Itinerary is subject to slight changes based on group preferences, weather, and possible traffic.
11:00 am: Convene in the AutoCamp Yosemite Clubhouse to be picked up by your REI guide and driven to Yosemite National Park
12:00 pm: Park at Valley Visitor’s Center and walk to Lower Yosemite Falls for a guide-prepared picnic lunch with a view
1:30 pm: After lunch, you will take some time to explore the Visitor’s Center & Ansel Adams Gallery
3:00 pm: Next, you’ll make your way over to the viewing spot. Guests will hike up to 5 miles on a paved path to the optimum viewing point for the Firefall
4:30 pm: Arrive at the Firefall viewing point, get situated, and sip on some hot beverages provided by your guide. Your guide, Matt, will also share his best photography tips & tricks. Matt is a professional photographer who guides trips year-round in Yosemite
7:00 pm: After the event, your group will make your way back to the vehicle and return to AutoCamp Yosemite
8:00 – 9:00 pm: Return to AutoCamp Yosemite – dependant on actual departure time and traffic
To reserve your tour and reservation, give our team a call at (877) 404-8355. Space is limited and we expect to fill up quickly!
The actual Firefall is not guaranteed as it is weather dependent.
There are no private or secluded viewpoints of the falls and guests should expect a crowd.
Weather is expected to be chilly and guests should expect to be standing for up to 1-2.5 hours once you arrive at the viewpoint. REI will provide collapsible chairs.
REI will be providing hand warmers, hot beverages, and soup but all guests need to make sure they’re dressed for the cold. Weather appropriate layered clothing – Baselayers, an insulating mid-layer, and a shell are the best way to stay warm. A fleece or ‘puffy’ jacket, a fleece hat, and gloves are highly recommended.
Once at the viewing point, your guide, Matt, will also share his best photography tips & tricks. Matt is a professional photographer who guides trips year-round in Yosemite
Roundtrip transportation from AutoCamp Yosemite
A full day of programming in the park with a professional REI guide and photographer
Exploration/narrative on the Yosemite Valley lead by your experienced guide