El Capitan, California

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  • Yosemite Valley, Giant Sequoias and Glacier Point Tour

    1. Yosemite Valley, Giant Sequoias and Glacier Point Tour

    Discover the best that Yosemite National Park has to offer by joining a small-group tour led by a knowledgeable tour guide. Depart from either El Portal on highway 140 or Oakhurst on highway 41 and embark on a tour that showcases the awe-inspiring landmarks of Yosemite. Sit back and relax as your tour guide drives you towards Yosemite National Park. Arrive at Tunnel View to witness the most famous viewpoint in Yosemite Valley, El Capital, and Half Dome. Then, go towards Glacier Point where you’ll see breathtaking views of Half Dome, Vernal Falls, Nevada Falls, and more. Head back towards Yosemite Valley and make a photo stop at Yosemite Falls. Around noon, stop at the peaceful Cathedral Beach where you’ll get to enjoy an included boxed lunch. After, get ready to do more exploring. Head towards the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias where you will spend 2 hours hiking the 2.5 miles (4 k...

    Our Guide Phil was very knowledgeable and made the day very enjoyable. He told us lots of history and fun facts that we did not know. Took us to the most beautiful places in Yosemite and was right there to cheer us on when the hike got a little rough.

  • San Francisco: Yosemite National Park & Giant Sequoias Hike

    2. San Francisco: Yosemite National Park & Giant Sequoias Hike

    The Total Yosemite Experience is the only 1-day tour to combine the Yosemite Valley and a Giant Sequoia Walk all in the same day. See why artists and poets have been inspired for generations. Since 1890, beautiful Yosemite National Park has been the jewel of America's National Parks, possessing some of the best–known landmarks in the world, such as the tallest waterfall in North America, Yosemite Falls. You'll have 5-6 hours to explore the stunning national park, and take in the majestic natural wonders, accompanied by a complimentary audio guided tour. Yosemite is home to the spectacular Half Dome & El Capitan, 2 of the most frequently climbed cliffs in the world. It is also home to several groves of stunning Giant Sequoia trees, the largest trees on earth. The Giant Sequoia Walk is along 1 mile (1.5 km) of paved trail with a 400 ft (120 m) incline, snow depth permitting. Experienc...

    Our guide, Mike, was great. He was knowledgeable and nice. The only bad part of the trip was the bus ride. The suspension bottomed out many times and hurt my back. If the ride was smoother, it would have been a 5 star trip.

  • Yosemite National Park: Valley Orientation Tour

    3. Yosemite National Park: Valley Orientation Tour

    Witness the stunning beauty of Yosemite National Park by joining an eco-friendly, small group guided transportation. Choose between three convenient pickup locations covering hotels on Highway 41, 140 & 120. From there, we'll drive 30 - 60 minutes through beautiful Yosemite National Park to reach Yosemite Valley. On the way, your guide will expand your knowledge and expand your knowledge about the history and geology before stopping for photos of El Capitan, the world’s largest granite monolith. Your expert guide will provide a park orientation and a hiking briefing, so you’ll be all set to wander around Yosemite on your own. You will be dropped off either at Curry Village or Yosemite Valley Lodge in the park so you can start your free time.  During your free time of approximately 5 hours, you can explore Yosemite either by hiking its most famous trails or even get the chance to bik...

    We ask to be picked up from our hotel, the service representative was very nice but couldn't help us change the pick up location. Everything else was great!

  • San Francisco to Yosemite Park Small Group Tour

    4. San Francisco to Yosemite Park Small Group Tour

    Escape the crowds of San Francisco on a full-day tour to Yosemite National Park. Heading east across the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge offers great views of the San Francisco skyline, Alcatraz Island, Fisherman's Wharf, and the Golden Gate Bridge. En route to the park the tour crosses through the Central Valley, where you will stop at a fruit stand for some local produce. Famous for its rich volcanic soil, the Central Valley is the largest agricultural region in the United States. The section the tour drives through is best known for speciality fruits and nuts such as almonds, walnuts, cherries, and strawberries. After this quick rest stop, you will enter the rolling foothills of the Sierra Nevadas. Continuing into the mountains brings you to California gold country and the gold rush town of Groveland before the tour winds its way into Yosemite National Park. On your 1.5-hour narra...

    Great adventure with beautiful views! Very comfortable transportation and great guide. Highly recommend!!!!

  • From San Francisco: Yosemite National Park

    5. From San Francisco: Yosemite National Park

    Travel through the Great Central Valley into the Sierra Foothills where Forty-Niners panned for Gold. Follow the beautiful Merced River to the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains. Glaciers cut through these mountains forming spectacular granite monuments you will see throughout the park. Spend a total of 4 hours within the Yosemite National Park: 1-hour on a guided tour and 3 hours to explore on your own. There is the option of selecting a Chinese-speaking guide on certain days. Take advantage of the photo opportunities at: • El Capitan • Bridalveil Falls • Vernal Falls • Yosemite Falls • Cathedral Spires • Half Dome

    Well organized Lots to see in short period of time The tour guide Alex and driver weee excellent

  • Yosemite Valley 3-Day Camping Adventure

    6. Yosemite Valley 3-Day Camping Adventure

    Spend 2 nights camping in the world famous Yosemite Valley outside of San Francisco. You will travel in an eco-friendly biofueled vehicle, and all camping gear is provided to lighten your load. All you need to bring is a sleeping bag and enthusiasm for the Californian wilderness. Don't worry if you've never camped before. The camping and cooking equipment is provided, using quality tents. Everybody is expected to participate in the set-up and break-down of camp, and a professional guide will be there to ensure a positive camping experience. You will camp at comfortable campsites that have hot showers and modern facilities. Swimming is available nearby. Food is also provided, but there will be no chefs! You will get the chance to cook over campfires, and you will also be the waiters, dishwashers, and of course the guests! The fare is all-you-can-eat and very tasty, and is a mixture of c...

    Most seamless tour I’ve ever been on. The perfect way to do Yosemite. Great mix of free time and guided hikes. Great meeting other people from around the world. Very good food and nice tents. Daniel was an awesome guide!

  • Yosemite: National Park Full-Day Trip in Biofuel Vehicle

    7. Yosemite: National Park Full-Day Trip in Biofuel Vehicle

    Spend an active, fun-filled day learning why Yosemite is one of America’s most popular national parks. Hike through the park with an experienced guide and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature on this small group tour. Start off by making your way east from San Francisco and heading across the Bay Bridge. You’ll continue toward the Sierras and make your way into the mountains. There, you’ll learn about California’s rich history as you pass through some of the first settlements built during the Gold Rush. Once you arrive in Yosemite National Park, it’s time to stretch your legs. Your first stop in Yosemite will include a 2.5-mile round trip hike to see the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias. Be prepared for this strenuous hike, where you’ll descend 400 feet into the grove, before turning around and walking back up. Next, you’ll cruise into the famous Yosemite Valley to take in views of ...

    Quick review: Jamie was a fantastic guide on a very hot day in Yosemite! This felt like a fun field trip with a great group of strangers and a van that had great AC. Jamie gave us realistic advice for which places to visit in the 3 hours we had at the valley. More details: It was our first time going to Yosemite, and although we wanted to do the Giant Sequoia trip, IncredibleAdventures (who operates this tour) told us that not enough people booked The Giant Sequoia trip for us to go on it (they told us 2 days before our scheduled tour). Luckily, they rebooked us into the Yosemite Day Trip tour (for the same date as our original reservations) and gave us a refund for the inconvenience. The Yosemite Day Trip tour was awesome! Even when we had some issues with receiving our refund, the GetYourGuide customer service team helped us out quickly. Overall, very satisfied with the clarity before and throughout the trip to Yosemite! Their customer service after the trip was also exceptional.

  • From Los Angeles: 7-Day Golden Experience Tour

    8. From Los Angeles: 7-Day Golden Experience Tour

    Day 1: Los Angeles - Santa Barbara - 17 Mile Drive - Carmel Depart north from Los Angeles up the spectacular California coast to the first stop in Santa Barbara. Visit a Spanish mission and learn how these religious outposts were key in the development of the entire region. Continue to Solvang, a quaint Danish community to browse in the local shops. Head north to the world-famous 17 mile drive (part of route #1), where you will get to see the spectacular California coast line up-close. After your visit, head to the town of Carmel, home to the actor Clint Eastwood. Enjoy some free time to stroll through the town before heading onto Silicon Valley for an overnight. Overnight: Santa Clara – La Quinta Inn & Suites.    Day 2: San Francisco - Bay Cruise - Golden Gate Bridge - Chinatown Today, understand why San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities i...

    It was well organised and great experience. Would have preferred longer time in Vegas since we stayed there for about half day. Also the last day we just had one hour in Zion which is not ideal, would have appreciated if it’s Antelope instead of Zion.

  • From San Francisco: Cedar Lodge 2-Day Yosemite Park Tour

    9. From San Francisco: Cedar Lodge 2-Day Yosemite Park Tour

    Run away for 2 days of crisp, fresh mountain air with an affordable and fun 2-day trip to Yosemite National Park from San Francisco. Escape to the mountains for 2 full days of hiking, sightseeing, and exploring in the amazing natural wilderness of Yosemite National Park. Trek through Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point, and the Giant Sequoias, and sleep comfortably in your own hotel room. On this tour of Yosemite National Park from San Francisco, you'll have 2 days to explore, giving you more time and flexibility to see all the sights. Detailed Itinerary: Day 1: San Francisco - Cedar Lodge Head from San Francisco to Cedar Lodge, which is situated in the picturesque Merced River Canyon. Arrive at the accommodation and continue toward the surrounding nature. Learn the history of Yosemite as you explore the Yosemite Valley and take in stunning sites like Yosem...

    I truly enjoyed the tour but a few points. * The gouide could have given us the park map at the beginning of the trip, not on the second day. * She told us the hike on the second day was easy and takes about 3 hours, but it is steep down hill trail, which is not for beginers. It took 4.5 hours for us, though beautiful. It looks she never hiked there. It is called 4 Mile Trail, but precisely it is 4.8 miles. My phone said I walked 9.5 miles that day. (I walked only a few blocks besides the hike that day, e.g bet the van and hotel) Hope she would speak from her own experience or do some research before giving us an advice. But again, it was a great tour, thank you so much!

  • From San Francisco: Yosemite Lodge 2-Day National Park Tour

    10. From San Francisco: Yosemite Lodge 2-Day National Park Tour

    Escape to the mountains for 2 full days of hiking, sightseeing, and exploring in the amazing natural wilderness of Yosemite National Park. Trek through Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point, and the Giant Sequoias. Spend the night in the heart of Yosemite Valley at Yosemite Lodge at the Falls. Your hotel is located at the base of Yosemite Falls - the waterfall that gave the hotel its name! On this tour of Yosemite National Park from San Francisco, you'll have 2 days to explore, giving you more time and flexibility to see all the sights. Your guide stays in the hotel with the group, providing valuable knowledge of the history of Yosemite and a more personal experience of the park throughout your trip. The 2 days in Yosemite National Park are divided between time in Yosemite Valley and exploring the outlying areas of the park. In the valley, you will visit and photograph famous highlights such ...

    Nicole was a wonderfully knowledgeable guide and we enjoyed the two days with her as we explored Yosemite National Park. Would recommend this trip to everyone!

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What people are saying about El Capitan, California

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 851 reviews

Our Guide Phil was very knowledgeable and made the day very enjoyable. He told us lots of history and fun facts that we did not know. Took us to the most beautiful places in Yosemite and was right there to cheer us on when the hike got a little rough.

The tour was excellent! Jeremy was knowledgeable and engaging. His knowledge of the history of the park was phenomenal. We arrived at the points in the park according to the itinerary. High recommend Jeremy!!!!

Gino was a great guide and had lots of interesting stories and information… also was very knowledgeable about the best places to get great pictures! We highly recommend the tour and Gino.

very good experience with your company, staff very friendly and knowledgeable guide. Clean van

really good guide ! Make the Best experience for us