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Yosemite Close Up Tours

5158 Highway 140, Mariposa County Visitor Center, Mariposa, CA 95338
+1 209-966-8383
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Ranger lead tours are awesome!

Took valley trolley tour. Ranger Karen was amazing. Gave excellent insight to area and its... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Gail R
via mobile
Great tour of Yosemite! Highly recommend

We visited Yosemite, and booked a tour with Yosemite Close Up Tours. Ken Boche is the tour guide... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
BARRY G
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Yosemite Close Up Tours engages our guests with the fascinating human and natural history of this spectacular and beautiful area. The depth of our guides’ background connects you with the wonders of Yosemite. Our tours remove the hassles of traffic, parking, and shuttle buses, from your visit. Rather, you will save time, see more, and find inspiration viewing Yosemite’s rock formations, waterfalls, meadows and forests. Please join us for a lovely, memorable Yosemite experience!
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“small group” (9 reviews)
“glacier point” (10 reviews)
“el capitan” (7 reviews)
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5158 Highway 140, Mariposa County Visitor Center, Mariposa, CA 95338
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+1 209-966-8383
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Took valley trolley tour. Ranger Karen was amazing. Gave excellent insight to area and its history. They provide plenty of time to take pictures and get out to stretch your legs. The 2 hours went by fast!More

Thank Gail R
Ken B, Owner at Yosemite Close Up Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We are always pleased when visitors have a positive Yosemite Experience! Our full-day, daily tours offer visitors more comprehensive and in-depth insights into Yosemite's human and natural history. Yosemite National Park's more that 1200 square miles cannot be experienced in even one day, much less...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Yosemite, and booked a tour with Yosemite Close Up Tours. Ken Boche is the tour guide (and owner) and is extremely knowledgeable about Yosemite. He has climbed Half Dome, El Capitan and others, and has grown up experiencing and studying Yosemite's many wonders....More

Thank BARRY G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 4 days in the Yosemite area from 13th to 16th July . I had booked a private tour with Yosemite Close Up for our first full day in the area . Daniel arrived promptly at our lodge approx 20km from the National Park...More

Thank Fiona T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to hire a private tour for our 2 days in Yosemite (2 ADT + 2 CHD 12 years old). We chose Close Up because it was the company that responded better and faster our emails with doubts. We asked them to suggest an...More

Thank DANIEL_BRASIL
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Ken is an absolutely amazing guide. Not only does he have intimate knowledge of just about everything in Yosemite, he is also brilliant at getting this knowledge across in a timely fashion throughout the day. We started with Ken collecting us from the Yosemite Falls...More

Thank lpb1966
Ken B, Owner at Yosemite Close Up Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

I SO APPRECIATE the glowing reviews that Leslie and our other guests have honored us with! We take great pleasure in providing our guests the best Yosemite experiences possible, and we are proud that we succeed and they enjoy Yosemite from both broad and deep...More

Reviewed 20 June 2017

Mr. Ira our tour guide was awesome, awesome! I got into Mariposa and decided not to drive into Yosemite valley because I got scared of driving in the mountains. The clerk at the Best Western gave me a pamphlet for this company so I called....More

Thank Bevareux
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Spent an unforgettable day in Yosemite in a small group tour with our guide, Ken. Ken was superb throughout the day, driving us to the most breath taking spots and sharing his vast knowledge of the flora, fauna and geology of the area. Can't recommend...More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

I spent a fantastic day in Yosemite, with Ken and Lisa leading the way. We travelled in a small van which was comfortable and convenient. A full day, seeing all the great sites in Yosemite, with just the right number of stops for photos, walks...More

Thank PFGMEG
Reviewed 12 June 2017

After a half-dozen visits to Yosemite on our own, we tried Close Up Tours and were glad we did. Ken, our guide, added details from his own experience in and around the valley. He managed to cover all the "standard" vistas, plus interesting background in...More

Thank John T
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Daniel was our interpretive guide for this whole day in Yosemite. We appreciated his manner which was friendly and very informative. He truly loves this National Park and he was very willing to answer our many questions. We drove through the park in a small...More

Thank UlaS70
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prepper
25 January 2017|
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Response from memnad48 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know but you could cal or email them. I don't remember if we went to Maraposa grove.
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BOB L
31 March 2015|
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Response from Ken B | Property representative |
The cost is $108 for adults, $98 for seniors (62+) and $54 for children (under 12). We go to Glacier Point and Yosemite Valley. The tour lasts about 9 hours and we pick up from the motels in the towns of Mariposa and El... More
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efrat b
21 December 2014|
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Response from Ken B | Property representative |
Yes, the vast majority of our tours pick up guests in the El Portal area. To answer the rest of your inquiry, I need to know your planned visitation dates here in the Yosemite Area. During the winter (Nov. through April... More
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