Small-Group Full-Day Tour of Mount St Helens Volcano from Seattle
The volcano tour is led by a tour guide who knows the geological implications of this place, and they also explain how it was recovered after the eruption in 1980. Someone who is not very aware of the history of this place needs to be certain that they have asked a lot of questions of the tour guide. There are many things that you want to know about this mountain.
You also get to come as close as the tour guide things is safe, and you will begin to see this mountain in a completely new light. You will learn how far out the flow from the eruption came, and you will also get an idea of how this volcano is still rumbling even today.
You get to go back to Seattle when the tour is over, and you will come back with some of the best pictures that you have ever taken on a vacation.
You must get your tickets online for this tour, and you will notice that they ask how many people are coming so that you have a small group heading out to the mountain.
Mount St Helens Volcano is a must-see attraction, and this small-group tour from Seattle is the ideal way to visit the national monument. A professional naturalist guide will take you to Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument in a luxury Mercedes van. Visit the observatory, go on an educational trail walk, and learn about the Volcano's infamous 1980 eruption. During the tour, enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch accompanied with local Washington wines, in addition to light snacks and beverages throughout the day.
Tour one of Seattle's top attractions, the impressive Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument, on this full-day small-group tour. Your tour begins with hotel pickup and a light breakfast including pastries and hot beverages. Stop to take photos along the way as your naturalist guide tells you about the infamous volcanic eruption of 1980, which destroyed nearly 230 square miles (370 km) of forest and covered eastern Washington in volcanic ash. Learn about the ongoing reforestation project and discover how well the ecosystem is recovering from the eruption.
Arrive at the blast zone, located 5 miles (8 km) from the crater at the Johnston Ridge Observatory, and take in magnificent views of the steaming volcano. Your guide will share the magic of the geological events surrounding the 1980 eruption through a variety of stories and facts. The observatory's state-of-the-art interpretive exhibits portray how the landscape transformed, and how the eruption opened up a new scientific era of monitoring active volcanos and forecasting eruptions. Take a short walk on the Eruption Trail with your expert guide and admire views of the lava dome, crater, pumice plain and landslide deposit.
In the afternoon, enjoy a gourmet picnic consisting of fresh local food and wine. Snacks and drinks will also be provided throughout the tour. See the Itinerary section below for a sample menu.