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All entrance fees included
All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Small group ensures personal service
Set between the jagged Olympic Mountains and the volcanic peaks of the Cascade Range, Mt Rainier — an active volcano encased in snow and ice — is the tallest peak of them all, standing 14,410 feet (4,392 meters) above sea level. After your downtown Seattle hotel pickup, you’re driven about two hours to Mt Rainier by Mercedes minivan or luxury SUV. Admire the surrounding old-growth forest, lakes, waterfalls and stunning wildflower meadows, and enjoy French-pressed Seattle coffee and pastries before setting out on your walk.
Depending on the season, your naturalist guide leads your group on a short walk or snowshoe trek (weather permitting) along the Nisqually Vista Trail, or possibly something a little more challenging if your group is up for it. Binoculars are provided to help you spot birds and wildlife like marmots, elk, deer, fox and maybe even the coyotes and black bears that roam the mountainside. Throughout the day, you'll make plenty of stops for photo ops and provided light snacks. Your full-day Mt Rainier tour includes a family-style picnic lunch of locally sourced, organic food, accompanied by regional wine; if the weather isn't suitable for outdoor dining, you'll eat inside the visitor center.
After the 2-hour drive back to Seattle, your tour ends with downtown Seattle hotel drop-off.
Picnic lunch sample menu:
Meat, such as grilled salmon or chicken, a sandwich or a wrap (vegetarian option available)
Grain salad, such as quinoa with roasted vegetables
Local wine, Pellegrino mineral water and soda
Downtown Seattle hotel pickup and drop-off
Guided hike or snowshoe trek
Morning coffee with pastries
Transportation by Mercedes van or luxury SUV
Professional naturalist guide
Use of snowshoe gear (during winter months)
Warm clothing available on request
Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 14 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
Please wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking
Warm clothing is recommended during the winter months (snow jacket, sturdy hiking shoes, warm hat, insulated gloves, layers)
Note: Inclement winter weather may result in road closures and other unpredictable changes to the itinerary, which the guide will adjust accordingly
A maximum of 10 people per tour
Adult pricing applies to all travelers
Pick-up and drop-off at Downtown Seattle hotels, the Cruise Terminal, or the Hotel Monaco at 1101 4th Ave, Seattle, WA
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.