New 360 Bus Tours from Tenaya at Yosemite focus on sustainability, local flavor, and custom exploration
FISH CAMP, Ca— Visitors can indulge their sense of adventure and experience the splendor of Yosemite National Park while guided by local insiders on the new Yosemite 360 Bus Tours from Tenaya at Yosemite.
The Yosemite 360 Bus Tours are an evolution of the resort’s previous Yosemite Tours, which were introduced in 2018. The revamped tour program boasts a new name, a new fleet of all-terrain, all-weather buses, and expanded custom-curated tour options.
“Yosemite 360 Tour guests can sit back and enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Yosemite without the hassle of driving, parking, and navigating crowds,” says Tenaya General Manager Brett Archer. “The tours also provide a more sustainable option for exploring Yosemite since they help cut down on the number of cars in the valley and include local guides who share tips on how to tread lightly when visiting.”
Tour guests avoid the need for a park reservation
Tour guests don’t need a park reservation to participate, so they also are a convenient option for exploring the park during busy seasons when reservations into the park may be harder to secure.
Tenaya’s new bus fleet can accommodate group sizes ranging from 6 to 12 passengers. Buses are four-wheel drive and feature expansive windows for optimal viewing plus convenient USB ports for charging on the go. The smaller footprint of the new bus fleet has enabled Tenaya to expand its tour options to include custom sightseeing and hiking tours.
Current tour options include:
Yosemite Valley Tour— An all-day tour of Yosemite with stops at Yosemite’s most iconic landmarks, including Tunnel View, Half Dome, El Capitan, Yosemite Falls, and the Mariposa Grove of giant sequoia trees.
Junior Explorer Tour— A tour designed for families with children from ages 4 to 12. Slightly shorter than the other tours, it features kid-centered activities that allow participants to earn a Yosemite Junior Ranger badge at the end of the day.
Private Hiking Tour— A custom tour that includes sightseeing as well as a hiking experience based on guests’ abilities and interests. Hiking trail options include Wawona Meadow Loop, Grizzly Giant Loop at Mariposa Grove, Vernal Falls Mist Trail, or Mirror Lake at Tenaya Canyon.
A trail lunch is provided for all tours, as well as a local guide who helps guests explore responsibly while sharing insight on the history, ecology, flora, and fauna.
“Yosemite has a high ‘Wow!’ factor,” says Archer. “Our guides help guests go deeper than the ‘Wow!’ so that they can more fully appreciate what they’re seeing.”
Open to resort guests and non-guests, tours are offered year-round, weather permitting, with all tours departing from the resort. Tour options vary seasonally, and a minimum number of guests is required for each tour.
For more information, visit www.tenayalodge.com.
About Tenaya at Yosemite
Setting the standard for High Sierra hospitality and adventure, Tenaya at Yosemite is an award-winning, all-season resort adjacent to Yosemite National Park’s south gate. Lodge, cottage, and cabin accommodations satisfy a wide variety of preferences and are set on 75 acres of outdoor recreation that invite visitors to explore and connect with nature. From the nourishing Ascent Spa to custom-curated Yosemite tours, guided hikes, and seasonal activities, a deep appreciation for the iconic location is infused into every aspect of the resort experience that also includes world-class views, multiple pools, and abundant dining options ranging from casual to candlelit. For more information, visit TenayaLodge.com.
About Delaware North’s Parks and Resorts Business
Delaware North Parks and Resorts operates lodging, food, beverage, and retail services, recreational activities, and educational programming at destinations in North America, Australia, and New Zealand. This includes lodging in and near many iconic national and state parks, including Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Shenandoah, Sequoia & Kings Canyon, Olympic National Parks, and Niagara Falls State Park, as well as at cultural attractions such as Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. To learn more about Delaware North’s hospitality management expertise, visit https://www.delawarenorth.com/divisions/parks.