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YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Private Day Tours

Yosemite National Park, CA
800 886 8009
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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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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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CALIFORNIA SANTA BARBARA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Went on 4 hour photography guided workshop with Robb recently.It was such a wonderful experience to have such a knowledgeable photographer share his skills so well that I felt it cleared up many technical skills in photography that I've wanted addressed. He was not only attentive,knowledgeable, and fun but new great places to shoot. I was enjoying myself so much... More

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Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Hiked with Matteo up Mount Conness. Matteo was very personable and a lot of fun. Camped out, ate great food (some of it was caught from Young Lakes) and generally had a great time. Highly recommended.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We used YExplore for an overnight family backpack trip to Young Lakes in late August 2013. My wife and I took our 10 year old daughter and 12 year old son. We felt it was important to get off the beaten path, away from the crowds, pavement and development of Yosemite Valley, to make sure our kids had a meaningful... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

AWESOME!!! Incredible hike! Sercond time going with John & YExplore. LOVE these guys! Absolute great hike, great day, great people! Knowledgeable, experienced, safe and considerate. 3 hikers plus John (the best guide ever!). Two 40 year olds (m/f) and a 34 yr old (m)...not in excellent shape. He paced us and kept us on track without pushing us to keet... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Super easy to set up and 100% worth the cost. Robb was an exceptional guide with expertise about the park and photography. Took us to stunning views and offered just the right amount of guidance and teaching. Was able to incorporate his lessons throughout the rest of our trip. Great recommendations for additional hikes. Two very big thumbs up!

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bunyola
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Increible,it was beautiful. You have to be very well prepared because the round trip is hard to do. In my case i did it in 9 hours and couldn't wait for a New-yorker and a cup of wine!!! Although i did not brought enough water i recommand at least 2l...

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