Highlights of Alaska: 3 National Parks

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See and Experience Alaska's Best

A full week of fun. Meet the bears of Lake Clark National Park. Take in the breathtaking scenery of Turnagain Arm.  Explore Kenai Fjords National Park by private cruise to view glaciers, sea lions, puffins, and whales. Journey into Interior Alaska to discover the glacier-carved river valleys, vast tundra landscapes, and wildlife of Denali National Park.

Get Off the Beaten Path in Lake Clark, Denali & Kenai Fjords National Parks

Day 1

Arrive in Anchorage

Upon arrival at the Anchorage Airport receive a private greeting and meet your driver for an exclusive transfer to your hotel.

Overnight in Anchorage.

Day 2

Bear Viewing in Lake Clark National Park to Girdwood

Begin your Alaskan vacation by embarking on one of the Last Frontier’s most amazing adventures, bear viewing. Take off from Anchorage by floatplane and fly south along the shores of Lake Clark National Park. Land on a remote beach and spend the morning in search of coastal brown bears feeding on clams, grasses, and salmon.

Return to Anchorage and travel south to Girdwood with your private driver/guide along the scenic Turnagain Arm. The day is at your leisure so just ask your driver/guide to pull over for photo opportunities.  Consider including a visit to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, a rehabilitative center for abandoned or injured wildlife. The day is yours to make it your own!

Overnight in Girdwood, your home for the next two nights.

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Day 3

Private Cruise in Kenai Fjords National Park - Alaska Railroad to Girdwood

This morning, embark on a private day tour to Seward where you will board a private cruise and explore Kenai Fjords National Park. Your private boat captain will ensure you get as much time as you and party desires to view whales breaching and glaciers calving.

Return to Girdwood by the Alaska Railroad from Seward traveling along Alaska’s most stunning rail route aboard the Gold Star line with domed railcars. Watch as the scenery changes from coastal forests to mountain glaciers and then to the shores of Turnagain Arm. Dinner can be savored on board as you watch for Dall sheep on the cliffs and moose feeding along the tracks providing the perfect conclusion to your day.

Day 4

Travel from Girdwood to Talkeetna

Journey north with your private driver/guide from Girdwood past Anchorage through the Matanuska-Susitna River Valley, an important agricultural area for the state and home to many dog kennels raising the next generation of Iditarod champions. Consider stopping at a kennel for an exclusive tour and learn about the history of dog mushing on your way to Talkeetna. Talkeetna is known as a mecca for those who wish to summit Denali and is a quaint town with a bustling Main Street that features unique local shops and restaurants.

Overnight in Talkeetna.

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Day 5

Talkeetna Into Denali National Park

From Talkeetna travel north with your private driver/guide to the Denali Park Entrance. Meet the lodge shuttle for the scenic journey through Denali National Park to Kantishna. Along the way watch for caribou, moose, grizzly bears, and Dall sheep. With luck, you will also have views of mighty Denali – North America’s tallest peak. Upon arrival at the lodge receive a brief orientation and enjoy dinner in the main lodge before settling into your private cabin for the evening.

Overnight in the heart of Denali National Park, your home for the next two nights.

Day 6

Explore Denali National Park: What's Your Pleasure?

Spend the day exploring Alaska’s most famous National Park. Choose from a variety of activities including a variety of guided hiking options, mountain biking, gold panning, or catch-and-release fishing. After a day of Denali adventure, you may wish to add a full-body massage with the in-house massage therapist at the lodge (additional cost), or sit by the fire and make s’mores as you soak in the beauty and tranquility of the Alaska wilderness.

 

Day 7

Travel from Denali National Park to Anchorage

Return to the Denali Park Entrance by lodge shuttle and continue on to Anchorage by deluxe rail passage. Enjoy lunch and dinner on board while you watch for possible wildlife from your domed railcar. Receive a private transfer to your hotel upon arrival at the Anchorage Rail Depot.

Overnight Anchorage.

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Day 8

Depart Anchorage

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

Amenities, nearby adventures and more...

Price range:  $1500 - $2000 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
  • A stay at Kantishna Roadhouse / Denali Backcountry Lodge, including all meals, activities, and roundtrip transportation from the Denali park entrance
  • All tours and activities, carefully selected for you
  • Gratuity for included activities, hotel services, or lodge stay
  • Meals, other than mentioned
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Massage services at Kantishna Roadhouse (payable at time of service)

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Include a PRIVATE glacial river float

Consider including a private scenic float down a glacier-fed river.

Make your Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise PRIVATE

Upgrade your Kenai Fjords National Park cruise to a private experience.

See Denali from above

Include a scenic flight transfer from the Denali National Park lodge to the park entrance.

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

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