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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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Another amazing hike with Y Explore

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
Wendy B
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

John took us on an awesome hike to Dewey Point in January. It was an incredible 5-6 mile journey through the yosemite wilderness to an incredible vista. John is extremely knowledgeable regarding the park itself, geology, wildlife within the park and was very receptive to any question I had. My girlfriend and I had an awesome time on the hike,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

John took us on a really enjoyable 5-hour hike to Inspiration Point in early January. John is extremely knowledgeable on a wide range of subjects (geology, trees, animals, history, etc.) and will happily answer any questions you have. The pace of the hike was perfect and the views among the best I have seen anywhere in the world. Very competitively... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

If you are undecided about wether you can make the full hike up Half Dome choose Yexplore with John as your guide. Yexplore is top notch they took care of us from my first phone call trying to get a permit to the very end of our hike. I am far from an expert hiker but hiking Half Dome is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

John was such an incredible guide. This was my first time in Yosemite and I came alone. I wanted somebody to guide me through the trails and also wanted someone to give me the history, the folklore, and other exciting stories. John was so knowledgable and entertaining the entire time. He really knows everything about the park. He's Mr. Yosemite.... More 

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Austin, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

was the 3 day 2 night hike/camping excursion with John. He and Catherine were very flexible and took time to ensure needs were met. My wife prefers a shower a day and to sleep in a bed (& I the opposite) so it was critical that she was not exhausted from long hikes with a pack (which I would have... More 

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