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Yosemite Guide Service

Groveland, CA, USA
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About Yosemite Guide Service
Customized, private outings providing exceptional day hikes, backpacking trips, camping trips, and special tours - guided by professionally trained naturalists in the Sierra Nevada and Yosemite National Park. Specializing in small groups and exclusive, customized trips, Yosemite Guide Service leads you to the less visited, more secluded, and most extraordinary destinations. With over 25 years of experience and regional knowledge, explore Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada wilderness with a professionally trained naturalist.
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stacey l wrote a review Sep 2021
Vernon Hills, Illinois4 contributions
Just wanted to thank you and let you know Kirsten was amazing!! So knowledgeable, so accommodating and a very careful driver! We have been on many tours before and this was one of the best!!!! We had an amazing picnic lunch overlooking half dome - no detail was spared throughout the tour!! Would highly recommend your services again and again!!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Response from Vivian C, Guest Relations Manager at Yosemite Guide Service
Responded 4 weeks ago
That is so awesome to hear, thank you for sharing and leaving this review! We really appreciate it and so do our other future guests :-) It is fantastic to hear that you not only enjoyed seeing our national parks most iconic sites but also left with the knowledge of it's history and the Flora/ Fauna. This is our vision of a five Star Guide Service come true! Thank you again for choosing YGS for your adventures in Yosemite. John, Vivian and Kirsten YGS
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Keith E wrote a review Aug 2021
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John and Vivian were great hosts for our first visit to Yosemite! Very friendly and knowledgeable about the park as well as wildlife. We had 3 generations from 24-84 and were able to customize everything to our needs. Amazing sights even with minimal walking/hiking. They knew the best places to stop and even which bathrooms were the best. ;-). We did 2 full days of touring with a pickup at our B&B each morning. Guides packed a nice picnic lunch and selected beautiful settings to eat and enjoy the scenery. They made our visit fun, always being there to take pictures of our group and make us laugh. Great memories.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Response from Vivian C, Public Relations Manager at Yosemite Guide Service
Responded Sep 20, 2021
Thanks so much you guys! It was our pleasure to be your guides. Anytime you come out for another adventure, give us a call :) Adventure on! John & Vivian
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Jon B wrote a review Aug 2021
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We spent a full day with John exploring and hiking in the Tuolumne Meadows and Tioga Pass area...it was a great day. John clearly wanted to make sure he provided us with a unique experience tailored to our interest and he did! After five minutes with John we felt like we had a new friend and by the end of the day we had a new good friend. John shared his knowledge in a casual conversational manner and his love for the forest was evident. Lunch by the lake was outstanding (thanks Vivian!). I would certainly recommend booking with YGS and John.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Response from Vivian C, Guest Relations Manager at Yosemite Guide Service
Responded Sep 20, 2021
Hello Jon! Thanks for choosing YGS for your guide service in Yosemite. It was our pleasure to share the beauty with you! We appreciate this great review :) Please give us a call if you ever come back for an adventure. John and Vivian
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Maya wrote a review Aug 2021
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John and Vivian were absolutely amazing! They customize tours to your interests. Vivian’s inviting/relationship building demeanor was what sold us to start! Hiking with John was extremely relieving - he took care of all of the logistics and showed us some amazing spots. Definitely worth the money!
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Response from Vivian C, Guest Relations Manager at Yosemite Guide Service
Responded Sep 20, 2021
Thanks so much for choosing YGS Maayan! It was our pleasure to be your guide service while visiting Yosemite. Please give us a call if you ever come out to Yosemite again :) Adventure on! John and Vivian
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HeatherL wrote a review Jul 2021
Monroe, Ohio8 contributions
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"This was the best day! I am so glad we got to spend the day with John and Vivian! We saw so much more in one day than I could have ever done myself. John was so full of information and facts and it made the day even better to learn about Yosemite. My teen boys had a blast and even said that it was the best day! Lunch by the river viewing Yosemite Falls was spectacular. I wish I could give 10 stars! They started the day as strangers and we ended as friends! We will tell everyone to book a day or a week with Yosemite guide services! We will definitely book again when we return! Thanks John and Vivian for the awesome day!"
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Response from Vivian C, Guest Relations Manager at Yosemite Guide Service
Responded Jul 21, 2021
Thank you so much for choosing YGS and for leaving such an awesome review 🙏 We appreciate it very much and look forward to seeing you all again in the future! Vivian and John, YGS.p
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