Yosemite Private Tour for Individual or Small Groups.
The tour of Yosemite for 8 hours offered is 8:00am to 4:00pm. For Summer season, there are options for early or late starts: AM start at 7:00 am and PM start at 2:00 pm. These start times are flexible and can be changed on request.
We will visit Yosemite Valley and Glacier Point Road. Pickup will be in the Oakhurst area or South Gate area at the lodging choice of the participants. If staying elsewhere, the tour starting point will be modified to suit. Tour may be adjusted for traffic delays, seasonal closure of roads and sites.
Memory Photos of your party will be made during the tour and the album images shared via Drop Box link to your email address for your Yosemite visit.
All excursion participants will be transported in the Photo Safari Suburban that seats 6. Private transportation to and from your hotel and the airport is available separately from the tour by request.
For the Photo Safari typically your party of 6 or fewer will be met and led from your hotel or lodge at 8:00am. For Summer season, there are options for early or late starts: AM start at 7:00am and PM start at 2:00pm.
If staying near to the South Gate, we will proceed first to the Yosemite Valley and take in a number of Classic sites along with some off the beaten path locations. From there we will go to Glacier Point for High Country views and vistas and optional hike up to the top of Sentinel Dome.
The itinerary can be adjusted based on your needs including more or less hiking and or site seeing, etc. The weather can often change and the tour may be modified based on the agreement of the party. Start times are flexible based on request.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: We will meet for departure at your place of accommodation. Sometimes it is necessary to meet at a pre-determined location within or near the park if you are staying outside the park or driving to the park just for the day and not getting accommodations.
End location: Upon completion of the Photo Safari your party will be returned to the starting point.
Duration: 8 hours
Additional time will be added if delays occur due to traffic or unforseen incidents. Any time over 8 hours requested by the client will be charged at $100 per hour or any part of an hour.
Summer Schedule offers both an AM and PM tour.
Participants will be driven by the Guide in a Chevy Suburban making stops along the way at various sites suitable for viewing and photography. Minimal trekking will be part of the viewing experience keeping to the age and condition of the participants.
Private Chartered transportation is available separately from the tour by request to your lodging from the airport and back.
Free use of binoculars and tripod along with Photo tips on composition and exposure.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
35 USD - Entrance Gate fee of $15 per person. $20 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.
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I cannot begin to describe how extremely pleased we are to have booked Pat as our guide for Yosemite. He was worth e-v-e-r-y penny. He was knowledgeable, patient, funny, and so fun to be around. Because he is commercially licensed, we were able to bypass the hoards of crowds. We were able to avoid the headache of parking, and we saw all of the major sites. He is a professional photographer and sent us an amazing folder full of our family pics with gorgeous backdrops. Would recommend him to everyone!