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YExplore has guided tours in Yosemite National Park for groups of all ages in every season. We guarantee smaller rosters for a better experience. All tours have a privacy option. Check out the Calendar below to plan your next Yosemite adventure. If a tour is not scheduled, we will customize one for you. Call or email [email protected]

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Events on September 17, 2014
  • Private Macro Photography Session
    Starts: 7:00 am
    Ends: September 17, 2014 - 11:30 am
    Description: Does the miniature world of nature fascinate you? Yosemite National Park has an abundance of macro photographic possibilities. Lush mountain meadows harbor wildflowers, butterflies, spiders and many other insects. Capturing these tiny wonders requires specialized photographic tools and techniques. Our macro photo field sessions will reveal how to find and photograph the incredible world of the macro subject. Macro photography can sometimes be a gear intensive facet of photography and our time in the field will reveal the options available. We will consider the advantages of the macro lens, diopters, and extension tubes. We will also cover natural light vs. total flash illumination. Other factors such as flash sync speed, diffusion, and specialized flash brackets will also be explored.
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Events on September 18, 2014
  • Challenging Mt Hoffman Adventure Hike
    Starts: 8:30 am
    Ends: September 18, 2014 - 2:30 pm
    Description: Journey to the center of the earth, or at least the center of Yosemite National Park, for spectacular panoramic views of all its landmarks. John Muir was once asked what he would if he only had 1 day in Yosemite so he suggested to “Go straight to Mount Hoffmann. From the summit nearly all the Yosemite Park is displayed like a map.”The trail gradually leads to May Lake for a breathtaking view of Mt. Hoffman. We continue around the lake and hike through steep rocky terrain. After a brief flat area of trail, we continue to climb with a minor scramble to the top where we will be greeted by several yellow bellied locals.
    Distance: 6 miles roundtrip | Elevation Gain: 1950 feet (8900’ – 10,850’) | Time: 5-6 hours

    Book this Tour: http://yexplore.com/book-a-tour/

    If this date does not correspond with your trip to Yosemite, please contact us and we will gladly work with your schedule.
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Events on September 19, 2014
  • Private Yosemite Valley to Glacier Point Tour
    Starts: 9:00 am
    Ends: September 19, 2014 - 3:00 pm
    Description: Join us on this all day enchanting private outing.
    We will visit various scenic locations within Yosemite Valley and Glacier Point.

    Type of Tour: Private All Day Tour | 6-8 hours | Distance: minimal

    Book this Tour: http://yexplore.com/book-a-tour/

    This is a private tour. If you would like o schedule a similar event, please contact us.
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Events on September 20, 2014
  • 2 Day/1 Night Half Dome Backpack Trip
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: September 22, 2014 - 12:00 am
    Description: Embark on a journey of self discovery where panoramic views are as incomparable as the sense of achievement you will feel upon completion of this epic adventure. At sunrise, hike to the top of Half Dome, Yosemite's most recognized landmark, and reward yourself with breathtaking views and a true sense of fulfillment.

    Type of Tour: Overnight Backpack Adventure
    Distance: 17 miles total
    Elevation Gain: 4800 feet
    Time: 2 Days/1 Night
    Price: Varies based on the total number of people on the trip

    Book this Tour: http://yexplore.com/book-a-tour/
  • Yosemite Beginner Sentinel Dome/Taft Point Family Hike
    Starts: 9:00 am
    Ends: September 20, 2014 - 1:00 pm
    Description: The exciting day begins with relatively short access to one of Yosemite’s 8000+ foot peaks while learning about the some of the natural features of the park along the way. From the summit of Sentinel Dome, we will have breathtaking panoramic views of all of Yosemite. We will then travel to discover some of Yosemite’s geological wonders, the Taft Point Fissures. The Taft Point overlook presents us with one last spectacular vista before we return. This versatile hike can be customized to be a Gentle, Moderate, or Intermediate Hiking Tour based on your group’s needs.
    Distance: 4.4 miles, roundtrip | Elevation Gain: ~<700 feet (7720′ at trailhead-8122 feet at Sentinel Dome-7503 feet at Taft Point) | Time: ~4 hours

    Book this Tour: http://yexplore.com/book-a-tour/

    If this date does not correspond with your trip to Yosemite, please contact us and we will gladly work with your schedule.
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Events on September 21, 2014
  • 2 Day/1 Night Half Dome Backpack Trip
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: September 22, 2014 - 12:00 am
    Description: Embark on a journey of self discovery where panoramic views are as incomparable as the sense of achievement you will feel upon completion of this epic adventure. At sunrise, hike to the top of Half Dome, Yosemite's most recognized landmark, and reward yourself with breathtaking views and a true sense of fulfillment.

    Type of Tour: Overnight Backpack Adventure
    Distance: 17 miles total
    Elevation Gain: 4800 feet
    Time: 2 Days/1 Night
    Price: Varies based on the total number of people on the trip

    Book this Tour: http://yexplore.com/book-a-tour/
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Events on September 23, 2014
  • Yosemite Icons of the High Sierra Photography Workshop
    Starts: 3:00 pm
    Ends: September 23, 2014 - 7:00 pm
    Description: After the Winter snows have given way to the warm days of Summer, the High Sierra affords a romantic grandeur to those who would partake. Granite domes and jagged peaks soar above the solemn observer, meadows bear numerous wildflowers while serving as centers for wildlife activity, and lakes of varying breadth deliberate on light of equally varying magnitude. Like Yosemite Valley, the High Sierra has lured many a photographer, captivating them, and inspiring a greater enlightenment. On this tour, we will visit a select number of locations that will encapsulate the greater High Sierra. We will begin at Olmsted Point, a favorite site of many photographers from Edward Weston and Ansel Adams to contemporary professionals. From there, we will travel to Tenaya Lake to explore its granite shores, erratic boulders, stunted trees and majestic reflections. Afterwards, the tour will continue on to Tuolumne Meadows, where several different stops will yield views of the meadows, Mt. Dana, the Cathedral Range, the Tuolumne River, Lembert Dome, as well as many more landmarks. If conditions permit, evening alpenglow will blanket the Sierra crest and provide us with a vibrant, luminous scene even after the sun has dropped below the horizon. Topics to be covered include, but are not limited to, depth of field, hyperfocal distance, exposure techniques, metering, the zone system, white balance and composition.
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Events on September 24, 2014
  • Yosemite Moderate Sentinel Dome/Taft Point Adventure Hike
    Starts: 9:00 am
    Ends: September 24, 2014 - 2:00 pm
    Description: The exciting day begins with relatively short access to one of Yosemite’s 8000+ foot peaks while learning about the some of the natural features of the park along the way. From the summit of Sentinel Dome, we will have breathtaking panoramic views of all of Yosemite. We will then travel a very scenic alternative trail to discover some of Yosemite’s geological wonders, the Taft Point Fissures. The Taft Point overlook presents us with one last spectacular vista before we return. This versatile hike can be customized to be a Gentle, Moderate, or Intermediate Hiking Tour based on your group’s needs.

    Distance: 5.5 miles, roundtrip | Elevation Gain: ~<1000 feet (7720′ at trailhead-8122 feet at Sentinel Dome-7503 feet at Taft Point) | Time: ~5 hours

    Book this Tour: http://yexplore.com/book-a-tour/

    If this date does not correspond with your trip to Yosemite, please contact us and we will gladly work with your schedule.
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Events on September 27, 2014
  • Cystic Fibrosis Xtreme Hike - Yosemite El Capitan
    Starts: 6:00 am
    Ends: September 27, 2014 - 5:00 pm
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Events on September 28, 2014
  • Yosemite Challenging North Dome Adventure Hike
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: September 28, 2014 - 3:00 pm
    Description: Explore Yosemite’s more accessible ‘other’ dome and enjoy a gradual trail that uncovers a spectacular face to face view of Half Dome. This trail allows you to journey into Yosemite’s high country while avoiding Yosemite Valley in the summer months. A short spur trail leads to an interesting arch rock formation that provides excellent photo opportunities.
    Distance: 9-10 miles roundtrip | Elevation Gain: 1000 feet | Time: 7 hours

    Book this Tour: http://yexplore.com/book-a-tour/

    If this date does not correspond with your trip to Yosemite, please contact us and we will gladly work with your schedule.
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Yosemite Hiking Tours

Yosemite Guided Adventure HikeYOSEMITE GUIDED ADVENTURE HIKES
Explore with us to make a lifelong connection with Yosemite National Park. Learn about the natural world and listen to the stories of Yosemite while we take you to some of the best photo spots in the park. Levels: Beginner, Moderate, Intermediate, Challenging (Level 1-4)

$180 for 1 person- Dynamic pricing based on size of group

Yosemite Guided Strenuous Half Dome HikeYOSEMITE GUIDED STRENUOUS ADVENTURE HIKES
Embark on a journey of self discovery during this experience that will test your personal boundaries in some of the most demanding terrain in Yosemite. Typical Strenuous Hikes: Waterwheel Falls, El Capitan, Clouds Rest, & Half Dome summit attempts. Strenuous (Level 5)

$255 for 1 person- Dynamic pricing based on size of group

Yosemite Family Beginner HikeYOSEMITE GUIDED FAMILY BEGINNER ADVENTURE HIKES
Spend quality time with your family while learning the natural history of Yosemite. These interpretations combine short easy hikes with outdoor educational sessions that will benefit children and parents alike. Beginner (Level 1)

$260 for a group of 4- Dynamic pricing for groups over 9

Yosemite Moderate Family HikeYOSEMITE GUIDED FAMILY MODERATE ADVENTURE HIKES
Spend quality time with your family while learning the natural history of Yosemite. These interpretations combine short easy hikes with outdoor educational sessions that will benefit children and parents alike. Expect to hike a little farther than a beginner level hike. Moderate (Level 2)

$320 for a group of 4- Dynamic pricing for groups over 9

Yosemite Photography Workshops

Yosemite Landscape Photo ClassesYOSEMITE LANDSCAPES PHOTO CLASSES
Take control of your camera while capturing images of Yosemite’s iconic landscapes. Programs are crafted by an expert photographer who will lead the session. Signature Classes:Behind the Lens, Valley Icons,High Country Icons

$255 for 1 person- Dynamic pricing based on size of group (Tour is private if no others join)

Advanced Yosemite Photo ClassesADVANCED YOSEMITE PHOTO CLASSES
Apply finer points of photography in a natural setting. These tours will focus on advanced techniques for photographing wildlife or macro subjects. They will cater to more experienced photographers who possess the proper equipment needed for this extensive session and are not recommended for novices.

$280 for 1 person- Dynamic pricing based on size of group (Tour is private if no others join)

Yosemite Explorer Masters Photo WorkshopYOSEMITE EXPLORER MASTERS PHOTO WORKSHOPS
Master the functionality of your camera under the direct tutelage of an expert photographer. These sessions are suitable for a wide range of photography skills and will be developed and led by National Geographic Photographer, Phil Schermeister.

$650 for 2 person minimum- Dynamic pricing based on size of group

Full Day Yosemite Photography WorkshopsFULL DAY YOSEMITE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS
Spending an entire day in the field photographing is an ideal solution for those having trouble deciding whether to shoot in morning or evening light conditions. Join professional photographer on a two session, full day photography seminar among the majestic landscapes of Yosemite.

$600 for 1 person- Dynamic pricing based on size of group (Tour is private if no others join)

Yosemite Guided Photography HikesYOSEMITE GUIDED PHOTOGRAPHY HIKES
Trekking with your tripod is one way to combine the exhileration of a hike with the opportunity to photograph its majestic landscapes during optimal periods of light. Join a professional photographer and travel farther on a full day photography trek to all areas in Yosemite.

$450 for 1 person- Dynamic pricing based on size of group (Tour is private if no others join)

Yosemite 3 Day Photography Backpack TripsYOSEMITE 3 DAY PHOTOGRAPHY BACKPACK TRIPS
Backpacking with photography gear is one of the most rewarding and productive means to shoot an area. Join a professional photographer with a small group on a three day, two night backpack photography trip to areas in Yosemite including Young Lakes and Glacier Point.

$1600 for 1 person- Dynamic pricing based on size of group (Tour is private if no others join)

JesseSummers_Ansel'sPine210YOSEMITE 1 DAY NIGHT SKIES PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS Jul. 18, 2014
Learn the most difficult and one of the most exciting facets of landscape photography: capturing landscapes at night with the stars overhead. Additionally, capture sunrises and sunsets, learn about the basics of landscape photography composition and post-processing, and learn some basic astronomy.

$350 per person

JesseSummers_Ansel'sPine210YOSEMITE 2 DAY NIGHT SKIES PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP Jul. 19-20 2014
Learn how to capture landscapes at night with the stars overhead. Additionally, shoot sunrises and sunsets, learn about the basics of landscape photography composition and post-processing, and learn some basic astronomy. 2 Day workshops shoot from multiple locations.

$550 per person

Yosemite Nature Tours

Yosemite Half Day Nature ToursYOSEMITE HALF DAY NATURE TOURS
Enroll in our Nature Excursion Series as our naturalists share knowledge of their favorite places with individuals eager to explore the natural history of Yosemite. Nature Tours include Half Naturalist Walks, Birding Tours, Wildflower Walks.

$310 for 2 person minimum

  
Yosemite Full Day Nature ToursYOSEMITE FULL DAY NATURE TOURS
Enroll in our Nature Excursion Series as our naturalists share knowledge of their favorite places with individuals eager to explore the natural history of Yosemite. Nature Tours include Full Naturalist Walks, Birding Tours, Wildflower Tours, Naturalist Transects.

$410 for 2 person minimum

Yosemite Backpack Trips

2 Day Yosemite Half Dome Backpack Trips2 DAY YOSEMITE GUIDED HALF DOME BACKPACK TRIPS
If you would like to attempt Half Dome’s summit, but need more than one day, we can arrange for an overnight adventure that includes backpacking. This two day journey allows for a restful overnight stay in the wilderness that precedes a sunrise summit attempt that will take your breath away.

$650 for 1 person- Dynamic pricing based on size of group

3 Day Yosemite Guided Backpack Trip3 DAY YOSEMITE GUIDED BACKPACK TRIPS
Our Yosemite Backpacking Trips will take you to alpine meadows overflowing with wildflowers and crystal clear swimming holes. Our richly experienced wilderness guides hope to offer insight to back country living.

$900 for 1 person- Dynamic pricing based on size of group

4 Day Yosemite Guided Backpack Trips4 DAY YOSEMITE GUIDED BACKPACK TRIPS
Our Yosemite Backpacking Trips will take you to alpine meadows overflowing with wildflowers and crystal clear swimming holes. Our richly experienced wilderness guides hope to offer insight to back country living.

$1200 for 1 person- Dynamic pricing based on size of group

5 Day Yosemite Guided Backpack Trip5 DAY YOSEMITE GUIDED BACKPACK TRIPS
Our Yosemite Backpacking Trips will take you to alpine meadows overflowing with wildflowers and crystal clear swimming holes. Our richly experienced wilderness guides hope to offer insight to back country living.

$1500 for 1 person- Dynamic pricing based on size of group

Yosemite Snowshoe Hikes

Yosemite Beginner Snowshoe HikesYOSEMITE BEGINNER SNOWSHOE HIKES
Enjoy a pleasant half-day snowshoe hike on a gentle trail in Yosemite Valley or other lesser known trails. We will cover basic snowshoeing techniques and will tailor the day’s program to your experience level.

$175 for 1 person- Dynamic pricing based on size of group

Yosemite Extended Snowshoe HikesYOSEMITE EXTENDED SNOWSHOE HIKES
Achieve new heights on some of Yosemite’s most scenic trails. They will generally be longer than a beginner snowshoe hike with more dramatic elevation gains. These demanding tours are perfect for experienced snowshoe hikers and will offer a different perspective of the distinct character of Yosemite

$175 for 1 person- Dynamic pricing based on size of group

Yosemite Twin Valleys Waterfall Workshops

Yosemite-Nature-Walk-James-McGrew-210YOSEMITE VALLEY GUIDED NATURE WALK
5 hour introductory walk through Yosemite Valley will be our first event and we will expertly guide you through the valley to discover its vast beauty while discussing the natural history of this remarkable place.

$50 per person

Yosemite-Birding-Naturalist-Tour-YExploreYOSEMITE GUIDED NATURALIST TOURS
Explore scenic beauty while receiving a natural history education from expert guides with a wealth of knowledge of Yosemite National Park.

$125 per person

Yosemite-Photo-Workshop-James-McGrew-210YOSEMITE WATERFALL PHOTO WORKSHOPS
Spectacular views unfold as we walk through wildflowers to dramatic waterfalls while exploring aspects of composition, perspective, depth of field, motion, color, lighting, and natural history of your subject.

$150 per person

Yosemite-Above-Sentinel-Rock-6x8-James-McGrew-210YOSEMITE PLEIN AIR PAINTING WORKSHOPS
Discover relationships of plein air techniques and view these famous painting subjects with a fresh perspective and deeper understanding as you learn about geology, flora, fauna, atmosphere and light relating to painting.

$325 per person (Includes Yosemite Valley Guided Nature Walk)

 

Yosemite Yoga Hikes

Yosemite Beginner Yoga HikesYOSEMITE BEGINNER YOGA HIKES
Experience the breathtaking beauty of Yosemite from the serenity of a special place while exploring your inner peace. This adventure will begin with an interpretive hike where our instructor will lead a Yoga talk on the history of the Vinyasa Flow and breathing techniques.

$300 for a group of 6- Dynamic pricing for groups over 6

Yosemite Moderate Yoga HikesYOSEMITE MODERATE YOGA HIKES
Experience the breathtaking beauty of Yosemite from the serenity of a special place while exploring your inner peace. This adventure will begin with an interpretive hike where our instructor will lead a Yoga talk on the history of the Vinyasa Flow and breathing techniques.

$325 for a group of 5- Dynamic pricing for groups over 5

Mt. Everest Base Camp Trek

Mt-Everest-Base-Camp-YExplore-210NEPAL TREK TO MT. EVEREST BASE CAMP
The Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most desired hiking experiences on Earth- and with good reason. Not only is the route historic, since this was the approach Norgay and Hillary used for their successful ascent of Everest in 1953, but it is also visually stunning and culturally rich.

$4195 per person

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