Yosemite Photo Tours

"Guiding Yosemite visitors into Yosemite to share with them a special experience and taking away life time memories is the goal !" -Pat Althizer .
Having over ten years of private guiding experience in Yosemite Park, Pat has decided to offer private guided individual and family tours into Yosemite. With NPS permits as an official park approved step on guide, Pat will take you to the classic sites along with creating your own custom itinerary for your special day in the park.

You will be picked up at the designated meeting spot,  and  with Pat as your step-on guide boarding your vehicle, spend the day visiting a number of locations and classic sites.  Before the day is done you will see some amazing scenes and capture images of Yosemite using your cell phone camera or DSL. At the end of the day, you will return to the same meet up location.  

Your private day in the park can include not only site visits but in addition a picnic along the way. Or as another option, spend mid-day free time in the Yosemite Village to check out the local Ansel Adams Gallery, Visitor Center, Village Store and a number of other attractions.

You should bring any personal items such as sun screen, sun glasses, head coverings and hiking boots for safety. Included is bottled water. Not included are any meals or food items.  

To reserve your day in the park with Yosemite Photo Tour with Pat Althizer go to the  Signup page and email your information including date of when you will be visiting, number in your party, date of visit, and your preference for the  Photo Tour. You can also call direct or leave a message on my cell phone.  You will in return be emailed a custom itinerary for your review including dates, times and costs. Upon acceptance of the proposal for your visit to Yosemite you will be emailed a request for deposit via PayPal to reserve and secure your date.


Spring in Yosemite
This tour will include an empahsis on flowers and springtime scenes.
Summer in Yosemite
This tour will include an empahsis on meadows and summer scenes.
Winter in Yosemite
Fall in Yosemite
Photo Tours can be an adventure in all four of the Yosemite seasons and offers many photo opportunities to see and capture beautiful scenes.

The Yosemite in Winter day will be spent visiting and seeing some of the wonderous images of the winter wonderland including waterfalls, water reflections and late in the day sunset alpine glow on the granite formations including Half Dome and Valley View.
You will meet up at a pre-designated site in Oakhurst at 8:30 am and enter the park thru the southgate. Pat Althizer as your step-on guide will take you a number of classic locations. Along the way Pat will be share stories on the history of the park along with narrative about wildlife, floral and fauna in the park. 

There is a minimum of 1 and maximum of 8 participants depending on the passenger capacity of your vehicle. The cost of the all day excursion is $850 per day plus entrance gate fee. A larger family group may be accomodated with special tour bus charter for additiional cost and upon request can be arranged by Pat.

To reserve your tour, go to the Signup page on this site and email your information including any questions in the message box.

This tour will include an empahsis on  colors and fall scenes.