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Crater Lake and the Umpqua National Scenic Byway


Featuring natural scenic wonders in Oregon


  • Visit Crater Lake National Park
  • Up close animal encounters at Wildlife Safari
  • Hellgate Jet Boat tour
  • Stay in the charming town of Ashland
  • Deluxe motorcoach transportation



Daily Itinerary

Day 1

Meet at the Sports Leisure office and board your motorcoach for the trip north. Pause for lunch in Redding and arrive in Klamath Falls in the late afternoon. Shilo Inn (L)

Day 2

A remnant of a fiery volcanic past, Crater Lake is one of the deepest and bluest lakes in America, with surrounding sheer cliffs almost 2,000 feet high! Traveling around the rim of this ancient volcano will acquaint you with its geological history, then travel the Rogue-Umpqua National Scenic Byway to Roseburg. Your accommodations are located on the banks of the South Umpqua River. Today is the 4th of July and you will be able to view fireworks from the comfort of your hotel. Holiday Inn Express Roseburg (B,L)

Day 3

Wildlife Safari is a 600-acre drive-through park and village where you can have close encounters with animals from all over the world. Drive along a 4.5-mile route to view over 500 animals from Africa, Asia and the Americas in their natural habitats, roaming freely as they do in the wild. Your hotel for the next two nights is located along the banks of the Rogue River. Riverside Inn Grants Pass – 2 nights (B,D)

Day 4

There are few adventures as exciting as a jet boat ride through Hellgate Canyon! During your 36 mile trip, pause down river at the OK Corral for an all-you-can-eat country lunch presented on an open-air deck. Your guide will educate you on many geological and historical points of interest. The canyon also served as a filming location for John Wayne and Katherine Hepburn’s popular movie “Rooster Cogburn.” (B,L) 

Day 5

Explore the beautiful town of Ashland, set in a unique geographic location – nestled at the base of the convergence of the Siskiyou and Cascade mountain ranges. Browse art galleries and enjoy a thriving restaurant scene with many food artisans and award-winning wineries and breweries. Your hotel tonight is located in the heart of Ashland and features a wine and cheese reception this evening in addition to late night snacks like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches! Plaza Inn & Suites at Ashland Creek (B,L)

Day 6

Say farewell to Oregon and head back to California. Stop for a hosted lunch before arriving home in the evening. (B,L)

Daily Itinerary Meal Legend
CBContinental Breakfast
BGenerally a limited buffet or menu
FBFull buffet or choice of menu
BRBrunch, often buffet-style
LLunch, often several menu options
HT or ATHigh or Afternoon Tea
DDinner, often several menu options

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