Alaskan Adventure Overview

Take an overland adventure holiday in Alaska and Canada. On this small group tour, visit national parks, the Yukon, Valdez, Homer, Seward and Anchorage.

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An overland adventure holiday through Alaska and Canada

Take a journey into the expansive beauty of Alaska and Canada's Yukon Territory in this overland adventure. Formidable mountains, impressive glaciers and magnificent national parks all flourish in North America's nature utopia. Visit some of the continent's highest peaks and glimpse its iconic inhabitants including moose, grizzly bears, elk, caribou, wolves, bald eagles and beluga whales. By day, explore by foot, raft and dog sled then at night, camp surrounded by some of the most magnificent scenery on the planet. Embrace the great outdoors on this awesome adventure though a truly remarkable region.

  • Soak in Takhini’s mineral springs
  • Spot grizzly bears and beluga whales
  • Get swept up by the beauty of the Kenai Peninsula
  • Be surrounded by the continent's biggest collection of glaciers in the Wrangell-St Elias National Park
  • Admire mammoth Mt McKinley in Denali National Park and Reserve
  • Traverse Canada's spectacular Yukon Territory
  • Have a close encounter with America's feathered emblem at the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve`

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Anchorage, United States
  • Finish:

    Anchorage, United States
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 13
  • Ages:

    Min 12
  • Meals:

    No meals included
  • Accommodation:

    Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt), Camping (with facilities) (18 nts), Hostel (2 nts)
  • Transport:

    Ferry, Van
  • Included activities:

    Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, Denali National Park, Kenai Fjords National Park, Kluane National Park, Scenic bus tour, Wrangell-St Elias National Park

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    1294kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    This trip will change slightly in 2013. we will no longer visit Anchorage on day 17. We vill visit Hope. The itinerary will continue to be 21 days and will run in a different direction to the 2102 version. this will aloow us to run in a loop with less backtracking.

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Day 1 Anchorage

While waiting for fellow travellers to arrive in Anchorage, why not visit Alaska Zoo to see bears, snow leopards and Tibetan yaks.

Days 2-4 Denali National Park

Take a scenic bus tour through Denali National Park and Reserve and spot grizzly bears, elk, caribou and wolves.

Day 5 Delta Junction

Hit the northernmost point of this Alaska trip passing through Fairbanks. Set up camp in Delta Junction.

Day 6 Kluane National Park

Temporarily farewell Alaska and enter Canada's Yukon Territory. Camp at Burwash Landing on Lake Kluane's shores.

Days 7-8 Skagway

Back in Alaska, experience a close encounter with America's national emblem at the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve in Haines. Take the ferry to Skagway, a historically significant port town from the gold rush era.

Day 9 Whitehorse

Skip back into Canada to reach the city of Whitehorse, capital of the Yukon. Head to the campsite at Takhini Hot Springs to soak, swim and relax in the natural mineral waters.

Days 10-11 Dawson City

Travel to Dawson City in the heart of the Klondike Gold Rush territory.

Day 12 Tok

Take the Top of the World Highway to head back to Alaska and enjoy camping in the dog-sledding town of Tok.

Days 13-14 Wrangell-St Elias National Park

The Wrangell-St Elias National Park boasts the continent's largest collection of glaciers. Camp at nearby McCarthy, which serves as a base for exploring the park. Hiking, glacier walks, ice climbing and a scenic flight are some of the options to choose from here.

Days 15-16 Valdez

Outdoor activities abound in picturesque Valdez, known as the 'Switzerland of Alaska'. Fish, cycle or cruise Prince William Sound to view the magnificent Columbia Glacier.

Day 17 Anchorage

Enjoy the night-life in Anchorage, Alaska's largest city.

Days 18-19 Seward

Look out for the blue ice of Portage Glacier en route to Seward. Things to do include cruising around the glaciers of Kenai Fjords National Park, hiking the Exit Glacier to Harding Icefield and whizzing through breathtaking scenery on a dog sled.

Day 20 Homer

Be enchanted by the beauty of the Kenai Peninsula. Fishing trips are a popular activity in this peaceful area and the town of Homer provides friendly hospitality at day's end.

Days 21-22 Anchorage

Keep an eye out for beluga whales on the way back to Anchorage, where the Alaskan adventure finishes up.
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