9 days 9 nights
California Service Adventure

Starts: San Francisco, California

Ends: Los Angeles, California

This 9-day trip includes opportunities to engage in community service and environmental restoration while discovering the wonders of California’s majestic shoreline.

Day 1 
After meeting and greeting, we’re off to tour the famous sights of San Francisco including Fisherman’s Wharf, Mission Dolores, Chinatown and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Our service work today involves joining forces with a local organization and lending a helping hand providing meals for those in need.**

Day 2
Today we roll south down the legendary Pacific Coast Highway for a gorgeous ride along the dramatic California coastline. We’ll hit the beach in Santa Cruz, where you can test your courage on the Giant Dipper, the fifth oldest roller coaster in the USA, or check out the Surfing Museum.

In Monterey, stroll along John Steinbeck’s beloved Cannery Row, spend time at Fisherman’s Wharf, or visit the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium to marvel at the wonders of the Pacific Ocean. Afterwards, we’ll head for our campsite under the Coastal Redwoods of Big Sur.

Day 3 
Enjoy some time at San Simeon State Parkand discover the beaches of majestic Pacific Ocean. You can visit a nearby Elephant seal colony, take a tour of opulent Hearst Castle, hike through the surrounding wetlands, sea kayak, take surf lessons, or just relax on the beach. We wrap up our day in Santa Barbara, where we’ll spend the evening preparing for our chartered boat excursion.

Day 4 – 5 
Rise and shine we have an early morning departure and head for the Channel Islands National Park. Keep your cameras handy as we usually are accompanied by playful dolphins who cruise alongside the boat! Visit sea lion colonies, snorkel, kayak or simply enjoy the quiet peace and amazing marine life of the islands on this voyage.

Day 6 
After appreciating the marine life on the islands, we spend today lending a hand with outdoor environmental work. Trail restoration, coastline clean-up, invasive weed eradication or trash pick-up for wildlife protection are just a few of the options we have before we head to to our camp spot for a night under the stars.

Day 7 
Welcome to Santa Monica! Enjoy a beach day, bike the boardwalk, check out the roller coaster on the pier, or catch some waves before we lend a hand to the community. We’ll be teaming up today and volunteering to help with a meal service at a shelter in Santa Monica.**

Day 8 
Wake up at today in Central California, where we’ll embark on a hands-on, experience-oriented tour through a university agricultural science and technology center. We’ll wrap up our farm experience with an outdoor picnic meal at the university park.

Day 9 
We’ll say our goodbyes and wrap-up our life-changing trip back in San Francisco.

  • 70% of Meals
  • Travel by Custom Coach
  • National Park Entrance Fees
  • Semi-Guided Exploration of Cities and Parks
  • Sleeping Pad
  • Camping Fees
What’s Not Included
    • Sleeping Bag  (Rent one from us!)
    • Tent  (You don’t need one.  You can sleep on the bus!)
    • Monterey Bay Aquarium
    • Roller Coasters
    • Hearst Castle Tour
    • Marine Mammal Center

You’ll be traveling in a custom sleeper coach! 

 

A sleeping bag is required for this adventure. If you don’t have one, rent one from us upon booking!  Just $15 for the entire trip.

 

A tent is not required.  You are welcome to sleep on the bus or use one of our pads to sleep beneath the stars.  You may rent a tent from us for $50 (if you really want one).

 

Our coaches are equipped with a camp kitchen.  No need to bring your own cookware or utensils.  Bring a reusable lunch container to store your packed lunch and a reusable water bottle.

Day By Day 

This 9-day trip includes opportunities to engage in community service and environmental restoration while discovering the wonders of California’s majestic shoreline.

1. San Francisco – Camp Night

 San Simeon State Park/Hearst Castle/ – Drive Night

 2. Channel Islands National Park – Camp Night

 3. Channel Islands National Park – Camp Night

 4. Channel Islands National Park – Camp Night

4.  Santa Monica – Drive Night

5.  Central California – Drive Night

 6. San Francisco – Arrival