Happy Trails Desert Campout

Photo Credit | Fred Amico

Photo Credit | Fred Amico

We’re gonna kick up some age-old dust as we trundle across the dry open vistas of the desert. Vintage Surfari Wagons’ expedition guide Happy Harrigan will identify local flora and fauna (we’re hoping to see a spectacular desert bloom this season) as we reveal the arid land's most spectacular natural formations such as Slot Canyon in Anza Borrego and the third-largest palm oasis in California tucked away in a rocky V-shaped gorge.

Additional points of interest on this nostalgic VDub adventure and ready for your exploration are the metal sculptures of Ricardo Breceda at Galleta Meadows and Leonard Knight's Salvation Mountain - a brilliant "outsider art " masterpiece!

Professional photographer Eric Fallecker will accompany us on our journey, providing guests with in-the-field photographic instruction as we capture our own images as keepsakes. If we’re lucky we may glimpse a bighorn sheep (Borrego) or two!

Bring your appetites and your thirst cause we're gonna be serving up some ding dang fancy camp vittles and libations.

DAY 1:: Julien [Apple Pie] [Sightseeing] [Craft Beef Flight], Great Overland Stage Route

DAY 2 & 3 :: Anza Borrego [Slot Canyon Hike] [Palm Canyon Trail] [Sculptures of Ricardo Breceda]

DAY 4 :: Salvation Mountain, Slab City [Sightseeing], Lake Cahuilla

DAY 5 :: Palms to Pines Highway, Costa Mesa

Photo Credit | Simon Stiles

Photo Credit | Simon Stiles


WHEN: Your adventure embarks from Vintage Surfari Wagons in Costa Mesa, CA on the morning of Thursday, March 23rd and will be returning from Idyllwild late afternoon, Monday, March 27th

• Single Occupancy: $1800 USD
• Double Occupancy: $1200 USD
• Extra Travelers (up to 2 per bus): $650 USD (per person)
• Tag-along Buses: Inquire
(taxes not included)

Deposit to hold your reservation: 50%
Balance to be paid by March 6th, 2017

Provided in the cost is a 5 day rental of a classic VW Campmobile, bedding pack, down duvet, propane heater, camp chairs, kitchen galley kit, firewood, camp fees, travel snack boxes, 4 impressive evening meals, 4 robust breakfasts, campfire goodies, and a smattering of signature cocktails, all lovingly fabricated by our VSW crew. Oh and of course, your very own bus whisperer Vintage Bill. He'll be more than happy to answer any and all VDub queries, but most importantly he'll keep us all rolling on down the road.

Here's just one example of what we've served our guests on adventures past!

Here's just one example of what we've served our guests on adventures past!

HOW TO BOOK: Speak to one of our guides first! Send us an email and we will schedule a phone call...

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