MedTreks Rogue River Safari
4 Day Luxury Wild & Scenic Rogue Rafting
Join us on an epic luxury wilderness adventure that combines all of the best things: rafting, hiking, swimming, yoga, delicious food, wine tasting, fun happy hours, amazing scenery, incredible wildlife and great company! The Rogue River is an iconic American classic, one of the country’s great summer wilderness trips, a founding member of the National Wild and Scenic River System, and a river with such a grand reputation that in some circles it is simply known as “the Canyon”.
- Soak in the incredible 50 miles of the beautiful Wild & Scenic section of the Rogue River
- Float over 80 whitewater rapids that are exciting yet safe
- Explore incredible side canyon hikes to amazing waterfalls
- Arrive at camp, fully set-up by the guides, grab a beverage and relax by the pristine river
- Appreciate the fantastic wildlife viewing opportunities: black bears, turtles, river otter and bald eagles
- Show up to a large riverside beach, sip on a cocktail while our friendly guides set up your tents
- Enjoy falling asleep under the stars with the sounds of the river
- Wake up and go on an early morning trail run or do yoga by the river
What is Safari Style?
Safari-style trips take the river camping to the next level! Each afternoon you will show up to a fully set up camp with walk-in tents (night stands, tent runners, cots, pads, and sleeping bags), a shaded hangout area, and a family-style dining area (fulling set up tables under the stars).
Enjoy wine tasting, happy hours with appetizers and delicious gourmet meals with some of the finest local ingredients and products. On these trips there are extra experienced guides to help with the gear and provide a more personalized service from setting up your tents to hosting a full complimentary bar.
The Pacific Northwest’s classic river trip- this trip combines MedTreks workshops with Momentum River Expeditions’ signature river trip style: innovative wilderness camping, creative menus, attention to detail, & hospitality.
There are two options for this river adventure. Your have a choice!
- 4 day rafting trip safari-style on the Rogue River (starts May 27th and ends May 30th) see itinerary above.
- 4 day rafting trip safari-style on the Rogue River PLUS an evening stay in Ashland Oregon at a historic and charming hotel the night before (may 26th) and the night after the river trip (May 30th).
** Both options include the Global Health Seminar on the afternoon of the 26th, 1-5pm. Dinner and evening is on your own. A delicious breakfast is included at the Ashland hotel on the morning of the 27th and 31st.
Optional Global Health Seminar
Date: May 26th, 2021
Location: Ashland Springs Hotel, Ashland Oregon
- Intro to Global Health & Travel Medicine
- Humanitarian Medicine & Medical Volunteering Abroad
- Healthcare Wellness Strategies During COVID
Dr. Phil Rasori & Ari Rasori, RN, FNP
Rogue Camping Trip
Our trip starts in downtown Ashland, Oregon. We will meet out in front of the Ashland Springs hotel. Here we will help you pack your dry bags and get any last minute “must haves” at the resort. We then head to the river, meet the crew, and do a thorough orientation talk. After loading our gear and ourselves into the boats we push off and head into the Rogue River Canyon. For four days we will float the Rogue as it cuts through the remote and wild Siskiyou Mountain Range. The canyon is home to abundant wildlife including bear, river otter, dear, bald eagles, and osprey.
The first day includes Rainy falls, and a hike to the historic Whiskey Creek minor’s cabin. Each night we will camp along the river on sandy beaches or grassy flats. The first afternoon we will float into our first riverside camp and we will have a “camp talk” and go over everything you need to know about our comfortable wilderness camping. In the evening we will enjoy our first dinner and a night under the stars.
Arrive to your first safari-style camp with walk-in tents fully set up (with cots, sleeping pads/bags, side tables), grab a beverage from the happy hour & appetizer table and pull up a chair to relax and watch the river float by.
After a hearty breakfast and plenty of time for a second cup of coffee we will break camp and head down river. Day 2 includes windy and Kelsey Creek Canyons, some beautiful side creeks with great swimming options, and for inflatable kayakers one of the best days of rapids. The side streams of the Rogue are almost unmatched in there frequency, beauty, and pristine state – we will take time every day to visit at least one. We also may stop at historic Battle Bar or Zane Grays Cabin. There is a wide variety of camping options for night two depending on water levels and the length of our day on the river. After another big dinner (we are well known and proud of our meals!) we will get a good night’s sleep in preparation for a big day three. Enjoy delicious, locally-sourced meals.
On day three we float through Horseshoe bend and head into the narrow and spectacular Mule Creek Canyon. Mule Creek Canyon is one of the most unique canyons in the world, and for many it the highlight of the trip. For a short part of the canyon you can float in only a life jacket through its calm swirling waters – there are very few sensations like it. The infamous and feared Blossom Bar rapid follows. Blossom Bar was dynamited in the early 1900’s to allow boats passage. It is still an impressive rapid but with the proper guiding it is enjoyed by generations of friends and family. After Blossom we will float lazily through the beautiful Huggins canyon before spending our last night on the river. Arrive at camp, invigorated and ready to relax with a cold beverage or a gentle hike along the Rogue Trail for sunset.
Morning comes once again with coffee, tea and the sound of birds in the canyon. Our fourth day includes yet another scenic inner gorge, beautiful side canyons and swimming holes, some great jumping rocks, and a bald eagle rookery. We will also have some of the best opportunities to see Black Bear. We reach the end of our river trip in the early afternoon. You then either load up in our van to make the drive back over beautiful Bear Camp road to Galice Resort or make the short half hour trip to the Oregon coast to continue your vacation.
PEOPLE & PLACE
This trip combines not only our favorite activities: hiking, rafting, yoga…with delicious food and wine, it also takes place in one of our most favorite places in the country. The relaxed pace of the 4 day camp trip allows us to fully immerse ourselves in the experience. We spend the days relaxing on this incredibly scenic river, arrive at camp to cheerful guides setting up an incredible riverside dining experience and end the day sleeping under the stars to the sounds of the river…it is just magical.
We are thrilled to be offering these trips in partnership with Momentum River Expeditions. They are known as the best river outfitter in the area with friendly guides who have a minimum of five years of experience leading trips around the world and who truly enjoy sharing the outdoors with their guests.
Momentum is also known for their food. They prepare three course meals featuring local & organic produce and products. Their food is incredible: homemade, diverse and served with gourmet river style!
This river trips are fully outfitted and include all the personal camping gear- walk-in tents, sleeping pads (over 3″ thick!) and sleeping bags. All you need to do is bring your clothes and your toothbrush.
Our trip starts in Ashland Oregon. Home to the world-famous Oregon Shakespeare Festival and ranked in the top of the “The 100 Best Small Art Towns in America,” Ashland is a cultural hot spot, with award-winning galleries, theaters and restaurants bursting from its seams. Nestled at the base of the Siskyou and Cascade mountain ranges, Ashland has a reputation for great outdoor recreation in the city limits and beyond. Option to book a few days ahead of time to explore this charming art and outdoor town!
It is the home of MedTreks, so we are beyond excited to share this gem of a town and the surrounding area with our guests. Upon registration, we provide a detailed list of suggested local hikes, wineries, restaurants and shows that you can enjoy during your visit.
The Rogue River: More Than Just Rafting
The Rogue is one of our most favorite rivers in the world. The Wild & Scenic section of this river is particularly special because there is a beautiful trail that runs the entire length of the 40+ mile Wild & Scenic Section. This means that in the mornings you can wake up and go for an early morning run. You can also have the option of walking the stretch of the river for the day instead of rafting if you are up for a hiking adventure! We will be taking you on some incredible side hikes to amazing waterfalls. You will be able to explore crystal clear creaks and fern canyons just steps away from the beach where your tent awaits you. It is magical trip that combines the best of any wilderness adventure!
More About the Rogue River
Wild & Scenic
“The Rogue River is an iconic American classic, one of the country’s great summer wilderness trips, a founding member of the National Wild and Scenic River System, and a river with such a grand reputation that in some circles it is simply known as “the Canyon”. It flows through an area rich with pioneer history and lore – some of it surviving to this day in the form of remote, river-accessed, wilderness lodges and abandoned historic homesteads. The canyon itself is a stunning wilderness playground that is home to a staggering amount of wildlife and abundant whitewater. Momentum is based a short drive away from the Rogue and we are honored to have one of the best summer rafting trips in our backyard.
The Rogue River begins in the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness and Crater Lake National Park. It flows south west through the Cascades and then briefly touches civilization near the town of Grants Pass. We begin our trip just downstream right before the river plunges into the rugged and remote Siskiyou Mountains.
A trip down the Rogue has been compared to being in a “Planet Earth” movie. There are narrow canyons of polished rock, cool grotto’s draped in ferns, heavily forested hillsides, big sandy beaches, some of the best swimming holes anywhere, cascading waterfalls, and hikes up tumbling sidestreams. It is common to see bald eagles, osprey, otter, and black bear.
There are over 80 rapids and the whitewater is fun and exciting yet safe. The rapids and the choice of craft make the Rogue almost unmatched in its ability to satisfy a wide range of tastes and skill levels. It is not uncommon to have trips enjoyed by three generations of family or friends. You have the choice of sitting in relaxing oar boats, participating in more exciting paddle boats, or navigating the whitewater in an inflatable kayak (this adds a big level of excitement to the rapids). Click here to read more about Inflatable Kayaking.
For all the grand descriptions and accolades heaped on the Rogue for many of the guides who grew up here it is simply home – a place to recharge, relax, and live simply. In the end that might say the most about this place.”
Join us on the Rogue River!
Upon registration you will receive a Welcome Package with a travel itinerary, packing list, invitation to join our online MedTreks community, course syllabus for optional Global Health Seminar and helpful resources to help you plan for this adventure!
We look forward to sharing this incredible place with you!
Price & Dates
Trip Cost & Dates
River Trip Only (May 27th-30th): 4 Day Rogue River Camp Trip: $1695
Ashland Stay with River Trip (May 26th-31st): 4 Day Rogue River Camp Trip with Ashland Hotel on night before and after camp trip= $1995
*** Both options include the Global Health Seminar on the afternoon of the 26th at Ashland Springs Hotel
- 4 days of rafting and deluxe camping with gourmet meals
- Evening Happy Hours on the river
- Two night stay in Ashland (if doing the Ashland stay option)
- Optional morning yoga/movement classes
- Global Health Seminar in Ashland on May 26th
- Dry bags and personal floatation devices (PFD’s) are also included for our guests
- Transportation/Flights to Ashland Oregon
- Guide gratuities