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On this all-inclusive 8-day adventure you'll travel by deluxe motor coach and the Alaska Railroad in a small group of passengers while exploring the region's dramatic geography and famous landmarks, including Denali National Park. Along the way, you'll stay at award-winning properties, enjoy excellent cuisine, and experience a wide array of premier excursions. Every adventure provides educational enrichment, a local’s point-of-view, and assistance in searching for Alaska's big five – moose, caribou, bears, Dall sheep, and wolves.

*This tour can only be booked in conjunction with a cruise on Alaskan DreamKruzof ExplorerAdmiralty DreamBaranof DreamChichagof Dream, or Misty Fjord*

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Anchorage, Alaska
Day 2 : Denali National Park
Day 3 : Denali National Park
Day 4 : Wolf's Den Kennels & Talkeetna
Day 5 : Talkeetna, Anchorage & The Kenai Peninsula
Day 6 : Kenai Fjords National Park
Day 7 : Fly to Southeast Alaska
Day 8 : Sitka, Juneau or Ketchikan

Highlights

  • Visit Denali National Park and enjoy the expansive landscapes
  • Be on the lookout for bears, moose, caribou, wolves and Dall sheep
  • Explore Talkeetna's quaint downtown that's classified as a National Historic Site
  • Observe incredible marine wildlife including Humpback and Orca whales

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Group

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

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Day 1 Anchorage, Alaska

Arrive in Anchorage, Alaska today! Upon arrival, you will be greeted and escorted to your luxury accommodations for this evening.

Day 2 Denali National Park

  • Hotels
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Board your luxury motorcoach for a journey to the expansive landscapes of Denali National Park with multiple sightseeing stops along the Park's Highway! Then enjoy a visit to the Denali Visitor's Center before your overnight at the gates of Denali National Park.

Day 3 Denali National Park

  • Hotels
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Choose to take either the 92.5 mile trip deep into Denali National Park on board the Kantishna Wilderness Tour (10-12 hours) or join the shorter (8 hours) 52-mile Tundra Wilderness Tour today. Be on the lookout for bears, moose, caribou, wolves and Dall sheep. Return to the park gates for the evening.

Day 4 Wolf's Den Kennels & Talkeetna

  • Hotels
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Visit Wolf's Den Kennel for a private presentation on dog mushing by musher Mike Santos. Next, join the first class cars of the Alaska Railroad for a scenic trip to Talkeetna. You will have time to explore Talkeetna's quaint downtown that's classified as a National Historic Site, and with buildings dating from the early 1900s.

Day 5 Talkeetna, Anchorage & The Kenai Peninsula

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Wake up and enjoy breakfast at the historic Talkeetna Roadhouse where you can rub elbows with the locals. Return to Anchorage for lunch before a journey down the Kenai Peninsula to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Arrive in Seward this evening. 

Day 6 Kenai Fjords National Park

  • Hotels
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today you will enjoy a 6 hour privately chartered small boat cruise viewing the glaciers and marine wildlife of Kenai Fjords National Park. Have your camera ready to capture the majesty of the mighty Humpback and Orca whales that inhabit these waters during the summer months. Sea lions, otters, harbor seals, puffins and eagles also call this pristine environment home. Afterward, return to Anchorage for dinner.

Day 7 Fly to Southeast Alaska

  • 1 Breakfast
After breakfast, transfer to the Anchorage airport and board your flight to Southeast Alaska, the embarkation point of your cruise highlighting the port towns, wildlife and native cultures of Alaska's Inside Passage. (Flight to Southeast Alaska not included in the package).

Day 8 Sitka, Juneau or Ketchikan

  • 1 Dinner
Join your Expedition Leader for excursions at your port of embarkation (Sitka, Juneau or Ketchikan). Board your vessel in the afternoon for the start of your cruising expedition. 

*This tour can only be booked in conjunction with a cruise on Alaskan DreamKruzof ExplorerAdmiralty Dream, Baranof Dream, Chichagof Dream, or Misty Fjord*

Anchorage - Hotels

Denali National Park - Hotels

Seward Windsong Lodge

Talkeetna - Hotels

Per person starting at
$4,990

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*This tour can only be booked in conjunction with a cruise on Alaskan Dream, Kruzof Explorer, Admiralty Dream, Baranof Dream, Chichagof Dream, or Misty Fjord*

Included

  • 6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • 7 Nights Accommodations
    • 5 Nights Hotel
    • 2 Nights Lodge
  • 6 Days Guide Service

Excluded

  • International Flights
  • Internal Flights
    • Anchorage to Southeast Alaska
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Beyond expectations! Then again we weren't sure what to expect. Lovely stay at the lodge, met other like-minded travelers (many had their trips planned by Adventure Life) and the owner was a gracious hostess. It felt like you were one happy family, visiting with a favorite aunt.
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Good to ideal period to travel, and many people choose to visit at this time.
Typically not offered during this period because of weather conditions.

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