Oregon Fall Colors Photo Tour - October 2021

Starvation Creek, Oregon

Join us October 10-15, 2021 on this exceptional, 6-day, 5-night, all-inclusive photo tour and photograph peak fall colors at two of the Seven Wonders of Oregon including the Columbia River Gorge and Mt. Hood, as well as a dozen of the best waterfalls in Oregon, gorgeous lakes, beautiful rivers, cascading streams, and pristine flora and fauna.  

Locations include: Butte Creek Falls, 
Abiqua Falls, Silver Falls State Park, the Columbia River Gorge, Multnomah Falls, Latourell Falls, Starvation Creek, Fairy Falls, White River Falls, Panther Creek Falls, Lost Lake, 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: September 25, 2021
Availability - Only 4 Spots


Day 1 - Arrive in Portland / Butte Creek Falls
We set out by private transfer from Portland, Oregon and travel to Salem where we'll check into our incredible hotel and have lunch.  Afterwards we head to 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 a great dinner.

Note: We pick up guests and travel to Salem the day of arrival, so please schedule flight arrivals between 12P-1P.
Butte Creek Falls, Oregon

Day 2 - Abiqua Falls / Silver Falls State Park
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, we will have a delicious lunch in Silverton and travel to Silver Falls State Park, the crown jewel of Oregon parks.  At Silver Falls State Park, we will wander on the Trail of Ten Falls and photograph seven unique cascades, surrounded by old growth forests, pristine flora and fauna, rushing streams, and cool bridges.  After shooting all afternoon, we will return to our hotel in Salem for another delicious dinner.

Abiqua Falls, Silver Falls State Park, Oregon

Day 3 -  Columbia River Gorge / Multnomah Falls / Latourell Falls / Starvation Creek / Lost 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. After Multnomah Falls, we'll travel down the Historic Columbia Highway to Latourell Falls, a 224' tall single-plunge ribbon that's highlighted by fluorescent lichen on the basalt wall surrounding the falls.  Afterwards, we'll have lunch, then explore colorful Starvation Creek in the afternoon, and check into our next awesome hotel overlooking the magnificent Columbia River Gorge in Hood River.  After getting settled, we'll have another great dinner before driving to Lost Lake to capture the sunset from the north with the spectacular Mt. Hood reflecting in the glassy water.  Mt. Hood is the third of the Seven Wonders of Oregon that we photograph on this tour.

Multnomah Falls, Latourell Falls, Lost Lake, Starvation Creek, Oregon

Day 4 - Fairy Falls / White River Falls
After breakfast we return to the heart of the Columbia River Gorge to photograph the gently cascading Fairy Falls and the fantastic stream flowing below it.  Afterwards, we will return to the hotel to edit images, have another great lunch, and then travel to the spectacular White River Falls.  We'll shoot the oddly out of place falls that flow through a rocky gorge, the ruins of the old power station that used to power the agriculture of the region, and capture the incredible sunset before returning to our awesome hotel.  

Fairy Falls, White River Falls, Oregon

Day 5 - Panther Creek Falls / Trillium Lake
After breakfast and editing images, we travel by private transfer to the otherworldly fantasyland of Panther Creek Falls.  Words cannot describe just how amazing this jaw-dropping location is and we explore it thoroughly.  After shooting, we will have lunch and edit images throughout the afternoon before having our final dinner.  After dinner we travel to iconic Trillium Lake to photograph Mt. Hood from the south, reflecting in the glossy water.  This landscape is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression

Panther Creek Falls, Trillium Lake

Day 6 - Depart Portland
After breakfast, exploring the beautiful 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 awesome Oregon photography tour.

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

Portland International Airport


Photo Tour Dates & Registration Deadline
Tour Dates: October 10-15, 2021
Registration & Final Payment Deadline: September 25, 2021

Availability - Only 4 Spots

Photo Tour Cost
$3,895.00 Per Person.  Based on Double Occupancy. 

Single Supplement - Add $1,075.00  
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
$2,395.00 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 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 and humidity could be high in some locations and daily excursions can be more difficult during inclement weather.