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Alaskan BLT

  • Code #AB
  • 9 Days
Duration
9 Days
/8 Nights
Availability
Jun,2018-Aug,2019
Group Size
Max 13
Departure City: 
Anchorage
Ends in: 
Anchorage
Accommodation
Budget Lodging
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Trip Overview

Welcome to the 49th state! This is a land of majestic mountain spires, crystal clear lakes and glimmering ice-blue glaciers; a place of pristine beauty. Discover the wildlife rich Kenai Fjords, the spectacular wilderness of Denali National Park, and the incredible peaks and glaciers of 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 wilderness areas. The land of the midnight sun will leave a firm imprint on your memory. There's definitely nowhere like Alaska, so prepare to be wowed!

Included Highlights 
  • Five hour wildlife & whale watching cruise through Kenai Fjords National Park
  • Explore Denali National Park with an included two-day bus pass & on foot
  • Dog sledding demonstration in Denali National Park
  • Opportunities to spot wildlife - bears, moose, elk & more
  • View spectacular Alaskan glaciers
  • Enjoy incredible scenic walks & hikes
  • Admission to amazing national parks - Kenai Fjords, Denali & Wrangell-St Elias
Treknical Details

Interests

Mountains
National Parks
Small Group
Wildlife

Accommodation & Transportation

Group Size
Max 13
Budget Lodging
8 Nights

Food & Meals

  • All meals to be paid locally

Other Inclusions

  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
  • Private transportation
  • All accommodation

Essential Information

  • Prices quoted are land only. Call us on 0333 999 7951 for a flight quote (UK only).
  • 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 all en route accommodation.
  • Our Alaska trips pass through rugged terrain and isolated areas. Many areas will have basic facilities and little nightlife.

Resources

Alaskan BLT
Download Trek Tips
Anchorage
Download City Guide

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!

 

BLT Accommodation

We use a combination of accommodation types on our BLT tours. Most cabins and lodges can be multi-share rooms sleeping 4 to 6 people with shared facilities. 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 and any additional upgrade costs for a private room will need to be covered by the passenger/s en route.

As this tour departs at 07:30 hrs we recommend that you book pre tour accommodation. Please request further details at time of booking.

 

2018 Itinerary

The coastal town of Seward is known for its spectacular mountain and bay scenery, as well as its superb location close to Kenai Fjords National Park, known as the land where mountains, ice and ocean meet. The perfect place for an incredible included wildlife cruise! Discover icy peaks and keep a look out for Orcas, porpoises and sea otters. You might just hear glaciers drop huge chunks of ice into the sea, with an ear-splitting crack! On your second day here, enjoy a full day on the trails, hiking though the great Alaskan wilderness.

Accommodation

Hostel included (multi-share)

Meals

All meals to be paid locally

Make the journey north to stunning Denali National Park, stopping along the way in Talkeetna, where you can tuck into the local delicacy of reindeer sausage. In Denali, 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. Make the most of your two day scenic bus pass to really get out and explore. Being this far north in the 'land of the midnight sun', you'll be glad of all the overtime hours that daylight is putting in, so make the most of it. The park has abundant wildlife so keep a watch out for the 'Big Five': Caribou, wolves, Dall sheep, moose and Grizzly Bears. You can also watch a dog sled demonstration here. Hike in the shadows of Mount Denali; standing at over 6,190m (20,320 ft.), North America's highest mountain dominates every view. For something really special, take a scenic flight over this incredible mountain and enjoy views that will blow you away.

Accommodation

Cabin included (multi-share)

Meals

All meals to be paid locally

Optional Activities

Mountain biking US$20-$57
Whitewater rafting US$92-$187
Scenic flight US$524

Travel along the Denali Highway with incredible scenery on your way to the Maclaren Lodge in the Alaskan Range. Take in the lake-splattered green plains as they stretch to distant mountains, then get active with some optional canoeing.

Accommodation

Lodge included (multi share)

Meals

All meals to be paid locally

Optional Activities

Canoeing (unescorted) at Maclaren Lodge US$50-$65

In case you hadn’t noticed yet, the Alaskan scenery just keeps getting better! Your eyes (and camera lens) will be seriously spoilt as you take the scenic route along the Alaska Mountain Range, all the way to Wrangell-St Elias National Park. This one’s a pretty big deal - the largest national park in the United States, and six times bigger than Yellowstone! Nine of the country's highest 16 peaks are in the park, plus some of the largest glaciers in North America. You'll find superb untended hiking trails, unpaved roads and never-ending views. It's safe to say the next couple of days are going to be epic! As the Wrangell Mountains cast their lengthy shadow, ready yourself for some top-notch glacier action. How about a guided hike on the Root Glacier? For a more vertical challenge, grab an axe and try ice climbing on the glacier cliff.

Accommodation

Hostel included (multi-share)

Meals

All meals to be paid locally

Optional Activities

Glacier walks US$120
Ice climbing US$145
Scenic flight US$120-$270
Ghost Town tour (Kennecott Copper Mill) US$28

Before you know it, it's time to leave the Alaskan wilderness behind you and head back to civilisation. But don't be too sad, Anchorage has 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.

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.

Accommodation

None included. Tour ends at 17:00hrs

Meals

All meals to be paid locally

Optional Activities

Aerial tramway US$29
We offer a whole range of travel extras with everything from additional hotel nights, travel insurance, city sightseeing and more so you can organise everything you'll need for your trip in one easy place.

Our tours usually depart at 07:30am and finish around 5:00pm at designated hotels in our gateway cities, so it's a great idea to book a room for the night before and after your tour. It's also worth staying extra nights to explore the city more. You must book these hotels in advance either online with your tour or by contacting our friendly sales team.

 

ANCHORAGE - INLET TOWER HOTEL & SUITES

1020 W 12th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501

Conveniently located at 12th Ave and L Street, The Inlet Tower Hotel and Suites is your doorway to Downtown Anchorage. This hotel offers& large rooms including Wi-Fi and refrigerator plus a gym, Pubhouse Gastopub and free shuttle service within 5 miles.

 

Twin share (With a trekker of the same sex)
From £113 | US$149 | Eur136 | AU$192 | NZ$202
Price per person per night

Full room (Your own single or double room)
From £197 | US$260 | Eur237 | AU$335 | NZ$352
Price per room per night

 

AIRPORT TRANSFER INFORMATION

The hotel offers a free 24 hour shuttle service. Contact the hotel upon arrival using the hotel shuttle phones in the baggage claim area, or call the hotel directly on 907-276-0110. A tip of US$2 per person is recommended. If you prefer to take a taxicab, they leave from the designated taxi area near baggage claim. The fare should be approximately US$15-17 including tip.

At TrekAmerica we believe that your safety and enjoyment are the most important parts of your holiday. That's why we recommend you take out insurance as soon as your booking is confirmed. 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.

If you do not take our policy, you must ensure that the policy you do take offers an equivalent level of protection and covers you for the activities involved - be aware that some policies do not include, or restrict, coverage for this type of travel. ​

See our insurance page or download our insurance tips pdf for more information.

Our 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. 

Why Book Your Flights with Trek?

  • Secure your flight with a deposit of only £125 per person
  • Date changes free of charge (subject to terms)
  • We are ATOL protected and IATA licensed
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There are loads of exciting optional activities available 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. A list of optional activities and approximate costs are shown at the end of each day by day itinerary descriptions above.

Your tour leader will arrange your chosen activities during the tour so no need to pre-book. You'll also pay for these locally so ensure you budget for the bucket list items!

As local weather conditions and seasonality can change not all optional activities may be available on your trip and prices can be subject to change.

ALASKA BEAR VIEWING EXTENTION

View Alaska black and brown bears in their natural habitat on a guided bear watching trip at Redoubt Bay Lodge, a small rustic lodge situated in a 171,000‐acre critical habitat area.

Redoubt Bay Lodge is a 50‐minute float plane flight southwest of Anchorage near the dramatic entrance of Lake Clark National Park and Preserve and is home to one of the most concentrated and view-able bear populations in the state of Alaska. After landing our float plane in front of the lodge, your bear watching adventure begins. You will take a covered pontoon boat with our experienced naturalist guides through the chain of Big River Lakes that are host to sockeye and Coho salmon runs and a popular feeding site for resident bear (and fishermen as well!)

This bear viewing experience is an easy half day trip from Anchorage with morning or afternoon departures of approximately 6.5 hours.

 

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS

  • Wild Alaska brown and black bear watching from a covered pontoon boat
  • 50‐minute scenic return flight-seeing with a guaranteed window seat
  • Redoubt Bay field guide with bear, flora and fauna facts
  • Homemade lunch in the rustic Redoubt Bay lodge
  • Countless photo opportunities
  • Shuttle service from and to Anchorage airport from your hotel

 

TOUR FACTS

  • Departs daily Jun 15th to Aug 15th - we operate an alternative trip at the end of Aug
  • Schedule: Morning trip: 08:00 AM - 02:30 PM | Afternoon trip: 12:30 PM - 07:00PM
  • Tour length: 6.5 hours total. Flight time is 50 minutes each way
  • Meals included: Lunch of soup and sandwich with cookies and beverages
  • Boats: Pontoons with half of the boat covered. Each boat carries 6-10 people
  • What to bring: Be prepared to spend the day outside, we would recommend lots of layers. You should have good walking shoes or light hiking boots, sunglasses, film/batteries, long pants, T-shirt, sweatshirt, light coat, rain gear, and mosquito repellent.

 

PRICES PER PERSON:

£526 | US$723 | Eur631 | AU$946 | NZ$994

Please contact us to book this unforgettable trip.

Reviews

What our trekkers say

5 out of 5

Alaska Trek America Part 2 - Travels Part 1

Past Trekkers Review

Alaska is amazing!!

Reviewed September 2014

Such a great tour! Amazing scenery, lots of adventure, fun and the group was perfect. McCarthy is a town stuck in a day gone by..one of my favourite places on the tour. Homer.. Lovely fishing town with great fish and chips. Definitely recommend the halibut fishing and ice climbing. Alaska is such a...

Past Trekkers Review

IT WAS JUST NICE

Reviewed August 2014

Jeannie Panchal is the best tour leader ever, she gave 100% and beyond. She is the best tyre mechanic I have ever seen, it was a pleasure for me to work with her. Her mood was a sunshine every day and I already miss her daily hugs. Jeannie, it has been an honour for me to meet you! Cheers, Florian

Past Trekkers Review

Awesome!!

Reviewed August 2014

This by far the most enjoyable and exciting vacation ever. I saw so many beautiful sides of America and I met so many wonderful people. I really loved my group and my tour leader! Go Jonathan ;)I will definitely book another trek tour!

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