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Yosemite Tour from San Francisco with Bug Lodge Stay

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2-Day Tour Adult • Ages 12+
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Yosemite Tours with Lodge Stay

This Yosemite tour from San Francisco includes a stay at the charming and rustic Bug Lodge. The slowed pace and loads of free time means you can experience a giant redwood grove and enjoy leisurely hikes or bike rides to Yosemite National Park’s famous nature, monuments and waterfalls. Guaranteed departures every day of the year.

Customize your multi-day tour to Yosemite National Park from San Francisco with a stay at the charming and rustic Bug Lodge. Take all the free time you’d like to enjoy the park’s wilderness, towering granite cliffs, Giant Sequoias and awe-inspiring waterfalls.

Let our travel consultants and expert guides introduce you to the many summertime and wintertime activities. Be sure to hear all about the history, geology and wildlife that make Yosemite Valley the jewel of the U.S. National Parks.

Travel and Hospitality Awards named this the best Yosemite tour from San Francisco for its jaw-dropping natural beauty. The tour has earned more 5-star guest reviews because our top notch guides know how to maximise your time to include the Giant Sequoias among the attractions in Yosemite Valley.

Your Yosemite Giant Sequoia Tour begins on your outbound day with a pickup at your hotel, then heads east crossing through California’s fertile San Joaquin Valley and into the craggy Sierra Nevada mountains. See 150-year-old mining towns and learn the extensive history of the region.

Soon after entering Yosemite, you will experience the solitude of the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias. You won’t doubt for a second that these are the largest living creatures on the planet. No picture does them justice – but that should not keep you from trying!

In winter, when conditions on the Tuolumne Grove trail are snow-covered or unsafe, we substitute this experience with other attractions.

Your heart (and cameras) will be racing as you enter and enjoy a stop at (also known as Tunnel View). Take a moment and then some selfies with, and as your backdrop.

Your free and unguided time begins after taking YARTS to check into the Bug Lodge (bus fee not included). Hostel dormitories have new white steel beds, lockers, shower amenities and linens included. Very nice and very clean, these are usually two rooms sharing two baths, two showers and a sink bank at 645 sf. Backpackers still set the tone at the Bug and we have a guest kitchen for those who bring some food of their own. Decks outside with tables and chairs, too. In-room phones and TV are not available in this class of accommodation.

Take one or more days to enjoy the park before your return day. Activities you arrange on your own range from hiking, biking, rock climbing, rafting, fishing or nighttime stargazing (in spring and summer) to snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, tubing or ice skating in winter. Please note: activities depend on the season and conditions and are not included.

IMPORTANT: Please note that the YARTS bus stop is at a bus shelter on SR 140, involving a walk of about .25 miles (400 meters) first down and then up a hill, with no street lights. The road is paved until you reach the parking area. Most of the winter is spent without significant snow here, but the road is slippery occasionally. The commute time from the Yosemite Valley to the hostel is approximately 75 to 90 minutes. Please be prepared with a flashlight.

What You’ll Experience:

  •  Stay in a shared room at the Bug Lodge
  •  Pickup at most San Francisco hotels
  •  Tour Yosemite on the arrival and departure days
  •  Hike to Giant Sequoias (conditions permitting)
  •  Expert tour guide & commentary in English
  •  Free time in Yosemite from dropoff on the first day until pick up on departure day
  •  Transportation to San Francisco on the last day
  •  8 foreign language audios
  •  Free WiFi on vehicle
  •  Park entry fee included at checkout