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Yosemite High Country & Mariposa Grove Small-Group Tour

 

Small-group tour of Yosemite National Park.

TRIP DATES:

Custom Dates Between May 19 – October 15

Trip Length

6-8 Hours

Intensity

Level 2

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Group Size

Up to 8 People

For larger groups, contact us.

$279 Per Person

 

 

Join Good Trip Adventures for an intimate small-group expedition delving into the high country of Yosemite National Park. Head up to the high country and see Giant Sequoias on this action packed day! Immerse yourself in the stunning alpine landscapes, pristine lakes, and iconic granite peaks that define this extraordinary region.

Included
  • Round Trip Transportation from Oakhurst
  • Private, medically trained naturalist guide
  • Snacks and water refills
  • Park Entry

 

Not Included
  • Gratuity for Your Guide
  • Lunch (please bring a lunch or purchase lunch at a grab-and-go shop)
Highlights

This tour includes short hikes to Taft Point and the Fissures and Sentinel Dome – two hikes that will surely test your nerve as you step over the fissures – massive cracks in the granite under our feet, walk right up to the edge of the vertical cliff face, and scramble up a massive dome. Not feeling like testing your fear of heights? No sweat, you can hang back and take in the views far from the edge! Next, we’ll pay a visit to Glacier Point to take in even more amazing vistas from a short walk and trip to the visitor center. We’ll either end or begin the day with a short hike in Mariposa Grove to see some of the largest living organisms on the planet.

Hassle-Free Adventure

Our small-group expedition ensures a seamless adventure, with comfortable transportation from select locations. Let us take care of the details, including permits and logistics, so you can fully appreciate the natural wonders surrounding you.

Intimate Group Size

For an authentic and personalized experience, our small-group tours are limited to 8 guests. If we fall below the minimum spots booked, registrants can opt for a private tour or receive a full refund—offering flexibility for your adventure plans.

Convenient Pick-Up Locations

We can pick up from any hotel within Oakhurst or Fish Camp. Staying outside this area? No problem! You can meet us in town and hop into the van from there!

Experience Level

Participants should comfortably handle a moderate walk of 4-6 miles throughout the day, with moderate elevation changes, to make the most of their adventure.

Expert Guides

Our guides are not only knowledgeable but passionate about Yosemite National Park. From explaining the geological wonders to identifying unique flora and fauna, they enhance your connection with the high country’s enchanting world.

person hiking in Sedona National Park

Don’t miss the chance to explore Yosemite’s elevated landscapes in the company of a small, like-minded group. Book your high country expedition with Good Trip Adventures and create memories amidst the alpine wonders of this iconic national park.

Trip FAQ’s

What will we see?

Yosemite National Park, nestled in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, is a breathtaking natural wonderland renowned for its towering granite cliffs, cascading waterfalls, and diverse ecosystems. Home to iconic landmark views such as El Capitan, Half Dome, and Yosemite Falls. Throughout the day your group may see stops such as Glacier Point, wildlife along McGurk Meadow, and the Mariposa grove of giant Sequoias.  Alternatively, your group may opt to add more hiking along these points.  Along the way, your naturalist guide will share histories of the gold rush, Ahwahneechee people, and give fun facts about the flora and fauna in the area.

When will we be picked up?

Pick ups begin at the designated start time listed when you booked your trip. Your stop may be anytime within a half hour from that time. Your guide will message you about a day in advance to confirm more precise timing, which is based on the number of folks in the group and their pick up locations.

Can we adjust the start time or trip length?

We will stick to our pickup time and trip length for our small-group tours. For a fully customized trip, we recommend considering our private tour options.

What do we do for lunch?

We suggest that you pack a lunch and snacks throughout the day. Most trips also include a stop around lunchtime where you can purchase a grab-and-go option.

What should I bring?

Reusable water bottle, sunscreen, day pack, layers to adjust to changing temperatures, camera, gratuity for your guide

Are there age requirements?

They say age is just a number and we (mostly) agree! However, group dynamic considerations, we do have a minimum age of 8 on our small group departures. But there’s no maximum!

If you have someone under 8 in your group, we can accommodate all ages on a private adventure, so let’s talk!

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