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Yosemite Moonlight Tour

Yosemite Valley Moonlight Tour

Yosemite Moonlight Tour
If you thought Yosemite by daylight was inspiring, see the Valley in an entirely new and magical light during the Moonlight Tour. Following the same route as the Valley Floor Tour, participants ride in an open-air “green dragon” tram under the glow of a full moon.

These two-hour Yosemite night tours take place during the full-moon from May through October, conditions permitting.


Duration: 2 hours

Departure Time: Departure times vary based on moon-rise. Current times and dates are listed in the Yosemite Guide, at our Tour & Activity Desks or you can call (209) 372-4FUN (4386).

You Will See: Many of Yosemite's most famous landmarks: Half Dome, El Capitan, Yosemite Falls, Bridalveil Fall – all by the light of the moon!

Available:  Yosemite Moonlight Tours are available on the four nights leading up to the full moon - and on the night of the full moon- during late spring, summer, and early fall months, weather permitting. 

Summer 2015 Dates (weather permitting)
April 29 – May 3
May 29 – June 2
June 27 – July 1
July 27 - 31
August 25 – 29
September 23 – 27

Departure times vary based on the time of sunset. See The Yosemite Guide for times.

Meet the Tour: In front of Yosemite Lodge at the Falls under the porte cochere. If you take the free park shuttle, get off at Stop #8.  If driving, please allow extra time for parking.

Making Reservations: Tour reservations may be placed at any Tour & Activity Desk or by calling x1240 from any house phone. To make your Yosemite night tour reservations prior to your arrival in the Park, please call (209) 372-4FUN (4386).

 Standard Pricing
 Adult  $25
 Senior ages 62 and up  $23
 Child ages 5 - 12  $13
 Child under 5  FREE
 Family Pricing
 2 adults + 1 child  $54 ($18 ea)
 2 adults + 2 children  $66 ($16.50 ea)
 2 adults + 3 children  $77 ($15.40 ea)