WEST COAST ADVENTURE
Session I: May 23 - May 30
Session II: August 1 - August 8
Cover some serious ground during this eight-day adventure!
We’ll cross the Golden Gate Bridge, stand amongst some of the tallest trees on earth in the Redwood National Forest, explore the remote “Lost Coast” beaches of Northern California and Southern Oregon, and chase waterfalls outside of Portland. We’ll fly into San Francisco, travel up the California coast by luxury charter bus, and board the famous “Coast Starlight” Amtrak train to make our way to Portland, our final destination on this incredible journey.
SAN FRANCISO &
Fly as a group from DFW Airport to San Francisco. Check into your hotel and head to Ocean Beach for a picnic and an incredible view of the sunset.
Start the morning with a breathtaking walk across the Golden Gate Bridge. Eat lunch by the bay in Sausalito before heading to the infamous Museum of Ice Cream! We'll end the day exploring Fisherman's Wharf and snapping some photos of the sea lion colony that calls it home.
We'll hit the road on our luxury charter bus early in the morning. We'll drive on the scenic "The Avenue of the Giants" and stop for some hiking in Redwood National Forest. After a well earned pizza dinner, we'll get some rest at the Beachfront Inn in the coastal town of Brookings, Oregon.
There's no better way to start off the day than some beachfront yoga and meditation. After a relaxing morning, we'll go tidepooling on a coastal hike with incredible views. We'll jump back on our charter bus and head to our hotel in Klamath Falls.
Today is all about adventure. We'll zip-line through ancient forests and kayak in the crystal-clear, blue waters of Spring Creek before returning to our hotel.
Ready to take a ride on one of the most spectacular train routes in the United States? We'll get up early and board the Coast Starlight Amtrak train. Get ready for some incredible views from the floor-to-ceiling windows in the observation car! The train will take us to Portland, our final destination.
It's waterfall day! We'll head to Multnomah Falls and Gorge Waterfalls right outside of Portland. We'll do a little hiking and head back to the city to explore the famous Rose Test Gardens and take a ride on the Portland Aerial Tram. We'll eat our final dinner together on a dinner cruise on the Willamette River.
All good things must come to an end. We'll reflect on our journey in a closing ceremony in one of Portland's most beautiful parks before heading to the airport. We'll meet parents at the baggage claim area and hug goodbye... until our next adventure!
+ travel insurance
Included: Airfare, all meals and snacks, lodging, activities, ground transportation (outside of Dallas)
Age Range: ages 14-18
Group Size: 8-20 youth
Highlights: Golden Gate Bridge, Museum of Ice Cream, Redwood National Forest, beaches, zip-lining, kayaking, scenic train ride, waterfalls, and a dinner cruise!
Know Before You Go:
This route is for all fitness levels and is the least physically demanding without sacrificing adventure!
Pre-trip meeting for parents and youth on May 6 (session I) and July 20 (session II) from 6:30pm - 8pm.