Sightseeing Tours

Our naturalist-led sightseeing excursions are custom created, private tours with short hikes and/or walks on both paved paths and well maintained trails. We are the most tenured and experienced guide service in Yosemite, our tours include all of Yosemite's best sites and vistas, including locations that very few people know about for a truly unique experience. Combined with optional short hikes or walks with some special side trails and paths only we know about, our tours are designed to provide a highly informative and very rewarding experience.

Each tour is expertly guided by professionally trained and highly skilled naturalists. As with all of our outings, each trip is exclusive for you, arranged and serviced for the needs and abilities of our guests. We prefer to keep our trips focused on the individuals, families, or groups and friends reserving a trip. Our mission is to make each trip private and personal, an outing just for you and your family or friends. We focus on providing excellent  customer service and creating relationships with each one of our guests, for very unique and distinctive outings that will enhance your understanding of Yosemite and increases your awareness of the beauty and magnificence that makes Yosemite a very special place.

Our sightseeing tours are really quite distinctive, designed from years of experience living, working, and exploring in Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada. We are very skilled at knowing where to go, how best get there, and when the best times are to get most inspiring views and breath-taking photos. Our expertise in avoiding the tourist crowds and parking hassles will maximizing your time in Yosemite, creating the best experience possible.

With Yosemite Guide Service you will experience Yosemite from a unique perspective built from our deep personal appreciation and life-long learning of this amazing place. We never stop discovering and learning about Yosemite's many attributes, as stewards and ambassadors of Yosemite, it is our desire and pleasure to share our knowledge and passion with others. As we like to say, we welcome you as our guests and part as friends while helping to provide memories that last a lifetime.

Couples, individuals, families or small groups

Sightseeing Tour Rates:

$700 for 1-2 guests

$790 for 3 guests

$880 for 4 guests

$970 for 5 guests

$1060 for 6 guests

Each additional guest = $90

Please call us for larger group sizes. We have options for accommodating larger families or groups. We are also very experienced with guests with special needs.


Dates are arranged at your request. We will do our best to accommodate your needs!

Sightseeing Tour Details

LOCATIONS: Our sightseeing tours (with or without hiking options), are mainly operated from our headquarters in Groveland, near the northern entrance of Yosemite (Hwy 120). We also can make arrangements to meet our guests who are located from from all entrances to Yosemite. One of our guides will meet you at your lodging location or make arrangements and ride with you in your vehicle, if desired.

Tour destinations: We provide our customized trips with multiple options. Pick the experience that best fits your desires, email or call us and we'll be happy to arrange a day tour or hike in Yosemite Valley, an excursion to Glacier Point, or a tour of the Mariposa Grove of Big Trees. One of our specialties is a trip to the unique and inspiring Yosemite High Country, a very special location in Yosemite that few people visit. We provide two and three day tour packages to all of these locations, and more outstanding places in and near Yosemite. Contact us to arrange a special exploration that will provide you with ultimate Yosemite experience.

The Yosemite Valley Tour (optional Glacier Point Tour available). Our signature tour, you will see all of the most famous landmarks and spectacular views of Yosemite Valley. Combine the dramatic Glacier Point area for only $125 to get the full experience of Yosemite Valley. Short walks and easy hikes are also included

Yosemite High Country Tour - Our specialty, no one knows the high elevations of the Sierra Nevada like YGS. This tour provides for a very special opportunity to experience the unique environment of the sub-alpine region of the High Sierra. Experience breathtaking scenery and inspiring vistas over impressive peaks and beautiful wildflower-filled meadows with our trip to this less visited region of Yosemite.

Tours of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias are also available, either a day tour by itself or can be combined as part of a trip to the Glacier Point area, or for a longer day with Yosemite Valley (for an additional cost TBA). With our expertise, we can help arrange a tour to meet your specific needs and desires.