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Wild Nature Discovery: Mount Rainier National Park (Pre)

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With an ice-capped volcano surrounded by lush evergreen forest, discover the awe-inspiring Mount Rainier National Park.
  • Experience the spectacular nature of Mount Rainier National Park on a full-day guided tour.

  • Learn about flora and fauna with your naturalist guide and enjoy a tour tailored to the interests of your group.

  • Walk the meandering trails, see spectacular waterfalls, dive into the history of the park and see renowned mineral springs

Day 1: Discover Mount Rainier National Park 

Your Pre-Programme begins with an overnight stay at a hotel in downtown Seattle. If you have time, it’s well worth exploring this beautifully scenic city. Head to the nine-acre Olympic Sculpture Park for incredible views of Puget Sound and the surrounding mountains or visit the lively Pike Place Market for a feast of the senses. 

Day 2: Departure from Seattle 

After breakfast at your hotel, you’ll travel to Mount Rainier National Park. With lush evergreen forest, raging rivers, rugged peaks and a 14.410 ft ice-clad volcano, this national park is truly spectacular. You’ll have a full day to explore this spine-tingling setting with the help of your knowledgeable guide.  

Your exact route will be chosen on the day depending on the conditions, and the abilities and interests of the group. No two tours are ever the same. Perhaps we’ll head to Longmire, the park’s former headquarters, or the Paradise area of the park, where wildflowers abound. Maybe we’ll take to the Twin Firs trail to wander through towering Douglas fir trees, or meander along the Trail of Shadows to the see the fabled springs. You may even hike on the mighty Mount Rainer itself. We may also head to one of the many enrapturing waterfalls, such as Myrtle Falls, one of the park’s most majestic. 

At lunchtime, you’ll enjoy a locally sourced meal.  

Your Pre-Programme ends back at the hotel in Seattle. The following overnight stay is part of your expedition cruise. 

Please note that we sometimes visit sites in a different order. 

Practical information


  • One night at a hotel in Seattle with breakfast 

  • Private transportation with an English-speaking driver/guide 

  • Private full day excursion to Mount Rainier National Park, including lunch and snacks throughout the day. 

  • All park entry fees 

Not included 

  • Meals, unless specified. 

Remarks and requirements 

  • This tour is available as a Pre-Programme in combination with your expedition cruise ending in Nome (Seattle). 

  • Minimum number of participants: 10 

  • This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility. 

  • If the minimum number of participants is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel the Post-Programme up to 6 weeks before departure. 

  • Bringing your own, refillable water bottle is recommended 

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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