Oregon
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Our most recommended Oregon Day Trips

  • Portland: Mount Hood Wine and Waterfalls Full-Day Tour

    1. Portland: Mount Hood Wine and Waterfalls Full-Day Tour

    Enjoy a full-day tour to discover the beautiful landscapes of the wine-growing regions near Portland. After pickup at your accommodation, travel through the verdant landscape of Willamette Valley, known for its hazelnuts, berries, Christmas trees, and Pinot Noir wine. Continue to the foothills of the western Cascades and ascend to the treeline on Mount Hood, the highest peak in Oregon. Spend an hour at the historic Timberline Lodge, built by local artisans during the Great Depression. Explore the interpretive displays, go hiking, or play in the snow, even in summer.  Afterward, drive to Hood River Valley to arrive at the first winery on the tour. Eat a farm-to-table lunch while enjoying a wine tasting at a boutique vineyard with a view of Mount Hood. Learn about wine production in the region and visit 1 other winery in the Columbia Gorge or Columbia Valley areas.  Travel through the C...

    Everything went as advertised. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant. I would recommend this tour without reservation.

  • Portland: Half-Day Tour of Multnomah Falls & Columbia River

    2. Portland: Half-Day Tour of Multnomah Falls & Columbia River

    Escape the hustle and bustle of central Portland for the morning on a half-day coach tour of the Columbia River Gorge. Experience the natural beauty of the Rose City’s most scenic area. Follow the route of the Lewis and Clark expedition, more than 200 years after the famous explorers. View the gorge from Vista House at Crown Point, and marvel at the world famous Multnomah Falls. Depart Portland at 08:30 AM, enjoying the downtown sights as you leave the city via one of its many bridges. Once out of the metropolitan area, drive the historic Columbia River Highway, enjoying panoramic views hundreds of feet above the river at Crown Point. Descend through the famous highway loops to pristine Latourell Falls. Continue past Wahkeena Falls to Oregon’s most famous natural attraction — Multnomah Falls and Lodge. See the Oneonta Gorge and Horsetail Falls. Return to Portland along the river leve...

    We almost didn't make it b/c we were running late, but we're so glad we did! It was a memorable experience.

  • Portland: Columbia Gorge Waterfalls 40-Minute Scenic Flight

    3. Portland: Columbia Gorge Waterfalls 40-Minute Scenic Flight

    Embark on a scenic flight through Oregon's pride and joy, the Columbia River Gorge. On this 40-minute flight, get a bird's-eye view of Multnomah Falls as it cascades down 2 drops equalling 620 feet. Listen as your expert pilot and guide narrates the experience.  Learn about the steps taken by Oregon's forestry service to bring the Gorge and it's natural waterfalls back to life in the wake of Oregon's 2017 Gorge fire. Despite the intense burning, the beauty of the Gorge remained and the force of the waterfalls persisted. With some of the hillsides and ridges all but destroyed, the stubbornness of nature is clear as you fly above thousands of acres of trees, seemingly untouched by the heat and fury of the flames. Soar by the Bridge of the Gods, the link for Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) hikers to cross between Oregon and Washington, before making a turn back to your starting point. Land back...

    Clay was an excellent tour guide, and more importantly an even better pilot. It was a beautiful outing. Absolutely recommend, and will book again when back in Portland.

  • Bend: Half-Day Cascade Lakes Kayak Tour

    4. Bend: Half-Day Cascade Lakes Kayak Tour

    Experience a tandem kayak lake tour and enjoy the best mountainous views in Central Oregon. Meet your local guide in the heart of Bend, Oregon. Along with the rest of your group, make your way out of town and up into the Cascade mountain lakes where your kayaking adventure begins. Receive a lesson on kayaking safety measures before climbing into your tandem sit-on-top kayak.  Navigate your way through little-known caves, bays, and wetlands with the help of your naturalist guide. Keep a look out for the otters, mink, osprey and eagles that inhabit this area, and bring a camera for the best mountain views in Central Oregon. After around 2 hours of paddling and admiring your surroundings, you'll have time for a quick dip in the lakes to cool off. Prior to leaving, take in the views of mountains Three Sisters, Broken Top, and Paulina Peak. You’ll then head back to your kayaking starting ...

  • From Portland: Northern Oregon Coast Day Trip

    5. From Portland: Northern Oregon Coast Day Trip

    Walk the beaches and an old growth forest along the Oregon Coast, and discover technological relics as you drive the Pacific Coast Scenic Byway with a small group led by an interpretive guide. This day trip is a customized tour along a rugged section of Oregon's northern coast. You’ll travel northwest of Portland, as your guide takes you through the farmland of Tualatin Valley, a sub-valley of Willamette, one of the richest valleys in the world, known for its hazelnuts, berries, Christmas trees, and Pinot Noir.  You'll have the option of making history-related stops near the town of Tillamook or spending time in Cannon Beach to check out Haystack Rock, boutique shops, restaurants, cafes, and art galleries. If Cannon beach is chosen, you'll have up to 3 hours to divide your time amongst restaurants, shops, galleries, and the beach.

    Delightful day trip to the Oregon coast! Niko was an excellent guide and driver and accommodated his passengers' interests. The scenery was spectacular with lots of photo opps along the way. I would highly recommend this full-day trip to Cannon Beach!

  • Portland: The Mt. St. Helens Adventure Tour

    6. Portland: The Mt. St. Helens Adventure Tour

    Spend a full day crawling, climbing, and hiking with your professional guide as you experience Oregon's natural surroundings up close. Travel north of Portland along the lower Columbia River, known for 18th-century Spanish, American, and British explorers, and the Chinookan people. Crawl through a lava tree mold during a 20-minute hike in a landscape reminiscent of a fairy-tale amusement park, before beginning your descent into Ape Cave, one of the longest continuous lava tubes in North America. Spend 1-2.5 hours exploring this cave, named for a purported Sasquatch attack. Weather permitting, you will spend an hour at the closest viewpoint into the crater of the volcano, where you will eat a picnic lunch, overlooking Spirit Lake. Here, if there are no clouds, walk up the 437-step staircase to get a photo of Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, Mt. Rainier, and of course, Mt. St. Helens. Before returni...

  • Portland: Silver Falls Hike and Wine Tour

    7. Portland: Silver Falls Hike and Wine Tour

    Hike the forests and waterfalls of the Willamette Valley, discover the natural and cultural history of the area, and get intimate with the most renowned wine region for Pinot Noir in North America, on a small-group tour. Together with the other members of your group, learn about the history, terroir, and character of Willamette Valley from your naturalist guide.  In the morning, travel south of Portland as your guide takes you through the verdant landscape of Willamette Valley, known for its hazelnuts, berries, Christmas trees, and Pinot Noir wine. Arrive at Silver Falls State Park, the "crown jewel" of the Oregon State Park system. Hike under, beneath, above, and around waterfalls along the Trail of 10 Falls with your guide, before stopping for a picnic lunch. After your picnic lunch, you'll wander through the rolling hills of Willamette Valley, passing through charming little village...

  • Portland: Flightseeing Tour Mount Hood

    8. Portland: Flightseeing Tour Mount Hood

    Go on this flight tour up to Mount Hood and enjoy a unique view. Enjoy a low-level tour past Multnomah Falls and the rest of the Columbia River Gorge. Take a unique flight climbing above the Sandy River toward Mount Hood and over the Mount Hood National Forest. At the peak of the tour, on a clear day, you are able to see Mount Rainier, Mount St. Helens, Mount Adam, Mount Jefferson, and of course, Mount Hood. Descend back into the Columbia River Gorge, flying past Oregon’s famous natural celebrities such as Elowah Falls, Horsetail Falls, Multnomah Falls, and more.  This grand tour showcases some of the best natural landmarks in Oregon.

  • Oregon: Taste of Willamette Valley Private Food Tour

    9. Oregon: Taste of Willamette Valley Private Food Tour

    Get picked up at your accommodation or at the designated meeting location and have a private tour guide take you through the Willamette Valley. Walk the farm at your first stop at TMK Creamery and see the art of cheese making. Learn about modern agriculture, the milking process, feeding, and cow nutrition. Then sit down for a chance to sample their local cheeses and vodka. Next, it's time to load up in the tour van and head out to Middle Ground Farms. Walk a culinary vegetable garden that provides stock for the farm's kitchen. Meet the family’s 25 laying hens and a small herd of Nubian dairy goats. Then enjoy a mouth-watering boxed lunch filled with ingredients from the garden. Continue to make your way through the valley to Durant Olive Mill. Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the olive mill to learn about the making of different olive oils from basil to rosemary. Take in the views as ...

  • Tillamook: Private Food Tour of Local Farms

    10. Tillamook: Private Food Tour of Local Farms

    After being picked up by your private guide, learn about the history of the region and its farming as you head towards the first stop Marion Acers or Nehalem River Ranch. Take a tour of the farm, walk the grounds, and learn about animal welfare and honest farming. Meet the pigs, cows, and other animals they call family. Get back in the tour van and head to the second stop at Kelly's Brighton Marina. Learn more about the fascinating art of crabbing from Kelly himself. Kelly goes above and beyond to share the joys of catching, cooking, and eating crab. Sit down for lunch with fresh crab, Tillamook cheese, bread, and wine. Next, take a quick stop at Jandy Oyster’s tasting room. Enjoy delicious Netarts oysters paired with bubbles and hear how they sustainably harvest oysters. Learn from the locals the best techniques for shucking oysters.  End your day with a quick stop at De Garde Brewer...

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What people are saying about Oregon

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 116 reviews

Delightful day trip to the Oregon coast! Niko was an excellent guide and driver and accommodated his passengers' interests. The scenery was spectacular with lots of photo opps along the way. I would highly recommend this full-day trip to Cannon Beach!

Clay was an excellent tour guide, and more importantly an even better pilot. It was a beautiful outing. Absolutely recommend, and will book again when back in Portland.

Everything went as advertised. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant. I would recommend this tour without reservation.

We almost didn't make it b/c we were running late, but we're so glad we did! It was a memorable experience.

We saw much more than I could have dreamed of. Highly recommend!