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Awe-Inspiring Oregon Photo Tour - September 2021

Smith Rock, Oregon


Join us September 12-17, 2021 on this exceptional, 6-day, 5-night, all-inclusive photo tour and photograph three of the Seven Wonders of Oregon including Smith Rock, the Columbia River Gorge, and Mt. Hood, as well as eight spectacular waterfalls, magnificent landscapes, mountains, lakes, rivers, and streams.  

Locations include: White River Falls, Smith Rock, Silver Falls State Park, Abiqua Falls, Butte Creek Falls, Columbia River Gorge, Starvation Creek, and Trillium Lake.

• Improve your photo skills with personalized, professional photography assistance.
• Enhance your digital workflow with Lightroom instruction. 
• Relax in luxurious, stylish, and award-winning hotels.  
• Enjoy delicious gourmet cuisine.
• Travel in comfort with private transportation.
• Pamper yourself with revitalizing massages and spa services courtesy of ColorTexturePhotoTours.  

Registration & Final Payment Deadline: August 11, 2021
Availability - Only 4 Spots
 



ITINERARY  

Day 1 - Arrive in Portland / White River Falls
We set out by private transfer from Portland, Oregon and check into our first excellent hotel in The Dalles.  Once we're settled in, we will have an early dinner before heading to the spectacular White River Falls.  White River Falls is an outstanding double-tiered waterfall that drops into a rugged basalt gorge near an abandoned hydroelectric power station that once energized and irrigated the region.  We'll shoot the falls, the ruins of the old power station, and capture the incredible sunset, then return to our hotel.

Note: We pick up guests and travel to White River Falls the day of arrival, so please schedule flight arrivals between 1P-2P.

White River Falls, Oregon


Day 2 - Smith Rock
After breakfast, editing images and Lightroom instruction, we will have a delicious lunch in The Dalles before departing by private transfer to Bend where we'll check into our next fantastic hotel After enjoying a wonderful early dinner, we will travel to sensational Smith Rock, the first of the Seven Wonders of Oregon that we photograph on this tour.  Smith Rock is a gigantic basalt rock formation that's caressed by the Crooked River that slowly rolls by its base.  We will photograph Smith Rock all afternoon and capture the sunset, then travel back to our hotel in Bend.  

Smith Rock Grid


Day 3 -  Silver Falls State Park
After breakfast and editing images, we travel by private transfer to Silverton for lunch before continuing to Silver Falls State Park.  People call Silver Falls the “crown jewel” of the Oregon State Parks system, and once you visit, you'll know why.  Silver Falls State Park is a scenic treasure and we will photograph seven of the ten gorgeous waterfalls there, as well as old growth forests, bridges, and streams.  After shooting all afternoon, we will travel to our next amazing hotel in Salem and enjoy another fantastic dinner.  

Silver Falls State Park Grid



Day 4 - Abiqua Falls / Butte Creek Falls
After an early breakfast we travel by private transfer to the jaw-dropping Abiqua Falls.  This 92-foot waterfall is perfectly framed by an enormous basalt amphitheater adorned with lichens, mosses and various ferns, but what makes the hike to this cascade so special is that it is so difficult to find, making the destination that much more rewarding.  After shooting all morning, we will travel to Silverton for lunch, then head to the sensational Butte Creek Falls.  A short, one-mile stroll through an impressive second-growth forest leads you to the 78-foot Butte Creek Falls and 26-foot Upper Butte Creek Falls.  At Upper Butte Creek Falls you can scramble deep into the cavern behind the falls and venture high above the creek on a basalt outcropping that offers spectacular views of Butte Creek Falls.  After shooting all afternoon, we will return to our hotel and enjoy another great dinner.

Abiqua Falls - Butte Creek Falls Grid


Day 5 - Columbia River Gorge / Multnomah Falls / Starvation Creek / Trillium Lake
After an early breakfast, we head north to the Columbia River Gorge - the second of the Seven Wonders of Oregon we explore - and photograph the most famous waterfall in Oregon, Multnomah Falls.  This 620' tall, two-tiered beauty is the most visited natural attraction in Oregon and is simply breathtaking.  Afterwards, we'll have lunch and photograph the colorful and not very well-known, Starvation Creek.  After shooting, we'll head to our spectacular hotel overlooking the magnificent Columbia River Gorge in Hood River, have a great dinner, then drive to Lake Trillium and capture a sensational sunset with the spectacular Mt. Hood reflecting in the glossy lake.  Mt. Hood is the third of the Seven Wonders of Oregon that we photograph, and this magnificent landscape is sure to leave a lasting impression.  

Starvation Creek, Multnomah Falls, Trillium Lake, Oregon


Day 6 - Depart Portland International Airport
After breakfast, exploring the hotel grounds, editing images, and well-deserved massages or spa treatments, we'll travel by private transfer to Portland International Airport, where you'll catch your flight home and reflect on the fantastic memories of your Awe-Inspiring Oregon photo tour.

Note: Please schedule your flight departure no earlier than 2P.

Portland International Airport


PHOTO TOUR DATES & DETAILS  


Photo Tour Dates & Registration Deadline
Tour Dates: September 12-17, 2021
Registration & Final Payment Deadline: August 11, 2021

Availability - Only 4 Spots

Photo Tour Cost
$3,825.00 Per Person.  Based on Double Occupancy.

Single Supplement - Add $1,000.00  
The single supplement applies to tour participants that prefer their own hotel rooms rather than sharing rooms with another guest.  

What's Included In Photo Tour Price?
Photo tour price includes all hotels, all meals, private transportation, and all park entrance fees.  Photo tour cost does NOT include: airfare to and from Portland, Oregon (airport code PDX), travel insurance, tips to bartenders, bellhops, cleaning staff, drivers, and guides, and personal expenses like alcoholic beverages, laundry service, and souvenirs.  

Payment Schedule 

$1,500.00 Non-Refundable Deposit Due With Registration
$2,325.00 Balance Due on Registration & Final Payment Deadline

Payment Options  
We accept checks, American Express, Discover, MasterCard, PayPal, and Visa.

Cancellations & Refunds  
Deposits are normally non-refundable, but due to COVID, are now 100% refundable if you cancel before the Registration & Final Payment Deadline.  For refunds, we require that a cancellation request in writing be received before 11:59pm Pacific Time on the Registration & Final Payment date.  If we receive your written cancellation request before the Registration & Final Payment deadline and can refill your space, we will refund all payments, minus any discounts given to refill your space.  If we cannot refill your space, we will refund 50% of all payments.  No refunds are given, nor cancellations allowed after the Registration & Final Payment Deadline date. No partial refunds are given for unused services.  There is a $50.00 charge for all returned payments. Please see our complete Liability & Cancellation Policy.

Physical Requirements
While most locations have easy hikes, there is one location that requires walking unassisted for 5 miles (round trip) over uneven, potentially muddy and slippery trails, and up-and-down inclines with moderate altitude gain. There are hikes over a variety of terrain including pavement, gravel, and dirt trails with large roots, rocks, logs, and stairs.  Travelers should be aware that heat and humidity could be high in some locations and daily excursions can be more difficult during inclement weather.
 
 

 

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