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Skagway: Yukon, White Pass, & Husky Sled Camp Half-Day Tour

1. Skagway: Yukon, White Pass, & Husky Sled Camp Half-Day Tour

Discover the charm of the Yukon Territory on a guided half-day trip from Skagway as you travel up the Klondike Highway. Pass through the unbridled nature of British Columbia. Later, visit a dogsledding camp and learn about the history of sledding in Canada and Alaska while you meet Husky puppies. Begin your tour as the 1898 Gold Rush stampeders once did, journeying from Skagway and through the White Pass. Drive along the Klondike Highway and admire the scenic forests, waterfalls, and wildlife. Views of the White Pass Railroad evoke a nostalgic mood in the shadow of glacier-covered mountains. Next, enter Canada's province of British Columbia. As you drive, take in the sights of the subarctic alpine tundra that marks out Tormented Valley. Catch a glimpse of Summit Lake before you go on to pause at Canada Customs in Fraser. Continue your tour as you enter the Yukon Territory. Head to the Tutshi Dog Sledding Camp and discover the world of dogsledding firsthand. Meet trainers and mushers, see the dogs in action, and visit with puppies. Before you return to Skagway, visit the gift shop for a souvenir.

Seattle: Mount Rainier Park All-Inclusive Small Group Tour

2. Seattle: Mount Rainier Park All-Inclusive Small Group Tour

Explore the Nisqually Vista Trail in the Mount Rainier National Park on this guided tour with pickup from Downtown Seattle. Enjoy seasonal snacks and refreshments throughout the tour and stop for a locally sourced and/or organic lunch along the way.  Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation or a centrally-located meeting point in Downtown Seattle. Sit back and relax in a Mercedes van on the way to the Mount Rainier National Park which is nestled between the Olympic Mountains and Cascades. Admire views of the Rainier volcano which is encased in 35 square miles of snow and ice. Take in the atmosphere of this area that is surrounded by old growth forest and seasonally covered in a stunning carpet of wildflowers. Look for birds, marmots, coyotes, elk, and black bears. Breathe in crisp air as you take in the sounds and scents of the forests and lakes. Follow your naturalist guide on a walk or snowshoe of the Nisqually Vista Trail. Pause for a lunch of delicious local, seasonal produce and wine before strolling through a landscape of waterfalls, river valleys, and glaciers. End the day with a descent down to Longmire. Keep your eyes peeled for deer in the meadow as they make their late afternoon trek to the river’s edge. Return by van to your accommodation in Seattle at the end of your tour.

From Seattle: Mount Rainier Full-Day Tour

3. From Seattle: Mount Rainier Full-Day Tour

Visit Mount Rainier with a professional tour guide and discover all that this national park has to offer on this full-day tour. After meeting in downtown Seattle, hop in a comfortable 22-passenger minibus with large windows, high back seats, and air-conditioning and head straight to the park. Experience old-growth forests, wildflower-filled meadows, and thundering waterfalls on this tour of glacier-clad Mt. Rainier. Hike and walk a little or not at all: there are options for all abilities. Enjoy lunch at a Mount Rainier café or buy a picnic lunch along the way. After lunch, visit the interpretive center at Paradise to learn even more about the mountain’s glaciers, plants, and animals. Return to Seattle through pastoral farmlands and memorable Pacific Northwest scenery. Make a final stop at Wapiti Woolies and try the famous huckleberry ice cream.

Seattle: Olympic National Park Small-Group Tour

4. Seattle: Olympic National Park Small-Group Tour

The Olympic Peninsula is home to a number of Northwest ecosystems. You'll find remote beaches littered with tide-scoured cedar logs alongside the country’s oldest forests and one of the state’s most dramatic mountain ranges. It's a true feast for the senses. Start the morning with a ferry ride through the waterways of Puget Sound to Bainbridge Island. Connect with the Olympic Peninsula via the Kitsap Peninsula and Hood Canal Bridge, and once there, follow your guide on a naturalist experience best suited to the time of year and conditions of the day. Drive up to Hurricane Ridge (weather permitting), a mountain citadel that puts you at the edge of the Park’s exceptionally jagged peaks. Take in a superb 360-degree view from the summit that encompasses the surrounding mountains, the Strait of Juan da Fuca, and San Juan Islands.  The open meadows are ideal for wildlife viewing – be on the lookout for Olympic marmots, black-tailed deer, and even black bears. Embark on guided nature walks or snowshoes to learn more about the sub-alpine ecosystems. Explore Lake Crescent. Flanked by trails full of history and mysterious tales, its placid shores and perfect placement in the midst of the undulating Olympic foothills serve as an instant source of relaxation.  Take to the trails to experience the old-growth forests of Douglas Fir and Western Hemlock trees, venturing to the misty Marymere Falls if time allows. On days when the weather closes access to Hurricane Ridge, visit the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge. The Dungeness sand spit hooks out into the strait, and in the spring and fall, thousands of waterfowl and shorebirds descend on the shallow waters protected by the spit.

Seattle: Private Olympic Nat Park and Hurricane Ridge Tour

5. Seattle: Private Olympic Nat Park and Hurricane Ridge Tour

Experience the outstanding Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park on a private full-day trip from Seattle or Seatac, entry tickets, snacks, and water included. Hike along trails full of greenery, see glaciers and mountain peaks, and visit the visitor centers. Taking off from Seattle or Seatac, travel by car and ferry high above and inside Olympic National Park to Hurricane Ridge, a famous mountain area within the park. In clear weather, awe-inspiring views can be seen throughout the year. With your private guide by your side, get plenty of time to walk the trails on top of the world and enjoy sweeping views. Be ready to feel the power and see the beauty of the Olympic Mountains. Along the way, your guide will take you to beautiful stops that are loved by both visitors and locals. Hike on paved and unpaved trails to see the water of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, glaciers, and mountain peaks on both sides of the ridge. Spot deer, rabbits, and colorful wildflowers as you head to a glistening waterfall close to the river. During the tour, you can also choose to stop at two visitor centers to get to know the area better. 

Canadian Rockies 7–Day National Parks Group Tour

6. Canadian Rockies 7–Day National Parks Group Tour

Day 1: Seattle to Kamloops Kamloops British Columbia is abundant with stunning scenery and great wildlife . Cougars, bears, elk, and more inhabit the Thomson River Valley. Stop for a short walk and picnic at Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park.  Day 2: Yoho National Park Explore trails around the magnificent Emerald Lake or simply relax in the lakeshore cafe and enjoy the views. Drive along the Kicking Horse Pass across the Continental Divide into Alberta. Enjoy panoramic vistas of peaks exceeding 10,000 feet on Rogers Pass at the summit in Canada's Glacier National Park en route to Banff, your night stop. Day 3:  Banff National Park - Lake Louise Lake Louise is an alpine lake known for its stunning turquoise glacier-fed waters, surrounded by high peaks and overlooked by a stately chateau. Multiple hiking trails lead to the Lake Agnes Tea House for bird's-eye views of the lake. Take a hike to the Plain-of-Six-Glaciers, take it easy exploring the lakeshore or choose to canoe on these pristine waters. Visit Moraine Lake in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, at an elevation of approximately 6,183 feet, for some epic photos. Day 4: Icefields Parkway Spend the day driving and exploring the Icefields Parkway. This drive offers endless vistas, jagged mountains, glaciers and wildlife viewing opportunities. Enjoy short walks, views of Bow Glacier and Peyto lake, take an optional helicopter flight over the Columbia Icefield, or strap on some crampons and step out onto the Athabasca glacier. Day 5: Jasper National Park Enjoy Canada's largest National Park, Jasper. Marvel at the snowcapped summits and beautiful lakes in this true wild mountain wilderness. Jasper offers an abundance of wildlife sightings, jagged mountain peaks, alpine lakes and numerous hiking and biking opportunities. Choose to visit Miette hot springs, or hike/bike the famous trails around stunning lakeshores. After a full day of activities, follow the Yellowhead Highway, hugging the mighty North Thompson River to your night stop of Cleawater BC. See the base of 12,972-foot Mount Robson (the highest point in the Canadian Rockies) and maybe catch a glimpse of the infamous peak en route. Day 6: Whistler and Vancouver On to the alpine resort of Whistler, nestled at the base of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Today is yours to explore all that Whistler has to offer. Enjoy spectacular scenery and incredible photo opportunities as you explore this ski town, home of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. Drive the spectacular Sea to Sky highway for your evening in Vancouver. Day 7: Vancouver and Seattle This morning, tour Vancouver, including the waterfront, Gas lamp district, Chinatown, and Stanley Park. Head to Seattle for a your evening downtown or drop off at the departure hotel.

Olympic National Park: Sol Duc and Hurricane Ridge Tour

7. Olympic National Park: Sol Duc and Hurricane Ridge Tour

Departing from our Port Angeles Tour Office, this 9 Hour Guided Tour begins with a scenic drive into the Elwha Valley and around Lake Crescent to reach the Sol Duc River Valley. At the Sol Duc, we will enjoy a two mile guided hike to Sol Duc Falls, one of Olympic National Park's most picturesque waterfalls. This hike features stunning views of the river canyon, a lush mossy forest floor, and towering Douglas Fir and Western Hemlock trees above us along well-maintained trails. After exploring the Sol Duc, our guests will wrap up the morning explorations at Lake Crescent, a stunning, glacier-carved lake that is outlined by beautiful mountains and is 624 feet deep. From the historic Lake Crescent Lodge, guests can enjoy time on trail hiking or enjoy the views from the well-positioned lodge. While passing through Port Angeles, our guests can purchase grab & go deli items, snacks, or coffee during our 15-20 minute scheduled stop. From Port Angeles, our van tour continues with a scenic drive from sea-level to 5,242 feet elevation atop Hurricane Ridge. Upon arrival, our guide will lead a guided hike along the subalpine nature trails to enjoy views of the meadows, peaks, and river valleys of the Olympic Mountains. After exploring the Ridge, our guide will make the 45 minute drive back down to Port Angeles to conclude the tour.

Seattle: Waterfall Canyoneering Adventure

8. Seattle: Waterfall Canyoneering Adventure

Visit the lush, rugged, and slippery canyons of the Pacific Northwest on a day-long waterfall canyoneering adventure. Meet your guide at a central location and begin your experience with a warm welcome and a brief overview of the canyoneering activity for the day. Then, travel in your own vehicle as you follow your guide to the trailhead. Once you've arrived at the start point, your guide will provide a short safety briefing and practice session before setting out on the day's adventure. Nature's obstacle course will provide plenty of fun and unique challenges, including hiking, scrambling, wading, swimming, and of course, rappelling. All skills you'll be able to master with the assistance and support of your experienced guide.

Canada 7–Day National Parks Camping Tour from Seattle

9. Canada 7–Day National Parks Camping Tour from Seattle

Day 1: Seattle to Kamloops Kamloops British Columbia is abundant with stunning scenery and great wildlife . Cougars, bears, elk, and more inhabit the Thomson River Valley. Stop for a short walk and picnic at Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park. Spend your evening under the stars with your provided camping equipment. Day 2: Yoho National Park Explore trails around the magnificent Emerald Lake or simply relax in the lakeshore cafe and enjoy the views. Drive along the Kicking Horse Pass across the Continental Divide into Alberta. Enjoy panoramic vistas of peaks exceeding 10,000 feet on Rogers Pass at the summit in Canada's Glacier National Park en route to Banff, where you will spend your night camping. Day 3:  Banff National Park - Lake Louise Lake Louise is an alpine lake known for its stunning turquoise glacier-fed waters, surrounded by high peaks and overlooked by a stately chateau. Multiple hiking trails lead to the Lake Agnes Tea House for bird's-eye views of the lake. Take a hike to the Plain-of-Six-Glaciers, take it easy exploring the lakeshore or choose to canoe on these pristine waters. Visit Moraine Lake in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, at an elevation of approximately 6,183 feet, for some epic photos, before setting up camp. Day 4: Icefields Parkway Spend the day driving and exploring the Icefields Parkway. This drive offers endless vistas, jagged mountains, glaciers and wildlife viewing opportunities. Enjoy short walks, views of Bow Glacier and Peyto lake, take an optional helicopter flight over the Columbia Icefield, or strap on some crampons and step out onto the Athabasca glacier. Spend you evening camping under the night sky. Day 5: Jasper National Park Enjoy Canada's largest National Park, Jasper. Marvel at the snowcapped summits and beautiful lakes in this true wild mountain wilderness. Jasper offers an abundance of wildlife sightings, jagged mountain peaks, alpine lakes and numerous hiking and biking opportunities. Choose to visit Miette hot springs, or hike/bike the famous trails around stunning lakeshores. After a full day of activities, follow the Yellowhead Highway, hugging the mighty North Thompson River to your night stop of Cleawater BC. See the base of 12,972-foot Mount Robson (the highest point in the Canadian Rockies) and maybe catch a glimpse of the infamous peak en route to your camping location. Day 6: Whistler and Vancouver On to the alpine resort of Whistler, nestled at the base of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Today is yours to explore all that Whistler has to offer. Enjoy spectacular scenery and incredible photo opportunities as you explore this ski town, home of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. Drive the spectacular Sea to Sky highway for your evening at a hostel in Vancouver. Day 7: Vancouver and Seattle This morning, tour Vancouver, including the waterfront, Gas lamp district, Chinatown, and Stanley Park. Head to Seattle for a your evening downtown or drop off at the departure hotel. Please note: there is a mandatory food kitty payment of $100 USD to cover camp meals as follows — 5 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 evening camp meals. Please advise the local supplier of any dietary requirements.

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John was an experienced and knowledgeable guide. He was personable and made the most of our time and was able to redirect quickly when unforeseen circumstances arose. We very much enjoyed the facts he provided and would highly recommend this tour of Mt. Rainier! Thank you John!!

Excellent one day visit to Rainier National Park from Seattle. Great to let someone else do the driving especially around and through the City. Our Guide Mark was super, very enthusiastic, knowledgeable and passionate about the national park.

Excellent ride. The guide very nice, friendly and enthusiastic.

It's a great trip. You should have seen Mount Rainier.

Great guide and tour group! Some hiking but not tiring.