United States · July 8 - 11 2023

B.A.G.'s 2023 Yosemite Trip

Join us July 8-11 and bask in THE most jaw-droppingly beautiful place on earth: Yosemite!



Described as “the greatest glory of nature,” the visual spectacle of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias and Yosemite Valley inspired a movement to protect certain lands from development. With Abraham Lincoln’s signing of the Yosemite Valley Grant Act in 1864, “preserving public lands for the benefit of future generations” was born - resulting in the creation of over 4,000 national parks worldwide, enjoyed by billions!


Stay at Historic Curry Village

Stay at Historic Curry Village

Nestled directly beneath iconic Half Dome since 1899, Curry Village will be our majestic home during our 4-day adventure.

Yosemite Valley Floor Tour

Yosemite Valley Floor Tour

Tour the world's most famous valley to learn how it sustained the native Miwok people and later inspired Ansel Adams, John Muir, Presidents Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt, hikers, rock climbers, waterfall junkies, and millions of bucket-list dreamers from around the world!

1/2 Day Hike with a Local Guide

1/2 Day Hike with a Local Guide

(Optional) choose from a moderate or intermediate hike starting in Yosemite Valley, provided by an experienced, local naturist guide.

Raft the Mighty Merced!

Raft the Mighty Merced!

(Optional) experience a 16-mile class 3-4 rafting adventure along the Merced River, with a local guide with lunch provided.


Your Yosemite Trip Host

Mike Henderson

Mike Henderson

Hey, travelers! My name is Mike Henderson, founder and CEO of B.A.G. Travel. I am a 10+ year group travel planning veteran who has traveled to over 25 countries with a passion for allowing others to experience life-changing global adventures. 



Our four-day event runs from Saturday, July 8, until Tuesday, July 11, 2023. $395 per person base price, with double occupancy (2-bed) accommodations at Curry Village - right in the heart of Yosemite Valley. Transportation to Yosemite is not included.




Curry Village

DAY 1: Arrive in Yosemite National Park's Curry Village

Saturday, July 8, 2023

Tent cabin check-in: 4 pm PST.  

Evening: Group Dinner at the Historic Ahwahnee Hotel (included in price)



Not Included

Transportation to Yosemite National Park


Curry Village

DAY 2: Yosemite Valley Tour

DAY 2: Sunday, July 9, 2023 

Take a tram tour of the incomparable Yosemite Valley.


Lunch (w/full day tour)


Yosemite Valley

Explore "Nature's Cathedral"

DAY 3: Monday, July 10, 2023 

Explore independently or enjoy the optional full-day rafting trip or guided hike. 


Lunch (w/the Rafting Trip option)



DAY 4: Tuesday, July 11, 2023

10:00 am - Curry Village check out

Cross "Yosemite" off your bucket list - but it will inspire you to return.



What's included

What's Included

3 nights accommodations in Curry Village (2-bed, double occupancy tent cabin)

Yosemite Valley Tour

(1) Group Dinner at the Ahwahnee Hotel

Local taxes on tours and accommodations

Tip and Gratuity Increase in local tax rates

Early room check-in; late room check-out

Personal Items



Airport Transfers

See https://www.bagtravel.net/terms-and-conditions/ for our full list of exclusions.

Transportation to/from Yosemite National Park

Entry Fees

Roommate Assignments (if applicable)

Trip Tips

Watch the Smells!

Watch the Smells!

Do NOT leave anything in your vehicle that has a scent (including toothpaste, deodorant, gum, soap, etc.). Bears may think it is food, and your car will become an easy-to-open lunchbox. Recommendation: leave the snacks at home if you want to avoid leaving anything in the vehicle. Curry Village has a well-stocked grocery store.

The Early Bird Gets to...Not Wait in Line?

The Early Bird Gets to...Not Wait in Line?

If you are going "cafeteria-style" for breakfast, be prepared at the Seven Tents Pavillion between 6:30 am - 7:30 am to beat the morning breakfast crowd. *** Here are the current opening/closing hours of Curry Villages' restaurants ***: https://www.travelyosemite.com/dining/curry-village-dining/

Take a Hike!

Take a Hike!

Yosemite is THE hiking mecca, so plenty of trails are available for all skill levels. If you want guidance from an expert, you can add an optional hiking tour to your cart before check out.

Shower Early to Avoid the Lines

Shower Early to Avoid the Lines

Curry Village has several group shower houses - but it's advisable to take your shower before 6 pm to avoid long post-dinner/hike lines.

Want to Bike Yosemite Valley? Rent one  early.

Want to Bike Yosemite Valley? Rent one early.

Bike rentals are available at Curry Village and Yosemite Valley Lodge, but please note that rentals often sell out quickly - so arrive at the rental office 30 mins before opening time. For more info: https://www.travelyosemite.com/things-to-do/biking/



The Yosemite trip was very enjoyable and well-organized. The chartered bus was very comfortable and made for an easy entry/exit into/from the park. There was a lot of flexibility in choosing activities every day. As an avid hiker, I did a 16-mile loop hike with absolutely stunning views! Definitely recommend this trip whether it’s your first time to Yosemite or whether you are a repeat visitor.

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1/2 Day Merced River Rafting Trip on July 10 at 1:30pm (Lunch not included)

1/2 Day Merced River Rafting Trip on July 10 at 1:30pm (Lunch not included)

Experience an 4.5-hour, 16-mile rafting adventure on the mighty Merced!


You'll Be Staying Here

Curry Village

Curry Village

Nestled in the heart of Yosemite Valley since 1899, directly beneath iconic Half Dome, Curry Village will be your "glamping" home during our 4-day stay. 

  • Two beds per cabin, double occupancy (2 people max)



1. Water Shoes w/traction - This will serve you well for relaxing around the camp, walks on the slippery rocks (Mirror Lake, rafting, etc.), and...they make great shower shoes at Curry Village! :-)

2. Sunglasses

3. Jeans (2-pair) - or lightweight, breathable hiking pants are a good alternative.

4. Swimsuit

5. Sun Hat - w/SPF protection recommended. We recommend the adidas Victory Lightweight UPF 50+ Bucket Hat.

6. Several clean sets of (there is no laundromat): 

- Underwear 

- T-shirts

- Socks - We highly recommend Tisoks: NO sweat, highly absorbent, and anti-bacterial.

7. Hiking Shoes - We prefer them over boots because they are lighter. 

8. Waterproof jacket - lightweight, w/hoodie - it will get cold at night, and the daytime weather can be unpredictable

9. Gloves - if your hands tend to get cold at night and < 60°F


1. Trail Mix bars

2. Fresh and/or Dried Fruits

3. Large ice chest(s) for the group (ice is sold at Curry Village Grocery Store)

4. Bottle Opener 

5. Large Water Container (shared with the group) - refill at the grocery store fountain as needed.

6. Napkins

7. Trash bags

8. Ziplock bags for snacks

9. Tea and/or Instant Coffee (get hot water from the Village Store)

10. Drinking cups


1. Towel - small microfiber (drying off after swimming, hiking, etc.)

2. Sunscreen & Bug spray combo - We recommend DEET FREE, mosquito repellent/SPF-combo: Avon Skin So Soft SPF 30.

3. Toothbrush w/case

4. Toothpaste (travel size)

5. Dental Floss

6. Deodorant - unscented is recommended 

7. Body scrubber for the shower - we recommend the quick-drying, charcoal-infused, and sustainable material: Cleanlogic Body Exfoliating Cloth


1. Extra blanket and pillows 

2. Phone battery pack 

3. Flashlight or Lamp (I recommend waterproof lamps with USB charging ports). We recommend the Energizer 360 PRO.
*** Your Curry Village tent may NOT have an active power outlet. ***

4. Extra batteries - for the lamp/flashlight and phone charger pack

5. Padlock for the bear-proof locker

6. Reusable hiking water bottle - water is also sold at the Curry Village store. 

7. Hiking Backpack (small) 

8. Trash Bags

9. Hand wipes

10. Card or board games

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Passengers registering for the tour accept the responsibility for being in good health and able to walk and travel on tour(s). Because many of the sites are not accessible to the physically challenged, those needing oxygen, wheelchairs, or other ambulatory assistance will find the tour extremely limiting to their experiences. We reserve the right to refuse or revoke travel to anyone who is, in the sole judgment of B.A.G. Travel, incapable of group travel without causing undue demands upon the staff or other tour participants. 

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The country you are traveling to may all have strict requirements on travel to limit the spread of COVID-19.

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Please keep in mind that all touring is subject to change based on the local operator's discretion. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this contract. While you see all the sites listed on the itinerary, the order of sites/or days may be altered to accommodate changes in airline schedules, hotel schedules, or local conditions. If the itinerary changes necessitate overnights, you will be charged a minimum of $125 per person in a double occupancy room or a minimum of $175 per night in a single room. Meals for extra nights are not included. 

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B.A.G.'s 2023 Yosemite Trip

United States · July 8 - 11 2023 · 3 nights