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YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours

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Address: Yosemite National Park, CA
Phone Number: 800 886 8009
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Description: The only Yosemite Tour Company offering custom guided Yosemite experiences...
The only Yosemite Tour Company offering custom guided Yosemite experiences (Adventure Hikes, Half Dome Hikes, Multi Day Backpack Trips, Nature Walks, Birding Walks, Wildflower Walks, Snowshoe Hikes and Photography Workshops) 12 months a year. We guarantee smaller group sizes for a more personalized experience with our professional guides who are all local to Yosemite. We are a socially responsible company providing educational services that follow Leave No Trace principles to minimize our impact in nature to ensure that the ecology of the park will not be compromised. Custom Adventures, Workshops and Family Activities are available to Individuals and Groups of all ages and experience levels in every season.
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$119*
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Yosemite Hiking Excursion
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$194*
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Guided Half Dome Hike
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$281*
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Experience Yosemite: Beginner or Advanced Photography Lesson

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5 hour panorama hike

Did a hike with Jay from Glacier point along a panorama trail to a waterfall. Views were as brilliant as the guide himself. Very knowledgable and friendly. A must do... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Did a hike with Jay from Glacier point along a panorama trail to a waterfall. Views were as brilliant as the guide himself. Very knowledgable and friendly. A must do especially if you aren't a hardcore hiker and need some guidance. Catherine was very helpful in setting up the hike through email. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Last year I booked a Half Dome day hike with YExplore. My experience then was less than optimal, and when I communicated this to John afterwards, he immediately contacted me to make it right. From that moment when I first spoke with him until the moment he personally shook my hand at the top of Half Dome this week, my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Yexplore Half Dome hike was an adventure of a lifetime! The only way to tackle half dome is with the help of the Yexplore team including John, Mateo, and Katie. We couldn't have made it to the top without them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Our guide was great! Her name was Elsie. She was knowledgable about the history of the park, flowers, trees, all the major and minor park sites to see. She was very cognizant of my children's safety and asked us repeatedly if the pace was good and we were holding. She was in no hurry and we appreciated her taking our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

It is hard to find something that I didn't like. the whole park is full of history. I'm sad that they are having water shortages and therefore the trees are feeling the effects.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We visit Yosemite almost annually and this my son's second time hiking with Y Explore. The guides have been knowledgeable, personable and flexible as his skill level has increased and his interests have varied. Catherine is efficient and responsive with the reservation process. I highly recommend it for any individual or group and any age.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I organized a father-son trip with my 5 year old boy in May of 2015. Our trip had multiple legs. One part of it was spending 3 nights in the heated tents in Curry Village. I had a rental car. I knew I wanted to hit multiple notable objectives in what is a very large park. I knew I wanted... More 

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Ascot, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Thank you John we had a great day out with you trekking up to the falls. Your advice about Glacier was spot on - totally awesome!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

In April we had 3 days of adventure hikes with YExplore to Mariposa Grove, Eastern Yosemite Valley, and Sentinel Dome/Taft Point. Since it was our first time in the Park we completely relied on Catherine’s advice in planning our program for Yosemite. All three hikes were unforgettable! Elspie Mange and Erik Sloan, our guides, were excellent and very knowledgeable. In... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

John and his wife Catherine are amazing. We went on a private hike with John who was amazing, patient, kind and there wasn't a question he couldn't answer. He took my husband and I along with our three young children on a hike that will never be forgotten. He pointed out things we may have missed and gave our kids... More 

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Address: Address: Yosemite National Park, CA
Phone Number: 800 886 8009
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Yosemite National Park

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