Olympic National Park Nature Tours
Birding and Nature Tours in Olympic National Park
We offer both single-day trips and multi-day tours for birding, photography and nature. These tours can be either private or you can join an existing tour. Below you will find info about our tours. From the ocean to the mountains and the rainforest in between, there are five major life zones in this this amazing ecosystem!
Over 300 different species of birds have been identified in Olympic National Park. 1,450 different species of vascular plants, hundreds of mosses and non-vascular plants, 73 different species of mammals, 13 amphibians, 4 species of reptiles, 40 species of fish and more than a few insects reside in Olympic National Park. There is a lot to see and learn. Please contact us if you have any special requests.
We offer two types of single-day tours: The Peninsula Tour and the Olympic Walking Tour. The Peninsula tour involves more time in a vehicle and the Olympic Walking Tour spends more time on the trails. Both tours visit multiple locations in Olympic National Park. The suggested routes are to visit Hurricane Ridge on top of the mountains, where you will have good chances to see birds deer, mountain goats, marmots, chipmunks. The Elwha River valley, is great for birding and wildlife viewing and is the site of the largest dam removal project in the United States. The third location is a to visit the rainforest to see old growth trees and waterfalls. At each of these locations, there are opportunities for short walks and if time allows, visit additional locations.
Pricing for “Peninsula Tours” and “Olympic Walking Tours”
Full day tours: 1 - 2 people $330 and $45 for each additional person.
For tours south of the Hoh Rainforest, there is $65 additional fee. All prices include 8.4% sales tax for the state of Washington and local sales taxes.
Included is lunch, snacks and water. Not included: Olympic National Park entrance fee. If you already have a pass, please bring it along. Full payment is due 72 hours prior to tour and is non-refundable. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and PayPal.
Call us at 970-556-6103 or email us at KaiyoteTours@gmail.com to book your trip!
If you need gear, we can supply it at no extra charge. Just let us know in advance.
If you bring your own gear, this is what we suggest:
- Backpack for your gear
- Rain poncho
- Bug spray
- Wear Layered comfortable clothes.
We offer 5-day and 10-day Birding and Wildlife tours on the Olympic Peninsula and Washington state.
Current dates available to join an existing tour:
If these dates don't work for you, let us know what dates you need
July 15 - 19, 2019: 5-day Birding and Wildlife Tour, 3 spots left
5-day Olympic Peninsula Birding Tour
The 5-day tour starts with pick-up at the Bainbridge Island ferry terminal, which is easily accessible from the Seattle airport. From here the tour will travels the entire loop of the Olympic Peninsula Highway stopping at all significant sites including Olympic National Park. Lodging options: Camping at state parks or staying at hotels.
Prices require 2 person minimum for any dates not posted: 5-day “car-camping” tour at state parks is $1,325 per person. 5-day birding tour at hotels is $1,850 per person. Includes: Food, gear and camp/lodging fees. Not included: Olympic National Park entrance fee. If you already have a pass, please bring it along.
10-day Olympic Peninsula Birding Tour
The 10-day tour starts with pick-up at the Bainbridge ferry terminal, which is easily accessible from the Seattle airport. The tour will start with travel in the northern part of the Olympic Peninsula and down the Pacific coast. From the coast we will travel east along the Columbia river and cross the Cascades just south of Mount Rainier. In eastern Washington, the tour will visit regional hot spots in the Columbia River Basin. From the rainforest to the edge of the arid country side of eastern Washington, on this tour you will experience the bio-diversity of Washington state and visit habitats and life zones as diverse as the lowland rainforest, pacific coast, inland lakes, estuaries and river sloughs. Tour ends with drop off at the Bremerton ferry terminal. Lodging options: Camping at state parks or staying at hotels.
Prices require 2 person minimum for any dates not posted: 10-day “car-camping” tour at state parks is $2,770 per person. 10-day birding tour at hotels is $3,450 per person. Includes: Food, gear and camp/lodging fees. Not included: Olympic National Park entrance fee. If you already have a pass, please bring it along.
Payment and Cancellation Policy for Multi-Day Tours
A non-refundable payment of $600 per person is requirement to reserve a spot on a trip. Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure date. If you are reserving a spot within 90 days of start date, full payment is required to reserve a spot.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, PayPal and check payment.
Kaiyote Tours is authorized by the National Park Service, Department of Interior, to conduct services in Olympic National Park and is licensed to conduct tours in Washington State Parks.