Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Trip from San Jose
This experience to the wild, natural beauty of Yosemite National Park and its Giant Sequoias takes off 365 days a year. This is the only Yosemite Valley 1-day tour from San Jose where you will experience the solitude of the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, the largest living things on the Earth. Your heart will be race as you enter Yosemite Valley for 5 glorious hours to enjoy Lower Yosemite, Nevada and Bridalveil falls, then take some moments at El Capitan, Half Dome and other iconic monuments.
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Entrance fee into Yosemite National Park
From$242.10 / person
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9031 Village Dr, Yosemite National Park, CA, United States
Bridalveil Fall, Yosemite National Park, CA, United States
El Capitan, Yosemite National Park, CA, United States
Highway 41, Yosemite National Park, CA, United States
Tuolumne Grove, Yosemite National Park, California, United States
Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park, CA, United States
9035 Village Dr, Yosemite, California, United States
170 South Market Street, Downtown San Jose, CA, 95113, United States
Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California, United States
If you cancel up to 24 hours before the start of your event you will receive 100% refund
Child safety seat for children under 8 years old or 4' 9" (1.4 meters) required
Food and drinks, unless specified
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You can book at any time before the event
Prices from $242.10 / person
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: San Jose, San Jose, California
Join us on this breathtaking tour of Yosemite National Park, whose towering granite peaks, cascading waterfalls and nature trails are perhaps the most stunning in the world. This award-winning tour spends the most time in Yosemite and includes a unique hike among ancient Giant Sequoias.
Your tour begins with a convenient pick up in San Jose.
Pass By: San Joaquin Valley, CA
Sit back and enjoy the scenery as your guide explains how glitter in the American River sparked the California gold rush.
Quick stop for breakfast along the way.
Pass By: Sierra Nevada, California, USA
Into the rocky Sierra Nevada mountains. See 150 year old mining towns and learn the colorful history of the region and what geological forces made Yosemite’s dramatic landscapes; and the role John Muir played in the formation of America’s first protected wilderness.
Pass By: Yosemite National Park, Yosemite National Park, California
Be Blown Away by Awe-Inspiring Valley Views
After entering Yosemite National Park, we’ll make our way to a scene made famous by photographer Ansel Adams.
Stop At: Tunnel View, Wawona Road, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
Take a moment at Tunnel View. Capture yourself with El Capitan, Half Dome, Sentinel Dome, Glacier Point, and Cathedral Peak as your background.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Bridalveil Falls, Yosemite National Park, CA
Once you’ve had your fill of photographs from this perch overlooking the valley, the tour will arrange a memorable stop where you can get eye to eye with wispy Bridalveil Fall.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Yosemite Valley, 9035 Village Dr, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389-9912
Have Your Own Yosemite Valley Adventure
After arriving to our stop in Yosemite Valley, you will have 2 hours for lunch and exploring on your own.
Duration: 2 hours
Pass By: Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
The free time options include hiking to Yosemite Falls
Pass By: Sentinel bridge, Sentinel dr, Yosemite National Park, CA
Meandering through Sentinel Meadow
Pass By: Ansel Adams Gallery, 9031 Village Dr, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389-9912
Checking out the Ansel Adams Gallery and more.
Stop At: El Capitan, Yosemite National Park, CA
Take a Moment with More Iconic Monuments
Your Yosemite experience stops next at El Capitan Meadow to learn more about the world’s largest granite monolith and its climbing culture.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Valley View, Northside Drive Just East of El Portal Road Junction, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
As we are leaving Yosemite Valley, we will make our final stop at Valley View which serves up a panoramic landscape framing the Merced River, El Capitan and the imposing spires of Cathedral Rocks.
Duration: 15 minutes
Pass By: Merced River, Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
Watch the water flow through from the mountains
Pass By: Cathedral Rocks and Spires, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
Can be seen at our Valley View stop
Stop At: Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, Yosemite National Park, Yosemite National Park, CA
Feel the Quiet Grandeur of Giant Sequoias
The highlight of our tour is still ahead of you as we head to the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias. In this beautiful grove, you’ll have the chance to get up close and personal with some of the largest and oldest trees on earth.
*When the Tuolumne Grove trail is snow-covered or unsafe (November-March), we always spend extra time in Yosemite Valley.
Duration: 1 hour
Pass By: Big Oak Flat, Big Oak Flat, California
By the end of the day, you’ll have experienced some of the most incredible landscapes in the world and captured memories to last a lifetime. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore Yosemite National Park with us.
Location on map
Signia by Hilton San Jose, 170 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113, USA
Returns to original departure point
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Access to the Sequoia Grove can be difficult during winter months, generally October through May, and other activities may be substituted at the discretion of the guide.
Not wheelchair accessible
During winter months, temperatures in Yosemite can vary drastically to the ones in San Francisco. Therefore, it is recommend to wear winter clothes, especially shoes or boots with rubber soles and treads.
California law requires tour guests to bring a car safety seat for all children under 8 years and under 4' 9" (1.4 meters) in height
Service animals allowed
As tour sizes vary, transportation is in either a 15-passenger minivan or a 41-passenger bus.
Near public transportation
Tour makes stops at approximately 8:30am for breakfast, 1pm for lunch and on the trip back for dinner. Meals are not included.
Audio links available in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, German, Korean, Chinese and Japanese. Specify language at time of booking under special requirements
You will either be picked up directly by the tour bus or be provided transportation to the tour bus in the East Bay.
The Giant Sequoia Grove is located at a higher elevation and the hike is dependent on trail conditions, especially from October through May. Ice and snow might make the trail unsafe to hike. The decision of whether it is safe to go on the hike will be made on a day by day basis. Therefore, a visit cannot be guaranteed. However, while the trail might be closed, guests get to spend more time in Yosemite Valley. There you can see all the other great sights Yosemite has to offer, including El Capitan, Inspiration Point, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls and more.
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Exact destinations & itinerary may differ due to weather, road conditions, and the guide's discretion.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 41 travelers
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
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