Still stuck at home, but need to get away? Book a virtual walking tour with one of our park experts!
Join one of our experienced naturalists for a live-streamed, interactive guided tour of Yosemite Valley, and enjoy your favorite sites — or explore somewhere new — without leaving your living room. You’ll see jaw-dropping landmarks and waterfalls, discover the natural forces that shaped this iconic place, and learn about the people and wildlife that call it home.
Virtual programs will be held in real time; a videographer will follow and film your naturalist guide as they walk through Yosemite Valley, past world-famous Half Dome, Yosemite Falls and more. You’ll be able to ask questions during the program via chat, or hold questions until the live Q&A session at the end of the tour. Programs will last up to 1.5 hours, including 45 minutes to an hour of walking and up to 30 minutes of Q&A. Please work with our staff to arrange a shorter or longer program, as needed.
How it works:
- Reach out to our team to express your interest in a virtual program by filling out our online inquiry form.
- Work with us to pick a topic for your guide to focus on during your virtual program — choose from natural history (flora, fauna, trees, geology, and wildlife) or cultural history (Native American history, early pioneers, how humans have shaped the Yosemite landscape through the years).
- Once we’ve finalized the details, we will email you a payment confirmation and Zoom link where you’ll join your one-of-a-kind virtual program.
In addition to enjoying a personalized adventure, you’ll be supporting Yosemite! As with all Conservancy programs, participation in our custom virtual adventures helps fund important work in the park.
- Yosemite Valley: You’ll see Half Dome, Sentinel Rock, Yosemite Falls, the Merced River and more.
- Foresta: A small community within Yosemite National Park, Foresta is an alternate location with a rich history and views of El Capitan and Half Dome.
- Bird walks: Our naturalists can spend your virtual walking tour observing and identifying Yosemite’s year-round avian residents.
- Art classes: Our talented instructors will design a stationary virtual program and walk you through the basics of painting or sketching a beautiful Yosemite scene.
Contact us to start planning your adventure, and be sure to let us know if you are interested in alternate locations or special activities.