Washington & Oregon National Park Tour (9-day/8-night)
Tour season: March-early October
Departure: Customized dates for private groups
Duration: 9 days/8 nights (Require minimum 6 pp to run the tour)
Pricing: $3350 for 6/pp, $3032 for 7-14/pp, $2966 for 15-25/pp, $2506 for 26-50/pp -double occupancy rooms, includes transportation, guide/driver, hotel, and meals as listed).
Contact us for tour prices that include an interpreter.
Day 1: Arrive Seattle Airport (group dinner)
Upon your arrival in Seattle, you can check in the host hotel (included in the package) and spend the rest of the day on your own.
Note: For group (20 or more) needing special arrangement with airport transfers contact us directly for assistance.
Overnight in Seattle, WA
Day 2: Seattle – Hurricane Ridge – Port Angeles (group lunch, dinner on own)
- We will visit the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center where you can learn how this amazing location received its name, and about the plants and animals found in Olympic National Park.
- We will then drive up to the Hurricane Ridge viewpoint. You will enjoy spectacular views of Olympic National Park from there. The road leading west from the Hurricane Ridge visitor center is dotted with picnic areas and trailheads, which makes it a great area to eat lunch!
Overnight Port Angeles, WA
Day 3: Port Angeles – Olympic National Park- Olympia (group lunch, dinner on own)
- Originally established as a national monument in 1909, the area was re-designated Olympic National Park by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1938. In 1976, it became an International Biosphere Reserve, and in 1981 was designated a World Heritage Site.
- Covering nearly one million acres, Olympic National Park provides three distinct ecosystems—glaciated mountains, rugged Pacific coastline, and lush temperate forests—and their distinct flora and fauna for nature-lovers to explore. Over 95% of the park is designated wilderness, protecting one of the largest wilderness areas in the lower 48, giving visitors the opportunity to experience remoteness and pristine nature in a way that few other places can.
- The diverse forest communities making up the park provide homes to everything from acid-loving wild cranberry bushes to giant spruce trees, hundreds of years old.
- The neighboring ecosystems give visitors of Olympic National Park an opportunity to see sea otters, whales, beavers, bears, rhinoceros auklets, golden eagles, and more. The park is also home to endemic species like the Olympic marmot and the Olympic torrent salamander that can be found nowhere else in the world.
Overnight Olympia, WA
Day 4: Olympia – Mount Rainier National Park – Portland (group lunch, dinner on own)
- Mount Rainier is the most glaciated peak in the contiguous U.S.A., spawning six major rivers. Subalpine wildflower meadows ring the icy volcano while ancient forest cloaks Mount Rainier’s lower slopes. Wildlife abounds in the park’s ecosystems.
- We will visit Paradise while at Mt. Rainier. This area is famous for its glorious view and wildflower meadows. We will stop at the Paradise Visitor Center, where you will be able to learn more about the ecosystem of the park and the parks history.
Overnight Portland, OR
Day 5: Portland – Columbia River Gorge – Bend (lunch and dinner on own)
- We don’t just drive by the waterfalls! We stop and allow you to get out and up close. We start along the Historic Columbia River Highway. Stops may include:
- Crown Point Vista House:
- Best known of the scenic lookouts along the Historic Columbia River Highway, providing a panoramic view of the Columbia River. The Crown Point Vista House was built in 1916 and refurbished and completely remodeled in 2005, and has a beautiful marble interior and brass fixtures.
- Latourell Falls:
- Plunge 249 feet (76 m) over a massive wall of columnar basalt – some of the best formations in the Pacific Northwest – before cascading hastily towards the Columbia River. This waterfall is usually most recognized for the large patch of bright yellow lichen adorning the cliff face to the right of the falls, and this characteristic has led many famous photographers to this captivating location. If you stand in just the right place, and look way up, behind the falls you see another falls!
- Multnomah Falls:
- The second highest year-round waterfall in the United States. Nearly two million visitors a year come to see this ancient waterfall, making it Oregon’s number one public destination. Fed by underground springs from Larch Mountain, the flow over the falls varies but is highest during winter and spring.
- Horsetail Falls:
- Horsetail Falls was named for its distinctive form and plunges 176 feet. The trail leads to Upper Horsetail Falls, also called Ponytail Falls. There the trail leads behind the base of the Falls. Horsetail Falls is a great opportunity to stop and take some photos or simply enjoy the beauty of the surrounding area.
Overnight Bend, OR
Day 6: Bend – Crater Lake National Park – Eugene (group lunch, dinner on own)
- At Crater Lake National Park you can see what a wonder the world really is. The water is so blue, so deep, it’s no surprise it’s the deepest lake in America, and one of the deepest on earth. That’s why it’s one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon. We will see the lake from Rim Drive and have plenty of opportunities to take amazing pictures! We will have lunch at Rim Village, and you will have the opportunity here to take a short walk along the edge of the lake for more views and photos!
- We will follow Hwy 58 through the town of Oakridge which is one of the leading mountain biking destinations in the country. Bike Magazine recognized Oakridge as one of “America’s Five Best Mountain Biking Towns,” because it is surrounded by hundreds of miles of highly rated trails.
- We will also stop at Salt Creek Falls which plunges 286 feet. This dramatic waterfall is the second highest continuous waterfall in Oregon; Multnomah Falls being the first. Its flow typically peaks between April to August.
Day 7: Eugene – Woodburn Outlet Mall – Portland (lunch and dinner on own)
- Woodburn Premium Outlets is the top destination for tax-free outlet shopping. It features 110 stores including Adidas, Banana Republic, Gap, Nike, The North Face, and more all at savings of 25% to 65% every day. Designer name brands, skylight-covered walkways, and beautiful Northwest architecture and landscaping make this a unique and fun shopping experience year round. This is a great place to stop and shop, especially since Oregon has no sales tax!
Overnight Portland, OR
Day 8: Portland – Seattle (lunch and dinner on own)
- We will visit Seattle City Center and enjoy the views from 500 feet up on the observation deck of the Space Needle. We will stop by the Chihuly Garden and Glass. This is a stop that you cannot miss in Seattle. The Chihuly glass sculptures are beautiful and unique. It is absolutely a feast for your eyes and imaginations.
- Our tour will also visit the infamous Pike Place Market for some free time to shop, eat, explore, and catch a glimpse of the fish mongers throwing giant fish across the room! You also have chance to visit the Pike Place Starbucks which is the first Starbucks store, established in 1971 at Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle, Washington. The store has kept its early appearance over time and is subject to design guidelines due to its historic significance. Why not get a cup of coffee there and enjoy the rest of your day in Seattle?
- You will find a lot of good dining options in the market and you will have lunch and dinner on your own.
Overnight Seattle, WA
Day 9: Seattle
- Free time to explore Seattle until your flight departs