From grand vistas to quiet reflections, from colossal crags to the delicate reds of dogwood leaves, and from expansive meadows to a moonlit nighttime sky, yosemite in autumn is a neverending source of inspiration. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from may until october. Yosemite sightseeing tours yosemite private tour guides. Head south into magnificent grand teton national park, one of americas last preserves of wild solitude. Soar over the sierra nevadas snowy rooftop on yosemite s highelevation tioga rd open seasonally.
Tunnel view, bridalveil fall, yosemite falls, mariposa grove, and glacier point 4. We recommend that you make your reservation far in advance of your intended travel date in order. Tuolumne meadows tour is an allday tour to tuolumne meadows and back. A change of tour date or tour itinerary may be treated as a cancellation, and normal cancellation fees will apply. Yosemite one day trip usa vacation by california tours. Yosemite tours yosemite national park tour 3 days tour. Yosemite grand tour tours yosemite national park, ca. With pack mules hauling your gear, enjoy the awesome scenery on this transsierra trek through yosemite national park and the ansel adams wilderness. Its,770foothigh ridges are crested with snow most of the year.
This yosemite map shows most major park roads with notes about seasonal closings. The scenery is spectacular, and we will take a leisurely drive down to the yosemite valley far below, stopping. So, if you want to see the highlights of yosemite while basing yourself in californias bay area, consider a 56 hour yosemite tour from san francisco by bus with extranomical tours. Yosemite national park lodging, camping, attractions. If you have an extra day, then try to find an overnight tour to yosemite. Get information on yosemite national park hotels, restaurants, entertainment, shopping, sightseeing, and activities.
Visit four wonderful national parks, including iconic yosemite, on this leisurely round trip. The tour and activity desk is adjacent to the front desk in the main lobby. Join our experienced, local guides for a remarkable day of sightseeing and make sure you capture all the wonder that yosemite valley has to offer. Registration day only if you register for this trip on june 25, go ahead travel will add the warner bros. Yosemite grand canyon of the tuolumne waterfall fall includes accommodation. Suggested itineraries in yosemite national park seeing the park in 1 or 2 days this is a park that begs for an extended visit, but those with a limited amount of time will also have an enjoyable experience, especially if they make use of the parks shuttle bus. Grand tour of california saginaw valley state university.
Or, book a one, two or threeday tour with california pacific excursions to get the most. Just as is the case with the grand canyon and zion, the east entrance to yosemite is only seen by a handful of the huge numbers of people who visit yosemite. Start off in southern yosemite, far from the crowded valley floor, then hike the high country to emerge near the majestic cathedral lakes in tuolumne meadows. The yosemite national park entry fee is charged per vehicle and is good for seven days. Take a look at our yosemite national park holiday maker to schedule your visit to yosemite valley floor tour and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Take your time exploring some of californias most majestic mountain landscapes and stunning seascapes, as well as sampling the many delights of energetic, bohemian san francisco. Yosemite national park travel guide expert picks for. If your vacation plans include more than two national parks in a year, ask for an annual pass. Explore itineraries originating in major travel hubs and corridors in as little as 12 days or 12 weeks on your way to the park. The grand tour looks like it doesnt even touch tioga pass road, which is where youre going to want to be if youre interested in the highest peaks and the alpine lakes of the park.
Before booking any tour make sure to go through every detail like tour itinerary, tour price, cancellation policy, reschedule and refund policies. Stroll along the shores of beautiful glacierfed jenny lake before ending the day in the wild west town of jackson. Suggested itineraries in yosemite national park frommers. Yosemite and tahoe indepth by grand american adventures. Accommodations in yosemite park are in very high demand especially around the holidays, and space on this tour fills up fast. Crossing the river going on south side road bridal veil fall and leaning tower are visible. Salt lake city keep your camera handy as your train makes its way west. Yosemite national park may 15, 2019 june 18, 2019 volume 44, issue 4. This itinerary features two of californias most spectacular natural attractions, majestic yosemite national park and beautiful lake tahoe, and links them together by one of californias bestkept secretsthe spirited, nostalgic, gold rush towns, which string along the sierra foothills. Dirt in my shoes is proud to donate 5% of every yosemite itinerary purchase to the yosemite conservancy, an official nonprofit partner of the park.
Californias yosemite to wyomings yellowstone road trip. The upper yosemite falls trail promises a challenging, steep work out with upclose views of north americas highest waterfall and panoramic views of yosemite valley. Grand tour is a fullday tour 8 hours that visits yosemite valley, glacier point and the mariposa grove of giant sequoias. Seasonal itineraries no matter the season, we have the perfect itinerary for your next visit to yosemite national park. This tour operates during the late spring through summer may september, conditions permitting.
Check out kevin mcneals trip report from our 2017 yosemite photo tour tour itinerary day. Next day, experience mindaltering views hiking the drenched mist trail to vernal falls and nevada falls. These funds will go toward special projects within yosemite, such as trail maintenance, protecting historical structures, wildlife monitoring and research, and sustainability efforts. You can also see an overview of the main hiking trails, but be sure to pick up an actual trail map before you head out into the. You should either bring a printed copy of your eticket or bring it in your smartphone on the day of tour departure. Grizzly bears at jackson lake in grand teton national park. We are going on a road trip in may 2016 for 3 months in our tiny toyota echo. See granite domes, desert landscapes and rare wildlife on this 1,564mile adventure.
Yosemite grand tour this is a good way to visit the major points of interest and to help you make plans for the rest of your stay. Suggested itinerary day trip morning downtown san francisco hotel pick up between 6. Yosemite grand canyon of the tuolumne waterfall fall by. Yosemite and tahoe indepth includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more. Visit yosemite valley floor tour on your trip to yosemite. Tickets will need to be retrieved at the yosemite valley lodge tour and activity desk at least 15 minutes prior to your tour departure time. Studio optional excursion on day 10, to your registration without charge.
The tour is 1215 hours, depending on the company you choose, but only 34 of those hours are spent in the park. Yosemite grand tour yosemite valley floor tour tripadvisor. Your best bet is to devote a few hours to securing some additional days in yosemite. Yosemite valley is renowned for its breath taking landscapes, shear granite walls and enchanting, world renowned waterfalls. Your journey begins in chicago head over to union station in chicago to board the california zephyr train heading west. Yosemite valley floor tour is located in yosemite national park. The yosemite national park site has lots more information and downloadable maps to help you plan your trip. Just got one day to spend in yosemite and want to make the most of your time.
Use of trekking poles and snowshoes all meals are included from breakfast on day 1 through lunch on the last day transportation for the duration of the tour starting and ending from curry village a professional, knowledgeable, certified yosemite hikingsnowshoeing guide. Take it easy the following day and float along the merced river the best rafting views you. Explore the legendary high points of the sierra nevada carrying nothing but a daypack. We can manage long days and we hike at a fast pace when the scenery isnt to pretty. Pack in all of yosemite s major sights on a greatesthits tour of waterfalls, sequoias and highcountry vistas. Yosemite in the spring is a sight to see, the snow begins to melt and yosemite s famous waterfalls begin to show off their force. Yosemite winter tour stay and play 2 day tour hotel or.
Discover things to do in yosemite, places to stay in yosemite and some of the best places to eat in yosemite mariposa county. On the way stop at two museums, a really clean one and an artsy one. Spring and early summer are the best time for this hike as the volume of water in the falls diminishes with the heat of the summer melting the high country snowpack. Yosemite tours tour yosemite plan a tour of yosemite. Spend your first day strolling the crowdfree yosemite valley loop trails. During national parks week in april, entry fees are waived in more than 100 parks nationwide, including yosemite national park. Yosemite national park in mariposa county is home to majestic attractions and premier lodging. Upper yosemite falls day hike tour wildland trekking.
Download a free copy of the official yosemite national park map before your yosemite vacation. Filled with mountain memories and desert delights, travel to san francisco and then the craggy unspoiled coastline of big sur on central californias pacific. Its a quick trip south on hwy 395 to mammoth lakes, an allseasons adventure base camp, and 100 more miles to lone pine, in the shadow of mighty mt whitney. And yosemite national park, one of the most sublime and beautiful places in the u. Grand canyon and yosemite tours from las vegas to san. Plan your trip now all yosemite lodging wawona hotel curry village housekeeping camp the ahwahnee tuolumne meadows lodge white wolf lodge yosemite valley lodge dewey point snowshoe hike winter fun pass lift ticket half day season ski pass lift ticket all day glacier point tour yosemite valley floor tour yosemite grand tour glacier point.930 660 187 549 517 562 1525 777 724 1130 1459 1206 1393 1146 1226 1161 710 852 106 1287 118 866 1516 1532 746 1005 1088 479 1307 1013 351