Sequoia Guides

Private tour guide service for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

Each excursion is custom designed for you

Simplify your vacation

Get all the fascinating on-the-trail information, maps and local tips you'll need to make your adventure in Sequoia and Kings Canyon a fun-filled success! 

Simply reach out - after discussing your group's trip goals you'll receive your custom itinerary and a Paypal invoice payable by any credit/debit card

Contact us to book your tour

Krista Simonic, Lead Guide

Call/text: (559) 556-4936

Contact for availability - Next available date: August 22, 2024

Private tours

Sequoia Guides has pledged that Every private tour plants a tree! 

Experience the most iconic landmarks of Sequoia or Kings Canyon on a day trip with your own tour guide

Or, for a bit more solitude, discover hidden gems by going off-the-beaten path

$350 per group

Explore the stars through story, science and more on your own tour of the universe under some of the most dazzling skies in California

$150 per group

Try something new under snowy Sequoias! Equipment, training and hot cocoa/coffee/tea provided

$250 per group

Available December to March

Also Available

Itinerary Creation

For those who want a custom, expert crafted itinerary but would prefer to explore on their own with provided maps

For motor coach tour bus companies or individuals with a professional driver only

Professional location scouting - specializing in Sequoia and Redwood forests

Rave reviews

"Our experience with you is one we will cherish for a lifetime. Your passion and love for the outdoors and our National Parks is unparalleled"  - Rett & Jan Davis

"I want to thank you so much for our day with you... you are by far the best guide we have ever had and we loved every minute of it" - Kylie Blair Caraway

"Thank you again for the wonderful day you spent guiding us through some of the extraordinary sights in Sequoia National Park. We learned so much and saw so many things that we would not have discovered on our own" - Anne Carlon

Guide bio

Hello! I'm Krista & I love nature!

Join me for a fun and memorable day in Sequoia and Kings Canyon and discover why this place is so special! I was born and raised in the Sierra Foothills of California so these National Parks were like my childhood playground. I have a degree in Environmental Studies and have been a professional guide since 2016, in every season and for every age group and ability level. I am versed in Sierra Nevada natural history; from the geologic processes that raised these mountains to the human histories of those who walked these trails before us to the fascinating plants and animals and modern science that we are still learning about today. Each adventure includes a short safety brief, I always carry a first-aid kit and I am certified in Wilderness First-Aid. If you have any questions I'll be happy to talk, just reach out :)

Happy trails!  ~Krista

"Only spread a fern frond over a man's head and worldly cares are cast out, and freedom and beauty and peace come in"

 -John Muir

Tours with a commitment to protecting the wild

3% of revenue goes back to the park

We practice Leave No Trace principles

NPS Commercial Use Permit # SEKI-FC-22-01

CA Business License # 498900

Wheelchair accessible tours are also available, just ask!