1-Day Yosemite and Giant Sequoias Tour from San Francisco

  • Tour code: 139-297
  • Available: Daily
  • Depart from: San Francisco, CA; San Jose, CA; Livermore, CA
  • Duration: 14 Hours
From USD$199

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Visit Yosemite and Giant Sequoias. Roundtrip transportation included.

Special Remarks:

  • Yosemite National Park Admission included
  • Free Wifi
  • Live narration is given in English. Audio headsets are available in Spanish, German, French, Italian, Chinese, Portuguese, Japanese and Korean for the tour at no extra cost

Pricing Details

  • Child fare only applies to children under 11 years old
  • Please note that under California laws, children under 8 years old must have car seats protection. Customers need to bring car seats by themselves. If not, tour operator will not allow children on bus.
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Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 San Francisco-Yosemite National Park-San Francisco(334 miles)
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Day 1 San Francisco-Yosemite National Park-San Francisco(334 miles)

This Yosemite 1-Day Tour maximizes the time you spend in Yosemite National Park by starting early.  This is the only Yosemite Tour that enables you to cover both the Yosemite Valley & the Giant Sequoias in one day.  We will also spend more than 5 hours inside Yosemite National Park, more than any other single Yosemite day tour from in San Francisco. 

When going through Yosemite Valley, we'll stop for around 3 hours to see El Capitan, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, Bridalveil Falls, Inspiration Point (otherwise known as Tunnel View), and Yosemite Village. After a 1 hour lunch break at the Yosemite Lodge, we'll drive to a higher altitude and to a lesser traveled part of the national park.

 Here, we'll stop beneath the Giant Sequoia Tree Grove and see the world's largest living organisms.  After a 2-mile (1 mile per way) hike (around 1.5 hours) to see the Giant Sequoia Trees, and a full day in the fresh Yosemite air, we'll finally head back to San Francisco, where our bus will drop travelers off at directly at their hotel.

Winter Months Note: The Giant Sequoias hike depends on snow levels and trail conditions from October to May, so the route and itinerary may be changed due to snow depth, road conditions, construction projects and detours and it cannot be guaranteed.

Yosemite National Park in central California is best known for the amazing granite cliffs of the Yosemite Valley as well as the towering Yosemite Falls and Sequoias. Millions of people every year journey to this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Always Visit
    Located in the Yosemite Valley California's Yosemite National Park, Bridal Veil Falls are one of the park's most famous sites. Millions of people every year come to see the 617-foot-high waterfall, which flows year-round.
  • Always Visit
    The largest granite monolith in the world, El Capitan is located across from Bridalveil Falls in Yosemite National Park. It juts up about 3,000 feet from the ground, and is a favorite of experienced rock climbers.
  • Always Visit
    The Half Dome is one of the most recognizable formations in California's Yosemite National Park. It is known the world over as a challenging and rewarding hiking and mountain climbing location, attracting thousands of adventurers every year.
  • Always Visit
    One of Yosemite National Park's most popular outlooks, the Tunnel View near the Wawona Tunnel is often the first look at some of the famous formations visitors get. The site was renovated and re-dedicated in October of 2008.
  • Always Visit
    The Yosemite Falls in Yosemite National Park, California are the highest known waterfall in all of North America. The Falls are on one of the park's most famous attractions, especially in the spring when they have the most water.





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Booking changes
A fee may be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed. Name changes or corrections may be treated as a cancellation and cancellation fees will apply. A change of tour date or tour itinerary may be treated as a cancellation, and normal cancellation fees will apply. Please be noted that we do not allow departure change 48 hours before departure.

Cancellations and Cancellation Fees
Regardless of reason, cancellations result in costly charges from our travel and hotel providers covering penalties and fees incurred by canceling confirmed and pending bookings. Therefore, cancellation penalties and or fees will apply. Time of cancellation will be determined when notice is received and confirmed by our office. Notice of cancellation must be made directly to TakeTours by email or through web mail at Contact Us .

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NOTE: We cannot grant any refunds more than 30 days after completion of tour.

Itinerary Variations
We constantly strives to improve tour itineraries and features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary - we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. At certain peak periods duplicate departures may operate, and sometimes in reverse order in which case hotels may vary from those stated on the itinerary pages.

Tour Cancellation:
We reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. If cancellation is made any time prior to departure* of the tour, TakeTours' only liability will be to refund to the passenger the amount it has received for the tour booking. We will try to re-book the same or similar tour.. Please note that we are not liable for any cancellation penalties incurred on any other travel arrangements including air tickets purchased separately from customers.

We are not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Thanat on 2019-08-18

My guide tried to cover every point of attraction in spite of tourist rush in weekend. I recommend this tour.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: P on 2019-07-09

The tour was very nice and the driver/ guide was very good. He tried to cover every point of attraction in spite of tourist rush in weekend. I recommend this tour.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Mihai on 2019-03-08


I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Meghana on 2019-01-02

It was an AMAZING trip! I highly recommend taking this tour if you do not have time to hike/camp at Yosemite. I took my parents here and they absolutely loved it. The tour guide, Denise, was an added charm to the whole trip. Her energy and enthusiasm added on to ours and made it all worthwhile!

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Ian on 2019-01-01

Nice tour. I reserved late night for Christmas for Yosemite just a day before the tour. Their response was so quick and also guided tour was awesome.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Loretta on 2018-11-11

Our 1 Day trip to Yosemite was amazing. Ben was an exceptional driver and guide throughout the entire day. He is an incredibly safe driver (given the endless corners and elevations) and was an exceptional guide in the information and knowledge shared throughout the day. I highly recommend this trip and Ben to anyone interested in a great day with a friendly and courteous guide

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Madina on 2018-11-07

I had fun on this tour, very informative and cognitive. Gino is fun, punctual and simply great!

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Edit on 2018-08-20

The tour was great, really well organized, the bus was comfortable and the places visited were amazing. Special thanks to our guide/driver Roman, he was always fast with a good sense of humor and his stories were really entertaining.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: MOIZ on 2018-07-30

Overall a very good experience. Unfortunately we could not go inside the Yosemite Valley due to fire, but they informed well in advance about the itenary change with options to change the trip date or choose other tours.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Yoshie on 2018-07-22

Our guide/driver Denise was the best guide we ever had. A brilliant driver, superbly knowledgeable, fantastic communicator and most charming. I cannot recommend enough any tours run by her company Extranomical, if it was guided by Denise!

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