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TrekAmerica
Anchorage to Anchorage
12 days
From $3,129
Tour code: AW

Highlights

  • Half day glacier hiking with crampons in Wrangell-St Elias
  • Full day wildlife viewing cruise in Kenai Fjords (lunch included)
  • Two day bus pass to see the best of Denali National Park
  • Wilderness camping experience at Tangle Lakes
  • Visit spectacular Alaskan glaciers
  • Dog sledding demonstration in Denali National Park
  • Wildlife spotting opportunities - bear, moose, caribou, Dall Sheep & whales
  • See protected wildlife at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge
  • Stunning walks and hikes in wilderness scenery
  • Admission to amazing national parks - Wrangell-St Elias, Denali, Kenai Fjords, plus Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

Welcome to the 'Land of the Midnight Sun', Alaska! This is the last wilderness frontier - a land of majestic mountain peaks, crystal clear lakes and glimmering ice blue glaciers. With rushing rivers, pristine unspoilt scenery and an abundance of wildlife that's truly wild all competing for your attention, you won't be disappointed! Enjoy an included half day glacier hike in magnificent Wrangell St-Elias National Park and a full day wildlife cruise into Kenai Fjords National Park in search of whales and unique marine life. The 49th State is nothing short of incredible!

What's included?

  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
  • All accommodation, camping fees & equipment (except sleeping bag)

Transport

Private transportation

Accommodation

Camping (11 nights)

Itinerary

Days 1-2
Anchorage - Wrangell-St. Elias National Park
Head into the wild and rugged landscapes of North America's 49th State and what better place to start than the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Wrangell-St Elias National Park. Cruise past the massive Matanuska Glacier and down the McCarthy Road towards an incredible national park that's home to the continent's largest assemblage of glaciers and peaks above 16,000 ft. Prepare yourself for some top-notch glacier action with an included half day hiking trip on Root Glacier, or for a more vertical challenge, grab an axe and try your hand at some ice climbing. Spend the night in a wilderness camp overlooking the glacier as you sit around the campfire, just don't forget the s'mores! Melted chocolate and marshmallow sandwiched between two crackers over the fire, perfection!

Optional activities:

  • Scenic flight US$250-$395
  • Kennecott Copper Mill US$28

Meals: Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Days 3-4
Tangle Lakes
Take the scenic route along the Alaskan Mountain Range, crossing the famous 1300km long Alaskan pipeline. The Tangle Lakes are your next spot and a perfect spot to chill out.You will spend two nights at Tangle Lakes, giving time for a wilderness camping experience and early morning wildlife spotting canoe ride; getting out on the water is also a great way to see this stunning place in all its glory. Keep an eye out for those cheeky beavers!

Meals: Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Days 5-7
Denali National Park
Surrounded by the tallest mountain peaks in North America, Denali National Park is so large that the only way of getting around is by bus (or small aircraft!). Lucky for you, we've thrown in a 2 day pass so you can get out into the wilds and explore the best this enormous expanse has to offer. The rangers even encourage you to stray off the path and become your own guide. Watch out for Grizzly Bear, caribou and Dall Sheep which roam in the park. You can't go anywhere without your camera at the ready as there is so much to see and experience from an included dog sled demonstration to the mighty Mount Denali that dominates the park's landscape. For a different perspective, why not take an optional helicopter flight with the chance to land on an ice sheet in the shadows of this impressive mountain? This is once in a lifetime stuff and we promise the views alone will blow you away.

Optional activities:

  • Mountain biking US$20-$57
  • Whitewater rafting US$92-$187
  • Scenic flight US$524
  • Alaskan salmon bake US$30

Meals: Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Days 8-10
Kenai Fjords National Park - Seward
Follow the Cook Inlet to Resurrection Bay and the coastal town of Seward, known for its stunning mountain scenery and unbeatable views of the bay. Jump aboard an included guided cruise of the Kenai Fjords (with lunch included) and be prepared to be awestruck at the sheer beauty of this place! Throughout the cruise you'll have plenty of opportunities to spot some amazing marine and birdlife such as whales, sea lions, otters and puffins. One thing that can't be caught on camera is the noise coming from the glaciers as they creak and sometimes fall into the sea creating a mighty splash. Back on land, lace up your hiking boots and follow the Harding Icefield Trail beside a glacier, all the way to the top. Our tour leaders often rate this as one of their favourite hikes and you'll no doubt feel the same way!

Meals: 1 lunch included. Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Day 11
Kenai National Wildlife Refuge
As you cross to the other side of the peninsula, the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge awaits you. The refuge is a whopping network of lands and water that's almost 2 million acres in size and protects some of North America's most iconic wildlife, including Brown Bears, Black Bears, moose and caribou, as well as thousands of birds. This place is full to the brim with outdoor adventures. Why not try your hand at rafting, keeping a keen eye out for moose grazing by the shore and eagles flying high above you?

Optional activities: Whitewater rafting US$100-$160

Meals: Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Day 12
Kenai National Wildlife Refuge - Anchorage
Today you make your way back to the city of Anchorage, carrying a whole heap of incredible memories with you to ease your passage. It's not until you head back to civilisation that you realise just how magnificent it is to travel in a true wilderness area where nature and wildlife are king! Stay on after the tour if you want to explore Anchorage, a city with heaps of local walking trails, as well as a great bar and restaurant scene.This tour ends at our gateway hotel at approximately 17:00 hrs. We can book you post-tour accommodation at our gateway hotel if required. If you are planning to fly tonight, please do not book a flight that departs before 21:00 hrs.

Optional activities: Aerial tramway US$29

Meals: Camping food kitty applies to this tour

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