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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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Bea trip ever

Love these guys really caring tour guides and lord every minute of it Can highly recommend Love the personal touches Helped give us a lot of tips after to further enjoy our... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Love these guys really caring tour guides and lord every minute of it Can highly recommend Love the personal touches Helped give us a lot of tips after to further enjoy our trip Very knowledgable of alll aspects of nature

Thank Phillipddawson
Bolton, United Kingdom
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a party of seven friends touring California and were stopping off in Yosemite for a couple of days. We wanted to get the most out of our time in the area and did some research on what was available and found YExplore. We booked a private walking / hike to Sentinel Dome and Taft Point. This was a... More 

Thank Stebbo58
Holmdel, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well I must say this was quite the experience! I met my guide Tim at 7am. He was very friendly and informative. We kept a decent pace. I admit I could be in better shape, but he was very patient. The scenery was simply stunning! We took a few pics, and I look forward to seeing them! Total hike was... More 

Thank John L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've wanted to climb half dome for many years and for the last few, I haven't had any luck getting a permit. I found YExplore, and my husband and I signed up! We couldn't have been more in love with the experience. Our guides John and Steph were amazing- knowledgeable, patient and fun! They did a great job of breaking... More 

Thank Kelleen P
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

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 

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