Welcome to Olympic National Park


Opportunities for independent exploration in this huge backcountry region abound, be they for hiking, fishing, kayaking or skiing. The park's distinct and highly biodiverse ecosystem is rich in plant and animal life, much of it – such as the majestic Roosevelt elk – indigenous to the region. Boasting numerous large, car-accessible campgrounds and around 100 backcountry camp sites, the park offers easy and rewarding overnight excursions.


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$263.14 Day Trips & Excursions

Olympic National Park Small-Group Tour from Seattle

Hop in the luxury vehicle and head out to Olympic National Park on this full-day, small-group tour from Seattle. Olympic National Park, located on the Olympic Peninsula, is a microcosm of Northwest ecosystems, where you will find remote beaches fringing the country's oldest forests and one of the state's most dramatic mountain ranges. The options for adventures are endless, as the Olympic Peninsula harbors some of the greatest true wilderness left in the contiguous United States, including a lush temperate rainforest. Sixteen species of plants and animals evolved here and nowhere else. Your tour begins with a downtown Seattle hotel pickup and a delicious light breakfast including pastries and hot beverages. The drive to Olympic National Park will have plenty of photo stops and you will see a waterfall or two, as well as stop to take a few short interpretive nature walks. Your naturalist guide may lead you on the Marymere Falls trail, which is lined with Old Growth Douglas Fir trees and culminates in a beautiful waterfall. You may also gaze upon the majestic Lake Crescent, a sparkling glacial lake surrounded by mountains. Weather permitting, you may drive up to Hurricane Ridge, a mountain citadel that puts you at the edge of the park's exceptionally jagged peaks. Olympic marmots and black-tailed deer often show up, and black bears are fairly common. From the meadows at the summit, take in a superb 360-degree view that embraces the surrounding mountains, the strait and the San Juan Islands. During the winter when snow is on the ground, typically mid-October through mid-March, you will strap on snowshoes for this guided nature trek.At midday, dine on a gourmet picnic of fresh local ingredients and local wines. Select snacks and drinks will be provided throughout the tour. For menu information, please refer to the Itinerary section.

$199 Day Trips & Excursions

Olympic National Park - Luxury Small Group Day Tour with Lunch

Our Olympic National Park tour begins with morning pick-up at your hotel in our eight-passenger Mercedes van. We'll board the scenic Bainbridge Island ferry, where we'll enjoy coffee, tea, and pastries while taking in sweeping views of the Seattle skyline and surrounding mountain ranges. While driving to the park, your guide will discuss the fascinating history and culture of the region as we pass several important historical sites. Once we arrive at the park, we'll head straight for Hurricane Ridge. Here, we'll take in stunning views of the Olympic Mountains while walking among picturesque alpine meadows. Be on the lookout for wildlife, including Olympic marmots, black bears, and deer. Your guide will prepare a gourmet locally inspired lunch with complimentary beverages. Our next stop is Lake Crescent, a glacially carved lake set among steep green foothills. Take in the crystal-clear blue waters and visit the historic Lake Crescent Lodge. Afterward, take an optional guided nature walk through an old growth forest to Marymere Falls. Amidst this stunning backdrop, imagine how small geological forces built over time to sculpt the jaw-dropping landscape we see today. On the comfortable ride home, relish the memories and photographs from a great day. Hotel pick-up/drop-off, ferry fare, park admission, and food and drink are all included. Please note that our guides optimize every tour based on the season, weather conditions, and guest interest, so exact stops in the park are subject to change. We look forward to seeing you!

$1119 Multi-day & Extended Tours

4-Day Pacific Northwest National Parks Tour from Seattle

DAY 1 - Take in the beauty of Seattle on a ferry ride across Elliott Bay (included) to Bainbridge Island. Enjoy lunch along the waterfront in Port Angeles before heading to breathtaking Olympic National Park, and a hike along the brilliant blue waters of Lake Crescent. Olympic National Park is one of the most-visited parks in the USA, but with more than 600 miles of trails, you’ll still find that exhilarating feeling of isolation that makes places like Olympic so special. You'll stay overnight in the rustic logging town of Forks. DAY 2 - Visit the moss-draped Hoh Rain Forest on the western side of Olympic National Park, and hike among the towering lush green trees - this park receives an astonishing 12 feet of rainfall per year! Enjoy afternoon at the beach, and lunch along the sandy coast of Ocean Shores. You'll make your way into Oregon, and stop for the night in the charming town of Astoria. Sit back and relax with a cold beer (or hot tea), and then enjoy dinner at one of Astoria’s many breweries! DAY 3 - Wake up early for a visit to Coxcomb Hill, home of the world-famous Astoria Column. Built in 1926, the column features murals celebrating the history of Oregon. Next, you’ll drive along the Columbia River and roll into The City of Roses (and hipsters!), Portland. You'll have time to explore downtown and visit Powell’s City of Books, taste the world-famous Voodoo Doughnuts, or stroll along the river and see the world’s smallest park. That night, you’ll explore the funky and quirky parts of the city. DAY 4 - After more free time to explore Portland, you'll cross back into Washington and visit the beautiful Mount Rainier National Park. This stratovolcano reaches more than 14,000 feet and has more glaciers than any other mountain in the continental United States! Hike the trails surrounding the Paradise area of the park. After a few hours of amazing views of the mountain and wildflowers, you’ll head back toward where your adventure began: the Emerald City, Seattle.

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