The 20th Anniversary Bus Tour will be on the road across the USA and Canada from July 8 through August 23, 2015. We’ll participate in Ratha-yatra festivals in Toronto, Thunder Bay, Saskatoon, Calgary, Los Angeles, Vancouver and Edmonton.
We’ll visit ISKCON temples and devotee communities in Houston, St. Louis, New Vrindaban, Toronto, Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary, Spanish Fork, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Laguna Beach, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver, Sharanagati, Edmonton, Denver, Dallas, New Talavan, Miami and Alachua.
We’ll explore the Mississippi River by paddle-wheel boat*, the St. Louis Arch*, Serpent River, Whiteshell Provincial Park, Little Manitou Lake, Yellowstone National Park, natural hot springs in the Wasatch Mountains, canyoneering* near Arches National Park, Zion National Park, the Grand Canyon, the Mojave Desert, Pacific Ocean beaches, Yosemite National Park, Golden Gate Bridge, Crater Lake, Mount Rainier, whitewater rafting* on the glacier-fed Kicking Horse River, Lake Louise in Banff National Park, the Athabasca Glacier, Jasper National Park, Crow Fair – a Native American Pow-Wow, Rocky Mountain National Park, horseback riding* with Navajo guides in Canyon de Chelly, spelunking in Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Florida Keys beaches, and snorkeling* the coral reef at Key Largo.
We’ll drive through 28 states and provinces including Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, upstate New York, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Colorado, New Mexico.
We’ll also participate in The Sanga Initiative retreat in Houston, Texas, where we’ll meet up with ISKCON youth from around North America.
This is an ISKCON Youth Ministry mission trip for our temple youth group, organized by volunteers. None of us get paid to do this. The actual costs of the tour for transportation, accommodations, food, and activities are added up, then divided by the number of available spots on our bus. In the next few weeks we’ll be fundraising and holding bake sales to subsidize the costs of this trip to keep it affordable for our youth.
The per-person minimum contribution towards the shared expenses of this mission trip is $1099* for early-birds who sign up before April 30, 2015. The cost will go up to $1400* thereafter.
* PLEASE NOTE: Some optional add-on adventure activities are not included in the tour base price, to make this mission trip more affordable for a greater number of our ISKCON youth. You can choose to participate in these optional add-on activities and pay extra for them. Here’s a list with links to more information, and the cost per person.
St. Louis Gateway Arch – Journey to the Top ($10)
Canyoneering in Moab, Utah ($93)
Jasper Sky Tram to the top of the Rocky Mountains ($37)
Zero Gravity thrill rides in Dallas, Texas ($33 for one ride, $48 for 2, $50 for 3)
Snorkeling the coral reef off the coast of Key Largo, Florida ($30)
Contact us for more information.