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  • Hikers on Nevada Falls and Vernal Falls trails in Yosemite National Park

    Hike down from Glacier Point to Nevada Falls & into the Valley
  • Group on Trail in Sequoias 2

    See the magnificent Giant Sequoias of Yosemite
  • Stay comfortably in the newly-remodeled eco-friendly rooms at Yosemite Lodge!

    Stay comfortably in newly-remodeled eco-friendly rooms at Yosemite Lodge!

Yosemite Hotel Tour

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On your two days in the park, you’ll see:

  • Glacier Point
  • Yosemite Valley
  • Yosemite Falls
  • El Capitan
  • Giant Sequoia Trees
  • Tunnel View
  • Bridalveil Fall
  • Half Dome

…AND Stay Overnight in a Comfortable Hotel!

 

Choose from 2 Hotel Options

 

Web prices start at $439 double occ*

*single, triple, and quad occupancy rates available. $10 fuel surcharge per person added at checkout. 

 

Yosemite Lodge at the Falls

Yosemite Hotel Tour - Yosemite Lodge at the Falls Room

 

prices start at $529 double occ*

*Single, triple, and quad occupancy rates available. $10 fuel surcharge per person added at checkout.

Cedar Lodge along the Merced River

Yosemite Hotel Tour - Cedar Lodge Room

 

prices start at $439 double occ*

*Single, triple, and quad occupancy rates available. $10 fuel surcharge per person added at checkout.

 

PLEASE READ: Our terms/conditions and cancellation policy

** Yosemite Hotel Tour Scheduling Tip: Accommodations in Yosemite park are in very high demand (especially in the summer months), and space on this tour fills up fast! We recommend that you make your reservation far in advance of your intended travel date in order to secure the style of accommodations you want. If your intended accommodation is NOT available, we will try our best to help find something for you. **

Yosemite Experience Hotel Tour

Tours: April – October, Mon-Wed-Sat
See our Yosemite Winter Hotel Tour (Nov – March)
Departs: 6 – 7 am pickup from most SF hotels
Duration: 2 days in Yosemite National Park 1 night in a comfortable hotel
Transport: Eco-friendly, comfortable transport in a biodiesel mini-coach (14 passengers max)
Activities: Eco/Sustainable, Experiential, Photography, Wildlife & Nature
Includes: Complimentary pickup/dropoff from your San Francisco hotel
Full-time professional, knowledgeable guide
Transportation to/from Yosemite in biodiesel mini-coach
Yosemite Park entrance fee
Narrated guided tour
Your choice of hotel accommodations
Breakfast on day 2
Does not include: Meals (other than breakfast day 2); stops will be made to purchase food.
Guide gratuity (optional)

Experience our Yosemite Hotel Tour

Yosemite Hotel Tour - Yosemite Falls

Escape to the mountains for two full days of hiking, sightseeing and exploring in the amazing natural wilderness of Yosemite National Park! You may choose from two hotel options, depending on your budget and preferences. This is an experiential tour where you’ll see not just the Valley Floor, but the outlying areas of the park that many tourists miss (by not having transportation or time). In the valley, you’ll have the opportunity to visit and photograph such famous highlights as Yosemite Falls (the tallest waterfall in North America), El Capitan, Half Dome, Bridalveil Fall, and Inspiration Point.
Beyond the valley, you will take a trip to the awe-inspiring Glacier Point* and enjoy a hike among the Giant Sequoias*. You will have two days to explore, giving you more time and flexibility to see all the sights. Your guide stays with the group throughout the tour, providing valuable knowledge of the history of Yosemite and a more personal experience of the park during your trip. Slip away to Yosemite park with us for two full days of fun and exploration!

*Weather permitting. Some activities are not accessible in extreme weather or due to road closures. Every attempt will be made to find comparable activities if these options are not available during your trip.This tour runs Mon-Wed-Sat, April-October (see Yosemite Stay & Play Winter Hotel Tour for off-season overnights in Yosemite)

Sample Itinerary – Day 1

6:00am – 7:00am: Pick up from San Francisco hotels
7:00am – 11:30am: Cross the Bay Bridge and see Alcatraz and Angel Island. Travel through Oakland and the East Bay, then on to the Central Valley. There will be a quick stop at a local fruit stand to pick up some fresh produce and an opportunity to buy lunch in advance (not included). Travel through the Gold Country and Sierra Foothills.
Approx. 11:30am: Arrive at Yosemite National Park. Hike to the Giant Sequoia Grove to enjoy your picnic lunch, and wander among the trees.
1:30pm – 3:00pm: Enjoy a narrated, guided tour through Yosemite’s glaciated valley with its famous waterfalls and rock formations from the comfort of the mini-coach (with a few photo-stops) as you descend into Yosemite Valley, and learn some history about this amazing park.
3:00-6:00pm: Stop for the afternoon near the base of Yosemite Falls (if you are staying at Yosemite Lodge, you can check in or leave your luggage at this time). Your guide will provide a choice of activities that may include, a walk to the base of the falls, time at the main visitor’s center, The Ansel Adams Gallery, The Ahwanhee Hotel, swimming or relaxing along the river, biking or hiking.
6:00pm – ?: Meet as a group for dinner (not included), or spend more time exploring the park on your own. If you are staying at Cedar Lodge, you’ll arrange a time to meet with your guide to drive to the hotel, where you can check in, and then relax by the river, swim in the pool/hot tub, or hang out in the pub.

Sample Itinerary – Day 2

Approx. 8am: Be packed, fed and ready for departure to spend the day in Yosemite. Breakfast is included at either hotel; your guide will give you directions how to redeem your voucher.
8:00am – 4:30pm: Drive as a group to Glacier Point for views of Yosemite Valley from high up in the mountains! Here you have the option to hike back to the Valley or return in the van and have a full free day in Yosemite Valley. You get to choose. There are loads of different hiking options, from short easy walks to long, strenuous ones. Your guide will give you all the details. You can also choose to check out the main visitor’s center, The Ansel Adams Gallery, The Ahwanhee Hotel, spend time by the river, or rent a bike.
4:00pm – 4:30pm: Regroup and head to the base of El Capitan to spot climbers.
9:00 – 9:30pm: Arrive in San Francisco after stopping for a bite to eat. Enjoy the skyline of San Francisco as we cross the Bay Bridge and return you to your lodging.

**Sample Itineraries: Please note that due to rapidly-changing conditions (weather, crowds, traffic) in Yosemite Park and the small size of our vehicles/groups, we’re able to allow our guides the flexibility to tailor your itinerary to best suit the needs of the group. While we guarantee that we’ll do our best to provide you with all of the highlights within this itinerary (conditions permitting), we do not guarantee them in this specific order. **

Yosemite Lodge at the Falls Eco Lodge Room

 

prices start at $529 double occ*

*Single, triple, and quad occupancy rates available

Yosemite Lodge at the Falls

Spend the night in the heart of Yosemite Valley at Yosemite Lodge at the Falls. The hotel is located at the base of Yosemite Falls – the waterfall that inspired its name! The lodge rooms are somewhat larger than “standard rooms”, and open to a patio or a balcony. They have a private bathroom, dressing area, activity table, telephone and television with select programming (no refrigerators). Bedding configurations include one king bed or two double beds. Please note: Yosemite Lodge at the Falls does not have air conditioning in any guest accommodations.

 

Cedar Lodge Room

 

prices start at $439 double occ*

*Single, triple, and quad occupancy rates available

Cedar Lodge along the Merced River

Cedar Lodge is situated in the picturesque Merced River canyon, on the edge of the river in the southern half of the Yosemite National Park area. The lodge has such creature comforts as a restaurant, bar, two swimming pools, a jacuzzi, and private beach access on the Merced River. The river flows cold and heavy in the spring and early summer but is comfortable to swim in during August and September. Room amenities include non-smoking rooms, handicap-accessible rooms, indoor and outdoor pools and spa on site, remote cable TV with CNN and HBO, coffee, hair dryers.

 

** Scheduling Tip: Accommodations in Yosemite park are in very high demand (especially in the summer months), and space on this tour fills up fast! We recommend that you make your reservation far in advance of your intended travel date in order to secure the style of accommodations you want. If your intended accommodation is NOT available, we will to the best we can to help find something for you. **

Gear List

All Season:

  • Small, soft-sided overnight bag only (approx airline carry-on size*)
  • Camera & Charger
  • Sneakers or hiking boots (mountain hiking can be hard on unsupported ankles)
  • Comfortable hiking clothes (shorts & T-shirt)
  • Change of clothes for relaxing at the hotel
  • Swimwear & Towel
  • Sun protection & bug spray
  • Water bottle
  • Warm layers (evenings can be cooler)
  • Raincoat/jacket

*Because of our small-size vehicles, we have limited luggage space. Each passenger may bring one soft-sided overnight bag or regular-sized day pack with them on the vehicle. The under-seat storage space will accept ~13.5″x12″x11″ if the item is hard-sided; slightly larger if it is soft-sided. If you must bring more/larger luggage, please be aware that you’ll need to pay for a seat on the vehicle to store it during your trip. No luggage or gear may be placed in the aisle.Most hotels in San Francisco will store your larger luggage after check-out or before check-in (some charge a fee for this service).


Early Spring/Late Fall(additionally)

  • Hiking boots or durable sneakers (preferably Gortex or waterproof)
  • Warm layers (long underwear & wool fleece suggested)
  • Waterproof jacket/pants for winter conditions
  • Gloves, wool socks and a hat (75% of your body heat is lost through your hands, head, and feet)


Y2 1

Indeed Incredible!

My two day trip to Yosemite with Incredible Adventures was indeed incredible. The tour was terrific…well organized, a chance to see the sights, but with time on your own for hiking and whatever. Our guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the park. I greatly recommend the two day tour if at all possible. I will recommend this to my friends. Thank you IA!

- Joann M.
Traveled July 2011

Y2 2

Outstanding

We would like to take this opportunity to compliment your employee, Jon, who was our tour guide to Yosemite on a 2 day hotel trip. His attention to detail, knowledge of the Park and area, concern that we were assured of seeing the most important aspects, and courtesy and humor were outstanding. Our sincere thanks!

- Bonnie & Jack
Traveled August 2011

Y2 3

Everything one could Imagine!

Yosemite was everything that one could imagine from everything that everyone has said about it for decades. So was the tour – the bus ride, the facilities (Yosemite Lodge) and especially our guide (Mark) – the way he looked after everyone, offering both more and less difficult hikes to suit everyone in our tour group. I booked with Incredible Adventures specifically because of the promise of guided tours rather than being left to figure out what what to see, and that promise was completely fulfilled!

- David L.
Traveled September 2013

Y2 4

Perfectly Organized

Everything was great. Our guide was Mark; he was excellent. He explained about the places we visited with details and was very helpful. He stayed with us all the time and although I was the oldest in the group and not used to go trekking he encouraged me to continue and he let me set the pace and did not leave me alone. I got to the top of the Yosemite Lower Falls! Then as there was some free time he took us for a walk across the meadows, which was very pretty. He also let us use his friend’s binoculars to see the people climbing up “El Capitan”. The tour was perfectly organised and everything was wonderful.

- Claudia C.
Traveled July 2013


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