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                                                        with humanities scholar
 Clay S Jenkinson       
Telephone 208-791-8721 ~ Fax 208-746-0625    e-mail


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West; A New Lens

Lochsa Lodge
January 14-19

John Steinbeck's

March 04-10

Lewis and Clark
Prince Maximilian
July 18 - 27

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              Matching History with the Landscapes
                                           in Which It Was Born!


White Cliffs of the Missouri River in the center
                               Clay Jenkinson as Captain Meriwether Lewis looking forward over time.

If you have a fascination with American History, you have come to the right place. Our goal is to provide you an opportunity to revisit the life-changing moments of history in the most beautiful American landscapes in which they were born. Learn something new about the old as renown humanities scholar Clay S. Jenkinson takes you back in time with insights yet to be told. During your week with us what you will enjoy and discover will not be found by the independent traveler. We will take you to remote, off the beaten path locations, you will learn more about the past and its characters than you thought possible. And we will introduce you to local flare. It is in our landscapes and in our people, past and present, that makes America beautiful!  We will take You there!

This season Clay Jenkinson offers you a unique, opportunity to travel back in time, through the eyes of Captain Meriwether Lewis.  Join him in your own adventure along two of the most beautiful, dramatic, adventuresome sections of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.  You will be guided down the river and mountain trails by one of America's finest outfitters. Nature will provide ruggidness and surprises but your outfitter will provide experience, equipment, and the comforts of the twenty-first century you've come to enjoy. Your tour traces the Lewis and Clark Expedition through the White Cliffs of the Missouri River and the Bitterroot Mountains in 1805 and 1806.  German Prince Maximilian and his Swiss artist Karl Bodmer followed in their footsteps 25 years later.  Clay will bring to light, both epic journeys as you glide through your own trek of self discovery along the Lewis and Clark Trail. This tour has become our classic tour because it is so beautiful and fun! Reserve early - it fills quickly. Don't miss this window of opportunity to travel back in time with one of today's amazing scholars. 

                         Lewis & Clark, Prince Maximilian
                                    Summer Tour 2017
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                  July 18-27, 2017:   Our Lewis and Clark Classic Tour with the addition of Prince Maximilian and Karl Bodmer
Join the fun this season as we add Prince Maximilian and Karl Bodmer's epic journey to your experience.

                                 IF you only venture out onto the Lewis & Clark Trail once,
                            then this is the one tour  you do not want to miss. It is a classic!

                                               Please click here for more details.

For your convenience choose from the following tour ideas:  Adventure Tours, Lewis & Clark Tours, Thomas Jefferson Tours,  Walking Tours, Bus or Coach Tours   Stay tuned and check back regarding information on our upcoming Tours:  Jefferson's France Tour, Beyond the Hundredth Meridian; John W. Powell Colorado River Tour,  That Damned Cowboy; Theodore Roosevelt North Dakota Tour, The Shattering of Robert Oppenheimer; Los Alamos Tour, In the footsteps of Jesus; Jerusalem Holy Land Tour ..and more. 

There  is no better time to explore while learning from the humanities. 

Why wait ~ Dive into one of our tours and let beautiful scenery, Clay Jenkinson, and local scholars take you back to a time fresh and new. Windows of thought and wonderful discussions arise regarding America's past, and future as your own epic journey with Odyssey Tours continues.
                                      We hope that you can join us for your next adventure!

    with humanities scholar 
 Clay S. Jenkinson
    Telephone 208-791-8721 ~ Fax 208-746-0625 ~ email