McCandless Magic Bus Helicopter Flightseeing with landing from Denali

Be inspired by the "Into the Wild" story on the only Bus 142 experience offered in the Denali National Park area.

  • Starting at: $495 / per person
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Departure Time: 11:40am
  • Dates: May 15 - September 18, 2020
  • Child Age: Minimum age to participate is 12 years. Children 12 years and older will be charged the full adult price.

Tour Overview

Always wanted to visit the site of the actual “magic bus” and wilderness shelter of the “Into the Wild” story? Begin your adventure with a scenic helicopter flight over the Nenana River and Denali nature with your professional pilot/Alaska expert. Then, land just off the Stampede Trail, a mining road blazed in the 1930’s only to be abandoned in 1963 after the terrain was deemed impassable due to permafrost and seasonal floods. Left behind on this renounced trail is Fairbanks Bus 142: a makeshift shelter made famous by the book and movie “Into the Wild”. Witness how Christopher McCandless lived and be inspired by his spirit of adventure on the only Bus 142 experience offered in the Denali National Park area.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Approx. 40 minutes of flight time, plus a 30 minute landing to explore the “Magic Bus”

What's Included

  • Transfers from park entrance area hotels (not including Healy)
  • Roundtrip helicopter flight with landing at magic bus
  • All taxes and fees

Required at Booking

Body weights and hotel information in Denali.

Special Terms

Additional surcharge will apply for passengers who weigh 250lbs or more. A 2-person minimum is required for the tour to operate.


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