Highlights
  • Awesome thrilling trail offers spectacular views of Yosemite Valley, Half Dome, Sentinel Rock
  • Incredible postcard-worthy views of Yosemite Valley, Yosemite Falls, El Capitan
  • Enjoy hiking along The Merced River, we’ll take an incredible views of Upper Yosemite Falls

Spend a weekend exploring one of the oldest, largest, and most loved national parks in the United States. In an action-packed three days, you will meander through picturesque meadows, hike beside towering granite monoliths, get up close and personal with ancient giant sequoia trees, and take in majestic views unlike anything else on earth.

This guided trip in Yosemite National Park with AOA gives you the opportunity to truly experience and enjoy the best of the park with a professional guide to lead you, share their love and knowledge of the area, and handle all the logistics.

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Flights & Transport
  • Only ground transport

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Yosemite Hiking & Camping Weekend

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Itinerary

Day 1: meet your group and hike the mist trail!

Hiking: 3-6.5 miles

Meals: Lunch and dinner included

Lodging: Campground in Yosemite Valley

11:00am – You’ll meet your guide in Half Dome Village at the Campground Reservation Office, and after getting acquainted, we’ll head out on the famous Mist Trail. This signature hike is the perfect introduction to Yosemite leading to its main attractions, Vernal Fall and Nevada Falls. Known as the crown jewels of Yosemite, they fall a combined total of more than 900 feet! The two waterfalls are beyond impressive but this trail offers so much more! While hiking along The Merced River, we’ll take in incredible views of Upper Yosemite Falls, The Yosemite Valley, Liberty Cap, Half Dome, and more! Days end will find us settling in at our campground right in the heart of Yosemite Valley. Here we’ll gain a better understanding of what inspired Theodore Roosevelt’s famous words after camping in Yosemite – “It was like lying in a great solemn cathedral, far vaster and more beautiful than any built by man.”

Day 2: Hike The Four Mile Trail To Glacier Point

Hiking: 9-10 miles

Meals: All meals included

Lodging: Campground in Yosemite Valley

Today, after a hearty breakfast, we’re going to earn our panoramic views by hiking The Four Mile Trail. This trail climbs straight up from the valley floor and provides incredible postcard-worthy views of Yosemite Valley, Yosemite Falls, El Capitan, and Half Dome. Eventually we reach Glacier Point where we’ll stand where John Muir and Theodore Roosevelt once stood. We’ll take a breather here and enjoy the views before retracing our steps back to our campground for our last night in the valley.

Day 3: Hike Yosemite Falls Trail And Say Our Goodbyes

Meals: Breakfast and lunch included

Accommodation: Lodging: On your own tonight

Hiking: 3-7 miles

After we fuel up with a guide prepared breakfast and break camp, we’ll head to one of Yosemite’s oldest historic trails. The Yosemite Falls Trail rises 2,425 feet above the valley floor to the top of one of North America’s tallest waterfalls. The steep, thrilling trail offers spectacular views of Yosemite Valley, Half Dome, Sentinel Rock, Upper Yosemite Falls, and more! Our turnaround point depends on timing (and how our muscles have recovered from yesterday’s adventure). Regardless of when we return to the valley floor, the challenge and incredible views on Yosemite Falls Trail make it the perfect way to end our journey together. We’ll return to Half Dome Village between 2-4pm where we’ll make plans for our next adventure together before parting ways.

Dates & Pricing
Checking price

Price From

$ 995

Price Per Day:

$ 332 per day
 

+ $0 PP (Permits & Land Use Fees)*

*Subject to change and will be based on actual costs at time of departure.

Details
Trip Includes
  • 2 nights camping at Upper Pines Campground (or a similar campground in Yosemite Valley)
  • Basecamp gear (kitchen equipment, hand washing station, dish washing station, solar shower, camp chairs, etc.)
  • Meals starting on lunch Day 1 through lunch Day 3
  • Water and snacks throughout the trip
  • Professional Wilderness First Responder certified guides
Trip Excludes
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Park entry fee
  • Transportation prior to meet up in Yosemite on Day 1 and post drop off in Yosemite on Day 3
  • Pre- or post-trip lodging
  • Breakfast Day 1, dinner Day 3
  • Tent (available to rent from AOA)*
  • Sleeping bag (available to rent from AOA)*
  • Sleeping pad (available to rent from AOA)*
  • Day hiking pack (available to rent from AOA)*
  • Gratuities to AOA Guides
Meals Included:

2 Breakfast, 3 Lunches and 2 Dinners

Flights & Transport
Only ground transport
Group Size:
Intimate Group - 12 max
Accomodations

We will be staying in Upper Pines Campground (or a nearby alternative) located in the heart of Yosemite Valley. We will have access to restroom facilities and running water, coin showers are a shuttle ride away in Half Dome Village. Your AOA guides will set up a kitchen in which they prepare all meals, which will be restaurant quality, served hot, with fresh produce to complement.

Start City
Half Dome Village
End City
Half Dome Village
Cancellation Policy:

All cancellations must be made in writing via email or fax. Cancellation fees abide by the following schedule:

91 or more days prior Full refund for all trips EXCEPT Grand Canyon Rim to Rim 5-day and 3-day, and Grand Canyon Phantom Ranch Hiking, which require a $250 per person cancellation fee.

61 to 90 days prior Forfeit of deposit (30%)

31 to 60 days prior

50% of trip cost

0 to 30 days prior

100% of trip cost (no refund)

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