Trip Type : Group Tour
Alaska Coast to Denali Journey tour

Alaska Coast to Denali Journey

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
7 days
From: $ 4,195 $ 599 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Explore Alaska
  • Opportunity to canoe, kayak, or explore the area in the morning before bidding farewell to Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge.
  • Visit historical town of Talkeetna, mountaineering gateway to the Alaska Range
  • See the Denali National Park
  • Discover Anchorage

Short Description

This week-long Alaska trip offers an in-depth exploration of the magical worlds of two amazing and uniquely distinct national parks: Kenai Fjords & Denali. Explore Alaska's spectacular Kenai Fjords National Park by kayak and small boat tours and then venture deep into the heart of Denali National Park to the region known as Kantishna. Along the way, visit the charming small towns of Seward and Talkeetna and finish off your adventure trip in style with a ride on the historic Alaska Railroad.

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Premium - 4 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Anchorage
End City Anchorage

Trip Includes

  • Overnight accommodations
  • Transportation
  • Activities
  • Guide service
  • Meals are included as indicated each day

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Itinerary

Day 1: Anchorage to Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge

Meals: Lunch and Dinner

Meet your Trip Leader and fellow travelers at 6:30 a.m. in the hotel lobby. Enjoy a scenic drive south along Turnagain Arm and through the Chugach National Forest to Seward, a picturesque seacoast town situated at the head of Resurrection Bay. Board a small boat bound for Kenai Fjords National Park, home to an array of glaciers and marine wildlife such as whales, Steller sea lions, sea otters, puffins and more! A four-hour cruise allows time to explore the dramatic coastlines. Enjoy lunch in front of a tidewater glacier before arriving at the exclusive lodge destination: Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge.

Nestled on the edge of a protected tidal lagoon, the Glacier Lodge offers miles of pristine beachfront and breathtaking views of stunning Pedersen Glacier. This afternoon, meet your guides for a tour of the lodge and property before settling into your private cabins. Enjoy dinner and evening presentations. Overnight at Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge.

*We encourage guests to arrive in Alaska at least the day before your trip begins and overnight in Anchorage.  Your Explore Tours Alaska Expert can assist you in making these arrangements.

Day 2: Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After breakfast in the main lodge, choose from an array of activities to match your interest and energy level. Guided options include interpretive nature walks, canoeing, sea kayaking and coastal explorations; or, relax at the lodge and peruse our natural history library, take a leisurely stroll along the beachfront or relax in a rocking chair taking in the spectacular view. Overnight at Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge.

Day 3: Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge to Seward

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

This morning allows another opportunity to canoe, kayak, or explore the area in the morning before bidding farewell to Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge.

Midday, we'll embark on a return coastal wildlife cruise back to Seward followed by a delicious dinner at the Seward Windsong Lodge. In the evening, take a casual stroll to the face of the massive Exit Glacier located just down the road from the lodge. Overnight at Seward Windsong Lodge.

Day 4: Seward to Talkeetna

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Begin the journey north to the historical town of Talkeetna, mountaineering gateway to the Alaska Range. Once in Talkeetna, choose from several activities, including a guest favorite - flightseeing. Take to the skies on an optional flightseeing tour of Mount McKinley (Denali) and its adjacent glacial canyons or wander through "downtown" Talkeetna and learn about mountaineering and this quaint town's history. Tonight, you have the flexibility to dine with the other members of your group or enjoy a great meal on your own. Overnight in Talkeetna.

Day 5: Talkeetna to Denali National Park (Kantishna)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Continue traveling north to Denali National Park and stop for lunch at the Denali Park entrance. After lunch, enjoy the park's highlights while traveling the length of the restricted access Denali Park Road. Watch for caribou, moose, Dall sheep, grizzly bears, resident & migratory birds, and, weather permitting, Denali, the tallest peak in North America. Upon arrival at Denali Backcountry Lodge, enjoy dinner and settle into your cozy cabin accommodations deep within Denali National Park.

Day 6: Kantishna

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Enjoy a full day of exploration in the Kantishna region of Denali National Park. Available activities include guided hikes, natural history programs and dog sled demonstrations. Optional add-on flightseeing tours may be offered during your stay at the lodge (weather and space-dependent). Overnight at Denali Backcountry Lodge.

Day 7: Kantishna to Anchorage

Meals: Breakfast

Following an early breakfast, embark on a return Denali scenic drive and watch for wildlife en route to the park entrance. Bid farewell to your Trip Leader and board the historic Alaska Railroad for your comfortable return journey to Anchorage, arriving at approximately 8:30 p.m. Lunch, dinner and transfers not included. Lunch and dinner are available for purchase on the train.

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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Standard Group

Cancellation Policy:

Notice of cancellation must be made in writing to Explore Tours and must be received by Explore Tours prior to the scheduled tour departure.

61+ days prior to scheduled arrival date = $75.00 per person cancellation fee

60-46 days prior to scheduled arrival date = 50% of the Reservation Total

45 days or less prior to scheduled arrival date = 100% non-refundable

Note: Airfare is 100% non-refundable once tickets have been confirmed and issued.

Trip ID#:

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Trip Excludes

  • International airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities or taxes

Meals Included:

6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches and 5 Dinners

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