“This tour is truly the best of Yosemite; from gazing down on Yosemite Valley to staring up at the Giant Sequoias. There’s no better way to see the full spectrum of this park’s magnificent diversity in a single day.”
– Ben Collier General Manager
Visit Tunnel View, Yosemite Falls & Glacier Point
Enjoy an included box lunch at Cathedral Beach
Hike to the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias
Let our experts guides tell you about Yosemite geology and history
Scattered across sprawling and mountainous Yosemite National Park, lie spectacular views and sky-high trees. Join us on this small-group tour of Yosemite’s most photographed landmarks, many of which most park visitors never even see.
Within our small-groups you’ll be accompanied by an expert driver & guide to witness waterfalls, hike between towering Giant Sequoias, enjoy a beach-side box lunch and photograph the famous viewpoints of Tunnel View and Glacier Point.
Leave your car outside the park while you sit back, relax and leave the winding mountain driving to us. Don’t forget your camera! This tour is a photographer’s paradise.
8:00am. Depart Cedar Lodge
8:15am. Depart Yosemite View Lodge
8:45am. Arrive at Tunnel View to witness Yosemite’s most iconic viewpoint of Yosemite Valley, Bridalveil Falls, El Capitan and Half Dome.
10:00-10:30am. Arrive Glacier Point after a 50 minute drive to the top of Yosemite Valley. Stand 3,000+ feet above Curry Village as you soak in the expansive views of Half Dome, Vernal Falls, Nevada Falls and more.
10:30-11:30am. After exploring Glacier Point, we will head back toward Yosemite Valley making a stop for photos of Yosemite Falls along the way.
12:10-12:40pm. Around noon we will stop at peaceful Cathedral Beach to enjoy an included box lunch.
1:20pm. After lunch we will explore new areas of Yosemite National Park to reach the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias. We will spend two hours here where you will have the chance to hike 2.5 miles roundtrip to explore the grove of towering trees.
This is a well-paved path but people with health conditions or low levels of fitness should be aware. Upon exiting the grove you must walk 1.2 miles with 500 feet of elevation gain.
3:20pm. After exploring the grove, we will head back towards Highway 140 to conclude the tour
4:00pm. Arrive Yosemite View Lodge
4:15pm. Arrive Cedar Lodge
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