Taste of Denali

For those with limited time but still want to experience the splendor of Denali this program will provide the opportunity to sample what the Denali area has to offer.

This 3-day program will take place in the shadow of the Alaska Range, a stunning chain of peaks with many over 10,000 feet tall. The crown jewel of these mountains is Denali, meaning “The High One” in Athabascan, is the tallest peak in North America at 20,310 feet. Soar through the Alaska Range and around Denali on a flightseeing tour and land on a glacier. Step out onto the thousand-year-old ice and feel the immense size of the canyon walls around you. Discover wildlife on a tranquil paddle and stretch your legs on a private nature walk. Relax each evening with a glass of wine with Denali as your backdrop.

Suggested Route


Arrive Whittier or Seward, Journey to Talkeetna

After disembarking your cruise ship, join your private driver/guide and journey to Talkeetna. This afternoon board a small ski plane for a flightseeing tour around the Alaska Range and Denali. Land on a glacier and step out on the ice to truly understand the magnitude of the Great One.
Overnight Talkeetna


Transfer to Denali State Park this morning and spend the day with private guides exploring the area. Paddle around a gentle lake nestled at the foot of Kesugi Ridge looking for swans, loons, and beavers. Enjoy lunch on the lake shore before setting off on a nature walk around the lake’s edge.
Overnight Talkeetna

Talkeetna to Anchorage; Departure

A private transfer will bring you to the Anchorage International Airport to meet your departing flight. For later departing flights enjoy sightseeing with your private driver/guide.

NOTE: Itinerary can operate in reverse as a post-cruise land program

A map detailing the location of Whittier between Anchorage and Seward.

Make It Your Own

  • Extend your flightseeing tour and include a hike in the Alaska Range
  • For a longer, more strenuous hike upgrade to a Denali Wilderness Hike
  • Add a visit to a musher’s kennel on your way to the airport.

You can learn more about these suggestions and other ways to customize this itinerary by requesting a custom tour proposal.

Customize this Itinerary