Scenic Idaho

August 4, 2018 - August 13, 2018
10 days / 19 meals

The state of Idaho is so much more than its “famous potatoes.” Rivers, mountains and farmland dominate the landscape and we look forward to helping you discover the state’s beauty. Begin your journey near the panhandle filled with emerald green hillsides, timbered mountains and pristine lakes. See the jagged peaks covering Central Idaho and explore the continent’s deepest river gorge. Complete your journey in the Snake River Plain, with its wide open vistas, irrigated farm lands and vibrant cities forming the character of Southern Idaho.

Day 1: Coeur d’Alene
Fly to Spokane, WA and travel to scenic Coeur d’Alene, ID for a two-night stay. D

Day 2: Wallace
Join the “Prime Minister of Wallace” for a guided tour of Idaho’s historic Silver Valley. Tour the oldest standing building in Idaho, the Cataldo Mission. Descend into the historic Sierra Silver mine with retired miners and experience the actual methods of hard-rock mining. End the evening with a gourmet dinner and sunset cruise on Lake Coeur d’Alene. B, D

Day 3: Lewiston
Travel south into the Lewis-Clark Valley, located at the confluence of the Snake and Clearwater rivers, to the most inland seaport on the West Coast, Lewiston. Experience the history of the indigenous tribe and Lewis and Clark during a visit to the Nez Perce Museum. Enjoy a winery tour and tasting at Lindsay Creek Vineyards, recipients of the 2017 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Agriculture. Overnight stay in Lewiston. B, D

Day 4: Hells Canyon
Explore the deepest river gorge in North America, Hells Canyon, during a full-day scenic jet boat ride on the white waters of the Snake River. Venture through the wild river section and natural preserve area for a picnic stop and swim on the beach. Enchanted by the views and curious history of the canyon, this will be a safe adventure never to be forgotten. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay on the banks of the Salmon River at Salmon Rapids Lodge. B, L, D

Day 5: McCall
Take a scenic drive through the mountains of Central Idaho to McCall, home to the state’s Smokejumper Base. Learn how these highly-skilled wildland firefighters help protect the country’s natural resources during a guided tour. Continue to the state’s capital, Boise, for a 2-night stay. B, D

Day 6: Boise
Join our local expert for a guided tour of Boise including the Old Penitentiary, the Depot and the Old Fort. After lunch at a local favorite, explore the fascinating world of raptors during a guided tour of the World Center for Birds of Prey, including a live bird presentation and chance to meet falcons, hawks, eagles, and owls. Enjoy an evening of leisure in downtown Boise. B, L

Day 7: Bruneau Sand Dunes
Visit the spectacular Bruneau Sand Dunes, North America’s highest single structured sand dune, rising 470 feet above small lakes in the high desert. Experience the thunder of the Snake River rushing over 212 foot-high Shoshone Falls, known as the “Niagara of the West.” Unpack for a 2-night stay in Twin Falls. B, D

Day 8: Craters of the Moon
Learn about the Perrine Bridge, standing 486 feet above the Snake River Canyon and a world-famous spot for BASE jumpers. Get a chance to walk across the bridge and see a live demonstration from a local BASE jumper (weather permitting). Visit Craters of the Moon National Monument, a vast ocean of lava flows, for a chance to explore this weird and scenic landscape. B, L

Day 9: Salt Lake City
Explore the shores of the Great Salt Lake during an afternoon visit to Antelope Lake State Park. Step back in time at the historic Fielding Garr Ranch and watch for free-ranging bison, mule deer and bighorn sheep. Continue to Salt Lake City for dinner and overnight stay. B, D

Day 10: Fly home
Fly home from Salt Lake City. B

Per person rates*
double $2948
triple/quad $2684
single $3609
* Includes roundtrip airfare from STL

Combine this tour with Canadian Rockies and take $400 off the combined per person rate!