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Seattle: Private Mt. Rainier Tour with Gourmet Lunch

Seattle: Private Mt. Rainier Tour with Gourmet Lunch

From US$ 1,019 per group up to 2

A private tour for up to 12 people from Seattle to the Mt. Rainier National Park with a nature guide. Get to know the region's most stunning mountain on guided nature walks, discover the best photo spots, and indulge in a delicious catered picnic lunch.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 10.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Your private tour includes door-to-door service from any preferred location within the greater Seattle area including downtown Seattle, the cruise ship terminals, Bellevue and Sea-Tac area hotels. Please be sure to advise us of your requested pickup location. Private tour groups are typically picked around 8:00AM. Your group's pickup time will depend on your exact pickup location, so be sure to confirm it with once you've received this booking confirmation.
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Experience

The experience
  • Leave the crowds behind and take your own private tour for up to 12 guests
  • Take door-to-door transportation from anywhere in Seattle
  • Enjoy a chef-prepared picnic lunch with a selection of hot and cold beverages and snacks throughout the day
  • Learn about the mountain's natural history and discover its secrets throughout several guided nature walks
  • Have a charming, knowledgeable guide at your side for the entire adventure to inform and entertain you
Full description
Your tour will begin at 8:00AM as your guide picks your group up from a location of your choice in Seattle. You'll board your spacious passenger van and can relax as you watch the scenery transition to rustic farmland and forests on the 1.5-hour journey to the park. En route, you'll stop to stretch your legs, and will also enjoy a coffee and a snack. Once inside the park, dense old growth forests and rushing rivers surround you. As you gain elevation, you'll get your first panoramic views of Mt. Rainier's glacier clad flanks and 14,410-foot summit. Your guide will take you on a series of 4 to 6 nature walks, with each walk designed to give you opportunities to learn about a different aspect of the mountain’s natural history whilst taking in stunning surroundings. Your guide will also bring you to the best photo spots in the park and help you find wildlife. In the summer and fall its common to spot herds of elk, mountain goats, marmots, and black bears along the mountain slopes. Early spring tours will see the mountain’s alpine areas still in the midst of winter with thick blankets of snow still covering the upper two thirds of the mountain. Tours in July and August will be able to walk through Mt. Rainier's world-famous wildflower meadows and come face to face with some of the mountain's 25 major glaciers. Your guide will serve you a delicious catered lunch in the park, which will typically include a choice of steak, salmon, or chicken, with sides of vegetables, a fresh green salad, and dessert, along with a selection of hot and cold beverages. You’ll be able to place your order in advance according to your preferences. After about 6 hours in the park, you'll depart for Seattle where you will aim to return by 6:30PM, depending on traffic.
Includes
  • Door-to-door pickup and drop-off from anywhere in the greater Seattle, Sea-Tac, and Bellevue areas, or from Seattle’s cruise terminals
  • Chef-prepared lunch with choice of entree, green salad, vegetables, and dessert
  • Charming and knowledgeable full-time guide to provide commentary
  • 4-6 nature walks through Mt. Rainier’s ecosystems with a certified guide
  • Use of adjustable trekking poles, binoculars, and wildlife spotting scope
  • Hot tea and fresh coffee
  • Still and sparkling water
  • National park entrance fees
  • Guide gratuities (not required but always appreciated for good service, usually 15% of your tour price)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Windbreaker
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops

Know before you go

  • Vegetarian, gluten free, and vegan options, are available with advance requests (over 72 hours' notice)
  • This tour includes a modest amount of walking on marked trails, including over uneven surfaces and downhill (there are no steep inclines on this tour)
  • The total number of miles hiked varies, but is typically not more than 4-5 miles of cumulative walking
  • If you have mobility concerns, please don’t hesitate to discuss them with your guides in advance and be sure to talk to your guide at the beginning of the tour so they can adjust the route accordingly
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