Outdoor activities in Yosemite National Park

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Outdoor Activities in Yosemite National Park

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6+ hours
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6+ hours
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AU$1,397.49
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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Adventure Tours
4–6 hours
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Adventure Tours
4–6 hours
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6+ hours
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  • Sarah Larkin
    3 contributions
    Fantastic day with our very knowledgeable tour guide Victor who worked tirelessly to ensure we had a brilliant day. Yes it was a long day but we had plenty of breaks and got to see all the sights.
    Written 12 August 2022
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  • Christopher L
    26 contributions
    A good day out to see the Giant Sequoias (we could have done with an extra hour there). We then went to Yosemite which was amazing. Again, we could have done with a little longer here and lots of the stops we went to were extremely touristy.
    Written 31 July 2022
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  • James
    1 contribution
    The tour guide Brittany was amazing and really made the tour enjoyable. Yosemite was brilliant and well worth the visit. Unfortunately we had a flat tire while on the journey which delayed us and meant we didn't have as much free time to ourselves in Yosemite. However this was no fault of Brittany. I will note the journey back was a bumpy one but again that isn't anyone's fault.

    Overall though I had a great time and would recommend.
    Written 12 August 2022
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  • Clare G
    St. Albans, UK22 contributions
    Our tour guide Juli picked us up with a wonderful smile and we boarded the small air con coach. She took us to all the highlights and much more. Her knowledge of Yosemite was fab and she had all the answers to any questions we threw at her. The lunch provided hit the spot.
    We were lucky to even see a Mother bear with her two cubs - Juli guided us incredibly well.
    If you book this trip you won’t regret it!
    Written 6 August 2022
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  • 376j0ser
    4 contributions
    This is a long trip and tou only get about 2.5 hours in the Yosemite Valley so things you can do are limited but the place is beautiful and worth the trip.
    Written 6 July 2022
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  • AliGreen
    London34 contributions
    We had a fantastic time in Yosemite. Booked this trip instead of hiring a car, guide and making our own way there and so glad we did. Travelling in a comfortable air conditioned mini coach was way preferable than the stress of trying to get there ourselves, plus we learned lots of things along the way we’d never have known thanks to our great guide, Parker. He picked us up from our hotel in SF early on day 1 and spent the next 2 days making our trip as easy, informative and fun as possible. He knew loads about Yosemite and the surrounding area and made sure we didn’t miss anything. We had plenty of free time too, but he was happy to make suggestions of what we should do and where we should go (I recommend swimming in the lower falls - just incredible!) The trip was a perfect balance of guided time and time to explore alone. Plenty of good snack stops too! I would highly recommend this trip if you are in SF and want to check out one of the most stunning places on this planet. If you don’t have enough time to do the overnight trip you can still see plenty in one day so don’t be put off!
    Written 11 August 2022
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  • Rob H
    1 contribution
    A spectacular trip made even more special by Crossroads Tours guide, Daniel, a local man whose knowledge was exceptional. He made us feel really welcome and the stories he told were so informative and interesting. I would recommend Crossroad Tours to anyone. Thank you
    Written 28 July 2022
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  • Gemma R
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    We booked this excursion as we had never been to Yosemite before and really didn’t know what to expect and where to start.
    We have a 10 and 6 year old and didn’t want to go off wandering aimlessly and also I read about the parking being very busy so we didn’t want to spend all our time looking for spaces, driving to and from the main spots.

    Nate was our guide and he was a walking encyclopaedia on everything Yosemite! We went at our own pace and rested when needed .We done a couple of small walks (1 mile or so) whilst seeing some of the waterfalls and valley floor. We also jumped in and out of a car ,that sat us all comfortably, to see a good few more sights such as El Capitan, half dome, tunnel view etc.
    We feel like we done all the major attractions and Nate gave us lots of ideas of where to return and hike too the following day, which we did.
    We learnt so much from Nate, all of which my children found very interesting and remembered all the facts much better than I did!

    The lunch organised by Echo Tours was fresh and tasty and great value. Also the entire booking process and communication was perfect, we are so very glad we found Echo Tours when we were looking.
    We would highly recommend this tour and Nate, many thanks again for a fantastic day.
    Written 16 April 2022
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  • Larry P
    6 contributions
    The knowledge and experience’s that our guide “Snowshoe John” was able to share about all of the sites to see in Yosemite.
    Written 12 August 2022
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  • ubeev
    Port Washington, NY3 contributions
    Trip and driver/guide was great bus was a little better than a school bus uncomfortable ,suspension was awful
    Written 11 July 2019
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  • Clemens P
    1 contribution
    We had a great day in Yosemite with our guide Mike who took us to all the beautiful and interesting spots. Very nice and knowledgable. Definitely to be recommended if you only have one day and want to get as much as possible out of your visit to Yosemite.
    Written 5 August 2022
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  • Nugget
    Pontyclun, UK2 contributions
    Wasn’t sure what to expect especially as we are a family of 5 with kids ages between 9-19 so a difficult group to cater for but we couldn’t have asked for a better day.
    Zach our tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable and answered a million and one questions in great detail. He also took us off the beaten track to a few hidden gems we would never have found on our own.
    We would highly recommend this tour to anybody who’s thinking of travelling to Yosemite especially if it your first time.
    Written 10 August 2022
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  • C K
    1 contribution
    Visited all the historic places. Stopped at all the scenic views. Julie was very knowledgeable about the park and all the hiking and adventures. We especially liked her sharing her telescope with us to spot rock climbers on El Capitan. Definitely an extra bonus. Lunch was plentiful and delicious. We really enjoyed having a smaller group and ample space on the bus.
    Written 19 June 2022
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  • Dan
    Titusville, FL13 contributions
    The park is beautiful and amazing. Our guide, Mick, was great and very knowledgeable. It turned out to be a private tour for us. Overall a great experience.
    Written 30 January 2022
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