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    Mt. Saint Helens - Cave & Lava Tube Tour

    This Mount St. Helens tour is totally tubular. Well, not totally. But there’s definitely a tube. During this guided tour around the base of the infamous volcano, you’ll get a fascinating look at the residual aftermath remaining years after its catastrophic 1980 eruption. With a topsoil that is just now rejuvenating following Earth-scorching lava flows, you’ll be able to check out both buried growth and newly formed vegetation. In doing so, you’ll walk a quarter mile along the flat boardwalk known as the “Trail of Two Forests.” And, for those not afraid of the dark, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the inside of a now partially collapsed lava tube that descends deep into the earth. So, partially tubular.
    Mt. Saint Helens - Cave & Lava Tube Tour

    First Hill, Seattle

    • Explore the aftermath of the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens during a guided tour
    • Learn about the catastrophic eruption and its environmental impact firstand
    • Walk the “Trail of Two Forests” and venture inside an underground lava tube
    • Enjoy a scenic expedition that will be both informative and great physical exercise
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    Backpacking Intro Course

    Want to pick up hiking, but afraid of getting lost in the woods? Step One: Get your bearings with an intro to backpacking class! Build your knowledge base under the guidance of professional guides and educators. Enjoy a laidback ambiance that encourages learning and acts as a great place to meet future backpacking buddies. Better yet, this class will help prep you for Kaf Adventures’ own multi-day backpacking outing. Covered topics include wilderness survival and planning, planing routes, preparing meals, and handling emergencies. You’ll also learn about topographic maps and gear essentials as well as get acquainted with the ethical side of backpacking, including learning about the “Leave No Trace” mantra. Step Two: Ween yourself off hot showers.
    Backpacking Intro Course

    2960 4th Ave S, Seattle

    • Learn about the fundamentals of backpacking during a classroom introduction
    • Develop your understanding of trip planning
    • Pick up pointers on wilderness survival
    • Prepare yourself mentally for a multi-day backpacking outing
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    Mt. Rainier Gondola Ride & Tour

    Overwhelming fear of heights? Maybe skip this one. Insatiable sense of adventure? Read on! During this remarkable guided adventure, you’ll pay homage to Washington’s spectacular Mount Rainier. This imposing, icy volcano stands at 14,410-feet above sea level, the preeminent icon of the Cascade Mountains. You’ll begin your journey from afar, traveling from Seattle to the Cascades with Cheryl’s Northwest Tours. Along the way, you’ll pass through quaint small towns as you enter the foothills, and enjoying evermore impressive looks at Ranier. Upon arriving at the Crystal Mountain ski resort, you’ll get an even more amazing perspective, as you step into a 4-6 passenger tram for a gondola ride up the mountain side! From this aerial vantage point, you’ll also be able to check out Mount Adams and the valleys falling away below you. At Crystal Mountain’s Summit House, you’ll have the chance to grab lunch or dinner, kick back and take in the view from the ridge, or explore some of the hiking trails along the crest. Things look pretty good from atop the mountain!
    Mt. Rainier Gondola Ride & Tour

    First Hill, Seattle

    • Head to Mount Rainier for an exciting exploration of the iconic volcano and spectacular rim views
    • Thrill your senses with a breathtaking gondola ride up the side of Rainier
    • Enjoy round trip transportation from your Seattle hotel or location
    • Take advantage of the amenities of the Summit House, including a restaurant and hiking trails
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    Puget Sound Lighthouses Tour

    In the dark on what to do in Washington? Then you might find this lighthouse tour of the Puget Sound to be quite ... illuminating! You’ll visit some of the state’s many lighthouses while getting an informed look at the Eastern shore of the sound, courtesy of one of Cheryl’s Northwest Tours’ knowledgeable guides. Sites featured on this tour include the Mukilteo, Alki Point, and West Point lighthouses. This is a great way to not only see a little of the Puget Sound area alongside a local, but get a feel for Washington’s vital seafaring culture. It should be some good, lighthearted fun!
    Puget Sound Lighthouses Tour

    First Hill, Seattle

    • Tour the Eastern shore of the Puget Sound and enjoy a look at some of its popular lighthouses
    • Check out 3 lighthouses up close at Mukilteo, Alki Point, and West Point
    • Learn about the area, its lighthouses, and boating culture from a knowledgeable local guide
    • Get to know the beautiful Puget Sound area during a laid back, themed excursion
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    Mountain Waterfall & Alpine Village Tour

    Ah, nature. A 3D adventure that requires no additional glasses! During this highly engrossing guided tour, you’ll enjoy round trip transportation from Seattle for a loop around some of Washington’s most scenic views. You’ll begin with Stevens Pass, home to Bridal Veil and Deception Falls, and drive along the Little Wenatchee River through Tumwater Canyon. Arriving in Leavenworth, you’ll stop to stretch your legs and enjoy some of this quaint mountain town’s engaging hospitality. Then it’s onto Blewett Pass and Snoqualmie Pass, before arriving at Washington’s most popular waterfall, Snoqualmie Falls. They should make a movie about this tour. Then again, forget it -- it could never live up to the real thing.
    Mountain Waterfall & Alpine Village Tour

    First Hill, Seattle

    • Get a taste of the Pacific Northwest’s amazing natural scenery during a guided tour
    • Visit the mountain town of Leavenworth, and drive through several pristine passes and canyons
    • Check out 3 of Washington’s famed waterfalls, including the historic Snoqualmie Falls
    • Kick back and relax while taking in the incredible scenery of the Pacific Northwest
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    Mount Rainier National Park Day Tour

    Not enough fire in your life? Visit the 14,411-foot active volcano known as Mount Rainier, and give yourself a healthy dose of explosive fun. You’ll be transported out of Seattle by luxury coach, south to Mount Rainier National Park. Enjoy a drive up along winding roads to the Paradise Jackson Visitor Center, sitting at an elevation 5,400 feet. Once there, you’ll be able to take in stunning views of the foothills below ... and the volcano towering above. On a clear day, you’ll even be able to spot the glacial system radiating out from near the top of Rainier’s summit. You’ll continue to tour the park by bus, taking in mountain lakes and rivers, waterfalls, abundant wildlife, pristine evergreen forests, and stunning alpine vistas. You’ll have plenty of time to stretch your legs and explore by foot during numerous stops, including visits to Narada Falls, Christine Falls, and Reflections Lake.
    Mount Rainier National Park Day Tour

    Downtown, Seattle

    • Get out of Seattle for a day trip to one of the nation’s oldest and most spectacular national parks
    • Absorb the majesty of Mount Rainier up close from a variety of high elevation vantage points
    • Explore tranquil mountain lakes, thundering waterfalls, and pristine forests
    • Ignite your sense of adventure and imagination alongside one of nature’s most powerful forces
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    Mt Rainier Experience (with walking or snowshoeing)

    Oh my Zeus! Set between the jagged Olympic Mountains and the volcanic peaks of the Cascade Range, Mt Rainier — an active volcano encased in snow and ice — is the tallest peak of them all, standing 14,410 feet (4,392 meters) above sea level. On this breathtaking tour, admire close-up views of Mt Rainier’s snow capped peak, one of Seattle’s most iconic sights, on this full-day nature tour. See glaciers, waterfalls and wildlife in Mt Rainier National Park and get a vivid sense of the mountain’s beauty with your naturalist guide. Depending on the season, your guide will lead your group on either a short walk (mid-May to September) or a snowshoe trek (October to mid-May) along the Nisqually Vista Trail, or possibly something a little more challenging if your group is up for it. Binoculars are provided to help you spot birds and wildlife like marmots, elk, deer, fox and maybe even the coyotes and black bears that roam the mountainside. Throughout the day, you'll make plenty of stops for photo ops and provided light snacks. What are you waiting for?
    Mt Rainier Experience (with walking or snowshoeing)

    Downtown, Seattle

    • Visit beautiful Mt. Rainier on this guided tour from Seattle
    • Hike or snowshoe trek along the Nisqually Vista trail
    • Explore the old-growth forest, lakes, and waterfalls stunning wildflower meadows
    • Enjoy unobstructed views from the mountain, including waterfalls, the snowcapped summit, and the Seattle area
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    Snoqualmie Falls & City Tour

    Two in one. It always seems like a great idea but it somehow always falls short. Scourts were a disaster. Shampoo and conditioner is the closest you’ve gotten to satisfaction and it was still a disappointment. Finally -- A two-in-one that will blow you away! On this two-in-one tour, you'll visit beautiful Snoqualmie Falls and then experience the city of Seattle. Start by exploring the town of picturesque Snoqualmie before you head out to discover the awe inspiring Snoqualmie Falls. Ride back into Seattle to take in the sights and history that make it one of the most pleasant cities in America. Your guide will pack this tour with fun facts and engaging stories about Seattle history. You’ll even learn how Seattle got its name and what the real story is about how much it rains! Nobody likes sporks, but this is a two-in-one trip that you’ll love!
    Snoqualmie Falls & City Tour

    85 Pike St, Seattle

    • Explore the beautiful town of Snoqualmie
    • Discover the views of breathtaking Snoqualmie Falls
    • Listen to the fun facts and history of the area from your friendly tour guide
    • Enjoy a beautiful day taking gorgeous Washington scenery
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    Olympic National Park Rainforest Tour

    Someone tell you to take a hike? Oblige them in style with this getaway adventure to the Olympic Peninsula! During a guided tour, you’ll get an intimate introduction to one of Washington’s most popular natural environments. You’ll explore a Pacific Ocean beach with incredible rock formations, and hike along the pristine trails of Hoh Rain Forest, where you’ll find another green world of ferns, mosses, and leafy trees. Inside, your guide will take you for a 40-minute stream-side walk to a waterfall that you’ll be gushing about long after the experience ends. All that hiking is bound to make your tired. Good news, then, that as part of this deal you’ll enjoy a stay overnight at either the Lake Crescent Lodge or Quinault Lodge. Both feature excellent amenities, and peaceful surroundings to explore at your leisure. Happy trails to you!
    Olympic National Park Rainforest Tour

    First Hill, Seattle

    • Immerse yourself in the beauty of Olympic National Park during a full day of guided hiking
    • Explore the pennisula’s ocean beach and hike deep into the lush rainforest
    • Enjoy an overnight stay at a gorgeous lodge with its own hiking trails
    • Treat yourself to a breathtaking hiker’s getaway that’s equally inspiring and challenging
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    Whidbey Island & Deception Pass Bridge Tour

    One of the highlights of this Puget Sound tour might be Deception Pass Bridge, but you can bet it’ll be honest-to-goodness fun! That’s because you’ll be sitting back and relaxing while your tour guide handles the driving and navigation, en route to a fascinating in-depth look at Whidbey Island, one of Washington’s most popular travel destinations. There you’ll walk across the aforementioned bridge, and learn about the curious and frequently hazardous history of the waterway below, infamous for its ravaging of ships that have tried to pass through it to the Sound. Next up, you’ll check out South Whidbey Island State Park, which features old-growth forests and 4,500-feet of shoreline. Then it’s on to seat of Island County, and Washington’s second oldest town, Coupeville. This historic town is the perfect place to watch sailboats maneuvering about Penn Cove. You’ll also enjoy a scrumptious lunch in Langley, and get to ride the ferry-a Washington favorite! All in a day’s fun, right?
    Whidbey Island & Deception Pass Bridge Tour

    First Hill, Seattle

    • Take a guided tour of Whidbey Island, one of the most popular destinations in the Puget Sound
    • Visit some of the island’s stunning natural sites, including Deception Pass and South Whidbey State Park
    • Visit Washington’s second oldest town, enjoy a scrumptious lunch, and ride the ferry
    • Treat yourself to some easygoing fun within a natural playground featuring woodland and water
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