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Connect with the people, wildlife and natural wonders of Alaska on this 10-day Club Adventures Premium adventure. Discover vast wilderness areas from the convenience of your perfectly located hotels, with an expert local leader to show you all the best spots to spot animals. Travel to the top of Mount Alyeska, sample local beers on a private brewery tour and take the Wilderness Express Deluxe Dome cars to Denali National Park for the very best viewing experience from the train. You’ll go behind the scenes and venture beyond the crowds in Alaska's most famous landscapes.

10 days, from

$8,020

per person

GROUP SIZE

10 people max

ACTIVITY LEVEL

 
2
Trip code: SAPA
Style: Premium
Theme: Explorer
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Details

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Accommodation: Comfortable Hotel (7 nights), Feature Stay (2 nights)
Transportation: Private Van , Boat , Train
Meals: 2 dinners, 9 breakfasts
Group size: Minimum 3, Max 10

  • Experience the rugged landscapes and breath-taking beauty of Alaska with a perfectly sized group. Leave the big tour buses behind and head off the beaten path with your group of 10 passengers - giving you the best chances at seeing wildlife and experiencing nature.

  • Get to know the people who call Alaska home through Premium Exclusive Experiences. Visit the Alaska Aviation Museum where you’ll chat with a local pilot, stop by the Talkeetna Ranger station to explore the town's rich climbing history and visit the Alaska Native History Center to understand more about Alaska’s Indigenous People, traditional custodians of this land.

  • Tour the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and discover how it preserves Alaska’s wildlife through research and takes in injured animals to rehabilitate them and return them to the wild.

  • Enjoy the amazing landscapes of Alaska from all angles - traveling by private vehicle, scenic train, iconic school bus, and glacier cruise, you'll have countless opportunities to take in Alaska's most famous landscapes and spot its iconic wildlife.

  • Taste classic Alaska specialties, from your salmon bake welcome dinner, to a stop at Denali Brewing Company for a taste of one of the US's most remote brews, to testing out Talkeetna's favorite sweet treat - birch syrup.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Fairbanks

Welcome to Fairbanks! Enjoy a complimentary private transfer from the airport to your hotel and settle into your room before your Welcome Meeting. Tonight, you’ll get to know your group during an included welcome dinner at a great local restaurant where fresh salmon is the order of the day.

Day 2: Denali

It’s an early start to board one of Alaska’s most famous train trips. Take a private transfer to the Fairbanks Rail Depot where you will board your Deluxe Dome rail cars for the scenic journey south to the town of Denali, gateway to Denali National Park. Eat breakfast on the train as you settle back and enjoy the scenery along the way. Once you arrive, enjoy an included lunch at a local restaurant then check into your Feature Stay hotel. Like all hotels in this part of Alaska, your accommodation is low-key rather than luxurious but the view will knock your socks off! This afternoon, take some time to experience Denali your way. Zoom above the trees on an optional ziplining tour, or simply enjoy the spectacular scenery from your room. Your leader can help with suggestions for things to see and do.

Day 3: Denali

After breakfast at your hotel, set off on a Tundra Wilderness Tour inside Denali National Park. This classic tour at Denali comes with an expert local driver and guide who will share stories about the park and its flora and fauna while looking for wildlife such as grizzly bears, caribou, moose, wolves and more - all from the comfort of a school bus-style ride. Today you’ll also have time to visit the Denali Visitor Center and join park ranger demonstrations and walks, and optional tours. This evening, you may like to join your group for a drink or dinner in downtown Denali.

Day 4: Talkeetna

After breakfast, travel south along the Parks Highway to the town of Talkeetna. Once a busy mining hub, Talkeetna is now the base for all climbing activities on Denali, North Americas tallest mountain. Stop at the Kahiltna Birchworks to learn about the area’s most famous sweet treat, Birch syrup, which is similar to maple syrup. Afterwards, drop into the Denali Brewing Company for beer tasting at one of the most successful brewing companies in the state, located in this remote town. From here, travel into the town of Talkeetna for an orientation tour then visit the Talkeetna Ranger Station to learn about the town’s rich climbing history.

Day 5: Talkeetna

After breakfast, spend the day at your leisure. Talk to your Trip Leader about optional activities, including a jet boat ride up one of Talkeetna’s braided rivers. Listen as your expert jet boat guide shares stories about the local area and Indigenous populations who have called this place home for thousands of years. Keep an eye out for eagles, bears, wolves, and other wildlife as you take in the stunning natural surroundings on your way up the river. Or, enjoy the day your way. Relax at the hotel, explore the town or perhaps book an optional tour like a scenic flight. Your expert leader will be able to help with recommendations and arrangements.

Day 6: Seward

After an early breakfast, depart your hotel and travel south to the resort town of Girdwood. You’ll have time to enjoy an included lunch together before boarding your whistle stop train to Alaska’s backcountry and the Spencer Glacier’s terminal moraine, the point where the glacier stops (but only for now, as it is still advancing). Here your group will enjoy an easy guided hike around a section of Spencer Lake to a spectacular lookout offering unobstructed views of the glacier. Learn more about the surrounding glaciers and see the large pieces of ice that have calved off the main glacier. After this, board the train once more for the journey to Portage where you’ll take a private transfer to the coastal town of Seward.

Day 7: Seward

After breakfast at your hotel, travel to a small boat harbor and set sail for a six-hour glacier and wildlife cruise around Resurrection Bay with an expert local guide. Enjoy lunch onboard while you keep an eye out for whales, seals, otters, eagles and other wildlife. Getting up close to a calving glacier is a cruise highlight! Once back on shore, you may like to take a stroll around the town of Seward or enjoy a relaxing afternoon at your hotel.

Day 8: Anchorage

After breakfast, travel north towards Alaska’s largest city, Anchorage, with some interesting stops along the way. First we’ll drop into the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center which is dedicated to preserving Alaska’s wildlife through conservation and research and takes in injured animals to rehabilitate them and return them to the wild. An expert local guide will join you to explain the important conversation work at the centre. From here, you’ll travel a little further to Girdwood where you’ll board the Alyeska Tram for a trip to the top of Mount Alyeska. If the weather is clear, you’ll be able to see the Pacific Ocean and glaciers from the top. There will be time to buy lunch before the final drive to Anchorage. Tonight, settle into your hotel and enjoy a relaxing night in or perhaps head out for a bite to eat with your group.

Day 9: Anchorage

After breakfast, join your leader for a tour of Anchorage and some of its best museums. Your first stop is the Alaska Native History Center to learn about Alaska’s native populations and how they survived for thousands of years in such a harsh climate. Afterwards, visit Lake Hood and the Alaska Aviation Museum where you’ll get to chat with a local pilot and learn about what it’s like to fly bush planes in this remote part of the word. Afterwards, join your group for a wonderful farewell dinner at a local restaurant to celebrate the final night of your Alaska adventure.

Day 10: Anchorage

After breakfast, your Alaska adventure comes to an end. If you would like to spend more time in Anchorage, we would be happy to organise additional accommodation for you (subject to availability).

10 days, from $8,020

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