Alaska's "Big Five"

Bear, Moose, Caribou, Wolf, Dall Sheep

Do you know the Alaska animals which comprise the “Big 5”? Well you should if you’re coming to Alaska! Alaska has her own counterpart to Africa’s famous quintuplet and ours are just as fascinating. They’ve got lions, elephants, cape buffalo, rhino, leopards and hippos…but WE’VE got grizzly bears, moose, caribou, wolf and Dall sheep!

Wouldn’t you love an Alaska tour to see all five animals in our “big 5”? Below are some tours where your chances are good for catching a glimpse of these amazing creatures.

Choose from 33 tours related to Alaska's "Big Five"

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Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $169 / per person

This narrated bus tour from Denali takes you through the pristine wilderness of Denali National Park to the Eielson Visitor Center. An experienced driver and naturalist guide will... View Tour Details

Duration: 6 Days
Starting at: $3739 / per person

For those wishing to travel deeper into the wilderness of Denali National Park while still having access to modern amenities, this “Denali Deluxe” tour out of Anchorage... View Tour Details

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Duration: 7 Days
Starting at: $1259 / per person

Begin your Alaska vacation in Anchorage before traveling north to the Knik Valley. Sheltered by the Chugach Mountains and surrounded by over ten glaciers including Knik Glacier, Knik... View Tour Details

Duration: 8 Days
Starting at: $1619 / per person

Combine a classic Alaska train trip aboard the Alaska Railroad with an independent tour by car, driving the iconic and scenic roadway, the Alaska Highway. The easy pace of this tour... View Tour Details

Duration: 8 Days
Starting at: $2159 / per person

The Alaska National Parks tour is a guided Alaska group tour by bus and by railroad featuring two amazing iconic parks: Denali National Park and Kenai Fjords National Park! This land... View Tour Details

Duration: 5 Days
Starting at: $939 / per person

Explore Alaska’s Interior Region, traveling southbound on the Alaska Railroad from Fairbanks to Denali before continuing on to Anchorage.  The most popular fully-guided bus... View Tour Details

Duration: 4 Days
Starting at: $1851 / per person

Founded in 1951, Camp Denali is Alaska’s original vacation lodge and nature center, which strives to help Alaska visitors gain a personal knowledge and appreciation for the... View Tour Details

Escorted Tour
Duration: 10 Days
Starting at: $2079 / per person

This “Grand Alaska” escorted bus tour gives you the experience of a lifetime in the 49th state! Travel by deluxe motor coach with an expert guide who will inform and... View Tour Details

Duration: 9 Days
Starting at: $1699 / per person

This “Alaska’s Highlights” vacation is a self-driving tour by car that features many of Alaska’s most popular attractions and scenic road ways. The circular... View Tour Details