In North America, you can’t get much further off the grid, both mentally and physically, than Alaska. Perched at the top of the continent, it’s practically its own planet; an otherworldly land of massive glaciers, towering peaks and rare wildlife. Your adventure up here will be suitably out-of-this-world, dropping you deep into the heart of northern nature with glacier cruises, kayak-borne fjord excursions and the raw natural beauty of Denali National Park. It’s a huge place, but this tour shows off Alaska’s hot spots, allowing you to tame this vast, sprawling land just long enough to be utterly blown away.
From the sparkling waters of Cook Inlet to the tallest peaks of the Chugach Mountains, Alaska encompasses wild adventures and metropolitan appeals that form larger-than-life experiences.
Funky Talkeetna is a haven for climbers en route to Mt. McKinley and flightseeing trips over Denali National Park. The town has several excellent restaurants and good lodging choices.
Skagway gets thousands of cruise ship tourists daily in the summer, but this picturesque and walkable town remains an authentic dose of the past. Famed Chilkoot Trail is nearby, and a narrow-gauge railroad climbs over the pass into Yukon.
Accessible only by air or ferry, Cordova, a compact Prince William Sound fishing town, has a spectacular drive-up glacier, not to mention the acclaimed Copper River red salmon.
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- Bed Type: One King plus one sofabed
- Children Policy: Children two and under are permitted within maximum occupancy at no additional cost using existing bedding. Up to two children three to 12 are permitted in addition to the double occupancy for $40 per child, per night, using existing bedding or a roll-away bed (for an additional cost).
- Additional Adult Policy: Up to two adults 13 and over are prmitted in addition to the double occupancy for $40 per adult, per night, using existing bedding or a roll-away bed (for an additional cost).Roll-away beds are based on availability and cannot be guaranteed; they can be requested for $5 per bed, per night.
- Additional Person: and bedding fees will be collected by the property. For additional person and bedding requests, please highlight in the Special Instructions field after purchase.
- Handicap-Accessible: No, the resort is not accesible by wheel chair.
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- Day 1: Anchorage / homer
Arrive at any time and meet the rest of your group in the evening. On Day 2, travel around the coast of the Kenai Peninsula, where glaciers tumble down from the mountains towards the ocean. Keep an eye out for beluga whales playing out at sea while travelling along the Turnagain Arm on the journey to Homer.
- Day 2: homer
Explore the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge before heading off on a hike to view local wildlife such as bald eagles, sandhill cranes, moose and shorebirds. There’s the option for horse riding or a flight over the surrounding glaciers.
- Day 3: Seward
After a hearty breakfast, head out on an amazing hike to Exit Glacier and the Harding Icefield. Considered one of the greatest hikes on the Kenai Peninsula, you’ll experience up close glaciers and the forces that shaped the landscape. Black bears are spotted almost every day from the Harding Icefield Trail! Enjoy a dinner out and reflect on the spectacular natural wonders of the Alaskan wilderness. Spend Day 5 exploring Kenai Peninsula and the Kenai Fjords. Here the ice age still lingers and glaciers, earthquakes and ocean storms are the main architects. Take a boat cruise or kayak for a differentview of this remote splendour.
- Day 4-5: Valdez / wrangell St. elias National park
Take the ferry through the Inside Passage, across the Gulf of Alaska and into Prince William Sound. Valdez is a must-see – crashing glaciers and the towering Chugach Mountains rising from the sea make it absolutely picturesque. On Day 7, visit the ever-changing Columbia Glacier which itself is receding, leaving huge blocks of ice and an impassable moraine. Continue to the Trans-Alaskan Pipeline terminus, located at Valdez. It is 800.5 miles from its origin in the Arctic Ocean, is one of the largest pipelines in the world and has a capacity of 2 million barrels of oil per day! You’ll also stop at Worthington Glacier, located in the Chugach Mountains.
It is one of the most accessible glaciers in Alaska, passing within a few feet of the car park. Spend the night in Wrangell St. Elias National Park.
- Day 6-7: Jasper
Today you’ll visit Maligne Canyon, the deepest and longest limestone canyon in the Rockies. You might catch a glimpse of the impressive wildlife in the area. Depending on the season you’ll also visit Maligne Lake, the largest in the Canadian Rockies and chill out on a scenic boat tour.
- Day 8-10: wrangell St. elias National park / tangle Lake
The Chugach, Wrangell and St. Elias mountain ranges converge in this national park and what is often referred to as the ‘Mountain Kingdom of North America’. This provides fantastic scenery and great hiking. On Day 9, explore Kennicott, a ghost town frozen in time. Abruptly abandoned in 1938, the tales of lucky fortunes,tenacious frontiersmen and tragic endings, live on – your guide will bring it to life. Afterwards, visit the historic town of McCarthy, surrounded by more mountains and glaciers than anywhere else in the state, and discover the real Alaska! Day 10 takes you through the Copper River Valley towards Tangle Lake.
- Day 11-13: Denali National park
You’ll view the highest mountain in North America, Mt. McKinley, as you drive to Denali National Park. It has been the goal of aspiring high altitude climbers since it was firstclimbed in 1913. Mt. McKinley is also knownby its Athabascan name, Denali, meaning ‘The Great One’. Everything about Denali National Park is big, the scenery, the mountains, the incredible beauty and the animals. The shuttle in Denali is an excellent way to spot the wildlife for which Alaska is so famous, moose, bear, wolves, caribou, Dall sheep and more. You have the whole of Days 12 and 13 to explore. On hikes you’ll discover the dynamic glaciated landscape providing large rivers, countless lakes and ponds and unique landforms which form the foundation of the ecosystems that thrive in Denali. Enjoy a picnic lunch and just be in awe of this amazing place.
- Day 14-15: Anchorage
Transfer back to Anchorage, a frontier city beautifully settled between the base of the Chugach Mountains and Cook Inlet. An urbanised wilderness, humans are not the city’s only inhabitants; it’s shared with bears, moose and a small wolf pack. Discover this amazing city on a city tour and then head out to enjoy one last group dinner. Depart at any time on Day 15.
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