Frequently Asked Questions
Although the Pacific Northwest has a mild climate, temperatures and conditions can change quickly. Layers are key! Please check the weather conditions on the day prior to your tour so you can dress accordingly. If your itinerary includes hiking, we recommend closed-toe trainers, hiking shoes, or light boots. A light-weight waterproof jacket and sunglasses are always good to have in any season. In winter, bring extra non-cotton layers and consider a second pair of socks in case your feet get wet.
We provide umbrellas in case of heavy rain. Don’t forget your cell phone, ID, and any necessary medications.
Yes, we offer complimentary pick-up and drop-off wherever you’re staying in downtown Seattle, WA or Portland, OR. That includes hotels, vacation rentals and private homes providing there is access for our vehicles.
The following are standard inclusions on all our tours:
- Custom Itinerary Design
- Professional Guide
- Luxury Transportation
- Snacks and Waters
- Entrance Fees
- Necessary Gear and Equipment (fly fishing gear, snowshoes, kayaks, wet suits etc.)
- Some of our tour packages have special activities not listed above. You can arrange to have things like lunch and wine tasting fees added on to any booking. Just let us know in advance what you would like to include.
- Please let us know if there is anything you have forgotten and we will do our best to supply it!
We will do our best to accommodate all circumstances. Please review our cancellation policy found here on our website http://www.portlandtourguides.com/privatetoursoforegon We recommend travel insurance for all our guests. If you have additional questions, please give us a call!
In the United States, tipping is a standard across the service industry. That said, we compensate our guides better than most tour operators and although gratuity is always appreciated, it is never expected. If you would like a guideline for tipping a tour guide specifically, 10% of your ticket price is a common standard.
*Please advise us if you have any food restrictions, allergies or requests. We can accommodate a wide variety of needs when given enough notice.