Guided Hiking Tours and Backpacking Trips

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Travel Resources
This page details travel information (including transportation, logistical, storage and lodging recommendations) for each operating area. Please click on the link to the area you're visiting to see the appropriate travel information:


Grand Canyon Travel Info


Arrival & Departure Dates

Travel to and from the trip starting point is not included in the cost of our trips. Please plan on arriving in time for the orientation meeting the day before the trip leaves and departing the day after getting back from the field.


Gateway Cities: Phoenix or Flagstaff, Arizona

All Grand Canyon trips begin and end from Flagstaff, Arizona. Flagstaff has a small airport served by Horizon and US Airways Express. From the Flagstaff Airport one can take a taxi into town. One can also fly into Phoenix and rent a car or take a shuttle to Flagstaff. This is often your cheapest option. It is a 2.5-hour drive from Phoenix to Flagstaff.


Shuttle from Phoenix to Flagstaff

Arizona Shuttle: 1-877-226-8060

Arizona Executive Transport: 1-602-475-1125

Executive Transport to/from Phoenix


Car Rentals

Avis: 800-331-121

Hertz: 800-654- 3131

National: 800-227-7368

Thrifty: 800-367-2277

Alamo: 800-327-9633


Meeting Time & Place

We will meet in Flagstaff for an orientation at 5 p.m. the day before the trip starts at the Little America Hotel (use this reservation page for a 10-60% discount at Little America). We’ll give you a ride to the orientation if you're staying at one of our recommended hotels and the meeting is taking place elsewhere.The orientation includes introductions, a briefing on the trip itinerary, a checking of personal gear, the dividing up of group gear and food, and a pack packing class.

Important note: Please bring all gear you plan on backpacking with to this meeting. 

Please note: 4 tours have origin points other than Flagstaff. The Mule-assisted Classic and Phantom Ranch Tours originate at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Transportation to/from the Canyon and entrance fees are not included. Please refer to your trip packet or contact us for more information.


Transportation To & From The Trailhead

We will pick you up at your hotel room in Flagstaff early on the morning of the first day of the trip, and provide transportation back to your hotel in Flagstaff on the final day.

Please note: the Mule-assisted Classic rendezvous is at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, and we do not provide transportation. Please see your trip description for details.


Storage of Personal Items & Vehicles

The best place to store your luggage and vehicle is at your hotel. If you stay at Little America (recommended), you will receive a room discount as well as free luggage and vehicle storage. The Drury Inn and Suites also provides this service for our guests. As a last resort, we have limited space for luggage storage at our warehouse and vehicles can be parked on the street in front of our office.


Pre & Post-Trip Lodging

Little America (location of orientation, vehicle/luggage storage if staying there, 10-60% discount for Wildland guests)
Website / Phone: 928-779-2741

Drury Inn & Suites ($105 for 1 room, $140 for 2-room suite)
Website / Phone: 928-773-4900

Sonesta Hotel ($119 studio, $159 two rooms, full kitchen in every room)
Website / Phone: 928-526-5555 ext 6005

Super 8
Website / Phone: 928-773-4888

Inn at 410 Bed & Breakfast (located downtown)
Website / Phone: 928-774-0088
 

Havasu Falls Travel Info


Arrival & Departure Dates

Travel to and from the trip starting point is not included in the cost of our trips. Please plan on arriving in time for the orientation meeting the day before the trip leaves and departing the day after getting back from the field.


Gateway Cities: Phoenix, Flagstaff or Las Vegas, NV

All Havasu Falls trips begin and end from Flagstaff, Arizona. Your best gateway cities are Phoenix, Flagstaff, and Las Vegas. (If you fly into Las Vegas, you can save drive time by rendezvousing with your group in Peach Springs, AZ the first morning of the trip. Find more information below.)

Coming from Phoenix
The most popular option is to fly into Phoenix and rent a car or take a shuttle to Flagstaff. This is often your cheapest option. It is a 2.5-hour drive from Phoenix to Flagstaff.

Flying into Flagstaff
Flagstaff has a small airport served by Horizon and US Airways Express. From the Flagstaff Airport one can take a taxi into town or uitilize hotel shuttles (Little America and the Drury Inn and Suites offer airport pickup).

Coming from Las Vegas
If you're coming from Las Vegas, you can either meet us in Flagstaff or at the Grand Canyon Caverns Inn (east of Peach Springs, AZ) on Old Route 66 the first morning of the trip. If you do this, you will have to drive your vehicle to the trailhead. There is no shuttle service from Las Vegas to either Flagstaff or Peach Springs, so if you're flying into Las Vegas the only way to reach the starting point is via rental car. We recommend staying at the Hualapai Lodge in Peach Springs, where you can get a 20% discount for traveling with us (call 888-255-9550 and dial "0" to speak with the front desk).


Shuttle from Phoenix to Flagstaff

Arizona Shuttle: 1-877-226-8060

Arizona Executive Transport: 1-602-475-1125

Executive Transport to/from Phoenix


Car Rentals

Avis: 800-331-121

Hertz: 800-654- 3131

National: 800-227-7368

Thrifty: 800-367-2277

Alamo: 800-327-9633


Meeting Time & Place

We will meet in Flagstaff for an orientation at 5 p.m. the day before the trip starts at the Little America Hotel (use this reservation page for a 10-60% discount at Little America). We’ll give you a ride to the orientation if you're staying at one of our recommended hotels and the meeting is taking place elsewhere.

The orientation includes introductions, a briefing on the trip itinerary, a checking of personal gear, the dividing up of group gear and food, and a chance to answer your questions.

Important note: Please bring all gear you plan on backpacking with to this meeting. 


Driving Directions to the Hualapai Lodge in Peach Springs if coming from Las Vegas


The Hualapai Lodge is located on Route 66 in Peach Springs. To reach Peach Springs, please follow these directions:

South on US-93 to Kingman, AZ 107 miles, East on I-40 4 miles , East on US 66 47 miles (Approximate Travel Time: 2 hours, 20 minutes)


Transportation To & From The Trailhead

We will pick you up at your hotel room in Flagstaff early on the morning of the first day of the trip, and provide transportation back to your hotel in Flagstaff on the final day. If you're coming from Las Vegas and meeting us in Peach Springs, your guide will coordinate the rendezvous ahead of time.

Storage of Personal Items & Vehicles

The best place to store your luggage and vehicle is at your hotel. If you stay at Little America (recommended), you will receive a room discount as well as free luggage and vehicle storage. The Drury Inn and Suites also provides this service for our guests. As a last resort, we have limited space for luggage storage at our warehouse and vehicles can be parked on the street in front of our office.


Pre & Post-Trip Lodging

Flagstaff

Little America (location of orientation, vehicle/luggage storage if staying there, 10-60% discount for Wildland guests)
Website / Phone: 928-779-2741

Drury Inn & Suites ($105 for 1 room, $140 for 2-room suite)
Website / Phone: 928-773-4900

Super 8
Website / Phone: 928-773-4888

Inn at 410 Bed & Breakfast (located downtown)
Website / Phone: 928-774-0088


Peach Springs (if coming from Las Vegas)

The Hualapai Lodge (20% discount for Wildland guests)
Website / Phone: Call 888-255-9550* or 928-769-2230*

*Dial "0" when the message/prompt begins. That will take you to the front desk - please tell the agent you're traveling with The Wildland Trekking Company, and you'll get the 20% discount
 

Sedona Travel Info


Arrival & Departure Dates

Travel to and from the trip starting point is not included in the cost of our trips. Please plan on arriving in time for the orientation meeting the day before the trip leaves and departing the day after getting back from the field.


Gateway Cities: Phoenix, Flagstaff or Las Vegas, NV

All Sedona trips begin and end in Sedona, Arizona. Your best gateway cities are Phoenix and Las Vegas.

Coming from Phoenix
The most popular option is to fly into Phoenix and rent a car or take a shuttle to Sedona (http://www.arizonashuttle.com). The shuttle is your cheapest option. It is a 1 hour and 45 minute drive from Phoenix to Sedona.

Coming from Las Vegas
There is no shuttle service from Las Vegas to Sedona, so if you're flying into Las Vegas the only way to reach Sedona is via rental car.


Shuttle from Phoenix to Sedona

Arizona Shuttle: 1-877-226-8060

Arizona Executive Transport: 1-602-475-1125


Car Rentals

Avis: 800-331-121

Hertz: 800-654- 3131

National: 800-227-7368

Thrifty: 800-367-2277

Alamo: 800-327-9633


Meeting Time & Place

We will meet in Sedona for an orientation at 5 p.m. the day before the trip starts at the Arabella Hotel (use this reservation page). We’ll give you a ride to the orientation if you're staying at one of our recommended hotels and the meeting is taking place elsewhere.

Important note: if you're joining a backpacking trip, please bring all gear you plan on backpacking with to this meeting. 

The orientation includes introductions, a briefing on the trip itinerary, a checking of personal gear, the dividing up of group gear and food, and a chance to answer your questions.


Storage of Personal Items & Vehicles

The best place to store your luggage and vehicle is at your hotel. If you stay at Arabella Hotel (recommended), you will receive a room discount as well as free luggage and vehicle storage. The other hotels also provide this service for our guests. As a last resort, we have limited space for luggage storage at our warehouse.


Pre & Post-Trip Lodging

Arabella Hotel (location of orientation on backpacking trips, vehicle/luggage storage if staying there, discount for Wildland guests)
Website / Phone: 855-795-8207

Inn Above Oak Creek
Website / Phone: 928-282-7896

Best Western Arroyo Roble
Website / Phone: 928-282-3072
 

Zion, Bryce and Escalante Travel Info


Arrival & Departure Dates

Travel to and from the trip starting point is not included in the cost of our trips. Please plan on arriving in time for the orientation meeting the day before the trip leaves and departing the day after getting back from the field.


Gateway Cities: Las Vegas, Nevada or St. George, Utah

All Utah trips begin and end from St. George, Utah. St. George has a small airport served by Delta Connection and United Express. From the St. George Airport one can take a taxi into town or some hotels offer a complimentary airport shuttle. One can also fly into Las Vegas and rent a car or take a shuttle to St. George. This is often your cheapest option. It is a 2-hour drive from Las Vegas to St. George on good roads.


Shuttle from Las Vegas to St. George

St. George Shuttle (run daily vans from Las Vegas to St. George): 435-656-9040


Car Rentals

Avis: 800-331-1212

Hertz: 800-654- 3131

National: 800-227-7368

Thrifty: 800-367-2277

Alamo: 800-327-9633


Meeting Time & Place

We will meet in St. George for an orientation at 5 p.m. the day before the trip starts in the lobby of your hotel or another guest’s hotel. We can give you a ride to the meeting point if you're staying at one of our recommended hotels and the orientation is taking place elsewhere. The orientation includes introductions, a briefing on the trip itinerary, a checking of personal gear, the dividing up of group gear and food, and a pack packing class.

Important note: Please bring all gear you plan on backpacking with to this meeting.


Transportation To & From The Trailhead

We will pick you up at your hotel in St. George on the morning of the first day of the trip, and provide transportation back to your hotel in St. George on the final day.


Storage of Personal Items & Vehicles

We recommend checking with your pre- and post-trip hotel(s) to inquire about luggage storage. Most of the time hotels are happy to accommodate. You're also welcome to leave your luggage in the company vehicle; however, we don't take responsibility for its safety.


Pre & Post-Trip Recommended Lodging

Lodging options in St. George are numerous. Below are recommended options based on convenience, our experience, and reviews on Trip Advisor.

Best Western Coral Hills (20% discount for Wildland guests, downtown hotel with indoor/outdoor pools, in-room mini-fridge/microwave, coin-operated laundry on-site and ample parking)
Website / 435-673-4844

Seven Wives Inn (10% discount for Wildland guests, fashionable B and B in a historic building on a quite street in the town center. Small, outdoor pool. Shaded yard) Website / 435-628-3737 (Mention "Wildland" to ensure your 10% discount)

 

Death Valley Travel Info


Arrival & Departure Dates

Travel to and from the trip starting point (Las Vegas, NV) is not included in the cost of our trips. Please plan on arriving in time for the orientation meeting the day before the trip leaves and departing the day after getting back from the field.


Gateway Cities: Las Vegas, Nevada

All Death Valley trips begin and end in Las Vegas, Nevada. McCarran International Airport (LAS) has frequent, direct flights from over 100 cities.


Ground Transportation to Your Hotel

Many Las Vegas hotels offer airport shuttles. If your hotel does not offer a shuttle, you have several transportation options from the airport. A company called Airline Shuttle (1-888-554-1156) can help you with economic transport (ca. $10 per person) to most hotels. Taxi cabs run about $40 to downtown locations. Las Vegas is also accessible via Uber and Lyft.


Meeting Time & Place

We will meet in Las Vegas for an orientation at 5 p.m. the day before the trip starts in the lobby of your hotel or another guest’s hotel. We can give you a ride to the meeting point if you're staying at one of our recommended hotels and the orientation is taking place elsewhere. The orientation includes introductions, a briefing on the trip itinerary, a checking of personal gear, the dividing up of any group gear and food, and a pack packing class.

Important note: Please bring all gear you plan on hiking with to this meeting.


Transportation to and from Death Valley National Park

We will pick you up at your hotel in Las Vegas on the morning of the first day of the trip, and provide transportation back to your hotel in Las Vegas on the final day. day.


Storage of Personal Items & Vehicles

We recommend checking with your pre- and post-trip hotel(s) to inquire about luggage storage. Most of the time hotels are happy to accommodate. You're also welcome to leave your luggage in the company vehicle; however, we don't take responsibility for its safety.


Pre & Post-Trip Recommended Lodging

Lodging options in Las Vegas are numerous. Below are recommended options based on convenience, our experience, and reviews on Trip Advisor.

Golden Nugget (historic downtown hotel and casino in pedestrian-friendly area)
Website / 702-385-7111

Tuscany Inn and Suites (clean, off-the-strip hotel)
Website / 702-893-8933

Most hotels along the strip tend to be just fine as well.

Note on Smoking: Be aware that the vast majority of hotels (including the two above) allow smoking at least somewhere within their properties; if this is of concern, we recommend booking a non-smoking-specific hotel.

 

Yellowstone Travel Info


Arrival and Departure Dates

Travel to and from the trip starting point is not included in the cost of our trips. Please plan on arriving in time for the orientation meeting the day before the trip leaves and departing the day after getting back from the field.


Gateway Cities: Billings or Bozeman, Montana

All Yellowstone trips begin and end in Bozeman, Montana. Bozeman has an airport served by United, Delta, Horizon Air, Northwest, Skywest, Allegiant Air and Frontier Airlines. One can also fly into Billings and drive to Bozeman. It is a 2.5-hour drive from Billings to Bozeman on good roads.


Shuttle from Bozeman Airport

There is no regular shuttle service from the Bozeman Airport to a downtown location. However, a number of hotels run a complimentary shuttle from the airport. Some of these are listed below.


Shuttle from Billings to Bozeman

Greyhound (800-231-2222) offers transportation from downtown Billings (use a cab to get downtown) to Bozeman. $37.50 per person one way, $72 round trip. Advance reservations required (www.greyhound.com).


Car Rentals

Avis: 800-331-121

Hertz: 800-654- 3131

National: 800-227-7368

Thrifty: 800-367-2277

Alamo: 800-327-9633


Meeting Time & Place

We will meet in Bozeman, Montana for an orientation at 6 p.m. the day before the trip starts at Lindley Park on the corner of East Main St. and Buttonwood Avenue. We’ll give you a ride from your hotel if you lack transportation. The orientation includes introductions, a briefing on the trip itinerary, a checking of personal gear, the dividing up of group gear and food, and a pack-packing class.

Important note: Please bring all gear you plan on taking into the backcountry to this meeting.


Transportation To & From The Trailhead

We will pick you up at your hotel room in Bozeman at 7 a.m. on the first day of the trip, and provide transportation back to your room in Bozeman on the last day of the trip.


Storage of Personal Items & Vehicles

Many guests choose to store their luggage with the hotel they’ll be using before and after the trip. You are also welcome to leave your luggage with us for secure storage while you’re in the backcountry - just inform your guide. Vehicles may also be parked at our facility while you’re out.


Pre & Post-Trip Recommended Lodging

Pre and post-trip lodging is your responsibility. We recommend the below-listed accommodations while in town. Since there is no regular airport shuttle hotels offering a complimentary airport shuttle are denoted with a star below. Make your reservations early as Bozeman is a tourist community and rooms book early.

*Holiday Inn Express Bozeman West (Wildland guests receive discounted rate of $105 )
Website / Phone: 406-582-4995

C’mon Inn
Website / Phone: 866-782-2717 or 406-587-3555

*Hilton Garden Inn
Website / Phone: 406-582-9900

Olive Branch Inn Bed & Breakfast
Website / Phone: 866-587-8403 or 406-587-8403 

* = hotel provides airport shuttle

 

Beyond Yellowstone Travel Info


Arrival and Departure Dates

Travel to and from the trip starting point is not included in the cost of our trips. Please plan on arriving in time for the orientation meeting the day before the trip leaves and departing the day after getting back from the field.


Gateway Cities: Jackson Hole, WY or Salt Lake City, UT

All Greater Yellowstone Area llama trips and backpacking trips begin and end from Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Jackson Hole has an airport served by United, Delta, and American Airlines. One can also fly into Salt Lake City and drive to Jackson Hole. It is a 4.5-hour drive from Salt Lake City to Jackson Hole on good roads.


Shuttle from Jackson Airport

Alltrans (800-443-6133 or 307-733-3135) provides a shuttle from the Jackson Airport for $16 one way or $31 round trip. Advance reservations are recommended.


Shuttle from Salt Lake City, UT

Salt Lake Express (800-356-9796 or 208-656-8824) and Alltrans (800-652-9510) offer daily vans from Salt Lake City to Jackson Hole. Advance reservations required.


Car Rentals

Avis: 800-331-121

Hertz: 800-654- 3131

National: 800-227-7368

Thrifty: 800-367-2277

Alamo: 800-327-9633


Meeting Time & Place

We will meet in Jackson Hole, Wyoming for an orientation at 5 p.m. the day before the trip starts at a predetermined hotel. We can give you a ride to the meeting point if you're staying at one of our recommended hotels and the orientation is taking place elsewhere.

The orientation includes introductions, a briefing on the trip itinerary, a checking of personal gear, and other information on the trip.

Important note: Please bring all gear you plan on taking into the backcountry to this meeting.


Transportation To & From The Trailhead

We will pick you up at your hotel room in Jackson Hole at 7 a.m. on the first day of the trip, and provide transportation back to your room in Jackson on the last day of the trip..


Storage of Personal Items & Vehicles

The most secure option for your luggage will be to store it with the hotel you’ll be using before and after the trip. If this is not an option please let us know and we’ll see what we can do.

The Wort Hotel (both listed below) allow guests to park their vehicles while on trips if you stay with them before and after.


Pre & Post-Trip Recommended Lodging

Pre and post-trip lodging is your responsibility. We recommend the below-listed accommodations while in town. Staying in downtown Jackson is an enjoyable experience with fine dining and a diversity of great food, shopping, a nightly town square "shootout" (a mock shootout by actors in western costume), a rodeo at least two nights a week, and fresh mountain air. Make your reservations early as Jackson is a tourist community and rooms book early.

Painted Buffalo Inn (Recommended*)
* Discount for Wildland guests
Website / Phone: 307-733-4340

The Wort Hotel
Website / Phone: 307-733-2190

49er Quality Inn and Suites
Website / Phone: 307-733-7550



 

Arrival and Departure Dates

Travel to and from the trip starting point is not included in the cost of our trips. Please plan on arriving in time for the orientation meeting the day before the trip leaves (backpacking trips only) and departing the day after getting back from the field.


Gateway Cities in California: Fresno, Bakersfield, Merced, Sacramento, Oakland, San Franciso, San Jose, Visalia

Gateway Cities outside of California: Reno, Nevada or Las Vegas, Nevada

All Yosemite backpacking trips (except Rancheria Falls) begin and end at the Yosemite Valley Backpackers Camp (located 100 yards behind North Pines Campground across the footbridge). We'll meet the evening before the trip begins at 5 PM for an orientation as well as optional camping and dinner. We'll depart from there early the first morning of the trip. (Rancheria Falls meets at the Hetch Hetchy Backpackers Camp and requires a vehicle)

All Yosemite basecamp trips begin and end at Half Dome Village in Yosemite Valley the morning the trip begins.

Concerning inn-based Yosemite tours, the Yosemite Inn-based Tour begins at Rush Creek Lodge (pre-trip lodging included but can be declined for a $200/person discount) The Yosemite in Winter Tour begins and ends at Half Dome Village.


By Rail and Bus to Yosemite

From Fresno:
Yosemite Area Rapid Transit (YARTS) is offering 4 bus rides each direction from Fresno to Yosemite Valley. If you're not renting a vehicle, this is the simplest way to reach Yosemite.

From Other Cities in California:
You can travel to and from Yosemite National Park using a combination of train and bus from much of California:

  1. Travel by rail on the Amtrak San Joaquin Train to the city of Merced (serviced by most large cities in California)
  2. Travel by Amtrak "Thruway" Bus Service from Merced to Yosemite Valley.
  3. Travel on Yosemite Rapid Area Transit from Merced to Yosemite Valley.

To book your trip, use Amtrak's Online Reservation Service to book round-trip Amtrak travel to "YOS" (Yosemite Valley).


By Rail and Bus to Rush Creek Lodge (for the Yosemite Inn-based Tour)

YART Bus System: Yosemite Area Rapid Transit (YART) connects Fresno, Sonora, Mammoth Lakes, Modesto and Fresno with Yosemite. It is a bus system, and Amtrak's routes to Yosemite sub-contract YARTS. To get to Rush Creek Lodge, first connect to Yosemite Valley, then connect to the Sonora line that stops at Rush Creek Lodge.

Trains and Amtrak: from other California cities, you can connect to Yosemite by rail on the Amtrak San Joaquin Train to the city of Merced (serviced by most large cities in California) or by Amtrak "Thruway" Bus Service from Merced to Yosemite Valley. Once in Yosemite Valley you will connect with the YART Sonora line that stops at Rush Creek Lodge.

To book your train or Amtrak bus trip, use Amtrak's Online Reservation Service to book round-trip Amtrak travel to "YOS" (Yosemite Valley).


Car Rentals

Avis: 800-331-121

Hertz: 800-654- 3131

National: 800-227-7368

Thrifty: 800-367-2277

Alamo: 800-327-9633


Meeting Time & Place

For all trips your guide will contact you approximately 2 weeks before your trip start date to coordinate your exact rendezvous time and location.

All Yosemite backpacking trips (except Rancheria Falls) begin and end at the Yosemite Valley Backpackers Camp (located 100 yards behind North Pines Campground across the footbridge). We'll meet the evening before the trip begins at 6 PM for an orientation as well as optional camping and dinner. We'll depart from there early the first morning of the trip. (Rancheria Falls meets at the Hetch Hetchy Backpackers Camp and requires a vehicle)

The backpacking trip orientation includes introductions, a briefing on the trip itinerary, a checking of personal gear, the dividing up of group gear and food, a backpack packing class, and then optional dinner and camping (included).

Important note: Please bring all gear you plan on backpacking with to this meeting.

All Yosemite basecamp trips begin and end at Half Dome Village in Yosemite Valley the morning the trip begins.

Concerning inn-based Yosemite tours, the Yosemite Inn-based Tour begins at Rush Creek Lodge (pre-trip lodging included but can be declined for a $200/person discount) at 8:30 a.m. the first morning. The Yosemite in Winter Tour begins and ends at Half Dome Village.


Transportation To & From The Trailhead

We will be utilizing Wildland Trekking vehicles as well as the Yosemite National Park Shuttle Service for transport inside the park.


Storage of Personal Items & Vehicles

We recommend checking with your pre- and post-trip hotel(s) to inquire about luggage storage. Most of the time hotels are happy to accommodate. On backpacking trips and basecamp trips vehicles can be parked at Half Dome Village . On the inn-based trip you'll park your vehicle at Half Dome Village the first day, and at the lodge for the remainder of the tour.


Pre & Post-Trip Recommended Lodging

Pre and post-trip lodging is your responsibility. If you're unable to, or wouldn't like to, find lodging for a backpacking trip, we provide a free camping option for the night before your trip begins.

The Yosemite Inn-based Tour also includes pre-trip lodging at Rush Creek Lodge. You can decline the pre-trip lodging for a $200/person discount.

Half Dome Village Lodging
Website / 801-559-4884

Yosemite Valley Lodging
Website / 801-559-4884

Yosemite Lodge (in El Portal, 30 minutes from Yosemite Valley)
Website / 209-379-2681

Yosemite Blue Butterfly Inn (in El Portal, 30 minutes from Yosemite Valleyl)
Website / 209-379-2100

The Cedar Lodge (40 minutes from Yosemite Valley)
Website / 209-379-2612

Redwoods in Yosemite Vacation Rentals
Website / 877-753-8566

Wildland Trekking Pre-trip Camping Option: free

 

Arrival and Departure Dates

Travel to and from the trip starting point is not included in the cost of our trips. Please plan on arriving in time for the orientation meeting the day before the trip leaves (backpacking trips only) and departing the day after getting back from the field.


Gateway Cities in California: Fresno, Bakersfield, Merced

Gateway Cities outside of California: Reno, Nevada or Las Vegas, Nevada

Sequoia and King's Canyon trips vary on where they originate from. The Alta Meadows and Pear Lake and High Sierra and the Great Western Divide trips begin at Lodgepole Visitor Center in Sequoia National Park. The Rae Lakes Loop begins at Grant Grove Village in Kings Canyon. All trips (except the Rae Lakes Loop) require personal or rental vehicles to reach the Park. We'll meet the evening before the trip begins at 5:00 PM for an orientation.

Big Trees Transit offers shuttles each direction from the Fresno Amtrak Station or Fresno Airport to Grant Grove in Kings Canyon National Park.


Car Rentals

Avis: 800-331-121

Hertz: 800-654- 3131

National: 800-227-7368

Thrifty: 800-367-2277

Alamo: 800-327-9633


Meeting Time & Place

The Alta Meadows and Pear Lake and High Sierra and the Great Western Divide trips begin at Lodgepole Visitor Center in Sequoia National Park, while the Rae Lakes Loop starts at Grant Grove Village. In both cases we'll meet the evening before the trip begins at 5:00 PM for an orientation.


Transportation To & From The Trailhead

We will be utilizing park shuttles for trips that originate at the Lodgepole Visitor Center (Alta Meadows and Great Western Divide), and we provide transportation to the trailhead for trips originating at Grant Grove Village (Rae Lakes Loop).


Storage of Personal Items & Vehicles

We recommend checking with your pre- and post-trip hotel(s) to inquire about luggage storage. Most of the time hotels are happy to accommodate. We do not have a facility near Sequoia-Kings Canyon to store luggage.


Pre & Post-Trip Recommended Lodging

We recommend the following lodges, depending on the trip you're doing with us:

Alta Meadows and Pear Lake, Rae Lakes Loop and High Sierra and the Great Western Divide

Monecito Sequoia Lodge
Website

Stony Creek Lodge
Website

Wuksachi Lodge
Website

John Muir Lodge
Website

Grant Grove Cabins
Website

 

Pacific Northwest Travel Info


Arrival & Departure Dates

Travel to and from the trip starting point is not included in the cost of our trips. Please plan on arriving in time for the orientation meeting the day before the trip leaves and departing the day after getting back from the field.


Gateway Cities: Seattle, WA

All Pacific Northwest trips begin and end in Olympia, Washington. Many international and domestic airports offer direct flights into SeaTac (Seattle-Tacome) Airport.


Shuttle from SeaTac to Olympia

Capital Aeroporter: 800-962-3579


Car Rentals

Avis: 800-331-121

Hertz: 800-654- 3131

National: 800-227-7368

Thrifty: 800-367-2277

Alamo: 800-327-9633


Meeting Time & Place

We will meet in Olympia for an orientation at 5 p.m. the day before the trip starts at the Hotel RL Olympia (we recommend staying here as well - mention you're hiking with us and get a discounted rate as low as $99, 360-943-4000). If you're staying at the Governor Hotel (our other recommended hotel, 20% discount), we're happy to pick you up for the orientation.

Important note: if you're joining a backpacking trip, please bring all gear you plan on backpacking with to this meeting. 

The orientation includes introductions, a briefing on the trip itinerary, a checking of personal gear, the dividing up of group gear and food, and a chance to answer your questions.


Storage of Personal Items & Vehicles

The best place to store your luggage and vehicle is at your hotel. If they don't allow that, please work with your guide (they will contact you approximately 10 days before your trip) to find a solution.


Pre & Post-Trip Lodging

Hotel RL Olympia (location of orientation, vehicle/luggage storage if staying there, discounted rate as low as $99)
Website / 360-943-4000

Governor Hotel (vehicle/luggage storage if staying there, 20% discount for Wildland guests)
Website / 360-352-7700

 

Colorado Rockies Travel Info


Travel

Travel to and from the trip town of origin is not included in the cost of our trips.


Gateway Cities: Denver or Estes Park, Colorado

All Rocky Mountain National Park trips begin and end from Estes Park, Colorado. Estes Park does not have an airport. The most convenient airport is Denver International Airport (DIA), which is served by most major airlines. From DIA one can take a shuttle or rent a car to Estes Park. It is a 1.5-hour drive from DIA to Estes Park on good roads.

All Flat Tops Wilderness trips begin and end from Union Station in downtown Denver, Colorado. Union Station is centrally located in downtown Denver, has light rail to and from the airport (Denver International Airport, DIA), and provides nearby lodging and multiple dining options.


Shuttle

Estes Park Shuttle and SuperShuttle run daily vans from DIA to Estes Park:

Estes Park Shuttle 1-970-586-5151

SuperShuttle 1-970-482-0505


Car Rentals

Avis: 800-331-1212

Hertz: 800-654- 3131

National: 800-227-7368

Thrifty: 800-367-2277

Alamo: 800-327-9633


Meeting Time & Place (Rocky Mountain National Park and Never Summer Trips)

We will meet in Estes Park, Colorado for an orientation at 5 p.m. the day before the trip starts. Your guide will be in touch approximately two weeks prior to the trip to coordinate the location of the orientation meeting (likely to be held at a guest’s hotel). The orientation includes introductions, a briefing on the trip itinerary, a checking of personal gear, the dividing up of group gear and food, and a pack-packing class.

Important note: Please bring all gear you plan on taking into the backcountry to this meeting.

We will pick you up at your hotel in Estes Park early on the first day of the trip, and provide transportation back to your room in Estes Park on the last day of the trip.


Meeting Time & Place (Flat Tops Trips)

We will meet at Union Station in downtown Denver, Colorado at 1 p.m. on Day 1, and will shuttle to the town of Meeker, CO where lodging and meals are included. Your guide will be in touch approximately two weeks prior to coordinate the rendezvous.


Storage of Personal Items & Vehicles

We recommend checking with your pre- and post-trip hotel(s) to inquire about luggage storage. Most of the time hotels are happy to accommodate. You're also welcome to leave your luggage in the company vehicle; however, we don't take responsibility for its safety.


Estes Park Pre & Post-Trip Recommended Lodging (Rocky Mountain National Park and Never Summers Trips)

Pre and post-trip lodging is your responsibility. We recommend the below-listed accommodations while in town. Make your reservations early as Estes Park is a tourist community and rooms book early.

Alpine Trail Ridge Inn
Website / Phone: 1-970-586-4585

Misty Mountain Lodge
Website / Phone: 1-970-586-4100

The Estes Park Resort
Website / Phone: 1-855-377-3778

Stanley Hotel
Website / Phone: 1-970-577-4000

 

Arrival and Departure Dates

Travel to and from the trip starting point is not included in the cost of our trips. Please plan on arriving in time for the orientation meeting the day before the trip leaves and departing the day after getting back from the field.


Gateway Cities: Asheville, North Carolina

All Smoky Mountain National Park trips begin and end from Asheville, North Carolina. Asheville has an airport served by Allegiant Air, Delta, United, and US Airways. One can also fly into Greenville, South Carolina or Charlotte, North Carolina and drive to Asheville. It is a 1.5-hour drive from Greenville to Asheville and a 2-hour drive from Charlotte on good roads.



Shuttle & Ground Transportation

From Asheville Airport...Asheville Airport Express (1-828-691-1121) runs shuttles to and from downtown. Also a number of taxis are usually available on the curb in the Arrivals area.

From Greenville/Charlotte...Asheville Airport Shuttle also runs daily vans from Charlotte and Greenville to Asheville. Cost per shuttle is $235 from Charlotte and approximately $140 from Greenville.


Car Rentals

Avis: 800-331-121

Hertz: 800-654- 3131

National: 800-227-7368

Thrifty: 800-367-2277

Alamo: 800-327-9633


Meeting Time & Place

We will meet at the Holiday Inn in downtown Asheville, North Carolina ($99 for our guests, info below) for an orientation at 5 p.m. the day before the trip starts. We’ll give you a ride to the Holiday Inn from your hotel if needed.

The orientation includes introductions, a briefing on the trip itinerary, a checking of personal gear, the dividing up of group gear and food, and a backpack packing class.

Important note: Please bring all gear you plan on backpacking with to this meeting.


Transportation To & From The Trailhead

We will pick you up at your hotel room in Asheville at 7 a.m. on the first day of the trip, and provide transportation back to your room in Asheville on the last day of the trip.


Storage of Personal Items & Vehicles

Many guests choose to store their luggage with the hotel they’ll be using before and after the trip. You are also welcome to leave your luggage with us for secure storage while you’re in the backcountry - just inform your guide. We recommend parking your vehicle at your hotel as our facility has limited parking.


Pre & Post-Trip Recommended Lodging

Lodging options in Asheville are numerous. Below are some recommended options based on convenience, location, and our experience. We recommend making your reservation early as Asheville is a tourist community and rooms book early. For more information on visiting Asheville we recommend visiting Explore Asheville.

Holiday Inn and Suites Asheville (location of orientation, $99-140 year round for WTC guests)
Website / 828-225-5550

Haywood Park Hotel & Atrium
Website / 828-252-2522

Four Points by Sheraton Asheville Downtown
Website / 828-253-1851

Downtown Inn and Suites
Website / 828-254-9661

 

Peru Travel Info


Gateway Cities: Lima, Cusco, and Huaraz

All Machu Picchu Treks begin and end from Cusco, and all Cordillera trips begin from Huaraz. Flights to Cusco and flights and bus journeys to Huaraz all connect from Lima. Multiple airlines operate flights into Lima from many U.S. and European international airports. Some of the primary U.S. departure cities include Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Minneapolis, Chicago, New Orleans, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, and Los Angeles. The duration of nonstop flights to Lima is 5-9 hours. The duration of flights from Lima to Cucso is 80 minutes. A Wildland Trekking representative will meet you at the airport and transport or escort you to our first night's hotel. When registering, you will provide us with a copy of your passport and flight information to facilitate this rendezvous. Your guide will also be in contact approximately 10 days before your trip begins.

Travel to and from Cusco and Huaraz is not included in the cost of our trips. Please plan on arriving in time for the orientation meeting the first day and departing the final day of your trip.


Getting to Cusco from Lima (Machu Picchu Treks)

For our Peru treks you will need to arrive in Cusco, Peru on the day the trip begins earlier than 3 P.M. Your guide will rendezvous with you at the airport and transport you to our hotel. An orientation meeting, dinner and accommodations are included on Day 1. Your return flight should be scheduled for the final day of the tour leaving no earlier than 3 P.M. Flights to and from Cusco are the guest’s responsibility. Multiple airlines operate flights into Cusco, and nearly all connect through Lima. Your flight on the final day should not depart before 3 P.M.


Getting to Huaraz from Lima (Cordillera Treks)

Traveling to Huaraz by Plane

From Lima you can fly into Comandante FAP Germán Arias Graziani Airport (Airport code ATA), which is in the village of Anta, Peru. One airline flies this route, LC Peru, and they only operate flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. You can reach Lima from many U.S. and European international airports. Some of the primary U.S. departure cities include Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Minneapolis, Chicago, New Orleans, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, and Los Angeles. The duration of nonstop flights to Lima is 5-9 hours. The duration of flights from Lima to Huaraz is 75 minutes.

Traveling to Huaraz by Bus

Or you can take a bus on paved roads from Lima to Huaraz. The ride is approximately 400 km (248 mi), and takes approximately 8 hours. Two of the most reputable bus companies are: Cruz del Sur and Movil Tours.


Meeting Time & Place

A Wildland Trekking representative will meet you at the airport or bus station and transport you to the first night's hotel for an orientation at 5 p.m. The orientation includes introductions, a briefing on the trip itinerary, a checking of personal gear, safety information, and more.

Important note: Please bring all gear you plan on hiking with to this meeting.


Storage of Personal Items & Vehicles

You can store extra luggage at our originating hotel. Please note we do not take responsibility for the security of stored belongings.


Planning on Extra Time Before/After Your Trip?

For guests who are planning to arrive early or stay late and enjoy more in-country experiences, we can provide you with the name of our hotel. Please call 888-966-TREK (8735) for that information.

 

Ecuador Travel Info


Gateway Cities: Quito, Ecuador

All Ecuador trips begin and end from Quito. Multiple airlines operate flights into Quito from many U.S. and European international airports. Some of the primary U.S. departure cities include Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Minneapolis, Chicago, New Orleans, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, and Los Angeles. The duration of nonstop flights is 4-8 hours. A Wildland Trekking representative will meet you at the airport and transport or escort you to our first night's hotel. When registering, you will provide us with a copy of your passport and flight information to facilitate this rendezvous. Your guide will also be in contact approximately 10 days before your trip begins.

Travel to and from Quito is not included in the cost of our trips. Please plan on arriving in time for the orientation meeting the first day and departing the final day of your trip.


Meeting Time & Place

A Wildland Trekking representative will meet you at the airport and transport you to the first night's hotel for an orientation at 5 p.m. The orientation includes introductions, a briefing on the trip itinerary, a checking of personal gear, safety information, and more.

Important note: Please bring all gear you plan on hiking with to this meeting.


Storage of Personal Items & Vehicles

You can store extra luggage at our originating hotel. Please note we do not take responsibility for the security of stored belongings.


Planning on Extra Time Before/After Your Trip?

For guests who are planning to arrive early or stay late and enjoy more in-country experiences, we can provide you with the name of our hotel. Please call 888-966-TREK (8735) for that information.

 

Patagonia Travel Info


Gateway Cities: Punta Arenas, Chile

For our Patagonia treks you can fly into Punta Arenas, Chile or Puerto Natales, Chile on the day the trip begins. (LATAM Airlines recently created a direct flight from Santiago to Puerto Natales.)

If flying itno Punta Arenas, guests should arrive in the morning no later than 12PM, and we will shuttle 3 hours to Puerto Natales. If flying into Puerto Natales, guests should arriver before 3PM. Your guide will rendezvous with you at either airport and transport you to our hotel. An orientation meeting, dinner and accommodations are included on Day 1.

Flights to and from Chile are the guest’s responsibility. Multiple airlines operate flights into Punta Arenas (and LATAM Airlines flies into Puerto Natales), but there are no direct flights from U.S. or European cities. Most flights connect through Lima, Santiago, and/or Puerto Montt, Chile. The duration of these multiple-stop flights, including layovers, is normally between 20 and 28 hours.

Your flight on the final day should depart no earlier than 3PM.

Please Note: When you enter Chile, you will be issued a document called a PDI (tourism card). Please do NOT throw this away. You will need it to exit the country and nearly every lodge we stay in also asks for a copy.


Meeting Time & Place

A Wildland Trekking representative will meet you at the airport and transport you to the first night's hotel for an orientation at 5 p.m. The orientation includes introductions, a briefing on the trip itinerary, a checking of personal gear, safety information, and more.

Important note: Please bring all gear you plan on hiking with to this meeting.


Storage of Personal Items & Vehicles

You can store extra luggage at our originating hotel. Please note we do not take responsibility for the security of stored belongings.


Planning on Extra Time Before/After Your Trip?

For guests who are planning to arrive early or stay late and enjoy more in-country experiences, we can provide you with the name of our hotel. Please call 888-966-TREK (8735) for that information.

 

Iceland Travel Info


Gateway Cities: Reykjavik, Iceland

All Iceland trips begin and end from Reykjavik. For our Iceland treks you will need to arrive in Reykjavik, Iceland on the day the trip begins, no later than 3 P.M. Your guide will rendezvous with you at our hotel (we provide a shuttle voucher for transport from the airport to the hotel). An orientation meeting, dinner and accommodations are included on Day 1. Your return flight should be scheduled for the final day of the tour.

Flights to and from Reykjavik are the guest’s responsibility. Multiple airlines operate flights into Reykjavik from many U.S. and European international airports. Some of the primary U.S. departure cities include Denver, Portland, Boston, Washington DC, San Francisco, New York and Minneapolis. The duration of nonstop flights is 6-9 hours.

A Wildland Trekking representative will meet you at the airport and transport or escort you to our first night's hotel. When registering, you will provide us with a copy of your passport and flight information to facilitate this rendezvous. Your guide will also be in contact approximately 10 days before your trip begins.

Travel to and from Reykjavik, Iceland is not included in the cost of our trips. Please plan on arriving in time for the orientation meeting the first day (before 3 P.M.) and departing the final day of your trip. Your flight on the final day should depart no earlier than 3PM.


Meeting Time & Place

A Wildland Trekking representative will meet you at the airport and transport you to the first night's hotel for an orientation at 5 p.m. The orientation includes introductions, a briefing on the trip itinerary, a checking of personal gear, safety information, and more.

Important note: Please bring all gear you plan on hiking with to this meeting.


Storage of Personal Items & Vehicles

You can store extra luggage at our originating hotel. Please note we do not take responsibility for the security of stored belongings.


Planning on Extra Time Before/After Your Trip?

For guests who are planning to arrive early or stay late and enjoy more in-country experiences, we can provide you with the name of our hotel. Please call 888-966-TREK (8735) for that information.

 

Nepal Travel Info


Gateway Cities: Kathmandu, Nepal

All Nepal trips begin and end from Kathmandu. Multiple airlines operate flights into Kathmandu, but there are no direct flights from U.S. or European cities. Most flights connect through Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), Doha (Qatar), New Delhi (India), Seoul (South Korea). The duration of these multiple-stop flights, including layovers, is normally between 29 and 35 hours.

A Wildland Trekking representative will meet you at the airport and transport or escort you to our first night's hotel. When registering, you will provide us with a copy of your passport and flight information to facilitate this rendezvous. Your guide will also be in contact approximately 10 days before your trip begins.

Travel to and from Kathmandu, Nepal is not included in the cost of our trips. Please plan on arriving in time for the orientation meeting the first day and departing the final day of your trip. Your flight on the final day should depart no earlier than 4PM.


Meeting Time & Place

A Wildland Trekking representative will meet you at the airport and transport you to the first night's hotel for an orientation at 5 p.m. The orientation includes introductions, a briefing on the trip itinerary, a checking of personal gear, safety information, and more.

Important note: Please bring all gear you plan on hiking with to this meeting.


Storage of Personal Items & Vehicles

You can store extra luggage at our originating hotel. Please note we do not take responsibility for the security of stored belongings.


Planning on Extra Time Before/After Your Trip?

For guests who are planning to arrive early or stay late and enjoy more in-country experiences, we can provide you with the name of our hotel. Please call 888-966-TREK (8735) for that information.

 

Tanzania (Kilimanjaro) Travel Info


Gateway Airport: Kilimanjaro International Airport (near Moshi, Tanzania)

All Kilimanjaro trips and wildlife safaris begin and end at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). Multiple airlines operate connecting flights into JRO from Doha, Amsterdam, Addis Ababa, Nairobi, and Zanzibar. Most international airports in the U.S., Australia, Canada and Europe have flights that fly to these five connecting cities. The total travel time varies from 14 to 30 hours depending on the origin and number and duration of layovers.

A Wildland Trekking representative will meet you at the airport and transport or escort you to our first night's hotel at Kilimanjaro Resort. When registering, you will provide us with a copy of your passport and flight information to facilitate this rendezvous. Your guide will also be in contact approximately 10 days before your trip begins.

You will also need to obtain a Tanzanian Visa at least 2 months before the trip start date.

Travel to and from Kilimanjaro is not included in the cost of our trips. Please plan on arriving no later than 6PM and departing no later than 10AM the final day of your trip.


Meeting Time & Place

A Wildland Trekking representative will meet you at the airport and transport you to the first night's hotel. We will hold an orientation which includes introductions, a briefing on the trip itinerary, a checking of personal gear, safety information, and more.

Important note: Please bring all gear you plan on hiking with to this meeting.


Storage of Personal Items & Vehicles

You can store extra luggage at our originating hotel. Please note we do not take responsibility for the security of stored belongings.


Planning on Extra Time Before/After Your Trip?

For guests who are planning to arrive early or stay late and enjoy more in-country experiences, we can provide you with the name of our hotel. Please call 888-966-TREK (8735) for that information.