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

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 03/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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.
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Updated 03/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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.
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
    Stop: 3 hours
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  • 2
    Columbia River Highway
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • 3
    Portland Women's Forum State Scenic Viewpoint
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 4
    Vista House
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 5
    Latourell Falls
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 6
    Shepperd's Dell State Natural Area
    Stop: 10 minutes
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    Pass by
    Bridal Veil Falls State Park
    Wahkeena Falls
  • 7
    Multnomah Falls
    Stop: 30 minutes
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    Pass by
    Oneonta Gorge
  • 8
    Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge
    Stop: 10 minutes
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    Pass by
    Beacon Rock
    Rooster Rock State Park
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Important Information
Duration
3–4 hours
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • PA system so people in back can hear their guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuity (always appreciated)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Tharin A wrote a review Nov 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
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. :)
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Rosie-in-Berlin wrote a review Oct 2019
Berlin, Germany1 contribution
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
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from TerranTravels, Manager at Explore Columbia River Gorge Half-Day Small-Group Tour
Responded 21 Nov 2019
Thank you Rosie! We thoroughly enjoyed taking you and Gina to the Gorge and Coast! Best wishes on the tour guiding!
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Binga wrote a review Oct 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
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
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Response from TerranTravels, Manager at Explore Columbia River Gorge Half-Day Small-Group Tour
Responded 21 Nov 2019
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!
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Shawn K wrote a review Jul 2019
7 contributions2 helpful votes
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Really enjoyed this tour. Tour guide Marcus is the most knowledgeable tour guide ive ever had. Definitely take this tour.
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Response from TerranTravels, Manager at Explore Columbia River Gorge Half-Day Small-Group Tour
Responded 21 Nov 2019
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!
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BreAna M wrote a review Jul 2019
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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
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from TerranTravels, Owner at Explore Columbia River Gorge Half-Day Small-Group Tour
Responded 14 Jul 2019
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!
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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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davidpJ2681YD
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Mt Hood Waterfalls & Wine
What an awesome day! Marcus was great! Very knowledgeable about Portland, Mt Hood, & wine. Had a wonderful time!
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sissy216
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Fun tour!
Loved this tour! Wonderful day from beginning to end. Marcus was an excellent tour guide throughout the trip. Very
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3TerriS
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Awesome Tour
We took the Waterfall, Winery & Mt. Hood tour about a week ago. Awesome is an understatement. Marcus was super
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janella2015
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Amazing fall trip
Marcus was absolutely amazing. Definitely very happy I chose this tour for my fiancé and I! Marcus was full of fact
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Danielvalenciacortes
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The Best tour in Oregon
Marcus is a great guide, very punctual, have an amazing knowledge of the zone and he is also a great person, I tota
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JWBTX
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North east coast with Marcus
What a great trip to the coast....! It included many great quick stops filled with a lot of great information and h
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9susiec
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A GREAT tour!!
Marcus was our tour guide and he had our attention right away! This tour was much more than I expected. I’ve live
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