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Yosemite Close Up Tours

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About Yosemite Close Up Tours
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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Mariposa, CA, USA
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All reviews great tour glacier point small group el capitan day tour wealth of knowledge lovely lunch excellent value an extremely knowledgeable guide great memories unique perspective breathtaking views photo ops tour leader laid back take pictures next morning
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Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

We did the all day Up Close Yosemite Tour with Daniel. He was knowledgeable and very enthusiastic. This was my favorite thing I did while visiting California for 2 weeks. I highly recommend this excursion!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ctravelor50
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

Booked from the UK based on reviews and wasn't disappointed. Ira very knowledgeable and took us from the glorious valley to the top of the world via a lovely lunch spot. Pointed out many of Yosemite's important features. Set up powerful binocs so we could...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Heather A
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

We booked this the night before at the Mariposa visitor centre. 7.30am the following day we are being picked up virtually spot on by Daniel. He was an enthusiastic, friendly, informative and accomdating guide who was very passionate about Yosemite. Had a truly great day,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sleepismyfave
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Great Day with our guide, Daniel. He's very knowledgeable and got us to all the main view points in one day we saw loads we would not have seen on our own. Great pictures and great memories from an unforgettable day

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Stepper_T
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Excellent tour with Daniel. Very knowledgeable guide. Got us into all the main viewpoints and a great picnic spot for lunch. Never felt rushed and I think we saw and learnt so much more than if we had tried to do our own tour. Highlight...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our tour. We were with two other couples, one from Italy and the other from Belgium, both couples were interesting to interact with. Ira was an extremely knowledgeable guide and provided interesting back stories to the areas we visited. The eight hour...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 31, 2018

Our tour leader was Ira. He was exceedingly knowledgeable, friendly and communicative. He engaged well with adults and children. During a one day tour he was able to show us a wide array of sights within the Yosemite park including some beautiful secluded spots. Overall,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Mark D
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

This tour exceeded my expectations! Ira was a wonderful guide who led us to places not many tourists see! A 10 hour tour once we arrived at the park. We covered all of Yosemite highlights with time to explore at each stop. The small group,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank alzagain47
Reviewed July 5, 2018

Our trip with Ken was incredible, a visit to the Yosemite National Park is a must do! We had a fantastic day. I won’t give away too much, but Ken’s knowledge and personal account of the area makes the day particularly special, the sight seeing...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Lorna F
Ken B, Owner at Yosemite Close Up Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2018

I am so glad that you so thoroughly enjoyed your day with me. i had a great time with you folks as well! Kind regards, Ken

Reviewed June 12, 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Andrew L
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January 24, 2017|
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.
March 30, 2015|
Response from Ken B | Property representative |
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