Visit the top attractions near the Portland, Oregon area on this guided, half-day tour. Spend an afternoon at Multnomah Falls and the Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls. Start along the Historic Columbia River Highway Scenic Byway. Some of the viewpoints in the area include'Chanticleer Point, the Crown Point Vista House, Latourell Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Multnomah Falls, and Horsetail Falls ' all located in the area. Bring a camera to capture the'indescribable views.
This scenic tour begins with a pickup from hotels located in the Downtown Portland area or from prearranged locations.
Spend an afternoon at Multnomah Falls and the Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls. Travel'the Historic Columbia River Highway Scenic Byway. Along the way, see the Crown Point Vista House, the most popular of the scenic lookouts along the highway, providing a panoramic view of the Columbia River.
Latourell Falls plunges 249 feet over a massive wall of columnar basalt, some of the best formations in the Pacific Northwest, before cascading hastily toward the Columbia River. This waterfall is usually most recognized for the large patch of bright yellow lichen adorning the cliff face to the right of the falls, and this characteristic has led many a famous photographer to this captivating location.
A winding footpath and a bridge lead to an ideal vantage point for the Bridal Veil Falls. These falls consist of two cascades in quick succession along angling rock faces. When there is good water flow, the falls looks very much like its bridal veil namesake. This waterfall is one of the best-kept secrets in the Columbia River Gorge. People read about, but rarely get a chance to view, the actual waterfall.
The tour ends with a return trip and drop-off in Portland.