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Highlights of Alaska tour
Alaska Anchorage Highlights of Alaska Trip

Highlights of Alaska

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Travel Style: For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
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: You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic - 2 star
15 days
From: $ 2,904 $ 194 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Devour seafood in anchorage
  • Hike in stellar denali national park
  • Hear glaciers groan at wrangell-st elias national park
  • Marvel at the views of the kenai peninsula

Short Description

A vast, rugged land of jaw-dropping beauty and abundant wildlife, Alaska remains America’s last truly unconquered frontier. Up to the challenge? This 15-day adventure will put you in touch with one massive state more than you’d imagined possible, mixing hotel stays with cabins typical of the Alaskan frontier. Along the way, you’ll sample amazingly fresh seafood in Anchorage, hike Denali National Park, investigate glaciers, and be blown away by the awesome majesty of your surroundings. Prepare to have your horizons expanded tenfold.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Lodging Level Basic - 2 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Anchorage
End City Anchorage

Destinations

United States

Age Requirement

You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

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Trip Includes

  • All national and state park entrance fees
  • Hikes and exploration of Kenai Peninsula
  • Hike to Exit Glacier and Harding Icefield
  • Views of Portage and Worthington Glaciers
  • Wrangell-St Elias National Park visit
  • Kennecott ghost town entrance
  • McCarthy visit
  • Cooper River Valley and Tangle Lakes views
  • Full-day excursion to Eielson Visitor Center in Denali NP
  • Free time in Homer
  • Valdez
  • and Denali NP
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

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Itinerary

Day 1 Anchorage

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting. Additional Notes: Please keep in mind, a lot of what there is to see and do in Alaska is weather-dependent. We give our CEOs the opportunity to adjust the schedule as needed based on weather. For example, something scheduled on the itinerary for Day 2 may be better on Day 4, when the sun is shining. Please be flexible and enjoy the ride. Hiking note: On this trip there are several options for hikes in each location. Your CEO will adjust the hikes according to weather and fitness level of the group. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2 Anchorage/Homer (1L)

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, or volcanoes across the Cook Inlet. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours, 355km)

Day 3 Homer

While in Homer, keep a look out for some of the local wildlife including bald eagles, sandhill cranes, moose and shorebirds, to name a few.

Day 4 Homer/Seward (1L)

Leave Homer in the morning and arrive at the tip of the Kenai Peninsula where the ice age still lingers. Spend the day exploring this site to discover the fjords, their history, science and remote splendor. Head out for an amazing hike to the Exit Glacier and Harding Icefield. Considered one of the greatest hikes on the Kenai Peninsula, experience glaciers and the forces that shaped the landscape up close, while exploring only a tiny portion of the nearly 1 million acres that make up Kenai Fjords National Park. Included Activities: Kenai Peninsula and Fjords Exploration Hike to Exit Glacier and Harding Icefield Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours, 270km)

Day 5 Seward/Valdez (1L)

Hop an Alaska Marine Highway ferry through the Inside Passage, across the Gulf of Alaska and into Prince William Sound. If weather permits, catch a glimpse of the Columbia Glacier. The Columbia Glacier is receding, leaving huge blocks of ice and an impassible moraine. It is always changing and each day the bay is filled with floating ice. The crashing glaciers and towering Chugach Mountains rising from the sea make Valdez absolutely picturesque. Transport: Private Vehicle (1.75-2.00 hours) Ferry (6.00-6.50 hours)

Day 6 Valdez

Valdez is a quintessential Alaskan coastal town surrounded by impressive mountains, and a great place to explore. Opt to hike Thompson's pass, kayak beside one of the world's largest tidal glaciers or catch a glimpse of salmon spawning (in season). The crashing glaciers and towering Chugach Mountains rising from the sea make Valdez absolutely picturesque.

Day 7 Valdez/McCarthy (1B, 1L)

Travel into Wrangell-St Elias National Park, staying in the small historic town of McCarthy. Surrounded by more mountains and glaciers than anywhere else in Alaska, every direction has a spectacular view. The McCarthy road is an experience in itself. Once a railroad heading towards vast mining fortunes, the gravel road that remains couples incredible views with a rugged driving surface that truly encompasses the wild feeling of Alaska. Included Activities: Worthington Glacier Visit Transport: Travel time includes stops along the way. Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 233km)

Days 8-9 McCarthy

This national park is the largest in the US, roughly 25% larger than Switzerland, and is the convergence of three mountain ranges. Included Activities: Explore Wrangell-St Elias

Day 10 McCarthy/Tangle Lakes (1L)

Drive through Copper River Valley en route to Tangle Lakes, checking out the fishwheels (used for salmon) along the way. Transport: Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s), 290km)

Day 11 Tangle Lakes/Denali National Park and Preserve (1L)

Enjoy a scenic drive along the Denali Highway, stopping for photos along the way. In the afternoon, reach Denali National Park, known for its diversity of wildlife and the highest mountain in North America, Denali, formerly called Mt McKinley. Bask in the awesomeness of this vast wilderness. Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 257km)

Days 12-13 Denali National Park and Preserve

Enjoy plenty of time to explore and hike Denali NP. Whether it's the summer when the animals are raising their young, or winter when they're preparing for the cold and hibernation, you'll get to see it all. 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 with some hikes in the area. Enjoy picnic lunches and revel in the awesomeness of the park. For those that do not want to hike, options include rafting on the Nenana River, a visit to the dog-sled kennels run by the park rangers or opt to take a scenic flight over Denali. Included Activities: Denali National Park Visit

Day 13 Denali National Park and Preserve

Enjoy more free time to explore Denali National Park. Included Activities: Denali National Park Visit

Day 14 Denali National Park and Preserve/Anchorage (1L)

Opt to enjoy a final dinner with the group and reminisce about the epic journey into the wild. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours, 370km)

Day 15 Anchorage

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only for city slickers---others stay away

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This is a trip created just for city slickers who only travel with a rolling suitcase...others stay away. By Far it was the biggest money and time waste in my traveling experiences. This is supposed to be Alaska, the wild, but this trip has very little to none of it. Unless your idea of an adventure is making your provided "lunch sandwiches" in a parking lot of a supermarket. Accommodations also stunk for such a city slicker trip. Make sure you bring a friend or two who are into hiking and exploring, otherwise keep your fingers crossed that there is someone on the trip to accompany you because even the guide won't do it. But if you have friends, you don't need gadventures or any other company to do this. Guide/driver/optionals booking/restaurant reservation person, who happens to be the same person, is too busy booking flight seeing tours, ziplining, etc for all the members of the group. In conclusion, I won't recommend this trip to anyone other that those who want to travel with a rolling suitcase.
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Alaska lived up to my high expectations

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Alaska lived up to my high expectations. It was an amazing and highly recommended travel destination and the trip with G was a cost effective, relaxing and fun way to experience it.

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Exceptional!!. Wonderful experience that I will never forget and have not stopped talking about since I returned

Freakin awsome experience

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Freakin awsome experience

It was a great trip I had a great time

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It was a great trip - I had a great time! but 2 weeks are not long enough

it was my first trip with G and also my first Group adventure tripand i just can say, it was fucking awesome

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it was my first trip with G and also my first Group adventure tripand i just can say, it was fucking awesome!! CEO, Group, adventures, Alaska itself - just super nice.G is well organised, i highly recommend them and thinking already about my next adventure with G :-)
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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport Air-conditioned private vehicle, national park shuttle bus, ferry, hiking.

Group Size:

Small Group - 24 max

Max 13, avg 10

Solo Notes

We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.

Accomodations

Standard hotels (3 nts), cabins (2 nts, en suite facilities), basic hotels/cabins (6 nts, shared facilities), basic hotels (3 nts, triple-share, shared facilities).

Please note hotels in Alaska may be a bit more rustic or dated than hotels at the same accommodation level in the rest the states. Some properties may also have shared or exterior bathroom facilities.

Guides

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.

Age Notes

Min. Age: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Additional Information:

Important Notes

1.TRAVEL DAYS In order to cover the vast distance in North America to be able to visit several different parks and cities along our trip, we will have a couple of long driving days. 2. WALKS AND HIKES - OPTIONAL All walks and hikes proposed by our CEO will be easy to moderate level. You may choose to participate or not, but exploring our national parks on foot is part of our way of travelling. It’s a healthy way to discover North America’s beauty and landscape. 3. COMBO TRIP Please note that some trips could be a combination of multiple G Adventure tours. You should expect some group members to join or leave the tour between tour segments. 4. LEGAL DRINKING AGE Please note that the legal drinking age in the United States is 21 and in Canada, 19 (with Alberta and Quebec at 18). Many bars and clubs will ask for ID at the door, therefore listening to live music in certain bars or spending a night out in Las Vegas or New Orleans is not possible when you are under the legal age, even if you don't plan on consuming alcohol. Drinking laws in both countries are strictly enforced and our CEOs are unable to help those under age obtain alcohol of any kind. While this should not stop those under legal drinking age from booking a tour, it is important to note that if a traveller is under-age there are certain optional nighttime activities that they may not legally be able to participate in. When trying to book the right trip, we recommend that travellers under legal drinking age take this into consideration when booking a tour that visits several big cities.

Meals

Some meals on this tour are included in the tour price. When a meal is not included, this is because there are often many options available and we believe you should have the opportunity to explore a bit and taste the local cuisine yourself. In these cases, your CEO will be able to suggest some good local restaurants or options for you to choose from.

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The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary. VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

Rules & Other Requirements

Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our CEOs have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.

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Meals Included:

1 breakfast, 8 lunches

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