Starting the Alaska Adventure journey in Anchorage, your first stop is the incredible Kenai Peninsula, with two nights at a luxury wilderness camp. It's the perfect introduction to your Alaska holiday. From Valdez to Wrangell-St. Elias and our final stop, Denali National Park. Home to the highest mountain in North America and incredible wildlife including grizzly bears and moose, Denali will be sure to impress!
Day 1-2, Anchorage and Luxury Wilderness Camp
We begin by travelling south into the Kenai Peninsula, where from Homer we will travel by boat to our luxury wilderness camp overlooking Kachemak Bay and surrounded by the magnificent Kenai Mountains. Experience a true Alaskan adventure in this remote wilderness paradise, with included activities such as sea kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, and beach combing. You'll appreciate the home-cooked meals, including a salmon bake, while basking in the breathtaking scenery. Accommodation: Luxury camp with meals included
Day 3-4, Kenai Fjords National Park
Then venture to the other side of the Kenai Peninsula, as we arrive at the colorful fishing village of Seward for seaside camping. Choices of activities include hiking Exit Glacier, fishing the waters of Resurrection Bay, or enjoy a boat tour of Kenai Fjords National Park. Spectacular views of this rugged coastline and the Kenai Mountains, sea mammals, premier bird watching, and a visit to a tidewater glacier for the sights and sounds of icebergs being calved into the sea, are all part of this perfect day out. Accommodation: Camping with meals included
Day 5-6, Valdez
After an awe-inspiring ferry ride through Prince William Sound we arrive at Valdez. Tucked away at the end of a glacier-carved fjord, this is the most northerly ice-free port in the Western Hemisphere and the terminus of the Alaskan Pipeline. The next day consider kayaking to the foot of the Columbia Glacier - it's amazing! Accommodation: Camping with meals included
Day 7-8, Wrangell-St Elias National Park
Heading inland, we climb Thompson Pass on our way to spending two nights in Wrangell-St Elias National Park. Camp on the banks of the Kennicott River in the shadow of Mount Blackburn with a beautiful view of Root Glacier. The next day is free to explore this vast wilderness region from the historic area of McCarthy and Kennicott. Activities available are ice climbing, hiking, mountain biking, sightseeing, and glacier walking. Accommodation: Camping with meals included
Day 9, Alaska Range
Next follow the pipeline north where we hit the highway and head into the heart of the Alaska mountain range where we then spend the night in rustic cabins. There you will experience the quiet lakes of the tundra, a birder's paradise, while watching for caribou, or experience excellent fishing for grayling. Accommodation: Cabin included. Meals paid locally.
Day 10-12, Denali National Park
We follow the old Denali Highway west and head into Denali National Park where nature survives in a timeless state. Surrounding the tallest mountain peak in North America, grizzly bears, caribou, Dall sheep, marmots and wolves, all roam the park. Activities such as river rafting, dog sled demonstrations or walking on a quiet nature trail are available near our lovely campground setting bordering the park. The following days are free to explore the backcountry, taking the included Denali shuttle bus, which offers scenic views of the taiga and sub-arctic tundra, superb opportunities to view wildlife, and access to limitless hiking options. For a real treat why not try a scenic flight and see McKinley's towering peak... you could even opt for a glacier landing! Accommodation: Camping with meals included
Day 13, Anchorage
After a final morning in nature's paradise, return to Anchorage to complete this tour of a lifetime. Tour ends at approx 17:00 hrs in Anchorage on day 13.