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.
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.
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.
Explore Denali National Park
Travel deep into the heart of Denali National Park, the full length of the park road on a shared excursion. The single park road is carefully regulated, preserving the wild nature of the park and enriching the wildlife experience. Look for bear, moose, wolves, Dall sheep, and caribou during your journey. Arrive in the historic gold mining community of Kantishna for lunch at the wilderness lodge. Take a stroll next to the stream before returning to the park entrance. On your return continue your search for the animals that call Denali home or perhaps soak in the views as you travel across the cliffs of Polychrome or wide open hills surrounding the Savage River.
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.
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Today, say farewell to Alaska and receive a private transfer to the Anchorage Airport for your departure flight.
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