Ultimate Alaskan Adventure

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Discover the untouched landscapes of the Alaskan frontier on this unforgettable adventure. Visit Lake Clark National Park where you will have guaranteed brown bear viewing. On these shores, you will safely view brown bears grazing like cattle on grass as they also hunt for oysters. Guests will cruise through Kenai Fjords National Park and the Prince William Sound where ocean wildlife abounds. Ocean wildlife seen often includes orcas, humpback whales, dolphins, puffins, and seals. You'll explore the vast and unforgettable Wrangell St. Elias National Park, and view North American wildlife in Denali National Park. After a visit to the quaint Alaskan village of Talkeetna, Alaska, you'll return home with life-long memories of your wildlife adventure in Alaska!
ItineraryDay 1: Your Adventure Begins in AnchorageStop At: Hotel Captain CookWhen your flight (booked on your own) arrives at the Anchorage International Airport, our guide will greet you at Baggage Claim to assist you with your luggage. You’ll head to your hotel in Anchorage then enjoy dinner at a local Anchorage Restaurant and turn in for the night.Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage, AKDay 2: Fly to Bear Mountain Lodge for Brown Bear Viewing!Stop At: Lake Clark National Park and PreserveYou’ll depart with your guide by plane and fly through the beautiful Cooke Inlet where we will see grand views of volcanoes, ocean and mountains. You’ll check into the Bear Mountain Lodge, then enjoy the day with short walks, bear viewing and sitting by the fire in one of the best places in the world to see brown bears.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Bear Mountain Lodge on Chinitna BayDay 3: Lake Clark National Park Brown Bear ViewingStop At: Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, AlaskaWake up to one of the most beautiful and remote places in the world, Lake Clark National Park. We will be the only guests in the area viewing bears and the scenery around our remote and comfortable lodge. Our Alaskan guides will take you around the area for the best bear, salmon and wildlife viewing to be had in the area. You may see as many as 40 different bears in a day!Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Bear Mountain Lodge on Chinitna BayDay 4: Lake Clark National Park to Seward, AlaskaStop At: Seward Boat Harbor, Seward, AlaskaWe say goodbye to Bear Mountain Lodge by flying out through the Cooke Inlet and back to Anchorage. You will then take a beautiful scenic drive to Seward, where we will spend the night. Time permitting; we will visit the Alaska Sealife Center, Alaska’s only public aquarium and ocean wildlife rescue center. On the shores of Resurrection Bay, visitors to this “window on the sea” have close encounters with puffins, octopus, sea lions and other sea life.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Hotel Seward/Holiday Inn Seward (or similar)Day 5: Kenai Fjords and Free Day to Choose ActivitiesStop At: Kenai Fjords National Park, Seward, AlaskaDay 5 includes the breathtaking scenery Kenai Fjords National Park boasts, including abundant wildlife as well as alpine and tidewater glaciers. Orcas, humpback whales, harbor seals, sea otters, Steller sea lions, Dall’s porpoise, black bears, brown bears, bald eagle, mountain goat, puffins, along with countless other species of marine birds can all be seen within this picturesque national park.ACTIVITIES TO CHOOSE FROM:Sea kayakingKenai Fjords day cruiseKenai Fjords dinner cruiseGlacier hikesOcean fishing tripHelicopter toursHorseback ridesDuration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Hotel Seward/Holiday Inn Seward (or similar)Day 6: Seward to Valdez Via Ferry CruiseStop At: Prince William Sound, AlaskaYou’ll depart beautiful Seward and travel to Valdez on a ferry boat cruise through the Prince William Sound. Calving glaciers, orcas, humpback whales, porpoise, sea otters and eagles can all be observed on this full day cruise. You’ll arrive in Valdez with enough time to shop, eat, and experience this important port city for the evening.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Best Western Valdez or Mountain Sky Valdez (or similar)Day 7: Valdez To Wrangell St. Elias National Park and PreserveStop At: Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve Visitor Center, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AlaskaEnjoy a free morning in the beautiful harbor town of Valdez, before departing for the largest national park in the United States, Wrangell St. Elias National Park and Preserve. On our way over Thompson Pass we will stop to take in the beautiful scenery, wildlife, waterfalls, and glaciers before settling into the Currant Ridge Cabins or similar for the night.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Currant Ridge Cabins (or similar)Day 8: A Day In Wrangell S. Elias National Park/Kennicott, AlaskaStop At: Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve Visitor Center, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AlaskaChoose your FUN!! Guests may book on their own one of the many activities listed below:Half Day or Full Day Guided HikeGuided RaftingScenic FlightsKennicott Mine Area TourIce ClimbingGuided Glacier WalkDuration: 1 dayNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Currant Ridge Cabins (or similar)Day 9: Wrangell St. Elias To Denali National ParkStop At: Denali, Denali National Park and Preserve, AlaskaDay 9 begins with a scenic drive to the remote region of Alaska’s interior. We will view many miles of huge vistas, lakes, mountains and wildlife, arriving in the Denali National Park area in time for dinner. Common animals to see on this drive are caribou, moose, eagles, grizzly and black bear.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Denali Cabins (or similar)Day 10: Denali National Park InteriorStop At: Denali, Denali National Park and Preserve, AlaskaWe’ll catch the first bus into the park to see wildlife in the pristine wilderness known as Denali. Weather permitting, we may see North America’s tallest mountain topping off at 20,237 feet. Common sightings may include wolves, grizzly bears, red fox, coyote, moose, dall sheep, caribou, ptarmigan, sandhill cranes, and bald eagles. BrushBuck customers will have the opportunity to jump on and off the bus as they choose along the park’s road — just make sure you’re back for dinner.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Denali Cabins (or similar)Day 11: Denali National Park, Talkeetna, Anchorage *Tour END*Stop At: Ted Stevens Anchorage International AirportAs we end our tour of the Alaska wilderness, we’ll enjoy lunch and shopping in the historic village of Talkeetna, nestled at the base of Mt. McKinley. This charming town provides a stellar panoramic view of the Alaska Range before returning to Anchorage where we will say our goodbyes.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • 9x Breakfast
  • 3x Dinner
  • 4x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 10 nights
  • Accomodations on Days 1-10
  • Flight to/from Lake Clark National Park area
  • Airport pickup/drop-off in Anchorage, AK on beginning day of tour and final day of tour
  • Park entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission - Hotel Captain Cook
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Clark National Park and Preserve
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Clark National Park and Preserve
  • Entry/Admission - Seward Boat Harbor
  • Entry/Admission - Prince William Sound
  • Entry/Admission - Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve Visitor Center
  • Entry/Admission - Denali

What’s not included

  • Day Five (5) and Day Eight (8) add-on activities
  • Guide Gratuity (recommended at 7-10% of the tour price)
  • Entry/Admission - Kenai Fjords National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve Visitor Center

Itinerary

Day 10: Denali National Park Interior Stop At: Denali, Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska We’ll catch the first bus into the park to see wildlife in the pristine wilderness known as Denali. Weather permitting, we may see North America’s tallest mountain topping off at 20,237 feet. Common sightings may include wolves, grizzly bears, red fox, coyote, moose, dall sheep, caribou, ptarmigan, sandhill cranes, and bald eagles. BrushBuck customers will have the opportunity to jump on and off the bus as they choose along the park’s road — just make sure you’re back for dinner. Duration: 1 day Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch Accommodation included: Denali Cabins (or similar)
Day 11: Denali National Park, Talkeetna, Anchorage *Tour END* Stop At: Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport As we end our tour of the Alaska wilderness, we’ll enjoy lunch and shopping in the historic village of Talkeetna, nestled at the base of Mt. McKinley. This charming town provides a stellar panoramic view of the Alaska Range before returning to Anchorage where we will say our goodbyes. Duration: 1 day Meals included: • Breakfast No accommodation included on this day.
Day 1: Your Adventure Begins in Anchorage Stop At: Hotel Captain Cook When your flight (booked on your own) arrives at the Anchorage International Airport, our guide will greet you at Baggage Claim to assist you with your luggage. You’ll head to your hotel in Anchorage then enjoy dinner at a local Anchorage Restaurant and turn in for the night. Duration: 4 hours Meals included: • Dinner Accommodation included: Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage, AK
Day 2: Fly to Bear Mountain Lodge for Brown Bear Viewing! Stop At: Lake Clark National Park and Preserve You’ll depart with your guide by plane and fly through the beautiful Cooke Inlet where we will see grand views of volcanoes, ocean and mountains. You’ll check into the Bear Mountain Lodge, then enjoy the day with short walks, bear viewing and sitting by the fire in one of the best places in the world to see brown bears. Duration: 6 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Bear Mountain Lodge on Chinitna Bay
Day 3: Lake Clark National Park Brown Bear Viewing Stop At: Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, Alaska Wake up to one of the most beautiful and remote places in the world, Lake Clark National Park. We will be the only guests in the area viewing bears and the scenery around our remote and comfortable lodge. Our Alaskan guides will take you around the area for the best bear, salmon and wildlife viewing to be had in the area. You may see as many as 40 different bears in a day! Duration: 1 day Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Bear Mountain Lodge on Chinitna Bay
Day 4: Lake Clark National Park to Seward, Alaska Stop At: Seward Boat Harbor, Seward, Alaska We say goodbye to Bear Mountain Lodge by flying out through the Cooke Inlet and back to Anchorage. You will then take a beautiful scenic drive to Seward, where we will spend the night. Time permitting; we will visit the Alaska Sealife Center, Alaska’s only public aquarium and ocean wildlife rescue center. On the shores of Resurrection Bay, visitors to this “window on the sea” have close encounters with puffins, octopus, sea lions and other sea life. Duration: 1 day Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Hotel Seward/Holiday Inn Seward (or similar)
Day 5: Kenai Fjords and Free Day to Choose Activities Stop At: Kenai Fjords National Park, Seward, Alaska Day 5 includes the breathtaking scenery Kenai Fjords National Park boasts, including abundant wildlife as well as alpine and tidewater glaciers. Orcas, humpback whales, harbor seals, sea otters, Steller sea lions, Dall’s porpoise, black bears, brown bears, bald eagle, mountain goat, puffins, along with countless other species of marine birds can all be seen within this picturesque national park. ACTIVITIES TO CHOOSE FROM: Sea kayaking Kenai Fjords day cruise Kenai Fjords dinner cruise Glacier hikes Ocean fishing trip Helicopter tours Horseback rides Duration: 1 day Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Hotel Seward/Holiday Inn Seward (or similar)
Day 6: Seward to Valdez Via Ferry Cruise Stop At: Prince William Sound, Alaska You’ll depart beautiful Seward and travel to Valdez on a ferry boat cruise through the Prince William Sound. Calving glaciers, orcas, humpback whales, porpoise, sea otters and eagles can all be observed on this full day cruise. You’ll arrive in Valdez with enough time to shop, eat, and experience this important port city for the evening. Duration: 6 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Best Western Valdez or Mountain Sky Valdez (or similar)
Day 7: Valdez To Wrangell St. Elias National Park and Preserve Stop At: Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve Visitor Center, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska Enjoy a free morning in the beautiful harbor town of Valdez, before departing for the largest national park in the United States, Wrangell St. Elias National Park and Preserve. On our way over Thompson Pass we will stop to take in the beautiful scenery, wildlife, waterfalls, and glaciers before settling into the Currant Ridge Cabins or similar for the night. Duration: 1 day Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Currant Ridge Cabins (or similar)
Day 8: A Day In Wrangell S. Elias National Park/Kennicott, Alaska Stop At: Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve Visitor Center, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska Choose your FUN!! Guests may book on their own one of the many activities listed below: Half Day or Full Day Guided Hike Guided Rafting Scenic Flights Kennicott Mine Area Tour Ice Climbing Guided Glacier Walk Duration: 1 day No meals included on this day. Accommodation included: Currant Ridge Cabins (or similar)
Day 9: Wrangell St. Elias To Denali National Park Stop At: Denali, Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska Day 9 begins with a scenic drive to the remote region of Alaska’s interior. We will view many miles of huge vistas, lakes, mountains and wildlife, arriving in the Denali National Park area in time for dinner. Common animals to see on this drive are caribou, moose, eagles, grizzly and black bear. Duration: 1 day Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch Accommodation included: Denali Cabins (or similar)
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