The Ultimate “Do It All” Alaska Adventure

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An adventurer's dream trip in Alaska

If you’ve decided to come to Alaska, why not “do it all”? On this Ultimate “Do It All” Alaska 9-day adventure, you will explore diverse areas all over the state and try your hand at outdoor fun from wildlife cruises to dogsledding on glaciers, fly fishing and rafting to gold panning. Visit Kenai Fjords National Park, Denali State Park Wilderness and Denali National Park. Visit Girdwood, Talkeetna and Fairbanks. Raft among the icebergs near Spencer Glacier, pilot your ATV through a National Forest, and meet the diverse wildlife living in Denali. And experience history, scenic views and relaxation you can only find in Alaska, aboard the iconic Alaska Railroad.

Hiking, rafting, ATV's, helicopters and MORE!

Day 1

Arrive in Anchorage; Travel to Girdwood

Meet your private driver/guide and transfer to your hotel, located along scenic Turnagain Arm in the mountainside community of Girdwood. Situated amidst dramatic mountains and glaciers, Girdwood is the perfect basecamp for a plethora of Alaskan adventures.

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

Day 2

Spencer Glacier Exploration

Take off  across the Chugach Mountains by private helicopter. Land at the toe of Comet Glacier and join your guides as you trek into the glacier carved Spencer Valley, offering panoramic views of Spencer Glacier.  Your hike will conclude at Spencer Lake where you will board rafts for further exploration. Paddle amongst icebergs and up to the glacier face before boarding the Alaska Railroad for a scenic passage back to Girdwood.

Day 3

Glaciers and Wildlife of Kenai Fjords National Park

This morning join your private driver/guide and journey south to Seward for a day cruise into Kenai Fjords National Park.  Upon arrival board your sightseeing vessel and cruise through Resurrection Bay as you search for marine life such as whales, sea otters, puffins, and sea lions.  Your journey on the water includes a stop at a tidewater glacier where you have an opportunity to see – and hear – the sounds of the glacier calving into the ocean below.  Enjoy lunch onboard before returning to Girdwood in the Alaska Railroad’s luxury Gold Star dome rail cars with their glass roofs for prime views of dramatic Alaskan vistas.  Dinner will be served on the train while you take in panoramic views.

Day 4

Travel from Girdwood to Talkeetna

Continue your adventure as you travel north, into Alaska’s interior, to Talkeetna.  Along the way stop and explore remote wilderness with an exciting guided ATV adventure through the forest.  In the afternoon take off and travel to a glacier via helicopter and meet a team of excited huskies for dogsledding fun.  Let your dog sled team lead the way as you glide across the glacier on your dogsled and learn about the fascinating history of Alaskan dog mushing.

Overnight in Talkeetna for two nights.

Day 5

Denali State Park Wilderness

Today, explore Alaska’s spectacular Denali State Park Wilderness on a 4-6 mile moderate-to-strenuous trek with your private, local naturalist guide. As you hike through lush forest, learn about the wildlife, plants, and wild berries that are found in the area, and (weather permitting) climb above tree line for spectacular views of the peaks and glaciers of the Alaska Range. This evening relax at your comfortable wilderness lodge with spectacular mountain views or explore the unique town of Talkeetna.

Day 6

Talkeetna to Denali National Park Entrance

Embark on a journey deep into the heart of unexplored wilderness and vibrant wildlife as you approach the entrance of Denali National Park. Feel the enchantment as you find solace in the comfort of your overnight accommodations strategically placed at the threshold of this mesmerizing national park. Enveloped by breathtaking landscapes, the lodge not only provides a serene escape but also grants you easy access to nearby shops, eateries, and captivating attractions.

Immerse yourself in the essence of Alaska throughout your two-night sojourn at the entrance of this majestic National Park. Indulge in every moment and delight in the flavorful offerings of local cuisine. This is more than a mere adventure; it’s an immersive odyssey through the untouched beauty that beckons just beyond your doorstep.

Day 7

Explore Denali

Embark on a day filled with a myriad of activities, whether it’s a leisurely guided hike or an exploratory drive into Denali National Park. Whatever the preference, each moment invites you to immerse yourself in the abundance of Alaska’s wilderness.

As the day’s escapades unfold, savor the dynamic energy, aware that the evening brings the assurance of a tranquil retreat. This is beyond a mere journey; it’s a melodic composition of experiences blending seamlessly with the breathtaking beauty of Alaska’s wild landscapes.

Day 8

Denali to Fairbanks

Once again, wake up at the park entrance, meet your private driver and guide and enjoy an invigorating 11-mile whitewater rafting adventure. The rapids are Class II, III and IV, offering an exciting introduction to rafting for beginners and thrills for the more experienced. This evening, you’ll travel to Fairbanks for one last evening in Alaska.

Overnight in Fairbanks.

Day 9

Depart Fairbanks

Today, say farewell to Alaska and travel to the Fairbanks Airport by private transfer for your departure flight.

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
  • A stay at a remote lodge in Denali National Park, including all meals and activities, and roundtrip transportation to and from Denali park entrance to your lodge
  • 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

Make your Kenai Fjords Cruise PRIVATE

Enjoy a private cruise through Kenai Fjords National Park and spend more time viewing the wildlife or glaciers.

Upgrade your Spencer Glacier Tour with a heli hike

Travel from Girdwood to the glacier by helicopter, then land and hike down to Spencer Glacier Lake for a guided rafting excursion.

Spend more time in Denali

Add more time in Denali for more wildlife viewing opportunities.

Go on an additional tour

Connect your lodge stay with another Alaska tour.

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