The 20th Anniversary Bus Tour will be on the road across the USA and Canada from July 8 through August 24, 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, Yellowstone National Park, natural hot springs in the Wasatch Mountains, horseback riding* with Navajo guides in the Navajo Nation’s Canyon de Chelly, 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, 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 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 trip is $1400*.
* PLEASE NOTE: Some optional add-on adventure activities are not included in the tour base price, to make this 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)
Jasper Sky Tram to the top of the Rocky Mountains ($30)
Snorkeling the coral reef off the coast of Key Largo, Florida ($34)
Contact us for more information.
8 WED Depart Alachua, Florida, 4 pm.
9 THU Houston, Texas, The Sanga Initiative retreat
10 FRI Houston, TSI
11 SAT Houston, TSI
12 SUN Houston, TSI
13 MON Houston, TSI
14 TUE Houston, TSI
15 WED St. Louis, Missouri
16 THU New Vrindavan, West Virginia
17 FRI Toronto, Ontario
18 SAT Toronto, Ontario, Ratha-yatra
19 SUN Toronto, Ontario, Festival of India
20 MON Serpent River, Ontario
21 TUE Thunder Bay, Ontario, Festival of India
22 WED Winnipeg, Manitoba
23 THU Regina, Saskatchewan
24 FRI Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Ratha-yatra
25 SAT Calgary, Alberta, Ratha-yatra
26 SUN Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
27 MON Spanish Fork, Utah
28 TUE Chinle, Arizona – Navajo Nation horseback riding
29 WED Grand Canyon, Arizona and Las Vegas, Nevada
30 THU San Diego, California
31 FRI Los Angeles and Laguna Beach, California
01 SAT Los Angeles, California
02 SUN Los Angeles, California, Ratha-yatra
03 MON Yosemite National Park, California
04 TUE San Francisco, California
05 WED Crater Lake and Portland, Oregon
06 THU Mount Rainier and Seattle, Washington
07 FRI Vancouver, British Columbia
08 SAT Vancouver, BC
09 SUN Vancouver, BC, Ratha-yatra
10 MON Saranagati Village, BC
11 TUE Golden, BC – Whitewater Rafting
12 WED Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta
13 THU Jasper National Park, Alberta
14 FRI Jasper National Park, Alberta
15 SAT Edmonton, Alberta
16 SUN Crow Agency, Montana – Crow Fair and Pow-wow
17 MON Rocky Mountains National Park and Denver, Colorado
18 TUE Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico
19 WED Dallas, Texas
20 THU New Talavan, Mississippi and New Orleans, Louisiana
21 FRI Key Largo, Florida – Snorkeling
22 SAT Key West, Florida
23 SUN Miami and Alachua, Florida
24 MON Ichetucknee Springs river float trip