Tackle the Alaskan Bucket List

Explore Alaska’s favorite places for locals and visitors alike on this 10-day private tour.

Wind along the breathtaking Turnagain Arm into Alaska’s playground, the Kenai Peninsula to Homer, a favorite destination for local Alaskans. Explore the wildlife and glaciers of Kenai Fjords National Park before venturing into the Interior. Wonder at the vastness of Denali National Park as you travel through the park in search of wildlife.  This program offers something for everyone with a combination of beauty and wildlife.

Suggested Route

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Arrive Anchorage, Anchorage to Girdwood

Meet your private driver/guide and transfer to your hotel, located in the mountainside community of Girdwood, and situated amidst dramatic mountains and glaciers.

Overnight Girdwood

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Girdwood to Homer

This morning, climb aboard your raft for a gentle float down glacier fed Portage River. Soak in the panoramic views of hanging glaciers and the surrounding mountains as your experienced guide steers you down the river. Afterwards, meet your private driver/guide and journey south along the scenic Turnagain Arm to the eclectic town of Homer.
Overnight Homer
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Homer

Enjoy a leisurely morning as you look out across Kachemak Bay. Homer is a great launching point for adventure. Consider a bear viewing excursion to Katmai National Park, a full-day fishing charter, or heading out across the bay to the acclaimed Cooking School at Tutka Bay Lodge.
Overnight Homer
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Homer to Seward

Continue exploring the Kenai Peninsula as you make your way to Seward, situated at the head of Resurrection Bay. Seward is one of Alaska’s oldest and most scenic communities, and is known as the ‘Gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park’.
Overnight Seward
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Kenai Fjords National Park

Board a high-speed catamaran to explore the world of wildlife and glaciers of Kenai Fjords National Park. Scout for sea otters, sea lions, seals, puffins, and whales before approaching an actively calving tidewater glacier.
Overnight Seward
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Seward to Talkeetna

Journey north to the quaint town of Talkeetna. Pass through the Matanuska-Susitna Valley, which was carved out by glaciers long ago, offering expansive views of alpine peaks and valleys, rivers and streams, and vast pine and birch forests.
Overnight Talkeetna
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Talkeetna to Kantishna / Denali National Park

Continue north as you make your way to Denali National Park. At the Park Entrance, say goodbye to your private driver/guide and take a 6-hour bus along into the park to the remote Kantishna region. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled – bears, caribou, Dall sheep, and moose all call this park home.
Overnight Denali National Park
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Kantishna / Denali National Park

All meals are included with your Denali National Park lodge stay. Fill your day with guided activities such as gold panning, hiking, or fly fishing, or an unguided mountain biking excursion. After a day of adventure, you may wish to add a full-body massage with the in-house massage therapist, or sit by the fire and make s’mores as you soak in the area’s beauty and tranquility.
Overnight Denali National Park
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Kantishna to Anchorage

Return to the Denali Park Entrance, enjoying another opportunity to spot the park’s abundant flora and fauna. Board luxury dome rail cars aboard the Alaska Railroad for a scenic rail journey through Alaska’s backcountry. Arrive in Anchorage this evening.
Overnight Anchorage
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Depart Anchorage

Today, say farewell to Alaska. A private transfer will bring you to the Anchorage Airport.
Route map for Alaska Favorities itinerary including highway and rail routes

Make It Your Own

  • Add a local guide for a more personal Alaskan experience.
  • Replace the hotel stay in Homer with a lodge in Kachemak Bay.
  • Upgrade your visit to Kenai Fjords National Park with a wilderness lodge stay.
  • Extend your time inside Denali National Park.
  • Charter a flight from Kantishna back to the Denali National Park Entrance.

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

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