ALASKAN DENALI

10 days from

Alaskan Denali
DEPARTS ANCHORAGE to ANCHORAGE
Trek Code:
AD
Destination:
Alaska
Departs:
Jun-Aug
Accommodation:
Camping
Age Range:
18-38
Best of Trek:
  • > Check out the abundant Alaskan wildlife
  • > See sprawling glaciers & ice-sheets
  • > Explore the vastness of Denali National Park
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Tour Overview

Here's one for all you wild things! From shimmering glaciers and snow-peaked mountains, to abundant wildlife-filled valleys, Alaska has it all. Hike in the pristine wilderness, canoe or raft in glacier-fed rivers or fly to the base of "the Great One". Experience our last true frontier and go "North to Alaska".

Included Highlights
  • Wildlife viewing opportunities including bears, caribou, moose & wolves
  • Wilderness camping in Wrangell-St Elias National Park
  • Explore Denali National Park by scenic bus & on foot
  • Dog sledding demonstration in Denali National Park
  • Visit spectacular Alaskan glaciers
  • Scenic walks & hikes
  • Admission to incredible national parks - Wrangell-St Elias, Denali & Kenai Fjords
Plus you get...
  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
  • Private transportation
  • All accommodation - 7 camping & 2 wilderness camping nights
  • All camping equipment (except sleeping bag)
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Who travels with TrekAmerica?
Who travels with TrekAmerica

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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Flexible Itinerary

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!

Optional Activities (paid locally)

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 most popular activities for this trip which can be arranged via your tour leader and paid for locally. Please note all costs are subject to change. Please note that not all optional activities may available on every tour and prices are subject to change.

  • > Scenic flight - Denali US$550
  • > 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
Tour Itinerary

As this tour departs at 0730 we recommend that you book pre-tour accommodation. Please request further details at time of booking.

Itinerary Update

For 2016 departures this tour will be 10 days in duration with a revised itinerary.

  • 2016 DEPARTURES

  • Day 1-2: Anchorage & Homer

    Kick start your Alaskan adventure in the quaint and quirky town of Homer, where fishing and exploring are a way of life. Found at the head of Kachemak Bay on the Kenai Peninsula, Homer is renowned for its bear and whale viewing opportunities. Surrounded by wilderness and ocean, Homer is also called `the cosmic hamlet by the sea' and is a picturesque town with a bustling harbour and dramatic surrounding scenery. Make the most of the fun local activities, such as sea fishing and kayaking as well as the chance for a full day bear viewing tour, which is not to be missed!
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 3-4: Seward & Kenai Fjord National Park

    The spectacular coastal town of Seward awaits your arrival and if it's stunning mountain scenery you're after, then you're in the right place! With picturesque views of the bay, 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. Why not head out on a cruise to Kenai Fjords where you can spot Orcas, porpoises and sea otter, and hear glaciers calve huge chunks of ice into the sea with an ear-splitting crack! Or hike the Harding Icefield Trail for a truly epic day!
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 5-6: Denali National Park

    Daylight is well and truly on your side in Alaska as summer puts in so many overtime hours this far north, giving you more time to explore this wonderland. Along the way you stop in at Talkeetna for the chance to try some reindeer sausage, before arriving at the awe-inspiring national park for endless views and hiking opportunities. The Denali rangers encourage visitors to get off the beaten track and you'll soon feel like a real explorer as you head out into this vast wilderness. Try and spot the Alaskan `Big Five'; caribou, wolves, Dall Sheep, moose and Grizzly Bears as you hike in the shadows of Mt. McKinley, North America's highest mountain, standing at over 20,320 feet.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 7: Tangle Lakes

    Today you drive along the Denali Highway to the Tangle Lakes. The Tangles Lakes are a picture-perfect place to pitch your tent and spend the night. Lake-splattered green plains stretch to distant mountains, and some wilderness canoeing should up your pulse rate.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 8-10: Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Anchorage

    The scenery just keeps on getting better and better as you take the scenic road along the Alaska Mountain Range. Untended trails, unpaved roads and unending views for the next two days are exactly what you signed up for! 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. Finally, with pockets full of postcards and memories we're back from the wilderness and into civilisation. Anchorage is a city that has it all, heaps of local walking trails, shops aplenty and a great bar and restaurant scene. We suggest staying a few extra nights after the tour to explore.
    Accommodation: Camping included (x 2 nights)

    This tour ends at our gateway hotel at approximately 18:00 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 22:00 hrs.

Itinerary Notes

Alaskan trips pass through rugged terrain and isolated areas. Many areas / campgrounds will have basic facilities and little nightlife but with beautiful views.

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  • You only need to pay a 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.

Essential Information

  • We run a Food Kitty on this trip - you will need to contribute US$10 a day which covers all your meals whilst camping.


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Private Departures

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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Tour Extras

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.

Hotels Before and After your tour

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

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.

 

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TrekAmerica's specialist flights department can offer UK customers a great airline fare to all of our Trek destinations.

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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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Travel Insurance

Before you join your tour you must be covered by adequate travel insurance.

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.


Alaskan Bear Viewing Extensions

Want even more adventure? We offer wild Alaskan bear viewing tours, available before or after your trip.

Bear viewing extension

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.

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> Read more about bear viewing at Lake Clark National Park

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