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Discover United States in August 2025 on one of these 29 tours hand-selected by the travel experts at Adventure Life. Explore the best of Anchorage, Juneau, Icy Strait, Glacier Bay National Park, and Tracy Arm during August 2025 as you enjoy wildlife viewing, kayaking, wildlife & safari exploration, hiking, and cruises. Prices for trips in August 2025 range from $1,330 to $94,731 for a vacation of 5 to 22 days. Choose any of the below 29 itineraries in August 2025 and customize it when you contact one of Adventure Life's expert United States trip planners.
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Spot the Northern Lights. Credit Arturo Polo Ena.
$12,500
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Remote Alaska Adventure

5 Day Itinerary
  • Adventure on flight-safari tours
  • Stay in comfortable cabins
  • Spot a variety of wildlife
  • Adventure on foot, by kayak, or ski
Activities:
Fishing, Hiking, Kayaking, Land, Skiing, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Ultima Thule Lodge combines the wild adventure of an Alaska wilderness lodge with all the creature comforts expected with high-end hotels. Add in the daily plane safari adventures and the customized experiences for groups of just two people, and you will find yourself feeling like family at this …
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Ridge hike
$4,082
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Alaska Backcountry Adventure

7 Day Itinerary
  • Hike the Wrangell-St. Elias Park
  • Basecamp in an alpine magic-land
  • Walk and ice climb Root Glacier
  • Stay in the historic Kennicott town
Activities:
Camping, Hiking, Land, Wilderness Lodge
Activity Level:
Moderate
Hike the Wrangell - St. Elias backcountry on this Alaska hiking tour. This region is one of the most expansive tracts of wilderness remaining in North America and offers the avid hiker a playground of options for exploring. Travel by bush plane to a remote area with your private guide. Set up your …
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Bear taking a drink
$4,250
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Alaska Bear-Viewing Lodge

4-5 Day Itinerary
  • Watch bears up-close with a guide
  • Spot otters, seals, and foxes
  • Enjoy the rustic comfort of a cabin
Activities:
Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Enjoy 4 days in the remote Alaska wilderness bear viewing at Katmai Wilderness Lodge. This remote Alaska lodge experience is a perfect add-on to any Alaska cruise or Alaska tour, offering you the chance to explore the remote Alaska wilderness with experienced guides. Here you find the perfect …
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Get up close to amazing glaciers in Alaska
$7,938
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Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness

8 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Venture
  • View unique wildlife such as orcas
  • Visit Tracy or Endicott Arm fjords
  • Explore Alaskan ecosystems
  • Hike & kayak in Icy Strait
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore Southeast Alaska aboard National Geographic Venture on its 8-day expedition from Juneau to Sitka. Experience an extraordinary visit to Alaska. Take advantage of a sighting of a pod of orcas or linger on shore to watch a brown bear sow and her cubs forage. Explore under the guidance of an …
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Calm waters disturbed only by the flick of a whale's tail
$5,112
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Wild Alaska Escape: Sitka to Juneau

6 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Sea Lion
  • Journey by kayak into dramatic bays
  • Raft the Chilkat River with guides
  • See Haines by raft, bike, or foot
  • View glaciers and icebergs
Starts / Ends:
Sitka / Juneau
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the National Geographic Sea Lion on this 6-day cruise to explore Alaska on an active expedition to see the region’s iconic wildlife and epic landscapes in a compact timeframe. Enjoy hikes on world-class trails through forests of towering trees, kayak deep into glacially-carved fjords, …
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Moose found on an Alaska wildlife tour
$4,900
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Glacier Bay National Park Adventure

8 Day Itinerary aboard Wilderness Discoverer
  • Discover Glacier Bay National Park
  • Admire Alaskan wildlife
  • Visit Grand Pacific Glacier
  • Hike down Fairweather Mountain
Starts / Ends:
Juneau / Juneau
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the unique Glacier Bay National Park, home to the world's largest marine sanctuary. From kelp-lined channels to hemlock and spruce forests, every inch of this remote land is worth exploring. This dazzling voyage offers the opportunity to admire the exotic wildlife of this region. Keep …
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Out on the lake
$2,472
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Kenai Backcountry Lodge

3 Day Itinerary
  • Travel deep into Kenai backcountry
  • Raft the Kenai River to the lodge
  • Set out on hikes and spot wildlife
Activities:
Land, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Spend three nights in the backcountry at an Alaskan wilderness lodge located inside the Kenai Wildlife Refuge. Navigate the waters of the Kenai River between the Kenai Riverside Lodge and the Kenai Backcountry Lodge on a full day rafting trip. Keep your eyes peeled for the moose, bear, caribou, and …
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Ultimate Alaska
$8,957
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Ultimate Alaska

14 Day Itinerary
  • Hike & camp Alaska's backcountry
  • Kayak & camp near Columbia Glacier
  • Walk and ice climb on Root Glacier
  • Raft down the Kennicott River
Activities:
Camping, Hiking, Land, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Challenging
This two week Alaska trip is designed for the avid adventurer desiring to minimize transit time and maximize remote active experiences while on vacation in Alaska. Hike Alaska's remote and unspoiled wilderness area of Wrangell - St. Elias National Park on a multi-day basecamp and hiking tour. …
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Family hiking on a tour of Alaska
$6,600
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Northern Passages & Glacier Bay

8 Day Itinerary aboard Safari Endeavour
  • Attend Park Ranger presentations
  • Hike at Glacier Bay National Park
  • Spot bears, otters, and whales
  • See Krestof and Nakwasina Sounds
  • Observe puffins and sea lions
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Journey into the crown jewel of the U.S. National Park System on this 8-day cruise aboard the Safari Endeavour. Explore Glacier Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, via kayak, paddleboard, snorkel, or boat. Highlights include trips to Glacier Bay National Park and Chichagof Islands' waterfall …
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Tutka Bay hiking
$8,900
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Tutka Bay Wilderness Lodge

4-8 Day Itinerary
  • Fish the deep sea for salmon
  • Visit Katmai National Park
  • Kayak around Tutka Bay
  • Tour an oyster farm in Sedovia
Activities:
Fishing, Kayaking, Land Tours, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the Alaskan wilderness on this 4-day stay at Tutka Bay Wilderness Lodge. Arrive in Homer and water taxi across the bay. Be sure to keep your eyes open for humpback whales, orca whales, and baby sea otters. Take guided adventures each day including deep sea fishing, visiting Katmai National …
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Sunrise over Crown Point at Columbia River
$5,299
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Clarkston (Spokane) to Vancouver (Portland)

Spokane to Portland - 9 Day Itinerary aboard American Empress
  • Explore Astoria
  • Experience the Pacific Northwest
  • Enjoy Pacific Northwest wineries
  • Participate in luxury wine tasting
Starts / Ends:
Astoria / Clarkston
Activities:
Biking, Kayaking, River Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the best of the Pacific Northwest on this 9-day voyage from Clarkston to Vancouveraboard American Empress. Embark on a river cruise to see that the natural world is alive here – unlike anywhere else on earth – and through historic sites and locks and dams, it flows. Sea lions …
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Kayaking Tracy Arm Fjord in Tongass National Forest.
$8,106
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Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness

8 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Quest
  • View unique wildlife such as orcas
  • Visit Tracy or Endicott Arm fjords
  • Explore Alaskan ecosystems
  • Hike & kayak in Icy Strait
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover a unique, immersive style of travel as you explore Southeast Alaska on this unrivaled expedition. The National Geographic Quest isfully equipped with tools for exploration that enable you to enjoy the magnificent landscapes of coastal Alaska. This voyage brings ample wildlife viewing …
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Sunrise from the deck over the fjord
$4,314
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Kenai Explorer

7 Day Itinerary
  • Stay in a remote Kenai Fjords Lodge
  • Spot seal, sea otters, and birdlife
  • Go on a dog-sled adventure
  • Walk on the Exit Glacier in Seward
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Land, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Spend seven days exploring the southern area near Seward, Alaska including the vast and stunning Kenai Fjords National Park. Rest one night at a wilderness lodge in Cooper Landing, then travel further to Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge. Spend time paddling, boating and spotting wildlife during your stay …
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Cruising the arctic waters
$5,102
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Wild Alaska Escape: Haines, the Inian Islands, and Tracy Arm Fjord

Sitka to Juneau or reverse - 6 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Sea Bird
  • Journey by kayak into dramatic bays
  • Raft the Chilkat River with guides
  • See Haines by raft, bike, or foot
  • View glaciers and icebergs
Starts / Ends:
Sitka / Juneau
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this 6-day Wild Alaska Escape Cruise from Sitka to Juneau aboard National Geographic Sea Bird. Explore Alaska on an active, exciting expedition to see the region’s iconic wildlife and epic landscapes in the compact timeframe of one work week. Take long hikes on world-class trails through …
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Sunrise over Crown Point at Columbia River
$5,439
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Vancouver (Portland) to Clarkston (Spokane)

Vancouver to Clarkston - 9 Day Itinerary aboard American Empress
  • Explore Astoria
  • Experience the Pacific Northwest
  • Jet boat through Hells Canyon
  • Discover the Lewis & Clark journey
Starts / Ends:
Astoria / Clarkston
Activities:
Biking, Kayaking, River Cruises, Wildlife Viewing, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the best of the Pacific Northwest on this 9-day voyage from Vancouver, Washington to Clarkston, Washington aboard American Empress. Sail the Columbia and Snake rivers to explore the region's stunning coast, lush rainforests, and scenic mountains. Discover incredible hiking, biking, and …
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Fireweed blooms before majestic Denali
$5,600
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Denali and Talkeetna Wilderness Rail Adventure

7 Day Itinerary
  • Explore Denali National Park
  • Guided hikes and kayak excursions
  • Wildlife Encounters
  • Discover historic Talkeetna
Starts / Ends:
Anchorage / Anchorage
Activities:
Helicopter Tours, Hiking, Kayaking, Urban Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This fully-escorted Denali National Park and Talkeetna exploration stays true to the spirit of adventure. Put your boots to the ground and experience an unmatched, up-close, and hands-on 7-day experience in Alaska's interior. Travel by bus and first class rail as you travel cabin to rustic …
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Kayaking around Alaska
$5,400
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Wild, Woolly and Wow: Best of Glacier Bay

8 Day Itinerary aboard Wilderness Legacy
  • Explore Glacier Bay National Park
  • Discover LeConte and Baird Glacier
  • Enjoy wildlife searches
  • Experience active adventures
Starts / Ends:
Juneau / Juneau
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark the Wilderness Legacy for this 8-day voyage that takes you into the jewel of the US National Park System.Join fellow adventurers on the most active back-country itinerary that UnCruise offers. See areas that no other boats visit, and stretch your legs and imagination in all new areas. Enjoy …
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Kayaking in Aialik Bay
$3,656
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Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge

5 Day Itinerary
  • Cozy log cabins offer glacier views
  • Explore by canoe, kayak, and boat
  • Spot wildlife and stunning glaciers
Starts / Ends:
Anchorage / Anchorage
Activities:
Kayaking, Land Tours, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Travel to the Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge - the only lodge exclusively located within the Kenai Fjords National Park boundaries. Spend three days here exploring this Alaskan glacial paradise as you beachcomb, boat, canoe and kayak throughout the bays spotting wildlife and enjoying a remote Alaska …
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