“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
National Park Entry: National Park Entry is included with your tour so there is no need to secure your own day-use permit from the park itself.
Due to our commercial permit with Yosemite National Park, we can only grant you access to the park for the duration of the tour. We cannot provide separate or additional park entry permits or allow you to follow behind and drive your own vehicle.
Pickup Locations: Our pickup locations are conveniently located right outside Yosemite National Park on Highway 140 in El Portal, CA. You can park at either pickup location for the duration of your tour free of charge.
It is imperative to double check our pickup locations and their addresses before arriving to Yosemite. This area does not have reliable cell service. Please do not confuse the Yosemite View Lodge (our pickup) with the Yosemite Valley Lodge (inside the park). Additionally, if you are staying at a hotel on a different highway or location within the Yosemite area, please note that you cannot drive through the park to reach us if you do not have a day-use entry pass. Rangers will not make exceptions for you to enter the park to meet our departure point.
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