Yosemite Lodging and Learning Package

Yosemite Insider Experience

Yosemite Insiders Experience discovering the secrets of oak trees

Looking for the ultimate insider Yosemite experience? This is the package for you. After you spend a half day with an experienced Yosemite Conservancy naturalist you’ll see Yosemite in a whole new light, and appreciate not just the majestic cliffs and scenic waterfalls, but also the stories behind the landscape. You’ll get answers to how the landscape came to be this way, become familiar with the rivers, wildlife and ecology and be delighted with tales of the people who helped to shape the national park as we know it.

Yosemite Insider Experience Pricing

The Yosemite Insider Experience includes a half day experience with a Yosemite naturalist.

 Fall 2013 Dates
 Oct. 5, Oct. 12, Oct. 19, Oct. 26, Nov 2, Nov 9, Nov 16, Nov 23

Cost: $42/person + lodging

Sign up for a Yosemite Insider Experience
or call us at (801) 559-4884

* Rates do not include taxes.  Package may not be combined with other discounts, packages or special offers.  No refunds for early check out or unused portions of package.  Offer is subject to change with NPS approval.  Advance reservations are required.  Package is for specific days only.

The Ultimate Insider Experience

Looking for the ultimate insider Yosemite experience? Look no further than the Yosemite Insider Experience package. After you spend a half-day with an experienced Yosemite Conservancy naturalist you’ll see Yosemite in a whole new light, and appreciate not just the majestic cliffs and scenic waterfalls, but also the stories behind the landscape. You’ll get answers to how the landscape came to be this way, become familiar with the rivers, wildlife and ecology and be delighted with tales of the people who helped to shape the national park as we know it.   Kids are welcome, however, this program is geared towards persons of age 12 and older.

Sample Itinerary

  • The group meets the Yosemite Conservancy naturalist at the Yosemite Lodge or Ahwahnee Hotel at 9 a.m. and heads out on the trail to Yosemite Falls.
  • We’ll take a quieter back route that shows people Ahwahnee Meadow, Royal Arch Cascades and a great view of Half Dome.
  • From the waterfall, we’ll see where American Indians lived, where glaciers carved into granite, where John Muir spent his time, and we’ll have fun learning about Sierra trees and wildlife.
  • We’ll finish up in Yosemite Village just after noon. People are now free to grab lunch and continue their own explorations of the park.

A few additional thoughts

What do you want to learn about?
Feel free to help to shape the focus of your Yosemite exploration. Yosemite Conservancy naturalists have a wide range of expertise about Yosemite, and are excited to share those things that will be most interesting to your group.

How far will you go?
Each step in Yosemite reveals new wonders, so you don’t have to walk far to gain a rich understanding of the park. However, if everyone in the group is interested in a more challenging hike, there are certainly plenty of places to go.

What if the weather is bad?
The weather is never bad. It may be cloudy, raining or even snowing, but that is good for the ecosystem, and good for Yosemite. Plus, stormy weather can lead to some of the most dramatic scenery. Please plan ahead and dress appropriately.

Who are these Naturalists?
Some of the best around. Get to know the Yosemite naturalists you'll meet at Lodging and Learning before you come.