A phenomenon of nature each year in February.
Each year in the latter part of February if the conditions are just right, the Horsetail Fall lights up with a red lava flow like glow just at the sun sets. There has to be water running and a clear sky for this event to take place. The Horsetail Fall event can be unpredictable due to the weather conditions.
The day is filled with Winter scenes and sites. As part of the tour, the time is spent concentrating on the Yosemite Valley waterfalls including Bridalveil, Ribbon, Yosemite Falls (upper and lower)along with ending the day with Horsetail Fall.
For the Horsetail Fall and Valley Water Falls Photo Safari typically you and your party will be picked up at your hotel or lodge at 12:30pm and return at about 6:30pm.
The day will be spent visiting a number of Yosemite Valley sites focusing on the Water Falls including Bridalveil Fall, Ribbon Fall, Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls and ending the day at Horsetail Fall.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: You and your party will be picked at your hotel or lodge if staying inside or near the park. If driving in just for the day, we can meet at a pre-arranged site depending on what gate you are entering.
End location: At the conclusion of the tour, you and your party will be returned to the starting point.
Duration: 6 hours
Time on the tour may vary due to weather and traffic conditions.
You will be transported from a pre-determined location (hotel, lodge or agreed to site) in the Photo Safari Chevy Suburban that is equipped with A/C and 4-wheel drive.
Estimated fuel costs of $40 (we drive about 130-150 miles per excursion) along with snacks and water are included in the tour cost.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
40 USD - Entrance Gate fee of $10 per person. $30 for food and drinks.
Meals and any extended hours as requested by the client are extra in addition to the published tour cost.
All Photo Safari Itinerary are based on emphasis on photography, hiking and site seeing. Some excursions can be limited due to physical limitations of the participants. Gate fees are $15 per adult. A participant Agreement is required prior to departure.