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Private Family Photo Day in Yosemite
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Private Family Photo Day in Yosemite

By Photo Safari Yosemite
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€1,246.05
per group (up to 7)
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€1,246.05
per group (up to 7)

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Duration:
8h
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Ticket type:
Mobile
English


  • Private tour
  • Transport by your own private vehicle following caravan style the guide in theirs.
  • Hotel meet up in Oakhurst, Fish Camp and Mariposa areas or inside the park.
  • Bottled water
  • Local guide
  • Reservation and 1 Day Pass are included by booking this tour.
What's not included
  • Entrance fees of $35 per vehicle
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (recommended 10-15%
  • Entry/Admission - Photo Safari Yosemite


Departure details
  • Yosemite National Park, Yosemite National Park, California
  • Oakhurst, CA 93644, USA At your hotel, lodge or Visitor Center in Oakhurst
  • Mariposa, CA 95338, USA At your Hotel, Lodge or Mariposa Visitor Center
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 12442P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Minimum one vehicle per party
  • A maximum of 2 vehicles per booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Private Family Photo Day in Yosemite
  • All NPS and CDC health and safety protocols are followed.
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Private Family Photo Day in Yosemite?
Private Family Photo Day in Yosemite price starts from €1,201.43. Discover and book Private Family Photo Day in Yosemite on Tripadvisor
What is the Private Family Photo Day in Yosemite cancellation policy?
Private Family Photo Day in Yosemite cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Private Family Photo Day in Yosemite on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Private Family Photo Day in Yosemite?
Private Family Photo Day in Yosemite is hosted by Photo Safari Yosemite. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Photo Safari Yosemite on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Private Family Photo Day in Yosemite on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 12442P1

Itinerary
  • You’ll have 3 starting options
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  • 1
    Photo Safari Yosemite
    Stop: 8 hours - Admission excluded
    Our guide will meet up with your at your place of lodging or agreed upon location. You will drive your own vehicle following caravan style the guide driving their own vehicle. We use Walki-Talkies to communicate while traveling. You will visit classic sites in Yosemite Valley and Glacier Point. Photos will be made of your party and shared to you at the conclusion of the tour.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Onetonn
Onetonn
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Definitely worth it!!!!!!
June 12 2021 We booked a private tour for two with Pat (and his assistant Ethan) which was a fantastic decision and
marysF4683SK
marysF4683SK
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Last minute but best outcome
Doug was our tour guide. He was funny and experienced and added so much value to the tour. Because of covid, we c
sdd50
sdd50
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Worth the Cost
Pat Althizer gave us a splendid tour of Yosemite National Park. He picked us up at our B&B and took us to some out
Lini08
Lini08
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Great day with Pat at Yosemite
I bought pat's photo safari as a gift and we were not disappointed. Not only did my bf learn how to better use his
Dianne P
Dianne P
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Fantastic day at Yosemite
Pat was great company and so helpful with photos - camera use, composition, lighting etc. He really knows the area
Ted A
Ted A
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Photo Tour
Patrick is a professional photographer and expert on the park. My grandson (18) and I had a great experience. I hi
Alex W
Alex W
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Pat is great!
Pat is a wonderful tour guide and photography teacher. He gave us a great tour and showed us everything we needed a
russellm131
russellm131
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A "MUST" to see, hear & learn the best about Yosemite.
Outstanding from start to finish. As if a member of our family was helping us explore. Relaxed and tailored to our
Mark J
Mark J
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Great Day out
Pat was fantastic, his knowledge of Yosemite and where to go to get some great pictures was second to none. We onl
Marc D
Marc D
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Fantastic Photo Day In Yosemite
Our 15 year old daughter is an amateur photographer. We found Pat through an internet search. He was fantastic. He
ndillonlee
ndillonlee
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Fabulous Day.....If you want to Photograph Yosemite this is the tour you need to take
This is our second trip through the park with Pat, this trip we wanted to get sunset at Horsetail falls, while only
CHgirl89
CHgirl89
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This experience was the most amazing times I've had from the service stand point as well as Pats knowledge.
I would recommend this tour to anyone who has the chance to experience the beautiful Yosemite area. If you enjoy ph
Lief K
Lief K
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Just an Incredible Day
Yosemite is an incredible and overwhelming destination but having Pat lead you to all the right places at all the r
irene t
irene t
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Photo tour of Yosemite
Our tour guide Pat, was so informative and so nice during our tour. We truly enjoyed our tour and we highly recomme
Diane H
Diane H
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Photo Safari Yosemite Day tour
Pat is an excellent tour guide, very knowledgeable about the park and accommodating to all family members !
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Anne D
Santa Barbara, CA10 contributions
Aug 2022
Our family of 10 (4 young kids) had a fantastic day with Ethan at Yosemite. His recommendations, choice of spots to stop, and pacing, kindness, were perfect for our whole group. He was flexible and patient, kind and enthusiastic, answering all of our questions and focusing nicely on points of interest to children. I’m sure he inspired a love of nature and wild things in them - our 8yo said he was his favorite part of our whole week’s vacation. A warning - definitely heed his suggestion to start early in the morning. Our day inside the park started about 7:30 and it was well worth getting going at that hour. We can’t recommend Ethan highly enough.
Written 9 August 2022
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Pat32228
Sharing the Yosemite experience with a group of 10 can sometimes offer challenges in making sure everyone comes away with a great time. Ethan loves doing just that and thank you for sharing his guide skills to others!
Written 10 August 2022
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lpkell
23 contributions
Apr 2022 • Business
Pat and his team were incredible! We had a last minute issue with another tour company and they solved ally problems for a large group in just a few hours they the literally saved the day. Their responsiveness and professionalism was top notch. On the tour Kat and Justin were so much fun, thoughtful and interesting. They managed a group of 20 people writing grace and everyone has a great time. Thank you so much for curating such a fun and memorable experience. How highly recommend!
Written 24 April 2022
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Pat32228
Our guides Kat and Justin strive to provide the best Yosemite experience to each and every guest!. We are pleased they were able to do that for you and your group!!
Written 9 May 2022
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Gwen Waddell
1 contribution
I would highly recommend Justin! He was an awesome tour guide. Justin provided us with great information and history about Yosemite. He answered lots of questions from our little ones. He was very accommodating to the needs of our family, adjusting the route as needed. The views and waterfalls were absolutely breathtaking. Made great memories with our kids and grandkids!!
Written 1 July 2022
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Pat32228
Justin always keeps the needs of the guests as a priority including being flexible as to the itinerary to create lifetime Yosemite memories!
Written 10 July 2022
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Edna M
2 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
We found Pat serendipitously when there was a error in our Yosemite day pass. As I write this review, it is August 2020 and Covid is rampant in the United States, so access to Yosemite park was limited. We found Pat and his services and he saved our trip! The experience was great. Pat is knowledgeable about the park and an expert with Photography. He knows exactly the route to take his guests to maximize our time in the park and capture them with ours or his camera.
The day we were scheduled with Pat, he had a guide that he was training. They were both very receptive about the feedback about photo composition, lighting etc.
At first there was a little sticker shock of $850/day for a family of four. however, if you compare this rate with other companies operating semi private tours, Pat’s rate is a bargain! A half a day in a semi private tour will cost you about $700.
Pat met us in Oakhurst at 8 AM and our tour ended at 3 PM. It was the highlight of our week.
Thank you.
Written 10 August 2020
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Barbara
4 contributions
May 2022
We had an epic day in Yosemite with Ethan! He made the experience one that we will remember for a lifetime! He was friendly and professional and extremely well versed in the history of Yosemite . . . An impressive tour guide, young in years, but wise in his knowledge and ability to engage us into a full Yosemite experience! He knew all the timing and vistas to share, and we had an abundance of conversations throughout the day, as well as a casual picnic lunch on the side of the river. After a full day with Ethan, we depart with full hearts and tons of incredible photos!!!
Written 2 May 2022
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Providing a lifetime memory of the Yosemite experience for our guests is the end goal for our guides. Ethan has always shown his ability to do just that whether it be for an individual, family or Charter Group. Thanks for sharing your comments about your guide Ethan.
Written 6 May 2022
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Lowell75
Los Angeles, CA6 contributions
Jul 2022
I'm so glad we booked a full-day tour with Photo Safari Yosemite! Ethan was our very knowledgable guide and we got to see and learn so much about the Yosemite Valley. We had our two daughters with us (6 and 10) and our two dogs. Ethan took us to all the best spots and made sure we got the best photos. This was really a perfect choice for our family and we enjoyed every minute of it. Also, I'm so happy we got some epic family pics to cherish forever. Thanks so much Ethan!
Written 4 August 2022
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Pat32228
Creating lifetime memories of your Yosemite experience is the primary goal! Ethan has always had a passion to make the Photo Safari Yosemite guests happy and in this case the family dogs as well. Thank you for sharing your feelings and compliments to Ethan.
Written 5 August 2022
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toozik
Clayton, CA3 contributions
Jun 2011 • Solo
I have been to Yosemite several times and enjoyed every trip but this tour takes the cake - thanks to Photo Safari Yosemite and Pat Althizer. I made the arrangements at the last moment and Pat was kind enough to adjust his schedule to accommodate me. I stayed in Tenaya Lodge which is about 2 miles south of the park entrance and every day at 8:00 am sharp Pat was waiting for me in the lodge lobby. Each ride to the park in Pat's SUV was filled with stories about Yosemite history and prior photo experiences with various clients. Incidentally, the SUV was spotless inside out, which means that Pat had to take care of it at the end of each long day. Another nice feature of this vehicle is that it miraculously produced at the right time bottles of water, various snacks, windbreakers, hats, protective suits allowing one to approach massive waterfalls without getting wet to the bone, and protective cover for the photo equipment. As it well known, The Yosemite National Park is a very popular place so the number of visitors is countless. Pat made sure that we would arrive to the most advantagious places for photography at the right time to catch the best light and to avoid most of the crowds. In addition, Pat's knowledge of the park allowed me to take photographs from spots not known to the majority of the public. Pat's vast experience in photography as well as his willingness to share it with clients helped me to take photographs utilizing the most optimal parameters and as a result, I am in possession of the most beautiful images of the park.
It is doubtless that without Photo Safari and Pat Althizer my visit would be less productive and more stressful. By the way, the price of this adventure is most reasonable, especially considering the amount of time Pat dedicates to the clients - well beyond the hours indicated in the brochure. I cannot praise enough both this organization and its crown jewel Pat. I recommend them without reservations to everybody who wants to make their trips to Yosemite optimal and most enjoyable.
Written 3 September 2011
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Graham O
London, UK8 contributions
Jul 2011
Photo Safari was a highlight of our trip to California. It was able to accommodate the wishes of Dad to find the best places to shoot the classic pictures of Yosemite, yet keep up the interest of inquisitive kids (aged 9 and 12) as we went from location to location, with Mom able to relax and enjoy the ride. Food and bathroom stops were well planned, the hiking not too strenuous for little legs, and our guide's knowledge of the park and how to navigate to the many destinations both avoided the crowds and accounted for the changing lighting conditions for the fantastic photo-taking opportunities throughout the day. Whether you're an expert or "happy snapper' you'll produce a great album, and certainly sleep well that night!
Written 9 September 2011
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Mark H
San Jose, California, United States1 contribution
May 2012 • Couples
Pat is a consummate professional photographer, guide, and story teller. He made our trip to Yosemite not only enjoyable but took us to locations where we took stunning pictures, often times with Pat's advise on how to capture that perfect picture.

Photo Safari Yosemite is for both the novice and and the advanced photographer wishing to see and photograph Yosemite with the added bonus of Pat's personal touch.
Written 18 May 2012
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Photostudent2011
Northern Virginia11 contributions
Jul 2011 • Couples
My wife and I hired Pat for a full day. Started at 9:00am and ended at 10:00pm. Worth every penny. When you want that special photograph, you don't want to waste time scouting out the best locations. If the conditions are right, you want to get there fast, set up fast, and shoot. That's why I hired Pat.

Naturally, he showed us the famous valley landmarks. The day we hired him, 12 July was a cloudless day which is not much good for landscape photos. There was enough morning sun to shoot Yosemite Falls from several vantage points. He also showed us some lesser known places which offered wonderful photo opportunities. When the noon sun starts to wash out the landscapes, he took us into the shade for macro and time-lapse photos. Pat, being a professional photographer, guided me on both the artistic and technical aspects of composition, shutter speed, f-stop, ISO, and white balance. Great tips for how to capture unique action. I thought I was a pretty good photographer, but he kept showing me tips and tricks all day.

I liken Pat to a fishing guide. Most guides will show you good spots, but never their best fishing holes. Pat did. There is a unique rock formation astonishing close to a common gather area which looks exactly like a native Indian's face, complete with headdress. Pat showed us.

Pat provided the car, gas and snacks throughout the day. Because of the common photo interests, there is always something to talk about so the day went quick. We ended up at sunset on a place called glacier point overlooking the famous Yosemite Valley. BEAUTIFUL.

But here is the best part. The next day, when we did not have Pat as a guide, it turned out to be fantastic weather. Since we knew the spots from the day before, both my wife and I achieved the goal of getting postcard quality photographs that we will hang on our walls. As I said before - That's why you hire a guide. I only wish I could have found similar guides for the other parks my wife and I visited.
Written 7 September 2011
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