*Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove are seasonal, as are many of the waterfalls.
**Mariposa Grove is scheduled to close in the Summer of 2015 and will be closed for two years for restoration. We will include it as long as it is open.
*Children under three are free held on laps
The fare includes hotel pickup/drop off, park fees, lunch and beverages. Gratuity is not included.
Please be ready ten minutes prior to your scheduled pick up time. Return times are approximate.
Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice are non-refundable. There is a $5 per person service fee for all other cancellations.
Included Lunch Choices
All lunches include beverages, fresh fruit and Potato Chips
Seven Grain Sammie
Ahwahnee Lunch Choices
All Lunches include soft beverage and choice of Apple or Boysenberry Pie
Ahwahnee Caesar Salad
Spicy Pulled BBQ Pork Sandwich
Chilled Diestel Ranch Turkey Club Hoagie Sandwich
Macaroni and Cheese
Long-time Yosemite Naturalist Carl Sharsmith was once asked what he would do if he only had one day to spend in Yosemite. He replied, “I’d sit by the Merced River and cry,” That was long before Discover Yosemite existed, or perhaps he would have suggested our tour.
It’s true that Yosemite is much too vast to see in one day. It is, after all, the size of Rhode Island. But Discover Yosemite is fortunate to employ the best in Yosemite tour guides and drivers, each with many years of experience. They know where to go and when to be there to maximize your day and make your Yosemite trip fun, relaxed and memorable. Instead of searching through guide books and maps, looking for parking at each stop and figuring out what to do for lunch, your day will be spent seeing the sights in a comfortable, 14-29 passenger buses and Cadillac Escalades.
Your tour includes frequent photo stops and a chance to walk to a waterfall or two. During the warm months, you’ll be able to walk among the Giant Sequoias and enjoy breathtaking views from Glacier Point. The bus trip itself provides ever-changing views and the chance to learn about the history, geology, flora, fauna and current events of this remarkable park. We’ll also provide coloring pages and a scavenger hunt to keep the kids involved.
Although Glacier Point and the Mariposa Grove are closed in the winter, our winter tour offers other rewards. Winter is the most peaceful time in Yosemite. Fewer crowds mean a better chance of seeing wildlife. As the winter snow pack builds in the high country, Yosemite Falls comes back to life, and the sound of ice crashing over the falls punctuates the stillness of the valley. You may be fortunate enough to see Yosemite Valley’s already astonishing beauty enhanced by a mantle of snow. And our skilled drivers take the worry out of negotiating mountain roads in the winter.
Water and soft drinks will be available throughout the day.
“The sun shines not on us but in us. The rivers flow not past, but through us, thrilling, tingling, vibrating every fiber and cell of the substance of our bodies, making them glide and sing.” John Muir
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