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Acadia Hiking & Glamping Adventure

From the rocky coastal waters to stunning mountaintops, explore Acadia National Park on this multi-sport, wildlife focused adventure.

 

Trip Length

5 Days

Intensity

Level 2. View our intensity scale

Group Size

8 Persons

Trip Dates

July 17 – 21, 2024

Activities

Hiking
Biking
Glamping
Kayaking
Boat tours

Included

Medically-trained, naturalist guides
Round-trip transportation
Accommodations
Bike tour
Wildlife boat tour
Coastal kayaking tour
All meals indicated in itinerary
Park entry fees

Not Included

Gratuity for your guide
Meals on the road or in town (see itinerary)

$2695

Trip Info

Acadia National Park boasts some of the most beautiful landscapes in the northeastern United States. Encompassing rocky ocean coast, dense wooded trails, and open mountain peaks, the park is home to unique wildlife and has no shortage of activities for intrepid explorers to enjoy. Join us as we hike, cruise, and paddle our way through Maine’s coastal crown jewel.

Weather

June in Maine is typically quite mild. Daytime temperatures usually peak around the mid 70s with nighttime lows dropping to the low 50s. It can be quite breezy and cool on the water so be prepared for chillier temperatures on days when we go out on boats. Rain can be expected but most days are either overcast and dry or sunny.

Group 

Good Trippers can be any age and everyone is welcome!

We get families, couples and friends, but most of our travelers come solo! We have guided trips for all abilities, just make sure to review the Intensity section for information about what to expect on your trip.

All public trips are 18+. If you’re traveling with kids, we’d be happy to make any itinerary private! Email info@goodtripadventures.com.

Intensity – Moderate

Hiking days will usually include about 5 total hours on the trail, covering anywhere from 5-8 miles on the day. The kayaking tour is appropriate for beginners and will include about 3 hours on the water. Conditions can make paddling more or less difficult but your guides will adjust the day to accommodate any water conditions. This trip is perfect for travelers who are comfortable being active for most of the day. Some hiking experience is recommended.

Accommodations

  • Two nights at Harborside Hotel in Bar Harbor
  • Two nights glamping in Bar Harbor
  • Prices are based on double or triple occupancy accommodations

Flights

Please plan to arrive at Portland International Jetport by 12:00 PM EST on Day 1. Your guide will pick you up shortly after arrival. Alternatively, your guide can collect you from your accommodation or another central point in Portland (within 30 minutes of airport) by 11:00 AM EST if you choose to arrive a day early.

Your guide will transport the group to the airport at 10:00 AM EST on Day 5. Please plan a departure after that time or be prepared to find personal transportation to the airport from the hotel if your flight departs earlier or much later.

Photography

We’re thrilled to announce that a photographer will be accompanying us on this trip to capture the incredible moments and memories we’ll be making together!

These photos will be featured on our website to showcase the amazing experiences our travelers enjoy.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us at hello@goodtripadventures.com.

Curious about our photographer and how her values allign with Good Trip’s? Check out her portfolio.

At Good Trip Adventures, we believe every adventurer deserves to see themselves reflected in the experiences we offer. To uphold this commitment, we are offering two complimentary spots on this trip to individuals from historically underrepresented communities.

If you are interested in this offer, please reach out via email at hello@goodtripadventures.com. We look forward to welcoming you on an unforgettable adventure!

Acadia Hiking & Camping Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Portland and meet your guide by mid-morning for transfer to Acadia National Park. We’ll stop along the way to take in views of the rocky coastline and collect any last minute supplies. Tonight, we’ll settle in to our luxury accommodations in Bar Harbor, get to know one another over a welcome dinner, and review our full adventure.

Meals: D

Day 2

Head out on the trails of Acadia for a full day of hiking. The day will include a morning and afternoon hike with a chance to explore the park’s rocky coast and it’s wooded trails. Along the way, your guide will share their wealth of knowledge about the fascinating wildlife and human history of the area. We’ll head back to the hotel to relax before dinner and a good night’s rest before a fun day ahead!

Meals: B, L, D

Day 3

Today is designed for the early birds! We’ll wake up well before the sun to head to Cadillac Mountain. As the sky begins to turn a myriad of colors, we’ll make our way up to the summit in time to see it peak from above the horizon. This is the first spot the sun touches in the United States for much of the year! Afterwards, we’ll hop on bikes to explore Acadia’s carriage roads. In the afternoon, we’ll explore the Cranberry Islands before heading to our luxury glamping accommodations! 

Meals: B, L, D

Day 4

In the morning, we’ll enjoy a wildlife cruise, with chances to spot puffins, seals, whales and more!

This afternoon, we’ll see the coast from a new vantage point with an exciting ocean kayaking tour in the harbor.

Meals: B, L, D

Day 5

We’ll transfer to Portland for our departing flight and say goodbye after an amazing adventure together and unforgettable memories to last a lifetime!

Meals: B

Acadia Hiking & Glamping Packing List

  • Required Gear
    • Day pack (15-30 liters recommended)
    • Luggage (can be left in the vehicle, 1 small suitcase per person)
    • Pack cover
    • Headlamp
    • Reusable water bottles
  • Recommended Gear and Personal Items
    • Sunscreen
    • Earplugs
    • Insect repellent
    • Toiletries (please choose biodegradable and scent-free items)
    • Small, personal first aid kit (including blister treatment)
    • Small, quick dry towel
  • Required Clothing
    • Warm jacket (down, puffy, fleece)
    • Rain jacket or shell
    • Breathable wicking base layers
    • Lightweight hiking pants
    • Warm clothes to sleep in
    • Warm hat
    • Sun hat with a brim
    • Wool socks (1 pair per day of trip)
    • Hiking boots
    • Sunglasses
  • Recommended Clothing
    • Rain pants
    • Buff or neck scarf
    • Comfortable clothes for camp
    • Sandals or camp shoes

Acadia Hiking & Camping Adventure Packing List

Acadia Hiking & Camping Adventure

$2695

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