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Yosemite Two Day Tour from San Francisco - Dorm Room

Dorm Room

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A dorm room consists of six to twelve bunk beds in either single-sex or co-ed dorms. You will have access to the hostel kitchen if you want to do some cooking. All beds have great quality fresh linens on real mattresses and pillows. Fresh top linens and blankets are included. Sleeping bags and sleep sheets are acceptable. Each cabin has modern commercial showers, sinks and toilets. In-room phones and TV are not available in this class of accommodation. Support mass transit and take YARTS (not included in price) to and from the Park and then use the FREE Hybrid Shuttles to get around and see the sights! (There is about a mile walk from the bus stop to the Hostel, so you may want to consider bringing a flashlight with you for the evenings).

Tour includes San Francisco hotel pick-up (tour van has limited space for luggage, so try to keep it small!), transportation to Yosemite National Park, Yosemite Valley Tour and drop-off at Yosemite View Lodge, where you gain your independence for 24 hours. The next day, meet another tour group at the same time and place, and finish the day with them and return to San Francisco. Overnight Yosemite National Park tours are a great way to spend time doing activities that our guided 1-day tours don’t have time for, such as rafting down the Merced river, bicycling around the Valley, or relaxing on an open tram tour, all at your own leisure. In the winter, it is still a great time to visit. Some locations are inaccessible, but the scenery is completely different – the Valley itself is a winter waterfall wonderland. For someone willing to bundle up, wear the right shoes, and get some exercise, you will be greatly rewarded with the natural beauty. There might be times when you will feel like you have the place to yourself.

IMPORTANT: Please note that the YARTS bus stop is at a bus shelter on SR 140, involving a walk of about .25 miles (400 meters) first down and then up a hill, with no street lights. The road is paved until you reach the parking area. Most of the winter is spent without significant snow here, but the road is slippery occasionally. The commute time from the Park Lodge to the hostel is approximately 75 to 90 minutes. Please be prepared with a flashlight. 

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.

Luggage Policy: Customers are allowed up to 2 luggage items (1 carry-on & 1 personal item) free of charge. Each additional item will incur a $25 excess luggage fee. Maximum dimensions are 24” x 16” x 10” (60cm x 40cm x 25cm). Passengers must advise us of oversize luggage 48 hours prior to departure in order to guarantee the accommodation of the luggage on the vehicle.

Any Oversize luggage larger than the maximum size noted is $50 regardless of personal items brought on board.  (i.e. 1 Oversized Luggage - $50, 2 Oversized pieces = $100) 

Yosemite Two Day Tour - Day One - Times Approximate

6:00 - 6:45 AM

Pick ups start in Fisherman's Wharf Area and continue in downtown San Francisco.

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 AM - 11:00 PM

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 miles round trip) 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 eat after your hike. Alternatively you can wait for 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.


6:00 PM

Your independence begins. Check out your options, check your bags, and check out Yosemite! And check the YARTS schedule if you are staying outside the Park!


Check into your accommodation, have dinner, relax, and get a good night’s sleep so you can get up early for another exciting day in Yosemite.

Yosemite Two Day Tour - Day Two - Times Approximate

7:00 - 8:00 AM

Get up early! Sunrise in Yosemite! You can sleep tomorrow. Then shower down, get some breakfast, and…

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Spend the morning in Yosemite on your own. Grab a lunch, and get back to Yosemite Lodge. IMPORTANT: CALL US TOLL-FREE AT 1-866-231-3752 TO CONFIRM PICK-UP TIME AND PLACE!

1:00 - 3:00 PM

Meet your new friends and new driver. Explore more of Yosemite with the group.

3:00 - 4:00 PM

Meet your guide and start the return trip, descending from the Sierras, with more great scenery as we follow the sun to the west.

4:00 - 6:00 PM

Stop for a break, a stretch, and a bite to eat.

6:00 - 6:30 PM

Continue back to San Francisco, enjoying views of the sunset over the East Bay hills, or the Peninsula and the city lights.

6:30 - 8:00 PM

The Yosemite tour ends at your San Francisco Hotel front door.

If you are traveling in Winter Months from October through April, check the Winter Itinerary for an idea of what the schedule might be like, talk to your guide on the way into the park the first day, and call Headquarters toll-free at 1-866-231-3752 the morning of the last day to confirm the pick-up time and location.

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Yosemite Two Day Tour from San Francisco - Dorm RoomTour Prices*Double OccupancySingle OccupancyChildren (< 11)
Regular Price:$311$311$268
Internet Special:$309$309$260

*Yosemite tour prices do not include Yosemite park entrance fee of $10 or meals.

Yosemite Two Day Tours are dependent on availability 

*Yosemite tour prices are per person. Double and Single occupancy are based on adults.

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Yosemite Two Day Tour from San Francisco - Dorm Room


  • Complimentary SF hotel pickup & drop off
  • Backpacker accommodation location just 1 hour outside Yosemite
  • Male/Female and mixed dorm rooms available
  • Views of Half Dome, Yosemite Falls & more
  • Hike to the Giant Sequoias (if weather permits)
  • Expert tour guide & live commentary in English
  • Complimentary foreign language audios (optional)
  • Daily guaranteed departures 365 days a year
  • Minibus or 13-passenger Van
  • Small group tour experience