- By Kevin
- On Jan 23, 2018
- North America
- Travel Tips
Visit Yosemite National Park on this day trip from San Francisco.The bus tour start from San Francisco,upon arrival in the state's most famous national park have lunch(at own expense)or skip straight to the park to begin exploring.Follow your guide on a walking tour of the area or discover the park's charms on your own during your 4-hour stay.Round-trip transportation from selected San Francisco hotels is included.
What You Can Expect
After pickup at your hotel in San Francisco(select hotels only),board your luxury vehicle for the trip to Yosemite National Park.Cross the Bay Bridge and travel through the Central Valley into the foothills of the Sierra.Upon arrival at Yosemite,meet your guide for a hike to the base of Yosemite Falls or explore on your own.
Rent a bike(own expense)to cruise the valley floor,visit the Ansel Adams Gallery,or hit up the rangers'station for informative lectures and guided walks.Peruse the Indian Village of Ahwahnee or stroll along the banks of the Merced River.Without a stop for lunch,you'll have roughly 4 hours to explore.
Enjoy hours of free time to explore the park on your own.Rent a bike and cruise along the flat paths of Yosemite Valley(not included),hike to a nearby waterfall or visit the Ansel Adams Gallery to see some of the most famous images of the park ever captured on film.Lunch options include a picnic on the Merced River or a casual meal at the Yosemite Lodge(own expense).Reconnect with your guide at the appointed time,and relax on the scenic drive back to San Francisco.
The weather in Yosemite is highly variable and includes rain and snow in winter and high temperatures in summer.The itinerary may be adapted to make the most of Yosemite during different seasons and times of the year.The giant sequoias are best visited between May and October.During the rest of the year,snow and ice conditions may prevent access to roads and trails,and other activities may be substituted.