San Francisco

Yosemite National Park & Giant Sequoias 2-Day Semi-Guided Tour

San Francisco, United States

From $269.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 days (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Escape San Francisco and head to Yosemite on this hassle-free tour. After easy pickup from the city, your driver will take you straight to the park’s best sites: Yosemite Valley, the Tuolumne Grove of giant sequoias, Bridalveil Falls, Half Dome, and more. With plenty of time for pictures, hikes, and meals, explore the park at your own pace after a jam-packed day—seeing yet even more on the next. Please note accommodations are not included in this tour.
  • Hassle-free transfers to and from many San Francisco hotels
  • This semi-guided tour allows time for spontaneous adventure
  • Visit the iconic sites without worrying about parking lots and crowds
  • Departures 365 days a year, guaranteed

What's Included

  • San Francisco pick-up from most hotels
  • Transportation to Yosemite National Park
  • Drop-off at Yosemite Lodge
  • Temperature controlled vehicle
  • Accommodations are not included in this package
  • Meals
  • Transportation from Yosemite Valley Lodge to your separately-booked accommodation
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Hilton San Francisco Union Square
    333 O'Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

    Meet at the Mason street entrance (Eastern entrance). Please check your email confirmation from Extranomical Tours or contact the provider to confirm your pick-up details and time

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

05:50 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

For Hilton Union Square - meet at the Mason street entrance (Eastern entrance). For other locations, please meet outside hotel main doors. If your hotel is not listed, please select Hilton Union Square or Hotel Zephyr Fisherman's Wharf or alternatively add your hotel and we will provide the closest pick-up location. You will be provided your exact pick-up location and time upon confirmation. Please always refer to the providers confirmation.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • 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 guides are available in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, German, Korean, Chinese, and Japanese. Specify language at time of booking under special requirements.
  • Since there is limited to no storage within Yosemite, please make sure to only bring what you can easily carry with you. Oversized luggage will be subject to an additional $50 fee from the local operator.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 41 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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terriblest company!!!...
Ekaterina_R, Nov 2022
terriblest company!!! ruined my trip i booked 2 days trip yosemite park and sequoia, so this sucks company did only one day and back in San francisco when i texted company about that i want 2 days trip and it’s complicated serpentine road. I booked the tour solely for the sequoia but they just ruined the tour with their disorganization the road is hard to go only one day on which they offered to return half of the tour I understand they are scammers you pay and expect a full tour and they did one day and return 50% with a favor but I don't need a refund, I need a sequoia tour
Response from Host, Dec 2022
We, of course, are sorry to know that you were disappointed with our service. I'll explain what you already know from our conversation: you booked and paid for a one day tour on Viator but believed you had booked a 2-day tour. When we spoke you refused to pay the difference to our agent. As an act of good faith we refunded 50% of your cost for the 1-day tour. We thought that to be a generous solution, but apparently you do not agree. We also direct you to our tour description which clearly states that we do not do the Sequoia hike in icy, unsafe conditions which was the case on your tour day. We are still open to hearing from you; please call our guest services team at (415) 357-0700 and ask for a manager.
Marvelous Memories
Christina_C, Mar 2022
We had a great trip and had a wonderful experience. Ben was our driver on day one and Denise was our driver on day two.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
"Magical moments" is what we always try to deliver. We were glad to hear we delivered. Please come again.
We enjoyed our tour!
Sophie_C, Feb 2022
We had Denise from Extranomical Tours for the first half of our tour to Yosemite Valley and Brian from Best Bay Area Tours for the second half of our tour back. Denise's a great storyteller - she gave a lot of information on the places and their history along the way - and she was really witty. She was also very clear with communication like how much time we had at each place and when the next toilet stop would be . Brian provided more experiences, like setting up telescopes to let us view the climbers on El Capitan, and guiding us on short hikes. Both had very different styles and we enjoyed our tour very much. For those who're thinking of visiting Yosemite, we recommend taking this 2-day tour and staying overnight at Yosemite so you have more time hiking and taking in the natural wonders. The 1-day tour would have been too short for us.
Response from Host, Feb 2022
Congrats! You did Yosemite right. Allow down time to enjoy Yosemite's many attractions by adding an overnight stay is a great way to go. We've passed your kind words on to your guides. Thanks.
Yosemite valley bus tour
Srinagesh_P, Oct 2019
Excellent drivers on both ways to Yosemite valley and back to SFO. They drove us safely and explained in detail the history of Yosemite valley
Response from Host, Oct 2019
As they do every day! Thanks for letting everyone know that the fall and early winter are some of the best times to visit and enjoy Yosemite.