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Alaska 11

IMG_2969This tour includes all the favorites from our 8 day Alaska tour Denali National Park, Wrangell St Elias National Park, Kenai Fjords National Park, Valdez, Seward, hiking, wildlife boat cruise, kayaking, rafting, glaciers, PLUS Homer Spit, a chance to fish for halibut or take a bear viewing flight.

***This itinerary is subject to change based on availability of optional activities. Some days may need to be switched around. ***

Special Conditions apply: $500 deposit due at registration.
2020 dates: July 26-Aug 5

11 days $2095 (returning guests 10% discount)
Includes: Denali Shuttle $35, Valdez Glacier Kayak/Hike tour: $120, and Kenai Fjord Wildlife Boat Cruise $169

NOT included: 2-3 restaurant meals, Nenana River Rafting $90, Halibut fishing trip $150-$200, Flight to Katmai for bear viewing, $695.
Email us at info@adventurebus.com if you are interested in a date. More dates might be added if these fill up.

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Day 1 Depart Anchorage

Depart Anchorage 9AM

We’ll meet you in Anchorage at 9AM and before you know it, we will be in the Alaskan Wilderness! Our first stop, the historic quaint Alaskan village of Talkeetna.  If the skies are clear, we’ll get our first view of “the great one” aka, Denali and it’s 20,322 ft peak.  Take in the shops and galleries, or a short trail or two. After exploring this quaint town, we’ll continue on to our campground near Denali National Park. Who knows what we will see along the way! Perhaps a moose or two?

Day 2 Denali

Denali National Park

Here is your chance to get into the heart of Denali National Park. We recommend hopping on the Denali Shuttle Bus for the eight hour round trip tour to Eielson Visitor Center. (included) Hop out at the visitor center, or other stops and do some light hiking in the alpine meadows, or climb 1,000 ft up the Eielson Alpine Trail while keeping an eye out for wildlife.  Catch another shuttle bus back. Chances are, you’ll see grizzly, moose, caribou, and Dall sheep.

Day 3 Denali

Denali National Park and Rafting

In the morning, continue exploring Denali with some hiking, take in the free dog sled demonstration, or take a rafting trip with class III and IV rapids on the Nenana River. ($90) In the afternoon, we’ll start our journey towards Wrangell St Elias with terrific views of the Alaska Range, Alaska Pipeline, a lakeside picnic and hopefully more moose!

Day 4 Wrangell-St Elias

Wrangell-St Elias National Park, Worthington Glacier, Valdez

We’ll continue our journey along the stunning Richardson Highway with stops at the Wrangell St Elias Visitor Center for beautiful views and light hiking. We’ll  hike to Worthington Glacier at beautiful Thompson Pass as we make our way to Valdez.  Spend the evening exploring the village of Valdez, nicknamed “Alaska’s Switzerland”.

Day 5 Valdez

Valdez Glacier

Today will truly be a unique experience! Kayak on a glacier fed lake among icebergs and ice caves. Hike and enjoy lunch right on the glacier or nearby with great views, depending on glacier conditions. You will never forget the stunning blue colors and surrounding peaks and glaciers. Later we will begin our journey towards the Kenai Peninsula, once again taking in the incredible views of Thompson Pass and the Wrangell Mountains.

Day 6 Seward

Kenai Peninsula

Take a short morning hike to an overlook of Matanuska Glacier.  We’ll drive south of Anchorage and have lunch along the Turnagain Arm. In the afternoon, explore the quaint fishing village of Seward or take in the amazing Alaska Sea Life Center. Walk the first mile of the Historic Iditarod Trail along the shores of Resurrection Bay to the marina. Try some local seafood at a restaurant along the marina tonight!

Day 7 Wildlife Boat Cruise

Kenai Fjords National Park

Today we’ll explore the Park by boat! Take a Park Ranger guided Wildlife Boat Cruise out to Holgate and Aialik tidal glaciers. (included) Along the way, chances are you’ll see whales, sea otters, sea lions, harbor seals, puffins and of course unbelievable scenery. A terrific lunch of salmon and prime rib will be served right on the boat, and maybe even some “glaceritas”!

Day 8 Kenai Fjords

Kenai Fjords National Park

We’ll continue our exploration of Kenai Fjords National Park at Exit Glacier. Hike right up to this massive glacier which once stretched all the way to Resurrection Bay. For more of a challenge, hike up the the Harding Icefield for spectacular views and wildflowers! Our journey continues along the Kenai Peninsula to camp near the Russian River.

Day 9 Homer Spit

Russian River and Homer Spit

Begin the day with a beautiful hike right from our campground. Spend the afternoon exploring the Homer Spit. Dine out on some local seafood, walk along the beach, or take in a brew at the Salty Dog. For the next two nights we’ll camp right out on the beach!

Day 10 Homer Excursions

Bear Viewing, Halibut or Salmon Fishing, or Kachemak Bay

Today is your chance to go on a fishing excursion and try your hand at catching some Halibut out on the open seas. Or, go even bigger with a bearing viewing flight to Katmai for a once in a lifetime experience. (Must be booked early). If these activities are not in your budget, no worries! Other options include taking a water taxi over to Kachemak Bay State Park for more hiking, or taking in some additional hikes right on the Homer Spit!

Day 11 Return to Anchorage

Return to Anchorage

We’ll return to Anchorage by 5PM.


Trip Details

Arrival & Departure

Departs and returns to Anchorage, Alaska.

Transportation

This tour features our unique Adventure Bus sleeper coach.

Accommodations

This tour features bus bunking with opportunities to tent camp. We’ll provide the tents and sleeping pads. You’ll need to rent or bring a sleeping bag. Contact us for helpful hints on accommodations and flights before and after your tour.

Weather

The weather can vary quite a bit. Inland days in Denali National Park can be in 80s, where days along the coast can be rainy and in the 50s. Be prepared for anything! Pay close attention to the packing list for this tour.

Food

Our meals are geared to provide you with the fuel you need to get through your active days, and yet still extremely tasty. We can accommodate all dietary needs. 2-3 meals will not be included.

Hikes & Difficulty

This is a lighter hiking tour. Some destinations will provide opportunities for longer hikes. It is more of a multi-sport tour, offering a wide variety of classic Alaskan experiences.

What to Expect

After you make a reservation, a confirmation packet will be sent to you with more detailed information. Check out our FAQs.



From the road

Highlight from 2016: Lunch on Valdez Glacier in Alaska! fb.me/8xi1GpSRy Read more →

Testimonials

Name: Lisa Strand From: San Diego CA AB Trips she has been on: Glacier, Canadian Rockies... Read more →

Depart Anchorage 9AM

We’ll meet you in Anchorage at 9AM and before you know it, we will be in the Alaskan Wilderness! Our first stop, the historic quaint Alaskan village of Talkeetna.  If the skies are clear, we’ll get our first view of “the great one” aka, Denali and it’s 20,322 ft peak.  Take in the shops and galleries, or a short trail or two. After exploring this quaint town, we’ll continue on to our campground near Denali National Park. Who knows what we will see along the way! Perhaps a moose or two?

From the road

Herons, wood storks, anhingas, pelicans, gullinules and spoonbills are just a few of the birds you can see in… fb.me/yrU8HDM8 Read more →

Itinerary

Day 2 Denali

Denali National Park

Here is your chance to get into the heart of Denali National Park. We recommend hopping on the Denali Shuttle Bus for the eight hour round trip tour to Eielson Visitor Center. (included) Hop out at the visitor center, or other stops and do some light hiking in the alpine meadows, or climb 1,000 ft up the Eielson Alpine Trail while keeping an eye out for wildlife.  Catch another shuttle bus back. Chances are, you’ll see grizzly, moose, caribou, and Dall sheep.

Itinerary

Day 3 Denali

Denali National Park and Rafting

In the morning, continue exploring Denali with some hiking, take in the free dog sled demonstration, or take a rafting trip with class III and IV rapids on the Nenana River. ($90) In the afternoon, we’ll start our journey towards Wrangell St Elias with terrific views of the Alaska Range, Alaska Pipeline, a lakeside picnic and hopefully more moose!

Wrangell-St Elias National Park, Worthington Glacier, Valdez

We’ll continue our journey along the stunning Richardson Highway with stops at the Wrangell St Elias Visitor Center for beautiful views and light hiking. We’ll  hike to Worthington Glacier at beautiful Thompson Pass as we make our way to Valdez.  Spend the evening exploring the village of Valdez, nicknamed “Alaska’s Switzerland”.

Itinerary

Day 5 Valdez

Valdez Glacier

Today will truly be a unique experience! Kayak on a glacier fed lake among icebergs and ice caves. Hike and enjoy lunch right on the glacier or nearby with great views, depending on glacier conditions. You will never forget the stunning blue colors and surrounding peaks and glaciers. Later we will begin our journey towards the Kenai Peninsula, once again taking in the incredible views of Thompson Pass and the Wrangell Mountains.

Testimonials

Terry Downey, West Barnstable, Cape Cod, MA AB Trips you’ve been on so far: Alaska 8, Alaska 11, Grande Canyon and the Wild West... Read more →

Itinerary

Day 6 Seward

Kenai Peninsula

Take a short morning hike to an overlook of Matanuska Glacier.  We’ll drive south of Anchorage and have lunch along the Turnagain Arm. In the afternoon, explore the quaint fishing village of Seward or take in the amazing Alaska Sea Life Center. Walk the first mile of the Historic Iditarod Trail along the shores of Resurrection Bay to the marina. Try some local seafood at a restaurant along the marina tonight!

From the road

This unique bird is a Black Skimmer. You can find it and many other birds in Dry Tortugas National Park. fb.me/5Kio3PPFt Read more →

From the road

“It’s the way you ride the trail that counts.” Dale Evans Read more →

Kenai Fjords National Park

Today we’ll explore the Park by boat! Take a Park Ranger guided Wildlife Boat Cruise out to Holgate and Aialik tidal glaciers. (included) Along the way, chances are you’ll see whales, sea otters, sea lions, harbor seals, puffins and of course unbelievable scenery. A terrific lunch of salmon and prime rib will be served right on the boat, and maybe even some “glaceritas”!

Testimonials

Name: Oteka Reed From: Newark, Texas (near Ft Worth) AB Trips she has done so far: Alaska X2, Maine, Great Glacier Adventure, Canadian... Read more →

Kenai Fjords National Park

We’ll continue our exploration of Kenai Fjords National Park at Exit Glacier. Hike right up to this massive glacier which once stretched all the way to Resurrection Bay. For more of a challenge, hike up the the Harding Icefield for spectacular views and wildflowers! Our journey continues along the Kenai Peninsula to camp near the Russian River.

Testimonials

Name:   Marlon Ignacio Where From:   Houston, Texas AB Trips he’s been on so far:   Alaska-11, Grand Canyon and the Wild West, North to... Read more →

Russian River and Homer Spit

Begin the day with a beautiful hike right from our campground. Spend the afternoon exploring the Homer Spit. Dine out on some local seafood, walk along the beach, or take in a brew at the Salty Dog. For the next two nights we’ll camp right out on the beach!

Bear Viewing, Halibut or Salmon Fishing, or Kachemak Bay

Today is your chance to go on a fishing excursion and try your hand at catching some Halibut out on the open seas. Or, go even bigger with a bearing viewing flight to Katmai for a once in a lifetime experience. (Must be booked early). If these activities are not in your budget, no worries! Other options include taking a water taxi over to Kachemak Bay State Park for more hiking, or taking in some additional hikes right on the Homer Spit!

Return to Anchorage

We’ll return to Anchorage by 5PM.