Bridalveil Fall
The Ahwahneechee called this place Pohono, "Sprit of the Puffing Wind." The wind swirls about the cliff, often lifting the falling water and blowing it from side to side in delicate free-fall. It is 62 story high. 

Half Dome         
Half Dome rises to an elevation of 8,842 feet. At 87 million years old, the type of granite making up the dome is the youngest plutonic rock in the valley. (Plutonic rock is formed beneath the earth's surface by intense heat, pressure, and slow cooling.) 





Shuttle Bus
Free Shuttle Bus to take you within Yosemite Valley.  It operates quite often. The map for Shuttle Bus route will be provide by our driver.


Yosemite Map PDF


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CA 94102 USA
Tel 415.474.7500          
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Yosemite National Park 2 days Tour

Arch Rock

Round Trip by bus from San Francisco

Day 1: 227 miles.                                                                                                      Pick up from almost any hotel in central San Francisco area between 6:15 and 6:45 depart by 7:00. Travel east through San Joaquin Valley. Brief rest stop around 10:30. Enter Yosemite about 12:15.

*VALLEY SIGHTS. On the way in we drive up to Tunnel View to see most of Yosemite Valley including El Capitan, Bridalveil Fall and Half Dome. Driving on the south side of Merced River you see Three Brothers, Sentinel Rock, Yosemite Falls and meadows. Past the Chapel and crossing the Sentinel Bridge we reach Yosemite Lodge by 1:45. Store your luggage with the bell staff. 

At Yosemite Lodge Tour desk you can reserve all year Valley Floor Tour at $25 (child $13) or June to October Glacier Point Tour at $41.00 (child $23). There tours depart from Yosemite Lodge and can be booked by their tour desk when you arrive at 1:45 or by calling 209.372.4386.  Next two or three hours free - walk to Yosemite Falls, take the free shuttle to the Visitor Center, The Ahwahnee Hotel and other places, etc. 

For El Portal, YARTS Bus from Yosemite Lodge leaves at 4:00, 4:35, 5:20, 5:55, 8:20 p.m. Takes about 25 minutes. Take your luggage with you.

Yosemite View Lodge   El Portal. Deluxe room with two beds & private spa bath, air conditioning, TV., refrigerator and coffee maker.

2nd day. 215 miles.                                                                                                  Check out and take your luggage with you. 7:23 or 8:56 a.m. YARTS Bus transfer from El Portal arrives Yosemite Lodge in about 40 minutes. SPEND THE DAY ON YOUR OWN or take one of the tours that returns by 3:30.

Meet us at Yosemite Lodge at 3:30 p.m. departure. Brief stop en route arriving back in San Francisco after 9:00 p.m. There can be traffic delays or late departure - please do not expect to catch a flight at night.

 Tour includes:

Deluxe 2 days of narrated tour transportation including free luggage space, Yosemite Park entrance fee, Valley Sights Tour, room and tax for one night at Yosemite View Lodge, YARTS tickets for the transfers between Yosemite Valley and Yosemite View Lodge in El Portal. YARTS schedules change in mid May and mid September.  Actual times will be given to you when boarding the tour.


Tour Operates daily all year (except certain holidays)
Motor Coach from May 1st to October 31st
AMTRAK & Bus from November 1st  to April 30th

Cost Per Person


Yosemite View Lodge Code Double Single Triple Quad Child
River View Room SY1R $319 $448 $276 $260 $125
Mountain View Room SY1M $299 $408 $266 $248 $125

 Booking after January 1st, 2015

Yosemite View Lodge Code Double Single Triple Quad Child
River View Room SY1R $322 $452 $278 $263 $125
Mountain View Room SY1M $302 $412 $270 $254 $125

Last update: December 8th, 2014

Tour price per person in U.S. Dollars includes room and taxes.  Child rate applies up to age 17 sharing room with adult.

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