Are you looking for a world of wonders where dreams come to life? Look no more and join us to experience our ultimate Yosemite National Park and Lake Tahoe winter getaways, and summer vacation packages.
Yosemite Private Tours offers you a unique insider access to exclusive sites and exciting locations unavailable elsewhere. Book this 5-star outdoor advantage package and explore in depth the wonderlands of Yosemite National Park, Sierra Nevada wilderness, and Lake Tahoe premier sights and attractions.
In winter, Yosemite National Park and Lake Tahoe offer amazing outdoor activities and magical landscapes with breathtaking sceneries like nowhere else on earth. These outdoor adventures and private tours are available from November to April. You can also add more sites to your trip, combining unique destinations such as Lake Tahoe, Mammoth Lakes, June Lakes and Eastern Sierra. Yosemite National Park is a magical wonderland in winter. With the summer crowds gone, the park is covered in a white blanket of snow, contrasting the light blue skies. Winter makes Yosemite and Lake Tahoe magical vacation destinations for the entire family, nature lovers and photographers. The notion of solitude, incredible silence and striking beauty of Yosemite wilderness in winter, makes this a bucket-list adventure and a must-see destination for all ages.
In summer, when California high sierra passes are open (from July, August ,September and October) weather permitting, you will travel to Lake Tahoe through Yosemite’s scenic back roads and pass along Yosemite’s most picturesque sights like Tuolumne Meadows – home to beautiful lakes and alpine vistas, stunning wildlife like bears, marmots, coyotes, deer, and rivers ring through it - a true postcard.
Your personal tour guide will customize your trip itinerary “on the go” based on your needs, preference and expectations, no prior arguments are required, we are true professionals and highly rated since early 2000. You can count on us; you’ll not be disappointed.
Are you looking for a world of wonders where dreams come to life? Look no more, you came to the right place. This is a bucket-list distention with unique outdoor adventures we recommend to all ages and families with children. Join Yosemite Private Tours and discover California’s best-kept secret destinations and premier sights, hidden natural wonders, iconic national and state parks sights and monuments including Yosemite National Park, Sierra Nevada and Lake Tahoe top attractions.
Escape work, the hustle and bustle of the city and its concrete walls, and travel away from the city to explore California and Nevada natural wonders remote sights and experience the awe-inspiring majestic wilderness of Lake Tahoe and Yosemite firsthand.
Your passionate and expert tour guide will be on hand and will take good care of you along the way and show around Yosemite National Park famous places, iconic sites in the Sierra Nevada high country including Lake Tahoe. You’ll also get visit California gold country, the world-famous giant sequoias and Nevada top attractions around Lake Tahoe Basin.
Experience a tailor-made journey, a 100% private custom and guided tour designed especially for you. Travel to in comfort in our luxury vehicles lead by a local passionate tour guide who will customize your trip itinerary every step of the way, he or she will make your journey unique and memorable- an experience that will last a lifetime.
Book this ultimate tour package with parks’ entrances, hotel accommodation in Lake Tahoe and Yosemite and resort fees are all included in this the tour price. We offer a true experience and a priceless piece of mind; our goal is exceeding your expectations.
Lake Tahoe is the best Alpine Lake in California, and Yosemite National Park is the crown jewel of California and one of the top 10 must-see National Parks in the world. The 750,000 acres of soaring cliffs, cascading waterfalls, and lush meadows make Yosemite one of the world’s natural wonders – a park larger than the states of Rhode Island and Delaware combined. Yosemite National Park is a very popular destination for vacation where geologists, biologists, nature lovers, photographers, hikers, rock climbers and travelers from all over the world meet.
What can you expect to see from this outdoor adventure in winter? Lake Tahoe offers awesome outdoor activities and breathtaking sceneries. Our winter outdoor adventures are available from November to April or May. Lake Tahoe wilderness is incredible in winter, not only for skiers, but for all nature lovers, all ages, families with kids, romantic getaways, and for photographers, you ‘will not be disappointed.
Your tour guide will tailor-make your journey and trip itinerary to Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park. He or she will show you the top sights and attractions along the way, and guide through historical sites, stunning vistas, unique sights, and hike with you to natural wonders and unique places including groves of giant sequoias, waterfalls, alpine meadows, alpine lakes and breathtaking overlooks.
In summer, when the high sierra passes are open ( from July, August ,September and October) weather permitting, you will travel through Yosemite’s scenic back roads and pass along Yosemite’s most picturesque sights like Tuolumne Meadows – home to beautiful lakes and alpine vistas, stunning wildlife like bears, marmots, coyotes, deer, and rivers ring through it - a true postcard.
In winter, Yosemite National Park and Lake Tahoe are wonderland of magical beauty and stunning alpine vistas, but without the large crowds and bus tours of the bus summers’ vacation. A paradise for nature lovers, families, and photographers.
Don’t worry about where you’ll go and what you’ll be seeing, you’ll enjoy a tailored private travel experience. Your tour guide will customize your trip itinerary “on the go” based on your needs, preference and expectations, no prior arguments are required, we are true professionals and highly rated since early 2000. You can count on us; you’ll not be disappointed.
Regarding your personalized trip itinerary: Your private tour guide will tailor-make your vacation and trip itinerary day per day based on your preference, special needs, special requests, weather and road conditions. No further action is required at this time, you can ask your personal tour guide to customize your daily trip itinerary on the go, based on your preference and weather and road conditions. We will send you an email confirmation with more details regarding the trip itineraries and tour package.
Whether you start your adventure in San Francisco, Sacramento, Lake Tahoe or in Yosemite National Park, you’ll enjoy the same quality amount of time in each park and location, and a 100% tailor-made custom adventure. We stand behind our commitment—100% satisfaction guaranteed, our goal is to meet and exceed your expectations. Please check our detailed trip itinerary for more information.
Your private tour guide will tailor-make your vacation and trip itinerary day per day based on your preference, special needs, special requests, weather and road conditions. No further action is required at this time, you can ask your personal tour guide to customize your daily trip itinerary on the go, based on your preference and weather / road conditions. We will send you an email confirmation with more details regarding the trip itineraries and tour package.
Whether you start your adventure in San Francisco, Sacramento, Lake Tahoe or in Yosemite National Park, you’ll enjoy the same quality amount of time in each park and location, and a 100% tailor-made custom adventure. We stand behind our commitment—100% satisfaction guaranteed, our goal is to meet and exceed your expectations.
Experience a tailor-made journey, a 100% private custom and guided tour designed especially for you. Travel to in comfort in our luxury vehicles lead by a local passionate tour guide who will customize your trip itinerary every step of the way, he or she will make your journey unique and memorable- an experience that will last a lifetime.
We will tailor your private custom tour itinerary to your special needs and expectations so you can make the most of your vacation. There is no bad time to visit Lake Tahoe–it is a mecca for year-round outdoor activities and offers endless attractions for all ages, regardless the season, making it the perfect destination to create lifelong vacation memories. For a vacation destination, Tahoe has it all to satisfy the whole family… a destination that offers endless entertainment options with indoor and outdoor activities to amuse travelers of all ages.
During summer, you may go sightseeing, swimming, take a thrilling whitewater rafting outdoor adventure, kayaking, jet skiing, parasailing, paragliding, boating, sunset dinner cruises, hiking, cycling, boating, air tours (hot air balloon or helicopter tours), and water sports are popular among the many other options and outdoor activities.
Travel to in comfort in our luxury vehicles lead by a local passionate tour guide who will customize your trip itinerary every step of the way, he or she will make your journey unique and memorable- an experience that will last a lifetime.
Your private and passionate travel guide will meet and greet you in the lobby of your hotel in San Francisco Bay Area and will head east towards Yosemite National Park. You’ll first drive through Central Valley, California agricultural hub, which is the USA top fruit and vegetable producer.
Farming is a large part of the economy of California and has a family tradition of farming handed down from generation to generation. You will discover year-round harvesting activities, regardless of the season. The Great Valley (Central Valley) is always green, and you can stop at any fruit barn or a fruit stand you may choose and purchase apples, almond, beaches, corn, berries, strawberries, blueberries, cherries, peaches, walnuts pistachios, tomatoes, garlic and many more. Or you can stop for breakfast in Central Valley, which is located 2 hours’ drive from San Francisco. There are many interesting areas, towns and large malls in Central Valley where your driver will schedule a stop or two, for you to purchase items you may need for the trip (food, clothes, sunglasses, vegetables, fruit and drinks). You can even find a pharmacy in the mall as well.
We will now head to Yosemite National Park driving through the Sierra Nevada mountains. Along this scenic route, you’ll be able to see unique attractions and beautiful places where phot stops will be made. You will reach the Yosemite either from the southern end of the park through the laid-back town of Mariposa, one of the oldest gold mining towns in California, or from the park’s western entrance along Highway 120. The tour guide may choose either entrance based on your hotel location, traffic and weather conditions, but you will see both sides as we always vary our itinerary on the way in and out of the park to ensure our customers get to see as much as possible of this majestic national park.
After breakfast (not included in the tour price), get ready for a truly fulfilling journey from Yosemite National Park top sights and attractions. Embark on a new journey and outdoor adventure that will take you up to the high country to visit Glacier Point, a spectacular overlook that offers stupendous views of the Yosemite Valley, waterfalls, wild meadows and the high sierra peaks. This legendary site was visited by iconic figures like Teddy Roosevelt, John Muir Woods, Ansel Adams, and became an icon for photographers and nature lovers.
Located on the south wall above Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point is an exhilarating experience. Visitors, who make their way to the high country to marvel at Glacier Point, are always mesmerized for hours by the sweeping, breathtaking views of the Sierra Nevada mountains and alpine vistas. Glacier Point road, which provides the only access by car to this amazing overlook, usually opens around late May or early June, depending on weather conditions and closes by September or October.
Some attractions within the Yosemite National Park are seasonal like Tuolumne Meadows, Tioga Pass, Glacier Point and the Yosemite groves of sequoias. These sites are closed in winter, so we use alternative routes, with additional attractions and side trips to other locations and sights in Yosemite. For instance, when Tioga Pass and Glacier Point are closed, we offer you alternative sites that may include a walking tour to places like Mirror Lake loop(seasonal mostly in spring).This is a fairly easy family-oriented hike – the lake offers beautiful reflections of surrounding rocks and cliffs in the water. This is one of the best meadows of Yosemite wilderness to spot wildlife like bears, and a mecca for photographers. Take a hike to one of Yosemite’s majestic falls and enjoy spectacular views. Afterwards, we will head to one of the Yosemite groves of giant sequoias (the largest known trees living on earth), unless this has been already done on day 1. These massive and ancient giant sequoias live in three groves in Yosemite National Park. Your tour guide will drive to one of the best groves of giant sequoias based on road and weather conditions (weather permitting) and will hike with you to marvel at these ancient sequoias. This hike is usually a 1 to 2-hour round trip loop of around 2.1 miles (3.1 km). The difficulty rating is about 6 out of 10, which makes it accessible to most visitors who can walk or hike. It can be a bit challenging to some visitors, with a steady climb at the end on the way back to the parking lot.
After or before lunch, you will have various choices regarding walking, hiking swimming or simply sightseeing the valley floor wonders by luxury 4x4 SUV without hiking or walking.
Bridalveil Fall loop: this is a 25-minute easy, round trip hike to a picturesque waterfall. Note that the trail can be slippery and wet in spring and icy in winter. It is famous for the mist that wafts off the waterfalls when the breeze and wind blow, forming a rainbow at the base of the falls in spring.
The Yosemite Valley main Visitor Center and Museum: It is the largest Visitor Center in Yosemite National Park and located in the heart of the valley floor next to Ansel Adams gallery. This visitor center is a showcase of geology and history of the Yosemite including an exhibit on the first inhabitants of Yosemite called ‘the Ahwahneeche’. Rangers or volunteers are on hand to answer any questions you may have regarding these exhibits.
Lower Yosemite Falls: This 1 mile/1.6 km loop takes about 35 minutes round trip from the Yosemite Valley Lodge to the Yosemite lower fall. This short and fair walk (but icy in winter) rewards visitors with spectacular views of the three Yosemite falls in one spot; the upper fall, the middle fall and the lower fall. (This waterfall is often dry from late July through November).
Mirror Lake Loop: this is a family-oriented hike and fairly easy. You can either choose the 5-mile or the 2-mile loop. The lake is relatively dry most months of the year, but in spring and early summer it can grow in size. When calm, the lake offers beautiful reflections of surrounding rocks and cliffs in the water. This can be a good location to spot wildlife, but above all a must-do for photographers.
Vernal and Nevada Falls: This is the most scenic hiking trail in Yosemite but can be challenging. This hiking trail will take you to the base of Vernal Falls, 317 feet (97 meters) waterfall, located on upper Merced River, just downstream of Nevada fall. The waterfall runs all year long, although by the end of summer it is substantially reduced in volume and can split into multiple strands, rather than a single curtain of water. Your tour guide will start this 1.6 miles (2.6 km round-trip) hike from and back to Happy Isles, down in the valley floor. The trail climbs up and takes about an hour before you get to a wooden bridge where you can picture Vernal Fall from half mile away from the waterfalls. As the Mist Trail and the John Muir Trail diverge, follow your tour guide on the Mist Trail up on a steep granite stairway of almost 600 steps (if you decide to go all the way to the top). Prepare for slippery footing and a tremendous amount of waterfall spray in spring and early summer where a magnificent rainbow can often be seen at the base of Vernal Falls. This portion of the trail is closed in winter due to risk of snow and falling rocks.
After your breakfast (meals are not included in the trip price), your tour guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel to organize and customize your today’s private tour itinerary from Yosemite to Lake Tahoe based on your preference and weather/road conditions.
Yosemite National Park has so much to offer, each season is unique. Some seasonal places like Tioga Pass, Tuolumne Meadows, Glacier Point and some of the Yosemite forests of ancient sequoias are not accessible in winter. However, there are of other sights and alternative backroads offering additional and equally magical sights.
Although the major three groves of sequoias are closed in the winter, but we still manage to take our clients on a guided walking tour to hike to any of these groves of massive sequoias. The red barks of the sequoias contrast beautifully with the white blanket of snow on the floor and branches. Yosemite is magical in winter, so peaceful and much more enjoyable than the busy summer season and large crowds.
If you wish to see more sequoias in a shorter amount of time without walking, you can ask your personal driver to drive to hidden ancient park of old sequoias, this hidden gem is located in the remote wilderness of Sierra Nevada between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park.
Visit California Gold Country on the way to Lake Tahoe: When the High Sierra passes are closed due to heavy snow fall, we will drive you through the iconic California Gold Country on the way to Lake Tahoe. Let us take you back in time as we drive you through the Gold Country’s backroad where you’ll be visiting authentic gold towns, museums or beautiful historical sites.
Once in Lake Tahoe, we will check you in at your hotel which we have booked already for you. You may enjoy Lake Tahoe nightlife and its many venues such as shows, concerts, romantic sunset cruise ships in the Lake Tahoe.
Your personal driver will meet you the next day at the same hotel, he or she will assist you with the checking out process to save your time.
Your personal tour guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel in the morning. Your last day trip will cover new places and sights you have not seen yet. The driver may drive on alternative routes and back roads to show you knew places and landscape.
Regardless of the season, you will always enjoy a scenic drive during your private guided tour, that will take you around Lake Tahoe. You will enjoy breathtaking photo stops along the way to capture beautiful landscapes, fantastic waterfalls, state parks, majestic alpine vistas, and spectacular sights.
Among the top fun things, you can do in Lake Tahoe during winter: you can enjoy alpine adventures by 4X4 luxury SUVS and let your expert tour guide drive you to the mountains to a higher elevation where you’ll marvel at spectacular views from commending overlooks. You can also sign up for a gondola ride that would take 2.4-mile ride up to the Heavenly Mountain Gondola, it will leave you breathless as you take in stunning views of Lake Tahoe. If you don’t like skiing, you can enjoy sledding, tubing and playing on snow.
For more adrenaline and excitement, you may take an exhilarating snowmobile adventure through the Tahoe mountains where you’ll enjoy breathtaking views of the entire Lake Tahoe Basin and Carson Valley in Nevada. Enjoy Tahoe summers’ activities including watersport, swimming, beaches, fishing, boating and sightseeing.
Let your fun and passionate tour guide drive you around Lake Tahoe on a private guided tour in a luxury vehicle, and show you hidden gems and small villages located along Lake Tahoe beautiful shores. We can also drive to the Village at Squaw Valley located at the base of the Squaw Valley ski area (the Olympic Village), where you can climb over 2,000 feet on the Aerial Tram with 360° views of Lake Tahoe and the High Sierra.
Top fun things you can do in Lake Tahoe in the summer: 100% private guided tours of Lake Tahoe famous sights, and hidden gems. Among other outdoor activities, you may enjoy swimming on beautiful lake tahoe beaches, go fishing: biking, paddle boarding parasailing, zipping, ballooning, boating and jet skiing, take a helicopter air-tour over Lake Tahoe, sightseeing and visit historic sites. Or go hiking and sightseeing, please let your private tour guide take on hike around Lake Tahoe to see wildflower, majestic views and hidden waterfall.
Please don’t worry about planning your trip, your private tour guide will tailor-make your vacation and trip itinerary day per day based on your preference and special needs. No further action is required at this time, you can ask your private driver to personalize your daily tour itinerary on the go. We will send you an email confirmation with more details regarding the trip itineraries and tour package.
Next, you’ll be driving through California Gold Country. Step back in history in Gold Rush towns like Auburn or Coloma where James Marshall discovered gold in 1848,
You may also visit Apple Hill is in the western Sierra Foothills of El Dorado County where to go for the best homemade pies or the freshest cider doughnuts, and drive through the rolling hills and orchards to visit a winery, or an apple cider farm and try fresh-pressed apple ciders. Nearby, you may also visit a Premium Outlets feature with an impressive collection of the finest brands and stores.
Sit back, relax, enjoy the views and leave the driving and guiding to us. You will return to your hotel or home in San Francisco Bay Area late afternoon around 6 or 7 pm. When the pick-up and drop-off are outside of San Francisco, the time and length of the tour may be reduced accordingly as we are based in San Francisco, you will be in very good hands.
By Luxury 4x4 SUV : This custom tour by luxury SUV (luxury vehicle) is totally private and the price is per person. We don’t offer semi-private tours.
By Luxury Van: This is a 100% private custom tour by large luxury van (15 seaters deluxe minibus). The price is per party (small group) and not per person.
Daily complimentary pick-up and drop off and Yosemite Park admission entrance fees are included
3 nights hotel accommodation in Yosemite & Tahoe ( hotels based on double occupancy in a three star hotel. Single occupancy is subject to additional fees (with option hotel included).
Tour Duration: A 4 day private tour and 3 night in Tahoe/Yosemite area (option hotel included).
Optional side trips in and out of the Yosemite Park to hidden waterfalls and or gold Mining towns
Top of line luxury vans and SUVs loaded and equipped and refreshment.
Meals, drivers’ gratuity resort fees, rental equipment and optional activities or attractions entrance fees.
For safety considerations and due to road closure or weather conditions, the hike to the sequoias in winter is optional and not recommended. We are not responsible for road, park and groves’ closure,.
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-91% of the total amount will be refunded if the tour is canceled at least 15 days prior to the scheduled tour (or the date of the tour or service) 9% covers the required transaction fees; that is 4.5% per transaction (booking is one transaction and refunding is a second transaction)
-50% of the total amount will be refunded if the tour is canceled at least 7 business days prior to the scheduled tour or service.
-15% of the total amount will be refunded if the tour is canceled at least 5 business days prior to the scheduled tour (weekends and holidays don’t count).
-0% of the total amount will be refunded if the tour is canceled 4 business days or less prior to the day of the scheduled tour or service. This includes no-shows. (Weekends and holidays don’t count)
-All reservations and tours in the peak season (from March to November), that last more than one day, and includes hotel accommodation, require a 28 days cancellation. All sales are final within the required 38 days cancellation policy for such tours and travel packages, unless otherwise noted on your tour voucher. A partial refund to customers may be possible in particular circumstances or a tour substitution may be offered instead. This has to be approved by our staff over the phone or by email.
-All tours or travel packages that may include flying by airplanes, hot air balloon rides and/or train tours, undertaken from April to October, are final.
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-A second email will be sent to you from our office once your payment is processed and accepted with a tour voucher confirming your tour and pick-up time. Please print out this tour voucher, sign it and hand it over to your tour guide. Also, please kindly ensure you re-enter the date of the tour and pick-up location under section "Step 3-Submit Reservation" located at the bottom of our reservation page. It's important that you provide a valid email address and a cell phone number, so we contact you and send you the required tour voucher and confirmation.
-Please note that the "thank you page' that will be displayed after you submit your order is not a tour confirmation but simply a thank you note for submitting that order. If your transaction is approved, you will receive the required email-receipt and tour voucher as described above. Otherwise you will not hear from us as we do not get any information in this regard when transactions are declined.
-All reservations that have not been completed, or have not been pre-authorized due to credit card issues, are considered incomplete and therefore canceled. No changes to your reservation are allowed within 10 days prior to a one-day tour. No changes are permitted on any tour that lasts more than one day. No refund will be issued for no-shows or wrong pick-up location provided by customers on our website when booking a tour. If you are having difficulties booking tours online and you have a question, please Contact us.
- All refunds and/or voided transactions paid on our website by credit or debit cards may take up to two weeks to be refunded (or returned) to your account. We have no control over these banking procedures as transactions transit between merchants, banks and customers for approval and verification.
Declined Credit Cards and Returned Transactions: Please note that when your transactions are declined, you will not receive any email or notice from us nor from our merchant bank. In other words, you will need to submit a new reservation with a different credit card, ensure that your billing address and zip code do match with your credit card and bank records.
-Please note that the "thank you page" that will be displayed after you submit your order on our website is not a tour confirmation but simply a thank you note for submitting that order even when transactions are declined. If your transaction is approved, you will receive the required email-receipt and a tour voucher as described above.
Tour Confirmation and Pick-up Time: Our staff will send you either an email confirmation or a tour voucher prior to your trip. Please feel free to print out this tour voucher sign it and hand it over to your tour guide-driver (optional). Our email or tour voucher is a solid confirmation of your Yosemite Private Tour and is valid only for the scheduled time and date of the required tour or service. Our tour vouchers may not be redeemed outside of those dates and or scheduled time of your tour(s). The voucher is not redeemable for cash, has no monetary value and is not transferable to other individuals whose names are not listed on the tour voucher. However, gift certificates are available and can be arranged.
Please note that our tour vouchers may not be required for some of our tours and that our email confirmation substitutes this tour voucher and constitute a solid confirmation of your tour. Also, our tour vouchers are often governed by particular terms and conditions related to that specific tour, service or particular adventure.
Reservations and Tours Availability: All Tours are subject to availability. We do reserve the right to fully refund your transaction if the required tour, service or travel package is not available. We highly recommend booking your tours several weeks or even months ahead of time particularly during the peak season (April to October and holidays). We can't guarantee your tour even when your card transaction is approved. All tours and travel services are subject to availability. We will do our very best to assist you with your reservation and tours. However, if the required date or tours are not available, we will process a full refund back to your credit card.
To accommodate your exact dates of travel, we partner with sister companies who assist us when we are sold out. These include, but are not limited to, Alcatraz Tours Inc. and Golden Horizon Travel LLC.
Customers are no longer required to reconfirm their trip(s) prior to the tour once it has been confirmed.
Our tour voucher and/or our email constitute a solid confirmation of your tour. Please refer to the email or tour voucher you have received from us confirming your pickup time and the date of your tour. Our tour guide-driver will meet you in the lobby of your hotel or outside of your home or hotel holding a sign showing your name. Drivers will also display their business badge or name tags.
If you have received the above email confirmation, there will be no need to reconfirm your tour. You are all set to go and enjoy your tour. However, if you did not get your tour confirmation or receipt, you may contact us via Chat or call our office at 209-888-1141
Why didn't I get this email confirmation? Unfortunately, when transactions are declined, customers do not get a merchant receipt nor a tour voucher from our office. The reservation database system does not generate any email or any information when the transaction is not approved. In other words, you will need to resubmit a new reservation with a different credit card and please ensure this time that your billing address and zip code do match with your credit card and bank records.
Please note that the "Thank You Page' displayed after you submit your order is not a tour confirmation but simply a thank you note for submitting that order, even if the transaction is declined. However, if your transaction is approved, you will indeed receive the required email as an automated "merchant receipt" and then the required tour voucher as described above. However, no confirmation or information will be available when transactions are not approved.
Our business as a tour operator, subcontractor or represented by a contractor, independent tour guide-drivers or by subcontractors, assume no responsibility or liability for the following:
• Any injuries or illness suffered by customers, or any loss or damage of personal property or accidents.
• Our inability to perform the required tours or services due to vehicles' breakdowns, or vandalism.
• We are not responsible for any delays, inconvenience, itinerary changes, or cancellations due to force majeure or any other circumstances beyond our control, including but not limited to weather conditions, traffic, road work, hazards, park, attraction, wineries or monument's closure.
• We reserve the right to cancel, change our substitute drivers, vehicles, tours, itineraries, routes, rates and or tours without prior notice. We also reserve the right to change or cancel scheduled visits to any monument, attraction, park, wineries, and or any other site of interest due to lack of time, traffic and or weather considerations or any other circumstances beyond our control.
• Most of our trips require a minimum number of participants in order to conduct the required tour or service. We reserve the right to refer you to one of our sister companies, partners, subcontractors, or simply cancel the tour and refund your deposit if we do not meet the minimum number of participants for the required tour.
• We reserve the right to remove any passenger who may cause disturbance, or who represents a threat to the smooth and safe operation of any tour, or the safety and enjoyment of other persons or drivers.
• Every passenger must respect the time constraints determined by the driver or the tour guides when stopping for photos, breaks, hiking, walking, or visiting any monument, winery, park or any site of interest. We are not responsible for delays caused by a customer or individual who may affect in any way the amount of time scheduled for the tour or itinerary.
• Meals, driver's gratuity, entrance fees, wine tasting fees, or other expenses of a personal nature are not included in the tour price posted on our website unless otherwise noted on your tour voucher.
• Some tours or adventures may include physical activities such as hiking, walking, entering and exiting vehicles, and other activities involving risks like elevation changes and carsickness, you undertake these tours, hikes or adventures at your own risk. We assume no liability or responsibility for injuries, accident or health issues that may impact you or occur prior to the tour, in the course of the trip or after the service. All clients are responsible for evaluating and assuming the risks they sign up for and undertake during the tour while walking, hiking, tasting wine, riding horses, boats, ships, planes, helicopters and or riding hot air balloons. Please inform us if you have any health issues before making your reservation.
• Any change or modification to the arrival and/or departure time and date of the tour made by the client is subject to review and approval by us, and its partners, subcontractors or sister companies. This may involve additional fees and/or new reservations.
• To accommodate your dates of travel, we partner with sister companies who assist when we are sold out. These include, but are not limited to, Alcatraz Tours Inc. and Golden Horizon Travel LLC.
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All Participants including legal Representatives of other(their) kids, spouses, relatives, Passengers and all occupants of a hot air balloon , a helicopter, a plane, horseback or rafting activities hereby and forever release, waive, and discharge our business and all our partners subcontractors, independent contractors, drivers and or pilots including their assistants or volunteers from all liability, responsibility, loss, and or any claims for damages or injury resulting in death, whether caused by the active or passive negligence of our staff, contractors hot air balloon pilot and or any other business partners including tours and services providers.
We are not responsible or liable for any injury or damage while participating in any of our horseback riding, whitewater rafting tours, hiking, walking, helicopter and or air tours, including but not limited to, hot air balloon flights, launching, landing, setup or takedown, and transportation to or from any said activity and/or location.
All Participants including children’s legal representatives acknowledge and understand hereby that hot air ballooning, air tours or air transportation and river rafting are all hazardous activities involving risks including, but not limited to: the risk of injury or death, loss or damage to personal property and therefore you (they) or all participants undertake these tours or activities at their own risks. This written or electronic release extends to all claims of every and any nature and kind whatsoever, known and unknown arising out of our hot air balloon flights, air tours, horseback rides, hiking, or whitewater river rafting. All Participants agree to indemnity, defend and hold harmless our business and our business partners or and contractors from any and all actions, causes of actions, claims, judgments, loss, liability, damage or cost (including attorney's fees) that may incur due to Participant's involvement in this activity (rafting, air tours, horseback tour and hot air balloon riding) This agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of California.
All Participants including parents who represent their kids or relatives, certify that they have no medical or mental condition that prevents them from participating in any part of this activity (rafting, air tours, horseback tour and or hot air balloon riding). We have carefully read this Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk and this Indemnity Agreement and we fully understand all the above terms and conditions.
Warning: Air tours and Hot air ballooning can be hazardous for persons riding in the balloon and hard landings may result in injuries to occupants of the balloon. I (we), the undersigned (on a hard copy or electronically), have read all the above information and terms about the sport of river rafting, horseback riding, air tours, helicopter tours and above all the hot air ballooning rides and do Recognize there is a high risk of injury or even death in making and participating in these activities including a hot air balloon flight and or all other above activities. I (we) assume full responsibility for my (our) own safety and this of my (our) family, relatives, friends and all participants in my (our) party, and our team including tour guides and or subcontractors including the pilot / owner of the balloon, harmless in the event I am (we are) injured or any accident that may occur as a result of making a balloon flight and or landing or any other air tours or travel. I have fully read and understand this document and or web page. I acknowledge that I have been briefed by the pilot and or tour guides and by our staff. I also acknowledge and I have read and understood this document or web page of terms and conditions, regarding the information contained herein and the safety concerns of this flight, and all the above activities and the risk it may involve.
By checking the box "Terms and Conditions" on this our reservation page, I/we, hereby have read, understood, and accept all terms and conditions and therefore agree and sign this agreement representing all participants in my ( our) party (relatives, kids, spouse, friends and or colleagues).
All photos, videos, our web content pages, web designs, maps, and itineraries on our websites are copyright and exclusively owned by our business. Our logo and domain name are copyright, trademarked, and registered by the Secretary of State of California in Sacramento. Our websites are the sole property of our business. We have made every effort to ensure accuracy, however, some of the information, products, web contents and services published on our websites may include inaccuracy and typographical errors. Changes, corrections and updates are periodically made to the content of our websites to improve and keep them up-to-date. We assume no responsibility for inaccuracy or quality of any information, products, or services obtained throughout our websites and do not guarantee 100% that the contents are accurate and assume no liability for the misuse or misunderstanding of our of our website contents, tour information and or any other aspect related to the use of this website. We assume no responsibility for inbound and/or outbound linking to or from our websites, or for the other websites who may promote our products on their own websites.
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Foreign Languages: Tours are conducted in English unless otherwise indicated on your tour voucher. Other foreign languages are subject to additional fees. We are unable to guarantee any tour in any foreign language in advance. All our tours are conducted in English unless otherwise indicated on tour voucher which we will send you after we receive your reservation.
Also, foreign languages are subject to additional fees unless otherwise indicated on your tour voucher.
All tours are subject to availability even when transactions are approved. We reserve the right to fully refund your transaction if the tour, service or travel package you reserved, is not available.
Only customer(s) or credit cards’ holders are allowed to follow up regarding all booking.
All cancellations and confirmation must be addressed by email. Our live chat and call center handle only reservations. For all other information or inquires please send us an email.
As per Yosemite National Park regulations, we are not allowed to pick up customers inside Yosemite National Park.
All reservations require advanced booking. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.
-Meals and tour guide drivers' gratuities are not included in our prices unless otherwise indicated on your tour voucher.
-Tour prices do not include meals, wine tasting, accommodation, winery tours, park and monuments entrance fees unless otherwise indicated on your tour voucher and or email.
All our vehicles and offices are non-smoking according to state and federal laws.
-We reserve the right to hire independent tour guide-drivers, subcontractor and or contractors to carry our tours, shuttle services or travel packages.
-In the event we are unable to carry out a tour due to weather and or road conditions and considerations, we will attempt to get to the required location or destination using alternative routes, but we are neither liable nor responsible for these unforeseen conditions beyond our control. No refund will be issued in this case.
-All photos or videos taken by our staff of customers or passengers in the course of any of our tours, trips or a transfer from point A to B may be used on our website. Customers hereby agree to the use of these photos and/or videos on our websites and that he/she will not dispute that under any circumstances.
-No refund for unused part of the tour(s) will be issued and no refund for no-show either
-All refunds or and voided transactions paid on our website by credit or debit cards may take up to two weeks before you get these funds (refund) back to your account. We have no control over these banking procedures as transactions transit between merchants, banks and customers' accounts for approval and verification.
-Our hot air balloon rides are not and cannot be guaranteed to depart and end in Napa Valley. We reserve the right to fly anywhere within 80 miles radius round Napa Valley to ensure your safety when weather conditions do not permit to fly from Napa or Sonoma.
We reserve the right to refuse service to any person or business who refuse to comply with our safety instructions, our tour itinerary, or to anyone who becomes undesirable or may pose a threat to our customers and or to tour guide-drivers. Screaming or insulting tour guide-drivers will not be acceptable under any circumstances and will terminate and cancel your tour without any refund. Discrimination against a customer or a tour guide-driver, for any reason, will not be acceptable either.
Some tours may include walking, hiking, sailing, riding vehicles, horses or balloons like San Francisco tour, Sausalito, Monterey, Carmel, Muir Woods, Napa Valley hot air balloons or to any other site or park. We cannot guarantee that our tour guide-driver will escort you and hike with you as this will depend on parking availabilities and other factors.
We may share your contact information and or other credit card and billing information with a third party when helping you or booking other tours, services and/or accommodation for you. Some of our tours including, but not limited to helicopter, hot air balloons and horseback rides, require from customers to provide their extract weight to ensure their own safety.
Some tours like state and national park such Muir Woods, Yosemite, Hearst Castle and Alcatraz Island include walking and hiking. Customers hike and walk at their own risk.
Our business as a tour operator, subcontractor or represented by a contractor or subcontractor does not assume any responsibility or liability for any accident or injury that may occur in the course of any of our trips, tours or rides conducted by us or by any of our affiliated partners, contractors, providers or subcontractors.
We assume no liability or responsibility for missing information or incomplete orders. Our products and services are very clear, and delivered as described on our website, and therefore we assume no responsibility for charge disputes, or any chargeback fees that may occur. No refund will be issued for any client mistakes or misunderstandings of our online tours and policies. We also reserve the right to change our refund policy without prior notice.
Our tours and products advertised on our website are very clear and sold as advertised. We are not responsible for any misunderstanding and do required a minimum number of participants for many of our tours to avoid cancellation. Cancellations and or any changes of your tour or travel services are subject to a 12% processing fees. Please refer to the above cancelation and refund policy for more information.
- Passengers with Disabilities: We make a reasonable effort to accommodate all passengers' needs. However, our vehicles are not equipped with disability access, wheelchairs and other disability aids. We assume no responsibility for injury or any inconvenience in this regard. We cannot guarantee hotel rooms for the handicapped either, however we will do our very best to try to provide the required room, if available. Passengers with disabilities or and any other health issues must advise and inform us by email or via fax with this regard when making their reservation. We reserve the right to decline a booking should it be determined that we are unable to properly accommodate or meet our obligations towards that passenger(s)./p>
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• Lastly, it is very important that you re-enter your hotel or pick-up location and the date of your tour under section "Step 3-Submit Reservation". Please check your email entered on our reservation form to get our merchant receipt, generated ONLY when transactions are approved! We will also send you a tour voucher confirming your tour, date and pick up time if your transaction is approved.** NOTE **
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10 Stars! Fun, informative, flexible, indulgent, patient, & very professional guides in a warm & engaging manner.
Yarmila Kova,Prague Czech Republic
Our Bucket List overflowed, a wonderful day in an amazing park with the perfect tour guide!
Katheryn Kennedy, London
Breathtaking adventure in Yosemite Wonderland, found on TripAdvisor & we were not disappointed!
The Jamesons Cydney, Australia
A wonderful day in Yosemite National Park wilderness, totally exceeded expectations! The best experience ever!
Erin Newcastle, UK
Treated like a King & Queen! Breathtaking, OUTSTANDING and A MUST See!! Without any hesitation, 5 stars!
Loreena’s family, Madrid, Spain
They are consummate professionals who really care about their customers' wellbeing and experience - a must do!
Rob & Martha, Baton Rouge
Impressive! Their Ability to organize, understand, customize, entertain, and educate are unforgettable experiences!
Natasha C Calgary, Canada
A Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience and a Must Do! Don’t think twice. Trust them and you will not be disappointed!
Bill & Kristin Cleveland, OH
Magical & Majestic - believe every good thing you read about this tour company; you will not be disappointed!
Mike and Jane Nashville
We waited 2 weeks to review to be sure we weren't still dreaming. So great was our time with this tour company. The tour started with a full day in San Francisco with Mary, our first driver and tour guide who is a native of the city. So, we really experienced S.F firsthand. Then our trip continued with Adam for 3 days to Monterey and Carmel, including somehow a front-row seat next to the 18th green during a PGA event a Pebble Beach without passes! He taught us how to be great actors! A dream picture op for this golf fan. Then Leo, our next guide, took us to the coast beyond Big Sur, including a tour of Hearst Castle. The trip ended with 3 plus days in Yosemite and across the Sierras wilderness. Yosemite National Park is truly magical - the longer you stay, the more you fall in love with it! This park is massive with breathtaking sceneries everywhere you look (giants sequoia, bears in the meadows, waterfall, alpine lakes and a lot of snow in the high country).
Our guides couldn't have been more knowledgeable or considerate, especially getting us to every place we gave them on a considerable agenda before we even met them on day one. We saw and did far more than we expected, and they went well beyond the scheduled hours every day. If this reads over-the-top, it's because our experience was way over-the-top. They certainly exceeded our expectations, just as they said they would, and we are so glad we traveled with Yosemite Private Tours.
Richard and Karen Wild
We enjoyed every moment of our Yosemite and Mammoth Lakes travel package with this tour company. We have been to Yosemite before, but this time, we were more excited about our trip to Mammoth Lakes and Eastern Sierra. Our guide, Adam, took us on an unforgettable drive to Mammoth Lakes, Mono Lake, Bodie ghost town, Lone Pine, and other off-the-beaten-path places we have never even heard of. He also took us hiking to places like Devils Postpile National Monument and Rainbow Falls, with acres of stunning mountain scenery. We loved all the attention to detail and the efforts he made to accommodate our family’s changing plans. We were pleasantly surprised by the complimentary upgrade to the Westin Monache Resort in Mammoth Lakes. This is a very elegant resort and in the best location in Mammoth Lakes. It reminded us of our vacation to Switzerland with similar awesome landscapes. Book with Yosemite Private Tours. They are trustworthy, and you’ll be in good hands
A.utchel@ Austin, Texas
Our Yosemite experience was amazing! Within a few minutes of meeting our guide, Leo, we knew we were in for a fantastic adventure. On our way from our San Francisco hotel to Yosemite, Leo knew where to stop at historical points, where to stop to pick up the best sandwiches, and readily answered our many questions. When we arrived at Yosemite, we knew Leo was in his element. He is very knowledgeable and shared interesting facts with us such as the history of Yosemite, the damage caused by fires and insects, as well as ongoing recovery and protection efforts. He knew the perfect places to stop for photos and hikes to see all the most beautiful venues. Leo even assisted us with our luggage. Without a doubt, Leo gets Five stars for making our 2 days in Yosemite a lifetime memory.
Kathy C. Christchurch. New Zealand
We chose Yosemite Private Tours off the internet and it turned out to be a truly a golden choice. We are from NY, so Yosemite was a big investment that turned out to have many dividends. Our guide, Leo, was an outstanding young man who had excellent knowledge and experience in leading groups and couples. He had terrific ability to adapt the tour according to our particular needs. Leo picked us up promptly at our hotel in Oakland and after the tour dropped us off at our hotel in San Francisco. Driving the 4 hours to and from and spending the 5 days with Leo was like spending the experience with our adult son. He made the trip truly special and went out of his way to accommodate our every need. Leo knew the history of the park--and the surrounding area--as well as the many features of the park offering options for us to choose. He also knew the best places to eat. Walking shoes are a must and if you are more adventurous call Yosemite Private Tours for more specific needs. They are most gracious and helpful.
Joe/jsmaurer. New York City, New York
My family and I booked a 3-day Yosemite Tour through Yosemite Private Tours. We couldn’t have had a better experience. A lot of our positive experiences were thanks to our guide, Leo. He is extremely knowledgeable about the Yosemite National Park area, and he took the time to understand what activities were important to us and what was not. We highly recommended both Yosemite Private Tours and Leo!
Tony W Dublin, Ireland,
We had the most amazing time. He was very courteous. He was also very knowledgeable and continually spoke about points of interest on our travel to and from Yosemite, as well as a very comprehensive guiding tour while in the Park itself. We felt very taken care of as he made sure all our needs were met. He was incredible when it came to taking pictures. We found this extra special. He brought us to majestic areas and continually asked for our cameras (we had 3) so we would have family pictures and memories for a lifetime. I asked if there was a waterfall we could view; Tom went out of his way to find me one. We found him to be a lovely, warm gentleman that enjoyed what he did and most of all made sure he created a beautiful day. We still are talking about it. We have traveled many places and have had many tour guides. Tom is a gem and we were very lucky!! He made our trip to Yosemite truly amazing!! All that are lucky enough to book your tour and have Tom as their guide will be guaranteed a fabulous trip!!
Thank you. Randi Kamen and family . Cincinnati, Ohio
While visiting relatives in Silicon Valley, we decided to go on a trip to Lake Tahoe and Yosemite park. After reading through TripAdvisor’s reviews, we picked up this Yosemite Private Tour company, and it lived up to its reputation. Our tour guide was Adam, he is so much fun - very interesting, accommodating, and very knowledgeable. He knows the name of every single tree and rock we saw along the way between Yosemite and Lake Tahoe. He kept us well entertained and showed us more attractions and places than we expected to see in both Yosemite and Sierra mountains. He simply exceeded our expectations. This tour package cost us a bit more than we anticipated, but it was worth every penny we spent. What an amazing trip around Lake Tahoe after a 3-day custom adventure to Yosemite national park - a wonderful destination and highly recommended.
JKumar, Bengaluru, India
My sons and I planned a Mother/Sons get away to San Francisco to spend some quality time together. Preferring convenient and hassle-free experiences, we explored our options of private tour companies. Lucky for us, we selected this tour company. We booked three of their private custom tours: Alcatraz and San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Yosemite National Park. Both Mary and Jon are 5/5-star guides, and you will not go wrong with either of them!
Voyager79756 Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
I loved having my own driver. We used them for 2 days with different amounts of time and boy am I glad we did. Driving in Yosemite mountains is not something I am familiar with, but our guide was! Knowledgeable, courteous, and on time. Loved not having to drive, park, or know where go and where things are. Coming 'round the mountain sure sounds like fun, but the fact is that traveling steep slopes on narrow mountain roads can be challenging at best. Mountain driving is very different from driving in flat land. In addition to changing weather, be prepared for very steep hills, windy roads, wildlife... am I so glad we had a professional driver like Adam.
AmytheFranz. Plantation, Florida
We just finished a wonderful tour of Yosemite National Park with Leo. First, our guide Leo was wonderful - patient, friendly, professional, amazing hiker guide and very helpful. Use whatever adjective you want - he made the trip so enjoyable and doable for my wife and myself, since we are getting on in years. I am 80 and my wife 77. As a result, we certainly could not do the activities we once could. That said, Leo and Yosemite Private Tours were able to structure our daily activities, so we saw Yosemite National Park in an in-depth yet relaxed way. We could not have made the tour without Leo and we truly appreciate the three days spent visiting the Park.
The hachadourians’, Westchester, New York
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