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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.

* DURING WINTER MONTHS *
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

* DURING WINTER MONTHS *
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 andtrail conditions from October to April.

Total Yosemite Experience℠ & Giant Sequoias Tour Prices* Adults (12+) Children (< 11)
Regular Price: $159 $117
Internet Special: $147 $104
ONLINE SAVINGS $12 $13

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

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Customer Reviews

Total Yosemite Experience℠ & Giant Sequoias
– Kshama H. on 05/20/2015

It was a great tour considering the short time we had and in spite of the weather being iffy.
– Holly G. on 05/19/2015

Loved it Anthony was great sites were brilliant Improved by slightly longer with more stops
– Theresa J. on 05/18/2015

Very informative. Roman made it fun and went above and beyond to provide an excellent experience to everybody under his watch.
– Chloe V. on 05/17/2015

I enjoyed my visit to the park, the scenery was just amazing and I felt we got to go to some lovely spots. I really appreciated having time to explore, that was the highlight for me.
– Olwen D. on 05/16/2015

What a wonderful day! Great way to visit such a beautiful place, really liked the balance between driving around and having some "alone time" to truly appreciate the area. Roman was very knowledgeable and funny too, managed to share lots of info without being boring. I appreciated the way he dealt with some setbacks throughout the day (maintenance work and lack of parking) and came up with alternative solutions so we could still make the most of the day. Loved it!
– Walter K. on 05/15/2015

Ross made the trip from San Francisco pass smoothly with just the right amount of humour, information and safe driving, and it didn't.t feel like a 4 hour each way journey. Once we got there, Ross took us to THE most spectacular scenery I have ever seen in my life and would recommend this trip to anyone in a second.
– MARIA CRISTINA C. on 05/09/2015

Tour was really very good, despite unexpected snow during the previous night and the day of the tour. The landscape was beautiful with the snow but unfortunately it prevented us from doing some of the activities, especially visiting the giant sequoias. Andy did everything he could to compensate for this and used the time in Yosemite in other activities.
– Miriam D. on 05/04/2015

Excellent tour - Ben is really a very good guide. We were always kept on time, he told us very interesting facts and was good fun. Perfect timing, all the right stops for photos and viewing possibilities. Loved the fact you pick up at West Oakland, makes a big difference.Thank you.
– A Charline T. on 05/03/2015

Tour was great. Lars was extremely knowledgeable and gave us much information about Yosemite and the area in which we traveled.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

OUR GUIDES

I never really thought that I would be a tour guide as I was growing up in Mexico City and Australia. I went to high school and university in the U.S.

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Hello, my name is Marc and I grew up in the Sunset District on the foggy side of San Francisco. After spending 18 years climbing my way up the hotel/hospitality

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Hi, my name is Ben and I’m happy to be a part of the Extranomical team here in San Francisco. I have been leading tours in San Francisco

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I was born, raised and have lived in and loved San Francisco all my life. That’s why being a tour guide here is the dream life for me.

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I have been living and in San Francisco for forty years. Born in Belarus (former Soviet Union) immigrated to the San Francisco Bay

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I grew up in the Netherlands, where I first started my career in real estate, and then owned a popular real estate agency for a while until I realized

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Hi my name is Anthony. I am ½ Italian, ¾ British and ½ Mathematician! Okay so I have a bad British sense of humor! I am fortunate enough to

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