Alaska: Call of the Wild

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Alaska: Call of the Wild

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Destination for this trip:

Anchorage, Alaska, United States; Kenai, Alaska, United States; Seward, Alaska, United States; Talkeetna, Alaska, United States; United States

Length of trip:

8 days

Approximate price of this trip per person:

from $ 3000 to $ 4000

Best travel dates to go:

June, July, August


Detailed Description of this trip:

The wild wonders of Alaska are calling to you! In Alaska travel by land, air, and sea as you explore America's amazing 49th state with us. Flightsee near majestic Mount McKinley; ride the rails with the Alaska Railroad; and cruise the waters of the Kenai Fjords Coastal Region. Hike into the bush to see how early trappers lived. Meet the Huskies that pull Alaska's famous dogsleds. Encounter Alaska's diverse wildlife with naturalist guides and visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Raft on glacier-fed waters among icebergs and explore the wilderness by jet boat. You'll see mighty mountains, blue-white glaciers, rocky coastal shores, and a rich variety of Arctic wildlife during your Alaska travel adventure.


Trip Properties:


Trip Itinerary:

  • Day 1 - Anchorage

    Welcome to Anchorage and awesome Alaska

    Tour begins: 6:00 PM at Millennium Alaskan Hotel Anchorage. A transfer is included from Anchorage International Airport to the Millennium Alaskan Hotel Anchorage.

    Hotel

    Meet the new friends who will share this memorable Alaska travel experience with you and your family at our welcome dinner tonight.
    Meals: Dinner.
    Lodging: Millennium Alaskan Hotel Anchorage, AK

  • Day 2 - Talkeetna

    Jet Boat adventures
    Adventure

    Your Alaska travel adventure begins as you ride a jet boat with a naturalist guide to look for bald eagles, beavers, moose and even bears that live along the river. Then, hike into Alaska’s bush to see an authentic, turn-of-the-century trapper’s cabin. If the weather is good, you’ll have an incredible view of Alaska’s famous Mount McKinley – which the Athabascan Indians called denali, meaning "the Great One" – en route to your wilderness lodge.

    Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.
    Lodging: Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, Talkeetna, AK (Friday departures); Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge, Trapper Creek, AK (Saturday departures)

  • Day 3 - Talkeetna

    Mush!
    Adventure

    In Alaska travel by dogsled is both a very popular sport and an important mode of transportation to remote places where roads still don’t go. Meet the mighty dogs that respond to the cry of "Mush!" by racing off into the wild, pulling heavy sleds over the snow – along with an Iditarod "musher" – at a summer training facility where Alaskan huskies learn how to be sled dogs. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, enjoying the many activities available at your wilderness lodge.

    Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast.
    Lodging: Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, Talkeetna, AK (Friday departures); Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge, Trapper Creek, AK (Saturday departures)

  • Day 4 - Seward

    A bird's-eye view of Mount McKinley
    Adventure

    Soar over the Denali foothills in a small plane for a breathtaking bird's-eye view of towering Mount McKinley, the tallest mountain in North America. Have time to explore Anchorage, Alaska's largest city, before continuing on to the wildlife-rich Kenai Peninsula and a two-night wilderness lodge stay.

    Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast, dinner.
    Lodging: Seward Windsong Lodge, Seward, AK (Friday departures); Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge, Cooper Landing, AK (Saturday departures)

  • Day 5 - Kenai

    Rafting on the Kenai River
    Rafting

    Today, you can choose how you and your family will experience the wonders of this area of Alaska. Go kayaking; take a scenic river-rafting trip; or hike into the wilderness with a local guide. You can also take advantage of optional opportunities to do some fishing, available for an additional cost.

    Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.
    Lodging: Seward Windsong Lodge, Seward, AK (Friday departures); Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge, Cooper Landing, AK (Saturday departures)

  • Day 6 - Kenai

    Beautiful Kenai Fjords
    Adventure

    Continue your Alaska travel adventure with a visit to the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward to observe unique and fascinating marine life. Take a cruise through the Kenai Fjords region, a wilderness landscape of canyons, waterfalls and rocky coastline; look for otters, harbor seals, puffins, and maybe even a humpback whale with help from your naturalist guide.

    Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast, dinner.
    Lodging: The Hotel Alyeska, Girdwood, AK

  • Day 7 - United States

    Glacier Rail Journey / Iceberg Rafting
    Rafting

    At the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, meet moose, bison, elk and other orphaned or injured animals being rehabilitated here. Climb aboard the Alaska Railroad for a spectacularly scenic ride to Spencer Glacier. Board a raft and float among the icebergs on Spencer Lake.

    Later, join us for our farewell dinner at the hotel tonight.

    Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.
    Lodging: The Hotel Alyeska, Girdwood, AK

  • Day 8 - Anchorage

    Homeward bound.

    Tour ends: Anchorage, Alaska. As your Alaska travel comes to an end, a transfer from the Hotel Alyeska to Anchorage International Airport is included for your flight home. Allow a minimum of two hours at the airport for check-in.
    Meals: Breakfast

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