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Overview

Yosemite National Park is a place of fantastic natural beauty. From the heights of Half Dome to the depths of the glacially sculpted Yosemite Valley, it is a wonderland of roaring waterfalls, impossibly tall sequoias, and breathtaking granite peaks. On this epic 5-day private adventure, experience firsthand why Yosemite is considered one of the crown jewels of the National Park System. This adventure is a hiker's delight, exploring the Yosemite Valley on day hikes from Granite Point and Mariposa Grove, Sentinel Dome, and the Panorama Trail. Each day offers glimpses of the park's icons- Half Dome ad El Capitan, Yosemite Falls, the Merced River, and the giant sequoias. At the end of the day, retire to a comfortable lodge, nestled deep in the heart of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

  • Hike to impressive views of iconic Half Dome and El Capitan

  • Experience rocky granitic heights and deep wooded valleys full of wildlife

  • Soak in the nature-crafted wonder of Yosemite Valley

  • Arrive: Fresno/San Francisco/Oakland, CA
  • Depart: Fresno/San Francisco/Oakland, CA
  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Group Size: 2-8 Guests
  • Minimum Age: 6 Years Old

Itinerary

  • Day01

    Drive to Yosemite

    After arriving at the airport in in Fresno, Oakland or San Francisco, secure your rental car and drive to your accommodations near Yosemite National Park. Check into the lodge and settle in for the night.

  • Day02

    Explore Yosemite Valley

    Meet your guide this morning for a full day of exploring Yosemite Valley. Explore the valley's highlights- deep valleys, beautiful meadows, towering giant sequoias, and vast wilderness. Based upon current conditions and your desired activity level, your guide will select a series of short walks or hikes, allowing you to truly immerse in Yosemite's spectacular beauty. It's a truly spectacular day of awe-inspiring sights. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon.

  • Day03

    Explore Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove

    Meet your private guide this morning for another full day of hiking and sightseeing in Yosemite National Park. Visit the famous lookout Glacier Point, looming high above Yosemite Valley and directly across from iconic Half Dome. Set out on a short hike to the top of Sentinel Dome, offering 360 degree views of the High Sierras and Yosemite Falls, perhaps choosing to continue on an optional hike to Taft Point for views of Yosemite Falls and El Capitan.

    This afternoon, visit the impressive grove of giant sequoias, some of the largest living things on Earth. Plan on seeing the 1800-year old Grizzly Giant, one of the largest trees in the park. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon.

  • Day04

    Hike Panorama Trail

    For a final day in Yosemite, meet your private guide this morning and embark on the famed Panorama Trail. Offering stunning views of Yosemite Valley, Half Dome, and Vernal and Nevada Falls, this hike begins at Glacier Point and ends in Yosemite Valley 3,000 feet below. The trail begins by traversing the far southeastern rim of Yosemite Valley, crossing the top of the Panorama Cliffs. Stop for lunch and to catch your breath atop Nevada Falls before following the Merced River back down into the Yosemite Valley. After a very full day, return to the hotel and relax at the end of your grand adventure.

  • Day05

    Depart for Home

    After a final breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive back to the Fresno, Oakland or San Francisco Airport to return your rental car and board homebound flights.

    • Meals: Breakfast
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Why take this trip with us?

Reason #01

Our professional mountaineer guides have been leading Sierra trips for decades, offering experience and know-how for excellent navigation through the park

Reason #02

This exclusive 5-day adventure covers the best of Yosemite: Half Dome, El Capitan, Sentinel Dome, and Glacier Point.

Reason #03

MT Sobek's legacy of preservation and protection enables us to operate over 30 Global National Park adventures.

What To Expect

  • Activities

    Valley hikes, meadow walks, wildlife encounters, and stargazing.

  • Lodging

    A contemporary resort with an on-site spa, conveniently located just outside Yosemite National Park.

  • Climate

    Expect sunny days and cool evenings, though rain, wind, or snow are always possible.

FAQ

  • How should I train for my Yosemite hiking trip?

    The best training for hiking is hiking. Work up to hiking similar distances with your daypack loaded with the same weight you will be carrying each day during your trip.

  • Will we encounter any bears on this trip?

    Black bears are the only bear here in Yosemite and they are quite docile. On most trips, you will never see a bear.

Dates & Pricing

Pricing Dates

Flexible Dates

We offer this trip on a private basis with seasonal departure dates that offer great flexibility (pending availability). Click below to request dates and an MT Sobek Regional Specialist will be in touch to help organize your private adventure.

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2020
$2,995.00 Price per person

Additional Cost

  • $900.00 Single Supplement

Price Includes

  • Accommodations as noted in the itinerary, including all taxes and resort fees
  • Meals as noted in the daily itinerary
  • All special equipment required for activities
  • Final electronic documentation package
  • Trip logistics, operations and monitoring during travel
  • All tours, transfers and activities as detailed in the itinerary

Price Does Not Include

  • Additional meals not noted in the daily itinerary
  • Entry fees to National Parks, museums and other attractions when not accompanied by a guide, unless listed on inclusions
  • Airfare, airport taxes or baggage fees for all flights
  • Optional activities and spa services
  • Personal expenses such as medical immunizations, laundry or souvenirs
  • Discretionary tips for guides, drivers and resort staff
  • Optional travel protection
  • Rental car
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