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Yosemite Close Up Tours

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Great way to see the park highlights

This tour exceeded my expectations! Ira was a wonderful guide who led us to places not many... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
via mobile
Amazing day trip with Yosemite Close Up Tours

Our trip with Ken was incredible, a visit to the Yosemite National Park is a must do! We had a... read more

Reviewed July 5, 2018
Lorna F
Paisley, United Kingdom
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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...more
5158 Highway 140, Mariposa County Visitor Center, Mariposa, CA 95338
+1 209-966-8383
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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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

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

Thank Andrew L
Reviewed May 28, 2018 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
Ken B, Owner at Yosemite Close Up Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2018

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!

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
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 Jeff P
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
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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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