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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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Half Dome - Strenuous Wilderness Hike in Yosemite (Aug 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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Dayton, Ohio
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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank crystal70
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you wanna get to the top of half dome - it is a grueling all day uphill battle of fitness, mental strength, and expert guidance. YExplore was top notch and we wouldn't have gotten to the top safely without them! What an awesome experience with John and Alex - two knowledgable, motivating, strategic, fun, safety focused, environmentally ethical mega-... More 

Thank Kathy S
North Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We used Tim for a hike through part of Sequoias National Park. It was money well spent. He educated us on so many points and had great experiences that helped us relate to the park. I am in my 50's and my daughter is 22 and Tim's approach span the age gap, we both enjoyed hiking with and learning about... More 

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Thank you for joining us, John. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My father and I were first timers to Sequoia National Park. Originally planning a trip to Yosemite, I had connected with YExplore. When travel plans changed, Catherine and YExplore continued to be enthusiastic - letting us know they had recently expanded to Sequoia & Kings Canyon. Communication was excellent prior to the trip and left us both worry-free and confident... More 

Thank Antea D
Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

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 July 14, 2016 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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