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Yosemite National Park & Giant Sequoias 3-Day Semi-guided Tour (no accom) provided by Extranomical Tours

Yosemite National Park & Giant Sequoias 3-Day Semi-guided Tour (no accom)

Yosemite National Park & Giant Sequoias 3-Day Semi-guided Tour (no accom)
2.5
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3 days
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
41
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2402P38
Important information
Inclusions
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Yosemite Entrance fee
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Yosemite Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Yosemite Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Yosemite Valley
Exclusions
  • Accommodation
  • Meals & Beverages
  • Gratuities
Duration
3 days
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • For Hilton Union Square - meet at the Mason street entrance (Eastern entrance). For other locations, please meet outside hotel main doors. If your hotel is not listed, please select Hilton Union Square or Hotel Zephyr Fisherman's Wharf or alternatively add your hotel and we will provide the closest pick-up location. You will be provided your exact pick-up location and time upon confirmation. Please always refer to the providers confirmation.
  • Hilton San Francisco Union Square, 333 O'Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA Meet at the Mason street entrance (Eastern entrance). Please check your email confirmation from Extranomical Tours or contact the provider to confirm your pick-up details and time
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Exact destinations & itinerary may differ due to weather, road conditions, and the guide's discretion.
  • California law requires tour guests to bring a car safety seat for all children under 8 years and under 4' 9" (1.4 meters) in height. Any guest that does not provide their child's safety seat at the time of the tour and does not inform the tour operator in advance may not be allowed to board the tour and will not be subject to refund.
  • For hotel pickups, please select the Hilton Union Square if your hotel is not listed.
  • The Giant Sequoias Grove is located at a higher elevation and the hike is dependent on trail conditions, especially from October through May. Ice and snow might make the trail unsafe to hike. The decision of whether it is safe to go on the hike will be made on a day by day basis. Therefore, a visit cannot be guaranteed. However, while the trail might be closed, guests get to spend more time in Yosemite Valley. There you can see all the other great sights Yosemite has to offer, including El Capitan, Inspiration Point, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls and more.
  • Access to the Sequoia Grove can be difficult during winter months, generally October through April, and other activities may be substituted at the discretion of the guide.
  • During winter months, temperatures in Yosemite can vary drastically to the ones in San Francisco. Therefore, it is recommend to wear winter clothes, especially shoes or boots with rubber soles and treads.
  • Tour makes stops for breakfast, lunch, and on the trip back for dinner. Meals are not included.
  • Audio links are available in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, German, Korean, Chinese, and Japanese. Specify language at time of booking under special requirements.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 41 travellers
Inclusions
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Yosemite Entrance fee
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Yosemite Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Yosemite Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Yosemite Valley
Exclusions
  • Accommodation
  • Meals & Beverages
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • For Hilton Union Square - meet at the Mason street entrance (Eastern entrance). For other locations, please meet outside hotel main doors. If your hotel is not listed, please select Hilton Union Square or Hotel Zephyr Fisherman's Wharf or alternatively add your hotel and we will provide the closest pick-up location. You will be provided your exact pick-up location and time upon confirmation. Please always refer to the providers confirmation.
  • Hilton San Francisco Union Square, 333 O'Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA Meet at the Mason street entrance (Eastern entrance). Please check your email confirmation from Extranomical Tours or contact the provider to confirm your pick-up details and time
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Exact destinations & itinerary may differ due to weather, road conditions, and the guide's discretion.
  • California law requires tour guests to bring a car safety seat for all children under 8 years and under 4' 9" (1.4 meters) in height. Any guest that does not provide their child's safety seat at the time of the tour and does not inform the tour operator in advance may not be allowed to board the tour and will not be subject to refund.
  • For hotel pickups, please select the Hilton Union Square if your hotel is not listed.
  • The Giant Sequoias Grove is located at a higher elevation and the hike is dependent on trail conditions, especially from October through May. Ice and snow might make the trail unsafe to hike. The decision of whether it is safe to go on the hike will be made on a day by day basis. Therefore, a visit cannot be guaranteed. However, while the trail might be closed, guests get to spend more time in Yosemite Valley. There you can see all the other great sights Yosemite has to offer, including El Capitan, Inspiration Point, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls and more.
  • Access to the Sequoia Grove can be difficult during winter months, generally October through April, and other activities may be substituted at the discretion of the guide.
  • During winter months, temperatures in Yosemite can vary drastically to the ones in San Francisco. Therefore, it is recommend to wear winter clothes, especially shoes or boots with rubber soles and treads.
  • Tour makes stops for breakfast, lunch, and on the trip back for dinner. Meals are not included.
  • Audio links are available in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, German, Korean, Chinese, and Japanese. Specify language at time of booking under special requirements.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 41 travellers
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
14 stops
Day 1
San Francisco to Yosemite
Day 2
Yosemite National Park
Day 3
Yosemite to San Francisco
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

2.5
5 reviews
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Suvabrata
Mumbai, India423 contributions
May 2019 • Family
We took a 3 day Yosemite Tour from San Francisco(SF). Extranomical is not much of a tour company it is more like a travel arranger who picks up guests and drops them off to their destinations. They picked us up from SF and took us to Yosemite barely stopping at one photo stop of around 10 mins. Even though we booked our hotel through them they just dropped us at Yosemite and informed us that they will pick us up after 2 days.. thats it.
They also have funny rules that you can’t carry luggage beyond a small backpack each. We found it extremely difficult to manage in such cold climate with a small bag which could barely accommodate a jacket. On the day of our journey back the driver made us wait in the rain till all the passengers who came on a day trip had taken their chosen seat before letting us on the bus. So, we took a 3 day trip and then waited in the rain to get the worst seats. Sounds silly but is true.
My take is that because locals usually use their own cars and don’t use tour companies the quality of the tour companies are abysmal. They know that tourists have no options but to use their sub-par services. Use them if you must.
Written 4 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GaryAlan2019
We're sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your trip to Yosemite. Please call our SF office (415-357-0700) and ask for Gary so we can put things right. Readers of your review should know several things about the tour itinerary and logistics: 1) your first day included a 75-minute photo stop at the Tuolumne Giant Redwood trees and 3 additional exploration stops totaling about 3 hours, 2) as a courtesy to the other passengers on your return day, we let them, board, first so their personal possessions are not disturbed--most everyone is understanding about this, 3) all of our tour descriptions and tour itineraries inform overnight guests that their time in the Valley is their own free time and not guided, and 4) our tour coaches are smaller, more intimate transport and have limited space under the seats or in overheads for large suitcases--you had the opportunity when you booked to pay $50 for additional luggage and you did not accept that offer. Anyway, I hope this helps and that you otherwise enjoyed your time in beautiful Yosemite National Park.
Written 6 June 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Vicky C
2 contributions
Sep. 2019
I was looking for ways to get to Yosemite without driving myself, and came across Extranomical Tours. I booked with them directly and managed to arrange a 2-night stay at the Yosemite Valley Lodge. They were responsive over email and the booking process was relatively fuss free.

I was picked up at the Hilton Union Square along with other tour group members, most of them on day trip and a few others staying overnight... for my particular departure they sent 3 buses for pick up so u had to wait for your name to be called before getting onto the bus. A little nerve wrecking to be one of the last ones called, but all good in the end.

It's semi-guided because the guide (who's also the driver) does not go with you the whole way at the sight seeing stops... we were dropped off at the sight seeing points, given an introduction and instructions for when to return, and then the time is free for you to do what you want, whether it's to walk or sit down for a picnic. If you are staying overnight, the bus drops you off at the Valley Lodge (with the day trippers) and you're free to spend the rest of the time as you please... in my case I had a good wander around the lower valley floor after checking in, went on a guided hike with another tour company on the second day, and took the tram tour on the morning of the third day. On the afternoon of the third day I called ahead to confirm the departure time, and duly got on the bus back to San Francisco without incident.

Denise was the driver and guide for my trip there and back, and I found her to be professional and an excellent driver. The buses I was on were in good condition, and I liked that it's smaller than the big tour buses.

I was slightly nervous about this operator as some reviews were less than stellar, but for me everything worked out smoothly and I had a great time in Yosemite. It definitely warrants more than a day trip!

One thing I would suggest for improvement is they could cater a bit better for visitors who don't understand English... for my group there were quite a few of them and none had headphones (which were supposed to be provided) to listen to the commentary... and ended up looking a little lost most of the time.
Written 2 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GaryAlan2019
Thanks for your good commentary...it helps us to get better every day. We'll pass you praise on to Denise who loves feedback. Let's do it again soon!
Written 2 October 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Steve_SBangalore
Bangalore2 contributions
Sep. 2019
Well organised trip with excellent informed driver/ guides top marks for Denise and Geno who were very knowledgeable and great fun
Written 25 September 2019
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GaryAlan2019
From everyone here...Thanks! Let's do a different tour next time! Travel well.
Written 2 October 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Becky
1 contribution
Aug. 2019 • Friends
I paid in full for the 3 day tour to Yosemite. 3 days later they decide to tell me the accomodation isn't available for one of the days I was intending to go and asked if I wanted to cancel, after taking the payment. It has been a month since then and I still haven't received a refund for this. Why take payment and let you book certain days to only tell you later that it isn't available, it's a ridiculous system it should be clear when accomodation is booked up or not. I have been patient but every time I enquire they keep promising it'll be a few more days. I am a student and it is a lot of money for me to be out of pocket for nothing. I managed to book on another tour with another company which was great and I would highly recommend anyone to visit Yosemite but just be careful who you book with and enquire before handing them payments.
Written 2 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GaryAlan2019
Becky, we regret the frustration that you've experienced. We have not been able to refund your card because, for security reasons, we do not retain guests' cc information. If you will call our office today (415-357-0700) and ask for Gary, I'll personally take the information we need and process your refund immediately. We DO want to get this right for you!
Written 4 September 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

TN_Hiker09
1 contribution
Jul. 2019 • Solo
I booked a tour with Extranomical Tours for a Yosemite 3 day tour – dorm room for July 6th-8th 2019. I was picked up at the Hilton in Union Square after the transport was 20 minutes late for the scheduled arrival. The bus had seats that were dirty and smelled fowl and were in a need of a deep cleaning. The driver Gino was a middle aged man who spoke with a heavy eastern European/Russian accent. This would not be such a big deal, however the driver also was the tour guide for the entire trip. It was very hard to understand and comprehend what he was stating about what we were driving past. My driver for my departure from Yosemite was Jason. I have nothing negative to say about him. There was no personalization throughout the entire trip. In fact, the sight-seeing aspect of the trip felt extremely rushed. The tour group should give more time when stopping at sites/points of interest. They hoard too many people and there is not even a full-time guide. The driver is playing the role of a guide. Such companies should not be operating. When I called customer service to express my concerns, I was met with unknowledgeable associates who were unwilling/unable to communicate on said issues. It was a terrible mistake booking the tour with Extranomical Tours. I have been on numerous tour groups and this was by far the worst one. I will never use this tour group to book again, and would strongly advise you to at least do your research on this tour group.
Written 12 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GaryAlan2019
We were sad to hear that you were disappointed with your tour last week. Thank you for taking my call on Friday. Please know that your comments are taken seriously and that we use them to get better every day. Your primary issue was with the guide on the way to Yosemite. Gino is one of our most experienced (and highly rated) guides but we have passed your comment on so he be more careful with his pronunciation. We are also sensitive to your disappointment about the pace of the tour. We have concluded after many years of running our Total Yosemite Experience that our guests want to see the park's Giant Sequoias, waterfalls, and famous monuments. Doing so requires that we be timely with our scheduled stops. Most guests appreciate this, and we were sorry it didn't feel right to you. I know you told me that you'd already returned home but next time you are in San Francisco, please contact me at ceo@extranomical.com and I'll make sure you get our best (and at no charge!).
Written 14 July 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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