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Highlights:Visit Yosemite and Giant Sequoias. Roundtrip transportation included.
Live narration is given in English. Audio headsets are available in Spanish, German, French, Italian, Chinese, Portuguese, Japanese and Korean for the tour at no extra cost. Please specify the language option when booking.
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Denise is an amazing guide that loves her job. She made the trip EXTRA special.
Our tour guide was Denise. She was very friendly, sharing cultures,histories with us about California and the route we were travelling, understanding our needs. We did not feel bored not even a single... More>>
Our tour guide was Denise. She was very friendly, sharing cultures,histories with us about California and the route we were travelling, understanding our needs. We did not feel bored not even a single minute in our 6 -7 hours journey. Unfortunately, we did not go to Giant Sequoias since there were construction going on.
We consider that the bus and the guide weren't good enough. The bus is not as comfortable as we pretend for a long trip, and, We know we took a tour in English language, but, We consider the guide could talk slower for our best understanding of the comments.
The tour itself was really nice: driver, bus etc. I was a little upset the Sequoya trees were not available at that time of the year due to snow. (March). Who knew ? But I would like to mention that the bus was 40 mins late for a pick up at the hotel. Also, I made 1 reservation for me for $157, another for my friend, but for $149. But it tuned out to be the same tour on the same bus.
I would highly recommend if you book this tour to ask for Denise as your guide/driver. She is the only female among 15 guides/drivers working for Extranomical tour company. I thought she did the fantastic job of giving this one day tour which included 15+ hours of time behind the wheels. She shared so many facts about San Fransisco which was golden for someone who is visiting the city for the first time. Every hour of the tour she had a snippet to share with us which kept the day going. What I really like is her passion for sharing the info. We were very fortunate for Denise to be the guide during that day. We stopped at Giant Sequoias as well as Yosemite and Denise was nice enough to have us stopped at both the places with ample time for lunch and walk around. It was one of the best tours I was part of and this wouldn't have been possible without Denise as our Guide. I really hope everyone taking this one day tour have similar experiences.
Very convenient with the free pick-ups since it was a very early start. Saw the beautiful giant Sequoias and took lots of pictures of the beautiful scenes. Didn't see the waterfall due to the dry conditions.
Very convenient. Pick up near my house from a BART station was a big plus for me. I used my time most efficiently with your trip and have seen many highlight of the famous park. Thanks for our driver and Guide Brook. He is a very nice person indeed. I shall use your service in future and tell my friends to do same.
I recommend this tour! Yosemite is such an amazing and breath-taking place, everyone should visit at least once in lifetime. Ross was our tour guide, a very nice guy who added a lot of interesting information and fun facts to the tour, not too much talking, not too little information, right on it. I took the 1-day tour and think is perfectly planned to make the most of the time available. We had a busy day, but not tiring or boring at all, had a nice hot meal at the park too. Bus is comfortable and the hotel pick is complimentary, which is great given that we start the tour early in the morning (6am). The walk to the Sequoias is smooth, just wear comfortable shoes and grab some water to refresh on your way back, I'm 36, not into sports or outdoor activities, and took the 2-mile walk just fine. Had no issues with payment or e-mail confirmation. Reasonable price.
We had a terrific tour on 8/15 (Last Saturday). Our tour guide, Ross, was awesome! He told us so many things including the history in the area and the people. He mentioned about the drought, the relationship between the water resource and the economy, the trees and the wildfire. It was amazing. We also enjoyed the family photos that Ross took for us. Thanks!
We had a fabulous tour of Yosemite. Our guide, Anthony, was the best guide we have ever had on a tour. He gave us informative tidbits about the area on the ride to Yosemite, and was very accommodating to the group. We got fabulous pictures, some of which Anthony took for us so we could have complete family pictures. It was fun and educational with gorgeous views. If you go on this tour, ask for Anthony.
We loved Antony! He was a fantastic tour guide and had very interesting facts! Everything was absolutely beautiful but we were sad that we didn't get to see the Sequoias. It had snowed 4 days before our tour and there was still black ice and snow on the ground where the trees are located. For those really wanting to see the trees, go later than May!
This tour and our tour guide Ben were great. We went at the end of January and were able to see everything. There was plenty of time at each stop. Within Yosemite Valley there is a free shuttle that can get you from the lodge where the tour drops off to the visitor center or further. We stopped in both directions in Oakdale at a strip mall with a grocery store. On the way out, we were able to grab a snack for breakfast and lunch for later. On the way back in, we were able to have dinner at one of the restaurants next door. That was a great option to save time at Yosemite as well as avoiding the higher prices within the park.
Nice tour. The tour guide was friendly, humorous, and responsible. The Yosemite Park was beautiful. It was interesting to see wild animals and people stay in the park together. However, I failed to go to see some of the wonderful landscape spots, as suggested by the tour guide, who gave me two-hour free time. The spots were far away from the shuttle bus stops. I would definitely suggest a two-day visit.
Great tour, it was a bit challenging walking back to the bus from the Giant Sequoias, but our guide (Roman) was the best in the world, walked with me to assure a successful return. He gave us many extra opportunities to see the wonderful Yosemite Valley sites, and his humor made the heat tolerable! Would recommend to anyone in good shape!
The driver/tour guide iwas one of the most customer oriented and excellent staff members I have ever met. From the first meeting of shaking our hands to subsequent offering to take photos for us, my husband and I were both deeply impressed. He also had good knowledge of Yosemite and safe driving skills. I strongly recommend this tour to Yosemite!
Recently went on a 1 day Yosemite Tour with my cousin from overseas. Our driver/guide Safiya was very knowlegeable with the area and its history. She gladly volunteered in taking pictures for everyone, Safiya is the type of employee you need working for your company. Anyone can see that she really enjoys her job. My cousin was very impressed by Yosemite and wants to return for camping few days. The unfortunate part of the trip was that we weren't able to take a hike and see the Sequoias due to fire smoke in the area. Minus 1 star for a bumpy ride in a packed van and poor air conditioning. But for only a 1 day tour and with a guide like Safiya, I'd still highly recommend it.
The trip was great. I got what I had expected. It was planned very well, everything was exactly according to a schedule. I had enough time for walking, taking pictures, coffee break and refreshment, enjoying the park. The guide called Jesse (not sure about spelling)was awesome, very well informed, flexible and willing, provided us cold water all the trip and even some more stops with great views, amusing, easy-going and relaxed. What an excellent trip and a guy! Thanks a lot. I can really recommend.
Our tour guide, Patrick, was wonderful. He made the trip there and back an adventure in California music. Very knowledgeable about the history of California and the Yosemite Valley. The bus was not what I was expecting. The ad said 15 people, there were 34 in our group. The air conditioning was broken in the bus and it was very hot. The walk back up from the giant redwoods was very difficult for 2 people in their mid 60s. You might want to stress the difficulty. The walk down was great. Given those facts, I still give it 5 stars mostly because of Patrick. Thanks
The trip overall was great. The bus was comfortable and generally adequate. The bus driver/guide (Roman) was brilliant and worth the trip alone and I supporet his employment!
Although the beginning of the day was rainy, and the giant sequoias were not viewed - should have indicated how difficult the walk down and back was, as such was presented as an 'extra' - overall the day was great.
The only negative was that your add was not as described. The extra cost - above what was offered by the provider Extranomical on their own website - was not as specifically justified to me i.e. instead of a small group of 12 - 15 people, the trip involved 34 persons on a small tour bus. If I had known the real facts, I would have simply booked with Extranomical and been done with it. And saved money. Your on costs are not justifiable! and not as explained in your email responses to my earlier enquiries!
This was an excellent trip except few hick-ups. Tour was booked for bus, but we were put into small van. I had requested for date change, but they could not do as it was sold out. But they still charged 6% on my credit card. Tips : Speak to tour company guys directly to find out actual reservations.
The Yosemite tour was amazing. Completely worth the travel time! Ben was our tour guide, he was so lovely and full of facts. He made sure everyone on the tour was 100% comfortable and aware of all of the activities around the park. He took us to the most beautiful places we could see!
I would definitely recommend this tour, we loved it and had a great day. A must for visitors in San Fran.
The trip was great, the park is wonderful and the guide - awesome! Enormous trees, huge marble rocks...It is a dream, isn't it? I highly recommend this tour to everyone, who would like to see a true wonder of American nature.
I loved the trip. The Yosemite Park is really beautiful, incredible place to visit. I strongly recommend. However, the best aspect of the trip was the GUIDE. The stop time for food is too short, so be fast!
A well organized and informative tour, that will leave you with a life long memory of one of the prettiest and most spectacular examples of mother nature ever! My only disappointment was my camera battery went flat!
Hi everybody, if you're looking for an amazing trip to Yosemite Valley and Giant Sequoia Park, let me advice you: choose this tour!!!! Just in one day you can travel in a comfortable van around San Francisco with a really funny driver/guide (Roman!). You can see wonderful landscapes and take a pictures more beautiful than a postcards!
Hi, I want you to know how much we enjoyed our trip to Yosemite on Monday. I also wanted to commend you for providing us with an extra special tour guide. Robert seemed to do everything just right, so much that we didnt fully appreciate his skill until thinking about it after our trip.
This is just an e-mail of gratitude... We had an awesome time at Yosemite and the Grand Sequoias. Our guide Ralph was fantastic and went out of his way to accommodate us!! Please commend him on our behalf!!
My husband Paul and I want to thanks for a great tour to Yosemite and to commend your tour guide/driver Jack for a fantastic day. He was accommodating, courteous and very knowledgeable about the areas we covered. He made the 3 hour trip each way interesting, briefed us thoroughly on Yosemite and it was nice to hear not only about geological places of interest, but of the history of Yosemite and California. I didn't mind at all that he has the best interests for our environment in mind. Wish more people did. I have a bad knee and he made me feel comfortable even though I travel as slowly as a turtle. I also am very fearful of traveling on freeways. However, Jack was a good driver and I felt comfortable with him at the wheel. We enjoyed the fact that we were able to have a small, intimate group and feel that your company offers a value-priced service to the tourist.
I just wanted to write you and let you know how our family's experience was with your tour company. We came out to SF for the TCU/Stanford game in mid-October and we decided to add a tour of Yosemite Park to our itinerary. First, we were very impressed with how helpful everyone was when we called with our questions. We have a 4 year old, so we had a lot of questions regarding the car seat/booster seat laws for the state of California. But mostly I'm writing to express just how happy we were with our Tour Guide/Driver, Frank Sherlock. From the moment he picked us up at our hotel to the minute he dropped us off, he made sure that everyone had an enjoyable and educational experience. Obviously, traveling with a 4 year old has its own challenges and Frank made sure that our son was comfortable and involved in the whole experience. He took time to show our son the wildlife and the phenomenal scenery in Yosemite. He even found a gas station in the middle of nowhere for an unscheduled bathroom break. We could not have been any happier with our decision and we will make certain to tell anyone who is going to northern California that this day trip was the best money we spent during our trip. Again, thanks for a wonderful experience and especially thanks to Frank for making the trip so enjoyable. He is an absolute credit to your company.
Just a note to say how much we enjoyed our tour of Yosemite on Tuesday, October 9th. This note is to let you know that our tour guide, Charles, was accommodating, interesting and made it a pleasant trip. This photo was taken of us by Charles at El Capitan. We just thought we would say thanks.
This was an excellent trip ... highly recommended. Pick up was on time. Organisation and timekeeping under Ralph's guidance was first class. In the snow it was a magical experience and we had ample view stops and opportunities to explore different areas. The van rode well only slight issue was that it was a pretty tight fit in the middle seats. Overall, however, extremely good value for money and an unforgettable experience. Well done Ralph ... he made the day for us and is a real professional.