ALASKAN WONDER

13 days from

Alaskan Wonder
DEPARTS ANCHORAGE to ANCHORAGE
Trek Code:
AW
Destination:
Alaska
Departs:
Jun-Aug
Accommodation:
Camping
Age Range:
18-38
Best of Trek:
  • > Hike the stunning Kennicott Glacier
  • > Explore Denali National Park
  • > Wildlife boat cruise and dog sled demo
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Tour Overview

Welcome to the Land of the Midnight Sun, Alaska, the last wilderness frontier - this is a land of majestic mountain spires, crystal-clear lakes, and glimmering ice-blue glaciers. With an abundance of wildlife, rushing rivers and unspoilt beauty all competing for attention, you won't be disappointed. Enjoy an included half day glacier hike and a full day wildlife cruise into Kenai Fjords National Park in search of mammals, the 49th State is sure to deliver!

Included Highlights
  • Two day bus pass to see the best of Denali National Park
  • Kenai Peninsula wildlife viewing guided cruise
  • Visit Alaskan glaciers
  • Scenic walks and hikes
  • Half day glacier-hiking with crampons in Wrangell-St Elias
  • Spot bears, moose, caribou, Dall sheep and whales
  • Dog sledding demonstration in Denali National Park
  • National Parks - Wrangell-St. Elias, Denali, Kenai Fjords & Kenai National Wildlife Refuge
Plus you get...
  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
  • Private transportation
  • All accommodation - 12 camping & 2 wilderness camping nights.
  • All camping equipment (except sleeping bag)
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 night stops, highlights, and included experiences, but with lots of optional activities to choose from, stops at some of your leaders favourite places and occasional changes in local conditions no two Trek trips are ever the same so come ready for a unique 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 main optional activities for this trip, these can be arranged once you are on tour via your Tour Leader and are paid for locally.

  • > Denali scenic flight US$500
  • > Wrangell-St Elias Ice climbing US$135
  • > Alyeska Mountain aerial tramway US$$20
  • > Halibut fishing in Homer from US$105
  • > Alaskan salmon bake US$30
  • > Kennecott Copper Mill Ghost Town tour US$25
  • > Sea kayaking in Homer US$140
  • > Ice cave trekking, Wrangell-St Elias US$85
  • > Bear viewing in Homer US$330
  • > Mountain biking in Denali, US$16-$57
  • > Wrangell St-Elias scenic flight US$100-$250
  • > Wilderness canoeing at Tangle Lakes $25
  • > Whitewater rafting in Denali US$87-$117
  • > Whitewater rafting in Kenai Wildlife Refuge $95-$140
  • > Jet boat ride at Tangle Lakes US$75
Tour Itinerary

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

  • Day 1-2: Anchorage & Wrangell-St. Elias National Park

    It's time to 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, Wrangell-St Elias National Park. This incredible national park is home to the continent's largest assemblage of glaciers and peaks above 16,000 feet. 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 your axe and try your hand at some ice climbing. You'll then spend the night in a wilderness camp overlooking the glacier as you sit around the camp fire, for a perfect end to your first day on your Alaskan adventure, just don't forget the s'mores!
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 3: Tangle Lakes

    Next you head to Tangle Lakes, a great place to chill out after the scenic drive along the Alaska Mountain Range, crossing the famous 800-mile-long Alaskan Pipeline. If you're feeling active, some wilderness canoeing should up your pulse rate and is a great way to see this stunning place in all its glory.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 4-6: Denali National Park

    En route to Denali, we stop at Gracious House where you have the chance to buy the famed cinnamon rolls, which are simply delicious. Surrounded by the tallest mountain peaks in North America, Denali National Park is jam-packed with grizzlies, caribou, Dall sheep and wolves, and is so large that the only way of getting around is by bus. 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. You can't go anywhere in this national park 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 McKinley that dominates the parks landscape. For a different perspective of the park why not take an optional scenic flight? Which we promise will blow you away.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 7-9: 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 cruise ship tour of the Kenai Fjords and be prepared to be awe-struck at the sheer beauty of this place. Throughout the cruise you'll have plenty of opportunities to spot some amazing wildlife such as whales and sea otters, but 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.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 10-11: Homer

    Found on the Kenai Peninsula, the glacier-crafted spit and invigorating beach walks are the perfect warm up for one hearty dinner of ultra-fresh halibut -prepared by you. If you don't know the first thing about preparing fish, don't panic as your tour leader is on hand to buy and give advice on cooking your fresh fish dinner, so you won't go hungry. Homer is most famous for its wildlife and bear viewing opportunities so make the most of this and join a dedicated bear viewing tour. It's fair to say there will never be a dull moment in Homer as it's surrounded by wilderness and ocean so there are heaps of activities to keep you entertained.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 12: Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

    As you cross to the other side of the peninsula, the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge awaits you and there is only one word you'll need and that is wow! The refuge is a whopping 150-million acre network of lands and water and is home to some of North America's most iconic wildlife. This place is full to the brim with outdoor adventures, from world class fishing, hiking and canoeing, so why not take to one of the pine-enclosed lakes and keep an eye out for moose grazing by the shore or eagles flying high above you.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 13: Anchorage

    As you cross to the other side of the peninsula, the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge awaits you and there is only one word you'll need and that is wow! The refuge is a whopping 150-million acre network of lands and water and is home to some of North America's most iconic wildlife. This place is full to the brim with outdoor adventures, from world class fishing, hiking and canoeing, so why not take to one of the pine-enclosed lakes and keep an eye out for moose grazing by the shore or eagles flying high above you.

    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.

Itinerary Notes

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

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  • > Full payment is due 8 weeks before the tour departure
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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.

 

Book Flights

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

Book Flights

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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