Book your own overnight stay, let us take you to Yosemite from San Francisco.

This one-way trip from San Francisco to Yosemite gives you flexibility with your itinerary. Have more time to enjoy leisurely hikes or bike rides to Yosemite National Park’s monuments and waterfalls. Book the return Yosemite to San Francisco tour.

Departure : Daily from major San Francisco hotels
Duration: 6 hours
Free Cancellation: With 24 hours advance notice
Ages: All ages
Ticket: email and mobile accepted


  • Free time to explore hikes and attractions not possible on a 1-day tour
  • Flexible dates for the departure to Yosemite
  • Stops to explore Tunnel View, Bridalveil Fall, and Yosemite Falls
  • Fully guided by park expert in English; foreign language audios available

What’s Included

  • Pick up at major San Francisco hotels
  • Park reservation and entry fee (pay at checkout) 
  • Park expert guide (English)
  • Foreign language audios in 8 languages

What’s Not Included

  • Hotel reservation
  • Transportation to your Yosemite hotel 
  • Meals or beverages
  • Guide gratuity
Please note: This tour frequently sells out. Book as soon as possible to guarantee your seat.


Fully Experience Yosemite with an Overnight Stay

Pairing our 5-star guided tour with a hotel reservation you have made on your own makes this the ultimate tour to Yosemite National Park. An overnight stay allows you to enjoy towering granite peaks, cascading waterfalls and nature hikes at a leisurely pace and on your own schedule.

The tour begins with a convenient hotel pick up in San Francisco. Sit back and enjoy the scenery as your guide explains what happened in the American River that sparked the California gold rush; the geological forces that created Yosemite’s famous granite monuments; and how John Muir influenced the formation of America’s first protected wilderness. 

Be Blown Away by Awe-Inspiring Valley Views

After entering Yosemite National Park, we’ll make our way to a scene made famous by photographer Ansel Adams. Take a moment at Tunnel View. Capture yourself with El Capitan, Half Dome, Sentinel Dome, Glacier Point, and Cathedral Peak as your background. 

Once you’ve had your fill of photographs from this perch overlooking the valley, the tour will arrange a memorable stop where you can get eye to eye with wispy Bridalveil Fall. 

Get Settled In for a Yosemite Park Adventure

You will arrive in Yosemite Valley with plenty of time left in the day to enjoy free time for hiking to Yosemite Falls, bike riding to Mirror Lake, checking out the Ansel Adams Gallery and more. Then, hop on the YARTS shuttle to make your way to the hotel or lodge you’ve booked in advance. 

Between your departure and return days, explore on your own places not possible on a one-day trip to Yosemite. Your tour guide will describe how to hike the Mist, Vernal Fall or Nevada Fall Trails; take a tour to Glacier Point (summer months); raft or swim in the Merced River (summer only); see the night sky like never before; spot local wildlife in the early morning; bike to Curry Village; or visit the Giant Sequoias in Mariposa Grove.

Finally, return with us to San Francisco by booking the Yosemite to San Francisco return


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  • 05:20 AM to 10:30 AM Hotel Pickup, Head to Yosemite

  • 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM Admire Views of Yosemite Valley

  • 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM Explore the Valley On Your Own

Times listed are approximations. Traffic and unforeseen events can cause delays.  Please do not make flight/travel arrangements on the same day as your tour

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  • What is the best time of year to visit Yosemite Valley?

  • How can I travel around the park during my free time?

  • Can I use my annual pass for the United States National Parks to enter Yosemite for free?

  • Do you offer this tour in different languages?

  • What should I bring with me on tour?

  • Are meals included? Can I buy or bring my own?

  • What can I do during my free time in Yosemite Valley?