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“Tour of Yosemite”

Yosemite Close Up Tours
Ranked #1 of 6 Tours in Mariposa
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Yosemite Close Up Tours engages our guests with the fascinating human and natural history of this spectacular and beautiful area. The depth of our guides’ background connects you with the wonders of Yosemite. Our tours remove the hassles of traffic, parking, and shuttle buses, from your visit. Rather, you will save time, see more, and find inspiration viewing Yosemite’s rock formations, waterfalls, meadows and forests. Please join us for a lovely, memorable Yosemite experience!
Reviewed 18 August 2013

Our Tour Guide, Kenneth Boche made this tour enjoyable in addition to the scenery of the park .Ken has a personal knowledge of the park that really adds to the experience. He has climbed many of the peaks, hiked the back country, and knows the geology of the park. We had a small group of 6 in a van, which made the tour more personable and really an enjoyable experience. A very good sack lunch was included and we had a beautiful view for our picnic lunch at Glacier Point. We were picked up and returned to our motel.

Thank John G
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"glacier point"
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"el capitan"
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"great tour"
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"national park"
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"well worth the money"
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"small van"
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"packed lunch"
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"rock climbers"
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"spent days"
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"his vast knowledge"
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"highly recommend this tour"
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"great picnic"
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"booked a private tour"
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"intimate knowledge"
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"breathtaking views"
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"personal experience"
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Reviewed 3 July 2013

My husband and I took part in this day tour to Yosemite National Park which operates out of Mariposa, and we highly recommend this guided tour for those who are the first time to Yosemite and also who do not have much time there. We decided to visit Yosemite on route of our driving tour of west coast from LA to San Francisco. We knew the accommodation in the National Park was very crowded and expensive, so we stayed at nearby town of Mariposa which was really pretty and compact. We got recommended this one day guided tour at the information centre in Mariposa. We got picked up at 7.30am and it was absolutely full-on tour that we did not get back until 7.30pm! The tour operates with max. of 10pax and very personal and informative. Our guide Ira was extremely knowledgeable on Yosemite (with over 40 years experience!) and took us to all the little spots that the main stream tour wouldn't visit. We got on/off the mini bus all the time and explore so many interesting parts of the park where we could experience the best view of everything! Ira explained that the park he was showing in this one day tour was only a very small part, and gave us very informative tips about the area that we could also visit by ourselves on the following day if the time allowed. The tour included generous size packed lunch which consisted of sandwitch, snack, juice, biscuit and fruit. Although we did a lot of walking and climbing the cliffs and rocks, those who did not wish the hard walk did not have to do so either. Even it was only a day tour, we became very close with other participants of the tour which was really great. Over all, we thoroughly enjoyed the tour and the tour has become of the highlights of our tour.

2  Thank zawie
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Reviewed 20 June 2013

We just returned from an all day (just under 12 hour) tour of Yosemite. Our tour guide Ira was extremely entertaining and knowledgable. Not only did we get to see the usual "big" attractions, but we also got lessons in botany, entomology, geology, and zoology! We were also taken to some of Ira's secret locations which enabled us to see the park in an up close and personal way. By using only 10 passenger vans,you are able to get individualized attention and lots of opportunities to have all your questions answered. W
were picked up and returned to our hotel, treated to a delicious picnic lunch and got to see things we otherwise would have missed was it not for Ira's expertise, I highly recommend this tour company!

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Reviewed 6 February 2014
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