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Mt. Rainier Day Trip from Seattle

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Overview
On this full-day tour of Washington state’s Mt Rainier, you’ll visit the majestic 14,411-foot (4,392-m) volcano and learn about the area from your informative guide. You’ll also explore local treasures like lakes and waterfalls en route from Seattle to Mt Rainier. Nature lovers won’t want to miss this!
Highlights
  • Find the very best views in the massive Mount Rainier National Park
  • Multiple stops for exploring, walking, and photography
  • Learn the history behind the active volcano from your guide
  • Traveling with a guide means avoiding the hassle of Seattle driving
  • Option to add snowshoe or sled trip when conditions allow
What to Expect
Meet a guide at your Seattle hotel, and then travel to Mount Rainier National Park, learning a bit about the local area along the way. Pause a the Longmire Museum and National Park Inn, and keep your camera out at Christine Falls, which frames one of the classic views of Mount Rainier. Walk up the Nisqually River to stand at the foot of Narada Falls—at 188 feet (57 meters), it towers over Niagara Falls. The scenic highlight of the day is Paradise, a visitor center that's surrounded by alpine meadows, ideal for spotting wildlife. From here, you have the option to add a snowshoe or sledding trip if conditions allow, or simply take in the gorgeous views from Reflection Lake. Before returning to Seattle, enter the visitor center to learn the story behind Mount Rainier, and then finish the day with drop-off at your original departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Tour departs from select downtown Seattle and airport hotels
Departure Time
8:00 AM
Duration
10h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from select downtown Seattle and airport hotels
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach or 14-passenger sprinter van
  • Entry/Admission - Customized Tours of Seattle
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Rainier
  • Entry/Admission - Trail of the Shadows
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • It is recommended to dress in layers and wear comfortable walking shoes (hiking shoes preferred, in winter boots are best). In Nov – Jun, please dress for snowy conditions
  • Please note: The tour route may vary depending on weather conditions and road closures.
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • During the weekdays, mid October-April, there are limited food services available in the National Park. Customers will have an opportunity to purchase food en route. Also, the Henry M Jackson Visitor Center located at Paradise, has limited hours during these months. On weekdays when the Visitor Center is closed, our tour will still visit Paradise if road conditions allow.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Lucas makes sure you have a great trip! He stops at a grocery store so you can get food & drinks so you can eat on the bus and have more time to hike around and take pics. When we arrived at Paradise the weather...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank B-ridge-A
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a day! Our guide, Lucas, drove completely around Mt. Rainier to find a view of the mountain not obscured by clouds, and it worked! (first time in a week) The view of the mountain was spectacular!! Along the way Lucas took us on several...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank dhubbard26
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Everything was great...booking online, getting picked up at hotel, the trip to the park and Lucas our tour guide was wonderful. We were just disappointed that the sky was overcast so we never got a good look at the mountain. We did a lot of...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank kathycgb
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wonderful trip; the van was comfortable and George did a wonderful job showing us wildlife and waterfalls

Date of experience: September 2019
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Customized T, Front Office Manager at Customized Tours of Seattle, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are glad that you enjoyed your tour however we do not have a George that is employed by Customized Tours.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour was really awesome! Our guide, Joel, the General manager was fantastic! Very knowledgeable and even bought one of the ladies in our group cupcakes for her birthday that were shared with the entire group. If you want a great experience, I highly recommend...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Linda M
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Response from flynnersenior | Reviewed this property |
There are no toilet facilities on the Coach, frequent stops are made on the way to your destination
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Response from mlutku250462 |
The last stop provides the longest opportunity for a solo hike. If you are a serious hiker, it won’t be enough for you. However, this day trip will familiarize you with the various opportunities on the mountain.
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Response from Daminick1980 | Reviewed this property |
I was asked where I was staying and gave the name and address and was then given a pick up time range.
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