Discover Denali History, Heritage, and Treasures

Explore the splendor and unique landscapes and wildlife that is Denali National Park on this five-day luxury adventure. Immerse yourself in this magical wilderness as you search for bear, moose and even the elusive wolf. Ride high as you travel through the park on the Alaska Railroad’s premium GoldStar in luxury dome cars and relive Alaska history behind the park in the quaint community of Talkeetna.  This is the perfect introduction to Alaska for families and visitors of all ages and abilities.

Get a Taste of Alaska's Iconic Backcountry!

Day 1

Arrive in Anchorage - Travel to Talkeetna

Receive a personal greeting upon arrival in Anchorage, followed by private transfer to Talkeetna with your driver/guide.  Along the way pass through the Matanuska-Susitna Valley, one of the most agricultural areas in Alaska. The drive features expansive views of alpine peaks and valleys, rivers and streams, and vast pine and birch forests. Depending on your arrival time to Anchorage you may consider adding a stop at an active dog sled kennel. Relax at your hotel this evening and take in the views of Denali – weather permitting.

Overnight in Talkeetna.

Day 2

Travel from Talkeetna to the Denali National Park Entrance

This morning watch the sun rise over the Alaska Range as you enjoy a cup of coffee from a local Talkeetna café. You may choose to talk a walk around the nearby lake or try some tasty treats at a local roadhouse. When you are ready, continue north with your private driver/guide deeper into Alaska’s interior. The farmlands and thick forests will give way to glacier carved valleys and sprawling fields of tundra.

Settle into your comfortable hotel accommodations, nestled in the boreal forest and enjoy a night by the campfire or decompressing in the serenity of the wilderness.

Overnight at the Denali National Park Entrance, your home for the next two nights.

Day 3

Explore Denali National Park

At the entrance of Denali National Park, your adventure options are boundless. Immerse yourself in the untamed beauty of this pristine wilderness with a variety of thrilling activities. Explore the rugged terrain on an ATV or off-road Jeep excursion, where you’ll discover hidden gems and breathtaking vistas. If you’re seeking an adrenaline rush, embark on a white water rafting journey down the pristine rivers, where the thrill of the rapids meets the tranquility of nature.

For a more serene experience, take to the skies with a scenic flight tour that offers unparalleled views of the park’s vast landscapes and the chance to spot wildlife from above. Whether you’re an adventure seeker, a nature enthusiast, or simply looking for an unforgettable experience, the entrance of Denali National Park has something to offer everyone. Your Alaskan adventure awaits

Day 4

Travel from Denali National Park to Anchorage

There will be time for one last stroll around the park entrance before boarding the Alaska Railroad’s GoldStar luxury dome rail cars for passage south to Anchorage. Upper-level seats give you views high above the tree tops with spectacular panoramic views of passing scenery and nearby wildlife. Lunch and dinner will be served onboard in the private dining car. Arrive in Anchorage where your private driver/guide will greet you for the short transfer to your downtown accommodations.

Overnight in Anchorage.

(c) Glenn Aronwits. All rights reserved.

Day 5

Depart Anchorage

Today, say farewell to Alaska and receive a private transfer to the Anchorage Airport for your departure flight.

(c) Roy Neese. All rights reserved.

Amenities, nearby adventures and more...

Price range:  $1000 - $1500 per person, per day

  • All transportation services, including arrival and departure transfers, in a private vehicle with an experienced driver/guide
  • All hotel accommodations, including roundtrip baggage handling and daily breakfast
  • All tours and activities, carefully selected for you
  • Gratuity for included activities or hotel services.
  • Meals, other than mentioned
  • Alcoholic beverages

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Include a flightseeing tour of Denali National Park from Talkeetna

Include a lodge stay

Upgrade your stay at the Denali National Park Entrance with a stay within the park at a remote lodge.

Add an exclusive guided hiking tour

Guests can include a privately guided hiking tour to their custom program.

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The experience was 5 star. Brenda and I are very appreciative of all that you did to make this "bucket list" trip happen as smoothly as it did.  Les, our driver was great. Although, great seems lacking to describe his attention to detail and small things he did above and beyond to... Read more  

Glenn Lutz