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- > Extreme wilderness in the 49th State, Alaska!
- > Magnificent glaciers & Denali National Park
- > Wildlife viewing opportunities including bears
The 49th State! This is a land of majestic mountain spires, crystal-clear lakes, glimmering ice-blue glaciers; a place with abundant wildlife, rushing rivers and unspoilt beauty. From spectacular Denali National Park, to the beautiful towns of Seward and Homer and onto the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Wrangell-St Elias National Park. This tour gives you the opportunity to explore one of the world's last great wildernesses. There's definitely nowhere like Alaska, so prepare to be wowed!
To celebrate the launch of our shiny new 2016/17 brochure we're offering 10% off all tours departing in 2016. Simply book before 31st October to snap up a bargain (subject to availability). See "Dates and Prices" tab for all discounts (discount applies to new bookings only and cannot be combined with any other promotional offer except "Frequent Trekkers Club" discounts).
- Explore Denali National Park by bus and on foot
- Chance to spot bears, moose, elk & more
- Dog sledding demonstration
- View astounding Alaskan glaciers
- Scenic walks, hikes & wildflowers
- Admission to amazing national parks - Wrangell-St. Elias, Denali & Kenai Fjords
- Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
- Private transportation
- All accommodation - 5 hostel, 3 basic hotel nights & 1 lodge night (multi-share).
We use a combination of hostels, hotels and camping cabins on the Alaskan BLT. Most cabins are multi-share rooms sleeping 4 to 6 people with shared facilities and hostel nights are generally arranged on a single sex, multi-share basis, subject to availability. Where possible we will keep the group together and try to accommodate couples; however twin rooms cannot be guaranteed. A sleeping bag is not required on the trip.
Our Alaskan BLT Trek Tips include all you need to know about this Trek. They contain all the trip details, plus information on everything from visas to spending money and what to pack.
New Trek Tips for 2016 will be available soon. (Adobe Acrobat is required to read this pdf)
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Our tours are aimed at young international travellers from around the world, aged 18 to 38, all with a sense of fun and a keen desire to explore. If you're travelling alone, don't worry... over 70% of our passengers are solo travellers and you'll soon be surrounded with like-minded people of a similar age who will quickly become your new best mates. Plus there are no single supplements.
Our tour price includes your own tour leader plus all transport and accommodation, so all you have to pay for are food, drinks and optional activities. Take a moment to add up all the costs of doing it yourself, and it soon becomes clear that a TrekAmerica trip offers fantastic value for money!
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Our routes have been carefully chosen to include the best overnight stops, highlights and included experiences, with plenty of optional activities to choose from. No two Trek trips are the same, with stops at some of your tour leader's favourite places and occasional changes to the itinerary, so get ready for one awesome adventure!
There are loads of exciting optional activities for you to choose from during your trip giving you the flexibility to do the things you want to and leave out the things you don't. Below are the main optional activities for this trip which can be arranged once you are on tour via your tour leader and paid for locally. Please note all costs are subject to change.
- > Scenic flight - Denali US$525
- > Ice climbing - Wrangell-St Elias US$135
- > Scenic cruise - Kenai Fjords US$185
- > Halibut fishing - Homer from US$155
- > Ghost Town tour - Kennecott Copper Mill US$28
- > Sea kayaking - Homer US$150
- > Bear viewing - Homer US$650
- > Mountain biking - Denali US$16-$57
- > Glacier walks - Wrangell-St Elias US$80-$110
- > Scenic flights - Wrangell St-Elias US$110-$255
- > Wilderness canoeing - Tangle Lakes US$25-$75
- > Whitewater rafting - Denali US$87-$117
- > Dog sled tours - Seward US$69
As this tour departs at 0730 we recommend that you book pre-tour accommodation. Please request further details at time of booking.
Day 1-2: Anchorage & Homer
Found at the head of Resurrection Bay on the Kenai Peninsula, Homer is renowned for its bear and whale viewing opportunities. Known by many as `the cosmic hamlet by the sea' this quirky ocean town is surrounded by beautiful wilderness. It's the perfect place for you to kick off your Alaskan adventure, so make sure you get involved with some of the fun local activities, such as sea fishing and kayaking in icy cold, glacier waters. If bear spotting is high on your list of things to do, then the chance for a full day bear viewing tour, is a must!
Accommodation: Cabins included
Day 3-4: Seward & Kenai Fjord National Park
The spectacular coastal town of Seward awaits your arrival and this is a town not to be missed. Known for its beautiful mountain and bay scenery, as well as its superb location to Kenai Fjords National Park. Seward offers both land-based and marine wildlife as well as a wonderful selection of tours, cruises and activities. Kenai is known as the land where mountains, ice and ocean meet, so why not head out on a cruise to Kenai Fjords to discover icy peaks and the opportunity to spot Orcas, porpoises and sea otter, and hear glaciers calve huge chunks of ice into the sea with an ear-splitting crack?
Accommodation: Hostels included
Day 5-6: Denali National Park
Tuck into the local delicacy of Reindeer sausage in Talkeetna before arriving in stunning Denali National Park. Now it's time to feel like a true wilderness explorer, as the rangers encourage you to break away from the beaten track and find your own route through this magical national park. With summer packing in hours of overtime, daylight is well and truly on your side this far north, so make the most of it. Try and spot the 'Big Five'; Caribou, wolves, Dall sheep, moose and Grizzly bear as you hike in the shadows of Mt. McKinley, North America's highest mountain.
Accommodation: Cabins included
Day 7: Tangle Lakes
Travel along the Denali Highway with incredible scenery en route to the Tangle Lakes. With such a great name it's no wonder this is an awesome place to chill out! Here lake-splattered green plains stretch to distant mountains and some wilderness canoeing should up your pulse rate. This remote area really is the perfect place to spend a night.
Accommodation: Lodge included (multi share)
Day 8-10: Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Anchorage
You're definitely going to start feeling well and truly spoilt as the scenery just keeps on getting better. You and your fellow Trekkers take the scenic route along the Alaska Mountain Range all the way to Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Here you'll find superb hiking trails, unpaved roads and some of the best views you've ever seen! It's safe to say the next two days are going to be awesome! As the Wrangell Mountains cast their lengthy shadow, ready yourself for some top-notch glacier action. How about a guided hike on the Kennecott Glacier, or for a more vertical challenge, grab an axe for a spot of ice-climbing on Root Glacier? Then before you know it, you'll leave the Alaskan wilderness behind you as it's time to head back to civilisation. But, don't be too sad, Anchorage is a city that has it all, heaps of local walking trails, shops aplenty and a great bar and restaurant scene, so we suggest staying a few extra days after the tour to explore.
Accommodation: Hostels x 2 included
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.
Alaskan trips pass through rugged terrain and isolated areas. Many areas will have basic facilities and little nightlife.
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- You only need to pay a 10% deposit with full payment due 8 weeks before departure.
- There are no credit card fees or hidden surcharges.
- We are an ABTA and ATOL operator offering financial security for our inclusive tours.
- Prices below are land only. Call us on 0333 999 7951 for a flight inclusive quote.
- You must have adequate travel insurance to join this trip. See our insurance page or download our insurance tips pdf for more information.
- We highly recommend you book this trip at least 60 days prior to departure. Reservations received within 30 days will be on request and subject to availability of en-route accommodation.
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For 8 or more travellers, we can organise a totally private departure just for you and your group. We can offer you a departure date of your choice on any of our published itineraries enabling friends, families or organizations to enjoy our classic 'Trek' style of travel. Can't find a trip that suits your needs exactly? Let us tailor one of our traditional trips, or even create a bespoke itinerary. We will work with you to plan your adventure and with the benefit of our in depth knowledge we can build you a unique experience within your budgets and bucket lists!
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We've offer a whole range of travel extras with everything from city sightseeing, additional hotel nights, insurance and more so you can organise everything you'll need for your trip in one easy place.
Tours begin and end at designated hotels in the departure and arrival cities, starting at 7.30am (check your tour voucher for exact details) and finishing at around 5pm, so it's a great idea to book a room for the night before and after your tour. You can book hotels either online when you book your tour or by call our sales team.
ANCHORAGE - INLET TOWER HOTEL & SUITES
A centrally located hotel with large rooms that include Wi-Fi and refrigerator. Also gym, restaurant and free shuttle service within 5 miles.
Twin share: per person per night Matched with another traveller of the same sex. Full room: per room per night Single or double room for travellers on the same booking.
TrekAmerica's specialist flights department can offer UK customers a great airline fare to all of our Trek destinations.
We have preferred contracts with many international carriers and have secured some of the most competitive prices in the industry. We are also ATOL protected and IATA licensed.
Special offers are regularly available, so call us now on 0208 682 8920 or click below to request a flight quote by email.
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Before you join your tour you must be covered by adequate travel insurance.
TrekAmerica can offer you comprehensive travel insurance which is completely tailored for your trip and is specially designed to include all the activities listed we do.
See our insurance page or download our insurance tips pdf for more information.
Want even more adventure? We offer wild Alaskan bear viewing tours, available before or after your trip.
View Alaska black and brown bears in their natural habitat on a guided bear watching trip at either Redoubt Bay Lodge or Lake Clark National Park.
Contact us on 0208 682 8920 or click below for further details.
> Read more about bear viewing at Redoubt Bay
> Read more about bear viewing at Lake Clark National Park
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