Pacific Northwest Explorer

Outdoor Adventure Tours – Washington, California and Oregon Travel

Scenic small group tours through the Western USA from San Francisco to Seattle or reverse, perfect for those looking for the extraordinary.

See the West Coast on these beautiful scenic outdoor adventure tours full of natural splendor and cultural excitement off-the-beaten -path.
The Washington, California and Oregon travel tour starts in San Francisco, leads you along the Pacific Ocean, then heading inland towards the famous Cascade Range volcanoes, part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, through most diverse landscapes. Wander along sandy beaches, through spectacular giant Redwood forests and explore unique volcanic features while spending the night in comfortable, centrally located hotels. Our small group tours offer countless opportunities for photography, birding, hiking and nature viewing.

Northern California:
Enjoy the rarely visited Northern California Coast with scenic views from high cliffs, lighthouses and marine mammal colonies.  Learn about California history at well preserved Fort Ross, the most southern Russian settlement in 1812. Whaling and sardines were once important industries in and near Monterey, commemorated in John Steinbeck’s book Cannery Row, a tourist center today. Wander in aw among the highest trees in the world at Redwood National and State Parks. They protect the last old growth stands of gigantic Redwood trees.

Oregon and Washington State:
Take a hike along Oregon’s beautiful coast. Discover Oregon’s Cascade mountains, where thundering waterfalls abound as well as turquoise colored mountain lakes. Visit Crater Lake National Park, a volcanic crater forming the deepest lake in the U.S.  Then travel along the historic Columbia Gorge Highway to Washington State. Here, you visit Mt. St. Helen’s, which erupted in 1980 and devastated a vast area.  Trees and plants have regained the barren lands. Last but not least, discover Olympic National Park, a rare environment of temperate rainforest meeting high mountain peaks.


Crater Lake National Park, Wildflowers

Crater Lake National Park, with Wildflowers


San Francisco Golden Gate

San Francisco Golden Gate

Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park

Mt. St. Helens

Mt. St. Helens

Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park

Oregon Coast and Olympic National Park

Oregon Coast and Olympic National Park

Top Attractions:

  • Start out in beautiful San Francisco and travel over the Golden Gate Bridge through famous wine country.
  • Hike in Redwood National Park and be dwarfed by the largest trees on earth.
  • Stroll through Victorian Ashland and hike a gentle section of the Pacific Crest Trail.
  • Take a walk along the volcanic rim in the fantastic Crater Lake National Park protecting the deepest lake in the U.S.
  • Explore fascinating volcanic landscapes in Central Oregon and driving over the Cascade Range to the Pacific coast.
  • Visit Mt. Hood and Mt. St. Helens, two of the west’s most prominent volcanoes.
  • Enjoy the Oregon coastline with its scenic beaches and great tide pooling. Discover marine wildlife on a whale watching boat tour in Newport.
  • Explore Olympic National Park, a unique coastal temperate rain forest and alpine environment.
  • Get to know Seattle, a vibrant city with famous landmarks including the Space Needle, Pike Place Market.
Pacific Northwest Explorer route map

Pacific Northwest Explorer route map

View the Daily Schedule Itinerary 15 Days / 14 Nights

Dates and Rates for the Pacific Northwest Explorer small group tour:

San Francisco – Pacific Coast/Oregon/Crater Lake/Casscade Volcanoes/Mt. St. Helens/Oympic NP – Seattle

Sun, Sept. 24 -Sun, Oct.8, 2023
Sun, July 28 – Sun, Aug 11, 2024
Sun, Sept. 22 -Sun, Oct.6, 2024

Prices – 15 days / 14 nights

Per Person, Double Room, $4840
Per Person, Single Room add $1420 single room up charge

Read what our guests have to say:

“I am so glad I found you on the internet and chose you for truly an experience of a lifetime! It wasn’t even my first time here or in most of the national parks but you made it all even more amazing than ever! I will cherish all the great memories, and I am not only talking about the beautiful landscapes and natural wonders. Going on a tour with Travel Dream West is really a dream come true. You feel you are part of a family. Thank you also for bringing so many insights, knowledge and culture to the experience, I’ve learned so much. And you made us discover places that we could or would never have gone to without you, and it was so worth it! Off the beaten track. Sit back, relax, and get ready to embark on a wonderful adventure through amazing landscapes, different peoples and cultures. Enjoy!” – Ludivine, France

“This has been a wonderful trip – I’ve seen more of the Pacific Northwest than I could ever hope to. I will remember the beautiful sights and the wonderful people I travelled with, Cheers Christina Gardner, Australia” – visit our guestbook for more reviews.

View the Pacific Northwest from the air with the Royal Geographical Society Hidden Journeys! See some of Hidden Journeys fantastic photos on the flight path from Denver to Seattle featuring places you’ll visit on Travel Dream West’s small group tour “Pacific Northwest Explorer”.

Our Accommodations

Adobe Resort, Oregon Pacific coast

Adobe Resort, Oregon Coast

Best Western La Pine, central Oregon

Best Western La Pine, Oregon

Wine Country Inn, Jacksonville, Oregon

Wine Country Inn, Jacksonville Oregon

Outdoor Adventure Tours – Travel Dream West has carefully chosen hotels for their charm, uniqueness and great service.  Our tours stay mainly at two- and three-star hotels, some have swimming pools, and some offer free breakfast, fitness centers, and other amenities to make your stay comfortable.  There are also some hotels chosen for their unique historical importance or cultural significance.  On our tours we include the first tour night in San Francisco and the last tour night in Seattle. It is recommended that you arrive at least a day early in San Francisco.  This will give you an opportunity to explore the city independently.  Contact our travel team if you would like assistance in planning an extra day or two – we are happy to help you with advice and reservations.

View The Photo Gallery

Cape Meares lighthouse

Cape Meares lighthouse, Oregon

Washington, California and Oregon Travel image gallery
The image gallery features a page of photographs to illustrate some of the highlights of these small group tours.   These images can also be found in our interactive schedule.  Browse through these photos to get an idea of what you will see during your Pacific Northwest vacation tour.

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