Yosemite Hotel Tour - Experience 2 full Days in Yosemite National Park

Why We Love This Tour

“I like this tour because it’s the best option for comfort and time. In two days you can experience the stunning vistas of Yosemite Valley, walk under the majesty of the Giant Sequoias and still have time for an awesome hike to Vernal Falls, a lazy float down the Merced River, or an easy ride up to Mirror Lake on a bicycle.”

– Sam Brogdon
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Tour Highlights

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

… AND Stay Overnight in a Comfortable Hotel!

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Retail Price: $450 adult/$430 child*

Special Price: $439 adult/$419 child*

Special EARLY BIRD deals on winter/summer 2019

 

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*single, triple, and quad occupancy rates available. Rates for tours beyond this year may have adjusted pricing; see booking page for exact rates.

Your Yosemite National Park hotel room is furnished with all the comforts of home
At night, relax in your comfortable hotel room
Your guide will take you to explore the lesser-traveled areas , like the High Country, on your Yosemite National Park 3-day hotel tour
Your guide will take you to explore lesser-traveled areas of the park!
3 days in Yosemite National Park is enough time to get out into the wilderness. Hike up to see the beautiful May Lake and Mount Hoffman.
Hike up into High Country, seeing sights like May Lake and Mount Hoffman
Hang out by the pool at Rush Creek Lodge in Yosemite National Park on our 3-Day Yosemite Escape Tour
Unwind by the pool at your comfortable Yosemite Hotel

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Accomodation Options

MAJESTIC HOTEL

Prices start at $699 double occ*

Majestic Hotel Interior Incredible Adventures

Named one of the best places to spend the holidays, this historic hotel is centrally located in the Yosemite Valley and offers luxurious accommodations with either one king or two double beds, wifi, flat screen TV and a refrigerator. In the morning before exploring, head on down to their famous brunch buffet in the lounge, and enjoy sipping your coffee in front of the very fireplace where President Theodore Roosevelt sat on many vacations of his own.

*Single, triple, and quad occupancy rates available.

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YOSEMITE VALLEY LODGE

Prices start at $569 double occ*

Yosemite Valley Lodge

The Yosemite Valley Lodge is centrally located in Yosemite Valley at the base of the iconic Yosemite Falls! Enjoy large rustic lodge rooms that open up to views of the redwoods from your own patio or balcony. Rooms include either one king bed or two queens, and come equipped with a private bathroom, television, and wifi. Please note: Yosemite Lodge at the Falls does not have air conditioning in any guest accommodations.

*Single, triple, and quad occupancy rates available.

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Cedar Lodge – Along the Merced River

Prices start at $459 double occ*

Cedar Valley Lodge

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 features comforts such 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, and hair dryers.

*Single, triple, and quad occupancy rates available.

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TENT CABINS AT HALF DOME VILLAGE

Prices start at $419 double occ*

Half Dome Village Tent Cabins Interior Incredible Adventures

Unplug and unwind in these rustic tent cabins in the center of Half Dome Village, close to dining options, bike rentals, and an outdoor amphitheater where you can enjoy a Ranger-Led Nature Program, slide presentation or scenic movie on a warm summer night. True to the original intent of Half Dome Village, these tent cabins feature wooden frames wrapped and covered with canvas, wooden floors and wooden doors. While they do have electric lighting, they don’t have electrical outlets, phones, TVs or plumbing. Guests are provided with sheets, wool blankets, pillows and towels during their stay. Bathrooms and showers are shared in a central location.

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Overview

EXPERIENCE OUR YOSEMITE HOTEL TOUR

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)

Itinerary

DAY 1 Itinerary – Travel to Yosemite, Explore the Valley and Giant Sequoia Grove

6:00 – 7:00am: Pick up from San Francisco hotels

7:00 – 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.

11:30 – 1:30pm: Arrive at Yosemite National Park. Hike to the Giant Sequoia Grove to enjoy your picnic lunch, and wander among the trees.

1:30 – 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 Majestic Yosemite (previously Ahwanhee) Hotel, swimming or relaxing along the river, biking or hiking.

6:00pm Onward: 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.

 

DAY 2 Itinerary – Free Time in Yosemite

8:00 – 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.

4:30pm: Regroup and head to the base of El Capitan to spot climbers before heading back to San Francisco.

9:00pm: Arrive back in San Francisco!

 

 

**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. **

Tour Details

Yosemite Hotel Tour

Departure: April – October, Mon-Wed-Sat
See our Yosemite Winter Hotel Tour (Nov – March)
6 – 7 am pickup from most SF hotels

Duration: 2 days in Yosemite National Park, 1 night in a comfortable hotel

Transportation: Eco-friendly, comfortable transport in a biofueled mini-coach (14 passengers max)

Includes:

  • Complimentary pickup/dropoff from your San Francisco hotel
  • Full-time professional, knowledgeable guide
  • Transportation to/from Yosemite in biofueled mini-coach
  • Yosemite Park entrance fee
  • Narrated guided tour
  • Your choice of hotel accommodations (subject to availability)

Not included:

  • Meals (stops will be made to purchase food)
  • Guide gratuity (optional)

 

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More Overnight Experiences in Yosemite

Visiting in the summer? Try a camping adventure with us and spend 3 full days exploring Yosemite! Want to see more of the Sierras? Add Tahoe and Mammoth Lakes to your adventure.

If you’re visiting during the winter, join us for our “stay and play” and enjoy the lighter crowds and beautiful blanket of snow in the valley, with accommodations at Yosemite Valley Lodge or a heated tent cabin.

Reviews

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Yosemite Park, BEAUTIFUL. Our tour guide: priceless.

Yosemite needs no introduction or explanation. It’s a natural wonder. Our guide, Leo, completed the experience. During our drive to Yosemite he described to us the history behind San Francisco. He told uz about the gold rush, giving us anecdotes and details that were so interesting, even our teenagers were hooked. Once in Yosemite, he explained to us all about the geography of the park, as well as other interesting anecdotes and bits of information. He was knowledgeable about everything but never overwhelming. He offered options for activities, and everyone in our group got to do what they wanted. We were in the best of hands with Leo. He rounded our experience to one of learning, of fun, and adventure. We will not forget our experience.

– Laura, Alex, Alex Jr, Diego, & Marco Traveled April 2018 Yosemite 2-Day Hotel Tour

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Highly Enjoyable

Excellent guide, Brian. Very accommodating, gave reasonable amount of information without being overbearing. Really looked out for his travelers. Seemed very much at ease doing his job. He seemed to have extensive knowledge of the park and where the special sites are. Highly enjoyable trip for my husband and me. Would definitely recommend visiting Yosemite with Incredible Adventures.

– Anita T. traveled June 2014 Yosemite Hotel Tour

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Completely Fulfilled

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 Yosemite Experience Hotel Tour

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