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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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Family Hike

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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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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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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NYC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

we visited Yosemite for my Dad's 70th birthday. as such i didn't want to leave anything to chance. YExplore provided 3 fantastic guided tours. the first was a photography tour which my father and sister just loved. Rob was patient and very generous with his time. The next trip was to the top of the Centinal and Taff point. the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

John was very polite and took us to a great hike. He had extensive knowledge of the history,the flora and geology. In addition he is an excellent photographer. Without him, I would have missed so much!!👍

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This was my first photography workshop.......what a wonderful first experience. Jessie was the best and I learned so much in the short time I spent with him. Catherine was a joy to speak to and helped make the trip a smooth experience. John was an excellent guide and gave us so much information to help with the rest of our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We booked this tour having read really positive reviews and because we wanted to do one of the trails in Yosemite with a guide - and we're so pleased we did! From start to finish Catherine was fantastic to deal with over email and via the phone for booking, offering a range of tour options. We went for the Panorama... More 

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