2024 Dates & Prices

A $150 Initial Payment Saves Your Spot Today!

Total Payment Due 60 Days Prior To Adventure 

Friday, May 17 –
Monday, May 20, 2024

Total: $499

Fare: $320 + Food/Parks: $179

*This adventure is in combination with the California Sun. Join us for the whole trip and see Big Sur, Pinnacles National Park, Channel Islands National Park & more!


2 days 3 nights
Yosemite Weekend Adventure

Starts: San Francisco, California

Ends: San Francisco, California

This is just the beginning of a longer adventure. 
Check out the whole California Sun!

Get to know Yosemite National Park!  We don’t simply stop for photo-ops.  Explore the hiking trails and meadows beneath the granite masterpieces, El Capitan and Half Dome in Yosemite Valley.  Camp beneath a blanket of twinkling stars in the Eastern Sierras. Venture across the subalpine Tuolumne Meadow.  Experience the sheer magnitude of Giant Sequoia trees and so much more on this awesome adventure. 

Come see why it’s one of our favorite parks!

Day 0

Welcome to the Green Tortoise!

Meet at the bus loading zone at the intersection of Columbus and Montgomery Street in downtown San Francisco with your e-ticket.  An overnight ride brings us to Yosemite National Park!

Custom Sleeper Coach Drive Night

Day 1

Wake up in the remarkable wilderness and enjoy your first Tortoise breakfast.  A short ride reveals views of El Capitan, Half Dome and cascading waterfalls before we stop to explore Yosemite Valley.  The early arrival allows plenty of time to hike the famous Mist Trail, meander along the Merced River, rent a bike or take a gander at the Ansel Adams Gallery and the famous Ahwahnee Hotel.  

In the evening, head for camp in the Eastern Sierras and enjoy a decadent camp dinner.

Meals Included: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Showers Available at Yosemite Lodge

Camp Night

Day 2

Enjoy the scenic ride to Tuolumne Meadows.  Meander through the subalpine meadow or hike to the magnificent views atop Lembert Dome.  Next, we’ll wind our way to Tuolumne Grove, where you can stand in the presence of giants!  An up-close encounter with the Sequoias will leave you humbled.  

Meals Included: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Optional Swim 

Camp Night

Day 3

Bid farewell to the Eastern Sierras as we cruise back towards to the coast. By the afternoon, you’ll be delivered to the City By The Bay!

Meals Included: Breakfast / Lunch

  • 100% of Meals
  • Travel By Custom Coach
  • National Park Entrance Fees
  • Semi-Guided Exploration of the Park
  • Camping Fees
What’s Not Included
    • Sleeping Bag  (Rent one from us!)
    • Tent  (You don’t need one.  You can sleep on the bus!)
    • Inner Tube or Raft Rental
    • Bike Rental
    • Yosemite Valley Tour

You’ll be traveling in a custom sleeper coach! 


A sleeping bag is required for this adventure. If you don’t have one, rent one from us upon booking!  Just $20 for the entire trip.


A tent is not required.  You are welcome to sleep on the bus or use one of our pads to sleep beneath the stars.  You may rent a tent from us for $40 (if you really want one).


Our coaches are equipped with a camp kitchen.  No need to bring your own cookware or utensils.  Bring a reusable lunch container to store your packed lunch and a reusable water bottle.

Departure:  9:00 PM – San Francisco, CA, Columbus and Montgomery Street Bus Loading Zone 

Arrival: 1:00 PM – Green Tortoise Hostel – 494 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133

Explore the hiking trails and meadows beneath the granite masterpieces, El Capitan and Half Dome in Yosemite Valley.  Camp out in the Eastern Sierras beneath a blanket of twinkling stars. Venture across the subalpine Tuolumne Meadow and hike high into the clouds on Lembert Dome.  Experience the sheer magnitude of Giant Sequoia trees. Come see why Yosemite is one of our favorite parks!

Day By Day 

0.  San Francisco, California – Drive Night

1.  Yosemite Valley – Camp Night

2.  Tuolumne Meadows / Giant Sequoias – Camp Night

3.  San Francisco, California – Arrival