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Olympic and Mount Rainier National Parks Photography Tour

Includes Seattle and a pair of wildlife sanctuaries


  April 10th to April 15th, 2025

  5 nights/6 inclusive days  |  Maximum of 8 participants, and a minimum of 4 participants

  $2,545 USD per person  |  Single Supplement: 14% of the base cost of the trip

  The deposit for this photography tour is $400. Make a deposit, or pay your tour balance here

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  Arrival and departure airport: Seattle, Washington [SEA]
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Mount Rainier + Olympic NPs photo gallery
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This photo tour will run with one or more participants. Please note that our group limit is not a requirement!  8 places are available at this time
  Updated: Wednesday the 24th of April, 2024

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Photography Tour Overview:
Olympic National Park, Seattle, and Mount Rainier National Park are the main staple of this photography tour, along with a pair of wildlife sanctuaries. As with all of our photography tours, early and late shooting is scheduled for each day.


April weather and National Park access: The roads we wish to use in both national parks are kept open by the national park service, but late snowfall could possibly impede our access at some point. In any event our minibus will be equipped with chains should they be necessary.


Our itinerary . . .
But first things first! We suggest that you set your camera's clock to the local time, as your images will then synchronize with the times in our included photo tour field notes.


Days 1 + 2  |  Olympic National Park
Our photography tour of Washington State's best national parks gets under way at our Seattle-Tacoma airport hotel just after breakfast, and we'll then head for our accommodations near the Straits of Juan de Fuca for a two night stay. We'll detour to photograph the first of two wildlife sanctuaries where north American wildlife is accessible, especially the Grizzly bear. On day 2 we'll shoot Sol duc Falls and old growth/rain forest where tripods are a must! The Olympic peaks will glisten if the weather and light cooperate during our stay.
Port Angeles, 2 nights

Days 3 + 4  |  Mount Rainier National Park
After capturing some early light we'll take breakfast and head west in the direction of Mount Rainier. As we approach Mount Rainier we'll take time to shoot at our second wildlife sanctuary and shoot birds of prey, badger, beaver, bears, lynx, and wolf, et cetera. Mount Rainier will loom, and we'll frame it with various creative juices on the way to our home on the side of Washington's highest peak at 14,410'. At dawn on day 4 we'll be out shooting the surrounding mountain ridges, and there will be much more as we explore the mountain during the remainder of the day including Reflection Lake, Narada Falls et cetera. Fox and Deer usually appear as the end of daylight approaches.
Mount Rainier, 2 nights


Day 5  |  Seattle
Early light shooting as usual, then off to our accommodations under the shadow of the Space Needle in Seattle. After a short break we'll shoot around the Space Needle, and also head for a pair of classic city skyline images. The included dinner on the last night of our photography tour will feature an 'It's You!' presentation of clients in action on this tour by John.
Seattle, 1 night


Day 6  |  Departure day
As there isn't any photography scheduled for the day of departure on this trip, your flight home can be arranged for any time today. Transport to the airport is included unless you’re staying on for a day or more.


Photo Tour Photographer/Leader: John Baker, Travel Images Photography Tours
The preceding itinerary is a copyrighted work by John Baker Photographer LLC, and Travel Images Photography Tours


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Exertion level: This photography tour is classified as 'mildly strenuous' to 'strenuous'

Sol duc Falls, Olympic NP: Semi-maintained trail. Moderately strenuous

Skyline trail, Mt. Rainier: Gentle incline to meadows is accessible due to snow pack. Moderately strenuous

In every other respect this photography tour is considered non-strenuous to mildly strenuous


Do you need a Visa for travel to the United States?
Travelers from all countries can do a quick check of visa requirements here or here
Our international clients may need to contact the embassy of their intended destination in their own country for a visa. Go here or here


Photography Tour Cost, Deposit, Cancellation Policy and Enrollment Guidance

Trip Cost: $2,545 USD per person not including airfare. A 5% discount is applied to all double occupancies. A single room supplement is required for single occupancy

Single Supplement: 14% of the base cost of the trip


The deposit for this photography tour is $400. Make a deposit, or pay your tour balance here


Cancellation policy: Go here

Enrollment guidance: Go here


Included in the Trip Cost: The following items are included in the trip cost . . .

  • Photography instruction throughout the trip by John

  • All accommodations with private facilities [en-suite]

  • All breakfasts

  • Lunch on day one of the trip

  • Dinner on the last night of the trip

  • On-vehicle snacks and bottled water

  • All ground transportation

  • Airport pick-up on day 1, and drop-off on departure day. Arrival prior to day 1 is not included

  • Entrance fees for sites and activities listed below under ‘Admissions Included’

  • Following the trip you'll receive detailed field notes describing the time, place and subject of each photo stop, plus image uploads to a private web page of clients 'in action' on the trip

Not Included in the Trip Cost: The costs for these items are the responsibility of each participant . . .

  • Airfare

  • Travel costs between your home and the gateway airport and return

  • Any transportation or travel costs incurred prior to or after the tour’s inclusive dates

  • Pre-tour and/or post-tour accommodation

  • Lunches and dinners except for lunch on day one of the trip, and dinner on the last night of the trip

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Entrance fees or costs related to optional sites or activities not included in the itinerary

  • Baggage fees

  • Medical expenses

  • Personal items such as the hotel mini-bar, laundry et cetera

  • Incidental charges incurred at our accommodations such as movie rentals, internet and phone

  • Travel insurance

  • Passport or visa expenses

  • Airport departure taxes, if applicable

Admissions Included in the Trip Cost:

  • Admission to Olympic, and Mount Rainier National Parks is included in our Commercial Organization, Commercial Tour Fees, and/or a Commercial Use Authorization [CUA] permit

  • Also included is entrance into two wildlife sanctuaries

  • All other possible rides, admissions or excursions are optional and not included.


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