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Yosemite Day Trip from San Francisco

Discover the giant sequoias of Yosemite National Park departing from SF

(2 reviews)
San Francisco
1 day
Starts: From your hotel in San Francisco between 6:00 a.m. and 6:30 a.m.
Ends: To your hotel in San Francisco around 8:30 p.m.
Free cancellation!


Get to know the most emblematic points of the national park in just 1 day with the Yosemite Day Trip from San Francisco. Walk among the giant sequoias, admire the immensity of El Capitan and marvel at Half Dome. Accompanied by a professional guide who will tell us all the curiosities of the park, we will walk its trails in a small group that will allow us to make more stops than those made in large group tours. Make the most of your day with this tour!

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Tour details


  • Hotel pick up / drop off
  • Touristic guide
  • Guided visit in small groups
  • Entrance fee to the park

Not included

  • Food
  • Tips

Important information

During the months of January to April, it is possible that the hike to the giant sequoias will not take place due to a large amount of snow and ice. The rest of the tour remains the same.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation! You can cancel this tour and you'll receive 100% refund of the amount paid if you cancel more than 72 hours in advance. After this time, or in case you do not show up, no refunds will be given.

Tour itinerary

San Francisco - Yosemite National Park - San Francisco

Duration: 14 hours

San Francisco Pickup

Our day starts with a pick up at our hotel in San Francisco, from 6:00 to 6:30 a.m. Once the group is gathered, we will cross the Bay Bridge and be taken through the Central Valley to the city of Oakdale. This is the halfway point in our journey to Yosemite, so we will make a short stop to stretch our legs.

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Tunnel View & Bridalveil Falls

After our stop, we will resume our journey to Yosemite Park. Our first stop in the park will be the Tunnel View, a viewpoint that offers incredible views of the park. Our next visit inside the park is the base of Bridalveil Falls, a waterfall with 188 meters of fall :O

tunnel view yosemite
1:00 p.m.

Half Dome & Yosemite Falls

We will see the Half Dome, a granite dome that rises 1440 meters above the base level of the valley, possibly the most characteristic point of the park. We will also see the Yosemite waterfall, at 739 meters, which is one of the highest in North America. At this time, we will have free time and we will take advantage of it to eat, remember that you have to take your food with you since it is not included.

half dome yosemite

El Capitan & Valley View

We will go to El Capitan, a very famous place for climbing lovers and with 914 meters high. Take some pictures of one of the most iconic views of the park, the Valley View to have the memory forever.

el capitan yosemite

Giant Sequoias

Our last visit inside the park is Tuolumne Grove, the giant redwood forest. We will take a 1.6 km hike to see this 1500 year old forest in depth. Between the months of January and April, this hike may be suspended due to weather conditions.

giant sequoia yosemite
6:30 p.m.

Return to San Francisco

After finishing our hike through the giant redwood forest, we will head back to San Francisco. Halfway through the tour we will a bathroom stop. We will arrive around 8:30 p.m. at our hotel in San Francisco ending our intense day in Yosemite.

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What to bring to Yosemite Day Trip from San Francisco

  • ID Card
  • Layered clothing
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Suncream
  • Hat or cap

Questions & Answers

  • What is the size of the group?

    In order to better enjoy this route, the groups are small, with a maximum of 14 people.
  • Do you offer discounts for children?

    Yes, children under 12 years old have a 50 USD discount on the tour price. If you are traveling with children under 12, please indicate this on the booking form and we will reimburse you accordingly. Or contact us before booking and we will tell you how to make a reservation with children.
  • Why book with us?

    This is one of the veery few tours that include a hike to a grove of Giant Sequoias from March through November (trail conditions permitting). There are certain times when the weather (usually due to excessive snowfall and ice) will not allow us access to hike into the Giant Sequoia Trees. The rest of our tour remains fully intact.

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