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.

Anchorage, United States
Anchorage, United States
United States
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 18
Group size
Min 5, Max 13
Carbon offset
0kg pp per trip


  • 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


Originally a construction headquarters for the Alaskan Railroad, Anchorage is now a sophisticated city in the heart of the Alaskan outdoors. Take in the city’s modern vibes before heading out onto the remote Kenai Peninsula and exploring Kenai Fjords National Park. Hike in the high-country of the Harding Icefields, try some fishing in one of the many lakes or enjoy a spectacular cruise through Resurrection Bay and Aialik Fjord.
Take a ferry through Prince William Sound en route to Valdez. Admire Alaska’s rugged coastline, witness the looming peaks of the Chugach Mountains and be lucky enough to see ice sheets crumbling from the massive Columbia Glacier.
Set off on one of the most beautiful drives in Alaska - climbing Thompson Pass and passing Wrangell-St Elias National Park, en route to Maclaren Lodge. Spend a night within sight of the towering Maclaren Glacier and stay in a traditional log building, keeping warm with an authentic stone fireplace. Watch the sun set over the Alaskan wilderness before retiring to the lodge for the night.
Bear witness Alaska’s stunning scenery while travelling on the Old Denali Highway. Keep an eye out for wild caribou, wolves and Dall sheep among the pristine back country of Denali National Park. Take a scenic bus ride before indulging in some optional activities such as river rafting and hiking.
Spend a day travelling on Alaska’s remote highways before returning to civilisation in Anchorage.
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Ferry, Van
Lodge (8 nights)
Included activities
  • Scenic bus tour


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Important notes

1. This trip starts at 7:30am on day 1 and finishes at 5pm on day 9.
2. Please note that this trip requires minimum numbers to depart, and may be cancelled up until 56 days prior to departure. The places showing on the dates and availability page are an indication only so please contact Intrepid to check if your preferred date will depart before making any final arrangements, such as booking non-changeable flights.

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Alaskan Highlights , July 2015