Yosemite National Park 2024 Trip - Beatrice Bradley

Iconic Yosemite National Park & Giant Sequoias

Adventure to one of the Most Iconic National Parks in the USA

October 24- November 1, 2024
9 days / 8 nights

Come with us to one of the most Iconic National Parks in the World. Stand in awe under the towering canopy of Mariposa Grove’s Giant Sequoias, feeling a timeless connection to these ancient natural wonders. Experience the iconic majesty of Yosemite’s landmarks including the awe-inspiring Half Dome, the imposing El Capitan, and the breathtaking views from Glacier Point, each offering a distinct and memorable encounter with nature. 

Trip Status: Sold Out

Single: $6,890

Double: $5,998

Dates:  October 24-November 1, 2024

Location: Yosemite National Park

Airport: Fresno Yosemite International Airport

Accommodations: Fresno Hotel, The Wawona Historic Hotel, The Ahwahnee, Fresno

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Come to Yosemite National Park during Fall
Small Trip Get-Away with space for 13

Day 1:  Welcome to Fresno 

Please fly into Fresno International Airport. Arrive at your leisure. We’ll pick you up!

Check into our Fresno Hotel for 1 night.


Day 2:  Welcome to Yosemite 

Today our group embarks on an scenic drive from Fresno to the historic Wawona Hotel in Yosemite (about 2-2.5 hours). 

Upon arrival at the Wawona Hotel we’re greeted by the timeless charm of this Victorian-era landmark. A leisurely lunch in the hotel’s dining room offers a taste of local cuisine, setting the stage for an afternoon of exploration.

Post-lunch, we step back in time at the Pioneer Yosemite History Center, immersing ourselves in the rich tapestry of Yosemite’s past. We’ll stretch our legs with a hike through nearby trails. We’ll see the Wawona Covered Bridge. We will stop at the Pioneer store on our way out if to grab snacks, fun souvenirs, etc.

As evening comes, we gather for dinner in the Wawona Hotel Dining Room. This is a time for laughter, sharing stories, and strengthening bonds under the warm glow of the dining room’s ambiance.

Day Highlights

  • Scenic Drive from Fresno to Yosemite: The journey through California’s heartland offers stunning views
  • Historic Landmark Wawona Hotel: Check into a hotel that encapsulates the spirit and heritage of Yosemite
  • Pioneer Yosemite History Center and Store: A journey through the historical essence of Yosemite, offering insights into the park’s storied past.
  • Wawona’s Covered Bridge: Built in 1857, Wawona’s covered bridge is special for a whole host of reasons, especially for the story it tells of Wawona’s past, and the people who called this place home.

Total Estimated Hiking: 1.5 – 2 miles

Day 3: See The Biggest Tree’s in the World! Giant Sequoia’s on a UTV Adventure in the Sierra Mountains

After Breakfast we’ll head to Fish Camp to Gear up for an exhilarating 4-hour UTV tour that promises to be one of the highlight of our Yosemite experience. This adventure takes you through the heart of the Sierra Mountains, guided by seasoned experts who know every trail and hidden gem of this stunning region.

The pinnacle of this journey is a visit to a secluded sequoia grove in Yosemite, accessible only to those who dare to venture off the beaten path. Here, you will join our expert guide on a scenic 2-mile hike, leading you to the heart of the grove to witness the grandeur of the Giant Sequoia Trees. This intimate encounter with these ancient giants is both humbling and awe-inspiring.

Along your journey, the UTV tour offers thrilling moments of driving through streams and navigating rocky terrains, each turn and trail delivering its own excitement. The panoramic views of the Sierra Mountains that unfold before you are simply breathtaking, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Day Highlights:

  • Thrilling UTV Ride: Navigate through the rugged terrain of the Sierra Mountains on an exciting UTV adventure.
  • Historic Trails: Follow the old logging roads from the 1800s, rich in history and adventure.
  • Giant Sequoia Hike: Embark on a guided 2-mile hike to marvel at the majestic Giant Sequoias in a serene Yosemite grove.
  • Breathtaking Scenery: Enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding landscapes, a feast for the eyes and soul.

Total Estimated Hiking: 2.5 Miles / Helmets are provided for UTV adventure

    Day 4: A Day of Nostalgia and Natural Beauty at Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad

    Breakfast at the Hotel’s lobby 

    This morning we’ll head to Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railway. Come witness the changing fall colors on a 4 mile loop in the Sierra Forest on a historic Steam Powered Locomotive.

    Ride into history where powerful locomotives once hauled massive log trains through the Sierra Mountains, where mighty lumberjacks felled the timber, and flumes carried lumber to the distant valley below. The Sierra National Forest’s majestic woods provide the backdrop for this narrow-gauge journey back in time. Box lunch provided on the train.

    After our train ride we can stop by the gift shop before heading back to the hotel.

    The afternoon your hosts will lead a hike Wawona Meadow Loop (easy)

    Meeting back at the Hotel for Dinner

    Total Estimated Hike 3.5 miles loop; 2 hours

    Day 5: Heading North to Check into The Famous Ahwahnee Hotel

    Your journey through Yosemite takes a turn towards luxury as we prepare to check into The Ahwahnee Hotel, a jewel nestled in the heart of Yosemite National Park. Renowned for its stunning architecture, rich history, and breathtaking surroundings, The Ahwahnee promises an unforgettable experience from the moment you arrive. 

    Check into The Ahwahnee. The hotel’s lobby has massive stone fireplaces, rich tapestries, and Native American artworks, transports you to an era of old-world charm and elegance.

    We’ll have a nice dinner in The Ahwahnee Dining Room. Conclude your day by unwinding in the Great Lounge with a cocktail or a cup of tea, as you take in the views of the surrounding nature through the large picture windows or cozy up by the grand fireplace. Please note that nice attire is required for dining at the Ahwahnee. 

    Day 6 & Day 7: All things Iconic Yosemite

    Breakfast at the hotel with some leisure time in the morning.

    These two days we will be taking a 4 hour guided hike each day to see all things Iconic Yosemite including: Half Dome, El Capitan, Yosemite Falls, Glacier Point and mirror lake. Box lunches are provided.

    These hikes are privately guided by experts.

    Hikes will be done in the afternoon and will meet back at the hotel for dinner together.

    Total Estimated Hike 5 miles with breaks; 4-6 hours

    Day Highlights

    • Relaxing Morning with Breakfast: Start your day with a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, enjoying a peaceful morning amidst the serene beauty of Yosemite.
    • Guided Hike to Yosemite’s Icons: Embark on a 4-hour guided hike to explore the most iconic sights of Yosemite, including the majestic Half Dome, the towering El Capitan, and the stunning Yosemite Falls.
    • Expertly-Led Exploration: Benefit from the knowledge and insights of expert guides who will lead you through these natural wonders, enriching your experience with fascinating facts and stories about the park.
    • Visit to Glacier Point and Mirror Lake: Witness the awe-inspiring views from Glacier Point and the reflective beauty of Mirror Lake, making for unforgettable moments and photo opportunities.
    • Group Dinner Back at the Hotel: After an afternoon of exploration, reconvene with your group for a delightful dinner at the hotel, sharing stories and experiences from your day’s adventures.

    Day 8: The Ahwahnee to Fresno

    Wake up with breakfast together. We have a 4 hour scenic drive today with stops. We will be checking into our Airport hotel in Fresno around 3:00 PM. After check in we will grab a farewell dinner in Fresno.

    Day 9: Departure Day

    Depart at your leisure from the Fresno International Airport. Hotel has a shuttle provided. Check out of the hotel room is at 10:00 AM

    Flight Details

    Airport Pick Up is included when arriving at the designated airport within the specified pick up window.

    Arrival Airport: Fresno Yosemite International Airport
    Arrival Date: October 24, 2024
    Pick Up Times:  Pick up times will vary

    Departure Airport: Fresno Yosemite International Airport
    Departure Date:  November 1, 2024
    Drop off Times: Airport shuttle at your leisure


    Experience All-Inclusive Travel with Beatrice Bradley

    At Beatrice Bradley, we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional, all-inclusive travel experiences with absolutely no hidden fees. From the moment you step off the plane to the moment we bid you farewell, every detail is taken care of. Our goal is to provide a completely hassle-free experience, allowing you to focus solely on enjoying your journey and creating lasting friendships.

    Here’s What Our All-Inclusive Experience Includes:
    • Airport Group Transfers: Seamless airport pickups and drop-offs by our friendly hosts, ensuring a smooth start and end to your adventure.
    • Dedicated BB Hostess: Travel with peace of mind knowing a dedicated Beatrice Bradley hostess will be with you throughout the trip, ensuring every aspect of your journey is unforgettable.
    • Full Dining: Enjoy all meals carefully selected to reflect the local cuisine, inclusive of all tips. Whether it’s a quick breakfast or a sumptuous dinner, we’ve got it all covered.
    • Unique Accommodations: Stay in boutique hotels or unique properties that are handpicked for their charm and comfort, providing an authentic and intimate experience.
    • Curated Activities: We find the BEST of the best tours. Making the absolute most out of our time.
    • Included Gratuities: Tips for tour guides and transportation are all taken care of. We ensure that those who make your trip special are rewarded, without you needing to worry about the details.
    • Transportation: All transportation during the experience.
    • You won’t see “Free Days” on our itineraries: Our trips are made for a balanced experience. We carve out time to bond, laugh, shop and explore but we will never just send you out on your own and say “good luck” we do everything together or smaller group breakouts.

    With Beatrice Bradley, every detail is meticulously planned to ensure you have a memorable and carefree travel experience. Join us and discover the joy of true hassle-free travel!

    Flexible pay-as-you-go payment plan

    How it Works:

    Step 1 Choose Payment Plan (available with credit card and ACH payment options)
    Step 2 Your $250 Deposit will be processed within 2 business days
    Step 3 When you are ready to make a payment, click the “Review and Pay” button on your invoice
    Step 4 Once clicked, in the top left of the invoice, next to the amount, you will see “Edit Amount.” Here you will be able to enter the amount you would like to pay
    Step 5 Full amount needs to be paid by 60 days prior to the trip. *If there is a remaining balance at 60 days prior to the trip then an automatic payment for the remaining amount will be charged.


    It is your responsibly to fully read and understand the physical abilities that correlate to this Beatrice Bradley Experience. Difficulty level of activity is subject to individual interpretation, so it is extremely important that you read the itinerary and reach out if you have concerns or questions.

    If you have questions about the specifics of the physical activity during this trip, please give us a call at 763-784-8291

    Role of a Beatrice bradley hostess

    Beatrice Bradley is an Experience Company not a Tour Company.  The role of a Beatrice Bradley Host is to be warm and welcoming. To relate and connect. To have attention to details. And to manage the behind-the-scenes magic so your experience is one-of-a-kind. They are not local experts nor are they tour guides. We hire local experts, guides, and historians as each location warrants. They are expert hosts and manage the camaraderie and logistics of the experience. Our goal is that your hostess will make you feel welcomed, comfortable, and that you will walk away with new & lasting friendships made during an unforgettable experience.

    Important information

    As a solo-traveler, we need you to provide self-awareness and an understanding that you are fully responsible for yourself. This includes: your possessions, your physical abilities or fitness, your attitude, and all other aspects that relate to traveling solo in a group. 

    • Connect with our Members on our Private Facebook Group – Beatrice Bradley Member’s Only
    • You must be able to manage your own luggage and all of your personal belongings on this trip
    • This is not a handicap accessible able trip – you must be able to get in and out of a Large Passenger Transit Vehicle
    • All Ground transportation is included on this trip
    • Group Airport transfers are included in this trip.
    • This trip will have 2 Beatrice Bradley Hostesses
    • If you need a roommate, we will happily pair you with another Beatrice Bradley traveler
    • Travel insurance is not included. Beatrice Bradley is not a licensed travel insurance operator nor is our staff trained to in travel insurance. You can choose to purchase travel insurance through any licensed provider you choose. We will ask you upon booking if you would like us to send you some suggested licensed insurance companies.