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Eastern Washington Photo Tour - June 2022

Palouse Falls


Join us June 5-10, 2022 on this outstanding, all-inclusive 6-day, 5-night photography tour and explore unique Eastern Washington landscapes created thousands of years ago by the Missoula Ice Age floods.  Photograph the world-famous rolling farmlands of the Palouse, stunning Palouse Falls, jagged gorges, towering columnar basalt cliffs, hidden lakes, beautiful bluffs overlooking the mighty Columbia River, colorful mountains, vibrant wildflowers, and breathtaking sunsets.  Photographers of all skill levels are welcome and the only requirement is a basic understanding of using a DSLR or mirrorless camera.

Locations: The Palouse, Ancient Lakes, Hanford Reach, White Bluffs, Palouse Falls, the Columbia River, and Steptoe Butte

• Improve your photo skills with personalized, professional photography assistance
• Enhance your digital workflow with Lightroom assistance
• Relax in award-winning hotels 
• Enjoy delicious gourmet cuisine
• Travel comfortably in private transportation
• 4 spots maximum per tour 

Registration & Final Payment Deadline: May 15, 2022



ITINERARY  


Day 1 - Arrive in Tri-Cities / Sunset Shoot
A representative from ColorTexturePhotoTours will greet you at Tri-Cities Airport (PSC) and take you to our fantastic hotel in Richland.  After getting settled, we'll have a delicious welcome dinner in Kennewick and shoot the Cable Bridge, which is the first of its kind ever constructed in the United States. We'll shoot throughout the sunset, then return to our hotel.

Note: Please schedule flight arrivals no later than 4P.

Cable Bridge, Tri Cities, Washington

Day 2 - Reach Museum / Hanford Reach / White Bluffs
After a relaxing breakfast and editing images, we travel by private transfer to The Reach Museum.  Using photos, movies, and historical props and literature, this unique facility documents the history of the Hanford Reach - also known as White Bluffs - including Hanford's role in the top secret Manhattan Project and race to obtain nuclear weapons.  After visiting the museum, we'll enjoy a delicious late lunch / early dinner and travel to White Bluffs, which was once part of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation and has been untouched by development or agriculture since 1943.  This stunning location along the mighty Columbia River is filled with vibrant colors, tremendous textures, rolling mountains, wind-blown sand dunes, desert plants and wildlife, and the photo opportunities here are limitless.  After shooting through the sunset, we'll return to our hotel.

Hanford Reach, White Bluffs, Washington

Day 3 - Ancient Lakes
After a relaxing breakfast, editing images, image reviews, and a great lunch, we set out by private transfer to Ancient Lakes.  Ancient Lakes is a beautiful area created by the Missoula Ice Age floods that carved out jagged canyons and left several lakes and waterfalls surrounded by towering basalt cliffs and colorful desert foliage. After shooting, we'll travel back to our hotel.

Ancient Lakes, Washington



Day 4 - The Palouse / Steptoe Butte
After a casual breakfast, editing images, image reviews, and lunch, we travel by private transfer to the sensational Palouse and Steptoe Butte.  Located high above the Palouse Hills on the eastern edge of Washington state, Steptoe Butte offers unmatched views of the truly unique landscape.  The towering bluff stands out against flowing hills of green and beige with an occasional barn breaking up the landscape and colors shifting and changing in the light.  This is a fantastic landscape filled with abstract patterns, shapes, colors, and shadows and we'll photograph through sunset, then return to our hotel.

The Palouse, Washington

Day 5 - Palouse Falls
After a casual breakfast, editing images, and image reviews, we'll have a late lunch / early dinner and travel to Palouse Falls.  Created more than 13,000 years ago, Palouse Falls is among the last active waterfalls on the Ice Age floods path, and was designated as Washington's state waterfall by the state legislature in 2014.  Palouse Falls plunges 198 feet into a swirling pool before moving swiftly through a winding gorge of colorful columnar basalt and merging with the Snake River.  After shooting, we'll return to our hotel.

Palouse Falls, Washington

Day 6 - Depart Tri-Cities
After breakfast and editing images, we'll travel by private transfer to Tri-Cities Airport, where you'll catch your flight home.

Note: Please schedule your flight departure no earlier than 12P.

Tri Cities Airport



PHOTO TOUR DATES & DETAILS  


Photo Tour Dates & Registration Deadline
Tour Dates: June 5-10, 2022
Registration & Final Payment Deadline: May 15, 2022

Availability - 4 Spots Maximum

Photo Tour Cost
$4,250.00 Per Person.  Based on Double Occupancy.

Single Supplement - Add $1,175.00  
The single supplement applies to tour participants that are traveling alone and prefer their own hotel rooms rather than sharing rooms with another guest or when sharing rooms is not available.

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

Payment Schedule 

$1,500.00 Non-Refundable Deposit Due With Registration
$2,750.00 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, two hikes requires walking unassisted for 3 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 could be high in some locations and daily excursions can be more difficult during inclement weather.
   

 

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