Are you looking for the ultimate wellness itinerary exploring beautiful nature of the Pacific Northwest? With wellness hosts, take an 8 day journey of serenity and renewal in a stunning landscape with UnCruise Adventures. Explore the remote wilderness of the Columbia & Snake Rivers.....you’re in for a most renewing, whole-body, health-consciousness adventure.
Departure Date: October 12th, 2018
Round trip: Portland, OR
All onboard meals; spirits, wine, microbrews; non-alcoholic beverages; exclusive transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel on embark/disembark days; entry fees to parks/preserves/winery; all from-the-vessel, activities and equipment; wellness amenities: hot tub, fitness equipment, and yoga mats
- Begin: Portland, Oregon
- Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
- Snake River
- Hells Canyon
- Clarkston Washington
- Richland, Washington
- The Dalles, Oregon
- Astoria, Oregon
- End: Portland, Oregon
- Special wellness, mindfulness, and fitness presentations
- Small group nutrition workshops
- Beach and on-deck yoga; walking meditation
- Guided strength training and fitness sessions
- Jet boat ride into Hells Canyon National Recreation Area
- Terra Blanca Winery & Estate Vineyard tour and tasting
- Transit eight locks and tour Bonneville Dam Visitor Center
- Hikes on both sides of the Cascade Mountains
- Swim in the Snake River
- Discover Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
- Convenience of sailing round-trip Portland, Oregon
Expedition Vessel Wilderness Explorer - UnCruise Adventures
DAY 1 Portland, Oregon – Embarkation
Welcome to Portland! Once you arrive at the airport, you'll be greeted for your transfer to the hospitality area downtown. And, if you have the time, go explore the city before setting sail on your rivers of wellness cruise. Along with your crew, light appetizers and a little welcome bubbly greet you on board. Dinner is included this night!
DAY 2 Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Near the Columbia River Gorge entrance, your sleek ship slips through the locks of Bonneville Dam. A private tour of the massive turbines and fish ladders at the visitor center offers a behind-the-scenes peek. Zip off by motorcoach to towering Multnomah Falls, the tallest falls in Oregon, for an empowering forest hike. Back on board, sit back for an afternoon of cruising upriver through the spectacular Columbia River Gorge, a river canyon that cuts the only sea level route in the Cascade Mountains. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner are all included.
DAY 3 Snake River Cruising
Take advantage of a full day of wellness seminars and yoga while making your way to the meeting of the Columbia and Snake Rivers. In between inspiration, take in hillside vineyards of some of the area’s more than 200 wineries. Glimpse the surrounding wheat fields of the Palouse—one of the nation’s top wheat growing regions—while you lounge on the sun deck. Join the captain on the bridge for a look at the navigation, and your crew on deck as the ship rises up through four locks, each one raising the vessel almost 100 feet. Finish your day from the top deck hot tub as you soak up the stars. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner are all included.
DAY 4 Clarkston, Washington / Hells Canyon
Board a covered jet boat for a ride into Hells Canyon. This free-flowing stretch of the Snake, hemmed in by vertical cliffs, cuts its way through North America’s deepest river gorge. Keep your eyes peeled for bighorn sheep, golden eagles, and 7,000-year-old petroglyphs. At Cache Creek, a protected National Recreation Area since 1975, Hells Canyon preserves a world of nature and culture to take in while you do outdoor yoga. Finish the afternoon with quiet meditation. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner are all included.
DAY 5 Richland
Wake up with morning yoga sessions and in the afternoon pause to soak in the sweeping views of the Red Mountain AVA, the smallest, warmest wine-grape growing region in Washington. Tour and taste at award-winning Terra Blanca Winery and Estate Vineyard. Then back on board, ease into the afternoon with a relaxing massage and a guided sound journey. Lie down, listen to the gong, and let this deeply meditative experience enrich your flow on the river. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner are all included.
DAY 6 The Dalles, Oregon
Get energized back on land with a morning hike at The Rowena Crest Overlook or Tom McCall point. Wide hillside vistas and fresh air are good for the soul—and only get better as you climb. For the afternoon, explore The Dalles, stroll around town, or kick back with a local craft brew. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner are all included.
DAY 7 Astoria
Wellness means doing what’s right for you. In either the morning or afternoon, choose between hiking to the Astoria Column with free time exploring the quaint Victorian streets of Astoria, or continue your spiritual and wellness journey with a final guided meditation or yoga session. The Captain’s Farewell Dinner this evening, followed by reliving the week through photos and reflections hosted by your crew, is the perfect Namaste to your week. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner are all included.
DAY 8 Portland – Disembark
Your crew caps off a rejuvenating and restorative week with another excellent breakfast before bidding you “adieu.”
Disembark for your included transfer to the Portland airport. Breakfast is included on this day.
Are you interested in this unique itinerary of wellness through the great outdoors of the Pacific Northwest? Contact one of our Leisure Travel Advisors today at 604-736-7447 or by selecting the 'contact us' button to send us a message through our website!