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Yosemite Close Up Tours

5158 Highway 140, Mariposa County Visitor Center, Mariposa, CA 95338
+1 209-966-8383
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Thank You Ira for Awesome Memories!

Mr. Ira our tour guide was awesome, awesome! I got into Mariposa and decided not to drive into... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Orlando, Florida
A great way to experience Yosemite!

Spent an unforgettable day in Yosemite in a small group tour with our guide, Ken. Ken was superb... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chris D
Leven, United Kingdom
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Yosemite Close Up Tours engages our guests with the fascinating human and natural history of this spectacular and beautiful area. The depth of our guides’ background connects you with the wonders of Yosemite. Our tours remove the hassles of traffic, parking, and shuttle buses, from your visit. Rather, you will save time, see more, and find inspiration viewing Yosemite’s rock formations, waterfalls, meadows and forests. Please join us for a lovely, memorable Yosemite experience!
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  • Very good3%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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5158 Highway 140, Mariposa County Visitor Center, Mariposa, CA 95338
+1 209-966-8383
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Mr. Ira our tour guide was awesome, awesome! I got into Mariposa and decided not to drive into Yosemite valley because I got scared of driving in the mountains. The clerk at the Best Western gave me a pamphlet for this company so I called....More

Thank Bevareux
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent an unforgettable day in Yosemite in a small group tour with our guide, Ken. Ken was superb throughout the day, driving us to the most breath taking spots and sharing his vast knowledge of the flora, fauna and geology of the area. Can't recommend...More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I spent a fantastic day in Yosemite, with Ken and Lisa leading the way. We travelled in a small van which was comfortable and convenient. A full day, seeing all the great sites in Yosemite, with just the right number of stops for photos, walks...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a half-dozen visits to Yosemite on our own, we tried Close Up Tours and were glad we did. Ken, our guide, added details from his own experience in and around the valley. He managed to cover all the "standard" vistas, plus interesting background in...More

Thank John T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Daniel was our interpretive guide for this whole day in Yosemite. We appreciated his manner which was friendly and very informative. He truly loves this National Park and he was very willing to answer our many questions. We drove through the park in a small...More

Thank UlaS70
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic day in the park! - Where can we start? Booked for the busiest weekend of the year, started at 8.30 and went right through till after 6. Authoritative, Intelligent, Humerous - Ken and Lisa were truly wonderful and it all passed too quickly. The...More

Thank Tom D
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

We have just spent 2 days with Ken on a bespoke tour. Due to the park rules we drove and used our own car so if using Ken stay local to him it will be easier. Dealing with Ken to arrange the tour via email...More

Thank James A
Reviewed 27 December 2016

I went on this trip in Oct 2015. Was great fun. Ira was a very good guide. We managed to get a place on this tour when Discovery Yosemite let us down at the last minute. My review is probably a bit out of date...More

1  Thank Baz9582
Reviewed 29 October 2016

My husband and I did a private tour, and our guide was Joe, a former National Park employee who worked at Yosemite for many years. He was awesome. We learned about the park, local issues, and he knew exactly where to go to take the...More

Thank Tamara M
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Everything from first booking, tips on accommodation and follow up were first class. Great job done Ken, Dan and Matty.

Thank Paul M
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Is there a listing of the sights you visit at yosemite? do you visit Maraposa Grove? (I know it's closed until summer)
24 January 2017|
Response from memnad48 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know but you could cal or email them. I don't remember if we went to Maraposa grove.
how much does it cost for a tour of Yosemite-how many hours and where do you pick up the tour- any recommendations on where to saty and how long
30 March 2015|
Response from Ken B | Property representative |
The cost is $108 for adults, $98 for seniors (62+) and $54 for children (under 12). We go to Glacier Point and Yosemite Valley. The tour lasts about 9 hours and we pick up from the motels in the towns of Mariposa and El... More
efrat b
do you also take tours to yosemitee from el portal? how much does it cost and when do you leave for the daily tour?
20 December 2014|
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Response from Ken B | Property representative |
Yes, the vast majority of our tours pick up guests in the El Portal area. To answer the rest of your inquiry, I need to know your planned visitation dates here in the Yosemite Area. During the winter (Nov. through April... More