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

  • Walk beneath ancient & towering Giant Sequoia Trees
  • Witness massive El Capitan and Half Dome
  • Enjoy a trip up to Glacier Point in Yosemite High Country
  • Explore Yosemite Valley at your leisure
  • See Yosemite Falls & Bridalveil Fall, among others
  • Channel your inner Ansel Adams at Tunnel View

… AND stay overnight in a comfortable Hotel!

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Price: $469

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*Tent cabin rate based on double occupancy. Single, triple, and quad occupancy rates also available. Rates for tours beyond this year may have adjusted pricing; see booking page for exact rates.

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Your Yosemite National Park hotel room is furnished with all the comforts of home

At night, relax in your comfortable hotel room

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Your guide will take you to explore lesser-traveled areas of the park!

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Hike up into High Country, seeing sights like May Lake and Mount Hoffman

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Unwind by the pool at your comfortable Yosemite Hotel

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Accomodation Options

YOSEMITE VALLEY LODGE

Prices start at $579 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 $479 double occ*

Cedar Valley Lodge

Cedar Lodge is situated in the picturesque Merced River canyon, on the edge of the river just outside the boundary of Yosemite National Park. 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 CURRY VILLAGE – formerly Half Dome Village

Prices start at $469 double occ*

Half Dome Village Tent Cabins Interior Incredible Adventures

Unplug and unwind in these rustic tent cabins in the center of Curry 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 Curry 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.

*Single, triple, and quad occupancy rates available.

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Overview

EXPERIENCE OUR YOSEMITE HOTEL TOUR

Is it your dream to end a rigorous day of hiking next to the hearth of a giant fireplace? Do you prefer to cozy up under sheets rather than inside the cocoon of a sleeping bag? Get all the sights, hikes, and fresh air without grit of camping at one of Yosemite’s centrally located hotels. Get ready to wake up and explore the beautiful wilderness right outside your front door.

We offer door to door service, directly from San Francisco to your stay in the heart of Yosemite Valley. Enjoy a scenic, narrated drive through the Central Valley, into historical California Gold Country, and through the winding road through the stunning rock cliffs of Yosemite. Enjoy an experiential tour, lead by your professional guide through the outlying areas of the park that many tourists miss. Beyond the valley, you will take a trip to the awe-inspiring Glacier Point* and enjoy a hike among the Giant Sequoias*. Your guide will stop at iconic spots along the way so you can take pictures at Tunnel View and take in the breathtaking spectacles of Half Dome, El Capitan, Bridalveil Fall, and more.

*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 – TRAVEL TO YOSEMITE, VISIT GIANT SEQUOIA GROVE & EXPLORE YOSEMITE VALLEY

As you settle in for the journey, we’ll pass by some exceptional San Francisco sights. Catch views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, Alcatraz Island and the incomparable San Francisco Skyline as we head east on the Bay Bridge. You’ll taste a piece of California’s rich agricultural hub as we pass through a slice of the Central Valley famous for specialty fruits and nuts such as almonds, walnuts, cherries, and strawberries. While here, we will also stop at a grocery store where you can pick up lunch and other necessities before entering remote Yosemite National Park. 

You’ll know we’re getting close when the winding roads and earthy smells take us deep into the forest. We’ll take our first hike to a legendary Giant Sequoia Grove where you’ll wander among the world’s largest trees. Next, we’ll leave the gentle giants of the Sequoia Grove to get a narrated tour through Yosemite’s glaciated valley. We’ll make a few stops along the way to snap pictures of the famous waterfalls and rock formations while your guide gives you some of the history that makes this park so special.

Now it’s time to spend a few hours exploring on your own! We’ll stop near the base of Yosemite Falls, where those staying at the Yosemite Lodge or Curry Village can check-in or stow their luggage for later. You’ll have a number of options of where to go, including a leisurely walk through the Ansel Adams Gallery, the historic Ahwahnee lodge, or get your pulse up with a hike or bike ride along the river.

At the end of the day we’ll come together as a group to check out the available dinner options, or you can take time to explore more of the park. Next, your guide will take those staying at Cedar Lodge to check-in, hit the hot tub or have a nightcap at the bar. Be sure to get a good night’s rest for a day of exploring Yosemite High Country tomorrow!

DAY 2 – FREE TIME IN YOSEMITE

Prepare to enjoy a full day of views and options within Yosemite National Park. First, we’ll drive as a group to Glacier Point for majestic views of the valley floor. It was here that John Muir & Theodore Roosevelt took the iconic photographs during their legendary camping trip that would influence the course of history for all National Parks to come. 

Next, you’ll choose how you’d like your day to go. Are you itching to get back on those trails? Would you rather peruse the visitor’s center and kick back with a beer and a slice of pizza? Do you prefer to check out the bike trails? Or does a day of exploring Yosemite Valley tickle your fancy? Your guide knows all the different hike options, so check in with them for the skinny on which walks are the most or least rigorous and which ones offer the best views.

Mid-afternoon, we’ll join back together to take our last group trek to the base of El Capitan. Here we’ll look for brave climbers tackling the 3,000 foot wall before hopping back in the mini-coach to head back to San Francisco. Now is the time to kick back and enjoy the ride west through the mountains, orchards, and fields towards the city. We will make a stop about halfway to stretch and grab dinner.  Enjoy the skyline of San Francisco at night as we cross the Bay Bridge and return you to your hotel. 

 

**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. **

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.

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