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Yosemite Valley Lodge, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
+1 209-372-1240
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drove up for the day from San Francisco somewhat unprepared but our tour guide Stephanie was enthusiastic, passionate and clearly extremely knowledgeable about the whole park, its history and answered all our questions. We covered a broad area of the park in the two...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ovanbilsen
Reviewed January 15, 2019

The open air tram is a wonder way to enjoy/visit the park if you can afford to spend only one day at the Park. The tour guide is very knowledgeable. I can see most of the major attractions in two hours. Have to book the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank PortlandHong
Reviewed November 14, 2018

Many interesting stories, frequent stops for photos. Bring binoculars to see the climbers. History and references to more information as well as recommendations for what else to see if you have more time. We heard about the Mariposa Grove from the guide.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Westea
Reviewed October 27, 2018

You have to go to the Valley if you are in the area. I cannot walk and they had a few handicap accessible trails which was so wonderful. There is a 2 hour bus tour that gives you all the high points, geology and history....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Barbara B
Reviewed October 21, 2018

My family and I had the worst experience on our valley tour. There was a woman sitting across from us who complained that our 2 and 4 year old was loud to the bus attendant. We were very mindful of keeping them quiet and I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Akiko Y
Reviewed October 18, 2018

My wife and I joined an out of state couple in touring Yosemite Valley in early October 2018. We only had one day so we decided on a tour offered by a National Park contractor. Our tour started promptly at 1pm and took us thru...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Robert D
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

While the Yosemite Valley Floor Tour was rather pricey, Ranger Cindy was a passionate and knowledgeable tour guide. It was great to ride in the open-air tram. The tour stops at tunnel view and valley view, and goes for 2 hours in total.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 296alanag
Reviewed September 22, 2018

This is the very best way to see the valley and all the best view points on an open trailer with a very informative Park Ranger giving a full and interesting commentary for the whole 2 hour tour. Ranger Cindy was excellent.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 355nicke
Reviewed September 14, 2018

The floor tour took us to Tunnel View, (El Capitan, Half Dome, etc., Bridal Veil Falls. There are 2 stops, one with a bathroom break. You are in an open shuttle so you have plenty of time for photo ops. The tour is 2 hours...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Susan M
Reviewed September 12, 2018

This is all done in an open-air bus, so good weather is a must for a pleasurable ride. They stop at most of the main attraction sites so you can take photos. Other places are mentioned so you at least know what they are. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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September 10, 2018|
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Response from wanderlustandsparkle | Reviewed this property |
It depends on how fast you can get to your hotel and if you can get early check in. I got to my hotel didn't have early check in so I drop my bags off (which most hotels hold your bags) and went to go get something for... More
April 14, 2018|
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Response from Betty49 | Reviewed this property |
I called the park in advance and booked a few tours. Try calling 209-372-0200. If you are going in prime season then you need to book early
April 5, 2018|
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Response from Betty49 | Reviewed this property |
you can book the tour through the Yosemite National Park services. Try to do that as soon as possible.