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

Explore Columbia River Gorge Half-Day Small-Group Tour

Explore Columbia River Gorge Half-Day Small-Group Tour
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from $70.00 per adult
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Last updated: Jul 3, 2020
A note from Explore Columbia River Gorge Half-Day Small-Group Tour
We are keeping the vehicles sanitized as per WHO & CDC recommendations. For non-private tours, vehicles are being filled to half capacity to maintain physical distance. As per proclamation by the Governor of the State of Oregon, guides and guests are required to wear masks, with certain exceptions.
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
About
The 85-mile (137-km) long Columbia Gorge NSA would be a national park if it weren't a critical transportation corridor. It features waterfalls, mountains, monoliths, terraces, resort towns, vineyards, orchards, and The River, harboring a plethora of fish and birds, and unique plants and invertebrates. In the early 1900s, Portlanders would drive their Model T cars along the Columbia River Highway to gaze at waterfalls. It was the first scenic highway built in America. There is said to be over 4000 waterfalls; many are hidden away, but many are just a short hike off the Historic Highway. On this tour you'll explore the western, rainforested, southern side of the Gorge, dubbed "waterfall alley" where we'll have you getting wet under a waterfall, peering over cliffs, and learning stories of the area only the locals know.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h 45m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h 45m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 120361P7
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Air-conditioned vehicle • Bottled water • Snacks • PA system so people in back can hear their guide
Exclusions
Gratuity (always appreciated)
Duration
6h 45m
Departure details
Director Park, 815 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205, USA
Inclusions
Air-conditioned vehicle • Bottled water • Snacks • PA system so people in back can hear their guide
Exclusions
Gratuity (always appreciated)
Departure details
Director Park, 815 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205, USA
Duration
6h 45m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
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 11 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Director Park
    815 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205, USA
    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 end at
    Director Park
    815 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205, USA
    See address & details
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Tharin A
3 contributions
One great trip, recommended
Nov 2019
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 December 1, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Rosie-in-Berlin
Berlin, Germany1 contribution
Best way to see the Columbia Gorge
Oct 2019 • 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 October 14, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
TerranTravels
Thank you Rosie! We thoroughly enjoyed taking you and Gina to the Gorge and Coast! Best wishes on the tour guiding!
Written November 21, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Binga
2 contributions
Fantastic tours to discover Oregon (especially for non-drivers)
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 October 11, 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 November 21, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Shawn K
7 contributions
The best tour
Really enjoyed this tour. Tour guide Marcus is the most knowledgeable tour guide ive ever had. Definitely take this tour.
Written July 26, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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 November 22, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

BreAna M
1 contribution
Beautiful waterfalls!
Jul 2019 • 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 July 13, 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 July 15, 2019
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fromL.A.
1 contribution
Great views, very informative and accommodating
Jun 2019 • 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 June 23, 2019
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TerranTravels
Helena, thanks for the great review! Marcus said he really enjoyed your's and Maria's enthusiasm!
Written June 24, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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End of a vacation
On our last day in Portland we took this this trip..I had scheduled it without really knowing what we were going to
blivet
blivet
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A wonderful experience
The natural beauty of Oregon's coast highlights seen and narrated by a local who was both knowledgeable and persona
blivet
blivet
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A half day well spent
Marcus was terrific. He is a knowledgeable, personable travel guide. Highly recommend his company, Terran Travel.
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ehalvo999
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Great wines, great views, excellent guide
Chris was filling in for Marcus on our tour, and we had an amazing time! My parents were visiting Oregon from the E
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F7627WBkarinr
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Oregon highlights
Our tour leader was very knowledgeable! Tour was a great way to see various waterfalls, Colombia River Gorge, Mt Ho
akitterlin64
akitterlin64
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Loved this tour!
Marcus was incredibly knowledgeable about so many things! We learned so much while having a great time. Multnomah F
shaunarmon
shaunarmon
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Great Tour
My wife and I had an amazing time on this tour. Marcus was a great guide. He was personable and very knowledgeable.
itskarinarose
itskarinarose
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Loved It
My best friend and I were visiting Portland and booked the Columbia River Gorge half day tour. It ended up only bei
ankitao2019
ankitao2019
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Mt hood tour with wine tasting
Marcus did an extremely good job in explaining and showing us all the popular stops along with some bonus mesmerisi
M6289UYeddiem
M6289UYeddiem
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Great Intro to Portland as a whole!
We were a group of 3 and had an excellent time driving/walking around with Marcus. He was an excellent and knowledg
Fred1948
Fred1948
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Great tour !!
The Discover Portland​: Half day Small Group Tour was excellent, five stars !! The guide Marcus was extremely know
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janicepS8705AV
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Oregon didn't let me down
Marcus was our guide and is so pleasantly accommodating that you just want to call him family. He is full of fun fa
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779betteg
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Mt. St. Helens
Took the Mt St Helens tour. Marcus showed us the best views the mountain has to offer. Very knowledgeable and fun t
hawktraveler8
hawktraveler8
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One of the best tours I've done
I have so many great things to say about this tour. Marcus did a great job reading our group and being flexible wit
747deena
747deena
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Had an amazing time!
Our guide was Marcus and he was just awesome - really knowledgeable about the city, and showed us some cool stuff!
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