FAM Oregon Adventure
Oregon is known for its stunning diversity of landscapes. Join us for an action packed week experiencing its high desert, running rivers, glacier capped mountains, and exquisitely carved gorge.
8 – 10 Persons
June 1 – 8, 2023
Medically-trained, naturalist guides
Four nights at Brasada Ranch
Three nights at Skamania Lodge
Private Rock Climbing Lesson
Private tour of Crater Lake
Private Whitewater Rafting Tour
Private tour of Columbia River Gorge
Private geology tour of Mt. Saint Helens
All meals indicated in itinerary
Park entry fees
Gratuity for your guide
Meals not included in itinerary
$2,975 Solo Traveler
$4,350 Duo Package*
*couples or friends willing to share a king bed
Join Good Trip Adventures to see the best of what Oregon has to offer. We’ll see the beautiful landscapes of this unique destination and get our adrenaline pumping on some truly adventurous activities! We’ll adventure through Bend, Crater Lake, Mount Hood, and the Columbia River Gorge – and you can even add on some time to visit Oregon Wine Country and relax in luxury on the coast at one of the region’s top rated hotels.
Expect to encounter weather as diverse as the places we’ll be visiting! Most days should be in the 50s or 60s with the potential for both rain and sun. Higher elevations (such as Crater Lake and Mount Hood) may see some snow! Plan to dress for changing conditions.
This trip is open to Travel Agents and up to one adult guest. We’ll be driving and heading to activities as a group, led by your Good Trip guide. The group size will range from 8-10 total guests.
Intensity – Mild
This trip is appropriate for beginner hikers, climbers, and paddlers. We will be quite active, so we hope you’re up for the challenge! Your Good Trip guide will have your safety at top of mind at all times and most activities can be adapted to your particular experience level.
- Brasada Ranch: Solo travelers will be in their own King rooms. Couples and duos will be in a shared King room.
- Skamania Lodge: Solo travelers will share a two x twin room. Couples and duos will be in a shared King room.
Plan to arrive at Portland International Airport by 1:00 PM local time on Day 1. Your guide will pick you up shortly after arrival. Alternatively, your guide can collect you from your accommodation or another central point in Portland (within 30 minutes of airport) by 12:00 PM local time if you choose to arrive a day early. You’ll be driving to Bend immediately after pickup.
Your guide will transport you to the airport for departing flights on the final day, arriving at the airport by 11:00 AM local time. Please plan your departure flight after this time. Alternatively, if you’d prefer to book a hotel, please be prepared to find personal transportation to the airport (via Lyft, taxi, etc).
It’s here! Adventure day! Plan to arrive at Portland International Airport by the afternoon. Your guide will greet you upon arrival and you’ll begin your journey to Bend. Along the way, your guide will talk a bit about Good Trip Adventures and the plan for the days ahead. Tonight, you’ll settle into your home at Brasada Ranch and enjoy a welcome dinner on site prepared by world class chefs using locally sourced ingredients.
Today, we’ll head out to Smith Rock for a day of Rock Climbing instruction! This unique and stunning geological formation is considered one of the premier climbing destinations in North America. We’ll join local climbing guides who will give you instruction and support as you test your nerve on the rock. All gear is included. After a morning of climbing, we’ll enjoy a picnic lunch and can spend the afternoon exploring the park before heading back to our accommodations. Tonight, we can toast a glass of Oregon red around the bonfire.
This morning we’ll head south to see the massive wonder that is Crater Lake. This massive lake was formed over 7,700 years ago when the 12,000’ Mount Mazama experienced a violent eruption. Today, it is one of the deepest lakes on the planet. Snowy conditions may be in our future so we may be exploring in our hiking boots or in our snowshoes (provided)! A packed lunch is also provided today.
Get ready to hit the water with a day of Whitewater Rafting on the Deschutes! This time of year, the snowmelt really gets the waters flowing – so expect some serious adventure. We’ll be navigating through Class II-IV waters under the guidance of our own professional rafting guides. Wetsuit rentals are available. Tonight, we can warm up around the fire, enjoying our last night at Brasada.
Today, we’ll say goodbye to the Bend area and head north. Our journey will take us up, up, up over the mountain passes of the Cascades. We’ll make a stop at the historic Timberline Lodge on the slopes of Mount Hood and enjoy lunch along the way. After our meal, we’ll continue back down into the Columbia River Gorge. Arriving at Skamania Lodge, we’ll settle into our new home for the night.
Meals: No meals
The Columbia River Gorge is known for its iconic waterfalls – and Spring is a wonderful time to visit. Today, your guide will take you into the heart of the Gorge for a waterfall tour. You’ll see some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the country – Latourell, Multnomah, Wahkeena – and even drive up to Vista Point to see the stunning landscape from above. Today, we’ll head to Hood River for lunch before heading back to Skamania. If time allows, you may even opt for a Zipline tour at the lodge before dinner!
Meals: No meals
The Mount Saint Helens eruption of 1980 is one of the most unforgettable days in Pacific Northwest history. The event left a huge crater in the side of the mountain and decimated the landscape around it. Now, over 40 years later, we have amazing insight into the return of life after a volcanic eruption. Today, we’ll head north to Mount Saint Helens in Washington for a private educational tour with a local geologist. We’ll learn about the eruption, the wildlife, and what the mountain can teach us about the resiliency of nature. Back at Skamania, we’ll enjoy a farewell dinner and get ready to say goodbye
For those departing today, you’ll head to Portland International Airport for afternoon flights.
For anyone looking to extend your trip, we recommend picking up a rental car and continuing west. We can provide recommendations on wineries to visit through the Willamette Valley and can help arrange accommodations on the Oregon Coast’s top hotel – the Stephanie Inn and Dining Room.
Meals: No meals
- Required Gear
- Day pack (15-30 liters recommended)
- Luggage (can be left in the vehicle, 1 small suitcase per person)
- Pack cover
- Reusable water bottles or bladders (3L total capacity)
- Recommended Gear and Personal Item
- Insect repellent
- Toiletries (please choose biodegradable and scent-free items)
- Small, personal first aid kit (including blister treatment)
- Small, quick dry towel
- Required Clothing
- Warm jacket (down, puffy, fleece)
- Rain jacket or shell
- Breathable wicking base layers
- Lightweight hiking pants
- Warm clothes to sleep in
- Warm hat
- Sun hat with a brim
- Wool socks (1 pair per day of trip)
- Hiking boots
- Comfortable shoes for walk around town
Clothes for dinners and meals out
- Recommended Clothing
- Rain pants (optional)
- Buff or neck scarf
- Comfortable clothes for evenings at hotel
- Sandals or camp shoes
- Crocs or water shoes