14 days 13 nights
Alaska Loop

Total Price: $1,675

 

Starts: Anchorage, Alaska

Ends: Anchorage, Alaska

$100 to reserve your spot today. 

Take a hike deep into the Grand Canyon, marvel at the Grand Tetons, view Yellowstone’s spectacular erupting geysers, wander beneath natural arches, venture up Angel’s Landing Trail or through the canyon Narrows in Zion and so much more on this affordable camping journey.  Not only does this adventure bring you to famous natural wonders, but you’ll experience some of the country’s best kept secrets, too! See Monument Valley by horseback or on a Jeep adventure accompanied by a local Navajo guide and take the opportunity to trek through the marbled walls of Antelope Canyon.  A hike through Kodachrome Basin State Park and a day in Channel Islands National Park will leave you wondering why these spots weren’t already on your dream itinerary. 

Day 1:

Meet and greet your travel companions at our pick up location in San Francisco at 0800 hours. Today’s destination is Lake Tahoe.  Take a hike to explore the backcountry and stunning vistas overlooking the lake on the Tahoe Rim Trail.  You may choose to stroll around the many shops and eateries in the Village Shopping Center.  Renting a bicycle is a fun option to explore more of the shoreline. We’ll have dinner out and then experience our first miracle! We’ll transform the interior of the bus from seats to beds and head for the Ruby Mountains!

Custom Sleeper Coach Drive Night / Showers Available

Meals Included: Not Available

Day 2

Wake up in the beautiful Ruby Mountains in Nevada, for your first, delicious Green Tortoise breakfast!  Take a hike through the pine-studded flanks of the largest valley in the Ruby Mountains, to the glacier-carved lakes of Lamoille Canyon.  Feel the exhiliration of an alpine dip!  In the afternoon, we’ll head to the cascading Shoshone Falls in Idaho, where we share our first dinner together.

Custom Sleeper Coach Drive Night / Optional Swim

Meals Included: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 3

This morning begins in the Wild West with a stop 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. In the afternoon, take an easy trek around Jenny Lake and beyond as you explore Grand Teton National Park. Forge deep into the Teton Mountain Range through Cascade Canyon to the 200 foot tall Hidden Falls. In the evening, towering vistas of the Teton Range will guide us to our camp near the gorgeous, crystal clear waters of Jackson Lake.  

Camp Night / Optional Swim / Possibly Showers Available

Meals Included: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 4

Majestic Yellowstone National Park beckons today, the world’s first national park.  The park preserves the most extraordinary collection of mudpots, geysers, hot springs, and fumaroles on Earth!  The one square mile within Upper Geyser Basin is the most densely concentrated geyser region in the world, and it includes the legendary spout of Old Faithful. Trek to Biscuit Basin to get a better look at the colorful mudpots and bubbling geysers.  Keep your cameras poised — not only are some of the geysers consistently timed, but this mountainous terrain is home to grizzly bears, wolves, and herds of bison and elk.  Enjoy a night of big skies overhead, humbling peaks nearby, and crickets singing us to sleep.  

Camp Night / Optional Swim / Showers Available.

Meals Included: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 5

Start the day with a dip in Yellowstone LakeAntelope Island on the Great Salt Lake is our destination.  We’ll stop in Idaho Falls for a few hours of exploring along the bank of the Snake River.  For just a few dollars, you may want to take a gander at the eclectic works showcased at the riverside Art Museum of Eastern Idaho.  We arrive on Antelope Island in time to swim and explore. Part of the Great Basin, this is the largest of the Great Salt Lake’s islands.  It’s is home to pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep, American bison, porcupine, badger, coyote, bobcat, and millions of waterfowl. 

Camp Night / Possibly Showers Available  

Meals Inlcuded: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 6

We have the chance to ditch the hiking boots for a bit and explore Salt Lake City.  Take a free tour of the gardens at Salt Lake Temple.  You may even catch a free concert!  Take a stroll around downtown to marvel at the art galleries, sculptures, and historical architecture.  Or take the time to relax at a local bakery or deli.  This evening, we camp at our favorite place to soak! 

Camp Night / Optional Swim / Showers Available

Meals Included: Breakfast / Dinner

Day 7

Watch the sunrise as you soak in a clawfoot tub, surrounded by massive, rusty-orange hued rocks.  You’ll want to have your camera ready to document this unique destination.  This afternoon, we set off for our fantastic, remote camp site at Kodachrome State Park, named after the vividly colored film during a 1948 National Geographic expedition. Take a hike, absorb the natural light as it illuminates the girthy spires, and enjoy one of the most enchanting places. 

Camp Night / Optional Soak / Showers Available

Meals Included: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 8

We’ll roll into the brilliantly-banded sandstone canyons of Zion National Park. 

Stretch your legs with an exhilarating hike to Angel’s Landing and be rewarded with sweeping views.  A short walk reveals Weeping Rock, a natural masterpiece with water cascading over the sandstone arch.  Wade the legendary Zion Narrows, where the north fork of the Virgin River has etched and carved its way through copper-colored sandstone creating a stunning slot canyon with walls 2,000 feet (610 meters) high and narrowing to 20 feet (6 meters) across.  Cool your heels and splash around in the Virgin River before our relaxing camp-out under the stars.

Camp Night / Optional Swim / Showers Available

Meals Included: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 9

Onward to Bryce Canyon National Park! This lesser-visited park is home to a brightly layered landscape rivalling the Grand Canyon. Bryce is not actually a true canyon, but instead a series of amphitheaters that cut into the earth. You can hike to the wind-sculpted “hoodoos,” otherworldly looking spires of rock, that rise beside the Rim Trail. The trail stretches five miles to Fairyland, Inspiration Point and the Queens Garden

Custom Sleeper Coach Drive Night / Optional Soak / Showers Available

Meals Included: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 10

Arches National Park welcomes us to wander beneath natural archways.  We trek along the Devil’s Garden trail, which winds past the long, gravity-defying curiosity, Landscape Arch.  Along the trail, spy Double O Arch, Partition Arch, and chiseled sandstone fins that will eventually turn into towering gateways.  Enjoy lunch out in Moab, a small town with an adventurous spirit.  Later, we wind our way along the mighty Colorado River, past Native American petroglyphs, that leads us to our remote camp for the evening.

Camp Night / Access to laundry facilities /  Optional Swim / Showers Available

Meals Included: Breakfast / Dinner

Day 11

Enjoy a fabulous breakfast by the Colorado River, discover the nearby Corona Arch during a short hike, and then cool off in a clear-blue lake ringed by fragrant pine trees.  We make our way south across the Colorado Plateau to Mexican Hat, Utah, and the largest Native American reservation in the United States, the Navajo Nation.  Enjoy the breathtaking Goosenecks State Park with the San Juan River twisting 1,000 feet below our viewpoint into a geological phenomenon known as “an entrenched meander.” Tonight, we experience the way the natives have lived for thousands of years!

Camp Night / Optional Swim

Meals Included: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 12

For the ultimate Western experience, take an optional horseback ride or a jeep tour through the rugged desert landscape of Monument Valley.  Take home a keepsake of Navajo art or jewelry and learn of the elaborate oral traditions during our time spent with the local community.  Lake Powell is particularly enticing in the afternoon for a refreshing plunge.  Endulge in the opportunity to take a tour of Antelope Canyon on our way to the quaint town of Page, Arizona for dinner out.  Get a little slice of Americana here — show off your vocal skills at a karaoke bar, score a strike at the bowling alley, or sample the popcorn in the movie house!

Custom Sleeper Coach Drive Night / Optional Swim. 

Meals Included: Breakfast / Lunch 

Day 13

Awaken at the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon.  Enjoy a stroll along the Rim Trail with plenty of opportunities to behold the canyon’s wonder.  Bright Angel and South Kaibab trails descend into the canyon to the Colorado River, where every bend in the trail reveals a new, mind-blowing panorama. A free shuttle bus offers transportation to the modern, informative Visitors Center, trailheads, lodges, and vista points.  Get a thrilling perspective of the canyon with an optional helicopter tour. Perch at Hermit’s Rest for a taste of wilderness solitude and enjoy the sunset over one of the most glorious natural marvels in the world.  

Camp Night / Showers Available / Access to laundry facilities 

Meals Included: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 14

Bid the Grand Canyon farewell as we make our way through kitschy Seligman, Arizona, on Historic Route 66.  Experience Las Vegas, Nevada in style with a limousine tour of the Strip.  See the celebrated acrobats of Cirque du Soleil or ride the thrilling sky-high roller coasters on top of the Stratosphere Tower. At the Bellagio, cool off in the mist from the fountains and marvel at the lobby ceiling made of glass-blown Chihuly sculptures. For a taste of old Vegas admire the spectacle of light at the legendary Fremont Street Experience or try your luck playing roulette at the Golden Nugget. Tonight, we’ll slumber along the way to Channel Islands National Park.  

Custom Sleeper Coach Drive Night / Showers Available

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 15:  A short ferry ride brings us to the Channel Islands. The archipelago is home to 150 species of plant that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Our day is spent indulging in the unique biology while hiking over rolling hills and meandering through farm houses restored from the Spanish colonization in the early 19th century. You may choose to take a wildlife cruise or a kayak adventure for viewing sea lions, seals, birds and maybe even a dolphin or whale.  You may choose to take the opportunity to spend the day beach combing in Ventura, California.  Rent a bike, go hiking or just sunbathe for the classic, relaxing California beach experience.  Enjoy a dinner out with your new friends in Santa Barbara.

Custom Sleeper Coach Drive Night

Meals Inlcuded: Breakfast / Lunch

Sunday, Day 16:  We wake up in San Francisco to bid farewell until our next big adventure. 

  • Travel by custom coach
  • 75% of your meals
  • National park entrance fees
  • Semi-guided exploration of the park
  • Sleeping pads
  • Camping fees
  • National Park day hikes
Whats Not Included
    • Sleeping bag (rent one from us!)
    • Tent( You don’t need one you can sleep on the bus!)
  • Grand Canyon Overnight backpacking
  • Flight seeing tours
  •  Jeep tour
  •  River rafting trip
  •  Rollercoasters
  •  Casino shows
  •  horseback riding
  • Channel Island ferry
  • Hot Springs

Departure: 9:00 AM from  Base Camp Anchorage is located at 1037 W 26th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99503

Arrival :  8:00 PM too Base Camp Anchorage is located at 1037 W 26th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99503

Dates

June 3rd – 7th

June 17th – 21st

July 8th – 12th

Take a hike deep into the Grand Canyon, marvel at the Grand Tetons, view Yellowstone’s spectacular erupting geysers, wander beneath natural arches, venture up Angel’s Landing Trail or through the canyon Narrows in Zion and so much more on this affordable camping journey.  Not only does this adventure bring you to famous natural wonders, but you’ll experience some of the country’s best kept secrets, too! See Monument Valley by horseback or on a Jeep adventure accompanied by a local Navajo guide and take the opportunity to trek through the marbled walls of Antelope Canyon.  A hike through Kodachrome Basin State Park and a day in Channel Islands National Park will leave you wondering why these spots weren’t already on your dream itinerary.

Day By Day Itinerary 

1. Matanuska Glacier Camp Night

2. Valdez – Drive Night

3. Valdez – Camp Night

4. Denali Hwy – Camp Night

5. Denali- Camp Night

6. Denali – Camp Night

7. Denali – Drive Night

8. Kenai Peninsula – Camp Night

9. Kachemak Bay – Camp Night

10. Homer Spit- Camp Night

11. Homer Spit – Camp Night

12. Hope – Camp Night

13. Hope – Camp Night

14. Anchorage – Arrival