Enjoy a fun-filled, day-long tour of the breathtakingly-beautiful wonderland that is Mount Rainier National Park. Heading south from Seattle, we’ll enter through the Nisqually Park entrance and continue up the scenic, winding road to the new Paradise Jackson Visitor Center at an elevation of 5,400 feet.
The tour of Mt. Rainier will delight you with its vast expanses of pristine old-growth evergreen forests, gorgeous subalpine flower meadows and spectacular alpine vistas. Our nation’s fifth-oldest national park features magnificent rivers, mountain lakes, waterfalls and wildlife, and boasts the greatest single-peak glacial system in the United States. Glaciers radiate from the summit of the 14,411-foot inactive volcano, many of which are visible from your tour.
The seasons, weather, and elevation partially determine what you’ll see on your tour. Paradise is usually snow-free by July, with alpine flowers appearing shortly thereafter. Mount Rainier itself may be shrouded in clouds at any time of year.
Open most days except major Holidays (Customizable)
- Mt Rainier
- Glacial Moraines
- Reflection Lake
- Christine Falls
- Narada Falls
- Rural Countryside
- Scenic Waterfalls
- Jackson Visitor Center
- Longmire Visitor Center
Things to know before you go
- Hotel pickup: We pick up in the greater Seattle and SeaTac areas, including hotels and cruise ship ports. (Airport pick up and luggage transporting will be an additional fee)
- What’s Included: Air-conditioned vehicle, knowledgeable driver, all taxes and park entrance fees are included.
- What’s Excluded: Meals are not provided; be sure to bring a sack lunch or money to purchase food/snacks. There will be a stop at a full service grocery store on the way. Gratuity is not included but will be graciously accepted and appreciated.
- What to Wear: Dress in layers and bring a jacket. Even in Summer Paradise can be cool and often breezy. The bus is locked so you may leave any additional items of clothing on the bus should you not wish to carry them. In Winter, you should wear waterproof boots if you wish to snowshoe.
- Additional Information: The ride one way takes approximately 2 1/2 hours. We allow ample stops for you to photograph the awe-inspiring scenery around you, so do not forget your camera! Snow and animals are seasonal and their abundance may vary. Your guide’s route may vary based on weather and road conditions and he will make necessary changes to enhance your Mt. Rainier tour experience. During the wintertime snowshoeing and sledding are available if conditions allow. Depending on time of season the picnic area and dining room food service at Henry M. Jackson Visitor Center located at Paradise is available to guests. On weekdays when the Visitor Center is closed, our tour will still visit Paradise if road conditions allow. Minimum number of reservations to book the Private Mt Rainier Tour is 7 passengers.
- Cancellation policy: In order to receive a full refund, reservations must be received 7 days prior to departure date.