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Explore Columbia River Gorge Half-Day Small-Group Tour provided by Terran Travels

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Explore Columbia River Gorge Half-Day Small-Group Tour

Explore Columbia River Gorge Half-Day Small-Group Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3–4 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
14
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 120361P7
Important information
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • PA system so people in back can hear their guide
  • *We are the only operator in Portland who has sneeze guards between the rows in our vehicle.*
Exclusions
  • Gratuity (always appreciated)
Duration
3–4 hours
Departure details
  • Director Park, 815 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205, USA 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.
Additional information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 14 travelers
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • PA system so people in back can hear their guide
  • *We are the only operator in Portland who has sneeze guards between the rows in our vehicle.*
Exclusions
  • Gratuity (always appreciated)
Departure details
  • Director Park, 815 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205, USA 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.
Duration
3–4 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 14 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 7 Dec 2021
A note from Explore Columbia River Gorge Half-Day Small-Group Tour
*We are the only operator in Portland who has sneeze guards between the rows in our vehicle.* We are keeping the vehicles sanitized as per WHO & CDC recommendations.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Director Park
    815 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205, USA
    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.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
    Stop: 3 hours
    See details
  • 2
    Columbia River Highway
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 3
    Portland Women's Forum State Scenic Viewpoint
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Vista House
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Latourell Falls
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Shepperd's Dell State Natural Area
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Bridal Veil Falls State Park
    Wahkeena Falls
  • 7
    Multnomah Falls
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Oneonta Gorge
  • 8
    Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Beacon Rock
    Rooster Rock State Park
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

5.0
8 reviews
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Wesley P
2 contributions
This was a fantastic half-day tour, with our tour guide Cher Ausmann-Moreno providing so many interesting facts about all things relating to Portland, Oregon and Columbia River and its waterfalls. We were treated to seeing so many waterfalls in such a small amount of time, with Cher also taking photos for us along the way while we enjoyed ourselves. Amazing tour!!
Written 19 June 2022
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Binga
2 contributions
These tours are an excellent option for travellers who don't have a car, but want to get areas of Oregon that aren't easily accessible by public transport. I cannot recommend these tours enough!

I did the half day Columbia valley half-day tour with my sister, with convenient and punctual pickup directly from our accomodation. The vehicle was comfortable and spotlessly clean. Our guide was a local and knew a lot about the history and geography of the region. She was chatty, friendly and informative. We wanted to do a bit of proper hiking so she took us around the waterfalls. The scenery was breathtaking. We loved that it didn't feel too "touristy" or artificial - it was clear that Taryn was passionate about the landscape and its natural history, and she was flexible and receptive to what we wanted to do. We loved the tour so much we immediately booked another one for the next day!

The second tour we did was the Oregon coast day trip. We had been planning on using public transport, but the timings were inconvenient and we saw so much more than we would have done on foot/by public bus. Our guides took us to places little known even to locals (due to their inaccessibility at high tide). We explored beaches, caves, rockpools, old forests with giant trees hundreds of years old. We went to several fantastic viewpoints from which we could see far along the coastline. Both our guides were well informed about the flora and fauna, and curious to find answers to questions they didn't already know. Our guides took good care of us and were so friendly; even after our tour they were full of recommendations for the rest of our trip. It was an absolutely wonderful day.

The tours are fantastic value if you want to see the natural beauty of this state. It's an essential for people who don't have their own car; but even if we had chosen to drive, we wouldn't have learned nearly as much about the fascinating history, wildlife, and geography of this region.
Written 11 October 2019
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TerranTravels
Thanks for the amazingly generous reviews! It was a pleasure taking you and Rosie to the Columbia Gorge and Oregon Coast. Hope to see you again some day!
Written 21 November 2019
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fromL.A.
1 contribution
Friends
Marcus was a great guide. I highly recommend this tour! He picked us up from our hotel(which is normally not a pick up point for some of the other tour operators as it was not in the downtown area), was very informative all throughout the tour and even accommodated our request to pass by a farm stand so we could buy some fruit to snack on during the trip. He also went out of his way to find spots so we could get great pictures along the way and provided cold water as well as yummy snacks on the way back and dropped us off to a great restaurant just in time for dinner. Make sure you are wearing comfortable walking shoes as one of the stops involves a short hike.
Written 23 June 2019
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TerranTravels
Helena, thanks for the great review! Marcus said he really enjoyed your's and Maria's enthusiasm!
Written 24 June 2019
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Poh Lian T
Singapore, Singapore28 contributions
We did a private tour with a friend and her daughter for 5 nights from Seattle to Oregon
We covered Hood river and multnomah falls , crater lake and bend , smith rock state park , the Oregon coast
Tour guide Ben Wheeler was excellent — considerate , careful as he drove through a snow storm in May, knowledgeable
Even did a vineyard marchesa in the Williamette valley
Did some great hikes to ecola state park and the Ostwald west state park
Excellent and recommended company
Written 9 May 2022
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Tharin A
3 contributions
It was a great half-day tour to see Columbia river, waterfalls, and the scenery. It covered everything I wanted to see, and the duration of each stop is enough to take a good picture. :)
Written 1 December 2019
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Rosie-in-Berlin
Berlin, Germany1 contribution
Family
My sister and I loved this tour. Our guide, Taryn, was the best! She tailored the tour to take us on more hiking trails, showed us the variety of plant life in the gorge and took us to the stunning waterfalls. We saw and learned so much!! She told stories about the history of the area and kept us fascinated during the whole time we were driving from spot to spot, so the time just flew by.

It was also so convenient to be picked up right from our Airbnb! Not only was it was so much fun talking to an expert who had lived in the area for so many years, it was also so practical as we saw a lot in a short space of time, and were able to pack a lot more into our short stay in Portland thanks to Terran Travels.

We loved the tour so much (even despite the rain!) that we immediately booked another one with Terran Travels as soon as we came back.
Written 14 October 2019
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TerranTravels
Thank you Rosie! We thoroughly enjoyed taking you and Gina to the Gorge and Coast! Best wishes on the tour guiding!
Written 21 November 2019
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Shawn K
7 contributions
Really enjoyed this tour. Tour guide Marcus is the most knowledgeable tour guide ive ever had. Definitely take this tour.
Written 26 July 2019
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TerranTravels
Thanks for writing another great review! Tell your neighbors you saw Mist, Horsetail, Wahkeena, Multnomah, Shepperd's Dell, Bridal Veil, and Latourell! P.S. Great pics!
Written 22 November 2019
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BreAna M
2 contributions
Business
This tour exceeded my expectations!! I booked this tour very last minute, and Marcus was still able to accommodate me, even picked me up from my airbnb! Marcus was very energetic, knowledge and extremely friendly. The Columbia River gorge tour was beautiful, and we saw more waterfalls than I thought we would. The hiking was minimal and very enjoyable! I'd highly recommend booking your sightseeing tour with Terran Travels, and I look forward to a future tour with them when I come back to visit Portlandin the near future!
Written 13 July 2019
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TerranTravels
Breana, thank you for the super-sweet review! Marcus said you were the ideal guest, and he looks forward you out again! Hope you enjoyed the Rose Gardens!
Written 15 July 2019
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MunichFan
MunichFan
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Town and Countryside Wineries with a View
Cher, our tour guide, narrated the trip with interesting tid bits on this excursion with friends. We visited three
123dwl
123dwl
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Wonderful
Our tour guy was awesome. We only in Portland for two full days, and taking this one tour made us feel like we put
kmccane
kmccane
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Great day with Damon. Excellent tour.
Damon was a very informative guide and had the tour very well timed and planned out. It was a great way to see a lo
silviacarvajal77
silviacarvajal77
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Amazing!
I was looking forward for this tour since a while ago and I am simply amazed by breathtaking places we visited. My
adamB7102IR
adamB7102IR
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Great time with no stress
The tour views were fantastic. The tour guide, Cher Aussman-Moreno was great. The van comfortable. And a bonus was
patricklE8897SS
patricklE8897SS
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Overpriced!
It was a disappointing trip. We were to have four scheduled stops. The driver left two people who attempted to b
dana023095
dana023095
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Absolutely fantastic!
Damen was so incredibly knowledgeable and friendly! We were blown away by his extensive knowledge of all things Ore
AveryAnaBurns
AveryAnaBurns
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Amazing way to spend the day!
What an amazing day and way to experience the true beauty in Oregon! Our guide Ben, at Terran Travels, was knowledg
815aliciad
815aliciad
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Relaxing scenery + good walk
Great tour of the waterfalls, wineries and cider/local produce. The waterfall portion was great exercise. Loved see
O3301TKevad
O3301TKevad
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Great day tour!
This was a fun day! We saw beautiful scenery, enjoyed good wine and great food! Cher, our guide, was knowledgeable
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X1277DUleahh
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A 'Must Do' Experience
This tour was truly an amazing experience! Your day will be filled with visits to Ape Cave, Trail of Two Forests,
pammelic
pammelic
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Amazing!
Damian was my tour guide! He gave a lot of fun and interesting facts for the entire duration of the tour. He was ni
Curiosity28925649464
Curiosity28925649464
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Fab day filled with fun and sights
This was such a great way to see the beautiful surrounds of Portland and my daughter (20s) and I enjoyed every minu
877sherrip
877sherrip
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Amazing Views!
We had a great time and Brittany was a great guide. We actually saw a killer whale at Cannon Beach and saw some elk
rfin16
rfin16
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Fun way to see more of Oregon
Great tour! Cher was very knowledgeable about the area. We loved the wineries we went to as well as our other stops
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