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Meet two of our guides

Last Minute Yosemite Gifts

John P. DeGrazio

Founder & Tour Guide

Lead Adventure Hiking Guide. “Our greatest discoveries are made in nature where we  find a peace that brings balance to our lives with every day, hour, and moment spent outdoors.”


Jay Sousa

Photography Guide

Jay Sousa has been a fulltime professional photographer for thirty-five years and a Professor of photography at Merced Community College for the past seven years.

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Please scroll down to your specific adventure to book a Yosemite guided tour online or call:

(209) 532-7014; Toll Free (800) 886-8009

YExplore has guided tours in Yosemite National Park for groups of all ages in every season. We guarantee smaller rosters for a better experience on your Yosemite tour. We will customize a tour for for you with any group size. All tours have a privacy option. Every YExplore Yosemite Tour includes a vehicle reservation permit into Yosemite National Park during any reservation period.

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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 while we take you to some of the best photo spots in the park. Levels: Beginner, Moderate, Intermediate, Challenging, Strenuous (Level 1-5)

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 From $135, Dynamic pricing based on size of group

Yosemite Family Beginner HikeGUIDED FAMILY & GROUP 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)
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$540, group of 4

Yosemite Photography Workshops

YOSEMITE LANDSCAPES PHOTO CLASSES Yosemite Landscape Photo ClassesTake 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
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$450, 1 person Dynamic pricing based on size of group

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.
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$450 – 1 person Dynamic pricing based on size of group

FULL DAY YOSEMITE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS Full Day Yosemite Photography WorkshopsSpending 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.
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$750 – 1 person Dynamic pricing based on size of group

Trekking with your tripod is one way to combine the exhilaration 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.

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$750 – 1 person Dynamic pricing based on size of group


Yosemite 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.
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From $135 Dynamic pricing based on size of group

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
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Mt. Kilimanjaro Trek and African Safari

Mount Kilimanjaro and clouds line at sunset, view from savanna landscape in Amboseli, Kenya, Africa

Trek with us to reach the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain on a two week expedition while also exploring the Serengeti and Ngorongoro region of Tanzania on a wildlife photo safari.
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$9,000 per person

Mt. Everest Base Camp Trek

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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.
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$TBD per person

Remember your Yosemite experience with some great new Yosemite gifts of YExplore Yosemite Tunnel View Bear hats and shirts. Proceeds from your purchase of merchandise with the Yosemite Tunnel View Bear from YExplore at The Yosemite Gift Shop will help protect Yosemite bears.

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Customers reviews

I had such a phenomenal time at Yosemite National Park. The views were absolutely incredible and John was an excellent, personable host who is very familiar with the park, it's rich history, and spot on recommendations of hiking ventures to explore. The locations we were able to visit through Yosemite Valley had the most beautiful backdrops to take pictures and create worthwhile memories. I wasn't sure I was going to see everything I wanted to see on this trip because of COVID and the potential limitations, but we were able to safely explore the park. Catherine was also very helpful in providing background information of the tour such as specific route recommendations, expected miles to hike roundtrip, items to bring, etc. You will not regret purchasing this tour -- it was well worth it!
A once in a lifetime experience that couldn’t have happened without our guide, John, from YExplore! I highly recommend booking with this company. They are a small, family run business and our guide was great. I felt incredibly safe and supported throughout the 12-hour hike. There is no chance I could have made it to the top and back without his insight, knowledge, and coaching. It was a trip we will never forget and we owe it to YExplore. Thank you!