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Wine Tasting Tour / South Fork American River Rafting - 2 Day Trip

Lotus, CA /





Wine Tour and American River Rafting Overnight Trip!

Join us in El Dorado County for a 2 day wine tasting and whitewater rafting vacation! Spend your first day being chauffeured around sipping wine from local wineries. This unique trip often includes private tours of the wineries from the owners themselves. This is available only with our company due to our close relationships with these wineries including Boeger, Madrona, Lava Cap, EverHart, Crystal Basin & More!

On day 2 enjoy a whitewater adventure on the Class 2-3+ South Fork American River AM Chili Bar Run!

Amazing riverside camping and meals are included with this unique offering from Raft California.

  • Great for Bachelorette and Bachelor Parties
  • Breweries included as well upon request
  • Great vacation getaway from the Bay Area and Sacramento!
  • Must be 21 years to join this trip

Arrive the night prior to the first day of Wine Tasting at our South Fork American River Campground. Our Canvas Tent rentals are the perfect way to enjoy our 2 day Wine & Rafting trip in El Dorado County. You are welcome to arrive between 4pm-8pm. Dinner is not included, but there are several local places or you can cook your own meal.

Day 1: Wine Tour

  • Wake up next to the South Fork American River in Lotus and enjoy your coffee, tea or juice as you relax by the river
  • Guides will cook & serve breakfast at camp around 8:oo am
  • We depart camp for wine tasting around 10:00 am! We typically spend 45 minutes at each winery.
  • Wine tasting at a couple of the best wineries in El Dorado County.
  • Lunch around noon
  • 1-4pm Back to tasting!
  • 5pm Return to camp
  • Appetizers, Dinner and riverside camaraderie
  • County mandated “Quiet Hours”. You are welcome to chat within your group, but please no loud partying within the hours of 10pm to 7am.

Day 2: White Water Rafting

  • Coffee, Tea and other hot drinks in the morning after you awake to the sound of the river
  • Breakfast @ camp
  • Shuttle to Put In
  •  Trip prep and Safety Talk
  • Rafting the South Fork American River Chili Bar Run
  • Lunch back at camp
  • Fond farewells after 2 days of making new memories. You are welcome to enjoy the river at our private camp after your trip.

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  • Adults ages 21 and up – due to the wine tasting day, this is non-negotiable
  • non-swimmers

Included for the rafting:

  • PFD (Personal floatation device / aka life jacket)
  • Paddle
  • Helmet
  • Professional raft guide for each raft
  • Shuttles to/from camp


Included with this overnight vacation package:

For Wine Tasting

Required Items:

    • Re-usable 20oz or more water bottle (filled with ice water)

For Rafting

Required Items:

    • Re-usable 20oz or more water bottle
    • shoes (no flip flops)

Suggested Items:

    • sunglasses (with a strap)
    • baseball hat


    • Cell Phones
    • Wallets
    • Expensive jewelry

For camping

  • sleeping bag
  • sleeping pad
  • tent
  • pillow
  • flashlight/headlamp
  • change of clothes
  • towel
  • camp chair


Meeting Location: 6500 Hwy 49, Coloma, approximately 1 hour east of Sacramento on Hwy 49, about 3 hours from the Bay Area.

Truckee Trips end August 1st

Don't worry, We're not gonna do what everyboy thinks we're gonna do and freak out man... All we wanna know is, who's coming with us... to the American river that is.