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Begin this enchanting Interlude with a stay at the stunning lakefront Coeur d’Alene resort. Meet the descendants of a pioneer ranching family and enjoy a ranch-style dinner. You’ll also get to stay in a quaint mountain lodge where soft adventure is on the menu. Idaho is especially lovely and you will enjoy all the beauty and ambiance of Sun Valley and jet-boat through some spectacular rapids. Plenty of free time to explore adventure or, if you prefer, to shop, while nestled in Idaho’s glorious bounties. If you’re looking for a unique experience this well-paced Interlude may be your answer.
This Idaho Guided Vacation offers something for everyone in one of the most unheralded but beautiful states. Join us and see for yourself how much Idaho has to offer!
|PRICING DETAILS (Cost Per Person)*||PRICING|
|Deposit||$350 per person|
|Travel Insurance||Call for quote|
|Vacation Pace||Moderately Active Pace|
|SAVE $100||Book by Feb 1 (May), May 1 (Sept)|
*Air departure from Indianapolis included; airfare pricing estimated and subject to change. Call for pricing from other departure cities.
Payment schedule: 2nd deposit of $500 due 121 days prior to departure; final payment 76 days prior to departure.
Day 1: Fly to Spokane / Coeur d’Alene
Meet your tour manager and head east in your deluxe motorcoach to beautiful Coeur d’ Alene, arriving at your spectacular lakefront resort for 2 nights. All rooms are in the lake tower and have a view. Enjoy free time at this incredibly beautiful lake resort. Take a lake cruise, walk around the marina, or simply enjoy a drink at the lakeview bar. You will fall in love with this resort! Coeur d’Alene Resort, ID
Day 2: Day Trip to Wallace
Visit the nearby historic mining town of Wallace. Enjoy a tour of a working silver mine. Learn about hard rock underground mining in the richest silver district on earth. On your way back to your hotel, stop for dinner at the historic Rider Ranch. Meet the descendants of this pioneer ranching family and enjoy a delicious steak cookout. Coeur d’Alene Resort, ID (B,D)
Day 3: Lewiston & Riggins
Motor south through the Clearwater Mountains. Stop for lunch in historic Lewiston on the famed Snake River. Next, visit the Lewis & Clark Discovery Center. Then, follow the river valley to Riggins and your quaint mountain lodge overlooking the confluence of the Salmon and Little Salmon rivers. Salmon Rapids Lodge, Riggins, ID (B,D)
Day 4: Jetboat / Optional Rafting
A full day in the great Idaho outdoors awaits you today. Enjoy a soft adventure today as we ride a speedy jetboat on a narrated tour up the Salmon River. Learn about the animals, plants and legends of this famed river and jet through some spectacular rapids. Pause for a picnic lunch followed by free time at your lodge or in town. Salmon Rapids Lodge, Riggins, ID (B,L)
Day 5: Riggins / Sun Valley
Motor south today through the Sawtooth Mountains past beautiful forests, lakes and rivers. This is an incredibly scenic stretch of highway. Stop in the resort town of McCall on Payette Lake. Then, motor up into the Pioneer Mountains and stay in Sun Valley (altitude 5,920′) at the famous Sun Valley Inn. Sun Valley Inn, Sun Valley, ID (B,L)
Day 6: Sun Valley / Ketchum
Bald Mountain at Sun Valley is America’s first ski resort, founded in 1936, before even Lake Placid, Aspen and Jackson Hole ski resorts. Visit the historic Sun Valley Lodge, a popular stop for Hollywood actors Clark Gable, Gary Cooper, and ice skater Sonja Henie. Enjoy amazing views of the surrounding valley. Later, stop to explore the old western town of Ketchum and see where Ernest Hemingway is buried. Tonight, enjoy a special Farewell Dinner at a quaint local restaurant. Sun Valley Inn, Sun Valley, ID (B,D)
Day 7: Boise / Fly Home
Drive down out of the mountains, west to Boise. Enjoy a tour of the thriving capital city of the “Gem State.” See the State Capitol, train depot, and Oregon Trail. Then, arrive at the airport for your return flights home. (B)
Note: This tour involves high altitude. Please check with your doctor if you have any health conditions affected by high altitude.