Yosemite Overnight Tour from San Francisco with a Stay at the Bug Lodge

Enjoy more free time in Yosemite for leisurely nature hikes, bike rides and exploration.

This Yosemite tour includes an overnight stay at the conveniently located Bug Lodge. Experience Half Dome, El Capitan, Yosemite Falls and the Giant Sequoia redwoods at your own pace.

Departure : Daily from major San Francisco hotels
Duration: 2-, 3- or 4 days
Cancellation : 90% refund with cancellations 10+ days before the departure date.
Ages: All ages
Ticket: email and mobile accepted


  • Free time to explore hikes and attractions not possible on a 1-day tour
  • Hard-to-book Bug Lodge stay with convenient access to all attractions, restaurants, and the park shuttle
  • Unique Giant Sequoias hike in Tuolumne Grove (conditions permitting)
  • Five more stops to explore Tunnel View, Bridalveil Fall, Yosemite Falls, El Capitan Meadow and Valley View
  • Fully guided by park expert in English; foreign language audios available

What’s Included

  • 1-, 2- or 3-night reservation at the Bug Lodge
  • Pick up at most downtown San Francisco hotels
  • Park reservation and entry fee (pay at checkout)
  • Hike to Yosemite’s Giant Sequoia redwoods 
  • Local expert guide (English)
  • Foreign language audios in 8 languages

What’s Not Included

  • Meals or beverages
  • Transfer to Bug Lodge from Yosemite Valley and back
  • Oversize baggage fee
  • Guide gratuity
Please note: This tour with hotel reservation frequently sells out. Book as soon as possible to guarantee your accommodation.


Fully Experience Yosemite with an Overnight Stay

Pairing our 5-star guided tour with an overnight stay at the Bug Lodge makes this the ultimate tour to Yosemite National Park. With a location minutes from the Yosemite Park entrance you can enjoy towering granite peaks, cascading waterfalls and nature hikes at a leisurely pace and on your own schedule. Your visit reaches a climax on the departure day with a unique hike among ancient Giant Sequoia trees.

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 Bug Lodge accommodations.

Between your departure and return days, you will be able to enjoy experiences 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.

Create Lasting Memories On Departure Day

On your return day, you will have time in the morning to plan another fun nature experience or just do some forest bathing near your hotel. In the early afternoon, meet your return vehicle at Stop 7 in Yosemite Valley. Then, your Yosemite experience stops at El Capitan Meadow to learn more about the world’s largest granite monolith. Our last Valley stop will be at Valley View with its panoramic landscape framing the Merced River, El Capitan and the imposing spires of Cathedral Rocks. 

After all this, the highlight of our tour will still be ahead of you as we reach the entry to the magical and secluded Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias. There, you’ll have the chance to get up close and personal with some of the largest and oldest trees on earth.

When the Tuolumne Grove trail is snow-covered or unsafe, we substitute this experience with other attractions.

By the end of your multi-day tour, you’ll have experienced some of the world’s most incredible landscapes and collected memories to last a lifetime. Don’t wait. Book this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore Yosemite National Park with us today.


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  • DEPARTURE DAY: 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 2:00 PM Free Time to Explore and Check In


  • RETURN DAY: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM Stops at El Capitan and Valley View

  • 2:45 PM to 4:30 PM Hike to Giant Sequoia Redwoods

  • 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM Return to San Francisco

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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