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Total Yosemite Experience℠ & Giant Sequoias

Total Yosemite Experience℠ & Giant Sequoias

Yosemite and Giant Sequoias Tour

Total Yosemite Experience & Giant Sequoias Tour

Our one-day combination of Yosemite National Park & the Giant Sequoias Tour from San Francisco is a great way to get the most out of your Yosemite Tour. Our Total Yosemite Experience One-Day Tour maximizes the time you spend in Yosemite National Park by starting early and traveling efficiently in a 15-passenger van or 36-passenger minibus. This allows us to cover both Yosemite Valley & the Giant Sequoias in one day and spend more time in the park (at least five hours) than any other Yosemite tour available. In the Yosemite Valley leg, we generally stop to see El Capitan, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, Bridalveil Falls and Inspiration Point (aka Tunnel View). Unlike most tours, we drive to higher altitudes and lesser traveled parts of Yosemite National Park. For example, you may have a chance to hike (two miles round-trip) in the evergreen forest to see a Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias (weather and trail conditions permitting), the world's largest living things.

Choose our Total Yosemite Experience One-Day Tour to explore Yosemite with a smaller group, with experienced and informative guides, with a more personalized and exceptional service, and to end your day with an unforgettable experience. We will meet and even surpass your expectations.

Winter clothes, especially shoes or boots with rubber soles and treads, are recommended. 
We will always do what we can to make your trip enjoyable, but safety is “Job 1”, so the route and itinerary
may be changed due to snow depth, road conditions, construction projects and detours.
Note: The Giant Sequoias hike on the Yosemite Tour is dependent on snow levels
and trail conditions from October to April.

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Yosemite and Giant Sequoias 1 Day Tour by 15-Passenger Van
or 36-Passenger Minibus - Times Approximate

6:00 - 6:45 AM
Pick up for your Yosemite tour at your hotel in downtown San Francisco or Fisherman's Wharf area (earliest pick-ups).
6:45 - 7:00 AM
Pick up from Extranomical San Francisco SOMA office.
7:00 - 7:20 AM
West Oakland Bart Station pickup (if necessary).
7:20 - 7:40 AM
Dublin/Pleasanton Bart Station pickup (if necessary).
7:40 - 9:00 AM
Continuing east, see the windmills and descend into the San Joaquin valley and stop for a break and a snack.
9:15 - 11:00 AM
Begin the climb into the foothills, through gold country, and up into the Sierra Nevada range and Yosemite National Park.
11:00 - 1:00 PM
Explore Yosemite's many amazing sights with an informative narrated valley tour from your guide. OR weather permitting* drive to the trail for a hike (two mile roundtrip hike) to the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias. – This stop is dependent on snow levels and trail conditions from October to May. See Winter Tour Itinerary. Pick up a to go lunch or snacks at the grocery/deli stop in the morning for you to enjoy a snack after your hike. Alternatively you can wait for a hot meal from one of the restaurants available near the Yosemite Lodge later in the afternoon.
1:00 - 2:30 PM
Be amazed by Bridalveil Falls, El Capitan, Inspiration Point, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls and more! Enjoy a mini-hike and plenty of photo stops around the Yosemite Valley.
2:30 - 3:30 PM
Begin your free time in the Yosemite Valley. Here you can visit the gift shops, have a relaxing hot meal, or get food to go and GO! Walk to the middle of the valley, up to the river banks, or get up close to the tallest waterfall in North America, Yosemite Falls.
3:30 - 4:00 PM
Start the return trip, descending from the Sierras, with more great scenery as we follow the sun to the west.
5:30 - 6:00 PM
Stop for a break, a stretch, and a bite to eat.
6:00 - 7:30 PM
Continue back to San Francisco, enjoying views of the sunset over the East Bay hills, or the Peninsula and the city lights.
8:00 - 9:00 PM
The Yosemite tour ends at your San Francisco Hotel front door.


Total Yosemite Experience℠ & Giant SequoiasTour Prices*Adults (12+)Children (< 11)
Regular Price:$159$117
Internet Special:$147$104

*Yosemite and Giant Sequoias tour prices do not include Yosemite park entrance fee of $10 & meals. 

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Total Yosemite Experience℠ & Giant Sequoias
– Robert S. on 11/19/2015

I got lucky, the day we visited the park, it was absolutely beautiful and sunny. The park is amazing. The tour was good, the guides were informative, friendly and cool. Very enjoyable experience.
– Robert S. on 11/19/2015

I happened to get lucky and go on a beautiful winter day, the park was amazing. The tour bus experience was fine, guides were very friendly and informative and cool. I was going to Rent-A-Car and drive there, that would have been mistake because tire chains were required in the park that day. I would choose this company again if I ever need a tour in the area.
– penny c. on 11/11/2015

Wonderful Day, very informitive
– Diego B. on 11/07/2015

Nice tour. The pick up was perfectly on time, the bus was confortable and our tour guide and driver had a good sense of humor. The company kindly assisted me to change my plans at the last minute, kudos for that. I highly recommend visiting Yosemite, and this tour is a nice way to do it.
– ashraf n. on 11/02/2015

– Diane F. on 11/02/2015

This tour could not have been better. We had 7 people, from here, Charlotte and Ohio, and our group was extremely impressed. Our guide, Anthony, went above and beyond to give us a fantastic, all-inclusive tour.
– AJC V. on 10/31/2015

Curt, a nice guy, relaxed and competent with interesting stories, well told.
– George G. on 10/28/2015

Ben did a great job and we had a fabulous tour. I've already recommended it to a number of people. As a serious amateur photographer, getting great shots was important to me. Ben and Extranomical tours delivered as I got some amazing shots. Thanks for a great experience and an easy solution for who to call when we return to the area!
– Daniel J. on 10/26/2015

Great experience , Ben was very funny and knowledgeable he deserves a raise!


  • Complimentary SF hotel pickup & drop off
  • Maximum time inside Yosemite Park (5-6 hrs)
  • View Half-Dome, El Capitan, Yosemite Falls & more
  • Giant Sequoia Grove (trail conditions permitting)
  • Expert tour guide & live commentary in English
  • Complimentary foreign language audios (optional)
  • Daily guaranteed departures 365 days a year
  • Multi-day overnight tour options (available daily)
  • Small group tour experience
  • Tour Operator: Extranomical