7 days 6 nights
Pacific Trek

Total Price: $990

Starts: San Francisco, California

Ends: San Francisco, California

This quest through the Pacific Northwest features ancient towering redwoods bordering the pristine coastline of Northern California, a serene lake with a quiet volcanic island, waterfalls that will refresh your awe of nature and plenty of other treasures that can only be found around this lush region.

Welcome to the Green Tortoise!

Plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to the departure time. 

Day 1

We begin our journey with a ride across the Golden Gate Bridge.  Say farewell to the city bustle and head north over the hills of Northern California.  Get to know one another as you traverse the Anderson Valley.  This afternoon, hike around Russian Gulch State Park to Devil’s Punch Bowl or embark on a longer adventure to Fern Canyon.

Meals Included: Dinner

Camp Night

Day 2

Awaken to the sounds of waves lapping on the shore.  This morning, explore through the groves along the famous Avenue of the Giants.  Gaze up at the trees that seem to stretch high into infinity on a hike in the company of the world’s tallest living things.  Soak up the mysterious energy of the redwoods, some over 300 ft. tall and over 1,000 years old, before a gourmet cookout and peaceful rest under a canopy of stars in the Trinity National Forest.

Meals Included: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Camp Night

Day 3

Blast off on the Trinity River with an optional white-water rafting experience (dependent upon season) or take a gentler approach to the day and soak up the sun while spotting wildlife on the banks. Dive into California’s mining history in the town of Weaverville, nestled at the base of the Trinity Alps Wilderness. Visit some of the art galleries and historical buildings or stroll through town on a coffeehouse tour. 

Meals Included: Breakfast / Dinner

Optional Swim / Showers Available

Camp Night

Day 4

Lassen National Park supports a “quiet” volcano and boasts a network of cracks in the earth’s crust that deliver hydrothermal delights and smokey plumage upward to the heavens.  One of the wonders of the world.  Few have had the opportunity to spend time in a region so densely populated with geothermal activity!  Explore the unique terrain of Bumpass Hell and meander through steaming pools, multi-colored soils, and aquamarine water under the deep blue sky. This afternoon, visit the plummeting and picturesque McArthur Burney Falls

Meals Included: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Optional Swim

Camp Night

Day 5

Experience the eye-opening beauty in the caves of Lava Beds National Monument.  Descend into the cool underground and delight in discovering ancient smooth floors, golden ceilings, patches of sunlight-fed vegetation and mind-boggling formations like a year-round ice floor!  Revisit history and learn about the battle between the Modoc Native Americans and the United States Army force at Captain Jack’s Stronghold.  In the evening, hike to the spectacular Toketee Falls, named after a word in the extinct Pacific Northwest language, Chinook Jargon, meaning “pretty” or “graceful,” on the North Umpqua River.

Meals Included: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Optional Swim/Soak

Camp night

Day 6

The blue depths of Crater Lake are ideal for a serene day of reflection, or for an inspiring hike to the shore.  The volcanic island provides a unique photographic opportunity, as does the abundant and diverse vegetation.  Keep your camera handy — you may spot one of the local elk, pronghorn, black-tailed deer or coyote that resides here.  Later, satisfy your craving for city streets in Ashland, Oregon.  Stroll through an art gallery, take in some live music, sample the local offerings at a wine bar or microbrewery, attend a theatrical performance, then delight the taste buds with a culinary masterpiece.  If shopping is your passion, you’ll find plenty of specialty stores and boutiques to splurge in. 

Meals Included: Breakfast

Showers Available

Custom Sleeper Coach Drive Night

Day 7

An early arrival in San Francisco brings our wonderful journey to an end.  See you again next time!

  • 70% of your meals
  • Travel by Custom Coach
  • National Park Entrance Fees
  • Semi-Guided Exploration of the 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!)
    • River Rafting Trip
    • Crater Lake Boat Tour

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! 

 

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 (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.

Departure:  9:00 AM – San Francisco California, Columbus and Montgomery St. Bus Loading Zone 

Arrival:  7:00 AM – San Francisco, CA, Columbus and Montgomery St. Bus Loading Zone

2022 Dates & Prices

Initial Payment Required To Book This Adventure: $250

Total Payment Due 60 Days Prior To Adventure 

Monday, September 26, 2022 – Sunday, October 2, 2022

Fare: $749 + Food/Parks: $241
Total:
$990

Embark on a Pacific Northwest adventure featuring adrenaline pumping whitewater rafting, the serene Crater Lake National Park, relaxing hot spring soaks and a pristine coastline bordered by towering redwoods, the world’s tallest living things.  Explore a historic Gold Rush town and meander the quaint city streets of Ashland, Oregon. See why the Pacific Northwest has stolen the hearts of visitors from all over the world!

Day By Day 

1. Russian Gulch State Park – Camp Night

2. Avenue of the Giants – Camp Night

3. Trinity River / Weaverville – Drive Night

4. Lassen National Park – Camp Night

5. Crater Lake National Park – Camp Night

6. Ashland, Oregon – Camp Night

7. San Francisco, CA – Arrival