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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 Yosemite Falls 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.

* DURING WINTER MONTHS *
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.

Yosemite and Giant Sequoias Tour Available Daily

Total Yosemite Experience℠ & Giant Sequoias Tour Prices* Adults (12+) Children (< 11)
Regular Price: $159 $117
Internet Special: $147 $104
ONLINE SAVINGS $12 $13

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

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Total Yosemite Experience℠ & Giant Sequoias
– tom w. on 08/03/2015

Great Trip
– Maya c. on 08/02/2015

Anthony and his well choreographed music made our tour a great lot of fun. His genuine warmth and personality enabled us to relax and he was a fountain of knowledge, you can just tell he loves his job and is so passionate about Yosemite, this was really refreshing for us and to date the best tour we have been on yet. Such a long day trip really didn't feel that way thanks to Anthony's pizzazz. Thanks for a great trip!
– Carolyn C. on 08/02/2015

Had a wonderful day. Long time in the bus but Yosemite is beautiful and worth the trip. Our driver Lars was very interesting and informative and he also allowed us to enjoy the lovely scenery in peace. ( or sleep). I would recommend this tour and I would certainly consider them for other tours in the future.
– JoAnna B. on 08/01/2015

Can't say enough good things about this tour. They allow you to select wineries you would like to visit when you book the tour. It's not guaranteed but we were able to visit all wineries that the group on our tour had chosen. Most tours only take you to to wineries in Napa and close to the highway. We visited amazing wineries in both Napa and Sonoma. Smaller group (12 max) on comfy coach with leather captain seats so tons more space space than the big bus tours. We had great views of sites on the drive up. Our guide Phil was awesome and took us by many interesting spots and provided a lot of interesting history during the drive. He also stopped for a great photo op at the Golden Gate Bridge on the way back. Highly recommend this tour. Thanks Phil and Extranomical for providing me and my out of town guests with an unforgettable experience in Napa and Sonoma !
– Judith C. on 07/30/2015

This tour was AWESOME! Lars was very nice, and all four people in my group had a wonderful experience. We got to see quite a bit in the short amount of time we had. I would definitely recommend Extranomical to anyone going to San Francisco or Yosemite
– Catherine C. on 07/28/2015

Total Yosemite Day Tour was my 2nd of the Week with Extranomical, Roman was our guide!!! There are not enough stars above for his performance and knowledge, he is a 10+!!! Roman was the best tour guide I have ever seen, it was a long day, but he did not make it seem like a 15 hour day!! He was full of facts, funny, a great driver and went above and beyond to make sure we seen everything possible. He should have his own TV Show!!! All in group loved him!!! I have wanted to go to Yosemite for a long time and thank you Roman for making it extremely enjoyable!! Cheers
– Jennifer J. on 07/28/2015

My boyfriend and I had a great day tour with Roman. He was very knowledgeable about San Francisco and always ensured to provide some fun and comedic dialogue to the content he was talking about. He ensured we were always on time to our stops along the tour and provided everyone with some 'insider' tips and tricks. We had a great time and thank Roman for making our day so enjoyable.
– rakesh c. on 07/27/2015

brilliant tour guide. cannot remember his name. He drove brilliantly and provided information on tour excellently.
– Susan D. on 07/24/2015

Roman was GREAT!!!!! Very knowledgable, friendly....a great guy/tour guide and yes, we even laughed at his jokes......pretty good for a German wearing socks/sandals!!! LOL. Tour to Yosemite was great. We even saw climbers on El Capitan. Magnificant!!!! Pickup and drop off from/to hotel was just as great. Again, Great Job!!!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

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