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From San Francisco: Cedar Lodge 2-Day Yosemite Park Tour

4.7 / 5

17 reviews

From San Francisco: Cedar Lodge 2-Day Yosemite Park Tour

From US$ 429 per person

Discover the best of Yosemite on this 2-day tour from San Francisco. Spend a full day exploring the stunning Yosemite Valley and rest in the Cedar Lodge. Continue on toward the beautiful outlying area and take in sites like Glacier Point.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 2 days
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Pickup included
Complimentary pick-up from most San Francisco hotels.
Small group
Limited to 13 participants


  • Explore Yosemite National Park for 2 days with a small group
  • Photograph famous highlights like Yosemite Falls, El Capitan, Bridalveil Fall, and Inspiration Point
  • Visit the park’s amazing Glacier Point and hike among the Giant Sequoias in the summertime
  • Stay overnight at Cedar Lodge, along the bank of the Merced River
Full description
Run away for 2 days of crisp, fresh mountain air with an affordable and fun 2-day trip to Yosemite National Park from San Francisco. Escape to the mountains for 2 full days of hiking, sightseeing, and exploring in the amazing natural wilderness of Yosemite National Park. Trek through Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point, and the Giant Sequoias, and sleep comfortably in your own hotel room. On this tour of Yosemite National Park from San Francisco, you'll have 2 days to explore, giving you more time and flexibility to see all the sights. Detailed Itinerary: Day 1: San Francisco - Cedar Lodge Head from San Francisco to Cedar Lodge, which is situated in the picturesque Merced River Canyon. Arrive at the accommodation and continue toward the surrounding nature. Learn the history of Yosemite as you explore the Yosemite Valley and take in stunning sites like Yosemite Falls, Inspiration Point, Half Dome, Bridalveil Fall, and El Capitan. Afterwards, return to the lodge and explore its creature comforts which include a restaurant, bar, 2 swimming pools, jacuzzi, and private beach access on the Merced River. Day 2: Cedar Lodge - San Francisco Explore the outlying areas of the park. Take a trip to the awe-inspiring Glacier Point and enjoy a hike among the Giant Sequoias (weather permitting). At the end of the day, head back to San Francisco and arrive at around 21:00.
  • San Francisco hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Eco-friendly transportation to and from Yosemite in biodiesel minibus
  • Narrated Yosemite Valley tour
  • Yosemite Park entrance fee
  • Overnight hotel accommodation at Yosemite Cedar Lodge
  • Meals
  • Gratuity for guide (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable clothes
  • Hiking shoes
  • Reusable water bottle

Know before you go

  • Due to limited storage space on our vehicles, we ask that luggage is limited to 1 small, soft, overnight bag per passenger (something that will fit under the seats).
  • Cancellations for overnight hotel tours will be charged at 50% of tour price if canceled within 15 days of the tour departure. No-shows and cancellations within 24 hours will be charged in full (100%).
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 17 reviews

Review summary

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I truly enjoyed the tour but a few points. * The gouide could have given us the park map at the beginning of the trip, not on the second day. * She told us the hike on the second day was easy and takes about 3 hours, but it is steep down hill trail, which is not for beginers. It took 4.5 hours for us, though beautiful. It looks she never hiked there. It is called 4 Mile Trail, but precisely it is 4.8 miles. My phone said I walked 9.5 miles that day. (I walked only a few blocks besides the hike that day, e.g bet the van and hotel) Hope she would speak from her own experience or do some research before giving us an advice. But again, it was a great tour, thank you so much!

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June 19, 2021

Great tour

Very good, very organized, as Yosemite is so big, she was directed so we could know as much as possible in 2 days, lovely, high-spirited guide Lysa gave us several tips, made Yosemite an unforgettable experience, but I received the information that came in email that breakfast was available but in reality was not

July 19, 2019

Awesome tour!

We were picked up promptly by the guide in a modern comfortable vehicle. The majority of day 1 was spent visiting Giant Sequoias outside of Yosemite as Mariposa Grove in Yosemite was closed. We got to the park about 5pm and visited Glacier Point lookout which was great. Dropped off those staying at Yosemite Lodge then a 45 minute drive to Cedar Lodge - so it was about 8.30 by the time we got there, a full day. Limited food options at Cedar Lodge. Next day was breakfast at Yosemite Lodge as they have better breakfast options. We were then free to do as we liked for the day, with good advice from the guide. Most the group walked to the top of Vernal Falls - awesome views and even saw a bear! The guide came with us. In the afternoon time was made for those of us who wanted to take a quick swim, then a photo stop by El Capitan and then off toward San Fransisco. We experienced a vehicle break down about 2 hours out of SF, but it was well managed by the guide and company.

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August 31, 2017

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