Dates: Year Round
Duration: 9:00am until 5:30 pm; (Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday)
Pricing: $90.00 per person (minimum 3 guest for tour to operate)
Hotel pick-up: downtown Portland hotels or Pre- Arranged locations
Explore the Columbia River Gorge and stand above the second highest year-round waterfall in the United States! Come and enjoy spectacular views of many waterfalls along the Historic Columbia River Highway. Then we take you up close to Timberline Lodge on Mt Hood. We will also be touring many of the other wonderful sites along the Columbia Gorge including Crown Point’s Vista House, a unique visitor’s facility that was built in 1916. These viewpoints have two of the best views of the entire Columbia Gorge and you will agree that the sights are truly breathtaking.
-Bring a camera! The views of Portland, Multnomah Falls, Mt Hood and Cascade Mountain are incredible.
-All aboard a luxury day trip from Portland to Multnomah Falls to Gorge Waterfalls and Mt Hood
-Learn about Portland area’s history, landscape and culture from your professional tour guide.
-En route to the Waterfalls, learn about the history of the land and the region’s culture, giving you an
understanding of how this incredible landscape was shaped over time.
-Enjoy views of gorgeous waterfalls at Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area.
-Follow your professional tour guide on several short hikes to view stunning waterfalls, plants and wildlife.
Enjoy a guide tour with an expert guide of Timberline Lodge near Mt Hood.
-Customized for small or groups 6 or more to ensure a more personalized experience
We start along the Historic Columbia River Highway National Scenic Byway. Some of the waterfalls make include; Latourell Falls, Multnomah Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Wahkeena Falls and Horse Tail Falls.
Crown Point Vista House
Best known of the scenic lookouts along the Historic Columbia River Highway, providing a panoramic view of the Columbia River. The Crown Point Vista House was built in 1916 and refurbished in 2005, with its beautiful marble interior and brass fixtures completely remodeled.
Plunge 249 feet (76 m) over a massive wall of columnar basalt – some of the best formations in the Pacific Northwest – before cascading hastily towards the Columbia River. This waterfall is usually most recognized for the large patch of bright yellow lichen adorning the cliff face to the right of the falls, and this characteristic has led many famous photographers to give this location their treatment. And if you stand in just the right place, and look way up, behind the falls you see another falls!
At Multnomah Falls, take a picture from any one of the many viewpoints or walk 5mins to the Benson Bride to view the falls from a unique perspective- above!
The second highest year-round waterfall in the United States. Nearly two million visitors a year come to see this ancient waterfall, making it Oregon’s number one public destination. Fed by underground springs from Larch Mountain, the flow over the falls varies but is highest during winter and spring.
Then, we continue driving east farther up the river to the town of Hood River, where breathtaking natural beauty and high winds create a paradise for windsurfers, kite boarders and sightseers. Your tour guide will tell you about the history of the land and the region’s culture, giving you an understanding of how this incredible landscape was shaped many years ago.
For lunch you will have a selection of places to choose from in Hood River with views of Mt Hood and Mt Adams. You will have the opportunity to visit many of the boutique shops and wine tasting rooms in Hood River.There are two wine tasting rooms we highly recommend stopping by to visit: Naked Winery Tasting Room and Springdale Tasting Room.
Mt. Hood (Timberline Lodge)
At 11,249 feet, the glacier-clad Mt. Hood is Oregon’s tallest peak and the 4th highest in the Cascade Range. Waterfalls, wildlife, wild flowers, trails, Timberline Lodge…the mountain is beloved for its beauty and recreational opportunities.
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Rick7 years ago
The Columbia River Gorge and Mt. Hood have many of the most beautiful places on Earth--thanks for posting this great tour!