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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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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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Fantastic Tour

We had a fantastic time with our two guides from YExplore - they were knowledgeable about the the park and set a great pace that allowed us to enjoy all that there was to see. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
jdudley2015
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Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We had a fantastic time with our two guides from YExplore - they were knowledgeable about the the park and set a great pace that allowed us to enjoy all that there was to see. The tour ended at Dewey Point with an incredible view of the Yosemite Valley. A once in a lifetime experience that I hope to have... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

This place is truly a beautiful place no wonder the native Americans made it their home, what a total disgrace we westerners wiped them out, it would have been an even greater experience to be able to meet and mingle with some of the descendants of the indigenous ancestor's, thank god President Roosevelt had the sense to make it a... More 

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Barrington, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

We traveled to Yosemite with a group of 6(range of ages). We were stayed 2 nights and wanted to get the most out of our trip. We booked a full day guided tour through YExplore and it was perfect. Our guide, John, helped us get the most out of our short trip. We hiked to Vernal and Nevada falls. If... More 

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Thank Katherine G
Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

We had a great day with John hiking from the Yosemite Valley to the base of Half Dome. He was informative and patient with our group of varying skills. He guided us and encouraged us when we questioned our skills. Our lunch at the top of Vernal Falls was spectacular. Thanks John!

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Los Altos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Our guide, John, was very knowledgeable about Yosemite Park and he led us on a very entertaining hike to the top of Nevada falls. We will definitely sign up for another guided hike during our next stay at Yosemite.

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Thank Jim G
Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

My wife, teenage daughter and I booked a couple of day hikes with YExplore as a sort of warm up to a 4 day camping tour on the John Muir Trail. Booking was easy and straightforward - Cat and John were responsive to the emails and answered our questions quickly. We chose two hikes, one a relatively easy hike from... More 

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London, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

I had a two day photography workshop with Robb Hirsch who I booked through YExplore.The process of booking with YExplore was pretty straight forward. Catherine, at YExplore, was very responsive to my emails and communication. Both sessions with Robb were solo one-on-one sessions. We met up and started shooting just before dawn and continued all the way until dusk. Although... More 

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Pasco, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We had a great experience using YExplore for our family vacation in Yosemite! Catherine was extremely efficient and helpful in planning gentle hikes that would best suite our group. She was was also very patient with me and all my endless questions! John was our guide for the Eastern Valley family hike and he was quick to change the planned... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

My fiancé and I went up half dome with John and Tim. I know we wouldn't have made it without them. Having them break up the trip into stages and helping us up the cables. Priceless. Thank you so much for a great adventure, peaches, and the view of a lifetime.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

This was my second excursion with John DeGrazio of YExplore. This time John and fellow guide Tim took our group to the top of Half Dome. Truly a life changing experience. From natural history, safety, technique, to motivation, John and Tim were the absolute best for this 16 mile, 5,000 ft. oddessy. Can't thank them enough or give a higher... More 

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