2-Day Semi-Guided Tour of Yosemite National Park from San Francisco

2 days (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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Maximize your experience to the wild, natural beauty of Yosemite National Park with an overnight stay in the park. This is the only Yosemite Valley tour from San Francisco where you will experience the solitude of the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, the largest living things on the Earth. After getting your bearings on a guided tour to Yosemite, you’ll enjoy plenty of free time during your two days and a night to hike, bike and explore at your own pace. Capture incredible photos of Yosemite, Nevada and Bridalveil falls, then move on to the granite monuments of El Capitan, Half Dome and more. Choice of accommodations available. Guaranteed departures 365 days a year.


  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Multi-Day Trip



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Average 3.19 out of 5 stars based on 16 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor.

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Thedrawhite, Sep 2017 Verified

My family really enjoyed this trip. The guided tour portion of the trip was great. On our trip to Yosemite our guide, Phil, provided the history of the towns we drove through, history of the park, and made sure we saw all the beautiful sights once we were in the park. Staying overnight was definitely a plus. We stayed overnight in Yosemite Valley Lodge, which is inside the park. The room was spacious and comfortable. We loved being able to explore and having the freedom to see whatever we wanted to see on the second day of the trip. On the ride back to San Francisco, our guide, Denise, provided great recommendations on places to eat and sights to see while in San Fran. I highly recommend this tour.

mingyu l, Aug 2016 Verified

everything is good, only the hotelwas not display on the trip guildline. The shult bus drive r did not khnow where to send us.the hotel name should be full name and address on the guldline.

CATHERINE P, Sep 2012 Verified

Would do this tour again but stay longer. Yosemite is a beautiful place to visit and at your own pace.

Gail T, Oct 2018 Verified

The two day tour is an excellent way to first experience Yosemite. Staying in the park is the best way to go. My only complaint is we received conflicting information on pick-up times both at the beginning and end of our trip. This required several telephone calls to resolve. Make sure you take contact information with you. Our tour guide/driver on the way back was excellent- very funny and helpful. Great experience!

Anne M, May 2017 Verified

Lovely trip, the National Park being everything I expected it to be, the only downside was the hotel being outside the park - very disappointed in the cleanliness of the room a musty smell, food left in the fridge especially considering the price point.

Vicky C, Apr 2015 Verified

i loved yosemite.the only thing lacking was we did not get to see the giant sequioas.the shuttle of the park is only available in the summer.i didn't know that.
lodging at yosemite at the falls: room was spacious,clean.

Robyn S, Dec 2012 Verified

We really liked our Yosemite trip and ANDY ,our leader was interesting, helpful and genuine. You could tell he genuinely liked his job. We enjoyed our overnight stay, but unfortunately it rained and rained. Would certainly recommend Cool Destinations to anyone, and we would certainly use Cool Destinations again.

dewi, Aug 2012 Verified

beautiful place and the guide is very nice. But the hotel is very standard. I miss to ride a bike again.

Lily T, Jun 2012 Verified

The park was beautiful. The ride is 4+ hours so staying for overnight was a good call.

Huiping T, Nov 2013 Verified

I enjoyed the free time in the Valley, good deason, wonderful stunning landscape! But I have to say thatI wished a better guide, when going from San Francisco to Yusemite. I think that it is more likely a bus transafer from San Francisco to Yusemite, can't feel any "guided" service. We were told to be picked up at 3pm next day, but the bus much later, and depart in fact at 4pm. I had to wait more than one hour for waitng the but and was very worried if I had missed the bus. I should have see more in the valley, if we could know that exact depart time from Yosemite. The driver did not feel any sorry for his late by saying:"that was yesterday, today changed". It would be nice, if we could have a sotp for enjoy the sunset. So I really feel, insteaf a "semi-guided tour" it is only a bus transfer.

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