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Guided Half Dome Hike provided by YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours

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€235.80
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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 01/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Guided Half Dome Hike
Our guides will be 6 ft from you and our group will stay 6 ft from other people on the trails. Masks are required for each person when 6 ft distancing isn't possible, when you first meet with your guide, during interpretation, rest stops, view points, & when departing after the tour.
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Updated 01/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Important Information
Departure Point
Yosemite National Park, Yosemite National Park, California
Duration
12h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • First Aid
  • Water filter
  • Local guide
  • Safety equipment for the Half Dome cables: gloves (not this year due to Covid-19)
Exclusions
  • Water
  • Lunch & snacks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • IMPORTANT: Hikers must obtain a permit to hike Half Dome. The supplier may have a permit depending on time of departure. If you wish to apply for a permit yourself, the Half Dome Permit Application Process is from March 1–31, and done through recreation.gov. The application may be completed and submitted online for a maximum of 6 permits (for 6 people) per application (hikers do not have to obtain a permit for their guide). In addition, hikers who were unsuccessful or did not submit an application may apply two days before the day they would like to hike and they'll be notified the following morning on the outcome of their application. Please note if you have a permit at the time of booking
  • Please provide your hotel and contact information (phone number, email and accommodations) in the Special Requirements box at checkout. Hotel information is so we can email you driving directions to the meeting location; pickup/drop-off is not included.
  • Please note: Half Dome Hikes are challenging, strenuous hikes and require more planning than others. It is strongly recommended for hikers to complete a full training regimen when preparing for this hike. Please contact supplier (after booking) to discuss your plans to attempt Half Dome and how you are preparing for it
  • Please dress in athletic wear and bring 120 oz of water, lunch, snacks, sunblock, sunglasses, wide brimmed sun hat/baseball cap and day pack (to carry essentials). Please see voucher for additional information for preparing for your hike
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative date or full refund.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • We are limited in guide availability this year due to Covid-19. Please understand if your reservation is not accepted because of this restriction.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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katieboulter17 wrote a review Oct 2020
Seattle, Washington2 contributions1 helpful vote
Amazing day!! from the moment I booked this trip Catherine was super helpful and responsive. The day of the trip John was everything I would ask for in a guide. Helpful, safe, reliable, knowledgeable and fun. I felt confident and safe the entire trip. He took pictures throughout
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from YExploreYosemite, Owner at Guided Half Dome Hike
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your trip to Yosemite.
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travelnut333 wrote a review Oct 2020
Colorado3 contributions5 helpful votes
John is a great guide! This is a strenuous hike even for someone who is fit, but it's an amazing experience.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from YExploreYosemite, Owner at Guided Half Dome Hike
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much. We appreciative your kind words.
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Karen B wrote a review Oct 2020
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Our guide was fabulous. Ashley definitely made a difference in our completion of the entire hike. She was positive and very encouraging the entire way. Before the hike Catherine was very accommodating in extendI guess our cancellation deadline to help us make the best decision
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from YExploreYosemite, Owner at Guided Half Dome Hike
Responded 11 Oct 2020
Thank you so much for your positive feedback. We are happy you were able to achieve your goal despite so many obstacles. We look forward to your next visit.
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Lilly L wrote a review Sep 2020
Palm Beach, Florida14 contributions2 helpful votes
A once in a lifetime experience that couldn’t have happened without our guide, John, from YExplore! I highly recommend booking with this company. They are a small, family run business and our guide was great. I felt incredibly safe and supported throughout the 12-hour hike.
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Response from YExploreYosemite, Owner at Guided Half Dome Hike
Responded 3 Sep 2020
Thank you Lilly. We are so happy we were able to help you achieve success and consider it a lifetime memory.
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Rachel R wrote a review Aug 2020
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Everything was amazing from booking, to meeting my guide and Ashley herself, to the experience. I was a last minute booker, but Catherine was able to make it happen. Catherine coached me through the whole preparation. I arrived at Yosemite could not find my guide and
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from YExploreYosemite, Owner at Guided Half Dome Hike
Responded 3 Sep 2020
Thank you so much for the kind words. We really appreciate your praise and are very happy you had such a positive experience. Congratulations on the summit!
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About the operator

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By: YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours
sassygirl4ever
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A must do for Yosemite!
John and Catherine run a great business! I initially called and spoke to John and he was so sincere, kind and helpf
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eileenw_sea
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Wonderful day in Yosemite with YExplore
My family of four (two kids ages 11 and 7) had a great experience on a private family hike with John. Save for a sh
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Scubadoob45
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Perfect Family Hike
Terrific experience hiking Lembert Dome and Dog Lake with our guide Jay. He was experienced, friendly, helpful and
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Amber2584
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Best Experience Ever!
There are so many AMAZING things I can say about this experience! My husband and I got into the Yosemite area the
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KNBG123
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A 5 Star Yosemite Tour
Excellent trip. Extremely knowledgeable and professional tour guide. Beautiful scenery. Thanks Catherine for doi
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CGBBlack
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Fantastic view of Yosemite
Catherine from Yexplore was very professional and nice to recommend a great hike for us, the first-time visitor to
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cecilyu2020
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Private hike with 2 adults & 4 teenagers
Exceptional from booking to actual hike. Highly recommend. Catherine (booking)was informative, responsive and pati
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drashley
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Great Instruction in a great location
I was very pleased with my instructor, Jay Sousa. Jay is a professional photographer and teacher and really knows
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Thomas M
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Fun and Knowledgeable Guides
We loved our private snow shoe tour with John out to Dewey Point. Catherine was super helpful during the planning p
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Edwinsvacation
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Yosemite Hike
Really enjoyed hiking with Pete Divine! He was a knowledgeable guide with a friendly and calm energy which was appr
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A L
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Seasoned guide and a peaceful hike
Great experience getting away from the roads and people and enjoying some wilderness by ourselves. Catherine was wo
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johncR5256QV
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Two Falls, Vernal and Nevada
Beautiful scenery, informative and entertaining guide. Felt the power of Yosemite while learning and getting the ex
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Chrisking118
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Winter guided tours of Yosemite ..
We wanted a bespoke couple of guided tours to get the most from our two winter Yosemite days that didn’t put too mu
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recommendthebest
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What an amazing day
Phil was so knowledgeable,kind, and kept our 9 year old entertained as she had lots of questions for him. We did ex
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Adiamondk
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Birding and small hiking
Dan was great. Informative and fun to b with. 100% effort to find the birds for us. Went to out of the way beautifu
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Key Details
  • Half Dome, Yosemite Valley, and 1 more
  • Duration: 12h
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