Yosemite National Park

Jeep 4 X 4 Yosemite Park Tour with Hotel Pickup

Badge of ExcellenceOakhurst, United States

From $1,228.00

per group (up to 4)

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


If you just have one day to experience all the wonders of Yosemite, make the most of it with a full-day private Jeep tour that showcases the park’s supersized attractions and amazing ecosystems. Vehicle passes and parking can be tough to come by, so let a guide handle all the driving and logistics while you enjoy the rugged ride—top down optional. Whether you’re into photography, climbing, or wildlife, the itinerary is expertly planned just for your group.
  • Sturdy Jeep 4x4 can tackle all park roads and conditions
  • Avoid ticket sell outs, traffic jams, and long waits for parking
  • All-inclusive package includes hotel pickup and a picnic lunch
  • Private tour can be totally customized around your interests

What's Included

  • Bottled water or Sports Bottle to fill water in the park
  • Lunch: Your choice of turkey, vegetarian or dagwood (combination of several meats) sandwich
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to your preferred meeting point, or request pickup.

Meeting points

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Start time

07:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

In Oakhurst all the hotels on Highway 41 or could meet at Visitor's Center or Denny's Restaurant. Other locations are Tenaya Lodge in Fish Camp, Pines Resort in Bass Lake and any of the hotels in Mariposa or El Portal. Additional charges for pick up in Fresno, Groveland, Madera and Merced Areas.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Glacier Point is usually closed during winter from November to April. Any of the tour highlights may be closed due to weather or construction. We will do our best to show alternative sites.
  • Infants from 0-1 years must be in the back seat strapped into a rear-facing car seat until they reach 20 pounds
  • Children between 1-8 years (or heaver than 20 pounds) must be in in the back seat (some exceptions apply) and strapped into either: - A rear-facing car seat until they reach the maximum height/weight limit for the seat - A front-facing car seat with a 5 point harness until they reach the maximum height/weight limit for the seat - A booster seat if under 4 feet 9 inches and over the height/weight limit for a car seat - A regular seat belt in the back seat if taller than 4 feet 9 inches
  • Parents with small children must provide car seats and/or booster seats if necessary. We do have complimentary car seats available upon request in advance. Subject to availability as it is first come first served
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Jeep is a 4 door but higher vehicle with back seat little tighter and may not be appropriate for people with disability to get in tighter space if sitting in the back seat.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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.

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Traveler Tips

The tour is pricey, but when you only have a few hours to squeeze in all the splendor of Yosemite (that you’ve never experienced before), it’s money well-spent!
37 reviews
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Great access to the park's beauty!
Marie_H, Feb 2023
Our guide, Cynthia, was incredible. She lived in the Yosemite Valley for 15 years so she sure knew her way around. Great stories she shared of the 100 year flood that she lived through as well. I highly recommend this tour that gets you close to falls where you don't need to worry about parking and the ability to get back in a warm car in February was a plus. Also a great way to get in the park if you don't were not able to secure the February registration to get in the park on the weekends.
Our day in Yosemite was...
Cassie_G, Sep 2022
Our day in Yosemite was great. Cynthia was a wonderful guide. Her thoughtfulness and knowledge were truly appreciated throughout our tour
edith_h, Aug 2022
It's pricey but worth it. We where running out of time before school starts. This was AMAZING, our tour lady was wonderful and she gave us a lot of history and details. Thank you
4x4 Jeep Tour with Laura
Scott_G, Aug 2022
My husband, 17 year son and I enjoyed the tour. Yosemite is amazing! Our guide was Laura B. She was knowledgeable of the areas of the park we visited. We found her pleasant but chatty. Laura would be well matched for seniors. We went to all the highlighted areas mentioned in the tour except Glacier Point-which is closed due to construction. The tour is designed to take you to these locations for a quick stop/photo opportunity and move on to the next location. This is a private tour so if you want to stay longer at a location or if you want to hike an area, you need to let your guide know. We also had snacks and non-alcoholic beverages offered to us a couple of times during the tour. The lunches we ordered were the Veggie and Beef sandwiches-both were good. We had the 4x4 Jeep tour. It rained most of the tour so we were not able to have the top down but it was still a nice ride. We would recommend this trip to gain a better understanding of the areas of the park or if you don’t want to drive through the twist and turns on the park roads.
Amazing day at Yosemite with Laura U.😊
Barb_G, Jul 2022
We only had one day at Yosemite & this tour was worth the money! We were picked up at our hotel in the morning by Laura U. who was wonderful! She was a fountain of information, took us to all the best spots, and made our day at Yosemite amazing! Laura shared so many fun facts & history about the park throughout the day and answered all of our questions. Highly recommend!
An unforgettable day for the whole family, thanks to Mike.
Javier_P, Jul 2022
We had a great time with Mike. He showed us all the important parts of yosemite and his explanations were very helpful. We had a great time, a great talker and with a very good sense of humor !! totally recommendable. Everything is awesome! we will be back!
Bob our tour guy was...
Zena_E, Jul 2022
Bob our tour guy was great but the fee is way too expensive for the service provided! Way too pricy!! They could have at least provided us with lunch vouchers for a choice of a warm meal instead of those saggy sandwiches!
Great tour for newbies
Melissa_D, Jul 2022
A great experience for those that want to hit the highlights of the valley. Note that we were staying in Yosemite and had to come out of the park to meet the guide and then go back in. It seems like this is a new rule. Mick was awesome!
Daniel is the best !!
Thomas_U, Jul 2022
Daniel was an excellent guide. He was thorough and very knowledgeable. It was our first time in Yosemite. He made a wonderful and memorable full day for us. Thank you!
If you want a great tour ask for Daniel
Jose_G, Jun 2022
We got extremely lucky to have had the opportunity to have Daniel as our tour guide at Yosemite National Park. He was very knowledgeable, detailed and great with our children. He surpassed our expectations as this was our first tour. It was a great Experience our children will forever remember. Definitely recommend him!! Thank You Daniel!
Great guided tour
Douglas_B, Jun 2022
Fun trip through beautiful country. Guide was very informative and personable. Open air jeep is the way to explore the views
Astounding trip to Yosemite
Peter_C, Jun 2022
Brilliant trip with brilliant Driver/guide saw everything and stayed as Long as we liked at each spot to learn about it and the history and natural history. Thank you so much Juli
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Thank you for your kind words
We highly recommend this tour.
Eric_T, May 2022
Where to start….We booked a Jeep day trip into Yosemite Valley. The pickup was completely effortless on our part. Our driver/guide Laura was a real gem from start to finish. I’m not sure we can say enough great things about her. She had so much information that can’t be found on a map or brochure. We feel as if we could not have seen or done as much in the two days we had to spend that we did in less than half a day on this tour. We are truly thankful we booked. As an added bonus, the included lunch was good too. We highly recommend this tour of Yosemite Valley.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Thank you for your kind words
Great trip. Worth the price.
Jeffrey_W, May 2022
Ron was great and very informative throughout the entire trip. Seeing the Yosemite Falls was a terrific experience and seeing the rock climbers on the mountains was really neat.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Thank you for your kind words
Absolutely Brilliant
Irene_P, May 2022
Absolutely brilliant tour of Yosemite. David our guide was very knowledgeable and gave us plenty of time at each stop to explore and take photos. If we are lucky enough to go back we will request that David be our guide again.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Thank you for your kind words
Amazing tour with Daniel
Mark_A, Apr 2022
Daniel was an amazing tour guide. So much knowledge and such a wonderful character. Thank you for an unforgettable your of Yosemite
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Thank you for your kind words
Amazing Yosemite Park
Patricia_N, Apr 2022
Mick was our guide, we enjoyed spending our day with him, he had so many stories to tell about the Yosemite area. We’ll keep amazing memories.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Thank you for your kind words
Beautiful park, Guide was awful
Sandra_B, Mar 2022
The guide can make or break the tour, our guide was awful. We asked to see the giant sequoia trees in Mariposa Grove. We were told there aren't any large sequoias remaining. We asked to stop at the gift shop, he drove right past it. Instead of doing what we wanted, we saw the same climbing rock three times, from three different angles. We heard tons of stories about Alex the climber, all stories from the movie Free Solo. Half hour into the tour, we were sick of listening to the monologue and BS stories about conversations the indian tribes had in the 1800s. It is obvious that our guide was giving us a book report rather than a tour. We also learned where our guide got married, how fun his reception was (37 years ago), his in-laws quirks, his dogs haircut schedule (and photos of his dog), his sons little league career, his current height & weight, his rock climbing adventures, his political views, his dislike for the Sierra Club, his dislike for San Francisco, his retirement plans, the day his foundation will be poured for his new house and of course his burial wishes. I have never in my life had a stranger share their burial wishes with me, this man is odd. Eight hours of listening to him talk about himself and his indian pals from the 1800s. He never once even asked us our names or anything about us. The photo with this review is the 3rd time we saw the same rock, fifteen minutes of staring at it, he found another family that would listen to his stories. We politely let him know we were ready to move on but he continued to chat with the family who WASNT on the tour. I had two teenagers with me and they were bored out of their minds, they missed the beauty of Yosemite because they spent the entire time on their phones complaining about the tour guide & asking when it was over. The tour could have been amazing, Yosemite is a beautiful park. The guide made it miserable and incredibly irritating. Sadly, I wouldn't recommend this tour unless the company does a better job of matching families with guides or at least hires guides who know how to do a tour. Richard the tour guide needs to check his ego before punching the time clock. Sad that we missed out on what should have been a fun day of seeing natures beauty. We feel ripped off and I guarantee we aren't the only ones, Richard complained about a family he took on tour, that family questioned his BS stories and alternative facts. I say alternative facts because the informational signs posted by the parks service, we were told they are not true. We were given alternative facts and told that Richards facts were true. I don't advise booking this tour without first calling the company and asking about the guides. Do not ask for Richard unless you want an 8 hour monologue of bull.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Sorry to hear about your experience. Richard is one of the very popular guides over the years. From the city of Mariposa it is a long distance to drive to Mariposa Grove. And at that time of the year the shuttle buses do not run so it is a 5 mile walk round trip to see the trees. Thank you for your input.
Fun way to see Yosemite in a day
Travis_S, Mar 2022
Our guide Laura was fun, knowledgeable and helped create a fantastic day around Yosemite valley. Her stories of the history of Yosemite along with knowing the best places for views and walks made it easy if you only have one day to spend in the park.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Thank you for your kind words
Thanks for a great time!
Tristan_A, Nov 2021
We had an incredible time visiting Yosemite. Our guide, Dave, was very passionate and knowledgeable. He did a great job at keeping our children interested throughout the whole day with interesting facts and fun stories. We loved it!!
Response from Host, Nov 2021
Thank you for your kind words