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Yosemite National Park & Giant Sequoias 2-Day Semi-guided Tour (no accom) provided by Extranomical Tours

Yosemite National Park & Giant Sequoias 2-Day Semi-guided Tour (no accom)

Yosemite National Park & Giant Sequoias 2-Day Semi-guided Tour (no accom)
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2 days
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
41
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    2 days
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    41
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 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, Portuguese, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, 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: 2402P37
Important information
Inclusions
  • San Francisco pick-up from most hotels
  • Transportation to Yosemite National Park
  • Drop-off at Yosemite Lodge
  • Temperature controlled vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Yosemite Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Yosemite Valley
Exclusions
  • Accommodations are not included in this package
  • Meals
  • Transportation from Yosemite Valley Lodge to your separately-booked accommodation
  • Gratuities
Duration
2 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 guides are available in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, German, Korean, Chinese, and Japanese. Specify language at time of booking under special requirements.
  • Since there is limited to no storage within Yosemite, please make sure to only bring what you can easily carry with you. Oversized luggage will be subject to an additional $50 fee from the local operator.
  • 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
  • San Francisco pick-up from most hotels
  • Transportation to Yosemite National Park
  • Drop-off at Yosemite Lodge
  • Temperature controlled vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Yosemite Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Yosemite Valley
Exclusions
  • Accommodations are not included in this package
  • Meals
  • Transportation from Yosemite Valley Lodge to your separately-booked accommodation
  • 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
2 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 guides are available in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, German, Korean, Chinese, and Japanese. Specify language at time of booking under special requirements.
  • Since there is limited to no storage within Yosemite, please make sure to only bring what you can easily carry with you. Oversized luggage will be subject to an additional $50 fee from the local operator.
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 27 May 2022
A note from Yosemite National Park & Giant Sequoias 2-Day Semi-guided Tour (no accom)
* Nightly deep cleaning and disinfecting fogging by certified crew
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
14 stops
Day 1
San Francisco to Yosemite
Day 2
Yosemite to San Francisco
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Thomas
Hobart, Australia126 contributions
Mar. 2020
I took the Overnight Yosemite tour because I wanted to see the awesome NP and do a few hikes. Cheaper to choose the overnight tour with NO accommodation. Book the accommodation yourself to save costs. I am solo traveller and it worked well
I had Denise to Yosemite NP and Dustin when coming out.

I really enjoyed the tour, starts really early @6am in the morning (March), and you come back around 9pm the next day.

A few tips for the Yosemite overnight tour, pack a small bag of overnight clothes, rent a heated cabin in Curry village, bring snacks/food/dinner/lunch for the trip as it is expensive to buy groceries there. Do a longer hike on arrival, and a smaller hike on the 2nd day when you have to catch the bus back.
You basically go on the same bus as the day trip Yosemite people, and catch the bus back the following day with another separate day trip group

PS: went during the coronavirus pandemic
Written 22 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Luke O
1 contribution
Mar. 2020 • Couples
We are an Australian couple who had tour guide Denise for our tour to Yosemite. I can not express just how incredible she made the whole experience. By far the BEST tour guide I have ever had! She is knowledgeable, kind and most of all, incredibly passionate about what she does. She made sure we saw the best parts of the park, took us to incredible quieter spots to get magical photos and imparted incredible knowledge about the park and some of its rock climbing history. Toward the end of the day, Denise encouraged us all to reflect on our time being in nature and spoke about the importance and benefits of connecting with the environment. These words will be something that stick with me for the rest of my life. Thank you Denise for making an incredible experience even better!
Written 10 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Joel Salmon
London, UK13 contributions
Denise was a great guide - warm, knowledgeable, funny and interesting, and she went out of her way to help the group bond.

Yosemite was absolutely spectacular, however I had hoped the trip would be a smaller group. And for the overnight part, it would have been good to have people stay in the same place and more of a guided experience, as it felt like I had to put a lot of effort into the logistics, which a guided tour should really cover. I would have been prepared to pay a bit more if they'd offered that service.
Written 29 March 2022
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GaryAlan2019
That's so nice of you to say about Denise. We agree and will pass you kind words on to her. The option to have a guided experience on Day 2 is an option on our private charters. Let us know if that would suit you on your next trip to Yosemite.
Written 4 April 2022
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timiniowa
Vancouver, WA214 contributions
It was a good day. Weather was perfect. The others on the bus were nice friendly people (isn’t everyone?).
But it wasn’t until 4 hours into the trip that I realized what I signed up for.
The heat and AC in the aging bus worked, but only slightly and not all the time. The driver handed a squeegee and we passed it around to be able to see out of our fogged windows.
After someone asked for warmth the driver got out, raised the bus’s hood and adjusted something on the engine. “We’ll have heat in a few minutes. The system is either all hot or all cold - no in between “.
“Extranomical”.
I get it now.
Nice.
At the “giant sequoia” hike I asked if there was water. “Ha ha. We haven’t had water since 2017” was the reply. I suppose I should have brought more, but I didn’t know some stopping points had no services (other than an outhouse). Btw: these are not the giant trees you see in photos. Just run of the mill cedars.

We all survived and saw some great vistas. The driver said that our safety was his primary concern.
Obviously our comfort was their second...or third priority.
Written 2 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Amazing experience but lunch leaved a lot to be desired.
Overall a great experience. The driver was knowledgeable and good fun, the vineyards were well organised, wine was
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Best Ever
Dustin was the best tour guide/driver ever! First time in SFO and he made it the best ever. I would definitely reco
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Organized & Beautiful Tour
We had to email Extranomical a couple of times prior to our tour day, and they were wonderful about getting back to
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Great experience!
Denise was an amazing tour guide, she was so informative and very entertaining. She even offered to take photos of
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Great guide but inefficient tour operator
Denise the bus driver was excellent. She made the trip enjoyable and lively. Her energy level was the same from the
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Amazing day - would highly recommend!
We had the BEST time on this trip and would highly recommend it. Yosemite is spectacularly beautiful and the whole
Alaskalover2006
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Informative and Enjoyable
We are so happy we did this tour however with multiple hotel pick-ups we were rushed at Muir Woods (only an hour) a
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Well organized and fulfilling day
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Wonderful experience
Denise was great, she is an amazing tour guide, I really recommend this amazing tour. Also she gave us great recomm
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You will only see few Sequoia trees
The price wasn't worth it for me, it is important that you know that you will visit the "Tuolumne Grove of Giant Se
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On the fence? Go for it!
I planned a solo trip to Yosemite last month where I was to stay at Curry Village for a week. It took some work to
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Great Tour For Families!
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A great experience
Denise was an excellent guide! She made the tour an amazing trip! She provided exceptional customer service 🎉🥳
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Gorgeous tour, and well paced
This tour was incredible. It was a long day, but well planned. We stopped partway to Yosemite at a plaza with food,
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