Puget Sound and Olympic Peninsula VIP Adventure 6-day

Puget Sound and Olympic Peninsula VIP Adventure 6-day

The western edge of Washington, home of the Olympic National Park and the expansive waterways and islands of the Puget Sound, provides a rejuvenating respite for intrepid travellers looking to unplug and immerse themselves in nature. This fully guided 6-day / 5-night trip pairs outdoor adventures with exclusive comfort and luxury. From coastal glamping to a variety of private expeditions by air, land and sea, is an exclusive journey of a lifetime.

First Nature Tours Itineraries

Tour packages can be booked as fully or partially escorted with a First Nature Tours professional naturalist driver/guide in luxury transportation. Self-guided packages available upon special request. First Nature private tour services are available for a daily or hourly rate (with a four-hour minimum) and include a guide/driver, luxury Mercedes Sprinter or SUV transportation, custom itinerary design, flexible itinerary, snacks and beverages. Additional fees apply for lodging, meals and activities. Please inquire for a quote. Our itineraries provide inspiration and a starting point for designing a custom trip, unique to your interests and desire. We look forward to working with our clients to create a one of a kind trip of a lifetime.

Quick Summary

Itinerary Detail

Day 1: Arrive in Bellingham

Arrive in Bellingham
Daily Summary
  • Tour: Private Yacht Excursion of the Puget Sound

Transfer

Upon arrival to Bellingham International Airport (BLI), your professional driver/guide will greet and escort you to the nearby marina where you'll embark on your private expedition cruise through the Puget Sound.

Private Yacht Excursion of the Puget Sound

Emerse yourself in the beauty of the Puget Sound with a private yacht journey to the San Juan Islands from Bellingham. Enjoy a relaxing 5-6 hour journey, inclusive of a gourmet lunch, while your naturalist guide points out the fantastic wildlife and ecology of this special region of the Pacific Northwest. You'll be aboard the The Norwester, John Wayne’s first yacht, which is a piece of truely American history. The 76-foot yacht has been renovated and restored to it's full glory for travel in comfort and Hollywood style.

End your day in the charming resort town of Roche Harbor on San Juan Island, where you'll check into your luxury village home and enjoy a private chef catered seafood feast.

Day 2: San Juan Islands

San Juan Islands
Daily Summary

Your onsite private chef will prepare a hearty breakfast before you head out on your day excursion. Upon your return you'll have a free evening to dine on your own in one of the fine dining establishments in town.

Orca Search Kayak Tour

Search for Orcas by boat and kayak on a private naturalist guided excursion in one of the most sought after kayaking destinations in the world, the San Juan Islands. Departing from Roche Harbor you'll travel by high speed zodiac with sea kayaks and gear, the group will explore several remote island chains including Sucia Island, Matia Island, Clarke and Barnes Island and outlying areas typically only accessible by multi-day trips. Your naturalist guide will bring you to locations where the group can anticipate likely interactions with both resident & transient Killer Whales, Humpbacks, and other marine wildlife. Locally-sourced gourmet lunch and snacks provided.

Day 3: San Juan Islands / Olympic Peninsula

San Juan Islands / Olympic Peninsula
Daily Summary
  • Tour: Private Flightseeing Tour of San Juan Islands and Olympic Peninsula
  • Tour: Guided Hiking in Olympic National Park
  • Accommodation: Roam Beyond Kalaloch
  • Meals: B, L, D

Private Flightseeing Tour of San Juan Islands and Olympic Peninsula

Depart from Roche Harbor via a private scenic flight tour from over the San Juan Islands and the Olympic Peninsula while your naturalist guide will provide you comprehensive information on the region and spectacular views of the landscape. The flightseeing tour will includes a lunch stop at a scenic location before arriving in Forks, on the Olympic Peninsula.

Guided Hiking in Olympic National Park

Meet your naturalist guide in Forks for a half-day exploration of the Olympic Peninsula National Park. Explore the coastal beaches with a hike through old growth rainforest near Ruby Beach. End your day at your remote glamping location overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Kalaloch.

Learn from tribal members of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe about the traditions and cherished stories of their people and the connection to their native land with a tradtional salmon bake dinner and evening storytelling by fireside.

Day 4: Olympic Peninsula

Olympic Peninsula
Daily Summary

Start your day off with at gourmet breakfast featuring locally sourced ingredients prepared by onsite chef.

Guided Hiking in Olympic National Park

Explore the Hoh Rainforest with your naturalist guide. This location is one of four rain forests on the Olympic Peninsula. However, it is the only one that has been awarded the distinction of being a World Heritage Site and a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. Its unique ecosystem has remained unchanged for thousands of years and it is now the most carefully preserved rain forest in the northern hemisphere. Your naturalist guide will provide extensive insight into the biodiversity of the magestic forest terrain. Picnic lunch included.

At the end of the day you'll return to the Kalaloch for dinner prepared by the onsite chef.

Day 5: Olympic Peninsula

Olympic Peninsula
Daily Summary
  • Tour: Guided Hiking in Olympic National Park
  • Tour: Historic Lake Quinault Lodge
  • Accommodation: Roam Beyond Kalaloch
  • Meals: B, L, D

Guided Hiking in Olympic National Park

Today you'll explore the Olympic National Park's Enchanted Valley, famous among hikers, backpackers and explorers for its dense old-growth temperate rainforest, 4,000-foot high glacially-carved valley walls, and countless streams that are linked one after another in a daisy chain form.

The Pony Bridge hike gives visitors to the peninsula's southwest corner a little taste of what the 18-mile long East Fork Quinault River "Enchanted" Valley is like. On this hike you'll traverse through massive stands of Sitka spruce, giant Douglas firs and western hemlocks; eventually leading to the river where Pony Bridge crosses a narrow box canyon with churning blue waters. Distance: About 5 miles, out and back.

Historic Lake Quinault Lodge

End the day with a visit to the cherished Lake Quinalt Lodge. Listed on the National Register of Historic places this classic rustic lodge was built in the same style as the Old Faithful Inn at Yellowstone National Park making it perfectly suited for the heavily forested locale. Set in one of three temperate rainforests in the world, the Lake Quinault Lodge has been the destination of tourists and presidents alike. Surrounded by giant Sitka spruce trees, Douglas fir and Western Red Cedar trees, situated next to one of the more pristine lakes and rivers in North America, visitors can relish in the miles of hiking trails, amazing views, fantastic food and unique history. We'll have the opportunity to hike around the lake before dinner.

After working up an appetite it's off to The Roosevelt Dining room where it's rumored that President Roosevelt came up with the idea to designate Olympic Peninsula as a National Park. Return to Kalaloch after dinner.

Day 6: Depart from Port Angeles

Depart from Port Angeles
Daily Summary
  • Tour: Day Tour of Olympic National Park
  • Meals: B, L

Day Tour of Olympic National Park

After breakfast and check out you'll finish up your trip of the Olympic Peninsula with a mountain misty hike to Merymere Falls, leisurely kayak paddle at Lake Crescent followed by lunch at the lodge. From there you'll drive to Port Angeles International airport for your departure flight.

Accommodation

Roche Harbor Resort

Roche Harbor Resort

Roche Harbor is a historic seaside resort located on San Juan Island, Washington. Steeped in rich history and surrounded by lush gardens, the village is a short drive from nearby Friday Harbor. Accommodations range from a wide variety of lodging options: luxurious modern village homes, historic hotel and quaint cottages. Three renowned restaurants offer waterfront dining from fine evening service to casual café cuisine. Our world-class marina hosts vessels of all sizes and offers whale watching tours, boat and kayak rentals, a floatplane dock, and US customs office. Additional amenities include a full-service spa, grocery store, multiple shopping destinations featuring local artists, and extensive nationally designated hiking trails.

Roam Beyond Kalaloch

Roam Beyond Kalaloch

A thoughtfully curated and responsible glamping experience that provides exclusive access to nature, making it the ultimate, yet appropriate luxury. Oceanfront mobile dwellings with direct access to the beach and unparalleled front row views of the Pacific Ocean. The unique location and privacy of the wooded forest allow for a truly magical experience on the Olympic Peninsula where lodging is very limited. Each glamper features a queen bed (plus a twin bed or bunks for families and friends), all bedding, hot water and shower, cooking, dishes, utensils refrigeration, plenty of power for lighting and charging devices, plus a self-contained toilet.

Pricing

Estimated Range: $8,000-$15,000/person

Note: Starting costs based on groups of 2-10 travellers for the lodging, meals, activities and professional guide/transport services included in the itinerary. Pricing is variable based on dates, number in party and preference on custom guided activities. Contact First Nature Tours for more information at info@firstnaturetours.com

Why First Nature Tours?

Why First Nature Tours?

FIND YOUR FIRST NATURE

First Nature is an outfitter based in Portland, Oregon that provides professional guide services for private luxury tours of the Pacific Northwest as well as small group trips to several international destinations. We can be your personal concierge here in the Cascade region, helping you to create a custom adventure that combines beautiful destinations, exciting activities and unique local attractions to create an experience that is truly one of a kind and perfectly suited to your interests.

Sustainability

There are many facets to sustainability. At First Nature we strive to meet the highest standards of sustainability, whether social, ecological, economic, or cultural. We provide knowledgeable tour guides and luxury bio-fueled transportation to connect travelers to sustainable adventures like hiking, kayaking, cycling and rock climbing. It is part of our mission to educate each of our guests about the natural and cultural history of a place we visit together, while leaving no trace of our passage.

Ethos

First Nature aims to enhance the communities we come in contact with by connecting travelers with unique destinations that are not overrun with tourists. Destinations that welcome the economic stimulation that tourism brings. First Nature is an equal opportunity employer that encourages workplace diversity and donates to organizations that promote social justice and education. First Nature uses products that are fair-trade, local and organic whenever possible. We eliminate excess waste by offering re-usable and recyclable products on our tours. First Nature partners with other businesses that share the same philosophy