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Best of Mount St. Helens: All-Inclusive, Small-Group Volcano Tour from Portland

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    What to Expect
    Meet your guide at your hotel in downtown Portland prior to an 8 a.m. departure time and climb aboard a luxury Mercedes van for a roughly 75-minute drive along Spirit Lake Highway to Mount St. Helens. Stop by the largest continuous lava tube in the continental United States at Ape Caves, where you can walk along the Hummocks Trail or admire the view of Mount St. Helens from the banks of Coldwater Lake before continuing to your destination.

    Upon arrival, enjoy a family-style picnic lunch and visit the renowned Johnston Ridge Observatory and Visitor Center to learn more about the Mount St. Helens. Then embark on a fully guided interpretive walk along the Eruption Trail, which offers views into the crater and a bounty of wildflowers in mid-to-late summer.

    Throughout your trip, learn about the geological science and personal stories of Mount St. Helen’s eruption in 1980, discover how the ecosystem is recovering, and watch for sightings of wildlife (like elk, beavers, and birds) with the help of your professional naturalist guide.

    Transfer back to your hotel in Portland at the end of your tour.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Hotel Monaco Portland, 506 SW Washington St, Portland, OR 97204, USA

    Traveler pickup is offered
    We'll pick you up at your Downtown Portland hotel. If you are staying outside our legal pick up zone, we are happy to meet you at our default pick up location—The Hotel Monaco.
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    10h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Full-day tour of Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Downtown Portland hotels)
    • Full gourmet lunch, select snacks
    • Transportation in a luxury Mercedes SUV or van
    • Professional, TripAdvisor 'Hall of Fame' naturalist guide
    • Park entrance fees included.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    This was the first tour of our northwest adventure and the one that I was looking forward to the most. The tour included pickup at our downtown hotel and stops at Ape Caves and Johnson Ridge Observatory along with stops for snacks and lunch which were provided for us. Because of
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    This was an amazing tour led by an exceptional guide. Our guide took us into the Ape Caves, along beautiful old forest on the mountain and along the scenic paths up to the Johnston Ridge Observatory. She had great knowledge to tell us about the lava formations under ground, the
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    This was the only tour I booked on my 9 day vacation to Oregon and it did not disappoint. There were four of us on the tour, and we lucked out with having Asia as our tour guide. She’s extremely knowledgeable about Oregon and Mt St Helen’s. We had delightful conversations
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    Had a fabulous tour guide Anastasia. Amazing experience with a lot of information. Thank you evergreen escapes
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    I had a great day. First you go to Ape Cave, then we did a small hike. After the hike we had coffee or tea and baked goods. Then we started to drive to Mr. St. Helen's. We had lunch at one of our stops. The lunch was very good. We had soup and a sandwich. Then we drove to
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    About the operator
    By: Evergreen Escapes Portland
    442 reviews
    Certificate of Excellence
    Incredible experience, friendly guide!
    My friends and I had such an amazing time on our Wine and Waterfalls tour! Our tour guide was exceptional - very
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    Orlando, FL
    A wonderful day in the valley
    We love taking small local tours with knowledgeable local guides. For some reason this bothers some people who
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    Orlando, FL
    A wonderful day in the gorge
    We love taking small local tours with knowledgeable local guides. For some reason this bothers some people who
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    Gainesville, Georgia
    Very Informative and Beautiful Tour
    This was a wonderful excursion! Asia, our tour guide, was on time to pick us up, very friendly and engaging, and
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    Terrific tour
    We did the Columbia Gorge Waterfalls and Wine tour. Our exceptional guide was Jordon - he was a font of knowledge
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    New York City, New York
    Wine and waterfalls
    One of the best tours I've taken!we were picked up at our hotel on time in a nice clean black 11ish passenger van.
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    Sarah K
    Really loved it!
    Really enjoyable well paced day. Chris was very knowledgeable and lovely to talk to. Highly recommend!
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    Richard D
    Nature, knowledge, and nectar
    A great 1/2 day tour. Paul was knowledge and entertaining. I highly recommend this tour if you’re visiting.
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    Imagine having fresh french press coffee and cookies at the base of a waterfall!!!
    It was a lovely tour which also offered a lovely charcuterie tray while sampling wine. Cheers to Paul an
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    Columbia Gorge, Waterfalls & Wine Country
    Beth was very knowledgeable about the area. We had an awesome experience seeing the best outside of Portland.
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    Portland city tour
    Our guide was excellent. He knew so much about the area. We toured the rose gardens and the volcano. The city
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    Hoover, Alabama
    Terrific half day trip
    Beth was our guide - great. We are 4 seniors and were paired with two other couples. Everyone was compatible.
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    Egg Harbor Township
    Exploring the Willamette Valley and sipping Wine of the Region
    Our trip of 7 in a small van was so enjoyable. Our guide Beth grew up in the Portland, picked us up at our hotel
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    Cut Off, Louisiana
    Fabulous tour and guide
    This was the first tour of our northwest adventure and the one that I was looking forward to the most. The tour
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    Debbie W
    Waterfalls and Wine!
    We visited Portland in October and booked this tour. We had our adult son with us. It was fantastic! We really
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