Our personalized half- and full-day programs help you make the most of your time in Yosemite. Whether you’re traveling alone or with a group, want to stretch your legs on a casual stroll or get your heart pumping on a strenuous hike, spend a morning painting or an afternoon exploring Yosemite’s bird life, our guides will make sure you have an unforgettable experience in the park.

No matter what you choose, you’ll get direct access to a Yosemite expert — your naturalist guide — and an insider’s look at a world-famous park.

How it works:

  1. Dream up your Yosemite adventure (see ideas below!) and fill out our inquiry form.
  2. Work with our team to create a customized plan that fits your interests and schedule.
  3. Head to Yosemite to meet your guide and enjoy your one-of-a-kind experience.

In addition to enjoying a personalized adventure, you’ll be supporting Yosemite! As with all Conservancy programs, participation in our Custom Adventures helps fund important work in the park.

Sample itineraries

Where will your Yosemite adventure lead? Here are some of our suggested hikes and activities for inspiration as you create your custom experience:

Day Hikes

  • Yosemite Valley and Glacier Point: Valley Loop Trail (easy), Sentinel Dome/Taft Point (easy to moderate), Mist Trail (moderate), Four Mile Trail (moderate to strenuous)
  • Sequoia Groves: Merced Grove (easy), Tuolumne Grove (easy), Mariposa Grove (easy to moderate)
  • Tuolumne Meadows: Parsons Lodge and Soda Springs (easy), Gaylor Lakes (moderate), Clouds Rest (strenuous)

Special Activities

  • Birding walks: Half- or full-day adventure focused on Yosemite’s avian life, in areas such as Yosemite Valley, Foresta, sequoia groves or the high country.
  • Art workshops: Private plein-air class with a professional artist in Yosemite Valley, at Glacier Point, in Tuolumne Meadows or in a sequoia grove.

If you have a half- or full-day plan in mind, or want to brainstorm itinerary ideas with our team, contact us!