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$16 Cultural & Theme Tours

The Salem Witch Walk

At the start of the tour we will be casting a Witches Magic Circle to show what real Witches do and raise energy for a blessing. We will then embark  on a walk through historic Salem Massachusetts. We will stop at Salem's Old Burying Point Cemetery where we will be preform  a blessing for the wrongly accused. We then make several stops in the City to discuss the real Witches of Salem and their practices. We will cover the Witches Sabbats (holidays), and Esbats (full moon rituals), the core principles of the beliefs and practices of the Salem Witch. All of those who take the tour will be given a discount to at Crow Haven Corner, which is the Oldest Witch Shop in North America.

$885 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Crater Lake 3-Day Tour from Portland

Day 1: Depart Portland to Silver Falls State Park People call it the “crown jewel” of the Oregon State Parks system, and once you visit, you know why. Silver Falls State Park is the kind of standout scenic treasure that puts Oregon firmly onto the national—and international—stage. Its beauty, boundless recreational opportunities and historic presence keep it there. Nestled in the foothills of Oregon’s Cascade Mountains, less than an hour east of the state capital of Salem, the sprawling 9,200 acre property is the largest state park in Oregon, and one of the most popular.  You will be able to check out the famous South Falls and see what a 177-foot curtain of water looks like from behind. We will also visit North Falls and you will be able to walk behind it! Lunch (on own) in Silverton, Oregon. After lunch we will depart Silverton for wine tasting Overnight Eugene Day 2: Crater Lake National Park As we drive to Crater Lake we will stop at Salt Creek Falls which is Oregon’s second highest single drop waterfall, cascading 286 feet (87m). (Multnomah Falls is the highest.) This waterfall is also one of Southern Oregon’s most powerful falls, with an average yearly flow of 50,000 gallons per minute surging over the rocks. Upon arrival at Crater Lake we will spend half the day visiting all the incredible vistas, visitor centers, overlooks & Historic Lodge.   Crater Lake has inspired people for thousands of years with some of the 1st Native Americans who discovered it’s beauty and mystic. No place else on earth combines a deep, pure lake, so blue in color; steep surrounding cliffs almost two thousand feet high; two unique picturesque islands; and a violent volcanic past. It is a place of immeasurable beauty and the Nations deepest lake over 1,900 ft deep. Lunch Crater Lake National Park (not included) Overnight in Bend, Oregon Day 3- Bend to Portland This morning we will visit the High Desert Museum.  This unique museum reveals the natural world and cultural history of the West’s High Desert region through artful exhibits, alluring animals, engaging programs and meaningful history.  The Museum is  feels like stepping into a different time and place.  Next we will make a brief stop at Smith Rock State Park, which is one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon. Its towering rock spires have beckoned climbers from around the globe since the 1980’s.  Next stop Timberline Lodge!   You won’t see anything else like it, anywhere.  Legendary, awe-inspiring, a tribute to the rugged spirit of the Pacific Northwest. Monumental lodging on Mt Hood with year round skiing. Declared a National Historic Landmark in 1977, Timberline Lodge is one of Oregon’s most popular tourist attractions, drawing nearly two million visitors every year.  Return to Portland – Overnight hotel not included

$35 Private & Custom Tours

Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Tour

The Hocus Pocus 25th anniversary tour celebrates the movie in a way that no other tour in Salem can! We will visit 5 of the filming locations used in the movie. This is a limited edition tour, selling out at 10 people. Please keep in mind that there is quite a bit of distance between locations, so walking is a must. "In 1693 on October 31, near Salem, Massachusetts, Thackery Binx sees his little sister, Emily, spirited away to the cottage of three witches. There, the Sanderson sisters, Winifred, Sarah and Mary, cast a spell on Emily to absorb her youth and regain their own, killing her in the process. Thackery confronts the witches who transform him into an immortal black cat to live with his guilt for not saving Emily. The townsfolk, led by Binx's father, capture the witches. But before being hanged, Winifred's spellbook casts a curse that will resurrectthe witches during a full moon on All Hallows Eve when any virgin lights the Black Flame Candle. Thackery guards the cottage to ensure no one summons the witches."

$20 Tours & Sightseeing

The Scarlet Letter(s) Walking Tour

Meet your tour guide at a central location in Salem. Check in for the historical 2-hour walking tour 15–20 minutes prior to your departure at 11 am (morning show) or 3 pm (afternoon show). Then follow Nathaniel Hawthorne through the streets of Salem and watch his life's story performed for you as actors pop up all over the city.You will encounter Herman Melville, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and the Peabody Sisters. All of them were very close friends of the author and Sophia Peabody became his wife. There will be two acts with a 10 minute intermission in between that will allow for a bathroom break at the Salem Visitors' Center.

$140 Outdoor Activities

Silver Falls Outdoor Adventure

The first stop of the day will be at Willamette Falls. This  is a horseshoe-shaped block waterfall caused by a basalt shelf in the river bottom. The 42-foot-high and 1,500-foot-wide falls occurs 26 river miles upstream from the Willamette’s confluence with the Columbia River. It’s the largest waterfall by water volume in the Northwest and the 18th largest by volume. Around the falls are the locks, which are the oldest continuously operating multi-lift lock and canal system in the United States.Next we will make our way to Silver Falls State Park.  This area was settled originally by the Kalapuyan Indians. They most likely used the area for hunting, as well as for spirit quests. A small town was established in the Silver Falls area, although it was abandoned by the time the park was created in 1933.While you are here you will be able to hike part of the Trail of Ten Falls (approximately 3 miles, further if you are able) and some of the waterfalls you may see are:South Falls- This is the highlight of Silver Falls State Park, and due to its proximity to the city of Salem, is likely one of the most popular waterfalls in Oregon outside of the Columbia River Gorge. The falls are produced where South Silver Creek plunges 177 feet over a huge overhanging basalt cliff with a large pool occupying the bottom of the amphitheater.North Falls- The massive recess behind North Falls is especially unique and a favorite feature of visitors to the park. The undercut cliff extends back from the falls for at least 100 feet, and the ceiling runs anywhere from 20 to perhaps as much as 75 feet above the trail as it passes behind the falls. The huge size of the under cut chamber allows the roar of the falls to be amplified considerably, making the falls sound quite powerful.Twin Falls- During the wet season North Silver Creek splits into two channels and spills down an angled basalt ledge, creating two veiling curtains.Middle North Falls- This is a markedly amorphous waterfall which changes physical shape in a very dramatic way as the volume of water in North Silver Creek changes. The 106 foot tall falls take the form of a narrow column of water during the summer months, funneled to perhaps 5 feet wide at most by a narrow runnel in the bedrock. Double Falls- Double Falls is the tallest waterfall in Silver Falls State Park – by a hair – and also the best of the handful of tributary waterfalls found along the Trail of Ten Falls.Drake Falls- Rumbles over a broad sloping ledge of basalt set in the middle of a fairly deep, narrow constriction in the canyon of North Silver Creek.Lower North Falls-  North Silver Creek produces the falls as it rumbles down a 30-foot tall dome-shaped protrusion of basalt and forms a large pool at its base. The domed shape of the falls inspired the nickname “The Thunderdome” among the whitewater kayaking community.