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10 Days 9 Nights
Group size: 4-14
Be Adventurous
1 Small Group
From $4,985pp

Venture Insight

This tour combines the frontier spirit of this untamed land, the natural wonders and habitat of bear, moose, caribou and more. Staying in unique charming accommodations with all the magnificence of Alaska at your doorstep, plus included high-end excursions.

Knik Glacier

Snaking out of the Chugach Mountains it is an impressive sight with a huge ice wall that rises out of a lake filled with icebergs that are floating, turning and breaking apart before your eyes.

Denali National Park

The park is around 6 million acres with only one road that dissects that park from east to west where you a wild landscape of low-lying forest give way to high alpine tundra and snow mountains culminating in North America’s highest peak, Denali. Wild animals large and small roam the unfenced land and live as they have for thousands of years.

Alaska Railroad

Ride the famous Alaska Railroad from Anchorage to Seward, listed among the most spectacular rail trips in the world.

Itinerary

day 1

Anchorage

Upon arrival in Anchorage, proceed to baggage claim to collect your luggage. Courtesy hotel shuttle will take you to your local hotel for an evening of leisure. Located in Southcentral Alaska on the shores of Cook Inlet, the Municipality of Anchorage is a unique urban environment situated in the heart of the wilderness. Enjoy downtown shopping at any of the artist hot spots, or relax and enjoy the nightlife of Anchorage. Infamous restaurants dot the downtown area and offer wonderful opportunities to enjoy everything from fresh salmon to prime rib. Be sure to get to sleep early, as tomorrow is the start of your tour.
day 2

Anchorage to Wasilla

This morning enjoy a look around in Anchorage. Travel across town to the spectacular Native Heritage Center, a renowned cultural centre and museum, an exciting place where all people can come to expand their understanding of Alaska’s first people. The Center provides a unique opportunity to experience Alaska’s many diverse Native cultures at one location. Upon leaving the Anchorage area, we will travel north to the Matanuska Valley, the farming belt of Alaska. Along the way, we will visit the native village of Eklutna. Enjoy the Russian Orthodox influenced chapel and native influenced “spirit houses”, while sharing in their cultural traditions. Continuing north, we will pass the “Palmer Hay Flats”, and the Knik Arm of the Cook Inlet. This tundra-covered lowland is home to wildlife and several species of birds. Upon arrival in Wasilla, dinner will be at one of Wasilla’s finest restaurants offering exceptional views.
day 3

Wasilla to Chikaloon

This morning brings one of the most scenic drives in the state. As you head north to Chickaloon, an overlook stop reveals the Knik Glacier, the Matanuska River and the Chugach Mountains in their full glory. The Matanuska River winds its way north beside us, cutting a cavern of beauty through the Matanuska Valley. Next, you will have the option of choosing between two types of river rafting activities, scenic glacier float or thrilling white water.
day 4

Chickaloon to Denali National Park Area

Rise and shine, as today will present one of many highlights of your adventure! Talkeetna is a local town sporting the most photographed scenes in our state, the towering peaks of Mt. McKinley & the Alaska mountain range. Only 1 ½ hours north, this town is a hub for international mountain climbers. Choose from one of two activities– Denali Flightseeing + Glacier Landing or a 2 hour Riverboat Adventure. This afternoon, enjoy late lunch and time in this quaint town with shops of local art and trinkets before continuing our adventure to Denali National Park. Crossing over Hurricane Gulch, have your cameras ready. The vistas are breathtaking! Upon arrival in Denali National Park, this evening is at your leisure for shopping, dining or sightseeing.
day 5

Denali National Park Area

Everything about Denali National Park is big: the scenery, the mountains, the incredible beauty and the animals. Early this morning, you will embark on a Denali Park Shuttle Tour, an excellent way to spot the wildlife for which Alaska is so famous: moose, bear, wolves, caribou, and dall sheep. Denali is an Athabascan word meaning “The High One”. The mountain is officially named Mt. McKinley but is also referred to as Denali. Mt. McKinley is the highest peak in North America at 20,320 feet. It creates its own weather system and is often covered in clouds. Mt. McKinley is only visible about 1/3 of the time, so visitors to the park only have about a 30% chance of viewing Mt. McKinley.
day 6

Denali National Park Area to Wasilla

Today is at your leisure in the Grand Denali National Park. Many guests love the Visitor’s Center and all it has to offer. From Alaskan movies, guided ranger hikes, ranger talks, dog sled demonstrations, to shopping. Get out there and enjoy the great trail system in the park, starting at the Visitors Center. This afternoon, after a great day, begin your journey back to the Matanuska Valley. Stops at several photo viewpoints will allow for more memories to take home. Upon arriving in Wasilla, a dinner stop will be provided at a group choice restaurant. Then it is back to your comfy accommodations and DVD entertainment for a relaxing evening. Overnight in Wasilla.
day 7

Wasilla to Anchorage

Rise and shine, as the midnight sun never sets! Today experience spectacular views of Hatcher’s Pass and the Independence Gold Mine, built in the early 1900’s. Here you have your choice of taking a walk on paved trails, or hiking back into the mountains for a real adventure. This afternoon’s adventure will take you aboard an airboat ride to Lake George, the base of Knik Glacier. After traveling all over the state of Alaska, the Knik Glacier always turns out to be a trip highlight. Next, your guide will take you to your local hotel for an evening of leisure.
day 8

Anchorage to Seward

Today experience a unique part of Alaska, the Kenai Peninsula! Ride the rail that is among the most spectacular trips in the world. Travel through mountainous passes full of wonder, south to the port city of Seward. The train travels along the magnificent Turnagain Arm of Cook Inlet, through mountains and tunnels, over gorges, and within a mile of three majestic glaciers – Spencer, Bartlett and Trail. This afternoon’s all-inclusive adventure begins with a cruise through Kenai Fjords National Park, “Alaska’s # 1 Wildlife and Glacier Cruise”. These custom vessels have walk around viewing decks and inside seating with large picture windows for great viewing of the close-up glacier experience. Wildlife and marine life is abundant throughout. Listen to narration provided by our experienced Captains and Crew. Enjoy a diverse array of sights, from rugged coastline to emerging rainforests and calving glaciers. Lunch is included with your tour. Upon disembarking this evening, relax at your Seward accommodations.
day 9

Seward

With lots of flexibility and a chance to sleep in, today you will enjoy a choice of two different activities. From Dog Sledding or Sea Kayaking. You can even upgrade to add in a salmon or halibut fishing option.
day 10

Seward to Anchorage

Today you can add a twist, and choose how you want to spend your last day in Alaska. You can choose to explore the Alaska state sport of Dog Mushing via helicopter to Godwin Glacier in the Kenai Fjords National Park. Or choose our premier Ursus Bear Habitat Encounter where you have the opportunity to observe large coastal bears feeding and interacting with their young in their natural habitat. This small plane adventure affords you the experience of participating in a photo safari across Cook Inlet to Katmai or Lake Clark National Park. Day Ten is at your discretion. Rates vary based on your selection.
day 1

Anchorage

Upon arrival in Anchorage, proceed to baggage claim to collect your luggage. Courtesy hotel shuttle will take you to your local hotel for an evening of leisure. Located in Southcentral Alaska on the shores of Cook Inlet, the Municipality of Anchorage is a unique urban environment situated in the heart of the wilderness. Enjoy downtown shopping at any of the artist hot spots, or relax and enjoy the nightlife of Anchorage. Infamous restaurants dot the downtown area and offer wonderful opportunities to enjoy everything from fresh salmon to prime rib. Be sure to get to sleep early, as tomorrow is the start of your tour.
day 2

Anchorage to Wasilla

This morning enjoy a look around in Anchorage. Travel across town to the spectacular Native Heritage Center, a renowned cultural centre and museum, an exciting place where all people can come to expand their understanding of Alaska’s first people. The Center provides a unique opportunity to experience Alaska’s many diverse Native cultures at one location. Upon leaving the Anchorage area, we will travel north to the Matanuska Valley, the farming belt of Alaska. Along the way, we will visit the native village of Eklutna. Enjoy the Russian Orthodox influenced chapel and native influenced “spirit houses”, while sharing in their cultural traditions. Continuing north, we will pass the “Palmer Hay Flats”, and the Knik Arm of the Cook Inlet. This tundra-covered lowland is home to wildlife and several species of birds. Upon arrival in Wasilla, dinner will be at one of Wasilla’s finest restaurants offering exceptional views.
day 3

Wasilla to Chikaloon

This morning brings one of the most scenic drives in the state. As you head north to Chickaloon, an overlook stop reveals the Knik Glacier, the Matanuska River and the Chugach Mountains in their full glory. The Matanuska River winds its way north beside us, cutting a cavern of beauty through the Matanuska Valley. Next, you will have the option of choosing between two types of river rafting activities, scenic glacier float or thrilling white water.
day 4

Chickaloon to Denali National Park Area

Rise and shine, as today will present one of many highlights of your adventure! Talkeetna is a local town sporting the most photographed scenes in our state, the towering peaks of Mt. McKinley & the Alaska mountain range. Only 1 ½ hours north, this town is a hub for international mountain climbers. Choose from one of two activities– Denali Flightseeing + Glacier Landing or a 2 hour Riverboat Adventure. This afternoon, enjoy late lunch and time in this quaint town with shops of local art and trinkets before continuing our adventure to Denali National Park. Crossing over Hurricane Gulch, have your cameras ready. The vistas are breathtaking! Upon arrival in Denali National Park, this evening is at your leisure for shopping, dining or sightseeing.
day 5

Denali National Park Area

Everything about Denali National Park is big: the scenery, the mountains, the incredible beauty and the animals. Early this morning, you will embark on a Denali Park Shuttle Tour, an excellent way to spot the wildlife for which Alaska is so famous: moose, bear, wolves, caribou, and dall sheep. Denali is an Athabascan word meaning “The High One”. The mountain is officially named Mt. McKinley but is also referred to as Denali. Mt. McKinley is the highest peak in North America at 20,320 feet. It creates its own weather system and is often covered in clouds. Mt. McKinley is only visible about 1/3 of the time, so visitors to the park only have about a 30% chance of viewing Mt. McKinley.
day 6

Denali National Park Area to Wasilla

Today is at your leisure in the Grand Denali National Park. Many guests love the Visitor’s Center and all it has to offer. From Alaskan movies, guided ranger hikes, ranger talks, dog sled demonstrations, to shopping. Get out there and enjoy the great trail system in the park, starting at the Visitors Center. This afternoon, after a great day, begin your journey back to the Matanuska Valley. Stops at several photo viewpoints will allow for more memories to take home. Upon arriving in Wasilla, a dinner stop will be provided at a group choice restaurant. Then it is back to your comfy accommodations and DVD entertainment for a relaxing evening. Overnight in Wasilla.
day 7

Wasilla to Anchorage

Rise and shine, as the midnight sun never sets! Today experience spectacular views of Hatcher’s Pass and the Independence Gold Mine, built in the early 1900’s. Here you have your choice of taking a walk on paved trails, or hiking back into the mountains for a real adventure. This afternoon’s adventure will take you aboard an airboat ride to Lake George, the base of Knik Glacier. After traveling all over the state of Alaska, the Knik Glacier always turns out to be a trip highlight. Next, your guide will take you to your local hotel for an evening of leisure.
day 8

Anchorage to Seward

Today experience a unique part of Alaska, the Kenai Peninsula! Ride the rail that is among the most spectacular trips in the world. Travel through mountainous passes full of wonder, south to the port city of Seward. The train travels along the magnificent Turnagain Arm of Cook Inlet, through mountains and tunnels, over gorges, and within a mile of three majestic glaciers – Spencer, Bartlett and Trail. This afternoon’s all-inclusive adventure begins with a cruise through Kenai Fjords National Park, “Alaska’s # 1 Wildlife and Glacier Cruise”. These custom vessels have walk around viewing decks and inside seating with large picture windows for great viewing of the close-up glacier experience. Wildlife and marine life is abundant throughout. Listen to narration provided by our experienced Captains and Crew. Enjoy a diverse array of sights, from rugged coastline to emerging rainforests and calving glaciers. Lunch is included with your tour. Upon disembarking this evening, relax at your Seward accommodations.
day 9

Seward

With lots of flexibility and a chance to sleep in, today you will enjoy a choice of two different activities. From Dog Sledding or Sea Kayaking. You can even upgrade to add in a salmon or halibut fishing option.
day 10

Seward to Anchorage

Today you can add a twist, and choose how you want to spend your last day in Alaska. You can choose to explore the Alaska state sport of Dog Mushing via helicopter to Godwin Glacier in the Kenai Fjords National Park. Or choose our premier Ursus Bear Habitat Encounter where you have the opportunity to observe large coastal bears feeding and interacting with their young in their natural habitat. This small plane adventure affords you the experience of participating in a photo safari across Cook Inlet to Katmai or Lake Clark National Park. Day Ten is at your discretion. Rates vary based on your selection.

We have experiences for everyone - from the active traveller where they can go on a cycling adventure from Jasper to Banff or one of our many hiking tours to the chilled traveller staying at one of our relaxing hotels.

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