This independent self-drive tour features Alaska’s finest accommodation with a stay in Girdwood and Talkeetna as well as a wilderness lodge experience in Denali National Park!... Read more.
Experience the grandeur of Denali National Park firsthand while staying at Denali Backcountry Lodge, an authentic Alaskan lodge located deep within the park. The views of the Alaska Range from the Lodge are amazing when the weather is clear. Spectacular scenery, top rated wildlife viewing, and various outdoor activities make this a highly memorable Alaska travel experience!
Guests booking this lodge program must arrive in the Denali Park entrance area by 12:00pm/noon to catch the bus into the park. If you arrive later, you will need to stay one night at the Denali park entrance area prior to the lodge program.
Denali National Park Entrance to Kantishna
In the early afternoon you will depart on a wildlife bus tour through Denali National Park to Kantishna. 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. Overnight at Denali Backcountry Lodge.
Spend the day enjoying a naturalist-led guided hike or walk, panning for gold, mountain biking through the backcountry, or flightseeing. 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 flightseeing) are included. Overnight at Denali Backcountry Lodge.
Kantishna to Denali National Park Entrance
Enjoy a light breakfast before departing early this morning on the bus back to the park entrance. The tour concludes upon arrival at the park entrance area (at around 12:00pm/noon).
Meals: There are no restaurants or stores inside Denali National Park so meals are included while at the lodge. Meals are homemade and prepared fresh every day. Breakfast is served buffet style and dinner is served family style. Lunch is either sit down if staying at the lodge or box lunch taken on the activity. Special meal requests can be prepared with advance notice and should be noted at the time of booking. Drinks are at additional cost.
Note: Guests booking this tour must arrive in the Denali National Park entrance area by 12:00pm/noon. If you arrive later, you will need to stay one night at the Denali park entrance area prior to your lodge stay.
The program will include a combination of hotels or motels that are considered moderate to standard tourist class. Please be aware not all hotels have shuttle services.
If you would like to book the standard program but with upgraded rail seating, the option and surcharge will be listed when you save to your cart.
The program will include standard rooms at this category of hotel where possible. Alaska has very limited hotel choices in remote areas and small towns. The properties will typically offer a wider range of services such as a full-service restaurant, room service and perhaps a pool or spa facilities. Please be aware the upgraded accommodations in downtown Anchorage do not have hotel shuttle services. Many of the upgraded hotels also offer guaranteed view rooms for additional cost. If you would like a specific room type, in addition to the upgraded program, please ask us about availability and cost difference.
All journeys between Anchorage and Whittier are in standard seating as deluxe dome cars are not available on that route.
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