How do you want to experience Yosemite Mariposa County? From the air? How about a Yosemite bus tour from San Francisco? All of these are possible thanks to the wide variety of Yosemite tours offered by numerous vendors throughout Yosemite Mariposa.

Marvel at the breathtaking beauty and learn about the history, wildlife and geology of Yosemite Valley’s most famous sights. Take in the majesty of Half Dome on a Yosemite guided tour, or book a Grand Tour that includes the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. Reignite your passion for hiking or photography … whatever re-energizes your soul, Yosemite Mariposa County has it in abundance. Sit back, relax and discover Yosemite National Park’s incredible scenery and hidden secrets by letting a professional Yosemite National Park tour guide introduce you to the wonders of this temple to nature.

Types of Yosemite National Park Tours

Visit stunning waterfalls like Yosemite Falls, the highest waterfall in the park, or Bridalveil Fall, a beautiful landmark that flows year round – or take in some fresh air in comfort with an open-air tram tour including iconic landmarks such as Half Dome, El Capitan, and Glacier Point.

Explore family tours, fishing tours, guided snowshoe hikes in winter, walking tours and more experiences tailored to your liking. Check out the Yosemite Vacation Planner to learn more.

The great thing about visiting Yosemite Mariposa County is that, whatever season you choose, there’s natural splendor all around you. Take in a sun-drenched summer afternoon to fish, hike or cool off in the river, or visit us in the fall to watch leaves change. Or, maybe you’ll find solitude in winter as snow blankets the valley floor, turning Yosemite into a winter wonderland.

Bus Tours in Yosemite

The Valley Floor Tour is one of the most popular Yosemite National Park tours.
The Yosemite Valley Floor Tour’s open trams let you get a full 360 view of Yosemite Valley’s wonders.

Bus tours are a great way to experience the beautiful sights of Yosemite while relaxing and learning about the wonders of the park from a Yosemite guide. Different lengths of bus tours can give you ample time to explore Yosemite’s famous sights and hidden spots – book the 2-hour Valley Floor Tour for a quick tour of iconic spots like Half Dome, El Capitan, and Yosemite Falls, or hop on the full-day Yosemite Grand Tour for a thorough exploration of Yosemite Valley, the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, and Glacier Point.

Aerial Yosemite National Park Tours

Flight seeing tours provide sweeping vistas of Yosemite, Mariposa and the Sierra Nevada.
Enjoy a new perspective from above with Airborrn Aviation Services’ flight-seeing tours.

For a truly unique experience of Yosemite’s landmarks, book a tour that lets you see a bird’s eye view of the park – an aerial tour of Yosemite! Airborrn Aviation Services takes visitors on an airborne scenic tour of Yosemite, Mariposa, and the beautiful Sierra Nevada.

Yosemite Tours from San Francisco

Located a couple of hours northwest of the park, San Francisco is a great leaping off point for any trip to Yosemite. So, if you want to venture out on a day trip to see the highlights of Yosemite while basing yourself in California’s Bay Area, consider a 5-6 hour Yosemite tour from San Francisco by bus with Extranomical Tours. Or, book a one-, two- or three- full day tour with California Pacific Excursions to get the most out of your journey with professional Yosemite tour guides. Either way, you can enjoy the wonders of Yosemite Mariposa County during the day and take in the bright lights and city action at night.

Private Yosemite Tours

People on a hiking tour in Yosemite with views of Yosemite Falls
Private tours can include hiking adventures too, with view like this one of Yosemite Falls.

Looking for a tour of Yosemite just for you? With a private tour of Yosemite, guides can answer all your burning questions about the park and even customize a tour just for you. Book a tour with Yosemite Adventure Guides to build your own tour of the park, or get the luxury experience of Yosemite in a Mercedes-Benz SUV with White Wolf Private Tours.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best time of year to see Yosemite?

Fall color in chapel meadow with Yosemite Falls, an common stop on Yosemite tours
Yosemite tours highlight the best of what each season has to offer.

The best time of year to see Yosemite depends on the sights you’re hoping to see – visiting in spring will give you beautiful views of cascading waterfalls, summer promises temperate hikes and plenty of events in Mariposa, winter covers Yosemite in a picturesque layer of snow, and fall guarantees unforgettable scenes of changing colors in Yosemite’s forests.

What tours in Yosemite National Park are good for avoiding crowds?

Yosemite National Park Tour by Yosemite 360 Tour
Enjoy a Yosemite tour any time of year.

Tours during fall and winter will be less crowded, as those seasons tend to be less busy in Yosemite. For a guarantee of a truly peaceful, private experience during a Yosemite tour, book a private tour for yourself or your group.