Central Valley, California
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  • Yosemite Valley, Giant Sequoias and Glacier Point Tour

    1. Yosemite Valley, Giant Sequoias and Glacier Point Tour

    Discover the best that Yosemite National Park has to offer by joining a small-group tour led by a knowledgeable tour guide. Depart from either El Portal on highway 140 or Oakhurst on highway 41 and embark on a tour that showcases the awe-inspiring landmarks of Yosemite. Sit back and relax as your tour guide drives you towards Yosemite National Park. Arrive at Tunnel View to witness the most famous viewpoint in Yosemite Valley, El Capital, and Half Dome. Then, go towards Glacier Point where you’ll see breathtaking views of Half Dome, Vernal Falls, Nevada Falls, and more. Head back towards Yosemite Valley and make a photo stop at Yosemite Falls. Around noon, stop at the peaceful Cathedral Beach where you’ll get to enjoy an included boxed lunch. After, get ready to do more exploring. Head towards the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias where you will spend 2 hours hiking the 2.5 miles (4 k...

    Our Guide Phil was very knowledgeable and made the day very enjoyable. He told us lots of history and fun facts that we did not know. Took us to the most beautiful places in Yosemite and was right there to cheer us on when the hike got a little rough.

  • Yosemite National Park: Valley Orientation Tour

    2. Yosemite National Park: Valley Orientation Tour

    Witness the stunning beauty of Yosemite National Park by joining an eco-friendly, small group guided transportation. Choose between three convenient pickup locations covering hotels on Highway 41, 140 & 120. From there, we'll drive 30 - 60 minutes through beautiful Yosemite National Park to reach Yosemite Valley. On the way, your guide will expand your knowledge and expand your knowledge about the history and geology before stopping for photos of El Capitan, the world’s largest granite monolith. Your expert guide will provide a park orientation and a hiking briefing, so you’ll be all set to wander around Yosemite on your own. You will be dropped off either at Curry Village or Yosemite Valley Lodge in the park so you can start your free time.  During your free time of approximately 5 hours, you can explore Yosemite either by hiking its most famous trails or even get the chance to bik...

    We ask to be picked up from our hotel, the service representative was very nice but couldn't help us change the pick up location. Everything else was great!

  • Yosemite: National Park Full-Day Trip in Biofuel Vehicle

    3. Yosemite: National Park Full-Day Trip in Biofuel Vehicle

    Spend an active, fun-filled day learning why Yosemite is one of America’s most popular national parks. Hike through the park with an experienced guide and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature on this small group tour. Start off by making your way east from San Francisco and heading across the Bay Bridge. You’ll continue toward the Sierras and make your way into the mountains. There, you’ll learn about California’s rich history as you pass through some of the first settlements built during the Gold Rush. Once you arrive in Yosemite National Park, it’s time to stretch your legs. Your first stop in Yosemite will include a 2.5-mile round trip hike to see the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias. Be prepared for this strenuous hike, where you’ll descend 400 feet into the grove, before turning around and walking back up. Next, you’ll cruise into the famous Yosemite Valley to take in views of ...

    Quick review: Jamie was a fantastic guide on a very hot day in Yosemite! This felt like a fun field trip with a great group of strangers and a van that had great AC. Jamie gave us realistic advice for which places to visit in the 3 hours we had at the valley. More details: It was our first time going to Yosemite, and although we wanted to do the Giant Sequoia trip, IncredibleAdventures (who operates this tour) told us that not enough people booked The Giant Sequoia trip for us to go on it (they told us 2 days before our scheduled tour). Luckily, they rebooked us into the Yosemite Day Trip tour (for the same date as our original reservations) and gave us a refund for the inconvenience. The Yosemite Day Trip tour was awesome! Even when we had some issues with receiving our refund, the GetYourGuide customer service team helped us out quickly. Overall, very satisfied with the clarity before and throughout the trip to Yosemite! Their customer service after the trip was also exceptional.

  • Point Reyes Station: Food and Farm Tour with Lunch

    4. Point Reyes Station: Food and Farm Tour with Lunch

    Discover the coastal farms of West Marin and Sonoma County which offer an unrivaled collection of epicurean delights for any hungry traveler. Nestled between the edges of the famed California wine country and the protected Pt. Reyes National Seashore, this unique region offers an incredible variety of high-quality produce, artisan cheeses, wine, local oyster beds, grass-fed beef, and more.  This exclusive, 5-hour food tour offers a unique opportunity to sample some of the best the region has to offer and learn the fascinating history that makes the area so unique. Starting at the small town Pt. Reyes Station, home to a locally-loved weekly farmers market, meet your guide and any additional members of your group over pastries from the renowned Bovine Bakery. Receive a quick overview of the tour and region before heading to the Cowgirl Creamery for 7 to 8 samples of award-winning cheeses....

    This was an amazing day. Alex is very knowledgeable and accommodating. Everyone in our group of six were all in agreement that this tour was well worth the money and one of the best tours we went on while on our visit to San Francisco.

  • From El Portal: Yosemite Sunset Hike at Sentinel Dome

    5. From El Portal: Yosemite Sunset Hike at Sentinel Dome

    Take in the stunning beauty of Yosemite National Park from 3,200 feet above the valley floor at sunset. Meet your guide and small group of maximum 10 people with a pickup from the Yosemite View Lodge located right at the western border of the park. Head into the park and up the mountain, past towering pines and fragrant incense cedars towards the Sentinel Dome Trailhead. From there, you'll leave the crowds behind as you hike up an easy, 1-mile (1.6-kilometer) trail to the top of the dome. Take once-in-a-lifetime photos of this UNESCO World Heritage Site with sweeping panoramic views of the glacier cut valley and massive granite monoliths. Admire breathtaking views from over 7,000 feet (2,230 meters) in elevation. Toast the magic hour with a glass of champagne and small bites as the last rays of the day fade into early evening. As you make your way back to the van, an expert guide will...

    was an excellent experience! Kate is absolutely awesome! she was patient and extremely informative. she answered all of our questions would absolutely do this again! views are once in a lifetime must do!!

  • Giant Sequoia Snowshoe & Yosemite Valley Tour

    6. Giant Sequoia Snowshoe & Yosemite Valley Tour

    Experience the best that winter in Yosemite National Park has to offer in just one day. Enjoy snow-topped Yosemite Valley and a picturesque snowshoe hike to the Merced Grove of Giant Sequoias. Get picked up and go straight to Tunnel View, one of the best panoramas in all of Yosemite National Park. While here, grab some photos and take in the beauty of this glacially-carved valley in winter.  Next, travel to another area of the park to reach the trailhead to the Giant Sequoias. Once at the trailhead, it's time to layer up and strap on your snowshoes. If appropriate snow conditions do not exist, you will complete the hike in your regular hiking boots. On this 3-mile round-trip hike, make your way down the serene trail to reach the cluster of ancient Giant Sequoias. Find around 20 mature trees in one of Yosemite's most peaceful groves. Once you've worked up an appetite, enjoy your provid...

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What people are saying about Central Valley, California

A fantastic day out in Yosemite with a highly knowledgable and friendly tour guide named Jeremy. The timings according to the itinerary that we had been sent were adhered to precisely which made for a very simple and stress free rendezvous with the tour bus and then from then on the experience got better and better as the day went on. Jeremy went out of his way to ensure that everybody got equal amounts of his time and knowledge whilst also ensuring that we all came away with great photos from our day! For me personally, the highlight was the up close visit to El Capitan but all in all, the entire national park of Yosemite is awe inspiring and breath taking! We very much look forward to visiting again and will certainly recommend Incredible Adventures again

Our Guide Phil was very knowledgeable and made the day very enjoyable. He told us lots of history and fun facts that we did not know. Took us to the most beautiful places in Yosemite and was right there to cheer us on when the hike got a little rough.

The tour was excellent! Jeremy was knowledgeable and engaging. His knowledge of the history of the park was phenomenal. We arrived at the points in the park according to the itinerary. High recommend Jeremy!!!!

very good experience with your company, staff very friendly and knowledgeable guide. Clean van

Our guide Kate was good in all aspects Friendly Knowledgeable