Explore Alaska from Anchorage through the Alaska Range and down the Kenai Peninsula
Prepare to discover the captivating beauty of Alaska on this 12-day journey through its icy heart. From Anchorage to Homer, through forests, around mountain ranges and down to the spectacular coast. Explore the unspoilt woodlands of the Denali National Park, wander the bohemian streets of Talkeetna and keep your eyes open for grizzlies, caribou and moose as you head into the largest national park in the US. Kayak past icebergs in Valdez, and experience the quiet, majestic calm of this vast wilderness.
Alaska is unlike any other place on earth. Drive across frozen plains past massive peaks, walk across remote tundras to glacial rivers and take a boat trip into the spectacular waters of Prince William Sound
Denali National Park is home to an abundance of native wildlife. Visit the park for a unique chance to see moose, caribou, grizzly bears, Dall sheep and wolves in their natural habitat
After witnessing the land mammals of Denali, get close to sea otters, puffins and humpback whales on an optional kayak trip among glaciers in Valdez. Look out for bald eagles in the sky above
Wrangell-St Elias National Park is the world's largest internationally protected area. See North America's biggest collection of glaciers and some of its tallest, most impressive mountains
Discover Seward, set at the base of Mount Marathon and one of Alaska's oldest and most scenic communities. The city offers a bustling harbour, quaint shops and galleries, and is a great base from which to explore Kenai Fjords National Park
Enjoy a journey along the dramatic coastlines of the Turnagain Arm from Seward to Anchorage. Sit back and take in stunning views of the Chugach Mountains while someone else does the driving
As Alaska is a huge state with large distances between towns and cities, be prepared to spend a lot of your time in the car. Some journeys can take up to eight or nine hours, but there will breaks along the way. This is all part of the adventure and a great way to see a variety of Alaskan landscapes.
While Alaska can experience warm summers, you should still be prepared for cold temperatures, especially at night, and also rain, which can (and does) happen year-round. Bring warm clothing with you, including base layers, a warm hat, gloves and a thick coat, as well as a rain jacket and waterproof shoes.
There are far more optional activities available on this trip than included activities. As not all of them are suitable for all budgets and activity levels, we prefer to leave the choice up to you.
Mosquitoes are found across the USA, even in the colder regions. They can be a problem a lot of the time, especially in July. It’s recommended that you bring insect repellent with you and anything else you think is applicable.
The summer months in Alaska see very long daylight hours, with the sun not completely setting until after midnight. As most people are likely to sleep before midnight, you might want to bring an eye mask to block out the light.
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1. A single supplement is available on this trip (except on day 5).
2. Please note that the departure on 5 August 2017 will run in reverse.