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Not enough time to visit Yosemite, this is a quick trip for you. You leave when the fog clears in the morning and return before it gets dark, and you avoid the road trip of 8 - 9 hours. If you have more time, customize your trip to an overnight or more days in the area. Last minute requests can sometimes be accommodated. This is a private, full-day tour with a maximum of 4 passengers for the helicopter and 5 passengers for the small plane.

You will be picked up at your hotel in the San Francisco Area or at SFO in an SUV at 9 - 9.30am depending on the flight departure schedule for your transportation to the private airport for your departure. Depart at 10am approximately for an hour flight to Mariposa Airport, which is close to Yosemite.

Here you will be received by your professional driver/guide, and you will ride in a Hummer or premium SUV on California State-desginated Scenic Hwy 140 along side the Merced River. Visit breathtaking highlights in the Yosemite Valley: Tunnel View, Bridalveil Falls, El Capitan, and Sentinel Bridge. From Sentinel Bridge you get a beautiful view of Half Dome and the reflection in the water, a picture that has inspired many to come to Yosemite. Take a lunch break at the Yosemite Falls, a small walk to the base of the iconic waterfalls is a sight you will never forget. After lunch stop at the El Capitan Meadows to see if you can spot the rock climbers. Another stop is at the valley view and Merced River with all the Bridalveil Falls in the background, along with El Capitan on the left and Half Dome all the way in the back.

Return to Mariposa as you drive alongside the Merced River for a 4:30pm departure so you can be back in the San Francisco Bay area around 5.30pm. This is a private tour for your group or family only, so the times can be flexible.

  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Lunch included

Location: San Francisco, United States of America

Duration: 7 to 9 hrs

Voucher Redembtion: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity. 

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Additional Information

    Operates: Daily

    Departure Point:
    Departure location can be customized to your needs. We have pickup locations available at Signature Flight Services at SFO, San Carlos Airport, Oakland Airport, and Walnut Creek Airport. You have to make arrangements to arrive at the airport.

    Departure Time: Usually the pickup time at your hotel is between 9am - 9.30am. We pick you up and transfer you to the departure airport. This is a private tour for your group only, so times are flexible to suit your needs.

    Departure Time Comments:

    Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

    Hotel Pickup Available: Yes

    Return Details:
    Returns to original departure point

  • Inclusions:
    • Shuttle to and from the airport 
    • Helicopter or small plane ride 
    • Hummer or premium SUV tour 
    • Entrance fees
    • Bottled water
    • Lunch
    • Beverages
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges

  • Exclusions:
    • This tour has a very limited time in the park, and you will see the highlights in the Yosemite Valley only. To visit Glacier Point it will require 3 additional hours, and there will be an additional cost for the helicopter or small plane to wait around. Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias will take an even longer time. We suggest you do an overnight trip which we can arrange for you.

  • Other Information:
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on your departure time, weather conditions and traffic situation in the park 
    • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
    • All passenger weights MUST be advised at time of booking
    • Return destination can be different if you desire but there is a possibility of an additional expense
    • Other possible airports for landing near the Yosemite area are Madera and Fresno

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