Lewis & Clark: The Columbia and Snake Rivers by Small Ship

Embrace your pioneer spirit as you explore natural wonders and cultural landmarks, learning about America’s formative years and the historic adventures of Lewis and Clark.
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Program No. 20810RJ
9 days
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At a Glance

Amid breathtaking mountains and spectacular canyons, sail nearly 1,000 miles aboard an expedition ship discovering lands forged by volcanoes and washed by catastrophic floods. Learn about the adventure of Lewis and Clark from an expert, visit museums and historical sites along the Columbia River and explore Portland’s unique culture.

Extend Your Adventure

This program offers an optional program extension.

Extension: Lively Culture in Portland, Oregon

Buzzing with culture, Portland is one of America’s most exciting cities. Alongside experts, immerse yourself in the natural beauty and local history of Oregon’s largest metropolis.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Some walking on paved paths; getting on/off coach bus and jet boat.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Discover Hells Canyon, one of the deepest gorges on earth, via a jet boat excursion along the Snake River.
  • Learn about the natural and cultural history of the Columbia River during a visit to the towering Multnomah Falls and the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum.
  • An expert on the Corps of Discovery offers an in-depth exploration of Lewis and Clark’s expedition while stopping at various sites where they made camp.

General Notes

Maximum of 72 participants, divided into smaller groups for activities.
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Don Popejoy
Don Popejoy has always loved American history, especially that of the Pacific Northwest. He is currently involved with the Oregon/California Trail Association and his passions extend to the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation. Don has represented the organizations as a trail guide, preservationist, board member and several other positions. Don teaches Pacific Northwest history, Lewis and Clark history, geology and global warming at Spokane Falls Community College and the Corbin Center.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Alan Scott
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Don Popejoy
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AJ Robinson
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