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Mount Rainier National Park Luxury Small-Group Day Tour with Lunch
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Mount Rainier National Park Luxury Small-Group Day Tour with Lunch

By Yonder Sky
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Ages 8-99, max of 7 per group
Duration: 10h
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Live guide: English
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  • Small group experience (maximum 7 guests)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off in our luxury Mercedes van
  • Gourmet lunch with a selection of local beverages
  • Complimentary coffee, water, and snacks
  • Professional local guide
  • Guided nature walks
  • All physical abilities welcome
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - Narada Falls
  • Entry/Admission - Paradise Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Box Canyon Loop
  • Entry/Admission - Grove of the Patriarchs
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Pick-up and drop-off is offered to downtown Seattle and SeaTac hotels or vacation rentals. We'll contact you the day before your tour to confirm location and timing.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Near public transportation
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 86309P4

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Ages 8 and older welcome
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 86309P4

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        • Yonder Sky
          110
          Seattle, Washington
          Joined in May 2018
        • lisapD5166CQ
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing experience with a great owner/operator tour guide!
          I highly recommend this tour. Daniel uses every moment to maximize your learning experience. We were able to see amazing falls, a clear view of Mount Rainier and the lunch experience was hands down one of the best I’ve had in park. Daniel is super smart, friendly and patient!!
          Written June 20, 2024
        • S5442VAcarolyns
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          awesome
          my favorite part was the picnic The outdoor setting eating among the giant trees was awesome. We had a tablecloth silverware not plastic and a gourmet meal with wine to boot
          Written August 13, 2023
        • Stephwall
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Perfect way to tour Olympic National Park
          Our day touring with Daniel was beyond wonderful! Daniel is such a great tour guide - well informed and knowledgeable. He has thought of everything - felt like we were spending the day with a friend. Lunch was delicious and it was easy to see that he took great care in providing delicious food & beverages. We loved that our tour maximum was 7. We definitely recommend going with Yonder Sky not only for Olympic National Park, but also for Mt. Rainier.
          Written July 26, 2023
        • nancywK4790AH
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          What a Perfect Day!
          We strongly recommend this tour! It was even better than expected and the highlight of our trip to Seattle! Daniel picked us up (arrived early!) and led us through a delightful day of sightseeing, hiking, and learning. Transport was comfortable and safe and equipped with chargers and refreshments. Our tour ran pretty much exactly as described, with the variations being guest-initiated and to our benefit. (One example: a brief stop to get a pic under the National Park sign on our way in turned into a pit-stop to buy cherries, which we were slated to do on the way out of the park.) The tour felt intimate and relaxed from the start! While broadly knowledgeable about the greater Seattle area and Mt Rainier park, Daniel kept the "instruction" manageable-- not bogged down in facts and detail but specific enough that we have a better understanding of the geography, flora, and fauna of the park. He fielded questions (a LOT of questions) with aplomb and patience and was highly responsive to the group needs. Our family of 4 (parents & two teens) was joined by a second group, a pair of old friends. Daniel chose hikes (walks) that suited the group as a whole and allowed members to move at our own paces. While our family may have opted for a little more vigorous a hike, or maybe a longer hike at the Paradise area, the agenda Daniel set really gave us a good overview of the park, the geography of various elevations, and a sense that we'd seen a lot. One highlight was the walk down to the riverbed, which was refreshing (that cold snowmelt water!) and humbling (the sheer scale of it!). That the weather was *perfect* and everyone we met was smiling certainly contributed to the overall sense of joy. The attention to his guests' experience extended to lunch, which was phenomenal and included a vegetarian & peanut-free meal for our daughter. Served family-style, it was a nice opportunity to sit and get to know one another in a shady picnic spot. I appreciate that Daniel uses all reusable items throughout the trip-- from travel mugs for our coffee to silver wear and cloth napkins at lunch-- reflecting his respect for the land he so obviously loves. By the end of the trip, we all felt as though we'd not only visited a beautiful and important place, but that we'd connected with some beautiful humans, as well. Daniel set a positive and inclusive tone and was engaging and considerate-- he really made it easy to have a great day!
          Written July 10, 2023
        • pcox3
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best tour I've ever been on!
          This was by far the best tour of our Seattle/Alaska trip! From pickup on time, to a comfortable van ride, a more than FANTASTIC lunch, beautiful scenery in the park, waterfalls, hiking (easy) with 2 grandparents, a mom and an 11 year old. Daniel was fantastic! The park, the lavender farm, waterfalls, hiking. What a day! You can't go wrong on this great tour with Daniel. It was our best day on our whole 2 week trip!
          Written June 10, 2023
        • FrequentFlier693465
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Time with a local well spent!
          Daniel took us on a private tour of Deception Pass and Whidbey Island. The day involved ferries and a lot of driving but the scenery was beautiful. Daniel took us on several good hikes. We also made a stop at Fort Casey which was surprisingly interesting too. He is knowledgeable and knows the history of the area and a lot about the geology and geography in the area. He was personable and utilized the time well.
          Written May 28, 2023
        • Journey53328990083
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A day with a Bainbridge Island local - highly recommend!
          We had an excellent day in Bainbridge with local Daniel from beginning to end. From the pastries to the tour of the Japanese internment memorial to our stunning Bloedel Reserve (a must) to the gourmet lunch on the beach to the wineries to the shopping stroll to end the day, it was a perfect May day. Daniel is full of historical, local and travel information and we fully enjoyed our day with him. 5 stars!!!
          Written May 19, 2023
        • Santina21
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Perfect Day
          Best day EVER! Daniel was amazing. From the time he picked us up everything was top notch. Hurricane Ridge was closed but he had other options that were amazing. We were able to visit a Lavendar Farm on the way out. He was so flexible and let us know it was our day. He would give us a time frame if we wanted to stay on schedule but if we decided we wanted to do something else ( like climb to the top of king mountain) we could but we would miss the next stop. He grew up here so knew a lot of the history and was so fun to talk to. He gave us recommendations for the next day and even told us to text him if we had questions. The views were amazing and surprising. It was well worth the money! Would definitely recommend!
          Written May 12, 2023
        • happykarch
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Just Relax!
          A perfect day with a knowledgeable guide! My husband and I were fortunate to book the Olympic Park private day tour with Daniel. His communication even before I booked was helpful and responsive. He picked us up from our hotel in a clean and roomy luxury van, provided pastries and refreshments for the ferry ride, and offered fun and interesting information the entire day. He pointed out historical spots and made great conversation. The day was organized, fun, and relaxing because he took care of everything. Lunch was absolutely delicious and we could tell a lot of care had gone into its preparation. We were really impressed with Daniel's attention to detail and his knowledge of the area. We could see how much he loves the Northwest and travel in general. Highly recommend Daniel and Yonder Sky!
          Written November 1, 2022
        • GaryP1654
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Mt Rainier Tour
          Excellent guide, beautiful scenery, great lunch. Tour guide and owner Daniel was knowledgeable and entertaining.
          Written August 4, 2022
        • TravelerCarls
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful Tour!
          We had a wonderful time thanks to our tour guide, Daniel. He was professional, knowledgeable and a joy to spend the day with! He also provided a wonderful lunch accommodating our food allergies. All the stops were beautiful and would definitely like to return to this area. Highly recommend this tour!
          Written August 1, 2022
        • cowboysoup
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing!!
          Sometimes you book these at your own peril, not knowing what you will get. This one turned out to be truly amazing. It helps to have a passionate and informative guide, and we had just that. Sarah was superb in every aspect. Beginning by quickly learning everyone's name that was on the tour (9 of us I believe). She continued to use our names for the entire day, not forgetting any. It helped she grew up in the area, and has a sincere appreciation for what she does. You could tell the genuine love she has for this area, and the Park. She had countless stories and examples of cool stuff to see and do, even outside of the tour. It can be difficult to manage a group of people in an orderly way, but she did it less like a heard, and more like a guide. She faced countless questions from the group, and answered all, meaningfully and respectfully. Even when my youngest wanted all her attention during the tide pool exploring, she managed to be there for everyone. From the ferry ride, to the hike to the falls, she was 100% there and engaged. On top of all of that, she was training another individual. Sarah was amazing in every way, and I cant imagine what the tour would have been without her. Book this tour, and ask for Sarah.
          Written June 11, 2022
        • John S
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fantastic Trip to the Park!
          The "Excellent" reviews are definitely accurate! Daniel took us into the park and showed us the sights. The views are truly majestic! Daniel was knowledgeable and his commentary spot on. The picnic lunch was elegant and exceeded all expectations. Never felt rushed and Daniel took extra time to ensure that we had plenty of time at each stop.
          Written June 8, 2022
        • Linda C
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Memorable day in Olympic National Park, thanks to excellent guide
          Cannot recommend this tour highly enough. Daniel is a congenial, knowledgeable guide. He took us to mile-high Hurricane Ridge, with stunning views of snow-capped peaks, for a delicious picnic lunch (complete with tablecloth and cloth napkins!) near a rushing river and waterfall, and to Crescent Lake, for an easy 2-mile hike through old growth forest. Being in a small group (6 of us) and with an excellent driver made for a stress—free way to be introduced to this spectacular place. Daniel timed everything perfectly - we never felt rushed. We felt privileged to be able to spend a day in the presence of such majestic beauty.
          Written May 24, 2022
        • 726toryf
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          great
          Fletcher Bay Winery is a MUST stop. Fabulous wine and great noches. I will stop in again, first stop. d
          Written March 31, 2022
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        Stephanie M
        Crystal Lake, IL18 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        This was such a beautiful trip with our guide, Daniel. He picked us up at our hotel, and we were on our way to Mt. Rainier. Daniel is from the area and was able to provide insight on everything we stopped to look at. He found a variety of stunning areas to see on our journey up to Paradise. It was very well rounded, and every stop was perfect. Once we reached Paradise, he gave us time to explore on our own. On the journey back down, we had a wonderful gourmet lunch. Then we made a couple more sightseeing stops. The weather didn’t cooperate with us, so we never got a great view of the top of Mt. Rainer. That’s a risk when booking these trips, but the day was still great. The photos really don’t do it justice.
        Written June 29, 2024
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        Frank Y
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2024 • Solo
        Daniel is professional, careful, and knowledgeable about everything we saw during the tour. He got everything prepared including food, beverages, and showed up on time to pick me up. And really appreciate the extra attention he gave me since I was on this tour by myself.
        Written July 5, 2024
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        janetmojo
        DeLand, FL422 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2021
        I booked this tour only about a week prior and had excellent and quick communication from Matt about booking and pick up at our local hotel. I didn't even do much research on the trip and I will admit I was blown away by the tour and the area we saw. I am normally a DIY tour person and I am so glad I booked with Matt and Daniel. Daniel was our guide for the 6 people in the luxury van and we saw so much more than if I had tried to tour on my own. We learned a lot about the area, did some light hikes, saw beautiful waterfalls and visited so many great vistas. Our lunch was wonderful. It was so nice to have real placemats, silverware, cups and plates wine and super tasty food instead of some kind of sack lunch. I will be booking with Yonder Sky again next time we are in the area.
        Written September 4, 2021
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        gina b
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2023 • Family
        Excellent tour! Great attention to detail. Amazing stops along the way up and down the mountain. Heartfelt love and knowledge of area by our guide. Thankful to be picked up and dropped off at our hotel- with coffee and pastries in the morning- delicious gourmet meal on the mountain for lunch- and pick me up snack in the afternoon. Pace was very good. Worth every penny of this trip!
        Written July 31, 2023
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        DakotaBruce1
        Long Beach39 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2019
        At the end of our vacation to the Pacific Northwest we realized we only had one day to see Mount Rainier and really didn’t feel like driving there from Seattle. I also knew if we drove we wouldn’t see all we could, so after some research I contacted Daniel at Yonder Sky and went yesterday. From beginning to end the experience was professional, fun, and we got to see so much! We were picked up promptly from our hotel in a beautiful Mercedes van by Daniel who pampered us and was so friendly and fun. We were joined by three other clients, for a total of 7 which meant we each got the attention we wanted.

        After the drive to Mount Rainier (with a brief stop for pastries and coffee) we entered the park which was magnificent. Daniel has tremendous knowledge of the mountain, perfect hiking spots and the timing to each to maximize the chance of seeing Rainier in its glory before the clouds roll in. During the trip we stopped at 7 or 8 places, some were brief photo stops, some were easy, short hikes. I have a recent hip replacement and another bad hip and was easily able to do all the hikes with no problems. Some were up to a mile or so, but all were on paved or packed earth trails. Daniel took his time and the whole group, ranging from teens to seniors had a good time. Midway through our day we stopped for a delicious picnic in the forest; food was excellent.

        I would recommend taking a light sweater or jacket. The day we were there was gorgeous and warm, but when the clouds rolled in I was a bit chilly. All in all, I felt pampered and so blessed to have seen this beautiful National Park with thie individual attention we received from Daniel and Yonder Sky. Now that I’ve been there we plan to return in the future, but even if we don’t I feel we’ve seen Rainier in the best possible way!
        Written August 16, 2019
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        Kimm W
        Rochester, NY21 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2018 • Couples
        If you are looking to experience the natural beauty of Mt. Rainier, this tour is for you. Yonder Sky made the experience truly amazing and easy for us to do while in town for business and pleasure.

        The day started with Daniel, our guide for the day, picking us up directly at our hotel in a beautiful and comfortable Mercedes van. Our tour included one other couple, which we picked up and were headed for the mountains within 15 minutes after the second group joined us. Daniel was very engaging with the group and provided us with historical information on the city and where we were headed. After driving for just over an hour we stopped for a coffee/bathroom break and enjoyed hot beverages ad delicious pastries. We arrived at the National Park approximately 2 hours after we started and were immediately overwhelmed with the natural wonder of the mountain and the beauty that surrounds it. Daniel was very flexible in making the day as active as we wanted and selected many stops along the way where we could get out and enjoy the trails, waterfalls, and meadows. We all were treated to a scrumptious lunch of chicken, salad, couscous and delectable brownies, plus Washington Wines. Lunch was served on china and made the experience that much more special. We ended up with a typical rainy, foggy day, but that didn't stop us from thoroughly enjoying everything and had a wonderful day that ended with us being dropped off back at our respective hotel rooms. I highly recommend Yonder Sky to use for your next tour as they were very professional, efficient and informative. Can't wait to come back and do another tour with them.
        Written October 17, 2018
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        BobH in WA
        Seattle, WA65 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2018 • Couples
        We had a wonderful day seeing Mt. Rainier Nat'l Park, thanks to Yonder Sky Tours. We were picked up right in front of our downtown Seattle location and our driver/guide Daniel navigated us out of the city in a luxurious Mercedes van. We didn't have time for breakfast before the tour, so the hot coffee and pastries that were ready for us were really appreciated (and the best pastries ever!). Daniel is truly an expert on Washington history and geology and his commentary was so interesting! We saw gorgeous scenery in the park and learned so much. The picnic lunch we enjoyed in a beautiful location was like something you'd expect from a first-class lunch restaurant! I can't think of a better way to see Mt. Rainier than this tour that takes care of everything for you -- driving, food and drinks, getting into the park, knowing the best places to stop and go for walks, and learning about the area.
        Written August 7, 2018
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        Elizabeth P
        Placitas, NM14 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2019
        Seeing Mount Rainier with Daniel at Yonder Sky was the best decision we made for our trip to Seattle. We wanted to see the mountain but didn't have a rent car, had no idea how to get there, so we decided to hire a guide. Yonder Sky was the best!! There were only 4 guests and it was perfect. Daniel picked us up at our hotels, took us to a wonderful rest stop only an hour away for morning tea and snacks, then headed up the mountain. We stopped often to get out of the van and do short hikes. Lunch was impossibly awesome! China, silverware, cloth napkins, grilled chicken, cous cous, noodles, grilled vegetables, and WINE! Wonderful brownies for dessert. Then back to our hotels. We couldn't have been happier with Yonder Sky. We highly recommend them to anyone who wants a really special way to see the sights in Seattle.
        Written August 25, 2019
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        Stephanie C
        Tyler, TX34 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2019 • Family
        My two teenage daughters and I had a fantastic day at Mount Rainier. Daniel, our guide, made us feel totally pampered from the moment of pickup in his immaculate Mercedes passenger van, until he dropped us off nearly 12 hours later. We picked up an adorable couple who joined us for the day, and our group of 6 quickly felt like old friends! Daniel drove us to multiple amazing trails leading to gorgeous water falls, the base of the mountain, Paradise, and the Grove of the Patriarchs. He knew exactly where to park so that we never wasted a minute, and were able to explore more area in one day than we ever dreamed possible. To top it all off, he brought out a gourmet lunch complete with wine in a beautiful secluded spot in the forest. If we return to Seattle we will definitely book another tour with this group!
        Written July 18, 2019
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        t12wimn
        Spring, TX3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2018 • Friends
        Daniel is an awesome tour guide. I booked this specific tour as I prefer small group settings - ended up being just me and a friend! Daniel’s knowledge of the area & geology is impressive. He knew all the high points to show us, and tailored the trip to our preferences where possible. It was an incredibly clear day and the short hikes at various stops were wonderful. He also provided commentary on the scenery as we drove to Mt Ranier
        I can’t say enough about the lunch and it’s presentation. Silverware, cloth napkins, real plates, a salad, grilled chicken, a delicious Seattle (of course) wine, French bread & butter, and even dessert.
        After lunch a couple of more stops and the drive home. I rarely do reviews, but this tour was exceptional and I would highly recommend it. Daniel is the type of person you you feel like you’ve known for years after being around him for 20 minutes - perfect for a tour guide!
        Thanks for a great day, Daniel!
        Written September 1, 2018
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