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Explore Columbia River Gorge Half-Day Small-Group Tour

Location Portland, Oregon, USA
$89.00
This is an experience gift voucher. The recipient will book the experience after they redeem the gift voucher.
Overview
The 85-mile (137-km) long Columbia Gorge NSA would be a national park if it weren't a critical transportation corridor. It features waterfalls, mountains, monoliths, terraces, resort towns, vineyards, orchards, and The River, harboring a plethora of fish and birds, and unique plants and invertebrates. In the early 1900s, Portlanders would drive their Model T cars along the Columbia River Highway to gaze at waterfalls. It was the first scenic highway built in America. There is said to be over 4000 waterfalls; many are hidden away, but many are just a short hike off the Historic Highway. On this tour you'll explore the western, rainforested, southern side of the Gorge, dubbed "waterfall alley" where we'll have you getting wet under a waterfall, peering over cliffs, and learning stories of the area only the locals know.
AM and PM schedule
Duration: 3 hours
Tour guide
Language: English
Human tour guide
Availability depends on seasonality and number of participants. Bookings can not be made for the same day. Please read our TnC’s.

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  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • PA system so people in back can hear their guide
  • Gratuity (always appreciated)
Meeting point
The meeting point is Director Park, which is 1 city block, 200 ft (60 m) on each side. The guide will pull over wherever there is an opening, on either side of the park. Look for a black, high-top, extended-length Transit or Sprinter.
Return details
The meeting point is Director Park, which is 1 city block, 200 ft (60 m) on each side. The guide will pull over wherever there is an opening, on either side of the park. Look for a black, high-top, extended-length Transit or Sprinter.
  • Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
    On the eastern edge of the Portland Metro Area is the western edge of the beautiful 85-mile long Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.
  • Columbia River Highway
    Your guide will drive you along segments of this stunning 74-mile (119 -km) highway that was inspired by the Axenstrasse in the Swiss Alps.
  • Sandy River
    We'll parallel the Sandy River while driving the western segment of the Columbia River Highway. The Sandy's headwaters is a glacier on Mt. Hood, and the river is known for its Steelhead and Chinook runs. As a result, the Sandy is one of three tributaries of the Columbia who's dams have been removed since 2007.
  • Portland Women's Forum State Scenic Viewpoint
    Here's your chance to capture the quintessential Gorge shot.
  • Vista House
    This 100-year-old 'fanciest rest stop in the world' sits atop a basalt point above the Columbia River, with a 360-degree balcony. The sandstone, limestone, and marble building includes historical interpretation and fancy restrooms.
  • Latourell Falls
    A short walk from the vehicle reveals a 249-foot hanging waterfall adorned with fluorescent lichen and columnar basalt.
  • Shepperd's Dell State Natural Area
    This delightful little cove provides for a hidden surprise and some remarkable pictures.
  • An old logging ghost town dating to the 1880s, harboring a waterfall, an operating post office, and a circa-1920s B & B. (pass by)
  • A short switch-back trail through Hemlock and Doug-fir leads to a bridge at the base of the falls. (pass by)
  • Multnomah Falls
    The tallest waterfall in the state, with a combined height of 620 feet.
  • A slot canyon created by a fault, with plants growing on the walls found nowhere else. (pass by)
  • Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge
    Get some quirky photos at this quirky waterfall!
  • View the fifth-largest free-standing monolith in the world, from a distance. (pass by)
  • As we pass by, view the rock that inspired North America's oldest continuously running nudist beach! (pass by)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
  • This experience requires good weather.
    If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers.
    If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met,
    you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
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    Explore Columbia River Gorge Half-Day Small-Group Tour

    Location Portland, Oregon, USA
    $89.00
    This is an experience gift voucher. The recipient will book the experience after they redeem the gift voucher.
    How it works?
    01 You choose from 10 000+ experience gifts
    02 We deliver the eVoucher or the Physical box to the recipient
    03 Recipient books the experience and creates unforgettable memories!

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