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Camping Yosemite & Yellowstone Adventure Tour

US & Canada

  • United States

Imagine a land of lava and geysers, bears and bison, mountains and glaciers'now open your eyes to the possibilities of Yosemite, Yellowstone and Glacier National Park. This ultimate journey through these iconic national parks offers the outdoor enthusiast plenty of time to spot wildlife, soak in the scenery and experience the bubbling, gushing wonder of it all'there is more geothermal activity in Yellowstone than anywhere else in the world. Even when you close your eyes, you can sense the immense beauty surrounding you.


Highlights

Be inspired by wilderness in the Rockies, dance at an authentic cowboy bar, watch geysers erupt in Yellowstone, stroll the hilly streets of San Francisco.


What's Included

Entrance fees to all national parks, state parks and national monuments with hiking and walking excursions. Orientation to Seattle. Boat tour at the "Gates of the Mountains". Self
inflating mattresses and dome tents. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.


Accommodation

Hotels/hostels (3 nts, some multi
share), participation camping (11 nts)


Meals Included

11 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 9 dinners


Transport

Air
conditioned private touring van, boat


About our Transportation

We use 15
passenger vans for up to 13 people plus the CEO/Driver for all our of our trips in North America. For groups of 8 and more travellers, we also use a trailer to carry luggage and camping equipment. These vans are durable vehicles that allow us to drive on most types of roads in North America. Each van has a front passenger seat and 4 benches that will accommodate 3 people each. No standing is permitted in these vehicles, but there is air conditioning to cool things down on warm days and mandatory seat belts to us secure and safe. This is not a physically demanding journey. However, travelling can be difficult, with long drives and limited space in the van. Please take note of the travel times and distances in the above itinerary. Despite some of the long days, most clients feel that the diversity of the North American landscape, culture and wildlife are all well worth the experience! While we try to travel into and out of cities during non
rush hour times, heavy traffic is a reality of some of the places we visit. As a result, some drives may be a bit longer than listed in the day
to
day itineraries. Bring your patience and a smile, and we'll get through it!


Group Leader

1 Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.


Emergency Fund

Please also make sure you have access to at least an additional USD $200 (or equivalent) as an 'emergency' fund, to be used when circumstances outside our control (ex. a natural disaster) require a change to our planned route. This is a rare occurrence!


Solo Travellers

We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi
share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.


Spending Money

Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.


What to Take

You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. For days in the outdoors, we recommend the use of lightweight, breathable, moisture
wicking fabrics made of wool or synthetic fibers. Cotton is not recommended for days spent hiking as it does not allow for heat or moisture to enter or escape, and it will not dry easily once wet. We recommend using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium
sized suitcase if you prefer. Heavy luggage is not recommended for the health of the CEO, who will take a lead in loading the storage trailer. Due to space in the trailer, we will not be able to accommodate more than one piece of main luggage per person. A good size day
pack (20
35L) is also essential to carry your personal gear for the day, as access to luggage between destinations will be limited. This daypack will be used to carry your personal gear for the day, your lunch and a water bottle. The American west is generally known for warm weather, but temperatures do vary significantly in the mountain and desert areas especially. The day time temperature could exceed 30 C, while the night time temperatures do regularly decrease to single digits, or even possible below freezing. It is therefore important to pack clothes for warm days and cool evenings
a light jacket is necessary. Seasonal temperature ranges: March
May ; September to December:
7 C to +30 C June ' August: 0 C to + 35 C Additionally, a set of smart casual clothes is also advisable.

Day 1 Seattle

Arrive to our joining hotel at any time. Welcome meeting in the evening.

There's a lot to see and do in Seattle, and we recommend spending extra time here if you'd like to explore the city.

Day 2 Seattle/Coeur d~Alene

Arrive to our joining hotel at any time. Welcome meeting in the evening.

There's a lot to see and do in Seattle, and we recommend spending extra time here if you'd like to explore the city.

Day 3 Coeur d~Alene/Glacier National Park

Arrive to our joining hotel at any time. Welcome meeting in the evening.

There's a lot to see and do in Seattle, and we recommend spending extra time here if you'd like to explore the city.

Day 4 Glacier National Park

Arrive to our joining hotel at any time. Welcome meeting in the evening.

There's a lot to see and do in Seattle, and we recommend spending extra time here if you'd like to explore the city.

Day 5 Glacier National Park/Helena

Arrive to our joining hotel at any time. Welcome meeting in the evening.

There's a lot to see and do in Seattle, and we recommend spending extra time here if you'd like to explore the city.

Day 6 Helena/Yellowstone National Park

Arrive to our joining hotel at any time. Welcome meeting in the evening.

There's a lot to see and do in Seattle, and we recommend spending extra time here if you'd like to explore the city.

Day 7 Yellowstone National Park

Arrive to our joining hotel at any time. Welcome meeting in the evening.

There's a lot to see and do in Seattle, and we recommend spending extra time here if you'd like to explore the city.

Day 8 Yellowstone National Park

Arrive to our joining hotel at any time. Welcome meeting in the evening.

There's a lot to see and do in Seattle, and we recommend spending extra time here if you'd like to explore the city.

Day 9 Yellowstone National Park/Jackson

Arrive to our joining hotel at any time. Welcome meeting in the evening.

There's a lot to see and do in Seattle, and we recommend spending extra time here if you'd like to explore the city.

Day 10 Jackson/Salt Lake City

Arrive to our joining hotel at any time. Welcome meeting in the evening.

There's a lot to see and do in Seattle, and we recommend spending extra time here if you'd like to explore the city.

Day 11 Salt Lake City/Tonopah

Arrive to our joining hotel at any time. Welcome meeting in the evening.

There's a lot to see and do in Seattle, and we recommend spending extra time here if you'd like to explore the city.

Day 12 Tonopah/Yosemite National Park

Arrive to our joining hotel at any time. Welcome meeting in the evening.

There's a lot to see and do in Seattle, and we recommend spending extra time here if you'd like to explore the city.

Day 13 Yosemite National Park

Arrive to our joining hotel at any time. Welcome meeting in the evening.

There's a lot to see and do in Seattle, and we recommend spending extra time here if you'd like to explore the city.

Day 14 Yosemite National Park/San Francisco

Arrive to our joining hotel at any time. Welcome meeting in the evening.

There's a lot to see and do in Seattle, and we recommend spending extra time here if you'd like to explore the city.

Day 15 San Francisco

Arrive to our joining hotel at any time. Welcome meeting in the evening.

There's a lot to see and do in Seattle, and we recommend spending extra time here if you'd like to explore the city.

Details

Duration: 15 Days

Trip Style: 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Service Level: Camping

Physical Demands Rating: 2 - Light

Group Size Notes: Max:



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My Own Room

Please note that if you have booked the "My Own Room" option for this tour, you will receive your own single room for all night stops

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