Head North for the mountains and a little further into Alaska on your 8-hour small-group guided tour. The quaint village of Talkeetna is the jumping-off point for mountaineers exploring Alaska. Plan your own adventure with a small hike or the ability to self-book a jet boat tour on the river, explore an old native village, take a glacier flight or do a float trip at your own expense. Round-trip transport from your Anchorage hotel included.
We will leave hotel at 7:15am toward the Anchorage Train Station and will board the Denali Star (Adventure Class) to the quaint town of Talkeetna. The train will arrive Talkeetna at 11:05am, where is a charming town. On a clear day, enjoy views of the Alaskan Range and Denali (Mt. McKinley) as the backdrop.Explore town on your own in the afternoon, or participate in optional activities such as a glacier flight and landing, a jet-boat tour, or a rafting trip on the river. For those not in the air over Denali or racing along the river by boat, you can enjoy a guided walk through town, learn about the history of Talkeetna, and take a gentle hike along the braided rivers. Meet at Nagley’s Store for an introduction to the mayor of Talkeetna (a cat). Your guide will share stories of local climbing legends, flag-stop trains, and what life is like during the long winter.Plan to meet up to depart Talkeetna at 5pm to head back toward Anchorage. Take a moment to relax and share stories from the day as you return to the city. Your guide will offer suggestions for your evening and dining recommendations to fit your tastes and budget.Please make sure to choose your additional activities at time of booking.