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.)
The base of Yosemite Falls is an easy walk from Shuttle Bus Stop #7 near the Yosemite Lodge. Impressive view of both the upper and lower falls are seen on the path to the base. The two Yosemite falls and an intermediate cascade drop 2,425 feet, combining to make this the tallest waterfall in North America.
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.
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Yosemite National Park 3 days Tour
Monte e Aqua
Round Trip 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) or 8 hour Grand Tour of Mariposa Grove of Big Tree and Glacier Point $82.00 (child $46). 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 and 8:15 p.m. Takes about 25 minutes to Yosemite View Lodge.
Yosemite View Lodge El Portal. Deluxe room with two beds & private spa bath, air conditioning, TV, refrigerator and coffee maker.
Day 2: Up to 125 miles.
Going up to Yosemite Valley at 7:23 or 8:56 a.m. YARTS Bus from El Portal arrives at Yosemite Lodge in 25 minutes.
SPEND THE DAY ON YOUR OWN or If you have reserved and paid for one of these optional tours you board at Yosemite Lodge.
A. GRAND TOUR. Mariposa Grove of Big Trees. Glacier Point. 8 hours. From June to late October (For this tour you need to take the 7:23 YARTS from El Portal.)
B. GLACIER POINT TOUR. From June to late October - 4 hours.
C. VALLEY FLOOR TOUR. Operates all year. 2 hours.
Day 3: 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.
Deluxe 2 days of narrated tour transportation, Yosemite Park entrance fee, Valley Sights Tour, room and tax for two nights at Yosemite View Lodge, YARTS tickets for the transfers between Yosemite Valley and Yosemite View Lodge in El Portal.
Tour Operates daily all year (except certain holidays)
Daily by First Class Motor Coach from May 1 to October 31
November 1 to April 30 by First Class Motor Coach on Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun
and Amtrak (Bus & Train) or mini bus on Mon, Wed, Fri
Cost Per Person
|Yosemite View Lodge
|River View Room
|Mountain View Room
Summer rates apply April 1 to October 31
Winter rates apply November 1 to March 31
Tour price per person in U.S. Dollars includes room taxes. Child rate applies up to age 17 sharing room with adult.
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