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YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours

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Address: Yosemite National Park, CA
Phone Number: 800 886 8009

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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An awesome 4 days!

I had an incredible 4 days backpacking on the 10 Lakes trail round to Tuolumne Peak and up Mount Hoffmann. I had an awesome time with Matteo my guide - super friendly, very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had an incredible 4 days backpacking on the 10 Lakes trail round to Tuolumne Peak and up Mount Hoffmann. I had an awesome time with Matteo my guide - super friendly, very knowledgable, and so much energy. Catherine was really helpful when booking the trip too - I'd definitely recommend this experience/ company to others, and I'm v v... More 

Thank 846kate1234
New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

John and Catherine of YExplore did an outstanding job organizing our hike, making sure we knew what to expect, what items to bring, where to meet, etc. On the day of the hike, John and Tim did an amazing job guiding us to the top and back down--they were patient, knowledgeable about the mountain and its history, safety-conscious, and personable.... More 

Thank MBL2010
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing day! I booked a tour for Half Dome with Catherine. She was so sweet and very helpful. No detail was overlooked by her. By the time we got to the meeting place we were very clear on what we needed. We were joined by other people which made the hike so interesting! Our guides were John and... More 

Stuttgart, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just booked the tour one day in advance via phone. Staff was very friendly and made it possible to join even with no permit (they got a package with some permits left). Organization was spot on! I have been on several guided tours and this was one of the best. Detailed description of Meeting Point, preparation prior to the hike,... More 

Thank ridge1999
Welwyn, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

...that's what my 15 year old daughter! What a wonderful couple of days we had that will live with us forever. From booking with Catherine to our trips with John and Steph it was first class. If you are not familiar with the valley then why waste time figuring out what to do. YExplore made the planning easy and maximise... More 

Thank PDiamond
Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Amazing hike with the awesome YExplorer team! I went with my two friends - one male who had already done the trek in his teenage years with his family and one female who had suffered from a serious ankle injury a couple years ago. Catherine provided us with plenty of information via email beforehand, and answered all of our questions.... More 

Thank Hobolobo1515
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

John and Katie did an amazing job on our tour. I have used them twice and they will be my guide/adventure company from now on. Loved it! The location was beyond stunning and it was made all the better by the guides. I loved that they got us away from all the crowds and found locations where we could just... More 

Thank Mythical R
Stockton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

My daughter and I signed up for the overnight Half Dome hike. We were brand new backpackers, and this was a little ambitious for us. We did not make Half Dome, but we did manage to complete the hike to Nevada Falls, and an overnight camp in Little Yosemite Valley. The hike up the falls was really tough going, especially... More 

Thank Kim P
Skipton, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

We first walked with YExplore in May 2011. We had an amazing day, hiking to the top of Nevada Fall via the Mist Trail with a very likeable guide who went by the name of John. His passion for Yosemite was infectious and not only did we have a great day out, we also saw and understood much more about... More 

Thank MickFoulston
New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

I was going to a wedding in Yosemite National Park, so my flights and hotel were made months in advance. My sister and I were staying 3 nights, but with the schedule of events surrounding the wedding, I realized that there was only half of one day available to tour the park. Never having been to Yosemite before, I knew... More 

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