Waterfalls, Views and Whitewater
- Iconic Yosemite Views
- Thundering Waterfalls
- Whitewater Rafting
- Giant Sequoia Trees
- Creekside Camping
- Vigorous Hiking
This all-inclusive Yosemite camping tour packs a tremendous amount of value into an action-packed four days exploring America’s second national park. We operate this trip in the spring and early summer (April 15 to June 15) to take full advantage of the high country snowmelt, which amps up Yosemite Valley’s waterfalls in dramatic fashion, and transforms the famous Merced River into a spectacular whitewater adventure. We give you the best of Yosemite Valley including waterfall hikes, Glacier Point and the Giant Sequoia trees. We earn breathtaking views of Yosemite Valley’s world-famous granite features, like Half dome and El Capitan, as we learn about the Valley’s incredible glacial history. We will also spend a ½ day Whitewater Rafting on the Merced River, and enjoy a relaxing walking tour of the historical cultural sites of Yosemite Valley.
We set up our basecamp either in Yosemite Valley or at a wonderful, nearby private campground on the shores of the Tuolumne River. Each day after a hearty breakfast we will embark on on a diversity of hand-picked trails and activities, and return to our camp for fantastic meals, relaxation, and showers.
$1875 Per Person
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 3
Scale of 1-5. 1 is least difficult; 5 is most difficult
This trip earns a Level 3 difficulty rating due to the 9.2 mile, 3200′ elevation gain/loss hike on day 4. The trails are well maintained with moderate heights exposure in places. Also, our day of whitewater rafting requires that guests be able to swim and help paddle the raft in flat water and rapids.
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PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THIS TRIP
- Hiking uphill or downhill with a 8-12 lb backpack for 6-8 hours
- Maintaining balance and footing on lightly rugged terrain
- Hiking with occasional, moderate heights exposure
- Be able to swim and paddle a raft
SOLITUDE LEVEL 2
1 least solitude, 5 most solitude
We rate this Yosemite trip a solitude 2. You can expect as much as an hour of solitude at a time.
TRAVEL TO CURRY VILLAGE IN YOSEMITE
You’ll meet your hiking guide and group in Curry Village in Yosemite Valley around 8 AM the morning the trip begins. Your guide will be in contact approximately 2 weeks before your trip and will specify the exact location of the rendezvous at that point. You can park your personal vehicle at Curry Village for the duration of the trip.
Most of our guests drive personal or rental vehicles to Yosemite, but you can also travel to and from Yosemite National Park using train and bus options from much of California:
From Fresno: Yosemite Area Rapid Transit (YARTS) is offering 4 bus rides each direction from Fresno to Yosemite Valley. If you’re not renting a vehicle, this is the simplest way to reach Yosemite.
From Other California Cities: by rail on the Amtrak San Joaquin Train to the city of Merced (serviced by most large cities in California) or by Amtrak “Thruway” Bus Service from Merced to Yosemite Valley. To book your trip, use Amtrak’s Online Reservation Service to book round-trip Amtrak travel to “YOS” (Yosemite Valley).
MINIMUM OF 2 GUESTS
If a trip does not reach the minimum number of guests, you may choose to transfer to another trip date or another trip, be refunded your payments in full, or you may have the choice to pay a supplemental fee to run the trip with fewer guests. We make the final determination for these trips 4-6 weeks before the departure date, and notify guests of changes and options immediately.
Travel in perfect company by booking a private trip exclusively for your group!
Our sliding scale for private trips is based on the final number of guests in your group. Rates are per person and do not include sales tax, national park fees or guide gratuity. The final rate is based on the actual number of guests on the trip and may adjust based on cancellations or additions.
Please Note: you can also enjoy a private trip at our normal scheduled rates by filling any empty tour to capacity. However, if group members drop from the tour those spots will automatically become available on our website for instant booking. By purchasing a private trip at the rates listed below, your trip will remain exclusive to your group regardless of cancellations.
PRIVATE RATES FOR THIS TRIP
- 2 People: Rate x 2.5
- 3 People: Rate x 1.75
- 4-5 People: Rate x 1.5
- 6-8 People: Rate x 1.25
- 9-12 People: Rate x 1.15
*all rates are per person