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Yosemite National Park & Giant Sequoias 3-Day Semi-guided Tour (no accom)

Towering granite cliffs and Giant Sequoias headline this multi-day Yosemite tour. This is the only Yosemite Valley tour from San Francisco where you will experience the solitude of the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, the largest living things on the Earth. After getting your bearings on a guided tour to the Sierra Nevada mountains and Yosemite park, you’ll enjoy plenty of free time over three days and two nights to hike, bike and explore at your own pace. Capture incredible photos of Yosemite, Nevada and Bridalveil falls, then move on to the granite monuments of El Capitan, Half Dome and more. Choice of accommodations available. Guaranteed departures 365 days a year.
City: San Francisco
Mon 20 May
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Starting at $269.00
Mon 20 May
Starting at $269.00
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What's Included
Yosemite Entrance fee
Air-conditioned vehicle
All Fees and Taxes
Additional Info
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Exact destinations & itinerary may differ due to weather, road conditions, and the guide's discretion.
  • California law requires tour guests to bring a car safety seat for all children under 8 years and under 4' 9" (1.4 meters) in height. Any guest that does not provide their child's safety seat at the time of the tour and does not inform the tour operator in advance may not be allowed to board the tour and will not be subject to refund.
  • For hotel pickups, please select the Hilton Union Square if your hotel is not listed.
  • The Giant Sequoias Grove is located at a higher elevation and the hike is dependent on trail conditions, especially from October through May. Ice and snow might make the trail unsafe to hike. The decision of whether it is safe to go on the hike will be made on a day by day basis. Therefore, a visit cannot be guaranteed. However, while the trail might be closed, guests get to spend more time in Yosemite Valley. There you can see all the other great sights Yosemite has to offer, including El Capitan, Inspiration Point, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls and more.
  • Access to the Sequoia Grove can be difficult during winter months, generally October through April, and other activities may be substituted at the discretion of the guide.
  • During winter months, temperatures in Yosemite can vary drastically to the ones in San Francisco. Therefore, it is recommend to wear winter clothes, especially shoes or boots with rubber soles and treads.
  • Tour makes stops for breakfast, lunch, and on the trip back for dinner. Meals are not included.
  • Audio links are available in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, German, Korean, Chinese, and Japanese. Specify language at time of booking under special requirements.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
Reviews (6)
Mar 2022
Had an excellent trip ! Our driver Denise, was super friendly and gave the necessary information in details. Would def recommend to do this trip !
Response from Host
Mar 2022
Thanks for the positive recommendation. Denise enjoyed having you on her tour. Travel well.
Vicky C
Oct 2019
I was looking for ways to get to Yosemite without driving myself, and came across Extranomical Tours. I booked with them directly and managed to arrange a 2-night stay at the Yosemite Valley Lodge. They were responsive over email and the booking process was relatively fuss free. I was picked up at the Hilton Union Square along with other tour group members, most of them on day trip and a few others staying overnight... for my particular departure they sent 3 buses for pick up so u had to wait for your name to be called before getting onto the bus. A little nerve wrecking to be one of the last ones called, but all good in the end. It's semi-guided because the guide (who's also the driver) does not go with you the whole way at the sight seeing stops... we were dropped off at the sight seeing points, given an introduction and instructions for when to return, and then the time is free for you to do what you want, whether it's to walk or sit down for a picnic. If you are staying overnight, the bus drops you off at the Valley Lodge (with the day trippers) and you're free to spend the rest of the time as you please... in my case I had a good wander around the lower valley floor after checking in, went on a guided hike with another tour company on the second day, and took the tram tour on the morning of the third day. On the afternoon of the third day I called ahead to confirm the departure time, and duly got on the bus back to San Francisco without incident. Denise was the driver and guide for my trip there and back, and I found her to be professional and an excellent driver. The buses I was on were in good condition, and I liked that it's smaller than the big tour buses. I was slightly nervous about this operator as some reviews were less than stellar, but for me everything worked out smoothly and I had a great time in Yosemite. It definitely warrants more than a day trip! One thing I would suggest for improvement is they could cater a bit better for visitors who don't understand English... for my group there were quite a few of them and none had headphones (which were supposed to be provided) to listen to the commentary... and ended up looking a little lost most of the time.
Response from Host
Oct 2019
Thanks for your good commentary...it helps us to get better every day. We'll pass you praise on to Denise who loves feedback. Let's do it again soon!
Sep 2019
Well organised trip with excellent informed driver/ guides top marks for Denise and Geno who were very knowledgeable and great fun
Response from Host
Oct 2019
From everyone here...Thanks! Let's do a different tour next time! Travel well.
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