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Explore Oregon’s beautiful coast including Gold Beach, the Rogue River, the Redwood Forests of the Pacific Northwest, Crater Lake and Newberry Volcano National Monument.

Pricing:

  • $2499.00 Per Person Double Occupancy
  • $2799.00 Per person Single Occupancy

Departure Dates 2021:

May 16 June 20
July 18 August 15
September 19 October 17

Inclusions:

  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Comfortable Transportation
  • 6 nights lodging
  • 6 Breakfasts
  • 6 Lunches
  • 2 Dinners
  • Newport Wildlife Cruise
  • Rogue River Mail Boat/Jet Boat Tour
  • Airport Transfers
  • Park Entrance Fees
  • Applicable Taxes and Fees

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1

Arrive in Portland, Oregon by 3 PM.  Meet at the airport at that time and enjoy a 2 hour drive through the Willamette Valley to the Pacific Ocean and along the coast to beautiful Newport Beach. You will enjoy an early dinner this evening at one of the fantastic farm to table restaurants in the area enroute. 

Lodging – Elizabeth Oceanfront Suites Newport, OR
Meals: D

Day 2

You will depart Portland and travel southwest to the Pacific Ocean. You will pass through Lincoln City and Depoe Bay on our way to Newport. Enroute you will explore the Silentz Bay National Wildlife Refuge and have the opportunity to see this unique ecological area and watch for wildlife and other things in and out of the water. As you continue south on Highway 101, you will explore various viewpoints, especially the Yaquina Head Lighthouse and Marine Gardens.

Once in Newport, you will enjoy a 2-hour Sea Life Cruise with Marine Discovery Tours.  This tour offers you the opportunity to you will get to experience the incredible scenery of the bay, river, and coastline along with the opportunity to see whales, harbor porpoises, seals, sea lions, pelicans, and an abundance of marine birds. You will learn about the largest fishing fleet on the Oregon Coast and other unique things about the area.

Afterwards you will get to experience the joy of eating fresh fish right off the boat.  The restaurants here are fantastic and this will be a treat!
Once finished, you can enjoy a giant bonfire and smores on the beach .

Lodging – Elizabeth Oceanfront Suites Newport, OR
Meals: B, L, D

Day 3:

Today you will continue south along Oregon’s beautiful coast. For those loving to sightsee, this is a dramatic part of the coast line. We invite you to sit back and relax as we continue south to the state parks/light houses/ and picnic along the way. Some of the areas you will visit are Seal Rock, Cape Perpetual, Devil’s Churn, Thor’s Wells, Captain Cook Point, Neptune State Scenic Area/Viewpoint, Tokatee Klootchman State Natural Site, Cape Blanco, and many others.  You will be in and out of the tour van a lot and will get some great short to moderate hikes in down to a beach and along the shore!

The evening will be in Gold Beach, OR where you can spend your evening relaxing watching the waves or enjoy a walk along the beach to the Rogue River or Turtle Rock Creek. Each room has its own balcony to sit back and enjoy the view!

Hotel – SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Gold Beach, OR
Meals: B, L

Day 4

Be ready this morning for more fun on the water – but this time it’s the Rogue River. This thrilling 64-mile mail run on a Hydro-jet Boat takes you through shallow riffles, beneath the sheer 400-foot walls of Copper Canyon. As you travel deeper into the federally designated Wild & Scenic River make sure to have your camera ready to capture osprey, otter, deer and bear, as your professional guide shares the folklore, history, trees and wildflowers. Your adventure includes a fantastic buffet lunch on an open deck overlooking the river or seated inside with views of the area.

The afternoon will find you winding your way down the last part of the Oregon Coast and into Crescent City, California for the night.

Lodging – Oceanfront Lodge Crescent City, CA
Meals: B, L

Day 5

This morning you will have the opportunity to explore Redwood Forests of the Pacific Northwest.  These include Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park, and Jedediah Smith Redwood Grove, one of the best in the state. Once finished you will then leave the coastal area and head inland crossing back into Oregon. You will end the day in the quaint town of Shady Cove Oregon.

Lodging- Edgewater Inn Shady Cove, OR
Meals: B, L

Day 6

Today’s travels find you making your way north along Hwy 97 to Crater Lake. Crater Lake is widely known for its amazing depth, intense blue color, pure water, and spectacular views. The Visitor Center can offer great information about the history and formation of the lake. You will enjoy views of the lake as you hike up to Garfield Peak. After lunch at the Crater Lake Dining Room, you will continue around the lake on a tour of the Rim. This two-hour drive around the lake, offers awesome views with stops with plenty of opportunities for picture taking. Also, there will be a great hikes up to The Watchman and to Mt Scott for more views of the lake and the surrounding areas.

Once you’ve said goodbye to Crater Lake, you’ll make your way to Bend. You’ll have some time to get acquainted with Central Oregon’s biggest city before settling in for the night.

Lodging – Doubletree by Hilton Bend, OR
Meals: B, L

Day 7

After breakfast you will head just south of town and have some adventure at the Newberry Volcano National Monument to see an active volcanic area. Some great hikes are available. Afterwards, you will head north to Portland. You will travel through the Columbia River Gorge. Enjoy the breathtaking views and photo ops of this protected National Scenic Area. you will stop at Multnomah Falls, the second-tallest year-round waterfall in the nation. The water drops 620 feet from its origin on Larch Mountain. You will have a farewell lunch at Multnomah Falls Lodge overlooking the Columbia River. We will arrive at the Portland Airport in the late afternoon.

Meals: B, L

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