California Lost Coast

Travelers: up to 13
10 Days
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Arrival Point
Cairo
Departure Point
Cairo
Trip Length
10 Days
Group Size
up to 13

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California Lost Coast

Wild, rugged, and stunning, this remote camping and hiking Meetup Tour is for the true adventurer. 

California’s Lost Coast is literally off-the-beaten path with an abundance of wildlife and scenery and lack of infrastructure.  From black-sand beaches to plunging waterfalls, it’s untamed and flourishing with wildflowers and sea life.

Your expert survivalist guide will lead you through remote California bringing all your camping supplies and cooking delicious meals in the open air at camp.

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Highlights

California Lost Coast SoFe Meetup Tour3

Kayak on Bodega Bay looking for whales, otters, and birds.

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Visit the first female owned Afro-Indigenous farm

 

California Lost Coast camping trip

Learn survival and camping skills from your expertly trained guide

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Full day tour of iconic San Francisco 

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Join an African safari, a conservation project, right in California

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Brewery tour and tasting along the Russian River

Itinerary

Day 1
San Francisco

Meet your group in the morning in Union Square in San Francisco to enjoy a full day tour of the city. We'll take you to the city's most popular spots but also stop at only local known hidden gems, like a tea ceremony in like Chinatown with a very memorable host, reminisce on the 1960s in Height-Asbury, and walk down the Instagrammable Lombard street. Take in stunning bay views with a walk up Twin Peaks for the best view of the city, before crossing the Golden Gate Bridge. After visiting Pier 39 and saying hi to the seals, we will drive to Sonoma County where we’ll be camping for the next two nights. Meals: Dinner

Day 2
Sonoma County

Today we will start the morning with an African safari right in the heart of California! The 400-acre wildlife preserve is home to over 800 animals representing the biodiversity of Africa and beyond focusing on conservation and preservation. Next we will visit the first female owned Afro-Indigenous Farm, where we'll learn about African agricultural and farming skills. We'll pick out fresh and local ingredients to bring back to camp for dinner. After dinner at camp, we will enjoy live music and beers at a nearby brewery. Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 3
California Lost Coast

Today we are leaving civilization and venturing into the wild. Our drive through Sequoia groves and sleepy little villages includes several stops before arriving to the remote and breathtaking California Lost Coast. The Lost Coast was named after the area experienced depopulation in the 1930s. The steep terrain makes infrastructural development challenging, which is why it has been left as mostly a natural area. Your expert guide will give you a wilderness introduction on survival, how to primitively cook or how to survive in an emergency with basic survival skills. Learn how to make a fire or how to build an emergency shelter! Use your guide as a resource throughput the trip to learn as many survival skills as you wish. Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 4
Southern Lost Coast

Today we enjoy a leisurely morning at camp before our first major hike in the wild. We will hike about 5 miles along the coast into the Sinkyone Wilderness. The area takes its name from the native Sinkyone tribe of the area of California. The Sinkyone Wilderness was a fertile hunting ground for Native Americans, providing nearly constant access to fresh fish and meat from the ocean. Make sure to bring a camera for the stunning sunsets in the evening! Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 5
Northern Lost Coast

Today we will explore the northern part of California’s Lost Coast with a 6-mile hike on the King Range Wilderness trail. Completely different from the southern stretch, we’ll find black sand beaches and cliffside coves. We’ll cool off with a swim in the Pacific Ocean this afternoon before heading back to camp for a relaxing last night in this wild and beautiful part of California. Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 6
Highway 1 Mini Roadtrip

Pack up camp and hit the famous Highway 1 as you drive south to Bodega Bay. Our mini roadtrip brings us through quirky villages, historic settlements, charming lighthouses, and picturesque beaches. This 4-hour drive will include several memorable stops, with plenty of great coffee and pastry stops along the route. Our camp at Bodega Bay will be overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Fall asleep to the calming sounds of waves crashing on the shore while lying in our tents. Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 7
Bodega Bay

Positioned along the annual gray whale migration route, Bodega Bay is a prime spot to spot these beauties off the coast. You’ll have the option to join a whale watching tour in the morning, otherwise you can grab your towel and relax or swim at one of the beaches nearby camp. In the afternoon, you can keep napping in the sun or hit the water on an included kayak tour. For dinner, chow down on group BBQ at our campsite. Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 8
Bodega Bay

Today is all about choosing your own adventure! If you haven’t joined a whale watching tour or a kayak tour yet, now is the time. There is also an option to enjoy a great hike along the Russian River with the guide. If you’re looking for a more luxurious day, choose to visit a spa in nearby Freestone. Known for its organic facials, rejuvenating massages, and beautiful Zen‐inspired meditation gardens, this is a great opportunity for some rest and relaxation. The group will reconvene at night for a brewery tour along the Russian River! Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 9
Point Reyes National Seashore

Our final stop on the tour is at Point Reyes National Seashore, which is only a short drive from Bodega Bay. Hike to beautiful Alamere Falls, a rare tidefall with a waterfall flowing directly into the ocean. We will setup our camp for the last time before a memorable farewell dinner and drinks around the campfire. Roast your final s’mores over the fire and reminisce about all the wonderful memories we’ve created. Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 10
Return to San Francisco

This morning we start the scenic drive through Cypress Tree Tunnel. Enjoy one final hike from Sea Lion Cove to Chimney Rock, where we might even spot some Elephant Seals at the overlook. Drive approximately 2 hours back to San Francisco before departing back home in the late afternoon. Meals: breakfast

Day 11
Optional: San Francisco Post-Program Extension

Spend three more days in San Francisco at the end of your Lost Coast camping trip to really get to know this incredible destination. If you are here for the July 4th celebration, your local guide will show you how to celebrate in Dolores Park in the Mission District. If you are on the July SoFe trip, you will join an included Mission District tour to taste the amazing food this Latin community has to offer. Your second day in San Francisco is another choose your own adventure. Your guide can help you organize tours to Alcatraz Islands, Muir Woods, Napa Wine country, a Giants Game or just show you where to shop and relax. It is totally up to you. On your third day and last day it's time to sleep in, grab some final souvenirs at Pier 39 before you return on your flight home.

Accommodation

This itinerary is entirely composed of camping accommodations.
You will enjoy a series of different rustic and remote campsites throughout northern California, bringing you up close and personal with the beautiful natural surroundings.
 
Travelers will share a spacious four-person tent with one other traveler (two people per tent). Expect to pitch and breakdown your own tent with plenty of help and guidance, of course, from our expert survivalist guide.  If you’re not super familiar with the outdoors, don’t worry. Your guide will help teach you some wilderness skills and make sure you feel comfortable.
 
All camping materials, such as tents, poles, cookware, will be provided for you. The only camping items not included are sleeping bags and pillows. You are welcome to bring your own if you have them, or the group will stop at a big box retailer on the first day to pick up last minute supplies. 
  • Shared accommodation in large tents
  • All camping supplies (i.e tents, cooking equipment, sleeping mats)
  • Wilderness trained guide
  • 9 Breakfasts
  • 10 Lunches
  • 9 Dinners
  • Local transportation
  • All entrance fees and included activities in the itinerary unless specified as optional

Included activities and experiences:

  • San Francisco day tour
  • Serengeti of Sonoma tour
  • Afro‐Indigenous Farm Visit
  • Wilderness training session
  • Brewery tour
  • Kayak Tour

Arrival: San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
Departure: San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

Tour check-in: 9am
Tour check-out: 5pm

The first day of the tour is jam packed with great activities, so we recommend booking an early morning flight or arriving a day early. More details to follow once your spot is booked.

Make sure your flight does not depart on the last day any earlier than 8pm to be sure you have time to 
transfer to the airport.

  • A deposit of $500 is required to hold your spot.
  • Final payment is due 60 days before departure.
  • Pay as much as often as you like until the due date.
  • If you cancel your spot with at least 60 days notice before departure, you can apply your payment to any new trip.
  • No refunds on deposits.
  • Airfares
  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Airport drop off
  • The itinerary is subject to change due for any reason – weather, unexpected cancellations, impromptu local opportunities, or surprise additions.
  • Comprehensive travel insurance is mandatory or you may be refused to join the tour. See our guide for help choosing a plan.
  • All bookings are subject to our terms and conditions.

No visas are required for US citizens or US passport holders. If traveling domestically in the US, only a valid state-issued ID is required. 

For travelers from other countries of origins, please review US entry requirements on the State Department website.

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