Alaska

Shimmering glaciers, dramatic mountain peaks, deep blue fjords and an abundance of wildlife are amongst some of the reasons people travel from across the globe to Alaska. Accounting for one fifth of the total land area of the united States, it is a large state to cover. Alaska boasts more than half of the country's National Parks and over 33,000 miles of coastline. Due to its immense size and vast areas of undeveloped wilderness, many areas are only accessible by boat or aircraft, and Anchorage acts as a hub for numerous tours.

Suggested Itineraries

Alaska Lodge Tour

Price includes 8 nights moderate class accommodation, 2 nights accommodation inside Denali at either Denali Backcountry Lodge or Kantishna Roadhouse including roundtrip bus transportation from/to park entrance, all meals and guided activities during your stay. 2 nights accommodation at Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge including roundtrip boat transportation from/to Seward, all meals and guided activities during your stay. 1-hr Anchorage Trolley Tour on day 2, Roundtrip flights in bush plane from Chitina to McCarthy, 2-hr guided Kennicott Historical Mine Tour, 11 days car rental vehicle (with unlimited mileage).

Not Included: International flights, meals not listed, taxi transfers, gratuities and items of a personal nature.



Day 1
Arrive Anchorage and transfer to your hotel by taxi (not included). Overnight in Anchorage at the Copper Whale Inn.

Day 2
Today is at your leisure to explore Anchorage. Enjoy a 1 hour narrated tour of the city by trolley, then spend the rest of the day shopping, visiting the museum or enjoying an optional tour such as flight-seeing (not included). Overnight in Anchorage at Copper Whale Inn.

Day 3
Anchorage to Chitina to McCarthy / Kennicott / 254 miles

Plan 5.5 hours driving time, not including stops, plus 30-minute flight from Chitina to McCarthy.  
This morning, transfer by taxi (not included) to the downtown car rental station to pick up your car. Drive the scenic Glenn Highway northeast toward Glennallen. Along the way there are numerous photo stops, such as the Matanuska Glacier, and hiking trails, including at Independence Mine State Historical Park. Once you reach Glennallen, head south on the Richardson Highway to Chitina, where you will board a bush plane for the scenic flight into Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Your final destination is the spectacular Kennicott mines and Kennicott Glacier Lodge. Overnight at the Kennicott Glacier Lodge in a room with a private bathroom.

Day 4
Take a step back in time today on a 2.5-hour historical tour of Kennecott. Your guide will take you inside the 14 story Mill Building of the Kennecott Copper Corporation, which was built in the early 1900s. Catch a glimpse of what it was like to live and work in this remote wilderness, while hearing tales of lucky fortunes, tenacious frontiersmen, and tragic endings. This afternoon, you have plenty of time for an optional guided glacier hike or rafting tour (not included). Overnight at the Kennicott Glacier Lodge.

Day 5
McCarthy / Kennicott to Chitina to Fairbanks / 312 miles

30 minute flight from McCarthy to Chitina, plus 6 hours driving time, not including stops.
Begin your day with a return flight to Chitina, where you will pick up your car. Your drive takes you north on Alaska's oldest highway, the Richardson Highway, which began in 1898 as a gold rush trail to Eagle. This route follows the Trans-Alaska oil pipeline, one of the world's greatest engineering feats. Along the way, there are several rest stops, including historic roadhouses and scenic viewpoints. Spend the remainder of the day exploring the historic gold mining town of Fairbanks, also known as Alaska's "Gateway to the Arctic." We suggest a visit to the University Of Alaska Museum of the North and the Musk Ox farm. You have several options for gold panning and gold mine tours, such as the El Dorado Gold Mine or the Discover the Gold City Tour (not included). Overnight in Fairbanks at the Taste of Alaska Lodge.

Day 6
Fairbanks to Denali National Park to Kantishna / 125 miles

Depart Fairbanks this morning, traveling south on the Parks Highway. You will leave your car at the Denali National Park entrance area and, at approx. 1pm, depart on a wildlife bus tour through the Park to Kantishna (duration 6-7 hours). Along the way, your naturalist driver/guide will discuss the history of the park and help you search for moose, bear, caribou and other animals. Stops will be made to enjoy the scenery and photograph wildlife. The bus will arrive at the lodge at 8pm. Meals are included at the lodge beginning with dinner tonight. Overnight at Kantishna Roadhouse. (Dinner)

Denali Accommodation: The accommodation inside Denali National Park is very comfortable and nice for the remoteness and inaccessibility, though it is not a first class hotel. The main activities inside Denali National Park are outdoor activities for nature lovers such as hiking. If the Kantishna Roadhouse is not available, we will offer to reserve your room at the Denali Backcountry Lodge at the applicable higher rate.

Day 7
Spend the day enjoying a naturalist-led guided hike or walk, panning for gold, mountain biking through the backcountry, or fishing. Activities are included with your stay (except for optional flight-seeing tours of Mt. McKinley). In the evening, enjoy a presentation focusing on the local area, read a book from the extensive natural history library, or just relax and share stories from the day. Overnight at the Kantishna Roadhouse. (All meals)

Day 8
Kantishna to Park Entrance to Talkeetna / 153 miles

5 - 6 hour bus ride to the park entrance, plus 3 hours driving time to Talkeetna, not including stops. Enjoy a light breakfast early this morning before departing at 6am on the bus back to the park entrance. For a truly unique experience, upgrade to a scenic return flight past Mt. McKinley to the park entrance (not included). The scenic fly-out from Kantishna to the Denali Park entrance is approximately 55 minutes in duration. The flight takes you past Mt. McKinley, providing amazing views, and is via small bush plane (maximum 5 passengers). Please contact us for rates. Enjoy a scenic drive south to Talkeetna, a small town known for its special charm. This evening, you have time for a spectacular flight-seeing tour or a riverboat excursion (not included). Overnight in Talkeetna at the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge. 

Day 9
Talkeetna to Seward / 240 miles

Allow 5 hours driving time, not including stops.
Today you will drive south through the Matanuska Valley before reaching Anchorage. With Anchorage’s many restaurants, it is a good place to stop for lunch. Head south on the Seward Highway along Turnagain Arm. There are beautiful views of the Chugach Mountains on this route, where you can frequently see Dall sheep perched on roadside cliffs. You may decide to visit Exit Glacier, one of Alaska’s most accessible glaciers. There are numerous interpretive trails in the area, including one that leads to the face of the glacier. Overnight in Seward at the Seward Windsong Lodge.

Day 10
Seward to Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge

At 10am, depart from the scenic port of Seward. After a four to five-hour wildlife and tidewater glacier cruise of Kenai Fjords National Park, arrive at the shores near the lodge. The lodge and guest cabins are an easy 20-minute walk from the outer coast along a maintained trail; motorized travel is provided if desired. Today’s activities include an orientation, afternoon excursions, dinner, and evening program. Overnight at Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge.

Day 11
Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge

Choose from a wide variety of activities offered daily, including sea kayaking (short and long tours), hikes for various energy levels, exploring the seacoast by motorized skiff, and interpretive programs. Take a sack lunch for extended activities or join an in-camp lunch in between shorter trips. Choose time to relax if you wish. Dinner and evening programs are hosted by naturalists nightly. Overnight at Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge. (All meals)

Day 12
Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge to Seward to Anchorage / 127 miles

Short return cruise plus 3 hours driving time, not including stops. Choose a short morning activity to suit your interest. After lunch, board the boat for the coastal wildlife and scenic tour of Kenai Fjords National Park as you return to Seward. Upon arrival, retrieve your rental car and return to Anchorage. Overnight in Anchorage at the Copper Whale Inn.

Day 13
Today you will return your vehicle to the Anchorage Airport before returning home.

 

12 Nights
Prices from: £4205pp 30 May - 31 August (Daily Departures)
Alaska’s Scenic Roadways

Price includes flights, car hire and accommodation.

Day 1    Anchorage Arrival
                       
Arrive Anchorage and transfer to your hotel by shuttle. Overnight in Anchorage at Inlet Tower Hotel
 
Day 2    Anchorage to Glennallen area
 
Pick up rental car in morning and drive around 4 hours (approx. 189 miles) to Glennallen area.
 
As the gateway into Wrangell-St. Elias, Glennallen is the base for a variety of guides, outfitters and tour companies, offering adventures that range from world-class fishing, rafting and wildlife viewing to flightseeing through the peaks, off-road vehicle trips on old mining trails and snowmobile tours in the winter. Glennallen is also near the famed Copper River, where anglers happily pluck what some believe to be the tastiest of all Alaska salmon – the famous Copper River red salmon.
 
Overnight at the Caribou Hotel
 
Day 3   Glennallen/Copper Center to McCarthy
 
30 minute flight from Chitina to McCarthy plus 1.5 hours driving time (approx. 65 miles.
 
In McCarthy there are plenty of activities for visitors, from glacier trekking and whitewater rafting to flightseeing trips into the alpine heart of the national park. A shuttle van transports visitors the five miles up the road to the historic mining ruins at Kennicott. In recent years, the National Park Service has restored most of the mine buildings, and tours of the huge mill building, bunkhouses, a train depot, worker's cottages and the power plant are available. The white-trimmed red buildings stand out against the dramatic mountain-and-glacier backdrop at the mine site and the entire area is a photographer’s dream.

Stay two nights at the Kennicott Glacier Lodge with shared bathroom
 
Day 4  McCarthy/Kennicott

Day at leisure
 
Take a step back in time today on a 2.5-hour historical tour of Kennecott. Your guide will take you inside the 14 story Mill Building of the Kennecott Copper Corporation, which was built in the early 1900s. Catch a glimpse of what it was like to live and work in this remote wilderness, while hearing tales of lucky fortunes, tenacious frontiersmen, and tragic endings. This afternoon, you have plenty of time for an optional guided glacier hike or rafting tour (not included).
 
Day 5  McCarthy to Fairbanks
 
30 minute flight from McCarthy to Chitina, plus 6 hours driving time (approx. 310 miles).
 
Your drive takes you north on Alaska's oldest highway, the Richardson Highway, which began in 1898 as a gold rush trail to Eagle. This route follows the Trans-Alaska oil pipeline, one of the world's greatest engineering feats. Along the way, there are several rest stops, including historic roadhouses and scenic viewpoints. Spend the remainder of the day exploring the historic gold mining town of Fairbanks, also known as Alaska's "Gateway to the Arctic." We suggest a visit to the University Of Alaska Museum of the North and the Musk Ox farm. You have several options for gold panning and gold mine tours, such as the El Dorado Gold Mine or the Discover the Gold City Tour (not included).
 
Stay two nights at La Quinta Inn & Suites Fairbanks
 
Day 6  Fairbanks

Day at Leisure
 
Day 7 Fairbanks to Denali                 

Drive to Denali (approx. 125 miles)
 
While Denali, the tallest peak in North America, resides in Denali National Park, this state park features the best views of Denali. Denali State Park has superb vantage points to view both Denali's north and south summits, where the latter rises up a dramatic 20,310 feet. Beyond gazing at Denali, hiking, fishing, and rafting are favorite summer activities at Denali State Park, in addition to camping to wilderness exploration.

Stay two nights at Denali Grizzly Bear Resort
 
Day 8 Denali National Park
 
Full day Denali Road Tour into Denali National Park
                                   
Denali State Park is home to both brown and black bears, moose and marmots. In the lower areas, visitors will encounter muskrats, beavers, possibly red foxes and porcupines, among other resident wildlife.
 
Day 9 Denali to Wasilla
 
Drive to Wasilla (approx. 170 miles)
 
Just outside of Wasilla is the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Headquarters, a log cabin museum featuring historical displays, video exhibits, photos of past champions and race paraphernalia. More information on dog mushing and racing can be enjoyed at the Knik Museum & Sled Dog Musher's Hall of Fame, while a number of Iditarod racers live north of Wasilla and during the summer offer tours of their kennels, mushing demonstrations and even rides in a sled.

Stay one night at Alaska Garden Gate
 
Day 10  Wasilla to Seward

Drive to Seward (approx. 170 miles)
 
This city serves as the gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park. Created in 1980, Kenai Fjords spreads over 587,000 acres and is crowned by the massive Harding Ice Field from which countless tidewater glaciers pour down into coastal fjords. The impressive landscape and an abundance of marine wildlife make the park a major tourist attraction. Many visitors take a day cruise along the coast south of Seward to watch glaciers calve into the sea and spot seals, sea lions and whales. Another popular attraction in Kenai Fjords National Park is Exit Glacier, which lies just north of town.

Stay two nights at Breeze Inn
 
Day 11  Seward
 
Day at Leisure
 
Day 12  Seward to Homer                    
 
Drive to Homer (approx. 180 miles)
 
Scattered throughout the commercial district are a wide range of restaurants and numerous art galleries. Few small towns have the culinary variety of Homer, where there are coffee bars on nearly every corner next to gourmet sandwich shops and fine restaurants. The art galleries along with museums, a live theater and music venues lend credence to Homer’s reputation as the cultural capital of Southcentral Alaska.
 
On the other side of the bay from Homer is Kachemak Bay State Wilderness Park, a 350,000-acre paradise of glaciers, mountains, protected coves for paddling and an extensive trail system to explore on foot.
 
Stay two nights at BW Birdarka
 
Day 13 Homer
 
Day at leisure
 
Day 14  Homer to Anchorage               
 
Drive to Anchorage (approx. 233 miles)
 
Anchorage features dozens of parks and 122 miles of paved bike paths. Warmed by a maritime climate, you can spend the day fishing Ship Creek downtown, hiking the nearby mountains, photographing glaciers and dining at a four-star restaurant.
 
Stay one night at Inlet Tower Hotel
 
Day 15 Anchorage Departure

                                               

14 Nights
Prices from: £2975.00pp

Alaska and Yukon Explorer
Based on 2 people sharing. Price includes flights,
accommodation and car hire (economy car) and overnight in Vancouver.


Day 1
Arrive in Anchorage where you will spend two nights. You are at leisure to explore the city and could visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center and Eklutna Indian Village.

Day 2
Either spend some more time in the city, or take a side trip to Matanuska Glacier, to Seward for a Kenai Fjords National Park cruise or to Whittier for a sea-kayaking trip.

Day 3
Take the Glenn Highway, in the shadow of the Chugach Mountains, through rustic villages such as Glennallen, Gakona and Christochina. You may spot eagles, black bear and Dall sheep en-route. Overnight for one night in Tok.

Day 4
Following the Alaska Highway, you will enter Canada's Yukon Territory, skirting the Kluane Range of the St Elias Mountains. Kluane National Park contains several extensive icefields and glaciers. Overnight for three nights in Whitehorse.

Day 5 & 6
At leisure in the Whitehorse area to explore this frontier town, with native art and craft shops, Old Log Church, McBride Museum and much more. Take a cruise on the Yukon River through historic Miles Canyon, to see the Whitehorse Rapids, a route once taken by tens of thousands of Gold Rush stampeders.

Day 7
Whitehorse to Dawson City, approx. 330 miles. The Klondike Highway will take you into the central Yukon. You will catch glimpses of the mighty Yukon River, and may have the opportunity to spot bear, wolves, lynx or moose in the traditional huntin grounds of the Kaska Indians. The very origin of the Gold Rush is along this route. Overnight for two nights in Dawson City.

Day 8
At leisure to explore this historic Gold Rush town. Many original buildings have stood the test of time and others have been faithfully restored. Tour the historic landmarks and surrounding goldfields, and even try your luck panning for gold at an authentic, working gold claim. Experience some Gold Rush-era entertainment tonight at the Grand Palace Theatre or Diamond Tooth Gertie's Gambling Hall.

Day 9
Dawson City to Fairbanks, approx. 355 miles. Head west today along the Top-of-the-World Highway, which crosses back into the Alaska at Little Gold Camp, the highest border crossing between Canada and the United States. The scenic journey continues on the Alaska Highway and past some magnificent alpine vistas and barren jagged mountains. Overnight for two nights in Fairbanks, the hub of Alaska's interior.

Day 10
At leisure to learn about the city's Gold Rush history. Take a sternwheeler cruise on the Chena and Tanana Rivers past deserted cabins, native settlements and Indian River Village, or visit Cripple Creek, a restored ghost town of frontier buildings. Short trips to Fort Yukon, inside the Arctic Circle are available.

Day 11
Fairbanks to Denali National Park, approx. 165 miles. Today's route takes you along the Parks Highway. Alaska's interior offers excellent opportunities for hiking, canoeing and fishing against a backdrop of towering mountains, wide valleys, roaring rivers and rippling strams. Overnight for two nights at Denali National Park.

Day 12
Take a guided tour of the park today and discover some of its abundant wildlife and cultural history. Weather permitting you will have great views of majestic Mount McKinley, and may see moose, caribou, grizzly bears and Dall sheep. You can also explore the park on your own, perhaps taking some of the hiking trails or renting a bike. Helicopter sightseeing and whitewater rafting are also available.

Day 13
Denali National Park to Anchorage, approx. 235 miles. The final leg of your journey brings you back south to Anchorage. The dense forests and high peaks of the north give way to the lush Matanuska River Balley, the richest agricultural region in Alaska. Here the 20 hour summer days produce giant vegetables. Overnight in Anchorage.

Day 14
Depart from Anchorage.

13 Nights
Prices from:
£1960 per person
Alaska & Yukon Highlights

Price includes flights, car hire and accommodation.

Day 1    Fly to Whitehorse and stay for one night.

Day 2    Enjoy a scenic drive from Whitehorse to Haines passing by Emerald Lake, Carcross desert and the small community of Carcross. Overnight in Haines.

Day 3    This morning travel by ferry from Skagway to Haines. Explore Haines and the perimeter of Kluane National Park. Overnight in Haines Junction.

Day 4    Drive alongside the Kluane Lake to Tok. Overnight in Tok.

Day 5    Travel through mountains and forests to Glennallen, then onto Palmer/Wasilla. En route to Palmer you drive by the Matanuska Glacier and Matanuska River - fabulous for river rafting. Overnight in Wasilla.

Day 6    Drive towards Anchorage and onto Seward. Outside Anchorage travel along the scenic Turnagain Arm. Take a side trip, if you wish, to Portage Glacier and the old gold mining village of Hope and then continue through scenic landscape to Seward. In Seward visit the Exit Glacier. Overnight at Seward.

Day 7    
We suggest you take a wildlife and glacier cruise into scenic Kenai Fjords National Park before driving back to Anchorage. Overnight in Anchorage.

Day 8  
Drive to Denali National Park en route visit Alaska Native Heritage Center and the Eklutna Indian Village before continuing towards Denali National Park. Drive through the Matanuska-Susitna Valley to Denali State Park, making a side trip to the small gold mining community of Talkeetna. Two nights at Denali National Park.

Day 9    
Visit Denali National Park. You may see bears, caribou, moose, mountain sheep, wolves and a variety of birds. Mount McKinley is visible if the weather is clear. 

Day 10    
Continue towards Fairbanks through beautiful forest and mountain landscape. You will drive through the communities of Healy, Nenana and Ester, an old mining camp. Overnight in Fairbanks.

Day 11    
Drive to Tok and stay for one night.

Day 12    
Drive the Alaska Highway, Taylor Highway and the Top of the World Highway into Canada. You will enjoy incredible views, weather permitting. Before you reach Dawson City, cross the Yukon River by state ferry. Two nights in Dawson City.

Day 13    
Explore the Klondike goldfields and the old Gold Rush atmosphere of Dawson City.

Day 14    
Travel the Klondike Highway to Yukon's capital city, Whitehorse. Take a side trip on the Silver Trail Highway to the silver mining towns of Mayo and Keno City. Overnight at in Whitehorse.

Day 15  
Return car to Whitehorse car rental station. At leisure to explore Whitehorse before your flight to the UK.

14 Nights
Prices from:
£2625 per person

Alaska Highlights
Prices are per person,
based on two people travelling and sharing.
This itinerary can be driven from Anchorage or Whitehorse.


Day 1
Arrive in Anchorage and overnight for one night.

Day 2
Anchorage to Seward, approx. 4 hours by train. An early morning departure on the Alaska Railroad to Seward, arriving by late morning. You have the rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the town, or take an optional cruise into Resurrection Bay or to the Northwestern Fjord. Overnight for one night in Seward.

Day 3
Seward to Anchorage, approx. 4 hours by train. In the morning depart on a 6 hour wildlife and glacier cruise into Kenai Fjords National Park. Cruise highlights include a variety of wildlife like Orca, sea lions, puffins and coastal glaciers. On your return to Seward, take the evening train to Anchorage where you will overnight for one night.

Day 4
Anchorage to Talkeetna, approx 3 hours by train. Depart on the Alaska Railroad, taking a scenic train ride through the Matanuska-Susitna Valley to Talkeetna, arriving late morning. On arrival there will be a 2 hour riverboat tour on the Talkeetna River and the remainder of the day is at leisure to explore this old gold mining community. Fascinating sightseeing tours to Mt McKinley and the Alaska Range are available from Talkeetna. Overnight for one night in Talkeetna.

Day 5
Talkeetna to Denali National Park, approx. 4 1/2 hours by train. You will arrive in Denali in the late afternoon and you will have the remainder of the day at leisure. Overnight for one night in Denali.

Day 6
Denali National Park to Fairbanks, approx 4 1/2 hours by train. This morning enjoy aw 6-8 hour bus tour into Denali National Park (snack included). With some luck you may see bears, caribou, moose, mountain sheep, wolves and a variety of birds. Mt McKinley can be seen if the weather is clear. In the late afternoon you will depart on the Alaska Railroad from Denali National Park, arriving in Fairbanks around 8pm, where you will overnight for two nights.

Day 7
Today enjoy a sightseeing tour of Fairbanks, including the historical downtown area, Alaska oil pipeline and gold mining dredge. In the afternoon a Sternwheeler riverboat tour is scheduled.

Day 8
Fairbanks to Anchorage, approx. 1 hour flight. In the late morning you will take a scheduled flight from Fairbanks to Anchorage. (Or if preferred take the 12 hour train ride back to Anchorage). Overnight for one night in Anchorage.

Day 9
Depart from Anchorage, or stay a couple of extra nights to include another package.

9 Nights
Prices from:
£1490 per person

Alaska By Rail
Prices are per person, based on two people travelling and sharing.


Day 1
Arrive in Anchorage and stay overnight for one night.

Day 2
Anchorage to Seward, approx. 4 hours by train. An early morning departure on the Alaska Railroad to Seward, arriving by late morning. You have the rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the town, or take an optional cruise into Resurrection Bay or to the Northwestern Fjord. Overnight for one night in Seward.

Day 3
Seward to Anchorage, approx. 4 hours by train. In the morning depart on a 6 hour wildlife and glacier cruise into Kenai Fjords National Park. Cruise highlights include a variety of wildlife like Orca, sea lions, puffins and coastal glaciers. On your return to Seward, take the evening train to Anchorage where you will overnight for one night.

Day 4
Anchorage to Talkeetna, approx 3 hours by train. Depart on the Alaska Railroad, taking a scenic train ride through the Matanuska-Susitna Valley to Talkeetna, arriving late morning. On arrival there will be a 2 hour riverboat tour on the Talkeetna River and the remainder of the day is at leisure to explore this old gold mining community. Fascinating sightseeing tours to Mt McKinley and the Alaska Range are available from Talkeetna. Overnight for one night in Talkeetna.

Day 5
Talkeetna to Denali National Park, approx. 4 1/2 hours by train. You will arrive in Denali in the late afternoon and you will have the remainder of the day at leisure. Overnight for one night in Denali.

Day 6
Denali National Park to Fairbanks, approx 4 1/2 hours by train. This morning enjoy aw 6-8 hour bus tour into Denali National Park (snack included). With some luck you may see bears, caribou, moose, mountain sheep, wolves and a variety of birds. Mt McKinley can be seen if the weather is clear. In the late afternoon you will depart on the Alaska Railroad from Denali National Park, arriving in Fairbanks around 8pm, where you will overnight for two nights.

Day 8
Fairbanks to Anchorage, approx. 1 hour flight. In the late morning you will take a scheduled flight from Fairbanks to Anchorage. (Or if preferred take the 12 hour train ride back to Anchorage). Overnight for one night in Anchorage.

Day 9
Depart from Anchorage, or stay a couple of extra nights to include another package.

8 Nights
Prices from:
£1945 per person
Kayaking With The Bears Of Pack Creek

Price includes return internal flights from Juneau to Admiralty Island, two nights camping. Flights to and from Gustavus, Alaska, accommodation in Gustavus, meals not noted above, daypack for yourself to carry daily items, sleeping bag and pad (available for rent from Alaska Discovery for $40), insurance, gratuities and items of a personal nature. are not included.

Departures in July and August.

Why not combine this short kayaking adventure with a tour of Alaska?


Day 1
Begin with an early morning orientation meeting in Juneau and then head to the airport pond, where you will board a floatplane for a scenic flight down the Inside Passage to Admiralty Island, landing next to a secluded beach and set up camp a few miles from the sanctuary. After lunch and a kayak lesson, begin exploring this fascinating wilderness. You may find time to walk the beach, view the diverse marine and bird life, or just gaze across the inlet to the stunning coastal mountains while your guides cook a fresh and delicious dinner.

Day 2
Rise early and prepare for your visit to the Stan Price Brown Bear Sanctuary at Pack Creek. Paddling toward the world of the brown bear is a superb way to experience the entire ecosystem. Spend a full day watching for bears including family groups with playful cubs. Bears are best viewed at the mouth of Pack Creek, but you may also take the beautiful forest hike to the observation tower on the upper river where bears may be fishing below.

Day 3
After another night in your wilderness campsite, you will have a relaxing morning until the floatplane takes you on another beautiful flight over the northern end of Admiralty Island and back to Juneau. Arrive in Juneau in early afternoon.

2 Nights
Contact us for further information
Whales Of Adolphus Point

Price includes two nights camping. Flights to and from Gustavus, Alaska, accommodation in Gustavus, meals not noted above, daypack for yourself to carry daily items, sleeping bag and pad (available for rent from Alaska Discovery for $40), insurance, gratuities and items of a personal nature are not included.

Departures in July and August.

Why not combine this short kayaking adventure with a tour of Alaska?


Day 1
Meet in Gustavus for an early morning pre-trip meeting before departing from the Gustavus dock, where you will board a charter boat for the ride across Icy Strait. Start watching for whales! You will launch off the stunning coastline near Point Adolphus on Chichagof Island, in the heart of the Tongass National Forest.

Day 2
You will be based at the wilderness camp for two nights. During the day you will paddle the coastline of Chichagof Island watching for whales, sea lions, porpoise, orca, and sea birds. There may be time for beach combing and forest walks. The paddling distance will be tailored to the group.

Day 3
Paddle to the pick-up point and board the charter boat back to Gustavus.

2 Nights
Contact us for further information

Alaskan Highlights - Escorted Tour
Price includes, flights, services of a professional tour leader, 5 hotel nights, 3 lodge nights (1 night multi share), 2 cabin nights. Meals paid locally. 

Guaranteed Departures 2017- 10 Jun- 20 Jun, 24 Jul- 03 Aug, 05 Aug- 15 Aug, 17 Aug- 27 Aug,

2018- 09 Jun- 19 Jun, 23 Jul- 02 Aug, 04 Aug- 14 Aug, 16 Aug - 26 Aug.

 Alaska is an adventurer's dream with its sweeping scenic views, vast landscapes, glaciers, and spectacular wildlife, this wonderland offers the visitor an experience unparalleled with anywhere else. Go where nature is still untamed and hike to Exit Glacier in Seward, enjoy a five hour wildlife cruise in Kenai Fjords National Park and spot the mighty Grizzly Bear in Denali National Park. Experience the back country beauty of Wrangell-St Elias National Park and incredible optional activities. From lush rainforests and abundant wildlife, to the snow-capped peaks and majestic glaciers, Alaska guarantees a true wilderness adventure!

Day 1: Anchorage
Welcome to Anchorage, the largest city in Alaska with only 250,000 people and a city which has undergone quite a change since the earthquake of 1964. Now a bustling city fuelled by the oil boom and tourism, it wasn't that long ago that Anchorage was the last outpost before heading into the 'Last Frontier'. It's also common place to find bear roaming the outskirts of the city. A great way to spend your day is wandering around the town getting a feel for the 49th state, speaking to the locals and breathing in that fresh Alaskan air! A welcome meeting will be held at 18:00 hrs for you to meet your tour leader and fellow travelling companions.
Accommodation: Hotel included | Meals: Paid locally

Day 2: Kenai Peninsula - Seward
Leaving Anchorage your first stop is to visit the Portage Glacier where you round Cook Inlet's Turnagain Arm and venture onto the Kenai (pronounced `keen eye') Peninsula followed by the chance to walk the Byron Glacier Trail. This short trail takes you along a rushing glacial river into a dramatic, steep valley all the way to the base of Byron Glacier. From here you make your way to the colourful fishing village of Seward - the gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park. In its past life, Seward was a railroad port which means there is now plenty of great shopping and a picturesque old-time downtown area.

Upon arrival, you will enjoy an included five hour guided wildlife cruise to view sea mammals, including pods of orca, an array of birdlife and be able to experience the sights and sounds of icebergs being calved into the sea. What you'll see on this cruise cannot be guaranteed however, this day has always proven to be a popular and rewarding tour with loads of wildlife sightings.
Accommodation: Lodge in twin share | Meals: Paid locally

Day 3: Kenai Fjords National Park - Seward
Today is a full free day to hike one of the most beautiful trails in Alaska - the Harding Icefield. This is not an easy hike but the views are absolutely worth it. This trail is popular for spotting wildlife and delivers breathtaking views of Exit Glacier along the way. Nothing will prepare you for the incredible views at the top and it's worth eating your lunch up there if the weather is good.
Accommodation: Lodge in twin share | Meals: Paid locally

Day 4-5: Valdez
Tucked away at the end of a glacier-carved fjord and called the 'Switzerland of Alaska' due to its surrounding snow-capped mountains, Valdez is the most northerly ice-free port in the Western Hemisphere and the terminus of the Alaskan Pipeline that stretches over 800 miles to Prudhoe Bay. There's no better way to experience this pristine environment than with an optional (and highly recommended) sea kayaking trip up to the mouth of the glacier. A variety of hiking trails make this area a walker's paradise.
Accommodation: Hotel in twin share | Meals: Paid locally

Day 6-7: Wrangell-St Elias National Park
Bordering Canada's Yukon Territory, Wrangell-St Elias National Park is the largest in the United States, containing glaciers five times the size of Manhattan and nine of the sixteen highest peaks in North America! With endless hours of daylight you'll never tire of such magnificent glaciers and remote views. To explore the historic area of McCarthy and the Kennecott Mine, why not take the Kennecott Copper Mill Ghost Town tour or if you're feeling adventurous why not opt to try glacier walking or ice climbing? You stay at the McCarthy Lodge, a comfortable and quirky hotel without the modern trappings of the chain hotel. The atmosphere is welcoming and is often described as a `home away from home'.
Accommodation: Hotel in twin share with shared facilities | Meals: Paid locally

Day 8: Alaska Range
Head into the heart of the Alaska Mountain Range on what is considered to be one of the most beautiful drives in the state, enjoy sweeping views of the Alaska Range on the Denali Highway before arriving to the Maclaren River Lodge. With spectacular views of the surrounding valley, this rustic lodge provides the ideal setting for an authentic Alaskan experience. This is a birder's paradise with many species often sighted and with the chance to fish for grayling (permit purchased locally) the activities are plentiful. 
Accommodation: Lodge in multi-share bunkhouse with shared facilities included with meals paid locally

Day 9-10: Denali National Park
As you travel along the old Denali Highway to Denali National Park, keep an eye open for caribou and other wildlife while enjoying the peaceful, unspoilt Alaskan wilderness. Surrounded by the tallest mountain peak in North America, Denali National Park offers a variety of wildlife including Grizzly Bear, caribou, Dall Sheep, marmots and wolves. Activities such as river rafting, watching a dog sled demonstration and walks on quiet nature trails are available, all nearby your lovely campground setting which borders the park. Take the included Denali shuttle bus, which offers scenic views of the taiga and sub-arctic tundra as well as superb opportunities to view wildlife and hike the many trails in the park. Denali is one of the few national parks where visitors are encouraged to walk off the beaten track and make their own trails. As a real treat and highly recommended, why not opt for a scenic flight over Denali National Park with the chance to land on an ice sheet under the watchful gaze of Mount Denali's towering peak, North America's tallest mountain? 
Accommodation: Cabins in twin share | Meals: Paid locally

Day 11: Talkeetna to Anchorage
Departing Denali, you make your way towards Anchorage stopping en route in the town of Talkeetna where you have the opportunity to try a local speciality; reindeer sausage. You also take in a visit to the Talkeetna Ranger Station depending on availability.

Leave Alaska's highlights behind and return to civilisation for the end of your tour. Why not add on a half day bear viewing extension which includes a float plane flight into the wilderness? This wonderful experience with local guides gives you the opportunity to get up close to the four legged animals that call this place home. 

This tour ends at our gateway hotel at approximately 17:00 hrs. 

10 Nights
Prices from:
£2902 per person

Alaska & The Yukon  - Escorted Tour
Price includes, flights, accommodation, excursions and some meals. 

Guaranteed Departures 2017- Jun 4- Jun 16, Jun 11- Jun 23, Jun 25 - Jul 7, Jul 9 - Jul 21, Jul 16- Jul 28, Jul 23- Aug 4, Aug 6- Aug 18.

Day 1: Anchorage 
Your tour opens in Anchorage, the most popular city in the great state of Alaska. From here you embark on a true frontier adventure.

Day 2: Anchorage - Whittier - Anchorage
Today you journey to Whittier. Upon arrival, embark on a cruise of Prince William Sound and Blackstone Bay to view glaciers and watch for wildlife. Enjoy lunch on board during this fully narrated scenic adventure. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner.

Day 3: Anchorage - Tok
Today’s drive to the small town of Tok is filled with incredible landscapes. You make your way along Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, the largest in all of the United States. Overnight in Tok, an old stopover for travelers coming from or heading to Canada.

Day 4: Tok - Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
A picturesque day awaits as you travel to Whitehorse, the capital of Canada’s Yukon. The city was named after the local river rapids’ resemblance to the mane of a white horse. For part of the day you’ll be riding amid Kluane National Park, the “crown jewel” of the Canadian national parks system.

Day 5: Whitehorse - Skagway - Whitehorse
Gold! Travel back to a time when dreams of a big payday were on everyone’s mind. Ride to Skagway, the gateway to the Klondike. Revel in tales of the gold rush and local characters like Soapy Smith. Time is available to independently explore this Alaskan coastal community, filled with quaint shops and plenty of history.

Day 6: Whitehorse - Carmacks - Dawson City
Today’s final destination is Dawson City. En route, you’ll stop in the village of Carmacks to see the famous Five Finger Rapids mentioned in Jack London’s novel, The Call of The Wild. Carmacks is named after George Carmack, the man who struck gold in 1896, sparking the frenzy that turned Dawson City into the center of the Klondike Gold Rush. Within a few years, the population grew from nearly zero to 40,000. After the gold rush, the population plummeted…leaving behind a ghost town.

Day 7: Dawson City
With such a compelling history, Dawson City offers up a fascinating city tour that includes the Bonanza Creek, site of the first gold strike. You’ll make a photo stop at the last sternwheeler, the SS Keno, which once transported silver, zinc and lead. Enjoy some leisure time this afternoon to further explore this rustic gold rush town.

Day 8: Dawson City - Chicken, Alaska - Fairbanks
An exciting day awaits as you ride along the Top of the World Highway. Discover why it rivals all other scenic roads. Stop in Chicken, one of the last surviving gold rush towns of Alaska. Share a laugh in this fun little community that retains its frontier spirit. Your home for the next two nights is Fairbanks, a city known as a wonderful place to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights. Dive into life here and enjoy a local salmon bake featuring delicious all-you-can-eat Alaskan salmon.

Day 9: Fairbanks
This morning enjoy of city tour of Fairbanks that includes a stop at the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Your afternoon features a scenic sternwheeler cruise on the Chena River. This three-hour journey takes you into the heart of Alaska and introduces you to a family who has made the rivers of Alaska a way of life. See a floatplane take off alongside the boat; then visit the kennels of an Iditarod winner and see the champion sled dogs in action.

Day 10: Fairbanks - Denali 
A delightful day of sightseeing awaits as you board a deluxe dome railcar for the ride to Denali National Park. Along the way, embrace the elegance of first-class Goldstar service. Upon arrival in Denali you will have the remainder of the afternoon to relax or independently explore this magnificent area. Tonight, enjoy dinner and a show at the Denali Dinner Theatre where the history of Denali is performed by your wait staff.

Day 11: Denali National Park
Travel over fifty miles into the heart of Denali National Park to begin your Tundra Wilderness Tour. This adventure offers a wide range of incredible scenery, narrated history and some of the best opportunities to view the park’s wildlife.

Day 12: Denali - Anchorage
Relax as you make our way back to Anchorage. Upon arrival, there’s plenty of time to independently explore the downtown area. Tonight, celebrate your Alaskan adventure during a farewell dinner.

Day 13: Anchorage - Tour Ends
Your tour comes to a close today, leaving you with many wonderful memories of your adventure.

12 Nights
Prices from:
£4758 per person

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