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San Francisco to Yosemite Mini

  • Code #XSF
  • 3 Days
3 Days
/2 Nights
Jul 2020 - Aug 2020
Group Size
Max 13
Departure City: 
San Francisco
Ends in: 
San Francisco
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Trip Overview

Three days, one unbelievable state! The next few days will give you the ultimate taste of all that's awesome about Western USA as you travel from San Francisco to the wilderness of Yosemite on this spectacular short break. After leaving the ‘City by the Bay’, it’s all about wide open spaces, Giant Sequoias, hiking trails and wildlife. Yosemite is one of the most visually stunning areas of natural beauty in North America, something you’ll definitely see for yourself on this tour.


Included Highlights 
  • Yosemite's famous Sequoias, wilderness & waterfalls
  • Spectacular walks and exciting hikes on Yosemite trails
  • Walk across Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, with views across the bay
  • Enjoy the cosmopolitan buzz of San Francisco
Treknical Details


National Parks
Small Group

Accommodation & Transportation

Group Size
Max 13
2 Nights

Food & Meals

  • 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners

Other Inclusions

  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
  • Private transportation with free Wi-Fi
  • All accommodation, camping fees & equipment (except sleeping bag)

Essential Information

  • Prices quoted are land only. Call us on 0333 999 7951 for a flight quote (UK only).
  • This tour is ran in partnership with our trusted sister company and open to travellers of all ages.
  • This tour requires a minimum number of five to operate. On rare occasions we may run with lower numbers.


For full information on our mini tours from San Francisco please download the resources below (pdf format)
San Francisco to Yosemite Mini
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Our routes have been carefully chosen to include the best overnight stops, highlights and included experiences, with plenty of optional activities to choose from. No two tours from San Francisco are the same, with stops at some of your tour leader's favourite places and occasional changes to the itinerary, so get ready for one awesome adventure!

2020 Itinerary

After a welcome meeting this morning at 07:30, you depart San Francisco and make your way to Yosemite! Yosemite National Park is nature's greatest backyard, and there are loads of hikes on offer to suit your ability. Whichever trail you choose, you'll be amazed at the magnificent waterfalls and epic cliff faces. Famous for its Giant Sequoias and abundance of incredible wildlife such as bears and coyotes, you should keep your camera to hand at all times!


Camping included


Lunch and dinner included

A full day to explore even more of what this stunning park has to offer! To take in the scenery, why not hire a bike and explore on two wheels? You could even float down the Merced River on a rubber ring for a different perspective of this truly awesome place.


Camping included


Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Optional Activities

Bike rental US$12-$34
Float trip on the Merced River US$29

Another impressive display of Mother Nature's handiwork awaits you, wander beneath the canopy of the tallest trees in the Another impressive display of Mother Nature's handiwork awaits you, wander beneath the canopy of the tallest trees in the world, Giant Sequoias growing to over 120 metres in height. Departing Yosemite, you make your way towards the 'City by the Bay', famous for its laid back, hippy vibes! Enjoy a walk across Golden Gate Bridge with stunning views across the bay and of Alcatraz Island.

Sadly, the tour must come to an end, but we recommend staying a few extra days to hit the shops in Union Square or take a ferry across to the infamous Alcatraz Prison. The tour ends at approximately 17:00, please do not book a flight out before 21:00!


None included. Tour ends at 17:00 hrs


Breakfast & lunch included


What our trekkers say

4.3 out of 5

1 day in Yosemite Valley - I feel itinerary may be misleading - if time in Yosemite matters to you, rethink this tour.

Reviewed January 2020

For years I have dreamed about visiting Yosemite and exploring its iconic sites - waterfalls, El Capitan, Half Dome, the church, Gallery, the river, meadows and more. I thought I did my research and read the itinerary carefully, but in my opinion it was misleading because you will not spend a lot of time right in Yosemite Valley. You will spend one day from about 7:30am - evening. If your true desire is to spend time right in Yosemite Valley I would not choose this tour. If you are okay with 1 day Yosemite valley itself, then this tour was good.

Vicki Johnson

A great escape from the city to the mountains!

Reviewed September 2017

After 2 weeks spent in and around San Francisco it was so lovely to get out into the hills. We had a full mini-bus of people from all over the world and all ages. Everyone was easy to get on with. You head straight out to Tahoe from San Fran arriving there for a picnic lunch by the lake - beautiful views. Our guide then gave us 2 options for a walk during the afternoon. We had a couple of hours so opted for a hike to Eagle Lake (well worth it). Then it was straight to the campsite near Zephyr Cove to learn how to pitch our tents and set up camp.

Past Trekkers Review

Beautiful roadtrip

Reviewed September 2014

The Yosemite & Tahoe mini trip is the perfect chance to get out of the city and enjoy a few days camping in bear country! We had a great, small group of trekkers and a lovely tour leader. It would have been nice to stay an extra day in either Tahoe or Yosemite as you only get a few hours in each...

We offer a whole range of tour extras so you can organise everything you'll need in one easy place. And don't forget... our friendly Trek team is always available if you have any questions or need any help planning your trip.

Our tours usually depart at 07:30am and finish around 5:00pm at designated hotels in our gateway cities, so it's a great idea to book a room for the night before and after your tour. It's also worth staying extra nights to explore the city more. You must book these hotels in advance either online with your tour or by contacting our friendly sales team.



777 Airport Blvd, Burlingame, CA 94010

This hotel offers free Wi-Fi, seasonal outdoor pool, fitness centre, 24hr on-site restaurant and 24hr free airport shuttle.


Please contact our Sales Team for a quote.



The hotel operates a free shuttle service to and from the airport every 30 minutes. It collects passengers outside each terminal. Please speak to the hotel reception to arrange a return journey.

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If you do not take our policy, you must ensure that the policy you do take offers an equivalent level of protection and covers you for the activities involved - be aware that some policies do not include, or restrict, coverage for this type of travel. ​

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