Head just a few hours south of San Francisco to the rugged cliffs of Big Sur. Spend six days along the coast hiking to picturesque viewpoints, lounging in hidden coves, dining atop majestic clifftops, and spotting wildlife by kayak. Allow us to secure sites at our favorite deluxe and off-the-beaten-path campgrounds as you sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride. This trip is perfect as a family adventure, romantic getaway, relaxing vacation, or a hiker’s dream trip. Spend five nights under the stars in one of our Moterra campervans as we take the stress out of planning.
Spend six days driving down the famed Pacific Coast Highway enjoying stunning views of Big Sur’s rugged coastline and expansive views of the Pacific
Canoe, Kayak or Paddle Board on the beautiful Morro Bay (rentals for 4 pax included in package)
Hike amid towering coastal redwoods, along remote beaches, through teeming wildlife sanctuaries, and around massive volcanic rock formations
Photograph the marvelous McWay and Limekiln Falls as they plummet or meander into the Pacific
Relax on Pfeiffer Beach or hunt for sand dollars along Sand Dollar Beach’s 7-mile strip
Watch for whales, seals, dolphins, and more at our recommended lookouts
Enjoy fresh seafood or crisp California wines with clifftop or seaside vistas
5 Nights | 6 Days
More than 6 months from departure
4-6 months from departure
Within 4 months of departure
Pricing is reflective of groups up to 4. Bookings with additional passengers may incur different pricing.
TRIP PRICE INCLUDES
Moterra van rental for 5 nights and cleaning fee
5 x nights of campground bookings at premium camping locations, including one night at a Ranch in Carmel
Experienced trip planner and destination expert
Kayak rental for 4 on Morro Bay
Late drop-off and early pick up fee
Detailed day-by-day itinerary based on your preferences
Activity and rental suggestions and management
Annual Parks Pass
TRIP PRICE EXCLUDES
Fees for add-on activity options
Fuel for your van
Insurance for your van
Meals, groceries, souvenirs
Security deposit of $1500 (refunded when you return the van)
Pick up your van in San Francisco, before driving south to Monterey Bay. Enjoy your afternoon exploring the charming and vibrant coastal town, wandering through Fisherman’s Wharf, dining on fresh seafood, and setting up a fire and s’mores at camp. Expect vista stops, wildlife spotting, beach combing, hiking, and more.
Continue south down Highway 1 into the heart of Big Sur. Expect stunning views around every turn as you weave your way through the clifftops, stop for photos along Bixby Bridge, relax on Pfeiffer Beach, hike to McWay Falls, and eat at cliff top restaurants.
Spend your final two days paddle boarding, kayaking, or surfing in Morro Bay. Look out for wildlife along coastal trails, hike through ancient volcanic rock features, and enjoy a your final few serene nights under the stars.
OPTIONAL ACTIVITY ADD ONS
Our destination experts will work with you to personalize your trip with exciting activities, hosted by our professional outfitters, and managed and booked by Moterra. Note: activity fees are not included in the package itinerary fee.
Monterey Bay Whale Watching Tour (3-4 hours)
$74 adult / $62 children
Join marine biologists on the water as you look out for whales, dolphins, seals, sea otters, and more! From January to March you’ll have a chance to spot Grey whales, whereas from April to December you can catch a glimpse of Blue or Humpback whales as they migrate up the coast!
Horseback Beach Ride – Monterey Bay (1-1.5 Hours)
$100-$125 per person
Take in incredible coastal views by horseback as you wind your way through sand dunes and along the water’s edge with panoramic views of the Pacific.
Private Group Surf Lesson (2 hours)
$75 per person
You can’t officially check Big Sur off your list without trying your hand at surfing! Whether you’re a first timer or a seasoned surfer, Van Curaza Surf School has you covered with board rentals and great instructors. Lessons include a wetsuit, on-shore surfing basics, and time in the gentle waves of San Luis Obispo Bay.