At night, relax in your comfortable hotel room
Your guide will take you to explore lesser-traveled areas of the park!
Hike up into High Country, seeing sights like May Lake and Mount Hoffman
Unwind by the pool at your comfortable Yosemite Hotel
Yosemite 3 Day Lodge Tour
NEW DEPARTURES JUST ADDED for summer 2018!
Space is limited, and this tour WILL sell out. Book now to secure your date in advance!
On your three days in the park, you’ll see:
…AND stay overnight in a comfortable hotel!
Retail price: $1189 adult/$1169 child*
Web price: $1179 adult/$1159 child*
Internet savings: $10
*Double occupancy rates. Single occupancy supplement and triple/quad discounts apply. Child rates are for ages 0-12.
Our experienced guides will provide history and insight into Yosemite as you explore some of America’s tallest waterfalls, biggest trees, and cliffs rising 4,000 feet from the valley floor (keep an eye out for rock climbers)! You’ll enjoy three days and two nights of camping, hiking and swimming in a fun-filled, friendly atmosphere. Visit not only Yosemite Valley, but also the magnificent Giant Sequoia trees and the breathtaking Yosemite High Country*. At night, settle down in luxury in a private hotel room with all the amenities. Get the best of both worlds for three whole days with this perfect combination of adventure and relaxation.*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 daily, May-October (see Yosemite Stay & Play Winter Hotel Tour for off-season overnights in Yosemite).
Yosemite 3 Day Lodge Tour
|Departs:||8:15 am pickup from a central SF hotel|
|Duration:||3 days/2 nights|
|Transport:||Eco-friendly, comfortable transport in a biofueled mini-coach (13 passengers max)|
|Activities:||Hiking, Camping, Swimming, Photography, Camp cookout, Wildlife & Nature, Eco/Sustainable|
|Includes:||Complimentary pick up/drop off from the San Francisco Hilton hotel (Mason St. entrance)
Narrated guided tour by a full-time professional, knowledgeable guide (all 3 days)
Yosemite Park entrance fee
2 nights private Yosemite hotel accommodations + amenities (pool, hot tub)
See El Capitan, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, Bridalveil Falls, Tunnel View, Giant Sequoias, High Country, and Yosemite Valley
Transportation to/from Yosemite in biofueled mini-coach
|Not Included:||Meals (stops will be made to purchase food at stores and restaurants during the tour).
Guide gratuity (optional)
PLEASE READ: Our terms/conditions and cancellation policy
** Yosemite Scheduling Tip: Space on this trip fills up fast! We recommend that you make your reservation far in advance of your intended travel date in order to secure your space. If your intended date is NOT available, we will try our best to help find something for you. If you’re looking for more options in Yosemite, take a look at our Yosemite 2-Day Hotel Tour, our Yosemite Escape 3-Day Camping Tour, or our 4-Day Yosemite, Mammoth Lakes, and Tahoe Sierras Hotel Tour**
Sample Itinerary – Day 1
|8:15am:||Pick up from San Francisco Hilton Hotel (Mason Street entrance)|
|8:30am – 1:00pm:||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 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.|
|2:00pm – 4:00pm:||Arrive at a grove of Giant Sequoia trees. Find a quiet place to enjoy your picnic lunch while wandering amongst these massive wooden monuments, some of which are over one thousand years old and measure up to 30 ft. wide & 300 ft. tall!|
|4:00pm – 5:00pm:||Make your way through Yosemite to a beautiful photo stop at Tunnel View, a spectacular view at the mouth of the valley looking east towards El Capitan, Half Dome, and BridalVeil Falls.|
|5:30pm:||Make your way to the hotel to check in and relax for the evening. Swim in the pool/hot tub, get dinner in the restaurant (not included), or hang out in the tavern/bar.|
Sample Itinerary – Day 2
|7:00am-8:30am:||Rising early, we prepare breakfast and lunch, clean up camp, and head off in the van for a fun day full of hiking, sightseeing, and exploring.|
|8:30am – 4:30pm:||Usually the second day is reserved for exploring Yosemite’s High Country. Picturesque lakes, vistas from mountain summits, and winding paths through serene meadows are some of the highlights of the high country landscape. Your guide will choose a hike in high country that is suitable for the activity level of the group.|
|6:00-9:00pm:||Head back to the hotel for dinner and some time to kick back, or possibly join your group for an evening hike or adventure!|
Sample Itinerary – Day 3
|7:00am-9:00am:||Rising early, we head to Yosemite Valley.|
|9:30am – 3:00pm:||Day three is a free day, where you choose what you’d like to see and do in Yosemite Valley. You can hike to a waterfall, rent a bicycle to cruise around the valley floor, check out the visitor’s center, museum, and Ansel Adams Gallery, or relax in the shade by the emerald green Merced River.|
|2:30pm – 3:00pm:||Regroup for one final group activity, a visit to the El Capitan Meadow to view rock climbers conquering the largest granite monolith in North America.|
|3:00pm – 8:30pm:||
After a full day in the park, we head back to the San Francisco Hilton, arriving around 8:30pm – 9pm.
**Sample Itineraries: Please note that due to rapidly-changing conditions beyond our control (weather, crowds, traffic) and the small size of our vehicles/groups, we 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. **
- Camera & charger
- Sneakers or hiking boots (mountain hiking can be hard on unsupported ankles)
- Comfortable hiking clothes (shorts & T-shirt)
- Change of clothes for 2 days
- Swimwear, sandals
- Toiletries, towel
- Bug repellent spray
- Sun protection, hat
- Water bottle
- Flashlight or headlamp (optional)
- Warm layers (evenings can be cooler)
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)
Amazing Guide (Yosemite 3 Day Tour)
Best Guide I've Ever Had
5 Stars. Leo was an amazing guide, best I've ever had. The views were amazing and everything was perfect! Thank you!
Traveled May 2016
Yosemite Escape 3-Day Tour
Made it All Worthwhile (Yosemite 3 Day Tour)
Chris was the Man!
I can honestly say that out of 3 week California trip, our three day adventure with you guys made it all worth while. Our guide Chris was the man!!!!! Very knowledgeable with the history of Yosemite, gave us options on what to do, and advised us on trail difficulty. Oh yea....and a very nice guy. 10 out of 10 all the way from Pittsburgh, PA. We will be back for more fun with Incredible Adventures!
- Dan & Laura
Traveled May 2011
Yosemite Escape 3-Day Tour