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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 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.
Reviews (1,638)
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Reviewed 3 days ago
I enjoyed this Yosemite trip a lot!

Jacob is an awesome tour guide! I enjoyed this Yosemite trip a lot. Jacob is passionate about Yosemite and he is very knowledgeable. He told us a lot of stories while we were on the way to Yosemite. He took us to some of the...More

Thank 803leip
Reviewed 3 days ago
Fantastic day in amazing Yosemite

10th November- Seven of us took this one day trip to Yosemite whilst visiting San Francisco from England. The 200 miles to the park took four hours but it was interesting to see the changing landscape along the way, including windy roads and hairpin bends...More

Thank AnneandSteve123
Reviewed 1 week ago
Yosemite was unbelievably beautiful

This trip made for a very long day, but it was so well worth it. We especially appreciated the pick-up and drop-off right at our hotel. This eliminated the problem of finding transportation at the very early departure time. Our driver and guide Constantine was...More

Thank SouthernLady2000
Extranomical, Manager at Extranomical Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Happy Anniversary! Thank you for joining our tour on your special trip, we feel so honored to contribute and are excited to hear you left with nice memories. Thanks again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent four full days in and around San Francisco and both my husband and I agree that this Yosemite trip was the absolute highlight. Denise was our tour guide and she was phenomenal! She gave us so much awesome information about the area and...More

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

Wowww! Thank you so very much for you kind review, Deondra. We appreciate your feedback very much and are so excited that our tour was the highlight of your trip! Again, thank you!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Spectacular trip with an amazing guide!

We took this tour on 31st October 2018. It could not have been more perfect. The guide (Denise) had the perfect balance of humour, information and entertainment! Everything was perfect, the weather, cool up at the giant sequoias but comfortable in a t-shirt when walking....More

1  Thank Spadge77
Extranomical, Manager at Extranomical Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're so happy you enjoyed the tour, thank you for your kind words. Agreed, the fall colors are incredible. We love to hear that you liked Denise. Thanks again and come back!

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9 November 2018|
Response from DarwinND | Reviewed this property |
It is winter so it will probably be cold and possibility of snow and some sites in the park closed.
9 November 2018|
Response from MarshaLuke | Reviewed this property |
It depends on what you consider good weather. I would suggest you google “is January a good time to visit Yosemite?” and decide from that information provided.