Yosemite Sunset & Champagne Tour | from El Portal, CA

Why We Love this Tour

“There is something magical and inspiring about watching the sunset over Yosemite Valley.  Enjoying the view and sipping champagne is the perfect ending to the day!”

-Laura Skelton
Sales & Service Agent

Tour Highlights

  • Guided hike to the top of Sentinel Dome
  • Enjoy 360 degree views of Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevadas
  • Get off-the-beaten-path in this popular park
  • Indulge in champagne and various small-bites as you watch the sun go down
  • Yosemite National Park entry is included!
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Price: $135

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 the crowds behind and join us for an evening excursion to reach the heights of Yosemite National Park and watch the sky unfold around you with a glass of champagne in hand.

First, we will climb 3,200 feet of elevation to reach the Sentinel Dome trailhead. From there, we will embark on a mild hike to reach the granite mound which makes up Sentinel Dome and offers 360 degree views. Watch as the sun goes down while you enjoy views of Half Dome and the high-elevation expanses of Yosemite National Park. Enjoy a glass of bubbly and some small-bites before descending the dome and heading back to the vehicle.

Why not stay the night?

Let us package your tour with a comfortable & convenient night’s stay at Cedar or Yosemite View Lodge. Check-in to the hotel before being picked up outside the lobby for your Sunset & Champagne hiking tour. You’ll be dropped off at your hotel when the tour is over to enjoy a cozy night’s sleep in the Sierras. Check-out the next day and go explore the park on your own, or add-on additional tours and nights to stay longer!

For a limited time, save 15% on your hotel and tour package when you book before September 30, 2020!

We aren’t currently offering this package online. Call us at (800) 777-8464 to arrange package and hotel room preferences!

 

 

Itinerary

Itinerary

 

  • 5:00pm. Depart Cedar Lodge
  • 5:15pm. Depart Yosemite View Lodge
  • 6:30pm. Arrive at the trailhead to hike over a mile to reach the top of Sentinel Dome and enjoy a champagne picnic during sunset.
  • 8:15pm. Depart Sentinel Dome Parking area
  • 9:45m. Arrive Yosemite View Lodge
  • 10:00pm. Arrive Cedar Lodge

 

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. You can park at either 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.

Hiking: The hike to the top of Sentinel Dome a 2.2 mile roundtrip trail that is rated as easy. While most of this trail is flat, the final stretch requires a steep climb up the granite dome. Come prepared with good shoes and comfortable layered clothing. It can be very chilly once the sun begins to set.

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