Luxury Wild & Scenic Rogue Rafting CME Safari
Where Gourmet & Comfort meet Pristine Wilderness
Join us on a luxury wilderness adventure that combines all of the best things in 6 days: 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, a river with such a grand reputation that in some circles it is simply known as “the Canyon”. Experience a unique, one-of-a-kind safari style river trip – where comfort meets wilderness, combined with a short stay in the charming town of Ashland, Oregon – home to mountain biking, trail running and the world famous, Oregon Shakespear festival.
- Experience the uniquely hand-crafted “Safari Style” river trip (more on this below!)
- Spend 2 nights in the charming, outdoor town of Ashland, Oregon
- Raft 4 days through 50 miles of the beautiful Wild & Scenic river section of the Rogue River
- Arrive at camp each day, fully set-up by the guides, grab a beverage, and relax by the pristine river
- Explore incredible side canyon hikes to pristine waterfalls with emerald swimming pools
- Appreciate the fantastic wildlife viewing opportunities: black bears, turtles, river otter and bald eagles
- Enjoy falling asleep in a cozy walk-in tent under the stars and to the sounds of the river
- Option to obtain your Advanced Wilderness Life Support Certification (WLS:MP™)
- Meet new friends, experience the world-class Rogue River in comfortable river luxury
- Option up to 24.5 category 1 CME (for physicians, NPs/PAs, Nurses)
Dates: July 8th-13th, 2024
Price: $2,995 (optional WLS:MP Certification)
Rogue River Itinerary
Why We Love the Rogue
One of our favorite summer trips! A Pacific Northwest classic river trip, this journey combines 2 days of MedTreks’ wilderness medicine workshops in the charming, outdoor town of Ashland, Oregon with 4 days/3 nights Momentum River Expeditions’ signature river trip style: innovative wilderness camping, creative menus, attention to detail, and great hospitality. A trip down the Rogue has been compared to being in a “Planet Earth” movie. You will raft through dramatic rock canyons, safe yet exciting class II & III rapids, have a chance to explore fern covered streams with emerald green waterfalls and large swimming holes. You will likely get a chance to see wildlife such as otter, bald eagles and black bear. Not only do we get to spend 4 days floating through this spectacular wilderness playground – our “safari-style” raft trip take the experience to a whole other level, with gourmet food, happy hours, walk in tents & cots. All you have to do is show up with your toothbrush and a few pairs of river clothes…and we will take care of the rest! We are honored to have one of the best summer rafting trips in our backyard. We can’t wait to share it with you!
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 (fully set up tables under the stars). The food is gourmet camp cuisine with some of the finest local ingredients and products. There will be evening cocktails and wine tasting. 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.
PEOPLE & PLACE
This trip combines not only our favorite activities – hiking, rafting, yoga, and enjoying delicious food and wine – it also takes place in one of our favorite places in the country. After spending 2 days in Ashland, Oregon we spend 4 days relaxing on the incredibly beautiful, Wild & Scenic Rogue river.
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 its food. They prepare three-course meals featuring local & organic produce and products. Their food is incredible: homemade, diverse, and served gourmet river-style!
These 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 bring is your clothes and your toothbrush.
Our trip starts in Ashland, Oregon. Home to the world-famous Oregon Shakespeare Festival and ranked at 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 all bursting at the seams. Nestled at the base of the Siskiyou and Cascade mountain ranges, Ashland has a reputation for great outdoor recreation, both in the city limits and beyond. Option: book a few days’ arrival ahead of time to explore this charming art and outdoor town!
Ashland 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 to enjoy during your visit.
Wilderness Medicine CME & Certification
Wilderness Medicine Skills Course
Get certified in Wilderness Medicine! The lectures and hands-on skills will be interspersed throughout rafting, hiking and meals. There will be an option to obtain your Advanced Wilderness Life Support Certification. Skills will include patient assessment, splinting, wound care, survival techniques, ropes & knots and navigation strategies. Lecture topics will include lightning, water disinfection, medical kits, infectious diseases. The AWLS certification course is a hybrid course with some online material completed prior to the trip and then a day of lecture material in Ashland Oregon before the river trip begins. The remaining hours of hands-on skills will be taught throughout the 4 days on the river.
- Earn your Advanced Wilderness Life Support certification
- Learn the latest practical hands-on wilderness medicine skills for patient assessment, treatment & evacuation protocols
- Practice your skills in live scenarios with our expert instructors
- Obtain up to 24.5 hrs of category 1 CME
- Receive Wilderness Medical Society Fellowship credits
Who is this Wilderness Medicine Skills Course for? We welcome health professionals, non-medical professionals, students, family and loved ones. We have specifically designed this trip so that non-medical professionals can join and learn some wilderness medicine skills! The material is helpful for anyone who spends time outdoors, regardless if you are in the medical field. This trip is very safe, friendly and quite comfortable with the safari style camp set-up (more on this below!)
Learn Hands-On Skills
Wilderness Medicine Scenarios
Patient Assessment & Orthopedics
Your Classroom: the river!
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.
A trip down the Rogue has been compared to being in a “Planet Earth” movie. There are narrow canyons of polished rock, cool grottos 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. In fact, it is not uncommon to see 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 below 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. At the end that alone might say the most about this place.”
Check out the our video from 2021 Rogue River Safari
Price & Dates
Trip Cost & Dates
July 8th-13th, 2024: $2,995
Optional Advanced Wilderness Life Support Certification $695 (classes held on July 9th:
- 2 nights stay at charming Ashland Springs Hotel in Ashland, Oregon
- 4 days/3 nights of rafting and deluxe camping with gourmet meals
- Evening Happy Hours on the river
- Wilderness Medicine Skills on the River
- Optional morning yoga/movement classes
- Dry bags and personal floatation devices (PFD’s) are also included for our guests
- Transportation from Ashland to Rogue River and back
- Optional Advanced Wilderness Life Support Certification
- Transportation/flights to Ashland, Oregon
- Guide gratuities
Yes! As long as the trip is booked before the final payment is due (90 days before trip start). A non-refundable deposit secures your spot on the trip.
Our CME trips are all accredited for physicians, NPs, PAs and also provide CEUs for Nurses. We provide course information for all the courses that you can submit to your employer. After the trip/course is complete, we provide you with a CME certificate within 2-4 weeks
No, this trip is for all levels. The whitewater is safe and fun between class I-III.
Yes! All river gear and camping equipment is provided, all you have to do is show up with your toothbrush!
This is a safari style trip which means luxury camping accommodations with walk in tents, cots, sleeping pads and pillows.
Yes! We welcome loved ones and non-medical guests. They are welcome to attend all of our workshops and lectures while on the trip at no further cost. Some of our trips are even kid-friendly, depending on the trip and age of your children. Please send us an email to inquire about this possibility.
Send us an email! We are happy to set up a call and answer any questions that you might have!