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Private Mt Rainier National Park Day Trip from Seattle

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Private Mt Rainier National Park Day Trip from Seattle

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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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Overview

Calling all lovers of America’s distinctive natural landscapes, this private 10-hour excursion to Mt. Rainier National Park is for you. Departing Seattle, you’ll explore the Paradise area of the park, home to the Jackson Visitor Center and Reflection Lake. Plus, you’ll marvel at Narada Falls — taller than Niagara Falls — and enjoy a picnic lunch at an optimum vantage point. Hotel pickup and drop-off in Seattle are included.
  • Private day trip from Seattle to Mt Rainier
  • Take a scenic drive up 5,400 feet in elevation to the Paradise Jackson Visitor Center
  • Enjoy views of evergreen forests, lakes, glaciers, meadows and waterfalls as you travel through the park
  • Make stops along the way to spot wildlife, take photos and have a picnic lunch if you wish
  • Your expert guide will teach you about the history of Mt Rainier National Park, the fifth-oldest in the nation
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Pickup and drop-off in the greater Seattle area
Gratuities
Food and drinks
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Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
1/2/2021 - 12/30/2021
Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 08:30 AM
1/2/2022 - 12/30/2022
Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 08:30 AM

After booking, the operator will contact you about pickup time.

This activity will end right where it started.Private Tours we pick up and drop off with in the greater Seattle and SeaTac area. Contact us to arrange if you do not see your location listed.
Mt Rainier is visible from Seattle as an icon in the Washington landscape, but to truly appreciate this mountain and active volcano, it has to be seen up close. 

This private sightseeing tour begins with a hotel pickup in Seattle followed by a scenic 2-hour drive to Mt Rainier National Park. Visit Paradise, on the south slope of Mt Rainier National Park at 5,400 feet above sea level, and the Henry M. Jackson Memorial Visitor Center to learn more about the history of the mountain. Take a scenic drive through the park and enjoy the beautiful views — like Narada Falls, considered the most popular waterfall in Mt Rainier State Park (it’s taller than Niagara Falls at 188 feet) and Reflection Lake, which provides one of the most iconic views of Mt Rainier.

Stop at Longmire, the visitor center at the southwest corner of the park, to explore their museum and National Park Inn and to learn more about the history of Mt Rainier. Have a picnic lunch or buy food at the concession stand for a relaxing, scenic break. 

At the end of the day, it’s back down the mountain to take the return trip to Seattle.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Mount Rainier
The tour will depend on the season and weather conditions but will always consist of Rainforest, old growth trees, natural formations of the park, Waterfalls, historic features and buildings, The volcano, other peaks, Lakes, Rivers and wildlife.
Duration: 6 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Longmire Museum
the museum is a small and its content deals with native Americans and native animals. There is a park ranger on duty.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Christine Falls Viewpoint
a stair step waterfall framed nicely by a stone bridge.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Paradise Valley
spend time at this visitor's center for hikes, snowshoeing, film, food, spectacular views
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Reflection Lakes
When there is no breeze the lakes act like a mirror and provide a reflection of the Mountain and provides photos that look unreal because of the ethereal beauty.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Narada Falls
named after an Indian God, the waterfall has a beutifull and mysterious look to it. It is one of the most scenic things to see in the park.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Trail of the Shadows
hike a .7 mile loop trail featuring small bubbling springs, history, medicinal plants, 2nd growth forests
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Customized Tours
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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    Q:
    What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Mt Rainier National Park Day Trip from Seattle?
    A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitization during Private Mt Rainier National Park Day Trip from Seattle?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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    Q:
    What is the social distancing policy during Private Mt Rainier National Park Day Trip from Seattle?
    A:The policies on social distancing are:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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    Q:
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Mt Rainier National Park Day Trip from Seattle?
    A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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    • "At first, 10 hours sounded like a long time, but it was well worth every minute, never boring, never rushed." See review

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    star-5
    FANTASTIC!!
    Elizabeth_S
    , Jul 2021
    This was a fantastic trip. Alex knew the best spots to stop and the history and geology of the area. This trip was not rushed and lasted almost 11 hours. Well worth it.
    star-4
    My Rainer
    Robin_O
    , Jul 2021
    Great experience with Alex. Tour was tailored to both our likes. —history for me and views and nature for the husband. Great experience. Will request Alex for our next tour. The views are extraordinary.
    icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
    Thank you for reviewing Alex. We are glad you enjoyed your private excursion. Since given a 4 star please give our office a call as we would love more feedback on what maybe could of been done better.
    star-5
    Highly Recommended, Private tour is perfect for families
    Steven_V
    , May 2021
    Great Experience!! one of the higher priced options when it came to a tour but worth every penny. Our guide was knowledgeable and courteous, they really went out of their way to show us a great time. The knowledge of amenities, park sites, and available facilities was invaluable
    icon Response from Host , May 2021
    Thank you for your review. Yes private experiences are much higher in pricing but we are glad you see the value and felt it was worth it!
    star-5
    Great experience!
    MrP_Hall
    , Nov 2020
    Lucas was an amazing tour guide that went above and beyond to make sure we got the most out of what the mountains had to offer. We would definitely take a tour with him again!
    icon Response from Host , Nov 2020
    We are glad you enjoyed your private tour experience with Lucas. Thank you for your review!
    star-5
    Excellent
    Naima_Q
    , Sep 2020
    Excellent trip! Our driver Joel was awesome. Had a really great time. Recommend this trip to everyone.
    icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
    Thank you for reviewing Joel and our Mt. Rainier Tour!
    star-5
    Awesome!
    789terryb2017
    , Oct 2018
    Our group had a great time on this tour! At first, 10 hours sounded like a long time, but it was well worth every minute, never boring, never rushed. We headed out of Seattle in a downpour, but as we progressed the rain stopped and we were blessed with a pleasantly sunny day. There were some clouds, but as they passed across the mountain top, "the mountain was out" and we were able to get some great photos. There were plenty of stops along the way, different waterfalls and vantage points, to see marmots, at Reflection Lake, and even to take a short hike. We picked up lunch and snacks at a supermarket along the way, so we were ready for lunch when we reached the Jackson Visitor Center. Here, we also had free time with the option of hiking another trail toward the top of the mountain or to another waterfall area. These were steeper hikes, so our group split and some stayed near the visitor center and gift shop. Mark, our guide, was friendly and knowledgeable, and even took photos of our group at some of the stops. We all had a great day and would highly recommend this tour!
    star-5
    Our guide for the tour was Daniella...
    Virginia S
    , Apr 2016
    Our guide for the tour was Daniella. I hope I am spelling her name correctly. She was wonderful. We had our 92 year old father with us. She did everything to accommodate his special needs. We took extra restroom breaks and were dropped off as close as possible at all stops. She was also a wealth of knowledge. All four members of our family thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Virginia
    star-5
    Don was an excellent tour guide who...
    Gary E
    , Aug 2015
    Don was an excellent tour guide who knew exactly what spots to take us to in order to get the maximum enjoyment from our tour. Don was quite knowledgable and friendly and made the whole day an experience we will not soon forget. Well worth the price to get a private tour as we did not have to stop at eveyone's hotel and did not have to go with the public tour timeline.
    star-5
    Our tour to Mt. Ranier was so...
    Angela L
    , Jul 2015
    Our tour to Mt. Ranier was so awesome. The tour guide I think his name was Joe, an older gentleman that was very kind and informative was great!! Thanks so much for such a wonderful experience! We are looking forward to doing this again, only this time, maybe we can get further up the mountain.
    star-5
    This was the first tour of our holiday...
    Usha
    , Jul 2014
    This was the first tour of our holiday in the USA and Canada June 2014. It certainly was one of the best. Our tour guide John King picked us up from our hotel on time. He was very informative and knowledgeable about the area. Mt Rainier National park was excellent! our guide made it better. He was funny, witty and kept us engaged throughout the trip. We learned a lot about the great Mt Rainier and were fascinated with it's facts. i would highly recommend this tour.

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