Alaska Discovery

8 Days | Journey into the heart of Alaska on a nature-focused adventure

5 out of 5 based on 5 reviews submitted.
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Discover the quiet, majestic calm of the vast wilderness of Alaska, filled with striking landscapes and abundant wildlife. Take an eight-day journey through its untamed heart and travel from Anchorage through Denali National Park on an Alaskan safari, keeping an eye out for grizzlies, caribou and moose along the way. Walk through forests, around mountain ranges and past huge glaciers and drive down the coast to Kenai Fjords. Discover Talkeetna, Seward and Turnagain Arm and enjoy heaps of free time to customise your adventure with opportunities for hikes, kayaking, mountain climbing and scenic flights.

Trip overview

Map of Alaska Discovery 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
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
SASO
This trip generates 31 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
  • Join 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.
  • Sit back and take in stunning views along the dramatic coastlines of the Turnagain Arm from Talkeetna to Seward – while someone else does the driving, so you can take in the scenery.
  • Experience the quirky small-town side of Alaska in Talkeetna, famous for its big views of Denali and the Alaska Range and enjoy dinner at a local brewpub.
  • Walk around the tongue of Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park and witness the colossal scale of this electric blue natural marvel.
  • Enjoy heaps of free time near Kenai Fjords National Park to hike, kayak, picnic or immerse yourself in the gorgeous natural surroundings with some much-needed R and R.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, the Grand Canyon Conservancy. Donations help them protect Grand Canyon National Park and support trail restoration, conservation of native plants and wildlife and educational programs.

Is this trip right for you?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This trip is designed to offer a balance of included activities and free time for optional excursions. Your leader will have plenty of recommendations for your free time and will be able to assist with booking optional activities with trusted local suppliers.

Itinerary

Map of Alaska Discovery including United States Of America

Inclusions

Meals

4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner

Transport

Private Van

Accommodation

Hotel (7 nights)

Activities
  • Denali National Park - Visitor Centre
  • Denali National Park - Entrance Fee
  • Chugiak - Eklutna Village Historical Park
  • Denali - Tundra Wilderness Tour
  • Talkeetna - Leader-Led walk
  • Talkeetna - Denali Brewpub Pizza & Beer Dinner
  • Seward - Exit Glacier
  • Anchorage - Turnagain Arm
  • Anchorage - Alaska Native Heritage Center
Add on activities
  • Talkeetna - Grand Denali Scenic Flight with Glacier Landing - USD565
  • Talkeetna - Hiking - Free
  • Seward - Kayaker’s Cove Water Taxi - USD100
  • Seward - Resurrection Bay Tour – 3 hours (Includes lunch on Fox Island) - USD132
  • Seward - Alaska SeaLife Center - USD33
  • Seward - Salmon Swimming Upstream at Bear Creek Weir (Seasonal) - Free
  • Seward - Fox Island Water Taxi - USD100
  • Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise Tour - 6 hours (Includes lunch) - USD187
  • Seward - Resurrection Bay Sea Kayaking - USD140

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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 8 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

5 out of 5 based on 5 reviews submitted.
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Theresa · Traveled August 2023
The Alaska Discovery was the perfect introduction to Alaska and gives you the desire to experience more of the state. Judd was a fabulous leader who ensured that we had a superb trip.
Review submitted 31 Aug 2023

Alice · Traveled July 2023
This small group tour was the perfect way to connect with and feel a part of the places we visited.
Review submitted 18 Aug 2023

Kathy · Traveled July 2023
The Alaska discovery trip provided a variety of experiences in Alaska as a lane tour(as opposed to a cruise ship excursion). I would highly recommend this trip to anyone considering exploring Alaska!
Review submitted 12 Jul 2023

Jennifer · Traveled July 2023
The Alaska trip was a perfect way to see a portion of the state in a week! We got to experience the beauty in a variety of manners. Having the trip itinerary set took out any planning or navigation for us, so we could just relax and enjoy.
Review submitted 13 Jul 2023

Michelle · Traveled June 2023
The Alaska Discovery trip was incredible! Wes was a knowledgeable group leader & helped us have the best experience possible
Review submitted 04 Jul 2023
Alaska Discovery
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EUR €3,572