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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

  • Fully-guided + round trip transportation & the accommodation of your choice
  • 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
  • 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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Rooms at Yosemite Valley Lodge, inspired by natural elements

Curry Village Tent Cabins, nestled among the pines

Cedar Lodge, located along the Merced River

Walking among the Giant Sequoias

Take a picturesque dip in the Yosemite Valley Lodge pool

Near Yosemite Falls, Yosemite Valley Lodge is surrounded by views

Inside the Curry Village Tent Cabins

Hiking to waterfalls in Yosemite Valley

Curry Village Tent Cabins, surrounded by nature in Yosemite Valley

Comfortable and clean rooms at Cedar Lodge

Gazing up at towering El Capitan

Stunning Yosemite Falls

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Overview

EXPERIENCE OUR YOSEMITE OVERNIGHT 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 the 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.

*subject to road closures, depending on the time of year.

Your Choice of Accommodation:

YOSEMITE VALLEY LODGE

Prices start at $579 double occ*

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 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

Prices start at $469 double occ*

Unplug and unwind in these rustic tent cabins in the center of Curry Village in Yosemite Valley, 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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Only need the hotel?

If you only need a hotel reservation without guided transportation, please see the following pages to book the Yosemite Valley Lodge, Curry Village Tent Cabins & the Wawona Hotel.

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. **

Private Tours

Book our Yosemite Overnight Lodging Tour as a Private Excursion

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 8 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 Overnight Lodging  Tour as a private excursion now!

Our rates are based on a maximum of 8 guests with two quad occupancy guest rooms provided. After clicking below and choosing an available date, elect the ‘private tour’ option.

Private + Cedar Lodge for 1-8 guests: $2,909 total

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Private + Curry Village Tent Cabins for 1-8 guests: $3,009 total

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Private + Yosemite Valley Lodge for 1-8 guests: $3,309 total

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Transport + Hotel only

Let us arrange your transportation and hotel reservation and leave the rest up to you. Enjoy ample free time and the ability to explore as you please.

If you’d like our professional guides to show you the wonders of Yosemite National Park, then head back to the original tour on this webpage.

DAY 1

6:00 – 11:30am: As we embark on our 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.

11:00am – 12:30pm: We’ll continue into the mountains as we connect with the rich history of California’s gold country, passing through some of the first settlements built during the Gold Rush. Take in the earthy forest smell as we make our way to the heart of the park. Your guide will pepper in stories and historical facts about the different sights. With an intimate group, there’s plenty of time to stop along the way to take pictures with the beautiful panoramas.

12:30pm: We made it! We’ll arrive in the early afternoon at the Majestic Hotel, Yosemite Valley Lodge or Half Dome Village; all centrally located in Yosemite Valley. You can choose to quickly stash your luggage at the front desk and meander around the valley, or grab a map and plot your route for the day. Your guides will be sure to give you a run-down on your options for activities and where to get the best eats.

DAY 2

7:00am – 3:30pm: Now is your time to shine! Want to hike or bike around? You’ll have options to meander or bike down paved paths, hike the trails, engage further with the park’s history at the visitor center, or visit the Ansel Adams Gallery. Make sure to keep an eye on the time to make your way to stop 7 for the 3:30 departure back to San Francisco.

3:30pm: Now is the time to kick back and enjoy the ride back West through the mountains, orchards, and fields towards the city. Enjoy the skyline of San Francisco at night as we cross the Bay Bridge and return you to your lodging.

YOSEMITE VALLEY LODGE

Prices start at $649 double occ*

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TENT CABINS AT CURRY VILLAGE

Prices start at $569 double occ*

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Want to stay longer?

If two days in Yosemite is not long enough for you, we can accommodate by adding additional nights to your hotel stay. Just call into our front office at 1.800.777.8464, and we will be sure to create the vacation package that works best for you.

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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A perfect two days.

“A perfect experience! We took our twelve year-old grandson on this adventure and it did not disappoint. Our guide, Daniel, picked us up promptly at our hotel. We were a diverse group in age and nationality, but by the time we returned to San Francisco, we were a family! With just the right amount of information and quiet time to reflect and observe the astounding scenery, Daniel led use through two days of hiking, leisure, with a comfortable bed at the end of the day. We will ever treasure this time. Thanks, all! Could not recommend more highly.”

– Rena P.
Traveled July 2019
Yosemite Hotel Tour

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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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