Private Tour: Yosemite By Helicopter Or Small Plane And SUV From San Francisco - Yosemite National Park

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 12/12/2019 - 3/20/2021Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 08:00 PM Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up from your San Francisco bay area hotel or residence .
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


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.


Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

Enjoy fantastic aerial views

Lunch included

Know More about this tour

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 receivedby 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.


Shuttle to and from the airport

Helicopter or small plane ride

Hummer or premium SUV tour

Bottled water



All taxes, fees and handling charges



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.

Additional Info

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

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

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 29-Mar-2019

    Yosemite was everything I had hope it would be, beautiful park
    The plane ride was fun, pilot was really nice and informative

    I wish that the tour of Yosemite had included more history and factual information. It was more of a “just see the sights “ .