Adventures in Idaho

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We fly into Spokane, Washington, for our Adventures in Idaho tour. We will learn some history and the methods of silver mining, ride a carousel, ride a trolley for a tour of Boise, tour the Basque Community, experience some river rafting on the Salmon River, take a jet boat ride through Hells Canyon.

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Highlights:

  • 16 Meals
  • Dockside Restaurant
  • Cataldo Mission
  • Sierra Silver Mine
  • Craters of the Moon Visitor Center
  • Perrine Bridge Visitor Center
  • Shoshone Falls
  • Bruneau Dunes
  • Boise Trolley City Tour
  • Basque Community
  • Smoke Jumpers Base
  • Salmon River Lodge
  • Salmon River White Water Rafting
  • Hells Canyon Jet Boat Ride
  • Nez Perce Museum
  • Manito Park
  • Riverfront Park
  • Anthony’s by the Falls
  • Payette River Scenic Byway
  • Pittsburg Landing Marina
  • Moderate Physical Activity

Itinerary

Day 1
Our adventure begins as we fly to Spokane, Washington. We board our luxury motorcoach and travel to the beautiful city of Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, where we overnight. We enjoy a relaxing dinner overlooking the Coeur d’ Alene Lake and the Spokane River.
Included Meal: Dinner

Day 2
Our adventure begins today with a scenic drive across the Silver Valley. We visit The Cataldo Mission, built in 1840’s by the missionaries and The Coeur d’ Alene Tribe side by side. We continue on to the Silver Capital of the World, Wallace, Idaho, where we experience the methods of hard-rock mining with a retired miner as our guide through a real silver mine. You have time to explore the historic town. We overnight in Missoula, Montana.
Included Meal: Breakfast

Day 3
We leave Missoula behind and travel down the Salmon River Scenic Byway beside the Salmon River and passing through the serene Lemhi Valley. We travel through the mountain town of Salmon, which confirms why Idaho is called the Whitewater Capital of the World. We continue our scenic drive on the Peaks to Crater Scenic Byway through the little western town of MacKay, silhouetted by the crags of the towering Lost River Range. We stop at the Craters of the Moon visitor center. Our next stop is the visitor center at the Perrine Bridge, where you can enjoy the scenic overlooks, walk across the bridge that spans 1500 feet in length across the Snake River Canyon and maybe watch BASE Jumpers as they parachute from the 486-foot-tall Perrine Bridge. Overnight at Twin Falls, Idaho.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4
This morning we visit Shoshone Falls, a geological marvel with fantastically eroded basalt cliffs surrounding it, which are all relics of the Bonneville Flood, a catastrophic torrent that ripped through the canyon about 15,000 years ago. Now onto the Bruneau Dunes. The two dunes cover about 600 acres and rise 470 feet above the surrounding desert floor. We enjoy a picnic lunch at the dunes. This afternoon we travel to Boise and take a tour of the city aboard a trolley. This evening we visit the Basque community for a Basque Dinner and a performance by the Oninkaris, a Basque Dance group. Overnight in Boise.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5
Today we travel the Payette River Scenic Byway to McCall, Idaho, to the Smokejumper Base in Missoula, Montana. This afternoon we will have some free time in the charming resort town of McCall, situated on the southern shore of Payette Lake.  We overnight at the Salmon Rapids Lodge in Riggins, Idaho.
Included Meal: Breakfast

Day 6
Our adventure today and one of the highlights of the trip is a full-day whitewater rafting excursion through pristine wilderness backcountry on the Salmon River. A picnic lunch is served on the riverbank of the Snake River. Later we enjoy a dinner served riverside.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7
Today we travel to Pittsburg Landing Marina in White Bird, Idaho for “The Wild River Tour” in a jet boat through Hells Canyon. Along the way, we see many wildlife species, which may include big horn sheep, elk, deer, bear, and bald eagles, and we also stop at some historical and interesting places. Lunch is served at Hells Canyon Dam and Visitor Center. After our Hells Canyon Adventure, we travel through the Nez Perce area of Idaho to Lewiston.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8
This morning we experience many of the region’s amazing stories at the Nez Perce County Historical Museum. On our way to Spokane, we view Port Lewiston at the confluence of the Clearwater and Snake Rivers. Enjoy some time in the picturesque Riverfront Park in downtown. Our evening ends with a farewell dinner at Anthony’s by the Falls in Spokane,Washington.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9
We travel back to reality with all the memories of the beautiful scenery, exciting adventures and knowledge of the history learned. Included Meal: Breakfast

Deposit: $100 per person. Special cancellation policies – inquire at time of booking.
We recommend reservations be made before April 10, 2017, to avoid space utilization deadlines. After April 10, 2017, please call for availability.

Pickup Points for Transfer to St Louis Airport: Decatur, Springfield, Litchfield, Pontoon Beach, Hazelwood, Marion, Mt. Vernon, Nashville, Fairview Heights, South County, Cape Girardeau, Evansville