an Oregon & Washington Adventure
Oregon and Washington states are known for their unique marriage of natural beauty and rich culture; from towering active volcanoes and mystical rainforests to plentiful streams, lakes and the deep blue ocean.
Dozens of breathtaking waterfalls line Oregon’s Historic Columbia River Highway and landscapes grow more beautiful around every corner. Relive the monumental 1980 eruption of Washington’s Mount St. Helens and hear the biological, geological, and human story of that infamous blast. Experience the Pacific Northwest like never before.
DAY 1 – EVERETT, WA
Enjoy the sights as we travel to our first destination. This afternoon, we check into the beautiful Delta Hotel by Marriott in Everett, WA.
DAY 2 – PORTLAND, OR
Visit the Mount St. Helens Forest Learning Center and learn about the May 18, 1980 eruption that forever changed the landscape of Mount. St. Helens. Arrive in Portland for our 3-night stay.
About 14,000 years ago, cataclysmic floods scoured out the Columbia River Gorge. The “King of Roads” scenic loops is the inspiring drive along the gorge’s towering walls.
DAY 3 – PORTLAND
Explore the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic area with stops at Multnomah Falls, Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center and the Washington Shore Visitors Centre. The beauty of this area is will leave you in awe.
DID YOU KNOW?
The 611-foot-tall roaring waterfall of Multnomah Falls is the most visited natural site in the Pacific Northwest. Created by the Missoula Floods, it is the tallest waterfall in the state of Oregon.
DAY 4 – PORTLAND
Begin the day high on the West Hills at Pittock Mansion – a century-old symbol of Portland’s rise from a small lumber town to a bustling city. Then, enjoy a guided tour of the “City of Roses”
EXPERIENCES & HIGHLIGHTS
Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument was established on August 27, 1982 by President Ronald Reagan following the 1980 eruption. That May 18, 1980 eruption was the most economically destructive volcanic event in US history.
Wolf Haven International is a nationally recognized wolf sanctuary that has been providing permanent homes for displaced, captive-born animals since 1982.
DAY 5 – TULALIP, WA
Visit Wolf Haven International for a presentation and guided tour of the facility that provides a permanent home for more than 200 captive-born wolfs. Here, they receive a lifetime of compassionate care and are treated with dignity and respect. Following lunch, we arrive at the lovely Tulalip Resort for our final night. Settle into the luxurious surroundings and take advantage of all the fabulous amenities this property offers.
DAY 6 – RETURN HOME
Enjoy your final moments at the resort before departing mid-morning. Bid farewell to travelling companions as we return home with fond memories of the Pacific Northwest.