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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 on your Yosemite tour. We will customize a tour for for you with any group size. All tours have a privacy option. 

Explore with us to 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 on our guided Yosemite Adventure Hikes. Each adventure tour we offer is an unique interpretive educational experience. Our guides have roamed Yosemite and its backcountry for many years and will take pride in showing you some of the ‘secret trails’. The main focus of our Yosemite Adventure Hikes will be making sure you leave Yosemite with a new-found knowledge of this wonderland and some of the best photos in your camera roll.

Every YExplore Yosemite Tour includes a vehicle reservation permit into Yosemite National Park during any reservation period.

Yosemite Guided Hikes

earn about the natural world and listen to the stories of Yosemite while we hike to some of the best photo spots in the park. Our guided Yosemite adventure hikes range from gentle half-day journeys that uncover natural beauty only seen on a particular trail to all-day treks that deliver rewarding vistas and true accomplishments. 

Half Dome Adventures

Summiting Half Dome is a major accomplishment, and our Guided Half Dome Hikes provide preparation, trail knowledge, coaching, and the benefit of added security for anyone attempting this remarkable feat.

Photography Workshops

Our unique Yosemite Photography Workshops present opportunities to take control of your camera and achieve your artistic goals in a natural setting with personalized attention from your instructor. All workshops are open to photo enthusiasts of every experience level 12 months a year.

Snowshoe Treks

Explore the quiet trails of Yosemite on a pair of snowshoes for a truly memorable experience. The winter months offer exclusive opportunities to enjoy some of Yosemite’s less frequently visited attractions from a truly different perspective.

Group Hikes

Yosemite National Park’s natural wonder is waiting to be explored on this adventure hike with your family.

International Treks

Be the change you wish to see in the world on an African Adventure that gives back to the places we visit. We partner with a trusted tour company from Tanzania who provide expert local guides to explore the Serengeti, Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Mount Kilimanjaro, and Zanzibar.

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Meet two of our guides

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John P. DeGrazio

Founder & Naturalist 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.”

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Emily Chandler


Emily currently works as an adventure guide for Yexplore, as well as an environmental science educator for school groups in the park. In addition to helping children and adults recreate and investigate science in Yosemite.

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