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Yosemite and Giant Sequoias 1-Day Tour from San Francisco

An inspiring 1-day tour to Yosemite National Park and its Giant Sequoias from San Francisco.

   Time & Duration

Departs daily between 6:00 AM and 6:30 AM
Return daily around 9:30 PM
15 hours

  Price

Adult $179
Child $165

 

  Tour Includes

  • Hike to Giant Sequoias (conditions permitting)
  • Stunning views of Half-Dome, El Capitan and Yosemite Falls
  • Free time to explore the valley floor
  • Local expert guide (English)
  • Foreign language audios in 8 languages
  • Guaranteed daily departures
  • Pickup at most San Francisco hotels
  • Park entry fee included at checkout

Visit Yosemite from San Francisco

An inspiring 1-day tour to Yosemite National Park and its Giant Sequoias from San Francisco. The most trusted Yosemite tour for over 15 years. This tour offers the most time in the park and the opportunity to experience a grove of giant redwood trees in California. Guaranteed departures every day of the year.

See the itinerary and additional details below.

6:30 AM – 10:30 AM

  • Be introduced to Yosemite as you cross the San Joaquin valley
  • Rest stop. Pick up snacks and lunch for the park
  • Learn the history of the Sierra Nevada mountains and the Gold Country

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

  • Enter Yosemite National Park
  • Trail conditions permitting, experience a Giant Sequoia grove

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

  • Heart-stopping views of Bridalveil Falls, El Capitan and Half Dome
  • Be inspired at Inspiration Point/Tunnel View.

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

  • Free time in Yosemite Valley
  • Hike the Meadow Loop or the trail to Yosemite Falls
  • Photograph the Swinging Bridge

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

  • Re-board the vehicle for more photo stops as we exit the park
  • Descend from the Sierras back to San Francisco

5:00 PM – 9:30 PM

  • Continue your descent from the Sierras
  • Stop for a break and dinner (approx 30 min)
  • Watch the sun set into California’s golden hills

 

Winter Tour

6:30 AM – 11:00 AM

  • Be introduced to Yosemite as you cross the San Joaquin valley
  • Rest stop (approx 30 min). Pick up snacks and lunch for the park

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

  • Enter Yosemite National Park
  • Cascade Falls experience
  • Be inspired at Inspiration Point (aka Tunnel View)
  • Heart-stopping views of Bridalveil Falls, El Capitan and Half Dome

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

  • Free time in Yosemite Valley
  • Hike the Meadow Loop or Yosemite Falls trails
  • Photograph the Swinging Bridge

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

  • Re-board the vehicle to head back to San Francisco
  • Enjoy additional photo opportunities as you exit the park

5:00 PM – 9:30 PM

  • Descend from the Sierras back toward San Francisco
  • Stop for a break and dinner (approx 30 min)
  • Watch the sun set into California’s golden hills
  • Conclude the tour at your pickup location

Towering granite cliffs and Giant Sequoias headline this one-day Yosemite National Park tour from San Francisco but our expert guides will make sure you don’t miss the history, geology and wildlife that make Yosemite Valley the jewel of the U.S. National Parks.

Travel and Hospitality Awards named this the best Yosemite tour from San Francisco for its jaw-dropping natural beauty. The tour has earned more 5-star guest reviews because we include the Giant Sequoias among the attractions in Yosemite Valley.

Your Yosemite Giant Sequoias Tour begins with a pickup in San Francisco, then heads east crossing through California’s fertile San Joaquin Valley and into the rocky Sierra Nevada mountains. See 150-year-old mining towns and learn the colorful history of the region.

Soon after entering Yosemite, you will experience the solitude of the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias. You won’t doubt for a second that these are the largest living creatures on the planet. No picture does them justice, but that should not keep you from trying!

In winter, when conditions on the Tuolumne Grove trail are snow-covered or unsafe, we substitute this experience with other attractions.

Your heart (and cameras) will be racing as you enter Yosemite Valley and enjoy a stop at Inspiration Point (also known as Tunnel View). Take a moment and then some selfies with El Capitan, Half Dome and Bridalveil Falls as your backdrop.

During your free time in the valley, grab a bite to eat at the Valley Lodge food court, check out the souvenirs at the gift shop, take a quick hike around Sentinel Meadow, or see the towering Yosemite Falls.

Special requests? Help with photos? Just ask. Last year, Extranomical earned more 5-star reviews at Yosemite National Park than anyone. Guests can enjoy our signature Yosemite One Day Tour 365 days a year.

We’re so confident that our Yosemite Valley Tour will amaze all year round

*During Winter Months*

Winter clothes, especially shoes or boots with rubber soles and treads are recommended for your Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias trip.

Note: The Giant Sequoias hike on the Yosemite Giant Sequoia Tour is dependent on snow levels and trail conditions and may not be available from October to May.

Why Choose Dylan’s minibus tours?

1. Small Groups:
With Dylan’s, you aren’t just a number. Our minibuses are the perfect size to make sure you are comfortable, well looked-after, and are having FUN!

2. Local Guides:
Each of our tour guides are Bay Area locals who love their city. From in-depth knowledge of SF to the best restaurant recommendations, they are energetic and invested in making each tour special.

3. Great Value
Our minibus tour are priced to give our guests the best possible locations in the shortest amount of time without feeling rushed.

4. 100% Refund Guarantee:
Change of plans? Feeling under the weather? We are happy to refund your entire tour with 24 hours advance notice.

5. Independently Owned:
We aren’t one of the big San Francisco bus tour companies, and it shows. Dylan’s is owned and operated by San Francisco native Dylan David.

6. Your Experience is our Top Priority:
From our convenient meeting location to each stop on your tour, our goal is to make your tour fun and enjoyable. We have thought of the small things so you don’t have to.

Can I make changes to my reservation?

There are many websites across the internet where you can book a tour with us. They all have different terms. When possible, we request that you book directly here on our website. This enables us to not only provide you the best pricing available, but it also enables us to provide a much more customized level of service. Just give us 12 hours notice, and it’s our pleasure to accommodate any possible changes to your tour.**Please note Alcatraz tours must be changed 7-days in advance.

What is your cancellation policy?

Payments: Please note our site is secure and offers SSL security on all credit card purchases.

Cancellations: We offer a 100% refund if you cancel at least 12 hours (or more) in advance of your scheduled tour**. All tours cancelled within 12 hours of scheduled departure are non-refundable. We also offer rescheduling options for a future tour date without penalty.

**Please note for any tour including Alcatraz we require 7-days notice.

Duration: 15 hours

Departure Time: 6:00 AM – 6:30 AM

Departure/Return Location: Most San Francisco Hotels

Price Per Person:

  • Adult (12 yrs+) $179
  • Child (0-11yrs old) $165

Inclusions

  • Hike to Giant Sequoias (conditions permitting)
  • Stunning views of Half-Dome, El Capitan and Yosemite Falls
  • Free time to explore the valley floor
  • Local expert guide (English)
  • Foreign language audios in 8 languages
  • Guaranteed daily departures
  • Pickup at most San Francisco hotels
  • Park entry fee included at checkout

Exclusions

  • Meals or beverages
  • Guide gratuity

 

*During Winter Months*

Winter clothes, especially shoes or boots with rubber soles and treads are recommended for your Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias trip.

Note: The Giant Sequoias hike on the Yosemite Giant Sequoia Tour is dependent on snow levels and trail conditions and may not be available from October to May.

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