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YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours

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Address: Yosemite National Park, CA
Phone Number: 800 886 8009
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The only Yosemite Tour Company offering custom guided Yosemite experiences...

The only Yosemite Tour Company offering custom guided Yosemite experiences (Adventure Hikes, Half Dome Hikes, Multi Day Backpack Trips, Nature Walks, Birding Walks, Wildflower Walks, Snowshoe Hikes and Photography Workshops) 12 months a year. We guarantee smaller group sizes for a more personalized experience with our professional guides who are all local to Yosemite. We are a socially responsible company providing educational services that follow Leave No Trace principles to minimize our impact in nature to ensure that the ecology of the park will not be compromised. Custom Adventures, Workshops and Family Activities are available to Individuals and Groups of all ages and experience levels in every season.

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$119*
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Yosemite Hiking Excursion
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$75*
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Family Hike in Yosemite
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$156*
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Private Guided Hiking Tour in Yosemite

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Great Guided Yosemite Valley Photo Workshop with Robb Hirsch

A great custom-tailored photographic tour of Yosemite Valley highlights geared to the individual needs and requests of participants. Robb took the two of us to unique vantage... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Walnut Creek, California
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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great custom-tailored photographic tour of Yosemite Valley highlights geared to the individual needs and requests of participants. Robb took the two of us to unique vantage points of key Yosemite sights away from the tourist crowds. This allowed plenty of time and freedom to take photographs with lots of hands-on guidance. Robb is patient, creative, insightful, and supportive. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hiking to the summit of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park has been a goal of mine for several years now, and the good people at YExplore have made it a reality. If you aren't aware, the National Park Service requires permits for all persons attempting this hike. There is a lottery system that opens to the public, but who... More 

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Thank William S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

John, our guide, provided us with an excellent tour. Due to a recent injury, my group was accommodated with an easier hike. John was very attentive to our needs, and provided a professional and personal explanation of the area's history, geology, geography, flora, and fauna. We would encourage anyone who is interested visiting Yosemite, and wants to learn the area,... More 

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Portola, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

YExplore was awesome to work with and the hike was amazing. We can't wait to do another one next year.

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Thank Corbyg123
Vancouver
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the hike up the cloud with John and had an amazing time. he was extremely knowledgable and worked out the best pace for us very quickly. I would highly recommend using this company as everything runs very smoothly from the office to the hike. They are a great team and I could not say to much you will not... More 

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Thank Sunpeaks14
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This company is superb and their choice of guides are fantastic. My wife and I did a 17 day West Coast trip with many activities and guided tours from different companies, but I can hands down say our Half Dome day hike with this company was the best. Our guides Tim and Alex were patient, funny, and understanding. My wife... More 

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Thank Aship005
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose Yosemite as a destination for nine not-quite over-the-hill hikers. The vistas were spectacular and our YExplore guides were terrific. We hiked Sentinel Dome, Taft Point, Upper Yosemite Falls, Eagle Peak and El Capitan. If Five Star is exceptional, then our guide, Alex Ainley is deserving of a six. He was educational, inspirational, funny, filtered water for us, and... More 

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Thank opelt2016
Mariposa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

The hike to the top of Half Dome was as good as it gets! My guide, John DeGrazio was a pleasure to hike with. He made me feel confident and capable the entire way, especially the cables. He is quite fluent in park history, geography and geology. I cannot recommend YExplore enough. If you're thinking of a guided experience, you... More 

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Redding, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

We had a delightful day exploring Yosemite Valley with YExplore Yosemite. John DeGrazio and his staff were knowledgeable, courteous, friendly, and highly professional. YExplore sets the standard for outstanding service. We can't recommend them highly enough.

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Thank Steve C
Plainfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

We loved Matteo. Knowledgable about the park & surrounding areas. Really enjoyed our hike. Thank you for a great day. YExplore is highly recommended!

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