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WHAT YOUR MULTI-DAY SUMMER TOUR PACKAGES INCLUDE:

Your Odyssey Tour packages are ALL-INCLUSIVE except for your airfare. ALL TOUR PACKAGES INCLUDE: a professional tour director, historical interpretation by nationally acclaimed Lewis & Clark and Native American scholars, guide services by a license and bonded Montana and Idaho outfitter, all recreational equipment necessary for your chosen adventure (except sleeping bags), all recreational activities, entertainment, lodging, meals, transportation, museum fees, journals, gifts, hotel baggage storage and handling, hotel and restaurant gratuities, state and local taxes, BLM permits and USFS. Your airfare is not included. A $400 refundable deposit will secure your reservation. It will automatically become non-refundable 180 days prior to the launch of your tour.

You must be in GOOD physical condition to partake. If you have a medical condition you should check with your medical physican to get approval to attend.

WITH LIMITED SEATS, AND SMALL GROUP SIZES, OUR TOURS TEND TO FILL EARLY. Please do not hesitate to make your refundable deposit as soon as you know. A wait list is available. Cancelations sometimes happen.

LOOK BELOW for ODYSSEY TOURS mult-day vacation packages. Hope you can come!

 
 

11 days 10 nights Montana and idaho -aLL INCLUSIVE EXCEPT YOUR AIRFARE
3 NTS LODGING 5 nts camping, 2 nights lodging
July 7-17,2019

Lewis & Clark, And the river of no return

 
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DESCRIPTION

Jefferson’s mission for Lewis & Clark was to find a water route to the Pacific. Following in their foot-steps through Montana and Idaho, you wil travel past 9 scenic rivers and get to play in four of them. Sacajawea’s (Sacagawea’s) indigenous family, the Lemhi-Shoshone are as generous and friendly as they were in 1805. Enjoy an evening with Sacajawea’s people, as you break bread together, partake in a ceremonial hike, enjoy a musical presentation and listen as they share their oral history on an open prairie. The evening will be lead by Roseanne Abrahamson, a descendant of Camehwait (Sacajawea’s brother), the chief whom Lewis exchanged his clothing with. Acclaimed Nez Perce Allen Pinkham is an author and gentleman-scholar, a descendant of Red Bear (Red Bear is also noted in the L&C journals,) will spend your week with you sharing oral Nez Perce history handed down to him by his ancestors. He will introduce you to priceless family heirlooms and storytelling enroute, tell the Nez Perce side to Fort Fizzle, and the Whitebird War of 1877 battle site, and share his emense knowledge from another time in history. If you love history and the outdoors - This is the vacation you do not want to miss!

 

highlights

  • 6 days floating, 5 nts camping in the largest nationally protected Wilderness Area” in the lower 48 - and the longest free-flowing river in one state. A family river with large white beaches and deep pools. “The River of No Return” in Idaho

  • 2 days exploring Lewis & Clark sites in Montana prior

  • 2 days exploring Lewis & Clark sites in Idaho afterward

  • Nez Perce Native American historical interpretation and storytelling by Nationally aclaimed Nez Perce gentleman scholar Allen Pinkham (the Nez Perce where noted as one of the most friendly of the tribes L&C encountered. They were instrumential in the success of L&C survival and reaching the Pacific. You will visit several L&C and Nez Perce sites and learn about the meeting of these two cultures with oral history handed down to Allen.

  • Lemhi-Shoshone Native American historical interpretation, a musicical presentation, an activity with our hosts, and a traditional meal prepared by our Lemhi-Shoshone friends. The Lemi-Shoshone were also instrumental in outfitting L&C with horses to traverse Lost Trail Pass and the Bitterroot Mountains - extreme barriers to reaching the Pacific Ocean. You will meet and learn from a descendant of Chief Camehwait (Sacajawea’s brother) Roseanne Abrahamson - she knows seven languages. She has a convincing argument why her aunt’s name is pronounced “Sacajawea” not “Sacagawea.” And you will meet a descendant of Chief Tendoy who will pay a few traditional Lemhi-Shoshone songs for you this evening under the galaxy of stars in Idaho.

“A trip of a life-time - There are only 22 seats to fill, please don’t delay!” Wait-listing avail. $3795 all-inclusive (see top of page)

 
 

10 Days 9 Nights- all inclusive except airfare
July 24-August 02, 2020

Lewis & Clark, Prince Maximilian
summer tour

 
 

description

May 31, 1805, after days of traveling through the Missouri River Breaks, a terrain rugged and broken, the Corps of Discovery entered into the White Cliffs of the Missouri River. That evening Meriwther Lewis rhapsodized pages of their encounter, which includes the now famous passage, “it seemed as if those seens of visionary inchantment would never have an end.” A German Prince, Prince Friedrich August Maximilian Wilhelm Carl of Liechtenstein (known to most as Carl) and his Swiss artist Karl Bodmer followed in the wake of Lewis and Clark 28 years later. Carl and Karl went on to produce invaluable accounts of the native people and the landscapes of the region you will travel through. You will actually camp and canoe in one of Karl Bodmer’s famous paintings, tab 41 View of the Stone Walls. The second half of your tour takes you into the Bitterroot Mountains in Idaho. Unquestionably the toughest section of their journey, and with the remote, quiet, refreshingly fresh air and the comforts of the twenty-first century to lean on you may argue intoxicatingly beautiful. Our unique, Classic Tour: people return again, and again for this amazingly fun tour: full of adventure, full of variety, full of history, full of intrigue . Please join us! Please return again, and again, soon! Always a new adventure!

 

highlights

  • 2.5 days canoeing, swimming and bobbing down the White Cliffs section of the Missouir River.

  • Hiking into the playground of the white sand formations along the Missouri River at The Hole in the Wall and Slot Canyon.

  • Camping in the famous campsites of L&C, Prince Maximilian & Karl Bodmer, and the intrepid fur trappers that followed their paths.

  • 2.5 days hiking and traveling by van to Nez Perce and L&C sites on the Lolo Trail in Idaho’s Bitterroot Mountains of the Clearwater National Forest

  • An evening visit by Captain Meriwether Lewis

  • Historical interpretation by an acclaimed Lewis & Clark scholar at Lewis & Clark sites along the Missouri River in Montana and in the Bitterroot Mountains of Idaho

  • Lodging at the elegant and most historical hotel in Montana - the Grand Union Hotel. This was the end of navigation for steamboats in the 1800s, hence one of the first thriving cities in Montana. It is an amazing hotel with a winding staircase and an elegant sit-up-to bar. Today enjoy the much smaller, quaint village, now a farming community, of Fort Benton situated along the Missouri River.

  • A musical presentation by our favorite local musicians on the veranda at the Grand Union Hotel.

  • Lodging at our most favorite lodge in the American west - Lochsa Lodge. Situated along the Lochsa River at the base of the Bitterroot Mountain chain. Our favorite past-time is to put our chairs in a circle floating beverages to one another and serving up stories with loads of laughter.

  • The largest highlight for most is the accomplishment of finishing the uphill Wendover Death March (named by a comedian participant.) A 3000 ft climb up to your campsite. There is an alternative tour day planned for those who don’t want to shake hands with the challenge. It is just as amazing with visits to a fishing weir, a USFS lookout tower, and a picnic at a 1806 L&C site 13 mile camp the hikers won’t see.

  • Nez Perce and L&C sites you will van or hike to (several with “on-top-of-the-world silence and views: Bear Oils & Roots, Indian Post Office, Lonesome Cove, Indian Grave, The Sinque Hole, The Smoking Place, and Spirit Revival

  • A 9 mile hike down or van ride down and a beautiful sandy beached Lochsa River, and refreshing beverages to dive into before returning to Lochsa Lodge

  • And huckleberries. You can eat endless huckleberries hiking up, hiking down, and hiking all around. And if that is not enough of this amazing berry- you can order “huckleberry everything at Lochsa Lodge if it is not on the menu - they will surely oblige you!

Our Classic Tour! Don’t hesitate! This trip always fills! There are only 30 seats to fill! No risk, refundable deposit until January 1st the year of your tour! Wait- listing avail. $3695 all-inclusive, including taxes.