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
First, I'd like to say I'm a real customer and not some PR guy writing this review. I'm writing this because I believe others should be made aware of good service. Last week I had an unforgettable experience just as I was ending my search time. I thought I'd write a review about my experience with Yosemite Private Tours.
I just came back from an amazing Yosemite Tour and I just have to say our tour guide, Adam, was not only very knowledge but also super accommodating. When I was evaluating different tours, my priorities were to make the tour as comfortable as possible which meant I wanted a tour that was:- small, comfortable means to accommodate my motion sickness (winding roads really mess me up). Our tour guide Adam not only stopped at a grocery store prior to arriving at the park to save on food for the hike (park prices are astronomical) but he also went as far as to giving me the coat off his back to combat my cold and headache condition as a result of my car motion sickness on the way up. We got to see Bridal Falls, Yosemite Falls, El Capitan, and a number of other places. My wife and I were very happy we went and would more than likely book the tour again when we make it back to Yosemite. This time around it will probably be more than one day. Not knowing how many places there are to visit and hike in Yosemite...one day just isn't enough.
I hope this helps others in their search for a tour.Good luck
Within a few minutes of meeting our guide Leo, we knew we were in for a fantastic adventure, and we knew Leo was in his element. He is very knowledgeable and knew the perfect places to stop for photos and hikes to see all the most beautiful venues. Without a doubt, Leo gets Five stars for making our 2 days in Yosemite a lifetime memory.
Kathybcook. Collegeville, PA
We just finished a wonderful 3-day tour of Yosemite National Park with Leo. He was wonderful - patient, friendly and helpful. Use whatever adjective you want - he made the trip enjoyable and doable for my wife and myself. I am 80 and my wife 77. Leo and Yosemite Private Tours were able to structure our daily activities, so we saw Yosemite National Park in a relaxed way.
wsch123 Westchester, New York
Leo was amazing. Our tour was super relaxed, but we still got to see loads of places. We saw all the tourist attractions but in the comfort of a SUV and got to do some great hikes. The accommodation that was chosen at the View Lodge was amazing. We got upgraded to a river view room and it was fantastic. Room was better than our room in San Francisco. We enjoyed every moment and made the most of every minute. Leo made sure we were comfortable at all times. He gave us lots of great knowledge that we would have missed if we were travelling alone or in a big bus tour. We were even able to customize our pick-up times. We also really enjoyed the pace of the tour - very comfortable. Thanks Leo!
juhiking Sydney, Australia
We booked a 4-day private custom tour of Yosemite national park, and Mammoth Lakes region. We made our booking rather late in the summer, and it was the peak travel season, s, we were super happy and grateful that this travel agency secured us lodging at last minute in Yosemite Valley, and upgraded us for free of charge to the Westin Monache resort, in mammoth lakes. Wow! What a great resort! .
Our tour guides were both Leo and Adam, they were super fun, hilarious, knowledgeable and very accommodating! They did a lot of extra things that were not included or even listed on their trip itinerary, and we were so glad they did. We visited places and lakes we could only imagine seeing on postcards! This outdoor adventure is underrated and almost unknown to many.
We recommend by friends in Hong Kong who travelled with them to Lake Tahoe, Death Valley and Yosemite, last year.
They went above and behind to please us, they even rented a boat for us in beautiful lake mammie, and we even lost a drone in the lake, but Leo took a dive like superman and got it for us! The water was cold , this was up in the high sierra (maybe 10,000 ft high).
If you have never been to Mammoth Lakes, you got to add this adventure to your bucket list! It’s absolutely breathtaking and worth every penny you’ll spend.
10 stars and much more! GOOD JOB!
Melanie T. Hong Kong
My wife and I want you to know how much we enjoyed our time in Tahoe & Yosemite. We loved travelling with your company and appreciate your time very much, especially the prompt follow-up during the reservation process. Our tour guide, Adam, is 10-star tour guide and highly recommended. He drove us to amazing places and hiked with us to hidden gems away from the crowded places in Tahoe and Yosemite. Bob and Faith, Australia
Booked 2-day private trip with hotel included a few days ago, and we loved how they customized the trip itinerary based on what we wanted to do and see. We were so lucky to have a super cool tour guide! 10 stars for this company and Adam!
Beatrizrish Miami, Florida
Our trip was amazing. We got to see as many places and sights as possible in little time. I would like to thank our outstanding guide, Leo. He was very knowledgeable on the landscapes and knew the answers to all our questions. He is young, energetic and passionate. If you want a memorable Yosemite experience, ask for him, a real expert.
Gupta2007 Los Angeles, California
I would give Patricia and Yosemite Private Tours 10 stars!!! Given you only have 5 stars to offer, I would say she easily gets 5 stars.Patricia was knowledgeable, a delightful person, flexible and provided an outstanding tour of Yosemite. She was extremely accommodating to our personal preferences, but also provided us great experiences and information we would never have received.
The Hansons’ Columbia, City in Missouri
Tom was fantastic and deserves a 10-star review! 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
My friend and I joined a 2-day private tour to Yosemite National Park from San Francisco. We had an amazing experience with splendid views of the national park. Our guide was very informative, friendly and helpful. We saw a lot of beautiful places included waterfall, lakes, mountains and forests, like the giant sequoias.
KennyBThailand Bangkok, Thailand
We did a day tour with Leo and couldn't have asked for a better guide. Punctual, informative, funny and ridiculously fit, great hiking guide and carpool buddy. Would definitely recommend!!!
Jade G Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Visiting from Switzerland and with my parents and their friends from Holland, we chose Yosemite Private Tours because our uncle recommended this business to us, he travelled with this tour company before to Big Sur and Hearts Castle. This company has amazing tour guides and outstanding customer service.
While Lake Tahoe is an awesome place, however, we all fell in love with Yosemite National Park! What an awesome place! It’s a real treat particularly for me as a photographer; everything was blooming in late spring, gorgeous wildflowers and fantastic waterfalls at every stop we made along the way. The hike to the sequoias was also the highlight of the trip for my parents, these huge redwood trees were on their bucket-list for a long time. We wish we could have an extra day to spend in Yosemite, so much to see…maybe next time
I highly recommend this travel company, a very reliable business indeed
Jane Y Delft, The Netherlands
My Mum and I had an absolutely brilliant day trip in Yosemite and Leo was the perfect tour guide to have. Although we only had one day, we visited many of the great Yosemite sights and our guide Leo made sure we had plenty of stops to see the beautiful mountains and waterfalls and take lots of photos. Leo was extremely knowledgeable regarding both Yosemite, the sights on the way and also San Francisco, and was always thinking of us and what we might like to do the whole day. In addition to the amazing sights, we really had a lot of fun. Amazing trip with a great travel company and great guide. My only regret was that the trip wasn’t longer.
SwissMiss17 Basel, Switzerland
This was by far the best tour I’ve ever been on, and we travel a lot. My husband and I booked this trip through Yosemite Private Tours. We picked up the 3-day private tour to see more of Yosemite, but we didn’t start in San Francisco as we were staying at Walnut Creek. I’m glad we booked the option with hotel accommodation included, since there were no hotels or motels available in Yosemite. Not even in the outlaying area around the park, as all resorts and hotels were sold out. They first booked a hotel for us outside of Yosemite due to this last-minute reservation we made online, but they managed to move us to another hotel located only 15 minutes from the Yosemite Valley. We were extremely lucky, as this saved us a lot of time in the traffic.
Yosemite National park is an amazing place, you got to see it with your own eyes. Walk to breathtaking waterfalls, and the giant sequoia, but my favorite place was Glacier point. Got to go there at sunset (bring some layers, it cools off by the end of the day).
Our driver was the tour guide Adam. He was brilliant from start to finish. He is very knowledgeable, accommodating and hilarious, he knows the park like the back of his hand. We hiked with Adam to hidden gems and stumbling open a bear with 2 cubs! That was a closeup encounter! The cubs are so cute, but we kept our distance and hiked way and around Mirror Lake.
Highly recommended and worth every penny.
Ropio2018 Toronto, Canada
Jonathan has the ability to bring the Yosemite Park alive with his eye for detail and movement, his command of the history and of the geology of the park and his repertoire of anecdotal stories. Jon is also concerned with providing a varied, entertaining and informative experience to the client.
Ross C South Africa
We were a group of 7 travelers from Hong Kong on a business trip to San Jose, California. We booked this private day trip to Lake Tahoe with Yosemite Private Tours in San Francisco and San Jose, and we were not disappointed. We were so excited to play with the snow up at Heavenly Ski Resort, and the views are amazing over the lake from heavenly gondola overlook. We highly recommended this day trip to Tahoe. But if you have time, go for the overnight trip package, which is better because of the long drive from San Francisco. It took us more than 4 hours each way without traffic!
James Wang, Hong Kong
My family and I signed up for this Lake Tahoe and Whitewater Rafting combo adventure. We started off with the rafting experience, which offered incredible thrill rides on the south fork of the American River. We got a bit scared at some of the rapids, but we managed and had a blast. That was the highlight our 2-day tour package with Yosemite Private Tours.
They provided us with lots of info beforehand and all necessary equipment required for the trip, so we felt properly prepared and safe for the rafting adventure. The rapids are exciting, challenging and thrilling, and our guide was competent and fun.
The Lake Tahoe guided tour was fun, and the alpine vistas are stunning. Overall, an exciting family adventure, with lots of fun, and the best trip so far with our kids.
Alice & Ian Rich, Calgary, Canada
Our tour guide-driver, Pat, was the best! She was prompt, and very knowledgeable about the areas we drove through, from the San Francisco Bay area to Lake Tahoe. A beautiful SUV too, and very comfortable! I was nervous at first to book, as it was a little pricey, but it is well worth every single penny!! Trust me. We would definitely use this tour company in our future visits to San Francisco and Yosemite! Tahoe was another beautiful place we would have missed. My kids loved tubbing and sledding in Lake Tahoe meadows. Thank you, guys and good job!!
Gina W. Johnson. Wausau, Wisconsin
From the moment we contacted Yosemite Private Tours via their live chat online, to the tour itself, the booking process and the high level of customer services and dedicated attention, everything went just perfect. They are true professionals and pay a lot of attention to detail. They responded promptly to all of our inquiries and questions, even late at night.
As for the tour package, private tours and hikes we took with our passionate and fun tour guide Adam. We enjoyed every single minute of it in the High Sierra Nevada wilderness. Yosemite National Park is a magical place with unique biology and geology. We even had a close-up encounter with a bear by the giant sequoias in Mariposa Grove. While Taft point and Glacier Point are a must-see, don’t miss out on Tioga road through the Tuolumne Meadows area.
We stopped at the Mono Lake visitor center on the way to Lake Tahoe, and that was quite interesting with all these tufa towers in the middle of the lake.
Lake Tahoe is another wonderland of the Sierra, with a wide array of outdoor attractions. We were a bit tired, but luckily the 4x4 SUV allowed us to gain access to places where large vehicles are not allowed, so this saved us a lot of hiking.Highly recommended
Julius Ramesh Goodwood Park, Trinidad
We booked the day trip to Lake Tahoe from Palo Alto in Silicon Valley while visiting the area for business purposes. My son and I had a fantastic time with our Japanese tour guide Hiro in south Lake Tahoe. We also booked a sperate day trip to Yosemite Valley. That was a long day drive from San Francisco bay area, but we had a lot of fun in Yosemite Valley.Hisato K. Tokyo, Japan
While visiting friends of mine in San Francisco, we decided to book this one-day trip to Tahoe with Yosemite Private Tours, and we were not disappointed.
Our tour guide Adam picked up the perfect ski resort for us; Squaw Valley (the Olympic Valley) and Alpine Meadows, which is now one ski resort with massive and beautiful terrain, quality snow, and friendly staff. This is our favorite place in Lake Tahoe for skiing.
As soon as we got off the Squaw Valley Aerial Tram (cable car), we fell in love with majestic and panoramic views of Lake Tahoe from this stunning overlook. From easy slopes to challenging bowls, there's something for the entire family, this is an awesome place for young and the elders even without skiing.
Our driver Adam is also an expert skier which made it more fun as he knows both ski resorts (Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows) very well.
Juan Sandoval and friends Santiago, Chile
We did a full day trip to Yosemite. It was a fabulous experience, finishing in the snow in the giant redwood forest. Our guide Jon was so knowledgeable. Not only were we enchanted by the scenery, but we learnt a lot of the history and background to Park. Jon also ensured that every minute of the day (and it was a long one) was interesting.
Pam M. Sydney, Australia
Yosemite National Park is a wonderful place. Don’t miss it. My friends and I went the last weekend and hired Yosemite Private Tours to take us to the park, because they have a lot of good reviews and the quality of service, they provide are the best. They arranged a very detailed program for us. Yosemite Park is huge and if you have someone who knows the place you are in the right hands.
Simona, Olga, Misitha and Elena
Saint Petersburg, City in Russia
You can trust their tour reviews on TripAdvisor. They are 100%, and they earned our satisfaction with great customer service and amazing tour guides.
Naina Kwok- Jakarta- Indonesia
I had limited time to do the Yosemite trip and after going through reviews of Yosemite Private Tours, I decided to go with them. My dad and I had a fantastic time in Yosemite and Mariposa grove of sequoias. It was a top-notch private tour - a bit expensive but worth every bit of it. Our tour guide (Leo) was very hospitable - so professional and knowledgeable about each and every location that we covered in Yosemite and Sierra Nevada. The whole process - right from pick-up at the hotel to drive back was very seamless. If you have limited time for Yosemite, but still want to cover the whole of Yosemite, I would highly recommend this 2-day trip.
Racyrao, New Jersey
Our adventure to Lake Tahoe and Reno from San Francisco was amazing and unforgettable, thanks to the Yosemite Private Tours attentive staff and excellent tour guide. Luis is a fun and professional tour guide.
Gabriela & Oscar Reyes, Lima, Peru
Even if you’re not a fan of outdoors activities, Tahoe and Yosemite National Park worth the long drive from San Francisco. This is a must-see destination with remarkable attractions
Martha Friers , Alabama
Yosemite is a must-see National Park even if you only have one day. However, the overnight tour package is better and leaves you plenty of times to see more places and attractions. Yosemite offers amazing outdoor activities for families with kids, we loved it.
Jimmy & family , Belize
Experience the monumental scenery of Yosemite park with the best tour guide ever! Yosemite is wonderful and so clean, with fresh air and magnificent surroundings. What an awesome paradise on earth? This trip package was very well-organized, the SUV was a brand-new 2019 Lincoln Navigator, and the tour guide made our journey memorable! Thank you, Adam, for the hard work and lasting memories.
Lucia & Rogelio Mérida, Mexico
A 6-star experience! Their tag line is to exceed expectations and they certainly delivered. From the moment of making a booking to the actual tour - Superb!
We booked a 2-day private tour in Yosemite at the very end of April. We did some great hiking (Vernal Fall was an experience :-), took tons of photos, saw bears and had a lot of fun - all thanks to Leo, our excellent guide.
We like hiking and we read on your website that Yosemite National Park has many loops and trails to hike so we booked our Yosemite 2-day tour with Yosemite Private Tours. The hiking, to see the Giant Sequoias, was easy and fun. Don’t miss the Glacier Point from there you have a panoramic view of the Sierra Nevada and the falls. Great place!
Baranka. Warsaw, Poland