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, wildlife and wilderness of Denali National Park while staying at Kantishna Roadhouse, an authentic Alaska wilderness lodge located deep inside this iconic national park. As you travel from the Denali park entrance to the Roadhouse you will have amazing views of the Alaska Range and vast landscapes that the have made Denali National Park a must see for any Alaska visitor. In addition to spectacular scenery, you have great chances to view the great variety of wildlife that call this home. On arrival at the lodge, settle into your comfortable room, enjoy freshly made meals and select from a wide variety of guided outdoor activities that will make your lodge-based Alaska vacation experience truly a memorable one!
Anchorage to Denali
Early this morning depart from downtown Anchorage on a scheduled motorcoach to Denali National Park. Relax and capture the scenery from large picture windows. You may make a short stop in Talkeetna before arriving in Denali at approx. 12:30pm. The afternoon is at your leisure to explore the park. Optional tours include rafting or a float trip on the Nenana River. Tonight, we recommend the delicious salmon dinner and amusing antics served at the Cabin Nite Dinner Theatre Show (see Add On Tours). Overnight near the Denali park entrance.
Denali park entrance to Kantishna Roadhouse
This morning relax. 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 Kantishna Roadhouse.
Spend the day enjoying a naturalist-led guided hike or walk, panning for gold, mountain biking through the back country, 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 the Kantishna Roadhouse.
Kantishna Roadhouse to Denali park entrance to Anchorage
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 Denali (formerly Mt. McKinley) to the park entrance. At 12:30pm, depart on the Alaska Railroad to Anchorage. The tour concludes upon arrival in Anchorage at 8pm.
Meals are included during your stay at the Kantishna Roadhouse only. Meals are homemade and served buffet style for breakfast, packed lunch, family style for dinner. Special dietary needs can be considered with advance notice and should be noted upon reservation.
The tour is available from Fairbanks as well, please contact us for rates.
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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