While famous for its beaches, California also has some stunning lakes, rivers and waterfalls. Only a few hours drive can take you from the dry deserts to some of the most picturesque lakes in the US. The Funki Adventures Team knows how to combine these into one, great trip.


Whether marveling at the sunlit orange glow of the Yosemite 'Firefall' in February, or paddle boarding in Summer on Big Bear Lake - Funki Adventures can direct you to some fantastic nearby 'off the beaten path' trails. A little insider knowledge on where to find both serviced campsites as well as rugged dispersed camping locations, will ensure you have the perfect vacation

Fancy some adrenaline, how about White Water Rafting on the Kaweah River? Too much? Then maybe a little kayaking or fishing on Lake Mead. Perhaps a tour of the Hoover Dam? Perhaps a little 4x4 off-road driving to a remote lake?

Don't forget, we can set up some surfing in the Pacific Ocean at the start or end of your trip, just to round off the full 'California Experience'! A self-drive tour lets you do as much as you want, when you want.

We will build a Custom Trip Plan just for you!

The sky’s the limit! Tell us what your dream trip would be and we'll make it happen! Whether you're looking for a honeymoon trip for 2a family adventure or a corporate trip, mountains, deserts, lakes or a combo of them all, we can do it. A dedicated Funki Adventures Custom Trip Consultant will work closely with you to bring your dreams to reality. Call us at 858-888-3117 to speak with your Custom Trip Consultant or click on the button below.

San Diego to San Francisco Famous Route 1


  • World famous Highway 1 - it should be on your bucket list

  • San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Big Sur, San Francisco

  • Hidden gems along the way. A

  • great trip any time of year.

  • Use your 4x4 Jeep Camper to access great spots both on the road and off the road.



  • Home of both winter and summer sports

  • Mountains, lakes, hiking mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding ... you'll need to stay for weeks!

  • Hire a 4WD Camper and experience Tahoe any time of year.

  • Plenty of primitive camping as well as remote trails

  • Great local restaurants



  • Another Californian gem with both summer and winter sports available

  • Close to Yosemite (when passes are open in summer)

  • Places of historical interest nearby

  • Excellent 4x4 trails

  • Plenty of amenities such as restaurants, bike hire etc.



  • Summer average: 75F/24C

  • Winter average: 45F/7C

  • Both dispersed and managed campsites available

  • Great 4x4 trails and forest routes

  • Water sports and activities on Big Bear Lake



  • Summer avg: 88F/31C

  • Winter avg: 48F/9C

  • Limited camping options - must be booked months in advance

  • Hidden trails away from the tourists - ask the Funki Team



Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Park contain nearly 3200 lakes and ponds, and most are located at high elevations.  Perfect for some rugged, off-road and hidden camping. Use your rented Jeep to access these hidden gems. 

Camp next to the ocean. Sleep on the shores of a lake.

Kayaking or whitewater rafting? You can do it all in one trip!