotel booking was perfect and we enjoyed our stay in Yosemite. The only slight criticism is that the tour buses were a little small for the long journey.
– John L. on 08/15/2015

Anndy was awesome. Knew his staff, had some good jokes and most impressive was his obvious knowledge and passion for both San Francisco and Yosemite Park. There were plenty of great photo opportunities, ample time for meals and even a fair share of free time given we were there for a day trip. I am confident we saw the main sites and thanks to Andy we all had a wonderful time.


  • Complimentary SF hotel pickup & drop off
  • Maximum time inside Yosemite Park (5-6 hrs)
  • View Half-Dome, El Capitan, Yosemite Falls & more
  • Giant Sequoia Grove (trail conditions permitting)
  • Expert tour guide & live commentary in English
  • Complimentary foreign language audios (optional)
  • Daily guaranteed departures 365 days a year
  • Multi-day overnight tour options (available daily)
  • Small group tour experience
  • Tour Operator: Extranomical