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Alaska

Denali National Park, Wrangell St Elias National Park, Kenai Fjords National Park, Valdez, Seward, light hiking, wildlife boat cruise, kayaking, rafting, glaciers

Special Conditions apply: $500 deposit due at registration. Tour will be confirmed on Jan. 4th, 2016 (or earlier) depending on registered guests.

Price: $1695 Returning guest $1495
Includes: Denali Shuttle $35, Valdez Glacier Kayak/Hike tour: $120, and Kenai Fjord Tour $169

NOT included: 2-3 restaurant meals, Nenana River Rafting $90

This tour will return in the Summer of 2018.

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Day 1

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 right in Denali National Park. Who knows what we will see along the way! Perhaps a moose or two?

Day 2

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 while you watch for wildlife. Simply catch the next shuttle bus. Chances are, you’ll see grizzly, moose, caribou, and Dall sheep.

Day 3

Denali National Park and Rafting

In the morning, continue exploring Denali, or take a rafting trip with class III and IV rapids on the Nenana River. ($90) In the afternoon, we’ll start our journey across the Denali Highway. Incredible views of the Alaska Range abound, followed by the Wrangell Mountains.

Day 4

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 continue on to Valdez with stops to hike up to Worthington Glacier and around Thompson Pass. Spend the evening exploring the village of Valdez, nicknamed “Alaska’s Switzerland”.

Day 5

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! 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

Kenai Peninsula

We’ll begin our day with some light wilderness hiking on the Kenai Peninsula. We’ll spend the afternoon exploring the seacoast town of Seward. Explore the quaint downtown area. 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. Need more of a challenge? Hike Mt Marathon right from town.

Day 7

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.

Day 8

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. Our journey comes to an end as we return to Anchorage by 5PM.

“Don’t cry because it’s over… Smile because it happened.” Dr Seuss


Trip Details

Arrival & Departure

Departs and returns to Anchorage, Alaska.

Transportation

This tour features our unique Adventure Bus sleeper coach.

Accommodations

This tour features mostly bus bunking with a few 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.

What to Expect

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



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Day 1

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 right in Denali National Park. Who knows what we will see along the way! Perhaps a moose or two?

Itinerary

Denali National Park

Day 2

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 while you watch for wildlife. Simply catch the next shuttle bus. Chances are, you’ll see grizzly, moose, caribou, and Dall sheep.

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Day 3

Denali National Park and Rafting

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Itinerary

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Day 4

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 continue on to Valdez with stops to hike up to Worthington Glacier and around Thompson Pass. Spend the evening exploring the village of Valdez, nicknamed “Alaska’s Switzerland”.

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Day 5

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! 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.

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Day 6

Kenai Peninsula

We’ll begin our day with some light wilderness hiking on the Kenai Peninsula. We’ll spend the afternoon exploring the seacoast town of Seward. Explore the quaint downtown area. 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. Need more of a challenge? Hike Mt Marathon right from town.

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Day 7

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.

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Day 8

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. Our journey comes to an end as we return to Anchorage by 5PM.

“Don’t cry because it’s over… Smile because it happened.” Dr Seuss

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