Highlights of Alaska: 3 National Parks

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See and Experience Alaska's Best National Parks

Experience a full week of fun as you tour three of Alaska’s iconic National Parks. First, meet the bears of Lake Clark National Park then take in the breathtaking scenery of Turnagain Arm. After traveling south, you explore Kenai Fjords National Park by private glacier and wildlife cruise to view calving glaciers, sea lions, puffins, and whales. You’ll round out your private tour with yet another Alaska highlight, a 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

Cruise the Kenai Fjords National Park - Alaska Railroad to Girdwood

This morning, embark on a day tour to Seward where you will board a cruise and explore Kenai Fjords National Park. Your boat captain will ensure you get as much time as possible 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

Embark on a captivating journey to the heart of Alaska as you approach the entrance of Denali National Park. Experience the enchantment as you discover tranquility in the comfort of your overnight accommodations strategically positioned at the gateway to this mesmerizing national park. Surrounded by awe-inspiring landscapes, the lodge not only serves as a peaceful retreat but also offers seamless access to nearby shops, dining options, and captivating attractions.

Immerse yourself in the true essence of Alaska during your two-night stay at the threshold of this majestic National Park. Relish every moment and indulge in the rich flavors of local cuisine. This isn’t just an ordinary adventure; it’s a fully immersive odyssey through the unexplored beauty that calls out just beyond your doorstep.

Day 6

Explore Denali: What's Your Pleasure?

Launch into a captivating journey at the Denali National Park Entrance, where the enchanting wilderness unfolds before your eyes. Join our expert naturalists on a guided wildlife tour, delving into the park’s allure as they unveil the mysteries of its diverse flora and fauna. As you traverse the breathtaking landscapes, a symphony of nature awaits, ensuring an immersive and educational experience.

Beyond the park’s natural wonders, indulge in the cultural richness of Alaska by exploring nearby attractions, such as native art galleries. These encounters promise a well-rounded and enriching stay, where every moment becomes a part of your unique adventure in the heart of Denali National Park.


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Day 7

Travel from Denali National Park to Anchorage

As you meet your private driver guide this morning, be taken to the Denali Rail Depot. 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 a remote lodge in the heart of Denali National Park, 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)

Customize your adventure

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.

Add an exclusive guided hiking tour

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

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