|Our Alaska's National Park Tour takes you into the heart of 4 of Alaska's most fascinating national parks, all of which provide unique experiences to some of the most remote and wild lands left on earth! Enjoy scenic drives along the Seward Highway to visit Kenai Fjords National Park and the Glenn Highway to Wrangell St. Elias National Park.Travel on the Alaska Railroad to Denali National Park and the remote Kantishna area. Conclude your in-depth tour by viewing bears in their natural habitat at the famous Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park. Add the visit of another national park while in Fairbanks. From Fairbanks we offer two optional tours taking you across the Arctic Circle and into the Gates of the Arctic National Park; learn about the unique lifestyle of the last remaining settlement of the Nunamiut (inland northern Inupiat Eskimo).
Ask us about customizing the tour to include other national parks, as well!
Upon arrival in Anchorage, transfer to your hotel on own. Depending on
when you arrive, you may have time for an optional excursion, such as a
floatplane tour (not included). Overnight in Anchorage.
Today is yours to recover from your flight and explore Alaska's largest city. Pick up your rental car at your leisure from the downtown rental agency. Go shopping, visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center, take a walk along the Coastal Trail, drive to Chugach State Park, or enjoy an optional guided hike or sightseeing tour (not included). Overnight in Anchorage.
|Distance/driving time: 127 miles / plan 3 hours driving time, not
Your drive to Seward takes you along scenic
Cook Inlet and Turnagain Arm. Few roads in the United States can offer the
diversity of scenic landscapes and unique natural features so concentrated in
one area. Recommended stops along the route include the aerial tram up Mt.
Alyeska, the Begich-Boggs Visitor Center and the Alaska Wildlife Conservation
Center. Just before you reach Seward, you have a chance to visit Exit Glacier.
This is one of the few glaciers that visitors can walk to. This afternoon, you
also have time for a guided kayaking tour or dog sled ride (not included).
Overnight in Seward.
Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise
In the mid-morning, depart on a full-day (6 to 7.5 hours) cruise into Kenai
Fjords National Park, one of Alaska's treasures. As you cruise through the
park and the Chiswell Islands National Wildlife Refuge, watch for Stellar sea
lions, harbor seals, puffins, eagles, and orca and humpback whales. During the
cruise, you will see examples of Alpine, Cirque, Piedmont, and Tidewater
glaciers. A stop will be made at either Holgate or Aialik Glacier to witness
glacier calving - when ice chunks fall off the glacier. Lunch is included.|
Overnight in Seward.
Seward to Sheep Mountain / Glennallen / Copper Center
|Distance/driving time: approx. 300 miles / plan 6 hours driving
time, not including stops.|
Today you will travel back up the
Seward Highway, through the lush Matanuska Valley, and onto the breathtaking
Glenn Highway. This is one of the oldest and most scenic highways in Alaska. The
Glenn, as it is known by locals, follows the Matanuska River up to its beginning
at the Matanuska Glacier. Along the way, there are opportunities for guided
river rafting (not included). This is a perfect day to plan a picnic! Overnight
in Sheep Mountain or Glennallen / Copper Center Area.
Sheep Mountain / Glennallen / Copper Center to Wrangell-St. Elias National Park
|Distance/driving time: approx. 68 miles / plan 1.5 hours driving
time, not including stops. Flight Chitina to McCarthy approx. 30 minutes.|
Start the day with a short drive to the small town of
Chitina, where you will leave your rental car and board a bush plane for the
scenic flight into Wrangell St. Elias National Park. At 13.2 million acres,
Wrangell-St. Elias is the largest national park in the United States and
equivalent in size to the country of Switzerland! This tremendous park includes
four mountain ranges, nine of the country's 16 highest peaks, and extensive ice
fields. Overnight in Kennicott / McCarthy (standard program has room with shared
Wrangell St. Elias National Park
Take a step back in time today on a 2.5-hour historical tour of Kennicott that was built by the Kennecott Copper Corporation 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 (not included). Overnight in Kennicott / McCarthy.
Wrangell St. Elias National Park to Fairbanks
|Distance/driving time: Flight McCarthy to Chitina approx. 30 minutes. Drive Chitina to Fairbanks 313 miles / plan 6 hours driving time,
not including stops. |
Return to Chitina by bush plane this
morning. Your drive continues on 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. This evening,
explore the historic gold mining town of Fairbanks, also known as Alaska's
"Gateway to the Arctic". Return your rental car tonight. Overnight in
Fairbanks Fee Day / Optional: Visit Alaska's Arctic
Today is at your leisure to explore Fairbanks and surroundings.
Add a visit to Alaska's Arctic or the Gates of the Arctic National Park
today! We offer a variety of optional excursions from Fairbanks. For all
details see under Add On Tours! The price for the optional excursions are
displayed during the booking process, after you selected your travel
Fairbanks to Denali National Park
Transfer via hotel courtesy shuttle to the Fairbanks rail station. At 8:15am, depart aboard the Alaska Railroad to Denali National Park. Upon arrival at 12:15pm, you will have time for lunch before meeting for your wildlife bus tour through Denali National Park to Kantishna. Your experienced driver will provide narration about the history, wildlife, and geology of the park. With some luck you may see moose, bear, wolves, caribou, Dall sheep and fox. A snack will be provided with your bus transfer. The tour will arrive at the lodge about 8pm. Enjoy a late dinner and relax at the lodge. Overnight inside Denali National Park. (Snack and dinner included)
Spend the day enjoying a guided hike or walk, gold panning, mountain biking through the backcountry, or touring the park by bush plane. 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. All outdoor activities (except flights) are included. Overnight inside Denali National Park. (All meals included)
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 flight past Mt. McKinley to the park entrance. At 12:15pm, depart on the
Alaska Railroad to Anchorage. Enjoy spectacular views through large picture
windows, visit the gift shop or have a meal in the dining car (not included).
Upon arrival in Anchorage at 8pm transfer to your hotel on own. |
Anchorage. (Breakfast included)
Day Ecursion to Brooks / Katmai Or Lake Clark National Park
For many Alaska visitors, bear viewing is the highlight of their vacation.
To offer the best bear viewing opportunity, the bear viewing tour today will
go to a place that offers best possibilities depending on the time of the
summer. Please keep in mind that even though we are trying to schedule
the bear viewing to places with possible good viewing, we cannot guarantee
any bear sightings! |
Visit to Katmai Nat Park - for package start
dates June 8 to July 19
Transfer to the Anchorage Airport on own.
Depart Anchorage at approximately 7:30am aboard a scheduled flight to King
Salmon or Kulik. Upon arrival, a local representative will transfer you to a
seaplane for a 20-minute flight to Brooks Camp. At Brooks Camp, you will
meet with Park Service staff for a brief orientation in bear safety
before spend a day exploring Katmai National Park, viewing brown bears from observation
platforms, and hiking to Brooks Falls. Your return flight to King Salmon will
depart this afternoon, typically between 3 and 4pm. You arrive back
in Anchorage at between 7 and 9pm. Transfer to your hotel on own.
Visit Lake Clark National Park - for package start dates July 20 -
Depart from Lake Hood Sea Plane Harbor in Anchorage and fly
southwest over Cook Inlet toward the Chigmit Mountains. Enjoy spectacular
views of the Alaska and Aleutian Mountain Ranges and two active volcanoes -
Mt. Redoubt and Mt. Iliamna - before landing in Crescent Lake within Lake
Clark National Park and Preserve. You will disembark at Redoubt Mountain
Lodge where knowledgeable guides escort you by boat to lakeside areas to
view bears feeding on spawning Alaska salmon. About 6-7 hours will be spent
of guided bear viewing. This bear watching flight safari offers a great
adventure for wildlife enthusiasts of all ages! The tour is approx. 10 - 12
hours long total.
Overnight in Anchorage.
Depending on your departure flight, you may have some free time for
souvenir shopping or additional excursions (not included). Transfer to the
airport on own. Depart or start an additional program.
Below you will find descriptions of optional tours. When you book this tour package, you will see prices and be able to select which optional tours you would like to reserve.|
Additional tours are available under our Day Tours section
Price per Person - USD|
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Tour starts daily within the Operation Dates listed.|
* Children 11
years and under, sharing room with at least 2 full paying adults with
existing bedding. Maximum 4 people per room.
Parties of 4 can be accommodated in one room (maximum 4
people) for the standard program also; however this is not possible to book online. Please contact us and inquire about rates.
click here to learn more about the difference of our standard /
- Accommodation in Kennicott: The Kennicott Glacier Lodge
was opened in 1987 and is a replica of one of the
historic mining buildings from the copper mining boom
town days. This "main lodge" building has comfortable
rooms with a sink with cold running water. There are
plenty of spotlessly clean bathrooms and shower rooms
located throughout the lodge for your use. Baths are
"private use", but SHARED by other guests. In 2004 a new
(separate) building was added, offering 10 rooms with a
If you book the STANDARD program,
you will be accommodated in the main lodge building in a
room with a SHARED bath.
If you book the UPGRADED
program, you will be accommodated in the separate building
in a room with a private bath. Depending on
availability we might only be able to accommodate you in
the main lodge in a room with shared bath (you would be
- Excursion to the Gates of Arctic National Park OR into Alaska's
Arctic (day 9) - Optional (not included):
You can book optional day tours to the Gates of Actic
National Park or into Alaska's Arctic. For
more information about this tour see under Add On Tours. You
find the price for this tour when you start the booking
There are other day tour options from Fairbanks
leading into Alaska's Arctic and across the Arctic Circle.
See under Add On Tours.
- Included Bear Viewing Tour on Day 13: In order to offer the best
possible bear viewing, this package includes a bear viewing tour
to Katmai Nat Park OR to Lake Clark National
Park. If the package is started June 8 to July 19, you
will visit Brooks River in Katmai Nat Park. If the package is
started July 20 to August 30, you will visit Lake Clark National
Park. Please note that we are not able to guarantee any bear
- Scenic flight information: 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). It is refundable if
cancelled due to weather (less an administrative fee). You find the price for this flight option when you start the booking process.
Number of Rooms:
Number of People per Room (4 people maximum per room):
Number of Adults
Number of Children (0-18 years)**
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** Please note that most child rates are only valid for child 11 years and under. The exact age limitation for child prices of this
program is listed under the rate table. Even if a child price cannot be offered, we still need the correct ages of children.
|PLEASE NOTE:||When amending travel dates or number of nights, your flexible package will include flights and hotels only. You will have the opportunity to add additional services prior to finalizing your reservation.|