Tour Highlights of Yosemite National Park
Our Group Tours takes you to the most popular highlights of Yosemite National Park.
Wawona Historical Hotel
The Wawona Hotel is a historic hotel that was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987, and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
ChinquapinChinquapin is the midway point between Yosemite Valley and Wawona. It is located at the intersection of Glacier Point Road and Wawona Road, just after Indian Creek, formerly called Chinquapin Creek.
Glacier PointAt the end of Glacier Point Road you find this lookout 7,214 feet up, where you will find a spectacular view of Yosemite Valley.
Half DomeWhile many may argue which cliff is more spectacular, few disagree that Half Dome is Yosemite's and possibly the world's most recognizable rock formation. Its distinct shape lead geologists to believe that the other "half" eroded away. Today, many believe that it is quite possible that there never was another half, at least not one as well formed as the eastern slope. Half Dome rock, North America's sheerest cliff with a 93% grade, reaches nearly 8,900 feet, rising almost 5,000 feet above the valley floor.
Vernal FallsVernal Falls is a swift and steady waterfall within Yosemite National Park, a favorite of visitors due to the green foliage, rainbows and the misty hike to reach the top.
Nevada FallsNevada Falls within Yosemite National Park tumbles mightily off the stone cliff called Liberty Cap, falling 594 feet, its foaming white water inspiring visitors to look on in awe.
Inspiration PointWawona Tunnel was blasted through the mountain in the 1930s. At the end of it you come out to a breathtaking view of Yosemite called the Inspiration Point or The Tunnel View.
Bridalveil FallsBridalveil Fall, in Yosemite National Park, is the second highest falls within the park, spills its prominent cascade year-round and is viewed by millions of visitors each year.
Ribbon FallsRibbon Falls soars 1,612 feet down the side of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, the largest continuous waterfall drop in all of North America, and definitely worth a visit.
El CapitanEl Capitan in Yosemite National Park rises nearly 3,600 feet above the valley floor (7,500 feet above sea level) making it one of the most prominent features in the park. One of the largest exposed pieces of granite in the world, this behemoth attracts rock climbers from aroundthe world. Everyone seeing Yosemite Valley for the first time is truly amazed at the enormous size of El Capitan asit dwarfs everything in its vicinity. But to really gain a sense of scale, don't forget to bring your binoculars in order to spot the rock climbers. They appear as tiny dots moving along El Capitan's seemingly sheer surface.
Three BrothersThe Three Brothers peaks in Yosemite National Park loom high above Yosemite Valley in their granite splendor, a rock formation not to be missed on any Yosemite vacation itinerary.
Cathedral SpiresCathedral Spires resemble the twin towers of a Gothic cathedral.
Yosemite ChapelYosemite Chapel is Yosemites oldest structure and has touched the lives of untold thousands of people with its serene environment. Countless numbers, including wedding couples, cherish their memories by having the Yosemite Chapel as the backdrop for treasured photographs.
Sentinel BridgeSentinel Bridge is just after the Yosemite Chapel. You can see the reflection of Half Dome in the Merced River flowing underneath.
Yosemite VillageThe village is a great place to stop and recharge your batteries after a tiring day. Here you find restaurants and shops and also The Ansel Adams Museum and Store.
LunchLunch Options are:
Food Court at Yosemite Lodge - Fresh Hot food of your choice is available at a reasonable price. Open year-round for breakfast, lunch and dinner offering various stations serving hot breakfast, Italian pastas and pizza, grilled items, pre-made salads, fruits, vegetarian and non-vegetarian entrees, and of course desserts and our Coffee Corner. Here, you’ll also find grab-n-go picnic items pre-wrapped to fit in your backpack before you hit the trails.
Ahwahnee Lodge - If you are with us on a private tour you have a choice to have Lunch at Ahwahnee, please review the lunch menu for prices. The crown jewel of Yosemite dining, the award-winning Ahwahnee Dining Room is both magnificent and intimate. The 34-foot-high beamed ceiling with large sugar pine trestles that complement the room’s granite pillars, floor-to-ceiling windows, chandeliers, linen tablecloths and beautiful china create the perfect ambiance for a memorable dining experience.
Ahwahnee HotelBuilt in 1927, the Ahwahnee Hotel is one of the premier lodges in Yosemite National Park. The Ahwahnee Hotel has a fantastic granite facade, log beamed ceilings, brightly colored Native American artwork, huge stone hearths and luxuriously furnished rooms. The hotel is also a National Historic Landmark and is located in the center of the Yosemite Valley.
Yosemite FallsLocated within Yosemite National Park, Yosemite Falls is a magnificent two-tiered falls, the tallest in North America and 7th tallest in the world, offering a fascinating view of cascading water.
Meadows to view rock climbers on El Capitan
Leaning TowerThe Leaning Tower in Yosemite National Park is a popular destination for rock climbers. It is located west of, and adjacent to Bridalveil Falls.
Merced RiverThe popular California Merced River starts its journey in Yosemite National Park and finds its way to the Pacific, providing spectacular scenery and plenty of whitewater rafting, fly-fishing and more.
Fern SpringsFern Springs is one of the smallest waterfalls in the country but it is beautiful when you see it in person. The water is good for drinking.
Campsite of President Theodore Roosevelt and John MuirIn 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt joined naturalist John Muir on a trip to Yosemite. Camping in the uncharted woods, the two men saw sights and held discussions that would ultimately lead to the establishment of our National Parks.
Giant Sequoias Mariposa GroveThe Mariposa Grove, near Yosemite's South Entrance, contains about 500 mature giant sequoias. Giant sequoias are perhaps the largest living things on Earth. The oldest giant sequoias may exceed 3,000 years in age.