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Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour from Portland

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    This is a half day tour. Please note, the tour route and sights may vary depending on the time of year and weather conditions. It is always our goal to provide you with the most interesting adventure possible. Departing downtown Portland, we’ll head east along the Columbia River towards the quaint town of Troutdale, known as the Gateway to the Gorge. We will join the beautiful Historic Columbia River Highway, the first planned scenic roadway in the United States, and wind our way along the Sandy River to our first stop for the day: Crown Point. This famous overlook sits 733 feet above the Columbia River, atop the remains of a lava flow that swept through the Gorge around 14 to 17 million years ago! There, we will find 180-degree amazing views of the Columbia River Gorge and have time to explore the Vista House. This intricately designed observatory and museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. From there, we will again join the historic highway as we drive deeper into the Columbia River National Scenic Area. Our first waterfall for the day will be the dramatic Latourell Falls, which plunges 249 feet over a massive wall of columnar basalt. Depending on the season, a short .25 mile paved trail hike will be led to get a closer view of the falls. The grand Multnomah Falls will be the next stop in our journey. Plummeting 620 feet in two major steps, Multnomah Falls is the highest waterfall in Oregon and second highest in the nation! There, we will explore the Multnomah Falls Historic Lodge (a Cascadian style stone and timber lodge built in 1925) as well as the beautiful Multnomah Falls itself. During the gorge fire of 2017, the wildland fire crew fought tirelessly and ultimately saved this historic landmark. The easily accessible viewing platform offers a full view of the Benson Bridge and cascading falls beyond it. Onward to Bonneville Fish Hatchery. There, we will spend about 20 minutes on a short walking tour of this impressive Fish Hatchery (the largest in Oregon) and Sturgeon viewing center! At the viewing center we will visit local celebrity: “Herman” the sturgeon. Herman is over 70 years old, 10-feet long, and 450 pounds! Our journey will return us to Portland via the Columbia River scenic route (approximately 45 mins).
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    Departure Point
    877 SW Taylor St, Portland, OR 97205, USA
    Duration
    4h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Transportation in a luxury vehicle
    • Local and friendly guide
    • Snacks and drinks
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities (optional). If you enjoy the tour and would like to tip your guide, a 15-20% gratuity is suggested
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • A maximum of 12 people per booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Locally sourced hazelnuts are served complimentary during the tour. Please contact the tour provider if you have a nut allergy.
    • 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
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Our tour guide Jesse was attentive, funny and knowledgable. Had an amazing time filled with an overwhelming number of incredible views. It truly is remarkable what nature gives. Such great beauty and splendor. More than worth the money and time.
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    Deana was a fantastic guide and really made the tour an amazingly fun experience! Beautiful scenery and great storytelling among the way! So much fun!!
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    Tour guide was informative. The stops at the various waterfalls and places of interest were spot-on. It also helps that the weather was very good the day we went. I would recommend if you only had half a day to visit the gorge.
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    We took the tour with Craig and 10 others (12 in all) and had a very nice afternoon. He provided a good background on Historic Route 30 in the gorge and provide a very pleasant tour. It was not rushed and we had plenty of time to look at each location. He answered everyone's
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    The guide was really nice and knowledgeable, everything was on time and just perfect! It can be quite windy on the observation deck, so it is recommended to have warm hat/hoodie, if you are sensitive to wind.
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    • Duration: 4h
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    • Languages Offered: English
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