Best of Yosemite Valley Tour | Tunnel View, Mist Trail, Yosemite Falls & El Capitan from El Portal, CA

Why We Love this Tour

“Whether looking up at the tallest waterfall in North America, or being in the shadow of Half Dome, there are few places that make you feel as small as Yosemite Valley.  There are so many unique views to explore in the Valley it can be overwhelming, and this tour takes all of that stress away!”

-Kate Holden
Sales and Business Development Manager

Tour Highlights

  • Included Yosemite National Park Entrance Fee, no day-use permit needed
  • Transportation to/from select hotels on Highway 140 and Highway 41
  • Hike the Mist Trail to the footbridge for a view of Vernal Falls
  • Enjoy an included lunch beneath Yosemite Falls
  • Witness Yosemite’s most iconic viewpoint from Tunnel View
  • Walk to the base of Yosemite Falls and through Yosemite Village to the Ahwahnee Hotel
  • Let our expert guides tell you about Yosemite geology and history
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Price: $159

Due to changes in our business during COVID-19, the price of this tour is applicable to all ages. Please contact us if you plan on traveling with a baby.

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Overview

Leave your car outside of the park and take our eco-friendly guided transportation instead. No need for a day-use reservation with Yosemite National Park. We have you covered.

Explore the many highlights Yosemite Valley has to offer on this all-day excursion into the heart of the National Park. First, we’ll stop for photos at the iconic “Tunnel View.” Next, we’ll head over to Curry Village and hop on the Mist Trail to hike to the footbridge for a picture perfect view of Vernal Falls. We’ll head to Yosemite Falls for an included lunch and then walk through Yosemite Village to the historic Ahwahnee Hotel. The fascinating design and architecture puts this hotel on the list of the National Register of Historic Places and is a National Historic Landmark. End the day with a couple of photo stops, (including El Capitan Meadows) as you reflect on your day’s journey through this inspiring and serene location.

From El Portal, CA – Highway 140

Departures from Cedar Lodge (8:00am) and Yosemite View Lodge (8:15am). $159 per person

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From Oakhurst, CA – Highway 41

Departures from The Pines Resort (8:00am) and the Oakhurst Visitor Center (8:15am). $159 per person

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Itinerary

From El Portal, CA – Highway 140

 

  • 8:00am. Depart Cedar Lodge
  • 8:15am. Depart Yosemite View Lodge
  • 8:45am – 9:00am. Arrive at Tunnel View to witness Yosemite’s most iconic viewpoint of Yosemite Valley, El Capitan and Half Dome
  • 9:15am – 11:30am. Arrive at Curry Village to hike up to the Vernal Falls bridge via the Mist Trail
  • 11:45am – 12:45pm. After Vernal Falls, head to Shuttle Stop 7 to enjoy lunch beneath Yosemite Falls
  • 12:45pm – 3:00pm. After lunch we will hike up to the base of Yosemite Falls and then Follow the Mirror Lake trail out to visit the Ahwahnee Hotel and walk back through Yosemite Village.
  • 3:15pm – 3:45pm. A couple of quick stops for photos (including El Capitan Meadows) before leaving the park
  • 4:15m. Arrive Yosemite View Lodge
  • 4:30pm. Arrive Cedar Lodge

 

From Oakhurst, CA – Highway 41

 

  • 8:00am. Depart Pines Resort
  • 8:15am. Depart Oakhurst Visitor Center
  • 10:00am – 10:15am. Arrive at Tunnel View to witness Yosemite’s most iconic viewpoint of Yosemite Valley, El Capitan and Half Dome
  • 10:30am – 12:45pm. Arrive at Curry Village to hike up to the Vernal Falls bridge via the Mist Trail
  • 12:45pm – 1:45pm. After Vernal Falls, head to Shuttle Stop 7 to enjoy lunch beneath Yosemite Falls
  • 1:45pm – 4:00pm. After lunch we will hike up to the base of Yosemite Falls and then Follow the Mirror Lake trail out to visit the Ahwahnee Hotel and walk back through Yosemite Village.
  • 4:15pm – 4:45pm. A couple of quick stops for photos (including El Capitan Meadows) before leaving the park
  • 6:15pm. Oakhurst Visitor Center
  • 6:30pm. Arrive Pines Resort

 

Important Details:

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 and Highway 41 in Oakhurst, CA. You can park at any 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.

Book a Private Tour!

Book our Yosemite Sunset & Champagne as a Private Tour

We understand how important quality time with your friends and family is. We also understand the hesitation some customers may have in sharing a vehicle with people they don’t know. While we love the ease of travel & new friendships that shared tours provide, we have adapted to bring our customers more options when it comes to booking a tour.

This tour is now available to book as a private excursion for up to 10 guests.  You’ll receive the same itinerary and inclusions that our typical tour would provide, plus personal one-on-one attention from your guide and the ability to choose exactly who you’ll bring with you.

Feeling like making some changes or additions to the itinerary? Contact us and we can create a quote for any custom experience you’d like to partake in anywhere in the 50 states.

Reserve your Yosemite Sunset & Champagne Tour as a private excursion now!

Our rates are based on group size. After clicking below and choosing an available date, elect how many travelers will be in your group.

Private tour for 1-3 guests: $732 total
Private tour for 4-6 guests: $813 total
Private tour for 7-10 guests: $921 total
Private tour for 11-13 guests: $1,000 total

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