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YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Private Day Tours

Yosemite National Park, CA
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Owner description: The only Yosemite Tour Company offering custom guided Yosemite experiences (Adventure Hikes, Half Dome Hikes, Multi Day Backpack Trips, Nature Walks,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Sacramento, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We planned our entire family vacation around taking a guided hike through Yosemite with YExplore. We booked a beginner level family hike that accommodated all 8 of us on the Sentinel Dome hike. Even though the trails were easy and pretty popular, our guide pointed out really interesting natural elements that we would have overlooked otherwise, and encouraged us to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Our family, two teen and three adults did a gentle hike in Yosemite with Lindsay and Cherie and we were completly overwhelmed by the experience. It was absolutely the best day of our whole holiday, Lindsay had superb local knowledge and Cherie took us through our paces in Yoga with humour and kindness. A most serene day and a fantastic... More

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Philadelphia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

My two adult sons and I recently returned from a four day backpacking trip with Ryan Potts to Ten Lakes/Mount Hoffman. While we’ve done a fair amount of hiking together, this was our first backpacking trip together (and my first in something like 30 years). It was a really wonderful experience, and Ryan’s easy manner was an important part of... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My teenage daughter and I took this hike to Taft Point & Sentinel Dome last Saturday afternoon with Jade We were first time visitor's to the park, and only had about 1 1/2 days, so I didn't want to spend a whole lot of time figuring out which hikes were best for us. We are relatively good hikers, but only... More

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Bucks, UK
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We (first time visitors to Yosemite - family with 2 teens) did this as a moderate hike in fairly warm temperatures in July with fairly poor air quality thanks to the El Portal fire. We had a fantastic time - the pace was fine, even for an unfit 50 year old and the views, despite the haze, were incredible. Lindsay... More

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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Just finished the trip of a lifetime, thanks Yexplore for the journey. 2 nights out from Tuolomne Meadows with Ryan whose relaxed approach, patience and good humour made it a trip we will never forget. We would never have swum in the lakes or gone off trail without him. Amazing scenery and walking and good food.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I am a nature-lover, especially passionate about birds. I booked an adventure tour with Y-explore for Vernal and Nevada Falls, and this was after a lot of chopping and changing, considering many options. Catherine at Y-explore was excellent at communications about this. Hearing about my interest in nature she allocated me David Lukas as my guide. I was so stoked,... More

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Staunton, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

John and Gabe led our family of six on the half dome hike. Strenuous, exciting, challenging, and dangerous. They helped us build memories to last a lifetime. John provided leadership for the hike and created a safe environment for us to accomplish the cables. Gabe was an encouraging assistant who happens to be an expert rock climber. You can't go... More

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Orange County CA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We had an amazing 6 hour hike through the snow to Inspiration Point with YExplore owner John over our spring break. He paced the hike perfectly for our family with young children and adults, taught us about plants, flowers, trees and more and gave us an inside look at the amazing National Park. I cannot recommend YExplore enough! We will... More

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Encino, CA
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Just had a six hour hike around Yosemite Valley with John. I had the greatest time. John was knowledgeable about the history, wildlife and ecology of the valley. It was well worth the time. Best of all John enjoys what he does and it shows. He is an enthusiastic guide who knows the valley very well. We went off the... More

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