Washington National Parks

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Washington National Parks

Cross three major national parks off your bucket list and see why they call it the Evergreen State in this camping and hiking adventure through Washington State. 

Experience the coffee culture and outdoor markets of Seattle before zig zagging from one national park to the next. Our first camp spot is in Northern Cascades, where we hike in the rugged wilderness before heading to the coastal islands of the San Juans. 

After kayaking and exploring two of the most underrated islands in the world, we’ll chase waterfalls in Olympic National Park and end with a climb near the dormant volcano, Mount Rainier.

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Highlights

tour for women in Washington kayaking

Kayak among whales, seals, and birds to Point Doughty State Park, only accessible by water.

Cross three national parks off your bucket list: Mount Rainier, North Cascades, and Olympic National Parks

Learn survival and camping skills from your expertly trained guide.

Itinerary

Day 1
Seattle

Our adventure through the Green State starts in the bustling city of Seattle. Meet the group in the morning at Pioneer Square and learn how the Native American history, gold, and large corporations shaped Seattle. Walk along the fisherman’s wharf to a local favorite coffee roaster for a tasting. Next your guide will take you on a mini food tour at Pike’s Place Market! Sample some of Seattle's best local produce as you watch fisherman throw fresh catches from the boat to stall. We will jump on the World Fair Monorail to make it to the Seattle Centre to see Seattle’s iconic Space Needle. Spend this evening at your leisure to shop, explore, and grab a great dinner with your new friends. Meals: lunch

Day 2
Northern Cascades National Park

This morning we head to to North Cascades National Park to marvel at the rugged beauty of this national park, characterized by deep forested valleys, cascading waterfalls, and over 300 glaciers. We'll stop and explore the turquoise colored Diablo Lake before hiking the Blue Lake Trail. This is a moderate and extremely beautiful hike through subalpine forest to an iridescent blue lake with water as clear as gin. You’ll set up camp and relax around the campfire in the evening. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner | Drive time: 3 hours

Day 3
Northern Cascades National Park

This morning, our expert survivalist guide will show you some basic wild camping sills - how to primitively cook, build a shelter with what you find, start a fire, and how to survive in an emergency. Use your guide as a resource throughout the trip to learn more camping skills as you wish. After lunch we make our way to Maple Loop Pass Trail where we will experience breathtaking high elevation alpine views surrounded by jagged mountain peaks. Pass through flower fields and take a moment to sit down and connect with the natural world. Back at camp we have an evening walk to see the starry skies. Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 4
San Juan Islands

Get you cameras ready for the scenic ferry crossing to Orcas Island. Once on the island, we'll hike to the summit of Mount Constitution for stunning views of the entire area. After our hike, we visit the little Hamlet of Olga, famous for their artist co-op. In the afternoon we will indulge in all locally produced wine and food. The evening will be free to relax and enjoy at your leisure. Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner
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Day 5
San Juan Islands

Today, hit the water with a kayak tour! We will paddle to Point Doughty State Park which is only accessible by water, giving us the opportunity to be up-close with marine life like otters, seals and maybe even whales. We'll picnic along the shore at Obstruction Pass State Park followed by a free afternoon with optional activities as biking, shopping, or visiting a museum. Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 6
San Juan Islands

Let’s go island hopping with a ferry to Friday Harbor, the Jan Juan Island with the most infrastructure. We'll start our adventure here with a moderately challenging hike to the top of Young Hill for remarkable views of the San Juan archipelago. Following the hike, we will visit Native American archeological sites and the American and English “Pig War” Camps located within the park. Considered one of the best places for observing Orcas from land, we’ll stop in Lime Kiln State Park to look for whales. Finally, visit the Pelindaba Lavender Farm and several wineries plus a Cider distillery in Friday Harbor before returning to camp for the night. Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 7
Olympic National Park

Leaving the islands behind, today we drive to Olympic National Park with a brief lunch stop at Port Angeles. From the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center, we can already enjoy stunning views of the mountains. Continuing through the park, we visit the massive Lake Crescent, which is surrounded by towering mountains in all directions. We enjoy an easy, 2 mile scenic hike to Marymere Falls, before setting up our camp within the park boundaries. Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 8
Olympic National Park

Everybody knows about the Amazon Rainforest, but do you know the Hoh Rain Forest? This is one of four rain forests on the Olympic Peninsula, but it is the only one that has been named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Its unique ecosystem has remained unchanged for thousands of years, which you’ll get to appreciate up close with today’s 5.5 mile hike to Mineral Creek Falls. After the forest we make our way to Ruby Beach on the Pacific Ocean. This beach is famous for reddish sand and dramatic sea stacks, making for an Instagrammable backdrop for golden hour photos. Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 9
Mount Rainier National Park

Today’s morning drive brings us high up the flanks of Mount Rainier. This is a large active stratovolcano in the Cascade Range of the Pacific Northwest. After lunch at the visitor center, we hike the Skyline Loop & Panorama Point Trail at Paradise. Views of the Cascades Range with Mount Helen or Mount Baker make you feel small and truly amazed. Tonight’s rustic campground has limited facilities which contributes to the wilderness experience. Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 10
Mount Rainier National Park

We will begin today with a short hike on the gorgeous Wonderland Trail, which circles the entire volcano. Then we drive to the highest vehicle-accessible point in the park for sweeping views of Skyscraper Mountain and a panorama of Washington’s splendor. We return to camp for a memorable last night together around the campfire. Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 11
Return to Seattle

On our final day we drive over Snoqualmie Falls back to Seattle. At Snoqualmie Falls you can walk into the strange world of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks at Salish Lodge & Spa, the inspiration for the iconic Great Northern Hotel. The 268-foot waterfall is one of Washington state's most popular scenic attractions, serving as a wonderful last stop to this nature-filled itinerary. Return to Seattle in the afternoon before departure. Meals: breakfast and lunch

Accommodation

Aside from one night in a hotel in Seattle, this tour is all camping.

We’ve chosen mostly rustic and remote campsites throughout Washington State to bring you up close and personal with beautiful national park surroundings. 

Travelers will share a spacious four-person tent with one other traveler (two people per tent). Expect to pitch and breakdown your own tent with plenty of help and guidance, of course, from our expert survivalist guide. 

All camping materials, such as tents, poles, and a sleeping mat will be provided. If you’re not super familiar with the outdoors, don’t worry. Your guide will help teach you some wilderness skills and make sure you feel comfortable. 

Details

  • Shared accommodation in tents
  • All camping supplies (i.e tents, cooking equipment)
  • Wilderness trained guide
  • 11 Breakfasts
  • 10 Lunches
  • 10 Dinners
  • Local transportation
  • All entrance fees and included activities in the itinerary unless specified as optional

Included activities and experiences:

  • Historic walking tour of Seattle
  • Food sampling + tour in Pike Place Market
  • All national park entrance fees
  • Kayak tour
  • Pelindaba Lavender Farm tour
  • Guided hikes

Arrival Airport: Seattle–Tacoma International Airport

Departure Airport: Seattle–Tacoma International Airport

Tour check-in: 9am
Tour check-out: 5pm

The first day of the tour is jam packed with great activities, so we recommend booking an early AM flight or arriving a day early. More details to follow once your spot is booked.

  • A deposit of $500 is required to hold your spot.
  • Final payment is due 60 days before departure.
  • Pay as much as often as you like until the due date.
  • If you cancel your spot with at least 60 days notice before departure, you can apply your payment to any new trip.
  • No refunds on deposits.
  • Airfares
  • Visa fees (if applicable)
  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Airport drop off
  • Covid PCR Test (required for non-vaccinated travelers)
  • The itinerary is subject to change due for any reason – weather, unexpected cancellations, impromptu local opportunities, or surprise additions.
  • Comprehensive travel insurance is mandatory or you may be refused to join the tour. See our guide for help choosing a plan.
  • All bookings are subject to our terms and conditions.

No visas are required for US citizens or US passport holders. If traveling domestically in the US, only a valid state-issued ID is required. 

For travelers from other countries of origins, please review US entry requirements on the State Department website.

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