Best of Alaska

10 Days | Explore Alaska from Anchorage through the Alaska Range and down the Kenai Peninsula

4.5 out of 5 based on 11 reviews submitted.
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Prepare to discover the captivating beauty of Alaska on this 10-day journey through its icy heart. Travel from Anchorage through forests, around mountain ranges and down the spectacular coast to the Kenai Peninsula. Explore the unspoilt woodlands of Denali National Park and keep your eyes open for grizzlies, caribou and moose. Cruise past glaciers, orca whales and puffins and experience this vast wilderness's quiet, majestic calm among striking landscapes. You’ll explore Homer, Seward, Talkeetna, Kenai Fjords National Park and Denali National Park and enjoy loads of free time to customise your activities, making sure you’re doing all the things you actually want to do!

Trip overview

Map of Best Of Alaska including United States Of America
Start
Anchorage , United States
Finish
Anchorage , United States
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
United States
Physical rating
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Style
Comfort
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
SSKT
This trip generates 35 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Head out on an Alaskan safari for a unique chance to see moose, caribou, grizzly bears, Dall sheep and wolves in their natural habitat in Denali National Park.
  • Take a boat cruise on Resurrection Bay to Kenai Fjords and look out for orca whales, porpoises and puffins before enjoying some free time to hike or relax.
  • Discover Seward, one of Alaska's oldest and most scenic communities, then take a short hike to the tongue of Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park.
  • Sit back and take in stunning views along the dramatic coastlines of the Turnagain Arm from Anchorage to Homer, then from Seward to Denali National Park, while someone else does the driving.
  • On the way to charming Talkeetna, take a breath in Girdwood, where you’ll hop on the Alyeska Aerial Tram to the top of Mt Alyeska and see some incredible views of seven glaciers and the valley below.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll learn about our Intrepid Foundation partner, the Cultural Heritage Economic Alliance. Donations help them create inclusive and equitable opportunities for Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) tourism businesses. Intrepid will double the impact by dollar-matching all post-trip donations made to The Intrepid Foundation.

Is this trip right for you?
  • While Alaska can experience warm summers, you should still be prepared for cold temperatures and rain.
  • This trip includes time spent travelling in a private vehicle with your group. Extra space can be tight, and conditions may feel a little cramped. It’s all part of the adventure and a great way to get to know your fellow travellers. Please read the itinerary carefully for travel time estimates.

Itinerary

Map of Best Of Alaska including United States Of America

Inclusions

Meals

7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

Transport

Private Van, Boat

Accommodation

Hotel (9 nights)

Activities
  • Anchorage - Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center Tour
  • Seward - Exit Glacier
  • Seward - Kenai Fjords Cruise
  • Anchorage - Alyeska Tram
  • Talkeetna - Leader-Led walk
  • Denali National Park - Entrance Fee
  • Denali National Park - Visitor Centre
  • Denali - Tundra Wilderness Bus Tour
  • Anchorage- Alaska Native Heritage Center
  • Anchorage - Leader-Led City Tour
Add on activities
  • Homer - Kachemak Bay Boat Tour - USD102
  • Homer - Winery Visit & Tasting - USD6
  • Moose Pass - Guided Lake Kayaking - USD118
  • Seward - Hiking - Free
  • Seward - Alaska SeaLife Center - USD33
  • Talkeetna - Grand Denali Scenic Flight with Glacier Landing - USD565
  • Denali National Park - Ranger-led Hikes - Free

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Important notes

1. This trip starts with a welcome meeting at 6pm on Day 1 in Anchorage. This trip ends on the morning of Day 10 in Anchorage.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

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Reviews

4.5 out of 5 based on 11 reviews submitted.
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Margarita · Traveled June 2024
descent amount of driving to get your thoughts straight, a lot of free time to explore on your own, the best food, chance to meet an adorable mayor
Review submitted 29 Jun 2024

Dina · Traveled June 2024
I just did my first every solo tour group trip in my life. I'm really glad I chose Intrepid Travel to work with. The trip to Alaska was well organized, fun, safe and I made quite a few new friends! I will definitely be traveling with them again in the future. Thanks Intrepid!
Review submitted 28 Jun 2024

Debbie · Traveled June 2024
My first intrepid trip, I would 100% recommend this trip and Gary as a guide. Saw everything I wanted to in Alaska. Will use intrepid again
Review submitted 13 Jun 2024

Allison · Traveled September 2023
Alaska is a beautiful place and this place allowed us to see and do a lot in a short amount of time. The sites, excursions, and accommodations were excellent and I would thoroughly recommend this trip!
Review submitted 17 Sep 2023

Emily · Traveled July 2023
The Best of Alaska tour was wonderful! I enjoyed every location we visited, and the tour was well run. Our guide was fabulous - knowledgeable, kind, patient, and fun! The accommodations were nice and all included activities were great. Alaska includes a lot of driving, but you can't beat the scenery along the way! Highly recommend!
Review submitted 05 Aug 2023
Best of Alaska
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