Sightseeing Tours

Our naturalist-led sightseeing excursions, with optional short hikes, are designed to provide a very unique and highly personal experience. Each tour is expertly guided by professionally trained and highly skilled naturalists. As with all of our outings, each trip is exclusive, arranged and serviced only for the intended guests. We do not add other people to your trip to create large groups or mix other individuals into your outing. We prefer to keep our trips within the confines of the individuals, families, or groups of friends reserving a trip. This is the intent and mission of Yosemite Guide Service: to make each trip private and personal, providing a unique and distinctive outing that enhances your experience and maximizes your time in Yosemite.

Sightseeing tours can be reserved with or without a hike included, and even two or more short hikes if preferred. The hikes combined with a sightseeing tour are commonly shorter in length than a typical day hike and are chosen based upon your ability and preference. Our sightseeing tours are really quite distinctive, designed from years of experience living, working, and exploring Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada. We are very skilled at knowing where to go and how to best get there; wasting les time driving, accessing the best viewpoints and vistas, and efficiently navigating through the tourist crowds. Even with the most popular and frequently visited scenic places, we know special side trails and paths, the slight nuances that make the tours special and unique.

Couples, individuals, families or small groups

Sightseeing Tour Rates:

$575 for 1-2 guests

$660 for 3 guests

$745 for 4 guests

$835 for 5 guests

$945 for 6 guests

Kids 11yrs or under are free!

Please call us for group sizes of more than 6 people. We specialize in families and can accommodate larger groups, too. 

Sightseeing Tour Details

LOCATIONS: Sightseeing tours (with or without hiking options), are serviced from all entrances to Yosemite. YGS operates from the town of Groveland, near the northwest entrance of Yosemite.) We can arrange to pick you up from any town or entrances near Yosemite, or meet you within Yosemite National Park.

Tour destinations: We provide our customized trips with two great options. Pick the experience that best fits your desires - or package both in a special two-day exploration that will provide you with ultimate Yosemite experience.

The Yosemite Valley & Glacier Point Tour - Includes all the most famous landmarks and spectacular views of Yosemite Valley and the dramatic Glacier Point area. (Note: We offer both of these locations with one complete tour, an attribute unique with our trips. 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. With our expertise, we can help arrange a tour to meet your specific needs and desires.