Cost: $105.00 per person
Duration: 9:00 am – 6:30 pm
Months available: June to October
Days of Operation: Mon – Tue – Wed – Thur – Fri – Sat – Sun
Included: Professional Tour Guide, Mercedes Sprinter Van, Admissions, & Water
Requirements: For groups of 6 or more only, closed toe hiking shoes
Pick up schedule and locations:
Stop #1 – 8:30 am – Valley River Inn (meet in hotel lobby)
Stop #2 – 8:45 am – Hyatt Place Hotel Eugene/Oakway Center (meet at ground floor level doors)
Stop #3 – 9:00 am – 5th Street Public Market (meet at the rooster fountain in the center of the main level courtyard)
If you need transportation to or from the Eugene Airport visit https://hubairportshuttle.com/
Upon our departure from Eugene we will drive along the McKenzie River where you will be astounded at the clear blue water and beauty that surrounds you. We will make a short stop at a delightful, true General Store where you can pick up snacks for the road. This location is unique because it offers staples, as well as local products: grains, granola, honey, gourmet chocolate, local dairy, chai tea, black popcorn, organic local mezclun greens and seasonal produce, gourmet cheeses and cured meats.
Our next stop is a hot spring! This hot spring is a short walk from the parking area and averages 102-104 degrees in the summer. Do not be surprised if you see people in their birthday suits because this is a clothing optional hot spring. You will not be able to soak in the hot spring but will definitely be able to dip your toe in!
The beauty of Tamolitch Falls (also known as Blue Pool) makes it a location to not miss. This stunningly clear pool is a 3.6 mile round-trip hike from the trailhead. While it is a relatively short hike, the rough, rocky terrain can be challenging so sturdy, closed-toed footwear is recommended.
Our next waterfall may look familiar to you because it was in the movie Homeward Bound. This waterfall is a mass of foaming white water plunging 100 feet (30 m) over a natural lava dam. An easy family-friendly 2.6 mile (4.1843 km) loop trail connects Koosah and Sahalie Falls. The hike borders the McKenzie River through towering forest. The trail is not wheelchair accessible due to stairs.
When you pull into the Old West town of Sisters, you’ll feel like you’re making a getaway. This friendly little outpost in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains draws visitors for its profound natural beauty as well as annual celebrations like the Sisters Rodeo, the Sisters Quilt Show (held the second Saturday in July) and the Sister Folk Festival (drawing crowds in September). Have lunch then take a stroll down main street and enjoy the beauty of Sisters.
Along the southern section of the McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass National Scenic Byway on the summit of the McKenzie Highway you will find the unusual and historic Dee Wright Observatory settled atop vast, black lava flows. On a clear day, you can view Mt. Washington, Mt. Jefferson, the South, North, and Middle Sister, and even see Mt. Hood, 78.5 miles to the north. If the snow has melted, don’t forget to look for the glaciers! Collier glacier on the North Sister is the largest glacier in Oregon. Access is dependent on McKenzie Highway (OR Hwy 242), which is closed in the winter.
Our final stop of the day is a spectacular one! One stream cascades into two separate shimmering veils dropping 226 feet (68.885 m). Instead of feeding a stream, the water pooled at the foot of the falls seems to disappear, but it’s actually sinking through the porous lava into the ground. Touted as a family-friendly hike (but not ADA accessible), the dirt and lava-rock trail is an easy loop totaling 1.5 miles (2.4140 km). The trail showcases two distinctly different waterfall views of the upper and lower sections of Proxy Falls. At the bottom it is possible to scramble close to the water and feel its spray. As with all waterfalls, watch for falling rocks and debris. Proxy Falls is among Oregon’s most frequently photographed waterfalls so don’t forget your camera! Access is dependent on McKenzie Highway (OR Hwy 242), which is closed in the winter.
Customized and Private Tours: All tours can be customized and/or made private. Please contact us for details and pricing.
Tour Price Includes: Pick up & Drop off, Transportation and Tour guide.
Not Included in Price: Gratuity
Requirements: Tours require 6 person minimum for confirmation. Please contact us for current status of tour.
Payment: On-line reservations can be made or via phone using a credit or debit card. Payment will be processed immediately to secure your reservation. Payment on day of pick up will not guarantee your reservation. Cash payments are accepted at time of tour.
Cancellation Policy: If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reservations: All reservations are final at time of booking. We recommend two weeks in advance for reservations especially during our high volume seasons. Walk-ins please call to confirm departure and availability.
Terms and Conditions
I. Other Entities: America’s Hub World Tours (AHWT) will not be held responsible for cancelations, changes to services/fees/price, conduct, of quality of goods and services for entities that operate under any name other than AHWT including, but not limited to: vendors, tour operators, vineyards and wineries, event staff, hotels, transportation companies, restaurants and entertainers.
II. Weather – Unless otherwise noted and specified all services are planned to operate regardless of weather. In the event of an “Act of God” and weather presents a safety issue AHWT will offer other tours to consider. There will be no reimbursements, full or partial, for inclement weather experienced during any service provided. It is the responsibility of the guests to be prepared for predicted weather and dress accordingly.
III. Conduct –AHWT assumes no responsibility for conduct of individuals other than its guides/employees/officers.
Indemnify: Except as otherwise prohibited by law each party shall indemnify and hold the other party harmless from all claims, actions, suits, losses, and expenses of any nature for its employees or subcontractors, breach of their agreement, negligence or intentional misconduct.
Insurance: America’s Hub World Tours (AHWT), will ensure all tour operators, and bus companies provide insurance coverage for all vehicles utilized while providing services.
Cancellation Policy: If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure,there is a 50% cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
No smoking in Vehicles; No alcohol drinking in vehicles! Not responsible for articles left in vehicles! There will be a $200 minimum damage/cleaning charge resulting from customer misuse. All passengers are responsible and liable for their own actions while in this vehicle; neither the driver nor the company is responsible or liable for any injury or damage caused by or as a result of any customer actions. We are not in control of the traffic and therefore take no responsibility for time issues due to traffic.
The state of Oregon requires all parents with children requiring car seats to use them. Child passengers must be restrained in approved child safety seats until they weigh forty pounds or reach the upper weight limit for the car seat in use. Infants must ride rear-facing until they reach both one year of age AND twenty pounds. We do not supply car seats; if you did not bring one the hotel can recommend rental locations. Some will deliver to hotels.
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