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  • Location:Seattle, Washington
  • Duration:10 hours (approx.)

Private Tour: Mt Rainier Day Trip from Seattle

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Escape the hustle and bustle of Seattle and enjoy a day of breathtaking scenery at Mt Rainier National Park. On this private Mt Rainier tour, take a scenic drive through the old-growth evergreen forests of America's fifth-oldest national park, affording views of sparkling lakes, flower meadows, massive glaciers and sweeping alpine vistas. Visit Narada Falls, Reflection Lake and Lake Louise, and stop along the way to view wildlife and take photos. Learn about the park's history at the Paradise Jackson Visitor Center and Longmire Visitor Center and Museum, and bring a picnic lunch to enjoy amidst the scenery.


  • 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 by van 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

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

More than just a drive through the park, this private tour affords you the time and comfort to enjoy Mt Rainier at a relaxed pace and with a knowledgeable guide to make sure you don't miss a single photo op or interesting fact.

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Mt Rainier Day Trip from Seattle

Reflection Lake - Perfect for Pictures!

After pickup from your Seattle hotel in the morning, your private guide will drive you toward Mt Rainier’s iconic snow-capped peak. Rising abruptly from the surrounding land, this dormant volcano is the highest point in the Cascade Range and is easily visible from Seattle.

Take an approximate 2-hour drive southeast to Mt Rainier National Park, the fifth-oldest national park in the US, established in 1899. Enter through the Nisqually park entrance and continue up the winding road to the new Paradise Jackson Visitor Center, situated at an elevation of 5,400 feet (1,646 meters). After learning some history about Mt Rainier, your guide will take you on a scenic drive through the park. Driving routes may vary based on the weather, season and road conditions, but your guide will make any necessary changes to enhance your tour experience.

You’ll be delighted by endless views of old-growth evergreen forests, flower meadows, sprawling alpine vistas and snaking rivers. Visit Narada Falls, Reflection Lake and Lake Louise, point out wildlife with the help of your guide, and spot glaciers radiating from the summit of Mt Rainier. During your frequent stops, take time to walk around, savor your surroundings and take photos of the incredible scenery.

You’ll also visit the Longmire Visitor Center and Museum to learn more about the park's history, glaciers, geology, ecology and wildlife. You’re welcome to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at the picnic area, or purchase food at the concession stand. There’s also a gift shop for you to peruse.

At the end of your private Mt Rainier tour, relax on the drive back to Seattle.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 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.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 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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