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Yosemite National Park & Giant Sequoias 2-Day Semi-guided Tour (no accom) provided by Extranomical Tours

Yosemite National Park & Giant Sequoias 2-Day Semi-guided Tour (no accom)

Yosemite National Park & Giant Sequoias 2-Day Semi-guided Tour (no accom)
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About
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. Guaranteed departures 365 days a year. Arrange your hotel separately, accomodations are NOT included in the tour.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2402P37
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • San Francisco pick-up from most hotels
  • Transportation to Yosemite National Park
  • Drop-off at Yosemite Lodge
  • Temperature controlled vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Yosemite Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Yosemite Valley
Exclusions
  • Accommodations are not included in this package
  • Meals
  • Transportation from Yosemite Valley Lodge to your separately-booked accommodation
  • Gratuities
Duration
2 days
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from most hotels in Downtown San Francisco and Fisherman's Wharf between 5:40am to 6:30am (exact pick up details will be advised at confirmation)
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • 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, Mandarin, 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.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 41 travellers
Inclusions
  • San Francisco pick-up from most hotels
  • Transportation to Yosemite National Park
  • Drop-off at Yosemite Lodge
  • Temperature controlled vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Yosemite Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Yosemite Valley
Exclusions
  • Accommodations are not included in this package
  • Meals
  • Transportation from Yosemite Valley Lodge to your separately-booked accommodation
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from most hotels in Downtown San Francisco and Fisherman's Wharf between 5:40am to 6:30am (exact pick up details will be advised at confirmation)
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
2 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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, Mandarin, 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.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 41 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 12 Jun 2020
A note from Yosemite National Park & Giant Sequoias 2-Day Semi-guided Tour (no accom)
* Nightly deep cleaning and disinfecting fogging by certified crew * Tour vehicles operating at below their capacity so we can grant passenger requests for empty adjacent seats
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
14 stops
Day 1
San Francisco to Yosemite
Day 2
Yosemite to San Francisco
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Thomas
Sydney, Australia118 contributions
Overnight Yosemite tour with no accommodation
Mar 2020
I took the Overnight Yosemite tour because I wanted to see the awesome NP and do a few hikes. Cheaper to choose the overnight tour with NO accommodation. Book the accommodation yourself to save costs. I am solo traveller and it worked well
I had Denise to Yosemite NP and Dustin when coming out.

I really enjoyed the tour, starts really early @6am in the morning (March), and you come back around 9pm the next day.

A few tips for the Yosemite overnight tour, pack a small bag of overnight clothes, rent a heated cabin in Curry village, bring snacks/food/dinner/lunch for the trip as it is expensive to buy groceries there. Do a longer hike on arrival, and a smaller hike on the 2nd day when you have to catch the bus back.
You basically go on the same bus as the day trip Yosemite people, and catch the bus back the following day with another separate day trip group

PS: went during the coronavirus pandemic
Written 22 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Luke O
1 contribution
Tour guide Denise is incredible!
Mar 2020 • Couples
We are an Australian couple who had tour guide Denise for our tour to Yosemite. I can not express just how incredible she made the whole experience. By far the BEST tour guide I have ever had! She is knowledgeable, kind and most of all, incredibly passionate about what she does. She made sure we saw the best parts of the park, took us to incredible quieter spots to get magical photos and imparted incredible knowledge about the park and some of its rock climbing history. Toward the end of the day, Denise encouraged us all to reflect on our time being in nature and spoke about the importance and benefits of connecting with the environment. These words will be something that stick with me for the rest of my life. Thank you Denise for making an incredible experience even better!
Written 10 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

timiniowa
Vancouver, WA212 contributions
It’s all in the name
It was a good day. Weather was perfect. The others on the bus were nice friendly people (isn’t everyone?).
But it wasn’t until 4 hours into the trip that I realized what I signed up for.
The heat and AC in the aging bus worked, but only slightly and not all the time. The driver handed a squeegee and we passed it around to be able to see out of our fogged windows.
After someone asked for warmth the driver got out, raised the bus’s hood and adjusted something on the engine. “We’ll have heat in a few minutes. The system is either all hot or all cold - no in between “.
“Extranomical”.
I get it now.
Nice.
At the “giant sequoia” hike I asked if there was water. “Ha ha. We haven’t had water since 2017” was the reply. I suppose I should have brought more, but I didn’t know some stopping points had no services (other than an outhouse). Btw: these are not the giant trees you see in photos. Just run of the mill cedars.

We all survived and saw some great vistas. The driver said that our safety was his primary concern.
Obviously our comfort was their second...or third priority.
Written 2 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Extranomical Tours
clarkhager
clarkhager
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Super fun and easy wine trip from the city
Amazing trip! Super fun - Roman was our host and he was hilarious and incredible. We had a really great time! Would
GrandTour494485
GrandTour494485
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Great tour!
Kimmy was amazing! Loved the tour! Kimmy was very knowledgeable, welcoming and entertaining. Perfect tour guide!
mioneshiaw
mioneshiaw
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Great time driving out of the city. Fun stop into the woods and at the wineries.
Ben our driver was great! He was very informative about everything on the drive up. He kept the mood light and fun.
KenLancaster
KenLancaster
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Incredible views and 100 percent well worth it
Our driver/tour guide Denise was incredible! So knowledgeable about Yosemite snd so helpful with giving us suggest
L7673HXalang
L7673HXalang
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Amazing tour
We were collected bright and early by Gino, from there onwards Gino had me laughing so much with his jokes. Tour wa
Kittygal
Kittygal
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A Perfect Day Out
I took this trip as I wanted to see both attractions but didn't trust my knee injury enough to do them on my own. I
dawncondren
dawncondren
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Stunning brilliant
The tour guide was amazing Denise had so much interesting information.I have traveled around the world and have nev
Daydream57863841603
Daydream57863841603
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What a day!
We had an amazing time on this tour. Our tour guide, Kimmy, kept us entertained all day long. We had our two kids w
Journey17447521898
Journey17447521898
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Best trip in area!
The trip was great on its own, but Roman made the trip amazing! His wit, humor, and information about the areas we
Ruth B
Ruth B
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Better than expected
It started off with a warm welcome and from the get go we received all kinds of factoids and info on the areas we d
gabriellarK9378NY
gabriellarK9378NY
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Beautiful tour and great tour guide!
In my opinion, this is the best way to check out Yosemite for the first time and simply enjoy its natural beauty wi
TravelAndPix
TravelAndPix
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Excellent tour and guide!
This was such a well-planned tour hitting Muir Woods and three wineries. Our guide was Jason, along with his dog Yo
nicholauss527
nicholauss527
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Fantastic
Denise is the best tour guide I have ever met. She is very excited about what she does, incredibly knowledgeable ab
shirley c
shirley c
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Wine tour 1
The day was fantastic the tour guide was excellent. Wasn’t impressed with the Vietnamese wines but grounds were bea
Dacaptain3000
Dacaptain3000
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Amazing guide of SF
Mike @tourguidemike was very professional and knowledgeable of all the sites and wineries. I would highly recommend
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