Coastal Northwest Explorer

Price

$2,590/Couple for 3 NIGHTS

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Hike or snowshoe (depending on the season) to get a real sense of the mountain's beauty and dine on a gourmet picnic lunch in this world heritage scenery, Olympic National Park. Modern storytelling and symbolism are combined with the theatrics of the stage to enhance the ethnic and cultural heritage of the exceptional people living in this region. All on this 4 day retreat to the Northwestern United States.

Summary

Ranked among the top 20 U. S. airports for both passenger activity and air cargo, Sea-Tac is a hub of aviation activity and an economic driver for the entire region. Sea-Tac Airport is home to 26 airlines serving domestic and international destinations 24/7. Just minutes from downtown Seattle and centralized distribution centers.

Seattle is a city built on hills and around water. Beyond the waters lie two rugged mountain ranges, the Olympics to the west and the Cascades to the east, in a mild marine climate that encourages prolific vegetation and abundant natural resources.

Day to Day Itinerary

DAY #1

MEET & GREET AT SEATTLE-TACOMA AIRPORT (SEA)
CHECK-IN AT HOLIDAY INN SEATTLE CENTER – SEATTLE (3 NIGHTS)

DAY #2

TILLICUM VILLAGE CULTURAL EXPERIENCE

DAY #3

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK - WORLD HERITAGE SITE

DAY #4

TRANSFER TO SEATTLE-TACOMA AIRPORT (SEA)

Activities

Become one with the Pacific Northwest's amazing outdoors on this full-day, small-group tour of Olympic National Park, famed for its unprecedented beauty, abundant wildlife and some of the United States' oldest forests. The small-group tour is conducted in a luxury Mercedes van, and light breakfast and gourmet picnic lunch are included. Throughout the tour, a naturalist guide will take you on short nature walks. During the winter months, these nature treks will be done with snowshoes for a real wilderness experience. Olympic Peninsula is 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. Sixteen species of plants and animals evolved here and nowhere else. 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. Climb 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. At midday, dine on a gourmet picnic of fresh local ingredients and local wines. Select snacks and drinks will be provided throughout the tour.

Myth and magic come to life at Tillicum Village, located 8 miles from Seattle's waterfront on Blake Island State Park. Here, you have the opportunity to learn about the Native American culture and watch a 25-minute show featuring traditional song and dance. A delicious Chinook salmon buffet is included on this enriching and enthralling excursion for the entire family. The 4-hour adventure to Tillicum Village on Blake Island State Park begins at Pier 55 on Seattle's central waterfront. Relax and enjoy the magnificent scenery during the 45-minute narrated cruise from downtown Seattle. The highly acclaimed show leads visitors through an enchanting tour of the customs, beliefs and dances of the Northwest Coast Indians. In this 25-minute production, the authentic dances are representative of the myths and legends from various tribes along the Northwest Coast. After the show, you have approximately 45-minutes of free time when you can watch carving demonstrations, browse through the gift gallery featuring artwork of local artisans or stroll along the pleasant beaches and forest trails. Finally, board the boat and enjoy the relaxing cruise back to Seattle.

Tour Highlights

  • 100% NATURALIST-GUIDED TOUR
  • ENJOY SEATTLE SKYLINE FROM LAKE WASHINGTON
  • VISIT A NATIVE AMERICAN VILLAGE
  • DISCOVER A MICROCOSM OF NORTHWEST ECOSYSTEMS
  • TREK THROUGH LUSH TEMPERATE RAINFOREST

Lodging

Holiday Inn Seattle Center

This 3 star hotel is located in the city center of Seattle and was established in 2001. It is a short drive away from the Seattle Space Needle and the nearest station is Sound Transit (Westlake). The Hotel has a fitness center/gym. All 196 rooms are equipped with hairdryer, safe, ironing set and air conditioning. 1 Standard Room Sleeps 2.

Transportation

Ensure a hassle-free way to start your vacation with this convenient, reliable round-trip transfer from the Airport to your hotel on a comfortable shuttle.

Not Included

  • MEALS (U.N.O.)
  • INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE
  • GRATUITIES
  • HOTEL EXTRAS

What to Bring

  • Binoculars
  • Camera with extra batteries & film
  • Money in small denominations
  • Toiletries & personal medications
  • Hat, Day pack / dry sack

What to Expect

  • Day tour guide: US$10.00 per person/day
  • Transfer driver: US$2.00 per person
  • Tour driver: US$5.00 per person/day
  • Hotel bellman: US$1.00 per person per suitcase
  • International airport bellmen (red caps): US$1.00 per piece of suitcase
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