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Alaska Journey

  • Trip Type: Journeys
  • 10 Days | Anchorage to Anchorage
  • Group Size: Max 12

Trip Details

 

Discover the rugged beauty of Alaska on a journey from its glacier-carved coastlines to the pristine wilderness of Denali National Park and Preserve. Spy caribou and moose; keep your eyes peeled for orcas; and go behind the scenes at the celebrated Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward. Experience the raw splendor of nature on an unforgettable journey to wild Alaska.

Trip Highlights

    • Visit the Denali Education Center to learn about the park’s natural and human history, and then head out on a hike with a naturalist guide.
    • Cruise the stunning Kenai Fjords on a boat tour, watching for puffins, sea lions, and orcas.
    • Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Alaska SeaLife Center, visiting its marine science laboratories and hearing from a researcher about current projects.

Itinerary - 10 Days

Day 1 — Anchorage

Arrive at any time.

Days 2 & 3 — Homer

Travel along stunning glacier-carved coast of the Kenai Peninsula. Keep your eye out for beluga whales playing out at sea, and take in views of the volcanoes lining the Cook Inlet. Upon arrival, set out on an optional hike outside of Homer. The next day is free to explore the town’s museums, restaurants, and art galleries. You may also opt to explore Kachemak Bay by water taxi or try your hand at halibut-fishing. (2B)

Days 4 & 5 — Seward

Continue to the tip of the Kenai Peninsula for a behind-the-scenes tour of the renowned Alaska SeaLife Center. National Geographic has collaborated with this marine science facility on projects like CritterCam, which documents wildlife behavior from an animal's perspective. Visit the labs here and meet a researcher for a presentation on current projects. The next day, set out by ship to explore the Kenai Fjords, viewing glaciers, seabird colonies, puffins, sea lions, and whales. The afternoon is free to go hiking or explore the town. (2B)

Day 6 — Denali National Park and Preserve

Enjoy a scenic drive, stopping for photos along the road to Denali National Park and Preserve, home to the highest mountain in North America. Settle in this afternoon and meet with an expert from the Denali Education Center to learn about the natural history of the park and National Geographic's long legacy of exploration and scientific research here. (1B, 1D)

Day 7 — Denali National Park and Preserve

Embark on a day-long excursion to the Eielson Visitor Center at the heart of the park for a tour with a naturalist from the National Parks Service. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Alaska Range and its soaring peaks. Have your camera at the ready to capture images of caribou, grizzly bears, moose, and more. (1B, 1L)

Day 8 — Denali National Park and Preserve

Set out on a hike with a naturalist guide, taking in the awe-inspiring natural beauty of Denali’s wilderness. The afternoon is yours to relax and enjoy the great outdoors, with options to visit a sled dog kennel or take a scenic flight over the park. This evening, meet up with a local resident to discuss the area’s history and culture and learn about daily life among these rugged landscapes. (1B, 1L)

Days 9 & 10 — Anchorage

Enjoy the scenic drive back to Anchorage for our final evening. Depart at any time the following day. (2B)

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Dates

2017
  • Jun 10 - 19, 2017
  • Jul 22 - 31, 2017
  • Aug 12 - 21, 2017
  • Sep 02 - 11, 2017
2018
  • Jun 16 - 25, 2018
  • Jun 30 - Jul 09, 2018
  • Jul 14 - 23, 2018
  • Jul 28 - Aug 06, 2018
  • Aug 11 - 20, 2018

Trip Cost

Price From

$3,799

Contact Us: 1-800-281-2354

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Cost Details

All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy. If you're traveling on your own, we'll pair you up with a roommate of the same gender so that you can pay the same rate as other travelers. Prices are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

My Own Room

During your trip, sometimes it's just more convenient and comfortable to have your own room. That's why we offer the "My Own Room" option - a single room all to yourself.

My Own Room Option: From $719

What's Included

Internal flights, transport between destinations and to/ from included activities, and activities as listed in the itinerary. Optional experiences are at an additional cost

Accommodations
Comfortable, mid-range hotels & cabins that reflect the local character (9 nights)

Meals Included
9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner. Allow an additional $440–575 for meals not included.

Transportation
Private vehicle, boat, hiking, walking

Optional Experience

You can do whatever you wish during your free time on tour, but if you're in need of suggestions, we've got them. Details about any optional experiences for this trip will be available during the booking process. Please note, these are at an additional cost.