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Mount Rainier Helicopter and Hiking Tour Exclusive Combo

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    Stop At: Snoqualmie Falls, 6501 Railroad Ave SE, Snoqualmie, WA 98065-9687

    Your full day incredible Mount Rainier helicopter flight and hiking combo tour is divided into three parts: 35-minute helicopter flight, 4-hour ground tour with naturalist walk, private vehicle transport, and a catered meal.  This tour is available for a morning or afternoon departure.  Both tours include all of the same incredible experiences.  

    Helicopter Flight

    In a 4-seater Robinson R44 or 7-seater Airbus H130, you'll soar over the Mt. Rainier Wilderness, getting up close with peaks, glaciers, waterfalls and thundering rivers that would take days of strenuous hiking to reach from the ground.  Between Mt. Rainier and Seattle, your pilot will even take you on a close flyby of Snoqualmie Falls and you'll glide over the Cascade foothills' lakes, rivers and dense forests.  You'll enjoy incredible photography opportunities with a bird's eye view of all of this stunning scenery.  On the clearest days, you'll also catch glimpses of Mt. Baker, Mt. Adams, Mt. St. Helens, and even Mt. Hood in Oregon--5 of the greatest Pacific Northwest Peaks in a day!  As you fly along, your expert pilot will point out the sites and maneuver the helicopter to offer the best views.  

    Duration: 35 minutes

    Stop At: Mount Rainier National Park, WA 98304

    Once on the ground at a secluded location surrounded by plunging valleys, your ground tour guide will take you to experience the best of the National Park that you won't get to see from the helicopter: walk through a towering old growth forest, gaze across wildflower fields that burst with color in the summer sun, and feel the cool spray of mist from crashing waterfalls. 

    You'll learn about the mountain's geologic history, diverse climate and stunning glaciology.  On a moderate hike, you'll breath in the freshest mountain air and search for wildlife in the forest and sub-alpine slopes.  Stopping frequently to marvel at the scenery around us, countless photography opportunities await you around each bend in the trail.  Best of all, you'll share this experience with a tiny group of just up to 5 other guests.  The ground tour combines travel on foot and via private vehicle along the Park's roads. 

    We want you to eat well during your full day excursion with us.  Your tour with us includes a delicious, beautifully catered meal in the midst of Mt. Rainier's natural splendor.  Guests joining our morning tour will enjoy lunch in the Park before departing back to Seattle via helicopter.  Guests arriving via helicopter in the afternoon will be treated to a full afternoon tea and canapés before returning to Seattle via private ground transport.


    Duration: 4 hours
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    6987 Perimeter Rd S, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    Duration
    7h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • This tour is limited to just 6 guests per group
    • There is no more boutique Mt. Rainier tour experience available in Seattle
    • 35+ minute flight between Seattle and Mt. Rainier.
    • 4 hour ground tour and naturalist hike of Mt. Rainier National Park.
    • Gourmet picnic lunch included for all guests amidst the Mt. Rainier wilderness.
    • Private ground transportation included for your group.
    • Lunch - Catered lunch with fresh green salad, entree, and dessert with hot and cold beverages.
    • Snacks
    • Bottled water
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Fly by Snoqualmie Falls, Cascade foothills, and Mt. Rainier wilderness.
    • Entry/Admission - Snoqualmie Falls
    • Entry/Admission - Mount Rainier
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities for pilot and guide (recommended)
    • Alcoholic beverages
    • Transportation to/from the tour starting point.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Weight Restrictions
    • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing over 250 lbs (113 kg). will be required to purchase an additional seat.
    • Minimum numbers apply
    • There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet minimum group size requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative travel date or full refund. Each day, this tour operates with a maximum possible total of 12 seats (6 on the morning tour and 6 on the afternoon tour). This tour requires a minimum of 6 paid seats confirmed at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled time of travel in order to operate. If your group has less than 6 passengers and you would like to guarantee tour departure, we recommend considering a private tour by buying out all 6 seats.
    • Subject to favorable weather conditions
    • The supplier reserves the right to cancel the tour or make modifications to the tour itinerary due to road closures, hazardous driving conditions, hazardous flying conditions, unforeseen mechanical concerns occurring to vehicles or aircraft or other factors beyond its control that could make completing the tour hazardous or impossible.
    • The supplier also reserves the right to cancel the tour due to insufficient sign-ups on the day of travel. This tour requires a minimum total of 6 paid seats on the day of travel, including both the morning and afternoon time slots combined.
    • This tour is highly dependent on good weather and good visibility, not just in and around Seattle, but also in and around Mt. Rainier. Weather in this area is constantly changing and beyond our control. We reserve the right to cancel the tour up to and including the day of travel due to poor weather, poor visibility, or other unforeseen factors (see above).
    • In the event that the supplier cancels the tour before it has begun, guests will be given the option to receive a full refund, reschedule the tour to another date, subject to availability, or select an alternative tour destination/route on the same day of travel, if one can be mutually agreed upon.
    • Morning Tour guests who have begun their tour and completed the ground portion of the tour but who cannot be picked up at Mt. Rainier by helicopter due to poor weather, poor visibility, or other unforeseen factors will receive a partial refund equivalent to 70% of their total tour cost. The remaining 30% of the tour cost will be applied toward the cost of the ground portion of the tour. In the event that guests on our Morning Tour are unable to return to Seattle via helicopter, these guests will be driven back to Seattle via private ground transport.
    • Please dress appropriately
    • Weather in the mountains changes very quickly and is variable throughout the year. If the sun is out and we are walking, it can quickly get warm and a t-shirt is comfortable. If the sun goes behind a cloud and the wind picks up, it can get very chilly. Spring (May-June) and Fall (September-October) temperatures are often in the 40s-50s but can be as high as the 60s and 70s. Summer temperatures (July-August) are generally warm in the 70s-80s, but daily temperature fluctuation is common with early mornings in the 50s and late afternoons warming up to the mid 80s. If we are expecting unseasonably warm or cool temperatures, we will reach out to you via phone or e-mail about two days prior to your tour.
    • At a minimum, we recommend preparing 3 layers:
    • a quick drying t-shirt
    • an insulating layer (wool sweater, hoodie, etc.)
    • a waterproof layer (wind breaker, soft shell jacket to keep wind and moisture away from your skin)
    • Guests on early and late season tours (May to June or September to October) are advised to bring an additional insulating layer. During cooler weather, a generally good rule of thumb is to bring one more layer than you think is necessary.
    • Footwear
    • While we won’t be doing any intense hikes, please wear shoes that are comfortable to walk over uneven ground on and provide ankle support. Many people find that sneakers are adequate, but a sturdy sole with good traction is essential.
    • Other Useful Items
    • Sunglasses
    • A hat (to protect you from the sun in summer, or to keep your ears warm for early/late season tours)
    • Sunblock
    • Bug repellent (late June to mid August)
    • A small bag to carry water, your camera, etc.
    • Food & Beverages
    • Your tour includes a full lunch and a selection of beverages. If you have any food allergies or particular dietary requirements, please be sure to inform the supplier via phone call or e-mail after you've made a reservation. If you have particular dietary needs and would like to discuss them, please get in touch with us via phone or e-mail and we will do our best to accommodate you.
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 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 via mobile

    Great tour! The views were spectacular, weather was perfect, and Michael our guide was awesome - very knowledgeable, great conversation. It was a blast flying with Matt! The hike was just right, lunch was delicious, We recommend this highly!

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank David S
    Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

    This was a very good experience with my family. Michael the guide was so nice and patient with us. I highly recommend this tour because you can see all type of landscape. Take good pictures. The picnic food was very good.

    Thank C1464ITadrianar
    NatureNutsTravel, Owner at Nature Nuts Adventure Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2019

    Thank you very much for the positive feedback! It's wonderful that the tour, amazing scenery and the food all met, and hopefully exceeded, your expectations! Please come back to Seattle any time! There's so much more to see and do!

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