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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)
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from AU$287.73 per adult
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Last updated: 12 Jun. 2020
A note from Yosemite National Park & Giant Sequoias 3-Day Semi-guided Tour (no accom)
* Nightly deep cleaning and disinfecting fogging by certified crew * Tour vehicles operating at below their capacity so we can grant passenger requests for empty adjacent seats
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travellers
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
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2402P38
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
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.
We pick up from most other San Francisco Downtown and Fisherman's Wharf Hotels between 5:40am to 6:30am (exact pickup time will be advised at reconfirmation).
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
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.
We pick up from most other San Francisco Downtown and Fisherman's Wharf Hotels between 5:40am to 6:30am (exact pickup time will be advised at reconfirmation).
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
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
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 guides are available in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, German, Korean, Mandarin, and Japanese. Specify language at time of booking under special requirements.
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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Vicky C
2 contributions
Yosemite without a car
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
Yosemite park with stopover
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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
Thiefs
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
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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
Would highly advise booking with another tour group
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
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Suvabrata
Mumbai, India379 contributions
Not much of a guided Tour
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
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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.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Extranomical Tours
brianac881
brianac881
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Wine Country
Best part of the trip was our awesome tour guid, Roman. He kept the trip fun and gave us information
lydb2017
lydb2017
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YOSEMITE DAY TRIP 10/10
I booked the Yosemite trip super last minute but was accommodated on to the tour straight away and was contacted to
mpjalucas
mpjalucas
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Fun, Informative and Beautiful Scenery!
The arrival of our bus to Groveland was right on time. The tour was fun, informative and full of beautiful sights
Suhas_Gupta
Suhas_Gupta
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Absolute professional
Awesome guys Despite mentioning tickets can’t be cancelled, they refunded when I missed my flight Don’t waste your
instantmon
instantmon
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Great Tour
Our tour guide, Roman, was amazing! He was knowledgeable and humorous, and we had a great time at the Redwoods and
ArturoG2810
ArturoG2810
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A perfect day!
Excellent experience, everything we were expecting. Good wine and great food also. The tour guide Roman was great.
Wanda L
Wanda L
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Fun
We had a great time. Kimmy is the best tour guide. She’s funny and knowledgeable and loves her job. We’re from Main
addilynn2
addilynn2
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Enjoyable-beautiful.
Hard to understand but very jolly. Good stops. Very enjoyable. Very helpful. He suggested a less mountainous return
Dayana C
Dayana C
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Not bad!
The first winery was AMAZING. Second was okay. Third I could’ve done without. Would’ve enjoyed more time in Napa vs
267melisaa
267melisaa
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Fun and full of amazing history
Our trip was so much fun. We had Denise as our tour guide and she was excellent. She is very knowledgeable not only
jsomers27
jsomers27
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Muir Woods/Wine Tasting
The tour was decent. If you love to hike, see Muir Woods separately. Not enough time allowed to explore. If you wan
oldtravelguy85
oldtravelguy85
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Relaxing and interesting Sonoma
Mayo winery was interesting and had great wines. Lin h was good - get the ravioli. Ben was interesting and inform
ashleytD2731KT
ashleytD2731KT
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Amazing first experience
First time doing wine tasting and our group had an amazing time!! Roman was our tour guide/bus driver and definitel
Andrea C
Andrea C
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Best!
It was very pleasant! From the comfort of my cats with a very instructional guide! Love it 100% recommend!
Mhemedinger
Mhemedinger
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Overall incredible experience!
This tour was incredible from start to finish. Roman was the best tour guide, very knowledgeable and funny. The pic
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