Caravan’s California Coast Tour Includes Yosemite Lodging

Located next to the scenic Merced River, Yosemite View Lodge is the closest Yosemite lodging to Yosemite National Park and included with Caravan’s all-inclusive, fully escorted California Coast and Yosemite Park Tour.

This Yosemite lodging includes awe-inspiring river views and fabulous lodging amenities, helping to make this one of the most sought after accommodations by travelers to Yosemite National Park.

Yosemite lodging and all itinerary meals and excursions are all included with Caravan’s California Coast and Yosemite tour. You pay one low, affordable price for an unforgettable Caravan adventure vacation.

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Yosemite National Park

The “incomparable valley” was designated a National Park in 1890. Then, 94 years later, in 1984, Yosemite National Park became a World Heritage Site.

Yosemite National Park was one of the first wilderness parks in the US with a full 93% of the park designated as wilderness area. The park includes nearly 1200 square miles of untouched wilderness with glacier carved rock formations, grand sweeping meadows and panoramic Yosemite Valley views.

  • People come from around the world to see the breathtaking waterfalls, sub-alpine meadows, and the unusual cliffs and rock formations of Yosemite Valley
  • Your accommodations while in Yosemite National Park will be at Yosemite Valley Lodge
  • Mariposa Grove, near Yosemite Park’s South Entrance contains the largest stand of giant sequoias in Yosemite National Park (also known as Sierra redwoods or big trees)
  • Glacier Point is a favorite overlook, with an impressive view of Half Dome, Yosemite Valley and the High Sierra
  • The sub-alpine meadow of Tuolumne is a must see attraction, nestled at the foot of an unbelievable mountain range with high majestic peaks and impressive domes
  • Hetch Hetchy is a reservoir and lesser known twin to Yosemite Valley

At 2,425 feet tall, the falling water of Yosemite Falls is the longest drop in the United States and the fifth tallest in the world.

Your Yosemite Lodging Is Inside Yosemite National Park

While traveling with Caravan on one of our highly popular Yosemite California Tours, guests stay at the fabulous Yosemite View Lodge right inside Yosemite National Park.

This luxury resort in El Portal, California offers all the comforts of your own home and breathtaking views of Majestic Yosemite. Situated along the Merced River, Yosemite View Lodge is the closest Yosemite lodging option to Yosemite Valley.

Yosemite View Lodge is centrally located off Highway 140 just down the road from Yosemite Cedar Lodge. When you travel with Caravan Tours, Yosemite View Lodge becomes the most value-rich and affordable lodging in Yosemite CA.

Book Your California Tour with Yosemite National Park Lodging Today

Since 1952 Caravan’s international tour operators have delivered an unrivaled standard of excellence with nothing offered by our competitors in this class having anywhere near this value. We’ve been offering quality, highly affordable escorted tours by bus under the same family ownership and management for over six decades!

For more information about Yosemite National Park or Yosemite lodging or our California coast adventure sightseeing tour or to make reservations please call Caravan Tours Toll Free at 1 800 227-2826.

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Why Travel with Caravan?

Excellence Since 1952

You can trust our years of experience with tours of superb quality and excellent value. Caravan has enjoyed the same family management and ownership since 1952.

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In 1959, Pan Am invited Caravan to be the very first tour company to fly their clients on its new line of Clipper Jets.
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In 1964, Caravan introduced the very first fleet of air conditioned motorcoaches in all of Europe.
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Caravan is a proud supporter of the Leatherback Turtle National Park and Costa Rica's efforts to protect this endangered giant.
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Caravan Care

For your safety, Caravan cancelled most 2020 and all 2021 tour departures and refunded 100% of all payments received. See Caravan’s Covid-19 Terms of Travel.

Caravan's Proud History

In 1965, Roger Mudd hosted a two-hour CBS TV special on Caravan Tours. This TV production took about one month to make and was so successful it inspired the 1968 romantic comedy movie “If it’s Tuesday this must be Belgium.” In the early 50’s the Mayor of Dublin presented Caravan with the Key to Dublin for bringing the first American tour to the city after WWII. Since then, Caravan has been recognized as a pioneer in travel. You can trust in our stability, experience and dedication to quality.

Great Hotels

Stay at park lodges, scenic resorts, and excellent hotels in great locations. See hotel descriptions on each tour page.


Most meals included within Latin America. For USA and Canada tours, included meals are listed on each itinerary page. Bottled water is provided on motorcoaches in Latin America.

Complete Sightseeing

Enjoy complete sightseeing with more visits, extra features, and local guides.

Fully Guided by Tour Directors

All tours conducted from start to finish by professional tour directors, who are fluent in English, experienced, and fun.


Caravan includes all activities listed in the tour itinerary page. Caravan does not sell any optional activities which can add hundreds of dollars to your tour price. Your free time is scheduled in great settings where there is no need to buy additional expensive activities.

Shopping Freedom

Caravan will not bring you to overpriced shops in exchange for payments. Caravan gives you ample opportunity and time for great shopping, and the freedom to choose where and when to shop.

Great Value, Book Early

Caravan’s strong buying power gives you great vacations at prices much lower than you can find anywhere. In a typical year, most of our tours sell out quickly. Book early for the date you prefer and the best air fare.

How does Caravan Tours sell these tours for such a low cost?

Caravan delivers volume to our suppliers, who in turn reward us with their very best prices. We in turn pass these savings on to you, and you reward us by buying our tours. As volume continues to rise, we then receive even better prices from our suppliers, and we pass even greater savings on to you. This year our tours are better than ever.

Trade Association Memberships

Caravan is a member of ASTA (American Society of Travel Advisors), NTA (National Tour Association), ABA (American Bus Association), CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association), and ACMA (American Catalog Association).