Getting on/off motorcoach; traveling about 10 miles, approximately 1/2 hour. Getting on/off public transportation. Hiking about 1/2 mile; mostly paved ground with some uneven terrain. Kayaking between 2.5 to 3 hours in calm waters.
At the hotel, we’ll have a breakfast buffet offering choices such as eggs, breakfast meats, cereals, and fresh fruit, plus juices, milk, coffee, tea.
We’ll begin our day by stretching our legs on a fun and interactive hike through downtown Portland with a local expert. Known as the 4T trail, this hike will include extensive use of Portland's many forms of public transportation such as the tram, trolley, and train. We will finish our urban hike with the final 'T': a lush urban trail! Along the way, the local expert will point out unique landmarks and share facts about the City of Roses.
At a well-known food hall in Downtown Portland, we’ll use provided vouchers to choose from a variety of options including sandwiches, salads, ramen, and pizza.
We will board a motorcoach and head to the dock. On arrival, we’ll meet up with a local expert and begin our kayaking journey down the Willamette River. As we paddle, we’ll observe and learn about the surrounding wildlife. During this fun adventure, we will pass by Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge where we will observe an impressive blue heron rookery. We’ll also keep an eye out for bird species that typically live in the area such as bald eagles and osprey. A beautiful view of Portland’s skyline meets us on our way back to the dock. We will return to the hotel with some time to freshen up and relax before dinner.
At a local restaurant, we’ll have a buffet dinner featuring seasonal, regional cuisine with salad, and dessert, plus coffee, tea, water; other beverages available for purchase.