Join Emerald Farm Tours on an unforgettable adventure to the heart of cannabis country—the legendary Emerald Triangle.
Travel and relax in style while you delight in breathtaking vistas, savor fresh, locally-sourced Northern California cuisine, and sample the world's finest cannabis on this very special overnight, private tour. Immerse yourself in this thought-provoking journey as you experience California's marijuana culture firsthand and learn about history from those who wrote it. Meet the pioneers of the cannabis community and integral members of the legalization movement.
About this Cannabis Trip:
Prepare for a full weekend of scenic beauty and take in the rich history of the region while surrounded by the finest treasures Northern California has to offer.
Depart Friday afternoon from San Francisco, California, and head north across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, through the Marin Headlands and central Sonoma County. Feel your cares melt away as you cross the Mendocino County line into the heart of America's bud basket.
Celebrate your arrival into the Emerald Triangle as you pull into the town of Hopland in time to check-in to your luxurious room at the historic Thatcher Hotel. Get a chance to puff, freshen up, and visit Emerald Pharms Dispensary before a special, locally sourced welcome dinner at the Solar Living Center -- a twelve-acre demonstration site for renewable energy, green buildings, biodynamic gardening, and other sustainable technologies.
On Saturday, make a pilgrimage to the famed Area 101. Home to Healing Harvest Farms and the original location of the Emerald Cup (California’s premier harvest celebration and organic outdoor cannabis contest), this landmark has long been a gathering place for the grassroots cannabis community. Hear the stories directly from the legendary multigenerational farmers who helped to establish this region's cannabis culture.
Visit at least two world-class family cannabis farms that survived prohibition and transitioned to the legal market. Meet the farmers who have contributed to the legacy and reputation of the Emerald Triangle. Learn about the way things used to be, directly from the outlaws on the front lines of the war on cannabis.
Hike through an ancient Redwood grove and experience their magic for yourself. Our local tour guide will lead this informative exploration of these epic old-growth trees that have dominated the landscape for thousands of years.
Relish in exquisite cuisine – multi-course dinners – masterfully prepared by award-winning chefs using locally sourced ingredients. Experience classic California cuisine in majestic, one-of-a-kind settings.
Return to downtown San Francisco on Sunday evening full of lifelong memories and a greater understanding of what California cannabis means to the world!
Tour Group Size-
We limit each cannabis tour to 6 guests on each weekend. With 2 expert guides available at all times, our exceptionally small guest-to-guide ratio promotes an intimate and extremely personalized experience for our participants. Each one of our guides has a minimum of a decade of experience in cannabis. Driven by their love for the plant and dedication to the cannabis community, our guides are more than just activists, growers, and industry innovators. They are passionate cannabis ambassadors devoted to preserving the regional history and heritage, while showing you a great time.
What's included in this overnight tour:
Emerald Farm Tours provides safe, comfortable, and reliable transportation designed to exceed the expectations of our customers. Our contracted transportation partners are fully licensed, bonded, and insured. All guests are transported in a luxury vehicle designed for comfort and safety, with appropriate social distancing precautions taken. Your onboard guide, snacks, and media center will enhance your comfort as we travel up the historic US-101 corridor on the breathtaking Redwood Highway.
Set along the bank of the pristine Eel River, the Benbow Historic Inn has earned its reputation as a national treasure and Northern California icon. Earning its designation on the National Register of Historic Places, this distinctive Tudor-style resort set in the Southern Humboldt countryside has charmed visitors from across the world for almost a century.
Our guests will be accommodated in clean and well-attended rooms in this recently renovated hotel. All rooms include the following amenities: Private bathroom, hairdryer, telephone, clock radio, K-cup coffee machine, ironing board and iron, assorted reading materials, free WiFi, and a decanter of fine sherry to welcome you upon your arrival--a signature feature of the Benbow Inn. To maintain an authentic ambiance and historic appeal, most rooms do not have TVs.
Additional on-site amenities include: outdoor swimming pool, splash park, 9-hole golf course, seasonal floral and food gardens, and complimentary bicycle rentals.
If you require special lodging or accommodation requests, or want additional information about group rates, please call us directly to ensure your booking needs are addressed.
All meals included in the cost of this tour are professionally catered by the finest local restaurants in the region. Our menus have been conscientiously crafted to provide our guests with a robust representation of the local gastronomy. Because every meal will be freshly prepared for our group, our chefs are able to accommodate most dietary needs or restrictions with advance notice. Should you need to request a special dietary accommodation, please detail your request in the appropriate comment box when making your reservation.
The following meals and snacks are included in the cost of your tour:
Friday - Dinner
Saturday - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Sunday - Breakfast & Lunch
Bottled water and light snacks will be provided at all times aboard the bus.
Early Morning Coffee & Tea Service provided by the Benbow Inn from 6am to 10am daily in the main hotel parlor.
Afternoon Tea & Scone Reception provided by the Benbow Inn from 3pm to 4pm daily in the main hotel parlor.
Welcome Tour Kit-
Every guest will enjoy a luxurious Emerald Farm Tours gift package loaded with incredible products we know our guests will love. (Valued at over $400.)
A note about Safety Requirements & Physical Demands-
Under California state law, adults over 21 may possess, process, transport, purchase, obtain, or give away to persons 21 or older, not more than one ounce of cannabis or 8 grams of concentrated cannabis. Please be mindful of possession limits at all times, as we will visit multiple locations throughout the tour where cannabis will be available for purchase. State law also requires all persons accessing any cannabis facility to be 21 years of age or older with proper identification. Please keep your government issued photo ID on hand at all times.
A visit to the Emerald Triangle is reasonably physically demanding. To ensure your ability to participate in all planned activities and get the most from your tour, we request that you;
- Have a reasonable level of physical and respiratory fitness, in order to keep pace with the group at all times
- Be on foot for up to 3 hours, walking and standing, indoors and outdoors
- Be adequately prepared for, and appropriately dressed to tolerate varying climatic conditions such as rain, humidity, and temperature extremes
- Navigate unpaved and uneven terrain, including mountain paths and dirt roads and walk up and down slopes (we suggest closed-toe shoes at all times)
- Move your luggage a short distance, if required
In order to protect the privacy and security of our partners farms, certain itinerary details are reserved for our confirmed guests.
Due to the nature and complexity of cannabis cultivation, participating partners and locations will vary on each unique tour. Please contact us with any questions.
We are sorry, but pets are not allowed on our tours. Please contact our team directly if you require additional support or reasonable accommodation.