Yosemite Valley and Giant Sequoias with a private guide
This is the best tour to get the most out of your one day experience to Yosemite Valley. It's a bit of a drive but worth every mile. We'll get on the road early in the morning and make our way east. Before reaching Yosemite we make a brief pit stop to grab breakfast and possible lunch to go. We arrive at Yosemite NP around 10. 30. We start off with a peaceful stroll down to Tuolumne Grove to see the Giant Sequoias, the biggest living thing on the planet. We make our way to the Valley after the hike. Before arriving in Yosemite Village we'll make several scenic stops e. i. Tunnel View, Bridalveil Falls. Once at the village, we'll have time to explore, hike, relax near the Merced river, check out the visitor center, or do whatever with at least 2 hours of free time. Yosemite Falls, Vernal Falls, Half Dome are all within minutes of the Village. On our way out of the Valley, we'll stop to see the crazy climbers on El Capitan and wave farewell at Valley View. We arrive back in SF in time for dinner.
7. 00 - Depart from SF
8. 30 - Raley's stop in Oakdale
10. 30 - Arrive at Yosemite NP
11. 00 - Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias
12. 30 = Upper Valley View/Tunnel View
1. 30 - Yosemite Village (free time); Yosemite Falls, Visitor Center, Vernal Falls
3. 30 - El Capitan/Valley View
4. 00 - Depart from Yosemite
7. 30 - Arrive in SF
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will pick you up at your location
End location: I can drop you off anywhere in the city
Duration: 13 hours
If everything goes according to plan we should leave the city around 7 and be back around 8. However, this can be altered as you wish. We can leave later and get back later or earlier
We will get to see San Francisco in a luxurious, very comfortable Chevy Suburban. Leather interior, captain seats and tinted windows
This tour includes a fun, knowledgeable, professional guide with years of experience and local insight. Eric will make sure you'll have fun learning and seeing everything one should while visiting San Francisco. He also enjoys being a part-time photographer.
Also included is transportation in a luxurious, roomy, leather interior, dark-tinted, private Chevy Suburban full-size SUV that accommodates 6 passengers.
All guest will get bottled water and a souvenir chocolate square.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
40 $ - lunch, gifts
Lunch could be as easy as a picnic near the river with sandwiches ($10-25) we bought at the supermarket or as fancy as the great room in the historic Yosemite Majestic Hotel (formally Ahwahnee, $20-40)
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What a beautiful place to be on a fine winter's day. Our tour of Yosemite started quite early, 7am, particularly for our teenage sons. However, the majesty of Yosemite and Arkadiusz (Eric) banter had even them totally immersed in the wonder of this park. Eric is a genial host with sound knowledge of his subject and a genuine passion for what he does. He certainly provided a wonderful day out for our family on our brief stay in San Francisco. Well worth the drive, totally enjoyable