Pacific Northwest Adventure

Cannon Beach, Hood River, Crater Lake, and Redwoods National Park

Trip Details

red and purple flowers at crater lake oregon

What’s Included? Everything you need, plus everything you want.

  • Five Senses: Hear the happy bustle of the most famous farmers’ market. See iconic volcanos dominate the horizon. Smell the sweet salt air of the Pacific. Savor the taste of a frothy craft beer and the complexities of a small batch vintage. Feel a rush of adrenaline as you paddle rapids on the Rogue.
  • Get your outdoorsy on: Hiking, paddling, riding, windsurfing or “forest bathing”—the Pacific Northwest is welcoming playground for outdoor types.
  • Sunshine? Shhh! The rainy reputation often precedes the Northwest, dissuading many sun-loving explorers. However, summer days are typically quite pleasant and beautiful, much to the pleasant surprise of many clients. Let’s keep that our little secret.

Pacific Northwest Adventure

Trip Type: Custom-Made Travel

Territory: North America

Region: Pacific Northwest

Trip Price: $6,200

Duration: 14 days/15 nights

Trip Begins/Ends: Seattle, Washington / Medford, Oregon

National Parklands: Crater Lake NP;Redwoods NP

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All custom travel is tailored to the desires and interests of our traveling clients (see How Custom Travel Works tab). Trip pricing detailed is an estimate of the per person pricing for the sample itinerary detailed and includes all of the lodging, activities, and guided experiences described. Actual pricing for the trip designed expressly for you and others traveling with you will depend on the features and elements developed during the trip planning process. Travel with Off the Beaten Path requires agreement to our standard Terms & Conditions.

Energy Index

Energy Index Spectrum

No Sweat - 1-2 miles of walking or kiking per day, plus easy activities

Nice & Active – 3-6 miles of hiking or walking per day, plus physically active exploration

High Five! – 5-12 miles of hiking per day, plus possible peak bagging or other action-oriented fun

Pacific Northwest Adventure

Pacific Northwest Adventure - Energy Index

The Energy Index detailed above relates to the level of exertion associated with the sample trip detailed. This would be modified to fit the style and ability of your group as a part of the custom trip planning process

How custom-made travel works at Off the Beaten Path

We’ve been tailoring custom journeys for clients since our very inception in the mid-1980s! The process is all about connecting the interests of the travelers with the best that a given destination has to offer. To achieve this, we rely upon good ol’ fashioned conversation! Our geographically focused travel designer love to meet new people and learn about their interests for travel. Understanding your goals informs the process immensely and serves as the foundation for the development of a bespoke travel experience for you and yours.

The trip detailed on this web page is a sample of something we’ve done for other clients over the years. In order to start the process of designing your own custom travel experience, just call us at (800) 445-2995 and ask to speak with one of our Travel Advisors. After a bit of time on the phone, you will then have the opportunity to connect with one of our travel designers.

The entire planning process is very personalized and works in an iterative fashion until a final, perfect trip has been created. We then secure all of the lodging, activities, and guided experiences associated with your trip and send along abundant trip materials capturing these details – and much more about your travels!

Itinerary

Days 1: Seattle, Washington

Arrive into Seattle, one of the country’s most livable – and lovable – cities, with its easy access to mountains, forests, islands, lakes, and volcanoes. The city itself is vibrant, with a strong coffee culture, Pike Place Public Market, a sculpture park, an array of museums, the Space Needle, parks, and gardens. From a well-located, small inn in the heart of the city, we will arrange for you to join a half-day “foodie” tour, with a focus on your choice of chocolate, Pike Place, gourmet, or craft beer! For the rest of your time, you might walk the streets, ferry to an island, shop, and be sure to try out one of the excellent restaurants that we will recommend!

Days 2-3: Cannon Beach, Oregon

Drive south from Washington into Oregon, with Mount Rainier and Lewis and Clark history beckoning you along the say, and by day’s end, find yourself face to face with the iconic, magnetic Haystack Rock. Stay in a luxury, beachfront accommodation just a stone’s throw to the famous sea stack. Relax and rejuvenate, waking each morning to sweeping ocean views from your room, spending days on self-guided coastal hikes, and returning in the evenings to a delicious dinner, followed by a beach bonfire with the lapping waves along shore. Pairs perfectly with Oregon Pinot.

Days 4-5: Hood River, Oregon

Drive inland today, traveling through Portland, then following the mighty Columbia River to the small, charming town of Hood River, right on the river at the famed Columbia River Gorge – wind surfing capital of the world! Settle in to a riverside inn perched on a cliff, with gorgeous views overlooking the river and town. On your full day, meet a naturalist for a guided hike in the gorge, with a focus on waterfalls, forests, and wildflowers. 

Days 6-7: Sunriver, Oregon

Head south, stopping at the impressive Mount Hood – open for skiing 365 days a year – where you might have lunch or hike a trail. Continue south, through the popular, outdoorsy town of Bend, to your destination just a little further – Sunriver Resort. Check in, settle in, and spend days taking advantage of all the activities and amenities, which include horseback riding, boating, biking, tennis, fly fishing, hiking, swimming, river rafting, and more. At the end of an active day, enjoy one of the many locally microbrews and enjoy dining onsite.

Day 8-9: Crater Lake National Park

Today, experience the electric blue Crater Lake, the deepest lake in the country! You will be entranced, circumnavigating the lake as you make your way through Crater Lake National Park. Hike to your heart's content, or take a boat to the island in the lake.

Days 10-11: Gold Beach, Oregon

Explore Gold Beach from the comfort and tranquility of Tu Tu Tun Lodge, beautifully perched on the Rogue River, not too far from where it spills into the Pacific Ocean. Bask in your surroundings, and explore the southern Oregon Coast.

Days 12-13: Redwoods National Park, California

The last stop on this Pacific Northwest Adventure is to the towering California redwoods. Spend two nights at a cabin lodge in a forest setting. Spend a day with a naturalist guide, hiking and exploring in Redwoods National Park, home to the tallest trees in the world! On the other side of the forest, lie little-known, uncrowded beaches, where you can scout for gray whales, porpoises, and harbor seals.

Days 14: Medford, OR, for flights home

Oh, so hard to leave... Drive to Medford today for flights home tomorrow.

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