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Olympic National Park with Cero Waste Cindy

 

From lush rainforests to rocky coasts to wildflower-dotted meadows, explore Washington’s dramatic and beautiful landscapes with Cero Waste Cindy.

TRIP DATES:

July 14-18, 2024

Cindy of Cero Waste Cindy

MEET CINDY (@CEROWASTECINDY)

 

Cindy (@cerowastecindy) is an educator, activist, environmental advocate, plant-lover and adorer of the outdoors. She is passionate about helping others start a sustainability journey in a way that is practical and understanding of the fact that there is no such thing as truly zero waste. Cindy also loves the national parks and is extremely excited to explore the PNW with you!

Trip Length

5 Days

Intensity

Mild

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Group Size

Up to 10 People

$1850 Per Person

 

The Pacific Northwest is home to some of the most dramatic and dynamic landscapes in the country. We’ll explore its rocky coasts, venture into the heart of the lush rainforest, and connect with a like-minded group of eco-conscious travelers – all in just five days!

Activities
  • Hiking
  • Camping
  • Sightseeing

 

Included
  • All transportation from trip meeting point
  • Medically-trained, naturalist guide
  • Park entry fees & trip activity costs
  • Group camping equipment
  • All trip meals as indicated below

 

Not Included
  • Flights to the destination
  • Gratuity for your guides
Weather

Summer is a wonderful time to visit Washington and the weather can be extremely varied. We’ll be exploring a variety of locations each with its own weather trends.

In general, you should be prepared for warm, comfortable days with temperatures in the 70s – possibly reaching the 80s in the afternoon. Nights will be cooler with lows in the 50s. Though less likely this time of year, there is always the potential for rain. High elevations on Mount Rainier may even have lingering snow this time of year!

Intensity- Mild 

This trip is appropriate for beginner hikers.  Your Good Trip guide will have your safety at top of mind at all times, and group hikes and activities will be based on the overall group’s abilities and interests. 

Accommodations
  • Four nights camping in Olympic National Park
  • Tents are double-occupancy and included in trip cost, including sleeping bag & sleeping pad
Flights

Your guide will pick you up in the morning on July 14th. Please plan to arrive and/or be ready before 10:30 AM. We can pick guests up at SeaTac airport or anywhere within about 15 minutes of downtown Seattle.

We’ll return to Seattle on July 19th by early afternoon, dropping folks off at accommodations downtown or at the airport. If you are staying in Seattle this evening, you are responsible for booking your own accommodations. If you are departing via air today, please book a flight for 2PM or later.

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Elevate your adventure with a day tour in Olympic National Park. Book with Good Trip Adventures and relish the freedom to explore the diverse landscapes and ecosystems of this Pacific Northwest gem on an exclusive journey crafted just for you.

Day One

 

Welcome to the Pacific Northwest! Upon arriving in Seattle today, you’ll meet your Good Trip guides, and trip host: Cindy, and fellow travelers. We will review the week’s itinerary before being transferred to Olympic National Park in our luxury, 15-passenger van!

Along the way we will enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. In the evening, we’ll set up camp at the scenic Sol Duc Campground, and get to know one another complete with a camp-cooked meal and s’mores!

Meals: L, D

Day Two

 

We’ll kick things off with a full day of hiking & touring the trails of Olympic National Park! Your day will be filled with nothing short of picturesque & dramatic views of the Olympic Range. The day will be tailored to meet everyone’s needs and hiking abilities, and lots of scenic photo opps.

We can even end the day with a dip in the hot springs at Sol Duc to feel totally refreshed! In the evening, we will settle back at camp for another hearty campfire meal beneath the stars!

Meals: B, L, D

Day Three

This morning, we will make our way to the famed Hoh Rainforest for a leisurely walk through the dense, lush forest. Admire the greenery and discover all about these unique rainforest plants. In the afternoon, we will enjoy a scenic coastal hike to see the massive rock formations along the water!  We’ll learn all about the aquatic wildlife in this one-of-a-kind destination where massive conifers grow right up to the water’s edge before driving back to our campsite for another delicious campfire dinner.

Meals: B, L, D

Day Four

Our day today depends on the tides! We will either start or end our day with trip to Rialto Beach and Hole in the Wall. We’ll stop to explore the Makah Cultural Center as we make our way to Cape Flattery – the more northwestern part of the lower 48. Tonight is our final dinner together and our last night of camping.

Meals: B, L, D

Day Five

The time has come for us to pack-up camp, head to Seattle and say “until next time.” We’ll say goodbye to our new friends and depart on our afternoon flights.

Meals: B

Packing LIst

Required Gear
  • Day pack (15-30 liters recommended)
  • Luggage (can be left in the vehicle, 1 small suitcase per person)
  • Sleeping bag (also available to rent), rated to 20 degrees or below
  • Pack cover
  • Headlamp
  • Reusable water bottles or bladders (3L total capacity)
Recommended Gear & Personal Items
  • Hiking poles
  • Cotton or silk sleeping bag liner (optional, recommended if renting)
  • Travel pillow
  • Sunscreen
  • Earplugs
  • Insect repellent
  • Toiletries (please choose biodegradable and scent-free items)
  • Small, personal first aid kit (including blister treatment)
  • Small, quick dry towel
Required Clothing
  • Warm jacket (down, puffy, fleece)
  • Rain jacket or shell
  • Rain pants
  • Breathable wicking base layers
  • Lightweight hiking pants
  • Warm clothes to sleep in
  • Warm hat
  • Gloves
  • Sun hat with a brim
  • Wool socks (1 pair per day of trip)
  • Hiking boots
  • Sunglasses
Recommended Clothing
  • Buff or neck scarf
  • Comfortable clothes for camp
  • Sandals or camp shoes

Trip FAQ’s

What will we eat?

Meals may be prepared by guides, picked up as boxed lunches, or enjoyed in restaurants. We prioritize seasonal, fresh ingredients and local suppliers in all regions. We can cater to most dietary requests and allergies with advanced notice. Be sure to include this information in our client intake form when registering for your trip!

Who else will be there?

Good Trippers can be any age and everyone is welcome!

We get families, couples and friends, but most of our travelers come solo! We have hiking trips for all abilities, just make sure to review the Intensity section for information about what to expect on your trip. All group multi-day trips are 18+. If you’re traveling with kids, we’d be happy to make any itinerary private! Email info@goodtripadventures.com.

Do you offer payment plans?

We are here to help! We offer flexible payment plans tailored to your needs. Reach out to us for more information on how we can assist you with payment options. Regardless of the payment plan implemented, full payment must be received by 30 days in advance of the trip start.

 

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