Alaskan Highlights

There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Alaskan Highlights.

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  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

See the best Alaskan Highlights on this overland tour

Soak up the beauty of the USA’s frontier state, a wilderness playground that abounds with towering glaciers, emerald green forests and unique wildlife. Get up close and personal with some classic Alaskan Highlights, from soaring peaks, crumbling icebergs and massive national parks to modern cities, gold rush towns and remote highways. Spend a night in a cosy log cabin, admire the Mt McKinley on the horizon and get off the beaten track in this beautiful part of the world. For those short on time, the Alaskan Highlights adventure is a great way to experience a slice of life in America’s most remote state.

  • Stay in an authentic Alaskan log cabin
  • Keep an eye out for caribou
  • Take a scenic tour through Denali National Park
  • Spot icebergs on the road to Valdez
  • Check out Anchorage’s unique urban spaces
  • Get curious on the Kenai Peninsula Hop aboard a ferry and cross Prince William Sound
  • Hop aboard a ferry and cross Prince William Sound

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Days 1-2 Anchorage/Kenai Fjords National Park

Snow-capped peaks frame Anchorage, a frontier city that looks out onto icy waters and is surrounded by stunning wilderness and alpine parks. Home to the massive Harding Icefield, the captivating Kenai Fjords National Park is dominated by ice-blue glaciers, pristine waters and countless species of wildlife and plants.

Days 3-4 Valdez

The town of Valdez may be small in size, but it's enormous in stature with its importance as an oil and fishing town and its gorgeous surrounds.

Day 5 Maclaren Lodge

Pristine wilderness and spectacular landscapes surround Maclaren Lodge, located along Denali Highway near the base of Maclaren Glacier and within the Maclaren River Valley.

Days 6-8 Denali National Park

Throw together epic glaciers, endless tundra, glassy lakes, wild animals and the tallest mountain in North America and you have Alaska's beautiful Denali National Park.

Day 9 Anchorage

Anchorage, although not the state capital, is home to 40% of Alaska’s population and is the gateway to more than 40 wilderness parks.