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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.
* 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.
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)