Pacific Northwest Trek

This trek through the Pacific Northwest has it all! Embark on an 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!

2023 Date & Price

No Dates Available

Fare: $749 + Food/Parks: $250

Initial Payment Required To Book This Adventure: $250

Total Payment Due 60 Days Prior To Adventure 


7 days 6 nights

Pacific Trek

Total Price: $990

Starts: San Francisco, California

Ends: San Francisco, California

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.  Grab lunch in the quaint town of Ukiah and get to know your traveling companions as we head for ancient Redwood groves.

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.  This afternoon, explore the quirky downtown square of Arcata, California.  

In the evening, enjoy 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. 

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
  • Camping Fees

What’s Not Included

    • Sleeping Bag  
    • Tent  
      • Options to rent camping gear during booking
    • Rafting On The Trinity River

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 required.  On most occasions you are welcome to sleep on the bus or sleep beneath the stars.  However, we strongly recommend bringing along a tent for privacy and comfort. You may rent a tent from us (subject to availability).


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.

Once you’re booked, you’ll receive a detailed packing list in your e-ticket.

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

Day By Day 

1. Avenue of the Giants – Camp Night

2. Arcata – Camp Night

3. Trinity River / Weaverville – Camp Night

4. Lassen National Park – Camp Night

5. Crater Lake National Park – Camp Night

6. Ashland, Oregon – Camp Night

7. San Francisco, CA – Arrival