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Northern Pioneer

Green Tortoise USA bus tours - Yellowstone National Park

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Northern Pioneer 2019 Departures:

Round Trip from San Francisco:

  • Fri, Jun 7 - Sun, Jun 16
  • Fri, Jun 28 - Sun, Jul 7
  • Fri, Jul 19 - Sun, Jul 28
  • Fri, Aug 9 - Sun, Aug 18

Departure Times

  • San Francisco, CA - 7:00 PM

Arrival Times

  • Las Vegas, NV - 11:15 PM (1 day before final trip day)
  • San Francisco, CA - 5:30 PM

Frequent Crawler Program

  • Points Awarded for this Trip: 3,000
  • Points for Free Trip: 35,000

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Northern Pioneer - 9 Days

Our Northern Pioneer camping adventure brings you right to some of the best-known wilderness spots in the world, delivering an experience you won't soon forget! Take our alternative backpacker bus to experience the Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, and Zion National Park!

Wake up in the Ruby Mountains of Northern Nevada and hike to the glacier-carved lakes of Lamoille Canyon, then unwind in one of our favorite hot springs. In Jackson Hole, Wyoming, you'll have the option to raft the class III rapids of the Snake River, or take a self-guided hike beneath some of the most distinctive mountain peaks on earth.

At Grand Teton National Park, watch for elk and moose as you hike into Paintbrush Canyon, or stroll to the base of Hidden Falls. In Yellowstone, discover a wilderness so incredible it was named the world's first National Park in order to preserve it. Catch the spectacular eruptions of Old Faithful and other geysers, view Yellowstone Falls from Artist Point, and watch for bison grazing in the surrounding meadows.

Revive yourself in relaxing hot springs and explore a bit of the Great Salt Lake, before we head to the Southwest’s glorious Grand Circle.

In Zion National Park, hike to Angel's Landing for breathtaking views of Zion Canyon's sheer sandstone cliffs, then go for a swim or take an optional inner tube ride on the Virgin River.

Rest in "sleeper coach" comfort on the way to your choice of arrival points: Las Vegas, Los Angeles*, or San Francisco.

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Please note this is a combination trip. Please call our office for details.

* Subject to availability, additional fees may apply.

Flexible Itinerary means that we may alter an itinerary depending on weather, local events, etc. Although we make every attempt to run our trips as advertised, please be aware that the itinerary may change to give you the best trip possible.

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