Mt Rainier Small-Group Walking Or Snowshoeing Tour With Lunch - Seattle

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Admire close-up views of Mt Rainier’s snow capped peak, one of Seattle’s most iconic sights, on this full-day nature tour. See glaciers, waterfalls and wildlife in Mt Rainier National Park with a naturalist guide, and get a vivid sense of the mountain’s beauty while walking or snowshoeing, depending on the season. This small-group day trip limited to 10 people includes French-pressed coffee, pastries, light snacks, a picnic-style lunch with wine and downtown Seattle hotel transport by luxury vehicle.


  • All entrance fees included
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Breakfast included
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Lunch included
  • Small group ensures personal service

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Set between the jagged Olympic Mountains and the volcanic peaks of the Cascade Range, Mt Rainier an active volcano encased in snow and ice is the tallest peak of them all, standing 14,410 feet (4,392 meters) above sea level.
After your downtown Seattle hotel pickup, youre driven about two hours to Mt Rainier by Mercedes minivan or luxury SUV. Admire the surrounding old-growth forest, lakes, waterfalls and stunning wildflower meadows, and enjoy French-pressed Seattle coffee and pastries before setting out on your walk.

Depending on the season, your naturalist guide leads your group on a short walk or snowshoe trek (weather permitting)along the Nisqually Vista Trail, or possibly something a little more challenging if your group is up for it. Binoculars are provided to help you spot birds and wildlife like marmots, elk, deer, fox and maybe even the coyotes and black bears that roam the mountainside. Throughout the day, you'll make plenty of stops for photo ops and provided light snacks.
Your full-day Mt Rainier tour includes a family-style picnic lunch of locally sourced, organic food, accompanied by regional wine; if the weather isn't suitable for outdoor dining, you'll eat inside the visitor center.

After the 2-hour drive back to Seattle, your tour ends with downtown Seattle hotel drop-off.

Picnic lunch sample menu:
  • Meat, such as grilled salmon or chicken, a sandwich or a wrap (vegetarian option available)
  • Grain salad, such as quinoa with roasted vegetables
  • Green salad
  • Local wine, Pellegrino mineral water and soda

Inclusions for Mt Rainier Small-Group Walking Or Snowshoeing Tour With Lunch

  • Downtown Seattle hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guided hike or snowshoe trek
  • Morning coffee with pastries
  • Light snacks
  • Lunch
  • Transportation by Mercedes van or luxury SUV
  • Professional naturalist guide
  • Use of snowshoe gear (during winter months)
  • Warm clothing available on request

Exclusions for Mt Rainier Small-Group Walking Or Snowshoeing Tour With Lunch

  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 14 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

Please wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking

Warm clothing is recommended during the winter months (snow jacket, sturdy hiking shoes, warm hat, insulated gloves, layers)

Note: Inclement winter weather may result in road closures and other unpredictable changes to the itinerary, which the guide will adjust accordingly

A maximum of 10 people per tour

Adult pricing applies to all travelers

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • Amazing experience!

  • Great experience! Knowledgeable and prepared tour guide, comfortable ride to and from Mt. Rainier, great hiking and snow-shoeing.

  • A great experience! Must do...

  • Ben, our guide, was very knowledgeable and the tour full of information. It was a wonderful day! We highly recommend Ben and this tour.

  • This was a great trip. Didn't have to worry about driving. There was plenty of snacks, food and water. And the food was great!

  • Had nice view of Mt. Rainer, lunch was better than expected. Time at visitor center was too short.

  • Awesome experience Well informative and professional tour guides, Jenny and Claire . We were lucky to have 2 guides Claire was shadowing !! Food and plenty of snacks were provided.

  • Very accommodating. Everything is provided so no need to worry about bringing things other than your camera. This had more of a hike, which is great, but may not be for everyone. The routes will depend on the group. Great lunch and snacks. Kevin, our tour guide, was friendly and knowledgeable.

  • The Mt. Raniers small group tour was the perfect pace, because it was adapted to what the group wanted to do and wanted to see. Although it was foggy and we didn't get to see the peak, the trails, hikes, drive, food, and group was a great time. Marty was an excellent tour guide who focused on education, fun, and exactly what the group wanted to see.

  • Really enjoyed the tour, well worth the money. Small group of 9 people, really easy to get along with. Our guide Charlie was perfect: very friendly, perfectly organised, engaging.

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