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El Capitan is the largest exposed-granite monolith in the world and among the most popular rock-climbing destinations in the US. Rising 3,593 feet (1095 meters) above Yosemite Valley, El Capitan was once considered impossible to climb. However, since Warren Harding first conquered the "nose" in 1958, El Capitan has become the standard for big-wall climbing.

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El Capitan, Yosemite National Park, CA, 95389
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Full-Day Small Group Yosemite & Glacier Point Tour Including Hotel Pickup

Full-Day Small Group Yosemite & Glacier Point Tour Including Hotel Pickup

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Get acquainted with the landmarks and highlights of Yosemite National Park during this 9-hour day tour from Fresno or Oakhurst. Travel into the Yosemite Valley through the Southgate, then spend the day viewing and photographing some of the valley's best features such as Bridalveil Falls, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls and Yosemite’s high country.  Hike down the 4-Mile Trail (during the spring to fall) or choose to remain on the bus. Lunch will be provided and can be eaten along the trail. National Park entrance fees included.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$169.00
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Small Group Yosemite and Giant Sequioas Day Trip from San Francisco
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Small Group Yosemite and Giant Sequioas Day Trip from San Francisco

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Travel by minibus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park on a small-group day trip to one of the most visually stunning places on earth—considered the crown jewel of America’s national parks. This full-day itinerary takes you through the orchards of the Central Valley to Yosemite Valley, stopping first for a stroll through a grove of giant sequoias. Find plenty of photo ops of Half Dome, El Capitan, and Yosemite Falls. Numbers are limited to 15 passengers to ensure a personalized experience with your knowledgeable guide.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$209.00
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Yosemite National Park - Full Day Tour from San Francisco

Yosemite National Park - Full Day Tour from San Francisco

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Visit Yosemite National Park on this day trip from San Francisco. Upon arrival in the state's most famous national park, have lunch (own expense) or skip straight to the park to begin exploring. Follow your guide bus tour of the area and discover the park's charms on your own during your visit.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$185.00
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Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Day Trip from San Francisco

Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Day Trip from San Francisco

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Discover the rugged beauty of the Sierra Nevada on this full-day trip to Yosemite National Park from San Francisco. Travel aboard a comfortable van through historic Gold Rush towns to reach the park, where you’ll be amazed by supersized natural wonders like Yosemite Falls and the granite cliffs of Half Dome and El Capitan. Take a hike among ancient sequoia trees, and enjoy several hours to explore the park’s wonders on your own.
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  • 14 to 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$199.00
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Guided Yosemite Hiking Excursion

Guided Yosemite Hiking Excursion

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Explore the stunning trails of Yosemite National Park on this guided hiking excursion. Select a specific hike for your skill level, with options ranging from beginner to strenuous, and enjoy the views from Glacier Point, Sentinel Dome, El Capitan, Half Dome and more. Immerse yourself in the natural wonders of this renowned landscape as you hike in the fresh air. An experienced guide will provide insightful commentary along the way.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$175.00
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Yosemite Valley Private Hiking Tour

Yosemite Valley Private Hiking Tour

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Spend the day immersed in nature on a full-day hiking tour of Yosemite National Park. See the dramatic slopes of Half Dome and North Dome, experience the force of Yosemite Falls, and hike a variety trails to see Mirror Lake, and Spider Caves. Opt for a tour of an old Pioneer village and cemetery if you want. Guides carry water purification and first aid equipment and all profits form this tour support Yosemite youth summer camp programs.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$300.00
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Yosemite Valley Small Group Orientation Tour

Yosemite Valley Small Group Orientation Tour

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Knowing where to go in supersized Yosemite National Park can be daunting, but this small-group orientation makes it easy to get into the park and set off for a day of hiking. Avoid jockeying for park passes that often sell out and parking spots that fill up early, and relax on the ride from your hotel in Groveland or El Portal. Get tips on the best trails to explore, and get dropped off at either Curry Village or Yosemite Falls, where your driver will be waiting at the end of the day.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$169.00
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Small-Group Day Trip to Yosemite from Lake Tahoe

Small-Group Day Trip to Yosemite from Lake Tahoe

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Explore the scenic highlights of Yosemite National Park on a full-day, small-group guided trip from Lake Tahoe with a lunchtime picnic beside Cascade Falls. Capture unforgettable images of the park’s soaring rock walls and craggy peaks then enjoy an invigorating hike to Yosemite Falls or Bridalveil Falls, where high-mountain rivers tumble from sheer granite cliffs. Spot rock climbers scaling the face of El Capitan, watch for deer in alpine meadows, and take in the timeless beauty of California’s High Sierra mountains.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$250.00
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Yosemite National Park & Giant Sequoias 2-Day Semi-Guided Tour

Yosemite National Park & Giant Sequoias 2-Day Semi-Guided Tour

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Escape San Francisco and head to Yosemite on this hassle-free tour. After easy pickup from the city, your driver will take you straight to the park’s best sites: Yosemite Valley, the Tuolumne Grove of giant sequoias, Bridalveil Falls, Half Dome, and more. With plenty of time for pictures, hikes, and meals, explore the park at your own pace after a jam-packed day—seeing yet even more on the next. Please note accommodations are not included in this tour.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$269.00
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Yosemite One Day Trip 4 Hours in Park by Train and Bus

Yosemite One Day Trip 4 Hours in Park by Train and Bus

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Reach Yosemite easily from the Bay Area on this small-group tour from San Francisco. Avoid the cost of a rental car; you'll travel by bus and train to the park, where entrance fees are included and you'll be provided with a written tour guide. You can use your four hours there however you like, exploring at your leisure, before your return transportation.
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  • 15 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$179.00
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Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Trip from San Jose
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Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Trip from San Jose

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See the towering sequoias and dramatic landscape of Yosemite National Park on a day trip from San Jose that combines Yosemite highlights with free time to explore. Take in Half Dome, Inspiration Point, and El Capitan, join a guide for an hour-long hike through Tuolumne Grove, then hike or bike through the Yosemite Valley on your own. With convenient, round-trip transport from San Jose and park entrance fees included, you can focus on the views and watch for wildlife along the way.
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  • 14 to 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$249.00
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5 Day Yosemite Backpacking - Yosemite Icons
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5 Day Yosemite Backpacking - Yosemite Icons

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This backpacking adventure offers all of Yosemite’s iconic scenes without the crowds, going deeper into Mother Nature. With your guide at the helm (and cooking your meals!), spend five days weaving from the roaring Yosemite Falls to the face of El Capitan to catching sunset off Half Dome. This trip packs in a challenging adrenaline rush—with postcard-ready rewards every step of the way.
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  • 5 days
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$1,675.00
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Private Snowshoeing Adventure from Badger Pass to Dewey Point

Private Snowshoeing Adventure from Badger Pass to Dewey Point

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On this private adventure, spend the day traversing Yosemite’s backcountry from Badger Pass to Dewey Point. Strap on snowshoes and embrace the cold as you traverse the winter wonderland and get panoramic views of Yosemite, including El Capitan. This hike reaches heights of 7,200 feet and ranges from moderate to difficult. There's also the option to extend the hike to Crocker Point or Stanford Point for a max round trip circuit of 10.5 miles.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$300.00
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Private Sightseeing Adventure Tours In Yosemite
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Private Sightseeing Adventure Tours In Yosemite

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Choose between two spectacular sightseeing adventures through the most iconic sights in Yosemite National Park! All sightseeing adventure tours are active adventures that include 3-5 miles of hiking, swimming, and other fun activities throughout the day! YOSEMITE'S HIGH COUNTRY & GIANT SEQUOIAS Private, guided sightseeing hike and tour of the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias and Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park's high country. Available for visitors of all ages. Points of Interest: Crane Flat, Tioga Road, Olmsted Point, Half Dome, Clouds Rest, Tenaya Lake, Unicorn Peak, Cathedral Peak, Tuolumne Meadows, Tuolumne River, Mt. Dana, Tioga Pass and Giant Sequoias. YOSEMITE VALLEY & GIANT SEQUOIAS Private, guided sightseeing hike and tour of Yosemite Valley and the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias in Yosemite National Park. Available for visitors of all ages. Points of Interest: Yosemite Valley, Half Dome, Vernal & Nevada Falls. Yosemite Falls, El Ca Giant Sequoias.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$250.00
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Yosemite National Park & Giant Sequoias 3-Day Semi-guided Tour (no accom)

Yosemite National Park & Giant Sequoias 3-Day Semi-guided Tour (no accom)

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Towering granite cliffs and giant sequoias headline this 3-day trip to Yosemite National Park from San Francisco. During a strenuous guided hike, experience the serenity of the Tuolumne Grove and glacier-carved Yosemite Valley, then make a stop at Glacier Point with photo ops of El Capitan and Half Dome. The next two days are free to explore at your leisure. You book your own accommodation and select your own meals.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$269.00
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San Francisco to Yosemite One-Way Transfer

San Francisco to Yosemite One-Way Transfer

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If you're visiting San Francisco and want to spend a day or more in Yosemite, enjoy a flexible way to get to the park, with the option to return the same day or later. Skip the hassle of renting a car and trying to get park passes that often sell out, and simply enjoy the ride to Yosemite Valley. See the giant sequoias at Tuolumne Grove, then enjoy the rest of the day to hike and explore on your own. (Please note: return transport and hotel stays are not included and must be booked separately.)
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$139.00
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5-Day Northern California National Parks and Yosemite Tour from San Francisco

5-Day Northern California National Parks and Yosemite Tour from San Francisco

Nature lovers will enjoy the chance to experience five Californian national parks in five days. On a small-group tour you can relax and enjoy the views en route rather than worrying about driving. From San Francisco travel along the rugged Pacific Coast to otherworldly Yosemite, sparkling Lake Tahoe, the wine-producing Napa and Sonoma Valleys, and the enormous redwoods of Muir Woods. Be amazed by the variety and beauty of California.
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  • 5 days
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2-Day Yosemite from San Francisco afternoon departure

2-Day Yosemite from San Francisco afternoon departure

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Afternoon departure from San Francisco at 1:30 or 4:30 p.m. Stay the night in Merced that will cost much less than San Francisco. Spend 8 Hours or more in Yosemite Valley on Day 2. Eco friendly, Ideal if you are independent and like the freedom to self explore. We provide a sightseeing map. Relaxed travel on comfortable train with cafe car, electric outlets and restrooms. Stay the night at hotel of your choice in Merced. Next morning full size bus takes you up to Yosemite. You see Merced River, Arch Rock, Bridalveil Fall, El Capitan, Sentinel Rock, and Yosemite Falls. Past the Chapel crossing the Sentinel Bridge you see the iconic Half Dome. Lunch available at Visitor Center. See Ansel Adams Gallery, Yosemite Theater and American Native Village of The Ahwahneechee. Easy 15 to 30 minutes walk east towards Happy Isles and Mirror Lake or west towards to Yosemite Valley Lodge. Time to take a short hike. Board the bus to Merced in time to connect with the train.
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  • 2 days
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Full-Day Private Tour and Hike in Yosemite National Park

Full-Day Private Tour and Hike in Yosemite National Park

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Our guides team is made up of Master Naturalists, experts with Master's Degrees in Outdoor and Sustainability Education, and more! Your day will include a drive through the valley, stopping along the way to take in views of the iconic rock formations, hear the calls of the wildlife, and see various points of interest. Over the course of your experience, you’ll spend some time walking in the fresh mountain air. Walks will be tailored to you and may include open views, flowing waterfalls, and walks underneath massive and beautiful trees. As you breathe in the deep air, your private guide will share fascinating information about the park’s flora, fauna, and history. Full-day trips include a gourmet picnic lunch provided by your guide.
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  • 6 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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2 Days Private Tour and Hike in Yosemite National Park

2 Days Private Tour and Hike in Yosemite National Park

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Our guides team is made up of Master Naturalists, experts with Master's Degrees in Outdoor and Sustainability Education, and more! Your day will include a drive through the valley, stopping along the way to take in views of the iconic rock formations, hear the calls of the wildlife, and see various points of interest. Over the course of your experience, you’ll spend some time walking in the fresh mountain air. Walks will be tailored to you and may include open views, flowing waterfalls, and walks underneath massive and beautiful trees. As you breathe in the deep air, your private guide will share fascinating information about the park’s flora, fauna, and history. Full-day trips include a gourmet picnic lunch provided by your guide.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,364.75
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Thursday | Yosemite Valley Group Nature Walk

Thursday | Yosemite Valley Group Nature Walk

Experience the famed Yosemite Valley with her stunning waterfalls, iconic landmarks and historic places on this incredible small group tour with 9 or fewer guests and a local naturalist guide. With transportation, park reservation, entrance fees and a picnic lunch included, this may be the best deal in Yosemite! Not enough? Echo Adventures is a socially and environmentally sustainable, worker-owned, certified B-Corporation, so you know that you and the National Park will be in good hands!
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$155.00
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Yosemite: Audio Driving Tour

Yosemite: Audio Driving Tour

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Download GyPSy Guide's self-guided audio tour and you'll discover more on your Yosemite road trip. Hear fascinating behind-the-scenes stories, local tips and directions play automatically along the route, all based on your location. You'll be guided to all of the park's famous highlights as well as lessor known gems including one of the world's tallest waterfalls, renowned rock climbing landmarks and high alpine lakes. Enjoy the freedom to explore offline at your own pace, spending more time at places that interest you, and bypass any that don’t. ✅ Stories, tips and directions play automatically based on your location ✅ Travel at your own pace ✅ Tour offline using GPS, no cell service or WiFi needed ✅ Suggested itineraries for half, full or multi day use ✅ No time limits or expiry, free updates ✅ Like having a tour guide along for the drive Purchase one tour per vehicle.
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  • 8 to 16 hours
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Yosemite National Park - One Way Trip
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Yosemite National Park - One Way Trip

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Skip the hassle of driving and enjoy a relaxed journey from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park. This one-way service is via comfortable, Wi-Fi-equipped coach, includes photo stops, and drops you off at Yosemite Valley Visitor Center.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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A Drive through John Muir’s Yosemite Valley: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

A Drive through John Muir’s Yosemite Valley: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

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________ PLEASE NOTE: This is a self-guided audio tour, not an entry ticket to the Yosemite National Park. ________ John Muir and Yosemite are synonymous, immerse yourself in both at the same time with this driving tour. • See the valley through the author’s eyes, descriptions plucked from the pages of Muir’s book, The Yosemite • Hear from producer Fil Corbitt, a radio producer and audio artist based outside Reno, Nevada • Do it all in 45 minutes or linger at stops along the way with complete control over when you start and finish • Get unlimited use before your booking date and after it • Use the virtual tour option at home Once you’ve booked, you’ll receive a ticket with instructions and a unique code listed under “Before You Go”. Then simply install the VoiceMap app and enter your code. The app displays directions to the starting point, and when you’re in the right place, just tap start. VoiceMap has automatic GPS playback, with turn-by-turn directions. It also works offline.
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour
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