Go Hiking Oregon!

Go Hiking Oregon!

Available Dates: June 20, July 18, August 15, September 19, October 10
Duration: 8 nights / 9 days
Cost: Group Package – Double occupancy
Size 8-20      $3,162 per person
Size 21-34    $2,952 per person
Size 35+        $2,752 per person
Pricing: Contact us for small group family pricing (minimum 6 )

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Package Includes:

    • Transportation by Mercedes Sprinter Vans or Luxury Coach
    • Professional Driver & Tour Guide / Host
    • Hotel Accommodations: 3-4 Star
    • Lift Tickets, rentals & trail passes for all activities listed
    • Farewell dinner
    • Wine Tasting & Beer tasting fees
    • Admission to all attractions listed: Pittock Mansion, Chinese Garden, High Dessert Museum
    • Airport Transfer for group arrivals

Itinerary Summary:

Day 1: Meet & Greet by your Professional Tour Guide
Upon arrival in Portland, our guide will meet you at the airport and commence right into Portland city tour exploring all the city has to offer or picked up at a downtown hotel if arriving the night before.
Portland Cityscape Mt. Hood
-Bring a camera! The views of Portland, Multnomah Falls and the Cascade Mountain are spectacular.
-Learn about Portland area’s history, landscape and culture from your professional tour guide.
-See downtown attractions such as Pioneer Square, Saturday Market and Portlandia.
-Explore vibrant, eclectic neighborhoods such as Nob Hill and the Pearl District.
-Visit the Portland International Rose Garden, Washington Park-Gardens and tour through the Pittock Mansion.
-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.

Evening: dine in numerous eateries in downtown Portland
Overnight – Portland

Day 2: Oregon Coastal Tour/Wine tasting

(Option 1) 8:00am-8:45am: Meet in Hotel Lobby for breakfast

9am : Depart hotel for Oregon coastal tour

Oregon’s coastline is graced with unforgettable vistas, dramatic cliffs, offshore rocks, wide sandy beaches, majestic capes, historic lighthouses, enchanted forests and lovely small beach towns which artists and artisans make their home. Alone, the coast we will visit old Growth Forest that leads you right to the beach, Cannon Beach, Hay Stack Rock and enjoy spectacular views of the dramatic Oregon Coastline at several major viewpoints alone the coast.

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(Option 2) Join our Oregon wine tasting tour !
Moring: Enjoy your free time walking around and explore the Portland downtown area.
Food carts Portland
Lunch: You cannot miss Portland food carts. Whether your tastes run from Greek gyros, Vietnamese Pho, Indian curries, Polish sausages, to Moroccan taglines, you can satisfy your appetite at Portland Food Carts all over town.
Afternoon: Depart hotel for Wine tasting tour.
David Hill Vineyard
Oregon is home to some of the most beautiful vineyards in the world and is known for its distinctive Pinot Noir. The Willamette Valley Vineyards are located on gentle hills that give way to spectacular views of the vines, Mt Hood, Mt St. Helen’s and the valley below.
Overnight – Portland

Day 3: Mt. Hood Hiking Scenic Tour
8am: Depart for Multnomah Falls & Gorge Waterfall Tour
Multnomah FallsThe number #1 attraction in Portland area… Multnomah Falls & Gorge Waterfall Tour. The great ice age Lake Missoula Flood left scars literally from Montana to the Pacific Ocean. Take photographs as we explore the waterfalls. Our tour guides will share research uncovering the effects of the Lake Missoula Flood in Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington. This catastrophic flood propelled over 500 cubic miles of water, ice, rock and mud across eastern Washington, scouring the Columbia River Gorge, and covering the Willamette Valley with up to 400 feet of water and left gravel bars a mile wide and hundreds of feet high. In addition, our guides will show you many of the signs still visible today.

11am: Lunch time

Timeberline lodge

12:30am: Our tour guide will only share information about the Timberline National Historic Trail. This trail enters the Mount Hood Wilderness Area. The Timberline Trail is a classic Pacific Northwest trail circumnavigating Mount Hood with alpine vistas, waterfalls, alpine meadows and west side Cascade forest. It was constructed primarily by Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930’s and encircles Mount Hood at or near treeline. The segment of trail between Timberline Lodge and Yocum Ridge overlaps the Pacific Crest Trail.

(Optional) Ride the Magic Miles: The Best View of Mt. Hood and Beyond! One of our most popular summer activities is a ride on the Magic Mile Chair Lift to the mountain’s 7000′ level – no skis or snowboards needed! The spectacular view of Mt. Hood, Palmer Snowfield and nearby Mt. Jefferson is one you’ll never forget.(weather permitting)
Dinner: Head to government camp OR
Overnight-Government camp

Day 4: Outdoor activities in Mt. Hood Area

Kayaking Willamette Falls-eNRG Kayaking

Morning: Clackamas River Rafting

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Head to Bend

Brewery tour in Bend Ale trail
Your trip to Bend might begin with a trek on the legendary Bend Ale Trail ™, but your detours to discover the other side of Bend’s fermented libations will impress you just as much. With three distilleries, three cideries, four wineries, and a kombucha brewery in Bend, your vacation might need a vacation day of its own.
Overnight-Bend/sunriver

Day5: Have Fun in Bend

Morning: You’ll want to wake up early for a day of outdoor adventure! Start off with breakfast.

Horseback riding in Bend

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Mill District, Bend OR – Stop off in the new trendy Mill District of Bend, you will have free time to walk around, you can walk along the river and walk to Bend downtown area. There are a lot of good restaurants and boutique shops there. If you don’t want to walk too far, you can order yourself a drink and enjoy the sunshine in Bend.

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High desert museum: This amazing interactive experience is not what you would expect from your typical museum. Here, they truly bring the high desert to life with engaging exhibits, fascinating wildlife displays, living history and riveting daily programs. With a walk through rendition of an old mine, live animal exhibits, and a working sawmill, the High Desert Museum offers an environment unlike any other. Only ten minutes from Sunriver Resort, this museum is a must see experience while vacationing in Central Oregon!

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Evening: After dinner, plan a private star party for the entire group at the Oregon Observatory in Sunriver. Staff and volunteers provide a relaxed, fun, and educational atmosphere for viewing the starry night skies. Sunriver’s elevation, pitch-dark surroundings, and crystal clear air make it perfect for star gazing. With the largest public access viewing facility in the country, there is plenty of space for everyone to enjoy the amazing spectacle.

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Overnight-Bend/sunriver

Day 6: The Brown Mountain Tail Hiking

After breakfast, we depart Bend for a morning hike along the Brown Mountain trail.

Goes from Forest Road #3705 on the Rogue River National Forest to the junction with High Lake Trail #6200 on the Winema National Forest. Brown Mountain is a small shield volcano capped by a cinder cone. The trail skirts along the side of Brown Mountain and this section of the Brown Mountain Trail is a delightful hike, mountain bike, or horseback ride along the southern flanks of Brown Mountain. Passing through a shaded old growth forest, the trail offers opportunities for Morel mushroom hunting in the late spring; shade loving wildflowers such as orchids and trilliums, blanket the forest floor in early summer; good huckleberry picking in late summer; and brilliant fall colors.

(Option) Upper Klamath Wildlife Refuges(Birding):The Klamath Basin is unmistakably bird country.  It is one of the top birding locations in the nation, and is one of the largest migratory stopovers for birds in the western United States.

The Upper Klamath NWR has 15,000 acres of freshwater marsh and open water. Excellent nesting and brood rearing areas for waterfowl including grebes, terns, American white pelicans, egrets and herons, bald eagles, and ospreys. The best way to see these birds is by taking a canoe on the 9.5 mile canoe trail through the refuge.

Overnight Klamath Falls, OR

Day7: Lava Beds National Monument(Hiking and Caving)

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In the morning, we will drive south to Lava Beds National Monument.

Lava Beds National Monument is a land of turmoil, both geological and historical. Over the last half-million years, volcanic eruptions on the Medicine Lake shield volcano have created a rugged landscape dotted with diverse volcanic features. More than 700 caves, Native American rock art sites, historic battlefields and campsites, and a high desert wilderness experience await you!

There is so much to do and see at Lava Beds, both above and below ground! After arrival, we will take you for a hike and know more about the history of this area and geological features.

After lunch, we will go to explore the caves. Many of the developed caves contain trails through the cave and stairways or ladders into the cave. Most of developed caves are located along Cave Loop, a 2-mile road near the visitor center. Just a short walk from the visitor center, Mushpot Cave contains exhibits and is the only lighted cave at Lava Beds. Developed caves are divided into three groups based on their varying levels of difficulty in the hardest section of the cave: least, moderate, and most challenging.

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Least Challenging

These caves have relatively high ceilings and smoother floors or trails. At the very least you should use the following gear: flashlights, sturdy shoes, and head protection.

Moderately Challenging

These caves may involve stooping through low sections and/or rough floors. Additional safety gear is recommended for the more difficult spots, including: cave maps, compass, kneepads, and gloves.

Most Challenging

These caves have some portions which require crawling. Using all recommended safety gear will protect you from injury.

Return to Klamath Falls

Overnight Klamath Falls

Day 8: Crater Lake
33-jpg9am: Depart for Crater lake national park.

DAY TRIP! Get ready to take in one of the most beautiful natural wonders of the world: Oregon’s only National Park, Crater Lake. Located about two and a half hours away from Sunriver, even seasoned travelers gasp at the twenty-mile circle of cliffs, tinted in subtle shades and fringed with hemlock, fir, and pine surrounding the lake of indescribable blue. At 1,943 feet deep, Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States and one of the ten deepest in the world. With its sheer cliffs, two picturesque islands, and its violent volcanic past, Crater Lake is like no place on earth. It truly is a ‘see it to believe it’ destination, with stunning scenery any time of year. Crater Lake National Park is host to a diverse array of activities. While enjoying the natural scenic wonders, you can hike in old growth forests, participate in a variety of interpretive activities, or even cross- country ski during the snow season.

2:30pm: Depart Crater Lake for Eugene, OR

Stretching from downtown Rose­burg to Diamond Lake, Hwy 138 certainly has earned its title of “Hwy of Waterfalls.” It’s a stunning area and one of the best scenic drives in America. There are several hiking trails along the North Umpqua River, including the North Umpqua Trail and the Wolf Creek Trail. These trails follow the river and provide scenic vantage points for observing wildlife. We will take a short hike there and enjoy the views of waterfalls.

4pm:  Continue heading north to Eugene OR

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Eugene is a city of the Pacific Northwest located in the U.S. state of Oregon. It is the second largest city in the state (after Portland).Eugene is home to the University of Oregon. The city is also noted for its natural beauty, recreational opportunities (especially bicycling, running/jogging, rafting, kayaking), and focus on the arts. Eugene’s slogan is “A Great City for the Arts and Outdoors”. It is also referred to as the “Emerald City”, and as “Track Town, USA”.The Nike corporation had its beginnings in Eugene. In 2021, the city will host the 18th Track and Field World Championships.

Upon your arrival, enjoy some free time to explore the neighborhood, your hotel will be in the center of Eugene which is close to the University of Oregon and shopping area.Take a walk on the campus or taste some local wine. Enjoy your evening out!

Oernight in Eugene OR

Day 9 Hike in Silver falls state park

8am Depart Eugene for Silver falls state park

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People call it the “crown jewel” of the Oregon State Parks system, and once you visit, you know why. Silver Falls State Park is the kind of standout scenic treasure that puts Oregon firmly onto the national—and international—stage. Its beauty, boundless recreational opportunities and historic presence keep it there. Nestled in the foothills of Oregon’s Cascade Mountains, less than an hour east of the state capital of Salem, Oregon, the sprawling 9,200 acre property is the largest state park in Oregon, and one of the most popular.

10:30 am Take a hike in the park and explore the nature beauty there.

Where else can you walk behind a waterfall? Check out the famous South Falls and see what a 177-foot curtain of water looks like from behind. It’s part of the Trail of Ten Falls, a spectacular, nationally recognized hiking trail that weaves through a dense forested landscape. The trail passes a series of breathtaking waterfalls along a rocky canyon, and descends to a winding creek at the forest floor. This 7.2 mile loop is considered to be a moderate hike, with an overall elevation change of 800 feet. Several connecting trails with separate access points make shorter routes.

 

4pm-Drive back to Portland for an evening flight departure or Portland Airport hotel drop

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