Alaska Discovery

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

5 out of 5 based on 5 reviews submitted.
USD $3,890
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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

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Anchorage, United States
Anchorage, United States
United States
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Min 15
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Min 1 - Max 12
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This trip generates 31.17 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?
  • 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. Bring warm clothing with you, including base layers, a warm hat, gloves and a thick coat, as well as a rain jacket and waterproof shoes.
  • There are far more optional activities available on this trip than included activities. As not all of them are suitable for all budgets and activity levels, we prefer to leave the choice up to you.
  • Mosquitoes are found across the USA, even in the colder regions. They can be a problem a lot of the time, especially in July. It’s recommended that you bring insect repellent with you and anything else you think is applicable.
  • The summer months in Alaska see very long daylight hours, with the sun not completely setting until after midnight. As most people are likely to sleep before midnight, you might want to bring an eye mask to block out the light.


This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2024 to 31 December 2024.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2023 - 31 December 2023

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2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner


Private Van, Boat


Hotel (7 nights)

  • 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 - Southside Explorer Scenic Flight with Glacier Landing - USD390
  • Talkeetna - Southside Explorer Scenic Flight - USD270
  • Talkeetna - Summit Tour Scenic Flight with Glacier Landing - USD580
  • Talkeetna - Summit Tour Scenic Flight - USD460
  • Talkeetna - Grand Denali Scenic Flight with Glacier Landing - USD525
  • Talkeetna - Grand Denali Scenic Flight - USD405
  • Talkeetna - Mountain Voyager Scenic Flight with Glacier Landing - USD465
  • Talkeetna - Mountain Voyager Scenic Flight - USD364
  • Seward - Kenai Fjords Wildlife Cruise - 3.5-Hour - USD94
  • Seward - Kayaker’s Cove Water Taxi - USD60
  • Seward - Resurrection Bay Tour – 3 hours - USD145
  • Seward - Alaska SeaLife Center - USD28
  • Seward - Salmon Swimming Upstream at Bear Creek Weir (Seasonal) - Free
  • Seward - Caines Head - USD50
  • Seward - Tidepooling at Lowell Point - Free
  • Seward - Fox Island Water Taxi - USD60

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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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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
USD $3,890