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Yosemite Close Up Tours

5158 Highway 140, Mariposa County Visitor Center, Mariposa, CA 95338
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Relaxed tour with an extremely knowledgeable guide

There was only nine of us on the tour led by Daniel who was very open and friendly and was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andrew L
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Canberra, Australia
Glacier point and valley tour with CLOSE-UP TOURS..FROM MARIPOSSA

We took glacier point tour with CLOSE UP TOURS. on 21st May 2018..We are giving them five star plus... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sheela L
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Junagadh, India
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Yosemite Close Up Tours engages our guests with the fascinating human and natural history of this spectacular and beautiful area. The depth of our guides’ background connects you with the wonders of Yosemite. Our tours remove the hassles of traffic, parking, and shuttle buses, from your visit. Rather, you will save time, see more, and find inspiration viewing Yosemite’s rock formations, waterfalls, meadows and forests. Please join us for a lovely, memorable Yosemite experience!
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“glacier point” (11 reviews)
“great tour” (7 reviews)
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5158 Highway 140, Mariposa County Visitor Center, Mariposa, CA 95338
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"glacier point"
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"great tour"
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"el capitan"
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"well worth the money"
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"national park"
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"small van"
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"packed lunch"
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"rock climbers"
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"spent days"
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"his vast knowledge"
in 3 reviews
"highly recommend this tour"
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"great picnic"
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"excellent value"
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"booked a private tour"
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"intimate knowledge"
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"a small group tour"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There was only nine of us on the tour led by Daniel who was very open and friendly and was attentive to our needs. He has a wealth of knowledge about the area and made our tour very special. We covered lots of ground and...More

Thank Andrew L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took glacier point tour with CLOSE UP TOURS. on 21st May 2018..We are giving them five star plus ..particularly - our tour guide Ken Boche...we have no words for his appreciation..since, apart from being the safest driver, he was wonderful and knowledgeable tour guide....More

Thank Sheela L
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Ken B, Owner at Yosemite Close Up Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We had SUCH A GREAT TIME with them. Their interests were diverse, and we always welcome questions about any and all topics.We are happy to have satisfied them with a great tour!

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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

If you want to have a truly memorable day in Yosemite and are interested in going beyond generic tourist spots/photo ops, I highly recommend taking a small group tour with Ken Boche and Yosemite Close Up tour. Ken was able to cater to our group...More

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Reviewed April 8, 2018

Ken Boche was simply AWESOME! We did not realize that this unassuming guy was a legend in his own right. The knowledge and the experience was very much evident throughout the tour. We were extremely lucky. Ask for Ken to be your tour guide next...More

Thank reyc44
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Reviewed February 14, 2018

I highly recommend this small size tour option for the Park. Our driver shared so much history about the park, it was truly an amazing trip. In addition to the park's beauty, we learned so much about the history. We were picked up from our...More

Thank BuckeyeJeff1
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Reviewed October 25, 2017

Promptly at 7:30, Daniel drove up and jumped out to greet us with a great smile. We were the only people on the tour today. Daniel’s love of Yosemite and excitement of showing us the sights made the tour one to judge all other tours...More

Thank charlenec451
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Reviewed September 15, 2017

This is a great tour if you only have one day in Yosemite. Daniel was an excellent tour guide who knew every last detail of the park. It was a small tour in a van (6 people in total in our group) so we were...More

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Reviewed September 10, 2017

The smoke limited viewing some of the sights but the tour guide - Ira - more than made up for this with use knowledge of the environment and his entertaining manner. Great experience and highly recommended. Thanks from Ron and Jan

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Reviewed September 5, 2017

Our tour was so good that we now measure our tours experiences by this one!! And it could not have been possible with the guidance of Daniel. He was amazing!! There were only 2 families on this tour, ourselves and another family from France. He...More

Thank Emmanuel B
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Reviewed August 15, 2017 via mobile

Took valley trolley tour. Ranger Karen was amazing. Gave excellent insight to area and its history. They provide plenty of time to take pictures and get out to stretch your legs. The 2 hours went by fast!More

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Ken B, Owner at Yosemite Close Up Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2017

We are always pleased when visitors have a positive Yosemite Experience! Our full-day, daily tours offer visitors more comprehensive and in-depth insights into Yosemite's human and natural history. Yosemite National Park's more that 1200 square miles cannot be experienced in even one day, much less...More

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prepper
January 24, 2017|
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Response from memnad48 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know but you could cal or email them. I don't remember if we went to Maraposa grove.
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The cost is $108 for adults, $98 for seniors (62+) and $54 for children (under 12). We go to Glacier Point and Yosemite Valley. The tour lasts about 9 hours and we pick up from the motels in the towns of Mariposa and El... More
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